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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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PUPPET SHOWS
Lenox, 10:30-11 a.m.

Puppet shows with Little Puppet Studio's Regina D Selig Mason, and her special helpers Eden, Hadyn, Jasmine, & Sophia, will be held Fridays in October at the Lenox Libray. The schedule is: Oct. 4, A Harvest Tale; Oct. 11, Caterpillar Gets Ready for Winter; Oct. 18, A Pumpkin Tale; and Oct. 25, How the Jack-o'-lanterns Saved Trick or Treat.


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AGES AND STAGES!
North Adams, 10:30-11:30am
"Ages and Stages" will be held at The Family Center. This is a fun interactive event that provides developmental screening for children 1 to 5 years old. Children will explore various play stations, while parents complete an Ages and Stages questionnaire. Staff will score the completed questionnaire and share the results with parents during a follow up meeting. Call 413-664-4821 to pre-register.
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'ANNIE'
Sheffield, 7 p.m.

Mt. Everett’s music teacher Courtney English, who has been named the new artistic director of Southern Berkshire Regional School District, taking over for Travis Daly, will present the musical "Annie" featuring the rambunctious energy and talents of Mt. Everett’s third- through sixth-grade students. "Annie" depicts a young, spirted orphan adopted by Daddy Warbucks, a very wealthy man in New York City, who is desperate to find her parents. Performances will be held at the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center, 491 Berkshire School Road. Adults are $10, students/seniors are $8.


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HOOSIC BEND TRAIL OPENING
Vermont, 1-3 p.m.

The official opening of Hoosic Bend Trail, located at the Pownal Waste Water Treatment Facility property on Dean Road at the south end of North Pownal,Vt., will take place. Parking will be available at the town garage on Dean Road off Route 346. Rain date is Oct. 20. The event will feature activities to celebrate the opening of the trail now that is has been completed, including a nature walk led by Matt Ball, a scavenger hunt led by Jennifer Boucher, an introduction to geocaching led by John Boucher and a storybook trail introduced by Dawn Rodrigues. Each event will repeat throughout the afternoon so that participants are able to enjoy more than one. There will also be an official dedication of the trail to acknowledge the late Bruce Martel for his contribution and support for the creation specifically of Hoosic Bend Trail as well as more recreation activities in general in the beautiful town of Pownal.


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'ANNIE'
Sheffield, 7 p.m.

Mt. Everett’s music teacher Courtney English, who has been named the new artistic director of Southern Berkshire Regional School District, taking over for Travis Daly, will present the musical "Annie" featuring the rambunctious energy and talents of Mt. Everett’s third- through sixth-grade students. "Annie" depicts a young, spirted orphan adopted by Daddy Warbucks, a very wealthy man in New York City, who is desperate to find her parents. Performances will be held at the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center, 491 Berkshire School Road. Adults are $10, students/seniors are $8.


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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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'ANNIE'
Sheffield, 2 p.m.

Mt. Everett’s music teacher Courtney English, who has been named the new artistic director of Southern Berkshire Regional School District, taking over for Travis Daly, will present the musical "Annie" featuring the rambunctious energy and talents of Mt. Everett’s third- through sixth-grade students. "Annie" depicts a young, spirted orphan adopted by Daddy Warbucks, a very wealthy man in New York City, who is desperate to find her parents. Performances will be held at the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center, 491 Berkshire School Road. Adults are $10, students/seniors are $8.


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PUMPKIN PAINTING
Lenox

Ventfort Hall will prepare for Halloween by painting pumpkins here at the mansion.  While pumpkins dry, there will be opportunities to have some spooky snacks and craft other autumnal decorations. Families can drop in at any point; the cost to attend is $7 per child with advance reservation; $10 per child day-of (adults free with their child). Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Call 413-637-3206.


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KEEPING KIDS SAFE
North Adams, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Keeping Kids Safe. Monday, October 21 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at The Family Center. Keeping Kids Safe is a workshop about sexual abuse prevention. At this workshop, families will learn strategies to talk to their young children about this topic. Learn how to become more comfortable engaging them in on-going safety conversations. There will be time to ask questions throughout the presentation.  Let us help you make this important discussion less intimidating. Child care and transportation is available. Call 413-664-4821 to register, space is limited.
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FAMILY LITERACY WORKSHOPS
North Adams, 4 to 5 p.m.
Family Literacy Workshops-Learning Made Fun for Everyone Wednesday, October 23, 30, November 6 and 13, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at The Family Center Join us for 4-weeks of hands-on workshops on how to engage your child in pre-reading skills. Activities are best suited for children 2.5-5 years old, siblings welcome. Each workshop is one of a kind, engaging and fun for both parents and children. Children receive a free book at the end of each workshop. Call 413-664-4821 to register.  
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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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DAD AND FAMILY TIME- BOWLING AND PIZZA NIGHT
North Adams, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Dad and Family Time- Bowling and Pizza Night.  Thursday, October 24, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Valley Park Bowling, Curran Highway, North Adams. Dads and families are invited to join us for an hour for pizza and candle pin bowling! FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old & under. FREE book for each child too!  Call to register, 413-664-4821.  Spots are limited
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PUPPET SHOWS
Lenox, 10:30-11 a.m.

Puppet shows with Little Puppet Studio's Regina D Selig Mason, and her special helpers Eden, Hadyn, Jasmine, & Sophia, will be held Fridays in October at the Lenox Libray. The schedule is: Oct. 4, A Harvest Tale; Oct. 11, Caterpillar Gets Ready for Winter; Oct. 18, A Pumpkin Tale; and Oct. 25, How the Jack-o'-lanterns Saved Trick or Treat.


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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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'BOO BASH'
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.

Residential Programs and Services and The Volunteer Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the 25th annual “Boo Bash” in the Venable Gym. This event is free and open to the public. Children ages 5 to 12, who are accompanied by a parent or chaperone (age 18 or older), are encouraged to attend to celebrate the Halloween season in a fun, safe way. The Boo Bash is planned by MCLA resident students, working with their RPS advisors, and will feature games, refreshments, and more. Venable Hall is located at 375 Church St. in North Adams, Mass. Please use the quad entrance of the Hall to enter the event. Parking is available behind the library.


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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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