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'I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO'
Adams, 5-7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present a community film screening of the James Baldwin documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” at BART Charter Public School. This event is free and open to the public. The film will be followed by a discussion, which was organized by Dr. Jenna Sciuto, assistant professor of English at MCLA, and students from her “African American Literature” course. This collaborative event was organized by faculty and students at MCLA, as well as faculty and administrators at BART Charter Public School.

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AUTISM AWARENESS RALLY
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
The Autism Collaborative of Berkshire County will hold an Autism Awareness Rally at Park Square as the capstone celebration of Autism Awareness Month.  The goal of this month-long campaign has been to increase access/heighten awareness of services available to individuals and families impacted by autism and to celebrate the accomplishments of those with autism.

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SPRING SALAMANDER & FROG SEARCH
Lenox, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox will host a Spring Salamander & Frog Search for adults and children 5 and up. Visitors will search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at 413-637-0320; adults are $8 and children are $4.

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MONUMENT GIRLS WRITE ON
W. Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
Monument Girls Write On The sixth annual “Monument Girls Write On” event will once again be held this year at the West Stockbridge Historical Society Old Town Hall, upstairs in the auditorium. Ten fabulous young female writers at Monument Mountain Regional High School, ages 14 to 18, will present selections from their poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and hybrid work. Students are chosen to participate by MMRHS English department faculty, who will also introduce the writers. Friday, April 27 – 6 PM   Free and pen to the public. Reception to follow.  
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EXHIBIT OPENING
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Darrow School's Joline Arts Center will hold a reception to announce the opening of a new exhibit titled "Signals and Disruptions" by Darrow Artist in Residence Maggie Mailer. Mailer will hold a question-and-answer session at 7 p.m. Student artwork will also be on view. Visitors are also welcome to attend the Spring Music Showcase following the reception at 8 p.m., featuring an eclectic selection of music performed by the Darrow Chorus and the Darrow Jazz Ensemble in the acoustically excellent Tannery. Darrow is located at 110 Darrow Road in New Lebanon, N.Y. Please RSVP by email.

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BARN BUDDIES 4H PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER-BEACH SLATE SIGN
New York, 7 p.m.
Get your brush on for the Barn Buddies 4H Group! Join is on FRI 4/27 7-9pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Barn Buddies 4H Club. You'll learn to paint this summer image on an authentic roof slate tile - various sizes and colors available. At Mount Washington House, 2627 Rt 23, Hillsdale, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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"JOURNEY" TRIBUTE BAND "VOYAGE"
Dalton, 7 p.m.
Concert Will Benefit UCP of Berkshire County A concert featuring the Journey tribute band, Voyage, will benefit UCP of Berkshire County on Friday April 27 at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton, MA.  Doors open at 7:00pm. Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute! featuring Randy Cormier, Dave Vittone, Dan Teichert and Darren Todd will kick off the evening at 7:30pm, followed by Voyage. Additionally, Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will be honored during the evening as “UCP's Person of the Year.” “UCP of Berkshire County is excited to bring Voyage to the Berkshires,” said Sal Garozzo, Executive Director, UCP of Berkshire County. Tickets are only $25. To purchase tickets and learn more about how to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.UCPBerkshire.org tickets can also be purchased by going to Eventbrite.com. About Voyage: Voyage has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the #1 Journey tribute band in the world, performing Journey’s music with chilling accuracy! Since 2005, Voyage has dominated America with more sold out shows than any other tribute band. About UCP of Berkshire County UCP of Berkshire County — an affiliate of the United Cerebral Palsy Association — was established in 1961. UCP of Berkshire County offers support and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life — a life without limits. The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. For more information go to http://ucpberkshire.org, or contact Sal Garozzo at (413) 442-1562.
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'GROWING AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY'
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
The annual meeting of the Berkshire Community Land Trust and the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires will feature a talk titled "Growing an Agricultural Economy" by Sarah Waring, executive director of the Center for an Agricultural Economy based in Hardwick, Vt., and Matthew Derr, CAE board member and the president of nearby Sterling College, a liberal arts college specializing in environmental stewardship.  The event will take place at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington. The entry fee to the lecture is $10 or 10 BerkShares at the door.

