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North Adams, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
All Saints Episcopal Church and the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District will offer a community electronic recycling and paper shredding day in the Steeple City Plaza parking lot, next to the church. The paper shredder will be on site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a free-will donation. Electronic disposal fees to benefit All Saints are $5 to $10 for items such as computers and cell phones and $25 to $50 for televisions. No large appliances will be accepted.
SPRINGSIDE PARK CLEANUP
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A cleanup at Springside Park will be held. Meet at the North Playground (enter through the North Street Main Park entrance just south of Reid Middle school and head straight for 1/10th mile) or the Rotary Playground (Springside Avenue; there is some parking in the park and adjacent streets in the neighborhood). Bags and gloves will be provided.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the North Adams Public Library will be held at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center. Clean, well-sorted books are offered at low prices, as well as DVDs, CDs and audio-books. Included is a silent auction, a special table of unique books for gift-giving, and hundreds of children’s books with a special table of outstanding children’s books.
FALL FOLIAGE CHILDREN'S FAIR
North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
The Youth Center Inc. and BCAC coordinate a foot race and family fai at the Noel Field Athletic Complex. This event is open to all ages, with categories for various age groups, and awards for group winners. The fair includes obstacle courses, games, give-a-ways, entertainment, and food. Children’s Fair booths are hosted by local community organizations.
WALK TO END ALZHEIMER'S
Cheshire, 9:30 a.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association Berkshire County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at Ashuwillticook Rail Trail in Cheshire. Along with walking, participants will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
STAR GAZING AT NOTCHVIEW
Notchview Reservation will host star gazing, a Trustees of Reservations and Arunah Hill Science and Nature Center event. Telescopes and interpretation to view stars and planets will be provided. Admission is $5. Cloud cover and any rain will cancel this event. For information call Colin Harrington at 413-658-4131
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, will be open on Sundays from July 2 to Oct. 8. The meeting house, essentially unchanged since its construction, is located in the Maple Street Cemetery. It was the place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820. Free tours are given by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission.
SUGAR HILL AUTUMN CAR SHOW
Dalton, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sugar Hill Autumn Car Show!!! /45 Main St. Dalton All Car Models Welcome! $15.00 Car Entry Fee- Includes Lunch For Two. 1st, 2nd, And 3rd Place Trophies Spectators "Free" Admission Food * Raffles * Live Music All Proceeds Go To Sugar Hill Senior Living Activities (Poor Weather Cancels Event - Call 684-0100)
GEM, MINERAL, AND FOSSIL SHOW
North Adams, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The 54th Annual Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show will be held at the American Legion on American Legion Drive. Admission is $4 for adults and free for children 15 and under.
LENOX APPLE SQUEEZE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 38th annual Lenox Massachusetts Apple Squeeze is a long-standing tradition in Berkshire County, ushering in the Fall season. Join local shops, restaurants, artisans, musicians, farm stands, and performers as Lenox celebrates the apple harvest with a fun & engaging free street festival for all ages. The event is free and will be held rain or shine.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
Great Barrington, 3-5 p.m.
Green Fire Press presents a book launch of the expanded second edition of "Writing Fire: An Anthology Celebrating the Power of Women’s Words," edited by Jennifer Browdy, Jana Laiz and Sarah Bateson Brubeck, at St. James Place, hosted by Jana Laiz and Jennifer Browdy. It will feature readings from contributors, including Sharon Coleman, Anni Crofut, Barbara Dean, Susie Kaufman, Barbara Newman and Hilde Weisert. A reception will follow the readings, and books will be available for signing and sales.
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Auction will benefit the purchase of the Zimbelstern for Zion Lutheran Church's newly restored organ. The Zimbelstern is a "stop" on the organ which provides a sparkling, tinkling accompaniment to music. Auction items include gift baskets, baked goods, a brand new dehumidifier, a Leer truck cab cover, gardening services, quilts, and much more.
REVISIT THE ECLIPSE
Adams, 6-7 p.m.
Kevin Collins, who traveled and documented a multi-state eclipse experience in August, will revisit his experiences in a free presentation at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock.
MORRIS PTO APPLE CIDER RUN/WALK
Lenox, 8:30 a.m.
A fun run/walk to benefit the Morris Elementary School PTO will be held in Lilac Park. The five-mile run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K and one-mile walk start at 9:30 a.m. Register online.
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Roderick Ferguson, professor of African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois, Chicago), will speak at Williams College in Griffin Hall, room 3. It is free and open to the public. Ferguson’s talk will address interdisciplinary fields as occupying a contradictory history within the academy—as both the critics of the institution and its supplicants. Ferguson asks what conditions are necessary for increasing the critical possibilities of interdisciplinary fields.
FORUM ON IMMIGRATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Manos Unidas and Berkshire Green will sponsor a forum on immigration and the environment. All candidates for Pittsfield City Council have been invited to attend.
