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PAINT & SIP TO DEFEAT ALS
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Join us Sunday 5/1 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield for a Paint & Sip Fundraiser to benefit Team Papa's Walk to Defeat ALS Team. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Butterfly Reflection" 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.
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WILLIAMS CHAMBER CHOIR: AMERICAN COMPOSERS, AMERICAN POETS
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Williams Chamber Choir performs American composers settings of American poets including choral music by William Schuman, Judd Greenstein ‘01, and Samuel Barber, on poetry of Walt Whitman, Gertrude Stein, Emily Dickinson (respectively), among others. Director Brad Wells and Daniel Potter ’16 conduct. The historic Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art hosts this free performance. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=9921
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EARTHQUAKE RELIEF BENEFIT DINNER
Williamstown, 4:30-9 p.m.
The owners of Coyote Flaco will be hosting a buffet dinner this to raise funds in support of relief efforts for those affected by the recent earthquake in Ecuador. The cost is a $30 per person cash donation. Proceeds will go to families and villages affected by the earthquake.

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YOGA INVERSIONS WORKSHOP
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Have you been curious about being upside down' Do you have specific questions about an inversion you would like to ask an instructor and other practicing yogis' Join Devin on Sunday, May 1st to explore common inversions including shoulder-stand (sarvangasana), handstand (adho mukha vrksasana), and others! Learn what props help, and what props may not, how to practice on your own and when to practice with a teacher. Time is given to not just learn, but play upside down! It is suggested to attend the Community Yoga class at 4:30pm (suggested $5+ donation) to warm-up before this workshop. Held at Frog Lotus Yoga in North Adams. $15 www.devinkibbeyoga.com  Inversions do have contraindications, please email devin.kibbe@gmail.com if you have concerns, and/or consult your doctor to understand if being upside down is okay for you.
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SPRING 2016 CHILDRENS' ATTIC
, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
(4/30, 5/1)  Come shop at this annual maternity and children's consignment sale at the Community Health Programs Route 7 campus, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, on Sunday May 1st 9:am  - noon. Local families will be selling quality maternity and children's items including Spring and Summer clothing, toys, videos, books, baby equipment and lots, lots more! Many items 1/2 price on Sunday.  The Children's Attic is sponsored by CHP Family Services. Call 413.528.0457 for more information.
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LADIES NIGHT OUT FOR MOTHER'S DAY
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
Join us for an evening just for the ladies! Come and shop with over 15 vendors who want to make you feel great, look your best, and be your healthiest! Free food and music while you mingle with your friends and co-workers. Complimentary spa services will be provided, as well as, door prizes and giveaways. 5:30pm-8pm, Indulgence Salon, 75 North St. Pittsfield Ma 01201 Parking available on McKay St. or North St. 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction to benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity.  
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'MAP THIEF' AUTHOR TALK
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Michael Blanding ’95, author of "The Map Thief," the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps, will discuss his book as part of the Williams College “Tuesday Teas” series in the Sawyer Library Archives/Chapin instruction room 452.

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TEEN VOICES
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Teen Voices presents final performance of its spring session at Berkshire Music School Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave. The cost is $10 and includes coffee and desserts. Reservations required at 413-442-1411.

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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly Gentle Yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams in 2016. 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 for participants. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. The class is presented by Ali Wassick and Jane Schaeffer of the Yoga Place in Bennington and is supported by the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund. For more information and to attend, contact Rebecca Hewson-Steller, RN, patient navigator, at 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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BEACH FLIP FLOP PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 5/4 at Berkshire Paint and Sip for a fundraiser to benefit Scouting for a Cure Relay for Life Team. You'll learn to paint these colorful summer :Hanging Flip Flops" on a large 16x20 canvas while you sip and support. All materials, light snack, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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PASTEL WORKSHOP
Williamstown, 6-8 p.m.
The Milne Library on 1095 Main St. will host award-winning pastel artist Gregory John Maichack to present an adult hands-on workshop, “Pastel Paint Stunning Still Lifes Like the Masters. This pastel painting workshop is designed for sheer beginners to experienced artists. Call 413- 458-5369 to pre-register. Participants will freely experiment with hundreds of the artist’s professional grade pastels, pastel pencils, and pastel paper, in this fun pastel painting workshop.

