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About Lenox
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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The Bookstore Reading Event
For Immediate Release:

The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
Reading: Scott Cheshire
High as the Horses' Bridles
Last year's Sirenland Fellow and the Visiting Writer at this year's Wishing Stone writing workshops in the Berkshires, Scott Cheshire's debut novel has been called "powerful and unflinching" by Column McCann in The New York Times Book Review, "something of a miracle" by Ron Charles in the Washington Post, and named a must read by The Millions, Time Out, New York Magazine, and Grantland; Scott Cheshire's debut is a "great new American epic" (Philipp Meyer) about a father and son finding their way back to each other."Deeply Imagined"-The New York Times / "Daring and Brilliant"-Ron Charles, Washington Post / "Vivid"-Elle / "One of the finest novels you will read this year."-Flavorwire
Book signing will follow the reading and as always the Get Lit Wine Bar will be open!

When: Nov 6, 2014 12 AM to Nov 6, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00 )
Northeast Touchworks Client Collaborative Forum

When: Nov 5, 2014 6 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 18 )
BSRM Fundraiser
Help the Berkshire Scenic Railway resume train rides including the Polar Express and the Great Pumpkin Train! Thank you for your support!

When: Dec 31, 2014 11:55:00 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:55:00 )
Victorian Boudoir

Halloween shenanigans at the Mount in Lenox! Berkshire Shenanigans will be throwing a Halloween masquerade party on November 1st. DJ BFG will DJ, food trucks will be selling snacks, there will be a cash bar. As always we will have a costume contest with great prizes! This event is 21+ ID required.

When: Nov 1, 2014 8 PM to Nov 2, 2014 1 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20 )
Halloween Ghost Tour - 10:30 p.m.

This event is sold out. If you'd like to be added to a waitlist, please e-mail info@edithwharton.org.

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


(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22 )
Health and Self-Healing Thanksgiving Retreat At Eastover Estate
Sustainable Health and Local Foods for Self-Healing and Well BeingNovember26 th 30 th, 2014(5 day course)

Thanksgiving Dinner and Jazz at Tallyho Only: $79.99
Join us for Jazz Concert after your home gathering
(Starting at 8 pm): $10

Itinerary Details


When: Nov 28, 2014 4 PM to Nov 30, 2014 1 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16 )
Lexi Weege
Will be performing at the historic and incredibly beautiful Gateways Inn in Lenox. Enjoy some jazz in the music room built specifically to make music sound unbelievable!

When: Feb 13, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19 )
Janel Halpern Reading: The Bookstore 11/16/2014
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox, MA 01240
In partnership with The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and Jewish Book Month
Sunday, November 16, 2014, 4:00 PM

Reading: Janel Halpern

Not the Met: Exploring the Smaller Museums of Manhattan
By Janel Halpern and Harvey Appelbaum

Peek into some of New York City's largely unknown museums. Travel to museums and experience exhibits through the authors' eyes with these informative vignettes. Readers will enjoy having a profile of the city's museum community in the palms of their hands. Seventy-nine museums are featured along with photographs, directions, helpful tips, and the authors' impressions. From the Museum of American Illustration to the Rubin Museum of Art, visitors and natives alike will delight in these unique gems.

The authors visited 79 surprising and wonderful small museums in Manhattan, many of which they had never heard of, and reported about the astonishing exhibits they saw and enjoyed. Their book is terrific for museum lovers, families, tourists to NYC, and those who live there. Surprises are in store for those who take the amazing trip that they did. There are at least two photographs for each museum and each museum gets a two page spread. This book is a delightful guide and an inexpensive treasure as a Hanukkah gift!

