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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: April 3-9

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While we all do what we can to stop the spread of Covid-19, Cultural Pittsfield will offer weekly guides featuring online events and information. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!
 

  VIRTUAL ART SHOW ON FACEBOOK 
This was so much fun that we are going to do it again!

It is a great time for us to take advantage of an opportunity to share your current work, or something from your collection. Let's support each other and bring some much needed joy to the community by sharing your passion with others during a time where we can show that #artmatters.

Please take a photo and describe your piece; painting, sculpture, pottery, any form of art that you would like to share. Post it here to be shown during this virtual event on Saturday, April 4 from 10am -6pm.

  RESOURCES
 
Please visit the City of Pittsfield's COVID-19 (Coronavirus) webpage for updates and helpful resources. 1Berkshire has also compiled a list of online sites where you can find information on a number of topics.
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  TAKEOUT & DELIVERY
 
Here are some of the Pittsfield restaurants currently offering takeout, delivery, and/or curbside pickup. Please check their websites for special menus, hours and updates. Visit the 1Berkshire website for a list of all takeout options throughout Berkshire County.

  FAMILY FRIENDLY
 
Join Julie Pellerin-Herrera on the Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness facebook page for a FREE Live Stream Radiant Child Yoga Class held Sundays from 12-1 p.m. Kids will have fun developing self-awareness, strength, balance, and flexibility! They'll learn how to center their minds through focused breathing exercises. 
Updated: Free grab-and-go meal packages for children are available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12-1 p.m. at the following sites: Morningside Community School, Conte School, Dower Square Housing Village, Berkshire Family YMCA, Wilson Park Housing, The Boys & Girls Club, Brattlebrook Apartments, and Berkshire Peak Apartments. 
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  ONLINE CLASSES & FUN
 
What are the best ways to train a puppy? How do you convince your cat to use a scratching post instead of the furniture? Berkshire Humane Society is tackling these questions and more on its facebook page. Follow along for daily tips and to see which animals are still in need of forever homes!
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Virtual Barrington Stage Company  Make Your Own Flat Cat with Blue Q | Learn from Home with Berkshire Theatre Group | Online Tutorials from Berkshire Paint & Sip | Online Classes with Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Online Classes with Antil Fitness Online Classes with Radiance Yoga Online Music Classes with Wes Buckley Online Art Tutorials with IS183 Art School | Virtual Berkshires | Email aimee@gaiaroots.com for Monday Night Online Drumming Classes

  SHOP LOCAL
 
 
Township Four is now offering its popular terrarium kits, concrete succulent or tropical gardens, kokedama kits and other goodies for DIY fun at home. Have them sent to your door or, if you live in Pittsfield, get them delivered! 
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