Happening this Week
LITTLE GUILD FUNDRAISER: ART TO THE RESCUE
June 23rd, Saturday, 5-7:30PM
John Bartlett, Fashion Designer and Founder of the Tiny Tim Rescue Fund and By Request Home Concierge are hosting a special evening of cocktails, plant-based hors d’oeuvres and an amazing collection of fine art and luxury items to be auctioned to benefit West Cornwall’s Little Guild Animal Shelter. Enjoy an appearance by Hugh Panaro—animal activist Broadway’s favorite leading man—who has starred in Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Show Boat. Set among the gardens at Judy Black Memorial Park, this is sure to be a memorable evening. $75
Judy Black Memorial Park & Gardens. 1 Green Hill Road. Washington Depot CT. 860.672.6346
CHAMBER AT THE SOUTHFIELD CHURCH:
SARAH CUNNINGHAM ON VIOLA DA GAMBA
June 23rd, Saturday, 7PM
Sarah Cunningham has traveled around the world to play the viola with Sonnerie—the ensemble she co-founded—among many other ensembles, and as a soloist under conductors Simon Rattle and John Elliott Gardiner. Considered one of the premier violists today, Ms. Cunningham is a faculty member at the Julliard School at Lincoln Center specializing in the Viola da gamba and Baroque Chamber Music. She comes to the historic Southfield Church, a venue that only serves to elevate her divine mastery of this historic instrument and genre. Free.
“The Southfield Church” or The United Church of New Marlborough. 234 Norfolk Road. Southfield Village of New Marlborough MA. 413.229.8109
While in New Marlborough discover our favorite things!
2ND ANNUAL WILD THING TRAIL RACE
June 24th, Sunday, 9AM-NOON
Support Berkshire Sanctuaries conservation and education programs by participating in the 2nd Annual Wild Thing 5k/10k Trail Race! You’ll run (or mosey along in the 5k walk) Pleasant Valley’s wooded trail that will take you from carriage roads to single track. The overall male and female winners and runners-up of the 10k and 5k race will receive prizes as will the top two “Best Dressed Native Species.” So put on your running shoes, your best eagle mask (or turkey, they’re both native) and celebrate the important work Mass Audubon does to preserve our Berkshire county land and wildlife. $30-35.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 472 West Mountain Road. Lenox MA. 413.637.0320
While in Lenox discover our favorite things!
DIGGING DEEPER: RESTORING BALANCE IN THE ECOSYSTEM
June 24th, Sunday, 10AM - 4PM
Linda B. Horn’s garden has four restored ecosystems: wetlands, waterfall, domestic area of native grasses and woodland. Featured in a five-page spread in the September issue of New York Cottages & Gardens, the garden plays perfect host to native restoration workshops. Owner and artist Linda Horn, land stewardship designer Barbara Hugely and landscape designer Heather Grimes will be on hand to discuss the concepts and practices of landscape restoration and provide practical ideas for creating healthy, beautiful and low maintenance native ecosystems, including the special tasks and stand-put plants of the season. See event website for directions as Google Maps does not show correct location. $7
Private Garden of Linda B. Horn. Spencertown NY. 845.424.6500