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CONNECTIONS: A tale of two 19th-century Berkshire women

One had a solid impact on Berkshire County and her generation. While the other, although more famous, may have had no impact on the county at all. You decide.

Bits & Bytes: Grain Thief at the Egremont Barn; ‘Concerto delle Donne’; Mastheads reading

Most likely the first of their gender as women performing together, Concerto delle Donne revolutionized the role of women in professional music.

Decadence All Day! Part 3

Lunch, cocktails and dinner on our day of chocolate extravaganza! Enjoy!

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Sound of the Trumpet’; ‘A Pilgrimage of Hope’; Clark on Haydn; ‘Decision Height’ at Miss Hall’s

In her talk, Caryl Clark will provide a window into the breadth and greatness of Haydn’s work: his music as well as the changing social, cultural and political spheres in which he studied and worked.

Bits & Bytes: Eric Schenkman at Egremont Barn; BPL staged readings; cornhole tournament; lute and voice at the Southfield Church; girls’ leadership discussion

Inspired by the sensational story of Lizzie Borden, Edith Wharton began work on “Kate Spain” in 1935, but finished only the first act.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Art of the Hills’; Mary Berry on supporting farmers; ‘Laudate Pueri Dominum’; Berkshire Pride Festival; Mass Audubon Family Fun Day

In her talk at St. James Place, Mary Berry will address the topics of what it will take for farmers to be able to afford to farm well, and how to become a culture that supports good farming and land use.
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