Resilient women talk about money

Stockbridge– Walking Our Talk, Berkshire’s non-profit women’s support network sponsors Resilient Women: What’s Your Money Story at 5 p.m., Thursday, November 3 at Stockbridge Congregational Church.

Melissa Lydon and Jess Bartle of Evoque Investments will share their personal perspective and expertise on helping women build their financial confidence and resilience by understanding how to leverage their own story with money to positively impact their current actions and choices. For more information visit:

Tickets are $20 available here.

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Avis Otis reads the Berkshires’ gravestones

Otis– On November 3 at 7 p.m. the Otis Historical Commission and Otis Preservation Trust are hosting the first Notice Otis event of the season. Author John Hanson will talk about his book Reading the Gravestones of Old New England.

At this time of year, it is customary to remember loved ones. “Old New England cemeteries are irresistibly fascinating,” says Hanson. “To me, these cemeteries hold an absorbing store of poetic messages from New England’s earliest inhabitants.”

Hanson invites us to read and contemplate the words these people have chosen; admire the hand of the individuals who chose or composed these verses, always remembering that they were intended to be read by posterity – by us; and reflect on what these very personal choices tell us about the changing and often conflicting attitudes of early New Englanders toward life, death, and eternity. To learn more about the author or to purchase his book, please visit: www.johnhansonauthor.comns

This event is free via Zoom. Register here.

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Reading directed by women taming

Sharon— The Sharon Playhouse presents a staged reading of taming on Saturday October 29 at 7 p.m. in the Bok. taming is an all-female comedy play, inspired by Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew. taming stars Andrus Nichols, Caroline Kinsolve and Tracy Liz Miller, and is directed by Kent Burnham.

In taming, contestant Katherine has political aspirations to match her beauty pageant ambitions. All she needs to revolutionize US government is the help of an ultra-conservative senator’s aide on the cusp of a career breakthrough and a bleeding-heart liberal blogger who will do anything. for his cause.

Due to the adult content of the play, this event is not recommended for children. Tickets are $30, available here:

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Spooky Music Duo Charming Disaster

West Stockbridge— Charming Disaster, the goth-folk musical duo will perform at The Foundry on Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

Inspired by the macabre humor of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton, the killer ballads of American tradition, and the dramatic flair of cabaret, they write songs that tell stories of death, crime, myth, magic, science and the occult. Charming Disaster’s music has been featured on the chilling podcast Welcome to Night Vale, they’ve performed with Rasputina and Voltaire, and their theatrical and entertaining performances have captivated audiences across the United States at festivals, theaters, bars. and clubs, museums and galleries, bookstores and libraries, and the occasional historic cemetery.

Tickets range from $18 ($20 at the door), 10 for $10 or $25 Pay It Forward available here. This event is indoors.

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Crystal Radio Sessions spotlights local writers

Ancram— Crystal Radio Sessions brings news from local authors to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 29. This event will perform live at the Ancram Opera House. Actors Abuzar Farrukh and Cheyenne See will read.

Selected stories include:

  • Puppet kite windowby Rachel Aydt.
    • A reclusive neighborhood fixture resolves his obsession with a neighbor.
  • Intrusionby Jaclyn Gilbert.
    • The lines blur between the pregnant body and nature through a writer’s search for a home in the Hudson Valley.
  • Daniel Sweetby Jasmine Dreame Wagner.
    • A black thread sews each creature’s death to its mirror.
  • Scarsdaleby Ashley Mayne
    • Do you really know him well?
  • The coatby Ashley Mayne
    • I didn’t know what animal the coat was made of. It was the color of my own hair.

Tickets are $25 available here:

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Bennington College is hosting a spooky concert and inviting prospective students

benington– On Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m. Bennington College’s Carriage Barn concert series continues with A Happening at Hill House. Celebrate spooky season and help keep the Jennings Music Building spooky with a night of scares and audio-visual delights that titillate the ear, the eyes and the soul.

This event is free and open to the public at the Jennings Music Building. For more information visit:

There is also an open campus tour at Bennington College for prospective students on Saturday October 29 and Saturday November 5 from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An information session at 11:15 a.m. will be followed by a brunch in the dining room at 12:15 p.m. A tour of the campus at 1 p.m. will conclude the visit. High school and transfer students will have the chance to have a one-on-one interview with an admissions counselor.

Bennington College asks customers to be up to date on their vaccinations. Please register in advance:

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Photo by David DeNee

Listen to orchestral music before Carnegie Hall

Annandale-on-Hudson– On Saturday October 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday October 30 at 2 p.m. Bard’s Fisher Center presents two previews of The Orchestra Now (TŌN) before their performance at Carnegie Hall.

Conductor and music director Leon Botstein highlights four early 20th-century German and Austrian composers whose music was unfairly ignored or suppressed after World War II. TŌN joins forces with the Hugo Kauder Society to launch a new restoration of the Viennese composer’s First Symphony.

Tickets start at $25. The Livestream is pay what you wish. The concert will last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission. For more information visit: