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STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL
New York, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Strawberry shortcake will star at the 35th annual Strawberry Festival under tents at Gardner’s Ice Cream and Coffee Shop, 15879 NY Route 22 in Stephentown, N.Y.  This fund-raiser for the Stephentown Historical Society will feature strawberries served on sponge cake or home-baked biscuits with whipped cream, or with ice cream for sundaes.  Strawberry-rhubarb pie a la mode and  whole strawberry-rhubarb pies will also be sold.  Gardner’s is just south of the Stephentown traffic light.  For additional information, call 518-733-5170 or 733-6177.

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WAHCHONAH CHEERLEADERS PAINT & SIP
Pittsfield, 12 p.m.
Join us on 6/26 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield for a fundraiser to benefit the Wahconah Cheerleaders. You'll learn to paint this summer image of "Beach Sunglasses". All materials, light snack, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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JOHN BIGLOW: THE CULTURE OF CREW & ROWING
Lenox, 2:30 PM
Champion rower John Biglow will discuss his book "Boys in the Boat" at Lenox High School to benefit the Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society. Biglow began rowing in 1972 and was coached by the late Frank Cunningham. He placed third at the World Championships 1981 and 1982 and competed in the 1984 Olympics. His pursuit to join the Olympic team is portrayed in David Halberstam's "The Amateurs." Tickets are $15 and may be purchased through Eventbrite or by calling 413-442-7769.
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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 3 p.m.
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., will host a reading and book signing by Joan Embree of "You and Your Stories." Embree has lived in the Berkshires since 1974 where she has been the chef at notable restaurants, including Wheatleigh in Lenox, and at her own restaurant, Embree’s, in Housatonic, a popular night spot featuring live bands. A yoga instructor with a popular on-line writing component, "You and Your Stories" is a powerful series of reflective, sometimes imaginative stories, both memoir and serious commentary on real life, always digging deep for the beauty and wonder, and much of the time holding to the celebration of life as it is in all its spirituality and grace.

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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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PAINT & SIP FOT NORTH ADAMS SWAT ROBOTICS TEAM
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us on 6/26 at the American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the North Adams SWAT Robotics Team. You'll learn to paint this tranquil image of "Sunset Lighthouse". All materials and donation included for $35. 50/50 and prize auction also. Reseve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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BEEKEEPING TALK
Adams, 6 p.m.
Richard Clapper from the Northern Berkshire Beekeepers Association will speak at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock about the importance of beekeeping, the workings of the hive and the joys  of beekeeping and raw honey. This is a free event.

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PIANIST AT VENTFORT HALL
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Award-winning pianist Jessica Roemischer will present "The Gilded Age in Music and Word" at Ventfort Hall at 104 Walker St. Tickets are $20 and reservations are recommended at 413-637-3206.

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WILD THING 5K/10K TRAIL RACE
Lenox, 9 a.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, presents “Wild Thing,” a wooded trail run starting and ending at Pleasant Valley to raise money for conservation and education programs in Berkshire County.  The 5K course is great for runners or walkers, or runners can challenge themselves with the longer 10K distance. Kennedy Park is the perfect location for a trail race with almost 15 miles of trails through hardwood forests and scenic views of the Berkshires. The race goes through carriage roads and single track with a variety of elevation in both the 10K and 5K distances. The first 100 participants are guaranteed a t-shirt and all racers join us for the post-race celebration in the big red barn. Pre-register online or June 25 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Pleasant Valley.

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BERKSHIRE FOOD FESTIVAL
North Adams, noon to 4
The 15th annual Berkshire Food Festival is being held on Main Street with offerings from area restaurants, a corn hole tournament, drawings and music. Attendance is free. Food and drink tickets will be available for purchase; tickets will be valued at $1 each for purchase of food and beer.
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COFFEE AND CONVERSATION
Egremont, 2-4 p.m.
State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing will hold his next Coffee and Conversation at Egremont Town Hall (171 Egremont Plain Road). All are welcome to join Senator Downing and his staff during these events to pose a question, submit a comment or pitch an idea regarding state government. Downing provides free coffee and refreshments for those who attend.

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TIMBER FRAMING TALK
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., will host Will Beemer speaking on "Learn to Timber Frame," the first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners. Beemer takes you through the entire process from start to finish, beginning with timber sourcing and ending with a finished building.

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'PAST PRIVATE GATEPOSTS'
Lenox, 4 p.m.
Architectural and social historian Cornelia Brooke Gilder will present a Tea & Talk on “Past Private Gateposts: Up Winding Drives of Historic Berkshire Houses” at Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum. A Victorian tea will follow. The dramatic experience and thrill of visiting a country estate is foretold in the property’s gates and sometimes even a gatehouse.  Many of these Berkshire gates and gatehouses of once-grand private houses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries survive today, and we pass them in our daily lives. Where do they lead'  Who lived there' Tickets for the Tea & Talk are $24 for advance reservations and $29 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  For information or reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit gildedage.org. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS GRAND OPENING
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
Andrea Harrington, a Democrat running for State Senate in the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden district, will hold the grand opening of her campaign headquarters in Pittsfield. Harrington is a local attorney and small business owner who grew up in the Berkshires and is raising her two young sons in Richmond with her husband. The headquarters are located at 139 North St.

