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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on New Marlborough Meeting House—”preserving history, celebrating cultural creativity”

Almost two hundred years later, the Meeting House is still celebrated as a sacred space vibrant with programming to serve the local and surrounding communities.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Fairy Tales of the Fiercer! Sex’; Story slam in Sandisfield; Radius Playwrights Festival seeks submissions; Red Cross blood drives

Alison Larkin is an internationally acclaimed comedienne, award-winning audiobook narrator, voice artist, actress, producer, screenwriter and the bestselling author of “The English American.”

Bits & Bytes: Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Mahaiwe; Ani Cordero at MASS MoCA; Saskia Laroo at Sandisfield Arts Center; artists’ studios tour;...

Singer, songwriter, drummer, guitarist and Latin-American music researcher Ani Cordero cut her teeth as the touring drummer for the Brazilian psychedelic rock band Os Mutantes.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Story of Fascism;’ ‘Writing Fire’ book launch; Kyra Xuerong Zhao at Music & More; Marty Podskoch at Scoville Memorial Library

The Writing Fire book launch will feature readings from contributors including Sharon Coleman, Anni Crofut, Barbara Dean, Susie Kaufman, Barbara Newman and Hilde Weisert.

Bits & Bytes: Oldtone Roots Music Festival; John S. Hall at Club Helsinki Hudson; Helen Epstein at Knosh & Knowledge; ‘Sad Stories’ at Austen...

In January, John S. Hall’s new band, Unusual Squirrel, released its debut album featuring songs concerning many of Hall’s longstanding obsessions.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Hot Summer Swing Bash; Blue Rider Stables’ Fun Day; ‘Soil and Shul in the Berkshires;’ historical society exhibit opening

The first Jewish families who came from New York City in the early 20th century were part of a plan by the Jewish Agricultural and Industrial Aid Society to settle an agricultural colony in the Berkshires.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Moby-Dick’ marathon; ‘The Listening Project;’ Bobby Sweet at Sandisfield Arts Center; Fresh Takes Play Reading Series

In celebration of the anniversary of the birth of author Herman Melville, Herman Melville’s Arrowhead will host a marathon reading of the classic Melville novel “Moby-Dick.”

Business Briefs: Vision ’22 at the Pillow; Korte returns to CHP; BCC hires community engagement dean; grant for Sandisfield book project; Salisbury Bank awards...

Vision ’22 is a strategic approach for Jacob's Pillow’s development and a blueprint for enabling the Pillow to become a year-round center for dance creation.

Bits & Bytes: Lenox Garden Club tour; trail rebuilding; Berkshire Pride festival; World War I presentation; BCC pinning ceremony

Beginning this weekend, community volunteers will join Greenagers in removing old boardwalk and bog bridges and replacing them with new structures.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Berkshire Dance Party & Cabaret; ‘Dance!!! For Dogs and Cats;’ beginners’ birding workshop; ‘Jerusalem in the Woods’

Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret attendees will be able to walk the pink carpet, sing along in the piano bar, send and receive messages at Berkshire Flirt’s post office, dance to music spun by DJ BFG, and enjoy visual projections by Joe Wheaton.

Sandisfield Players to stage Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’ in Stockbridge

This “play for voices,” populated by some of the best-loved characters in literature, is thought to juxtapose the wonder of Thomas’ childhood with the stark realities of World War II.

Bits & Bytes: Made in the Berkshires; Multicultural BRIDGE Awards; candlelight solidarity gathering; Berkshire Jewish history talk; NARH book

Michael Hoberman will draw on oral history research from his scholarly work, “How Strange It Seems,” to discuss the mostly untold story of Jewish farming communities in the Berkshires in the early 1900s.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Bike-N-Fly; OLLI University Day; ‘Alternate Gravity;’ MiC documentary screening; art salon at L’Atelier Berkshires; ‘Cupcake War 2016’

"From Madness to Music" illustrates the power of music to bring people, particularly young people and those living in conflict regions, together on common ground.

Bits & Bytes: Kiwanis scholarship picnic; Kristen Graves at Hotchkiss; Allmon to give Selke lecture; ‘EXPOSED’ art exhibit; Hedda Lettuce at Helsinki Hudson; Anna-Marie...

Anna-Marie Holmes is a recipient of the prestigious Dance Magazine Award and an Emmy Award for her staging of “Le Corsaire” for the American Ballet Theatre on PBS’ “Great Performances.” She served as ballet program director for 16 seasons at Jacob's Pillow.
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