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KIDLEIDOSCOPE
, 11:00 AM
Geared for children ages 3-5. but all ages are welcome. Guided nature-themed lesson or story followed by a game or craft. Bring your lunch to enjoy in the picnic area after the program if you'd like. This program is FREE, parking fee is waived for attendees. Natural Bridge
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"1974" HOOCAS VALLEY CLASS REUNION
Adams, 6 p.m. to ??
45th Hoosac valley high School class reunion Location: Forest Park Country Club Address: 41 Forest Park Ave. Adams, MA, 01220. For more information contact: 1. Pat @ 413-664-6292 ( home) 2.Rose @ 413-446-2220 ( cell ) 3. Matt @ 413-841-2999 (cell)                                    4.Marian@ 413-663-0260 (cell)  
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CHRIS THOMAS KING
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Chris Thomas King. A rare opportunity to experience Blues at a level not often heard! "Not only is he a triple threat musician – a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist – King is an actor and business entrepreneur. His most famous role was portraying historic bluesman Tommy Johnson in the popular Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou and his work on the soundtrack CD won him a Grammy..." Chicago Blues Guide.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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MOTORAM CRUISE-IN CONCERT PRESENTS WHISKEY CITY & LIVE WIRE
North Adams, 1 - 6 p.m.
We're kicking off the 9th annual North Adams Motorama with a little party to welcome all our car-loving visitors and locals! Join us on Saturday, August 24th, the afternoon BEFORE the Motorama Car Show, for a FREE concert in Noel Field featuring Whiskey City with opener Live Wire! 1PM - Gates open. 2PM - Music starts. 6PM - We wrap it up. 7PM - Get some sleep and we'll see you in the morning at the car show! We invite CLASSIC show cars to cruise-in to Noel Field with those beautiful machines, sit back, grab a brew and food, and enjoy some killer tunes in North Adams on what we hope is a breath-taking summer night! Everyone else is welcome to park in the nearby lots and walk-in to this FREE concert. Bright Ideas Brewing will be offering their delicious local brews, made right here in North Adams, M&J's Taste Of Home will be selling fresh made grub like burgers and fries, and North Adams Elks 487 will be selling ice cream to keep you cool, so be sure to bring your wallet!
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NUTSHELL PLAYHOUSE
Adams, 1 p.m.

Nutshell Playhouse kicks up its heels at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock with "Top Bananas," a fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, with special guests Annie Anaconda the singing snake, Engelburt, the morphing storyteller, Zesty with her melodious saw, tap dancing by Nemonee, a motley crew of instruments played by Donut, brand spanking new songs, and of course, our usual abundance of frolicsome shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County Actors Stefanie Lynx Weber, Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan, the program is free.


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BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.

The Berkshire Dream Center is hosting its ninth annual Back to School Event at 475 Tyler St. This event is completely free and all are welcome to attend. More than 400 backpacks filled with school supplies are available for children returning back to school for grades preK through 12th grade. Children must be present to receive a backpack; no signups or ID are required. There will also be giveaways, ice cream provided by Krispy Cone, face painting, back to school clothes, crafts, music, snacks and a special presentation.


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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing SLEEPING BEAUTY, at Dotties Coffee Lounge. Dottie’s is at 444 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Admission is FREE. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971.                
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KID'S PAINT PARTY
New York, 2 - 4 p.m.
Kids Paint Party..! AGES 6 to Adult welcome. Join us on SAT 8/24/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Snack fundraiser to benefit the New Lebanon Library. You’ll learn how to paint this colorful image of "Rainbow Tree" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. All painting materials, light snacks, non-alcohol beverages and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-824-2pm-open-to-the-public-ages-6-to-adult-rainbow-tree-with-swing-new-lebanon-ny or by calling (413) 205-8346.
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EXHIBIT OPENING, BENEFIT BASH
Becket, 2-4 p.m.

