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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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SPRING 'NEIGHBORLIES'
North Adams, 5-6:30 p.m.
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) will host the Spring Neighborlies celebration at the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, 53 Lois St. Due to limited parking at the Synagogue, overflow parking will be available at the Stop and Shop Supermarket on Route 2 (the side closest to Williamstown). Free transportation will be available after the ceremony. Each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation presented by Mayor Richard Alcombright and Coalition staff. Call Annie Rodgers at 413-663-7588 for more information.

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BEACH FLIP FLOP PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 5/4 at Berkshire Paint and Sip for a fundraiser to benefit Scouting for a Cure Relay for Life Team. You'll learn to paint these colorful summer :Hanging Flip Flops" on a large 16x20 canvas while you sip and support. 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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PASTEL WORKSHOP
Williamstown, 6-8 p.m.
The Milne Library on 1095 Main St. will host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present an adult hands-on workshop, “Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes Like the Masters. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Call 413- 458-5369 to pre-register. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop.

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TRANSITION TO COLLEGE SEMINAR
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
A panel of experts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present a seminar on how to handle the transition to college life at The Orchards Hotel. The panel will include Joshua Mendel, senior associate director of Admission, Kate Heekin, assistant director of the Center for Student Success and Engagement, Celia Norcross, director of Student Development and Activities, and Nate Gutmann, current MCLA senior. This event is free and open to the public. Please register with the number of attendees by leaving a message for Kris Bona at 413-749-1165 or by emailing kbona@adamscommunity.com by May 1.

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WILLIAMS CHINESE MUSIC ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The Chinese Music Ensemble presents the vitality and rich variety of Chinese music to students, community, and beyond. Using the Chinese instruments erhu, pipa, zheng, zhongruan, dizi, with piano and cello, the ensemble performs stylistically varied regional music of China and the distinctive music of the ethnic minorities.   Wed. 5/4, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall  http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=9925
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BIRD WALK
Lenox, 7-9 p.m.
Jonathan Pierce, Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader, will lead a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands observing changes in bird species. Beginners and advanced birders will enjoy this walk. Registration not required.

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BERKSHIRE RESIDENTS FREE
Lenox, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Berkshire County residents are invited to visit Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is open dawn to dusk. The office and gift shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Explore seven miles of beautiful trails and learn about our education programs for all ages. Free for Berkshire County Residents with valid license or ID. Registration not required.

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RICHARD BLANCO PRESENTS: BECOMING AMERICAN: AN INAUGURAL POET’S JOURNEY
Pittsfield, 12:15 - 2 p.m.
Come and hear Richard Blanco, the critically acclaimed poet and international author, present: Becoming American: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey. Whether speaking as the Cuban Blanco or the American Richard; the homebody or the world traveler; the scared boy or the openly gay man; the engineer or the inaugural poet; Blanco’s writings possess a story-rich quality that easily illuminates the human spirit. Known as a dynamic motivational speaker and captivating storyteller, Blanco invites his audience to see themselves in his poetry and prose. Berkshire Community College's Boland Theatre. For more information: https://www.berkshirecc.edu/news-events/latino-americans.php
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JAZZ VESPERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Jazz Vespers will be held at Zion Lutheran Church located 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. Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church incorporates modern elements of jazz and blues into this historic tradition, from the song arrangements, to the harmonies, to the instrumentation.

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CLARK AFTER HOURS
Williamstown, 7 - 9 p.m.
Silk screening tote bags with local artist Kate Barber from Makers’ Mill in North Adams, music, conversation, and craft beers are on tap at the Clark’s first Clark after Hours event designed for young professionals. Cash bar. More info -> http://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/696-26304
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'ROSHMIA'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Williams College will present a screening of the film "Roshmia," followed by a Q&A with director Salim Abu Jabal, in the Paresky Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. The film is in Arabic with English subtitles. "Roshmia" is a documentary that delves into the intricacies of everyday life and struggles of an elderly, childless Palestinian refugee couple as they desperately cling to their home in Roshmia Valley in Haifa. It provides a compassionate and heartbreaking look into the effects of displacement on families, communities, and the environment.

