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HOPKINS FOREST FALL FESTIVAL
Williamstown, Noon-3 p.m.
Local residents are invited to the annual Fall Festival, featuring 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 and is located at the junction of Northwest Hill Road and Bulkley Street in Williamstown.

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BERKTOBERFEST
Pittsfield, Noon-6 p.m.
Hoppy Times Unlimited presents Berktoberfest at the McKay Street Lot, on the corner of Depot and McKay streets in downtown Pittsfield. Pre-sale tickets are available from our friends at Thistle & Mirth, Wandering Star Craft Brewery, Methuselah, and at berktoberfest.com. General admission is $35 at the gate. There will be lots of great local and regional brewers, games, music and more.

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TBA
North Adams

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HERITAGE WALKS
The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) announces the 15th annual Heritage Walks on three autumn weekends. More than 60 free, guided interpretive tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (Massachusetts) and Litchfield County (Connecticut). The walk schedule is available online.

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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE TOURS
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction, was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours will be offered by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission on Sundays from July 3 to Oct. 9. It is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.

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LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES
North Adams, 2 p.m.
The Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series will host 10 free concerts Sundays at 2 p.m. at Colegrove Park through Oct. 16. The series kicks off with jam band The Adam Ezra Group and continues with Wild Adriatic, a rock band, on Aug. 21; artist TBA on Aug. 28; Bella’s Bartok on Sept. 4; Olive Tiger on Sept. 11; M Shanghai on Sept. 18; The DuPont Brothers on Sept. 25; Caitlin Canty on Oct. 2; singer-songwriter on Oct. 9; and the Seratones on Oct. 16. Details online.

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ALZHEIMER'S PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Join us 10/2 at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Rd, Pittsfield for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, hosted by Kimball Farms. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Butterfly Reflection in Purple" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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HERITAGE WALKS
The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) announces the 15th annual Heritage Walks on three autumn weekends. More than 60 free, guided interpretive tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (Massachusetts) and Litchfield County (Connecticut). The walk schedule is available online.

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PASTA DINNER
Adams, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Pasta Dinner to Benefit - McCann Tech Cheerleaders, Bounti-Fare Restaurant in Adams. $10 Dinner to include pasta w/ meatballs, salad and bread. Bake Sale, 50/50 & Chinese Auction to support the team. Tickets are available for purchase at door

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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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TIMBER FRAMING WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Timber framing is a traditional building technique using mortise and tenon connections held together with wooden pegs. In this workshop we will be working together to build a 12 x 16' office/studio outbuilding with 32 hours of classroom time and 8 hours of a raising day event where participants actually "raise the barn" with associated festivities/picnic.  This workshop is great for those with and without experience in carpentry and construction. Michael Carr with be the instructor, with assistance from Chris Swindlehurst. Schedule is as Follows; (Wednesdays) October 5, 19, 26 and November 2 from 530pm-930pm (Saturdays) November 5, 12, and 19 from 8am-5pm "Barn Raising" on November 19th! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/timber-framing-workshop-tickets-27560867296
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FLU SHOT CLINIC LENOX COMMUNITY CENTER
Lenox, 4-6 PM
Flu Shot Clinic at the Lenox Community Center Porchlight VNA, formally Lee Regional VNA, will be holding two Flu Shot Clinics at the Lenox Community Center, the first on Thursday, October 6th from 4-6 pm, and again on Thursday, October 13th  from 11am -1 pm. The H1N1 strain is included in this vaccine and these clinics are for those 18 and over and children 13-17 accompanied by a parent. Please bring your Medicare and/or insurance cards. If you do not have these or if your insurance company is non-participating, there will be a $25 fee. Shots will be on a first come, first served basis, and a short sleeved shirt is requested
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PASTA DINNER BENEFIT
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
Pasta Dinner Benefit for David Romano will be held at the Italian American Club, 203 Newell St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children and they can be purchased at Elm Street Hardware in Pittsfield, The Italian American Club, and Dr. Dempsey's office on East Street in Pittsfield.

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MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER PAINT & SIP
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 10/6 at Tavern at the A, 303 Crane Ave, Pittsfield, MA for a paint & sip fundraiser to benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Autumn Birch Trees" on a large 16x20 canvas while you give support to a worthy cause. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35.  Kitchen will be open for you to enjoy their great menu, and cash bar available for your sipping pleasure. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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1ST FRIDAY BINGO! GALLERY OPENING RECEPTION
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.

Join us on Friday, October 7th, from 5-8pm for our opening celebration of the October artist of the month, Care Kinne. There will be food and drink available (suggested donation).


