Happening this Week
NATURE WALKS: FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
June 14th, Thursday, 10AM-12PM
Take the time to explore the trails of Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and a chance to meet other nature lovers and future walking partners! A relaxing walk in the woods is a perfect way to find balance in your life and in your physical body. Bess Dillman, a Berkshire Sanctuaries Volunteer and Hiker Leader, will share her passion for helping others connect with the natural world as you explore these trails together. Enjoy a leisurely pace—stopping along the way for closer examination of a flower or for a moment of peaceful appreciation. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
Pleasant Valley Sanctuary. 472 West Mountain Road. Lenox MA. 413.637.0320
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WHITING MILLS STUDIO: ENCAUSTIC PAINTING WORKSHOP
June 16th, Saturday, 10AM - 4PM
Internationally exhibited artist and award-winning teacher Gay Schempp is leading an introductory hands-on workshop on encaustic painting—a method of painting with molten bees wax to create both texture and depth. She’ll cover the basics from foundation to creation taking you through the process of designing and preparing the medium, color mixing and incorporating other media, the use of oils and pigment sticks and more! You’ll leave with your own painting created in class along with your new know-how and information on resources for your next masterpiece. All supplies and materials are included in the cost. $150
Whiting Mills. Studio 414. 100 Whiting Street. Winsted CT. 860.379.1592
EXPERTEAS: TALKING TEA WITH KIM BACH
June 16th, Saturday, 3:30PM
Kim Bach, owner of the delightful Verdigris Hudson & Verdigris Catskill, will be leading a hands-on review of teas from around the world. Together, at the Thomas Cole Historic Site, you’ll explore the complexities of the second most consumed beverage on Earth. The process includes assessing the teas both dry and wet, using the senses to analyze the tea, learning the art of properly brewing different teas, and of course, tasting the results. Reservations are required and the tickets include 3 complimentary 1-oz packets of tea. $20
Thomas Cole Historic Site. 218 Spring Street. Catskill NY. 518.828.3139
MUSIC MOUNTAIN JAZZ OPENER: TED NASH QUARTET
June 16th, Saturday, 6:30PM
Ted Nash, the two-time Grammy Award Winner and celebrated member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will be performing on opening night of this year’s Music Mountain Jazz Festival. One of the most significant jazz composers of the 21st century, Nash is able to seamlessly blend “freedom with substance, blues with intellect, and risk-taking with clarity.” VIP tickets are available for $75 and include a Green Room Meet & Greet with the artists (starting at 5:30PM), an autographed copy of Nash’s latest album (CD & vinyl), priority seating at the concert and a bottle of wine from the his own private label (aptly named Two Tone). General Admission tickets cost $30.
Music Mountain. Gordon Hall. 225 Music Mountain Road. Falls Village CT. 860.824.7126
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FINDING HOME: MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
June 17th, Sunday, 2PM
A collaboration between Berkshire Immigrant Stories, Cultural Pittsfield and Jacob’s Pilllow—this workshop is designed to help us tell our own stories through movement. Drew Herzig of the Pittsfield Human Rights Commission is leading this community-building event to explore the many meanings of “home” and help us free our physical bodies for self-expression and communication. No experience in dance is required, just an open heart and an open mind. Free.
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. 28 Renne Avenue. Pittsfield MA. 413.499.9348