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PROGRESSIVE PALETTE PAINTING PARTY
Williamstown, 1 - 3 p.m.
Spaces are still available for teens to sign up for a painting party, facilitated by the Progressive Palette. Teens will have the chance to create their own masterpiece with acrylics on canvas, using a sample painting as their inspiration. With help from two experienced artists, even those who haven’t painted before will experience re-creating the sample painting in their own individual way. This workshop will take place on Thursday, at the Milne Public Library in Williamstown, and 7th – 12th graders are eligible. No previous painting experience is necessary. This event is completely free of charge, and all materials are provided for students. Refreshments will be available. Teens will go home with a finished painting that will amaze themselves and others! Sign up in advance is required, either by calling 458-5369, or by stopping by the children’s room at the library. This program was made possible by the Friends of the Milne Public Library.

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GREG AND AXEL MAGIC SHOW
Lenox, 11 a.m.
As part of the Lenox Library’s ongoing Summer Reading Program, there will be a performance of The Greg and Axel Magic show in the park next to the library. The show features Greg McAdams and his dog Axel in a unique blend of magic, humor and audience participation. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the reading room of The Lenox Library.

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BEER & HYMNS & SUMMER JAMS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield hosts “BEER & HYMNS & SUMMER JAMS” on Thursday, in the air-conditioned back room of Baba Louie’s Pizza, 34 Depot Street in Pittsfield. This marks the fifth installment of Zion Lutheran’s increasingly-popular series of community “Beer & Hymns” sing-alongs, with the goal of gathering lots of people together in a non-church space for a lively night of popular hymns and songs. FREE, no admission fee, no cover charge. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and menu items available for purchase. Free-will offering to support the PACC Emergency Fuel Fund http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org

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JUST FOR FUN: CARAPACE FARM PUPPETRY
New York, 1 p.m.
Did you ever wonder what goes on in the barnyard when you aren’t looking' Join Carapace Farm Puppetry for an illuminating hour of stories, songs, and silliness that will bring new meaning to the phrase, “Ain’t nobody here but us chickens”. This family friendly event will provide all ages with opportunities for audience participation, interpretive freedom, and lessons in puppet awesomeness. Susannah White is a felt maker who has been building puppets for over 40 years. She firmly believes that puppets and puppet play should be a part of every child’s life.   Free Admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org    
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SWIMMY
Adams, 10 a.m.
Join the Adams Free Library Children’s department on Friday, for the full stage production of “Swimmy.” A little fish, the sole survivor of a school of fish swallowed by a tuna, devises a plan to camouflage himself and his new companions. This exquisite picture book has been turned into an animated multi-media shadow puppet performance by the PuppeTree. Followed by an original shadow puppet and animation piece that answers the question, “What can one little girl do to clean up her river'” If you loved the book wait till you see everything come alive with puppets and music for around the world. Please go on line to see what we do www.vtpuppeTree.org or like us on Face Book as The PuppeTree Inc. Attendance at library programs constitutes consent to be photographed; photos may be used in print or electronic publicity for the Adams Free Library. An adult must accompany children under 8 years of age. Library events are free and open to the public. Questions' Call the Adams Free Library at 743-8345.

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WEEMUSE ADVENTURE
Pittsfield, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Every Friday! Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome! Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA, 01201 Included with cost of admission to the Museum.
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KITCHEN KA-BOOM
Pittsfield, 11 a.m to Noon
Every last Saturday of the month!   Perform exciting—and fun—science experiments! All experiments are kid-safe and can be recreated using items found in almost any kitchen. Each session will feature different experiments. Adult must accompany child. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested: call 413.443.7171 ext. 10. Unclaimed reservations will be released 5 minutes before the start of the program and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA, 01201 Included with cost of admission to the Museum.
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BLUE’S ENCHANTED ADVENTURES
Great Barrington, 12:00-1:00pm

Join us in the Ramsdell Children's Room for a story time for young children. This program is at our Ramsdell at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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CHOW TIME IN THE AQUARIUM
Pittsfield, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Every Saturday! Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit! Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA, 01201 Included with cost of admission to the Museum.
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PITTSFIELD TRACK AND FIELD GAMES
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.
The City of Pittsfield has teamed up with Berkshire Lightning, the Berkshire Running Center and the YMCA, for this free program which introduces and teaches youth the basics of track and field including warm ups and several running and field components. Pittsfield Track and Field Games will take place for children ages 6 to 14 at the Taconic High School Track, 96 Valentine Road.  Registration and warm ups will begin at 9 a.m. with events beginning at 9:30 a.m. For more information call Rebecca Tefft, Recreation Activities Coordinator, at 499-9370 or email parks@pittsfieldch.com.

