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CONSTRUCTION CELEBRATION
Great Barrington, 12:30 p.m.

Clinton Church Restoration has engaged a general contractor to undertake the first phase of restoration work on the former Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church at 9 Elm Court. Larochelle Construction of South Hadley, Mass., has been awarded a contract to repair and replace the roof on the historic church. A construction kickoff event will be held at the site to mark the occasion.


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FAMILY LITERACY WORKSHOPS
North Adams, 4 to 5 p.m.

Family Literacy Workshops-Learning Made Fun for Everyone Wednesday, October 23, 30, November 6 and 13, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at The Family Center Join us for 4-weeks of hands-on workshops on how to engage your child in pre-reading skills. Activities are best suited for children 2.5-5 years old, siblings welcome. Each workshop is one of a kind, engaging and fun for both parents and children. Children receive a free book at the end of each workshop. Call 413-664-4821 to register.  


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CANDIDATE FORUM
North Adams, 5:30 p.m.

MCLA and the North Adams Chamber will host a City Council Candidate and School Committee Forum on at the HiLo on Union Street. The entrance is located on the Canal Street side of the building. Parking is available in the designated lot across Canal Street.  Additional parking available in the designated lot on Willow Dell.  There is street parking on Union Street and along Willow Dell.


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PITTSFIELD MAYORAL DEBATE
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.

The Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP hosts a debate between the two mayoral candidates at Conte Community School, located at 200 West Union St. The school is accessible and has free parking. Working Cities will hold their monthly meeting at Conte Community School just prior to the debate at 5:30 p.m. and will provide free childcare for attendees.  Pittsfield Community Television will be taping the debate for later viewing. Former NAACP Berkshire County Branch President Will Singleton will moderate the debate between current Mayor Linda Tyer and City Councilor Melissa Mazzeo. Attendees will be able to submit questions on index cards.


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EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE
North Adams, 6-7:30 p.m.

Teachers, administrators and homeschoolers are invited to the North Adams Public Library to learn about the library's online resources and databases, explore STEM kits, find out how to compliment curriculum with library resources across the state, donate to or take a book from our Educator Book swap, and enjoy light refreshments while networking with other educators. RSVP by email or call 413-662-3133, ext. 14.


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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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CHAIR YOGA FOR SENIORS
Clarksburg, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

All levels welcome! Free event for seniors.  Where: Clarksburg Senior Center, 712 West Cross Rd., Clarksburg, MA For more info: Call (413) 663-9233


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DAD AND FAMILY TIME- BOWLING AND PIZZA NIGHT
North Adams, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Dad and Family Time- Bowling and Pizza Night.  Thursday, October 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Valley Park Bowling, Curran Highway, North Adams. Dads and families are invited to join us for an hour for pizza and candle pin bowling! FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old & under. FREE book for each child too!  Call to register, 413-664-4821.  Spots are limited


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HEARING ON WOMEN'S ISSUES
Great Barrington, 5-7 p.m.

A public hearing on women and girl's issues will be held at the Mason Public Library at 231 Main St. Citizens of Great Barrington and surrounding towns, government officials, and organizations that advocate for women and families in the region are invited to attend and encouraged to participate by offering testimony.


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'HAUNTED HANCOCK'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.

Haunted Hancock, a spine-chilling evening of Shaker ghosts and mystery, will be offered Thursdays in October. Walk the dark paths of the Village, venture into the basement of the Trustees’ Office to see a collection of gravestones, hear tales of ghostly sightings, and discover the Shakers’ role in the spiritualist movement. Participants will learn about the legend of the “woman in black” roaming the upper floors of the 1830 Brick Dwelling, where rocking chairs have reportedly been disturbed by forces unknown. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 413-443-0188. Walking tours are approximately 90 minutes and include slightly uneven terrain and stairs. Recommended for ages 12 and up.


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PUPPET SHOWS
Lenox, 10:30-11 a.m.

Puppet shows with Little Puppet Studio's Regina D Selig Mason, and her special helpers Eden, Hadyn, Jasmine, & Sophia, will be held Fridays in October at the Lenox Libray. The schedule is: Oct. 4, A Harvest Tale; Oct. 11, Caterpillar Gets Ready for Winter; Oct. 18, A Pumpkin Tale; and Oct. 25, How the Jack-o'-lanterns Saved Trick or Treat.


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BFAIR MASQUERADE GALA
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.

BFAIR celebrates 25 years with a Masquerade Gala at the Proprietor’s Lodge. The fundraiser will include a VIP hour, live auction, music, great food and special guests, and feature handmade masquerade masks crafted by individuals receiving BFAIR services.  The event has a business casual dress code with a black and silver theme (masks are optional). To register for the event or sponsor visit the website or call Katrina Cardillo, Director of Marketing, at 413-464-7232, ext. 317.


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PITTSFIELD HALLOWEEN PARADE
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.

The city of Pittsfield's 75th annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, will begin on Tyler Street at the corner of Tyler and Smith streets and end at Woodlawn Avenue. The following roads will be closed beginning at 5 p.m.: Tyler Street from First Street to Pine Street; Burbank Street from First Street to Morningside School; and Second Street from Orchard to Burbank Street. The remainder of the route, Tyler Street from Pine Street to Woodlawn Avenue, will be closed at 6 p.m. Also, the Woodlawn Avenue Bridge will be closed and there will be “no parking” on these streets after 5 p.m.


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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS - ABOUT ESCHER
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.

