Parties & Openings
April 22 – E. Chatham
Habitat For Humanity Brunch
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
NAMI’s Fundraiser at Stonover Farm
Looking more like movie stars than a political power couple, Diane and Deval Patrick stopped by the first dinner dance that the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Berkshire County (NAMIBC) has had since it was founded 25 years ago. The governor spoke eloquently about de-stigmatizing mental illness. “No problem is solved unless it is brought into the light, into the sunshine.” Molly Boxer, NAMIBC president and the dinner chair, spoke movingly about how mental illness had affected her own son and how NAMIBC had taught her family how to cope with a challenging situation.
Diane & Deval Patrick, the first couple of Massachusetts who have a weekend house in the Berkshires, with Molly Boxer, president of the board of the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Berkshire County (NAMIBC); Mike Beck, Lainie Grant and Beau Buffier.
Hilary Deely and Willamstown Theater Festival’s Carolann Patterson; Michelle Moeller Chandler, the vice president of the board of the Williamstown Theatre Festival, with Chip Chandler, a visiting professor of leadership studies at Williams College.
Sculptor Joe Wheaton with decorative painter Cheryl Hutto.
West Stockbridge furniture maker A. Thomas Walsh and his wife, psychologist Joanne Yurman; BIFF founder Kelley Vickery and topiary wizard Matthew Larkin.
Berkshire Theatre Festival associate producer Liz Zieminski and NAMI board member Frank La Frazia.