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OKWUI OKPOKWASILI
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Choreographer, writer, and actress Okwui Okpokwasili brings her kinesthetically powerful movement style to a site-specific dance that responds to Nick Cave’s major Building 5 exhibition Until. Seating in the gallery is limited for this intimate performance. This program is part of the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance at MASS MoCA in association with Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents “Sei Duo,” Erin Gee’s “Mouthpiece XXIV” for tenor saxophone and percussion is performed by Ryan Muncy, saxophone, and Ross Karre playing percussion. Miranda Cuckson plays viola for George Aperghis’s “Rasch,” joining Ryan Muncy on saxophone. Williams College professor Ileana Perez Velazquez offers a world premiere with “Fire of the Heart and Mind” for violin and piano, performed by Miranda Cuckson and pianist Jacob Greenberg. The ensemble also presents Ann Cleare’s work “the square of yellow light that is your window.” http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11491 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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DAMN TALL BUILDINGS LIVE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Common Folk will be presenting Damn Tall Buildings featuring an opening set by Not My Sister at the Houghton Mansion, 172 Church St. Tickets are $12 in advance online, $15 at the door.

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CHAMPIONS AGAINST CHILD ABUSE 5K AND 1 MILE COLOR FUN RUN
Pittsfield, 10:00 a.m.
Join us for the annual Champions Against Child Abuse 5K and 1 Mile Color Fun Run to benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place, a children's advocacy center that provides services to local victims of child abuse at no cost. The events start and end at Berkshire County Kids' Place, 63 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield. For event information and registration go to: www.thedriven.net/event.race_reg/eid/7168345689
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POPCARES SPAGHETTI DINNER
North Adams, 4 - 7 p.m.
Eagle Hall, 515 Curran Highway, North Adams, 413-281-1094. Tickets are $5 each.

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BRASS SIP & SWIRL 2017
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Presented by: Berkshire Rowing And Sculling Society (BRASS) Who: 21+ What: Beer, Wine, and Hard Cider tasting event, provided by Kelly's Package Store & Professional Bar Services When: Saturday April 8th, 5-8pm Where: Berkshire Hills country Club,  500 Benedict Rd., Pittsfield How Much: $25 in advance, $30 at the door (free admittance of one designated driver per ticket purchase) How to purchase tickets: eventbrite.com  Search: Sip & Swirl Tasting Event or https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sip-swirl-tasting-event-tickets-32190641074'aff=es2 Any BRASS member will also have tickets for sale. Point of Contact: Tina McLaughlin, tmm0103@yahoo.com, 413-262-0648
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BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY CELEBRATES BACH'S 332ND BIRTHDAY
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Bach’s Birthday Dinner at The White Hart Inn 15 Undermountain Road, Salisbury, CT Cocktails | Recital | Dinner | Party Games and Prizes Celebrate Bach's 332nd Birthday with BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY. In the spirit of Bach's collegium musicum at Leipzig, we have invited a trio of prodigy string players from the Juilliard Pre-College Program to perform an all-Bach concert at the White Hart Inn in Salisbury, CT.  Chef Paul Pearson has prepared a tantalizing menu of foods from the times of Bach tastefully complemented with 21st century presentation, followed by some fun and games. Saturday, 6:00 pm  April 8, 2017  $75 per person  Advance reservations required THE PLAYERS  Ethan Cheng, violin Megan Yao, violin Max Bobby, cello  THE PROGRAM Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012   Prelude | Sarabande  Cantata, BWV 156   Arioso Orchestral Suite No.3, BWV 1068    Air Cantata, BWV 147    Chorale (“Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”) Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003   Andante | Allegro Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001   Siciliano   Full information at http://berkshirebach.org/'page_id=5269 
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KRIS ALLEN JAZZ CONCERT
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Alto saxophonist and composer Kris Allen performs pieces from his acclaimed album Beloved, along with other originals. Tickets: General $25, Member $22, Student $15 About Kris Allen Born and raised in Connecticut, Allen began musical studies at an early age; he apprenticed with legendary alto saxophonist Jackie McLean at Hartford’s Artists Collective and the Hartt School of Music in McLean’s African American Music Degree Program. Allen is a founding member of the cJazz Samaritan Alliance, and the Hartford Legacy Big Band. Allen is the Lyell B. Clay Artist Artist-In-Residence in Jazz at Williams College, having previously held positions at the Hartt School, Trinity College, Southern Connecticut State University and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He has been a Teaching Artist for Litchfield Performing Arts since 2001, and conducted clinics and master classes at institutions nation and worldwide.  The Clark, 225 South Street, Williamstown, 413-458-2303
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MIRACLE LEGION
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Before local favorite Mark Mulcahy rose to kids’ television fame with Polaris and The Adventures of Pete & Pete, he fronted Miracle Legion, a band whose sublime jangly guitar rock made them college radio stalwarts from the mid-’80s to the late ’90s. They got back in the saddle for a tour last summer and will be in fine form for this special homecoming show. What to expect This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating. Our café will deliver your dinner, and the bar is always well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Be ready to make new friends — our tables seat five, and, if your party is smaller, you might find others at your table. Cheers to live events up in the club!
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13TH ANNUAL WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS MASTER GARDENERíS BERKSHIRE SYMPOSIUM
Lenox
13th annual Western Massachusetts Master Gardener’s Berkshire Symposium to be held on April 8th, 2017 at the Lenox Memorial Middle and High School. There are a wide variety of classes including: Growing Organic Lawns, All about Tomatoes, Bonsai, Container Gardening, Good bugs bad bugs, and many more. Vendors will be available, and the ever popular raffle with donations from area nurseries and businesses. The cost for the symposium is $35.00 if registered before March 21st, which includes 3 classes of your choice, lunch choice (pizza or chef’s salad), and snacks and drinks throughout the day. Due to class size restrictions, please register early, as the popular classes fill quickly. To register, go to the Western Mass. Master Gardener website at: wmmga.org for the form to send in with your fee.

