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WOMEN’S DISCUSSION GROUP
Great Barrington, 10:00-11:00am

A discussion group for women of the Berkshires, focusing on timely topics. 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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SING-A-SONG PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Join Kim Waterman for a fun Sing-A-Song Playgroup. This is a drop in program, no registration needed; good for children ages 2 to 5 years with their caregiver. This program is sponsored by Community Health Programs (CHP).and is held at 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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OKTOBERFEST GERMAN DINNER
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield will host its annual Oktoberfest German Dinner at the church, located at 74 First St. The Oktoberfest German Dinner features homemade Sauerbraten, spaetzle, black forest cake, and much more. Tickets are available at the door and they are only $16 for adults and $8 for children aged 6-12.  Take out will be available. http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org/

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'TUTTO ITALIANO'
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
The seventh installment of Opera Notte's performance, "Tutto Italiano," that will take place at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Admission is $20; tickets can be reserved via email to tix@thewhit.org or via or phone call to  413-443-0289. Payments to be made at the door, checks or cash. Performed by John Demler, Joe Sicotte and Kara Demler. Featuring special guest, Jessica Passetto, of Taconic High School, under the musical direction of Ron Ramsay and theatrical direction of Kara Demler.

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKOFF
Williamstown, 7:45 a.m.
The Northern Berkshire United Way will hold its annual meeting 2014 campaign kickoff at the Williams Inn. The cost is $16 and includes breakfast buffet; please RSVP to Mary at mfield@nbunitedway.org by Sept. 20.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on the following Friday evenings at 8 p.m.: Sept 12, 19, and 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24,  and 31; November 7, 14, 21, and 28; and December 5.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments. Shows will last about 50 minutes.

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NORTH ADAMS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Support the North Adams Library and get great books at great prices!   The book sale is Sept 26 and 27th at St Elizabeth of Hungary's Parish Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.   There will be a silent auction, bake sale and a special book table.   Hundreds of clean, well sorted books which start at 25 cents!   CD's and DVD's as well.    

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the Berkshires include:
* Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1-6 p.m.: MCLA's Venable Gym, 375 Church St., North Adams
* Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon-5 p.m.:  First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown
* Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Dalton American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton
* Monday, Sept. 22, 1-6 p.m.: St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
* Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Berkshire Mall, Old State Road & Route 8, Lanesborough
Simply call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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GATE KEEPER'S TEXT AND MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon
The Williams College Dance Department welcomes back Mellon Fellow in Choreography Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company to Williams College, Sept. 26-28. Brown and members of Evidence will conduct a free Gate Keeper's Text and Movement workshop in Pittsfield at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Parish located at 67 East St. Participants of all ages and families are encouraged to join us and share personal stories during this special opportunity. Please be sure to dress comfortably. Reservations for the Gatekeeper's Text and Movement workshop can be made by calling the 62 Center Box Office at 413-597-2425.
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DAD AND ME GYM GROUP
North Adams, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Family Resource Center: Dad and Me Gym Group Saturday, at  the Haskins Gym, 210 State Street, North Adams. Calling all dads to join us with your child (walking to age 5) for a fun morning Gym Time. Kids will ride, climb, play with balls and enjoy active play. We will end with a circle time and snack. Drop in and play!
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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER: DAD AND ME GYM GROUP
North Adams, 10:30 - 11:30 p.m.
Family Resource Center: Dad and Me Gym Group Saturday, at  the Haskins Gym, 210 State Street, North Adams.  Calling all dads to join us with your child (walking to age 5) for a fun morning Gym Time. Kids will ride, climb, play with balls and enjoy active play. We will end with a circle time and snack. Drop in and play!
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FUN WITH FINE ARTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Join us for an hour of arts and crafts fun at Ramsdell. We'll use a variety of materials to make different crafts each week. This program is good for ages 4 and up. This program is at our Ramsdell at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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BLUE’S ENCHANTED ADVENTURES
Great Barrington, 12:00-1:00pm

Join us in the Ramsdell Children's Room for a story time for young children.  This program 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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FALL FOLIAGE DISCOVERY HIKE
, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Grafton – Join us on September 27th, from 1:30pm – 3:30pm for a fun, easy hike on the trails of Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center. Come experience the famous Northeast foliage first hand! Learn how trees and animals not only survive but thrive in the cold winter months and how you can use utilize leaves to their full potential in your own yard. This event is free of charge. Meet at the parking lot of the Center.
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WATERCOLOR DROP-IN
Great Barrington, 1:30-3:00pm

Drop in for relaxed watercolor painting at Ramsdell. This is a friendly, unguided session; no teacher, just fellow artists. We have supplies available, and you are also welcome to bring your own. This program 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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KNIT ’N STITCH
Great Barrington, 3:00-4:00pm

Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All welcome - occasional refreshments! This program 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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AUTHOR READING
Lenox, 5 p.m.
The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar at 11 Housatonic St. will host a reading and book signing by Courtney Maum, author of "I Am Having SoMuch Fun Here Without You." In this reverse love story set in Paris and London, a failed monogamist attempts to woo his wife back and to answer the question: Is it really possible to fall back in love with your spouse?

