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FESITVAL OF SHARING ROOTS
Pittsfield, Noon-5:30 p.m.
The Festival of Sharing Roots is held at St. Joseph Church on North Street. Booths representing seven international cuisines highlight the cultures that comprise the community. Entertainment on the stage will feature music and dance by local players. Kiddy Land, face painting and games will be fun for all. Crafts and tagged items will be on sale starting at 9 a.m. 

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'THE 800 MILE WALL'
New York, 7 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen “The 800 Mile Wall” at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. “The 800 Mile Wall” highlights the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as their effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. This film looks unflinchingly at a failed U.S. border strategy that many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants, and offers some thoughts on how the current human rights crisis may be resolved. For more information call 518-794-0259.  For directions, visit www.oldchathamquakers.org.

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TEXTILE WORKER PORTRAYAL
New York, 7:30 p.m.
"Lucy Larcom, New England Textile Mill Worker and Poet," a portrayal by Phyllis Chapman, will be held at the Stephentown Historical Society’s Heritage Center, Garfield Road (County Route 26), Stephentown, N.Y. Learn about the eleven-year-old mill worker in Lowell, Massachusetts, who went on the be a poet, teacher and author. The event is free; for directions, call 518-733-0010.

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36TH ANNUAL GREYLOCK GOLF TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield
The 36th Annual Bees Prendergast Memorial Greylock Golf Tournament will held at the Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St. The Berkshire County Kids’ Place will be the beneficiary of this year’s event. Those wishing to donate raffle prizes or sponsorships should call Christa Collier at the Berkshire County Kids' Place at 413- 499-2800 ext. 13. Anyone who would like to register to play in the tournament should contact Vicky May at Greylock at 413-236-4105.

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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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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4-5 p.m.
A group support group to learn about the grief process; talk about your own experiences; understand how to cope with your losses; find the way to move forward; discover where help, strength and resources are available and stablish personal goals will be held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Oct. 7 at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Ste 301 , Pittsfield. Chaplain Dennis Castella will lead the group. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information.

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FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING OF THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINES
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Free Documentary Film Screening of "The Ghosts in Our Machines" – September 9th at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library. Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall directs through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Haunting and heart-warming, audiences experience a diverse cast of animal subjects in this cinematic documentary illuminating the lives of individual animals rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world. The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013)
 Documentary - 93 Minutes
 Show Time – 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Refreshments and drawing for gift basket after the film and discussion. Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library, 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA For more information about this event, email: shrila44@hotmail.com

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SLICE OF HEAVEN CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
Pittsfield, All Day
Tuesday, 18th annual Slice of Heaven Charity Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club. The tournament will benefit the young people and programs of the Pittsfield CYC, the Marians' Seminarian Campaign, and new co-sponsor, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Please support Slice of Heaven as sponsors, golfers, and participants in our raffle. Your participation helps the well-being of the people in our community. There are several ways to participate: Sponsorship Sponsorship opportunities are available in increments from $300 all the way to $5000. Participation Register your foursome today. Golfers fees are $160 each, and this fee includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, dinner and participation in the contests for Hole-In-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Dinner tickets are also available for those not wanting to participate on the greens and those are $50 each. If you just want to show your support you can make an outright donation on this page. Purchase Raffle Tickets First prize:  2 tickets to the New England Patriots vs New York Jets game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on Thursday, October 16, 2013, 8:25 p.m. Second Prize:  2 tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:10 p.m.  Drawing will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Winner does not need to be present to win: The winner will be contacted to arrange delivery of prize. Over the years, Slice of Heaven has raised in excess of $350,000 for local charities. Thank you again. You are helping youth and families in our community and the seminarians.
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HOOSICK FALLS ARTISAN EXCHANGE AND FARMERS MARKET
New York, 4-6:30 p.m.
The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Farmers Market features farmers who produce fibers, flowers, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and other food products, picklers and canners, syrup makers, bakers, artisans, artists, jewelry makers, knitters and crocheters, quilters and other people who sew, wood workers, metal workers and more. More information and forms can be found at www.hayc3.org or at 518-686-9050.

