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SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY TRICK-OR-TREATING
Sheffield, 5-7 p.m.
Trick-or-Treaters can go door-to-door at the historic buildings on the society's grounds to fill their bags with candy. Enjoy fun, spooky activities and a classic Halloween movie. For more information, visit sheffieldhistory.org or call 413-229-2694.

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ALL SOULS: A HALLOWEEN READING
Lenox, 7:30 p.m.
Listen to Wharton’s last ghost story as read by Ariel Bock in the Drawing Room of one of the most haunted homes in the Berkshires. Appropriate for children ages 10 and up. Seasonal refreshments will be available. Tickets are $10 and are available online at  EdithWharton.org.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on the following Friday evenings at 8 p.m.: Sept 12, 19, and 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24,  and 31; November 7, 14, 21, and 28; and December 5.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments. Shows will last about 50 minutes.

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CRAFT AND COUNTRY FAIR
Richmond, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Richmond School PTO will be hosting its annual Craft and Country Fair that will showcase the work of more than 45 area crafts people and artisans. There will be a book fair, silent auction, bake sale, chance auction and homemade lunches. Admission to the fair is $2 per person and kids under 12 are free.  For more information, contact the school at 413-698-2207 or email the PTO at richmondpto@gmail.com.

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NATURE ART TO MAKE YOUR HOME GORGEOUS & “GREEN”
New York, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
As technology becomes a larger part of all of our lives we must make a greater effort to get outside and enjoy nature. The best way to do this is by coming together to create beautiful nature crafts that can then be used to decorate your home and remind you to get back outside again. We will be decorating Mason jar with a fall leave decoupage and floating acorn candles. This will make for a festive Thanksgiving or Christmas meal centerpiece. Registration is limited. Please call (518)-658-2055 to reserve a space. The cost for the workshop will be $3 for materials.
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CENTRAL BERKSHIRE HABITAT BENEFIT CONCERT
Pittsfield, 4:30 p.m.
Local singer-songwriter Bobby Sweet will headline a "Giving Thanks Dinner and Concert" event to benefit Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity programs and services at First United Methodist Church at 55 Fenn St. The event is a homemade turkey dinner followed by a benefit concert lineup that features Sweet and The BSweet Band along with Zink & Company. In addition to dinner there will be refreshments and a raffle. Doors open at 4 p.m. There are two dinner seatings, at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors to the show open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner tickets are $15 and show tickets are $15. Combo tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased online at berkshirehabitat.org or at bobbysweet.com.

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HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE MASON
Great Barrington, 5-9 p.m.
The Trustees and Friends of the GB Libraries are throwing a free Community Halloween Party at Mason Library on Main Street in Gt. Barrington. The kids party starts at 5 p.m. with "spirited" storytelling by Tim Van Egmond, a folksinger and storyteller who performs throughout New England.  Devilish pizza and creepy cupcakes follow from 6-6:30. Children of all ages are welcome. At 6:30, the grown-up's party begins with performances by Berkshire Sings and Berkshire Ukelele Band. The free party includes a buffet with fiery grilled quesadillas, the devil's q-tips, warm cider, beer and wine. The lights will be off and projections, including the silent film Nosferetu, will play against the library walls while a dimly lit bat chandelier dangles from the center of the room. Costumes are encouraged. Please call Holly Hamer 413-528-3122 for further information or to volunteer.

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ARTIST TALK
Monterey, 6 p.m.
"Brece Honeycutt: underfoot" opens at the Knox Gallery, Monterey Library with an artist’s tal and a reception immediately following.  The exhibit/installation will be on view during library hours through Nov. 29.
 Honeycutt takes inspiration from the everyday plants right outside her Sheffield home and studio door, as both motif and material, to make images in her signature sculptural books, prints and installations.

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LENOX DALE HALLOWEEN PARADE
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Lenox Dale Fire Company will host its annual Halloween Parade, which will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent dePaul Church on Crystal Street and proceed through the village, ending at the fire station on Elm Street. A party for the children will follow at the fire station; prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.

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HALLOWEEN HANGOVER
North Adams, 8 - 2 A.M.
This HALLOWEEN WEEKEND come to the BIGGEST, WILDEST and SPOOKIEST PARTY IN THE BERKSHIRES! That's Right! On Saturday November 1st there will be a MASSIVE 21 and over Halloween party at the Elks Lodge in North Adams, MA! Ever been to a NAMA Prom??? Crank up the fun, add costumes, spooky decorations, lots of pumpkins (and much more!) and you've got the Halloween Hangover! Admission is only $5 at the door Entertainment to be provided by area favorites DJ iamsam & Elixer as well as Digital Spectrum (LIVE), DJ mOve and More! There will be: **COSTUME CONTESTS (with big prizes!) **Spooky Photo Booth with MRJZ Photography **Multiple cash bars available on 2 Floors **FREE Candy and Snacks **Music for all Tastes ** The BEST HALLOWEEN FUN YOU CAN HAVE IN THE BERKSHIRES!!! Event is 21+ // Photo ID Required
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VICTORIAN BOUDOIR: A HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE
Lenox, 8 p.m.
Party like it’s 1899 at The Mount’s first ever masquerade ball for adults 21+. Berkshire Shenanigans presents an evening of sinister good fun featuring DJ BFG, Victorian costumes, and dancing ‘til dawn. Cash bar. Tickets are $25; advance ticket purchase strongly recommended and are available at EdithWharton.org.

