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PANCAKE BREAKFAST TO BENEFIT BART STUDENTS
Pittsfield, 8 - 10:30 a.m.
Please join us for a Pancake Breakfast to help support student activities and programs at BART (Berkshire Arts & Technology) Charter Public School. The event will take place at St. Charles Church, 89 Briggs Avenue, Pittsfield, Massachusetts (located behind Harry's Supermarket). Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, muffins and beverage. $10/Adults - $5/Youth 12 and under. Tickets are available from any BART Student or at the door.
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CHILI & CHOWDER COOKOFF
Cheshire, 1-4 p.m.
Cheshire Lions Club will hold its second annual Chili & Chowder Cookoff at the Bass Water Grill. Visit the Lions Club Facebook page to enter or call/tex Paula at 413-329-5759. There is a $20 entry fee; restaurants are welcome and prizes will be awarded. Admission to sample and judge is $10.

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YACHAD SHABBAT
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A special Saturday morning Shabbat celebration includes joining together in prayer and song for a unique Yachad Shabbat.  Hevreh’s Yachad Shabbat combines a Shabbbat celebration with Religious School for a morning of prayer and learning together. Following services, students will return to their classrooms while parents and adults have the choice of various learning sessions. The day will conclude with a delicious Shabbat lunch and singing. Hevreh is located at 270 State Road.

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BCC WELLNESS DAY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Berkshire Community College's Physical Therapist Assistant Club will hold its third annual Wellness Day, an event dedicated to the health and well-being of the local community, at BCC's Paterson Field House located at 1350 West St.. The event will feature free educational booths as well as exercise classes and chair massages ($5 per half-hour exercise class or 10-minute chair massage). The event is free to the public, with nominal fees for massages and exercise classes. All proceeds of the event go to EMPOWERSCI, a nonprofit organization that was established to enable individuals with spinal cord injuries to lead happier, more meaningful and independent lives.

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BCC OPEN HOUSE
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon
Berkshire Community College will host a traditional open house. Prospective students and their guests are invited to campus to meet one-on-one with BCC representatives from various offices. Attendees will also hear directed from current BCC students about their experiences and take a campus tour. The event will also include informational breakout sessions about paying for college, transferring to a four-year college or internships and career opportunities. Register online.

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'CHORAL PRACTICES'
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon
The Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in conjunction with The Berkshire Concert Choir, Paula Nuss, Artistic Director, hosts "Choral Practices" workshop with pipe organ at First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Call 413- 522-4745 for details.

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VIETNAM VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
VVA Chapter 65, American Legion Post 68 & VFW Post 448 will hold a Vietnam Veterans Day ceremony at Park Square to honor the 27 members of the military killed in action in Vietna, who were from Berkshire County. Keynote speaker will be Scott Gagnon, with opening remarks by John Harding.

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NORTH ADAMS DEM CAUCUS
North Adams, 11 a.m.
Registered Democrats in North Adams will be holding a caucus for wards 2, 3, 4, & 5 at the North Adams Housing Authority Community Room, Ashland Street, to elect delegates and alternates for the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention on June 3 at DCU Center in Worcester. At this convention, delegates will be voting on the party platform. Delegates will be divided equally between men and women. In the spirit of inclusion, youth, minorities, and people with disabilities who are not elected may apply to be add-on delegates either at the caucus or online.

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THE HISTORY OF THE MASONS AND EASTERN STAR IN WILLIAMSTOWN
Williamstown, 11:00 am
Join us on Saturday, March 25th at 11 am at the Williams Masonic Lodge at 772 Main Street in Williamstown. At this lecture Your questions about the history of the Masons and Easter Star, will be answered during this lecture by members of these storied organizations. Learn more about their history in Williamstown and attend a guided tour of the Williams Lodge after the presentation. Assistance will be provided to those who need help climbing the entry stairs and the interior staircase.  
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'IDOMENEO' LIVE
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute airs the Metropolitan Opera's "Idomeneo" live in HD. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). Reserve clarkart.educlarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524. Run time is 4 hours, 20 minutes.

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BERKSHIRE FESTIVAL OF WOMEN WRITERS
Great Barrington, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Finally, the third in the series “The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir” continues with Jennifer Browdy on Saturday, March 25 from 1:30 -3:30 at the South Berkshire Friends Meeting, 280 State Road, Great Barrington with the topic “Sap Rising”. Each session includes some writing, and is designed to accompany monthly writing prompts in Jennifer’s new book The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion, available for purchase. The cost for this workshop is $35.00.
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WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE WOODS
Sheffield, 2-4 p.m.
Bartholomew’s Cobble will host a "Winter Photography in the Woods" workshop with a fine art photographer guiding. The cost is $15; register by calling 413-298-3239, ext. 3016, or emailing mmoulton@thetrustees.org.

