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PARTY IN THE PARK
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union joins radio stations WUPE FM and WNAW 1230AM in sponsoring the North Adams “Party in the Park” each Thursday from July 9 to Aug. 27. Free concerts will entertain the public at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats baseball diamond.These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The line-up for the series includes:
7/9   Wykyd
7/16 Zarvis Allen Band
7/23 Whiskey City
7/30 Arthur Holmes Blues Band
8/6  Bandit
8/13 T Bone Daddy
8/20 Loose Change
8/27 Colour 9

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MUSIC AT THE MANSION
Lenox, 7:30 p.m.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St., will offer concerts on Thursday evenings on July 23, 30 and Aug. 6, 13 and 27. Oakes & Smith will kick off the five evening concert series on July 23 performing original and traditional folk with voices blending in close harmonies. They return again on Aug. 6. New York City Cabaret singer & pianist Ron Ramsay and vocalist Samantha Talora, both Berkshire natives, will perform classics from the Great American Songbook on July 30 and Aug. 13. Oakes & Smith and Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay return with a joint concert on Aug. 27. Tickets are $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum. Ticket price includes complimentary snacks. Wine and craft beer will be available for purchase. Contact Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 to reserve tickets in advance.

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HEALING TOUCH THERAPY LEVEL 3 WITH JEANNE ZUZEL
Lenox

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ACROBATIC DANCE W/BRIAN SANDERS
New York, 1 - 2 p.m.
Brian Sanders’ dance company offers an amazing program of acrobatics combined with modern dance. Brian gets us laughing at his unexpected imaginative use of everyday objects in his technically amazing acrobatic dances. Free admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/2015-programs/kids/
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TIME FOR TOTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:15am

Join us for a story time made just for toddlers!  There will be stories, songs, art, movement and music. This program is suitable for ages 2-5, and 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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ART TOGETHER
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

A story and art playgroup for parents and children ages baby to 5. We'll read wonderful picture books and then enjoy related arts and crafts. Explore an array of media and creative projects, together with your children!
Sponsored by CHP & South Berkshire Kids. 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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STONE BARN TOURS
New York, 2 p.m.
The Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon is hosting guided walking tours inside the massive remains of the North Family Shakers’ Great Stone Barn. The tours, which detail the history and current state of the Barn, will leave from the Wash House Visitor Center and Museum Store. This is the first opportunity for the general public to enter inside the structure since a fire destroyed the roof and much of the timber frame 43 years ago. Tour admission is $10 and free for members. Visit www.shakerml.org for more information.

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FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Enjoy eighteen different art shows featuring work by over 30 accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long. A free guided tour begins at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. An Artswalk After Party from 8-10 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Free and open to the public! For a listing of all events, visit http://www.FirstFridaysArtswalk.com
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'MOVIES AT THE PARK'
Pittsfield, Dusk
Greylock Federal Credit Union sponsors “Movies at the Park” Friday evenings from July 17 through Aug. 7 beginning at dusk at Clapp Park on West Housatonic Street. The free movie lineup includes:
7/17 Jumanji
7/24 Big Hero 6
7/31 The Lego Movie
8/7 Frozen
*Rain dates if necessary, 8/14 & 8/21. Attendees are reminded that “Movies at the Park” are family-friendly events and that no alcohol is allowed.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Adams, Dusk
The town of Adams and Adams Community Bank present the 16th annual Adams Movies Under the Stars. This event is free and open to the public. Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to the town hall.
The movies start at dusk:
Friday, July 31: Paddington
Friday, Aug. 7: Dolphin Tale 2
Friday, Aug. 14: Annie

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ROCK, RATTLE & DRUM POW WOW
Vermont, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 10th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow will be held on the grounds of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 9. The theme of this year's pow wow is "Rise & Shine: Coming Together." The event is a unique celebration and sharing of native culture through traditional songs, dances and art. Traditionally pow wows are gatherings that Native American people use as a place to meet, dance, sing, renew, strengthen and share their rich culture. This event features authentic American Indian dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days with grand entry at 1 p.m. both days. Visit www.healingwinds.net for information.

