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WEEMUSE STEM
Pittsfield, 10:15 am

Designed for ages 2 to 5 with caregiver.

Children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers are invited to explore science, technology, engineering, and math in this interactive program taking place every first and third Wednesday of the month.

Included with regular museum admission: $15 adult, $8 child; free for children ages 3 and under, museum members, and EBT card holders. Registration is recommended – please visit berkshiremuseum.org or call 413.443.7171 ext. 360.


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EMPATHY FESTIVAL
North Adams, 3:15 to 4:45 pm

Drop by the library’s front lawn after school to celebrate Bullying Prevention Month with the folks from the Elizabeth Freeman Center! This event will feature activities, resources, and books for checkout, and hot cocoa will be served. Elementary age students and their families are encouraged to attend, but all are welcome.


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A READING OF THE LADY’S MAID BELL WITH ELRIC WALKER
Lenox, 4 pm

In October, we celebrate Halloween with a reading of Edith Wharton's short ghost story, "The Lady's Maid's Bell," published in 1902 by Scribner's Magazine. Join us by the firepits for this outdoor event. Register at EdithWharton.org.  


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POSITIVE DISCIPLINE PARENTING SERIES
North Adams, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Positive Discipline Parenting Series. 8 weeks on Wednesdays from October 20th through December 8th from 5:30 to 7 pm. For Families with children birth to 6 years old. Virtual via zoom. To register call The Family Center at 413-664-4821 or email mbelanger@ccberkshire.org
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BEYOND THE WRITING OF FICTION SERIES
Lenox, 4pm

Writer and book coach Courtney Maum is thrilled to speak with guests from across the literary stratosphere on The Mount's monthly series focused on the craft of writing. 

Anne Perry, author of historical detective fiction, best known for her Thomas Pitt and William Monk series

Register at EdithWharton.org

 


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SCOTT EYERLY’S VIRTUAL MET OPERA LECTURE
Great Barrington, 5:30 p.m.
Scott Eyerly will offer a free opera talk via Zoom the Thursday prior to the Metropolitan Opera’s broadcast the following weekend. Use the following link at the date and time of the lecture to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88641101777 Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly has won acclaim across a wide range of genres. Eyerly’s fresh approach to opera and classical music has attracted a growing audience. His popular lecture series at the Mahaiwe and his sold-out courses at The Juilliard School’s Evening Division are drawing novices and cognoscenti alike.
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MASS AUDUBON - PLEASANT VALLEY FALL VOLUNTEER DAY - NATIVE GARDEN PROJECTS
Lenox, 9 am to 12 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Rd, Lenox

Help maintain the beautiful native flower and shrub gardens to provide habitat for hummingbirds and native insect pollinators. This volunteer day will focus on cleanup up of our Hummingbird & Native Plant & Butterfly Gardens. Dress for the weather and working outside. Bring your favorite work gloves or borrow some of ours. Please bring your own water bottle/beverage.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms


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THE MOUNT: GHOST TOURS
Lenox

$25 Adult; $20 Youth (12-18)

Take a special guided tour of the most eerie parts of the estate to find out who, or what, may still call The Mount home! Times and exact dates on our website.


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OLLI AT BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS CLASSICAL COMPOSERS BEYOND THE THREE BS
Pittsfield, 1 to 2:30 pm

Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms were incredible geniuses. Their works bring joy and inspire us. But wait… there’s more.

This is a six-week long course presented by OLLI at Berkshire Community on location at the Berkshire Museum. Participants may register for the complete course through OLLI or sign up to attend any individual sessions. 

Complete six-week course: $50 with OLLI membership. Advance registration required at berkshireolli.org. Individual drop-in sessions: $10 each. Tickets available at berkshiremuseum.org.


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NOT TOO SCARY STORIES
Lanesborough, 4 pm
Lanesborough Public Library and the Mount Greylock State Reservation present: “Not Too Scary Stories” with renowned storyteller/musician, John Porcino, on Friday October 22 at 4pm at the Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center. Join us for some “Not Too Scary Stories” with renowned storyteller/musician John Porcino. He will spin a handful of his most beloved seasonal tales and songs for families: Mix 2 gallons of spooktacular seasonal stories, 1 quart of sing-along songs. Spice it up with some wonderful and strange musical instruments. Add heaps of laughter and a pinch of not too scary fun! Then, serve it up with a pack of kids, the youngest cuddled safe in their parent’s lap, and you have a recipe for some full baked Halloween fun! “Not Too Scary Stories” will be followed by a short set of scarier tales for older children and parents. This is an outdoor event that can be moved indoors due to inclement weather. Masks will be required for the indoor event.  Free, open to the public. Reservations required. Go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/not-too-scary-stories-tickets-176666834257  to reserve your free tickets! This Program is supported in part by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency,  (www.massculturalcouncil.org) and by the Friends of the Lanesborough Public library     
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MASS AUDUBON - CANOE MEADOWS FALL VOLUNTEER DAY
Pittsfield, 9 am to 12 pm and 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Location: Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Rd, Pittsfield

Help restore the floodplain habitat along Sacket Brook by preparing plant cuttings and then planting native trees and shrubs. We will provide tools. Please bring your own gloves and water bottle.

