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Mushroom Foraging Workshop and Walk with Matt Glushien

Matt led a summer mushroom foraging workshop and walk in July and now returns to help us find fall fungi. Meet at the Arts Center and learn mushroom identification essentials from expert Matt Glushien. Please bring knives for cutting mushrooms, and baskets to put the mushrooms in. Then off to the foraging site which Matt [...]


Workshop: Telling (Your) Dad Stories – Canceled

This event has been canceled. ---- In this storytelling workshop, you'll learn from experienced storyteller Linda Storms how to tell your "dad stories" whether humorous or touching or both -- from having a father (stepfather, grandfather, big brother who filled in) to being one. A great way to prepare for Father's Day! After the morning's [...]

Introduction to Handmade Rugs – Free!

An overview of the art and history of oriental rugs by expert John Balayan. See a demonstration of knotting on a loom. Bring photos of the front and back of your rug for an appraisal. Free refreshments! At the Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Rd, Sandisfield, MA

Award-winning Andre Lambertson Documentary Photography

Sunday October 1 (rescheduled from Saturday September 23) in the Gallery from 4 to 6 pm is the free opening reception for “Andre Lambertson Documentary Photography.” Be sure to be there at 5 pm to hear Lambertson talk about his powerful work. The show runs until October 22. Andre Lambertson is an award-winning photojournalist, and [...]

Foraging for Mushrooms – Cancelled due to death in family

Very sorry to announce this event is cancelled unavoidably due to a death in the family. We have issued refunds to everyone who purchased an online ticket.  You will also receive an email. ------------------- Join mushroom expert Matt Glushien for a walk to gather mushrooms, then continue for a cooking demonsration and optional natural wine [...]


Sandisfield without the Trees

What would Sandisfield look like if all the trees were magically removed? What did it look like when it was more farms than forest? See for yourself and learn about LIDAR (light detection and ranging) with Professor Will Ouimet of U Conn. The image shown here is a very reduced view — you’ll see and hear much [...]


Simon Reads – Free!

Join us for a reading by Simon Winchester and a discussion of his 2023 book, Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge from Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic. “A delightful compendium of the kind of facts you immediately want to share with anyone you encounter . . . . Simon Winchester has firmly earned his [...]

Churches of Sandisfield – Talk and slide show by Ron Bernard

Sandisfield historian Ron Bernard opens our season with “Churches of Sandisfield,” a talk and slide show. For 250 years churches shaped community life in Sandisfield. Come meet the pastors and notable personalities whose fascinating biographies are in Ron’s new Sandisfield history book, The Little Brown Church of New Boston, Mass. and the Lives of Its [...]