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SWEET TASTES
Williamstown, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Please join Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Community for our first annual dessert fest entitled SWEET TASTES AT SWEETWOOD. We have secured several restaurants from across the Berkshires to showcase samplings of their  signature premier desserts. The entrance fee for tis event is $10 per person. 100% of proceeds raised will benefit the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association (this is one of three events). PARTICIPANTS MUST RSVP FOR THIS EVENT NO LATER THAN JULY 31, 2015! To reply, please contact Jill Drummond at 413-458-8371 ext 13 or email jdrummond@sweetwoodliving.com .
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PIANO RECITAL
Lenox, 7:30 p.m.
The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is proud to again present four piano recitals this summer in the acoustically acclaimed Great Hall of Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.  Both faculty and students from BUTI’s Young Artists Piano Program (YAPP) will perform selections from the classical repertoire.  The recitals are open to the public with free admission. YAPP’s director, international recording artist Boaz Sharon, will present recitals on July 6 and 27. Students from the program will perform on July 20 and Aug. 10. For further information call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or visiy gildedage.org. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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BRAIN BUILDERS! PLAY & LEARN PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. No registration required, intended for children ages baby through 5 years, with their caregiver. 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. Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.


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LIFT EV’RY VOICE FILM SERIES
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
The Lift Ev’ry Voice Film Series, part of the 2015 Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival, kicks off  July 14 with a free screening of the Brazilian film "Quilombo," followed by a discussion led by film curator and Lift Ev’ry Voice co-chair Don Quinn Kelley, at the Berkshire Museum's Little Cinema. The film series, which is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Berkshire Community College and Berkshire Museum, is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.
The lineup of films include:
* Tuesday, July 28, 2 p.m.: Screening and discussion of "Xica da Silva"
* Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2 p.m.: Screening and discussion of "Gone are the Days"
* Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: Screening and discussion of "One Potato, Two Potato"

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BEREAVEMENT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4 - 5 p.m.
Where: Moments House, Pittsfield; Who: Chaplain Dennis Castella; Please call 413-442-0045 to register

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BACK-PACKED FOR SUCCESS
Savoy, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The Family Place is hosting a back-to-school event for kids entering K through 6th grade at local northern Berkshire elementary schools. Students and their parents will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. The event for families living in Florida & Savoy will be located at Gabriel Abbott Elementary School, 56 North County Road, Florida on Tuesday, August 11 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. This event requires pre-registration to ensure that we have the backpacks ready for each child, as supplies are limited. Please contact The Family Place at (413) 663-7588 by Friday, August 7. For more information, contact:  Amber Besaw, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

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BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR SUMMER SING
Pittsfield, 7-9 p.m.
The Berkshire Concert Choir will host summer sings at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St. They are led by the choir’s artistic director, Paula Nuss, and accompanied by pianist Lee Dixon. The Sings are a fund and food raiser for Pittsfield food pantries, so singers are asked only for a contribution of nonperishable food items or a donation to help local hunger programs For information visit www.berkshireconcertchoir.org or phone 413-442-6120. The dates are July 28 and Aug. 11 and 20. The Berkshire Concert Choir will resume regular weekly rehearsals in September in preparation for its November concert.  New members are always welcome.