The Becket Arts Center will host an opening for its final exhibit of 2019, featuring the work of:  Bryan Powers (sculptor), Michael Bufis (photography), Lee Sproull (quilting), and John Clarke (photography). Later in the evening, at 7 p.m., dance the night away at the annual BAC Benefit Bash, featuring the popular rock band Misty Blues. Tickets are $20 person or $30 per couple; call 413-623-6635.


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GYPSY SWING WITH THE RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET
New Marlborough, 4:30 p.m.
Jason Anick, Olli Soikkeli, Max O'Rourke and Greg Loughman perform jazz standards and original compositions as the Rhythm Future Quartet. Part of the "Music & More" series at the New Marlborough Meeting House, 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road. Ticket information is here.
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HERITAGE FESTIVAL & FAMILY FEAST
Sheffield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Heritage Festival & Family Feast; Tickets $35 adults, $40 at the door. $9 kids three and under are free, on the society’s grounds, located at 159 Main St., Sheffield. The feast runs from 5-8 pm, and included in the cost of your ticket will be hearty meal with your choice of several different meats from our 19th century smokehouse (try them all!), historic side dishes, drinks and desserts. Tickets can be purchased at sheffieldhistory.org, by mailing a check to Sheffield Historical Society, P.O. Box 747, Sheffield, MA 01257, or stopping by the Old Stone Store weekends from 11-4 to purchase them in person by check or cash.  413-229-2694 sheffieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com www.sheffieldhistory.org
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BBQ COOKOUT AND CONCERT WITH BCSO
Richmond, 6 - 10 p.m.

Come on out for a night of Fundraising for the Berkshire County Toys for Tots.  $10 Donation includes a night of Live Music from bands Lead Foot, Automatic Gravity and Special Guest The Riverside Brothers. The donation also includes food costs for BBQ provided by the Smokers and Jokes crew. Ages 21 and over only. Tickets can be purchased at the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office at 467 Cheshire Road Pittsfield or at Mad Macs located in the Allendale Shopping Plaza in Pittsfield. Funds raised will help provide for more donation bins at more locations to help ensure that no children of needy families go without a Christmas Gift this upcoming Holiday Season. Camp Russell at Richmond Shore, 341 Boys Club Road, Richmond.


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PAINT AND SIP PARTY
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on SAT 8/24/19 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Ancram Ladies Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this beautiful sunny image of "Sunflowers in a Vase" on an authentic roofing slate tile or a hand-made sign made from reclaimed wood (various sizes and colors available). At the Firehouse, 1306 County Route 7, Ancram, NY. All painting materials, light snacks, wine and donation included for $30! Bring your own additional snacks or sips if you would like. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-824-630pm-open-to-the-public-sunflowers-in-vase-slate-or-canvas-ancram-nyor by calling (413) 205-8346.
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THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. When we first had the Slambovians here at the Guthrie Center, we were so impressed, we asked them if they would always come back. They agreed. There is an honesty and integrity in the best music. There is the same in the best people. They are both.  And we are honored, pleased, happy, to have the Slambovian contingent here, once again, at the Guthrie Center!  If you want a truly special and fun evening - be here on this night!  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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GOAT YOGA
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
Goat yoga classes will be held at Hancock Shaker Village, led by certified yoga instructor Alison Walter. Tickets are $25 and include admission to Hancock Shaker Village. Register online or call 413-443-0188. Beginners are welcome; bring a mat or a towel. Classes take place in a fenced-in pasture adjacent to the Round Stone Barn. About 15 goats roam the pasture during the class. Goat yoga classes are ideal for adults and for responsible children ages 6 and up. The class is intended to be a meditative experience. Children are welcome to visit the baby animals in the Round Stone Barn’s Dairy Ell after the class.
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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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"TREES OF COLOR" PAINT AND SIP TO BENEFIT ST. JOSEPH FOOD PANTRY
Pittsfield, 1:00 PM
Colorful creations for a worthy cause!  Join us on SUN 8/25/19 1-3pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit St. Joseph Food Pantry. You’ll learn how to paint this colorful image of "Trees of Color” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Hotel on North, 297 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Food and beverages available for purchase. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-825-1pm-open-to-the-public-trees-of-color-pittsfield-ma or by calling (413) 205-8346.
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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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CASSATT STRING QUARTET
Connecticut, 3 p.m.
Paul Katz, Cello Pei Shan, Piano Mozart: Piano Quartet in E Flat Major, K. 493 Beethoven: String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op. 18 #6 Brahms: Cello Quintet in F Minor (precursor of Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34, arr. Anssi Karttunen)* Part of Music Mountain Chamber Music Concert Series, presenting world-renowned string quartets in an intimate setting on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm through September 22.
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'THE DUKE OF STOCKBRIDGE'
Adams, 3 p.m.

