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North Adams, 9 a.m.-noon
Mill City Productions will host a large tag sale at Heritage State Park, Building 4N 115 State St. The company has done much recent cleaning and sorting as they get ready to head to another space, and as a result have lots of great stuff for sale. Furniture, clothes (including costumes), and an assortment of props and other technical pieces, including many items that were not part of their sale in March, will be available.
2016 MONSTER DASH RUN
Great Barrington, 9:30 a.m.
Fairview Hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation team will host the 12th annual Monster Dash, a fun 5k run/walk and a 1-mile walk, at 10 Maple Avenue in Great Barrington, the site of Fairview’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Service. All ages and abilities are welcome to run and walk and people are encouraged to wear a costume. Race day registration takes place from 8:00- 9:20 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the Rehabilitation Center. Registration is $25 for the race. The fee for the 1-mile fun walk will be $7 per person with a maximum of $20 per family. Proceeds from the race will be donated to The People’s Pantry.
Dalton, 3 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Dalton at 514 Main St. will host quality concerts to benefit local artists and prospective charities. A small meet and greet reception will follow the performances. The series kicks off Sept. 25 with Jordan Franklin, continues Oct. 30 with the Eagles Trombone Ensemble, Nov. 20 with the Berkshire Highlanders and Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 19 and April 23. Tickets are $7, $5 for seniors, free for children under 12, with a max of $20 for a family of four to six people.
COOKIE & CANVAS FAMILY PAINT PARTY FUNDRAISER
Connecticut, 3 p.m.
Join us Sun 10/30 at the North Canaan Elementary School Cafeteria, 90 Pease St, Canaan, CT for a paint party to benefit the Canaan Child Care Center. Ages 6 and up welcome. You'll learn to paint this colorful image of "Autumn Maple Tree" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light refreshments, and donation included. No alcohol permitted. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The First Congregational Church will host the inaugural program of the Markgraf Memorial Organ Series, designed to feature the church’s fine pipe organ and to honor the memory of Hodge and Nancy Markgraf, long-time dedicated members of the congregation and supporters of music at the church. This concert will feature organist Timothy Pyper, who has won First Prize in numerous regional and national organ competitions. His solo recitals have been broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and by National Public Radio’s Pipedreams. The organ recital is open to all, with a suggested donation of $10, students free.
HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
SOMA Dance Studio, Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, #407, 243 Union St., will host a Halloween dance party. Creative costumes encouraged, but a variety of hats available at the door. RSVP appreciated to 413-626-2463 or firstname.lastname@example.org; $10 admission to benefit the Maker's Mill in North Adams.
BATS OF GREYLOCK
Lanesborough, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The DCR's bat research monitor will lead an evening of adventure to look for bats and collect date, starting with a short slide presentation at the Lanesborough Visitors Center. Appropriate for children 10 and up, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and RSVPs are required by calling 413-499-4262.
ARLO GUTHRIE: RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
On the heels of the sold-out Alice`s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie`s catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with many others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie`s upcoming tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era. Tickets available online, by calling the Mahaiwe Box Office at 413.528.0100, or at the Box Office at 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA (open Wednesday-Saturday noon-6pm).
Windsor, 9 p.m.
Halloween Movie Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 thriller The Birds depicts a succession of unexplained violent bird attacks on society — a perfect scare for a late night Halloween flick. Considered by the American Film Institute as the seventh greatest thriller of all time, it’s a horror classic not to miss. For tickets and information visit the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center web site or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100.
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on Tue 11/1 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit Local Cancer Patients. You'll learn to paint this colorful image of "October Moon" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $40. Raffle prizes to include a $100 Lottery ticket tree! BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
YOUTH SUBSTANCE USE TALK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Dr. Jennifer Michaels will speak at MCLA Church Street Center in North Adams in a talk titled "Alcohol, Marijuana and Opioids: What Parents Need to Know." The talk will address the impact of alcohol, marijuana and opioids on a young person’s brain. It will be followed by questions from the audience and the discussion will include the viewpoint of several community panelists including Kathryn Wiseman, pediatrician at Northern Berkshire Pediatrics; Richard Alcombright, mayor of North Adams; Jessica Sweeney, director of ROOTS: Northern Berkshire Teen Center; Robert Putnam, Hoosac Valley High School superintendent; Wendy Penner, director of Prevention and Wellness at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition; and others. Pizza will be served at 5:45.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, Noon-1 p.m.
Hospice of Western & Central Mass will host a grief support group for people to learn about the grief process, fnd the way to move forward and establish personal goals from Nov. 1 through Dec. 6 at moments House. Call Hospice of Western and Central Mass at 413-442-0045 to register.
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly gentle yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams. 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. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. For more information and to attend call 802-440-4244 or email@example.com.
North Adams, 5 p.m.
nbCC's Northern Berkshire Neighbors will host the Fall Neighborlies awards to honor people of all ages who have performed acts of kindness or made a positive difference in their lives, in their neighborhoods or in their community at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, 53 Lois St.
