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"GET REAL WITH SPIRITUAL RENEWAL"
Adams
St. John Paul II Parish of Adams will present a Spiritual Renewal Series with Dominican Father Hugh Burns, OP, from Sunday, September 20 to Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Father Hugh is widely known and has spoken throughout the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America. His renewals have attracted large numbers of people. He has been a commentator on National Public Radio and local New York radio stations. 7 p.m. Sunday, September 20 at Notre Dame Church - "Don't Worry Be Happy: Christian Joy" 10 a.m. Monday, September 21 at St. Stanislause Kostka Church - "What Are You Afraid Of' Dealing With Life's Fears" 7 p.m. Monday, September 21 at Notre Dame Church - "See It Big - Keep It Simple" 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 22 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church - "Cool Of! Coping with Anger" 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 22 at Notre Dame Church - "Brought Near: A Sense of Belonging to the Church" 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 23 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church - "Lighten Up! A Christian Sense of Humor" 7 p.m. Wednesday, September 23 at Notre Dame Church - "Blessed Among Women: Mary Tender and Tough" followed by Benediction of Blessed Sacrament and Apostolic Blessing.  
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LADIES NIGHT OUT! HOSTED BY INDULGENCE SALON
Pittsfield, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Join us for an evening just for the ladies! Come and shop with over 15 vendors who want to make you feel great, look your best, and be your healthiest! Free food and music while you mingle with your friends and co-workers. Complimentary spa services will be provided, as well as, door prizes and giveaways. 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction to benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place. Free and open to the public! 5:30-8pm, Hosted by Indulgence Salon 75 North St Pittsfield MA
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BERKSHIRE GROWN HARVEST SUPPER
Great Barrington, 6-8 p.m.
Berkshire Grown’s 17th annual Harvest Supper puts local food at the center of the celebratio at Ski Butternut. Nearly three dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will be on hand. The chefs will be serving a wide selection of tastings, all featuring fresh ingredients from local farms. The evening also includes a silent auction with favorites like dining at Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY, or dinner and an overnight stay at Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough; a Spa Day for two at Canyon Ranch, and a sheepskin from Mayflower Farm in South Egremont. The dinner is by reservation only. Tickets are $75 for Berkshire Grown members and $85 for non-members. Tickets sell out; go online or call 413-528-0041 to buy tickets as soon as possible. All proceeds benefit Berkshire Grown, supporting its Buy Local campaign as well as its Share the Bounty project, which buys shares in local farms and distributes the fresh food to food pantries.

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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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BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
North Adams, 6 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 Wednesdays from mid-August to late September, including August 19th and 26th, and September 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd. Each session will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the first floor meeting room of the First Congregational Church on Main Street in North Adams. Participants can enter through the glass doors connecting the church with the education building. The facilitators for the bereavement support group are Corinne Case, LMHC, Berkshire VNA & Hospice Spiritual Counselor and Bereavement Coordinator and the Reverend Ann Clark-Killam of the First Congregational Church.  Pre-registration is required. To register, please call Marie Coody at the Berkshire VNA and Hospice, toll free at 800-788-2862 or 413-447-2862, ext. 5634.

