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Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, essentially unchanged since its construction, was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours will be offered by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission on Sundays from July 3 to Oct. 9. It is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.
AUTUMN CAR SHOW
Dalton, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Autumn Car Show On The Beautiful Grounds Of Sugar Hill Mansion (45 Main Street, Dalton, MA) FOOD! RAFFLES! LIVE MUSIC! Free Admission For Spectators! ***$15.00 entry fee for automobile owners (Includes, 2 Meal Passes) 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be presented for Best Show!
37TH LENOX APPLE SQUEEZE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 37th Lenox Apple Squeeze in downtown Lenox will feature handmade crafts, sculptures, and original art as well as foods, wines, craft beers, and delicacies from around the world and music including Felice Brothers, The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow and Jamie Kent. More information online.
35TH ANNUAL FALL RUN
Adams, 11 a.m.
Annual Fall Run motorcycle ride to raise money for Shriners Children's Hospital sets off Sunday morning at 11 from Bowe Field in Adams to Mohawk Park in Charlemont. Breakfast available at the field. Bike Night is the Saturday before from 5 to 8 at the Adams Visitors Center.
LEVITT AMP NORTH ADAMS MUSIC SERIES
North Adams, 2 p.m.
The Levitt AMP North Adams Music Series will host 10 free concerts Sundays at 2 p.m. at Colegrove Park through Oct. 16. The series kicks off with jam band The Adam Ezra Group and continues with Wild Adriatic, a rock band, on Aug. 21; artist TBA on Aug. 28; Bella’s Bartok on Sept. 4; Olive Tiger on Sept. 11; M Shanghai on Sept. 18; The DuPont Brothers on Sept. 25; Caitlin Canty on Oct. 2; singer-songwriter on Oct. 9; and the Seratones on Oct. 16. Details online.
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield continues its Sunday Reading Series at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. The afternoon will begin with a reading of "Phaedra" written and read by Richard Matturro. This is from his collection "Porch of the Maidens" and answers the question "What happens when a woman falls in love with her husband's grown son'" Following "Phaedra" will be a staged reading of "Flowers for Algernon," adapted by David Rogers from the book by Daniel Keyes and directed by Thomas Suski. In this one-act play, Charlie Gordon who has a low IQ of 68 has his life changed with an experimental surgery that makes him smarter than he could ever imagine. The cast includes Jerry Greene, Stephanie Disbrow, C.J. Morgan, Patricia Duckworth and Dana Grieb. Admission is $5.
Stockbridge, 2-4 p.m.
Chesterwood artist Sharon Bates will be in residence through Open Studio Days at Daniel Chester French's intimate second studio at Chesterwood. The program is free of charge and visitors are asked to register in advance at the admissions desk or by calling 413-298-2023.
SUNDAYS AT THREE CONCERT SERIES
Dalton, 3 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Dalton at 514 Main St. will host quality concerts to benefit local artists and prospective charities. A small meet and greet reception will follow the performances. The series kicks off Sept. 25 with Jordan Franklin, continues Oct. 30 with an artist to be announced, Nov. 20 with the Berkshire Highlanders and Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 19 and April 23. Tickets are $7, $5 for seniors, free for children under 12, with a max of $20 for a family of four to six people.
‘AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH DEATH, HERSELF’
Becket, 8 p.m.
Douglass Truth, a well-known painter, performer and former Berkshires resident who was the first artist to join Pittsfield’s Storefront Artist Project, returns to the Berkshires this month for an art show and series of performances at The Dreamaway Lodge. “An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself” is a 90-minute one-woman show about a middle-aged waitress who meets Death in a bar, and 49 days later, replaces him. Douglass Truth is Dorothy, a meatloaf-phobic waitress. She goes to a bar after a bad day on the cafeteria line and meets Tod, who turns out to be the Grim Reaper. In the course of an understated, unpretentious, poignant and tender, droll and massively ambitious performance, Dorothy helps her audience relate to death without flinching and with abundant amusement. There will be a tip jar available for donations to support Dorothy's work.
The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area (Housatonic Heritage) announces the 15th annual Heritage Walks on three autumn weekends. More than 60 free, guided interpretive tours are offered throughout Berkshire County (Massachusetts) and Litchfield County (Connecticut). The walk schedule is available online.
