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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Adams, Dusk
The town of Adams and Adams Community Bank continues with "Frozen." Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to the town hall and enjoy a free screening of these family movies.

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IN CELEBRATION OF BARNS Ė WEEKEND EVENT
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
Phone: 518-392-0062 Website: http://www.oldausterlitz.org E-mail:oldausterlitz@fairpoint.net The special Barn Weekend Celebration begins on Saturday the 23rd with a free reception and exhibition in the Society’s own Morey-Devereaux Barn. A collection of barn photographs taken by members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be on display. Visitors will also be able to read writings about barns by local children who attended a writing workshop sponsored by AHS in July. The exhibit will be open again on Sunday the 24th at 1 pm. A brief membership meeting begins at 2pm, followed by our guest speaker, Cynthia Falk, author of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State. The talk will be illustrated by a PowerPoint presentation of Ms. Falk’s collected photographic images. The features of the Society’s historic barn will provide direct visual reference points. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Live music from High Country, an old time group from the Finger Lakes, will enhance the festivity of both days.
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LENOX LIBRARY'S ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lenox Library's 19th annual book sale will be held this year on Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24, at The Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. This year's gigantic "Bargains in Books" event will feature a huge collection of books in 40 categories, all gathered from Berkshire homes. The grand opening at the library will be on Friday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a requested donation of $5 until 2 p.m. Numbers will be handed out starting at 9 a.m. for the 11 a.m. opening for those wanting to get a first look. The Friday sale continues with free admission 2-6 p.m. The sale is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when admission is free all day. All proceeds from the book sale benefit the library's many educational programs and activities offered to the public year-round free of charge. For more information contact ibrowner@roadrunner.com or 413-445-5679.

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BIDWELL HISTORY TALK FEATURING PROF. JOHN DEMOS
Tyringham, 10 a.m.
The Bidwell House Museum is presenting a history talk, Early American Voices, on Saturday, at the Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham, at 10 a.m. In Early American Voices, 17th- and 18th-century inhabitants of the New World speak to us of their lives through their own writings. John Demos, Samuel Knight Professor of American History Emeritus at Yale University, has prepared a reading of centuries old letters and diaries. John views this as a trial run en route to a more finished presentation in the future. Thus he hopes for strong audience feedback: pinpointing weaknesses, suggesting improvements, etc. The talk will be held at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham. 10 a.m. Suggested donation of $15/$10 for members.

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BUG AND BUTTERFLY SAFARI
Great Barrington, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Participants will gather at Project Native (weather permitting – must not be raining, preferably sunny).  The group will get a brief overview of Project Native. With nets, bug boxes, magnifying glasses and field guides at the ready, we will leave on safari to find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to relocate into the Butterfly House. Participants will learn to identify host plants, tricks for finding eggs/caterpillars and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars in the Butterfly House.  All ages are welcome to participate and it is free. Please note, safaris do require walking on uneven ground, and children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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LEARNERíS LAB SERIES
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
The Berkshire Museum is kicking off the new BeMuse series Learner’s Lab with "Vegetable Ferments with Hosta Hill." Participants will learn about making delicious and healthy foods like kraut and kimchi. The workshop is included with regular Museum admission and is free for museum members. Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill will be teaching this intro to lacto-fermented vegetables using local, seasonal vegetables. She will explain and demonstrate the basics of lacto-fermentation, including what types of vegetables and vessels to use and how you can easily do it in your home kitchen throughout the seasons. She also will tie in the history and health benefits of fermented foods.

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LEARNERíS LAB SERIES
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill will teach an intro to lacto-fermented vegetables using local, seasonal vegetables, held at the Berkshire Museum. She will explain and demonstrate the basics of lacto-fermentation, what types of vegetables and vessels to use and how you can easily do it in your home kitchen throughout the seasons. She will also tie in the history and health benefits of fermented foods. Appropriate for adults. Included with regular museum admission.

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BERKSHIRE CHILDRENíS THEATER'S 'SNOW WHITE'
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Talented young performers under the direction of Kara Demler present a musical version of the classic tale "Snow White" at the Berkshire Museum. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children. Children 3 and under free; includes museum admission.

