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The Town of Lenox Massachusetts was founded in 1767 and is located in Berkshire County of western Massachusetts.

There is much to do in this small town, many recreational activities are available including skiing and fishing plus hiking which attract visitors all year round. Although there are many recreational activities there is also the Ventfort Hall Museum of Gilded Age as well as the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum.

For all who enjoy the outdoors during the warm season visit the Mount Estate and Gardens of Edith Wharton or the Aspinwall Adult Equestrian Center for a glorious day of horse back riding and finally for all those who just want to relax and enjoy the sun stop at Tangle Wood the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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JoAnne Redding
w/Rob Kelly Swingin' jazz. Smokey blues. Soulful American roots music.

When: Sep 4, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Sep 2014 19 )
A Groban FANily Reunion at Tanglewood & GFC Fundraiser

Join us for a preshow dinner, gatheringand GFCfundraiseras we celebrate Josh Groban's return to Tanglewood!

At the tent you will have a choice of a variety of wraps,fusilli salad w/veggies, green bean with sundried tomato salad and a tossed salad, see below for a full description. If you have a dietary restriction please contact Carla. Coffee and brownies/cookies will be served after the concert. There will be a cash bar selling beverages, wine, beer and liquor and dessert will be served back at the tent after Josh's concert ends.

The costper person is $75.00to join us under the tent. Please send a personal check or money order payable to Carla S. Caruso within 2 weeks of registering or by July 15 if possible.

Mail this check to Linda Carbone, 27 Evelyn Court, Manorville, NY 11949.

Please remember to post your Section, Row and Seat number on the boards so that Lori can keep an updated chart.

*If you need more than 1 ticket, please submit each order separately*

Refund Policy: Please register when you are certain you can attend. Refunds for cancellations cannot be given after August 1, 2014.

GFC will also be hosting a fundraiser to benefit Josh's Find Your Light Foundation. Visit the auction site to see some of the items you can bid on at the event, and items that can be bid on even if you are not attending. Also, order your special edition FANily Reunion Tshirt here too: http://grobanitesforcharityauction.org/

Further details of the entire event can be found here: http://jgtanglewood2014.wix.com/fanilyreunion

Bar Service Pre and Post Concert

Full Cash Bar - Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine, Premium Liquors

PRE CONCERT MENU

Assorted Wraps to include:

Curried Chicken Salad

with Red and Green Grapes and Baby Spinach

in Wheat Wrap

Grilled Vegetables with Hummus

in Spinach Wrap (Vegan)

Rare Roast Beef with Arugula and Boursin

in a Tomato Wrap

***Gluten Free Curried Chicken Salad & Grilled Vegetables Available on Request, please contact Carla***

Fusilli Salad with Artichoke Hearts, Tomatoes,

Arugula and Lemon Vinaigrette (Vegan)

Green Bean Salad

with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Garlic Essence (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Mixed Green Salad with Sliced Cucumbers,

Tomatoes, Carrots, Red Onion and Black Olives

Balsamic Vinaigrette and Lemon Thyme Dressing (Gluten Free, Vegan)

POST CONCERT MENU

Classic Cookies and Bar Desserts

Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin

and Peanut Butter along with

Brownies

Coffee and Tea Service




When: Aug 30, 2014 4 PM to Aug 30, 2014 6 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16 )
Train at Tanglewood

Grammy-winning multi-platinum group Train will again perform at Tanglewood on Friday, August 29 in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.The multi-platinum band Train made its mark on music history with the Grammy Award-winning song "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." Train earned its third Grammy in 2011 for the worldwide smash "Hey Soul Sister" from Save Me, San Francisco. The top-selling single of 2010, "Hey Soul Sister" hit #1 on radio in the United States and in fifteen countries abroad. Save Me, San Francisco has sold over one million albums worldwide and over ten million tracks. In addition to taking the sales and radio worlds by storm, Train has made numerous television appearances, performing on the NFC Championship Game, American Music Awards, the Grammy Nomination Concert, Crossroads, The Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Monday Night Football, A&E Private Sessions, America's Got Talent, The View, Dancing With The Stars, Live With Regis and Kelly, Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Bachelor, Rachael Ray, and more. In 2012, Train released their sixth album, California 37, and the album's single, "Drive By," charted in the Top 40, Hot AC, and AAA radio. Train recorded the album in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Butch Walker and Espionage producing the record