Meet at Holmes Road entrance. Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms


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THE MOUNT: GHOST TOURS
Lenox

$25 Adult; $20 Youth (12-18)

Take a special guided tour of the most eerie parts of the estate to find out who, or what, may still call The Mount home! Times and exact dates on our website.


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POP-UP PLAY DAY
Pittsfield, 10 am to noon

Best enjoyed by children ages 4 to 12.

The big, blue blocks of Imagination Playground and the colorful Bilderhoos architectural building components encourage children to build and rebuild, exploring innovative play equipment that leads to collaboration.

Included with regular museum admission: $15 adult, $8 child; free for children ages 3 and under, museum members, and EBT card holders.


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ART AND TAG SALE AT HEATON COURT
Stockbridge, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The residents of Heaton Court will host an Art / Tag Sale event 10/23 and 10/24 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at 5 Pine St., Stockbridge, MA 01262.    
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TALES FROM BHUTAN: ARTIST TALK WITH DAN MEAD AND SALLY EAGLE
Pittsfield, 10:15 am

Best enjoyed by adults and children ages 8+.

Join Berkshire residents and internationally-acclaimed photographers Sally Eagle and Dan Mead as they share stories from their travels. The artists will present additional photos not included in the current Land of the Thunder Dragon exhibition created during a series of visits to Bhutan spanning from 1999 to 2011.

Included with regular museum admission: $15 adult, $8 child; free for children ages 3 and under, museum members, and EBT card holders. Registration is recommended – please visit berkshiremuseum.org or call 413.443.7171 ext. 360.


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CHOW TIME
Pittsfield, 12:30 pm

On site in the Berkshire Museum Aquarium

All ages welcome.

Join Berkshire Museum staff as they prepare enticing feasts for the colorful creatures of the Aquarium including fish, turtles, and the blue-tongued skink. During the event, learn about conservation efforts and the eating habits of fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

Included with regular museum admission: $15 adult, $8 child; free for children ages 3 and under, museum members, and EBT card holders.


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MAKER DAY AT THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM
Monterey, 4 pm

As the 2021 season winds down, the Bidwell House Museum invites you to Maker Day, outdoors on the grounds of the Museum on October 23. Originally scheduled for July, but postponed due to bad weather, the Museum is excited to welcome visitors to the property for a free afternoon event with Craftspeople, Music and Fall themed refreshments.


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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: FREE WINTER CLOTHING GIVEAWAY
North Adams, 9 am to 12 pm

Masks must be worn and social distancing followed.


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JULIAN AGUON AT THE 41ST ANNUAL E.F. SCHUMACHER LECTURES
Windsor | Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
On Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 3 PM EDT, Julian Aguon will deliver the 41st Annual E. F. Schumacher Lecture, titled “Felled by Beauty: Guam and the End of American Empire.” Aguon will be introduced by renowned author Naomi Klein, and, following his lecture, will be joined by respondent Lisa Linda Natividad and host Jodie Evans for a question and answer period. Aguon is an activist lawyer and writer from Guam and the author of the acclaimed new book, The Properties of Perpetual Light. He is the visionary behind Blue Ocean Law, a progressive firm that works at the intersection of Indigenous rights and environmental justice. He serves on the Council of Progressive International—a global collective that launched in May 2020 to mobilize progressive forces around the world behind a shared vision of social justice. The virtual lecture and Q&A will be free to all registered in advance. To learn more and register, visit https://centerforneweconomics.org/events/41st-annual-e-f-schumacher-lectures/.   About the Schumacher Center for a New Economics Founded in 1980 the Schumacher Center for a New Economics works to envision the elements of a just and regenerative global economy; undertakes to apply these elements in its home region of the Berkshires in western Massachusetts; and then develops the educational programs to share the results more broadly, thus encouraging replication. www.centerforneweconomics.org. About the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures Established in 1981, the collected Schumacher Center Lectures capture some of the most visionary voices that speak to the urgent need to transform our economic, social, and cultural systems in ways that support both the planet and its citizens. The first Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures were delivered in 1981 by Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson, and Hazel Henderson.
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WEEMUSE LITTLEST LEARNERS
Pittsfield, 10:15 am

Designed for ages 6 months to 3 years with caregiver.

