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CASEY & THE BASE NOTES
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Dottie's Coffee Lounge, Pittsfield, MA


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FREEDOM RIDE
Dalton, 11 a.m.
American Legion Riders Post 155 will hold a freedome ride leaving from 258 North St. (Route 9).  Funds raised help support local veterans and their families. Registration is from 9 to 11 a.m. and the ride begins at 11 a.m. through the beautiful Berkshire Hills. All motorcycles are welcome and donations suggested. Breakfast will be served by Ladies Auxiliary and the afternoon offers food, drink, games and live music at 12:30 p.m. by the Hotshot Hillbillies followed by Legal Tender at the American Legion Pavilion.

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MILL CITY CABARET
North Adams, 2 p.m.
Mill City Productions will present its annual cabaret "Painting by Musical Numbers."  "Painting by Musical Numbers" is an original cabaret, directed and conceived by Mill City company members, Michael James Roy and Marissa Carlson that celebrates artistic and musical expression. Song selections will feature fun & creative takes on classic hits and new favorites in Broadway, pop, rock, country, and folk music. Performances will take place at Mill City’s Theatre at Building 4N (next to the Visitor’s Center) in the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance by visiting www.millcityproductions.org.

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CHESTERWOOD MUSIC SERIES
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
A wide range of contemporary American musicians, from folk, alt-country and rockabilly to garage, punk and psych-folk bands, are scheduled to perform this summer at Chesterfest, a new Americana music series presented by Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The concerts will be held at Chesterwood on Sunday evenings from July 19 through August 30, rain or shine. Artists perform at 5:30 p.m., followed by a second artist at 6:30 p.m. The grounds open at 5 p.m.; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Tickets are $15 per person; children under 18 are free. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Rd. Call 413-298-3579 or www.chesterwood.org. The schedule is as follows:

July 19: 5:30 p.m.: Dan Blakeslee. 6:30 p.m.: Jonah Tolchin
July 26: 5:30 p.m.: AJ MAC from Thunderosa. 6:30 p.m.: Swisch Wagon.
Aug. 2: 5:30 p.m.: GABI. 6:30pm: Elison Jackson.
Aug: 9: 5:30 p.m.: Lys Guillorn. 6:30 p.m.: The Meadows Brothers
Aug: 16: 5:30 p.m.: Niall Connolly. 6:30 p.m.: The Rambling Kind
Aug: 23: 5:30 p.m.: Hack Monet. 6:30 p.m.: Sunlea
Aug: 30: 5:30 p.m.: Lexi Weege. 7:30 p.m.: Bernice Lewis

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TALK ON MILLS OF PITTSFIELD
Adams, 6 p.m.
Take a pictorial tour of the buildings from the 19th century in Pittsfield that stand as witness to its industrial past from its entrepreneurial origins.  Local historian John Dickson will discuss the buildings and the lives of those who led the city through unparalleled economic prosperity. See how these buildings and homes that continue to serve our community while others have been lost forever. This talk at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock is free and will be followed by a dinner; reservations can be made for dinner at 413-743-1591.

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THEATER LAB WORKS
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Williams College Summer Theater Lab performances continue in the CenterStage of the ‘62 Center of Theatre and Dance with Original Company Works. This July, Summer Theater Lab participated in a two week playwriting workshop. During those weeks, students wrote and workshopped plays under the instruction of critically acclaimed playwright Martyna Majok. Six of those works will be read in a one night only event on Sunday evening. They are as follows: gin & tonic by Kimberly Golding ‘16,  Baking Soda Volcano by Daniel Brandes ‘18, The Business Man by Caroline McArdle ‘18, and excerpts from The Torchbearer’s Sermon by Venson Williams ‘16, Baby Red Bird by Miranda Hanson ‘17, Underworld by Scott Lipman ‘18, and [A Yet to Be Titled Musical] by Eveyln Mahon ‘18. The students will continue to work on their plays over the next coming weeks,  some which will be staged during Open Lab Weekend (Aug. 13–15). Reserve tickets online or call 413-597-4839.

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ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 8 a.m.
The 41st Adams Agricultural Fair at Bowe Field, off Route 8, is filled with fun events for all ages. The fair begins on Friday with a truck pull by Western Mass Pullers Association at 6:30. All size trucks will pull the transfer sled with bangs and noise. Everyone is invited to enter their special truck. Saturday brings it all with horse pulls, "Pups in the Air" show featuring Australian Shepards catching Frisbees and showing their incredible talent running and jumping. A great even with everyone allowed to love and pet the pups after each show. Evening entertainment is the HOt Shot Hillbilly Band at 7 with numerous events and exhibits all day. Sunday of course is the ox pull and Demolition Derby at 2. Events and hall exhibits are open all day with the crash em up derby rain or shine.  Amusements, demonstrations, exhibits, food and much more plus children's games all weekend. Admission is $4 on Friday and Saturday and $7 on Sunday. Check out the fair website.

