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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. Several stories will be read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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TREE PLANTING INITIATIVE INFORMATION SESSION
North Adams, 5-6 p.m.
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) invites North Adams resident and business owners to attend an information session about the city’s tree planting initiative at The Green located at 85 Main Street in North Adams. The City of North Adams has designated nbCC as the city’s implementation partner in a project funded by the United States Forest Service and administered by the Franklin Land Trust that will plant more than 800 new trees on public and private land in the downtown area over the next three years. The goal of the information session is to inform residents and business owners about the benefits of trees to our community; priority planting locations; how they can request a free tree; and related topics.

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HUDSON LIONS CLUB PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Let's paint perfect purple petals onto tote bags! Join us on WED 3/27/19 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Hudson Lions Club. You'll learn to paint this spring image of "Purple Flowers” on a canvas tote bag. At Mount Washington House, 2627 Rt-23, Hillsdale, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/wed-327-630pm-open-to-the-public-purple-flower-tote-bag-hillsdale-ny or call (413) 205-8346.   
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'DEMENTIA & OUR COMMUNITY'
Lenox, 8-9 a.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care will host three presentations on “Dementia & Our Community” on February 28, March 27 and April 30 at Kimball Farms’ two campuses in Lenox. The presentations will be held Feb. 28 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, 40 Sunset Ave., March 27 at Kimball Farms Life Care, 235 Walker St., and April 30 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, 40 Sunset Ave. The talks are presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia impacts business clientele in a number of settings, and the presentations will offer helpful strategies for working successfully with customers who have memory impairment. Those interested may RSVP to 413-637-7002.

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NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.
Guided by a park naturalist, these easy-paced, two- to three-mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; dress in warm layers and wear sturdy shoes; trekking poles, traction devices for boots or snowshoes are recommended. Bring water, a snack and binoculars. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road; inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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TALK ON DOWNSIZING HOMES
Lenox, 2-3:30 p.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care will host two presentations on downsizing homes on Feb. 28 and March 28 at imball Farms Life Care, 235 Walker St. "Downsize Your Home, Increase Your Living" will be presented by Caring Transitions, and will focus on minimizing the stress of right-sizing or relocating, to focus on the next phase of life. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to 413-637-7002.

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LECTURE ON DIZZINESS
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
Berkshire Medical Center's Rehabilitation Services will hold a lecture on Dizziness Disorders in the BMC Center for Rehabilitation, BMC Medical Arts Complex, 777 North St., adjacent to the main medical center. Speakers for the free lecture will be Jessie DeLuca, PT, MaryAnn Racette, MPT, and Eileen Hunter, MPT, physical therapists with BMC’s Center for Rehabilitation. They will discuss the role physical therapy and vestibular rehabilitation can play in management of these disorders. Anyone who has experienced Vertigo, dizziness or imbalance issues will find this event helpful. The program is free and open to all, but seating is limited and registration is required. To register, call 413-447-2238.

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RECONNECTING: MCLA ALUMNI SHOW
North Adams, 5:00 p.m.
join us at MCLA Gallery 51 on Thursday, March 28 from 5-7pm for the opening celebration of 'Reconnecting' - the college’s first exhibition of alumni works at Gallery 51. Reconnecting highlights the impact of an innovative liberal arts education and MCLA’s alumni contributions to vibrant creative communities in North Adams and beyond.  
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NORTH ADAMS HOSPITAL REMEMBRANCE
North Adams, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The North County Cares Coalition will host a gathering at the Northern Berkshire Community Television station, 69 Union St., to share conversation and memories to mark the 5th anniversary of the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital.
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'FROIO AFTER HOURS'
Pittsfield, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Ralph J. Froio Senior Center continues its monthly programming series, “Froio after Hours,” with “Seniors Talk Tech,” led by the city’s Information Technologist Scott Connors. The event will focus on using smart devices. To RSVP for these events or for more information, call 413-499-9436.

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BLADE RUNNER (1982)
Great Barrington, 7:00 p.m.
Director Ridley Scott explores the essence of humanity in this sci-fi classic starring Harrison Ford as a “blade runner” who tracks down bioengineered beings called “replicants.” Released in 1982 but set in 2019, Mahaiwe audiences can revisit this epic through the present day lens. Click here for more info.https://www.mahaiwe.org/BladeRunner
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'H.G. ADLER: A LIFE IN MANY WORLDS'
Great Barrington, 10:45 a.m.
Knosh & Knowledge at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, hosts poet and translator Peter Filkins, who will talk about the life and career of H.G. Adler, who was born in Prague, survived the Holocaust, fled post-war communist Czechoslovakia, became a freelance writer and scholar in the United States, and went on to author 26 books on history, sociology, and philosophy, as well as poetry, fiction, and autobiographical works. The author is the subject of Filkins’s just-published biography, "H.G. Adler: A Life in Many Worlds." The presentation will be followed by a buffet. Admission with lunch is $11; the program only is free. Advance reservations for lunch are required; call the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires at 413-442-4360, ext. 10, or send an email

