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April 2021

Virtual: Mother’s Day

April 9 - April 11
Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$25

Hope springs eternal. Mara, approaching her forties, clings to the hope that this time the nascent seed of a child will grow beyond the size of a raspberry, a grapefruit or a pineapple and finally make her a mother. Bekah Brunstetter (BSC/Off Broadway The Cake, NBC This is Us) was commissioned by Barrington Stage Company to write this new work, exploring one woman’s journey along the sometimes rocky path to motherhood.

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Seed Starting for the New Cutting Garden

April 11 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$12 – $18

Seed starting can be intimidating, with calendar complications and lots of equipment. Streamline the process in this course from Colie Collen of Flower Scout, who will review the optimal start dates and conditions for a wide range of cut flowers, herbs and veggies and guide participants through the best ways to start seeds at home.

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West African & Caribbean Drum and Song Class

April 12 @ 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until October 25, 2021

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Culture Center, 1515 Savoy Hollow Road
Windsor, MA 01270 United States
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Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center & Gaia Roots World Music presents African & Caribbean drum and song classes every Monday with Aimee Gelinas M.Ed online and in-person at the Dalton CRA. 5:30pm beginner / 6:45pm advanced. Registration and masks required.  For registration info email: [email protected]

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Virtual: London’s West End in HD: Kinky Boots

April 14 - April 20
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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With songs by Grammy- and Tony-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray), and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), this ‘dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting’ (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

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Container Garden Design

April 14 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on April 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM

One event on April 28, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Acquire the skills required for beautiful and successful container gardens with Jenna O’Brien, owner of Viridissima Horticulture and Design. Start with techniques for overwintering tropicals, tender perennials, bulbs, annuals and more without a greenhouse, through storage of dormant plants, seed collection, cuttings, divisions and other simple techniques. Students will get to know the plants that thrive in containers and how to care for them and consider container selection, siting, planting, growing, controlling pests and maintaining moveable gardens (3 Classes).

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Virtual: Etiquette and the Importance of Self-Presentation Today

April 15 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Michelle Pappas, founder and director of Potomac Protocol & Etiquette, LLC, will give a presentation via Zoom on “Virtual Zoom Etiquette and the Importance of Self-Presentation Today.” Pappas will focus on giving her audience a thorough understanding of the importance of etiquette in the virtual world of Zoom and how self-presentation plays an important part.

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Virtual: Samuel Harrison

April 15 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Arrowhead and Berkshire Historical Society, 780 Holmes Road
Pittsfield, 01201 United States
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Join Ann-Elizabeth Barnes, author of "The Reverend Samuel Harrison." In honor of the birthday of Samuel Harrison, chaplain of the famed Massachusetts 54th Regiment, this presentation will illuminate this famed Abolitionist, Activist, and Chaplain of the Massachusetts 54th, the First Black Regiment Raised in the North to fight in the Civil War. Barnes highlights the unrecognized roles Blacks played in the events and outcome of the Civil War as well as the role the Black soldiers played in securing their…

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Home Orchard Care

April 17 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$80 – $100

Learn from expert instructor Michael Phillips how to manage your own orchard. Successfully growing fruit for your family becomes straightforward when you narrow the big picture down to getting the basics right. Fungal and bacterial disease can be successfully managed with deep nutrition and competitive colonization. Resolve major insect challenges safely by ascertaining who, what and when. This overview of complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health will set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit in New England.

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Transplanting Shrubs and Planting Small Ornamental Trees

April 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$25 – $35

Learn by doing in this hands-on shrub and tree planting/transplanting workshop led by arborist Ken Gooch. All aspects of successful planting will be demonstrated, and participants will assist in transplanting a multi-stem shrub and planting a small tree. Learn how to successfully transplant shrubs with techniques that create minimal disturbance and ensure a smooth transition to a new site. Consider the differences between bare-root, container-grown and balled-and-burlapped trees, and understand the importance of siting.

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Baby Animals at Hancock Shaker Village

April 17 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until May 9, 2021

Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Baby Animals, a celebration of new life on the farm and the opening day of our spring season. Meet and greet the animals in the Round Stone Barn, tour the historic village, and enjoy a wide range of activities.

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