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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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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
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 at Williams College. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-38 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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FRIENDS OF THE NORTH ADAMS LIBARY BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9:00 - 4:00
The North Adams Public Library is having their annual Book Sale at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church Parish Center.   Huge book selection with prices from 25 cents to $3.  There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and quilt raffle.   Support your local library and join us!  
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LOVE AND CHAOS
New York, 7:30 p.m.
Clarion Concert's second performance of the 2015 Leaf Peeper season highlights song of love and loss for soprano, mezzo soprano and piano, along with Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee will play piano, with Arianna Zukerman as featured soprano and Heather Johnson as featured mezzo soprano.
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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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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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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 am - 1 pm
Join us at the market! This year’s market is better than ever offering a wide variety of fresh, local meats, amazing produce, lots of fresh eggs, delicious baked pastries, breads, cookies, granolas and more! We have fresh made crepes, coffee, hops, pet treats, and live music!  For more details on what's new each week, follow us on FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Adams-Farmers-Market/158627517541046 The North Adams Farmers Market at the St. Anthony’s Municipal Parking Lot welcomes more than 20 vendors.
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FRIENDS OF THE NORTH ADAMS LIBARY BOOK SALE
North Adams, 9:00 - 4:00
The North Adams Public Library is having their annual Book Sale at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church Parish Center.   Huge book selection with prices from 25 cents to $3.  There will also be a bake sale, silent auction and quilt raffle.   Support your local library and join us! 
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CHILDREN'S ATTIC
Great Barrington, 9:30am - 3:00pm
(9/26, 9/27) The Children's Attic is coming! Come shop this annual maternity and children's consignment sale at Community Health Programs main campus, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, on Saturday, September 26th from 9:30am to 3:00pm and Sunday, September 27th from 9:00am to noon. Local families will be selling quality maternity and children's items including Fall and Winter clothing, toys, videos, games, books, baby equipment and much, much more! The Children's Attic is sponsored by CHP Family Services. Call 413.528.0457 for more information.
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DROP IN ART WITH MARGARET BUCHTE
Great Barrington, 9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Professional fine artist Margaret Buchte will offer a series of free informal mini-workshops and demonstrations of oil painting, pastels and drawing in charcoal and pencil. Stop by and watch, or try your hand and learn a few tips and techniques from a “pro.” Bring your own materials if you like, or experiment with ours!
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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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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.

This film showing and discussion is free and open to the public, and will take place at Ramsdell on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm, at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic.
Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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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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WANTED - VENDORS AND CRAFTERS
Lenox, Anytime

CRAFT FAIR VENDORS who make handmade creations are being sought for The Holiday Craft Connection to be held at The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, Massachusetts (located behind NBT Bank) on November 21, 2015 from 9 am - 3 pm. Admission will be free. For more information and registration forms please call 413-243-2640 or 413-464-2659 or email alliekatt0328@verizon.net.


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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
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 at Williams College. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-38 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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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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HENRY BUTLER
North Adams, 8 p.m.
One of the true masters of the great New Orleans piano tradition, Henry Butler is a keyboard magician. A rollicking blend of jazz, Caribbean, pop, blues, and R&B flows effortlessly from his hands. The Crescent City is also the birthplace of the cocktail, and this very special evening of music and culture includes classic NoLA drinks served up by our friends at Small Batch America — the first drink is included with admission. Visit the MASS MoCA website for more information.
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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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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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ARTIST TALK WITH JIM SHAW
North Adams, 5 p.m.
Jim Shaw mines the essentials of American cultural detritus, from comic books, pulp novels, and album covers, to vintage advertisements, movie posters, and noise rock in his exhibition Entertaining Doubts. Hear from the artist as he entertains his own doubts and creates new ones for you about church, state, and Superman. Visit the MASS MoCA website for more information.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
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 at Williams College. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. The Hopkins Observatory, built in 1836-38 by the first professor of astronomy at Williams College, Albert Hopkins, is the oldest extant observatory in the United States. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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HARVEST FESTIVAL - BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN
Stockbridge, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Celebrate Berkshire County’s most beloved fall tradition with popular family activities, continuous live entertainment, more than one hundred food and craft vendors, a farmers’ market, a silent auction, a giant tag sale, and a spectacular plant and bulb sale, as well as a Haunted House. Parking is Free in the Garden lots. Adult admission is $5; children under 12 are free.
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OVER YOUR CITIES GRASS WILL GROW SCREENING
North Adams, 2 p.m.
This documentary film examines Anselm Kiefer’s alchemical processes via a cinematic journey through his studio estate in the south of France. Art historian Michael Lewis excavates some of the obscure pieces of iconography from Kiefer’s Chlebnikov painting series, in a post-film talk and tour of our Kiefer gallery, a partnership with The Hall Art Foundation.. Visit the MASS MoCA website for more information.
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BAROQUE AND BEYOND
New York, 7:30 p.m.
Join Clarion Concerts for its Annual Baroque Concert honoring Leaf Peeper concerts' founder Newell Jenkins. Baroque and Beyond will showcase selections from Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi and more. Featured performers are Anthony Newman on harpsichord and organ; Sanford Allen on violin; Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Virginia Brewer, oboe; and Raman Ramakrishnan, cello.
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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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