CHESHIRE -- The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Farnams Causeway on Sat.,Sept. 29 along the easily accessible rail trail along scenic Cheshire Lake. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Refreshments, entertainment, and information will be available throughout the morning. Overflow parking with shuttle service is accessible at the Allied Waste Services lot, on Rt. 8 about a mile north of the Walk site, and south of the site at the Sears end of the Berkshire Mall. A barbecue lunch will be provided by Hillcrest Commons and pizza by Papa Joe’s Ristorante.
To learn more or to sign-up to participate: 413-499-069,
LCC accepting applications
LENOX - The Lenox Cultural Council has set an Oct.15 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants that support cultural activities in the community. These grants can support a variety of artistic projects and activities in Lenox - including exhibits, festivals, short-term artist residencies or performances in schools, workshops, and lectures.
Funding proposals from schools and youth groups are welcome through the PASS Program, a ticket subsidy program for school-aged children.
The Lenox Cultural Council is committed to funding a diverse cross-section of activities.
For specific local guidelines, applications and information, visit the Massachusetts Cultural Council web site: mass-culture.org/Lenox.
Local author returns
PITTSFIELD -- Gregory Spatz, a Greylock Regional High School grad, returns for a reading and booksigning at the Pittsfield Barnes & Noble, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Spatz’s Inukshuk tells the story of a father and son trying to rebuild their lives in a remote Canadian town and the teenager’s growing obsession with Sir John Franklin’s tragic quest to find the Northwest Passage.
Harpist visits Stockbridge
STOCKBRIDGE - Elizabeth Morse, Artist Associate of Harp at Williams College, and principal harpist with the Berkshire Symphony will perform a variety of pieces including: "Passacaglia" and "Concerto in B flat" by George Fr. Handel, "Jahla" and "Music for Bill and Me" by Lou Harrison, "Avalokiteshvara," "The Lanes of Limerick" by John Williams, "Suite of 8 Dances" by Carlos Salzedo, at the Stockbridge Library on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4 p.m.
Formerly, Elizabeth was principal harp with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Assistant Director of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Harp Seminar. Elizabeth has performed with the Boston Symphony and the Boston Pops. Elizabeth gave her Boston debut at Jordon Hall with Gunther Schuller conducting the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto. Her New York debut at Lincoln Center Library was presented by the New York City Musicians’ Club.
This program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more info: 413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org.
Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion
PITTSFIELD -- The Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion Concert will take place at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Saturday Sept. 29. The event will feature four acts that performed at the legendary Berkshire nightclub: The Commander Cody Band, Fat, The Spampinato Brothers Band (featuring Joey and Johnny formerly of NRBQ) and Burnt Bacon and The Home Fries.
Woody’s Roadhouse was a legendary Berkshire County nightclub located on Route 8 in the town of Washington. In an era when an out of the way roadhouse could host touring national acts as well as local bands, Woody’s did so for nearly 30 years. Some of the bands that the venue hosted were The Cars, John Cafferty and The Beaver Brown Band (from Eddie and The Cruisers), David Bromberg, Arlo Guthrie, Fat, NRBQ, The Outlaws, Commander Cody, Quiet Riot, The Stompers, Bonnie Raitt, Orleans and many others.
Showtime for The Woody’s Roadhouse Reunion is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale at The Colonial Theatre Box Office, 111 South Street, or: 413-997-4444, berksiretheatregroup.org.
Friends of the BA schedule
- Oct. 2 - Time Travel to 1862 as the Friends participate in "Call Me Melville." Wintergreen will play "Songs from the Civil War and Underground Railroad" while Bernard Drew recounts the history of the Massachusetts 49th - the Al- Berkshire Regiment," and Alex Reczkowski reads Herman Melville’s poem "The College Colonel." The adventure begins at 7 p.m.
- Oct. 10 - Trumpter Adam Farrill and his Brooklyn-based trio perform at 7 p.m. during Pittsfield Jazz Week’s Prodigy Concert.
The Berkshire Athenaeum, is located at 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield. The events are free. For info: 413-499-9480.