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About Sheffield
The Town of Sheffield Massachusetts was founded in 1733 and is located in the southern end of Berkshire County which is about two and a half hours from Boston. Sheffield is made up of two villages Ashley Falls and Sheffield.

Sheffield contains the Schenob Brook wetland complex which has been recognized as one of the most sole and intact ecosystems in the world. It is a combination of wide open river valley and mountain vistas and farm land is what makes Sheffield one of the most beautiful towns in Massachusetts with fall being the attraction time of year.

The town has a number of culture and recreational opportunities and ski areas as well as state parks and forests along with summer theatres and music events.

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Cannabis Research and Patient Care Seminar
CANNABIS RESEARCH AND PATIENT CARE SEMINAR at Race Brook Lodge 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield Saturday August 29, 2015 10 AM to 4 PM Presented by Darling Event Design A full-day educational event aimed at medical cannabis patients, caregivers and conventional health care providers featuring medical cannabis industry professional from across the region. By popular referendum in 2012, Massachusetts citizens legalized the humanitarian medical use of marijuana. Join us at one of the Berkshires most intimate and beautiful venues to learn about the history of medical marijuana, current disease-state research and patient care best practices, as well as patient and caregiver rights in medical marijuana-legal states. The seminar will comprise a morning and afternoon panel session, each followed by a question and answer session. Each of our panelists brings valuable and unique expertise from myriad sectors of the medical marijuana industry we are privileged to offer our audience a compassionate, thoughtful environment to engage in discussion. The seminar is suitable for all ages, but may contain advanced content for children. No cannabis consumption at the seminar, please. SCHEDULE 10 a.m Arrive at Race Brook, check in 10:30 a.m. Introduction to Cannabis Therapeutics: Nial DeMena, Dennis DePaolo 12 p.m. Lunch: bring your own, or buy a lunch-inclusive ticket 1:30 p.m. Cannabis Research and Patient Care: Shaleen Title, Courtney David, Jill Hitchman-Osborn 3 p.m. Tea: light refreshments, open reception for ongoing discussion 4 p.m. Optional activities: yoga in the barn, hike the Appalachian Trail MEET THE EXPERTS Courtney David - Courtney has worked in two of our region's nascent MMJ states, Rhode Island and Vermont, as well as California, in positions ranging from primary trimmer to dispensary manager. She offers unique insight from behind the counter focusing on quality patient care. Courtney now consults on the topic of nonprofit dispensary operation. Her mission is to help create a cannabis community that is dedicated to education, advocacy, compassion, safety and, most importantly, healing. She joins us from Newport, Rhode Island. Nial DeMena - Nial is the president of Manna Molecular Science LLC, a Massachusetts company that applies pharmaceutical methodology to create and distribute "evolved cannabis medicines." MMS's flagship product is a two-step transdermal patch that delivers 10 mg of THC into systemic circulation. Nial and his wife Julia live in Pittsfield. Shaleen Title - Shaleen is an attorney with a background in business and policy and she is a veteran marijuana legalization activist and industry figure. She co-owns and -operates THC Staffing Group, which provides diversity-focused recruiting services for legal marijuana industries nationwide, and she provides compliance expertise for 4Front Advisors. Shaleen, her husband and her son live in Malden. Dennis DePaolo - Dennis is an advanced horticulturist and cannabis geneticist by training and by trade. He is currently a Senior Cultivation Associate at Maine Organic Therapy, overseeing 20,000 square feet of medical marijuana cultivation space. Dennis, his partner and their newborn daughter live in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Margrit Mikulis, N.D. -Dr. Margrit Mikulis is a Naturopathic Doctor. Her training in biomedical sciences and natural therapeutics, along with the Naturopathic scope of practice in the state of New Hampshire, enables her to order standard lab tests, diagnose and treat disease and practice as primary care practitioner. Her practice, Living Natural, is in Nasha, N.H. CONTACT INFO or grace@darlingeventdesign to purchase tickets offline, you can mail us a check -- please first call 207.408.1748 for our mailing address and to reserve a spot ABOUT LUNCH AND SHEFFIELD Race