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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by Charlotte Hunter Penrose

Maintaining relationships with our landscape, our musical heritage and our provisions of past and present informs how we have lived, and how we can work to foster harmony in our communities today.

ARCHIVING EDEN: A VISUAL FEAST
November 10th, Friday 7PM

Guggenheim Foundation Fellow and photographer Dornith Doherty will be giving a visual presentation at the Cary Institute of her almost decade-long collaboration with renowned biologists of the most comprehensive international seed banks in the world called Archiving Eden. Ms. Doherty eloquently explains: “the amazing visual power of magnified x-ray images, which springs from the technology’s ability to record what is invisible to the human eye, illuminates my considerations not only of the complex philosophical, anthropological and ecological issues surrounding the role of science and human agency in relation to gene banking, but also of the poetic questions about life and time on a macro and micro scale.” Her images portray the vulnerability and ethereality of these seeds whose future seems to be hanging in the balance… Free.
Cary Institute Auditorium. 2801 Sharon Turnpike. Millbrook NY. 845.677.5343
While in Millbrook discover our favorite things!

ROOTED IN PLACE: ECOLOGICAL GARDENING SYMPOSIUM
November 12th, Sunday 9AM-4PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden’s all-day program is bringing together a group of experts to discuss managing landscape sustainably. The panel includes: James Hitchmough, Professor of Horticultural Ecology at the University of Sheffield, UK; horticulturist Jessica Walliser, author of Attracting Beneficial Bugs to the Garden: A Natural Approach to Pest Control; mycologist Trad Cotter and rounding out the group is Sharon, CT-based organic land care specialist Michael Nadeau. The event hopes to give attendees a new, environmentally sensitive vision for approaching the connections between their home and the surrounding landscape. Tickets include lunch can be purchased on the BBG’s website or by calling. $95.
Berkshire School. 245 North Undermountain Road. Sheffield MA. 413.229.8511
While in Sheffield discover our favorite things!

BÉLA FLECK AND ABIGAIL WASHBURN: BANJO JOY
November 12th, Sunday 7PM

Béla Fleck is a 16-time Grammy Award winner who has cemented the banjo’s relevance and versatility by harnessing its unique sound across many genres of music. Fleck has paired with Abigail Washburn, a singer-songwriter and supreme banjo talent in her own right, to produce an album that brought home the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Folk Album. The effect they achieve uniting their musical and vocal talents around the banjo is somehow playful, light-hearted and charming, while also extracting a nostalgia for America of past and a musical tradition born of local community. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office. $30-80
Mahaiwe Theater. 14 Castle Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0100
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!

COOKING CLASSES @ SILO HUNT HILL FARM: FALL FAVORITES
November 12th, Sunday 11AM-2PM

Join Chef Bill Cosgrove for his Non-Traditional Thanksgiving cooking class to create a modern Thanksgiving feast by shaking up the classics this year with new ideas for mains, sides and desserts. Come with questions for Chef to do some creative problem-solving on how to navigate the allergies and dietary restrictions that throw a wrench in your traditional recipes. And like always, there will be something for everyone at your modern Thanksgiving meal! Classes fill up quickly so make sure to register online or by calling ASAP. $95

UPCOMING CLASSES AT THE SILO:
FALL FOR PIES & TARTS November 15th, Wednesday 6-9PM
COMFORT FOOD: SOUPS November 18th, Saturday 11AM-12:30PM
TRADITIONAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING Multiple Offerings
The Silo @ Hunt Hill Farm. Upland Road 44. New Milford CT. 860.355.0300



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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