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GROWING AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Please join us on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:00pm for a talk by Sarah Waring, Executive Director of the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) based in Hardwick, Vermont and Matthew Derr, President of Sterling College and a board member of CAE.  The talk will take place at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington as part of the annual membership meeting of the Berkshire Community Land Trust and Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires. Tickets are $10 or 10 BerkShares at the door. Thanks to the generosity of a member of the Berkshire Community Land Trust, farmers and students who pre-register for the event may attend for free. Please email office@berkshirecommunitylandtrust.org to reserve your tickets. 
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BCC SPRING CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Community College music program will hold its annual spring concert in the Robert Boland Theatre featuring the BCC Chorale and BCC Jazz Ensemble. The BCC Chorale, under the direction of Andrea Goodman, will perform several songs, as will the Jazz Ensemble, directed by Jeff Link. The concert also will feature members of the cast of the BCC Players’ production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee," which opens in the Boland Theatre on May 11, as well as student soloists Danielle Davis, Kyle Anthony Carson, Brenna Campion-Pratt, Chloe Boehm, Adam Frishwasser and Lawrence Belanger.  In addition, program chair Ellen Shanahan will present the annual music award recipients. The concert is free.

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BFAIR ANNUAL MEETING
Pittsfield, 7:30 a.m.
Berkshire Family & Individual Resources will host its annual meeting at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road. The breakfast will include the presentation of several awards for employee recognition, as well as the recognition of the community partner of the year, Richard Alcombright, former mayor of North Adams and longtime advocate for people with disabilities who currently serves as vice president of local business and customer relations manager at MountainOne. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Chris May, advocate and photographer.  A young man living with Down Syndrome, Chris has worked hard to advocate for himself and others at the State House and in Washington. His love of photography has flourished into an impressive hobby and job. RSVP by April 20 to Carol Fox by calling 413-664-9382 ext. 40, by emailing or by going online. The cost is $10.

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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND
Dalton, 7:30 p.m.
A concert featuring the Journey tribute band, Voyage, will benefit UCP of Berkshire County at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute! featuring Randy Cormier, Dave Vittone, Dan Teichert and Darren Todd, will kick off the evening at 7:30 p.m., followed by Voyage. Additionally, Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will be honored during the evening as “UCP's Person of the Year.” Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

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DAVID DAVIS & THE WARRIOR RIVER BOYS
Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
Oldtone Productions presents Alabama native and member of The Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, David Davis, who has traveled and performed as frontman for the bluegrass group, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys since 1984. He is recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin techinique. His uncle, Cleo Davis, was Bill Monroe’s original Blue Grass Boy. The evening will feature an intimate concert of traditional bluegrass at its best at Dewey Hall. Tickets are $20. Details on Facebook.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. 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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JAMAL JACKSON DANCE COMPANY: “ROB DAY”  
, 8 p.m.
This evening-length production of “Rob Day” explores gun culture and our connections to it. In this performance that merges contemporary dance forms with traditional West African dance movement, Rob is a 9mm pistol. The relationships formed on his travels reveal a charisma and influence that is undeniable. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 PS21 members
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'INTO THE WOODS'
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2017-18 theater season, "We the People," will culminate with the theater program's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 413-662-5123 or go online. Directed by Jeremy Winchester, assistant professor of theater at MCLA, the show explores what happens after the "happily ever after" in the intertwined stories of several traditional fairy tales.

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WILLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - “NOTHING IS REAL”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Percussion Ensemble - “Nothing is Real”   WiPE invites the audience to sit onstage with the ensemble for the concert “Nothing is Real.” - an intimate program of strange rituals and relentless grooves for percussion with strings, winds, and keyboards. Discover an amazing world of sound made with everyday objects.   http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=12621 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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BIRDING AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free birding walk. Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required and the walk is free.

