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'MANGIA MANGIA' BENEFIT
North Adams, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Adams Community Bank’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s Team will present "Mangia Mangia" at the Richmond Grille located at the Holiday Inn featuring Italian food stations, red and white sangrias, as well as a complimentary Italian wine tasting provided by Martignetti Wine Company. Tickets for this event can be purchased at any one of the bank's seven branch locations.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-38 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The evening begins with ballads by Benjamin Britten sung by bass-baritone Keith Kibler and soprano Gwendolyn Tunnicliffe and played by Doris Stevenson, piano, along with harpist Anna DeLoi ’18.  Ravel’s Introduction and Allegro for harp, flute, clarinet & string quartet shares the program with a performance of Frederic Sharaf’s “Three Settings from Imitations” by Robert Lowell. After an intermission, the Williams Chamber Players present Brahms’ Piano Trio in C Major, op. 87 with Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Ronald Feldman, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams campus. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=10494
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INVASIVE PLANT IDENTIFICATION, REMOVAL AND CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR THE HOME GARDENER
Stockbridge, 10 AM - 1 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262. For more information visit our website http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413.298.3926 Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org  Guided by Jack Sprano, this class will explore common invasive plants that have seized our landscape, with a focus on practical strategies for controlling these rampant beasts. Learn to identify common species, understand their natural history with a focus on choosing appropriate control strategies to suit each homeowners needs.  Members $25; Nonmembers $30.   


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BRINGING PLANTS IN FOR THE WINTER
Stockbridge, 2 - 4 p.m.
At the end of the summer what do you do with all those special patio plants that you have slaved over for the summer months' This class will give gardeners tricks of the trade to protect their tender perennials, house plants, woody potted specimens and succulent collections and encourage them to thrive during the winter season. Our guide is Jenna O’Brien. Bring hand pruners. Members $25; Nonmembers $30 Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road  Stockbridge, MA 01262  For more information visit our website http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413.298.3926 Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org
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'GUNNED DOWN' SCREENING
New York, 7 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen “Gunned Down” at 7 p.m., preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m. at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. Frontline’s “Gunned Down” investigates how the NRA uses its unrivaled political power to stop gun regulation in America. With first-hand accounts of school killings in Newtown and Columbine, and the shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Gunned Down examines why despite the national trauma over gun violence Washington hasn't acted. Refreshments and a moderated discussion will follow. For more information call 518-766-2992.

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FOUNTAINS OF FINE SOUND
New York, 7:30 p.m.
Clarion Concerts in Columbia County's 2015 Leaf Peeper season inaugural concert will feature the World Premier of String Trio by David Mancini, Fountains of Fin by Behzad Ranjbaran, as well as selections by Mozart, Schubert and Dohnanyi. Featured artists are Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Gary Levinson, violin; Nokuthula Ngwenyama, viola; and Suren Bagratuni, cello.
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BERKSHIRE FARMERS MARKET
Lanesborough, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Mall will host the Berkshire Farmers Market for the 10th year. Located in the Sears parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 25, the market offers the finest locally grown and raised produce, plants and specialty foods.

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SUMMIT STAR PARTY
Adams, 8-11 p.m.
The Amherst Astronomy Association will lead a free Summit Star program on the summit of Mount Greylock. Telescopes will be provded. Visit mtgreylockstarparty.org.

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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
The North Adams Farmers Market at the St. Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot welcomes more than 20 vendors offering a variety of local foods including, fresh local produce, locally raised meat, cheese, preserves, eggs, bread, granola, baked treats, plants, handmade goods, and more. The market is great place to find a wide variety of fresh local produce and prepared foods in the northern Berkshire County area.

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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 am - 1 pm
Join us at the market! This year’s market is better than ever offering a wide variety of fresh, local meats, amazing produce, lots of fresh eggs, delicious baked pastries, breads, cookies, granolas and more! We have fresh made crepes, coffee, hops, pet treats, and live music!  For more details on what's new each week, follow us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Adams-Farmers-Market/158627517541046 The North Adams Farmers Market at the St. Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot welcomes more than 20 vendors.
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WILDFLOWER FORAY
Mt. Washington, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Berkshire Sanctuaries will present at Wildflower Foray at Mount Washington State Forest with Becky Cushing, Berkshire Sanctuaries director, and Joe Strauch, sanctuary volunteer and author of "Wildflowers of the Berkshire and Taconic Hills." The group will explore Guilder Pond on Mt. Everett and another site off the beaten path. Some interesting late summer flowers should be in bloom then and an interesting fern in its full glory. The cost is $65; registration is required at 413-637-0320.

