Sunday, November 5th – 2:00 to 5:00 pm
Lenox Community Center 65 Walker Street
Free and open to the public.
Programs for an afternoon of entertainment and refreshments
- 2:00 pm – Berkshire Sings, a local music group, has offered to perform some of their favorite songs
- 2:45 pm – Bits and Pieces of Lenox History (replacing “Listen to the Hills”)
- Did you know Columbus died in Lenox in 1851? And we’re not sure where he’s buried. Hear Leo Mahoney and Mati Kiin, documentary film-makers, tell the tale of this famous circus elephant.
- Charlie Flint always has something to say about Lenox Dale. Come listen to Charlie’s latest story.
- Justice or justice denied. Matt Tannenbaum will shed some light on the subject of Ephraim Wheeler’s public hanging in 1806 set in the days just after the successful American Revolution and Berkshire County’s own Shays’ Rebellion. (Courtesy of Irene and Richard Brown’s book, “The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler.”)
- 4:00 pm – Desserts, including SOCO Ice Cream, tea, coffee and cake, will be served during the showing of Bruce MacGowan’s Lenox Historic Postcard Collection. Bruce MacGowan is also the narrator.
- 5:00 pm – The Lenox 250th Anniversary Quilt, a handmade commemorative artifact, will be on display. It is the last opportunity to buy a raffle ticket. The costs are $5 each or 6 for $25. The drawing will be held at 5:00 pm today.
More information about performances:
Berkshire Sings! is a diverse group of people with a like-minded goal….to get together for the sheer enjoyment of singing!
The group performs a wide range of styles from the Great American Songbook to classic Jazz, Blues and Popular music under the guidance of choral director and professional pianist Robert Kelly.
Rob began studying ragtime, jazz and classical repertoire at the age of five. He attended Berklee College of Music and traveled the globe as the pianist with the United States Coast Guard Band. Rob has performed with Roberta Flack, Cheryl Bentyne of Manhattan Transfer, Dick Hyman, Dave McKenna, Larry Coryell and with the Young Artist Program at the Tanglewood Institute.
Rob lives in the Berkshires where he coaches pianists and vocalists and performs a wide range of musical styles. He plays regularly at the Gateways Inn and Firefly in Lenox and Castle Street Café in Great Barrington throughout the year.
www.lenox250th.org for more event information.