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WAXWORKS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
May 5-7, 7:30 PM Adams Memorial Theatre, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3 Written by Trina Davies and Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven 1789. With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud, Marie Grosholz, is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius’ Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris, including Maximilien Robespierre, who takes a particular interest in her art. As the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended—whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as ‘patriots’ or ‘enemies’. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Trina Davies, Waxworks is an exploration of the tales we’re told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand.
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'TROIS VISAGES DE FLEURS' OPENING
Pittsfield, 5 p.m.
Barbara Ellison has been fortunate to be able to combine five loves – photography, art, gardening, travel and teaching – into her work. While a Pro-Market Representative for Canon USA for 26 years, she traveled throughout the United States, lecturing and instructing on various photographic topics such as botanical and macro photography, printing and alternative processes. Her upcoming show at the BINGO! Gallery located in Shire City Sanctuary’s makerspace will showcase these life long passions. Through three different methods of presentation, you will see the unique features of the botanical portrait, from the traditional print to the pastel enhanced work, and finally the alternative art paper prints. Each group is unique in its emphasis of maintaining the theme of the simple flower. Shire City Sanctuary at 40 Melville St. will be hosting an opening reception with music and refreshments.

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FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy over a dozen different art shows featuring work by over 20 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, May 6th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on May 6th 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, featuring live music. Free and open to the public! For more info, visit http://www.firstfridaysartswalk.com/
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CINCO DE MAYO DINNER
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church will host a Cinco de Mayo Community Supper at 74 First St. Parking is available in the public parking lot across the street. Enjoy delicious chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, Tex-mex corn, corn bread and dessert. Tickets are $12 per person, $6 for kids 12 and under, $4 for beer/wine. Take out is available. Buy tickets online at zionlutheranpittsfield.org or at the door. Beer and wine will be available for purchase and non-alcoholic beverages are included.  Credit/debit is accepted. Seating is handicap accessible.

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STUDENT ART SHOW OPENING
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
The Office of Cultural Development will open the annual Art in Our Schools show, highlighting students at Pittsfield Public Schools, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts during the First Fridays ArtsWalk.  Students, grades 6-12, from Reid and Herberg Middle Schools, Taconic and Pittsfield High Schools and Hillcrest Educational Center showcase their best work in the show. In total, more than 200 original pieces of artwork will be displayed. It is often the case that these students are sharing their accomplishments for the first time with friends, family and the general public. The show runs through May 28 at the city-owned Lichtenstein Center for the Arts. Located at 28 Renne Avenue in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District, the Lichtenstein is free and open to the public.

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BERKSHIRE ANIMAL DREAMS PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Join us on 5/6 at VFW, 800 Main St, Great Barrington for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit Berkshire Animal Dreams.  You'll learn how to paint this bright image of "Summer Lavenders" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35 + 1 can of Cat Food.  CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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MEAT SMOKING DEMO
Sheffield, 6-7:30 p.m.
"Traditional Methods of Meat Smoking," a demonstration by Tony Carlotto, will be held at Sheffield Historical Society Grounds. Park at the Town Hall parking lot; the demonstration is at the smokehouse next to the Dan Raymond House.

