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Weekend Outlook: ThunderFest Returns Sunday

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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There are a variety of events in Berkshire County this weekend including Thunderfest, Easter Bunny Train Rides, live music, and more. 
 
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ThunderFest 
Adams Visitor Center
Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
 
The annual outdoor festival celebrating the historic Thunderbolt Trail and Race returns bringing live music, a campfire and marshmallows, local craft beer and wine, food, outdoor recreation, craft exhibitors, and more. (Note the event has been moved to Sunday because of weather.)
 
The event is fun for the whole family, including leashed pets. Admission is free. More information here
 
Multiple Days 
 
Easter Bunny Hop Train
Hoosac Valley Train Ride, Adams 
Saturday and Sunday Departures: 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:00 pm
 
The Easter Bunny will hop onto the Hoosac Valley Train to give out colored eggs. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for children 13 and older, and $3 for toddlers held on the guardians lap. 
 
More information here
 
Friday 
 
Cuarteto Rotterdam Performance
The Foundry, West Stockbridge
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
 
The quartet's classic structure band, Cuarteto Rotterdam will perform a "more cheerful kind of tango music from the Guardia Vieja era." Tickets cost $25. Information here
 
Safe Neighborhood Skating 
Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink, North Adams 
Time: 8 to 10 p.m. 
 
There will be a free ice skating opportunities to provide the community the opportunity to get to know some of the local first responders and community outreach workers. Information here
 
Saturday 
 
Ladies of Morley's 'Lenox'
Lenox Library 
Time: 1 p.m. 
 
Local History Librarian Amy Lafave will present The Ladies of Morley's "Lenox," using published works, newspaper articles, and material from the Lenox Library's archives. 
 
The exhibit showcases information surrounding the 10 cottages owned by women when Edward A. Morley of East Lee published "Lenox" in 1886.
 
Information here
 
Kilashandra Performance 
Methuselah Bar and Lounge, Pittsfield 
Time: 7 to 10 p.m. 
 
Award-winning Irish rock and blues jam band Kilashandra will be performing. The band formed in 2016 and hails from New York's Capital Region. Music here. More information here
 
Slavic Easter Egg Decorating Workshops 
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, Lenox 
Time: 1 to 2 p.m. 
 
Celebrate the Easter season by learning the Eastern European craft of Slavic egg decorating with demonstrations and instructional workshops. Tickets are $40 per person. Seats are limited. Information here
 
'Dog Man' Party 
Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield 
Time: 10:30 a.m. 
 
The library will be celebrating the release of the new "Dog Man" book with crafts snacks, games, prizes and more. Information here
 
Period Project Assembly Day 
Berkshire Realtors, Pittsfield
Time: 9 a.m. 
 
Zonta Club of Berkshire County is inviting the community to gather to assemble monthly menstrual kits for local schools, shelters and human service centers. 
 
More information here
 
Signs of Spring Mindful Walk
Mount Greylock State Reservation, Lanesborough
Time: 
 
Winter has come to an end. Welcome spring with a mindfulness walk in Mt. Greylock’s northern hardwood forest led by Suzy Conroy. The walk will incorporate elements of forest bathing, meditation and mindful breathing. More information here
 
Baby Goat & Easter Bunny Event
Hill Top Farm, Pownal, Vt. 
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
 
Stop in at the Hill Top Farm store on Route 7 for pictures with the Easter bunny and baby goats and celebrate Maple Weekend; $10 per person to hold the baby goats for 15 minutes. More information here.
 
Sunday
 
International Flying Fishing Film Festival 
Images Cinema, Williamstown 
Time: 2 p.m. 
 
The fly fishing community is invited to celebrate friendship, stories, and stoke with a film festival consisting of fly fishing films produced by filmmakers from around the world. More information here
 
Visitor Center Scavenger Hunt
Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center, Lanesborough
Time: 10 to 3.
 
Visit Mount Greylock Visitor Center for a self-guided indoor scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt hand-outs are available at the lobby desk.
 
More information here
 
Root Stories
Dottie's Coffee Lounge, Pittsfield
Time: 7 p.m. 
 
Local nonprofit WordXWord is holding a story sharing event centered around the theme "Rook." 
 
This free event will feature a range of true, first-person stories that are told, not read. 
 
Tell your story by registering here. Spots are limited. 

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Weekend Outlook: Spring Celebrations, Clean-ups, and More

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
This spring weekend, there are a variety of events in and around the Berkshires, including Spring Celebrations, music, cleanups, and more.  
 
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Downtown Celebrates Spring Week
Downtown Pittsfield
Saturday & Sunday
 
There will be various events to celebrate spring, including a beach and tea party, and a free Kids' Paint & Sip event.  
 
The featured event is "Where's Winston?" a spring scavenger hunt for images of the Pittsfield Police Department's comfort dog, Officer Winston, at a dozen downtown locations. More information here
 
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