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BERKSHIRE WILDLIFE LINKAGE MEETING
, 6 p.m.
The Nature Conservancy will host a meeting at the Worthington Historical Society, 6 Williamsburg Road, Worthington to learn about The Berkshire Wildlife Linkage, a regional wildlife corridor that includes the Westfield watershed. Presenters will share maps, photos and videos from a mammal tracking study the Conservancy, Westfield River Wild and Scenic Advisory Committee, and a crew of enthusiastic volunteer wildlife trackers conducted this winter along route 112 and the Westfield’s Middle Branch. No RSVP is necessary, and the public is welcome.  Please e-mail Laura Marx at lmarx@tnc.org with questions.

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GENEALOGY CLASSES
North Adams, 10 a.m. - Noon
The North Adams Public Library will be offering beginner genealogy classes with Alan Horbal on Thursday mornings starting September 4th ending October 2nd. All classes will begin at 10 AM and end at Noon. Mr. Horbal will give an overview of how to use sources such as the WWI draft registration, Naturalization Records and Census records. He will also go over using Ancestry.com and LDS Family Search. Participants are asked to bring their laptop computer, if they own one, for the last three sessions. Library computers will be available for those participants who do not have a laptop. Class size is limited to 12. Call to reserve your spot. A small fee will be charged for copies. For more information and to sign up call 662-3133 ext 13.

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CHP FARMER'S MARKET
Great Barrington, 3-6 p.m.
The fourth annual CHP Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from June through Sept. 25 and will feature fresh produce, flowers, fun activities, cooking demonstrations and more. WIC & Senior Farmer's Checks, SNAP, EBT and credit cards accepted.  Sponsored by Community Health Programs at 444 Stockbridge Road (Route 7) Great Barrington.  Call 413-528-0457 for more information.
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'MOMENTS CAPTURED' AUTHOR TALK
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Williams College will host a fiction reading of Moments Captured by author Robert Seidman in Griffin Hall, room 3. A Q&A with Seidman will follow the reading and presentation, which is free and open to the public. In Moments Captured (Overlook Press), a work of historical fiction, Seidman explores the Industrial Revolution through the perspective of Edward Muybridge, an English photographer who immigrated to America in the mid-19th century and became famous for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, including the invention of stop-action photography.

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READING AND BOOK-SIGNING
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar at 11 Housatonic St. will host Frank Gado, author of "William Cullen Bryant: The Complete Stories." Frank Gado is the authority on Bryant andhe is spellbinding in his discussions. This reading and talk will amaze in itsrevelations of Bryant as an important early inventor and master of the short story.

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GENEALOGY CLASSES
Pittsfield
Five workshops for novices will be held at the Berkshire Athenaeum:

September 11 (Thursday): 

10-12: Organizing your records and planning your research and  Introduction to Census Research

1-3:  Repeat of morning session

September 18 (Thursday):

10-12: Using Vital Records and Beginning Immigration Research

1-3:  Repeat of morning session

September 25 (Thursday):

 10-12 OR 1-3 Introduction to Ancestry.com (library edition)

Instructors for these sessions will be Janet Rogge, Angela Rifkin, and Vera Silva. No pre-requisites required.  You may bring your own laptop or use a library one. These workshops are free of charge and open to the public.  To register call the Local History Dept. at 413-499-9480 ext. 6.
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NBCC NEEDS ASSESSMENT FORUM
North Adams, 10 a.m.-noon
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's September Needs Assessment Forum will focus on addressing emerging issues in our community and setting our agenda for the year ahead. Everyone in Northern Berkshire is invited and encouraged to bring their topics for discussion to the forum. During discussions, you can expect to hear observations from others about community needs, and share your own thoughts about current issues our community is experiencing and help set the Coalition's agenda for the coming year. The forum, to be held at the First Baptist Church, will begin with a round of introductions, followed by brief announcements of your upcoming events or new projects. Please bring flyers about your announcements also, as there will be a table available for display. Please bring a non-perishable item to benefit our local food pantry, The Friendship Center. For more info, contact Al Bashevkin at 413-663-7588.

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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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BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Berkshire Sanctuaries will lead a bird walk at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road. Spring and fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. The cost is $3.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
Hancock, Noon-6 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
* Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams
* Thursday, Sept. 4, 1-6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
* Friday, Sept. 12, noon-6 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Burbank Children's Center, 36 Corey Road, Hancock
* Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ashley Falls United Methodist Church,  1156 Ashley Falls Road, Ashley Falls
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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WALK ALONG HOOSIC RIVER
North Adams, 11 a.m.-noon
Hoosic River Revival will be leading family-friendly walk along the Hoosic River in North Adams the second Saturday of every month from now through October at 11 a.m. Learn about the history of North Adams,  the role of the river, and the future plans for its restoration as an asset for the city. Meet at Mass MoCA near the entrance to the museum’s parking lot on Marshall Street.

