Recess | Things to do this week: See a play, talk about climate, run a race


Meet ...

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, offers a free admission for Berkshire County residents on the first Wednesday of each month. The sanctuary is open from dawn to dusk, and hours for the office and gift shop are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A special program, "Woodcock's Sky Dance," with Pleasant Valley caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club leader Jonathan Pierce, and naturalist-educator Dale Abrams, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with a $7 general admission fee for adults, free for children. Info: or 413-637-0320.

Think ...

Noted environmental journalist Andrew Revkin and environmental scientist Jacquelyn Gill will participate in a roundtable discussion at Williams College titled "Communicating Climate Science in a Post-Fact World," at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, in the campus's Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, on Main Street in Williamstown. The roundtable will also feature Nicolas Howe, assistant professor of environmental studies, and Phoebe Cohen, assistant professor of geosciences. This event is free and open to the public, and is part of the the "Confronting Climate Change" initiative at Williams. Info: 413-597-4277 or

See ...

After a week-long residency with the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School, Vermont's Bread & Puppet Theater will collaborate with 30 students to present a free, public performance of "Faust 3," at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the school, 1 Commercial St., Adams. This is the company's most recent play, written and directed by Bread and Puppet Founder and Director Peter Schumann. It is told in three parts, focusing on the following topics: the refugee crisis/refugee experience; the impact of economic disparity on the common person's experience; and the challenges of food access.

After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet's "Cheap Art" - books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press - will be for sale. Info:

Play ...

The Apollonian Players of Wahconah Regional High School will present the Broadway hit musical, "42nd Street" at 7 p.m. on Friday, and 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, at the school, 150 Old Windsor Road, Dalton. Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students/senior citizens, and $8 for children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door. The show is directed by Pamela Fortlage-Gold, assisted by Liz Daniels, with musical direction by Ann-Marie Desautelle, and choreography by Vickie Hornstein.

Grow ...

Berkshire South Regional Community Center will host its fifth annual 5K Run/Walk & Breakfast Fundraiser at 9 a.m. on Sunday, at the Housatonic "Housy Dome," 1064 Main St., Housatonic. The proceeds will support Berkshire South's TONE (Teen Outreach Nutrition Exercise) program as well as other youth health and wellness programs.

Participants may register at, until 5 p.m. on Friday, for $25; same day registration takes place at 8 a.m. on Sunday at $30 per participant. Race T-shirts will be given to the first 135 paid registrants, and all participants will receive a one-day pass to Berkshire South, including access to the locker rooms and sauna. Please leave pets at home.

A post-race breakfast and awards ceremony will be held at the community center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Breakfast is complimentary for all race participants; guest tickets are $2 per child and $4 per adult. Breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to noon.

Info: 413-528-2810, ext. 35 or


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions