Community events

Goat yoga

Pittsfield, MA

May 26 11:00 AM - May 27, 2018 11:00 AM

Stretch outdoors in the quiet of the historic Shaker village with four-legged company. Bring a mat or a towel and an open mind.

Goat yoga

Pittsfield, MA

June 23, 2018 10:00 AM

Stretch outdoors in the quiet of the historic Shaker village with four-legged company. Bring a mat or a towel and an open mind.

Baby animals: Barnyard Dance

Hancock Shaker Village

April 21, 2018 11:00 AM - April 21, 2018

Calling the young and young-at-heart to promenade around the barn with master square-dance caller Cliff Brodeur and the Housatonic Philharmonic.

Annual library used book sale

David & Joyce Milne Public Library

April 20 - April 21, 2018

The Friends of the Milne Library holds its annual Used Book Sale, Silent Auction of rare or unusual books, and Café, a two-day event drawing thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, CDs, and DVDs

Earth Day Celebration

Wild Oats Market

April 21, 2018 10:00 AM - April 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Wild Oats will host an Earth Day celebration with live animals, farmers, demos and samples, vendors and environmental organizations all doing good things for the planet — and cookie decorating for kids.

ABC Earth Day Clothing Sale

First Congregational Church

April 21, 2018 10:00 AM - April 21, 2018 2:00 PM

Annual sale of gently-used name brand clothing, boots and shoes, jewelry, vintage clothing and more, in time for summer  — and art and crafts including William Montgomery’s hand-turned bowls.

Baby Animals: Berkshire Seed Library

Hancock Shaker Village

April 22, 2018 10:00 AM - April 22, 2018 4:00 PM

Berkshire Seed Library visits to talk about saving and sharing seeds. Plant a seed to take home and make a seed packet. (The Shakers invented them.) At 2 p.m., tour the greenhouses.

Baby Animals: Shaker up sausage and beer

Hancock Shaker Village

April 27, 2018 6:30 PM - April 27, 2018

Celebrate spring at a sausage and beer dinner on a Shaker farm hosted by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg and Orion Howard of Bright Ideas Brewing.

Baby Animals: Sheep Shearing Weekend

Hancock Shaker Village

April 28 10:00 AM - April 29, 2018 4:00 PM

Follow the Village’s merino sheep and their wool from pasture to cloak: sheep-shearing with champion shearer Fred DePaul, spinning, dying, and weaving demonstrations.

Rotary Spaghetti/Meatball Dinner

Rotary Club of Williamstown

May 3, 2018 5:00 AM - May 3, 2018 7:00 AM

A Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner to benefit the Rotary Club’s community and scholarship programs will include spaghetti, meatballs, sausage, tossed salad, garlic bread, dessert, punch and coffee.

Baby Animals: Farm Games

Hancock Shaker Village

May 5 - May 6, 2018

In the last weekend of Baby Animals, walk the farm trails and compete in barnyard challenges: grain bag toss, moo juice squeeze, bucket carry, wheelbarrow push, a hay bale roll and more.

Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm

Hancock Shaker Village

April 14 10:00 AM - May 6, 2018 4:00 PM

Celebrate spring and meet lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids (young goats that is) in the Round Stone Barn. New arrivals come throughout the monthlong festival, with walks, games, and barn tours every day.

Mother’s Day brunch

Clark Art Institute

May 13, 2018 10:30 AM - May 13, 2018

Chef Dan Hardy offers a holiday menu with seating at 10:30 a.m. Each mother will receive a special gift bag with raw honey from the Clark’s bees. Brunch closes at noon.

Father’s Day: Medal of Honor

Clark Art Institute

June 17, 2018 1:00 PM - June 17, 2018

Spend a family afternoon of close-looking and Father’s Day art-making. Spark conversation with a Father’s Day gallery guide and make a 19th-century style Medal of Honor inspired by the museum’s newest addition, Portrait of Achille Deban de Laborde.

Mother’s Day afternoon

Clark Art Institute

The Clark invites families to spend quality time in our galleries during an afternoon of close-looking and Mother’s Day art-making. Enjoy a special gallery talk with a loved one at 2 p.m. and stop by a workshop with local glass artist Lisa Mendel.

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