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AN EXCEPTIONAL TASTING TO BENEFIT RIVERBROOK RESIDENCE
Lenox, 6 - 8 p.m.
Riverbrook Residence invites the public to join them on Friday, March 29th from 6-8 PM for an exceptional wine tasting event! Local favorites Nejaime’s Wine Cellars will curate a selection of 40+ wines, ciders and craft beers. The event will also feature light hors d’oeuvres, work by Riverbrook artists, and exciting raffles and silent auctions. Proceeds from the event will benefit Riverbrook Residence, a non-profit organization providing residential and community-based day supports for women with intellectual/developmental disabilities. For over 60 years, Riverbrook has empowered women with I/DD to lead exceptional adult lives. The event will be held at Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer Playhouse in Lenox MA. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Nejaime’s Wine Cellars in Lenox or Stockbridge, or online at http://riverbrook.org.
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AMERICAN FLAG SUNSET LEGION PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Sheffield, 6 p.m.
Patriotism can be painted all year long for so many reasons! Join us on FRI 3/29/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Sheffield American Legion. You'll learn to paint this patriotic image of “American Flag Sunset" on a large 16x20 canvas. At The American Legion Post 340 at 619 US-7, Sheffield, MA. All painting materials, donation and snacks included for $35. Cash Bar and Raffles. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/fri-329-6pm-open-to-the-public-american-flag-sunset-sheffield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires 2019 Celebration Fundraiser is featuring Joe Torres’ Dobbie Brothers Tribute Show. "Taking it to the Streets" will take place at the Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St. Social Hour is 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner. The Dobbie Others Tribute Band will begin its performance at 8 p.m. The cost for the fundraiser is $110 per person. Tables of eight are $880. There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds from the Taking it to the Streets will go towards programs for children and youth at the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets with meal selections can be purchased in person at the club or online.

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BERKSHIRE DISABILITIES LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST
Pittsfield, 7:30-9 a.m.
The Berkshire Disabilities Legislative Breakfast will be held at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road. Legislators anticipated to attend are state Sen. Adam Hinds and state Reps. John Barrett, Paul W. Mark, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and William “Smitty” Pignatelli. Attendees will hear remarks from Ken Singer, President and CEO of the Berkshire County Arc; stories from individuals and family members; and upcoming challenges faced by service providers in the ongoing fight for advancing the rights of individuals with disabilities. Register online.

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ARTHUR MILLER’S “A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE”
New York, 8 p.m.
The Ghent Playhouse presents “A View from the Bridge,” a classic America tragedy by celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, directed by Aaron Holbritter. This landmark drama has timely themes concerning family, immigration and the American Dream. “A View from the Bridge” runs March 29-April 14. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org. When a working class family in Brooklyn learns of the destitution of their two immigrant cousins, they take them in. When one of the cousins falls for the family’s young niece, “A View from the Bridge” at the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 29-31, April 5-7 and 12-14. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264. 
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ARTIST PANEL
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
First Fridays Artswalk will host a free Artist Panel and Artswalk Information Session at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield, MA. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions and be part of a discussion of what it means to be an artist in the Berkshires. A panel of local artists will speak about their experiences as professional and aspiring artists in the Berkshires and beyond and will answer questions about navigating the arts scene, networking in the artist community, marketing, and more. The artist panel will give tips on how to prepare for an art exhibit as well as answer any questions from attendees.

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STEINER SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-noon
Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School welcomes families to visiting day for children and grownups in the elementary building, 35 West Plain Road. During the first part of the morning, visitors will learn more about the Steiner School and its role in nurturing healthy families and community, have the opportunity to take a walk through the grades and early childhood classrooms to meet current families, view student work, visit art studios, and play in biodynamic gardens and the “big backyard.” During the second part of the morning, interested parents are welcome to “Meet the First Grade Teachers,” with first grade teacher Anna Taiga and subject teachers in music, language, movement and handwork. To reserve a spot for Family Open School, go online.