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KNIT íN STITCH
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome!  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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BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNUAL GROW SHOW
Stockbridge, 12 - 5 p.m.
45th Annual Grow Show: Now A Garden Club Of America Event! You grow it, we show it! We welcome all age groups, experience levels and different kinds of plants at our blue ribbon event. For a printable 2015 grow show brochure complete with categories and rules check our website. http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/event/grow-show/'instance_id=3309 No cost to participate; entry to the Show is included with Admission to the Garden
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'A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY'
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
Images Cinema will screen "A LEGO Brickumentary." Narrated by Jason Bateman, this kid-firendly documentary explores the LEGO universe of creativity and inspiration. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, explore the world of LEGO therapy and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO Brickumentary explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world. LEGOs will be available to play with, starting 30 minutes prior to each show. A Q&A with Steven Miller, Williams College Mathematics Professor and LEGO-building record-holder, will take place after both shows. Regular ticket prices apply.

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Great Barrington, 2-5 p.m.
Launching its new line of Berkshire ice creams, SoCo Creamery will host an ice cream social at the Great Barrington Bandstand behind Great Barrington Town Hall. The new seasonal Berkshire ice creams will be Windy Hill Farm Blueberry, Taft Farm Harvest Mint Chip, and No. Six Depot Heart of Darkness (from the Brazil Cerrado Oberon bean). The event will feature music by the Lucky Five Jazz Band. Ice cream cones will be sold for a $1 each with all proceeds going to the Great Barrington Historical Society. The event will also include SoCo’s outgoing Berkshire ice creams: No. Six Depot Bali Blue Moon, Home Sweet Home Cinammon Doughnut, and Sweet Brook Farm Maple Bacon. 

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SINATRA CENTENNIAL CONCERT
, 7:30 p.m.
Chanteuse Tinky Weisblat and pianist Alice Parker wil present lively program of songs performed by the 20th century's most popular singer. Frank Sinatra crossed generations in his appeal, then and now. He would have turned 100 in 2015. Weisblat and Parker are known as the Divas of Hawley. They promise an evening of fun, sing-along opportunities, a special guest star, and a little “Witchcraft.” The concert will be held at the Federated Church on Route 2 in Charlemont; donations for this event will go to the church's minister's discretionary fund, which helps families in need in the community. For more information, call 413-339-4747.

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BRIAN SANDERSí JUNK
New York, 8 -10 p.m.
Brian Sanders’ JUNK is known for their ingenious use of found objects and clever inventions that bridge the gap between dance and physical theater. Sanders’ choreography blends traditional dance theater with an inventiveness and physicality that gives reason for critics to hail JUNK as “Philly’s most imaginative perpetrator of dare-devilish physical theater.” Dance Magazine  $30 general admission/$25 PS21 members/$18 students PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/event/brian-sanders-junk/'event_date=2015-08-07
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BERKSHIRE FARMERS MARKET
Lanesborough, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Berkshire Mall will host the Berkshire Farmers Market for the 10th year. Located in the Sears parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Nov. 25, the market offers the finest locally grown and raised produce, plants and specialty foods.

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DON MCLEAN
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Don McLean is one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night)” Mahaiwe
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ANTHONY RUSSELL CONCERT-CONVERGENCE
Stockbridge, 8 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 1089 Main St. Housatonic, Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality presents Anthony Russell in “Convergence”- a concert blending Yiddish Art Songs and African American Spirituals. As a convert to Judaism, Russell, a former professional opera singer, discovered the soul-deep connections between 19th-century black music, Yiddish art songs and cantorial music. Graced with a stunning bass voice reminiscent of Paul Robeson, Russell explores these connections in his unique show: Convergence. This is a benefit concert for Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality. General Admission $30. Tickets on sale through the Rimon website: rimonberkshires.org  or call Rimon 413-274-1034.

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ONEIDA WITH SPECIAL GUEST LEE RANALDO
North Adams, 8:30 p.m.
Brooklyn-based band Oneida and special guest Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth perform live amidst Harmonium Mountain, an enveloping 12-screen video installation by Clifford Ross that transforms Courtyard D into a twisting world of color and light, part of Ross’ multi-part exhibition, Landscape Seen & Imagined. Tickets and more information at MASS MoCA website.
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76TH ANNUAL PARISH FAIR & HUGE TAG SALE
Sheffield, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
76th Annual Parish Fair & HUGE Tag Sale, book sale, bake sale, crafters and old-fashioned picnic with great food.  Fun-4-Kids includes face painting and kids’ crafts. Fresh Cape Cod Clams, cold drinks and entertainment! Free admittance. Saturday, August 8, 9-3 (Tag Sale Early Birds - 8:30 am for $5.00). Plenty of parking. 180 Main St. (Rt. 7), Sheffield. 413-229-8811. www.christtrinitysheffield.org.
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
The North Adams Farmers Market at the St. Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot welcomes more than 20 vendors offering a variety of local foods including, fresh local produce, locally raised meat, cheese, preserves, eggs, bread, granola, baked treats, plants, handmade goods, and more. The market is great place to find a wide variety of fresh local produce and prepared foods in the northern Berkshire County area.