"The Duke of Stockbridge," a late 19th century novel about Shay's Rebellion by Chicopee author Edward Bellamy, will be the subject of a talk by archivist Alison Kobierski in Memorial Hall of the Adams Free Library. The event is sponsored by the Adams Historical Society and is free.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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CONCERT SERIES
Lanesborough, 4 p.m.

St. Luke's Church in Lanesborough will again host summer concerts at the Old Stone Church on North Main Street. The events are held with free-will offerings accepted, as well as food items to benefit the Veterans Pantry in Lanesborough. The schedule is as follows: July 14, Edwin Lawrence, Johnson Organ Celebration; July 28, Bernice Lewis & Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra; Aug. 11, Wintergreen, traditional folk trio; Aug. 25, Gina Coleman & Misty Blues; and Sept. 9, Jason Ennis Trio & Natalia Bernal.


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9TH ANNUAL MOTORAMA CAR SHOW
North Adams, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Head to downtown North Adams for the 9th annual Motorama Car Show! Open for  pre-registered cars and registration at 6:00AM, open to the public from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Hundreds of vehicles fill downtown, as well as, food trucks, a SWAP meet to benefit PopCares, and more! $10 vehicle pre-registration until noon, Friday Aug. 23. $15 registration day of event. FREE to spectators.
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS WITH BRIDGETT M. DAVIS
Lenox, 4 - 5:30 p.m.
In her memoir, The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, Bridgett Davis pays homage to an extraordinary parent who went to great lengths “making a way out of no way” to provide a prosperous life for her family.  The Mount
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PITTSFIELD PROSPERS YOUTH MEET-UP
Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m.

Pittsfield Prospers interns Crystal Moore and Dillon Rodgers will host a youth meet-up at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendall Ave.  Local youth between the ages of 12 and 18 are encouraged to attend to explore what they most treasure about Pittsfield, what they would like to change about our City, and what they are willing to do to make that change happen. This is the first in a series of meet-ups to explore the views of representatives of a range of demographic segments in our city to understand the commonalities and differences in their perspectives on what is going well and not so well in Pittsfield. The goal is to bring representatives of all these groups together in the late fall start an intergenerational conversation.


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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Stockbridge, 11:00 AM and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing SLEEPING BEAUTY, at St. Paul’s Church in Stockbridge at both 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. St. Paul’s Church is at 29 Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Admission is $5. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971.                 
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO FANNIE DAVIS WITH BRIDGETT M. DAVIS
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In her memoir, The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, Bridgett Davis pays homage to an extraordinary parent who went to great lengths “making a way out of no way” to provide a prosperous life for her family.  The Mount
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KINDERGARTEN ICE CREAM SOCIAL
North Adams, 6 to 7 p.m.
Kindergarten Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 27 from  6:00 -7:00 p.m. at Colegrove Elementary School Playground,  24 Church Street in North Adams Do you have a child going into kindergarten this year' Join the Family Center staff and local school principals for this fun ice cream social. Free Ice Cream for all 2019 incoming Kindergarten students and their families (from any Northern Berkshire towns).  Each child will get to choose a free book to bring home.
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