TODAY
    Monday Nov 20 @ 3:30 PM
Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Mason Library Children's Room – Say hi to Lucy, Sylvestor, and Romeo, our four-legged literacy friends! These pups are huggable and happy to listen to school aged children who want to improve their reading skills. Check for availability in the Children’s Room or register online! Spondered by Canine Link
 
TOMORROW
    Tuesday Nov 21 @ 10:30 AM
Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Mason Library Children's Room – Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. for baby through 5 years and their caregiver No registration required. Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
ThanksLiving with Gillian
Radiance Yoga – Our annual pre-feast celebration, fundraiser & special in-studio sale returns! As always, ThanksLiving is for all levels & Pay-What-You-Like with all proceeds going to our beloved Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. We will also be offering special in-studio ThanksLiving only deals, so come Flow, Shop & Support!
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 9:00 AM
ThanksLiving with Mark Gerow
Yoga Great-Barrington – Begin your Thanksgiving weekend with ThanksLiving Yoga. Open your heart with community and savor this special 2 hour fortifying Yoga workshop. $35 pre-reg $40 drop-in
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Nov 23 @ 4:00 PM
Join Us For a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!
Eastover Estate & Eco-Village – Celebrate the Holiday with a Sumptuous Plant-Based Feast* Thanksgiving at Eastover: Whole Foods • Vegan • Macrobiotic • Gluten-Free ~ Featuring Organic & Locally-Grown, Food & Beverages from the Berkshires and Vicinity *Organic Turkey Option for Non-Vegetarians ~ Join us! ~
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 6:00 AM
Black Friday Weekend
Lee Premium Outlets – Shop the best Black Friday deals at your favorite retailers including Aeropostale, J.Crew Factory, Michael Kors, Under Armour and more! Extra Festive Hours: Thursday, November 23: Closed Friday, November 24: 6AM to 10PM Please visit our website to learn more at www.premiumoutlets.com/lee
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 9:00 AM
Playful Heart - Movement and Ecstatic Meditation
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Celebrate your body and your life in a program of divine joy while you join hearts, hands, and spirits with fellow dancers and seekers. Move from striving to thriving and let go into a wild and playful community of delightful devotion, passionate movement, music, and storytelling. Bring your authentic Self and buoyant heart to dance, move, share, and cherish being alive. The JourneyDance™ approach to self-love and self-empowerment allows you to discover your vibrant radiance. Learn the wisdom of living yoga and ecstatic meditation to find your true call to action and divine vision. After a weekend that includes grounded rituals and engaging in the emotional flow of life, return home rejuvenated, with renewed vitality and inspiration. This program is for all ages and abilities. For all of the details go to: >https://kripalu.org/presenters-programs/playful-heart-movement-and-ecstatic-meditation-inspired-living<
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Dec 7 @ 9:00 AM
Opening Day! Fresh, Real Xmas Trees. Pre-cut or cut your own!
