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WITCHING HOUR GHOST TOUR
Lenox, 10:30 p.m.
The Mount presents a special midnight tour on the spookiest night of the year! Creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps are all part of The Mount’s guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate. This tour is not recommended for children under 12. Tickets are $30 for adults and $25 for youths ages 12 to 18 and are available online at EdithWharton.org.

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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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SENIOR CITIZEN FAIR
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Senior Citizen Fair will fearture healthcare providers, at-home providers, public safety, energy saving, community services and more, including refreshments, at the Boys and Girls Club on Melville Street. Parking will be available across the street from the Boys and Girls Club; no tickets will be issued for permit parking in that lot (lot 1) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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PRESCHOOL HALLOWEEN PARADE
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum will host its annual Preschool Halloween Parade. Come dressed in your best costumes and we will show them off to the whole library and each department will be giving out treats. Parade will begin in the Children’s Department at 11 a.m.

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DOLLAR "CENTS" LEARNING TO STRETCH YOUR DOLLAR
North Adams, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Dollar “Cents”: Learning to Stretch your Dollar, at Haskins Center in North Adams All of us could use some help with stretching our dollars these days! Join us to learn ways to save money swap coupons and share your own budget tips. Come to one or come to them all! Oct. 31st –Ways to make your budget go further Nov. 14th ‐Using coupons and sales flyers to save Dec. 5th –Learn about credit and eliminate debt January 23rd ‐Reflect on your budget and make new goals for the new year. In October, each parent will receive a FREE calculator and notebook Call 664‐4821 to register if you need transportation or child care. For child care please reply by Oct. 24th. Presented as a collaboration with The Family Resource Center, Berkshire Community Action Council
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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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TRICK-OR-TREAT AT LEE OUTLETS
Lee, 5-7 p.m.
Stop by the Lee outlets for its annual trick or treat event. Participating stores will distribute tricks and treats to costumed children and will be identified with a Halloween sign on their window. Stop by the Information Center located in the food court for a trick or treat bag, and a treat to get you started. premiumoutlets.com.

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ALL SOULS: A HALLOWEEN READING
Lenox, 7:30 p.m.
Listen to Wharton’s last ghost story as read by Ariel Bock in the Drawing Room of one of the most haunted homes in the Berkshires. Appropriate for children ages 10 and up. Seasonal refreshments will be available. Tickets are $10 and are available online at  EdithWharton.org.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on the following Friday evenings at 8 p.m.: Sept 12, 19, and 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24,  and 31; November 7, 14, 21, and 28; and December 5.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments. Shows will last about 50 minutes.

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BOARD GAME DAY
Pittsfield, 1-3 p.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum will celebrate Board Game Day at the library. Kids of all ages are welcome to come play and compete in a wide variety of games, all provided by the library. Remember the joys of Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble and Jenga while trying out dozens of exciting, new board games. This family event is free. No registration is required but children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult.

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CRAFT AND COUNTRY FAIR
Richmond, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Richmond School PTO will be hosting its annual Craft and Country Fair that will showcase the work of more than 45 area crafts people and artisans. There will be a book fair, silent auction, bake sale, chance auction and homemade lunches. Admission to the fair is $2 per person and kids under 12 are free.  For more information, contact the school at 413-698-2207 or email the PTO at richmondpto@gmail.com.

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NATURE ART TO MAKE YOUR HOME GORGEOUS & “GREEN”
New York, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
As technology becomes a larger part of all of our lives we must make a greater effort to get outside and enjoy nature. The best way to do this is by coming together to create beautiful nature crafts that can then be used to decorate your home and remind you to get back outside again. We will be decorating Mason jar with a fall leave decoupage and floating acorn candles. This will make for a festive Thanksgiving or Christmas meal centerpiece. Registration is limited. Please call (518)-658-2055 to reserve a space. The cost for the workshop will be $3 for materials.
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CENTRAL BERKSHIRE HABITAT BENEFIT CONCERT
Pittsfield, 4:30 p.m.
Local singer-songwriter Bobby Sweet will headline a "Giving Thanks Dinner and Concert" event to benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity programs and services at First United Methodist Church at 55 Fenn St. The event is a homemade turkey dinner followed by a benefit concert lineup that features Sweet and The BSweet Band along with Zink & Company. In addition to dinner there will be refreshments and a raffle. Doors open at 4 p.m. There are two dinner seatings, at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $15 and show tickets are $15. Combo tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at berkshirehabitat.org or at bobbysweet.com.

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HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE MASON
Great Barrington, 5-9 p.m.
The Trustees and Friends of the GB Libraries are throwing a free Community Halloween Party at Mason Library on Main Street in Gt. Barrington. The kids party starts at 5 p.m. with "spirited" storytelling by Tim Van Egmond, a folksinger and storyteller who performs throughout New England.  Devilish pizza and creepy cupcakes follow from 6-6:30. Children of all ages are welcome. At 6:30, the grown-up's party begins with performances by Berkshire Sings and Berkshire Ukelele Band. The free party includes a buffet with fiery grilled quesadillas, the devil's q-tips, warm cider, beer and wine. The lights will be off and projections, including the silent film Nosferetu, will play against the library walls while a dimly lit bat chandelier dangles from the center of the room. Costumes are encouraged. Please call Holly Hamer 413-528-3122 for further information or to volunteer.