When: Nov 16, 2014 12 AM to Nov 16, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sun, 16 Nov 2014 00 )
Memorial Day Races

When: May 23, 2015 12 AM to May 24, 2015 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Sat, 23 May 2015 00 )
Eastover Retreat - Healthy Holiday Cooking & Kayaking Retreat

X-country skiing (weather permiting), hiking, cooking or kayaking with the whole family, or snuggle in front of the fireplace and read.You can opt out of cooking classes for one free Kayak trip with Hilary Kashara
Class 1: X-country skiing (weather permiting), hiking, cooking or kayaking with the whole family, or snuggle in front of the fireplace and read.You can opt out of cooking classes for one free Kayak trip with HilJoary Kashara
Class 1: Friday evening: an introduction to the macrobiotic way of eating and macrobiotic holiday food.
Class 2: Saturday morning: Savory Holiday Dishes.
Class 3: Saturday afternoon: Holiday Desserts.
Class 4: Sunday morning: Festive Sunday Brunch.
All dishes will be vegan, macrobiotic, sugar-free and delicious.
Chris Jenkins is a Kushi Institute macrobiotic teacher. He has worked at two Japanese restaurants ? one in Asheville, North Carolina, and one in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and he has served as a personal chef in the United States and abroad. Join Chris in an exploration of macrobiotic cooking styles and philosophy behind it
ARRIVE 4PM for more details www.eastover.com

When: Nov 7, 2014 4 PM to Nov 9, 2014 1 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 16 )

WHAT: An Experience-Packed Seminar by Sara Meeks

FOR WHOM: Anyone who has an interest to learn about bone health

WHEN: November 13 2014 7:00 8:30 pm

WHERE: Eastover Estate Mansion

An opportunity to meet and hear Sara Meeks in person

When: Nov 13, 2014 7 PM to Nov 13, 2014 8 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19 )
Mind Boggling Hypnosis - and Beyond
Funny? Very. Amazing? Absolutely. Real? Without a doubt. From audience to audience, from venue to venue, from city to city, Dr. Steve's hypnosis show is highly rated, hilarious and extremely popular yet always respectful and audience-appropriate. Dr. Steve involves his subjects in activities that intrigue, amuse, and excite lots of laughter. His original routines are energetic, fast-paced, and enhanced with music for a complete, high-powered performance every time. Spectators and participants rave about their experience forever, and bring back their friends, classmates and colleagues to future shows. Last year, Dr Steve performed at Oliver Ames High School in May. Attendees demanded that we bring him back for another performance. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE: bit.ly/OAhypnotist or from any OA Wrestling Team Member Want to see photos from last year's show? Visit the OA Wrestling Website. This event is appropriate for all ages. Profits support the Oliver Ames High School Wrestlers.

When: Nov 20, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 - (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19 )
5th Annual ScrabbleRouser FUNdraiser Tournament
Lenox, MA, The Lenox Library will hold its fifth annual ScrabbleRouser Tournament on Sunday, November 9 at the library, a three-round tournament playing the SCRABBLE Brand Crossword Game with play beginning at 2:00pm. Pre-registration required.

When: Nov 9, 2014 12 AM to Nov 9, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: $20 per player (teams up to 4 players); be a spectator - $5/person, $10/family * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00 )
Rob Kelly- Lara Tupper
7:30-10:30 pm- jazz and pop. Rob Kelly on piano an vocals

When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )
John Kozinskis Jazz Underground Group

After Thanksgiving dinner, you will hear the swingin and groovin jazz standards and blues of Tin Pan Alley and beyond, that will have you tapping your toes, moving your feet and dancing along. You will hear the cookin strains of bossa nova, funk, swing and more from the tunes of masters, Jobim, Herbie Hancock, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and more.

Your evening will feature locally grown and masterful musicians ; Dominic Poccia on multiple saxaphones, David Bartley on keyboard, Stephen Devine on drums and John Kozinski on guitar and bass guitar.

When: Nov 27, 2014 7 PM to Nov 27, 2014 9 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19 )
Redshift Jazz Fusion Thanksgiving Friday Night Concert in the Berkshires!