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OCTOBER 7TH FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Enjoy over fifteen different art shows featuring work by over fifteen accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, October 7th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on October 7th at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave! The fun doesn't stop at 8! Join us for the Afterwalk Party from 8-10 pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue. Free and open to the public!
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INTRODUCTION TO SEWING WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 1 - 3 p.m.
This is an introduction to sewing on an industrial and home sewing machine. This workshop is great for anyone with an interest in this area as well as our new and prospective members who are learning our equipment. Absolute beginners welcome! The workshop is $15.00. Current members receive 25% discount on class pricing.
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HARVEST FESTIVAL 2016 - BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN
Stockbridge, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Celebrate Berkshire County’s most beloved fall tradition with popular family activities, continuous live entertainment, more than one hundred food and craft vendors, a farmers’ market, a silent auction, a giant tag sale, and a spectacular plant and bulb sale, as well as a Haunted House. Parking is Free in the Garden lots. Adult admission is $5; children under 12 are free. For more information visit our website: http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413-298-3926  
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ANIMATED FILMS: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
Images Cinema will present three family-friendly animated films this fall: Phantom Boy, A Town Called Panic, and Kubo and the Two Strings. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown.

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1ST CONGREGATION PAINT PARTY
Great Barrington, 2 p.m.
Join us on 10/8 at 1st Congregational Church, 25 Main St, Great Barrington for a Paint Party! You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Autumn Meadow with Barn" on a large 16x20 canvas. No experience required.  All materials, instruction, and refreshments included for only $25! Alcohol is not permitted. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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2016 LEAF PEEPER CONCERT: "CLASSICALLY ROMANTIC"
New York, 7:30 p.m.
"Classically Romantic" at Hillsdale Methodist Church, corner of routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale, NY. Baroque Arias and Duets, Cello Suites by Bach and Vivaldi.
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SUITE FOR THE SUMMER RAIN / DANCE OF THE YELLOW LEAF
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Music by Peter Salett Live Drawing by Michael Arthur Film composer/singer-songwriter Peter Salett, a “downtown folk legend” (Time Out NY) who has opened for the likes of The Swell Season and They Might Be Giants, performs this wistful song cycle backed by a full band and accompanied by artist Michael Arthur’s evocative, improvised ink illustrations, which unfurl alongside the music. MASS MoCA
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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE TOURS
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction, was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours will be offered by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission on Sundays from July 3 to Oct. 9. It is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.

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20TH ANNUAL AUTUMN IN AUSTERLITZ FESTIVAL
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
20th Annual AUTUMN IN AUSTERLITZ FESTIVAL (Rain or Shine) Adults $7 – under 12 FREE NEW this year – Farmers’ Market and Tasting Area featuring local produce and “spirits!” As always, enjoy early 19th century crafters and wares, sheep-shearing, border collies, heirloom poultry breeds, live music, singing, cider press, quilt raffle, silent auction, demonstrations, entertainment & crafts for children, an assortment of vendors, and a variety of hot and cold food, including homemade soup, bread and baked goods.
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FAMILY-FRIENDLY ANIMATED FILMS: KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.
Images Cinema will present three family-friendly animated films this fall: Phantom Boy, A Town Called Panic, and Kubo and the Two Strings. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown.

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LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES
North Adams, 2 p.m.
The Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series will host 10 free concerts Sundays at 2 p.m. at Colegrove Park through Oct. 16. The series kicks off with jam band The Adam Ezra Group and continues with Wild Adriatic, a rock band, on Aug. 21; artist TBA on Aug. 28; Bella’s Bartok on Sept. 4; Olive Tiger on Sept. 11; M Shanghai on Sept. 18; The DuPont Brothers on Sept. 25; Caitlin Canty on Oct. 2; singer-songwriter on Oct. 9; and the Seratones on Oct. 16. Details online.

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PAINT & SIP TO SAVE OUR SHAKESPEARE AT TACONIC
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Join us 10/9 at the Tavern at the A, 303 Crane Ave, Pittsfield, MA for a paint & sip fundraiser to benefit Save Our Shakespeare at Taconic. You will learn to paint beautful "Autumn Leave Lanterns". Each guest will paint 2 mason jar lanterns. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35.  CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346 
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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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FLU SHOT CLINIC LENOX COMMUNITY CENTER
Lenox, 11-1 pm
Flu Shot Clinic at the Community Center Porchlight VNA, formally Lee Regional VNA, will be holding a Flu Shot Clinic at the Lenox Community Center, the first on Thursday, October 13th  from 11am -1 pm. The H1N1 strain is included in this vaccine and these clinics are for those 18 and over and children 13-17 accompanied by a parent. Please bring your Medicare and/or insurance cards. If you do not have these or if your insurance company is non-participating, there will be a $25 fee. Shots will be on a first come, first served basis, and a short sleeved shirt is requested
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BRAYTON PTA PAINT & SIP
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Join us 10/13 at The American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Brayton PTA. You'll learn to paint this local image of "Autumn Train Tracks into the Hoosac Tunnel" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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