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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Penrose

CLASSICS FOR KIDS: HUDSON VALLEY PHILHARMONIC
April 19th Wednesday 10AM and 11:45AM @ Bardavon
April 20th Thursday 10:30AM @ UPAC

Exploring the evolution of classical music from Mozart to the Gershwin, this Hudson Valley Philharmonic performance is designed specifically for those ages 8-13 to enrich their lives through music. This original, interactive concert, combined with hands-on activities, encourages creative exploration and active musical participation. $6 for children, schools, members. $10 Adults
Bardavon. 35 Market Street. Poughkeepsie NY. 845.473.2072
UPAC. 601 Broadway. Kingston NY. 845.339.6088

EXCEPTIONAL WINES TO BENEFIT EXCEPTIONAL WOMEN: RIVERBROOK RESIDENCE TASTING
April 21st, Friday 6-8PM

Enjoy over 40 wines, cider and craft beers curated by Nejaime’s Wine Cellars with the proceeds benefitting Riverbrook Residential & Day Services for women with intellectual disabilities. The event will also include hors d’oeuvres, work by Riverbrook artists, and incredible raffles prizes. Tickets can be purchased on the Riverbrook website or at Nejaime’s in Lenox or Stockbridge.
Shakespeare & Co. Tina Packer Playhouse. 70 Kemble Street. Lenox MA. 413.637.1199
While in Lenox discover our favorite things!

WRITERS IN CONVERSATION: “THAT’S SO FUNNY, IT’S SAD”
April 22nd, Saturday 11AM-12PM

Award-winning authors Jim Shepard and Mira Jacob discuss the use of dark humor in their writing to make difficult subjects not just readable but enjoyable to the general public. In his iconic short stories and novels, Shepard has tackled starvation, domestic terrorism, sadism and madness without ever villainizing his characters or succumbing to hagiography. Free.
Norfolk Library. 9 Greenwoods Road East. Norfolk CT. 860.542.5075
While in Norfolk discover our favorite things!


IN HONOR OF OUR EARTH ...

LET’S TALK TRASH: RECYCLING IN NEW YORK
April 20th Thursday 6:30 - 9PM

Do you know that 60% of solid waste is organic and can be composted? Do you know what is recyclable, compostable or just plain garbage? Arlington Continuing Education Program has partnered with the Cornell Cooperative Extension, to offer a composting and recycling workshop teaching how to improve your trash management skills, reduce waste and create compost. To register visit the Arlington Continuing Ed website or call Nancy Halas at 845.677.8223 x 115. $15
Dutchess County Farm & Home Center. 2715 Route 44. Millbrook NY.
While in Millbrook discover our favorite things!

LET’S TALK TRASH: RECYCLING IN CONNECTICUT
April 20th, Thursday 7-8:30PM

Adults & children learn what recycling does to help save resources; where it fits in Connecticut’s plan to reduce waste and increase resource efficiency; and how to recycle right! Free.
Litchfield Community Center. Atrium. 421 Bantam Road. Litchfield CT. 860.567.8302

UPCYCLING ART FEST
April 22nd, Saturday 11AM-1PM

Celebrate Earth Day at the Museum with art! Take part in family-friendly workshops on DIY projects with recyclable materials including water filtration, upcycled planters, and recycled signs in conjunction with March for Science. Learn why recycling and conservation are so important to our everyday lives! Included with regular Museum admission.
Berkshire Museum. 39 South Street. Pittsfield MA. 413.443.7171

SO MUCH IS IN BUD: HOPE IN AN AGE OF FEAR
April 22nd, Saturday 1-5PM

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers for Earth Day presents authors Jana Laiz, Ellen Metropol and Jennifer Browdy to share short excerpts from their environmental writing and offer lively prompts to inspire our writing from a deep place of hope for the future. Register on Berkshire Women Writers website. $45
South Berkshire Friends Meeting House. 280 State Road. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.1230
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!


DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE UPCOMING EVENTS...

MILES OF HOPE ANNUAL SPRING BRUNCH @ GRANDVIEW IN POUGHKEEPSIE
May 7th, Sunday 11AM

Jane Brody—nationally renowned New York Times Health Columnist, trusted authority on health, and best-selling author—will be speaking to honor and remember those affected by breast cancer and raise money for those currently engaged in this fight. She will be speak on Nutrition and Cancer. In the past 13 years, Miles of Hope has given over $2.5 million to fund support programs for people affected by breast cancer within our Hudson Valley—nearly one-fourth of which was raised at this Annual Spring Brunch. Register online at Miles of Hope’s website by May 5th. $65.

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS @ FISHER CENTER AT BARD COLLEGE
July 29th, Saturday, 7PM

Make sure to purchase before all the tickets sell out to this performance from the Lincoln Center Orchestra’s vast repertoire. Including rare historic compositions as well as those of Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Dizzie Gillespie and others, this special performance is part of a two-week residential high school summer institute for advanced study in jazz performance. Tickets available on Fisher Center website. $65



Have you attended one of our Happening This Week events recently? What did you think? We would love your feedback. Email: cpenrose@berkshirestyle.com

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