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BUG AND BUTTERFLY SAFARI
Great Barrington, 1-2:30 p.m.
Participants will gather at Project Native (weather permitting – must not be raining, preferably sunny).  The group will get a brief overview of Project Native. With nets, bug boxes, magnifying glasses and field guides at the ready, we will leave on safari to find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to relocate into the Butterfly House. Participants will learn to identify host plants, tricks for finding eggs/caterpillars and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars in the Butterfly House.  All ages are welcome to participate and it is free. Please note, safaris do require walking on uneven ground, and children should be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY: PRE-SCHOOL STORY TIME (AGES 3-6)
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Wednesdays at 10:30 A.M. in the NAPL Youth Services Department, 2nd floor, North Adams Public Library, Youth Services Department, 74 Church Street, North Adams, 413-662-3133 ext. 14

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BANG ON A CAN GALLERY RECITAL
North Adams, 1:30 p.m.
Set in MASS MoCA's museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows, and special guests happen almost every day at 1:30pm and 4:30pm from July 16-August 2. Gallery recitals are free with museum admission.
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MAKING OOBLECK
Great Barrington, 3:00-4:00pm

What is oobleck' Well, we may never know what the oobleck in Doctor Seuss' classic book was made from, but we've found a special recipe so you can make your own here with us at Ramsdell! 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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HOOSICK FALLS ARTISAN EXCHANGE AND FARMERS MARKET
New York, 4-6:30 p.m.
The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Farmers Market features farmers who produce fibers, flowers, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and other food products, picklers and canners, syrup makers, bakers, artisans, artists, jewelry makers, knitters and crocheters, quilters and other people who sew, wood workers, metal workers and more. More information and forms can be found at www.hayc3.org or at 518-686-9050.

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BANG ON A CAN GALLERY RECITAL
North Adams, 4:30 p.m.
Set in MASS MoCA's museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows, and special guests happen almost every day at 1:30pm and 4:30pm from July 16-August 2. Gallery recitals are free with museum admission.
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4-H CLUB: FIZZ POP BOOM
Great Barrington, 4:30-5:30pm

Wednesday 4-H Club is for curious kids. This is a drop-off program for ages 8 & up. For this club, we'll watch reactions when we mix ingredients together! We'll have a yeast balloon experiment. do some bread making, and experiment with Alka-seltzer. 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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WHARTON ON WEDNESDAYS
Lenox, 5 p.m.
Enjoy summer afternoons on the Terrace of The Mount while listening to Wharton’s short stories read by professional actors. The cost is $5.

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BERKSHIRE VNA & HOSPICE OFFERS BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
North Adams, 6 - 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 Wednesdays – June 25th, July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th – from 6:00 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 Bereavement Support Group facilitators are Corinne Zinni Case, LMHC, the Berkshire VNA and Hospice Spiritual Counselor and the Reverend Ann Clark-Killam. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Marie Coody at the Berkshire VNA and Hospice at 800-788-2862, extension 5634.

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LIVE ON THE LAKE 2014
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Whiskey City: Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. “These concerts are extremely popular and we want to accommodate people with extra parking at Taconic High School.” In addition to the shuttle, parking will be available on Vin Hebert Boulevard.

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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Phil N’ The Void: These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK 2014
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.
Boston University Tanglewood Institute Students: Lilac Park on Main Street in Lenox. In the event of rain, the concerts are moved to the Town Hall auditorium. Picnics during the concerts are encouraged.

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MORNINGSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEEETING
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
The Morningside Neighborhood Watch invites residents and community members to continue the discussion on making our Morningside neighborhood stronger. Starting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, at the Rice Silk Mill Apartments, 55 Spring Street, Pittsfield, join Morningside community members to discuss steps we can take as a community to build a safer neighborhood including strengthening the Neighborhood Watch efforts in the Morningside Neighborhood. We hope to see you there. Come with your questions and learn how to get involved.

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BOOK PARTY
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Jean Moore reads from a spell-binding and most intriguing novel of fortune and misfortune that in its plot of mystery and travails also reveals the core wisdom of human experience. Water on the Moon is about Lidia Raven, mother of teenage twins, who awakens one morning to the sound of a sputtering airplane engine in the distance. After she and her girls miraculously survive the crash that destroys their home, they’re taken in by Lidia’s friend, Polly, a neighbor who lives alone on a sprawling estate. Bookstore Lenox.

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GREAT BARRINGTON: BEST SMALL TOWN VILLAGE CENTERS
Great Barrington, 7:00-8:00pm

Join us for a slideshow presentation led by local historian Gary Leveille, featuring images from Great Barrington and Housatonic. 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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VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASS
Great Barrington, 7:00-8:00pm

Looking to learn how to cook as a vegetarian or simply get new ideas'  Come along to our four week Vegetarian Cooking Series! Local amateur cook, Lia Douillet, will be leading the classes.  Come to one or come to all - bring a knife and a chopping board and we will supply the rest. For the third session Lia will be focusing on preparing plant-based proteins like beans, nuts and tofu. Please register beforehand - enrollment is limited to 10 people. 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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PROGRESSIVE PALETTE PAINTING PARTY
Williamstown, 1 - 3 p.m.
Spaces are still available for teens to sign up for a painting party, facilitated by the Progressive Palette. Teens will have the chance to create their own masterpiece with acrylics on canvas, using a sample painting as their inspiration. With help from two experienced artists, even those who haven’t painted before will experience re-creating the sample painting in their own individual way. This workshop will take place on Thursday, at the Milne Public Library in Williamstown, and 7th – 12th graders are eligible. No previous painting experience is necessary. This event is completely free of charge, and all materials are provided for students. Refreshments will be available. Teens will go home with a finished painting that will amaze themselves and others! Sign up in advance is required, either by calling 458-5369, or by stopping by the children’s room at the library. This program was made possible by the Friends of the Milne Public Library.

