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Williamstown, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
As part of the Words are Wonderful festival at Williamstown Elementary School, author Nancy Castaldo will be speaking at the Milne Public Library on sniffer dogs and her book "Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World." A Williamstown police officer will be in attendance with a real live sniffer dog.
TALK ON MAERTEN DE VOS
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
Stephanie Porras, the Mellon Decade Fellow at the Clark Art Institute, presents the free lecture "Maerten de Vos and the Renaissance in Between" in the Michael Conforti Pavilion at the Clark. de Vos (1532–1603) was a Flemish artist who worked in Italy. Twice a religious convert (from Catholicism to Lutheranism and back to Catholicism), de Vos was an export artist whose work could be found across Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Americas by the time of his death. As a figure “in between,” he is largely absent from Renaissance art history. Porras’s lecture questions this gap and de Vos’s place within the so-called global Renaissance.
Adams, 6 p.m.
The Adams Free Library hosts a therapeutic, creative, relaxing and stress-releasing hour of coloring for adults. The library has purchased a small supply of coloring pages and pencils for your use or you can bring your own favorites in. The event is free.
TOWN PLAYERS AUDITION
Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield is holding auditions for staged readings of both "Overtones" by Alice Gerstenberg and "Ezra's Noh for Willie" by Frances Benn Hall at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave. Sides from the play will be provided.
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Chris Tomlin presents "Worship Night in America," an evening of unity and prayer for our country, at the First Baptist Church at 131 Main St. Tickets need to be purchased online no later than Oct. 20.
PIANIST ANGELA HEWITT
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
One of the world’s leading pianists, Angela Hewitt appears in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia. Her interpretations of Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time. She presents an all-Bach program that includes the French Suites No. 1, 2, and 4, followed by an intermission. In the second part of the program she plays Bach’s French Suites No. 6, 3, and 5. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11415 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD REVIEW COURSE
Great Barrington, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
October 25 & 26. This course includes a two-year renewal certification in Lifeguard Training, Waterfront, CPR/AED and First Aid. Please provide a copy of your current lifeguard certification in order to be eligible to renew. Participants are expected to supply their own lifeguard training book, which is available as a free download, or available for purchase. Members $136 Guests $151 (price includes materials & certification fee) Berkshire South Regional Community Center
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.
PAINT & SIP FOR THE HUNT LIBRARY
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Join us Wed 10/26 at the DM Hunt Library, 63 Main St, Falls Village, CT for a paint & sip fundraiser to benefit the library. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Mt Greylock at Dusk" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, donation, snacks and drinks included for $35! Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
'FIVE WISHES' WORKSHOP
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation center invites the public to a workshop facilitated by HospiceCare in The Berkshires that will help participants understand the "Five Wishes" living will and guide them through the process. The "Five Wishes" is a document that can help individuals express their desires for end-of-life care. The discussion will also cover health care proxies, "do not resuscitate" orders and medical orders for life-sustaining treatment (MOLST). The event is free, but RSVP to 413-443-2994.
MORNINGSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The Morningside Initiative Neighborhood Watch invite residents and all community members to continue the discussion on making the Morningside neighborhood stronger at the Rice Silk Mill Apartments.
TOWN PLAYERS AUDITION
Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield announces an audition for the lead role in its Spring 2017 fully staged production of "The Whale" by Samuel D. Hunter directed by Jackie DeGiorgis with performances the weekends of March 17 and 24, 2017. Set in rural Idaho, surrounded by computer screens and food containers, "The Whale" is about Charlie, a 600-pound recluse who is determinedly eating himself to death. Auditions for the role of Charlie will be at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Men between the ages of 45-65 with a stocky build are encouraged to audition at that time or you may contact the director at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a private audition. No monologues are needed. Sides from the play will be provided. A fat suit will be built and used to supplement the weight of the actor. Auditions for the other four roles will be the last week in December and rehearsals will begin in January.
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
The Residence Area Advisory Boards and the Center for Service and Citizenship at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the 22nd annual “Boo Bash” for children 6 to 11, who are accompanied by a parent or guardian, at the Berkshire Towers dormitory on Church Street, across the street from Murdock Hall on the MCLA campus.
MUSIC FROM CHINA & TALUJON PERCUSSION
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The New York-based ensembles Music From China and Talujon Percussion partner in a rare concert of contemporary music for percussion quartet and Chinese instruments. The program features works by Zhou Long, Qu Xiao-Song, Xie Peng, Wang Guowei, and a new work by composer Harold Meltzer commissioned especially for the two ensembles. Master Classes take place at 4:15pm on Thursday Oct. 27. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11418 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
Adams, 10:45 a.m.
The Adams Free Library is hosting Jonathan Charow's "How to use your iPhone or iPad to its fullest potential," with a question and answer session to follow. Please bring your iPhone or iPad with you. Registration is required at 413-743-8345.
DINE FOR A CAUSE
Pittsfield, 5-10 p.m.
