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SPAGHETTI DINNER
North Adams, 4 to 7 p.m.
Come join us with the family for an event to benefit a great cause... All proceeds to benefit our local scholarship funds for our graduating seniors from Drury and McCann. In memory of Peter W Foote, Henry Hill, and Michael Demarsico Adults $7 Seniors $6 Children 4-10 $5 Children under 4 free. VFW Post 996
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LOCAL CELEBRITIES GUEST BARTENDER
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
A local "Celebrities" charity bartender event will be held at Hops and Vines, 16 Water St. Images Cinema and WilliNet will supply guest bartenders Debby Dane and Sandra Thomas pouring specialty cocktails. The best tipper/donor wins a $50 gift certificate. Details at www.facebook.com/hopsandvinesma.
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BUNNY RUN-WALK-HOP TO END HOMELESSNES
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The second annual Louison House Bunny Run-Walk-Hop to End Homelessness will be held on Main Street. The one-mile walk starts at 10:30 a.m. and the 5k run starts at 11 a.m. There are fantastic prizes for fundraising, free T-shirts for the first 100 registrations, a discount for early registrations and more. Register online or for more information contact Lindsay Errichetto at 413-743-7957, ext. 14, or email at Lindsay@familylifesupport.org.

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'RAISE THE ROOF' CONCERT
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
A half-dozen Williams College performing ensembles are teaming up to present "Raise the Roof!", a benefit for residents of The Spruces and others displaced by Tropical Storm Irene. The event will be held in Paresky Auditorium, in the basement of the student center on the Williams campus, which is handicap-accessible. The performers will include the Springstreeters, the Accidentals, Good Question, Ephoria and Far Eph. A bake sale will accompany the event. There is no admission charge, and a hat will be passed during the performance.  Proceeds will go to The Highland Woods Housing Fund to offset rents and help the transition to the planned housing on land offered by Williams College.

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DRURY GIRLS SOFTBALL CAR WASH
North Adams, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Drury Girls Softball will hold a car wash at Carr Hardware. Get your car washed, plus Fatboy's Dogs will be selling their delicious hot dogs and there will be a bake sale. http://flyercentral.iberkshires.com/images/flyers/1396278195.jpg

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WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION
Williamstown, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Northern Berkshire Business & Professional Women will hold a Wine Tasting & Silent Auction at the Williams Inn. The event will include a silent auction in addition to the wine tasting and complimentary fare. Tickets are $35 in Advance and $40 at the door. For tickets call Nancy Lescarbeau owner of Experienced Attire, 79 Park St, Adams, 413-743-7875; stop by the Williams Inn front desk; or send a Facebook message.

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ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION FUNDRAISER
North Adams, 8 a.m. - Noon
The Stamford Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual Electronic Waste Collection fundraiser at 1000 Mass Ave. in North Adams.
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BASKETBALL BENEFIT DINNER
North Adams, 4-7 p.m.
A dinner to benefit the Northern Berkshire Boys Basketball program will be held at Greylock Bowl & Golf/Mingo's on Roberts Drive. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at Greylock Bowl & Golf on Wednesday nights after 5 p.m. There also be a raffle for a pair of Patriots pre-season tickets. Tickets for this raffle are $5. Call Kollin Allard at 413-652-4412 for information.
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HOSPICECARE GALA
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
HospiceCare in The Berkshires will hold its Annual Gala at the Country Club of Pittsfield. A cabaret performance of Best of Broadway will feature local performers Lynn Arseneau, Dr. Marcella Bradway, Marvin Shapiro and Dr. Mark Snowise, all led by Artistic Director Sherri James Buxton and Music Director Bob Shepherd. Proceeds from the event will be used to expand and continue community programs of bereavement services, complementary therapies and care coordination. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., and the cabaret performance follows dinner. Tickets are $125 per person and may be ordered by calling the HospiceCare office at 413-443-2994 by April 25.

