Saturday, Aug. 11
The Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program
WILMINGTON -- Explore two private gardens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for self-guided tours to benefit the Garden Conservancy. No reservations required; rain or shine.
Highlights include garden designer and author Gordon Hayward’s personal, iconic garden in Westminster West.
The North Forte garden in Wilmington is filled with classic perennials and shrubs.
Visitors may begin at either of the following gardens: Gordon & Mary Hayward’s Garden, 508 McKinnon Road, Westminster West; or The North Forte garden, 71 Top of Hill Road, Wilmington.
Cost: $5 per garden; children 12 and under free. For more information, visit www.opendaysprogram.org. Arlington FunFest
ARLINGTON -- The FunFest will take place from 8 a.. to 2:30 p.m. on the St. Margaret Mary Church lawn and in the Hall on Route 7A.
The event will include a silent auction and baked goods sale in the hall, plus a white elephant sale, raffles, books, jewelry and religious items. Hot dogs and drinks will be served out on the lawn. This is a rain or shine event sponsored by the Arlington Catholic Daughters.
Masonic Lodge bingo
BENNINGTON -- The Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., hosts bingo every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., except major holidays. Doors open at 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.
ARLINGTON -- Norman’s Attic, Arlington’s annual craft fair and townwide tag sale, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Williamstown Farmers Market
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Williamstown Farmers Market will be held in the Spring Street parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pow Wow in Mass.
LANESBOROUGH, Mass. -- The seventh annual Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow will be held today and tomorrow at Wirtes Farm, 45 Greylock Road at the base of Mount Greylock.
The Pow Wow will be held rain or shine. Saturday hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday hours will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p..m.
Tickets will be available at the gate. One-day admission is $8, adults; $6 seniors 65 and over, and youth 11 to 18. Children 10 and under admitted free. Individuals who are blind will be given free admission showing their MCB registration or related identification card at the entrance gate. For more information, visit healingwinds.net; call 413-443-2481; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Skete summer festival
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Monastic Communities and the chapel community members of New Skete will host their annual summer pilgrimage festivities.
All are welcome to join in the days celebrations. Come for the day or come for an event. The day will start with Matins at 8:30 a.m. and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Events throughout the day include a food court serving ethnic and traditional fare, a photo exhibit of New Skete life, self-guided garden tours, and childrens activities on the lawn. The gift shops at both the monks’ and the nuns’ monasteries will be open.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Howe to be honored
NORTH BENNINGTON -- Robert Howe will be celebrated as the annual Living History nominee from noon to 2 p.m. on the green in front of Powers Market.
Stanley Tools reunion
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Stanley Tools Eagle Square reunion will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the American Legion. For information, call 802-442-6462 or 518-686-4348.
Bingo at Bennington Legion
BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13, 225 Northside Drive, will host bingo. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. No one under 14 admitted.
Run for the Roses
GRAFTON, N.Y. -- The annual Run for the Roses will take place at Grafton Lakes State Park. Events include a 5K Foot Race, 2.5-mile Scenic Nature Walk, and a 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run. Proceeds will benefit the Grafton Community Library and the Courtney Carelli Foundation for Literacy.
For more information, or to access a race entry form on-line, visit www.graftoncommunitylibrary.org or call the library at 518-279-0580.
Free Sunday supper
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- A free Sunday supper will be held at St. Marks Episcopal Church 70 Main St., at 5 p.m. Come and enjoy a meal and sit and visit for a while. The facility is handicapped accessible.
Story time in East Arlington
EAST ARLINGTON -- The next story time event will be held in Bailey Hall, 79 Ice Pond Road, at 4 p.m. The theme will be first day of school. The stories should be written out so that they can be filed in the Event Team archives.
For information, call Dan at 375-9764. Coffee, tea and water will be available; bring a dish, flat ware, napkin, cup and cookies or finger food to share.
to hold Hamfest
ADAMS, Mass. -- The Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club will conduct its annual "Hamfest." The event will be held at the Adams Agricultural Fairgrounds.
Gates open at 8 a.m. for sellers - with the general public admitted at 9 a.m. Admission is $5 per person. Children under 12 are free.
Part of the event will be the administering of licensing examinations. The tests will be offered for all classes of Amateur Radio License. The exams start at 9 a.m.
The Adams Fairgrounds is located off Route 9. Look for the sign at the Butler Road intersection. Hams can use the "talk-in" service that will be available on the air on the Mount Greylock Repeater. (146.91)
A front page story Wednesday about a pickup truck accident in Pownal misspelled the name of an injured passenger. She is Abbie Endres.
A front page story Wednesday about a pickup truck accident in Pownal relied on a state police affidavit to report that one of the passengers, Corey Shores, 17, was unavailable for questioning. That was because he was taken to Albany Medical Center in New York to be treated for injuries, according to his father. Police did not specify why they were not able to question Shores and another male at the crash scene.