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AUTHOR ANNETTE BERKOVITS
Lenox, 3 p.m.
Annette Berkovits, a part-time resident of the Berkshires, will discuss her newest book “Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator” at Kimball Farms Lifecare. Berkovits will read excerpts, relate her own story and offer a slide show Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Kimball Farms at 413-637-7000.

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FAMILY FLOWER SLATE SIGN PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 5 p.m.
Family Flower Slate Sign! Join us FRI 9/22/17 5-7pm for a fundraiser to benefit VFW Post 5444 Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this custom "Slate Family Flower Sign" on an authentic reclaimed roofing tile. Various sizes available. At VFW Post 5444, 3422 Rte 22, Dover Plains, NY. All painting materials, snacks and donation included for $40. Cash Bar . Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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AUTHOR TALK
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.
Wesley Brown will present "Dance of the Infidels" at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St. This story collection summons up the smoky clubs and gritty streets of a long-gone New York City, one that moved in the frenetic rhythms of jazz. We meet Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins, Cab Calloway, and many giants of the era in these sharply observed, carefully intertwined stories. In Brown’s deft hands, these legends become real – like we’ve never seen them before.

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EASY RIDIN' PAPAS
Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
The Easy Ridin' Papas, made up of Will Conklin on trumpet, cornet, ukulele, vocals, and whistling and Adam Brown on parlor and resonator guitars, as well as vocals, will perform at Dewey Hall at 91 Main St. Tickets are $15 at the door.

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THE NEW MCKRELLS
North Adams, 8 - 10 p.m.
The McKrells are one of the Capital District's most well-known Irish and bluegrass acts, who performed at the top of the local music scene for 15 years before taking a hiatus in 2006. This concert at the Bennington Center for the Arts is a chance to hear the next iteration of of the McKrell band, with a few new members to carry this musical Irish tradition into the next generation. Tickets: $15 advance/members, $20 at the door. Call 802-442-7158 or go to http://www.thebennington.org/upcoming-performances/2017/9/22/the-mckrells to purchase tickets online.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at Williams College will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory on Main Street. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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LIBRARY BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the North Adams Public Library will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center. Clean, well-sorted books are offered at low prices, as well as DVDs, CDs and audio-books. Included is a silent auction, a special table of unique books for gift-giving, and hundreds of children’s books with a special table of outstanding children’s books.

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VOICES FOR RECOVERY WALK, RALLY, AND VIGIL
North Adams, 1-3:30 p.m.
A community event to help raise awareness for recovery from substance abuse will be held at Colgrove Park. Registration, activities and a Vigil of Recovery & Remembrance start at 1 p.m. Recovery Walk will start at 2 p.m. followed by rally and speakers.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL & CRAFT/YARD SALE
Hancock, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ioka Valley Farm, 3475 Route 43, will host make-your-own-sundaes, root beer floats and banana splits as well as vendors selling crafts and yard sale items, sponsored by the SonShiners of the Stephentown Federated Church. Vendors wanted; call Kate at 518-935-8536 or Barb at 518-527-0182.


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GEM, MINERAL, AND FOSSIL SHOW
North Adams, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show will be held at the American Legion on American Legion Drive. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 15 and under.

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LENOX APPLE SQUEEZE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The 38th annual Lenox Massachusetts Apple Squeeze is a long-standing tradition in Berkshire County, ushering in the Fall season. Join local shops, restaurants, artisans, musicians, farm stands, and performers as Lenox celebrates the apple harvest with a fun & engaging free street festival for all ages. The event is free and will be held rain or shine.

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CURIOSITY DAY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon
The Berkshire Athenaeum hosts “Curiosity Day,” a free community event at the library. Children will have a chance to meet “Wild Thing” the character from the book “Where the Wild Things Are”; enjoy dress up play in the Imagination Forest, meet the “wild” reptiles, and have fun in the musical petting zoo. The event’s special guest reader will be state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier. There will also be engaging STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities including “make a craft” and “engineer a boat." hildren under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALK
Monterey, 10 a.m.
The Bidwell House Museum will host a Housatonic Heritage Walk, “Camera Trapping,” an up close look at wildlife with Richard Greene. Greene will explain wildlife tracking using cameras.  He will demonstrate the equipment needed and how to install it, show examples of wildlife captured on film and then take the group on a walk to some tracking sites on the Bidwell Grounds.  The walk will take approximately two hours and is free.

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OPEN HOUSE & LAUMEISTER FINE ART COMPETITION AWARD
North Adams, 10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Bennington Center for the Arts will host an Open House on Saturday, September 23rd. Come explore the covered bridge museum, Native American collection, and our galleries which will feature several current exhibitions including the Small Works Show, Artists for the New Century and The Members Show. The winner of the Laumeister Fine Art Competition will also be announced on this day! 
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'A STORY OF FASCISM'
Sandisfield, 4 p.m.
The Sandisfield Arts Center presents “A Story of Fascism with Val Coleman” at the Sandisfield Arts Center.  Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. In this talk, Coleman will look closely at the 20th century fascism in Germany and Italy and guided by Hannah Arendt's brilliant analysis of totalitarianism to try to understand why decent people, over the ages, especially in the 20th Century manifested anti-Semitism, racism etc. He will look carefully at contemporary democracy and see if the old symptoms of fascism - things like anti-intellectualism and narcissism are abroad in the land, once again.