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JOHN WHITE: TEMPERANCE REFORMER OF 1800S
Adams
The Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum kicks off Susan B. Anthony Days in Adams with a reenactment of a very vocal reformer of the 1800s named John White. Denis Farley performs this lively event in 1800s style. This celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and time of great reformers is a family event. This is free. For more information, visit www.susanbanthonybirthplace.org or call Executive Director Colleen Janz at 743-7121.
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'SCIENCE MAGIC'
Adams, 1 p.m.
The Adams Free Library will host one of the traveling programs from the Museum of Science, Boston. This program investigates the science behind the “magic” of several classic magic tricks. You might learn how to snatch a tablecloth without disturbing the items on top, make a balloon fireproof, and use electromagnetism to defy gravity. For the grand finale, our educator demonstrates how science can make it safe to lie down on a real bed of nails.  Is it magic' No it's science! An adult must accompany children under 8 years of age. Library events are free and open to the public.

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NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY: TODDLER TIME (AGES 1-3)
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays at 10:30 A.M. in the NAPL Youth Services Department, 2nd floor, North Adams Public Library, Youth Services Department, 74 Church Street, North Adams, 413-662-3133 ext. 14

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NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY: PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME (AGES 3-6)
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M. in the NAPL Youth Services Department, 2nd floor, North Adams Public Library, Youth Services Department, 74 Church Street, North Adams, 413-662-3133 ext. 14

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ED THE WIZARD AND HIS ALCHEMY LABORATORY
Williamstown, 6:30 p.m.
Ed the Wizard and his Alchemy Laboratory will appear at the David and Joyce Milne Public Library. Library patrons will learn, and help perform, magical transfigurations, vanishes, and other amazing feats using everyday household items. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and is part of Fizz, Boom, Read!, the Milne Public Library's summer reading program. This program is free and open to the public.

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JUST FOR FUN: LIONEL POPKIN, MODERN DANCE FOR KIDS
New York, 1 p.m.
interactive modern dance performance Lionel Popkin is an inventive, highly original dancer and choreographer. He and his company will introduce the Just for Fun audience to the world of modern dance through a performance exploring the joys of movement and music and giving the audience an opportunity to try a few modern dance moves themselves. Pamela Squires in the Washington Post wrote, “Popkin has a flair for originality that periodically has you realizing that you are smiling to yourself in the dark.”  Free Admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org  
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WEEMUSE ADVENTURE
Pittsfield, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Every Friday! Little ones can explore the Aquarium and three Museum galleries! Each week features songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Check our Facebook Page or weekly e-news for each week’s theme. This program is geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome! Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA, 01201 Included with cost of admission to the Museum.
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40TH ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 6 p.m.

Friday at 6 PM the 40th Adams Agricultural Fair opens with Up in the Air Discdoggers show, where dogs catch frisbies and put on a great show. Jeeps and classic cars come for the Cruise in with One Sharp Marriage entertaining with their knife throwing act. At 7 Bits and Pieces begin with music for dancing and of course the Children's Pedal Tractor contest entertains the kids.


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LIONEL POPKIN DANCE COMPANY: RUTH DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE
New York, 8 p.m.
Lionel Popkin, who is half-Jewish/half-Indian, explores how our origins define who we are. His dances are simultaneously low-tech and lush, questioning and funny. His latest work Ruth Doesn’t Live Here Anymore considers the paradoxical legacy of modern dance pioneer Ruth St. Denis, co-founder of the famed Denishawn Company, who brought “Orientalism” to Western dance.The Philadelphia Inquirer 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  Lionel Popkin’s website: http://www.lionelpopkin.org/ This performance is made possible in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  
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40TH ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 10 a.m.

Fair starts at 10 with Sheep, goats and cattle  judged with Western MA Gardners doing soil testing and the Jeep obstacle course starts at 10. At 11 the new Prince and Prince are crowned  with the horse pull starting at 11. At noon the gas engine truck pull begins with Birds of Prey demo at 1. One Sharp Marriage is on again at 2:30 and at 4 the Garden Tractor Pull. Phil n the Void entertains 4-7 PM with 7 Starting the diesel engine truck pull and Tommy T and Black Velvet playing. Still time to enter truck pull on day of Fair.


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CHOW TIME IN THE AQUARIUM
Pittsfield, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Every Saturday! Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the museum and what they would find in the wild. Once all the food is prepared, watch as aquarium staff goes behind the scenes to feed the reptiles and fish. See the seahorses suck up tiny shrimp and watch as the tortoises devour the salads you helped make just minutes before. In between feedings we’ll talk more about each species and what they’re eating, as well as answer many questions you might have, like what exactly is a skink and why is it eating a monkey biscuit! Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street, Pittsfield MA, 01201 Included with cost of admission to the Museum.
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JUST FOR FUN: STORYCRAFTERS WITH DANCE WORDS
New York, 1 p.m.
Barry Marshall, and Jeri Burns are nationally renowned storytellers who believe in the time-tested wisdom of traditional stories and integrate music and dances into their telling. The Storycrafters have received the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award and Parents Choice Awards for their storytelling recordings and awards from the NYS Broadcasters’ Association for their family radio show, “Just Imagine.”  Free Admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org  
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ANNUAL PARISH FAIR & TAG SALE
Sheffield, 9-3

Annual Parish Fair & HUGE Tag Sale, book sale, crafters and old-fashioned picnic. Fun-4-Kids includes face painting and kids’ crafts. Bake sale, fresh Cape Cod Clams, cold drinks and a Quilt Raffle! Free admittance.  (Tag Sale Early Birds - 8:30 am for $5.00). Plenty of parking. 180 Main St. (Rt. 7), Sheffield. 413-229-8811. www.christtrinitysheffield.org.


