Families will be able to “shop” for free baby and children’s clothing, outerwear, shoes and diapers, and staff will be on-hand to collect donations of clean children’s clothing and disposable and cloth diapers.
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center and associate professor of anthropology at UMass Amherst, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual NAACP – Berkshire County Branch Freedom Awards dinner.
The Outspoken poetry festival includes workshops, peer-led open mics and competitive poetry slams for youth ages 15–24, and the finale is a celebration that includes performances by the top finishers of the poetry slams and a feature set by poet Mariah Barber.
For a century, the Big E – the largest fair in the Northeast and the only multi-state fair in the nation – has served as the key venue for the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont to showcase their respective livestock, agricultural, commercial, industrial, and artistic developments.
The feature-length documentary “Sembene!” tells the story of the “father of African cinema,” self-taught novelist and filmmaker Ousmane Sembéne, who fought a 50-year battle to give African stories to Africans.
The West Stockbridge Chamber Players will perform a harvest concert Nov. 1. Led by clarinetist and artistic director Catherine Hudgins, the West Stockbridge Chamber Players is an ensemble made up of Boston- and Berkshire-based musicians. The concert will feature works by Beethoven, Martinů, and Mozart.