WINTER STROLL PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER FOR MENDING VISIONS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 11/2 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield for a fundraiser to benefit Mending Visions. You'll learn how to paint this beautiful seasonal image of "Winter Stroll" 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
'SAVE THE LAST DANCE' BOOK TALK
Williamstown, 6:30 p.m.
Eric Joseph and Eva Ungar Grudin will present a book talk at the Milne Public Library. "Save the Last Dance," a modern novel, all in email and text, tracks the reunion, 50 years later, of two older adults who had been teenage sweethearts. The book doesn't only delve into the power of first love regenerated, but also the consequences - the disapproval and interference from friends and family, whose lives their reunion derailed.
APPLE HILL STRING QUARTET PERFORMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Since its founding in 2007, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its interpretive mastery. They present String Quartet in C Major, op. 54 No. 2 by Haydn, followed by String Quartet No. 4, “Buczak” by Philip Glass. In the second half of the program they present String Quartet No. 2, op. 7, “From the Monkey Mountains” by Pavel Haas. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11426 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Northern Berkshire Retirees Club will meet at the Greylock Community Club. There will be a speaker from the North Adams Fire Department concerning what to do in the coming winter months to prevent fires and fire prevention in general. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Any questions call 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263.
LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING DISCUSSION
Williamstown, 6-7 p.m.
Williamstown Commons invites the public to a discussion of long-term care and estate planning with elder law attorney James Sisto at Williamstown Commons, 25 Adams Road. Attorney Sisto, founder of the Berkshire Elder Law Center, will discuss long-term care financial planning and take questions. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to 413-458-2111 by Tuesday, Nov. 1.
COKIE ROBERTS AT MCLA
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will present Cokie Roberts, a political commentator for ABC News and NPR, as the featured speaker for the sixth annual Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture in the MCLA Amsler Campus Center gymnasium. Roberts will discuss the 2016 Presidential Election. This event, made possible through the generosity of the Ruth Proud Charitable Trust, is free. No reservations are required.
'JEWISH SOURCES ON STEWARDSHIP'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Jonathan Crane, Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar of Bioethics and Jewish Thought at Emory University’s Center for Ethics, will speak at Williams College. His talk, titled “Earth, Water, Fire: Classic Jewish Sources on Stewardship,” will take place in Griffin Hall, room 3. It is free and open to the public.
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice will hold a community conversation, facilitated by Drew Herzig, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave. LGBT issues have been very much in the news of late. The civil rights of the transgender community are being affirmed, but the backlash has been intense, including here in Massachusetts. What’s going on'
North Adams, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary will host its annual bazaar, featuring $1,000 raffle, good food, baked goods, Chinese Auction, White Elephant Sale, Gift Certificate Raffle, Silent Auction, Plants, Candy, Christmas items and more.
NEW PARENT GALLERY TALK
Williamstown, 10:15 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute warmly welcomes new parents and their infants into the permanent collection galleries for a guided gallery talk. This free, informal program is designed to give parents a break from thinking about "all things baby" and is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. The program continues on select Fridays through May; visit clarkart.edu for information on upcoming dates.
AUTUMN LECTURE SERIES AT SWEETWOOD
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
Sweetwood of Williamstown is pleased to invite you to our Autumn Lecture Series beginning, Friday November 4th, Michael MacDonald, the Frederick L. Schuman Professor of International Relations will discuss Palestine and Israel: Is There a Solution' All three presentations will begin at 3pm in the Sweetwood of Williamstown Auditorium. These programs are free and all are invited to attend. Please let us know you’ll be attending by calling or emailing Amanda Plaine, Director of Marketing at 413-458-8371, ext. 13, firstname.lastname@example.org and please visit us at www.sweetwoodliving.com
NOVEMBER 4TH FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy over fifteen different art shows featuring work by over fifteen 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, November 4th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on November 4th 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. Free and open to the public!
ART EXHIBIT RECEPTION
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
"Othering," the Berkshire Art Association's (BAA) biennial juried show, opens at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts on Renne Avenue and runs through Nov. 26. More than 30 artists from throughout the Northeast were juried into the show, each with a different perspective on othering. Artwork featured in 'Othering' includes photography, painting, video, drawing, mixed media, and fiber art.
MT. GREYLOCK PRESENTS "HAMLET"
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Mt. Greylock Regional School drama presents their Fall Festival of Shakespeare performance of "Hamlet". Performance is at 7 pm at Williamstown Elementary School, 115 Church Street. Tickets available at the door.
PAINT & SIP FOR PITTSFIELD FIGURE SKATING CLUB
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Join us on 11/4 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield for a fundraiser to benefit the Pittsfield Figure Skating Club. You'll learn to paint this nostalgic image of "Ice Skates" in white or black on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $36. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
'THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The new documentary film "The Age of Consequences" will be screened at Williams College in Wege Auditorium in the Thompson Chemistry building. It is free and open to the public. The documentary investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of U.S. national security and global stability.
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