When: Aug 29, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19 )
Cranwell Open Fall Golf Classic


Cranwell Open Fall Golf Classic
To Benefit Pittsfield Family YMCA
Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cranwell Resort is pleased to sponsor an exciting fall golf tournament open to the public, where proceeds will benefit* the Pittsfield Family YMCA located in Pittsfield, MA. Please join us for a day of fun, food and fall golf, all for a good cause. Make it a real getaway with a Sunday night room rate of $99 available only to tournament participants.

Tournament Information

DATE: September 21, 2014

TIME: 11:00am - Registration
11:15am - Longest Drive Contest
12:00pm - Shotgun Start

PLACE: Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club
55 Lee Rd Lenox, MA 01240

ENTRY FEE: $125.00 (includes: tournament gift, green fees, cart, prizes,hors d'oeuvres & dinner)

FORMAT: Captain n Crew Scramble
4 person teams.
If you enter as a single or
a twosome you will be paired
with a team.

Tournament & Raffle Prizes

Team and contests prizes will include Cranwell spa services, dinners at Sloanes and some of your favorite wines. Enter the raffle drawing for a chance to win:

The White Mountain Hotel, North Conway, NH 2-night stay including golf

Woodstock Inn & Resort, Woodstock, VT 1 night stay

Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT 1 night stay

Cranwell Resort 1 night stay on our Unlimited Golf Package

Spa Gift Basket

Round of golf for four at Cranwell

Domestic & International Wines

Plus more!

*Proceeds from the golf tournament, raffle drawing and half of the room rate will be donated to the Pittsfield Family YMCA.

Not a Golfer? Hit the Spa with 20% off Spa Treatments for Tournament Guests!
Guests of tournament players and overnight guests receive 20% off spa treatments on Sunday, 9/21 and Monday, 9/22. Call 800-272-6935 soon to reserve your spa service.

Cancelation Policy

  1. If golf tournament is canceled due to weather or other events, player will receive a full refund.
  2. If player cancels, 48-hour notice is required to receive 50% of entry fee.
  3. If player is a "no-show", entry fee is non-refundable.

Cranwell.com | Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club | 55 Lee Road Lenox, MA 01240 | P: 413-637-2563 | E: Golf@cranwell.com



When: Sep 21, 2014 12 PM to Sep 21, 2014 8 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12 )
Bookstore Events SEPT 2014
WED Sept 3: 7PM
The Bookstore and GET LIT WINE BAR, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
Reading and Book Signing:
Jennifer Eremeeva
LENIN LIVES NEXT DOOR: Marriage, Martinis, and Mayhem in Moscow and HAVE PERSONALITY DISORDER, WILL RULE RUSSIA

Jennifer Eeremeeva is an American writer, photographer, Russian Historian, blogger, and humor and cooking columnist based in Moscow.

THUR SEPT 4: 7PM
The Bookstore and GET LIT WINE BAR, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
Reading and Book Signing:
Karen Chase
Polio Boulevard

Join us for this very special book launch of Karen Chase's debut memoir in what will surely be an evening to remember


THUR SEPT 11: 7PM
The Bookstore and GET LIT WINE BAR, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
Reading and Book Signing:
Frank Gado
William Cullen Bryant: The Complete Stories

Frank Gado is the authority on Bryant and he is spellbinding in his discussions. This reading and talk will amaze in its revelations of Bryant as an important early inventor and master of the short story.


