Nov
3
Tue
Drop In Community Yoga from 5 to 6 pm
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Tuesday afternoons at 5 pm. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Nov
4
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Nov 4 all-day
Nov
7
Sat
Ghost Hunt with David Raby – Please note time change
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join David Raby for a paranormal investigation of the historic and haunted Ventfort Hall.  A non-fiction author and paranormal investigator, Raby has always been intrigued by history. Undaunted, he enters haunted locations that would terrify others with hopes of contacting lingering spirits to discover why they remain.

Raby is the author of four published books and countless online articles. With his passion for the paranormal field, he has accumulated over a decade of experience, founded a paranormal group and has helped many people (and spirits) that ranged between the curious and those seeking urgent advice.

His interest in the paranormal was shaped by the fact that spirits seem to be attracted to his compassion and openness. He has a knack for storytelling that fuels his intensive historical research and fact finding.

He believes that by bringing people’s stories out of the shadows and into the light of our awareness, they may find eternal rest and peace.

Before the investigation, Raby will give a brief history of the lives that once graced the hallways – and possibly still reside within. He will also share some of his favorite evidence from previous investigations and will be happy to answer any questions about paranormal investigations. This event is perfect for everyone; from someone who has never been on a paranormal investigation to the seasoned investigator.

The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. and conclude at 9:30 pm. This is a time change due to Gov. Baker’s recent COVID-19 changes for businesses. Masks that cover both the mouth and nose are required during this event.  Social distancing will be practiced.  Non-refundable tickets for this exciting event are $38 per person with a reduced rate of $20 for ages 12 – 18 and 19-23 with student ID and are limited. Reservations are required. No walk-ins. Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations. All of the proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the preservation and restoration of Ventfort Hall.

Nov
10
Tue
Drop In Community Yoga from 5 to 6 pm
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Tuesday afternoons at 5 pm. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Nov
11
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Nov 11 all-day
Nov
17
Tue
Drop In Community Yoga from 5 to 6 pm
Nov 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Tuesday afternoons at 5 pm. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Nov
18
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Nov 18 all-day
Nov
20
Fri
Friday Morning Diversion – “The Woman Who Stole Vermeer”
Nov 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Anthony Amore, Director of Security and Chief Investigator at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, will make a visual presentation on the subject of his new book titled “The Woman Who Stole Vermeer, the True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist.”  Given as part of the Morning Diversions series of lectures at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age, Amore will present his talk on Friday, November 20 at 11:00 am.  Attendees are invited to join his audience at the mansion or via Zoom.

In the world of crime, according to Amore, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively male.  There is one exception and that is Rose Dugdale, whose life was singularly notorious.  Born into extreme wealth (she was presented to Queen Elizabeth as a debutante), she abandoned her life as an Oxford-trained PhD and heiress to join the cause of the Irish Republicanism.

She spearheaded the first aerial terrorist attack in British history and pulled off the biggest art theft of her time.  In 1974, she led a gang into the opulent Russborough House in Ireland and made off with millions in prized paintings, including works by Goya, Gainsborough and Rubens, as well as Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid by Johannes Vermeer. To this day, Dugdale is the only woman to pull off a major art heist.  It is likely that this was not her only such crime.

In his position at the Gardner Museum, Amore has been in charge of the ongoing efforts to recover thirteen works of art stolen from the museum in 1990.  He is also the co-author of Stealing Rembrandts and author of The Art of the Con, both of which have been bestsellers.  He also provides analysis on issues related to security and terrorism for the BBC, NBC News, NPR, CNN, FOX and others.

Tickets for the Amore presentation either at Ventfort Hall or via Zoom are $20 per person.  Reservations are required in either case.  To view on Zoom register at https://ventfort11202020.eventbrite.com

To see him at Ventfort Hall reservations are required as seating is limited. To reserve call us at 413-637-3206. Masks are required and strict spacing for seating will be in place.

Nov
24
Tue
Drop In Community Yoga from 5 to 6 pm
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Susan Shook, a yoga practitioner, at an all level yoga class here at the mansion on Tuesday afternoons at 5 pm. The class is indoors in our great hall.

Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.

Susan has been a yoga practitioner for over 16 years, culminating in 2018 with certification as a yoga instructor, graduating from the Yoga Institute of The Berkshires. She is also member of the Yoga Alliance.

Susan’s practice and classes are focused on linking purposeful movement with intention and breath. Her classes incorporate the restorative sounds and scents of nature and center on playful, safe and grounded guidance with instruction for all levels of yogis. Susan encourages students, friends and students to appreciate themselves by sharing time on the mat, motion, and breath.  At the close of her classes, experience the calm and rest of Shavasana.

When not on the mat, teaching or practicing yoga, you will find Susan beautifying a client’s landscape, running or hiking in the woods with her loving Labradors Buddha and Elvis. She is a native of the Berkshires, a business owner/partner, avid yogi practitioner and teacher, sharing her practice and teaching at Lenox Yoga and Ventfort Hall.

Cost to attend is $15.00 a session, cash or check payable that day. Part of the cost is a donation to Ventfort Hall. Space is limited.

Nov
25
Wed
CLOSED WEDNESDAYS
Nov 25 all-day