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2014 HARVEST MOON FEST
Washington, 6 p.m.
Harvest Moon Realty to Host 2014 Harvest Moon Fest, Berkshires & Hilltowns, MA:  In celebration of autumn – one of the most beautiful and bountiful seasons in the Berkshires and Hilltowns, Harvest Moon Realty is throwing a party under the Harvest Moon! The 2014 Harvest Moon Fest is set for Saturday, at Roscoe’s Restaurant on Main Street in Chester, starting at 6pm. The event will celebrate the best of the Hilltowns and Berkshires with entertainment from the Berkshire’s own band Highland and amazing food and drink featuring local specialties from area farms and breweries on Roscoe’s special Harvest menu to order. Mark your calendar and join Harvest Moon Realty under the light of the moon for a festive evening! For more information please visit Harvest Moon Realty on Facebook, online at www.harvestmoonrealty.com or contact: 413-354-2300 
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OAKES & SMITH
Lenox, 8 p.m.
Berkshire-based folk duo Oakes & Smith will offer an evening of song at Ventfort Hall and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St. Joining the duo that night will be Zack Cross on piano and Justin Hillman on guitar and banjo. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. A cash bar offering local craft beer and wine as well as free snacks will be available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Ventfort Hall. Contact Ventfort Hall at  413-637-3206 to reserve tickets in advance as events sellout quickly. Oakes & Smith perform original and traditional folk with voices blending in close harmonies. They sing soothing and soulful tunes inspired by nature, love, spirit, art and poetry.

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CONCERT à LA CARTE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
A program of American music about the pleasures of dining, featuring songs by Barber, Berg, Bernstein, Bolcom, Porter and Schwartz, as well as Mirror Visions commission “Clean Plates Don’t Lie,” a cantata by Richard Pearson Thomas inspired by the menus and philosophy of renowned chef Dan Barber. http://music.williams.edu/events/mirror-visions-ensemble/ Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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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ABC CLOTHING SALE
Williamstown, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Greylock A Better Chance program will hold its 21st annual giant clothing sale at the First Congregational Church at 906 Main St. Credit cards and debit cards will be accepted. Items for sale include name brand gently-used clothing, accessories, and shoes, plus jewelry and watches, many with new batteries courtesy of Goodman’s Jewelers. A selection of comforters, blankets, and sheets will be offered also. Another popular feature will be vintage/retro clothing, costumes, and a whole room devoted to t-shirts and athletic clothing, plus the Williams Corner, a room offering clothing with a Williams College theme.

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NORTH ADAMS FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Support the North Adams Library and get great books at great prices!   The book sale is Sept 26 and 27th at St Elizabeth of Hungary's Parish Center from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.   There will be a silent auction, bake sale and a special book table.   Hundreds of clean, well sorted books which start at 25 cents!   CD's and DVD's as well.    
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HOPKINS FOREST FALL FESTIVAL
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
Local residents are invited to the annual Fall Festival at the Hopkins Forest in Williamstown. This event celebrates the changing of the seasons and the bounty of our wooded environments, and features music, apple butter and cider production, refreshments, a canopy walkway, an active honey bee hive, and children’s activities including a crafts table. There will also be hands-on activities including traditional shake-splitting and a cross-cut saw competition.  The festival is free to the public and appropriate for all ages.

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BACKSTAIRS TOUR AT THE MOUNT
Lenox, 10 a.m.
Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount. Ticket, $22, includes admission, tour, and glass of champagne. For tickets, visit EdithWharton.org.

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WINDSOR PIE SALE, CRAFT FAIR AND HARVEST FESTIVAL
Windsor, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Windsor Historical Commission’s annual fundraiser event features chili and cornbread lunch, homemade pies and baked goods, craft sale with the Windsor Mountain Crafters, book sale to benefit the Windsor Library, demonstrations with Arunah Hill Astronomy and more. To be held at the Windsor Historical Museum on Route 9.
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'GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
The Town Players of Pittsfield presents a staged reading of Robin Lichtig's "Gently Down the Stream" directed by Melanie Rivers, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Robin Lichtig, whose roots are in Berkshire County, is an award-winning, published, New York playwright. "Gently Down the Stream"  is based on a true story and told from the perspective of a tough-talking Maine Coon Cat named Turbo. It revolves around love, loss and new beginnings. The cast includes Vince Doyle, Megan Rogers, Sheila Wood, Jill Wanderman, Brian Plankey and Nancy Schaffer. Admission is $5.

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CLARK RESEARCH LECTURE
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute presents the lecture “Past, Present, and Future: The Clark’s Research and Academic Program (RAP)” in the auditorium. Darby English, RAP Starr Director, leads the conversation, which looks at the formation and growth of the program and the future directions it may take in light of trends in the study and criticism of the visual arts. The lecture is free and open to the public; reservations are not required.


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MEET SOUTH WILLIAMSTOWN ARTISTS
Williamstown, 3-5 p.m.
IS183 Art School and the South Williamstown Community Association invite the public to the Little Red Schoolhouse in Williamstown to meet local artists. This event will allow community members to meet local artists, view their work and find out more about the studio classes IS183 is offering at the Schoolhouse.  Since 2013, IS183 has been utilizing the Schoolhouse in South Williamstown to offer art classes, camps and workshops to all ages, bringing the studio experience to students in northern Berkshire County.

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HOFFMANN BIRD CLUB BIRD WALK
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Search for sparrows and other migrants at Wild Acres/Pittsfield Airport. Meet at Price Chopper parking lot on Pittsfield/Lenox Road. Leader: Gael Hurley (281-1017, gael19@nycap.rr.com).

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