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WAXWORKS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
May 5-7, 7:30 PM Adams Memorial Theatre, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3  Written by Trina Davies and Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven  1789. With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud, Marie Grosholz, is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius’ Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris, including Maximilien Robespierre, who takes a particular interest in her art. As the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended—whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as ‘patriots’ or ‘enemies’. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Trina Davies, Waxworks is an exploration of the tales we’re told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand.
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DARROW FILM FESTIVAL
New York, 7:30 p.m.
The stars will shine at Darrow School from Friday, May 6, to Sunday, May 8, at the world premiere of the 2016 Darrow School Narrative Film Festival, featuring a series of films written, produced, directed, and starring Darrow students. The festival is free and open to the public. The festival includes three screenings: Friday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, May 8, at 2:30 p.m. After the Friday and Saturday screenings there will be a question-and-answer session with the cast and crew of the films. Baked goods donated by parents will be on sale during intermission, and DVDs of  earlier Darrow films and play productions will also be on sale for a suggested donation. To learn more, visit www.darrowschool.org.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites the public to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at the college. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public throughout the spring at 8 p.m. Fridays. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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CODA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
May 6-7, 8 :00 PM CenterStage, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3  (Contemporary Dance Ensemble) is dedicated to the continued development of dance on the campus and in the community by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. By integrating the foundational techniques of modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia, we create an environment for the creation and performance of original work by two faculty artistic directors, visiting artists, and students. This fall, CoDa collaborates with the Departments of Theatre and Music in a newly conceived production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Jean-Bernard Bucky. Titled The Tempest: A Gyre, this dance theatre production will include live performance by WiPE (the Williams Percussion Ensemble). Recent projects include a restaging of co-director Erica Dankmeyer’s Treeline; the premiere of Vanish, a new piece by co-director Janine Parker, and an original Rite of Spring with live piano accompaniment of Stravinsky’s iconic score. Last year, CoDa enjoyed an exciting collaboration with Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith, Artistic Directors of San Francisco’s RAWdance, who created an original work, In Pursuit Of, for our spring season, and returned as guest artists to perform their searing duet After 5:00. Join us on the journey!  
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MUSIC FOR VOICES AND PERCUSSION
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The performance by the combined Williams Concert Choir and Percussion Ensemble is titled, “(ASK) - Music for Voices and Percussion.”One major work is, “a Sound uttered, a Silence crossed” by Nathan Davis, with libretto by Laura Mullen, a co-commissioned piece which also features electronics, hydrophones (amplified water tubs), and audience participation via smart phone. There are also works by William Duckworth, Thomas A Dorsey, Kate Moore, and Daniel Wohl. Chapin Hall - Williams College Campus http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=9926
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ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Pittsfield, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Springside Greenhouse Group  Plant Sale at Springside Park, 874 North Street, Pittsfield. Annuals, hanging baskets, container gardens, birdhouses, herbs, vegetable plants, succulents.  Rain or Shine.

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IRON HORSE 5K RACE
Vermont, 10 a.m.
This event will be held at Kimberly Farms Stables at 1214 Cross Hill Rd, North Bennington VT, phone: 802-442-5454, email: Kimber@sover.net. The race will take place on Saturday, Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. In addition, we are working with the Bennington Road Race this year, and if you register for both our race AND the Bennington Road Race on May 8, you will receive a discounted rate of $10, and there will be special prizes for those who run in both. 100% of the proceeds will be used for horse camp scholarships. You can register by phone or at www.GallopToSuccess.org/events/5k (Check out the Bennington Road Race at www.bkvr.net). It is a family event, so all are welcome, including spectators.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUB 5K RACE
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires’ Recreational Therapy Program will hold its inaugural “Run for Success” 5K Race at Camp Russell in Richmond. Donations and funds raised from sponsors will support existing programs for students with special needs and be used to start new programming, including; therapeutic horseback riding, a bowling league, ropes course, the Lighthouse Café program, a transitional program for students ages 18-22, weekly recreational swimming, and a monthly social club. The Berkshire Running Center will sponsor and coordinate the event, which will start at Camp Russell and finish at Richmond Pond. To register for the race, visit www.berkshirerunningcenter.com for details and. Paper forms are available at the Boys & Girls Club, 16 Melville St. in Pittsfield and should be mailed to: Race Coordinator and Planner, John Bassi, 39 Allen St., Pittsfield, MA 01201.

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NUTSHELL PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS "PIRATES!"
Lee, 11 a.m. - Noon
Families First series: Nutshell Playhouse presents "Pirates!" Written and Directed by Don Jordan, Pirates! is a swashbuckling adventure featuring bold buccaneers, a mysterious map with a riddle, cursed treasure, a visit to an island that you can’t see, a pirate ghost, and a magical journey to the bottom of the sea. This sea-faring tale features puppets, music, masks, mimes and more. Together they bring you a family performance brimming with excitement and theatrical innovation. Appropriate for all ages. Admission: FREE/$5 suggested donation Location: The Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin Stree, Lee MA
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CLIMATE FAIR
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
The first-ever Berkshire climate and sustainability fair, titled "Living the Change," will be held at The Shire City Sanctuary at 40 Melville St. The free fair features a full day of activities, including presentations, community dialogue sessions, youth art and activities, music and food, as well as vendor and non-profit booths. An environmental film entitled “This Changes Everything” will also be shown, followed by a dance party in the evening.

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EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-noon
An Eating Disorders Anonymous support group meets in the community room of Berkshire Bank at 99 North St. on Saturdays.

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