SUNDAY Sept 21: 4PM
The Bookstore and GET LIT WINE BAR, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
Reading and Book Signing:
Michael Ballon of the Church Street Caf
Will read from his new book:
A Chef's Life: Farm to Table Cooking in the Berkshires

Celebrating the "farm to table movement" and sharing fresh ideas and a taste of what he is talking about, Michael Ballon will appear at The Bookstore, Sunday Sept. 21 at 4PM to read from his new book and talk about this very important topic.


TUE SEPT 23: 7PM
The Bookstore and GET LIT WINE BAR, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
Reading and Book Signing:
Ignatius McGovern
A Mystic Dream of 4

Newly published, A Mystic Dream of 4 reading will be the first American book launch at The Bookstore!
Come see this fascinating and entertaining author visit.

SAT SEPT 27: 5PM
The Bookstore and GET LIT WINE BAR, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA
Reading and Book Signing:
Courtney Maum
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

The Bookstore is over the moon to have Courtney Maum read from her fabulous and popular new novel. This is a really wonderful book signing and reading opportunity!

In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, which Glamour hailed as one of the "10 Best Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List Right This Second," a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your spouse?

When: Sep 3, 2014 12 AM to Sep 3, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00 )
BrockTrot


When: Sep 28, 2014 12 AM to Sep 28, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00 )
Robin OHerin Acoustic Blues and Gospel
October 17, 2014 Blues @ Rumpy's Tavern 8-11 pm tips appreciated 16 Church St., Lenox, MA https://www.facebook.com/RumpysTavernLenox

When: Oct 17, 2014 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20 )
Josh Groban with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Program TBA

When: Aug 30, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: $22.00 - $121.00 (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19 )
Wharton on Wednesday

Come hear for yourself why Edith Whartons writings continue to captivate readers and win Wharton new fans!

Enjoy summer afternoons on The Mounts view-rich Terrace while listening to Whartons short stories read by professional actors. Gardens are open for strolling. Wine and other light refreshments are available for purchase.

The readings begin at 5 pm on the Terrace. No reservations are required.



When: Jun 4, 2014 5 PM to Aug 27, 2014 6 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17 )
Lexi Weege


When: Oct 10, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19 )
SACRED TEXTS ART WORKSHOPS
Surrounded by sacred texts and art materials, be guided by artist Analesa Berg to a place that awakens your own intuition and allows you to connect directly to the Divine. Journal, paint, or collage, to create a handmade piece of art that will inspire you throughout the year. Includes light meal.

When: Jul 23, 2014 12 AM to Aug 27, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: $79 per session (Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00 )
BORSCHT BELT, BROADWAY & BAGELS SING-A-LONG
Sing-a-long with artist and singer, Analesa Berg, enjoying uplifting themes through familiar Broadway and Jewish tunes. Enjoy a little nosh, sing and make new friends. Song sheets provided. Enthusiasm required. Talent optional.

When: Jul 24, 2014 12 AM to Aug 28, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: $18 per session. (Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00 )
Tony Bennett
When: Aug 31, 2014 2 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: $25.00 - $97.50 (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14 )
Train
When: Aug 29, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19 )
BrockTrot 2014


When: Sep 27, 2014 6 AM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Sep 2014 06 )
Sunday Backstairs Tours

The butler was English, the housekeeper was Alsatian, and the secretary, who straddled a thin line between friend and employee, was the orphaneddaughter of German immigrants. Climb the backstairs and listen to their stories of life at The Mount during the Wharton era. Following your tour, enjoy Whartonian hospitality with something cool and bubbly on the Terrace and engage in conversation with The Mounts expert interpreters.

The Backstairs Tour ticket includes:

-The Backstairs tour

-Champagne on the Terrace

-Up to 30 minutes of Q&A following the tour

-Full admission to The Mount for the day

-Regular guided house and garden tours

There will be no Backstairstours on June 22, June 29, and July 20.



When: Oct 26, 2014 10 AM to Oct 26, 2014 12 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10 )
Poetry on the Terrace

On the evening of Thursday, September 11, The Mount will welcome six richly talented poets who will read from their published and current work.

The readings will be free, and the cafe will be open for food and drinks.