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SCIENCE FAIR
North Adams, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the 12th annual Massachusetts Region 1 Middle School Science and Engineering Fair in the campus’s Amsler Campus Center gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be Paul Reynolds, a children’s book author who also is the co-founder of FableVision and the Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, and Creativity with his twin brother, Peter Reynolds. He will speak to students at 1:45 p.m. in the Amsler Campus Center gym. About 150 middle school students from Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties will gather to present their research projects to a panel of judges. The top 40 students will qualify for the state competition at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester on Saturday, June 2, and the top 10 percent of the finalists may submit their work to the Broadcom Masters Competition.

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USED BOOK SALE
Dalton, Noon-5 p.m.
The Friends of the Dalton Free Public Library will be holding a used book sale at the library at 462 Main St. There will be paperback and hardcover fiction, non-fiction, childrens books, and DVDs.

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
, Noon
The Department of Community Development’s Parks and Recreation Program will host a community Arbor Day celebration at Wellesley Park. The public is invited to attend the free celebration, which is also sponsored by the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), which will highlight the state’s Greening the Gateway Cities Program, an initiative which works to increase canopy cover and lower energy costs in designated Gateway Cities.  Pittsfield is one of 26 Gateway Cities throughout the Commonwealth. Laurie Reid, urban forester with the state’s Department of Conservation & Recreation, will speak on the importance of urban trees and the impact of canopies within communities. The celebration will take place rain or shine.

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CHORAL WORKSHOP
Lenox, 1-3 p.m.
Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists sponsors choral workshop titled “Vocal Techniques for a Lifetime of Beautiful Singing” with Jay Lane of the McCloskey Institute. The workshop is free and will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 88 Walker St.

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2018 WORLD QIGONG TAICHI DAY CELEBRATION! FREE EVENT
Windsor, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Qigong Taichi Day is celebrated globally, and at Eastover, it is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders in Taichi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy. All are welcome this day, as we dive deeply into the wisdom of ancient healing traditions. Interact with knowledgeable teachers, learn, discuss and experience practical, modern applications of these timeless Eastern healing practices.  Join us!  Eastover Estate & Retreat, 430 East Street, PO Box 2282, Lenox MA 01240
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USED BOOK SALE
Dalton, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Friends of the Dalton Free Public Library will be holding a used book sale at the library at 462 Main St. There will be paperback and hardcover fiction, non-fiction, childrens books, and DVDs.

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FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
New York, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold an open house and recruitment drive at the fire station on Route 43. The event will highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer.   Junior members can join at age 16-17. With no upper age limit, we welcome retirees. They can be a huge asset for our emergency services, especially as drivers.

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STEPHENTOWN HERITAGE CENTER ART EXHIBIT
New York, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Stephentown Historical Society will showcase the work of the home-schooled children and youth of the area, who have no other public venue at which to display their talents, at the Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, at the corner with Garfield Road. The art will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and computer art.  Kim Ropollo is coordinating the art collection.

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JOURNALING WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS
Tyringham, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present the workshop Just Imagine: Creative Storytelling in Journals and Sketchbooks. Lead by award-winning illustrator Lisa Cyr, this hands-on workshop will focus on the development of personal content through journaling and sketching in handmade and custom-altered books. Mixed media techniques and creative writing exercises will be explored, providing an array of possibilities for artists and writers. Admission to the workshop costs $35; to register, call 413-931-2221.

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DALTON PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Dalton, 10 a.m.-noon
The Dalton Preschool will host an open house in their classroom space within the Dalton CRA building, at 400 Main St. Families of prospective preschool students, (ages 2 years, 9 months, through 5 years old), interested in obtaining information about Dalton Preschool's program and touring the classroom are invited to drop in. Prospective preschool students are encouraged to attend with their parents; open-play activities will be available. Administrative Director/Lead Preschool Teacher, Paula Harris, and current parent representative(s) will be available to meet families and answer questions about the program.

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