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WOOFSTOCK 2015
Pittsfield, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Woofstock 2015 has been rescheduled!  Join Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) on Sunday, September 13, at the Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake and help raise funds for shelter animals. Pancake Breakfast-8am/Registration-10am/Walk-11am. Visit vendors, participate in raffles and canine games, enjoy demonstration and kids activities.   Pick up your pledge form at your local vets office, pet supply stores, BHS, or Purradise. You can also download your form at berkshirehumane.org  Ask your family and friends to sponsor you.  Start your own fundraising page and share it. If you already turned in your pledges, you can still collect more. The money will be added to your total. Raise $500 or more in pledges and be invited to a luncheon hosted by Steve Caporizzo WTEN’s Chief meteorologist. There'll be many other great prizes for top fund raisers.  More info'  Call 413-447-7878, ext. 131 or visit berkshirehumane.org.  
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FESTIVAL OF SHARING ROOTS
Pittsfield, Noon-5 p.m.

Sept. 13
Noon-5 p.m.
 
The 12th annual “Festival of Sharing Roots” will be held on the grounds of St. Joseph Parish at 414 North St. There will be a Mass at 11:30 a.m., including Prayers of the Faithful said in many languages of the Parish. Hosted by St. Joseph Parish, this event highlights the many cultures that comprise the parish community. Admission and Kiddy Land are free. Booths will be open at noon, and activities will start at this time. Entertainment will begin at 12:30 p.m., featuring local vocalists, dancers and musicians. Performances will be continuous. The food booths will represent seven international cuisines each serving their favorite specialty. Those represented are American, African, Brazilian, French, Irish, Italian and Polish. Activities in Kiddy Land will include a Bounce House, face painting and games for everyone. Stickers the Clown will be doing balloon sculptures and walking around the festival from 1-3 p.m. A tag sale will take place on the grounds of the church. The craft area is being expanded to allow more crafters the opportunity to participate.

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JOB SKILL WORKSHOPS
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Retail Associate training program starts at the Goodwill Maker Space training center at 158 Tyler St. From store setup to merchandising, pricing and inventory management, retail training gives each participant operational skills for starting a successful career in retail. Also in September, Custodial Cleaning Certification Training begins through Goodwill's Business 101: Spot-On-Cleaning team at 158 Tyler St, Pittsfield. This nationally accredited training program includes both classroom and hands-on training in commercial cleaning. Other job training programs available at Goodwill include recycling handling and processing, office internships, logistics(warehousing and distribution) and soft skill development workshops. Training is available at no-cost or low-cost to agencies and individuals. To apply for Goodwill Job Training Programs, contact Pam Bennett, pbennett@goodwill-berkshires.org, 413-442-0061.

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BRAIN BUILDERS! PLAY & LEARN PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. No registration required, intended for children ages baby through 5 years, with their caregiver. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details. Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.


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COMPUTER CLASS - INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
Great Barrington, 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up for a one on one - we'll spend twenty minutes going over anything computer-related that you'd like to learn or are having difficulties with. Registration for this one is required - please register at the desk or send an e-mail to jmagelaner@townofgb.org. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
North Adams, 6 p.m.
The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice is offering a series of support group sessions for Hospice families and others in the community grieving a recent death. The sessions will be held in North Berkshire on consecutive Wednesdays from mid-August to late September, including August 19th and 26th, and September 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. Each session will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the first floor meeting room of the First Congregational Church on Main Street in North Adams. Participants can enter through the glass doors connecting the church with the education building. The facilitators for the bereavement support group are Corinne Case, LMHC, Berkshire VNA & Hospice Spiritual Counselor and Bereavement Coordinator and the Reverend Ann Clark-Killam of the First Congregational Church.  Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Marie Coody at the Berkshire VNA and Hospice, toll free at 800-788-2862 or 413-447-2862, ext. 5634.

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BERKSHIRE FARMERS MARKET
Lanesborough, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Mall will host the Berkshire Farmers Market for the 10th year. Located in the Sears parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 25, the market offers the finest locally grown and raised produce, plants and specialty foods.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-38 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE
Pittsfield, 1-5 p.m.
The Pittsfield Repair Cafe is held on the third Saturday of the month at St. Stephen's Church on Park Square, 67 East St. (the Allen St. entrance). People can bring clothing, bikes, wood items, toys, lamps, vacuums, other electrical items, some electronics, knives and blades for sharpening, and more (one or two items per person) for free.


