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SHADOW DAY @ BART CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Adams, 8 - 11:30 A.M.

The Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School (BART) will host a “Shadow Day” for students interested observing 6th grade.  Attending a Shadow Day provides students with an opportunity to experience classes alongside current BART students. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling BART Enrollment Counselor Monique Nottke at 413-743-7311 (ext. 732) or by emailing her at monique.nottke@bartcharter.org. There will be two opportunities for interested students to sit in on Grade 6: from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or from 12:15 to 3 p.m.  The next enrollment deadline for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year will be Thursday, April 26, at 12 p.m. Applications are available at the school or on the BART website, www.bartcharter.org.


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DINING IN THE DARK
Pittsfield, 5 p.m.
The Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind will be holding its fourth annual Dining in the Dark at the Housatonic Academy formally the St. Mark’s School located at 400 Columbus Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 10, and children under 5 are free. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a pasta dinner blindfolded. The meal will be prepared and served by the members of UNICO. Along with the meal, there will be a 50/50 raffle, an international raffle, and live entertainment. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Association’s President Phil Schallies at 413-442-6600. Proceeds from the night will stay in Berkshire County to assist people that are visually impaired.

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SONSINI ANIMAL SHELTER PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Cancer couldn't stop him, so let's be inspired by Courageous Kane and create some art to support the shelter that saved his life! Join us on THU 4/26 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Courageous Kane" on a 16x20 canvas. At the Polish Falcons Club, 32 Bel Air Ave, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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WILLIAMS BRASS BASH 2018
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Williams Brass Ensemble Director David Wharton leads the group in a celebration of brass, including Raymond Premru’s “Movements from Divertimento.” Also, music of Holburne, Adson, and Gabrieli.   http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=12620 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!
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SPRING SALAMANDER & FROG SEARCH
Lenox, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox will host a Spring Salamander & Frog Search for adults and children 5 and up. Visitors will search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at 413-637-0320; adults are $8 and children are $4.

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MONUMENT GIRLS WRITE ON
W. Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
Monument Girls Write On The sixth annual “Monument Girls Write On” event will once again be held this year at the West Stockbridge Historical Society Old Town Hall, upstairs in the auditorium. Ten fabulous young female writers at Monument Mountain Regional High School, ages 14 to 18, will present selections from their poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction and hybrid work. Students are chosen to participate by MMRHS English department faculty, who will also introduce the writers. Friday, April 27 – 6 PM   Free and pen to the public. Reception to follow.  
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BARN BUDDIES 4H PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER-BEACH SLATE SIGN
New York, 7 p.m.
Get your brush on for the Barn Buddies 4H Group! Join is on FRI 4/27 7-9pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Barn Buddies 4H Club. You'll learn to paint this summer image on an authentic roof slate tile - various sizes and colors available. At Mount Washington House, 2627 Rt 23, Hillsdale, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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"JOURNEY" TRIBUTE BAND "VOYAGE"
Dalton, 7 p.m.
Concert Will Benefit UCP of Berkshire County A concert featuring the Journey tribute band, Voyage, will benefit UCP of Berkshire County on Friday April 27 at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton, MA.  Doors open at 7:00pm. Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute! featuring Randy Cormier, Dave Vittone, Dan Teichert and Darren Todd will kick off the evening at 7:30pm, followed by Voyage. Additionally, Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will be honored during the evening as “UCP's Person of the Year.” “UCP of Berkshire County is excited to bring Voyage to the Berkshires,” said Sal Garozzo, Executive Director, UCP of Berkshire County. Tickets are only $25. To purchase tickets and learn more about how to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit www.UCPBerkshire.org tickets can also be purchased by going to Eventbrite.com. About Voyage: Voyage has been hailed by fans and critics alike as the #1 Journey tribute band in the world, performing Journey’s music with chilling accuracy! Since 2005, Voyage has dominated America with more sold out shows than any other tribute band. About UCP of Berkshire County UCP of Berkshire County — an affiliate of the United Cerebral Palsy Association — was established in 1961. UCP of Berkshire County offers support and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life — a life without limits. The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities. For more information go to http://ucpberkshire.org, or contact Sal Garozzo at (413) 442-1562.
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND
Dalton, 7:30 p.m.
A concert featuring the Journey tribute band, Voyage, will benefit UCP of Berkshire County at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Swingtown, a Steve Miller Tribute! featuring Randy Cormier, Dave Vittone, Dan Teichert and Darren Todd, will kick off the evening at 7:30 p.m., followed by Voyage. Additionally, Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will be honored during the evening as “UCP's Person of the Year.” Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
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. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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JAMAL JACKSON DANCE COMPANY: “ROB DAY”  
, 8 p.m.
This evening-length production of “Rob Day” explores gun culture and our connections to it. In this performance that merges contemporary dance forms with traditional West African dance movement, Rob is a 9mm pistol. The relationships formed on his travels reveal a charisma and influence that is undeniable. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 PS21 members
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BIRDING AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free birding walk. Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required and the walk is free.

