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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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MCLA COMMUNITY EDUCATION SOCIAL
North Adams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present the MCLA CommUNITY Education Social at various locations throughout the campus, including the Campus Center, in Murdock Hall, at the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation and in the MCLA quadrangle. This campus-wide event is free and open to the public. It was designed to bring awareness to social issues, taboo topics and injustices that aren’t always taken seriously or talked about, was conceptualized by Mikaela Serano-Moore ’18 and is being implemented by MCLA’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force. Those who visit at least five tables will enjoy free ice cream sundaes in the Quad.

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TUESDAY TEA SERIES
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Williams College will host its annual Tuesday Teas series to celebrate Williams authors and honor their scholarly and creative works on four consecutive Tuesdays in April and May in the Stetson Reading Room, Sawyer Library. All of the events are free and open to the public. Each tea will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. The full schedule is as follows: April 11, Gregory Mitchell, assistant professor of women's, gender and sexuality studies, for the book "Tourist Attractions: Performing Race and Masculinity in Brazil's Sexual Economy"; April 18, Soledad Fox, professor of romance languages, for the book "Jorge Semprún: The Spaniard who Survived the Nazis and Conquered Paris"; April 25, Michelle Apotsos, assistant professor of art, for the book "Architecture, Islam, and Identity in West Africa: Lessons from Larabanga"; and May 2, Jason Josephson-Storm, chair and associate professor of religion, for the book "The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences."

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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'THE NEW AMERICAN REALITY'
Amherst, 7 to 9 p.m.
In this series of three talks, each with a different focus, author and Amherst College professor Ilan Stavans considers the "new normal" in today's United States and the ways anti-Semitism manifests in regions as diverse as Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. The other talks in the series take place May 2 and May 9. Suggested donation: $5 Yiddish Book Center 1021 West St.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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WILLIAMS CLASS OF 1960 MUSIC LECTURE WITH ALEXANDER REHDING
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Professor Alexander Rehding of Harvard University gives a lecture titled, “A Ninth for the New Millennium: Marking Time in 9 Beet Stretch” about a radical rendition of Beethoven’s Ninth by Leif Inge that should make everyone prick up their ears. Williams Music https://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11848 Free Bernhard Music Center, room 30 Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:15 p.m.
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CPR/NALOXONE TRAINING
Adams, 6 - 9 p.m.
@MCLA Sullivan Lounge, located on the 2nd Floor of the Campus Center Do you know someone at risk of a heroin/opioid overdose' Naloxone (Narcan) reverses overdoses. You can safely administer CPR/Naloxone and Save a Life. All residents of Northern Berkshire County are invited to attend this FREE community training to learn how to react if you witness a heroin/opioid overdose. Space is limited - To register, call Wendy Penner at (413) 663-7588, ext. 14 or e-mail AJ Jusino at ajusino@northadamsambulance.com.
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MAKE YOUR OWN KOMBUCHA
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
Wild Oats will host "Make Your Own Kombucha" with Lisa Hiley & Sarah Guare, editors of "The Big Book of Kombucha" (Storey Publishing, 2016). The cost is $25 and the workshop is limited to 15 participants.

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THE FAMILY CONNECTION
North Adams, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
@ the UNO Community Center This is a group for parents who are actively parenting or are working towards reunification. This group gives parents a open and safe place to connect with other parents and talk about the joys and struggles of parenting. Call The Family Place at (413) 663-7588 for more info.
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ANNUAL ACTION PLAN HEARING
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Community Development will hold a hearing on its CDBG program budget and draft 2018 Annual Action Plan in City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. The hearing is part of a 30-day public review process that is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that provides an opportunity for public input on the draft plan. Through what HUD terms an entitlement grant, HUD provides the city with CDBG funding on an annual basis.
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‘TALKING BOOKS’ FAIR
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The public is invited to attend Berkshire Athenaeum’s ‘Talking Book’ Fair in the library’s Main Reading Room. Talking Books are digitally recorded books or magazines in audio formats provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. They are available on free loan to people who are blind, visually impaired, or otherwise unable to read or use standard printed materials. Talking Books can be played on customized digital players, supplied at no cost by the Library of Congress and its cooperating libraries, or via a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