This event is made possible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund ofBerkshire Taconic Community Foundation,as well asa gift from theXeric Foundation, Inc.



When: Sep 11, 2014 5 PM to Sep 11, 2014 7 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17 )
Halloween Ghost Tour - 10:30 p.m.

Once again, The Mount presents a special midnighttour on the spookiest night of the year!

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps The Mounts haunted history includes it all.Join us for a special Halloween evening 90-minute guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate. You never know whoor whatmight happen to show up.

The ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early.Note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints:dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for tours are required.

Please note: Thisspooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.



When: Oct 31, 2014 10 PM to Nov 1, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 30.00 true Adult 30.00

25.00 true Youth (12-18 years) 25.00

Donation

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22 )
Saturday Ghost Tour 7:00

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps...The Mount's haunted history includes it all! For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls. Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home. You never know who--or what--might happen to show up!

The 90-minute ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early.Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.

Please note: Thisspooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.



When: Oct 25, 2014 7 PM to Oct 25, 2014 8 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 22.00 true Adult 22.00

18.00 true Youth (18-12 years) 18.00

Donation

(Sat, 25 Oct 2014 19 )
Tony Bennett at Tanglewood with special guest Antonia Bennett

No one else in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence as Tony Bennett. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950's. He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)" and his signature song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco." He is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. In the last ten years alone, he has sold ten million records. Bennett has received 17 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Award. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs.



When: Aug 31, 2014 2 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14 )
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!
When: Aug 28, 2014 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20 )
Bobby Sweet- Pete Adams
w/ Bobby Sweet

When: Aug 27, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19 )
Speaking Your Mind: An Introduction to Storytelling

Professional storyteller and 12-time Moth StorySLAM champion Matthew Dicks will lead a storytelling-for-beginners workshop on October 19. Whether your goal is to take the stage someday or improve your work performance through better presentation skills or simply become a better storyteller around the dinner table or meet new people, we may have something for you.

If youre interested in performing at a future Speak Up storytelling show or elsewhere, our workshops are a good place to start.

The goals of the beginning storytelling workshop include:

  • Methods for generating ideas for stories from your life experiences (you have more stories than you realize!)
  • The structure and arc of an effective story
  • The critical elements of an effective story
  • Story manipulation based upon audience and setting
  • Factors to consider for competitive storytelling
  • Revising a story for audience appeal and time restrictions
  • Humor
  • Suspense
  • Performance technique

SpeakUpis a Hartford-based organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. We provide storytellers, both novice and experienced, with the opportunity to take the stage and tell true stories from their own lives based upon a predetermined theme.SpeakUpdirectors work with storytellers prior to the performance in order to assist in the crafting and presentation of stories and conduct workshops for people interested in learning more about the art of storytelling.



When: Oct 19, 2014 9 AM to Oct 19, 2014 1 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 true Workshop Reservation 25.00

(Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09 )
Friday Ghost Tours, 5:45

Creaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps...The Mount's haunted history includes it all! For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families, hardworking servants, and teenage girls. Take a special guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate to find out who may still call The Mount home. You never know who--or what--might happen to show up!

The 90-minute ghost tour starts at the Stable and ends at the Main House. Please arrive 15 minutes early.Please note that this tour is not suitable for wheelchairs and includes about a half-mile walk with some steep areas.

Two helpful hints: dress warmly and wear sensible shoes!

Advance reservations for ghost tours are required.

Please note: Thisspooky tour is not recommended for children under 12.

*There will be no ghost tours on September 12 and September 19.



When: Sep 5, 2014 5:45:00 PM to Sep 5, 2014 7:15:00 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 22.00 true Adult 22.00

18.00 true Youth (12-18 years) 18.00

Donation

(Fri, 05 Sep 2014 17:45:00 )
Travel, Temptations, and Tribes: Storytelling at The Mount

The Mount welcomesmassmouth, inc. for a evening of riveting narrative in its oldest, most intimate and revealing form: the human voice. The doors and bar will open at 7:30 pm; the program will begin at 8.