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GREAT RIDES FILM FESTIVAL: TRANSSIBERIAN
New York, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
(Germany, Spain, UK, Lithuania, 2008, 111 min) Spanish-German-British-Lithuanian thriller film, set on the Trans-Siberian Railway, in which an American couple’s journey from China to Russia becomes a nightmare after they befriend a pair of fellow travellers. Directed by Brad Anderson, starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. Filming began in December 2006 in Vilnius, Lithuania, with additional photography in Beijing and Russia. “...(how shall I put this') one hell of a thriller. It’s not often that I feel true suspense and dread building within me, but they were building during long stretches of this expertly constructed film.” Roger Ebert Free admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/2015-programs/film/film-festival-great-rides/
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UCP GOLF TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
The 17th annual UCP Golf Tournament in support of underfunded children's and adult programming will be held at Berkshire Hills Country Club. Registration is $130 per golfer or $500 for a team of four. To register call Joni Thomas, 413-442-1562 ex.21 or email jthomas@ucpberkshire.org. Timeline for the day: Registration opens 10:30 am Lunch 11:30 am Shotgun Start 12:30 pm Dinner/Silent Auction 6 pm
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STORYTELLER DAVID ARFA
Pittsfield, 10:45 a.m.
The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents storyteller David Arfa workshop exploration “A Sense of Wonder: Journeying with Rabbi Heschel and Rachel Carson.” The program at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community series. The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling 413-442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

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BROADWAY IN THE BERKSHIRES
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Shakespeare & Company will host its special one-night-only benefit performance of Broadway in the Berkshires at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St. Broadway in the Berkshires, a magical evening of all-star entertainment, features Broadway’s brightest stars in a dazzling affair which includes a delicious walk-around dinner reception, a live auction, and an exclusive VIP after-party with the artists. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shakespeare & Company’s internationally acclaimed Education and Training Programs. For tickets and information, call 413-637-1199, ext. 105, or visit: www.shakespeare.org.

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BATTLE OF BENNINGTON TALK
New York, 7:30 p.m.
Deana Mallory, director of Public Programs for the Bennington Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the Battle for Bennington at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown, N.Y.  The program is free and the building is handicapped accessible. Mallory will place this important victory in context of the entire War for Independence.

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CHORAL CAMP
, 9am - 12pm
Berkshire Lyric is hosting the 6th annual week of Choral Camp for children ages 6-13. Sing, learn about music, and have fun during this week long tuition-free camp. The camp meets Monday - Friday, August 3-7, from 9am-12pm. It is held at the Dalton Congregational Church. Registration takes place at the church at 9am. Anyone with questions can contact Berkshire Lyric's Artistic Director, Jack Brown, 413-298-5365.   http://berkshirelyricinfo.org/
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PROGRAM ON HEROES
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum's children’s department presents “Stories of our Communities Heroes” with Chief of Police Michael Wynn and Fire Chief Robert Czerwinski. What is it like being a real life hero' Our two local heroes will share stories about their work. Chief Wynn will also be bringing a police dog for the audience to meet.

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BRAIN BUILDERS! PLAY & LEARN PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. No registration required, intended for children ages baby through 5 years, with their caregiver. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details. Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.


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LIFT EVíRY VOICE FILM SERIES
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
The Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Series, part of the 2015 Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, kicks off  July 14 with a free screening of the Brazilian film "Quilombo," followed by a discussion led by film curator and Lift Ev’ry Voice co-chair Don Quinn Kelley, at the Berkshire Museum's Little Cinema. The film series, which is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community College and Berkshire Museum, is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.
The lineup of films include:
* Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m.: Screening and discussion of "Xica da Silva"
* Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m.: Screening and discussion of "Gone are the Days"
* Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: Screening and discussion of "One Potato, Two Potato"

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: Moments House, Pittsfield; Who: Chaplain Dennis Castella; Please call 413-442-0045 to register

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'LIFE IS A PICNIC'
Lenox, 4 p.m.
Food historian Francine Segan, who appeared in February at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum introducing us to “The Art of Dining at Downton Abbey,” will return to pop the cork on “Life Is a Picnic!” According to Segan, since the Renaissance when Good Queen Bess of England ordered picnics as part of the hunt scene, outdoor dining has taken on a bucolic allure all its own. Think also of those ravishing pastoral paintings by the French 18th century artist Watteau and the 19th century Impressionist painters. Tickets for the Tea & Talk are $22 for advance reservations and $27 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. For information or reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit gildedage.org. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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COMPUTER CLASS - INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
Great Barrington, 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up for a one on one - we'll spend twenty minutes going over anything computer-related that you'd like to learn or are having difficulties with. Registration for this one is required - please register at the desk or send an e-mail to jmagelaner@townofgb.org. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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ALZHEIMER'S FUNDRAISER
Cheshire, 6-8 p.m.
Adams Community Bank and the Progressive Palette present a painting party to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association at the Cheshire Rod and Gun Club. The cost is $40; registration required online.

