July 19-22, Pittsfield
Emerging Tastes A creative three-day retreat for food influencers and enthusiasts to explore new flavors and rethink old ones. Enjoy meals cooked by some of the Berkshire’s most talented chefs, including an open fire dinner with Heirloom Fire, plus festive beverages, live music and goat yoga, tours, hikes and other activities. Hancock Shaker Village.
July 21, Pittsfield
Hancock Shaker Village Food for Thought: a monthly dinner with an author. Enjoy a seasonal meal by farm-to-table chef Brian Alberg, wine and a book. This month’s dinner features historian Chris Jennings, whose latest book is Paradise Now, an account of American utopianism and the eccentric visions put forward by five of history’s most influential utopian movements, including the Shakers. 6 p.m.
July 25, Stockbridge
Red Lion Inn Chillable Reds Porch Pop-up: a curated selection of reds that taste better a little cool. Sample some juicy, aromatic reds that benefit from some time on ice. 4:30-6:30 p.m.
July 29, Lakeville
Chef and Farmer Brunch This year’s benefit for The North East Community Center will honor Julie Schroeder and her family with the Community Center’s Service Award. Meet your local chefs and farmers, enjoy brunch, silent and live auctions, live music and more. Hotchkiss School’s Fairfield Farm, 11 a.m.