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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

THE BIG RATCHET: ROBUST AND RESILIENT
March 1st, Friday, 7-8PM

Ruth DeFries—sustainability expert, Columbia University professor and MacArthur 'genius' Grant recipient—will be giving a lively presentation and discussing her book,The Big Ratchet, an optimistic exploration of the adaptability and resiliency of people. While our species long lived on the edge of starvation, we now produce enough food for all 7 billion of us to eat nearly 3,000 calories every day. Discover the leaps in knowledge and technology that have allowed us to wrestle unprecedented amounts of food and energy from the Earth. And learn lessons from nature's persistence that could help humanity continue to prosper in a complex world. Free, registration required.
Cary Institute. 2801 Sharon Turnpike. Millbrook NY. 845.677.5343
While in Millbrook discover our favorite things!


SEED STARTING AND GENERAL GARDENING SAVVY:
SPRING CLASSES

March 2nd, Saturday, 10AM

Sue Lavallee of Coast of Main Organic Products will be sharing her tips, successes (and failures) and wisdom harvested from many years of seed-starting. Learn tips like pre-planning on paper, what seeds to choose, what type of soil and containers and how to avoid seedling “assassins.” This is the first in a Ward’s Nursery’s spring class season that runs weekly through the end of March—coming up will be Container Gardening, Designing for Curb Appeal, and Planting and Maintaining Strawberries, Raspberries and Blueberries. Free.
Ward’s Nursery. 600 South Main Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.0166
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!


THE ART OF MASTERFUL LIVING: YOGA SERIES
March 2nd, Saturday, 1-4PM

The first in a series of workshops in the Ashaya Yoga practice led by internationally acclaimed yoga teacher, Todd Norian, this session is titled Open Sky: Back in Your Vastness. Discover how to open up your body, practice and live through a spacious, heart-opening practice including standing poses, hip openers, twists and forward bends as well as a sky meditation and deep relaxation. Ashaya Yoga brings about a flowing integration of all five elements that leaves you feeling strong, confident, peaceful, openhearted, and ready to engage with life wholeheartedly from a place of worthiness. The following sessions will be held on April 10th, May 11th, June 1st and June 29th. $65 for an individual workshop, $275 for all 5 workshops if you register and pay by March 1st.
Sruti Berkshire Yoga Center. 33 Railroad Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.591.8422
While in Great Barrington discover our favorite things!


MADELEINE PEYROUX: JAZZ ANTHEM
March 3rd, Sunday, 7:30PM

With a voice that has gotten her compared to Billie Holiday, Madeleine Peyroux is an exceptional talent. The award-winning singer-songwriter’s music has been featured on HBO, NPR and radio stations worldwide. Throughout her career, which has spanned two decades in the entire globe, she impresses audiences with the unmatched level of class in her performances and her genre-expanding contemporary-influenced jazz. $54 - 69.
Infinity Hall. 20 Greenwoods Road West. Norfolk CT. 860.542.5531
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WHITE HART SPEAKER SERIES
March 5th, Tuesday, 6-7PM

A captivating debut novel by Whitney Scharer, The Age of Light tells the story of Vogue model turned renowned photographer Lee Miller. In Paris in 1929 Miller catches the eye of famous Surrealist Man Ray and convinces him to take her on as an assistant. Told in interweaving timelines the book follows her search to forge a new identity as an artist after a life spent as a muse. Enjoy a reading by the author followed by a Q&A session at the cozy White Hart Inn. Free.
The White Hart Inn. 15 Undermountain Road. Salisbury CT. 860.435.0030.
While in Salisbury discover our favorite things!



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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