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REACH OUT & READ PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
Join us Sun 4/9 at Bogies, 935 S. Main St, Great Barrington, MA for a Berkshire Paint & Sip fundraiser for Children's Literacy provided by MACONY Pediatrics Reach Out and Read Program. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Red Lillies" on a large 14x14 reusable tote bag. 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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5TH ANNUAL 5K RUN/WALK & BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
Great Barrington
Berkshire South Regional Community Center (BSRCC) will hold its 5th annual 5K Run/Walk & Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at the Housatonic “Housy Dome”, 1064 Main Street, Housatonic, Mass. All funds raised will support Berkshire South’s TONE (Teen Outreach Nutrition Exercise) program as well as other exciting youth health & wellness programs. The 5th annual 5K Run/Walk & Breakfast fundraiser is sponsored by Health New England.  Participants may register until 5 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2017 for $25, $30 per participant thereafter; same day registration is accepted at the Housy Dome beginning at 8:00 a.m. A registration form will be required for each entry. To register online, please visit, berkshiresouth.org/5k/. For more information, please contact our Director of Wellness & Recreation at 413.528.2810, ext. 35 or fitness@berkshiresouth.org

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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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PROF. TIMOTHY ROMMEN GIVES MUSIC LECTURE AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Professor of Music and Africana Studies Timothy Rommen of University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences gives a lecture titled, “Tools for Un-islanding' The Creole Geographies of Dominica’s Popular Music.” http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11846
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BERKSHIRE DIVA'S QUARTER AUCTION
Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us for our April Quarter Auction at Bounti Fare Restaurant. You could WIN a $50 shopping spree with Melissa of Tupperware just for coming to the quarter auction! Prizes will randomly be given out through out the evening too!  Our consultants will have tables set up, some with cash and carry items or you can place orders and even book a party!  50/50 raffle for our Charity of the Month: Berkshire County Kids Place.
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WHO'S YOUR AGENT' A HEALTH CARE PLANNING WORKSHOP FOR CARE PROVIDERS
Windsor, 9 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, MA Registration/Continental Breakfast: 8:30AM – 9:00AM Program: 9:00AM – 11:00AM Credits/Clock/Contact Hours: 2 Nursing, SW, NHA, LMHC, Substance Abuse Counselors, Medical Interpreter (CCHI) Early Bird Fee: $25 if paid by Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Fees include breakfast, course materials and certificate. Registration Fee:  $35, if paid after Saturday, April 1, 2017. Please note:  This program is geared for professionals and will not be open to the general public. Program Goal: The course content will deepen and expand the health care professional’s knowledge of health care planning and the Massachusetts laws and regulations that pertain to the decision-making authority of competent adults, Health Care Agents, Guardians and caregivers. For more information, registration & to download a flyer, visit www.berkshireahec.org.
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LES ENFANTS DE LíYSER OF WORLD WAR I
Lenox, 3 p.m.
