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VOICES FOR RECOVERY WALK
North Adams, 1-5 p.m.
The Josh Bressette Commit to Save A Life and the Rx/Heroin Work Group of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) are holding the Voices for Recovery Rally, Walk and Vigil at Noel Field. The event will include informational tables representing the recovery services community as well as representatives from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the office of the Attorney General, food trucks and children’s activities and live music. The walk, led by Mayor Alcombright, will take place at 2 p.m. through downtown North Adams. Walkers will pause for a standout at the intersection of Main Street and Route 8 by City Hall.

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CHILI CHOWDER FALL FESTIVAL
Richmond, 1-6 p.m.
The Boys and Girls Club of Pittsfield will hold its Chili Chowder Fall Festival at Camp Russell, 341 Boys Club Road. Admission is $20 per adult, which includes two tokens for food and drink, and free for children 12 years and under.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL & CRAFT/YARD SALE
Hancock, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us at Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 RT 43, Hancock, MA on Saturday, to make your own sundaes, root beer floats and banana splits.  While there, check out our vendors who will be selling crafts and yard sale items.  Sponsored by the SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church. Something for everyone!  Plus the farm will be having *Free Hayrides to Pick-your-own Pumpkins & Indian Corn*Animal Petting Area *Ioka’s Pure Maple Syrup *Family Play Area *Pumpkin Racers *Pumpkin Slingshot & More! Fall Sugarhouse Tours & Tasting, and the Calf-A will be serving lunch. For information call Kate 518-935-8536 or Barb 518-527-0182.

 

VENDORS WANTED  Outside spaces 10' X 10' for $15.00.  You provide your own table, chair, tent.  No food vendors please.

Contact Kate 518-935-8536 or Barb 518-527-0182 for spaces or info.


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37TH LENOX APPLE SQUEEZE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 37th Lenox Apple Squeeze in downtown Lenox will feature handmade crafts, sculptures, and original art as well as foods, wines, craft beers, and delicacies from around the world and music including Felice Brothers, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow and Jamie Kent. More information online.

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10TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK
Dalton, 10 a.m.
On Saturday, September 24, Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 10th Annual Buddy Walk® of the Berkshires. The goal of the walk, which is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society, is to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to fundraise for those with Down syndrome who reside in Berkshire County. The event will begin with registration at Craneville Elementary School in Dalton, Mass. at 10 a.m. Registration will end at approximately 11 a.m., with the walk to follow. Walkers will return to Craneville Elementary School, where there will be a family barbecue, a raffle, live music and other fun activities. This event draws more than 1,000 participants annually. For additional information about registration, donations, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities, contact Chris at 413-464-7262, ext. 11 or cferrari@bcarc.org or visit www.bcarc.org/dsfg.

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DANIEL SHAYS HIKE
Adams, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
A living history performance of the folklore of Shays Rebellion features a short, easy to moderate hike to Pulpit Rock in Adams followed by a riveting re-creation of the legendary speech given by 18th Century rebel leader Daniel Shays to a crowd of aggrieved local farmers.  Also, enjoy a walk to historic Lower Peck’s Fall, Pulpit rock, a covered footbridge and perhaps even visit a Hobbit Tree. Meet at the gazebo on Gould Road in the Greylock Glen. Info at 413-499-4262.

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ANIMAL TRACKING PROGRAM
Monterey, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Bidwell House Museum hosts a talk and walk by naturalist David Brown. This indoor slide program followed by an outdoor walk will help participants detect and identify some of the wildlife activity around us as well as interpret found sign for insight into the lives of wild animals that live in our region. This program is suitable for adults and accompanied teens 13 and up. Members: $10. Non-members: $15. Register online.

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'THE FORGOTTEN LEDGE OF FORT MASSACHUSETTS'
Williamstown, 11 a.m.
The Williamstown Historical Museum hosts a colorful illustrated lecture about "The Forgotten Ledge of Fort Massachusetts" for children and families at the Milne Public Library. Wendy Champney will lead the audience on a fascinating journey through history. The audience will follow the clues as they reveal the location of Indian Ledge and uncover its vibrant, lost history.  Audience members will also discover the significance of the relationship between the ledge and the 1746 attack on Fort Massachusetts located in present-day North Adams. The talk is free.

