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SPRING STAMPEDE SALAMANDER SEARCH
Lenox, 6-7:30 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox will hold a "Spring Stampede Salamander Search" with Gayle Tardif-Raser, education coordinator with Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries.W oodland salamanders spend their days under logs, stones, and other objects, venturing out only in the cool of the evening. Visitors will search the woodlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. The program is suitable for children 3 and up; the cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children, with a $25 maximum. Registration is required online or call 413-637-0320.

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WINE TASTING AND SILENT AUCTION
Williamstown, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Northern Berkshire Business & Professional Women will hold a Wine Tasting & Silent Auction at the Williams Inn. The event will include a silent auction in addition to the wine tasting and complimentary fare. Tickets are $35 in Advance and $40 at the door. For tickets call Nancy Lescarbeau owner of Experienced Attire, 79 Park St, Adams, 413-743-7875; stop by the Williams Inn front desk; or send a Facebook message.

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DAVID GROVER AND LINDA WORSTER CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The South Church Mission Board will host a free Coffee House Concert in the church's Barrett Hall at 110 South St.. David Grover and Linda Worster will be performing originals plus a mix of folk and rock from the '50s, '60s and '70s.

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BFAIR ANNUAL MEETING
Williamstown, 7:30 a.m.
Berkshire Family And Individual Resources will hold its annual meeting at the Williams Inn. Daniel Tomasulo, Ph.D., MFA, MAPP, of the University of Pennsylvania is the keynote speaker. Dr. Tomasulo will discuss Positive Psychology: Consulting and clinical work with individuals with developmental disabilities and psychiatric involvement: Dual Diagnosis. Those interested in attending should contact Carol Fox at BFAIR by April 15 via phone 413-664-9382413-664-9382 ext. 40, via email cfox@bfair.org or online at www.bfair.org. Breakfast will be served; the suggested donation is $10.
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ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND WITH KUSIKA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Zambezi Marimba Band, directed by Tendai Muparutsa, thrives to break barriers and attempts to innovate by interfacing instruments from different traditions. This year's performances will feature new materials picked from the traditional roots of Zimbabwean music and African influenced styles but rearranged to accommodate and exploit the musical talent within the group. The performance will be on the MainStage of the '62 Center at Williams College. Tickets are $3.

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TOWN PLAYERS PRESENT 'MONTHS ON END'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents the fully staged comedy "Months on End," written by Craig Pospisil and directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom, at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave. In a series of comic scenes, the play follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. Tickets are $15 with discounts for seniors, students and Town Players of Pittsfield members. To reserve tickets, call 413-443-9279.

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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY PRESENTS SOLOIST GALA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert in Chapin Hall. There is a pre-concert talk with guest conductor Andrew Massey and student soloists at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. Both of these events are free and open to the public. This gala concert in Chapin Hall is the final performance of the season for the Berkshire Symphony and features some of Williams’ finest music students. The Berkshire Symphony will also present the world premiere of a work by Sato Matsui '14, titled “Memorabilia.” The orchestra tops off this celebration of music and musicianship with a performance of Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70, B. 141, by Antonín Dvorák.

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BIRD WALK
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Berkshire Sanctuaries will host a bird walk at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary on Holmes Road led by Noreen Mole, a volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club past president. The cost is $3; registration not required and beginners are welcome.

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BOOK SALE
Williamstown, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Friends of Milne Public Library will hold its annual book sale in the Williamstown Elementary School gymnasium. In addition to more than 25,000 used book, there also will be a silent auction, cafe, bake sale and raffle of an iPad Mini.

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, Noon
The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Parks and Recreation Program will host an Arbor Day and Ribbon Cutting celebration at Wild Acres on South Mountain Road.  Bill Lattrell, a professional wetland scientist and restoration ecologist who has dedicated his professional career and private life to the understanding of natural history and the ecological community, will serve as the keynote speaker.  Following the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to take a guided hike through the park. This free event is being sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Program and RSVP.  The celebration will take place rain or shine. For more information, call  Rebecca Tefft,  the recreation activities coordinator for the city of Pittsfield, at 413-499-9370.

