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Maker Day at The Bidwell House Museum
11:02AM / Tuesday, October 19, 2021
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MONTEREY, Mass. — The Bidwell House Museum will hold an outdoors maker day on Oct. 23.   Originally scheduled for July, but postponed due to bad weather, the Museum will welcome visitors to the property for a free afternoon event with craftspeople, music and fall themed refreshments.   Attendees will have an opportunity to see traditional crafts being practiced by local artisans as they might have done in the 18th century and see these skills as practiced by both the Native Peoples of early New England and the European settlers, including:   Del Martin, of Knox Trail Forge, who will demonstrate traditional blacksmithing techniques and will show some of his

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Flying Cloud Institute Welcomes SMArt Studio Director
02:35PM / Monday, October 18, 2021
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Flying Cloud Institute has hired Patrick O'Donnell as director of its Science Meets Art Studio and will relaunch a makerspace program this fall in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District.   "As SMArt Studio director, Patrick will lead vacation camp programs, after school makerspaces, family STEAM challenge events, and work with the FCI team to inspire the next generation of artists and engineers. We welcome his artistic skills and cultural experiences in the Berkshires as we work to partner with local school districts to bring meaningful experiences to students," said Executive Director Maria Rundle.    Having

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Lee Bank Foundation Announces Community Funding
12:49PM / Wednesday, October 13, 2021
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LEE, Mass. — Lee Bank Foundation has awarded $40,500 to nine Berkshire area organizations in its third-round of 2021 community grant awards.    Recipients were awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $13,500 to support their local programming. Included in the awards are a series of Arts Access Grants for arts and culture organizations to expand access to programming for underserved audiences.   The following organizations received funding from Lee Bank Foundation: Alliance for a Viable Future Berkshire Area Health Education Center Berkshire Innovation Center Berkshire Museum Berkshire Pulse Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire Extra Special

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Seven Berkshire County Organizations Receive SHARP Grants
12:50PM / Tuesday, October 12, 2021
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NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Mass Humanities has announced grants to 90 organizations across Massachusetts to support the response and recovery of the cultural sector from the ongoing impacts of the coronavirus.    "The SHARP grants are another significant step in the journey to sustain the humanities at the local level," said Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities. "As we continue to combat COVID-19, these funds will save jobs, build capacity, and allow organizations to develop new programs to serve their communities."    Berkshire County recipients include: Norman Rockwell Museum: $15,000 Clinton Church Restoration:

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The Epichorus at Race Brook Lodge
01:55PM / Thursday, October 07, 2021
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SHEFFIELD, Mass. — The Epichorus performs two shows at Race Brook Lodge Oct. 8 and 9.   Tickets can be purchased here.   The Epichorus performs contemporary songs based in ancient sounds. Epichorus are lineage holders of traditions from India, Egypt, Greece and Syria. They are led by Priya Darshini, classically trained in Indian raga.   Epichorus are backed by Oud, Violin, Accordion, Hammered Dulcimer, Percussion and Upright Bass.    Friday, Oct. 8: Ethereal sounds from the Middle East and India, Oud, Violin, and Hammered Dulcimer, Percussion and Upright Bass back the stunning grammy nominated vocalist Priya Darshini, who serenades beyond the bounds of

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Scary Stories Around the Fire with Robert Oakes
09:09AM / Wednesday, October 06, 2021
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MONTEREY, Mass. — On Saturday Oct. 9 and Sunday Oct. 10, the Bidwell House Museum will present the program Scary Stories Around The Fire.    Visitors will sit around the fire with Robert Oakes, author of the recent book Ghosts of the Berkshires, and listen as he shares readings on Berkshire Colonial-era history and ghost lore and tells the tale of "The Ghost of Green River." Following the outdoor fireside presentation, Robert will lead a candlelit ghost walk through the house.   This event will happen from 7-9 pm on Saturday and 4-6 pm on Sunday. There will be some scary elements so the program is most appropriate for ages 12 and up. Part of this program is

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Ventfort Hall: The Making of a Cosmopolitan Capital
08:48AM / Tuesday, October 05, 2021
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LENOX, Mass.— Prof. Gary H. Darden returns to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum to give a visual presentation on "The Making of a Cosmopolitan Capital:  Washington, D.C. from Frontier Town to Global Metropolis."    His lecture is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 at 3:30 pm.   With the establishment of Washington, D.C. in 1790 as the site of a brand-new capital city, the once dirt-road frontier city of the fragile American Republic emerged from the ashes of the War of 1812 to become a political center for a burgeoning continental empire and eventually a global colossus by the Cold War era. According to Dardin, the scale and scope of its civic

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Virtual Film Screening to Support Affordable Housing and Economic Development in South Berkshire County
09:24AM / Monday, October 04, 2021
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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire (CDCSB) announces its 2021 virtual fundraising scheduled for Friday, Oct. 8, at 7pm.    CDCSB will host a virtual screening of the documentary film, Citizen Jane: Battle For The City, about the life and work of urban planning activist Jane Jacobs. The event includes a live, online Q&A session with the film's Producer/Director, Matt Tyrnauer, and Film Editor, Bob Eisenhardt.   In 1960, Jane Jacobs wrote the book, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," a critique of modern urban planning and post-war "urban renewal," particularly New York City and Robert

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Lenox Students Art Show
10:25AM / Friday, October 01, 2021
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LENOX, Mass. — The first annual Lenox Student Art Show is now on display in the Welles Gallery at the Lenox Library through Oct. 25.    The show was created by the Lenox Chamber of Commerce and The Wit Gallery as a way for students attending school within the Lenox Cultural District to participate in ArtWeek Berkshires, Sept 16-26.   Submissions were requested from Lenox students grades 6-12. The theme is "Belonging: Seeing Yourself and Others." Students were asked to represent artistically "What it means to be seen, heard, and valued."   Over 100 submissions were received. The senior submissions were juried and Chloe Inhelder received

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Gibson Girl Hat Decorating Workshop at Ventfort Hall
11:14AM / Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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LENOX, Mass.— To complement the exhibit "The Gibson Girl: A Gilded Age Icon," Ventfort Hall is hosting a hat decorating workshop with Nancy Whelan, a graphic designer and decorative artist.    The workshop will take place Oct. 2 at noon.   From the opulent "Merry Widow" to the simple straw boater, participants will create their own fashionable Gibson Girl style hat. Ventfort Hall will provide hats and trims – silk flowers, feathers, ribbon and lace. Nancy, who is a staff member at Ventfort Hall, will guide the workshop and have samples and images from the era as inspiration.   Whelan has had a life-long passion for all things Gilded Age.

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