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BLOOD DRIVE
Vermont, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is hosting an American Red Cross Blood in its employee cafeteria. This drive provides an opportunity to make a double donation of red blood cells. Red blood cells are the most frequently used blood component and are needed by almost every type of patient requiring transfusion. Double red cell donation is done with the help of a special machine which collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. Choosing to donate double the red blood cells is a way to make a greater impact during a single donation. Make an appointment online.

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BANDIT
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union joins radio stations WUPE FM and WNAW 1230AM in sponsoring the North Adams’ “Party in the Park” each Thursday from July 7 to August 25. Free concerts will entertain the public from 6 to 8 pm at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats’ baseball diamond. The series kicks off with Shepherd's Crossing performing on July 7th. These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

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PATRICK GRAY
, 7 - 9:30 p.m.
The Adams Agricultural Fair on Bowe Field, RT 8, Adams is pleased to present Patrick Gray on Thurlsday, August 4, for an evening featuring music under the pavillion. Music starts at 7 and ends at 9:30. Room for everyone, $5 at the gate. Something for all ages.
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EDITH WHARTON PLAYS
W. Stockbridge, 7 p.m.
Pythagoras Theatre Works will perform two plays adapted from the works of renowned Berkshire author Edith Wharton at West Stockbridge Town Hall: "The Promise" (from Wharton’s French language short story Les Metteurs en Scene) and "Roman Fever" (from Wharton’s acclaimed short story of the same name), performed one after the other with a short intermission in between. Tickets online are $30 for adults; children under 12 are free.

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SUMMER 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, on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings. Summer 2016 shows will be hosted by Williams College student Timothy Nagle-McNaughton ’18 and John Nuciforo of the Pittsfield School District. Shows will last approximately 50 minutes. 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.

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FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy over a dozen different art shows featuring work by over 20 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk!  In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm. A free guided tour begins at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. An Afterwalk Party featuring a live performance from “Tap & Blues: Two White Girls and The Backbeat”, will start at 8 at the Whitney Center for the Arts on Wendell Avenue.

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42ND ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 6 - 10 p.m.
42nd Adams Agricultural Fair beging Friday with the MA Truck Pullers Asso. event at 6 PM-10. It will pick back up Saturday at 6 PM. at 6:30 Maple Grove Equipment sponsors the children's pedal tractor contest and to round out the evening Bits and Pieces will play for dancing and enjoyment.
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CHINATOWN (1974)
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is pleased to present a new Film Noir Classics Series sponsored by Deb and Bill Ryan. A cinematic style popularized through 1940s and ‘50s crime dramas,  film noir  is distinct in its dark visuals and themes, and often employs low-key lighting and cynical plots. “Film noir” is French for “black film” but is rooted in German Expressionist cinematography. Considered “neo-noir” — inspired by film noir but with updated visuals, content, and style — Roman Polanski’s Chinatown is a 1974 mystery about the California Water Wars starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was added to the National Film Registry and won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. http://www.mahaiwe.org/Chinatown(1974)
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EDITH WHARTON PLAYS
W. Stockbridge, 7 p.m.
Pythagoras Theatre Works will perform two plays adapted from the works of renowned Berkshire author Edith Wharton at West Stockbridge Town Hall: "The Promise" (from Wharton’s French language short story Les Metteurs en Scene) and "Roman Fever" (from Wharton’s acclaimed short story of the same name), performed one after the other with a short intermission in between. Tickets online are $30 for adults; children under 12 are free.

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42ND ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Judging of adult sheep and goats and youth cattle begings at 10 in the morning. The Western MA Gardners will do soil testing all day, bring in a sample of your soil. At 11 the little Aggie Fair Prince and Princess will be crowned to rule over the fair. the poopular Horse piull begins at 11 and goes into the afternoon. Special guest Jennifer Trainer Thompson will speak on her cooking techniques at 11:15 and will have cookbooks available.  at 11:30 the Pups in the Air dog demonstration begins followed by Bowie the Clown, and sheep shearing demo.The truck pull begins 2-5 with Terry ala Berry 1-3, a favorite with children and all ages. Truck pulls start again at 6 with Shine playing for dancing to round out the evening. check our web site www.Adams-Agricultural-Fair.org for full schedule. Something for everyone!!!
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MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
"Top-notch musicianship, mariachi swagger for days, and a performance style that captures all the power and emotion you'd hope for." — NPR Music. Trailblazing Latin Grammy nominees Mariachi Flor de Toloache are New York City’s first all-female mariachi band. They infuse the classic ranchero sound with bursts of hip-hop, soul, jazz, salsa, and are about as much fun as it gets. Expect a ton of fun, outside on the Pavilion. Dinner and drinks are waiting for you. MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111  $22 Day of  $28 Preferred
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ADAMS HIGH 65TH REUNION, CLASS OF 1951
Adams, Noon
Bass Water Grill, 287 S. State Road, Cheshire. Price is $25 per person (cash or check) for a buffet meal. Register by contacting Janet Bleil at wjbcorp@aol.com or 413-743-2299 or Bill Koch at billkoch@aol.com or 919-846-8976 with the following information: Name, number attending, best way to contact you with updated information. WE NEED YOUR RESPONSE NOT LATER THAN JULY 10. If you will not be attending, please let Janet or Bill know with information about yourself and anything you would like other classmates to know about you today.