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CHORAL WORKSHOP
Lenox, 1-3 p.m.
Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists sponsors choral workshop titled “Vocal Techniques for a Lifetime of Beautiful Singing” with Jay Lane of the McCloskey Institute. The workshop is free and will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 88 Walker St.

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2018 WORLD QIGONG TAICHI DAY CELEBRATION! FREE EVENT
Windsor, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Qigong Taichi Day is celebrated globally, and at Eastover, it is a day of free presentations, demonstrations and mini-classes offered by nationally recognized leaders in Taichi, Qigong, Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy. All are welcome this day, as we dive deeply into the wisdom of ancient healing traditions. Interact with knowledgeable teachers, learn, discuss and experience practical, modern applications of these timeless Eastern healing practices.  Join us!  Eastover Estate & Retreat, 430 East Street, PO Box 2282, Lenox MA 01240
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16TH ANNUAL HUMANE RACE
North Adams, 10 a.m.
Berkshire Humane Society's 2018 Humane Race, a timed 5K and 1-Mile Fun Walk, will be hosted by North Adams on Saturday, April 28. We're super excited about this new partnership. Not only will it be a change of scenery for our runners and walkers, it's an opportunity for our shelter to collaborate with another vibrant North County community! Registration is now open. Walk/Run with or without a leashed canine companion. Preregister by April 9th to get a free Humane Race t-shirt! HumaneRace.org.
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CITRON MELON JAM SESSION
, 1:00 p.m.
Citron melons- and the delicious jam made from them- were a springtime staple in 19th century New York. Join us in making your own take-home fresh citron melon jam and learning other seed crafts. Part of our Harvesting History Family Workshop Series- Join in educational and fun nature- and garden-based activities open to ages 8 to 108! Workshops begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Clermont Cottage. Children must be accompanied by an adult. $10 per person, children 12 and under FREE. Registration is required and can be made by emailing info@friendsofclermont.org or calling (518) 537-6622.
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SPRING PARTY
North Adams, 2 to 4 p.m.
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams Free Fun for all Northern Berkshire residents of all ages! Food and activities. Sponsored by nbCC’s Northern Berkshire Neighbors program. For more information, contact Matt Shiebler at (413) 664-4612.
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ARTIST ARTWEEK RECEPTION & OPEN HOUSE
North Adams, 4 - 6 p.m.
Ferrin Contemporary presents DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov at 1315 MASS MoCA Way in North Adams, Mass. April 28–July 22, 2018 North Adams, Mass. — Ferrin Contemporary presents DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov, the first in a series of exhibitions that focus on a single artist during a transitional moment in their creative process.  At the opening reception on April 28, from 4–6 p.m., the artist will demonstrate his figure-ground painting technique and discuss the new directions explored in his recent works. This public event takes place during the Spring Building 13 Open House on the MASS MoCA campus and is part of ArtWeek, a statewide program highlighting the importance of supporting the arts in Massachusetts. ArtWeek takes place April 27–May 6. DIRECTIONS: Sergei Isupov will be open to the public April 28—July 22 at Ferrin Contemporary. The gallery is open during May–June, Thursday–Saturday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., by appointment, and extended hours during Memorial Day Weekend. July– August, open daily 11 a.m.–5 p.m. ABOUT SERGEI ISUPOV Sergei Isupov, (born 1963 Stravapole, Russia) currently resides in Cummington, MA, USA and Tallinn, Estonia.
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SWEDISH MEATBALL SUPPER
Lenox, 5 - 7 p.m.

