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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4-5 p.m.
A group support group to learn about the grief process; talk about your own experiences; understand how to cope with your losses; find the way to move forward; discover where help, strength and resources are available and stablish personal goals will be held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Oct. 7 at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Ste 301 , Pittsfield. Chaplain Dennis Castella will lead the group. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information.

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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 6:30-8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for a staged reading of "Gently Down the Stream" by Robin Rice Lichtig and directed by Melanie Rivers at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. "Gently Down the Stream" is a heartwarming tale about one family's challenges as seen through the eyes of their cat, Turbo. Needed for the cast are three women in their thirties, one man thirty to forty, one person of any age to play the very special cat, Turbo, and one person of any age as narrator. The performance will be on Sunday, Sept. 28.

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THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY 4-H
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire County 4-H Volunteer Association is seeking new members (adult volunteers) and will be meeting at Brattle Farm, 600 Williams Street, Pittsfield. If you are interested in being a volunteer with the 4-H program in Berkshire County, please come to this meeting. If you have any questions you may contact the 4-H Office at 413-448-8285.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
North Adams, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
* Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams
* Thursday, Sept. 4, 1-6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
* Friday, Sept. 12, noon-6 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Burbank Children's Center, 36 Corey Road, Hancock
* Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ashley Falls United Methodist Church,  1156 Ashley Falls Road, Ashley Falls
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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HOOSICK FALLS ARTISAN EXCHANGE AND FARMERS MARKET
New York, 4-6:30 p.m.
The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Farmers Market features farmers who produce fibers, flowers, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and other food products, picklers and canners, syrup makers, bakers, artisans, artists, jewelry makers, knitters and crocheters, quilters and other people who sew, wood workers, metal workers and more. More information and forms can be found at www.hayc3.org or at 518-686-9050.

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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 6:30-8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for a staged reading of "Gently Down the Stream" by Robin Rice Lichtig and directed by Melanie Rivers at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. "Gently Down the Stream" is a heartwarming tale about one family's challenges as seen through the eyes of their cat, Turbo. Needed for the cast are three women in their thirties, one man thirty to forty, one person of any age to play the very special cat, Turbo, and one person of any age as narrator. The performance will be on Sunday, Sept. 28.

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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar at 11 Housatonic St. will host Jennifer Eeremeeva, an American writer, photographer, Russian Historian, blogger, andhumor and cooking columnist based in Moscow. Jennifer is a regular contributorto The Voice of Russia, BBC Russia Service, and a cooking and humor columnistfor Russia Beyond the Headlines, amonthly color supplement to the WashingtonPost and The Daily Telegraph.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
Pittsfield, 1-6 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
* Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams
* Thursday, Sept. 4, 1-6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
* Friday, Sept. 12, noon-6 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Burbank Children's Center, 36 Corey Road, Hancock
* Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ashley Falls United Methodist Church,  1156 Ashley Falls Road, Ashley Falls
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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GENEALOGY CLASSES
North Adams, 10 a.m. - Noon
The North Adams Public Library will be offering beginner genealogy classes with Alan Horbal on Thursday mornings starting September 4th ending October 2nd. All classes will begin at 10 AM and end at Noon. Mr. Horbal will give an overview of how to use sources such as the WWI draft registration, Naturalization Records and Census records. He will also go over using Ancestry.com and LDS Family Search. Participants are asked to bring their laptop computer, if they own one, for the last three sessions. Library computers will be available for those participants who do not have a laptop. Class size is limited to 12. Call to reserve your spot. A small fee will be charged for copies. For more information and to sign up call 662-3133 ext 13.

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE RETIREES CLUB
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Northern Berkshire Retirees Club will meet at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, at the Greylock Community Club. The speaker for this meeting will be Justin Day from the Sweet Brook Facility who will speak about cell phone calls to 911 and about Sweet Brook’s care and other issues for the elderly. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Any questions call 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263.

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LONDONíS NATIONAL THEATRE'S 'MEDEA'
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The latest season of London’s National Theatre Live broadcasts kicks off  at the Clark Art Institute with "Medea," Euripides’ powerful tragedy starring Helen McCrory. Tickets are $18 ($15 members). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524.

