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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. Several stories will be read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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GIRL SCOUT DAISY REGISTRATION
Dalton, 6-7 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts will hold a free “Daisy Girl Scouts Launch Party” at the Dalton Free Public Library, 462 Main St. Girls currently in Pre-K and Kindergarten will complete a fun activity to earn their first patch while parents/guardians learn how Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character and how to form a Daisy troop. Should girls choose to join, they can do so this spring for $55 and enjoy Girl Scout membership through September 2020. For information, call Laurie at 413-224-4028 or send an email.

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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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TALK ON TURKISH KURDISTAN
Pittsfield, 10:45 a.m.
Chris Andersen will talk about his childhood adventures in Asia Minor in a program titled “Turkish Kurdistan" at Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road in Pittsfield, is part of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires’ Connecting With Community series. Anderson will share about how he found a way to discover the rich and hidden culture of the Kurds and, on the way, experienced self discovery, as well. In this program he shares the risks and the adventures that drove him in this direction. The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling 413-442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

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CARDINAL PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
It's a new Cardinal Creation! Join us on THU 5/30/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. You’ll learn how to paint this beautiful seasonal image of "Cardinal in Bloom" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/thu-530-6pm-open-to-the-public-cardinal-in-bloom-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346
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HERBERG MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
A free concert will be held on the evening of May 30, 2019, in the Herberg Middle School auditorium for all family, friends and community members to celebrate the culmination of a half year project called, A Journey into Latin America Through Music. The Concert Band and Concert Chorus will premiere two new arrangements by Joseph Smith, along with other Latin American music selections. Following the student performances, La Voz de Tres will perform a set of music for the audience. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency. It has also been made possible by generous funding from Guardian Life Insurance and the HMS PAC.
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PAINT & SIP FOR THE UNDERMOUNTAIN PTO
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Let these cute little birds blend in with the blossoms on this bright spring branch! Join us on FRI 5/31/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Undermountain PTO. You’ll learn how to paint this beautiful Spring image of “Birds on Blossoming Branch" on a large 12x24 canvas. At Bogies, 935 S. Main St, Great Barrington, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash bar and food for purchase. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/fri-531-6pm-open-to-the-public-birds-on-blossoming-branch-great-barrington-ma or call (413) 205-8346
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2019 GUTHRIE CENTER TROUBADOUR SERIES
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Jeffrey Foucault. NPR Music describes Jeffrey Foucault's music as "Mesmerizing, meditative...alluring and relatable all at once."  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.    
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MOLIèRE’S “DON JUAN THE LIBERTINE”
New York, 8 p.m.
The world premiere of Daniel Hoyt Daniels’ translation May 24-June 9 The Ghent Playhouse presents “Don Juan the Libertine,” an ageless comedy based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Molière (1665), newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, and directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. The production runs May 24-June 9. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org. “Don Juan - the Libertine” at the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-26, May 31-June 2 and 7-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264.
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DALTON PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Dalton, 10 a.m.-noon
Dalton Preschool will hold an open house in its classroom space within the Dalton CRA building, at 400 Main St. Parents and their prospective preschool students (ages 2 years, 9 months, through 5 years old), interested in obtaining information about Dalton Preschool's program and touring the classroom are invited to drop-in. Open-play activities and applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be available. Administrative director/lead preschool teacher Paula Harris and current parent/student hosting representative(s) will be available to meet families and answer questions. No appointment is needed. Enrollment is not dependent on your town of residence.

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DALTON PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Dalton, 10 a.m.-noon
Dalton Preschool will host an open house in its classroom space within the Dalton CRA building, at 400 Main St. Parents and their prospective preschool students, (ages 2 years, 9 months, through 5 years old), interested in obtaining information about Dalton Preschool's program and touring the classroom are invited to drop In. Open-play activities and Applications for the 2019/2020 academic year will be available.

