Just Outside the Berkshires

Wednesday, Apr 01

Hike Wednesday, April 1 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bob’s Way
Route 23, Monterey
Free

Come to Bob’s Way to hike a series of stacked loops which include a great vista and a large beaver pond. Dress warmly in plenty of layers as spring weather is unpredictable. Snowshoes and/or Yaktrax will be necessary as the...
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Friday, Apr 03

Read Friday, April 3 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Ramsdell Library
1087 Main St., Housatonic
Free

Help your child develop pre-reading skills that will help them be ready to read at school. This is a 5 week series for families with young children that includes a literary workshop, story time, and a playgroup all in one!...
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Saturday, Apr 11

chamber music Saturday, April 11 | 11:00 am
Eric Carle Museum
125 West Bay Road, Amherst
Free; Museum Admission extra

Please join us to see this delightful group of young musicians perform their annual concert. Conductor Tyson Peelle will lead the Youth Orchestra in performing a wide range of works in classical, folk, and rock genres. To be followed by...
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Sunday, Apr 12

DrawingDay2014 (20) Sunday, April 12 | All Day
Eric Carle Museum
125 West Bay Road, Amherst
Free; Museum Admission extra

With the goal of bringing together people of all ages through something as simple as drawing, join us for our annual day of family-friendly projects designed to celebrate drawing and foster new and imaginative ways to draw. ericcarlemuseum.org.
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Sunday, Apr 19

Mamele Sunday, April 19 | 2:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst
$4 Students/ $8 Adults/ $6 Members

The Yiddish Book Center presents "Mamele," a classic musical comedy about interwar Jewish life in Poland. Yiddish film star Molly Picon plays a dutiful daughter keeping her family intact after her mother’s death—until she falls for a handsome musician across...
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Sunday, May 10

film Sunday, May 10 | 11:00 am
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst
One Movie: $4 Students/ $8 Adults/ $6 Members Both Films Together: $6 Student/ $12 Adult/ $9 Member

As part of the Borscht Belt Film Festival, there will be a double feature of "Welcome to Kutsher's" at 11:00 a.m., and "Dirty Dancing" at 2:00 p.m. Come see just one, or enjoy both! Tickets available at yiddishbookcenter.org.
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Sunday, May 17

film 2 Sunday, May 17 | 2:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst
$4 Student/ $8 Adult/ $6 Member

The Yiddish Book Center presents this entertaining portrait of the greatest generation of comics—a group that includes Jerry Lewis, Sid Caesar, Jackie Mason, Mort Sahl, and Jerry Stiller—takes us to the Borscht Belt, where young Jewish-American comedians honed their craft...
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Sunday, May 31

makhela Sunday, May 31 | 2:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst
$5 Student/ $10 Adult/ $8 Member

Mak’hela, whose name means “chorus” in Hebrew, is a Jewish choral group dedicated to performing works from all facets of the Jewish world. Founded in 2003, the 50-voice chorus has performed in many New England venues, and recently performed at the...
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Sunday, Jun 07

film 3 Sunday, June 7 | 2:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst
$4 Student/ $8 Adult/ $6 Member

This drama, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, stars Diane Lane as an unhappy wife and mother spending the summer of 1969 at a Catskills resort, where she meets an alluring traveling salesman (played by Viggo Mortensen) and...
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