4 events not to miss this week

Join in on this Berkshire tradition Hike majestic Mount Greylock on Monday, Oct.

14 for the 52nd anniversary Greylock Ramble. This annual event is the ultimate way to experience the Berkshires in autumn.

Parking is very limited near the trail head in Greylock Glen, so use of the free shuttles is strongly recommended. Shuttles to the Cheshire Harbor Trail head will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with pick-up and drop-off at the Adams Free Library. The trail is approximately 6.6 miles round trip and while it is the least intense trail to the summit, it does take about 4 to 5 hours to complete.

There are refreshments and souvenirs available for purchase at the summit at Bascom Lodge. Certificates of Completion will be available at Bascom Lodge for all hikers. Get your fill of jazz music this week

The 15th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival, hosted by Berkshires Jazz Inc., will be held through Oct.

20 in various venues around the city's Upstreet Cultural District. Anton Kot, a 16-year-old pianist and drummer, will make his Berkshires debut in the annual Jazz Prodigy Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Admission is free. Another piano talent, Dayramir Gonzalez, and his quartet will perform Friday on the Steinway at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St. The keystone event features a rare pairing of legendary vocalist Stephanie Nakasian, a Berkshire favorite, with her daughter, Veronica Swift, the fastest-rising vocalist on the jazz scene at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday. The Berkshires Jazz Youth Ensemble will open the concert. Pre-show entertainment will be provided by pianist Ben Kohn at The Garage (the Colonial's lobby), starting at 6 p.m.

The weekend concludes on Sunday with a jazz brunch at Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., music until noon. For more information, visit BerkshiresJazz.org, which also has links to the online box office. Grab lunch or dinner at the food truck festival

Food Truck Festivals of America is heading to Great Barrington for the Ski Butternut Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks, dishing out fan favorites from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct.

19. Along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries, FTFA will bring the ultimate food truck experience with entertainment and games for the entire family.

Get your half-off General admission tickets: £5 in advance at www.universe.com; £10 at the gate. Dogs will not be allowed at this event. Ski Butternut is at 380 State Road, Great Barrington.

Who killed the butler in the library? Based on the classic board game, Live Action Clue at Naumkeag will be held Friday, Oct.

18 and Saturday, Oct.

19 evening. The evenings are tailored with suspects based on the real movers and shakers from the story of the Choate family.

Players are given identities and game rules in advance of the game date. They are placed on teams of six to eight players and assigned a host, who will act as game facilitator. Each team plays its own unique game and a prize is awarded to the winner of each team.

The evening's admission includes the game, one drink ticket and light appetizers. It also includes admission to the Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show, so come early.

1920s attire is encouraged (and fun), but not required. Requests to be placed on teams with friends and family will be fulfilled to the best of our ability.

Advance reservations are required. Tickets are £40 for members, £50 for nonmembers. Ages 18 and older.

Information and reservations, visit naumkeag.thetrustees.org.

Naumkeag is at 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.


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