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CHP FARMER'S MARKET
Great Barrington, 3-6 p.m.
The fourth annual CHP Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from June through Sept. 25 and will feature fresh produce, flowers, fun activities, cooking demonstrations and more. WIC & Senior Farmer's Checks, SNAP, EBT and credit cards accepted.  Sponsored by Community Health Programs at 444 Stockbridge Road (Route 7) Great Barrington.  Call 413-528-0457 for more information.
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JAZZ VESPERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Jazz Vespers returns to Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield at 74 First Str. in Pittsfield. This event marks the start of the third season of Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran. “Vespers” is the name of an evening service, which specifically includes prayers for the close of the day, that has been observed in the Christian tradition for at least the last 15 centuries. Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church incorporates modern elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into this historic tradition, from the song arrangements, to the harmonies, to the instrumentation. There is never an admission fee or cover charge to attend Jazz Vespers. Visit http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org/.

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PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 7 -9 p.m.
The Compassionate Friends is a world wide bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child, no matter what age or circumstance. There is now a chapter group for Berkshire County that will meet the               first Thursday of every month at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Suite 301, Pittsfield, from 7-9 p.m. For more information contact Maryellen at 413-212-2407 or Kenny at 413-442-3983.
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TALK ON RUSSIA
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Foreign correspondent James Brooke will be at The Lenox Library to talk about the outlook for Russia under Vladimir Putin. Brooke, a Lenox native, first visited Moscow as a correspondent for The New York Times in 1989. Over the following quarter century, he has reported from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg, from the Arctic to the Caucasus. In July, he wound up eight years of living and working in Moscow, first as Bloomberg Bureau Chief, then as Voice of America bureau chief for Russia and the former Soviet Union. Most recently, from Kiev’s Maidan, he covered the rise of Ukraine’s democracy movement and, from Moscow, the Kremlin’s military response. Brooke will discuss the most recent events in Ukraine in the light of the historical and political background of Russia and Ukraine and his knowledge of the current tensions in the region. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer session. This presentation is free and open to the public. For further information please contact the library at 413-637-2630 or info@lenoxlib.org.

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BOOK LAUNCH
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar at 11 Housatonic St. will host a special book launch of Karen Chase’s debut memoir, "Polio Boulevard," in what will surely be an evening to remember. The book is vivid portrait of what it was like to grow upshadowed by a plague and how a sense of family can arise among people throwntogether by miserable circumstances.

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HEARING ON EPA RIVER CLEANUP PROPOSAL
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The city of Pittsfield will be hosting public comment meetings on the EPA’s Housatonic Rest of River Cleanup proposal.  The meetings will occur in the Herberg Middle School auditorium, 501 Pomeroy Ave., on Aug. 28 and Sept. 4. Each meeting will begin with a brief overview of the EPA’s cleanup proposal and will then provide a time for the public to comment on the proposed EPA river cleanup plan. Community input will help inform Pittsfield’s comments to the EPA. Residents are encouraged to comment directly to the EPA by Oct. 1 at R1housatonic@epa.gov or by fax at 617-918-0028.

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SHEFFIELD FARMERS' MARKET
Sheffield, 3 - 6 p.m.
As part of Sheffield in Celebration, the Sheffield Farmers’ Market will launch its “Preserving the Harvest” program on Fri., Sept. 5 to kick off the Sheffield in Cel­ebration weekend. Knowledgeable instructors will demonstrate how to preserve the flavor of summer fruits, vegetables and herbs in various ways—canning, fermenting, and drying— so the harvest can be enjoyed all winter long. The program will continue at each Friday Market through the end of the season on Oct. 10. www.sheffieldfarmersmarket.org or Face Book. 
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PHOTOS FROM AN ENDLESS WAR
Lenox, 5-7 p.m.
Jonas Dovydenas’ photos taken during his many excursions to Afghanistan will be on exhibit at The Lenox Library’s Welles Gallery from Aug. 29-Sep. 29. From 1985 to 2010, Dovydenas returned to the country again and again to capture the images of soldiers and citizens in his photojournalistic style. The exhibit is often not about the horrors of war, but of the humanity in spite of it. A reception for the artist will take place on Friday, Sept. 5. For more information, please contact the library at 637-2630 or info@lenoxlibrary.org.

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'IN THESE SHOES: BESPOKE FOOTWEAR IN AMERICA'
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
The exhibit "In These Shoes: Bespoke Footwear in America" opens during First Fridays Artswalk with a reception at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave. The show originated at the Quigley Gallery at Clarke University (Dubuque, IA) in 2013 and will be traveling throughout the country in various galleries and museums. The show coincides with the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence.  The WAMIHS event will take place during Pittsfield's September Third Thursday event on September 18.  Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is designed to raise awareness about gender-based violence while raising funds for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, the county's provider of services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon-5pm.  For more information, please visit discoverpittsfield.com, email cultural@pittsfieldch.com or call 413-499-9348.