Mount Washington House – Make Christmas 2017 your most special one yet! Bring your family to Seekonk Tree Farm to find your perfect Christmas tree! We have cut your own Christmas trees as well as a large inventory of pre-cut trees from 3-12 ft, kissing balls, wreaths, roping, cemetary boxes and more! Open the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Open weekdays 12:30pm to dusk and weekends 9am-dusk. Please like and share! Learn more at www.seekonktreefarm.com
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Santa & Behind The Scenes Tours
New England Air Museum – The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Santa Claus Visit & Behind the Scenes Tours special event on Friday, November 24th, 2017, the day after Thanksgiving. Santa Claus will meet with children in a helicopter between 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Photos are encouraged, and Santa will distribute a special gift to each child. Visitors will also have the opportunity to create holiday cards for military veterans which will be distributed to local VA centers during the holiday season, as well as Aviation Ornaments to take home. These activity stations will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Additional family fun activities include Aircraft Quest Scavenger Hunts, computerized Flight Simulators, and Kidsport: The Kids Only Exhibit. The Museum will also offer special “Behind the Scenes” tours of the Restoration Facility that day, giving visitors the rare opportunity to take a close-up look at current aircraft restoration projects. The Fairchild Republic A-10 "Thunderbolt II" (aka "Warthog"), the wide bodied Burnelli CBY-3 "Loadmaster," and vintage aircraft engines will be among the restoration projects on display. The tours will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 10:00 AM
Storybook Walk
Trustees West Region – Help the Trustees in celebrating Green Friday and battle those Black Friday blues by getting outside with your family. Follow the ledges trail as you read pages from a beloved childrens book. EVERYONE FREE. Call 413-229-8600 for details.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 5:30 PM
The Natural Singer at Kripalu
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – This 3 Day program is suitable for All. Yoga Experience = None Program Theme = Chanting and Singing Come celebrate the magnificent healing power of your voice. Claude Stein has a remarkable ability to channel the beautiful music and messages that lie within each of us. Receive personally tailored exercises and learn to sing out fearlessly in a program that provides a 100 percent positive environment to practice and sing your heart open. Learn to relax your throat, deepen breathing, hit notes, project confidently, and share stunning breakthroughs in authentic self-expression using favorite songs. The results are simply amazing as you are guided past limiting judgments, fears, and beliefs to build your sound. Whether you are a total beginner or want to take public performing to the next level, you’ll sing like you’ve always wanted to and share your heart more easily. Therapists, coaches, and workshop leaders also find these techniques valuable.?
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 6:00 PM
CircusYoga Thanksgiving Weekend Retreat
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Bring your whole family to Kripalu for the weekend following Thanksgiving! Join co-founders Erin Maile O’Keefe and Kevin O’Keefe who have been leading communities together in a blend of interactive group yoga, circus arts, acrobatics and play for over 19 years. Deep rejuvenation comes with connection and joyful play. Bring your friends and family to experience this intentionally multigenerational practice. Whether you have kids or not, experience a village at play together. Be on the edge of your learning and surprise yourself by what you can do. Create the culture of a traveling circus and embody your part in it. Embrace the principle of inclusion by connecting to the full spectrum of your being!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 @ 6:15 PM
Family Movie Night "Leap!"
Mason Library Children's Room – For Novembers's Family Movie, join us for "Leap!" PG | 1h 29min | Animated, Adventure, Comedy An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. No need to register. Popcorn & beverages included. Wear jammies!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:00 PM
Building a Better Immune System for Lifelong Health and Vitality
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Join Kripalu's Sudha Carolyn Lundeen and Elizabeth Boham, M.D. and discover how to up-level your health by boosting the functioning of your immune system. Natural techniques drawn from yoga and functional medicine can improve how your immune system works. Starting with the biochemistry of stress and how this impacts the immune system, you learn to: - Strengthen immunity using the mind-body connection - Choose foods that have natural immune-boosting qualities - Cultivate yoga and breathing practices to enhance immunity - Incorporate daily Ayurvedic self-care practices - Learn how toxins impact your immune system and how naturally to support detoxification - Practice yoga nidra to manage the damaging impacts of stress. Particularly beneficial for those wanting to increase vitality and well-being, these tools are helpful for everyone who wants to stay healthy or regain good health.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
Empower Your Life Vision: Kripalu, MA
