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JOY! OPENING RECEPTION
Sandisfield, 2-4 p.m.
Opening reception for local artist Isabeth Hardy will be held at the Sandisfield Art Center, 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield. The art show will run from Oct. 4 through Dec. 14.

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“MEMORIES OF THE MOHAWK TRAIL”
North Adams, 2:30 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library presents “Memories of the Mohawk Trail” with guest historian Clint Richmond. Celebrate the 100th birthday of the “Trail” with Mr. Richmond as he shares some historical facts about our beloved Mohawk Trail. All programs are free and open to the public. Call 662-3133 for more information.

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GALLERY TALK WITH ARTIST SHEN CHEN
North Adams, 5 p.m.
Independent Art Projects, 1315 Mass MoCA Way, will host a gallery talk with artist Shen Chen, who will discuss what influences his work, what his working mode look like, and where he is heading next. The event is free.

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HARLEM RENAISSANCE LECTURE
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
Continuing its “Adventures in Visual Culture” series, Norman Rockwell Museum will present the lecture “Remembering the Harlem Renaissance.” Berkshire School English teacher Dr. Homer Meade will explain how the art forms of the Harlem Renaissance inspired and influenced one another, and how civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois, a Berkshire County native, reached out to connect many of the important figures involved with this popular movement of the 1920s and 1930s, including photographer James Van Der Zee and composer/songwriter Cole Porter, who each had ties to the Berkshires. During the event, students from Berkshire School will also display works that were inspired by the museum’s current exhibition, “The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator,” which features artwork created during and influenced by the same time period; a reception will follow. Presented in conjunction with Berkshire School, the program is free for Museum members or with regular museum admission.

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FULL MOON HIKE & BONFIRE
Richmond, 6:30 p.m.
Hilltop Orchards, home of Furnace Brook Winery, will lead a hike of approximately 1-1.5 hours beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. A bonfire, wine tasting and live musical entertainment will immediately follow. This interactive journey incorporates Native American traditions relating to moonlight. The cost is $10, which includes the guided hike and tasting of up to six Furnace Brook Wines. Adults 21 and older; pe-registration suggested at 800-833-6274 or winemaker@furnacebrookwinery.com.

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'MAIDS IN THE MILLS'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
After a successful 10th anniversary revival at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead this past July, the play “Maids in the Mills” by J. Peter Bergman is coming back for five additional performances with a slightly altered cast. Sally Filkins and Rodelinde Albrecht will still be performing the roles they originated in 2004 when this Sheeptacular Play was first presented for a sell-out run. Joining them in the cast are Dyann Arduini, Sue Fennell-Ivas, Jane Skorput, Delaney Ivas and Kevin Paul Wixsom as the Overseer. Performances will be in the historic red barn at Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, in Pittsfield. Reservations are now being taken at 413-442-1793.

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MICHAEL FRAYN’S 'COPENHAGEN'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College Theatre Department will present Michael Frayn’s "Copenhagen." September 1941. Nazi Germany has invaded. Germany’s leading scientist makes a quiet trip to occupied Denmark to visit Niels Bohr, his mentor in nuclear physics. Within the crucible of war-torn Europe, they talk physics. What transpired in Copenhagen? What do we know? What can we never know? Performances will be in the ’62 Center’s CenterStage, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are $3. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 413-597-2425 or visit http://62center.williams.edu.

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PEOPLE'S CHAMPS
North Adams, 8 p.m.
With twenty hands, People's Champs synthesize rhythms from all over the world – from Rio to Lagos to Detroit to Budapest – yet their roots-dance music is always deeply inflected with their Brooklyn heritage. Slinking synths and electronic riffs fold in to traditional rhythm and blues orchestration for an incredible night of moves-bustin' up in the club.
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Patrons of the market, located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Route 8 and St. Anthony Drive, can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers and meat. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and info booths, all of which change week to week.  All of the food at the market is grown or made by the farmers themselves. This year’s market includes vendors reaching from Berlin, New York and Southern VT all the way to Washington, Mass.  http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Farmers-Market.aspx
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HARVEST BAZAAR
Cheshire, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Cheshire United Methodist Church will be holding its annual Harvest Bazaar at the church, located at 197 Church St. There will be a silent auction, tables of handcrafts, books/videos/CDs, baked goods, a tag sale and luncheon.  Many items will go at reduced prices for holiday gift-giving. The luncheon will run from 11:30 to 1 p.m.

