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Happening this Week

Happening this Week

by CHARLOTTE PENROSE

RESTORATIVE IMMERSION: MELTING INWARD
November 17th and December 1st, Saturday, 2 - 3:30PM

Join Amy Webb, founder and owner of Sruti Yoga Center, for an immersion into the deeply restorative world of slow movement with conscious breath work. Ms. Webb has traveled everywhere from Mysore, India to Peru to deepen and inform her practice of Ashtanga yoga, Vispassana meditation and transformational healing arts. Restorative Immersion allows the body to deeply rest—from your external muscles to your internal organs, the health benefits of staying in passive restorative poses include: lowering of blood pressure, reducing muscle tensions and headaches, improving immunity functions, digestion and increasing fertility. $20/session or $30 for both sessions.
Struti Yoga Center. 33 Railroad Street. Great Barrington MA. 413.591.8422
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BERKSHIRE NATURAL HISTORY CONFERENCE:
BIRDS AND BEARS AND BEES

November 17th, Saturday, 9AM - 4PM

The Berkshire Natural History Conference attracts authors, scientists, naturalists and educators; local, regional and nationally-acclaimed, to present on a variety of topics ranging from bears and mosses to the tiny organisms that live within the layers of a leaf. This impressive list of speakers, exhibitors and displays are designed to entice, inform and entertain students and adults. Come hear Joan Walsh, author of the State of the Birds for the Massachusetts Audubon, speak to the unfortunately likely fate of our breeding birds and highlight the actions we can take as individuals to maintain healthy populations of birds that now appear vulnerable. GA $25, Students $15
The Berkshire School. 245 N Undermountain Road. Sheffield MA. 413.236.2127
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FALL FESTIVE: THE HOLIDAY MARKET OF ALL MARKETS
November 17th, Saturday, 10:30AM - 5PM

100 Makers. 25 Performers. 2 Chefs. And…you! From the hand-marbled paper and vintage fabric lampshades of Shandell’s (recognized by House Beautiful, Country Living and The New York Times) to the earthy and elegant chocolates of Tavernier to the darling felted flamingos of PetitFelts, come for impeccably crafted and guaranteed unique gifts! $5 Adults, Free for kids under 12.
Greylock Works. 508 State Road. North Adams MA.


19TH CENTURY STATIONERY: A PERSONALIZED NOTE
November 17th, Saturday, 10AM

Olana State Historic Site transports you back to an earlier time. This weekend they’re taking holiday cards back with them. Instead of buying an impersonal set online, join the experts from Grant House Press who will teach the art of making your own holiday cards. You can send a note of holiday greetings and a 19th century-inspired keepsake all-in-one. $15-20.
Olana State Historic Site. 5720 Rte 9G. Hudson NY. 518.828.0135


NATURE JOURNALING AND MOONLIT WALKS:
NOVEMBER AT PLEASANT VALLEY

November 17th, Saturday, 1 - 3PM
November 23rd, Friday, 5:30 - 7:30PM

The Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to greet the changing seasons with wide eyes and an open heart. This Saturday, relax into the beauty of the woods, waters, and trails of Pleasant Valley, get closer to the surroundings and ourselves using the simple tools of pen and paper. Through guided writing and sketching, you’ll enhance and deepen your observations. Next Friday, hone that mindful attention as you enjoy a moonlit evening at the sanctuary, listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. In this light, you’ll explore the fields, forests and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for hunting at night. Warm up after the walk with your fellow nature lovers over tea and hot cocoa! $3 - $15.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 472 West Mountain Road. Lenox MA. 413.637.0320
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ISADORA DUNCAN DANCE TECHNIQUE
November 17th, Saturday, 1 - 3PM

Berkshire Pulse Dance Studio is offering a workshop on the technique and choreography of the illustrious Isadora Duncan. Considered by many to be the Mother of Modern Dance, Duncan was inspired by nature, music and a longing to express the freedom of the soul through movement. You’ll explore the use of weight, the flow of movement through the body and moving from the solar plexus. Learn some of the Duncan repertoire and, if you seem to have a knack for it, leaders of the workshop also happen to be looking for those interested in participating in a performance at Chesterwood in June 2019. $20
Berkshire Pulse. 420 Park Street. Housatonic MA. 413.274-6624
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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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