This is the story of war, refugees, and humanitarian relief, told through the eyes of children and the people who helped them. In this lecture, Belgian best-selling author Anne Provoost will share the harrowing story of World War I refugee children, their families, and the kind strangers who rescued them. Provoost’s research on this historical moment uncovered a link to her own grandmother, Anna Vandewalle. Anna arrived in Paris with the first convoy of rescued children in 1915 and stayed in France until 1919. Vandewalle came into the care of The Children of Flanders Rescue Committee, the charity initiative of Edith Wharton. The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, 413-551-5111
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LEE HISTORICAL SOCIETY PAINT & SNACK
Lee, 6:30 p.m.
Join is Thu 4/13 at the Lee Senior Center, 21 Crossway St, Lee, MA for a Berkshire Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Lee Historical Society. You'll learn to paint this iconic local image of the "Lee Fire Dept" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, non-alcoholic sips and snacks, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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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 Friday evenings through May 12, with the exception of Spring Break March 17, 24, and March 31. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) email mcr4@williams.edu.

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CANDY FREE EASTER EGG HUNT
Egremont, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come and enjoy this popular Candy Free Easter Egg Hunt. This is a free community event, where children have a customized egg hunting experience. Great for kids of all ages! Pony rides, hay maze, face painting and delicious refreshments available for an additional charge. Location: Blue Rider Stables, 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont, 01258 Cost: FREE More information: (413) 528 5299  
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LAVA
North Adams, 3 p.m.
LAVA’s unique language of feminist dance includes towering human pyramids, acrobatic wrestling, and subtle physicality. The company’s new piece, developed at MASS MoCA, North Adams, is a survival story that vaults the audience from a patriarchal present into a rainbow-colored feminist future.
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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
North Adams, 9-11 a.m.
North Adams Commons will hold a monthly blood pressure clinic at the Mary Spitzer Center (North Adams Council on Aging) on Ashland Street on the third Tuesday of the month. A nurse from North Adams Commons will record blood pressure and pulse, and offer a light snack and information about upcoming events.

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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EXPERIENCE BCC
Pittsfield, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Experience BCC, a unique open house event that aims to show prospective students what it’s like to be a BCC student, will be held. Attendees will have opportunities to observe classes, learn more about BCC sports and clubs, take a tour of the campus, attend a panel discussion with students and enjoy a free lunch in the cafeteria. Register online.

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PAINT & SIP FOR ALS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us Thu 4/20 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the ALS Team Berkshire County. You'll learn to paint this colorful image of "Purple Flowers" on a large 14x14 reusable tote bag.  All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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DR. JAMES WANLESS
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Find Your Fortune in 2017 "year of fortune" following the "Fortune Five" essential wheel of fortune principles, you have a treasure map for activating the fortune maker in you. Experience how to use the best selling and iconic Voyager Cards as a modern day "fortune creation tool" from its creator and tarot master Dr. James Wanless. It's fun and you get a free take-home card as our talisman for the year! $38 prepaid by April 14th, $43 thereafter Call Crystal Wellness Center Upstairs from Crystal Essence 39 Railroad Street Great Barrington, MA (413)528-2595
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