August 2008 in the Valley
Cirque du Soleil's "Saltimbanco" at the Mullins Center Sept.3-7. Tickets: 413-733-2500 or www.cirquedusoleil.com
Springfield, SeniorNet. Computer Club meets the first and third Friday of each month at Good Life Center, 1600 East Columbus Ave., Springfield, at 9 a.m. Discuss computing, hardware/software, Internet or just ask questions. All are welcome, no membership is required.
Bryant Homestead Open for Summer Season. The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, Cummington, MA, a National Historic Landmark, will offer seasonal house tours and family-friendly events throughout the summer. This property of The Trustees of Reservations is the Victorian country estate of William Cullen Bryant, the famous 19th century poet, newspaper editor, and conservationist. This year the featured exhibit is Hale and Hearty: William Cullen Bryant and 19th Century Health and Fitness. Homestead hikes, fitness and diet were a lifetime commitment for Bryant. This free exhibit in the home's visitor center displays his 19th century exercise equipment, health journals, medications and daily regimen. Grounds are open free year round. Tours 1-5 p.m. on Sat. and Sun., Mon. holidays. Free for Trustees members or $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Info: www.thetrustees.org, call 634-2244 or email email@example.com.
, Riverboat Cruises Aboard The Lady Bea. Daily cruises at Brunelle's Marina and Dockside Restaurant, South Hadley. Info. 315-6342.
Through Sept. 28,
Lunchtime Concerts and Farmer's Markets. Every Friday: market 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; lunchtime concert, noon-1:30 p.m., Tower Square Park, Springfield. Info: 781-1591, X14.
Through Aug. 22
, Storrowton Village Open House Tours, Storrowton Village, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on the Eastern States Exposition grounds, Memorial Avenue, West Springfield. Info: www.thebige.com.
Through Aug. 31
, "All's Well That Ends Well" Performace by Shakespeare & Co in the Founder's Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets:$22-60. Info: 413-637-3353 or www.Shakespeare.org.
Through Aug. 31
, "The Ladies Man". At Shakespeare & Co., in the Founder's Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets: $15-60. Info: 413-637-3353 or www.Shakespeare.org
Through Sept. 28, Springfield Armory Interpretive Tours. Tours will last approximately 45 min. and will be offered Mon.-Fri. at 2 p.m.; Sat and Sun. at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 413-734-8551 to sign up. Tour and museum admission is free.
, The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble. The National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 1021 West St., Amherst, will offer a special performance by The Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble at 2 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Tickets are $10. For more info call 256-4900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.yiddishbookcenter.org.
, Vegan picnic and beach day. Beginning at 11 a.m. at Sunrise Park, 2075 Mountain Rd., West Suffield, CT. Bring a healthy vegan dish to share, along with note card listing ingredients. also bring place setting. musically inclined should bring instruments. Hike around or swim in lake - bring your suit! Donations appreciated. Info: call Harry: 860-623-8082 or email email@example.com.
, A Jazz Happening to Benefit School at Jacob's Pillow. At the Ted Shaw Theatre, 8 p.m. Featuring Broadway artists and musicians from such shows as Fosse, Sophisticated Ladies, Mamma Mia!, Man of La Mancha, Les Miserables and Evita. Headliner will be broadway star Brenda Braxton, known for her 2005 portrayal of Velma Kelly in Chicago and 1995 Tony Award. Tickets: $100, including post- show reception. Call Box office at 413-243-07745 or online at www.jacobspillow.org.
, Yiddish Singer, Vira Lozinsky. The National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 1021 West St., Amherst, will offer a special concert by Vira Lozinsky at 2 p.m. Reservations are suggested. Tickets are $10. Lozinsky is one of the freshest young voices in a new generation of Israeli singers cultivating Yiddish culture. Her unique repertoire includes new material, Yiddish folk songs, and songs of classical and modern Yiddish poets. For more info call 256-4900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacob's Pillow Trey McIntyre Project. Trey McIntyre Project launches its first tour as a full-time company at the Pillow from Aug. 20-24, with an added matin e Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $58 for adults with discounts available for subscribers, seniors, students, and children age 16 and under; $10 youth tickets are available for Trey McIntyre Project Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. when accompanied by an adult. Box Office hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Call the Box Office at 243-0745 or order online at www.jacobspillow.org.
, "Back to Gombin." The National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 1021 West St., Amherst, will present the documentary film, "Back to Gombin" at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6. This 2002 documentary film, directed by Minna Packer, tells the story of a group of 50 children of survivors of the Shoah, who return to their parents village in Poland in acts of reconciliation, healing and discovery. Reservations are suggested. For more info call 256-4900, email email@example.com or visit www.yiddishbookcenter.org.
, Deerfield Lions Club 17th Annual Antique Auto Show, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, Channing Bete Company, Inc., Rte. 5 and 10, South Deerfield. Admission is $5 p/p (children under 10 free). Vote for the People's Choice Award, listen to the sounds of Justin K's Mobile DJ, food and Bart's ice cream available, take a chance on the silent auction, vendors. Car corral open to any vehicle fee $10. Directions Northbound: take exit 24 from Rte 91N; turn right onto Rtes. 5 and 10 North; proceed 1.5 miles to Channing Bete Company on your right.
, "Our Children (Unzere Kinder)." The National Yiddish Book Center, located on the campus of Hampshire College, 1021 West St., Amherst, will present "Our Children (Unzere Kinder) at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6. This semi-documentary film (1948) (and Poland's last Yiddish feature) features the comedy duo Szymon Dzigan and Israel Shumacher who had recently returned from the Soviet Union, and Jewish children who had survived the Holocaust. For more info call 256-4900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.yiddishbookcenter.org.