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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ANIMATED FILMS: A TOWN CALLED PANIC
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
Images Cinema will present three family-friendly animated films this fall: Phantom Boy, A Town Called Panic, and Kubo and the Two Strings. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown.

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CHESTERWOOD ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Stockbridge, 2-4 p.m.
Chesterwood artist Sharon Bates will be in residence through Open Studio Days at Daniel Chester French's intimate second studio at Chesterwood. The program is free of charge and visitors are asked to register in advance at the admissions desk or by calling 413-298-2023.
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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 3 p.m.
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., will present Julia Ain-Krupa and her novel "The Upright Heart," which chronicles the return from Brooklyn of a Jewish man, Wolf, to his native Poland soon after World War II. He is haunted by the memory of his Catholic lover, Olga, whom he abandoned to marry a woman of his own faith and start a new life in America, and who perished sheltering the parents and younger sister he left behind. Set amid the ruins of the Holocaust and the Nazis’ total war, this haunting novel is at once a page-turning drama and a meditation on what it means to be human, part of a community, alive.

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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 3-4:30 p.m.
Julia Ain-Krupa will read from “The Upright Heart,” her haunting debut novel that explores the aftermath of the Holocaust in Poland from a new and powerful perspective, at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St.
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FALL RUN'S BIKE NIGHT
Adams, 5-8 p.m.
Bike Night runs from 5 to 8 at the Adams Visitors Center. The annual Fall Run motorcycle ride to raise money for Shriners Children's Hospital sets off Sunday morning at 11 from Bowe Field in Adams to Mohawk Park in Charlemont.

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BECKWITH STRONG PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Join us on 9/24 for a Paint & Sip fundraiser at Egremont Country Club, 685 S. Egremont Rd, Great Barrington to benefit the Beckwith Strong Relay for Life Team. You'll learn to paint 2 beautiful "Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Lanterns". All materials, instruction, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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2016 LEAF PEEPER CONCERT: "FROM EAST TO WEST"
New York, 7:30 p.m.
"From East to West" at St. James Catholic Church in Chatham, NY. Featuring the Shanghai String Quartet. Mozart, Zhou Lang, Foote & Grieg
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BERKSHIRE WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Cheshire, 8:30 a.m.
The annual Berkshire Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will begin at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Farnams Road Causeway. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with local service providers and learn more about the programs and services the Alzheimer's Association provides. Online registration is open for the event.

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FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
Great Barrington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Great Barrington Fire Department will host an open house. Demonstrations will begin with tasks the department performs at structure fires, including how and why they force entry, vent roofs, and deploy and flow water through large hoses.  Firefighters will then conduct a rope rescue demonstration and conclude the day with a fully simulated extrication of a patient from a motor vehicle using the Jaws of Life. Those in attendance will be able to try some of the activities hands-on, including forcing doors, flowing water through large hoses, and handling all their equipment.


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ELECTRONIC RECYCLING & PAPER SHREDDING EVENT
North Adams, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The seventh annual Northern Berkshire Electronic Recycling & Paper Shredding Event will be held at the Steeple City Plaza parking lot adjacent to All Saints Episcopal Church. Electronic recycling of all types of electronics and small to mid-size appliances will be accepted. Disposal fees will be $5 to $10 for most electronics. TVs and CRT monitors will have higher costs, dependent on size and type. Items accepted for recycling include desktop computers, monitors, laptops, phones, air conditioners, televisions. Household appliances cannot be accepted for this event. Accepted items this year includes batteries, ink cartridges, toners, cell phones and game consoles.  Lawn mowers drained of oil and gas will also be accepted. Paper shredding by the bag, box or handful will be on site from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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ABC CLOTHING SALE
Williamstown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The ABC Clothing Sale, to benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center, the Louison House, the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative for the Friendship Center Food Pantry and the Williamstown Food Pantry at Sts. Patrick & Raphael Parish, will be held at the First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. Items for sale include name brand gently-used clothing, accessories, and shoes, plus jewelry and watches, many with new batteries courtesy of Goodman’s Jewelers. Another popular feature will be vintage/retro clothing, costumes, and a whole room devoted to t-shirts and athletic clothing, plus the Williams Room, an area offering clothing with a Williams College theme. All of the merchandise has been donated by local individuals.
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NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The North Adams Public Library is holding its annual Book Sale on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at St Elizabeth's Parish Center. A silent auction, a bake sale, and thousands of gently used, categorized books will be available.  There will also be DVD's, books on tape and music CD's for sale.  Please come and join in on this great community event.