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TRANSITION TO COLLEGE SEMINAR
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
A panel of experts from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present a seminar on how to handle the transition to college life at The Orchards Hotel. The panel will include Joshua Mendel, senior associate director of Admission, Kate Heekin, assistant director of the Center for Student Success and Engagement, Celia Norcross, director of Student Development and Activities, and Nate Gutmann, current MCLA senior. This event is free and open to the public. Please register with the number of attendees by leaving a message for Kris Bona at 413-749-1165 or by emailing kbona@adamscommunity.com by May 1.

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CLARK AFTER HOURS
Williamstown, 7 - 9 p.m.
Silk screening tote bags with local artist Kate Barber from Makers’ Mill in North Adams, music, conversation, and craft beers are on tap at the Clark’s first Clark after Hours event designed for young professionals. Cash bar. More info -> http://www.clarkart.edu/ImportedEvents/696-26304
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WAXWORKS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
May 5-7, 7:30 PM Adams Memorial Theatre, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3 Written by Trina Davies and Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven 1789. With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud, Marie Grosholz, is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius’ Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris, including Maximilien Robespierre, who takes a particular interest in her art. As the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended—whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as ‘patriots’ or ‘enemies’. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Trina Davies, Waxworks is an exploration of the tales we’re told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand.
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FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy over a dozen different art shows featuring work by over 20 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, May 6th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on May 6th at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave! The fun doesn’t stop at 8! Join us for the Afterwalk Party from 8-10 pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue, featuring live music. Free and open to the public! For more info, visit http://www.firstfridaysartswalk.com/
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BERKSHIRE ANIMAL DREAMS PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Join us on 5/6 at VFW, 800 Main St, Great Barrington for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit Berkshire Animal Dreams.  You'll learn how to paint this bright image of "Summer Lavenders" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35 + 1 can of Cat Food.  CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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WAXWORKS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
May 5-7, 7:30 PM Adams Memorial Theatre, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3  Written by Trina Davies and Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven  1789. With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud, Marie Grosholz, is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius’ Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris, including Maximilien Robespierre, who takes a particular interest in her art. As the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended—whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as ‘patriots’ or ‘enemies’. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Trina Davies, Waxworks is an exploration of the tales we’re told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites the public to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at the college. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public throughout the spring at 8 p.m. Fridays. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) 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.

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CODA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
May 6-7, 8 :00 PM CenterStage, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3  (Contemporary Dance Ensemble) is dedicated to the continued development of dance on the campus and in the community by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. By integrating the foundational techniques of modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia, we create an environment for the creation and performance of original work by two faculty artistic directors, visiting artists, and students. This fall, CoDa collaborates with the Departments of Theatre and Music in a newly conceived production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, directed by Jean-Bernard Bucky. Titled The Tempest: A Gyre, this dance theatre production will include live performance by WiPE (the Williams Percussion Ensemble). Recent projects include a restaging of co-director Erica Dankmeyer’s Treeline; the premiere of Vanish, a new piece by co-director Janine Parker, and an original Rite of Spring with live piano accompaniment of Stravinsky’s iconic score. Last year, CoDa enjoyed an exciting collaboration with Wendy Rein and Ryan T. Smith, Artistic Directors of San Francisco’s RAWdance, who created an original work, In Pursuit Of, for our spring season, and returned as guest artists to perform their searing duet After 5:00. Join us on the journey!  
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MUSIC FOR VOICES AND PERCUSSION
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The performance by the combined Williams Concert Choir and Percussion Ensemble is titled, “(ASK) - Music for Voices and Percussion.”One major work is, “a Sound uttered, a Silence crossed” by Nathan Davis, with libretto by Laura Mullen, a co-commissioned piece which also features electronics, hydrophones (amplified water tubs), and audience participation via smart phone. There are also works by William Duckworth, Thomas A Dorsey, Kate Moore, and Daniel Wohl. Chapin Hall - Williams College Campus http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=9926
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ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Pittsfield, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Springside Greenhouse Group  Plant Sale at Springside Park, 874 North Street, Pittsfield. Annuals, hanging baskets, container gardens, birdhouses, herbs, vegetable plants, succulents.  Rain or Shine.

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IRON HORSE 5K RACE
Vermont, 10 a.m.
This event will be held at Kimberly Farms Stables at 1214 Cross Hill Rd, North Bennington VT, phone: 802-442-5454, email: Kimber@sover.net. The race will take place on Saturday, Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. In addition, we are working with the Bennington Road Race this year, and if you register for both our race AND the Bennington Road Race on May 8, you will receive a discounted rate of $10, and there will be special prizes for those who run in both. 100% of the proceeds will be used for horse camp scholarships. You can register by phone or at www.GallopToSuccess.org/events/5k (Check out the Bennington Road Race at www.bkvr.net). It is a family event, so all are welcome, including spectators.

