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Weekend Outlook: Being Green, Music and Maple Syrup

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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Berkshire County is hosting a variety of events this weekend including dance parties, concerts, and more. 


St. Patrick's Day Party 
Bounti-Fare, Adams 
Dance to the tunes of the New England multi-genre band Shyne to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 
More information here
St Patrick's Day Lunch 
Berkshire Dream Center, Pittsfield 
Wear green and enjoy a St. Patrick's themed lunch at the "Bright Morningstar Kitchen."
From 11:30 to 12:30 they will serve a free three-course meal featuring corned beef, cabbage, coffee and a homemade dessert. 
There will be a chance to win a gift card to a local restaurant. 
More information here
Story Slam 
Dottie's Coffee Lounge, Pittsfield 
There will be a storytelling competition starting at 7 p.m. 
Stories that take 5 minutes or longer to share requires advance registration but admission is free and food and beverages available for purchase.
The stories are scored by volunteer judges from the audience.
More information here


Comedy with Kevin Bartini & John Fugelsang
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Lenox 
Shakespeare & Company and the Berkshire Mountain Comedy Arts Festival host a comedy night. 
Headlining the event will be the host of SiriusXM Insight 121's "Tell Me Everything" John Fugelsang. 
The master of ceremonies for the night will be comedian, actor, and writer Kevin Bartini. Cost of admission is $38. 
More information here.
Print Room Popup 
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown
The museum will have works of paper on display from its permanent collection, themed to the afternoon Met Live broadcast of "Lohengrin" that runs from 11 until 1.
Before the Metropolitan Opera's screening, attendees can watch a sampling of scenes from theater interiors, inspired by Lohengrin.
More information here
Molly Hatchet Performance 
Stationary Factory, Dalton 
American rock band Molly Hatchet will be performing starting at 7:30 p.m. The band was popular among the Southern rock and hard rock communities in the late 1970s to mid-80s. 
Tickets range from $55 to $70. More information here
Wildlife Winter Tracking 
Mount Greylock Visitor Center, Lanesborough
Explore the woodlands, meadows and streams of Mount Greylock State Reservation during a three-hour hike starting at 9 a.m. 
This free hike will be led by Mass Appalachian Trail Management Committee member Jim Pelletier. 
The mountain is covered in snow, hopefully for the last time until spring, making it a perfect photo opportunity. 
The journey is less than 2 miles hiked at a "leisurely pace" but includes some off-trail sections with  some rough terrain and likely stream crossings.
More information here.
St Patrick's Day Party 
The Smoothie Spot at Nature's Closet, Williamstown 
There will be crafts, coloring, and more at the smoothie shop. March specials including Pot of Gold smoothie, shamrock shake smoothie and shamrock toast will be available for purchase. 
More information here
Berkshire Grown Winter Farmers Markets
Housy Dome, Great Barrington
The market is open from 10 to 2 and will feature locally grown and produced foods. Meet the farmers and support the local food economy. 
Admission is free. The market accepts Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Program benefits. 
More information here
Hardcore Punk
39 Commercial St., Adams
Luci Dead Limb, Faucet and Dysnomia perform at the former St. Mark's Church beginning at 7 p.m. 
Tickets are $10; more information here.


My Greylock Visitor Center Scavenger Hunt 
Mount Greylock Visitor Center, Lanesborough
Visit Mount Greylock Visitor Center from 10 to 3 for a self guided indoor scavenger hunt.
The scavenger hunt hand-outs are available at the lobby desk.
More information here
Great Barrington Arts Market Winter Market
Saint James Place, Great Barrington
This indoor market will feature a display of handcrafted goods from local artisan from 10 to 3. 
More information here
Spring Equinox Family Walk
Bartholomew's Cobble, Sheffield
Explore Bartholomew's Cobble with mindfulness-in-nature guide, Sandrine Harris from 11 to noon. 
The cost of this guided hike ranges from $3 to $15. More information here

Multiple Days 

Maple Weekend 
Mill Brook Sugarhouse, Lenox 
Celebrate the official kickoff of maple season this Saturday and Sunday with tours of the maple sugar house and enjoy samples of Mill Brook Sugarhouse products. 
The event also features a gift basket raffle, and a "guess the number" contest. More information here
Berkshire Lyric's Pop Concert 
Lenox Town Hall, Lenox
Berkshire Lyric will be celebrating its 60th anniversary season with a  "Kick The Winter Blues" pop concert this Saturday and Sunday starting at 3. 
The concert features popular and traditional Irish music and special guest performances by the Berkshire Irish dance group Scoil Rince Bréifne Ó Ruairc.
Admission costs $20. More information here
Ski to Spring Weekend 
Bousquet Mountain, Pittsfield 
This Friday through Sunday, the resort will have a weekend packed with events including skiing, music, and giveaways. 
Enjoy the fallen snow by skiing your day away with a $17 purchase of lift tickets. On Saturday, the weekend will have live music from noon to 4.
Saturday will also include Golden Chair Giveaways and a Sham-Rock Treasure Hunt for free 2023-24 lift tickets. On Sunday there will be a terrain Park event. 
The Lift Bistro Pub and The Kitchen will also be open for lunch and dinner specials. 
More information here

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BRO MX Ordered to Comply With Conservation Restrictions

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The Conservation Commission gave BRO MX until July 28 to place signage marking conservation-restricted area they improperly mowed as well as hire a botanist to review the area.
The commission on Thursday went over some conservation restrictions included in the deed of motocross track owners Jason and Jessica Langenback that they unknowingly violated.
"The reason why you are on the agenda is that there have been suggested anomalies of the management and the use of the conversation restriction … wetlands encroachment and things along those lines," Chairman Andrew J. Kawczak said. "So I am hoping … this gets the conversation started." 
Specifically, the restrictions control mowing in a meadowed area as there are endangered insects and plants.
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