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VETERAN FLAG PLACEMENT MEETING
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The City of Pittsfield and the Berkshire Veterans’ Coalition will hold a coordination meeting in the City Council Chambers to welcome volunteers, both existing and new, to discuss this year’s veteran flag placement at the city’s cemeteries. Each year, many veterans, groups, and individuals of all ages assist in the flag placement at Pittsfield’s cemeteries, helping to place over 8,000 flags and markers.  Flag placement for all Pittsfield cemeteries will begin at 8 a.m. Monday, May 1.

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SPAGHETTI SUPPER
North Adams, 4-7 p.m.
North Adams Little League will hold a spaghetti support fundraiser at the Eagles Hall, 515 Curran Highway. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and children 12 and under. Dinner includes salad, bread, spaghetti and meatballs, and coffee/tea station. There will be a bake sale and 50/50 raffle.
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'CRITICAL MASS'
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
This year’s Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) “Advanced Museum Studies” course exhibition, “Critical Mass,” will feature everyday objects from the collection of Harley Spiller, a renowned collector with thousands of diverse, everyday objects – from spoons to Metrocards and gum to money. An opening reception for “Critical Mass” will take place at the MCLA Design Lab, 49 Main St. and will remain on view through May 27.

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MCLA SENIOR ART SHOW
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Gallery 51 will present this year’s senior class show, “INSIGHT,” kicking off with a reception. This exhibition serves as the annual culminating event that provides graduating artists with the tools they will need to further their careers as they learn how to display and install their art, and more. “INSIGHT” will remain on display through May 21. MCLA Gallery 51 is at 51 Main St.

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SPIRIT GUIDE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us Thu 4/27 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the Josh Bressette Commit to Save a Life Org. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Spirit Guide" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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TALK ON AMERICA’S ENTRY INTO WWI
North Adams, 6 p.m.
MCLA history professor Ely Janis will give a brief overview of America’s belated entry into WWI at the North Adams Public Library. “Resistance: America’s Reluctant Entry into WWI,” titled because of our nation’s reluctance to join the 1914 to 1918 European war, has some familiar antecedents in our current social and political climate. The Immigration Act of 1917, the Espionage Act of 1917 and the Sedition Act of 1918 all became law in the fierce nativism of the day. The library will be displaying a number of our WWI recruitment posters over the coming months and highlighting much of the great literature written during wartime to mark the 100th anniversary.

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BRASS BASH WITH THE WILLIAMS BRASS ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Williams Brass Ensemble Director David Wharton leads the group in a celebration of brass, including Henry Purcell’s Trumpet Tune and Air; Brian Fennelly’s Distant Call for Solo Trumpet, and works by Tchaikovsky, William Byrd, Thorvald Hansen, Hans Leo Hassler, and Chris Hazell. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11486 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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TALK ON ENVIRONMENTAL MARTYRDOM
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Princeton University professor Rob Nixon will give a talk at Williams College in Griffin Hall, room 3. This event is free. Nixon’s talk will examine the current surge in environmental martyrdom against the backdrop of the resource wars over timber, water, land, and mineral rights across the global South.

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TALK ON FOREST HEALTH CONDITIONS
North Adams, 7 p.m.
MCLA’s “Science and Management of Invasive Species” series will conclude with “Current Forest Health Conditions in Massachusetts” with Ken Gooch, forest health program director for the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Forest Health Program in Worthington. This lecture is free and open to the public in MCLA’s Center for Science and Innovation, in room 121.