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WILLIAMSTOWN FILM FESTIVAL: TONY GILROY: THE ART OF SUSPENSE
, 8 p.m.
Special guest writer-director Tony Gilroy comes to the Hunter Center on Friday, November 7, at 8pm, for an evening titled Tony Gilroy: The Art of Suspense, presented by the Williamstown Film Festival and MASS MoCA, constant collaborators for 15 years of fantastic film events. Gilroy is best known as the keeps-you-at-the-edge-of-your-seat writer and director of thrillers such as the acclaimed Michael Clayton, starring George Clooney and Tilda Swinton, who won an Academy Award for best supporting actress. The film - Gilroy's directorial debut - captured six more Oscar nominations including best picture and best original screenplay for Gilroy. His other credits include screenplays for the four wildly popular Bourne films - The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Bourne Legacy (which he also directed).
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MAP & COMPASS PROGRAM
, 1 - 4 p.m.
A GPS may be handy, but learn the basics of map and compass and increase your confidence and skills in the woods. Topographical maps and compass will be used to navigate a series of treks through the forest at Dyken Pond Center. Pre-registration is required and class is limited to 12 people. For adults and youth aged 12 and older. $5 per person; $3 members. 1 - 4pm.
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FREEDOM FAMILY DAY
Williamstown, 1-4:30 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute holds its first Family Day since its grand reopening in the summer. Freedom Family Day is held in conjunction with the final day of the Clark’s exhibition "Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution," which features six documents critical to the formation of American democrac.. Freedom Family Day features family-friendly gallery talks, David Grover and Friends leading sing-alongs featuring songs about peace, love and freedom; art-making projects and more. All activities and admission are free.

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THE CAGES AT THE MILL OPEN HOUSE
North Adams, 3-5 p.m.
The Cages at the Mill at 1470 Massachusetts Ave. is offering an open house. Come tour the facility, meet the coaches, learn more about our exciting programs and demo the latest bats on the market. The 4,200-square-foot space features two 58x20 foot, retractable batting cages and 3,000 square feet of padded Astroturf. The Cages offers baseball, softball, soccer and lacrosse lessons as well as clinics and camps for all sports, along with speed and agility training from Livingstone Speed Academy.  In addition to lessons, full turf rental and team cages rentals are also available.  Baseball and softball open cages will also be held at The Cages at the Mill, which the Mill instructors throw live batting practice. Visit www.cagesatthemill.com to register or call 413-884-3656 for more information.





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BEEKEEPING TALK
New York, 7:30 p.m.
"Bees and Beekeeping," an illustrated talk by Maggie Brown of Honey Pot Apiaries, will be held at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26),  Stephentown, N.Y.  Learn about bees, beekeeping and some history of the craft in this free talk. For directions, call 518-733-0010.



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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
North Adams, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice is offering a series of support group sessions for Hospice families and others in the community grieving a recent death. The sessions will be held in North Berkshire on consecutive Tuesdays – October 14th, 21st and 28th, and November 4th, 11th and 18th – from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the meeting room of the First Congregational Church in North Adams. The meeting room is on the second floor of the church, located on Main Street. The First Congregational Church of North Adams and Reverend Ann Clark-Killam will host the support group, and Corinne Zinni Case, LMHC, Berkshire VNA & Hospice bereavement counselor, will facilitate the group. Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Marie Coody at the Berkshire VNA and Hospice at 413-447-2862, ext. 5634. 

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BOTANICAL TALK
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Balick, vice president for botanical science at the New York Botanical Garden, will present “Ancient Wisdom and Modern Medicine: Plants, People, and Cultures in the Tropical Rainforest” in Paresky Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. In his lecture, Balick will discuss the use of plants for traditional healing in indigenous cultures. He will discuss his work with Rosita Arvigo to inventory the ancient and modern uses of plants in Belize. Balick is also working on a similar inventory project with a team in Micronesia, located in the Pacific Islands. His team has observed the disappearance of traditional plant knowledge in these cultures. He will introduce his new book, "Rodale’s 21st Century Herbal: A Practical Guide for Healthy Living Using Nature’s Most Powerful Plants."

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CAMILLE A. BROWN & DANCERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterSeries will present Camille A. Brown and collaborators Kamilah Forbes, Scott Patterson, Liz Nelson and Burke Wilmore, creating a multimedia work that depicts the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a black female in urban American culture. There will be one performance only on the ’62 Center’s MainStage, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are $10, $3 students.

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ADULT FAMILY CARE INFORMATIONAL MEETING
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
Berkshire County Arc is offering a free informational meeting about its Adult Family Care Program, which is available to individuals who cannot live safely on their own and need help or supervision with daily living skills.  The meeting will be held at Berkshire County Arc, located at 395 South St. To qualify for the program, an individual must be 16 years of age or over and have MassHealth or be eligible to receive MassHealth. There will be a light dinner and refreshments, and advance registration is required.  For more information or to register, contact Amy Robandt at 413-464-7262, ext. 22 by Monday, Nov. 3.