Ninety Nine Restaurant, 699 Merrill Road, hosts "Dine for a Cause" to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires. Present voucher to have 15 percent of check donated to the club.
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 will host a reception and artist talk featuring Shelley Chamberlin and Michelle Daly, held in conjunction with their collaborative exhibit "Everything I Never Told You: Secrets Too Beautiful to Keep." Chamberlin and Daly will discuss their individual creative processes, as well as their shared moments of artistic exploration and dialogue.
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., hosts Gabriel Squailia presenting his novel "Viscera," called "a work of gleeful weirdness, set in a world that calls to mind China Miéville's Bas-lag novels, and full of characters fighting to reshape themselves and their destinies, in search of deep and resonant truth."
BERKSHIRE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ANNUAL MEETING
Pittsfield, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Berkshire Children and Families will hold its annual meeting at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Anita Walker, executive director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will deliver the keynote address. Mass Cultural Council has been a long supporter of BCF’s Kids 4 Harmony, an El Sistema-inspired intensive, music program for social change. The cost to attend is $25. For more information or reservations, call 413-448-8281, ext. 237, or email email@example.com.
FAIRVIEW COMMONS NURSING HOME
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Join us Thu 10/27 at Fairview Commons, 151 Christian Hill Rd, Great Barrington for a paint & sip fundraiser to benefit Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehab Center. You'll learn to paint this fun holiday image of "Jack O Lantern Scarecrow" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, donation, food & drinks included for $40! Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
Adams, 6 p.m.
Ed Popielarczyk's Magical Halloween Program will be held at the Adams Free Library. Popielarczk is a professional entertainer who takes pride in bringing smiles to his friend's faces. An adult must accompany children under 8 years of age Library events are free.
IMPORTANT VISITORS TO THE NORTHERN BERKSHIRES
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Paul is well-known in the area for his guided, historic walks and for several presentations to local history associations. A self-described “walking encyclopedia,” Paul finds local history to be of special value to children, giving them a sense of pride and place. His 6:30 p.m. presentation in the main living room at North Adams Public Library promises to be an evening of fascinating glimpses into our past. For more information on this and other events, visit http://www.naplibrary .com or call the library at 413-662-3133. North Adams Public Library, 74 Church Street, North Adams
RESTAURANTS OF CHESHIRE TALK
Cheshire, 6:30 p.m.
Cheshire Library will be hosting Barry Emery's presentation "Nostalgic Review of Taverns, Restaurants, Snack Bars, etc. of Cheshire" at the Cheshire Community/Senior Center.
‘IMPORTANT VISITORS TO NORTH ADAMS’
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Local historian Paul Marino will give a presentation titled "Important Visitors to the Northern Berkshires," with a focus on North Adams, at the North Adams Public Library.
NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP / PUMPKIN
Windsor, 7 p.m.
Join us Thursday October 27th from 7-9 pm for a Pumpkin/Jack-o-Lantern needle felting workshop led by sisters Melissa & Jen Vansant of Going Gnome! $45 per person includes the 2 hour class, materials to make your pumpkin as well as Champagne and light refreshments. Take home your Pumpkin 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.
CLARK AFTER HOURS
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Meet up with friends and colleagues at Clark After Hours, a supernaturally fun evening filled with live music, local spirits, and ghost stories in the galleries. Relax by fire pits on our terrace (weather permitting) with artisanal cheese from Cricket Creek Farm and craft cider provided by Hilltop Orchards. Enjoy late night snacks with a gourmet popcorn bar and oatmeal raisin cookies. Gallery Talks (sign up during checkin): 7:30 pm - "The Phantom Image". Register early to save - $20 in advance; $25 week of event. Free drink with costume! http://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/814-26626
FILM SCREENING WITH ROBERT HITE
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Artist Robert Hite will lead a special Berkshire premier of two films about his work at the Berkshire Museum. "Little Corn" follows Hite during a trip to Central America in the winter of 2015 to photograph and film rural houses along the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua. "Living" on Earth is a documentary portraying Hite and his preparations for this summer’s dual exhibitions at Hancock Shaker Village and Berkshire Museum. Both films are directed by award-winning filmmaker Okin Khan. Admission is $7.50.
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
A supernaturally fun-filled evening at the Clark Art Institute—complete with live music, local spirits, and ghost stories in the galleries— designed for young professionals, Clark After Hours features artisanal cheese from Cricket Creek Farm, craft cider provided by Hilltop Orchards, and a gourmet popcorn bar. Tickets are $25; register at visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458- 0524.
SONIA SANCHEZ TALK
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Sonia Sanchez will present a talk titled “Push Ups for Peace” as the 2016 W. Allison Davis 1924 and John A. Davis 1933 Lecture at Williams College in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing. Sanchez is a scholar, poet, playwright and activist who has been an influential force in African American literary and political culture for over three decades. She addresses issues related to the African-American experience, women, literature and culture. Sanchez was also in the forefront of the Black studies movement and taught the first course in the country on Black women.
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