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LEARNERíS LAB: COFFEE PREPARATION
Pittsfield, 10 a.m
Explore the art and science of brewing a perfect cup with Julia Doyle, co-founder of Pittsfield’s own micro-roastery, Assembly Coffee Roasters. This hands-on workshop will feature demonstrations of the French Press, Chemex, pour-over, and AeroPress. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested: call 413.443.7171 ext. 360. Included with regular Museum admission.  Berkshire Museum
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BERKSHIRE FARMERS MARKET
Lanesborough, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Mall will host the Berkshire Farmers Market for the 10th year. Located in the Sears parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 25, the market offers the finest locally grown and raised produce, plants and specialty foods.

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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
The North Adams Farmers Market at the St. Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot welcomes more than 20 vendors offering a variety of local foods including, fresh local produce, locally raised meat, cheese, preserves, eggs, bread, granola, baked treats, plants, handmade goods, and more. The market is great place to find a wide variety of fresh local produce and prepared foods in the northern Berkshire County area.

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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 am - 1 pm
Join us at the market! This week we are located across from our usual location. We will be on Center Street, between Marshall & Holden St. This year’s market is better than ever offering a wide variety of fresh, local meats, amazing produce, lots of fresh eggs, delicious baked pastries, breads, cookies, granolas and more! We have fresh made crepes, coffee, hops, pet treats, and live music!  For more details on what's new each week, follow us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Adams-Farmers-Market/158627517541046 .
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HORTICULTURAL TECHNIQUES CLINIC: PERENNIAL BED RENOVATION
Stockbridge, 9 to 4
Brad Roeller, horticultural techniques essential for the home gardener. This two-day, hands-on clinic will focus on renovation of established and old perennial beds, including how to read a planting plan. Techniques will include lifting and dividing perennials, double-digging, soil assessment, application of compost and needed amendments into the lower soil profile and replanting the perennials according to the planting plan. Students will learn how to assess the growing conditions of the bed and determine what amendments should be added to insure optimal plant performance. This course also serves as a foundation for establishing new perennial beds. Tools and materials will be provided. (Limited to 12 students, rain dates: September 20 & 27) Bring a bag lunch and dress for gardening. Saturdays, September 19 & 26, 9 am - 4 pm Cost $195 Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road Stockbridge, MA 01262  For more information visit our website http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413.298.3926 Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org
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2015 FALL FESTIVAL
New York
New Lebanon, NY Saturday September 19, 2015: Power the Way for Education, Inc. to host the 2015 Fall Festival / Linemen Appreciation Day on Saturday September 19, 2015 at Shatford Memorial Park, New Lebanon, New York.  The purpose of this event to bring recognition to the utility lineworkers industry and assist with scholarships for future utility lineworkers, continuing educational programs for first responders, and current linemen. The vision of Power the Way for Education, Inc. is to “Educate the Next Generation of Utility Lineworkers while empower men and/or women to become part of an elite work force”. Power the Way for Education, Inc. is dedicated to providing scholarships to these men and/or women that want to pursue a career in the utility lineman industry. Are you a small business, craft vendor, own a farm'  We are looking for you to join us. On Saturday September 19, 2015 at the Shatford park in New Lebanon for a day to bring awareness utility linemen industry, while we promote safety with education. For more information please visit our website www.powertheway.org or contact Elizabeth Keefner at 518-781-3059 or by email at powerthewayeducation@gmail.com.
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CAR SHOW
Dalton, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.
45 Dalton Avenue, Dalton; Sugar Hill Mansion, Food - Raffles - Live Music
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BIKE SAFETY AND REPAIR
Adams, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Mount Greylock State Reservation will host a bike safety and repair event at the end of the Ashuwillti-cook Bike Trail next to the Adams Visitor Center (3 Hoosac St.). In honor of car free week and the clean air challenge, come for a detailed demonstration of all this and more. The program is free and for all ages. Bring water, sun screen, a helmet and your bike. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.

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LECTURE AND EVALUATION OF RARE BOOKS
Lenox, 4 p.m.
The Lenox Library will host an antiquarian book “road show” to kick off its ninth season of Distinguished Lectures. Attendees are encouraged to bring a book that they would like to show Kenneth Gloss, book specialist for “Antiques Roadshow” on PBS and owner of Brattle Books in Boston. Mr. Gloss will speak on “What Makes Old Books Valuable'” and will informally appraise items from the audience. The Brattle Book Shop was founded in 1825 and has been owned by George Gloss and then his son Kenneth since 1949. It is one of the oldest and largest antiquarian book shops in the country, with over 250,000 books, maps, prints, postcards and ephemera in all subjects. The lectures are free and open to the public, thanks to donations from the public and the largesse of the speakers themselves. For further information about the series, call 413637-2630 or go online .

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