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August Potluck / Community Dinner Sunday, August 25  5:30pm-7:30pm 47 Hawthorne Street, Lenox Ping Pong and Perogies*!!       *Or whatever you'd like to bring  Our next community dinner will be at the home of Robin and Jim Yates.  As usual, please plan to bring a dish along with a label noting the ingredients.  For those interested, we will take advantage of their game room with a rousing round of ping pong, darts and/or bocce on the lawn.  Street parking may be a challenge so please plan to carpool if you can and/or park in Lenox and walk down the hill to their home.   From the obelisk in Lenox, head down Old Stockbridge Road and take your first right hand turn on Hawthorne Street.  The house is on the left hand side just around...


Celebrate Fall Potluck Dinner October 13

Celebrate Fall  October BKC Potluck   Potluck party at the Lakehouse Tim and Niti Martin Saturday, October 13 arrive at 5, dinner at 530. Located at 1 Onota Lane (not Onota St), Pittsfield. Off Pecks Rd, past Valentine Rd, but before Onota Boat Livery. Tim and BKC signs will direct you to parking at the Lakehouse. RSVP H 413-243-1530 C 413-441-6812 Note:  Please bring a main course or dessert and label all ingredients Contact Melanie Levitan to host future potlucks ...


Hike up Monument Mountain

Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00am Join us for a BKC hike on Monument Mountain Enjoy this beautiful Fall hike with fellow BKC members. If you have never hiked Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, this is the perfect opportunity to venture out with this supportive group. It is a moderate hike with some steep inclines, 3-4 miles and rewarding spectacular views on top. Co-leaders: Lynn Meyers and Peter Sibner. Please email to register for hike: Those who register will be emailed if hike is cancelled....


Fall Foliage, Tasty Treats and Cat Chat Hike

Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:30am Join us for our next BKC hike KENNEDY PARK WITH FREE CHOCOLATE AS A REWARD AT THE END OF OUR HIKE This is a moderate hike. We plan to venture one and a half miles each way through lovely woods with some short steep ups and some flat areas. We are so thrilled to offer this hike in coordination with the wonderful chocolatier of Chocolate Springs, Joshua Needleman, and with the expertise of one of our newest BKC members, Dr. Sally Umlauf of the Lenox Cat Hospital. Joshua will honor us with a free taste of chocolate at the end of our hike. Sally will answer any of your pet questions along the way (yes, she’s a cat veterinarian but her knowledge of all pets...


Celebrate the Harvest Potluck

Saturday, September 16, 2017 5pm Home of Karen and Mehernosh Kahn 1292 Lenox Mountain Rd. Richmond, MA Phone: 413-441-2937 Harvest Celebration and All Things Indian Celebrate the Summer Harvest and Karen Kahn’s garden! Indian theme as well. Karen Arp-Sandel will give a talk on her fabulous journey to India last Winter. Janis Bowersox accompanied her and will be a guest also. Following dessert there will be dancing, outdoors, weather permitting. Directions: Take the road in back of Kripalu past the Apple Tree Inn. Pass Olivia’s Overlook at top. Pass Shark Rock. The house is the third driveway on left after rock. Note: Please bring a main course or dessert and label all ingredients. To host future potlucks contact Patrice Farrell at


BKC Potluck

Chanting & Potluck Sunday, December 2, 2018   Enjoy an evening of chanting and potluck (COME FOR ONE OR BOTH)  Home of Melanie and Joel Levitan 170 Old Post Road Colonial Acres Richmond, MA 413-698-3437 5:00 PM Chanting with Bhavani and Company 6:30PM Potluck   Directions from Pittsfield: Take Rte. 20 West to Hancock Shaker Village. Turn left on Rte. 41.   Take Rte.41 for a couple miles and turn left at pillars for Colonial Arms. Bear to right, house on right, a blue ranch.   Note:  Please bring a main course or hearty side dish and label all ingredients. Host providing vegetarian soup and dessert     To host future potlucks contact Melanie ...


Hike and Herb and Wildflower Identification on Lenox Mountain

Saturday, June 10, 2017 9:30 am As we hike, we will identify plants and learn about their uses both historical and modern with Herbalist and  Flower expert, Naomi Alston. We will hike for approximately 2 hours Water and bug repellent are recommended. Come hike with fellow BKC members on this easy-moderate hike. We will again explore the beautiful BNRC property, leaving from Olivia's Overlook Hike begins with 5 minutes of silent walking to connect with yourself and nature. Co-leaders Lynn Meyers and Naomi Alston ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Directions: Park at Olivia's Outlook, accessed from Walker St. or Rt 183 in Lenox, up Richmond Mountain Road 0.4 miles, parking lot is on the left coming from Lenox. Please email to register for hike: Those who register will be emailed...