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'THE HISTORY OF HARD CIDER MAKING'
Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
Dennis Picard, historian of the lifestyles and folkways of New England, presents an intoxicating lecture on the "History of Hard Cider Making." Hard cider was a much more popular drink in early America than it is now, and the abundance of apples grown in Sheffield and surrounding areas made it a natural choice for home and commercial brewers alike. Free and open to the public at Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield. For more information: visit www.sheffieldhistory.org.

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK
Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
As part of Sheffield in Celebration, the Sheffield Historical Society’s September program kicks off an historical look at booze in Sheffield. Friday’s program at Dewey Hall, Rt. 7, is “The History of Hard Cider Making,” of which much was made in town back in the day. Free. Opening the next day at the Old Stone Store is “Distill­eries, Drinking and Prohibition,” an exhibit that looks at the long tradition of alcoholic beverage production in Sheffield and how it went in and out of public favor over the centuries. The exhibit runs from Sept. 6 through Oct. 12, weekends 10am-3pm. Free.
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BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8 - 10 a.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Rd, Pittsfield. Instructor:  Noreen Mole - Volunteer, Hoffmann Bird Club Past PresidentAudience: Adult; Members:  Free for members; Nonmembers:  Adult $3.00; Spring and fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required. Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required.

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Chamber Players present chamber music old and new, vocal and instrumental including songs featuring legendary villains like Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Schumann’s Lorelei, and Schubert’s Erlkönig. Annie Gosfield’s modern work “Uphill Slides and Knockdown Dives” contrasts with Cesar Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor.   http://music.williams.edu/events/williams-chamber-players-20/   Brooks-Rogers
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CHESTERWOOD TO CELEBRATE FREE FAMILY DAY
Stockbridge, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor Daniel Chester French, announces a free family day, offering free admission to all, on Saturday,  Visitors are requested to enter the Barn Gallery for free admission stickers and site and exhibition guides. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Road, off Rte.183, in Stockbridge. For more information, see www.chesterwood.org or call 413.298.3579, ext. 25210. Along with free admission to the historic studio, residence and grounds, which feature woodland walks and formal perennial gardens, special activities for children and families throughout the day on Sept. 6 will include a clay modeling hands-on art activity and a self-guided scavenger hunt. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy on the grounds.

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MEDITATION WITH REBECCA BRADSHAW
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tasha Yoga will host vipassana meditation teacher Rebecca Bradshaw for a half day workshop at 610 Main St The workshop suggested donation is $45. Mindfulness meditation gives us some concrete tools for how to engage with our busy minds and hearts and make peace with our thoughts and emotions. There will be suggestions for both the beginning and experienced meditator. Come join us for this half-day retreat that will include practice, a dharma talk, and questions and discussion. Check out the schedule of classes and workshops at tashayoga.com.

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BERKSHIRE RESIDENTS FREE ADMISSION DAY
Lenox, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Berkshire County residents and people who work in Berkshire County are invited to visit Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox free of charge. The sanctuary grounds are open dawn to dusk, and the office and gift shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sanctuary offers a well-maintained and clearly marked seven-mile trail system that takes visitors around beaver ponds, through hardwood forest, and to the summit of Lenox Mountain. Pleasant Valley also offers an All Persons Trail that makes the sanctuary universally accessible. Special introductory half-price memberships will be available, and our gift shop (where members receive a 10 percent discount) will be open as well. Registration not required.

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FREE FAMILY DAY AT CHESTERWOOD
Stockbridge, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Chesterwood, the former summer home, studio and gardens of America’s foremost public sculptor Daniel Chester French, announces a free family day, offering free admission to all, on Saturday, Sept. 6. Visitors are requested to enter the Barn Gallery for free admission stickers and site and exhibition guides. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Roa Along with free admission to the historic studio, residence and grounds, which feature woodland walks and formal perennial gardens, special activities for children and families throughout the day on Sept. 6 will include a clay modeling hands-on art activity and a self-guided scavenger hunt. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics to enjoy on the grounds.

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CITIZENSHIP NATURALIZATION CEREMONY
Stockbridge, 10 a.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum is partnering with the Berkshire Immigrant Center to host a naturalization ceremony in the museum's galleries. Berkshire County residents who immigrated to the country from around the world will be sworn-in as new naturalized United States citizens during a special ceremony to be held against the backdrop of Norman Rockwell’s iconic Four Freedoms paintings. For the third time, the ceremony will be presided over by Berkshire District Court Judge Fredric D. Rutberg, a resident of Stockbridge, who was also sworn in at Norman Rockwell Museum back in 1994, in front of The Four Freedoms.

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