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CHESHIRE SUMMER READING
Cheshire, 6:30 p.m.
Magic and reading are combined in a program to be offered by “Ed the Wizard at the Cheshire Community Center. The show is the kick-off program for Cheshire Library's 2014 Summer Reading Program: “Fizz, Boom, Read!” Ed models his character after Professor Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series. He emphasizes that he learned everything he does in his shows from reading books. The program is free and will be held at the Community Center on School Street.

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WEST AFRICAN DANCE, DRUM AND TEXTILE WORKSHOP
New York, 8:30 am - 1 pm
(Ages 8-12 and 13-18) For the third summer in a row Jamal Jackson and members of his dance company will teach West African dance to children and teens at PS21. This year the workshop has been expanded to a full morning of dancing, drumming, and textile design.  Workshop participants investigate traditional West African dance, a highly expressive, physical, art which aims to create interconnectedness within the community. The workshops are accompanied by live drumming. Participants also learn about West African textile design from fiber artist Susannah White by creating pieces using traditional dye-resist techniques. Each day ends with a drumming lesson from the Company’s talented drummers. Drums are provided for those who do not have one. On Friday the workshop participants present a public performance.  $175/$150 members for the week-long day camp program. Generous scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. PS21 – The Studio at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org
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WEST AFRICAN DANCE, DRUM AND TEXTILE WORKSHOP
New York, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(Ages 8-12 and 13-18) For the third summer in a row Jamal Jackson and members of his dance company will teach West African dance to children and teens at PS21. This year the workshop has been expanded to a full morning of dancing, drumming, and textile design. Workshop participants investigate traditional West African dance, a highly expressive, physical, art which aims to create interconnectedness within the community. The workshops are accompanied by live drumming. Participants also learn about West African textile design from fiber artist Susannah White by creating pieces using traditional dye-resist techniques. Each day ends with a drumming lesson from the Company’s talented drummers. Drums are provided for those who do not have one. On Friday the workshop participants present a public performance. $175/$150 members for the week-long day camp program. Generous scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. PS21 – The Studio at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org
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WEST AFRICAN DANCE, DRUM AND TEXTILE WORKSHOP
New York, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(Ages 8-12 and 13-18) For the third summer in a row Jamal Jackson and members of his dance company will teach West African dance to children and teens at PS21. This year the workshop has been expanded to a full morning of dancing, drumming, and textile design. Workshop participants investigate traditional West African dance, a highly expressive, physical, art which aims to create interconnectedness within the community. The workshops are accompanied by live drumming. Participants also learn about West African textile design from fiber artist Susannah White by creating pieces using traditional dye-resist techniques. Each day ends with a drumming lesson from the Company’s talented drummers. Drums are provided for those who do not have one. On Friday the workshop participants present a public performance.  $175/$150 members for the week-long day camp program. Generous scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. PS21 – The Studio at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org
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WEST AFRICAN DANCE, DRUM AND TEXTILE WORKSHOP
New York, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(Ages 8-12 and 13-18) For the third summer in a row Jamal Jackson and members of his dance company will teach West African dance to children and teens at PS21. This year the workshop has been expanded to a full morning of dancing, drumming, and textile design. Workshop participants investigate traditional West African dance, a highly expressive, physical, art which aims to create interconnectedness within the community. The workshops are accompanied by live drumming. Participants also learn about West African textile design from fiber artist Susannah White by creating pieces using traditional dye-resist techniques. Each day ends with a drumming lesson from the Company’s talented drummers. Drums are provided for those who do not have one. On Friday the workshop participants present a public performance.  $175/$150 members for the week-long day camp program. Generous scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. PS21 – The Studio at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org
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WEST AFRICAN DANCE, DRUM AND TEXTILE WORKSHOP
New York, 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(Ages 8-12 and 13-18) For the third summer in a row Jamal Jackson and members of his dance company will teach West African dance to children and teens at PS21. This year the workshop has been expanded to a full morning of dancing, drumming, and textile design. Workshop participants investigate traditional West African dance, a highly expressive, physical, art which aims to create interconnectedness within the community. The workshops are accompanied by live drumming. Participants also learn about West African textile design from fiber artist Susannah White by creating pieces using traditional dye-resist techniques. Each day ends with a drumming lesson from the Company’s talented drummers. Drums are provided for those who do not have one. On Friday the workshop participants present a public performance. $175/$150 members for the week-long day camp program. Generous scholarships are available. Pre-registration is required. PS21 – The Studio at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org
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