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TAKE DANCE MASTER CLASS
New York, 11 a.m.
Jill Echo, Assistant Director of TAKE Dance, will teach a workshop for intermediate to experienced dancers. In addition to choreographing and dancing with TAKE Dance, she currently teaches dance at Purchase College and Michael Howard Studios in New York.  $20/$15 members/$12 students 18 and under or $30 for series of three PS21 Dance Master Classes PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org  
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KNIT íN 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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POETRY SLAM FINALS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Poets compete for cash prizes and the title of WXW Champion at the Berkshire Museum. Followed by "Whose Slam Is It Anyway" at 8 p.m. Festival Finale: spoken word as you’ve never experienced it! With Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Robbie Q Telfer, Jive Poetic, Falu and a host of local favorites. WordXWord events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited; admission is on a first-come basis. For complete WordXWord calendar, visit wxw365.org.

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20TH ANNUAL BEL CANTO OPERA
Washington, 7:30 p.m.
The Blandford Historical Society will present the 20th Annual Bel Canto Opera at 7:30p.m. on Saturday, at The White Church of Blandford. Join us again this year as Maestra Eve Queler brings stellar new voices to The White Church of Blandford for the annual Bel Canto performance. The Opera will be directed by Eve Queler, Emerita Artistic Director and founder of Opera Orchestra of New York and a 2010 honoree by the National Endowment for the Arts, and accompanied by Douglas Martin. Tickets are $35 per person. The event benefits the preservation and maintenance of The White Church, listed on the National Registry of Historic Buildings. For more information and to purchase tickets: Download the order form on our web site, call (413) 848-0108 or email info@thewhitechurch.org.
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TAKE DANCE: SOMEWHERE FAMILIAR MELODIES, AND TWO WORLD PREMIERES
New York, 8 p.m.
Somewhere Familiar Melodies and two premiere dance pieces TAKE Dance returns to PS21 with Somewhere Familiar Melodies, a memory piece by Takehiro Ueyama, and other works including the world premiere of a piece which will be developed at PS21 in June. Take and co-director Jill Echo will work with Chatham area residents to collect memories and verbal images of what this landscape and place means to them. Tickets: $30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village ​http://www.ps21chatham.org   TAKE Dance website: http://take.org/
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STEPHANE WREMBEL
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Virtuosic Gypsy swing guitarist Stephane Wrembel is the second coming of Django Reinhardt — a fretboard wizard who embellishes the hot jazz of the 1930s with flourishes of world music to create a sound all his own. Born in Paris and educated at Berklee College of Music, Wrembel wrote the theme song to Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, has performed at the Academy Awards, and is generally one of the most astonishing musicians you'll ever hear. He will perform at Mass MoCA with his quartet, each member a monster musician in his own right. Tickets can be purchased online here.
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THE TRIO VIRADO
New York, 8 p.m.
Departing from a strictly classical program, The Trio Virado, a fresh new collaboration with three of the most distinguished artists around today, will perform a program that is exciting, jazzy, and origina at Tannery Ponds. For tickets, info and bios visit www.tannerypondconcerts.org or call 888-820-1696.

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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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CPR AND FIRST AID CLASS
North Adams
The Northern Berkshire YMCA will be holding a CPR and First Aid class on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Certified American Heart Association Instructor Sharon Leary will be teaching CPR and AED with First Aid. Students can take both classes together or just one of the components. Registration for the August 23rd classes are now being accepted. To inquire about a class, please call Sharon directly at 413-441-9093.

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IN CELEBRATION OF BARNS Ė WEEKEND EVENT
Great Barrington, 1 - 5 p.m.
Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017 Phone: 518-392-0062 Website:         http://www.oldausterlitz.org E-mail: oldausterlitz@fairpoint.net The special Barn Weekend Celebration begins on Saturday the 23rd with a free reception and exhibition in the Society’s own Morey-Devereaux Barn. A collection of barn photographs taken by members of the Columbia County Photo Club will be on display.  Visitors will also be able to read writings about barns by local children who attended a writing workshop sponsored by AHS in July. The exhibit will be open again on Sunday the 24th at 1 pm. A brief membership meeting begins at 2pm, followed by our guest speaker, Cynthia Falk, author of Barns of New York: Rural Architecture of the Empire State. The talk will be illustrated by a PowerPoint presentation of Ms. Falk’s collected photographic images. The features of the Society’s historic barn will provide direct visual reference points.  Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Live music from High Country, an old time group from the Finger Lakes, will enhance the festivity of both days.
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LENOX LIBRARY'S ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lenox Library's 19th annual book sale will be held this year on Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24, at The Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. This year's gigantic "Bargains in Books" event will feature a huge collection of books in 40 categories, all gathered from Berkshire homes. The grand opening at the library will be on Friday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a requested donation of $5 until 2 p.m. Numbers will be handed out starting at 9 a.m. for the 11 a.m. opening for those wanting to get a first look. The Friday sale continues with free admission 2-6 p.m. The sale is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when admission is free all day. All proceeds from the book sale benefit the library's many educational programs and activities offered to the public year-round free of charge. For more information contact ibrowner@roadrunner.com or 413-445-5679.