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AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Must the Promised Land necessarily become cursed and haunted' It is possible to stop moral downfall and pursue happiness instead' In his eye-opening play, Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts reveals the secrets of an Americanfamily defeated by its mistakes and avalanching toward its final disintegration. Family members gather to discover how far apart they’ve grown and how dysfunctional their lives have become. Directed by Professor Sangare, this theatrical production will examine contemporary relationships and investigate personal and social values. Relationships can be healed when people meet not merely to join the reunion, but to reunite. Awareness can be awakened, integrity reclaimed, and core values restored—if it isn’t too late. Price $3. Visit the Williams College '62 Center Box Office from Tues-Sat, 1-5 PM or call (413) 597-2425. Buy tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32885 For more information, please visit http://62center.williams.edu/  
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TALK ON REFUGEE CRISIS
Williamstown, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Williams College will host a film screening and discussion about the refugee crisis, contemporary American politics and the work of the International Rescue Committee in Paresky Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Filmmaker Renee Silverman will present her film "Refugee Kids: One Small School Takes on the World" (runtime: 40 minutes) and then give a short presentation. That will be followed by a talk by Gerrard Khan ’93, the director of U.S. Programs at the IRC. Khan will discuss the refugee crisis, contemporary American politics and the work of his organization.

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER CHOIR
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The program will feature, among other works, Heinrich Schütz’s extraordinary Musikalische Exequien – an intimate yet elaborate musical memorial.. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11498 Free The Clark Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4 p.m.
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MT GREYLOCK AT DUSK-PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us Fr 4/28 at the VFW, 573 Mohawk Trail, North Adams for a Berkshire Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Northern Berkshire Country Relay for Life Team, Jocelyn's Rainbow of Hope. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Mt Greylock at Dusk" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $36. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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NICK CAVE BOOK TALK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Curator Denise Markonish facilitates a discussion with artist Nick Cave and others confronting some of America’s most confounding dilemmas: gun control, gun violence, and race relations. A reception and after-hours tour of the exhibition follows. Cave: "Until" was organized by MASS MoCA and co-produced by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Carriageworks of Sydney, Australia. Principal exhibition support was provided by an anonymous gift. Major exhibition support was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Barr Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jack Shainman Gallery, Marilyn and Larry Fields, BeadKraft, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and Furthermore, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.”
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ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
St. Joseph Central High School will be holding an event to celebrate the fellowship, memories, and traditions of the school at the Crowne Plaza in Pittsfield. Many alumni, past and present faculty and administrators, and friends of St. Joe will be in attendance. There will be dinner, light music, a brief program, cash bar, and many memories shared of the school’s illustrious history. The cost is $50 per person to enjoy a celebration 120 years in the making. Reserve tickets at 413-443-9686.
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PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
Lenox, 7 p.m.-midnight
David Raby will lead a paranormal investigation of the historic and haunted Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Before the investigation, Raby will give a brief history of the lives that once graced the hallways – and possibly still reside within. He will also share some of his favorite evidence from previous investigations and will be happy to answer any questions about paranormal investigations. This event is for someone who has never been on a paranormal investigation to the seasoned investigator. Tickets are $35; reservations are required at 413-637-3206.

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RYANHOOD AT DRURY
North Adams, 7 p.m.
The Drury Performing Arts Center will host Arizona-based acoustic pop duo Ryanhood, made up of musicians Ryan Green and Cameron Hood. The show will have two opening acts: band The Wave, a four-piece of Drury High School students, and local singer-songwriter Lita Williams. This show is completely produced by the Drury Performing Arts Management class, a rigorous academic course that challenges students to produce and curate all performing arts events at DPAC (Drury Performing Arts Center). Limited tickets can be found at the Berkshire Emporium located at 59 Main St. in North Adams. Tickets are also available online. Student tickets are $5 while general admission tickets are $10.
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BFAIR ANNUAL MEETING
Williamstown, 7:30 a.m.
Berkshire Family & Individual Resources, Inc. (BFAIR) will host their Annual Meeting on Friday, April 28 at the Williams Inn, located at Routes 7 & 2 in Williamstown. The breakfast, set to begin at 7:30am, will include the presentation of several awards for employee recognition, as well as the recognition of the community partner of the year, Cascade School Supply. Additionally, the Chairman of the Board will offer remarks on the organization’s expansion into the Northampton area, as well as growth within the Berkshires. To attend the annual meeting, please RSVP by April 21st to Carol Fox by calling 413.664.9382 ext. 40, emailing cfox@bfair.org or online at www.bfair.org. A suggested donation of $10 may be made at the door. This event is generously sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

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