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PARSONS DANCE COMPANY WORKSHOPS
New York, 1-2:30 p.m.
Parsons Dance Company workshops held on three consecutive days: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10-11:30 a.m.; and Thursday, Sept. 1, 10-11:30 a.m. Held at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., the classes are designed for students of all levels ages 13 to 18. Fee: three-class package $30; single class, $15
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PARSONS DANCE COMPANY WORKSHOPS
New York, 10-11:30 a.m.
Parsons Dance Company workshops: Wednesday, Aug. 31, 10-11:30 a.m.; and Thursday, Sept. 1, 10-11:30 a.m. Held at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., the classes are designed for students of all levels ages 13 to 18. Fee: three-class package $30; single class, $15
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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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PAINT & SIP FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Lee, 6 p.m.
Join us on for a Paint & SIp fundraiser to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Walk Out of Darkness. Event at Greenock Country Club, 220 W. Park St, Lee, MA. You'll learn how to paint this powerful image of "Red Poppies" on a large 16x20 canvas while you sip, socialize, and give support to a worthy cause. All materials, instruction, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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PAINT & SIP FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION
Lee, 6 p.m.
Join us on for a Paint & SIp fundraiser to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Walk Out of Darkness. Event at Greenock Country Club, 220 W. Park St, Lee, MA. You'll learn how to paint this powerful image of "Red Poppies" on a large 16x20 canvas while you sip, socialize, and give support to a worthy cause. All materials, instruction, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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SHAMANISM, RITUAL & HEALING
W. Stockbridge, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Boundless 5 Albany Rd, West Stockbridge, MA 01266 413.822.7394 info@bound-less.com http://www.bound-less.com  Workshop description: Are the conventional western methods of healing and processing failing you' Join this experiential evening focusing on how altered state awareness can be a doorway to healing.
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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The annual concerts held at Windsor Lake runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31 (excluding August 10). Windsor Lake is located at 200 Windsor Lake Road at the intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue. Bring blankets or chairs. The schedule is as follows: June 15, Bernice Lewis; June 22, The JP Murphy Band; June 29, Champagne Jam; July 6, Rev Tor; July 13, Spurs USA; July 20, Rebel Alliance; July 27, Bang-on-a-Can; Aug. 3, The Brave Brothers; Aug. 17, Long Journey; Aug. 24, The Eagles Band; and Aug. 31, Moonshine Holler. In the event of bad weather cancelations will be announced by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert on Facebook.
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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for a staged reading of "Flowers for Algernon," a one-act play by David Rogers, based on the book by Daniel Keyes, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield. Sides from the play will be provided. Needed for the cast are men and women ranging in age from 20 to 60 years old. This staged reading is being directed by Thomas Suski and will be presented at the Whitney on Sept. 25.
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GE PENSIONER'S PICNIC
Richmond, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
The annual GE Pensioner's Picnic will be held at Camp Russell. Coffee and donuts provided 9:30 to 11 am. Picnic fare from 12 noon to 2 pm. Door prizes, raffle and bingo. Tickets for pensioners are $7 until August 26. Price after and at the door are $10. Each pensioner is allowed one guest. Guest tickets are $15 at all times. Tickets are available from Pension Board members, or contact Ann Tyler, 413-443-4701.

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE RETIREES CLUB
North Adams, 10 a.m.
The Northern Berkshire Retirees Club will meet at the Greylock Community Club. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Any questions call 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263.

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BOOM ROOM OPENING
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
The Berkshire Organization for Original Music, better known as BOOM, will hold the grand opening of its showcase space, the Boom Room, at 137 North Street, in the Crawford Square building. Each Thursday and Friday, the space will feature local, original artists performing their songs in an acoustic format.  Admission is free. BOOM hopes to attract music fans who want to have a relaxing listening experience after work.