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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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MULTICULTURAL GARDEN PARTY
Lenox, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Immigrant Center (BIC) will kick off its annual fundraising drive with a multicultural garden party at 51 Delafield Drive, Lenox. The event will feature a Malaysian buffet courtesy of Flavours Restaurant, an international fashion show, two ethnic dance demonstrations, wines from around the world and a unique silent auction. A donation of $40 per person or $75 per couple is requested at the door, but advance notice of participation is requested by sending an email to info@berkshireic.com. All funds raised at the event will be used to support the welcoming services the Immigrant Center provides to assist our newest community members to achieve success in the Berkshires. For more information about the upcoming fundraiser or the Berkshire Immigrant Center, please call (413) 445-4881, email info@berkshireic.com, or visit www.berkshireic.org.

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MOTORAMA
North Adams, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Back again for its fourth year in North Adams, Motorama returns to fill downtown with hundreds of cars, trucks, motorcycles, snowmobiles and tractors. Holden and Eagle Streets will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic for all to enjoy everything that the motor show has to offer. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Motorma!.aspx
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CANOE TRIP TO BUCKLEY-DUNTON LAKE
Becket, 9 a.m.-noon
Beavers and herons are active along the shore of Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful pond, go ashore to eat a snack, see the boreal plant communities, and watch for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose. Directions to meeting place will be provided upon registration. Children must be at least 10 years of age, accompanied by an adult, and know how to swim. Bring food, drink, insect repellent, and sunscreen. The cost is $25. Registration is required at 413-637-0320.

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BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY HORSE SHOW
Lenox, 9 a.m.
Berkshire Humane Society will hold its 22nd annual Benefit Horse Show at Overmeade Farm. This show is the longest -standing benefit horse show in Berkshire County. Sally and Ken Hart will host the show, which provides an excellent opportunity for the shelter to host a quality Western New England Professional Horseman’s Association-recognized competition for riders and spectators while at the same time raising much needed funds to support the mission and work of BHS. Spectators welcome.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Pittsfield, 1-6 p.m.
The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types to give before the Labor Day holiday, even after many more donors stepped up to give following an urgent call issued in late July. Donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-RED CROSS. Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Berkshire County:
Saturday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Berkshire Mall,  Old State Road, Lanesborough
Monday, Aug. 25, 1-6 p.m.: St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
Tuesday, Aug. 26, 1-6 p.m.: The Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown

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EAGLES SWING BAND CONCERT
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Classic Big Band music of the 1930s and 40s. Free, but donations are welcome. Concert will be held behind Springside House, 874 North St. All ages are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and come early to picnic or tour the gardens. For more Information call 413-443-5348

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE RELAY FOR LIFE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The Freight Yard Pub in North Adams. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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BAGELS AND BOOKS
Great Barrington, 9:00-10:00am

Mason's early morning book club and breakfast! For August we're reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. As teenagers in a Lagos secondary school, Ifemelu and Obinze fall in love. Their Nigeria is under military dictatorship, and people are leaving the country if they can. Ifemelu, beautiful and self-assured, departs for America to study. She suffers defeats and triumphs, finds and loses relationships and friendships, all the while feeling the weight of something she never thought of back home: race. Obinze, the quiet, thoughtful son of a professor, had hoped to join her, but post-9/11 America will not let him in, and he plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. 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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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SUMMER BOOK MOBILE
New Ashford, Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Every child who stops by will receive a free book. The schedule for the Book Mobile for August is: On August 25th at 12:30 in the parking lot of Hancock Elementary School and at 1:30 in the parking lot of the New Ashford Town Hall. On August 26th at 1:00 in the parking lot of Cheshire Elementary School, at 2:00 in the parking lot of CT Plunkett Elementary School in Adams and at 3:00 in the parking lot of the Emma L. Miller School in Savoy.
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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SUMMER BOOK MOBILE
Savoy, 1, 2 & 3 p.m.
Every child who stops by will receive a free book. The schedule for the Book Mobile for August is: On August 26th at 1:00 in the parking lot of Cheshire Elementary School, at 2:00 in the parking lot of CT Plunkett Elementary School in Adams and at 3:00 in the parking lot of the Emma L. Miller School in Savoy.
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