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OLWEN DOWLING “THE PAST IS PRESENT”: OILS, WATERCOLORS, MONOPRINTS
Sandisfield, 2 - 4 p.m.
Free opening reception Saturday, June 1st 2:00-4:00 PM.  After the opening reception, the show will run until June 30th, and can be seen before performances or by appointment. Call 413-258-4100. https://sandisfieldartscenter.org Artist’s Statement: Olwen works in both oils and watercolors in her depictions of the west of Ireland as well as North Chester where she lives in the Berkshires. She is a printmaker in Intaglio and a Member of the Zea Mays Printmaking Studio.
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FAMILY MOVIE AT THE LIBRARY
Lenox, 2-4 p.m.
A family movie matinee will be held in Katie's Korner at the Lenox Library. Popcorn and drinks provided. The film is free and all ages are welcome. Movies will be G or PG.
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ROADSIDE RAINBOW PAINT & SIP FOR VALLEY VET WILDLIFE FUND
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Spiritual and Beautiful and Locally inspired! Join us on SAT 6/1/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Wildlife Medical Fund of Valley Veterinary Services. You'll learn to paint this inspiration image of "Roadside Rainbow” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB and 50/50 raffle. **** SPECIAL donation request … Valley Vet is requesting donations of towels and small blankets, if you have any please consider donating at this event. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-61-6pm-open-to-the-public-roadside-rainbow-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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MARIKEN PALMBOOM, HARPSICHORDIST
New Marlborough, 7 - 8 p.m.
Mariken Palmboom, harpsichordist, will present a program featuring works by J.J. Froberger, Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, and crowning it with selections from J.S. Bach’s Art of the Fugue, continuing the Southfield Church's summer-long, 225th Anniversary celebration. Admission is free; a retiring collection to benefit the artist will be collected at the door as you head out to the reception on the front lawn (weather permitting). Music at the Southfield Church is the perfect opportunity to introduce everyone to live music. Come, bring the family and friends and enjoy a magical evening at the Southfield Church! The Southfield Church is located at 234 Norfolk Road in the Southfield Village of New Marlborough.
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BOBBY SWEET
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Bobby Sweet. As Country Journal proclaimed, we have here a singer-songwriter who is “A rare combination of music-maker, story-teller, and outstanding performer….how Sweet it is.” Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/for tickets and information.
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MOLIèRE’S “DON JUAN THE LIBERTINE” AT THE GHENT PLAYHOUSE
New York, 8 p.m.
The world premiere of Daniel Hoyt Daniels’ translation May 24-June 9 The Ghent Playhouse presents “Don Juan the Libertine,” an ageless comedy based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Molière (1665), newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, and directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. The production runs May 24-June 9. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org. “Don Juan - the Libertine” at the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-26, May 31-June 2 and 7-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264.
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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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SUNFLOWER TRAY PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Try your painting talents on this tray! Join us on SUN 6/2/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Eastern Star Naomi Chapter #17 from Adams. You'll learn to paint this bright image of "Sunflowers” on a decorative tray made from reclaimed wood. Various sizes and styles to chose from. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-62-2pm-open-to-the-public-sunflower-tray-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346  
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MOLIèRE’S “DON JUAN THE LIBERTINE” AT THE GHENT PLAYHOUSE
New York, 2 p.m.
The world premiere of Daniel Hoyt Daniels’ translation May 24-June 9 The Ghent Playhouse presents “Don Juan the Libertine,” an ageless comedy based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Molière (1665), newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, and directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. The production runs May 24-June 9. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org. “Don Juan - the Libertine” at the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-26, May 31-June 2 and 7-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264.
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TODDLER STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts toddler story time for ages birth to 3 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. One or two stories will be read read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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AFTER-SCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library is hosting an After-School Storytime and Craft every Tuesday for children ages 3-6; siblings welcome.
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BIRDHOUSE & BARN PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT LITCHFIELD SCHOLARSHIP
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Let's Go Paint in Litchfield! Join us on TUE 6/4/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Litchfield Tax Collectors Scholarship. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of “Barn and Birdhouse" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Bunnell Farm, 498 Maple St, Litchfield, CT. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/tue-64-6pm-open-to-the-public-barn-and-birdhouse-litchfield-ct or call (413) 205-8346.
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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. Several stories will be read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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COUPLES PAINT & SIP FOR THE HUMAN SOCIETY
New York, 6 p.m.
It's a Couples Night! Join us on WED 6/5/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Columbia-Greene Human Society. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of “Barn and Birdhouse". Paint with a partner to create a large 20x32 double canvas painting, or by yourself on a single 16x20 canvas. $40 per person. At the Columbia-Green Human Society, 111 Human Society Rd, Hudson, NY. All painting materials, light snacks, wine and donation included! Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/wed-65-6pm-open-to-the-public-barn-and-birdhouse-hudson-ny or call (413) 205-8346.
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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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ASTON MAGNA: THE BIRTH OF THE STRING QUARTET
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Featuring the music of Castello, Caldara, Purcell, Telemann, Richter, Mozart and Haydn, with musicians Daniel Stepner and Julie Leven, violins; Jason Fisher, viola; Jacques Lee Wood, cello. Pre-concert talk 45 minutes before the program. Program followed by "Meet the Artists" wine and cheese reception. Tickets here. Now in in its 47th season, Aston Magna is the nation’s longest-running summer festival of music performed on period instruments. The 2019 season includes the finest artists who are specialists in historical performance. The music of Bach, Pachelbel, Mozart, Castello, Purcell, Beethoven, Schubert, and others drive a dynamic program. Tickets here: https://prod1.agileticketing.net/websales/pages/info.aspx'evtinfo=200326~1d83a88f-2598-4dff-89bf-abc7233657c3&epguid=acd16971-0a0e-437c-a090-3dfb2979ed6d&
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ELLEN JOFFE-HALPERN ~ “STUDIO 11: 2005-2018”
North Adams, 5 p.m.
On Friday, June 7, 2019, NUarts Studios and Gallery presents a retrospective exhibit by Ellen Joffe-Halpern,. Her work will be displayed alongside the open studios of NUarts artists Daniel Brody, Kathy Gideon, Caroline Kelley, Peggy Morse, Sally Tiska Rice, Ilene Richard, Joan Rooks, Marney Schorr, and our most recent addition artist Carolina Perrone in Studio 19. The exhibit, “Studio 11: 2005-2018” will chronicle the fourteen years Ellen Joffe-Halpern spent in her studio at 311 North Street and represents a variety of works based on a variety of traditional artistic themes.  NUarts Studios and Gallery, 311 North Street, 2nd floor, corner of North & Union Streets, Pittsfield, MA 01201  
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FREE FILM: DARK MONEY
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Please join the Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire's Social Justice Team as we screen the award winning film DARK MONEY, which examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film follows a journalist who investigates how, in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, American elections are bought and sold. This event is open to the community, so please invite your friends and neighbors to join us!  Refreshments will be served. Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire 1089 Main Street, Housatonic, MA  
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ANNIE GUTHRIE AND JOHN SHELDON
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Annie Guthrie and John Sheldon.  Join us for an evening of amazing music by Annie Guthrie, daughter of Arlo Guthrie, and John Sheldon, a musician of quality rarely seen.  Annie performs original music that reaches straight to the heart.  John has worked with some of the most recognizable performers of our age, such as James Taylor, Van Morrison, and Linda Ronstadt.    Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.


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