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NBCC TO HOST FALL "NEIGHBORLIES"
North Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) will host the Fall Neighborlies celebration on Wednesday, at the Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, 53 Lois Street in North Adams. Due to limited parking at the Synagogue, overflow parking will be available at the Stop and Shop Supermarket on Route 2 (the side closest to Williamstown). Twice a year, nbCC's Northern Berkshire Neighbors welcomes residents to consider people of all ages who have performed acts of kindness or made a positive difference in their lives, in their neighborhoods or in their community. Nominations will be accepted through October 17th. Nominate someone online by visiting http://bit.ly/neighborlies or call Annie Rodgers at (413) 663-7588.

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MCBA BOOK CLUB
Great Barrington, 3:30-4:30pm

This after-school book club is for 4, 5 & 6 graders to explore the Massachusetts Children's Book Award nominees. We will discuss and do fun activities related to the books. Children participate in the state voting for their favorite!

We'll have a pizza party for the last book club.

Drop in program (no registration required)
Parent or school bus drop off (Check with Massini Bus company 229-7962)

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.


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SING-A-SONG PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Join Kim Waterman for a fun Sing-A-Song Playgroup. We're limiting each 4-week session to eight families. Please register! If filled, register for the next 4-week session. (Please register for only one session at a time.) Good for children ages 2 to 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.
*Sing-A-Song Playgroup is also at the Sheffield Library on Thursdays at 10-11:30, open for drop in every week.


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FUN WITH FINE ARTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Join us for an hour of arts and crafts fun at Ramsdell. We'll use a variety of materials to make different crafts each week. 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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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 Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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LIONS CLUB HALLOWEEN PARADE
Adams, 4 p.m.
The Adams Lions Club’s annual Halloween Parade for children will step off from a new location this year — the Adams Community Bank at Center and Myrtle Streets — and end in the spacious Depot Street parking lot. Children, in costume, are asked to gather at 4 p.m. at the Adams Community Bank Center Street parking lot. The parade will step off at 4:30 pm, with marchers heading from Center Street to the east side of Park Street, then turning right onto East Maple Street to the Depot Street lot. In the Depot Street lot, the Adams Lions Club trailer will serve hot dogs and refreshments and the club will award prizes for the best costumes.

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MCLA 'BOO BASH'
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host the 20th Annual “Boo Bash” for children and their parents at the Berkshire Towers on the MCLA campus. This event is free and open to area children between the ages of 6 and 11, when accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Berkshire Towers residence building will feature a decorated entrance, trick or treating and a costume party for the expected crowd. Berkshire Towers is on Church Street, across the street from Murdock Hall. For more information, please contact Devon O’Dowd at the Residential Programs and Services Office, 413-662-5249.


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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. This program is for children ages baby through 5 years and their caregivers. No registration required.  *No program on Veteran's Day Nov 11* Held 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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HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS
Lenox, 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Preschool children are invited at 11 a.m. to wear their costume to story hour and trick-or-treat around the library. Enjoy Halloween stories, crafts and snacks. Ages 6 and up are invited at 6:30 p.m. for a Family Fun Night with snacks and beverages provided by the library and a viewing of the movie “The BFG,” based on the book by Roald Dahl.

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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER "WATCH ME GROW"
Williamstown, 10 to 11 a.m.
“Watch Me Grow “ An Ages and Stages Event Thursday, at the Williamstown Youth Center As our children grow, we watch and see what new skills they learn and master. Join FRC staff for a morning of fun and learning. Children will play at activity stations with balls, blocks, beads, drawing and movement activities. Parents will have timeto fill out an “Ages and Stages Questionnaire “ which hasquestions specific to their child’s age. This event is for any families with children ages 3 months to 5 years old. It is a great way to find out where your child is developmentally. Each child will receive a FREE new book. Each parent will receive a packet of fun activities to do with their child at home! To register please call 664‐4821.
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HALLOWEEN PARADE
New York, 6 p.m.
HAYC3 invites the community to the annual Halloween parade at Wood Park. The parade is free and open to the public.  Each year this event brings out some great costumes and is a fun-filled family event. This event is tradition for many families, and is a great way for kids to show off their costumes ahead of the big trick-or-treating night. Prizes will be awarded to those with the cutest, funniest, most original, and scariest costumes. For more information, call HAYC3 at 518-686-9050.   

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SING-A-SONG PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Join Kim Waterman for a fun Sing-A-Song Playgroup. We're limiting each 4-week session to eight families. Please register! If filled, register for the next 4-week session. (Please register for only one session at a time.) Good for children ages 2 to 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.
*Sing-A-Song Playgroup is also at the Sheffield Library on Thursdays at 10-11:30, open for drop in every week.


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SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY TRICK-OR-TREATING
Sheffield, 5-7 p.m.
Trick-or-Treaters can go door-to-door at the historic buildings on the society's grounds to fill their bags with candy. Enjoy fun, spooky activities and a classic Halloween movie. For more information, visit sheffieldhistory.org or call 413-229-2694.

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LENOX DALE HALLOWEEN PARADE
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Lenox Dale Fire Company will host its annual Halloween Parade, which will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent dePaul Church on Crystal Street and proceed through the village, ending at the fire station on Elm Street. A party for the children will follow at the fire station; prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

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FREEDOM FAMILY DAY
Williamstown, 1-4:30 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute holds its first Family Day since its grand reopening in the summer. Freedom Family Day is held in conjunction with the final day of the Clark’s exhibition "Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution," which features six documents critical to the formation of American democrac.. Freedom Family Day features family-friendly gallery talks, David Grover and Friends leading sing-alongs featuring songs about peace, love and freedom; art-making projects and more. All activities and admission are free.

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WEEMUSE PAJAMA NIGHT
Pittsfield, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
As part of November’s Family Literacy Month, Berkshire Museum presents WeeMuse Pajama Night. The event, now in its third year, is free and open to the public. Each gallery will feature different stories and storytellers – for example, visit the Aquarium to hear a story about the ocean; explore Spark!Lab and hear about inventors and inventions; and in Berkshire Backyard, listen to stories about woodland creatures just like those who live right here in Western Massachusetts. Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series, and her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce, author of the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series, will be special guest readers. An array of local officials and personalities will also be guest readers, including Van Shields, the museum’s executive director.

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