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JAZZ VESPERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Jazz Vespers will be held at Zion Lutheran Church at 74 First St. A casual meal will precede the service starting at 5:30, featuring entrees from a variety of local restaurants. “Vespers” is the name of an evening service, which specifically includes prayers for the close of the day that has been observed in the Christian tradition for at least the last 15 centuries. Admission is free; free-will donations are used to directly support the Jazz Vespers ministry.

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THE CAPITOL STEPS AT CRANWELL - FINAL SHOWS
Lenox, 8 p.m.
Capitol Steps to Wrap Berkshire Summer Residence with Final Four Shows LENOX – There are a handful of chances to laugh off some election-year stress this summer as the award-winning musical satire group The Capitol Steps completes its summer residence in the Berkshires. The troupe is the first to perform on Cranwell’s new Harvest Barn stage, a 220-seat venue, and will perform its final four shows Sunday, August 28; Monday, August 29; Thursday, Sept. 1, and Friday, Sept. 2. Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort offers pre-show dining from 4:30 to 6:30 at its Wine Spectator Award- winning restaurant in the Gilded Age Mansion, as well as casual fare at Sloane’s Restaurant and Bar. Show tickets and an optional dinner may be reserved directly by calling (413) 881-1636, or online at cranwell.com.  
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STATE SENATE HOPEFULS DEBATE
Windsor, 5 p.m.
United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County (UCP) and the UCP Self Advocate group invite the Northern Berkshire Community and beyond to attend a debate amongst the those who are running in the State Senate race. On September 2, 2016 at 5 p.m., Democratic State Senate hopefuls Adam Hinds, Andrea Harrington, Independent candidate Rinaldo Del Gallo and Republican candidate Christine Canning will debate a variety of topics pertinent to the region. The event will take place in the Community Room at UCP’s North Adams office, 535 Curran Hwy and will be moderated by UCP Executive Director, Salvatore Garozzo. UCP Self Advocates group is a club of UCP consumers who come together to advocate for their independence and seek to live a normal life among their communities all while creating social relationships. Refreshments will be served. For more information on the debate, please contact Sue Bushika, 413-664-9345.  
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STATE SENATE DEBATE
North Adams, 5 p.m.
United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County (UCP) and the UCP Self Advocate group will host a debate for the State Senate race in the Community Room at UCP’s North Adams office, 535 Curran Hwy. Democratic State Senate hopefuls Adam Hinds and Andrea Harrington, Independent candidate Rinaldo Del Gallo and Republican candidate Christine Canning will debate a variety of topics pertinent to the region. The debate will be moderated by UCP Executive Director Salvatore Garozzo.

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SEPTEMBER FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy over fifteen different art shows featuring work by over two dozen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 2nd! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on September 2nd at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave! The fun doesn't stop at 8! Join us for the Afterwalk Party from 8-10 pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue. Free and open to the public! 3 BOOM Original Music Acts to perform during the September First Fridays Artswalk!  Free, Live Music from 5-7:30pm on 9/2!! The Chain Letter at Adam Hinds State Senate Campaign Headquarters Goodgood at Crawford Square Francesca Shanks at The Crowne Plaza  
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FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
The September First Fridays Artswalk will encompass more than 15 art shows and three live performances featuring more than 24 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District. Venues will reach as far south as the Whitney Center for the Arts and as far North as Berkshire Medical Center. The September First Fridays Artswalk will kick-off with opening receptions and artists present throughout the walk. There will be a free guided walking tour beginning at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center at BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. The evening will culminate with an Afterwalk Party from 8 to 10 pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave.

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MELISSA MATSUKI LILLIE EXHIBIT OPENING
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
The BerkshireNow gallery space will feature vivid, energetic abstract collages and paintings by Melissa Matsuki Lillie, an artist whose work references natural forms using a personal visual language of vibrant colors and complex layers to reflect on the macroscopic and microscopic world. In conjunction with First Fridays Artswalk, admission is free.

