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UCP STARFEST TELETHON
Pittsfield, 1-5 p.m.
After 52 years of tradition, United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Association of Berkshire County will hold its 52nd and final annual telethon at the Crowne Plaza at 1 West Street in Pittsfield. The event, which is the culmination of UCP’s Annual Campaign, will include a raffle, silent auction, special guests and entertainers such as Taconic High School Guitar Ensemble and Concert Band, Terpsichore Dance Center, Berkshire Children and Families Kids 4 Harmony, Richmond Consolidated School’s Jazz Band, Karen’s School of Dance, Berkshire Music School, Mark Palardy, Christine Singer accompanied by Jeff Hunt, Dave and Aloha Winchester and Mark DeSanty. UCP’s 52nd Annual Telethon will be streamed live on Pittsfield Community Television (Channel 16 in Pittsfield and Central Berkshire), Northern Berkshire Community Television Corporation (Channel 15 in North County) and Community Television of the Southern Berkshires (Channel 16 in South County). For more information, contact Kristen Baker at 413-442-1562.
 

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Columbia Arts Team presents a fundraiser for the Berkshire Environmental Action Team at the Fairways at the A, 303 Crane Ave. Performing will be Sandy McKnight and the Idea – Jerry Giguere, Dave Labrecque, Tom Conklin and Sandy McKnight - plus special guests The Matchstick Architects. Tickets are $10 online (www.thebeatnews.org) or at the door. 

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YOUTH CENTER FUNDRAISER
Adams, 5-7 p.m.
The Youth Center Inc. will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Bounti-Faire in Adams. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for kids and seniors.

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CLARKSBURG SUPER BOWL PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Clarksburg, 8 - 11 a.m.
Sunday, Clarksburg will be holding our annual Super Bowl Pancake Breakfast, Tickets are sold at the door and are $8 for adults and Children under 6 are $5. There will be a Door Prize, 50/50 raffle and Chinese Auction. The event will take place at Clarksburg Elementary School Cafeteria, 777 West Cross Road, Clarksburg, MA.

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CUPCAKE WARS FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 5:30-8 p.m.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County is holding Cupcake Wars Fundraiser at the ITAM Lodge on 93 Waubeek Road. The cost to attend is $30 and includes an Italian dinner prepared by UNICO and cupcake tasting. Tickets can be purchased by stopping by the NAMI Berkshire County Office, 333 East St, Room 417, Pittsfield (Phone: 413-433-1666), at Elm Street Hardware, 129 Elm St, Pittsfield (Phone: 413-442-9558) or online at namibc.org. All proceeds will benefit NAMI Berkshire County.

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FUNDRAISER FEATURING MOON HOOCH
North Adams, 7 p.m.
With the support and help of Berkshire Production Resources, Day Mountain Sound, Eagle Street Music, BAM! Collision, and the NAMAzing Initiative, Common Folk Artist Collective will host a fundraising event featuring Moon Hooch, a trio from New York consisting of two horn players, Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen and a drummer, James Muschler. Other bands on the bill include Anonymous Animal of Fitchburg, Polysonic Joy of Pittsfield and Francesca Shanks of North Adams. The fundraiser will be held at The Elks Lodge at 100 Eagle St. in North Adams. This event is open to all ages. A limited amount of presale tickets will be available for $10 each and can be found in hand at Eagle Street Music, 81 Main Street, North Adams or at Eventbrite.com. General admission tickets will be raised to $12. Day of door charge is $15 per person. This concert will be the first annual fundraiser for Common Folk Artist Collective, a North Adams based grassroots initiative comprised of students and alumni from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, teachers and students from surrounding high schools, and residents of Berkshire County, all of which are artists and share the collective vision to establish a cooperative fine and performing arts space that is shared amongst various entities and residents of the community.

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'POLAR PLUNGE' FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Local law enforcement officers from throughout Berkshire County will be hosting their third annual “Polar Plunge” at Onota Lake in Pittsfield. Law enforcement officers from the Pittsfield Police Department, Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office and other local and state police departments will be taking part in the event, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Massachusetts. Local officers volunteer their free time in organizing and running this event and others like it throughout the year. The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with day-of registration opening at 9 a.m. Participants will bravely jump into the icy waters of Onota Lake and then enjoy a chili/chowder festival to be held in conjunction with the Plunge. Any participants raising $250 or more will also have the opportunity to renew their wedding vows prior to plunging to celebrate Valentine’s Day. One can also register online at www.LETRPolarPlunge.Kintera.org.

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