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GUY AND MADELINE ON A PARK BENCH
New York, 8:30 - 10 p.m.
(USA, 2009, 82 min.) First film by director by Damien Chazelle (whose second, Whiplash, has been receiving high praise from audiences & critics) recasts the MGM musical tradition in a gritty, vérité style. The film features a unique mixture of live jazz performances and choreographed tap dancing, as well as several more traditional musical numbers. The Boston Globe called it “the most buzzed-about movie at the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival.” The NY Times wrote: “Visually distinctive & aurally delightful, ‘Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench’ has style to burn. A soulful black-and-white commentary on love, art & their competing demands, this Boston-based musical from Damien Chazelle floats on a wave of spontaneity & charm.” Free admission PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://ps21chatham.org/2015-programs/film/movie-tuesdays/
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DOWNTOWN CELEBRATION
North Adams, 5;30 - 9 p.m.
2015 marks the 19th year of North Adams’ Annual Downtown Celebration. Main, Eagle, Holden and the northern portion of Ashland Street will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic. Groups, businesses and organizations distribute information, hold contests and giveaways, while bands play everything from Dixieland to Rock and Roll. Delicious aromas fill the air as our local restaurants and vendors provide all kinds of wonderful food. This all-ages street fair is sure to please. For more information call 413-664-6180 or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov
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BERKSHIRE DIVA'S QUARTER AUCTION
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us for our August Quarter Auction! You could WIN a $100 shopping spree with Scentsy just for coming to the quarter auction!!Our consultants will have tables set up with cash and carry items or you can place orders and even book a party! The First 25 people through the door will receive tickets for a chance to win one of 4 prizes! *Our charity of the month is Dr. Michelle Gorbutt, a Veterinarian at Greylock Animal Hospital. Michelle is battling pancreatic cancer. ‪#‎GameOn‬ The Soul Sisters Relay Team will be holding a Chinese Auction with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Michelle and we will be doing a 50/50 raffle.*
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LIVE ON THE LAKE CONCERT SERIES
Pittsfield, 6 to 8 p.m.
Tor Krauter and Kluster: For the fourteenth consecutive season the concerts will be offered every Wednesday evening, beginning July 8th through August 26th, from 6 pm to 8 pm at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. According to May, a shuttle service will be offered again this year for people parking at Taconic High School. “These concerts are extremely popular and we want to accommodate people with extra parking at Taconic High School.” In addition to the shuttle, parking will be available on Vin Hebert Boulevard. The Pittsfield Police Department would like to remind those who attend that alcohol is not permitted at Burbank Park during these concerts and no parking is allowed on Lakeway Drive Extension (located off Pecks Road). The Pittsfield Police Department will be on patrol during these shows and parking violations will be cited.

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'CU AT THE CINEMA'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
July 8
7 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union sponsors “CU at the Cinema” from July 8 to Aug. 26 at the Beacon Cinema on 57 North St. The free movie lineup includes:
7/8 Despicable Me
7/15 Indiana Jones – Raiders of the Lost Ark
7/22 Princess Bride
7/29 Goonies
8/5 Shrek
8/12 Back to the Future
8/19 Hook
8/26 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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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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HUBBARD HALL OPERA THEATER SUMMER FESITVAL
Williamstown
Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education presents the Hubbard Hall Opera Theater summer festival: Rigoletto (Verdi): $35 general, $10 students 8/12 - pay what you will, 8pm; 8/14 and 8/15 at 8pm; 8/20, 8/22 and 8/23 at 2pm. In Italian with English projections and orchestra. Run time: 2 hours. An epic tragedy and musical masterpiece. Old Maid and the Thief (Menotti): $20 general, $5 students 8/13 - pay what you will, 8pm; 8/19, 8/21, 8/22 at 8pm and 8/15, 8/16 at 2pm. In English with piano and cello. Run time: 1 hour. A short, dark comedy set in a small New England town. Saturdays include pre-show talks and farm-to-table dinners between performances. Summer opera touring events can be found online. Tickets may be obtained in advance by visiting www.hubbardhall.org or by calling 518-677-2495.
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BACK-PACKED FOR SUCCESS
Williamstown, 1 to 3 p.m.
The Family Place is hosting a back-to-school event for kids entering K through 6th grade at local northern Berkshire elementary schools. Students and their parents will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies. The event for families living in Williamstown, North Adams, Clarksburg, Adams, & Cheshire will be located at The Family Place, 61 Main Street, North Adams on Thursday, August 13 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This event requires pre-registration to ensure that we have the backpacks ready for each child, as supplies are limited. Please contact The Family Place at (413) 663-7588 by Friday, August 7. For more information, contact:  Amber Besaw, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588.

