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ACTIVE PARENTING OF CHILDREN AGES 1-4 YEARS
North Adams, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Active Parenting of Children ages 1-4 Years Mondays, September 22, 29 and October 6 from 5:30-7:00 at Haskins Center in North Adams, 210 State Street. This series will cover positive discipline methods, developmental stages, how to prevent tantrums, routines to make life easier and ways to take care of yourself so that you can better take care of your family. Parenting classes are an ideal place to meet other parents, share and discuss ideas and come away with a new perspective on parenting. Call 664-4821 to register. Child care and transportation is available.
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PITTSFIELD YOUTH VIOLENCE COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Based on the areas of focus determined during the first community meeting held on Aug. 25 at Morningside School about Youth Violence in Pittsfield many groups have met on various areas of support: Neighborhood Action: Morningside initiative & Westside Initiative; Education: utilizing coaches, teachers, mentors/tutors, youth activities; Parents and caretakers; Faith-based efforts and utilizing the network of congregations; Businesses, jobs, economy. With the help of Adam Hinds, Shannon Grant Coordinator, action steps have been identified and a second community conversation meeting has been scheduled for Conte Elementary School.

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MEMORY MATTERS: WHAT IF ALZHEIMER'S WAS A TREATABLE CONDITION'
, 1 - 4 p.m.
Memory Matters:  What if Alzheimer's was a Treatable Condition? by Dr. Paul Raia. Alzheimer's Disease is expected to triple over the next few decades as baby boomers age into retirement. With no cure in sight, and the inevitable decline of individuals with dementia, our hope remains in strategies aimed at maximizing the functional independence and morale of individuals. Dr. Raia has more than 30 years of experience in caring for individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and is a national expert in educating and supporting caregivers. For more information and registration, please visit www.berkshireahec.org or call Berkshire AHEC (413) 447-2417.
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ALZHEIMERíS DISEASE PROGRAM
Pittsfield, 1-4:30 p.m.
"Memory Matters: What if Alzheimer’s Was a Treatable Condition" is a half-day program for health professionals and the general public at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield.  The event is presented by Berkshire AHEC in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care, and sponsorship by Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center. The cost is $55 if paid by Sept. 23 for health professionals and $30 for general community members. There will be a $5 contribution made to the Alzheimer Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s for every participant. The presenter, Paul Raia, Ph.D. has worked in the fields of gerontology and psychology for almost 40 years. This program will present a unique view where individuals respond to their disease according to how supportive their environments are, with a careful focus on those capacities that remain, particularly the person’s psychological capacity,  i.e., how a person thinks, feels, communicates, compensates, and responds to change, to emotion, to love, which may bring some of the biggest breakthroughs in treatment. For more information about the program, registration fees, educational credits and learning objectives, sit www.berkshireahec.org or contact AHEC at 413-447-2417.

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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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BARRINGTON STAGE BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR
Pittsfield, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Barrington Stage Company opens its doors for "Behind the Scenes: An Enemy of the People" at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, 30 Union St. Students (14 and older) are encouraged to attend and watch what is known as the "tech" at a professional theater and meet the team that makes it all happen. Join the creative team and crew of Barrington Stage Company’s production of "An Enemy of the People" in the lobby before going on an exclusive look behind the scenes and see how scenery comes alive, how lighting can change the mood, where do the sounds of a city street come from, and learning about costume changes and their maintenance. The tour is free.

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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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HUMANE SOCIETY PASTA DINNER
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
Berkshire Humane Society’s annual pasta dinner will be held at Zucco’s Family Restaurant. Dinner includes spaghetti or ziti with a choice of meatballs or sausages plus bread and butter.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Other menu items and “To Go” orders will also be available. Zucco’s Family Restaurant is located at 451 Dalton Ave. For more information, call 413-447-7878, ext. 31.

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COMPUTER CLASS - INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS
Great Barrington, 5:30-6:30pm

Sign up for a one on one - we'll spend twenty minutes going over anything computer-related that you'd like to learn or are having difficulties with. Registration for this one is required - please register at the desk or send an e-mail to jmagelaner@townofgb.org. 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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COLLEGE PREP INFORMATION NIGHT
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Joshua Mendel, senior associate director of admissions at MCLA , will present an information session on the college search and application process at The Williams Inn. This event is free and open to the public. Guidance will be provided to students and parents regarding the college search and application process. Mendel will share tips on choosing where to apply, important timelines, essay writing, interviewing, and the application process. Please register with the number of attendees by leaving a message for Kris Bona at 413-749-1165 or kbona@adamscommunity.com by Sept. 28.

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CANDLELIGHT VIGIL OF HOPE AND REMEMBRANCE
North Adams, 7 p.m.
The Noel Field Walking Track will be one of hundreds of sites of the eighth annual Candlelight Vigil of Healing, Remembrance and Recovery. Speakers, candle lighting, music, a circle of healing and remembrance and the release of commemorative balloons will highlight the event.  The vigil is held in memory of those who have lost their lives due to drug and alcohol related incidents, and those suffering from the disease of addiction. It is also a celebration of those in recovery.

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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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CELLIST RONALD FELDMAN: BEETHOVEN TO BEATLES
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Williams College Department of Music presents cellist Ronald Feldman in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This free event is open to the public. Renowned cellist Ronald Feldman’s tastes and repertoire range across a broad spectrum of genres and time periods. For the concert titled "From Beethoven to the Beatles," he collaborates with pianist Doris Stevenson. This concert explores some well-known works along with equally interesting but lesser known ones, including Beethoven A major Sonata for Cello and Piano and three works of Webern: Cello op. 11, Cello and Piano Sonata, and Two Pieces for Cello and Piano.