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ARTIST TALK
Monterey, 6 p.m.
"Brece Honeycutt: underfoot" opens at the Knox Gallery, Monterey Library with an artist’s tal and a reception immediately following.  The exhibit/installation will be on view during library hours through Nov. 29.
 Honeycutt takes inspiration from the everyday plants right outside her Sheffield home and studio door, as both motif and material, to make images in her signature sculptural books, prints and installations.

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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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VICTORIAN BOUDOIR: A HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE
Lenox, 8 p.m.
Party like it’s 1899 at The Mount’s first ever masquerade ball for adults 21+. Berkshire Shenanigans presents an evening of sinister good fun featuring DJ BFG, Victorian costumes, and dancing ‘til dawn. Cash bar. Tickets are $25; advance ticket purchase strongly recommended and are available at EdithWharton.org.

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FALL FEST
Windsor, 9 a.m.
The Montessori School of the Berkshire's Fall Fest! Arts & Crafts, Guided Hikes, Corn Cob Quidditch, Scavenger Hunt, Hot Cider & Treats, and more. FREE and open to the public! www.BerkshireMontessori.org/FallFest
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MAP & COMPASS PROGRAM
New York, 1 - 4 p.m.
A GPS may be handy, but learn the basics of map and compass and increase your confidence and skills in the woods. Topographical maps and compass will be used to navigate a series of treks through the forest at Dyken Pond Center. Pre-registration is required and class is limited to 12 people. For adults and youth aged 12 and older. $5 per person; $3 members. 1 - 4pm.
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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 democracy. 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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THE CAGES AT THE MILL OPEN HOUSE
North Adams, 3-5 p.m.
The Cages at the Mill at 1470 Massachusetts Ave. is offering an open house. Come tour the facility, meet the coaches, learn more about our exciting programs and demo the latest bats on the market. The 4,200-square-foot space features two 58x20 foot, retractable batting cages and 3,000 square feet of padded Astroturf. The Cages offers baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse lessons as well as clinics and camps for all sports, along with speed and agility training from Livingstone Speed Academy.  In addition to lessons, full turf rental and team cages rentals are also available.  Baseball and softball open cages will also be held at The Cages at the Mill, which the Mill instructors throw live batting practice. Visit www.cagesatthemill.com to register or call 413-884-3656 for more information.





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IMMIGRATION WORKSHOP, CELEBRATION OF NEW U.S. CITIZENS
Williamstown, 3:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Immigrant Center and the First Congregational Church Williamstown will host a two-pronged event for immigrants and families at the First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., representatives from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Lawrence Field office will provide information and answer general questions about USCIS and USCIS programs. Topics to be covered include naturalization and citizenship, lawful permanent residency, and other immigration-related benefits.  At 5:30 p.m., Berkshire County’s newest United States citizens will be recognized and celebrated at a multicultural dinner. Anyone who has become a naturalized citizen during the past year is invited to attend along with their families. New citizens are asked to please confirm their attendance in advance by calling 413-445-4881 or emailing info@berkshireic.com.

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JOB CLUB - PITTSFIELD
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
BerkshireWorks, 160 North Street, 3rd floor, Pittsfield Job Club meets on Mondays, (except if Monday is a holiday) from 1 to 2 p.m. and will enable you to expand your network of contacts and serve as a support group throughout your job search process. Facilitated by Millie Calesky, a business and life coach. Today’s Topic: Success Stories for Interviews – What Sets You Apart?
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JOB CLUB IN NORTH ADAMS
North Adams, 10 a.m.
North Adams Public Library, 3rd Floor, North Adams, MA Job Club meets on Mondays, (except if Monday is a holiday)  from 10 to 11 a.m. and will enable you to expand your network of contacts and serve as a support group throughout your job search process. Facilitated by Millie Calesky, a business and life coach.
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VETERANS’ WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
160 North Street, 3rd floor, Pittsfield Veterans’  Workshops – every Monday, 10 a.m.—12 p.m. This workshop is designed for Veterans and their spouses. Topics include: Cover Letter and Resume Development Interviewing Skills Networking Labor Market Information. For more information, please call David Nash, Veterans Rep, at 413-499-2220 ext.211 or email dnash@detma.org  
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BEEKEEPING TALK
New York, 7:30 p.m.
"Bees and Beekeeping," an illustrated talk by Maggie Brown of Honey Pot Apiaries, will be held at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26),  Stephentown, N.Y.  Learn about bees, beekeeping and some history of the craft in this free talk. For directions, call 518-733-0010.



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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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ELECTION DAY LUNCHEON
New York, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stephentown Federated Church, 1513 Garfield Road, Stephentown, NY  12168 Lunch served from 11:00 - 2:00, Soup, Chili, Sandwiches, Pies. Eat in to take out. Handicap assessable. Come before or after you vote to join your neighbors for lunch.
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CAREER CENTER SEMINAR
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
BerkshireWorks, 160 North Street, 3rd floor, Pittsfield An overview of services, resources, and options available at BerkshireWorks. All attendees must pre-register by calling 413-499-2220, ext. 110 or with our online form.
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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
North Adams, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice is offering a series of support group sessions for Hospice families and others in the community grieving a recent death. The sessions will be held in North Berkshire on consecutive Tuesdays – October 14th, 21st and 28th, and November 4th, 11th and 18th – from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the meeting room of the First Congregational Church in North Adams. The meeting room is on the second floor of the church, located on Main Street. The First Congregational Church of North Adams and Reverend Ann Clark-Killam will host the support group, and Corinne Zinni Case, LMHC, Berkshire VNA & Hospice bereavement counselor, will facilitate the group. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Marie Coody at the Berkshire VNA and Hospice at 413-447-2862, ext. 5634. 

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