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BOWEY THE CLOWN
Lee, 11 a.m.
Bowey The Clown is an award winning Family entertainer that has been delighting audiences for years with his comical blend of magic, ventriloquism and awesome balloon art. Bowey started to perform when he was nine years old. He is a trained actor and a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has performed with Rafi and Pete Seeger and has performed at thousands of birthday parties. Bowey is truly the clown the kids always want to see again. Price: Free with suggested donation of $5 All First Saturday events start at 11 a.m. with a music or theater performance for young audiences. Families are then invited to stay for a healthy lunch at the Starving Artist Cafe at 40 Main St. Sponsored by: NBT Bank and Scarafoni Financial Group
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KIWANIS/FIREMEN'S STEAK ROAST
Sheffield, 5:30 p.m.
As part of Sheffield in Celebration, the annual Sheffield Kiwanis/Firemen’s Steak Roast will take place at the Town Park pavilion after the Sheffield Fair has wrapped up. Dinner includes steak or chicken, baked potato, salad, corn and dessert, for $25 per person. A children’s menu is available. Soda, beer and hot dogs are also for sale. Dancing will start after the eating and will continue until 8:30pm, with a local band providing the music. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a chance auction as well. Steak Roast tickets are available at the door and in advance. Proceeds are to benefit the Sheffield Hose Co. # 1 Building Fund and Kiwanis-sponsored services.
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FARMERS MARKET TO HOLD ROOFTOP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market will host a fundraiser, “Come Get Fresh Under the Stars” of Pittsfield’s Greystone Building. A two-tiered ticket allows people to choose a full evening with dinner and a dance party for $150 or just the dance party for $50. All proceeds go to benefit the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. An intimate farm-to-table dinner, prepared by the chefs of Mission Bar and Tapas, begins at 5:30 p.m.; long tables will be set across the rooftop, with guests enjoying 360-degree views of the city. At 7 p.m. the dance party will begin. Local band, The Malls, will perform original and cover tunes. An open beer and wine bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Mission Bar and Tapas will be served.  Signature farmers market cocktails will be for sale. Tickets and information can be found online.

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COMMUNITY CONCERT AND CIDER PARTY
New York, 6:30 -.m.
$15/$8 students 18 and under/PS21 members are free! PS21 is ending the season with a Cider Party in our glorious apple orchard. Enjoy fresh cider and live music under the famous PS21 saddle span tent! As a thank you for their ongoing support, our members are welcome to join us for free! PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org  
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FULL MOON HIKE & BONFIRE
Richmond, 7:30 p.m.
Hilltop Orchards, home of Furnace Brook Winery, will lead the group on a hike of approximately 1-1.5 hours beginning promptly at 7:30 p.m. A bonfire, wine tasting and live musical entertainment will 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; registration suggested at 800-833-6274.

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NINTH ANNUAL TAG AND BAKE SALE
Williamstown, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ninth Annual Tag and Bake Sale held at St. Patrick's and Raphael"s Parish, 53 Southworth, Williamstown. 413-458-4946 x11

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TANNERY POND CONCERT
New York, 8 p.m.
Ji, pianist, the winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists (YCA) auditions, is this year’s winner of the Tannery Pond Concerts Award, an honor going to select YCA winners, as chosen by Christian Steiner, artistic director. At 10 years old, he was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition, resulting in a performance at Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Kurt Masur. He will play Bach-Busoni, Schumann, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. Tickets and information can be found here.

