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Baseball in the Berkshires Presents 'Batmania' Talk

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. -- Just in time for Halloween, the Baseball in the Berkshires museum will host "Batmania: The History of Bats" on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts.
 
Educator Jeff Wallace from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will give the presentation on the history of bats.
 
Participants will be able to see, touch and handle bats from the 1850s to today, including bats used by Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Dave Mattingly, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts and Mike Judge.
 
Admission is free.
 
The Lichtenstein Center is located at 28 Renne Ave.
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Entry Level Soccer Official Class Offered

LENOX, Mass. -- The U.S. Soccer entry-level (Grade 8) Grassroots Referee course will be offered in Berkshire County in January.
 
The course is led by a U.S. Soccer-certified instructor and will include three parts. Students are required to complete the following:
 
1. Online Study Modules (approximately 4-6 hours work). To allow for verification, the modules must be completed a minimum 72 hours before classroom attendance.
 
2. Eight hours classroom attendance.
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