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Empower Your Life Vision Through Anusara Yoga! Create a passionate context for your Life's Vision. Dive in and take your yoga practice into a new realm by tapping into your joy for life itself! Each day of this retreat includes asana, pranayama, and meditation to unlock your unlimited reserves of creativity and inner power. Join Jackie Prete and Tiffany Wood to learn: - Anusara’s Universal Principles of Alignment™ and how to apply them in asana and in life - The three A’s of Anusara (attitude, alignment, and action) - How to find the revelatory energy at the source of who you are. Program Session Schedule Friday 7:30-9:00 PM: Man on the Moon – Tap into passion. Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM: A Wise Strategy – Expand on what you think is possible. Saturday 1:45 - 4:30 PM: Reverence –The key to breaking through barriers. Sunday 10 AM - 12:30: Mission Possible – One giant leap. *This retreat is recommended for people with a minimum of one year yoga experience.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
Introduction to Meditation
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health 57 Interlaken Stockbridge, MA 01263 1-866-200-5203 Price: $250 plus room and board Two day workshop. November 24 - 26, 2017 Heard about the benefits of meditation and wondered what the practice is really like? Or maybe you’ve had some meditation instruction but haven’t yet found a technique that fits your temperament and lifestyle, one that allows you to sustain a regular practice. Bhavani Lorraine Nelson, known for her clear instruction and user-friendly approach, introduces you to meditation techniques from the traditions of yoga, including Meditation on the breath Loving-kindness meditation Walking meditation Pranayama (breathing exercises) Mantra meditation Sanskrit chanting as meditation. Gain the inspiration and clarity you need to continue meditating at home, ultimately bringing greater peace, equanimity, and contentment into your life. Note You may bring your own meditation cushion or bench if you have one. CE Credits:Yoga Teachers (YA) : 16 credits, $30.00
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
A Buddhist Healing Ritual
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Healing Chöd is an ancient Buddhist ritual known for its power to alleviate physical, emotional, and mental illness and suffering. There are no instructions to follow or techniques to learn. One simply lies down, rests, and receives healing. Healing Chöd is suitable for everyone, including those with chronic or mild illnesses. Healing Chöd rituals consist of music, prayers, and mantras in the sacred sounds of Sanskrit and Tibetan, transformative mudras and offerings, and meditation to cut through the destructive emotions and repel negative energies and obstacles. Empowerments are given to further increase healing blessings. Dakini’s Heart-Essence Chöd is based on the female Buddha, Vajrayogini. It originated with the 10th-century Indian yogi Mahasiddha Naropa, and was passed down to Lama Migmar’s guru, Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, also the guru of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. #healingchod #buddhistritual #meditation
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
Ajeet Kaur Sound and Silence Meditation Retreat
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – The ancient healing tools of sound and silence take us to new worlds inside ourselves and connect us to spirit. This program introduces Naad Yoga, a practice that deepens our capacity to heal through sound—the more connected we are to our own inner stillness, the more healing our vibrations become. From that place of silence, we explore our capacity to heal ourselves, each other, and our world with the most sacred instrument—our own voices. This program includes: - Deep meditation for all levels of practice - Creative work to reconnect with your inner Self - Mantras to clear the past and soften the heart - Live music workshops and a concert with Ajeet and other world-renowned musicians. Join Ajeet Kaur, Ezra Landis, and Sukhmani Kaur Rayat for a weekend of community, nature, and inner connection through the power of sound and silence and return home with an individualized practice to continue your healing journey.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
Tsa Lung: The Tibetan Yoga of Breath and Movement
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – In Tibetan, “tsa” means channel and “lung” means vital breath or wind (prana). Bringing focused attention to body, breath and mind, through physical movement, Tsa Lung practice opens the body’s energy centers, or chakras, clearing the obstacles that obscure the pure and open space of being—the source of love, compassion, joy, and equanimity. These easy-to-perform yet powerful exercises are a gateway to meditation, enhancing the experience of open awareness in everyday life. They are designed to clear obstacles that can cause disease and drive negative thoughts, allowing you to recognize and rest in the true source of being.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Nov 24 - Nov 25 @ 8:00 PM
Rock Show / Puerto Rico Hurricane Fundraiser
Promotorhead Entertainment – Sciencefight The Volstead Act The Mo-Zeb Experiment Celseìgh 9pm 18+ Suggested $10 cover Help us support our neighbors in Puerto Rico by watching bands and drinking beers! All proceeds to go to United for Puerto Rico. https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/