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NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
In commemoration of National Vietnam War Veterans Day, there will be a ceremony in Park Square sponsored by the VVA Chapter 65, American Legion Post 68 and the VFW Post 448. The ceremony will recognize the 27 members of the military from Berkshire County who were killed in action in Vietnam. Mayor Linda Tyer is the keynote speaker and the officer of the day will be Tyrone Belanger. Expected guests include members of the City Council, area veterans and Color Guard details, including Dalton American Legion Riders Post 155, Dalton A.L. Post 155 Honor Guard, Vietnam Veterans of America Berkshire Chapter 65, Marine Corps League Det. 137, VFW Post 448, A.L. Post 68, Jewish War Veterans Post 140, and Italian War Veterans Post 75. The volley will be conducted by the Dalton American Legion Post 155 Honor Guard.

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BNF FAMILY FUN FEST!
Windsor, 10:30 a.m. - Noon
What: The 2nd Annual Family Fun Fest sponsored by Berkshire Nursing Families is coming up! The Fest is FREE! Events include music, yoga, story time. Activities include kids crafts, balloon animals, temporary tattoo station, jewelry making, kid drink coaster making. Games include can toss, bean bag toss, mini-golf and more! The gymnastic mats will also be featured including an area for 'big kids' and a 'baby and toddler' area. A raffle will also be held!  Who: Ages 0 and up! Where: Berkshire South Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington MA When: Saturday, March 30, 10:30am-12:00pm
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CELEBRATES J.S. BACH'S 334TH BIRTHDAY!
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Bach’s Birthday Dinner and Recital   at The White Hart Inn  15 Undermountain Road Salisbury, CT 06068 Berkshire Bach has invited three young, elite musicians from the Mannes School of Music to perform a program of Bach. They will begin with an opening recital and will engage with party-goers over dessert in Bach-related fun and games. Chef Paul Pearson has prepared a tantalizing menu of foods from the times of Bach tastefully complemented with 21st century presentation. $80 per person Advance reservations required BY MARCH 26 Complete info @ https://berkshirebach.org/bachs-birthday-bash-2019/
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SLICE OF LIFE PIZZA COMPETITION
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The ninth annual Slice of Life pizza competition to benefit Moments House will be held at Berkshire Hills Country Club. The event will feature pizza from many different local restaurants, raffles, kids activities and more. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door for adults and $5 in advance and $7 at the door for kids. Kids under 5 are free.

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LOWLAND HUM
North Adams, 7:30 p.m.
Charlottesville, VA based art-folk duo Lowland Hum make their Berkshire debut with a stop on their nationwide tour in support of their fourth studio album Glyphonic. Joining them on are Anna Tivel (Portland, OR) and North Adams own folk-duo House Sparrow. Design Lab (49 Main St). $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets and info at mcla.ticketleap.com/lowland-hum
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FILM: “PROMISE AT DAWN”
Amherst, 7:30 p.m.
Presented as part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival This epic drama about the extraordinary life of renowned writer and war hero, Romain Gary, is a heartfelt testament to the special bond shared between a Jewish mother and son. The film follows the celebrated novelist from childhood poverty in Poland, to his education in France and exploits as a World War II aviator. For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.pvjff.org/films-by-name/promise-at-dawn   programs@yiddishbookcenter.org 413-256-4900 $9-$15    
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ARTHUR MILLER’S “A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE”
New York, 8 p.m.
The Ghent Playhouse presents “A View from the Bridge,” a classic America tragedy by celebrated playwright Arthur Miller, directed by Aaron Holbritter. This landmark drama has timely themes concerning family, immigration and the American Dream. “A View from the Bridge” runs March 29-April 14. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org.   When a working class family in Brooklyn learns of the destitution of their two immigrant cousins, they take them in.  “A View from the Bridge” at the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 29-31, April 5-7 and 12-14. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264.
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CRAFT FAIR
Cheshire, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dancecapade School of Dance will present its second anual craft fair at St. Mary of the Assumption Church on 159 Church St. The fair will feature more than 30 vendors selling items such as soaps, lotions, homemade goods, food and more.

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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: WAGNER’S DIE WALKüRE
Great Barrington, Noon
The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts. For more information and tickets click here.
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'DIE WALKüRE'
Williamstown, Noon
The Clark Art Institute airs The Metropolitan Opera's "Live in HD" broadcast of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students) and are available for purchase online or by calling the box office at 413 458 0524. All ticket sales are non-refundable. Run time is 4 hours, 55 minutes. Heroic soprano Christine Goerke stars as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde—sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek—leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

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CONCERT AT ST. STANISLAUS
Adams, 1 p.m.
The Adams Lions Club is hosting the Concert at St. Stanislaus, where chamber music will mingle with local history. The Berkshire Chamber Players will perform Mozart, Penderecki and Pesson. Eugene Michalenko, president of the Adams Historical Society and past president of the Adams Lions Club, will provide commentary about local historical events that occurred in the period when the compositions were written. The concert will be at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 25 Hoosac St., and is free.

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