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CELLIST RONALD FELDMAN AND PIANIST DORIS STEVENSON
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Cellist Ronald Feldman and pianist Doris Stevenson present "From Beethoven to the Beatles." This concert features the Beethoven A major Sonata, three works of Webern, and the Strauss Sonata. A "Magical Mystery Tour" to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the "British Invasion" by composer Dan Kohane, Class of 2012 promises a rousing finale. http://music.williams.edu/events/ronald-feldman-cello/   Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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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NEW YORK COLLEGE EXHIBITS GREAT BARRINGTON ARTIST
Great Barrington, 3 to 6 p.m.
The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, N.Y., will exhibit "Following a Line," a retrospective of paintings, drawings, prints and ephemera by late Great Barrington artist Susan Hartung, on view Sept. 18 through Oct. 25. Curator Peter Dudek will discuss the works on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium, followed by a reception in the gallery. Both events are free and open to the public.

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FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL ZITI SUPPER
North Adams, 4 to 7 p.m.
The Annual Ziti Supper is on Thursday, at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center, North Adams. Tickets are $8 ($7 for seniors and children 12 & under). Meal Includes ziti & meatballs, garden salad, bread/butter, beverage and choice of assorted desserts.

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FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL ZITI SUPPER
North Adams, 4-7 p.m.
The annual Ziti Supperwill be held at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center. Tickets are $8 ($7 for seniors and children 12 & under). Meal includes ziti & meatballs, garden salad, bread/butter, beverage and choice of assorted desserts.

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'RADICAL REWORDING' TALK
Williamstown, 5 p.m.
In celebration of the Clark Art Institute’s exhibition "Radical Words: From Magna Carta to the Constitution," Annelle Curulla, assistant professor of French at Williams College, presents the free talk “Radical Rewording: Olympe de Gouge’s Declaration of the Rights of Women in the French Revolution”  in the auditorium. This is the second of four free talks in the Clark’s Radical Words Speaker Series, which is held in conjunction with Williams College’s “The Book Unbound” initiative.

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"THE IMPORTANCE OF STORIES"
North Adams, 6 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library presents “The Importance of Stories” with Thatcher Freud, who will discuss how important it is to share your life memories with family and your community. All programs are free and open to the public. Call 662-3133 for more information.

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MICHAEL FRAYNíS 'COPENHAGEN'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College Theatre Department will present Michael Frayn’s "Copenhagen." September 1941. Nazi Germany has invaded. Germany’s leading scientist makes a quiet trip to occupied Denmark to visit Niels Bohr, his mentor in nuclear physics. Within the crucible of war-torn Europe, they talk physics. What transpired in Copenhagen? What do we know? What can we never know? Performances will be in the ’62 Center’s CenterStage, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are $3. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 413-597-2425 or visit http://62center.williams.edu.

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JAZZ PIANIST HELEN SUNG
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Jazz pianist Helen Sung will perform in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This concert is free and open to the public. Sung plays a solo piano concert featuring standard works from the jazz canon, as well as her own compositions.

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NBCC'S OCTOBER FORUM
North Adams, 10 a.m.-noon
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum will look at the new ways to approach the challenges of opioid addiction. Learn about opioid addictions, what you can do to prevent addictions from affecting you and your loved ones. and engage in conversations with your neighbors and friends about substance abuse and treatment in Northern Berkshire. The forum will be held at the First Baptist Church in North Adams (please use the Eagle Street entrance).

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GHOST TOUR AT THE MOUNT
Lenox, 5:45 and 7 p.m.
Creaky floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footsteps are all part of The Mount’s guided tour of the most haunted parts of the estate. This spooky tour is not recommended for children under 12. For tickets, visit edithwharton.org. Also, "Travel, Temptations, and Tribes: Storytelling at The Mount" at 8 p.m., $15. Seven award-winning performers tell seven minute true stories about family, travel, and first times. Presented in partnership with Boston-based massmouth.

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MICHAEL FRAYNíS 'COPENHAGEN'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College Theatre Department will present Michael Frayn’s "Copenhagen." September 1941. Nazi Germany has invaded. Germany’s leading scientist makes a quiet trip to occupied Denmark to visit Niels Bohr, his mentor in nuclear physics. Within the crucible of war-torn Europe, they talk physics. What transpired in Copenhagen? What do we know? What can we never know? Performances will be in the ’62 Center’s CenterStage, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are $3. Seating is limited. For tickets, call 413-597-2425 or visit http://62center.williams.edu.

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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.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, Noreen Mole - Volunteer, Hoffmann Bird Club Past President, Audience: Adult; Members: Free for members  Nonmembers: Adult $3.00; pring 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. Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required. Mass Audubon/Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, berkshires@massaudubon.org  413-637-0320.

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FALL FOLIAGE WOMEN'S WELLNESS WEEKEND
Becket
Escape, relax, rejuvenate at Fall Foliage Women's Wellness Weekend. Enjoy a weekend away where you can play and be active in the colorful fall foliage, or relax by the fire with friends new and old. However you and your girlfriends like to enjoy fall in the Berkshires, Women's Wellness Weekend is for you.
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THE EIGHTH ANNUAL MID-HUDSON WOODWORKERS SHOW
, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Displays of fine woodworking items, Demonstrations of woodworking techniques, WoodMizer (sawyer), Raffle of selected fine woodworking items, Make a pen, Gifts for the Children, Cars and Planes,
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FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Pittsfield Fire Department will be hosting an open house during Fire Prevention Week to promote "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!" Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of working smoke alarms and testing them monthly. The Open House will be held at Pittsfield Fire Department Headquarters, 74 Columbus Ave. Activities include fire safety talks and activities, senior citizen fire safety, Emergency Medical Systems information, and CHILD Project retinal scans, a program that identifies and locates missing children through the use of iris identification biometric technology.

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