A Swedish Meatball Supper will be served at The United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox , MA with eat-in or takeout service available. The meal will include Swedish Meatballs, noodles, green beans, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. $13/Adults, $7/Children 5-12 and Children under 5 years free. For reservations or information call or email Shirley Perkins at 413-442-4738 or shirleyjoslinperkins@gmail.com. Please leave or name, phone/cell number and number of people attending. WALK-INS will be welcome!


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PASTA DINNER AND RAFFLE TO BENEFIT WALK TO DEFEAT ALS
North Adams, 5pm to 7pm
We are hosting a pasta dinner with raffle in memory of Mitch Braman to benefit the Walk to Defeat ALS. Dinner includes pasta, meatballs, salad, drink, and bread. There will be a desert table. We have many items for our raffle. A few of the items are a recliner from Central Radio, an autographed baseball from the Boston Red Sox, as well as many gift cards to restaurants in the area. 
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'DO YOU REMEMBER'
Cheshire, 7 p.m.
"Do You Remember," music of the 1960s featuring local artists, will be held at Hoosac Valley High School, presented by the Friends of AMHS Class of 1969. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and available at the door or online.

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'BOSTON TO THE BERKSHIRES'
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Sounds & Tones booking and entertainment is working to bridge the gap between east and west with a Boston-to-Berkshires singer-songwriter night at MCLA Design Lab. Some new faces and some old friends will hit the stage at Design Lab for an early-ish show, with doors at 6 and music at 7.  All proceeds will go to the musicians. After shifting focus from record label to full-scale entertainment provider and booking company, S&T aims to create opportunities for music lovers of all ages. Tickets are $8 and details can be found on Facebook.

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PURPLE VALLEY PLAYS: A FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK FOR THE STAGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Back for its third round—under the freshly minted title of Purple Valley Plays—this festival will present original works for the stage written, directed, designed, and performed by current Williams students. In the fall term, all works submitted will be anonymously read and selected by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students. During the spring, each new work will be given full production support by a company of artists, who will meet to conceptualize and rehearse, transforming the CenterStage into a flexible venue for world-premiere theatricality. All Williams students are eligible to participate. Come one, come all!  62 Center
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JAMAL JACKSON DANCE COMPANY: “ROB DAY”  
, 8 p.m.
This evening-length production of “Rob Day” explores gun culture and our connections to it. In this performance that merges contemporary dance forms with traditional West African dance movement, Rob is a 9mm pistol. The relationships formed on his travels reveal a charisma and influence that is undeniable. Tickets: $35 general admission, $30 PS21 members
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EPHRAT ASHERIE: ODEON
Cheshire, 8 p.m.
Co-presented with Jacob's Pillow Dance Bessie Award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie offers a sneak peek at her work-in-progress Odeon, a dazzling exploration of breaking, hip-hop, house, and vogue. Her brother Ehud, an acclaimed pianist, will perform a score by Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth, a blend of early 20th century classical music with samba and popular Afro-Brazilian rhythms. MASS MoCA
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ZEMOG EL GALLO BUENO
North Adams, 8 p.m.
A group of eleven New York City musicians and friends, Zemog El Gallo Bueno, adventures through 1930’s Puerto Rican street cries and laments, fumes of 60’s free jazz, and 70’s New York salsa in an unstoppable dance party. MASS MoCA
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CANOE MEADOWS VOLUNTEER DAY
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary invited volunteers to help care for their community gardens and wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects, including meadow restoration and fall garden clean up. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Register at 413-637-0320.

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