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BINGO PALOOZA
Adams, 1 - 4 p.m.
Come join the fun at Adams Ale House for a bingo fundraiser for Jill Greene. Jill is a local Team Manager for Tastefully Simple who was in a bad car accident December 26th, 2013 and recently came home from the hospital! All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to Jill to help with expenses. FREE and paid games with GREAT PRIZES from Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Lilla Rose, Longaberger, Scentsy, Shush Shoes, Tastefully Simple, Celebrating Home, Lia Sophia, Initials, Pure Romance & More! 50/50 raffle and a Tastefully Simple gift basket donated by Jill's Tastefully Simple Team will be raffled off!
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PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFES
Pittsfield, 1-5 p.m.
Pittsfield Repair Cafes are held on third Saturdays between 1 and 5 p.m. in the basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East Street (enter through the Allen Street door). Volunteers fix guests' broken and damaged items for free. Anyone is welcome to bring non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners and other small appliances, all types of clothing and fabric items, bicycles, and blades for sharpening (but not watches, jewelry, shoes, CRT monitors, TVs, or small electronics, such as phones). The aim of the Repair Cafe is to have a friendly, casual atmosphere where people feel comfortable. There are free refreshments and piano or guitar players to provide music. Everyone is welcome. Get more information on Facebook or call 413-212-8589 or email jmh227@hotmail.com.

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PRESCRIPTION TAKE BACK DAY
New York, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Hoosick residents are encouraged to bring unused prescription drugs to the Hoosick Falls Village Police Department to safely discard unwanted medicine. All collected drugs will be disposed of in an environmentally-friendly manner. For additional information, please call  HAYC3 at 518-686-9050 or visit http://hayc3.org.

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RX ROUNDUP
, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition sponsors an Rx Roundup for people to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication in a safe, environmentally friendly way. Dropoff locations are the police stations in Adams, North Adams and Williamstown and the food court at the Berkshire Mall.

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HUDSON-BERKSHIRE BEVERAGE TRAIL 'MAC ATTACK'
Richmond, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Furnace Brook Winery at Hilltop Orchards in Richmond is one stop in the Beverage Trail, which features special tasting and pasta sampling at each of the five venue. In Richmond there will be award-winning wines, hand-crafted ales, hard ciders and artisanal spirits plus samplings of creative mac & cheese dishes. A passport for all five venues can be purchased for $25 at the first venue visited; designated drivers are $5. Link to details on Beverage Trail Website.

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KITCHEN KA-BOOM
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Perform thrilling and fun science experiments in the Sabic Innovation Lab at the Berkshire Museum. All experiments are kid-safe and can be re-created using items found in almost any kitchen. Each session features different experiments. Adult must accompany child. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested: call 413-443-7171, ext. 10.

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SONGS AND CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE MANDEL
Great Barrington, 1:00-2:00PM

The Mason Library presents singer and songwriter Bruce Mandel in an afternoon of music: an intimate up close and personal acoustic performance where Bruce will share the stories behind the songs and their creation.  Questions and comments are encouraged


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'SHAKESPEARE AND THE LANGUAGE THAT SHAPED A WORLD'
Lenox, 2 p.m.
"Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World" returns to Shakespeare & Company for another fun-filled, whirlwind tour through the life, times and works of William Shakespeare. A terrific event for the whole family, "Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World" is a theatrical presentation that mixes historical information with scenes and monologues from many of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, including "Hamlet" and "Romeo and Juliet," with a little clowning and sword-fighting to add to the excitement. All Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World presentations are followed by a hands-on workshop, during which audience members will get their own shot at playing with scenes from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Nights Dream." Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults, with a maximum admission fee of $30 per family (up to six people per family discount). Tickets are available the day of the presentation, or in advance from the Box Office at 413-637-3353 or tickets.shakespeare.org.

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MILL CITY AUDITIONS
North Adams, 3 p.m.
Mill City Productions will hold auditions for its upcoming production of  "Cinderella Goes Disco" by Shubert Fendrich. The production will be directed by Courtney Shapiro. Auditions will be held at the Mill City Theatre in Building 4N (next to the Visitor's Center) of the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams,. Adults of all ages as well as teenagers ages 16 and up are invited to audition. Auditioners of all experience levels are welcome. A flexible cast of 4-11 is needed. Auditioners will be asked to read scenes from the play; no prepared monologues are necessary. For more information, please visit www.millcityproductions.org or email contactmillcity@gmail.com.

