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BINGO AND ICE CREAM
, 12:30 p.m.
Join us for a fun game of Bingo and ice cream social Free and open to the public. Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 Main Street, Great Barrington 413-528-1881
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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., meets for ages walking to 8 years.

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MCLA TALK ON RACIAL TENSION
North Adams, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will sponsor a dialogue on how communities, especially educational institutions, can respond to racial tensions. Veronica Benavides and Tracey Benson from the Harvard Graduate School of Education will facilitate a conversation about their case study, “Letters from Ferguson: A Community’s Response to Race and Racism.” This discussion will take place in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121. The event is free and open to the public.

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'BLADE RUNNER'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The Classic Series at Images Cinema, located at 50 Spring St., continues with "Blade Runner," directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah. Regular ticket prices apply.

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HASKINS CENTER PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 10-11:30 a.m.
The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

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RIVER WISE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Becket, 10:30 a.m.
HVA and the Becket Athenaeum will host "River Wise" preschool program: Dinosaurs drank this water, too!  Come to the Becket Athenaeum and find out how come we drink the same water the dinosaurs once drank. Meet “Randy the Raindrop,” create a thunderstorm, and go on a water cycle adventure. Grant support received from the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Call HVA at 413-394-9796 or email adixon@hvatoday for more information.

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HVA PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Becket, 10:30 am to Noon
On Tuesday, HVA and the Becket Athenaeum invite you to the first of three, free "River Wise" preschool programs: Dinosaurs drank this water, too!  Come to the Becket Athenaeum and find out how come we drink the same water the dinosaurs once drank. Meet “Randy the Raindrop,” create a thunderstorm, and go on a water cycle adventure. Grant support received from the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Call HVA at 413-394-9796, or email adixon@hvatoday for more information.

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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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BMC OFFERS FREE PRE-DIABETES EDUCATION SESSIONS
North Adams, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
The sessions are designed for those whose physician have told them their blood sugar levels are elevated but not high enough to be considered diabetes, for people who have been told they are at risk for diabetes or who are 45 years or older and have an inactive or history of gestational diabetes. Clark House at the Northern Berkshire YMCA, Brickyard Court in North Adams. Jan Salzer, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator, will present the North Adams classes.

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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER'S THE POWER OF PLAY- A 4 WEEK SERIES FOR PARENTS
North Adams, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Playing, Learning and Growing – A 4 week Series for Parents Tuesday, at Haskins Center, North Adams “Through Play, Children Create Themselves.” The value of play is important in the mental and emotional growth of young children. In this fun and informative session, we will show how young children learn through exploration and free play. You will learn the importance and benefits of playfulness for you and your child. Each family will receive a goodie bag to take home filled with play power!  This is the first in a 4 week series on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00 pm May 5: Brain Building in Progress, May 12: Ages and Stages-Your Child’s Development and May 19: STEM for Families
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LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Lego Group meets at the North Adams Library Community Room, 74 Church St., on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for ages 4 to 8 years old.

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NORTH ADAMS CHAMBER NIGHT
North Adams, 5-7:30 p.m.
The North Adams Chamber of Commerce will host a networking night at Benchmark Kitchens Inc, at 349 State Road, for a sampling of food and wine. In support of Habitat for Humanity, a voluntary donation of $20 at the door that will help build needed homes in northern Berkshire County. RSVP here.

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GREYLOCK APARTMENTS PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Play and Learn Group at Greylock Apartments' Community Room on Angeli Street is for ages walking to 8 years old.

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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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BOOK LOVERíS BOOK CLUB
Great Barrington, 5:30-7:00pm

This month we are reading What I Loved: A Novel by Siri Hustvedt
What I Loved begins in New York in 1975, when art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a SoHo gallery. He buys the work; tracks down the artist, Bill Wechsler; and the two men embark on a life-long friendship.
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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WAM THEATRE PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Lee, 6:30 p.m.
Join us at Sullivan Station, 109 Railroad St, Lee MA on 4/28 for a Paint & Sip Fundraiser for WAM Theatre. You'll learn how to paint "Paris in Spring" on a large 16x20 canvas. No experience required. All materials and instruction included for $40 per person. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com  
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PERC ANNUAL MEETING
Pittsfield, 7:30-9 a.m.
Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation's annual meeting will be held at Berkshire Community College's Susan B. Anthony Center, Room G10. A speaker panel will present on "Advanced Manufacturing – Opportunities for Berkshire County." A breakfast buffet will be served. For further information, contact Ann Dobrowolski at adobrowolski@pittsfieldch.com or 413-499-9371.