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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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ST STANISLAUS KOSTKA SCHOOL -- OPEN HOUSE
Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Come see what St. Stanislaus Kostka School has to offer. Tour the facilities and learn about the St Stanislaus school community from teachers, parents, and students. A limited number of spaces are available for the 2015-2016 school year in the half- and full-day pre-school and the kindergarten programs. We welcome transfer students into our other grades. Onsite registration will be available that evening or phone the school at 743-1091 with questions. Hope to see you. St. Stanislaus Kostka School 108 Summer St Adams, MA phone: (413) 743-1091 website: www.diospringfield.org/subdomain/ststansadams  
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"FENWAY PARK" BERKSHIRE BOMBERS PAINT & SIP
Lanesborough, 6pm
Learn to paint "Fenway Park" and you'll be supporting the Berkshire Bombers on 8/13 at Skyline Country Club, 405 S. Main St, Lanesborough, MA.  All materials and instruction included for $35.  Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com  Paint a canvas, Sip a beverage, and Socialize with friends!
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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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BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUS
Great Barrington, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus brings its unique hybrid of Vaudeville, Circus, Wild West Shows, Burlesque, and Sideshow to the Mahaiwe.
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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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PUPIL SUITE AND SPILL
New York, 8 - 10 p.m.
Gallim Dance, a young New York-based contemporary dance company, creates and performs original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller. Founded in 2007, Gallim captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers, and a fearless physicality. $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/gallim-dance-pupil-suite-and-excerpts-from-fold-here/'event_date=2015-08-14    
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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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KNIT ’N 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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GALLIM DANCE COMPANY: PUPIL SUITE AND SPILL
New York, 8 - 10 p.m.
Gallim Dance, a young New York-based contemporary dance company, creates and performs original work by artistic director and founder Andrea Miller. Founded in 2007, Gallim captured the attention of fellow artists, presenters, and audiences with its award-winning work, ensemble of dancers, and a fearless physicality. $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/gallim-dance-pupil-suite-and-excerpts-from-fold-here/'event_date=2015-08-14    
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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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PIGPEN THEATRE CO.
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival darlings are back! Part innovative theatre company and part rollicking indie folk band, PigPen Theatre Co. creates albums that turn into musicals that can be performed as fully staged productions or straightforward concerts. They’re here for the latter, playing material in the works for a new record. Tickets and more information on MASS MoCA website.
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GRAHAM NASH
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. Mahaiwe
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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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A DELICIOUS PRESENTATION: “THE DUTCH INFLUENCE ON THE AMERICAN KITCHEN”
Great Barrington, 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 16, 2015 2:00pm – 4:00pm in the Morey-Devereaux Barn FREE Austerlitz Historical Society Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017 518-392-0062 http://www.oldausterlitz.org oldausterlitz@fairpoint.net   Enjoy a delicious new twist to our Annual Membership Meeting and Presentation program on Sunday, August 16th, starting at 2:00pm in the Morey-Devereaux Barn. This unique presentation will feature author and food historian, Peter G. Rose and hearth cooking expert, Lavada Nahon. Ms. Rose’s talk, “The Influence of the Dutch on the American Kitchen,” explores the food ways brought to America by the Dutch more than three centuries ago and the way these foods were adapted to the new circumstances.  Slides of seventeenth-century Dutch art works depicting various foodstuffs are part of the lecture and provide a visual feast. A discussion of the importance of old and hand-written cookbooks handed down in families is also part of the lecture. The audience is encouraged to bring any inherited family books or recipes. Additionally, an actual table will be set in period style (you may be surprised!) and will feature a menu of dishes “just prepared” in our 1794 Morey-Devereaux hearth and beehive oven.  This delectable array of food will include: Assorted Breads; Turkey Dressed in Its Feathers; Spiced Chicken Raised Pie; Veal Meatballs in Head Lettuce; Dutch Coleslaw with a Butter Dressing; and Potage of Carrots and Beets. The public is invited to visit our old kitchen from noon to 2:00pm and see these wonderful dishes being cooked in real time! Special “treats” from the kitchen and beverages will be served following the presentation.  Free and open to the public. Peter Rose is a recipient of the 2002 Alice P. Kenney Award for research and writing on the food customs and diet of the Dutch settlers in New Netherland. http://www.oldausterlitz.com/'p=1583  
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