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"JOURNEY" TRIBUTE BAND "VOYAGE"
Dalton, 7 p.m.
Concert Will Benefit UCP of Berkshire County A concert featuring the Journey tribute band, Voyage, will benefit UCP of Berkshire County on Friday April 27 at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton, MA.  Doors open at 7:00pm. Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute! featuring Randy Cormier, Dave Vittone, Dan Teichert and Darren Todd will kick off the evening at 7:30pm, followed by Voyage. Additionally, Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will be honored during the evening as “UCP's Person of the Year.” “UCP of Berkshire County is excited to bring Voyage to the Berkshires,” said Sal Garozzo, Executive Director, UCP of Berkshire County. Tickets are only $25. To purchase tickets and learn more about how to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.UCPBerkshire.org tickets can also be purchased by going to Eventbrite.com. About Voyage: Voyage has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the #1 Journey tribute band in the world, performing Journey’s music with chilling accuracy! Since 2005, Voyage has dominated America with more sold out shows than any other tribute band. About UCP of Berkshire County UCP of Berkshire County — an affiliate of the United Cerebral Palsy Association — was established in 1961. UCP of Berkshire County offers support and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life — a life without limits. The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. For more information go to http://ucpberkshire.org, or contact Sal Garozzo at (413) 442-1562.
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'GROWING AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY'
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
The annual meeting of the Berkshire Community Land Trust and the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires will feature a talk titled "Growing an Agricultural Economy" by Sarah Waring, executive director of the Center for an Agricultural Economy based in Hardwick, Vt., and Matthew Derr, CAE board member and the president of nearby Sterling College, a liberal arts college specializing in environmental stewardship.  The event will take place at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington. The entry fee to the lecture is $10 or 10 BerkShares at the door.

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BFAIR ANNUAL MEETING
Pittsfield, 7:30 a.m.
Berkshire Family & Individual Resources will host its annual meeting at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road. The breakfast will include the presentation of several awards for employee recognition, as well as the recognition of the community partner of the year, Richard Alcombright, former mayor of North Adams and longtime advocate for people with disabilities who currently serves as vice president of local business and customer relations manager at MountainOne. This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Chris May, advocate and photographer.  A young man living with Down Syndrome, Chris has worked hard to advocate for himself and others at the State House and in Washington. His love of photography has flourished into an impressive hobby and job. RSVP by April 20 to Carol Fox by calling 413-664-9382 ext. 40, by emailing or by going online. The cost is $10.

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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND
Dalton, 7:30 p.m.
A concert featuring the Journey tribute band, Voyage, will benefit UCP of Berkshire County at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute! featuring Randy Cormier, Dave Vittone, Dan Teichert and Darren Todd, will kick off the evening at 7:30 p.m., followed by Voyage. Additionally, Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will be honored during the evening as “UCP's Person of the Year.” Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. 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 by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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JAMAL JACKSON DANCE COMPANY: “ROB DAY”  
, 8 p.m.
This evening-length production of “Rob Day” explores gun culture and our connections to it. In this performance that merges contemporary dance forms with traditional West African dance movement, Rob is a 9mm pistol. The relationships formed on his travels reveal a charisma and influence that is undeniable. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 PS21 members
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'INTO THE WOODS'
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2017-18 theater season, "We the People," will culminate with the theater program's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 413-662-5123 or go online. Directed by Jeremy Winchester, assistant professor of theater at MCLA, the show explores what happens after the "happily ever after" in the intertwined stories of several traditional fairy tales.

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BIRDING AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free birding walk. Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required and the walk is free.

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CHORAL WORKSHOP
Lenox, 1-3 p.m.
Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists sponsors choral workshop titled “Vocal Techniques for a Lifetime of Beautiful Singing” with Jay Lane of the McCloskey Institute. The workshop is free and will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 88 Walker St.