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MONTESSORI SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Lenox
The Montessori School of the Berkshires at 21 Patterson Road in Lenox Dale will hold an open house. Tours will be held at the following times: 8:30-9:15am Toddler (Ages 15 months-3); 9:15-10:00am Children's House (Ages 3-6); 10:00-10:45am Elementary (Ages 6-12); and 10:45-11:30am Adolescent (Ages 12-14). This event will offer a chance to observe classes in session and to see Montessori’s discovery-based education in action. Parents can receive a free book, “Montessori Madness,” for attending. Interested parents can register for the tours online at www.BerkshireMontessori.org or by calling 413-637-3662.

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TALK ON PREVENTING FALLS
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will offer an informational session on fall prevention at the Ralph Froio Senior Center in Pittsfield. The event will include a free continental breakfast.  Part of Hillcrest’s “Berkshire Senior Subjects” monthly series, the presentation will focus on “Common Sense Eating for Health and Pleasure.” The guest speaker is Michael Glasser, MSRD, lead dietitian at Hillcrest Commons. The presentation is free and open to the public; registration is requested by calling 413-445-9747 by April 27.

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ALS PAINTING PART FUNDRAISER
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
Team Berkshire County of the ALS Association of Massachusetts Walking to Defeat ALS will hold a Progressive Palette painting night fundraiser at the Progressive Palette Studio on Spring Street in Williamstown. Admission of $35 includes a two-hour paint party/lesson, all supplies needed to create an acrylic painting on stretched canvas, a generous donation to defeat ALS, punch and snacks. This party is for adults only; register here.

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EVENING AT THE BEAVER PONDS
Lenox, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Enjoy an evening in the valley visiting the beaver ponds. Search for beavers and other kinds of wildlife that are attracted by the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change our landscape 80 years after their reintroduction. Wear long pants, a shirt with long sleeves, and a hat. Bring binoculars if you have them.
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POWDER KEG SESSIONS: WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR MOTHERS & OTHERS
Great Barrington, 6:30-7:45pm

Are you ready to blow the roof off of your silence'  If you opened your mouth to speak your truth, would you know what to say'  Join author, blogger, mother and artist Suzi Banks Baum for the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops. The series will take place at Ramsdell on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm, at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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EVENING AT THE BEAVER PONDS
Lenox, 6:30-8 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 372 W Mountain Road, will host an Evening at the Beaver Ponds with Florian "Butch" Ptak teaching about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change our landscape 80 years after their reintroduction. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The maximum family fee is $20 members and $25 nonmembers.

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STORYTIME FOR TOTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:15am

Join us for a storytime made just for toddlers!  There will be stories, songs, art, movement and music. This program is suitable for ages 2-5, and is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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ALL ABOUT WEIGHT: FINDING THAT NATURAL BALANCE WITH WARREN KRAMER
Lenox, 4 p.m.
One of the most challenging health concerns in the U.S. is obesity. The number of overweight and obese adults and children in this country has risen dramatically in the last 5 years. It is truly a problem in epidemic proportion. Eating disorders like anorexia and bulemia have also increased as people's relationship to food has become so imbalanced. With weight increasing, type 2 diabetes and heart disease have risen as well. He assisted Michio Kushi for over 10 years in Boston where he lives. Warren and Fatim have a son, Adam. eastover
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PREVENTION & TREATMENT TIPS OF TICKBORNE DISEASE: AN UPDATE
Great Barrington, 5:30-6:30pm

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month - get ready!
Join Mary Agoglia, Berkshire Alliance Public Health Nurse, for a frank discussion of the myths and facts of transmission and treatment of Lyme and other tick borne diseases.
This program is part of Mason's "Nature & Environment Month" programming, and will be 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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SPRING STAMPEDE SALAMANDER SEARCH
Lenox, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox will host its Spring Stampede Salamander Search with Gayle Tardif-Raser, education coordinator at Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, leading a earch the woodlands of Pleasant Valley for these facinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children. Email lnoferi@massaudubon.org for information.

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DRURY HIGH SCHOOL COLLEGE AND CAREER CENTER
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
Drury High School invites current and prospective students, staff, parents and community members to celebrate the successes of the 2015 school year at Drury High School. Come see student work, including the world premiere of the 2015 Drury Lip Dub, and get to know our school community. The purpose of this night is to celebrate the wonderful programs and academic courses at the high school. For more information, contact Molly Meczywor at mmeczywor@napsk12.org.

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STOCKBRIDGE BOWL PRESERVATION PROJECT UPDATE
Stockbridge, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Stockbridge Bowl Association will host “State of the Lake: An Update on the Stockbridge Bowl Preservation Project” in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room on the second floor of the Stockbridge Town Offices, 50 Main St. The event will include a project overview of Phase 2 of the Town of Stockbridge Lake Management Plan from SBA Board President Richard Seltzer and a representative of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., the engineering firm contracted by the town. For more information, visit thesba.org.



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