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CANOE TRIP ON THE HOUSATONIC RIVER
Lenox, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Housatonic River-Decker Boat Launch, Lenox. Instructor:  Sanctuary Staff and Volunteers; Audience:  Adult; Members: Adult $25.00   Nonmembers: Adult $30.00. Instructions and Directions: Directions to meeting place provided upon registration. Children must be at least 10 years of age, accompanied by an adult, and know how to swim. Call for information. Registration is required. 413-637-0320 berkshires@massaudubon.org

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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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BIG ELM BREWING CYCLOCROSS CHALLENGE
Great Barrington, 9 a.m.
A group of local businesses and cycling enthusiasts are hosting the Big Elm Brewing Cyclocross Challenge at Ski Butternut on State Road in Great Barrington, MA on September 6th, 2014 starting at 9 am Steffen Root of Berkshire Bike and Board in Great Barrington and Michele Emeson of Affordable Acupuncture in Canaan CT have assembled local businesses to sponsor this event. The title sponsor is Big Elm Brewing of Sheffield, MA with support from AJ Magadini & Sons, Linen, Abbott Limousine, Berkshire Engineering, Berkshire Tuft and Ornamental,  Monterey Masonry, The Arcadian Shop, Mill River Builders, and Berkshire Mountain Bakery. Race categories will be from novice to semi-pro, offering interesting viewing for spectators. A free children’s race, starting at noon, will be included in the day’s events. 413-528-5555.

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SHEFFIELD IN CELEBRATION FAIR
Sheffield, Noon - 5 p.m.
The Sheffield Fair is held at the Town Park off Miller Ave. Admission is free. New this year: a dunking booth sponsored by Sheffield Kiwanis from 1 to 4pm. Among those volunteering for the dunk: Selectmen Dave Smith, Jr., and Nadine Hawver. Animals. The country fair hosts its 6th Annual Showmanship and Fitting Competition for cattle, horses, poultry and more. Judging in three classes—novices (never shown before), juniors (age 7-14) and seniors (ages 15-19)—will take place at 3pm. Fairgoers can enjoy seeing and learning about the show animals throughout the fair, and other animals will also be on display. Great food. The food court will include lots of choices, including local produce and baked goods for sale. The popu­lar Historical Society salad bar will be back, with more than two dozen salads to choose from. The Kiwanis trailer will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers, and there will be ice cream, fried dough, and other fair food, too. Apple pie contest. The contest, organized by Susan Roth­schild and with prizes sponsored by King Arthur Flour, has prizes in three age categories and a prize for best in show. The pies will be on display until the judging at 2pm. Pies will be judged on appearance, aroma, flakiness of the crust and taste, with prizes awarded in three categories: Juniors (under 16), Adult (16-59) and Senior (age 60+). After the judging, entries will be available for purchase by the piece. Whole pies will also be for sale before the judging. Anyone interested in participating, contact Susan at 413-229-2931 or sroth44@aol.com. Quilt raffle.
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HISTORY BIKE TOUR
Sheffield, Noon
As part of Sheffield in Celebration, starting at 12 noon on Sat., Sept. 6, Gary and Judy Schumer will lead a 10-mile guided bike ride through Shef­field. Riders will gather at the Town Park. Much of the ride will follow the route of the Historical Society’s “If This House Could Talk” bike tour, so riders can learn about the history of many historic houses and sites along the way. The ride is fairly level and meant for adults and children 10 and older. Helmets are a must! The ride is limited to 12 people, so register early! To register, contact Gary or Judy at windpines2@yahoo.com. Free. 
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THE MIRO SPRAGUE QUINTET
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
The Miro Sprague Quintet, spearheaded by jazz pianist and composer Miro Sprague, performs at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, September 7 at 1 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Joining Sprague are Josh Johnson, alto saxophone; Eric Miller, trombone; Marty Jaffe, bass; and Paul Wiltgen, drums. The quintet performs original music and creative arrangements of jazz standards. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

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ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
Adams, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Adams Farmers Market will be happening every Sunday through mid-September from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adams Visitors Center.

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FESITVAL OF SHARING ROOTS
Pittsfield, Noon-5:30 p.m.
The Festival of Sharing Roots is held at St. Joseph Church on North Street. Booths representing seven international cuisines highlight the cultures that comprise the community. Entertainment on the stage will feature music and dance by local players. Kiddy Land, face painting and games will be fun for all. Crafts and tagged items will be on sale starting at 9 a.m. 

