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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Aug.14-20

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Beginning on Wednesday, Aug. 19, the Berkshire Hills will be alive with the sounds of Rodgers and Hammerstein at Barrington Stage Company.
A fabulous cast will sing some of the greatest musical theater songs ever written including those from South Pacific, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I, The Sound of Music and more! Presented in a tent outdoors at the parking lot of the Polish Community Club, at the intersection of Linden and Center streets, from August 19-29.

  FUN & LEARNING
On Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m.Berkshire OLLI presents The Madman Theory, a live online discussion about Trump's foreign policy with CNN's Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and Politico reporter Daniel Lippman. This even is FREE but registration is required.

This week at the Virtual Pillow: As part of its virtual summer festival offerings, Jacob's Pillow invites you to hear from choreographers using technology, take a contemporary master class with Aszure Barton, catch a performance by Tero Saarinen Company with music from the Boston Camerata, and more.
Mass Audubon's properties are now open and the organization is currently holding in-person and online classes for all ages. Children can participate in virtual summer camp adventures, nighthawk watches, and evening paddle trips. Adults are invited to enjoy hikes, birding at The Mount, and virtual ecology talks.
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Berkshire Artist Profiles Radiance Yoga Classes | Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness Classes Antil Fitness Classes | Classes w/Berkshire Music School Berkshire Fitness & Wellness Classes | Classes w/IS183 Art School | Painting Tutorials w/Berkshire Paint & Sip | Drumming Classes with aimee@gaiaroots.com | Online Classes w/Berkshire OLLI View All 1Berkshire Town Halls | ONGOING Godspell at The Colonial | ONGOING Clear the Shelters | ONGOING Berkshire Athenaeum Book Sale | THU-MON Tours at Arrowhead | FRI DLE Virtual Culture Chat | FRI Artist Talk: Tessa Kelly & Chris Parkinson | FRI-SUN Harry Clarke at Barrington Stage  SAT Jason & Trev at Proprietor's Lodge | SUN Barnyard Yoga at Hancock Shaker Village | SUN OLLI Talk w/Cellist Ashley Bathgate | TUE Staying Connected through COVID | WED Off the Cuff: Theater Talk w/Berkshire Playwrights Lab | THU On the Chocolate Trail | THU Live Storytelling w/BCC Alums

  FAMILY FRIENDLY
Otha Day and Berkshire Music School host Drum2TalkTEENS August 17-21. FREE. Space is limited and pre-registration is required: 413-442-1411. This hands-on drumming class will allow teens to connect with each other and process emotions they've felt during a stressful year, including their experiences with race, diversity, and belonging in America. 
 
Are turtles reptiles? Can you name 10 Greek gods or goddesses? On Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m., join Berkshire Museum for another fun family quiz about turtles and Greek mythology! Family trivia questions are targeted to ages 8 and older, but younger siblings are encouraged to join the fun as part of a team!

 
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  SHOP LOCAL / EAT LOCAL
Roots Rising's Virtual Farmers Market is open for viewing all week long!Online shopping is available from Monday at 12 p.m.- Tuesday at 7:30 a.m., or until the maximum order limit is reached. If you would like to volunteer to help Roots Rising with Saturday packing and delivery, click here.
Berkshire General Store Berkshire Mountain Bakery Berkshire Organics Braise Worthy | District Kitchen & Bar Dottie's Coffee Lounge | 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 | Jae's at Hilton Garden Inn La Fogata The Lantern Bar & Grill The Marketplace Cafe | Mazzeo's Ristorante | Methuselah Bar & Lounge | Mission Restaurant | New Amazing Pavilion | O'Laughlin's Pub | Otto's Kitchen & Comfort | Pancho's Mexican Restaurant | Papa Joe's Ristorante & Pizzeria | Patrick's Pub | Pittsfield Health Food Centre | Pittsfield Rye Bakery | The Proprietor's Lodge | Seeds Market Cafe | That's a Wrap | Thrive Vegan Diner | Tito's Mexican Grille | Trattoria Rustica | Zucco's Family Restaurant | Roots Rising Virtual Farmers Market

  RESOURCES
Do you have a photograph, story, song, video, artwork, letter, or object that captures some aspect of your or your community's experience with the COVID-19 pandemic? Share them with Berkshire Museum, the Berkshire Athenaeum, and the Berkshire County Historical Society! In the future, your contributions will help tell the story of how our lives were changed during this remarkable time in history.
1Berkshire has compiled a list of online sites where you can find information on a number of topics, including an explanation of our state's reopening plan. You can also visit the City of Pittsfield's COVID-19 webpage for updates and helpful resources.
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Pittsfield Seeks Input For Draft Bicycle Facilities Master Plan

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The city of Pittsfield is requesting public input for its draft Bicycle Facilities Master Plan.
 
The plan aims to establish a safe, comfortable and connected bicycle network throughout the city that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.
 
"With this project, the City of Pittsfield is taking a significant step in its steadfast commitment to plan and implement a safe and accessible citywide network for people who bike for various reasons to a range of destinations throughout Pittsfield," City Planner CJ Hoss said. "The development of this master plan will be a collaborative process, and we are seeking to hear from the community."
 
The master plan will allow the city to develop a long-term citywide vision for a bicycle network and grow beyond a "one-street-at-a-time" planning approach, Hoss said. The city has retained Kittleson and Associations Inc., a nationally renowned transportation focused consulting firm, to lead this project.
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