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NUTSHELL PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS "PIRATES!"
Lee, 11 a.m. - Noon
Families First series: Nutshell Playhouse presents "Pirates!" Written and Directed by Don Jordan, Pirates! is a swashbuckling adventure featuring bold buccaneers, a mysterious map with a riddle, cursed treasure, a visit to an island that you can’t see, a pirate ghost, and a magical journey to the bottom of the sea. This sea-faring tale features puppets, music, masks, mimes and more. Together they bring you a family performance brimming with excitement and theatrical innovation. Appropriate for all ages. Admission: FREE/$5 suggested donation Location: The Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin Stree, Lee MA
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EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-noon
An Eating Disorders Anonymous support group meets in the community room of Berkshire Bank at 99 North St. on Saturdays.

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LIVING THE CHANGE: CELEBRATORY FAIR
Pittsfield, 11 am - 11 pm

Living the Change is a Fair celebrating the growing community and positive momentum of Berkshire County’s climate action network, 350Mass Berkshires, the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) and all the environmental organizations, activists, sustainable businesses, individuals, and volunteers who give their time and energy to address the planetary challenge of climate change and make the Berkshires a healthier, more and sustainable community. JOIN US for this joyous day of celebration, networking, informative booths, dialogue and brainstorming, art making, education, music, film, food, and fun! Location: Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St. Pittsfield, food available outside from Food Van Rodeo. Admission is free. Film: 5:30pm. Party: 8:00pm.


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KIWANIS PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
Join us on 5/7 at the Stockbridge Golf Club, 6A Main St, Stockbridge, MA for a fun night of painting, sipping, and socializing! This fundraiser is hosted by the Sheffield, Lee, and Pittsfield Kiwanis clubs to benefit the Foster Family Appriciation Day. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Blue Birds" on a large 16x20 canvas. No experienc required. All materials, instruction, and donation included for $35.  CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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SPRING DANCE PARTY WITH BERKSHIRE BATERIA
Lee, 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Join us for a festive evening of music, dance, food and drink at the Spring Dance Party with the Berkshire Bateria! Beer, wine and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets on sale at the Good Purpose Gallery in Lee or by calling the Spectrum Box Office at 413-394-5023 Admission: $10 in advance / $12 at the door. Location: The Spectrum Playhouse 20 Franklin Street, Lee MA  
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BIRD WALK
New York, 7:30 - 9:30 am
Location:  the grounds at Steepletop, Edna St. Vincent Millay's historic home in Austerlitz, NY Edna St. Vincent Millay inspired many people with her poetry. She especially loved birds and kept a detailed account of their comings and goings at Steepletoop. To honor Millay's legacy, we have asked Larry Federman, of the Audubon Society, to conduct a  bird walk at Steepletop. We hope to inspire our visitors to learn more about birds and help to protect the wildlife and the magnificent habitat that surrounds us. Please join us. Bring your binoculars and hiking attire. We gather at the Visitors Center at Tamarac Cottage at 7:15 am.  In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled. Fee:  $10 For those who wish to take a tour of Millay's home afterwards, a 10:00 am tour will be offered at a special price of $12.
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WAXWORKS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
May 5-7, 7:30 PM Adams Memorial Theatre, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3  Written by Trina Davies and Directed by Kristen Van Ginhoven  1789. With France on the verge of revolution, a young Madame Tussaud, Marie Grosholz, is called from her post at Versailles back to Dr. Curtius’ Wax Salon in the heart of Paris. There she is introduced to the most influential people in Paris, including Maximilien Robespierre, who takes a particular interest in her art. As the revolution descends, Marie is forced to confront the remains of those she has befriended—whose waxen images must be set with signs that identify them as ‘patriots’ or ‘enemies’. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Trina Davies, Waxworks is an exploration of the tales we’re told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand.
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BOOM TIC BOOM
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Allison Miller, “a drummer of fierce clarity and bold imagination” (London Guardian) who was here last summer with Toshi Reagon, returns with her smoking hot band — which includes Jenny Scheinman, Myra Melford, Todd Sickafoose, Ben Goldberg, and Kirk Knuffke — for a night of propulsive rhythm and melody. MASS MoCA    
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