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'THE 800 MILE WALL'
New York, 7 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen “The 800 Mile Wall” at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. “The 800 Mile Wall” highlights the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as their effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. This film looks unflinchingly at a failed U.S. border strategy that many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants, and offers some thoughts on how the current human rights crisis may be resolved. For more information call 518-794-0259.  For directions, visit www.oldchathamquakers.org.

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TEXTILE WORKER PORTRAYAL
New York, 7:30 p.m.
"Lucy Larcom, New England Textile Mill Worker and Poet," a portrayal by Phyllis Chapman, will be held at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown, N.Y. Learn about the eleven-year-old mill worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, who went on the be a poet, teacher and author. The event is free; for directions, call 518-733-0010.

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36TH ANNUAL GREYLOCK GOLF TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield
The 36th Annual Bees Prendergast Memorial Greylock Golf Tournament will held at the Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St. The Berkshire County Kids’ Place will be the beneficiary of this year’s event. Those wishing to donate raffle prizes or sponsorships should call Christa Collier at the Berkshire County Kids' Place at 413- 499-2800 ext. 13. Anyone who would like to register to play in the tournament should contact Vicky May at Greylock at 413-236-4105.

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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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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4-5 p.m.
A group support group to learn about the grief process; talk about your own experiences; understand how to cope with your losses; find the way to move forward; discover where help, strength and resources are available and stablish personal goals will be held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Oct. 7 at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Ste 301 , Pittsfield. Chaplain Dennis Castella will lead the group. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information.

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FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING OF THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINES
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Free Documentary Film Screening of "The Ghosts in Our Machines" – September 9th at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library. Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall directs through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Haunting and heart-warming, audiences experience a diverse cast of animal subjects in this cinematic documentary illuminating the lives of individual animals rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world. The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013)
 Documentary - 93 Minutes
 Show Time – 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Refreshments and drawing for gift basket after the film and discussion. Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library, 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA For more information about this event, email: shrila44@hotmail.com

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SLICE OF HEAVEN CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
Pittsfield, All Day
Tuesday, 18th annual Slice of Heaven Charity Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club. The tournament will benefit the young people and programs of the Pittsfield CYC, the Marians' Seminarian Campaign, and new co-sponsor, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Please support Slice of Heaven as sponsors, golfers, and participants in our raffle. Your participation helps the well-being of the people in our community. There are several ways to participate: Sponsorship Sponsorship opportunities are available in increments from $300 all the way to $5000. Participation Register your foursome today. Golfers fees are $160 each, and this fee includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, dinner and participation in the contests for Hole-In-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Dinner tickets are also available for those not wanting to participate on the greens and those are $50 each. If you just want to show your support you can make an outright donation on this page. Purchase Raffle Tickets First prize:  2 tickets to the New England Patriots vs New York Jets game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on Thursday, October 16, 2013, 8:25 p.m. Second Prize:  2 tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:10 p.m.  Drawing will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Winner does not need to be present to win: The winner will be contacted to arrange delivery of prize. Over the years, Slice of Heaven has raised in excess of $350,000 for local charities. Thank you again. You are helping youth and families in our community and the seminarians.
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HOOSICK FALLS ARTISAN EXCHANGE AND FARMERS MARKET
New York, 4-6:30 p.m.
The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Farmers Market features farmers who produce fibers, flowers, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and other food products, picklers and canners, syrup makers, bakers, artisans, artists, jewelry makers, knitters and crocheters, quilters and other people who sew, wood workers, metal workers and more. More information and forms can be found at www.hayc3.org or at 518-686-9050.