Brook is a bit remote, so we recommend you either pre-pay for lunch provided by Race Brook or bring a packed lunch to enjoy at your leisure during the 90 minutes scheduled for lunch on the property. The grounds are great for picnicking, and ongoing discussion is encouraged! The functional town center of Sheffield is about 10 minutes by car from Race Brook. Great Barrington, which is larger with more services, is 15-20 minutes by car. Stagecoach Tavern, the restaurant on the grounds of Race Brook, is excellent for dinner but reservations are recommended: phone Stagecoach at 413.229-8585 for reservations. If youre interested in spending the night, please contact Race Brook Lodge at or phone 413.229-2916 -- let them know you're coming in for the seminar and they'll arrange a rate. A stay at Race Brook includes an excellent breakfast. ABOUT RACE BROOK LODGE ( Nestled at the foot of Mount Race in Sheffield, Massachusetts, the Race Brook Lodge offers easy access to the many cultural and natural attractions of the Berkshires. Meandering footpaths connect the restored lodge, barns and cottages, all converted into comfortable accommodations and spacious event spaces. Race Brooks rich history is reflected in the architecture of the buildings, with wide plank floors, exposed wood beams, and quirky nooks and crannies adding rustic character. Extensive hiking trails are right outside the door, including a short jaunt to the must-see views from the top of nearby Race Brook Falls and direct access to The Appalachian Trail. Just across the brook, the farm garden grows much of the produce for the restaurant (The Stagecoach Tavern) and welcomes visitors in the summer months. Race Brook is family-run, with a commitment to responsive service. If youre interested in spending the night, please contact Race Brook Lodge at or phone 413.229-2916. ACCESSIBILITY The seminar will be held in The Barn at Race Brook Lodge. Limited handicap parking is available, and the seminar venue is accessible. Race Brook's original buildings are very old and not all are easily accessible. The grounds are landscaped but some paths may not be paved. Please don't hesitate to contact the organizers if you may require assistance; we want you to attend and are happy to help! ABOUT DARLING EVENT DESIGN ( Darling Event Design is the partnership of Grace Leathrum and Julia Germaine. We create experience-driven events for our clients, who enjoy a streamlined design pathway that results in an unforgettable, immersive occasion. We pride ourselves on a contemporary vision; our events are inclusive, technologically savvy and cool. The Darlings background in the arts imbues our efforts, and we love to leverage local resources and our clients unique personalities to plan exceptional affairs. DIRECTIONS TO RACE BROOK LODGE Address: 864 South Undermountain Rd. (Route 41), Sheffield, MA 01257 Uber now operates in the Berkshires! BOSTON West on I90 (Mass. Pike) to Exit 2 at Lee. West on Rt.102 for 6 miles to Stockbridge. South on Rt.7 (left at Red Lion Inn),7 miles to Great Barrington. On the south end of town, go west on Rt.23 (right hand turn-junction of Rts. 7,23,41) thru S. Egremont. 5.5 miles south on Rt. 41 to the Lodge on right. 3 hrs. NEW YORK CITY North on West Side Highway to Henry Hudson, to Saw Mill to Taconic North. Exit at Poughkeepsie/Millbrook (2nd Poughkeepsie exit). East on Rt.44 for 30 miles to Salisbury, Ct. Bear left on Rt.41 (at White Hart Inn), north for 8 miles to Lodge on left. 2.5 hrs. NORTH JERSEY North on Garden State Pkwy. & NY State Thruway. Follow signs to East I-84, north on Taconic to Poughkeepsie/Millbrook exit. East on Rt.44 to Salisbury, Ct. Bear left on Rt. 41, north 8 miles to Lodge on left. 2.5 hrs. LONG ISLAND From Whitestone Bridge, north on Hutchinson River Pkwy. to White Plains. North on 684 to Brewster. North on Rt.22 to Millerton. East on Rt.44 to Salisbury. Bear left on to Rt.41, north 8 miles to Lodge on left. 2.5 HRS HARTFORD North on I91 to I90 (Mass. Pike). West on I90 to exit 2, Lee. Follow Boston directions from this point. 1.5 hrs. BRIDGEPORT Rt.8 North to Winsted. West on Rt.44 to Salisbury. Go right onto Rt.41, north 8 miles to Lodge on left. 2 hrs. ALBANY I90 east to State Line Exit (Canaan, NY). South on Rt.22 to Hillsdale. East 8 miles on Rt.23. right on Rt. 41, south 5.5 miles to Lodge on right. 1.5 hrs AIR Major airports are Albany, Hartford (both 1.5 hrs.), Laguardia (NY-2.5 hrs). No scheduled airport van service. BUS Bonanza provides daily service from NYC Port Authority, pick up by lodge. Peter Pan runs daily from Boston to Lee, Ma. Taxi service to lodge. TRAIN Metro North runs daily from Grand Central to Wassaic. Seasonal weekend bus service, or taxi to lodge.

