May
20
Mon
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Homeschool STEAM Spring Program: Robotics

Fascinated by LEGO bricks and technology? Over the period of four weeks, learn how to build and code a LEGO Mindstorms robot to execute every command. Utilize reading and math skills to design and implement the programs.

This series of four 1-hour sessions is designed specifically for homeschool families. A space to eat lunch will be made available so families can eat and mingle after each program. Recommended for, but not limited to, children ages 8 to 12.

Price: $30 per child for each 4-week series. Families with two or more children: $30 first child, $25 for each additional child. To register by phone, call 413-443-7171 ext. 360.

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May
24
Fri
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews
May 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
OLLI: Berkshire Performing Arts Previews

Hear the stories behind what awaits us on stage this summer at some of the Berkshires’ premiere venues, as well as some award-winning “outliers.” Each week we’ll hear from the movers and shakers at Jacob’s Pillow, the Berkshire Opera, the Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage, and more, as well as our annual Critics Roundtable.

$15; OLLI and Museum members $10/session; pre-registration not required; drop-ins welcome.

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OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know
May 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
OLLI: Our Ever-changing and Complex Healthcare System: What You Need to Know

The third in a series of OLLI courses focusing on our complex healthcare systems and institutions, this course will once again endeavor to highlight and take an in-depth view of selected healthcare subjects in the news and confounding all of us as we work to navigate the maze of our health “system.”

$15; OLLI and Museum members $10/session; pre-registration not required; drop-ins welcome.

 

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OLLI: Objects and Their Stories
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
OLLI: Objects and Their Stories

Inspired by the Berkshire Museum’s popular rotating exhibition, “Objects and Their Stories,” join the museum’s Chief Experience Officer and guest staff for an in-depth exploration into the Berkshire Museum’s collection. Each session will feature multiple objects and the details pertaining to their geographic, spacial and iconographic relationships.

$15; OLLI and Museum members $10/session; pre-registration not required; drop-ins welcome.

 

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Jun
29
Sat
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeremy Yudkin
Jun 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OLLI Distinguished Speaker Series: Jeremy Yudkin

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) presents a series of talks with Berkshire-based cultural leaders and influencers.

Jeremy Yudkin, Ph.D. : Papa Haydn. Without Him — No Classical Music

Jeremy Yudkin is Professor of Music and co-Director of the Center for Beethoven Research at Boston University, and his interests are wide and varied, including everything from medieval music to the music of the Beatles. Jeremy has written 8 books: on medieval music and manuscripts, on a sixteenth-century music primer, and on jazz. Helping all people understand music is one of his greatest passions. He is a compelling, lively, and friendly speaker.

$15 general admission; Berkshire Museum and OLLI members $10.