Bits & Bytes: Berktoberfest; online auction preview; OLLI talk on fengshui forests; Izzy Heltai CD release

Eighth annual Berktoberfest Pittsfield — Brewers from near and far will open their taps from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 at the 8th annual Berktoberfest. Located at the McKay Street parking lot in the newly designated Upstreet Cultural District, Berktoberfest will include samples of some of the finest beers from the northeast and

Bits & Bytes: Weeds gone wild in Stockbridge; Generation Block Party at Railroad Street Youth; Chamber online auction; Steiner Walkathon; Artsbridge founder at Ahavath Sholom

Invasive plants and animals that damage native habitats are making inroads in Stockbridge. Local scientists Frank Lowenstein and Jess Toro will talk about the invasives that are already infesting our lands and waters – like barberry, phragmites (the prolific common reed) and Eurasian watermilfoil – and other threats on the horizon.

Bits & Bytes: CATA gala and performances; Bard College chamber ensemble; lecture on Saul Bellow at Ahavath Sholom

CATA performance, gala at Shakespeare & Company Lenox — Community Access to the Arts presents “Ready, Willing & Able,” CATA’s annual performance and gala on Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m., and a second performance on Sunday, May 17 at 1 p.m. at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse at 70 Kemble Street. “Ready, Willing