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BERKSHIRE WILDLIFE LINKAGE MEETING
, 6 p.m.
The Nature Conservancy will host a meeting at the Worthington Historical Society, 6 Williamsburg Road, Worthington to learn about The Berkshire Wildlife Linkage, a regional wildlife corridor that includes the Westfield watershed. Presenters will share maps, photos and videos from a mammal tracking study the Conservancy, Westfield River Wild and Scenic Advisory Committee, and a crew of enthusiastic volunteer wildlife trackers conducted this winter along route 112 and the Westfield’s Middle Branch. No RSVP is necessary, and the public is welcome.  Please e-mail Laura Marx at lmarx@tnc.org with questions.

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GENEALOGY CLASSES
North Adams, 10 a.m. - Noon
The North Adams Public Library will be offering beginner genealogy classes with Alan Horbal on Thursday mornings starting September 4th ending October 2nd. All classes will begin at 10 AM and end at Noon. Mr. Horbal will give an overview of how to use sources such as the WWI draft registration, Naturalization Records and Census records. He will also go over using Ancestry.com and LDS Family Search. Participants are asked to bring their laptop computer, if they own one, for the last three sessions. Library computers will be available for those participants who do not have a laptop. Class size is limited to 12. Call to reserve your spot. A small fee will be charged for copies. For more information and to sign up call 662-3133 ext 13.

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CHP FARMER'S MARKET
Great Barrington, 3-6 p.m.
The fourth annual CHP Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from June through Sept. 25 and will feature fresh produce, flowers, fun activities, cooking demonstrations and more. WIC & Senior Farmer's Checks, SNAP, EBT and credit cards accepted.  Sponsored by Community Health Programs at 444 Stockbridge Road (Route 7) Great Barrington.  Call 413-528-0457 for more information.
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'MOMENTS CAPTURED' AUTHOR TALK
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Williams College will host a fiction reading of Moments Captured by author Robert Seidman in Griffin Hall, room 3. A Q&A with Seidman will follow the reading and presentation, which is free and open to the public. In Moments Captured (Overlook Press), a work of historical fiction, Seidman explores the Industrial Revolution through the perspective of Edward Muybridge, an English photographer who immigrated to America in the mid-19th century and became famous for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, including the invention of stop-action photography.

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READING AND BOOK-SIGNING
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar at 11 Housatonic St. will host Frank Gado, author of "William Cullen Bryant: The Complete Stories." Frank Gado is the authority on Bryant andhe is spellbinding in his discussions. This reading and talk will amaze in itsrevelations of Bryant as an important early inventor and master of the short story.

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GENEALOGY CLASSES
Pittsfield
Five workshops for novices will be held at the Berkshire Athenaeum:

September 11 (Thursday): 

10-12: Organizing your records and planning your research and  Introduction to Census Research

1-3:  Repeat of morning session

September 18 (Thursday):

10-12: Using Vital Records and Beginning Immigration Research

1-3:  Repeat of morning session

September 25 (Thursday):

 10-12 OR 1-3 Introduction to Ancestry.com (library edition)

Instructors for these sessions will be Janet Rogge, Angela Rifkin, and Vera Silva. No pre-requisites required.  You may bring your own laptop or use a library one. These workshops are free of charge and open to the public.  To register call the Local History Dept. at 413-499-9480 ext. 6.
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NBCC NEEDS ASSESSMENT FORUM
North Adams, 10 a.m.-noon
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's September Needs Assessment Forum will focus on addressing emerging issues in our community and setting our agenda for the year ahead. Everyone in Northern Berkshire is invited and encouraged to bring their topics for discussion to the forum. During discussions, you can expect to hear observations from others about community needs, and share your own thoughts about current issues our community is experiencing and help set the Coalition's agenda for the coming year. The forum, to be held at the First Baptist Church, will begin with a round of introductions, followed by brief announcements of your upcoming events or new projects. Please bring flyers about your announcements also, as there will be a table available for display. Please bring a non-perishable item to benefit our local food pantry, The Friendship Center. For more info, contact Al Bashevkin at 413-663-7588.

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