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Southern Berkshire Towns: Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey,
Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Sandisfield & Sheffield
A special thank you to our 2018 Media Sponsor, the
Southern Berkshire Shopper's Guide.
*Every month we randomly draw member business names.Those members are then asked if they would like to be featured in the Business Spotlight. Featured members must submit requested information. We hope your business is drawn soon!
Make a miniature book (under 3" tall) to give to someone you love for a special occasion - a birthday, an anniversary, a new job or for no reason at all! Or simply come to make tiny books for yourself...or a mouse.
The Creativity Caravan is Amy Tingle and Maya Stein. In 2013, they founded the Creativity Caravan with a desire to build community through creative action and to deliver creative experiences to people everywhere.
will be here to entertain all ages! This show gives everyone an opportunity to participate in an enthralling, whimsical celebration of the imagination. This show has been performed over 500 times around the globe. When Kevin opens his suitcase an entire circus emerges: tent, band, lights, the boisterous ringmaster Steve Fitzpatrick, the officious Mervin Merkle, the incredible Bumbilini Family, the Magician to the Stars Clyde Zerbini, and Keefer-an innocent trying to runaway and join the circus. However, the most important performers emerge from the audience. Free as always.
2018 Mini-site Collections: Saturday, June 2nd at the Lenox Dept of Public Works and Wednesday, June 20th, 4 - 6:30pm at the Gt. Barrington Recycling Center. Acceptable materials: used motor oil, oil based paints, spray paint, turpentine, stains and thinners. Pre-registration is mandatory. Please call Thomas Jakubasz at 800-369-3333 x142 or via email at Thomas.firstname.lastname@example.org
Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan
Monterey residents are invited to review and comment on the results of the Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness outreach and planning effort, on display at Town Hall, beginning on June 5, 2018 at 6 pm.
The Town has been working with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to identify the top natural hazards (flood, drought, fire, severe weather, etc.) that pose a threat to life and property, and to develop a prioritized plan for minimizing or addressing those threats, over the short and long-term. Creating a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Plan is required by the state, so the Town is eligible to apply for funding to implement the hazard mitigation measures.
Public review and comment forms will be available at Town Hall in the display area. All are invited to attend!
Chair Yoga, Tuesdays at the Monterey Community Center 9 - 10am.
Cards & Games Club, Tuesdays at 1pm at the Community Center.
Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association wellness clinic at town hall, Thursday, June 14th, 2-3pm, no appointment necessary.
Council on Aging foot care clinic.~ Thursday, May 24th from 9-11:30 am at Town Hall.~ Call the COA at 413-528-1443 x247 for an appointment. Any age is welcome you do not have to be elderly or disabled. The cost is $25.
As always for a full calendar of events and closings please go to
www.montereyma.gov and click on "Meeting Calendar". If you have any comments or suggestions, please feel free to email them to me at
Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, uilleann pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.
As the days are getting warmer you can be a cool cat in the trees at Catamount. If you are looking for an awesome time with your dad
Fathers Day weekend you definitely want him to look cool at Catamount while soaring on zip lines or crossing aerial bridges high up in the trees. Located on Route 23 in South Egremont, Catamount is offering a
FREE aerial park ticket to dads on Father's Day weekend,
June 16th and 17th, when a full price son or daughter park ticket is purchased. Reservations are not required and registration begins at 9:30am. Visit
www.CatamountTrees.com for more
information and to complete your participant waiver forms in advance.
with IS183 Art School
Painting Early Summer Blooms and
Summer Plein-Air Painting
PAINTING EARLY SUMMER BLOOMS
Gardens are blooming! The wonders of flowers offer terrific subject matter for the painter of all levels. In this workshop, we will paint on site in Chesterwood's gardens and capture our own interpretations of flowers, using both representational and abstract approaches. Our focus will be on using color and shading to capture the essence of flowers through light, shapes, and texture. No experience necessary, though we encourage you to select only one medium with which to work- acrylic, watercolor, or oil.
Saturday and Sunday, June 16th and 17th, 10am - 4pm
weekend workshop with Wednesday Nelena Sorokin
EVENTS BEGIN AT 9AM
FATHER'S DAY @ THE CLARK
SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 1-4 PM
The Clark invites you to spend quality time in our galleries during an afternoon of close-looking and Father's Day art-making. Spark conversation with the help of a special Father's Day gallery guide, and make a special nineteenth-century style Medal of Honor inspired by the museum's newest addition, Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde. While you're here, pick up a picnic meal from Café 7 and enjoy lunch while you relax by the reflecting pools or explore our hiking trails.
Image: Alexandre-Jean Dubois-Drahonet, Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde (detail), 1817. Clark Art Institute, 2017.2
POP-UP DUETS IN THE BERKSHIRES
June 17, 2pm | At the Clark Art Institute
June 19, 6pm | In Downtown Great Barrington
June 21, 6pm | At Pittsfield's Third Thursday
Experience the U.S. debut of Scottish company Janis Claxton Dance all around the Berkshires! The company will perform POP-UP Duets (fragments of love), a series of five-minute, multi-site-specific contemporary dance duets, based around the theme of love. Don't miss these FREE pop-ups!
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SHEFFIELD
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
EVENTS BEGIN AT 6PM
Be a Part of History, Nominate a Trendsetter
Now is your chance to shine a light on a deserving individual and/or company. All it takes is 3 minutes. So what are you waiting for? Help 1Berkshire celebrate all that's great in our region.
Comprehensive Marketing Campaign
Creative Economy Standout
Entrepreneur/Visionary of the Year
Growing/Advancing the Berkshire Economy
Newcomer of the Year
Under 40 Change-Maker
Nominations close on July 10, 2018. Self-nominations are encouraged. Winners will be announced at the annual