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ST. STAN’S COLOR RUN
Adams, 9:30 a.m.
St. Stanislaus School is holding a 5K "My School Color Run" fundraiser. This race is an alternative to the typical fundraising program where folks need to purchase goods. The culminating activity is a mass color explosion. Details online.
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STAR GAZING
Windsor, Dusk
Notchview Reservation will host star gazing, a Trustees of Reservations and Arunah Hill Science and Nature Center event. Telescopes and interpretation to view stars and planets will be provided. Admission is $5; cloud cover and/or rain cancels.

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HERITAGE WALKS
The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) announces the 15th annual Heritage Walks on three autumn weekends. More than 60 free, guided interpretive tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (Massachusetts) and Litchfield County (Connecticut). The walk schedule is available online.

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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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AUTUMN CAR SHOW
Dalton, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Autumn Car Show On The Beautiful Grounds Of  Sugar Hill Mansion (45 Main Street, Dalton, MA) FOOD! RAFFLES!  LIVE MUSIC! Free Admission For Spectators! ***$15.00 entry fee for automobile owners (Includes, 2 Meal Passes) 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be presented for Best Show! 


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37TH LENOX APPLE SQUEEZE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 37th Lenox Apple Squeeze in downtown Lenox will feature handmade crafts, sculptures, and original art as well as foods, wines, craft beers, and delicacies from around the world and music including Felice Brothers, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow and Jamie Kent. More information online.

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35TH ANNUAL FALL RUN
Adams, 11 a.m.

Annual Fall Run motorcycle ride to raise money for Shriners Children's Hospital sets off Sunday morning at 11 from Bowe Field in Adams to Mohawk Park in Charlemont. Breakfast available at the field. Bike Night is the Saturday before from 5 to 8 at the Adams Visitors Center.


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LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES
North Adams, 2 p.m.
The Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series will host 10 free concerts Sundays at 2 p.m. at Colegrove Park through Oct. 16. The series kicks off with jam band The Adam Ezra Group and continues with Wild Adriatic, a rock band, on Aug. 21; artist TBA on Aug. 28; Bella’s Bartok on Sept. 4; Olive Tiger on Sept. 11; M Shanghai on Sept. 18; The DuPont Brothers on Sept. 25; Caitlin Canty on Oct. 2; singer-songwriter on Oct. 9; and the Seratones on Oct. 16. Details online.

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STAGED READINGS
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield continues its Sunday Reading Series at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. The afternoon will begin with a reading of "Phaedra" written and read by Richard Matturro. This is from his collection "Porch of the Maidens" and answers the question "What happens when a woman falls in love with her husband's grown son'" Following "Phaedra" will be a staged reading of "Flowers for Algernon," adapted by David Rogers from the book by Daniel Keyes and directed by Thomas Suski. In this one-act play, Charlie Gordon who has a low IQ of 68 has his life changed with an experimental surgery that makes him smarter than he could ever imagine. The cast includes Jerry Greene, Stephanie Disbrow, C.J. Morgan, Patricia Duckworth and Dana Grieb. Admission is $5.

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CHESTERWOOD ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Stockbridge, 2-4 p.m.
Chesterwood artist Sharon Bates will be in residence through Open Studio Days at Daniel Chester French's intimate second studio at Chesterwood. The program is free of charge and visitors are asked to register in advance at the admissions desk or by calling 413-298-2023.
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