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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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‘SUMMER SUNDAYS’ AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
On Sunday afternoons from July 10-Aug. 28, families are invited to the Clark Art Institute learn more about the Golden Age of Spanish nobility and celebrate the human body, exploring themes central to the Clark’s summer exhibit “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado.” Participants can join in activities such as body tracing, making a crown fit for a Spanish king, creating a wire sculpture, listening to Spanish music, learning Spanish dance, and more. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events. Summer Sundays are free with admission; children under 18 and members are always free. Certain activities are weather-dependent.
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42 AAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 10 AM to 6 PM
The final day of the 42nd Adams Agricultural fair begins with judging of adult cattle and youth sheep and goats. The favorite ox pull beging at 11 and will continue throughout the day. Bring a chair and sit in the shade or bleacher seating.  Many events, good food and exhibits are available with Pups in the Air show at 11:30, sheep shearing at 1 and at noon Tim Riccardi presents birds of prey. Rumor will play 1-4 for dancing and listening. the DEMOLITION DERBY kicks off at 2 with the crash em up fun, rain or shine. Great bleacher seating, fun and thrills for all.  Admission only $8,  children 6-18 $6 and under 5 free. Check web site www.Adams-Agricultural-Fair.org for all events.
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AMERICAN FLAG PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield for a fundraiser to benefit the Gentle Giants Relay for Life Team. You'll learn to paint this Patriotic image of the "American Flag" on a large 16x20 canvas while you support a great cause. All materials, light snack, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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YOGA ON MOUNT GREYLOCK
Adams, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Stretch and strengthen your body while quieting your mind and nourishing your spirit on the highest mountain in Massachusetts. Enjoy breathtaking mountain views as you surround yourself with nature and become one with the beautiful Berkshires in this all-level yoga class 3,491 feet in the sky at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock. All ages and levels welcome, $10 per class. For more information and to register, contact Rachael Plaine at 413-822-2034 or rmplaine@hotmail.com.

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SHIRE CITY SESSIONS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Shire City Sessions continue with the gritty blues and gospel of Eli "Paperboy" Reed at The Common on First Street.

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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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20TH ANNUAL DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION
North Adams, 5:30 – 9 p.m.
The  20th annual Downtown Celebration will take over downtown North Adams on Wednesday, August 10 from 5:30 – 9 PM. Rain Date: Thursday, August 11th. The celebration will include numerous areas dedicated to family games and activities thanks to dozens of local nonprofits and churches. Children will also enjoy face painting, balloon animals, hula hoops, and  a special family music performance by Terry A La Berry and Friends! There will be no parking allowed on Main or Eagle Street after 1pm on the day of the celebration. Cars that remain parked on these streets will be towed at the owner’s expense. Downtown Celebration is proudly sponsored by the City of North Adams, Greylock Federal Credit Union and Mountain One. This event is free and open to the public.

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LICENSE TO GROOVE
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union and Live 95.9 WBEC FM have released the summer lineup for their Live on the Lake community concert series. For the fifteenth consecutive season the concerts will be offered every Wednesday evening, beginning July 6 through August 24, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

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MADAMA BUTTERFLY (HUBBARD HALL)
Williamstown, 7 - 10 p.m.
Cultures clash when a trusting young geisha marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki.  Puccini’s classic gut-wrenching music will be sung in Italian with a 21 piece orchestra and will lead the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale. $35 General Admission $10 Students For more information visit http://hubbardhall.org/opera-spotlight/.
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EVENING AT THE BEAVER PONDS
Lenox, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will lead a search for beavers and other kinds of wildlife that are attracted by the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Participants will learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change our landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children; registration required at 413-637-0320.

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DOLLY DAGGER
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union joins radio stations WUPE FM and WNAW 1230AM in sponsoring the North Adams’ “Party in the Park” each Thursday from July 7 to August 25. Free concerts will entertain the public from 6 to 8 pm at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats’ baseball diamond. The series kicks off with Shepherd's Crossing performing on July 7th. These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

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DAZZLING DAISY PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
North Adams, 7 p.m.
American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Drury HS Cheerleaders. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Dazzling Daisy" on a large 16x20 canvas while you sip, socialize, and support! All materials and donation included for $40. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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MARY POPPINS (1964)
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
Join Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in this wonderful family classic from 1964. Magic, music, and a blend of live action with animation make this movie a feel-good spectacle for all. Sing along to unforgettable tunes like 'A Spoonful of Sugar' and 'Chim Chim Cher-ee'. In a word, it's 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious'! Sponsored by Highland Street Foundation This event is in conjunction with Free Fun Friday. Mahaiwe
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FREE FUN FRIDAY
Stockbridge, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This festive, fun-filled Free event, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation is a great way to experience the magnificent Gilded Age "cottage" and its splendid gardens. Enjoy all kinds of family-friendly activities. www/thetrustees.org   The Trustees and Naumkeag staff are also looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help with parking, as greeters, and to help with children's activities. Time Commitment 3.5-4.5 hours. 
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DAVID GROVER AND GROVER'S GANG
Great Barrington, 10:00AM
FREE Sponsored by Highland Street Foundation No tickets needed — first come, first served. David Grover is a Berkshires` favorite who led Arlo Guthrie`s band for many years and has performed and written with many talented musicians, including Pete Seeger, and Doc Watson. His ability to connect with people of all ages creates a powerful sense of unity and is a rousing crowd-pleaser.
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INFUSED WITH PASSION
Lee, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
A dazzling and colorful exhibition at the Good Purpose Gallery! Infused with Passion will showcase the extraordinary canvas and furniture paintings by the talented Andrew Novis. Join us Friday, August 12th for our show opening. Admission is free and snacks and beverages will be provided. This exhibition runs through September 21st. Good Purpose Gallery 40 Main Street, Lee MA 413-394-5045
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CABARET TRAIN
North Adams, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Berkshire Scenic Railway's newly restored Hoosac Valley Line, which runs between Adams & North Adams, will host Friday Night Cabaret Trains on July 29 and Aug. 12 and 26. Musical duo Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay are entertaining on these one-hour leisurely excursions. Tickets are $25; walk-ins are welcome or tickets can be purchased online.

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