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BFAIR MINI GOLF TOURNAMENT
North Adams
Berkshire Family & Individual Resources will hold its fifth annual Miniature Golf Tournament at The Range in North Adams. Participants in the tournament will enjoy lunch, a t-shirt, and a round of miniature golf. The tournament will serve as a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization. Register as a team of two, or individually to be placed on a team. The start times for golf will be 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost for participating is $25 for adults, $10 for children, ages 6-12, and children under 5 play for free. For more information about BFAIR’s programs and services visit www.bfair.org or call 413-664-9382.

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BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN ANNUAL GROW SHOW
Stockbridge, 10 AM - 5 PM
45th Annual Grow Show: Now A Garden Club Of America Event! You grow it, we show it! We welcome all age groups, experience levels and different kinds of plants at our blue ribbon event. For a printable 2015 grow show brochure complete with categories and rules check our website. http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/event/grow-show/'instance_id=3309 No cost to participate; entry to the Show is included with Admission to the Garden
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ROCK, RATTLE & DRUM POW WOW
Vermont, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The 10th Annual Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow will be held on the grounds of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington on Saturday, Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 9. The theme of this year's pow wow is "Rise & Shine: Coming Together." The event is a unique celebration and sharing of native culture through traditional songs, dances and art. Traditionally pow wows are gatherings that Native American people use as a place to meet, dance, sing, renew, strengthen and share their rich culture. This event features authentic American Indian dancing, drumming, and tribal regalia. Gates open at 10 a.m. both days with grand entry at 1 p.m. both days. Visit www.healingwinds.net for information.

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'A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY'
Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.
Images Cinema will screen "A LEGO Brickumentary." Narrated by Jason Bateman, this kid-firendly documentary explores the LEGO universe of creativity and inspiration. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, explore the world of LEGO therapy and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO Brickumentary explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world. LEGOs will be available to play with, starting 30 minutes prior to each show. A Q&A with Steven Miller, Williams College Mathematics Professor and LEGO-building record-holder, will take place after both shows. Regular ticket prices apply.

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CHESTERWOOD MUSIC SERIES
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
A wide range of contemporary American musicians, from folk, alt-country and rockabilly to garage, punk and psych-folk bands, are scheduled to perform this summer at Chesterfest, a new Americana music series presented by Chesterwood, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The concerts will be held at Chesterwood on Sunday evenings from July 19 through August 30, rain or shine. Artists perform at 5:30 p.m., followed by a second artist at 6:30 p.m. The grounds open at 5 p.m.; attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Tickets are $15 per person; children under 18 are free. Chesterwood is located at 4 Williamsville Rd. Call 413-298-3579 or www.chesterwood.org. The schedule is as follows:

July 19: 5:30 p.m.: Dan Blakeslee. 6:30 p.m.: Jonah Tolchin
July 26: 5:30 p.m.: AJ MAC from Thunderosa. 6:30 p.m.: Swisch Wagon.
Aug. 2: 5:30 p.m.: GABI. 6:30pm: Elison Jackson.
Aug: 9: 5:30 p.m.: Lys Guillorn. 6:30 p.m.: The Meadows Brothers
Aug: 16: 5:30 p.m.: Niall Connolly. 6:30 p.m.: The Rambling Kind
Aug: 23: 5:30 p.m.: Hack Monet. 6:30 p.m.: Sunlea
Aug: 30: 5:30 p.m.: Lexi Weege. 7:30 p.m.: Bernice Lewis

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MOONSHINE HOLLER
Adams, 6 - 7 p.m.
Old time Americana roots music with duet "Moonshine Holler" as part of the "Talk & Dine" Series at  Bascom Lodge, Mt.Greylock Summit, Adams MA. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. For dinner reservations following this program, contact Bascom Lodge at 413-743-1591 or MAIL@BASCOMLODGE.NET.

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ALZHEIMER'S FUNDRAISER
Adams, 2-9 p.m.
Adams Community Bank and the the Rainbow Shack are parterning to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The Rainbow Shack will donate 15 percent of each guest check to the bank's team when the guest says they are "dining to donate."

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