From Monday, July 13, through Thursday, July 16, Democratic delegates from every state in the country will gather at the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to choose the party’s nominee for president of the United States.
Described as “’Shark Tank’ without the teeth,” EforAll’s friendly, free event features a business showcase followed by pitches from six pre-selected contestants and two more who are added the night of the event.
New this year at the BBG plant sale is the Plants-and-Answers booth staffed by the Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association as well as by gardening professionals who will also provide practical advice on growing and caring for plants.
At Hevreh of Southern Berkshire the evening will begin with a screening of the short film “Egg Cream” by Nora Claire Miller, Peter Miller and Amy Linton, a bittersweet look at memory, history, and the enduring meaning of the beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side of New York City.
Regularly on view as part of Berkshire Museum’s “Dinosaurs and Paleontology” exhibition, Uncle Beazley was loaned to the Berkshire Athenaeumin October 2014 and was on display in a courtyard adjacent to the children’s section of the library.
The main stage at the Gather-In will feature folksingers Kim and Reggie Harris, a performance of Jacob’s Pillow’s Pittsfield Moves! community engagement initiative, the Soul Steps dance troupe from New Jersey, Youth Alive and Funk Box Studio dancers, and more.
The Rural Health Network was created to engage community health and service organizations in identifying the health needs of south Berkshire County residents and anticipating trends in health and health care delivery to effectively assure that residents’ health needs are met.
Attendees of the Sweet Berkshire fundraiser will be able to bid on desserts donated by Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, Haven Cafe and Bakery, Wheatleigh, Canyon Ranch, Patisserie Lenox, Barrington Brewery, Taft Farms and other area food producers.
In her book, ‘Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change,’ Mary Beth Pfeiffer presents evidence from all viewpoints, but her narrative sides with those who distrust the Lyme disease tests, seek more expansive – and expensive — therapies, and believe Lyme is a tragic long-term problem for thousands of victims. She argues government underfunding of Lyme research is a scandal and current treatment flawed.
There is a reason Amatul-Wadud cares so much about people. It’s because, as a lawyer specializing in probate, families, custody and visitation rights, “I get to see people in their most intimate spaces.”
Participants in the public education forum will include Massachusetts Jobs with Justice, United Educators of Pittsfield, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, NAACP Berkshire County Branch, Berkshire Democratic Brigades and the Four Freedoms Coalition.
“Lovers’ Spat: Shakespeare’s Famous Couples’ Encounters” will include scenes between Shakespearean characters Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne and more.
Each year five writers across disciplines will be awarded residencies for the Mastheads program that will include a $900 stipend, housing, daily lunch and exclusive use of one of five studios located throughout Pittsfield.