Wally, the Berkshire Museum's Stegosaurus guardian, will travel to Hudson, New York, on Friday, April 10, for restoration. Photo courtesy Berkshire Museum

Bits & Bytes: Restoration for Wally; online theater workshop; virtual yoga

Through simple and fun exercises, participants will speak powerful, theatrical language with confidence.

Berkshire Museum’s Wally to return to Jonas Studios for restoration

Pittsfield — Wally, the life-sized model Stegosaurus that guards Berkshire Museum’s front entrance will travel on a flat-bed truck down Route 7 through Pittsfield, Lenox, Stockbridge and Great Barrington beginning at approximately 8:30-9 a.m. Friday, April 10, before crossing over the New York border on its way to Louis Paul Jonas Studios in Germantown for some “much-needed restoration,” according to Berkshire Museum executive director Jeff Rodgers.

Created by Jonas Studios, the 26-foot-long, 12-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture was the second made from a mold created for the Sinclair Dinoland pavilion at the New York World’s Fair in 1964-65. The model currently at Berkshire Museum arrived in 1997 after 30 years outside the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.

Image courtesy Berkshire Museum

The museum will publish Wally’s route and estimated travel times on its social media pages in the coming days. Wally is expected to return to Berkshire Museum by fall.


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Williamstown Theatre Festival to offer online theater workshop

Williamstown — On Tuesday, April 14, from 5 to 5:45 p.m., Williamstown Theatre Festival will offer a Community Works theater workshop on Facebook Live.

The workshop will explore how actors approach their scripts. Through simple and fun exercises, participants will speak powerful, theatrical language with confidence. No prior experience is necessary and all ages are welcome.

WTF will post instructions about how to tune in via Facebook; a recording of the workshop will also be available. WTF will offer an audio-only version of the workshop by phone Wednesday, April 15, at 5 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public. A Facebook RSVP is not required to attend. For a copy of the workshop text or to join the phone workshop, contact Hayley at community@wtfestival.org.


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Scoville Library to host weekly virtual movement and breath class

Suzanne Mazzarelli. Photo courtesy Be Well Community Yoga

Salisbury, Conn. — Beginning Thursday, April 9, at 11 a.m., Scoville Memorial Library will offer a weekly therapeutic movement and breath class via Zoom, hosted by Suzanne Mazzarelli.

The class is a sampler of gentle somatic movement, yoga, qi gong and more. Participants will learn to increase mindfulness and breathe easier, reduce anxiety and stress, relax tense muscles and increase mobility, and improve balance and cognition. Experience is not necessary, and the class is adaptable for people of all ages and ability levels.

Mazzarelli is the owner of Be Well Community Yoga in Canaan. She is a certified yoga therapist who believes strongly in the body’s innate ability to heal, and the power of mind-body practices to support wellness at any age. She specializes in working with people with chronic pain and anxiety. She also works with seniors to improve strength, flexibility and balance.

The class is free and open to the public, and will take place each Thursday in April. For registration and instructions on how to join the class, contact the Scoville Memorial Library at (860) 435-2838 or scovlibn@biblio.org.