Enjoy captivating, real-life narratives presented by seven award-winning performers: H.R. Britton, Jannelle Codianni, Norah Dooley, Liz Martin, Theresa Okokon, Brendyn Schneider, and Darlene White.

Presented in partnership withmassmouth, the highly lauded Massachusetts-based organization dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling, this eventis made possible through support from theAmy Clampitt Fund, a fund ofBerkshire Taconic Community Foundation,as well asa gift from theXeric Foundation, Inc.



When: Sep 5, 2014 8 PM to Sep 5, 2014 9 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General 15.00

18.00 true Ticket with $3 Donation 18.00

Other Donation (Thank you!)

(Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20 )
Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Jennifer Finney Boylan

The Mount welcomes journalist/author Kate Bolick for a series of interviews with leading writers. The August 29 program will feature Jennifer Finney Boylan.

Jennifer Finney Boylan isis a widely praised author and professor. She is an activist for LGBT people in general and trans men and women in particular, through her writing as well as through her involvement as a director of GLAAD. She supports the expansion of our scientific understanding of gender through her service on the Board of Trustees of the Kinsey Institute. And she advocates for storytellers of all stripes, in part through her support of the PEN American Center, and, above all, through her work with her students at Colby College in Maine, where she has been part of the English Department for 25 years.

Jenny is the author of thirteen books three novels, a collection of short stories, three memoirs, and six young adult books, four of them written under a pseudonym. Her most recent published work is Stuck in the Middle with You, a memoir about the differences between fatherhood and motherhood.

Kate Bolick is a contributing editor for The Atlantic and writes regularly for Elle, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate, among other publications. Her recent Atlantic cover story, All the Single Ladies, was optioned by Sony for a television series. Previously, she was culture editor of Veranda, executive editor of Domino, and a columnist for The Boston Globe Ideas Section. A recipient of a MacDowell fellowship, she holds a Masters in cultural criticism from New York University, where she has also taught writing. She is currently working on her first book, Among the Suitors: Single Women I Have Loved, forthcoming from Crown/Random House in early 2015.

The Touchstone Series is madepossible through support from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund ofBerkshire Taconic Community Foundation,as well asa gift from theXeric Foundation, Inc.The Mount would also like to thankCanyon Ranchfor its generous sponsorship.



When: Aug 29, 2014 5 PM to Aug 29, 2014 7 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true Mount member 15.00

18.00 true General 18.00

Donation (Thank you!)

15.00 true OLLI members 15.00

(Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17 )
Josh Groban with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
When: Aug 30, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19 )
Robin OHerin Acoustic Blues and Gospel
Sept. 26, 2014 Delta Blues @ Rumpy's Tavern 8-11 pm tips appreciated Have an awesome dinner in the restaurant upstairs, then come on down for some blues! 16 Church St., Lenox, MA http://villageinn-lenox.com/tavern.htm

When: Sep 26, 2014 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 16, 2014 8 AM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08 )
Questions and Answers: A Workshop with Adam Stone

What defines you? Nationally acclaimed performance poet Adam Stone will lead a two-hour workshop for high school poets entitled, The Questions I Most Want Answered/The Answers I Most Want Questioned. Stone will introduce poems which use questions as a device or prompt and challenge workshop participants to write their own questioning poetry about the topics most important to them.

This free workshop will be held at The Mount and is made possible by a generous donation from the Amy Clampitt Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

For questions, contact Kelsey Mullen at kmullen@edithwharton.org or 413-551-5110.

AdamStone has represented venues at the National Poetry Slam twelve times, including Cape Cod, Boston Cantab, Boston Lizard Lounge, and the People's Republic of Vermont. He was Cape Cod's Spoken Word Poet laureate from 2000-2007 and was the longest reigning Champion of Champions at The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge. He's also the 2005 Boston Haiku Champion, and has represented The Boston Lizard Lounge twice at the Individual World Poetry Slam. An invaluable part of the greater Boston poetry community, Adam served as Day Events Coordinator for the2011 and 2013 National Poetry Slamsin Boston and Cambridge. In 2012, he edited the20 Years at the Cantab Lounge Anthologywhich celebrated well The twentieth anniversary of the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. Hes also been published in the 2013Flicker & Spark Anthology of Queer Writers. In his increasingly spare time, he also works for a comic book store.