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WINTERGREEN CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Wintergreen, a folk trio that performs a mixture of traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles and America, as  well as their own compositions, will perform at the Hebert Arboretum at Springside Park, 874 North St. The concert is free; bring a blanket or chairs. Rain date is Aug. 25. Details at www.hebertarboretum.org.

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MOVIE TUESDAYS: ROBERTA
New York, 8:30 - 10:30 p.m.
(USA, 1935, 106 min) Alice Duer Miller’s novel Gowns by Roberta was adapted into the 1933 Broadway musical Roberta, with music by Jerome Kern and Otto Harbach. The 1935 film was adapted to accommodate the dancing talents of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. (Their third film together.) Also starring Irene Dunne and Randolph Scott. Free admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/2015-programs/film/movie-tuesdays/
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
North Adams
Neighborhoods throughout North Adams and Adams are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “32nd Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's (nbCC) programs, Northern Berkshire Neighbors and nb21. In all, over 37 million people in 15,000 communities around the nation are expected to participate in America’s National Night Out Against Crime. Locally, this is where residents can go to participate in National Night Out:
* Renfrew Park, Adams, 4-7 p.m.: "We're all in this together!" Food, games, Adams PD, Adams FD
* UNO Playground on Bracewell Avenue, North Adams, 5-7 p.m.; Ice Cream Sundae Party, NAPD, NAFD, North Adams Ambulance
* Greylock Valley Back Field, North Adams, 6-8 p.m.; Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention, BBQ, games, NAPD, NAFD, North Adams Ambulance
* Mohawk Forest, North Adams, 4:30-6:30 p.m.; Freeze-Out Crime, games, contest, NAPD, NAFD, North Adams Ambulance
* Brayton Hill, North Adams, 4-8 p.m.; "Safety First! Food, fun, and making our neighborhood safe", NAPD, NAFD, North Adams Ambulance.

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CREATE A TWIRLING THAUMATROPE
Great Barrington, 3:30-4:30pm

A thaumatrope is a disk with a picture on each side, attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to blend into one like magic! Come and try it out for yourself at Ramsdell. This program is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN!
Great Barrington, 5:30-6:30pm

Join South Berkshire Kids for a "Pop Up Kindergarten Class" including a circle time, story, craft, and more! Parent/caregiver gets to join in the fun of what kindergarten will be like!

Good for parents/caregivers with child(ren) who will be joining Kindergarten this school year.

Please register so we know pizza quantities. Babysitting will be available for your other children.


This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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LIVE ON THE LAKE CONCERT SERIES
Pittsfield, 6 to 8 p.m.
Wildcard: For the fourteenth consecutive season the concerts will be offered every Wednesday evening, beginning July 8th through August 26th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. According to May, a shuttle service will be offered again this year for people parking at Taconic High School. “These concerts are extremely popular and we want to accommodate people with extra parking at Taconic High School.” In addition to the shuttle, parking will be available on Vin Hebert Boulevard. The Pittsfield Police Department would like to remind those who attend that alcohol is not permitted at Burbank Park during these concerts and no parking is allowed on Lakeway Drive Extension (located off Pecks Road). The Pittsfield Police Department will be on patrol during these shows and parking violations will be cited.

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'CU AT THE CINEMA'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
July 8
7 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union sponsors “CU at the Cinema” from July 8 to Aug. 26 at the Beacon Cinema on 57 North St. The free movie lineup includes:
7/8 Despicable Me
7/15 Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark
7/22 Princess Bride
7/29 Goonies
8/5 Shrek
8/12 Back to the Future
8/19 Hook
8/26 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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BERKSHIRE FARMERS MARKET
Lanesborough, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Mall will host the Berkshire Farmers Market for the 10th year. Located in the Sears parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 25, the market offers the finest locally grown and raised produce, plants and specialty foods.

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE RETIREES CLUB
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Northern Berkshire Retirees Club will meet at the Greylock Community Club. Tickets will be available for the Aug. 20 picnic. The price of tickets will be $12 for members and $15 for non-members.  Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Any questions call 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263.

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BOSTON BRUINS BLADES LIBRARY VISIT
Great Barrington, 2:00-3:00pm

Come meet Blades, the Boston Bruins mascot! We'll have a Story Time with Blades, do a craft, and have Boston trivia and prizes. Pose for a picture with the mascot.

Good for all ages

Sponsored by Boston Bruins.

This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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