North Adams, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
The Magic of everyday moments. A New Series for Parents with Children Birth to 3 Years Old. Mondays, September 26, October 3, 17 and 24th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Family Center 210 State Street, North Adams. Understanding a young child’s development is the key to understanding the child. The series will feature videos, discussion and handouts that will give parents an understanding of the ages and stages of their unique child. Learn about how children ages birth-3 -Form a trusting bond and how to nurture learning. -Make positive connections to fuel learning -Develop through play, routines and relationships -School Readiness –Language, literacy, thinking and social and emotional skills. This is an opportunity for both moms and dads to meet, learn and talk with other parents in a friendly, nurturing environment. Free on-site child care available. Transportation if needed. Call 413-664-4821 to register.
LENOX HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING
Lenox, 6 p.m.
The Lenox Historical Society will host its annual meeting and pot luck supper at the Lenox Community Center. Dinner and elections start at 6 p.m., with guest speaker Robert Asplund presenting “Hail to the Chiefs: The Presidents Come to the Berkshires” at 7:15 p.m. The event is free; dinner attendees are asked to RSVP to 413-637-1818 or 413-441-7902.
Pittsfield, 6-7 p.m.
The Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts will host a meeting to discuss Pittsfield as a welcoming community for refugees at the Berkshire Athenaeum Auditorium.
Lenox, 3 p.m.
Kimball Farms Lifecare will host an interfaith forum with local clergy. The theme will be forgiveness and reconciliation. Those who wish to attend may RSVP by Friday, Sept. 23 to Kimball Farms at 413-637-7000. Participants will include Rich Hayes, a Hospice Chaplain and Interfaith Minister; Barbara Cohen, the spiritual leader of the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation Ahavat Shalom in Great Barrington; Monsignor John Bonzagni, Mosignor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield and Priest for St. Ann’s Church in Lenox; Reverend Cricket Cooper of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pittsfield; and Sharif Rosen, the Muslim Chaplain of Williams College.
'LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER'
Great Barrington, 4-6 p.m.
Fairview Hospital will host an American Cancer Society "Look Good, Feel Better" workshop with a trained cosmetologist for cancer patients to learn how to use costmetics, skin care and head coverings. Advance registration is required at 413-258-2891.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG IN CONTEXT–WHAT MADE HIM STAND OUT' WITH PROF. LEWIS PORTER
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Did Louis Armstrong “single-handledly” invented jazz or swing or improvised solos or “scat” singing' To whom did he turn for inspiration' How and what did he practice' Lewis Porter of Rutgers explores rare recordings, photos, and films to find the answers. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11782 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:15 p.m.
Lee, 9 a.m.-noon
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires is hosting a workshop for nonprofits at October Mountain Financial on 103 West Park St. “The Use of Surveys in Program Evaluation,” taught by Mary Nash, focuses on the use of surveys as a tool for nonprofits to measure the effectiveness of their organizations and programs. Participants will learn how to write good questions, analyze results, report findings and use the data to implement change. The cost is $50; register online.
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INTRO TO SCREEN PRINTING- ONE COLOR PRINT
Pittsfield, 6 - 9 p.m.
An introduction to silkscreen-printing workshop on the techniques of creating single colored prints. Skills taught in this class are the foundations to all silkscreen-printing processes. All inks and emulsions are water based and non-toxic. Our paper is 100% recycled. Join us in the print shop at Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville Street. The cost of the workshop is $35.00. (25% off to Shire City Members). All inks and paper are included in tuition fee. Bring a t-shirt and print your very own custom designed t shirt!! Please send high resolution images (300 dpi) to email@example.com. Subject: Intro to Screenprint. Remember: one-color bold designs will work best for this class.
COLLEGE PREP INFORMATION NIGHT
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Joshua Mendel, senior associate director of admissions at MCLA , will present an information session on the college search and application process at The Williams Inn. Guidance will be provided to students and parents regarding the college search and application process. Register with the number of attendees by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 25.