Redshift: The band Redshift is a fusion band in the truest sense of the word. We blend the best of jazz, blues, and funk, all with a rock edge that can be danced to. From Charlie Parker, Freddie Hubbard, and Cannonball Adderly to soulful renditions of Al Green, Freddie King, up through Hendrix we play jazz standards with a groove and groovy music with a jazz edge. Jazz you can dance to, Funk you can think about.

Join us for Thanksgiving dinner or come after your family Thanksgiving dinner. Or you can even join us for the whole weekend retreat from Friday to Sunday.

Eastover Online Brochure

The enormous, country style Old Stable is the perfect event hall for large events and workshops. Its all country style with an enormous stone fireplace, high rafters, full theatrical stage and generous dance floor. Big enough for any event, its 4800 sq ft allows seated dining for 350 guests with a total capacity of 475 guests. A complete on site large kitchen can be used for cooking classes or makes fresh food and ready for fast service. There is also a separate standing bar with its own spacious mingling area. With a character straight out of a Victorian hunting stables its, the thick wooden bead-board and antique barn hardware are all authentic reminders of its historic bygone era.

Even deeper into the Old Stable is a converted night club area with booth seating within deep converted horse stalls. Roomy enough to seat 10 per booth, the night club has its own small performance stage. This provides a remarkable opportunity for you to host a large event while also catering to a quieter more intimate conversation area with their own separate entertainment venue or out break space.For workshop presentors, single session workshops can be created for inviting the local affluent holistic community, further reach the broad audience.

Whether your program calls for tables and chairs or ample room to move about or both the Old Stable is perfect for your needs. In addition, just past sliding stable doors is a juice bar and meeting space that can serve as a breakout room as well.

For an exclusive wedding, the Old Stable is a destination genuine and rare character, a great contrast for a formal wedding, large public festival, large yoga or workshops, or boisterous dance ball.


When: Nov 28, 2014 8 PM to Nov 30, 2014 1 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20 )
Lara Tupper- Rob Kelly
Rob Kelly and Friends! 7:30-10:30 pm - jazz and pop

When: Nov 20, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19 )
Thanksgiving Weekend Lonny Jarrett Red Shift Jazz Fusion
Redshift: The band Redshift is a fusion band in the truest sense of the word. We blend the best of jazz, blues, and funk, all with a rock edge that can be danced to. From Charlie Parker, Freddie Hubbard, and Cannonball Adderly to soulful renditions of Al Green, Freddie King, up through Hendrix we play jazz standards with a groove and groovy music with a jazz edge. Jazz you can dance to, Funk you can think about.

When: Nov 28, 2014 12 AM to Nov 28, 2014 12 AMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00 )
All Souls: A Special Halloween Reading with Ariel Bock

Do you believe in ghosts?

No, I dont believe in ghosts, but Im afraid of them.

So begins Edith Whartons introduction to her own book of ghost stories. Wharton herself admitted to sleeping with the light on, even as she applied her writing talents to exploring the world of the supernatural and grotesque. Believers, non-believers, and the undecided are all welcome on All Hallows Eve for a reading of All Souls, Whartons last ghost story, written the year she died.

Seasonal refreshments will be available.

When: Oct 31, 2014 7 PM to Oct 31, 2014 8 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19 )
JoAnne Redding
JoAnne Redding joins ace pianist/vocalist Rob Kelly for his weekly series at one of the finest venues in the Berkshires, the Gateways Inn, for an emotive mix of smokey blues, swingin' jazz, and Americana. Lounge menu available, and to die for!

When: Oct 30, 2014 7 PM in Lenox, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19 )
The Liar Show: Holiday Edition

Seek truth. Get a T-shirt.

In a nutshell:

The Stories

EveryLiar Show performance is unique. A constantly changing cast of writersand comics tell four short, extremely personal stories that will makeyou laugh, possibly make you think, and almost certainlymake you gladyou don't live with them. But listen closely, because only three ofthese people are telling the truth. The fourth is making it all up.

The Interrogation

Afterthe stories have been told, all four performers return to the stage anddefend their stories while the audience rakes them over the coals with afact-finding question and answer session, refereed by thehost.

