Book it to Pittsfield: The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers announces its first-ever Book Expo, to be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1 West St., today from 1 to 5 p.m. The event will feature regional authors, publishers, writing programs and booksellers, along with other related businesses and vendors, and will include readings, children’s activities, raffles and a wide variety of books for sale. Admission is free.
Holy week begins: Four churches from four different denominations will mark Palm Sunday with community-wide Blessing of the Palms in the parking lot at the intersection of Fenn and Pearl streets, outside of First United Methodist Church, at 10:15 a.m. All are welcome to attend, particularly the downtown community. Clergy and participants from St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Zion Lutheran Church, First Church of Christ Congregational, and First United Methodist Church of Pittsfield will gather together, outdoors, for the blessing, and then process to their respective churches for the remainder of their worship services for Palm Sunday.