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Weekend Outlook: Student Art, Music & History

By Sabrina DammsiBerkshires Staff
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With the area warming up, events are blooming in the Berkshires this weekend, including an egg hunt, live music, fitness events, and more.
 
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Teen Invitational Reception
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art
Time: 6 to 8 p.m., Friday
 
The North Adams museum hosts its 12th annual reception for some of the amazingly talented teens in the region. The collaboration with the high school art teachers exhibits student work in a wide range of media through Sunday. The opening night reception concludes with awards and a music in the Hunter Center. 
 
Free and open to the public. 
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Whitney's Farm Market & Garden Center, Cheshire
Time: 11 a.m., Saturday
 
Although Easter has come and gone, you can still bring your kiddos to an Easter egg hunt. There will be first, second, third, and a grand prize for both age groups.
 
Schedule: 
 
11 a.m.: Ages 2 through 5. There will be two sections set up according to age.
  2 p.m.: Ages 6 and up. No parents allowed. 
 
Information here
 
Friday
 
Celebrate Sicily: Wine, Tuna, Song at Mezze Bistro and Bar
Mezze Bistro & Bar, Williamstown
Time: 5 to 9 p.m. 
 
Mezze and Provisions Williamstown will celebrate Sicily with a free wine tasting from 5 to 7 and a Sicilian folklore performance at 8 p.m. Dinner available. 
 
For reservations, contact 413-458-0123 or mezzebistro@mezzeinc.com
 
More information here
 
Genealogy Workshop and Lecture
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown
Time: 5:30 p.m. 
 
In conjunction with the museum's "Emancipation" exhibition, Tufts University Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Kendra Field will give a public lecture that explores the long history of African American genealogy. A genealogy workshop for Williams students will precede the lecture beginning at 4.
 
More information here
 
Railway Concerts: Greg Greenway
Studio 9, the Porches, North Adams
Time: 7:30 p.m.
 
The Railway Concert series features singer-songwriter and social activist Greg Greenway. The folk singer has played Carnegie Hall and been featured on several NPR programs. His latest album, "Between Hello and Goodbye," topped the Folk DJ charts this time last year.
 
Tickets available here
 
Saturday
 
The Doors Tribute Band Performance
The Stationery Factory, Dalton
Time: 7:30 p.m. 
 
The Doors tribute band Crystal Ship, will be performing some of the rock band's hits. Tickets are $25. Information here
 
Zumba 
On Pointe Barre & Fitness Studio, Pittsfield 
Time: 10:30 a.m. 
 
A pop-up Zumba class will be led by guest instructor Angel Davila. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary! Preregistration is required. Tickets cost $25. 
 
Historical Women: Eleanor Roosevelt
All Saints Episcopal Church, North Adams
Time: 6 p.m. 
 
Sheryl Faye will bring to life first lady and U.N. delegate Eleanor Roosevelt as part of her one-woman show "Historical Women: Making the Past Present."
 
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door and at the church office. Call 413-664-9656 or email the church. 
 
More information here
 
Slow Art Day
Mass MoCA, North Adams
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
The museum will celebrate International Slow Art Day by encouraging visitors to connect more deeply with its art. The day will feature guided slow tours and audio tours. More information here
 
New to Yoga Open House
Radiance Yoga, Pittsfield
Time: 12:30 p.m. 
 
There will be a free yoga workshop at Radiance. During the open house, participants will learn the basics of yoga, tour the studio, and meet some of its teachers. More information here
 
Movin' On Band Performance
Dalton American Legion
Time: 7 p.m. 
 
The classic rock cover band Movin' On will perform. There is a $5 cover charge. Information is here
 
Moonfruits at the Tea Room
Heart's Pace, 15 Eagle St., North Adams
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.
 
The Ottawa-based musical duo of Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy are makers of art-folk cand play banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel. 
 
Free and open to the public. More information and RSVP here
 
Royal Tea Party 
Taconic High School, Pittsfield
Time: Noon
 
Join the Taconic Theatre Department for a tea party that will feature crafts, games, prizes, and refreshments. Royal attire is encouraged but not required. 
 
A $25 ticket includes the activities, food, and photos with the princesses. A $5 ticket includes food and photos with the princesses
 
More information here
 
Rock & Bowl for South Community Food Pantry
Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield
Time: 5 to 8 p.m. 
 
A fundraising event will benefit the largest food pantry in Berkshire County
 
Participants can purchase deserts, soup, and bread from local restaurants and handmade ceramic bowls crafted by local artists, valued between $25 and $100. 
 
The event will also feature live music by Code Blue Duo, raffles, auctions, activities by Berkshire Art Center, and more. 
 
More information here
 
Elementary Art Show Opening
North Adams Public Library
Time: 11 a.m. 
 
North Adams Public School elementary pupils will have their art displayed throughout April vacation in the Youth Services Department on the second floor at the Public Library. More information here
 
Pittsfield Farmers Market
Zion Lutheran Church, Pittsfield
Time: 9 to 1 p.m.
 
Powered by Roots Rising, the market will be having its last indoor winter farmers market. 
 
It features locally grown fruits and vegetables, along with meat, eggs, cheese, and baked goods by local vendors. Participants can shop for flowers and artisan goods while listening to music and participating in family activities. For more information, visit the website.
 
Container Gardening
Wild Oats Market, Williamstown
Time: 10 a.m.
 
Jennifer Munoz leads this free workshop on container gardening. She will offer tips on how to get started, seed recommendations, growing resources and common pitfalls to avoid. 
 
More information here
 
Sunday 
 
Animal Support Projects: Spring and April Holidays 
Benson's Pet Center, Pittsfield
Time: noon to 3 p.m. 
 
Benson's Pet Center will be providing people with a photo op with their furry babies this Sunday from noon until 3 p.m. 
 
For a $10 donation, pet parents can bring home a 4-by-6-inch framed keepsake. This month's participants can choose between a spring and April holidays theme. More information is here

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North Adams High School Athletes Place Flags on Veterans Graves

By Jack GuerinoiBerkshires Staff

Raegan Keil, daughter of VSO Mitchell Keil, participates in placing the American Flag on veterans' graves. The first flag she placed was in the marker of Michael Kline, her grandfather.
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Athletes from Drury High School and McCann Technical School gave up the rare free Saturday morning to place flags on veterans graves in Southview Cemetery.
 
"I was very humbled when I saw the cars coming in, and I actually had to go over to the corner and put my sunglasses down and hide my tears, because it was very, very humbling to see everybody show up," said Travys Rivers, the city's veterans grave officer.
 
Rivers, a firefighter and veteran, said he sent out the "bat signal" and called John Moore of Drury and Robin Finnegan of McCann to see if any of the sports teams were free.
 
River said he was unsure what to expect, knowing many student athletes likely had games or practice. But come Saturday morning, around 100 students showed up with coaches and high school athletics administration. 
 
"I am amazed by these kids. They gave up a Saturday morning. They could have slept in if they didn't have practice or whatever," Rivers said. "They did not have to do this but instead came down and busted their butts."
 
Northern Berkshire Veterans Service Officer Mitchell Keil added that he often hears that the youth do not participate in civic activities. He said Saturday proves the opposite.
 
"As a veteran, it is heartwarming to see this type of participation from today's youth and encouraging for the future of the community. They may not understand the impact their involvement has on those that see them in action or those family members that visit a departed loved one's grave and see them continuously honored," he said. "Our city has a large group of individuals that are dedicated to honoring those veterans that have passed. This long tradition is in good hands, and as we move forward I encourage all to take part in the pursuit of honoring our veterans daily."
 
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