Williams Chamber Players offer their second concert of the season Mario Carro - “About Escher” (2015) is a musical consideration of works by Dutch artist M. C. Escher. Keith Kibler, bass-baritone, together with colleague Doris Stevenson, piano, bring selections by Franz Schubert to the stage with “Nacht und Träume”, “Der Doppelgänger”, and “Frühlingsglaube”. The next selection is by Giya Kancheli - Piano Quartet in L’istesso Tempo (1998) performed by Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Ronald Feldman, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano. The program closes with W.A. Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat Major, K. 452 with Catherine Weinfield, oboe; Paul Green, clarinet; Victor Sungarian, horn; Stephen Walt, bassoon; and Elizabeth Wright, piano. .   https://events.williams.edu/event/williams-chamber-players-7/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.


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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


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2019 STAMFORD SENIORS CRAFT FAIR
Vermont, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2019 Stamford Seniors Annual Craft Fair

Craft and Gift Items

Basket Raffle

Chinese Auction

Restaurant Raffle

Refreshments & More!

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 & Sunday, October 27, 2019

Stamford Elementary School

986 Main Rd., Stamford, VT 05352

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 


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HARVEST BAZAAR
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mt. Greylock Extended Care will host its annual harvest bazaar at 1000 North St. The event will feature,more than 15 vendors, featuring handcrafted jewelry, gifts, handmade soaps and jams, knitted items and more.


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CRAFT FAIR
Vermont, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Stamford Seniors will present their annual craft fair at Stamford Elementary School. In addition to craft and gift items, there will be a basket raffle, a Chinese auction, a restaurant raffle and more.


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AYJ FUND CHILDREN'S PRINCESS CONCERT
North Adams, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your little prince and princess to have their pictures taken with our beautiful Princesses! Pictures start at noon!

At 1:00 you will enjoy your favorite children's and Disney princess songs presented by the talented Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay and the MCLA Allegrettos.

Take a chance to win a great prize at our Chinese auction. All monies raised goes to the AYJ Fund to help children battling cancer.

Tickets: child $5. Adults $8. Family $25

Tickets now available online at www.AYJfund.org, from Kathy Arabia or Pam Wilk and will also be available at the door.


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RICHMOND CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.

Break out the brushes for this autumn favorite!  Join us SAT 10/26/19 7:30-9:30pm for a Paint and Sip to benefit the Richmond Consolidated School. Learn to paint this seasonally spirited image of “Autumn Maple Tree with Football” (football is optional) on a large 16x20 canvas. All painting materials, instruction, snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-1026-730pm-open-to-the-public-autumn-maple-tree-with-football-optional-pittsfield-ma or by calling (413) 205-8346.


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ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.

Zambezi Marimba Band performs with verve and energy in a free performance open to all inspired by traditional Zimbabwean music as well as contemporary African styles. Fun for the whole family!   https://events.williams.edu/event/zambezi-marimba-band-family-days-concert-2/ Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.


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HARVEST CRAFT FAIR
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

South Church's annual Harvest Craft Fair, featuring many local crafters, will be held at the church at 110 South St. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The fair will have a baked goods table, themed baskets, raffles, and a silent auction, including small Christmas trees honoring the late Jean Bousquet. A ground floor entrance is off the parking lot behind South Church.


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THE 39TH ANNUAL E.F. SCHUMACHER LECTURES
Windsor, 1 - 4 p.m.

In our general concern about climate change, we have let ourselves fall into comfortable despair and hand wringing. Greg Watson and Sallie Calhoun will deliver the 39th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures at Saint James Place at 352 Main Street, Great Barrington


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CRAFT FAIR
Vermont, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Stamford Seniors will present their annual craft fair at Stamford Elementary School. In addition to craft and gift items, there will be a basket raffle, a Chinese auction, a restaurant raffle and more.


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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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NORTH CANAAN ELEMENTARY PTO
Connecticut, 2 p.m.

Painting with a purpose!  Join us SUN 10/27/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit North Canaan Elementary School PTO. You’ll learn how to paint this locally inspired image of "Cheshire Lake in Autumn" on a large 16x20 canvas. At VFW, 104 S. Canaan Road, Canaan, CT. All painting materials, instruction, snacks and donation included for $35. Beverages available for purchase. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-1027-2pm-open-to-the-public-cheshire-lake-in-autumn-canaan-ct or by calling (413) 205-8346.


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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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CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARADE
Adams, 4 p.m.

The Adams Lions Club’s annual Halloween Parade for children will step off from the Adams Community Bank parking lot and end in the Depot Street/Adams Visitors Center parking lot. Children, in costume, are asked to gather at 3:45 pm at the Adams Community Bank Center Street parking lot (across from Adams Hometown Market). Marchers will head from Center Street to the east side of Park Street, then turn right onto East Maple Street to the visitors’ center parking lot, where the Adams Lions Club trailer will serve cider donuts and drinks. In place of prizes, Halloween goodie bags will be given to participating children.


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'BOO BASH'
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.

Residential Programs and Services and The Volunteer Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the 25th annual “Boo Bash” in the Venable Gym. This event is free and open to the public. Children ages 5 to 12, who are accompanied by a parent or chaperone (age 18 or older), are encouraged to attend to celebrate the Halloween season in a fun, safe way. The Boo Bash is planned by MCLA resident students, working with their RPS advisors, and will feature games, refreshments, and more. Venable Hall is located at 375 Church St. in North Adams, Mass. Please use the quad entrance of the Hall to enter the event. Parking is available behind the library.


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WORDXWORD STORY POETS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.

The Poets Creating Conversation series returns with Other[ed] in America at the Berkshire Museum, 39 South St. In a time when “othering” has been weaponized, poets are asked to reflect on the consequences of being othered - the experience of being seen as “less than” because of race, origin, language, faith, gender, economic status, sexuality, age, (dis)abilities, (mental) health, etc. WordXWord events are always free and open to all; however, parents and guardians are advised that some content may be challenging for younger children.


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