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VICTOR BORGE TALK
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
Daughter Frederikke Borge (known to family, friends and audiences as Rikke) returns to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.  She will share a series of video clips from her private collection that portray her father, Victor Borge, at his legendary funniest on stage. Tickets are $24 for advance reservations and $29 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited at 413-637-3206.

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SOUP TASTING
Dalton, 5 to 7 p.m.
"Souper" Celebration Soup Tasting fundraiser will be held Saturday, the Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field Street Ext in Dalton. It will benefit and mark the 25th anniversary of the Dalton Community Sunday Lunch Program. Churches and civic groups from Dalton and Hinsdale served over 1500 hot meals as part of this local safety net in 2016.  Soups and hearty breads from area restaurants and caterers, desserts and beverages are on the menu. Tickets are $10.00 and are available at the Senior Center or by calling the Senior Center at 684-2000 weekdays. All ages are welcomed.
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PAINT & SIP FOR HCC VET TECH CLUB
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on Sat 3/25 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the HCC Vet Tech Club. You'll learn to paint this adorable image of "Animal Butts" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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'IN OUR SON'S NAME'
New York, 6 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen “In Our Son’s Name,” potluck at 6 p.m., film at 7 p.m., in the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. The film is an intimate portrait of Phyllis and Orlando Rodriguez, whose son, Greg, dies with thousands of others in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The bereaved parents choose reconciliation and nonviolence over vengeance and begin a transformative journey that both confirms and challenges their convictions. Free and open to the public. For more information call 518-766-2992.

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ARTIST RECEPTION
Monterey, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Knox Gallery/Monterey Library will hold a reception for artists Marc Simmons and Dorene Beller's "Arriving Where We Started:  Portraits of a Family and Friends." All exhibits can be viewed during library hours at the library at 425 Main Road.

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DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER
Lenox, 7-10 p.m.
Flying Deer Nature Center’s “Shake Your Tail” Dance Party will be held at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St. The evening features live music with Berkshire Bateria of Great Barrington. Refreshments and signature Flying Deer cocktails invented especially for the event will be served, along with non-alcoholic drinks. For more information, click here or call 518-794-6687.

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'YOU CANíT TAKE IT WITH YOU'
Adams, 7:30 p.m.
BArT Charter Public School's Theatre Department will present "You Can’t Take it With You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, $2 for seniors and non-BART students, and BART students get in free. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the performance. BART is located at One Commercial Street in Adams.

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MAVIS STAPLES
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Mavis Staples is one of the great alchemists of American music, crossing genre lines like no musician since perhaps Ray Charles, and weaving her voice into the very fabric of gospel, soul, folk, pop, R&B, blues, rock, and hip-hop.  Planning on dinner before the show' Our museum café Lickety Split rolls out a menu of favorites including Vermont black bean burgers, angus burgers, tasty paninis, quiche, and an array of fresh salads featuring field greens, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple, all priced at $10 or less. Sponsored by The Porches Inn at MASS MoCA.
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'THE WHALE'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents “The Whale” by Samuel D Hunter at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Charlie weighs 600 pounds. He is a gentle but grieving giant beached on a couch in Northern Idaho. Isolated from the outside world, Charlie spends his days surrounded by empty food containers and the essays from students he teaches in on-line English classes, seeing no one but his nurse and only friend Liz. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for distribution to local food pantries at the door of each show. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; call 413-443-9279. This show contains strong language.

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LEGO ROBOTICS CHALLENGE
Lenox, 9 a.m.
The 18th annual Berkshire Robotics Challenge at the Duffin Theater at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s Challenge, “Animal Allies,” features a field of 26 teams with 183 students from all over Berkshire County, using programmable robots to complete a variety of hypothetical missions that focus on improving interactions between people and animals. The Challenge will be competed in three rounds between 9:20 and 11:30 a.m., with the top eight point-scorers advancing to the Great Eight Playoff at 12:15 p.m. An awards ceremony – including honors for Sportsmanship & Team Spirit, Best Mechanical Design, Most Innovative Design and Best Programming – is scheduled for 1 p.m.

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TOT SHABBAT AT HEVREH
Great Barrington, 9-10 a.m.
Join Rabbis Neil Hirsch and Jodie Gordon and their special friends for a sweet Shabbat family morning.  As always, we will sing, play, share blessings, and have a special Shabbat snack. We welcome interfaith families, LGBTQ families, nursing moms, babies and siblings of all ages, grandparents and special people, new members, first timers, neighbors and friends. Hevreh is located at 270 State Road.

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