COMMUNITY PRESERVATION PLAN INPUT SESSION
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The Community Preservation Committee will host its first public input session related to the creation of a Community Preservation Plan in City Council Chambers. The meeting will provide an overview of the Community Preservation Act as well as the required steps the committee will take prior to identifying specific projects for funding. The plan is a required step that allows the community to develop priorities in how Community Preservation Act funds are spent within the four allotted categories: parks, open space, historic preservation, and community housing.
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome. One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.
'CLOTH AND COLONIALISM'
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
Victoria Rovine, a Fellow in the Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program, presents the free lecture “Cloth and Colonialism: France, French West Africa, and the Construction of Cultures” in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Cloth’s soft, pliable nature makes it an improbable vehicle for the assertion of power, yet it played a singular role in the history of French colonial West Africa. Rovine’s lecture explores how French authorities sought to use cloth to control and characterize West African cultures.
DALTON AMERICAN LEGION PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Dalton, 6:30 p.m.
Customize your own Slate Sign! Join us on TUE 9/26/17 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Dalton American Legion Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this unique "Slate Welcome Sign" with your family name and house on an authentic slate roofing tile, various sizes available. At Dalton American Legion, 258 North St, Dalton, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
'I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO'
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present a Global Film Series this fall, which will feature three documentary films in Murdock Hall room 218. Each event is free. “I am Not Your Negro” will kick off the series. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin’s reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history. “I am Not Your Negro” was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards. The series continues Oct. 24 with “14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim and Vanessa Lopez" and “Fire at Sea” on Nov. 29.
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.
BABY AND ME YOGA
North Adams, 3 - 4 p.m.
Baby and Me Yoga. Wednesday, September 27 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Family Center Playroom 210 State Street, North Adams. At the Baby and Me group time. Join us for a relaxing yoga time with baby and parent, followed by light snack. For parents and babies up until 12 months. Please call 413-664-4821 to register.
GIRL SCOUT INFORMATION NIGHT
Dalton, 6 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts will host an information and registration session for caregivers and their daughters at the Dalton Free Library, 426 Main St. Girl Scout troops for girls in kindergarten through grade 12 are now forming. The membership fee is $35; financial aid is available. Mentoring opportunities are also available. Contact Ashley Batlle at 413-727-5742 or email@example.com for more information.
Lenox, 2 p.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox will host a presentation on identity theft, the Equifax security breach, computer fraud, and other scams. Presenters will include Ann Lynch from the office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, and Kate Alexander from Berkshire Consumer Services. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Kimball Farms at 413-637-7000.
SALLY BEDELL SMITH’S PRINCE CHARLES
Lenox, 4 – 5 p.m.
Celebrated royal writer Sally Bedell Smith discusses her New York Times best-selling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. The Mount
LIGHT UP YOUR BIKE FALL FOLIAGE BIKE PARADE & RODEO
North Adams, 5 p.m.
Join the Downtown Bike Around, where organizers hope to gather 100 cyclists for a bike parade. Meet at the lot at 5 p.m. for a bike safety course and bike decorating; ride begins at 6:30 p.m.
DOWNSTREET ART THURSDAY
North Adams, 5-8 p.m.
The 2017 DownStreet Art season will celebrate its finale with a performance by Magic Lantern Theater, as well as 8 Foot River, Francesca Shanks, and Chad Tarves. In addition, there will be a "Marafanyi Meets the Mural" performance on Center Street, as Alaa Awad's "Justice" mural becomes the catalyst for community collaboration with Marafanyi Drum, Dance and Song. In Gallery 51 opening exhibition reception, "Yellow Bowl Project," by artist Setsuko Winchester. In MCLA Desing Lab, "Home Nature Museum: North Adams," a pop-up installation of natural history resources activated and expanded by community participation. Also, poet Seth Brown will return to perform his freestyle interactive rap.
NORTH ADAMS LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 6 - 7 p.m.
The Family Center will hold Lego Groups at the North Adams Public Library beginning in September. Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group September 14th and 28th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor. It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
PAINT & SIP FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OF EYEGLASSES
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Support Specs for Students on Thursday 9/28/17 6-8pm. Join us for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit Pittsfield Students in need of Eye Glasses hosted by Pittsfield Vision Associates. You'll learn to paint this energetic image of "Trees of Color" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, donation and snack included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
- Talk on identity theft
- Afro-Pop with Zivanai Masango and Pachedu
- 'I Am Not Your Negro'
- Morris PTO Apple Cider Run/Walk
- College Prep Information Night
- Curiosity Day
- Lenox Apple Squeeze
- Aug, 29 - Art and Inclusion
- Jul, 24 - WCMA?s Summer School
- Jun, 30 - Math Games
- Jun, 29 - A Longstanding Commitment
- Jun, 13 - Rauschenberg: Art & Archives