The Verdict

Eachaudience member casts a ballot and when the Liar is revealed, theperceptive geniuses who have guessed correctly walk away with a prizeT-shirt amid a bitter chorus of "Congratulations, Einstein,"from theempty-handed losers.



James is a contributor to NPR's This American Life, the writer and performer of "Life in a Marital Institution: 20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour, (New York Times Critics Pick), andthe author ofLife in a Marital Institution: 20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Memoir published by St. Martins Press. James has performed at The Whitney Museum, Symphony Space,and on a 14-city national tourpresented by Meredith Vieira Productions. His autobiographical stories have been broadcast nationally on NPR's Marketplace, and Selected Shorts, and hispersonal essays have been published in The NewYork Times and Redbook. James teaches storytelling at Fordham University.


Martin is a writer and performer whose stage productions have been presented across North America, Great Britain and Australia. He headlined The London Storytelling Festival and hismonologues have won honors at innumerable performance festivals: The Bike Trip (Best of Fest Orlando), Wanderlust ("Best Original Work" London Fringe Festival), Bursting Into Flames(Best Drama Winnipeg Fringe), The Surprise (Best Solo Performance San Francisco Fringe Festival.) Martin has traveled with Andy Christies The Liar Show to Edinburgh and New Orleans.He is a seven-time finalist in The Moths Grandslam Storytelling Championship. His play, "Oh, That Wily Snake!" is part of a McGraw-Hill anthology textbook on literature.


Ophira is the host of NPRs trivia, puzzle, and game show, "Ask Me Another. Her memoir, "Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy has been optioned by Zucker Productions for afeature film. Her writing has been featured in several anthologies, including, "I Killed: True Stories of the Road from Americas Top Comics, alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Dennis Miller,and Joan Rivers. She hosts and tours with The Moth and can be heard on their Audience favorites CD, podcast and the nationally syndicated The Moth Radio Hour. She has appeared onThe Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Today Show, and CTVs "Comedy Now in her hometown: Canada.


Andy is the creator and host of The Liar Show. His writing has appeared in The Moth Book, The New York Times and in the Thomas Beller anthology "Lost And Found: Stories From New York."His autobiographical stories have been heard on The Moth Radio Hour and WFUV's Cityscape.His humor book,I Wasnt Kidding: How To Commit Suicide So They'll Never Forget It waspublished by Random House in the United States and the United Kingdom. Consequently his work can be found on remainder shelves spanning two continents.He is also creative director of Slim Films, a NYC-based animation and illustration studio.

When: Dec 13, 2014 7 PM to Dec 13, 2014 9 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 true General Admission 15.00

(Sat, 13 Dec 2014 19 )
The Long Run & The Rembrandt
The Wharton Salon brings The Long Run newly-adapted by John Hadden, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and featuring actress Corinna May to the Main House at The Mount for a Thanksgiving Week run and welcomes Pythagoras Theatre Works and their production of The Rembrandt which took place this past summer at the historic Town Hall in West Stockbridge, adapted by Michael Burnet, featuring Diane Prusha as Mrs. Fontage. The Long Run Ames, a gentleman engineer, returns to his social circle in New York after twelve years' abroad. At a party, he meets an old college friend, Merrick, who confesses he is still haunted by the memory of a passionate romance with a married woman, Penelope Trant Reardon (May), some years before. Through this story, Merrick relives their brief chance at happiness. The Long Run is likened to Wharton's famous novel The Age of Innocence which was to follow eight years later. The Rembrandt A museum curator is manipulated by his niece's philanthropic meddling to give a professional appraisal of a "hidden masterpiece." The painting in question is said to be a long-lost Rembrandt acquired by a once-wealthy widow, Mrs. Fontage. Upon close inspection of the painting, the curator finds himself in a serious ethical dilemma.

When: Nov 26, 2014 7 PM to Nov 26, 2014 8 PMin Lenox, Massachusetts
Cost: 35 - 35 USD (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19 )

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