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2018 WORLD QIGONG TAICHI DAY CELEBRATION! FREE EVENT
Windsor, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Qigong Taichi Day is celebrated globally, and at Eastover, it is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders in Taichi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy. All are welcome this day, as we dive deeply into the wisdom of ancient healing traditions. Interact with knowledgeable teachers, learn, discuss and experience practical, modern applications of these timeless Eastern healing practices.  Join us!  Eastover Estate & Retreat, 430 East Street, PO Box 2282, Lenox MA 01240
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16TH ANNUAL HUMANE RACE
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Berkshire Humane Society's 2018 Humane Race, a timed 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk, will be hosted by North Adams on Saturday, April 28. We're super excited about this new partnership. Not only will it be a change of scenery for our runners and walkers, it's an opportunity for our shelter to collaborate with another vibrant North County community! Registration is now open. Walk/Run with or without a leashed canine companion. Preregister by April 9th to get a free Humane Race t-shirt! HumaneRace.org.
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CITRON MELON JAM SESSION
, 1:00 p.m.
Citron melons- and the delicious jam made from them- were a springtime staple in 19th century New York. Join us in making your own take-home fresh citron melon jam and learning other seed crafts. Part of our Harvesting History Family Workshop Series- Join in educational and fun nature- and garden-based activities open to ages 8 to 108! Workshops begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Clermont Cottage. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per person, children 12 and under FREE. Registration is required and can be made by emailing info@friendsofclermont.org or calling (518) 537-6622.
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SPRING PARTY
North Adams, 2 to 4 p.m.
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams Free Fun for all Northern Berkshire residents of all ages! Food and activities. Sponsored by nbCC’s Northern Berkshire Neighbors program. For more information, contact Matt Shiebler at (413) 664-4612.
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ARTIST ARTWEEK RECEPTION & OPEN HOUSE
North Adams, 4 - 6 p.m.
Ferrin Contemporary presents DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, Mass. April 28–July 22, 2018 North Adams, Mass. — Ferrin Contemporary presents DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov, the first in a series of exhibitions that focus on a single artist during a transitional moment in their creative process.  At the opening reception on April 28, from 4–6 p.m., the artist will demonstrate his figure-ground painting technique and discuss the new directions explored in his recent works. This public event takes place during the Spring Building 13 Open House on the MASS MoCA campus and is part of ArtWeek, a statewide program highlighting the importance of supporting the arts in Massachusetts. ArtWeek takes place April 27–May 6. DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov will be open to the public April 28—July 22 at Ferrin Contemporary. The gallery is open during May–June, Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., by appointment, and extended hours during Memorial Day Weekend. July– August, open daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m. ABOUT SERGEI ISUPOV Sergei Isupov, (born 1963 Stravapole, Russia) currently resides in Cummington, MA, USA and Tallinn, Estonia.
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SWEDISH MEATBALL SUPPER
Lenox, 5 - 7 p.m.

A Swedish Meatball Supper will be served at The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox , MA with eat-in or takeout service available. The meal will include Swedish Meatballs, noodles, green beans, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. $13/Adults, $7/Children 5-12 and Children under 5 years free. For reservations or information call or email Shirley Perkins at 413-442-4738 or shirleyjoslinperkins@gmail.com. Please leave or name, phone/cell number and number of people attending. WALK-INS will be welcome!


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PASTA DINNER AND RAFFLE TO BENEFIT WALK TO DEFEAT ALS
North Adams, 5pm to 7pm
We are hosting a pasta dinner with raffle in memory of Mitch Braman to benefit the Walk to Defeat ALS. Dinner includes pasta, meatballs, salad, drink, and bread. There will be a desert table. We have many items for our raffle. A few of the items are a recliner from Central Radio, an autographed baseball from the Boston Red Sox, as well as many gift cards to restaurants in the area. 
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'DO YOU REMEMBER'
Cheshire, 7 p.m.
"Do You Remember," music of the 1960s featuring local artists, will be held at Hoosac Valley High School, presented by the Friends of AMHS Class of 1969. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and available at the door or online.

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'BOSTON TO THE BERKSHIRES'
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Sounds & Tones booking and entertainment is working to bridge the gap between east and west with a Boston-to-Berkshires singer-songwriter night at MCLA Design Lab. Some new faces and some old friends will hit the stage at Design Lab for an early-ish show, with doors at 6 and music at 7.  All proceeds will go to the musicians. After shifting focus from record label to full-scale entertainment provider and booking company, S&T aims to create opportunities for music lovers of all ages. Tickets are $8 and details can be found on Facebook.