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EASTHAMPTON COUNTRY CONCERT
Northampton, Door 4:30 p.m, Show 6:00 p.m.
Nashville Performing Country Artists Adam Fears and Adam Craig To Headline Easthampton Concert For A Cause presented by the Easthampton High School SADD Club. $7.00 Pre-sale Tickets(Available Until Oct. 3, 2014)  Available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/689489 or  $10.00 At the Door Tickets also available at the following local businesses: - Nicky D's Car Dealership   164 Northampton St, Easthampton, MA 01027 (413) 527-5401 - Easthampton Savings Bank  36 Main St, Easthampton, MA 01027 (413) 527-4111 - Florence Savings Bank  5 Main St Easthampton, MA (413) 527-1640 - Country Nissan  40 Russell St, Hadley, MA 01035 (413) 774-3121 - Easthampton High School 70 Williston Ave. Easthampton, MA 01027 (413) 529-1585 - Big E's Super Market (Available Saturdays only) 11 Union St, Easthampton, MA 01027 (413) 527-2126
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RUDD ART MUSEUM -- EXHIBITIONS
North Adams, Noon - 5 p.m.
On view at the Rudd Art Museum: "A Blueprint for Preservation" -- mesmerizing blueprints produced by the Boston firm Woodbury and Stuart for the 1927 First United Methodist Church that now houses Rudd Art Museum. An architectonic installation by Peter Dudek Architectural models of Berkshire buildings by Bill Sweet Selections from the Museum's permanent collection, featuring early work by Eric Rudd Rudd Art Museum is located at 159 East Main St in North Adams (opposite the library). Current hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-5:00. Admission is free.  
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FALL FOLIAGE PARADE
North Adams, 1 p.m.
The highlight of the Fall Foliage Festival is the Fall Foliage Parade that marches from the Ocean State Job Lot parking lot on Route 8 through downtown North Adams. Dozens of businesses and organizations take part in the parade, forming a collection of people who showcase the heart of the Berkshires. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Fall-Foliage-Festival.aspx
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BEAT THE DEVIL! FAUST, THE WHOLE STORY
Lenox, 2 p.m.
A man and a devil will battle it out in the Anthropos Theater company's production of "Beat the Devil! Faust, the Whole Story". Church on the Hill presents this one-man play, with Glen Williamson, about love, sex,murder, myth, magic, war, waves and a devil out of his depths. Music provided by the Hadley Lyre Ensemble. Through Drama and masterful storytelling, Williamson transforms Goethe's entire 24-hour-long,two-hundred year-old classic drama into a 90-minute sometimes humorous and always exhilarating battle for the soul of a man searching for truth, satisfaction ... and a Goddess. For additional information regarding this play (also known as The Tragedy of Mephistopheles), visit Anthropostheater.com. For additional information regarding this performace, visit churchonthehilllenox.org or call 413-637-1001. 
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BIDWELL HOUSE TO STEADMAN POND HIKE
Monterey, 2 p.m.
The Bidwell House Museum and the Monterey Preservation Land Trust are offering a free guided walk in search of old roads, walls and cellar holes on the Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s Hudson-Howard property and Monterey Preservation Land Trust lands.  Rob Hoogs, President of the Bidwell House Museum, and Adam Brown of the Monterey Preservation Land Trust will lead the group from the site of the first center of the 1700s settlement of Township No. 1, today’s Tyringham and Monterey, toward Steadman Pond. The hike will follow old roadways, past foundations and stone walls of long-ago homesteads, to a lookout point above the Pond. To join the hike, meet at the Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road, Monterey, at 2 p.m. Dress for the weather and wear hiking boots/sturdy footwear, as terrain is steep and rocky in places. Bring a drink/snack. The walk is 2-3 miles. For updates and details, please check www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

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MAGNA CARTA LECTURE
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
Duncan French, head of Lincoln Law School and professor of international law, University of Lincoln, England, presents the free lecture “Magna Carta as Good Governance: Environmental Rights as Citizen Rights” in conjunction with the Clark's exhibition Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution. The lecture will be held at the Hunter Studio at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark campus.
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LECTURE ON WILLIAM RANDOPH HEARST’S CASTLE
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
Victoria Kastner, who is the official historian of Hearst Castle, will present “San Simeon:  William Randolph Hearst’s Castle” at a Tea & Talk at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. A Victorian tea will follow. California’s greatest tourist attraction, second only to Disneyland, Hearst Castle at San Simeon was, for nearly 30 years starting in 1919, the creation of William Randolph Hearst and his “genius of an architect” Julia Morgan. Located on the Enchanted Hill halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean, the 100-room Casa Grande in the Spanish Baroque style looms over the 127-acre San Simeon estate, built on ranch land owned by the family. Admission is $25 for advance reservations and $30 day of the lecture.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  For reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visit info@gildedage.org. The historic Gilded Age mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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USED CLOTHING SALE
Williamstown, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Williamstown Elementary School PTO is holding their gently used clothing sale in the school cafeteria. This is the Fall Booster Sale, featuring a large selection of clothes and lots of great winter gear; boots, pants, jackets, hat and mittens. As an added bonus, items will be half price from noon to 1 p.m.

