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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 4 p.m.
Ruth Vander Zee will read from her award-winning books and tell the story behind the story at the Lenox Library. These stories are based on the real life experiences of children who were born into difficult times, endured hardships, and came through with courage and hope. For ages third grade and up; come early to get a raffle ticket so you can win a prize. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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DADS AND FAMILIES
North Adams, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Dads and Families: Bowling and Pizza on Thursday, October 18th 4:30-5:30 At Valley Park Bowling, Curran Highway (route 8) in North Adams.  Dads and their families will enjoy pizza and candle pin bowling! FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old and under. Registration is required. Call 413-664-4821 to sign up! Spots are limited!
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TURKEY SUPPER
Vermont, 5 p.m. on
The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of RT 346 and Church Street, Pownal, VT,  will be serving its annual Turkey Supper. The menu includes: Roast Turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, winter squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, coffee, tea, or lemonade, and apple, pumpkin, or mince pie with cheese. Dinner is served family style with continuous serving. Tickets at the door. Eat-in: $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years, and free for children three years and under. Take out available at south side entrance: Adults $12, 1/2 portion dinner $6. For more information contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769. Remember how good it was last year!
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DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD TRICK OR TREAT
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., and 37 downtown businesses are hosting a Trick or Treat in downtown Pittsfield. Children of all ages are invited to visit downtown businesses in their Halloween costumes to score candy and treats during the free, two-hour special event. An orange “Heart of the Berkshires” pumpkin will be displayed in the window of each participating location.

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ADAMS LEGO CLUB
Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Adams Lego Club meets Thursday, October 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Adams Free Library. For families and children ages 4-8 years. We provide the Legos to create and share.
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BERKSHIRE UNITED WAY PAINT & SIP FUNDRIASER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Brushing it on for Berkshire United Way! Join us on THU 10/18/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Berkshire United Way and hosted by Berkshire Life Insurance. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Pumpkins and Mums" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic slate roofing tile (various sizes and colors to choose from). At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, donation and light snack included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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FIELD OF DREAMS (1989)
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Kevin Costner stars as Ray Kinsella in this 1989 sports fantasy favorite by Phil Alden Robinsin.  For tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4:00pm. $5 kids / $8 adults / $10 movie & drink at Number Ten FREE for Mahaiwe Members. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 -- Box Office: 413-528-0100
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MICRODRAMAS AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
The Williams Theatre Department will present five short plays, microdramas, directed and performed by Williams students mentored by Robert Baker-White. The students have selected a variety of works intended to challenge and inspire creators and audience alike. Performances will be in the Directing Studio of the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are free.

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'LOOKING AND LUNCHING'
Williamstown, Noon
The Clark Art Institute’s “Looking and Lunching” program continues with a discussion of one of the Clark’s most important works, an early 14th-century altarpiece by Ugolino di Nerio (Italian, active c. 1317–1339/49). Curatorial Assistant Regina Noto leads a half-hour talk in the galleries, followed by continued discussion over lunch with fellow art lovers. This event is free with gallery admission; limited seating is available. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Participants should meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center.

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LIVING IN RECOVERY OPENING
Pittsfield, 1:30-3 p.m.
Living in Recovery, a peer-led, peer-driven community that embraces all pathways of recovery from addiction, will hold its grand opening in the George B. Crane Center at 81 Linden St.  A program of ServiceNet, Living in Recovery was established in loving memory of Joseph R. Botz, and has been generously funded by his family members, Donna and Dave Darcy. The Darcys’ vision is to increase the number of life-saving opportunities for people in recovery to connect with each other and to find new hope. Guests at the grand opening will have opportunities to tour the newly finished upstairs area of the George B. Crane Center, which the community will use for many of its activities, and to meet with members of the community, program staff, and ServiceNet leaders.

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AUTUMN STREAM PAINT & SIP FOR THE VFW
New York, 6 p.m.
Paint on WOOD or CANVAS! FRI 10/19/18 6-8pm - Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the VFW Post 5933. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Autumn Stream in the Woods" on a large 16x20 canvas or on a hand-made reclaimed wood sign. At the VFW, 2237 NY-66, Ghent, NY. All painting materials, donation and light snack included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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MICRODRAMAS AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
The Williams Theatre Department will present five short plays, microdramas, directed and performed by Williams students mentored by Robert Baker-White. The students have selected a variety of works intended to challenge and inspire creators and audience alike. Performances will be in the Directing Studio of the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are free.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or via email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY - SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The season’s first concert of the Berkshire Symphony presents Joan Tower - “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #6,” and “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber” by Paul Hindemith. Conductor Ronald Feldman and the 75-member orchestra are joined by guest artist Andres Diaz, cello, who performs Dvorak’s cello concerto.   https://events.williams.edu/event/berkshire-symphony/   Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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DIGITAL PAINTING WORKSHOP
Stockbridge, 1-3 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a digital painting workshop, with gaming artist and museum educator Patrick O’Donnell exploring the step-by-step process used in creating digital artworks in Adobe Photoshop. Participants will learn how to gather reference, match color and collage, and the methods used to design seamless virtual scenes. Admission costs $20; registration requested by contacting the museum by email or by calling 413-931-2221.