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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SUMMER BOOK MOBILE
Cheshire, 10 to 10:30 a.m.
Family Resource Center Summer Book Mobile The Book Mobile will give each child a new or “lightly used” book.   Cheshire Elementary School - July 24th at 10:00 CT Plunkett Elementary School in Adams - July 24th at 11:00 Emma L. Miller School in Savoy - July 24th at 12:00 We will be at each location for approximately a half hour. For more information call us at 664-4821
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GREG AND AXEL MAGIC SHOW
Lenox, 11 a.m.
As part of the Lenox Library’s ongoing Summer Reading Program, there will be a performance of The Greg and Axel Magic show in the park next to the library. The show features Greg McAdams and his dog Axel in a unique blend of magic, humor and audience participation. In case of rain, the performance will be held in the reading room of The Lenox Library.

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SUMMER FUN & FIT WITH YOUTH MENTORING
Adams, 11 to 11:30 a.m.
Family Resource Center Summer Book Mobile The Book Mobile will give each child a new or “lightly used” book.   Cheshire Elementary School - July 24th at 10:00 CT Plunkett Elementary School in Adams - July 24th at 11:00 Emma L. Miller School in Savoy - July 24th at 12:00 We will be at each location for approximately a half hour. For more information call us at 664-4821
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BANG ON A CAN GALLERY RECITAL
North Adams, 1:30 p.m.
Set in MASS MoCA's museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows, and special guests happen almost every day at 1:30pm and 4:30pm from July 16-August 2. Gallery recitals are free with museum admission.
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CHP FARMER'S MARKET
Great Barrington, 3-6 p.m.
The fourth annual CHP Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from June through Sept. 25 and will feature fresh produce, flowers, fun activities, cooking demonstrations and more. WIC & Senior Farmer's Checks, SNAP, EBT and credit cards accepted.  Sponsored by Community Health Programs at 444 Stockbridge Road (Route 7) Great Barrington.  Call 413-528-0457 for more information.
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BACKSTAIRS TOUR AT THE MOUNT
Lenox, 4 p.m.
Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount. Ticket includes admission, tour and glass of champagne. The cost is $28. The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home, is located at 2 Plunkett St. Call 413-551-5111 or visit EdithWharton.org.

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BANG ON A CAN GALLERY RECITAL
North Adams, 4:30 p.m.
Set in MASS MoCA's museum galleries, recitals featuring Bang on a Can faculty, fellows, and special guests happen almost every day at 1:30pm and 4:30pm from July 16-August 2. Gallery recitals are free with museum admission.
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PARTY IN THE PARK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
This annual summer concert series is free and open to the public. Located at Noel Field behind the Steeple Cats baseball diamond, shows begin at 6 and ends at 8 p.m. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Party-in-the-Park.aspx  Arthur Holmes Blues Band
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BEER & HYMNS & SUMMER JAMS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield hosts “BEER & HYMNS & SUMMER JAMS” on Thursday, in the air-conditioned back room of Baba Louie’s Pizza, 34 Depot Street in Pittsfield. This marks the fifth installment of Zion Lutheran’s increasingly-popular series of community “Beer & Hymns” sing-alongs, with the goal of gathering lots of people together in a non-church space for a lively night of popular hymns and songs. FREE, no admission fee, no cover charge. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and menu items available for purchase. Free-will offering to support the PACC Emergency Fuel Fund http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org

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WANDA HOUSTON LIVE ON THE PATIO
Pittsfield, 7:00 - 10:00 pm
 Jazz~Folk~Soul
Please join us for Wanda Houston ~
A 4 piece quarted of sounds of the 
30's - 70's infused with new life!
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CELEBRATING LANESBOROUGH’S 250TH ANNIVERSARY
Lanesborough, 7:30 p.m.
To plan the 2015 celebration of Lanesborough’s 250th anniversary, an open meeting will be held in the Community Room of Town Hall. Anyone with ideas or interest in helping is invited.  The first orders of business will be a review of the town’s 200th celebration and the plan to publish a book of the town’s history.  For further information, contact Bob Barton (skydancebob@gmail.com), Mary Reilly (kindergarten@verizon.net) or Town Clerk Ruth Knysh (413-442-1167).



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'MARY POPPINS'
New York, 8:30 p.m.
Join HAYC3 for a free showing of the original version of “Mary Poppins” at Wood Park in Hoosick Falls. Grab a blanket or some chairs to sit on, some popcorn, an umbrella if you want to fly like Mary Poppins, and as many of your friends and family members as you can find, and come on out for the first flick in our “Under the Stars” movie series. For more information, visit  http://hayc3.org. If it rains, the movie will be at the HAYC3 Armory."

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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER SUMMER BOOK MOBILE
Savoy, Noon to 12:30 p,m,
Family Resource Center Summer Book Mobile The Book Mobile will give each child a new or “lightly used” book.   Cheshire Elementary School - July 24th at 10:00 CT Plunkett Elementary School in Adams - July 24th at 11:00 Emma L. Miller School in Savoy - July 24th at 12:00 We will be at each location for approximately a half hour. For more information call us at 664-4821
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