Happening this Week
NAUMKEAG’S FLOWER & VEGETABLE SALE:
June 1st, Friday, 3-6PM and June 2nd, Saturday, 9AM - 3PM
With over 110 varieties of unique and hard-to-find dahlias, the Naumkeag gardens are quite prolific. For the first time ever, the horticulture team has propagated some of the most desired varieties and partnered with Seeds Savers Exchange to sell these and many other rare and delightful plants that were grown on-site in Naumkeag’s new greenhouses. The sale will also include 25 varieties of both heirloom tomatoes and hot chili peppers, and “old-fashioned” flowers like Canterbury Bells, Sweet William and Hollyhocks.
The Mission House. 19 Main Street. Stockbridge MA. 413.298.3239 x3016
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SWEETBACK SISTERS: RABBLE-RAISING VOICES
June 2nd, Saturday, 6PM
The Sweetback Sisters, Emily Miller and Zara Bode, tear up the stage with their close harmonies, charging rhythms, playful lyrics and a timely take on the music from country’s golden age. The sisters are “a perfect balance of sass, sincerity and swing” (Boston Globe) and “darlings with a roadhouse edge” (NPR). Enjoy as they bring their brand of honky-tonk to Hancock Shaker Village’s 1910 barn! $20
Hancock Shaker Village. 1843 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA. 413.443.0188
A CONVERSATION WITH CHRISTINE BARANSKI
June 3rd, Sunday, 4PM
Everyone’s favorite Northwest Connecticut neighbor, Christine Baranski, is one of the most visible faces in the country today. Somehow, between starring in her own network drama and singing on the silver screen, she still finds time to support this area that she loves so dearly. Ms. Baranski will be interviewed by Diane Meier as part of The Frank Delaney Legacy Series—a tribute to Ms. Meier’s late husband—continuing his style of interviewing remarkable artists. The event benefits the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council to further the work for which Mr. Delaney, Ms. Meier and Ms. Baranski have and continue to passionately advocate. $125
Home of Diane Meier. 278A Kent Cornwall Road. Kent CT. 860.618.0075
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BIRDING AT THE MOUNT
June 5th, Tuesday, 8AM - 10PM
For the first time ever, the Massachusetts Audubon will be offering birding tours at Edith Wharton’s famed Lenox mansion, The Mount. Led by a sanctuary naturalist, you’ll get to explore the original estate, including woods, wetlands and meadows, and learn skills for birding by sight and song in your search for numerous bird species. Attune your eyes and ears for identifying the bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos and wood warblers on the property.
The Mount. 2 Plunkett Street. Lenox MA. 413.551.5100
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SUSTAINABLE HOMES, SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
June 6th, Wednesday, 6:30PM
The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire is calling all environmentally and socially conscious community members together to engage in a discussion about what a “sustainable community” would look like in the southern Berkshires. The series, narrated by Brad Pitt, highlights the work of the pioneers and innovators in the field of sustainable architecture and the resulting built environment’s ecological and social effects.
Berkshire Community College. 343 Main Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.528.7788
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