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SOCK HOP
Sheffield, 4-7 p.m.
The Historical Society's Sock Hop will transport you to the days of poodle skirts and the twist. This free family event will be held at the Town Hall parking lot and Historical Society grounds at 159 Main St. Come and check out the souped-up cars at this classic car cruise night and rock out to an oldies concert featuring Jeannie Romeo. There will be burgers, hot dogs and vintage treats for sale, a hula hoop contest and tons more fun for all you greasers and teenyboppers. For more information, visit www.sheffieldhistory.org.

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A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC PARTY
New York, 7 - 10 p.m.
Join supporters of the Stephentown Memorial Library for an entertaining evening of A Little Night Music on Saturday, Music for the party will be provided by Doug Schmolze, performing a varied repertoire of solo guitar and vocal music. The benefit will be held at Berkshire Mountain House Bed & Breakfast from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets for the benefit are $30 per person and include two glasses of wine, plentiful delicious hors d’oeuvres, decadent desserts, and hot and cold beverages. Tickets are available at the Library or at the door. There will also be intriguing silent auctions. Proceeds will benefit operation of the Stephentown Memorial Library. Call Mona Berg at 518-733-6923 for more information or directions.

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CANOE TRIP TO UPPER AND LOWER GOOSE PONDS
Tyringham, 8 a.m.-noon
Sponsored by Berkshire Sanctuaries will lead a canoe trip to Upper and Lower Goose Ponds in Tyringham. Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires' most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of ravens, hawks, herons, and a variety of songbirds. Eat a snack onshore and search for interesting plant and animal life along the Appalachian Trail. We will walk one mile on the AT before paddling back.  Directions to the meeting place in Lee will be provided upon registration. Due to possible windy conditions, previous canoe experience is required. Bring food, drink, insect repellent, and sunscreen. Registration is required at 413-637-0320; the cost is $30.

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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Patrons of the market, located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Route 8 and St. Anthony Drive, can find fresh fruits and vegetables, greens, canned goods, baked goods, eggs, flowers and meat. People can also enjoy music, entertainment, and info booths, all of which change week to week.  All of the food at the market is grown or made by the farmers themselves. This year’s market includes vendors reaching from Berlin, New York and Southern VT all the way to Washington, Mass.  http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Farmers-Market.aspx
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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
Sheffield, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
* Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams
* Thursday, Sept. 4, 1-6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
* Friday, Sept. 12, noon-6 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Burbank Children's Center, 36 Corey Road, Hancock
* Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ashley Falls United Methodist Church,  1156 Ashley Falls Road, Ashley Falls
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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BUMP SERIES GREYLOCK TIME TRIAL
North Adams
The Northampton Cycling Club returns every year to North Adams for the Greylock Hillclimb Time Trial race. Attracting over 250 cyclists from all over the Northeast and Canada, the course runs 9.1 miles to the summit of Mount Greylock which is 3,489 ft high. Light refreshments are provided at the top, followed by an afterparty hosted by the Freight Yard Pub. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/BUMP-series-Greylock-Time-Trial.aspx
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ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
Adams, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Adams Farmers Market will be happening every Sunday through mid-September from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Adams Visitors Center.

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BERKSHIRE GROWN 16TH ANNUAL HARVEST SUPPER
Great Barrington, 6-8 p.m.
Nearly three dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be serving a wide selection of tastings, featuring fresh ingredients from local farms. The evening also includes a silent auction. The Harvest Supper is returning for a second year to the Upper Lodge at Ski Butternut, with plenty of space for guests -- including seating areas -- and room for an expanded lineup of chefs and beverage producers. Tickets by advance purchase only and cost $70 for Berkshire Grown members, $80 for non-members. Call 413-528-0041 to buy tickets.

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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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LONDONíS NATIONAL THEATRE'S 'A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE'
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic's history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece stars Gillian Anderson as Blanche Dubois, Ben Foster as Stanley, and Vanessa Kirby as Stella. As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace—but her downward spiral brings her face-to-face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters. Tickets are $18 ($15 members). To order tickets, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524.

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