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Are We There Yet?: Enjoy a Quiet Fall Weekend

By Rebecca Dravis
iBerkshires Staff

It's a quiet mid-autumn weekend in the Berkshires.

It might rain Saturday, Oct. 18, so there are a couple of indoor options for family fun. First, the Berkshire Athenaeum will join Coordinated Family and Community Engagement for a “Fun with Fall” playgroup from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The program will include exploring, tasting, and reading about apples. Parents and children will also be able to complete an art activity as well as interact with various levels of math, literacy, and science stations. This event is geared toward children ages 2 to 5 but older and younger siblings are welcome to attend.

This event is free, no registration is required but children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. For more information contact Jenn Faulconer, CFCE Coordinator, at 413-448-4809 or by e-mail at pittsfieldcfce@gmail.com.

If you like art, the Eclipse Mill artists in North Adams will open their doors to the public this weekend; you can read our story about it here.

And if the rain holds off, Clarksburg School will host its annual Haunted Hayride at Clarksburg State Park from 6 to 9:30 p.m. (If it rains, look for it next Saturday, Oct. 25.)

Sunday, Oct. 19, looks like a lovely, if much cooler, fall day. I will be heading to Six Flags New England for the annual JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in the morning followed by a day in the park after. But if you're staying in the Berkshires, one event your family might like is at Ayelada Frozen Yogurt on East Street in Pittsfield, which is holding a family day to benefit Moments House. There will be balloon animals, crafts, pink yogurt pints and more. Moments House, in case you're not familiar with it, is a warm home-like daytime facility for all Berkshire County residents living with a cancer diagnosis as well as their families. They give amazing support there!

Or take the chance Sunday to do what plenty of people on my Facebook news feed seem to be doing these days: raking leaves.

Oh, and playing in them, too. You're never too old for that!

Rebecca Dravis is the community editor at iBerkshires. She can be reached at rdravis@iberkshires.com.

 

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