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RUDD ART MUSEUM -- EXHIBITIONS
North Adams, Noon - 5 p.m.
On view at the Rudd Art Museum: "A Blueprint for Preservation" -- mesmerizing blueprints produced by the Boston firm Woodbury and Stuart for the 1927 First United Methodist Church that now houses Rudd Art Museum. An architectonic installation by Peter Dudek Architectural models of Berkshire buildings by Bill Sweet Selections from the Museum's permanent collection, featuring early work by Eric Rudd Rudd Art Museum is located at 159 East Main St in North Adams (opposite the library). Current hours are Saturday and Sunday, 12:00-5:00. Admission is free.  
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JAPANESE FLORAL ART DEMO
Williamstown, 4:15-5:45 p.m.
Yuji Ueno will visit Williams College to present “Ikebana: Epiphany of Life,”a demonstration of Japanese floral art, in the Sawyer Library Forum (Level 1). A photographic exhibit of his work will be on display inside the main entrance to the library and in Schapiro Hall from Sept. 29 through Oct. 13. At Williams, he will explore the area in search of raw materials and an appreciation of the Berkshires to bring to his demonstration at the college.

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ACTIVE PARENTING OF CHILDREN AGES 1-4 YEARS
North Adams, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Active Parenting of Children ages 1-4 Years Mondays, September 22, 29 and October 6 from 5:30-7:00 at Haskins Center in North Adams, 210 State Street. This series will cover positive discipline methods, developmental stages, how to prevent tantrums, routines to make life easier and ways to take care of yourself so that you can better take care of your family. Parenting classes are an ideal place to meet other parents, share and discuss ideas and come away with a new perspective on parenting. Call 664-4821 to register. Child care and transportation is available.
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READING: POE, BERKSHIRE THEATER GROUP
Lenox, 6 p.m.
BerkshireTheatre Group presents “POE,” a new play about the great American poet andshort story writer and his mysterious disappearance for four days in Baltimorein 1849. In partnership with The Bookstore in Lenox, Kate Maguire will read selected works from EdgarAllan Poe at the store.

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EDGAR ALLAN POE READING
Lenox, 6 p.m.
In partnership withThe Bookstore in Lenox, Kate Maguire will read selected works from Edgar Allan Poe in the store, located at 11 Housatonic Street in Lenox. This event is free to attend and is open to the public.

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'A CHILD’S CENTURY OF WAR'
New York, 7 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen “A Child’s Century of War” at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. "A Child’s Century of War" takes the viewer on a journey through the past century, the bloodiest in history, from the perspective of children. The film is free and will be followed by a moderated discussion. For more information call 518-392-9686 or visit www.oldchathamquakers.org.

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HOFFMANN BIRD CLUB ANNUAL MEETING
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Hoffmann Bird Club will hold its annual meeting at Berkshire Life Insurance, 700 South St. Becky Cushing, Sanctuary Director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, will present a talk titled “50 Years of Osprey Monitoring in Southeast."

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TALK ON 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY MURDERS
New York, 7:30 p.m.
A talk by Pat Flint, town historian, on "18th and 19th Century Murders in Stephentown, N.Y." will be held at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26),  Stephentown, N.Y. The earliest recorded murder in town took place in 1791. The presentation includes a skit recounting the trial of the man accused of murdering  the first N.Y. state law enforcement officer to be killed in the line of duty. For directions, call 518-733-0010.



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PABLO ASLAN QUINTET: JAZZ-INFUSED TANGO
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Pablo Aslan Quintet plays a unique and energetic brand of jazz-infused tango, featuring Pablo Aslan, an Argentine-born performer whose music has taken them to stages around the world. They feature works from their newest album. Free and open to the public. http://music.williams.edu/events/pablo-aslan-quintet/  Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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MASS MOCA BENEFIT, FEATURING LUCIUS
Celebrate MASS MoCA's 15th anniversary with our friends Lucius during our annual benefit in New York City on Monday, Lucius has been lighting up every festival from Newport to Chicago this season, and you can see them next at this exclusive dinner and performance that benefits museum programs. Support MASS MoCA during an unforgettable night of fine food and high art with museum friends and special guests. For more information, contact Rebecca Wehry at rwehry@massmoca.org or 413.664.4481 x8157.
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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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NEW BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF GROUP
Pittsfield, 4 to 5 p.m.
Moments House, 34 Depot St.,  Ste 301, Pittsfield. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information. Chaplain Dennis Castella

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