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STORY TIME
Great Barrington, 10:15-11 a.m.
Story time at the Mason Library is for children (babies through preschool) and their caregivers to listen to stories. We sometimes have songs and crafts. Parents learn to foster early literacy skills to prepare their children for learning to read. Librarians can answer questions about books and library services for families.
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EASTER EGG HUNT
Williamstown, 1-3 p.m.
Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host an Easter Egg Hunt  on the front lawn at 25 Adams Road, Williamstown. Children 10 and under can join in the Easter Egg Hunt, visit with the Easter Bunny and take home eggs filled with treats. RSVP to 413-458-2111 by April 11.

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EGGSTRAVAGANZA EGG SCRAMBLE
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
The annual Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble (formerly known as Easter Egg Scramble) will be held at Pittsfield’s Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank Street, rain or shine. The schedule for the differing age groups has changed this year and is as follows: 10:30 a.m. for 9 year olds; 10:40 a.m. for 7 and 8 year olds; 10:55 a.m. for 5 and 6 year olds; 11:10 a.m. for 4 year olds; and 11:25 a.m. for 2 & 3 year olds. The event is free and open to all Pittsfield children.  One winner in each age group who finds the golden egg will receive a special prize, courtesy of the Greylock Federal Credit Union. Children are required to bring their own baskets, and bring a camera because there will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. For further information, please contact Rebecca Tefft, Recreation Activities Coordinator at 413-499-9370.

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DAVID GROVER AT BABY ANIMALS
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
David Grover & Friends will perform at Hancock Shaker Village as part of the annual Baby Animals on the Farm. The village is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 4 for Baby Animals; admission is free for children 12 and under. General adult admission is $18 and teens 13-17 are $8.

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BLUE RIDER STABLES EASTER EGG HUNT
Great Barrington, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Event will feature refreshments, pony rides and a hay bale maze. Blue Rider is located at 16 Farm Lane in Great Barrington.
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DAD AND ME: A FATHER AND CHILD PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 11 a.m.-noon

Dads are invited to bring the kids for a story time and playgroup, complete with coffee, donuts and juice. Sponsored by A collaboration between CHP Family Network and the Mason Library.


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EASTER EGG HUNT
Lenox, 11 a.m.
The Lenox Community Center hosts an Easter Egg hunt at Lilac Park (or in Lenox Community Center Ballroom if it's raining). The Easter Bunny will also be there; kids should bring their own Easter basket and parents should bring their own cameras.

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DALTON EASTER EGG HUNT
Dalton, 11 a.m.
The Dalton CRA at 400 Main St. will hold an Easter egg hunt and visit with the Easter Bunny.


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GET UNPLUGGED
Great Barrington
Get Unplugged is a collaborative event created by Berkshire South Regional Community Center and the Berkshire Co-op Market offering a series of fun, educational and free programs to South County children in grades kindergarten through grade 8 during school vacation. Visit www.berkshiresouth.org/getunplugged for details.
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ANIMALS UP CLOSE
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
Richard Roth of Creature Teachers will visit the Berkshire Museum, bringing a variety of animals, including a green tree python, a kinkajou, a skunk, an American alligator, and more. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about these fascinating, exotic creatures and their habitats, preferred foods, and unique characteristics. Tickets for this special Animals Up Close event are $15 per adult and $8 per child; museum members are $5 per adult and $3 per child; children 3 and under free. Museum admission is included.

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EARTH DAY CRAFT
Great Barrington, 11 a.m.-noon

The Mason Library will celebrate Earth Day with a craft good for ages 6 and up. Pre-registration requested.


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'CAPS FOR SALE' PUPPET SHOW
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The PuppeTree, a Vermont theater workshop and puppet company, will present a production of "Caps For Sale" at the Milne Public Library at 1095 Main St. The free puppet show is appropriate for families of all ages, who can wear their favorite crazy hat to the performance. Call 413-458-5369 for more information.

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EARTH DAY CRAFT
Great Barrington, 3-4 p.m.

The Ramsdell Library will celebrate Earth Day with a craft good for ages 6 & up. Pre-registration requested.


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TOUCH A TRUCK
North Adams, 10 a.m.-Noon
This free community event for the entire family will be held in the parking lot behind the Haskins Building, 210 State Street. Come and explore and learn about fire trucks, ambulances, school buses, tractors, dump trucks and many more community vehicles. A bake sale also will be held to support the Family Resource Center.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SHAKESPEARE
Great Barrington, 3-4 p.m.

The Ramsdell Library will host a special presentation from Shakespeare & Company about the life and times of Shakespeare for school-aged children. There will be merriment, sword fighting and entertainment.


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BERKSHIRE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Berkshire Children's Theatre will present "Disney’s Aladdin Jr.," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book adapted and additional lyrics by Jim Luigs, music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle, based on the screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The show will be staged at the Berkshire Museum and features an ensemble of talented local performers ranging in age from 5 to 19 who perform under the direction of Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and include museum admission.

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'TOO MUCH GLUE' AUTHOR VISIT
Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The Adams Free Library will host a visit by Jason Lefebvre of Holyoke, author of "Too Much Glue." He will read the book and talk about what it’s like to write a picture book.  The book encourages artistic expression in all forms and shows that being unique is a wonderful thing.