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FREE SUMMER CONCERTS
Great Barrington, 5:30-7:15 p.m.
Free summer concerts will be held every Friday night at the Great Barrington Bandstand, at 334 Main St., right behind the Town Hall. The schedule is as follows: Aug. 5, David Reed Trio; Aug. 12, Bad Neighbors; Aug. 19, Bobby Sweet Band; Aug. 26, Wanda Houston Band; and Sept. 2, Wild Card with Jim Reynolds.


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PARSONS DANCE COMPANY AT PS21
New York, 8 p.m.
Parsons Dance returns to PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., with its completed work  "Almah." which premiered at the Joyce Theater in January. It explores the connection of an eastern European childhood juxtaposed with the urban folklore of adolescence in New York City. Also on the program will be David Parsons "Union" and his masterwork "Caught." Tickets are $20 to $45.
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SENIOR YOGA
Williamstown, Noon
Gentle yoga for seniors is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Classes are held at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown. $5 donation to cover rental of the room.  Contact Rita Watson for more information at rwatson105@verizon.net.
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FAMILIES FIRST: KARAOKE CONTEST
Lee, 11 a.m. - Noon
Join us at the Spectrum Playhouse to show off your star quality! Sing to your favorite tunes and winners will be awarded a prize! Admission is Free. Sign ups begin at 10:45 am and performances start at 11:00 am. The Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin Street, Lee MA 413-394-5023
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CHAMBER CONCERT
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
Leading players of The Orchestra Now and Juilliard come together to present a free concert on the Spencer Terrace of the Clark Art Institute’s Lunder Center at Stone Hill. The program includes Charles Ives’s famous Piano Sonata No. 2, rearranged for winds. Performers include Izzy Lepanto Gleicher on flute, Kemp Jernigan on oboe, Eric Umble on clarinet, David A. Nagy on bassoon, and Patrick Jankowski on horn.

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EVERTON BLENDER
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Spend one last summer night at MASS MoCA with the cool, steady, and easy grooves of reggae legend Everton Blender, whose perfect combination of classic roots and dancehall rhythm make him a powerful presence in the world of Jamaican music. We guarantee he will have our outdoor Courtyard C jamming all night. A full bar serves Bright Ideas Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits.
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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE TOURS
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction, was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours will be offered by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission on Sundays from July 3 to Oct. 9. It is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.

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LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES
North Adams, 2 p.m.
The Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series will host 10 free concerts Sundays at 2 p.m. at Colegrove Park through Oct. 16. The series kicks off with jam band The Adam Ezra Group and continues with Wild Adriatic, a rock band, on Aug. 21; artist TBA on Aug. 28; Bella’s Bartok on Sept. 4; Olive Tiger on Sept. 11; M Shanghai on Sept. 18; The DuPont Brothers on Sept. 25; Caitlin Canty on Oct. 2; singer-songwriter on Oct. 9; and the Seratones on Oct. 16. Details online.

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YOGA ON MOUNT GREYLOCK
Adams, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Stretch and strengthen your body while quieting your mind and nourishing your spirit on the highest mountain in Massachusetts. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views as you surround yourself with nature and become one with the beautiful Berkshires in this all-level yoga class 3,491 feet in the sky at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock. All ages and levels welcome, $10 per class. For more information and to register, contact Rachael Plaine at 413-822-2034 or rmplaine@hotmail.com.

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YOGA FOR OLDER FOLKS
Williamstown, Noon - 1 p.m.
Yoga for older folks in first Congo Church taught be Rita Watson Teacher for over 20 years. $5.00 whenever you come. Monday Wednesday and Friday at noon. Every and any one (if you have had or not had yoga before) is welcome
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SENIOR YOGA
Williamstown, Noon
Gentle yoga for seniors is offered every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Classes are held at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown. $5 donation to cover rental of the room.  Contact Rita Watson for more information at rwatson105@verizon.net.
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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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