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KNIT ’N STITCH
Great Barrington, 3:00-4:00PM
Crafters can bring their handwork to the Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St., Housatonic, for an hour of chatting and project help.
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MONTEREY SELECT BOARD CANDIDATES FORUM
Monterey, 5 p.m.
There will be a forum for the candidates running for Monterey selectman in the Monterey church basement, on Tyringham Road and Route 23, Monterey. The contenders will make opening and closing remarks, and members of the audience will have the opportunity to meet, greet, and ask questions to them.
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NOVELIST READING
Williamstown, 5 p.m.
Aaron Thier will read from his new novel "The Ghost Apple" at Water Street Books in Williamstown. Thier is the author of the novel "The Ghost Apple" (Bloomsbury 2014), and his writing has appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, and The Buenos Aires Review. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the MFA program at the University of Florida. He lives with his wife in western Massachusetts.

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WILLIAMS GOSPEL CHOIR: “YOU MADE A WAY”
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Together with the Allegrettos of MCLA, The Williams Gospel Choir offers an inspirational evening in Chapin Hall. The choirs, together with rhythm and horn section feature gospel hits such as “You Made A Way”, “If It Wasn't For Your Grace”, and “Victory”. People of all faiths are invited. http://music.williams.edu/node/1971  Williams Gospel Choir, 7pm, Chapin Hall
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'THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Images Cinema at 50 Spring St. will host a screening of "The Anonymous People," a feature documentary about the more than 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement that is transforming how alcohol and other drug problems are dealt with in our communities. This is a free event.

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ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTION FUNDRAISER
North Adams, 8 a.m. - Noon
The Stamford Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual Electronic Waste Collection fundraiser at 1000 Mass Ave. in North Adams.
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VOLUNTEER TRAIL WORK DAYS AT TAMARACK HOLLOW
Windsor, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center presents Volunteer Trail Work Days at Tamarack Hollow conservation area. Come help this 501c3 nonprofit conservation area and up and coming nature center clear and blaze trails, prep the building site for the nature center and clear outbuildings for storage of building materials.  Email Founder and Director Aimee Gelinas to RSVP at: aimee@gaiaroots.com Food provided!! Please bring your own work gloves. Directions and more info provided upon registration.

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YOUTH FISHING DERBY
Pittsfield, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pittsfield Conservation Commission and Lyon Aviation will sponsor a free fishing derby for youth 14 and under at Wild Acres (rain or shine).  Volunteer support will be provided by the Onota Fishing Club to assist with dressing fish, providing fishing tips and techniques, baiting, etc. Trophies will be awarded to those who catch a tagged fish. Bait will be provided, and a limited amount of fishing poles will be available for use on a first come, first serve basis to those who do not own one. Anyone from the community who needs accommodations for handicapped vehicle access is asked to contact 413-281-0064. Wild Acres is located off of South Mountain Road in Pittsfield.

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ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND WITH KUSIKA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Zambezi Marimba Band, directed by Tendai Muparutsa, thrives to break barriers and attempts to innovate by interfacing instruments from different traditions. This year's performances will feature new materials picked from the traditional roots of Zimbabwean music and African influenced styles but rearranged to accommodate and exploit the musical talent within the group. The performance will be on the MainStage of the '62 Center at Williams College. Tickets are $3.

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TOWN PLAYERS PRESENT "MONTHS ON END"
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents the fully staged comedy "Months on End," written by Craig Pospisil and directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom, at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave. In a series of comic scenes, the play follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. Tickets are $15 with discounts for seniors, students and Town Players of Pittsfield members. To reserve tickets, call 413-443-9279.

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DAVID NEUMANN: SOLO WORKS
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Interdisciplinary choreographer David Neumann will present at Mass MoCA an intimate evening of solos that span his two-decade career. Effervescent, delightfully odd, and frequently funny, the oeuvre is anchored by his obsession with the line between theater and dance, action and voice, audience and performer. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online.

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