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'WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE' STORYWALK
Great Barrington, 10-11:30 a.m.

Families begin reading page one of "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak at Subway Sandwich Shop. Whether walking, skipping or leaping to the next posted page, readers will follow the story accented by colorful pictures. The two-page spreads are posted over the course of the “walk” and end at Mason Library with a 10:30 a.m. live reading and craft.


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BERKSHIRE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Berkshire Children's Theatre will present "Disney’s Aladdin Jr.," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book adapted and additional lyrics by Jim Luigs, music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle, based on the screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The show will be staged at the Berkshire Museum and features an ensemble of talented local performers ranging in age from 5 to 19 who perform under the direction of Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and include museum admission.

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FAMILY MOVIE, MARY POPPINS
Great Barrington, 5:45-8:30 p.m.

The Mason Library will show "Mary Poppins," Rated G, at a special 5:45 p.m. start time. Parents need to know that though the pace is rollicking and sometimes chaotic, there are no dangerous or dark elements in this movie. Melodic music, fancy dancing, and cartoon segments will engage even the youngest viewers. Kids should eear jammies and bring pillows/blankets. Popcorn and drinks are provided.


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SPRING STAMPEDE SALAMANDER SEARCH
Lenox, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox will hold a "Spring Stampede Salamander Search" with Gayle Tardif-Raser, education coordinator with Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries.W oodland salamanders spend their days under logs, stones, and other objects, venturing out only in the cool of the evening. Visitors will search the woodlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. The program is suitable for children 3 and up; the cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children, with a $25 maximum. Registration is required online or call 413-637-0320.

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YOUTH FISHING DERBY
Pittsfield, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pittsfield Conservation Commission and Lyon Aviation will sponsor a free fishing derby for youth 14 and under at Wild Acres (rain or shine).  Volunteer support will be provided by the Onota Fishing Club to assist with dressing fish, providing fishing tips and techniques, baiting, etc. Trophies will be awarded to those who catch a tagged fish. Bait will be provided, and a limited amount of fishing poles will be available for use on a first come, first serve basis to those who do not own one. Anyone from the community who needs accommodations for handicapped vehicle access is asked to contact 413-281-0064. Wild Acres is located off of South Mountain Road in Pittsfield.

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HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Pittsfield, Noon-2 p.m.
The Pittsfield Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event for kids and families in the surrounding area. The event will feature activities such as gymnastics, open swim, a scavenger hunt, face painting and a handprint art project. For more information, contact the Y at 413-499-7650 or visit www.pittsfieldfamilyymca.org.

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CHILDREN'S ATTIC CONSIGNMENT SALE
W. Stockbridge, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Two-day maternity and children's consignment sale at the West Stockbridge Town Hall (aka the Old Village School) 21 Stateline Road, West Stockbridge. Sponsored by Community Health Programs. Call 413-528-0457 for more information.  
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CHILDREN'S ATTIC CONSIGNMENT SALE
W. Stockbridge, 9:00am - Noon
Two-day maternity and children's consignment sale at the West Stockbridge Town Hall (aka the Old Village School) 21 Stateline Road, West Stockbridge. Sponsored by Community Health Programs. Call 413-528-0457 for more information.  
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VICTORIAN PINK TEA AND BALLET
Lenox, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum is inviting mothers, grandmothers, children and grandchildren to a Victorian Pink Tea and Ballet celebration. The ballet will be performed by the American Dance Institute Ensemble of Pittsfield directed by Sharon MacDonald and the Albany Berkshire Junior Ballet Company and the Cantarella School of Dance directed by Deidre Duffin Swindlehurst.   The ensembles will perform excerpts from classical ballet. The highly popular Les Petites Dames de Mode (The Little Ladies of Fashion), 61 exquisite 29-inch mannequins dressed in period costume dating from 1855 to 1914, will be on view. The Victorian Pink Tea will be offered with colorful refreshments and decorations. Admission is $20 for advance reservations; $25 day of the event, $7 for children 5 to 17 and free for children 4 and younger. For reservations or further information call 413-637-3206 or log on to info@gildedage.org. Ventfort Hall is located at 104 Walker St.

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LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
“Lineman Appreciation Day will be held at Wahconah Park to recognize the men and women that work to keep the lights on and the phones ringing. The Fallen Lineman Organization will be presenting the mobile version of the Fallen Lineman Memorial that is being built at the Lineman Museum in North Carolina. Visit the Pittsfield Suns website for cost of tickets and to purchase your ticket.
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EAGLE STREET BEACH PARTY
North Adams, 3:30 p.m.
Join us as more than 250,000 pounds of sand, donated by Specialty Minerals and delivered by the City of North Adams, is spread curb to curb the length of Eagle Street. This family-friendly beach party runs from 3:30-6:30pm, and the adult-oriented fiesta, complete with margaritas served on the beach, takes place 7-10pm. Rain Date: July 18, 2014 http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/asdf.aspx
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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. FREE and OPEN to the public with refreshments being served. For more information see the website www.susanbanthonybirthplace.org of call Executive Director, Colleen Janz, at 743-7121.
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