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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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JAMAL JACKSON DANCE COMPANY: “ROB DAY”  
, 8 p.m.
This evening-length production of “Rob Day” explores gun culture and our connections to it. In this performance that merges contemporary dance forms with traditional West African dance movement, Rob is a 9mm pistol. The relationships formed on his travels reveal a charisma and influence that is undeniable. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 PS21 members
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EPHRAT ASHERIE: ODEON
Cheshire, 8 p.m.
Co-presented with Jacob's Pillow Dance Bessie Award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie offers a sneak peek at her work-in-progress Odeon, a dazzling exploration of breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. Her brother Ehud, an acclaimed pianist, will perform a score by Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, a blend of early 20th century classical music with samba and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms. MASS MoCA
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ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO
North Adams, 8 p.m.
A group of eleven New York City musicians and friends, Zemog El Gallo Bueno, adventures through 1930’s Puerto Rican street cries and laments, fumes of 60’s free jazz, and 70’s New York salsa in an unstoppable dance party. MASS MoCA
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'INTO THE WOODS'
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' 2017-18 theater season, "We the People," will culminate with the theater program's adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods." For more information or to reserve tickets, call the box office at 413-662-5123 or go online. Directed by Jeremy Winchester, assistant professor of theater at MCLA, the show explores what happens after the "happily ever after" in the intertwined stories of several traditional fairy tales.

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CANOE MEADOWS VOLUNTEER DAY
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary invited volunteers to help care for their community gardens and wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects, including meadow restoration and fall garden clean up. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Register at 413-637-0320.

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SPRING CRAFT FAIR
North Adams, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Greylock School PTG will be hosting its third annual craft fair fundraising event. There will be 65-plus crafters and vendors featured from all over the Berkshires and surrounding regions. There will be food and bake sales, face painting for the kids and a Chinese auction. All proceeds from this event to benefit Greylock School PTG.


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HUMANE RACE
North Adams, 9 a.m.
Berkshire Humane Society’s 16th annual Humane Race – a timed 5K Run and 1-Mile Fun Walk benefitting homeless animals – will be hosted by the city of North Adams. Participants are invited to run and walk with or without a leashed canine companion. Proceeds benefit Berkshire Humane Society and the homeless animals of the Berkshires. Check-in and day-of registration begin at 9 a.m. at Colegrove Park, located at 24 Church St. The race, which will be timed by Berkshire Running Center, will begin at 10 a.m. Both runners and walkers are encouraged to register in advance online.

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SPRING HAPPENINGS WALK AT STEEPLETOP, NEW MARLBOROUGH
New Marlborough, 9:30 a.m. - Noon
Search for spring happenings throughout the extensive wetlands of this beautiful Reserve. STEEPLETOP Saturday, April 28, 9:30am-12:00pm Difficulty: Easy (easy pace, little elevation changes) Description: Join us for a stroll around the wetlands of the Steepletop Reserve and search for spring happenings like buds breaking open with new leaves emerging, spring ephemerals popping up, and birds arriving. Please bring a snack, water, and wear appropriate footwear. Directions: From Great Barrington, take Route 23 east to Monterey. Just after the Monterey line, bear right onto Route 57/183 into New Marlborough. Just before the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, turn left onto New Marlborough-Monterey Road; follow for 1.6 miles. Turn right at the steep, inclining driveway with the Steepletop sign. Bear right into our gravel parking lot at the top of the little hill. The trails begin right at the trailhead parking; there is a kiosk just beyond the gate. Email mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.
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COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE
Amherst, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
11 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Guided public tours of the Yiddish Book Center 11 a.m. Talk: "From Chagall to Diego Rivera," with David Mazower Some of the greatest artists of the 20th century left a remarkable legacy of little-known but sumptuous Yiddish illustrated books. The Yiddish Book Center’s Bibliographer David Mazower reveals his personal top ten.  2 p.m. Talk: The 2017 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture presented by David Fishman David Fishman’s "The Book Smugglers," which won the 2017 National Jewish Book Award’s Holocaust category, tells the nearly unbelievable story of ghetto inmates who rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts—first from the Nazis and then from the Soviets—by hiding them on their bodies, burying them in bunkers, and smuggling them across borders. It’s a tale of heroism and resistance, of friendship and romance, and of unwavering devotion to literature and art, including the readiness to risk one’s life for them.  For more information: http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar'id=7711&view=Detail
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