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CABARET TRAINS
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Berkshire Scenic Railway's newly restored Hoosac Valley Line, which runs between Adams & North Adams, announces the return of “Saturday Night Cabaret Trains” on select Saturday nights this summer. The Berkshires’ beloved musical duo of Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay are back for this sophomore season of Cabaret Trains to entertain on the rails during the one-hour leisurely excursion on Saturdays July 15 and 29, Aug. 12 and 26 and Sept. 9 and 23. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online.
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LONDON'S NATIONAL THEATRE IN HD: YERMA
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. Tickets: $17 / $10 everyone 21 and under (Box Office only) available online or by calling the Box Office (Wed-Sat, noon-6pm) at 413.528.0100.
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STRAVINSKY'S STORY OF A SOLDIER (L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT)
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Daniel Shulman Presents Stravinsky's Story of a Soldier September 23 at 7pm Hubbard Hall $25 General Admission/$15 Student This performance combines chamber music, dance, and spoken word to tell the tale of a soldier making a deal with the devil and becoming a victim of his own greed. Featuring Daniel Shulman, Kaori Washiyama, Susan Daves, Matthew Gold, Paul Green, Wesley Hopper, Robert Zimmerman, Adam Shulman as  the Soldier, Jack Boggan as the Devil, and Siri Allison as the Narrator. Hubbard Hall is located at 25 E. Main St. in Cambridge, NY; just 45 minutes north of Williamstown!  Visit www.hubbardhall.org today to buy tickets or call the box office at: 518-677-2495. 
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'NIGHT OF MYSTICAL MUSIC'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Master musician Dr. Randy Weston will perform a concert at the Berkshire Museum “mysticism of sound and music.” The concert is presented by the National Economic Foundation for Educational Reconstruction and the Abode of the Message, an Eco-Sufi village in New Lebanon. Weston, who has musical roots in the Berkshires, will offer an evening of music inspired by the mystical voice of Sufi teacher Hazrat Inayat Khan, father of Abode founder Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan. Tickets are $40.

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RONALD FELDMAN, CELLO, PERFORMS AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Cellist Ronald Feldman, formerly of the Boston Symphony, is joined by friends and colleagues, playing works of contrasting nature. From Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin to Lou Harrison and John Williams, Mr. Feldman is joined by Julie Reimann, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano; and Elizabeth Morse, harp. http://music.williams.edu/ Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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MENTAL HEALTH PARITY, ETHICS, AND THE LAW
Stockbridge, 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Participants are invited to bring their own experience and questions to the conference and to join others in thinking about individual- and systems-level issues related to parity implementation. Featured Presenters: Meiram Bendat, JD, PhD Founder and president of Psych Appeal, licensed attorney, and psychotherapist Laura B. Dunn, MD Professor of psychiatry, director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, and director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at Stanford University Ted Kennedy Jr., JD State Senator in the Connecticut General Assembly and partner at the law firm of Epstein Becker Green Eric M. Plakun, MD Associate medical director and director of biopsychosocial advocacy at the Austen Riggs Center, and leader of the APA Psychotherapy Caucus Conference Schedule: 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Registration 9:00 a.m. Morning Session 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:30 p.m. Afternoon Session 5:30 p.m. Conference Adjourns Fees & Registration: Registration includes breakfast and lunch $150 early registration by September 1, 2017 $175 after September 1, 2017  Please register online or call Erikson Institute Education Coordinator Samantha Blache at [413] 931.5230. 
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ELECTRONIC RECYCLING, PAPER SHREDDING
North Adams, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church and the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District will offer a community electronic recycling and paper shredding day in the Steeple City Plaza parking lot, next to the church. The paper shredder will be on site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free-will donation. Electronic disposal fees to benefit All Saints are $5 to $10 for items such as computers and cell phones and $25 to $50 for televisions. No large appliances will be accepted.

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SPRINGSIDE PARK CLEANUP
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A cleanup at Springside Park will be held. Meet at the North Playground (enter through the North Street Main Park entrance just south of Reid Middle school and head straight for 1/10th mile) or the Rotary Playground (Springside Avenue; there is some parking in the park and adjacent streets in the neighborhood). Bags and gloves will be provided.

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LIBRARY BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the North Adams Public Library will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center. Clean, well-sorted books are offered at low prices, as well as DVDs, CDs and audio-books. Included is a silent auction, a special table of unique books for gift-giving, and hundreds of children’s books with a special table of outstanding children’s books.

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FALL FOLIAGE CHILDREN'S FAIR
North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
The Youth Center Inc. and BCAC coordinate a foot race and family fai at the Noel Field Athletic Complex. This event is open to all ages, with categories for various age groups, and awards for group winners. The fair includes obstacle courses, games, give-a-ways, entertainment, and food. Children’s Fair booths are hosted by local community organizations.

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WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Cheshire, 9:30 a.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association Berkshire County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Cheshire. Along with walking, participants will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

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STAR GAZING AT NOTCHVIEW
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 any rain will cancel this event. For information call Colin Harrington at 413-658-4131

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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, will be open on Sundays from July 2 to Oct. 8. The meeting house, essentially unchanged since its construction, is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.  It was the place of worship of  the family of  Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820.  Free tours are given by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission.

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SUGAR HILL AUTUMN CAR SHOW
Dalton, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sugar Hill Autumn Car Show!!! /45 Main St. Dalton   All Car Models Welcome! $15.00 Car Entry Fee- Includes Lunch For Two. 1st, 2nd, And 3rd Place Trophies Spectators "Free"  Admission Food *  Raffles * Live Music  All Proceeds Go To Sugar Hill Senior Living Activities (Poor Weather Cancels Event - Call 684-0100)                  
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GEM, MINERAL, AND FOSSIL SHOW
North Adams, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show will be held at the American Legion on American Legion Drive. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 15 and under.

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