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PROJECT SCREENPLAY
, 7 p.m.
Rated R for "Real Good Time" Whether you’re an aspiring screenwriter or a fan of movies in general, Williamstown Film Festival’s Project Screenplay invites you to take part in a live-action game show about the art of the pitch hosted by screenwriter Andrew Osborne. You decide who gets the green light when aspiring screen scribes pitch the audience and act out scenes while industry pros offer tips and advice for bringing a script from page to projector. Screenwriters can submit their scripts at projectscreenplay.org  
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7TH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE BERKSHIRES
Pittsfield, 5 - 7 p.m.
The Junior League of Berkshire County is hosting their 7th Annual Taste of the Berkshires at the Crowne Plaza in Pittsfield. Enjoy an evening of sampling from some of the areas finest restaurants. Tea Cup Auction, Raffle and cash bar. Tickets $30 per person $50 per couple (available online at www.jlbc.info)  Some restaurants include: Adams Ale House, Hops and Vines, One West, Baba Louie’s, Jovi’s Family Kitchens, Sarah’s Cheesecake, Big Elm Brewing, Mad Jacks, Starbucks Brenda’s Catering, Mary’s Carrot Cake, Spring Street Market & Cafe, Canyon Ranch, Mazzeo’s Ristorante, Ye Olde Forge, Flavour’s, Milltown Tavern
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READING: SCOTT CHESHIRE
Lenox, 6 p.m.
Last year’s Sirenland Fellow and the Visiting Writer at this year’s Wishing Stone writing workshops in the Berkshires, Scott Cheshire’s debut novel "High as the Horses’ Bridles" has been called “powerful and unflinching” by Column McCann in The New York Times Book Review, “something of a miracle” by Ron Charles in the Washington Post, and named a must read by The Millions, Time Out, New York Magazine, and Grantland; Scott Cheshire’s debut is a “great new American epic” (Philipp Meyer) about a father and son finding their way back to each other. Book signing will follow the reading, to be held at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St.

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NEW PARENTS GALLERY TALK
Williamstown, 10:15 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute welcomes new parents and their infants to a series of New Parents Gallery Talks on select Friday mornings through late winter. The free hour-long sessions will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6 and March 6. New Parents Gallery Talks are designed to give parents a cognitive break from thinking about “all things baby” and are best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. The talks offer a chance for parents to engage with the Clark collection with their infants and participate in open-ended guided conversations about the art in a way that welcomes all contributions. No registration is required. Strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. For information, call Nadine Dosa at 413-458-0410.

 

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DINING TO DONATE
Lenox, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Arizona Pizza will host a dining to donate event for the Vietnam Veterans of America James E. Callahan Berkshire Chapter # 65 at Arizona Pizza in Lenox. During the event , 20 percent of sales will be donated when customers present a flier or tell their server they are dining to donate. Sales for food and beverage for dine in as well as takeout at the Lenox location are counted for the fundraiser.

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WEEMUSE PAJAMA NIGHT
Pittsfield, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
As part of November’s Family Literacy Month, Berkshire Museum presents WeeMuse Pajama Night. The event, now in its third year, is free and open to the public. Each gallery will feature different stories and storytellers – for example, visit the Aquarium to hear a story about the ocean; explore Spark!Lab and hear about inventors and inventions; and in Berkshire Backyard, listen to stories about woodland creatures just like those who live right here in Western Massachusetts. Mary Pope Osborne, author of the Magic Tree House series, and her sister, Natalie Pope Boyce, author of the Magic Tree House Fact Tracker series, will be special guest readers. An array of local officials and personalities will also be guest readers, including Van Shields, the museum’s executive director.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on the following Friday evenings at 8 p.m.: Sept 12, 19, and 26; October 3, 10, 17, 24,  and 31; November 7, 14, 21, and 28; and December 5.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments. Shows will last about 50 minutes.

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ELSKA
, 2 p.m.
Indie pop siren Elska, who has purportedly discovered a newly formed volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, makes “crazy awesome electronic funderworld faerie tunes for the whole family,” says our friend, Mikael Jorgensen, of Wilco. She’s the Bjork of kids’ music!
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NESHAMA CARLEBACH AND HER BAND
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Rimon Resource Center for Jewish Spirituality will sponsor a fundraising concert by the international Jewish music star, Neshama Carlebach with special gospel guests, Rev. Milton Vann and the Glory to God Singers. Neshama has seven albums to her credit, including the 2011 HIGHER AND HIGHER which was nominated for a Grammy. Daughter of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, whose spiritually resonant melodies are beloved throughout the Jewish world, Neshama has dedicated herself to preserving her father's legacy, bringing people together and healing suffering in the world through music. Ticket prices are $54 and $36. Group and Family and Youth discounts are available. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Mahaiwe Box office at 413 5280100. For more info contact Rimon at rimonberkshires.org.  
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