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UP CLOSE: LIVE BIRDS OF PREY
State, 1 - 3 p.m.
Bullitt Reservation, 332 Bullitt Road, Ashfield, MA Conway resident and founder of The Birds of Prey Rehab Facility, Tom Ricardi, knows a lot about birds. He will share his stories, knowledge and arrange for you to meet - in person - the hawks, owls and eagles that he cares for. Afterwards, feel free to hike the nearby Pebble Trail. Trustees of Reservations or Hilltown Land Trust members: $5. Nonmembers: $15. Children 12 and under, FREE. Call 413.532.1631 x 10 for information. Registration strongly encouraged.
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OUR AMAZING SPRING WILDFLOWERS: GUIDED WALK
State, 10 a.m. - Noon
Bartholomew’s Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, MA Sheffield is a global hotspot for rare species – and Bartholomew’s Cobble puts on one of the best shows of spring ephemerals from mid-April to mid-May. Greet the rich variety of wildflowers, and leave with an understanding of how to help identify and protect these gems of our native flora – not just in conservation lands, but in your own yard and community. A Trustees of Reservations naturalist will reveal what makes this environment so well-suited to rare and diverse plants and explain what the Cobble is doing to protect this resiliient landscape. You’ll see trilliums, trout-lilies, Dutchman’s breeches, wild ginger and many more! Trustees of Reservations Members: Adult/Child $5; Family $15. Nonmembers: Adult/Child $8; Family $20. Please pre-register: call 413.229.8600 or e-mail bcobble@ttor.org   
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FUN WITH FINE ARTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Looking for something to help you be creative during the winter' Come make art with us at Ramsdell! This program is good for ages 4 and up, and 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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'SLEEPING BEAUTY'
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater present a family-friendly musical version of the classic tale "Sleeping Beauty," adapted and directed by Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children; museum members are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Children 3 and under are free. Tickets include museum admission. Tickets are available in advance by calling 413-443-7171 ext. 360.

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READ TO BEAR, THE LIBRARY THERAPY DOG
Great Barrington, 11:00am-12:00pm
Read to Bear, our reading therapy dog* who is huggably helpful for school-age children who want to improve their reading. This adorable dog loves kids, and loves to make people smile. Check for availability in the Children's Room or register here for a 10-minute period. 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.

*Research finds that students who read to dogs have better outcomes than students who read to humans. They experience a gain in reading ability and attitudes toward reading. Sponsored by Canine Link.

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BLUE’S ENCHANTED ADVENTURES
Great Barrington, 11:30am-12:30pm

Join us in the Ramsdell Children's Room for a story time for young children. 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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HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Pittsfield
The Pittsfield Family YMCA and the Northern Berkshire YMCA are celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event for kids and families in the surrounding area. The Pittsfield Family YMCA’s event will take place at 292 North St. from noon to 3 p.m. Activities include Family Zumba, family fitness classes, and parachute games. Guido’s, Bagels Too and Ayelada Yogurt will also be present with samples. Activities also include bike safety tips from Berkshire Bike & Board, vision screenings from the Lions Club of Pittsfield, blood pressure screenings from Berkshire Health Systems and informational tables from Operation Better Start and Hillcrest Dental Care. The Northern Berkshire YMCA’s event will take place at 22 Brickyard Court,  from 10 a.m.-noon and will feature the MCLA Dance Company, open swim, basketball, an obstacle course and parachute games. For more information, call the Pittsfield Family YMCA at 413-499-7650 or www.pittsfieldfamilyymca.org or Northern Berkshire YMCAat 413-663-6529 or ymcanb.org.

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BIRDING IN WILLIAMSTOWN
State, 7:30 a.m.
Field Farm, Sloan Road, Williamstown Join the Hoffman Bird Club at this Trustees of Reservations property for a leisurely morning walk looking for birds in Williamstown & South Williamstown, starting at Field Farm. Dress for the weather, wear proper footwear, and bring binoculars if you have them. Please RSVP with Carrie Jones at 413.884.2661 or carriejones2011@aol.com. Free  
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WILLIAMSTOWN PLAYGROUP
Williamstown, 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday Play and Learn Group meets at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., for ages walking to 5 years old.

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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., meets for ages walking to 8 years.

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HASKINS CENTER PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 10-11:30 a.m.
The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

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RIVER WISE PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Becket, 10:30 a.m.
HVA and the Becket Athenaeum will host "River Wise" preschool program: Dinosaurs drank this water, too!  Come to the Becket Athenaeum and find out how come we drink the same water the dinosaurs once drank. Meet “Randy the Raindrop,” create a thunderstorm, and go on a water cycle adventure. Grant support received from the Central Berkshire Fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Call HVA at 413-394-9796 or email adixon@hvatoday for more information.

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BRAIN BUILDERS! PLAY & LEARN PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. No registration required, intended for children ages baby through 5 years, with their caregiver. 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. Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.


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LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Lego Group meets at the North Adams Library Community Room, 74 Church St., on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for ages 4 to 8 years old.

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GREYLOCK APARTMENTS PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Play and Learn Group at Greylock Apartments' Community Room on Angeli Street is for ages walking to 8 years old.

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STORYTIME FOR TOTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:15am

Join us for a storytime made just for toddlers!  There will be stories, songs, art, movement and music. This program is suitable for ages 2-5, and 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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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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ADAMS PLAYGROUP
Adams, 10-11 a.m.
Play and Learn Group at Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., is for ages walking to 5 years.

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LANESBOROUGH PLAYGROUP
Lanesborough, 10-11 a.m.
A Play and Learn Group at Lanesborough Town Hall Community Room, 83 North Main St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR AT HANCOCK SHAKER VILLAGE
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
A children’s story hour with artist Susan Merrill will be held as part of Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm at Hancock Shaker Village. Merrill weaves wonderful stories about the animals she paints in this fun and inspiring activity for children of all ages. This event is free with admission to Hancock Shaker Village. Adults are $20 and children 12 and under are free. Visit hancockshakervillage.org for more information.

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WILLIAMSTOWN PLAYGROUP
Williamstown, 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday Play and Learn Group meets at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., for ages walking to 5 years old.

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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., meets for ages walking to 8 years.

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HASKINS CENTER PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 10-11:30 a.m.
The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

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GREYLOCK APARTMENTS PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Play and Learn Group at Greylock Apartments' Community Room on Angeli Street is for ages walking to 8 years old.

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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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ADAMS PLAYGROUP
Adams, 10-11 a.m.
Play and Learn Group at Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., is for ages walking to 5 years.

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LANESBOROUGH PLAYGROUP
Lanesborough, 10-11 a.m.
A Play and Learn Group at Lanesborough Town Hall Community Room, 83 North Main St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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MOTHER/DAUGHTER BANQUET
North Adams, 5:30 p.m.
The First Baptist Church will host a Mother/Daughter Banquet, featuring entertainment by Jenn Madigan, a gospel chalk artist who will share her story through chalk. Dinner of baked stuffed chicken will be served. The cost is $12 per adult and $7 per child ages 6-12. For questions call 413-652-7469 or 413-664-6351.

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WILLIAMSTOWN PLAYGROUP
Williamstown, 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday Play and Learn Group meets at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., for ages walking to 5 years old.

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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., meets for ages walking to 8 years.

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