Infants and toddlers are invited to play and learn every week in this fun, interactive program created to spark curiosity through hands-on, cognitive, and social experiences.

Included with regular museum admission: $15 adult, $8 child; free for children ages 3 and under, museum members, and EBT card holders. Registration is recommended – please visit berkshiremuseum.org or call 413.443.7171 ext. 360.


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MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS, PEOPLE OF COLOR: THE DAVIS LECTURE 2021
Windsor | Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
The Davis Center at Williams College, with support from other Williams College organizations including the Oakley Center, Pathways for Inclusive Excellence and the Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are honored to announce that Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis will be the keynote speaker for the Davis Lecture this year.  This event is ONLINE and FREE for all.   To learn more about this event (including getting the link to access this event) and Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis, go to: https://davis-center.williams.edu/davis-center-news/davislecture21_10-26-21_dr-thema-bryant-davis/
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HALLOWEEN STORYWALK
North Adams, 3 to 8 pm

Come visit the Youth Services Department upstairs at the library for self-paced stories, activities, and treats! Costumes are strongly encouraged. The stories will be posted and available for families to drop in and explore throughout the last two weeks of October.


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TURKEY SUPPER TAKE-OUT ONLY
Vermont, 4 - 6 p.m.
The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Rt 346 and Church Street in Pownal , VT,  will  be having  a Turkey Supper- Takeout only- on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 4-6Pm . Tickets may be purchased at the door for $14.  No reservations necessary. Enter front door to church and exit South-side door. Please mask in church. Menu includes: Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, gravy, winter squash, rolls, cranberry sauce, and choice of apple or pumpkin pie. Questions? contact Mary Louise  802-823-7769. Remember how good it was in 2019.
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THE MOUNT: GHOST TOURS
Lenox

$25 Adult; $20 Youth (12-18)

Take a special guided tour of the most eerie parts of the estate to find out who, or what, may still call The Mount home! Times and exact dates on our website.


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OLLI AT BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESENTS CLASSICAL COMPOSERS BEYOND THE THREE BS
Pittsfield, 1 to 2:30 pm

Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms were incredible geniuses. Their works bring joy and inspire us. But wait… there’s more.

This is a six-week long course presented by OLLI at Berkshire Community on location at the Berkshire Museum. Participants may register for the complete course through OLLI or sign up to attend any individual sessions. 

Complete six-week course: $50 with OLLI membership. Advance registration required at berkshireolli.org. Individual drop-in sessions: $10 each. Tickets available at berkshiremuseum.org.


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MASS AUDUBON - CANOE MEADOWS VOLUNTEER DAY - COMMUNITY GARDENS CLEAN-UP
Pittsfield, 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Location: Community Gardens parking lot, 350 Williams Street, Pittsfield MA

Help close the Community Gardens for the winter season, by removing water lines, plot markers, and plant materials.Meet at Community Garden entrance at approx. 350 Williams Street. Tools for the tasks will be provided. Bring your own gloves and water.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms


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THE MOUNT: GHOST TOURS
Lenox

$25 Adult; $20 Youth (12-18)

Take a special guided tour of the most eerie parts of the estate to find out who, or what, may still call The Mount home! Times and exact dates on our website.


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CHOW TIME
Pittsfield, 12:30 pm

On site in the Berkshire Museum Aquarium

All ages welcome.

Join Berkshire Museum staff as they prepare enticing feasts for the colorful creatures of the Aquarium including fish, turtles, and the blue-tongued skink. During the event, learn about conservation efforts and the eating habits of fish, amphibians, and reptiles.

Included with regular museum admission: $15 adult, $8 child; free for children ages 3 and under, museum members, and EBT card holders.


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AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS SPOOKTACULAR
Pittsfield, 2 pm

The Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO), Matthew O. Thomas, dean, will present its free Spooktacular event twice on Saturday, October 30.  The event at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 88 Walker St. in Lenox, Mass., begins at 2 p.m.

Free tickets available are on Eventbrite or just show up:

For 2 p.m.: www.eventbrite.com/e/186890563707
For 7 p.m.: www.eventbrite.com/e/186911506347


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CRYSTAL RADIO SESSIONS UPSTATE
New York, 7 p.m.
This fall, Ancram Opera House presents the Crystal Radio Seance! This seasonal rendition of Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate features stories from local authors in dealings with all things mysterious and supernatural. Bundle up and join AOH for a spooky autumn evening LIVE at the Hilltop Barn in Roeliff Jansen Park, located at 9140 NY Rt. 22 in Hillsdale, NY. This is a one night only event!  Saturday, October 30th at 7pm. For tickets and more information, visit https://www.ancramoperahouse.org.  
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