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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: May 22-28

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Welcome to Cultural Pittsfield's weekly guide featuring online classes, virtual events, information, and more. If you are a Pittsfield business and would like your event listed, please email us at cultural@pittsfieldch.com. Thank you and be well!
 
  RESOURCES
 
Please visit the City of Pittsfield's COVID-19 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.
NEW Berkshire General Store Berkshire Mountain Bakery Berkshire Organics Braise Worthy | District Kitchen & Bar A Taste of Dottie's | Flavours of Malaysia | Flo's Diner | Forthill Farm | Guido's Fresh Marketplace | Hangar Pub & Grill | Highland Restaurant | Hot Harry's Fresh Burritos | Hot Tomatoes Pizza | House of India La Fogata The Lantern Bar & Grill The Marketplace Cafe | Mazzeo's Ristorante | New Amazing Pavilion | O'Laughlin's Pub | Otto's Kitchen & Comfort | Pancho's Mexican Restaurant | Papa Joe's Ristorante & Pizzeria | Patrick's Pub | Pittsfield Rye Bakery | That's a Wrap | Thrive Vegan Diner | Tito's Mexican Grille | Trattoria Rustica | Virtual Pittsfield Farmers Market | Zucco's Family Restaurant | SAT FREE Berkshire Pay It Forward Meals at Home Depot

  FAMILY FRIENDLY
 
The Berkshire County Historical Society at Arrowhead presents fun virtual education to engage the entire family. Enjoy a History Detectives video series, scavenger hunts and activity sheets, a Melville quiz and more!
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  ONLINE CLASSES & FUN
 
On Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m., WordXWord presents an online Cabin Fever Story Slam through Zoom. The event is free but registration is required. The evening will include five-minute true stories where you get to judge who wins the slam!
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Berkshire Artist Profiles | Exercise for Good Downtown Stories Pet Care Tips from Berkshire Humane Society | Virtual Barrington Stage Company | Make Your Own Flat Cat or Flat Fido with Blue Q | Learn from Home with Berkshire Theatre Group | Classes with IS183 Art School | Painting Tutorials with Berkshire Paint & Sip | Classes with Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Classes with Antil Fitness Classes with Radiance Yoga | Virtual Berkshires | Email aimee@gaiaroots.com for Online Drumming Classes | FRI 1Berkshire Town Hall: Higher Education during Covid-19 | FRI Tree Pruning Workshop | TUE Virtual Vinyl Night | WED Weatherization & Energy-efficiency for Businesses | WED Working Cities Wednesday en Espanol | THU Live Storytelling with BCC Alumni

  SHOP LOCAL
Did you know you can shop The Garden online and pick your items up curbside daily from 10 a.m. to noon? Or, spend $50 or more and get free shipping with the code "FREESHIPPING" at checkout! The Garden carries men's and women's shoes, sunglasses, skateboards and accessories, BMX bikes and accessories, snowboards, backpacks, helmets, and more.
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College Leaders Talk about Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Crisis

By Stephen DravisiBerkshires Staff
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Higher education is learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic that it will inform their operations long after the crisis has passed, a group of top administrators agreed on Friday.
 
"I had begun to think about the ways in which the modalities of teaching that remote learning offers can infuse and enrich some aspects of teaching, without suggesting that we would move in any way to a fully remote learning platform or even a largely remote platform," Williams College President Maud Mandel said.
 
"There are aspects of the modality of remote learning I think faculty have found to be enriching of their teaching, and that's one area that I think could have significant impact in a positive way."
 
Mandel joined Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts President James Birge, Berkshire Community College Ellen Kennedy and Bard College at Simon's Rock Provost John Weinstein in a virtual town hall hosted by 1Berkshire.
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