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BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE HARVEST RUN
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run will be held on the scenic cross-country trails at and around Berkshire Community College. The event begins with a 5K trail run, followed by a one mile Kids Race. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Berkshire Community College nursing program. Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K and each member of the winning relay team. The top three male and female finishers of the one mile Kid’s Race will also be recognized in seven age categories. Register online or call 413-236-2185.

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BLACKINTON UNION CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR
North Adams, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us. Blackinton Union Church is holding their annual holiday Bazaar on Saturday October 20 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. Homemade Baked Goods (Pies, Fudge, Brownies, Cookies, foods, & more) CHINESE Auction! Food Basket Raffle, Crafts, Gifts, Hand Knit Items. Lots of retired Pfaltzgraff dishes, Noritake vintage pieces and Cat’s meow Collectibles. Plan to stay and enjoy our Luncheon which includes HOME MADE SOUP & Sandwiches. Address: Blackinton Union Church 1373 Mass. Ave North Adams, MA
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REPAIR CAFE
Pittsfield, 12:30-4 p.m.
The Pittsfield Repair Cafe will be held  in the basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East Street  (entrance on Allen Street). All are welcome to bring one or two household items for free repair. Volunteers commonly work on lamps, vacuums, and other small appliances, do hand and machine sewing and mending, sharpen scissors and garden tools, and work on bikes, musical instruments, and more.

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'SAMSON ET DALILA'
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute will air "Samson et Dalila," broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). To order tickets, go online clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524. Run time is 3 hours, 4 minutes.

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: SAINT-SAŽNSíS SAMSON ET DALILA
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts. For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office Wednesday-Saturday, Noon to 4pm at 413.528.0100.
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CHINESE TEA CEREMONY
North Adams, 2-5 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library presents a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in the main living room. Haiyan Feng will perform a healing ritual centered on tea preparation and service that is traditional to her culture. In Chinese culture preparing and drinking “tea is often associated with literature, the arts, and philosophy” aiding in the cultivation of awareness of beauty and community. Seating is limited and the program will take place after normal Saturday hours.

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MUSIC@THETAFT
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Pianist Hui-Mei Lin and Cellist Peter Seidenberg in concert. Program: Beethoven, Tuur, Schumann, Dvorak and Bartok. $20 tickets for adults/$10 for students. Call for reservations: 413-442-1411
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'MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS'
Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.
Images Cinema will present a special screening of "Milford Graves Full Mantis," an award-winning and New York Times Critic’s Pick documentary about a groundbreaking artist. Director Jake Meginsky will be present in person to introduce the film and answer questions. Regular ticket prices apply. Williams College Music Department is co-sponsoring the event. Williams College students with ID will be admitted free of charge.

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BETH ISRAEL ANNIVERSARY
North Adams, 5:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel celebrates its 125th anniversary with a gala event  at CBI, 53 Lois St. The congregation is led by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat with services also conducted by others, including Rabbi Pam Wax, former head rabbi of CBI. The gala will feature a silent auction, a brief Havdalah ceremony followed by a celebratory diner, and the presentation of the Jewish Star Award to Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and CBI Board Treasurer Susan Hogan. Call 413-663-5830 for further information. 

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AUTUMN ON CHESHIRE LAKE - PAINT & SIP
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Let's peak through these trees and paint this beautiful landscape! SAT 10/20/18 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the East Chatham Ladies Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Autumn on Cheshire Lake" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Fire Station, 26 Frisbee St, E. Chatham, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included $30. BYOB. Reserve your seats atwww.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor, 7-9 p.m.
The ninth annual Berkshire Drum Fest, to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9. Drum Fest 2018 will feature West African drum classes on Sunday led by master drummer and “Djembe Fola” Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea West Africa with a performance on Saturday with Namory Keita, the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas, Chris Hairston and special guests. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info.

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MICRODRAMAS AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
The Williams Theatre Department will present five short plays, microdramas, directed and performed by Williams students mentored by Robert Baker-White. The students have selected a variety of works intended to challenge and inspire creators and audience alike. Performances will be in the Directing Studio of the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are free.

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CHIMNEY SWIFT AND BOB ISAACS AT LENOX CONTRA DANCE
Lenox, 7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Music by Chimney Swift - Zoë Madonna (accordion, vocals), Cecile Leroy (cello, vocals), Daniel Raine (cittern, guitar), and Yaron Shragai (Doumbek, Cajón, Whistles, Recorders) with caller Bob Isaacs. Come join us contra dancing on Saturday nights in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Lenox Community Center, at 65 Walker Street. Experience the pleasure of dancing on a beautiful wood floor, in a high-ceiling second floor (handicap accessible) ballroom with a raised stage. Admission is $12 and $6 for students. New Dancers - 2nd dance free!  Dances begin with a 15 minute beginner introduction at 7:45 followed by dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Refreshments are offered during the social break from dancing. All the dances are taught. Come alone or with others.
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SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE
North Adams, 8
Brooklyn-bred artist Shareef Keyes draws equal inspiration from James Brown and Wu-Tang. Together with his band, The Groove, he is earning a reputation for highenergy live performances that transport audiences to the golden era of funk. Simply irresistible. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Marshall St. and St. Anthony Drive.The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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