When: Sep 13, 2014 10 AM to Sep 13, 2014 12 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10 )
Wait Wait Dont Tell Me
When: Aug 28, 2014 8 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20 )
"Ordinary Observer": An Amy Clampitt Memorial Reading with Sharon Olds

On Friday evening, September 12, at 7 pm, The Mount will present the 2014 Amy Clampitt Memorial Reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Sharon Olds. The reading will be free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

Born in San Francisco, Sharon Olds studied at Stanford University and Columbia University. Her numerous honors include a National Endowment for the Arts grant; a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship; the San Francisco Poetry Center Award for her first collection, Satan Says (1980); and the Lamont Poetry Selection and the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Dead and the Living (1983). Her other books of poetry are Strike Sparks: Selected Poems 1980-2002 (2004), Blood, Tin, Straw (1999), The Gold Cell (1997), The Wellspring (1995), and The Father (1992). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times. Named New York State Poet Laureate (1998 2000), Olds teaches graduate poetry workshops at New York University. She is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science. Her poetry collection, One Secret Thing, was a finalist for the T. S. Eliot Prize & the Forward Prize.

Her most recent collection, Stag's Leap (2012), was named one of Oprah's Favorite Reads of 2012 and won the T.S. Eliot Prize, and also the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Reservations for this event are strongly encouraged. Please reserve online or call 413-551-5100. This event is made possible through support from theAmy Clampitt Fund, a fund ofBerkshire Taconic Community Foundation,as well asa gift from theXeric Foundation, Inc.The Mount would also like to thankCanyon Ranchfor its generous sponsorship.



When: Sep 12, 2014 7 PM to Sep 12, 2014 8 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 0.00 true Reservation 0.00

Donation

(Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19 )
The Artistic Lure of the Gilded Age, a panel discussion

In partnership with MASS MoCA, The Mount is bringing together accomplished artists in the visual, literary, and performing arts who have each been inspired by the art and history of the Gilded Age and specifically the works of Edith Wharton and James Whistler. Painter and installation artist Darren Waterston will join distinguished novelist and Wharton scholar Roxana Robinson; Rachel Dickstein, director of a stage adaptation of The House of Mirth;and Claire McMillan, author of Gilded Age,to discuss what can be learned from investigations of Whistler and Wharton today. Biographer and cultural historianPaul Fisher will moderate the discussion.

Paul Fisher is a biographer and cultural historian and Associate Professor of American Studies at Wellesley College. His books include House of Wits: An Intimate Portrait of the James Family and The Grand Affair: John Singer Sargent, His Patrons, and Sexuality in the Art World of the Belle poque (forthcoming).



When: Aug 28, 2014 6 PM to Aug 28, 2014 8 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 true General 20.00

15.00 true MASS MoCA and Mount members 15.00

15.00 true OLLI members 15.00

(Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18 )
Love and Marriage: Storytelling at The Mount

SpeakUppresentsLoveandMarriage: Stories about the heartache and happiness oflove. Five storytellers will take the stage and tell true stories about the way thatlovehas intersected with and changed their lives. There will be stories oflovelost,lovefound, andlovefinally understood.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

SpeakUpis a Hartford-based organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.They provide storytellers, both novice and experienced, with the opportunity to take the stage and tell true stories from their own lives based upon a predetermined theme.SpeakUpdirectors work with storytellers prior to the performance in order to assist in the crafting and presentation of stories and conduct workshops for people interested in learning more about the art of storytelling.



When: Oct 18, 2014 8 PM to Oct 18, 2014 10 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General Admission 15.00

(Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20 )

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