When: Aug 29, 2015 10 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Aug 2015 10 )
Labor Day Canoe Trip

When: Sep 7, 2015 12 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: Members: Adult $20; Child (10-16) $10. Nonmembers: Adult $30; Child (10-16) $15

(Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00 )

When: Aug 6, 2015 9 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE

(Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09 )
Ashley House Tours

When: Aug 2, 2015 12 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: Members: FREE. Nonmembers: $6; Children: FREE

(Sun, 02 Aug 2015 00 )
Fall Foliage Canoe Trips

When: Sep 20, 2015 9 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: Members: Adult $20; Child (10-16) $10. Nonmembers: Adult $30; Child (10-16) $15.

(Sun, 20 Sep 2015 09 )
Fall Foliage Canoe Trips

When: Oct 4, 2015 9 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: Members: Adult $20; Child (10-16) $10. Nonmembers: Adult $30; Child (10-16) $15.

(Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09 )
Forest Future in a Changing Climate

When: Aug 15, 2015 10 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: Members $5; Nonmembers $10. Children FREE

(Sat, 15 Aug 2015 10 )
Distillery Tours
Our distillery is open for tours starting every hour on Friday and Saturday. The last tour of the day begins at 4pm. Tours last approximately one hour and cover the production of our spirits. They are sensory focused and involve the handling of raw materials, nosing spirits from various stages of the distillation process as well as tasting our finished goods. There is a maximum of 20 people per tour. Tours are $10 per person.

When: Aug 7, 2015 12 PM in Sheffield, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Aug 2015 12 )
Fencers Club 7th Annual Berkshires Training Camp
Fencers Club 7th Annual Berkshires Training Camp
Aug 14, 2015 - Aug 21, 2015

Berkshire School: Sheffield, MA Join us for our 7th Annual Berkshires Summer Intensive Training Camp in the heart of the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. Ages 12+, all weapon sleepover camp at Berkshire School. See More Info for fees, daily schedule, registration forms, etc.
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Map to 245 N. Undermountain Rd. Sheffield MA 01257

posted 03/17/2015

When: Aug 14, 2015 12 AM to Aug 21, 2015 12 AMin Sheffield, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00 )
Labor Day Weekend Family Campout

When: Sep 5, 2015 12 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: Member: $30/adult, $20/Child. Nonmember: $40/adult, $30/child. (family package available)

(Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00 )
First to Freedom: Celebrating Elizabeth Freeman

When: Aug 22, 2015 12 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: $5-10 Suggested Donation

(Sat, 22 Aug 2015 00 )
Landscape Photography Classes

When: Aug 6, 2015 9 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: TTOR & IS183 Members: $Nonmembers $210

(Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09 )
Hurlburt's Hill Hawk Watch

When: Sep 21, 2015 10 AM in Sheffield, Massachusetts
Cost: Members: Adult FREE; Child $5.

(Mon, 21 Sep 2015 10 )

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