COLLEGE PREP INFORMATION NIGHT
Adams, 7:00 PM
Adams Community Bank Hosts College Prep Information Night Adams – 9/13/2016 - Joshua Mendel, Senior Associate Director of Admissions at MCLA , will present an information session on the college search and application process. The program will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:00 p.m. at The Williams Inn in Williamstown. This event is free and open to the public. Guidance will be provided to students and parents regarding the college search and application process. Mr. Mendel will share tips on choosing where to apply, important timelines, essay writing, interviewing, and the application process. The event is being sponsored by Adams Community Bank. Please register with the number of attendees by leaving a message for Kris Bona at 413-749-1165 or by emailing email@example.com by September 25th
Vermont, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
\Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is hosting an American Red Cross Blood drive in its employee cafeteria. This drive provides an opportunity to make a double donation of red blood cells. Red blood cells are the most frequently used blood component and are needed by almost every type of patient requiring transfusion. Double red cell donation is done with the help of a special machine which collects the red cells but returns most of the plasma and platelets to the donor. To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org, call 800-RED CROSS, or text bloodapp to 90999 to download the app to your smartphone.
CATA EXHIBIT RECEPTION
North Adams, 4-5 p.m.
Community Access to the Arts will exhibit at MountainOne Gallery from Sept. 29 to June 17, 2017, with artwork rotating every three months. The show includes framed paintings, drawings, and pastels created by artists with disabilities in CATA visual arts workshops throughout the year. All artwork is for sale, with CATA artists receiving a commission on all artworks sold. An opening reception will be held prior to the final DownStreet Art celebration of 2016 that evening from 5 to 8 p.m.
HOMEMADE PIE SALE
North Adams, 5 - 8 p.m.
Naomi Chapter No. 17 is sponsoring a Homemade Pie Sale, Thursday, September 29, 2016, at the DownStreet Art Night on Holden Street, North Adams, MA from 5:00-8:00 PM. Whole Pies $10.00 By The Slice - $3,00. This will be our last pie sale.
IRISH SISTER CITY PAINT & SIP
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on 9/29 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield for a paint & sip fundraiser to benefit the Irish City Sister Group. You'll learn to paint this iconic Ireland image of "The Cliffs of Moher" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP / MINI-GNOMES
Windsor, 7 p.m.
Mini-Gnome needle felting workshop led by sisters Melissa & Jen Vansant of Going Gnome! $45 per person includes the 2 hour class, materials to make your gnomes as well as Champagne and light refreshments. Take home your gnome creation and we will also have additional felting kits & supplies available in the shop for 15% off during the event for attendees. Great way to learn a new craft and make beautiful handmade gifts! This workshop is an adult beginner level workshop. Limited seats available! (Promo codes, coupons & discounts not applicable to cost of workshops) We are located at 8 Castle Street, Gt. Barrington MA, next to the Mahaiwe theater in the downtown shopping district. Purchase seats at www.onemercantile.com . All felting workshops are 7-9pm.
FREE DIAPER DISTRIBUTION
North Adams, Noon- 2 p.m.
The Family Center recognizes that diapers are expensive, so we have teamed up with Berkshire Community Diaper Project to help! Any families in need of diapers, please come to the Family Center at 210 State Street, North Adams, pick up a pack of 10 diapers on Monday, September 12th from 11:00 to 1:00 pm and Thursday, September 29th from 12:00- 2:00 pm. No need to register, just stop by. If these times don’t work, please call 413-664-4821 to arrange a diaper pick up.
North Adams, 10 - 11 a.m.
Friday, September 30, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Freedom Dance Studio, 40 Main Street, North Adams. Drop in with your children for a Friday morning creative movement and music playgroup! We will end with a circle time and story. A snack will be provided. This group is a collaboration of The Family Center and Freedom Dance Studio. Thank you to parent leader, Olivia Moran for sharing her time, talent and space! Call us at 413-664-4821 for more information.
PAINT & SIP FOR SHARON CENTER PTO
Connecticut, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on 9/30 at the Firehouse, 36 W. Main St, Sharon, CT for a paint & sip fundriaser to benefit the Sharon Center PTO. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Sheffield Covered Bridge" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, snacks, and donation included for $40. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
TENDAI MUPARUTSA AFRO-SOUNDSCAPE BAND
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Tendai Muparutsa leads a group that creates Afro-soundscapes infused with soulful imagination. With his unique finger-picking style, Tendai and his band explore popular music of Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa.. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11401 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
- ABC Clothing Sale
- St. Stan’s color run
- College Prep Information Night
- Author reading
- Chesterwood Artist-in-Residence
- Interfaith forum
- ‘An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself’
- Sep, 01 - Don Graves ?92, Head of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force
- Sep, 01 - The Mathematics of Coral Reef Health
- Aug, 31 - A School of Our Own
- Aug, 31 - Ghana ThinkTank
- Aug, 16 - The Significance of Place