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BART TRIVIA FUNDRAISER
Adams, 6-9:30 p.m.
Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School will hold its annual fundraiser, Get BART Smart, at the school, located at One Commercial Street. Get BART Smart pits teams of four to six people against one another in fevered battles of trivia and SAT questions. Teams follow a “school-day schedule” and travel from classroom to classroom throughout the evening. Every classroom will also have faculty members present to keep “students” on task. Participants are asked to donate a minimum of $65 per person; in addition to a fun evening, participants will receive a light dinner by Mezze Catering and a selection of beer and wine. Visit http://www.bartcharter.org/v2/news-events/gbs/ for more information or to sign up with your team.

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FOOD TRUCK RODEO
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The inaugural Food Truck Rodeo to benefit the Moment’s House will be held Palace Park on North Street. Ten food trucks and local breweries from Western Mass. and the surrounding areas will circle up in Palace Park, while kids can make crafts, get their face painted, listen to live music and enjoy other fun activities.

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SPRING CRAFT/TAG SALE
North Adams, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tag sale at 69 Union St. will feature many other tables with homemade crafts, jewelry, Avon products, baked goods, and gently used items.

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RELAY FOR LIFE BENEFIT DANCE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The Blackeyed Susan's Sassie Lassies are having a dance to benefit their Relay for Life team. DJj Dave Shears will provide the music, and there will also be munchies, bake sale, 50/50 raffle and Premier Jewelry table set up. Tickets are $7 at the door.

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RELAY FOR LIFE FUNDRAISER
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The Blackeyed Susan's Sassie Lassies are having a dance on May 9, 2014. Dj Dave Shears will be giving us music to dance to from 8-'' at the American Legion. We will also have a Premier Jewelry table set up and a bake sale for those who have the munchies. And last but not least we will also have a 50/50 raffle going on. $7 at the door or our team will also be selling tickets before! So come out and support a great cause. North Adams American Legion
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MINDS MATTER WALK
Pittsfield, 5:45 p.m.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County will host the Minds Matter Walk fundraiser during Pittsfield’s Third Thursday to coincide with Children’s Mental Health Awareness month and to help raise awareness of the impact of mental illnesses in Berkshire County. The event will be kicked off with opening remarks from Wayne Ditore, president of UNICO. Participants can register in advance by contacting the NAMI BC office and requesting a Team Captain packet or from 5-5:30 p.m. on the day of the event at the NAMI Berkshire County booth at the corner of East and North street. Team prizes will be awarded. The first 150 people to register will receive a NAMI tote bag. To participate or become a sponsor, contact Brenda at 413-443-1666 or at namibc@namibc.org.

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SPRING FLING HAM SUPPER
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
Spring Fling Ham Supper at the Second Congregational Church, Rt 43  Hancock Road, So. Williamstown. Time: one seating at 5:30 PM; Cost:  Adults $ 10.00 Children $ 6.00 ( under 12 ) Pre-School Free; Menu: Ham, Baked Beans, Potatoe Salad, Deviled Eggs, Cole Slaw, Jellied Salads, Rolls, Homemade Pies, Punch and Coffee. Call  Mickey at 458-4947 for Reservations

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ARC GOLF TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield, 7:30 a.m.
Berkshire County Arc will hold its 20th annual Golf Tournament at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield. All proceeds from the Tournament will support individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties. There are two tee times – one at 7:30 a.m. and one at 12:30 p.m. – and the fee to play is $135 per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, green fees, cart and a gift. The format is four-person, captain and crew; individual and 2- and 3-person teams are welcome. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Sponsorship opportunities are available and the deadline to sponsor is Friday, April 25. The deadline to register to play is Friday, May 2. To register as a player, sponsor, make a donation or to donate a raffle prize, visit http://www.bcarc.org to download a registration brochure, or contact Michelle at mbaity@bcarc.org or 413-499-4241, ext. 259, for more detailed information.

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CANAL STREET FAMILY FAIR
North Adams, Noon-6 p.m.
Canal Street Family Fair will feature music, kids games, raffles, a Chinese auction, food, bouncy houses and independent retail vendors. All proceeds collected by the organizers will go directly to the Shriners’ Hospital for Children in Springfield. For details, call Nathan at 413-884-2008, Todd at 413-663-5138 or James at 413-664-7700.

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