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FREE | STABILITY, MOBILITY + BALANCE FOR SENIORS
W. Stockbridge, 6 - 7 p.m.
FREE PRESENTED BY Elaine Mack RECOMMENDED FOR: Seniors Do you want to remain strong, supple and confident with each passing year' Join Elaine Mack, Functional Fitness Training for a new kind of training workshop and discover little known exercises and practices that quickly and effectively amplify your balance, mobility and stability. CLICK HERE TO ENROLL Click here to learn more about Elaine.
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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 in 2016. 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 for participants. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. The class is presented by Ali Wassick and Jane Schaeffer of the Yoga Place in Bennington and is supported by the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund. For more information and to attend, contact Rebecca Hewson-Steller, RN, patient navigator, at 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The annual concerts held at Windsor Lak runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31 (excluding August 10th for the Downtown Celebration). Windsor Lake is located at 200 Windsor Lake Road at the intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue. Bring blankets or chairs. Some concessions are available (provided through BFAIR. 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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SMILE FOR LIFE PAINT & SIP
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 6/30 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield for a fundraiser to benefit the Smile for Life Foundation.  You'll learn to paint this fun summer image of "Hanging Flip Flops".  All materials, light snack, and donation included for $35.  Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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WANTED - VENDORS AND CRAFTERS
Lenox, Anytime
We are seeking vendors and crafters who make handmade creations which they may wish to sell at The Holiday Craft Connection, November 19, 2016 from 9 am - 3 pm at The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, Massachusetts (located behind NBT Bank). Free admission. For more information please call 413-243-2640 ~ 413-464-2659 or email alliekatt0328@verizon.net. Registration and payment received by July 1, 2016 will be eligible for reduced fees.
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THRIVING NOT JUST SURVIVING
W. Stockbridge, 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
Are you thriving in your personal and professional worlds' This experiential presentation will focus on the mental and spiritual qualities of enthusiasm, simplicity and, gratitude, and how to harness them so you can thrive. Boundless 2015 5 Albany Road, Second Floor, Shaker Mill Tavern West Stockbridge
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BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY: 'AMERICAN SON'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Winner of the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016, "American Son" stars Tamara Tunie, Michael Hayden, Luke Smith and Andre Ware. This new drama examines our nation's racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Previews begin June 17, opens June 22, and runs through July 9. Schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7, Thursday through Saturday at 8, Wednesday and Friday at 2, and Sunday at 5. No matinee on Friday, June 17, and no performance on Saturday, June 25. Tickets available at www.barringtonstageco.org, by calling 413-236-8888 or visiting the MainStage box office at 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Tickets range from $20 to $69. 

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MEETS US AT THE AIRPORT: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
North Adams, 8:30 p.m.
Travel "Around the World in 80 Days" as this epic Academy Award-winning adventure film is screened on the largest movie screen in all of New England — the door of an airplane hangar at Harriman-West Airport. The night starts with classic flight-themed cartoons and balsa wood gliders. Lickety Split serves up hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream. BYOC (bring your own chair), but don't BYOB. (full bar on-site).
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VENDORS/CRAFTERS WANTED
Lenox
We are looking for vendors/crafters for The Holiday Craft Connection to be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9 am - 3 pm. The event will be sponsored by and held at The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, Massachusetts (located behind NBT Bank). Free admission. For more information please call 413-243-2640 ~ 413-464-2659 or email alliekatt0328@verizon.net.  Registration and payment received by July 1, 2016 will be eligible for reduced fees.
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RAINBOW SENIORS: BALLROOM DANCING
North Adams, 2-4 p.m.
Ballroom dancing lessons with Vic Ziter, a lifelong professional ballroom instructor, downstairs in the Berkshire Athenaeum auditorium



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PS21 FILM FESTIVAL: CONSTRUCT IT!
New York, 8:30 p.m.
"Bauhaus in America": A documentary that explores the impact of the Bauhaus on American architecture and design from the 1930s to almost the present day. Introduced by the filmmaker Judith Pearlman. Admission is free; part of the summer Tuesday night film series at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y.
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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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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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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 in 2016. 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 for participants. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. The class is presented by Ali Wassick and Jane Schaeffer of the Yoga Place in Bennington and is supported by the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund. For more information and to attend, contact Rebecca Hewson-Steller, RN, patient navigator, at 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The annual concerts held at Windsor Lak runs every Wednesday through Aug. 31 (excluding August 10th for the Downtown Celebration). Windsor Lake is located at 200 Windsor Lake Road at the intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue. Bring blankets or chairs. Some concessions are available (provided through BFAIR. 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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BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY: 'AMERICAN SON'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Winner of the Laurents/Hatcher Award for Best New Play of 2016, "American Son" stars Tamara Tunie, Michael Hayden, Luke Smith and Andre Ware. This new drama examines our nation's racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, interracial couple. Previews begin June 17, opens June 22, and runs through July 9. Schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday at 7, Thursday through Saturday at 8, Wednesday and Friday at 2, and Sunday at 5. No matinee on Friday, June 17, and no performance on Saturday, June 25. Tickets available at www.barringtonstageco.org, by calling 413-236-8888 or visiting the MainStage box office at 30 Union St., Pittsfield. Tickets range from $20 to $69. 

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