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(12/20-2/21/17) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS IS HOLDING THEIR 17TH ANNUAL KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE. 1ST PRIZE IS A 2017 GMC CANYON EXTENDED CAB WITH 4X4 CONVENIENCE PACKAGE, PROVIDED BY BERKSHIRE GMC, OR $20, 000 CASH!! THERE’S ALSO A $1500 2ND PRIZE & $500 3RD PRIZE. TICKETS ARE $50 EACH AND ONLY 1000 WILL BE SOLD. THE DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE AT 8 PM FEB. 21ST AT THE BRIDGE RESTAURANT. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE AT WSBS AND MANY OTHER SOUTH COUNTY LOCATIONS, OR AT SHEFFIELDKIWANIS.ORG . ANY QUESTIONS, CALL 413-429-6872.

(2/2-21) DO YOU–OR ANYONE YOU KNOW–WANT TO BE A FULL TIME GREAT BARRINGTON POLICE OFFICER? THE GREAT BARRINGTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS A CIVIL SERVICE DEPARTMENT, MEANING THAT YOU NEED TO TAKE THE CIVIL SERVICE EXAM. THEY ARE SCHEDULED APPROXIMATELY EVERY 2 YEARS. THE NEXT EXAM IS MARCH 25. YOU MUST REGISTER BY FEB 21ST. APPLY ONLINE AT MASS.GOV/CIVILSERVICE. ANY SPECIFIC QUESTION CAN BE EMAILED TO CIVILSERVICE@STATE.MA.US .

(2/2-28) THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM EXHIBIT, “THE VILLAGE & MILLS OF HOUSATONIC” WILL RUN DURING MARCH & APRIL. YOU CAN BE PART OF THIS EXHIBIT BY PLACING YOUR HOUSATONIC VILLAGE ARTIFACTS ON DISPLAY. THEY COULD BE PICTURES OF BUILDINGS, ORGANIZATIONS, DAMS OR MILLS, TEXTILES, LETTERS, PAPERS, RIBBONS, MAPS OR FLAGS. CONTACT THE SOCIETY AT 413-591-8702 OR STOP BY 817 SOUTH MAIN ST., GREAT BARRINGTON, ANY SUNDAY-THROUGH-THURSDAY MORNING FROM 9-NOON OR SATURDAY 10-2.

(2/21) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS GATHERS EVERY TUESDAY AT THE BRIDGE RESTAURANT, RTE 7, SHEFFIELD. AN OPTIONAL DINNER AND SOCIALIZING BEGINS AT 6:30 FOLLOWED BY THE MEETING AT 7:15. YOU ARE WELCOME TO COME AND LEARN WHAT KIWANIS IS ALL ABOUT. *TRUCK RAFFLE PRIZE DRAWING IS TONIGHT! SHEFFIELD KIWANIS PROUDLY SERVES THE TOWNS OF ALFORD, EGREMONT, GREAT BARRINGTON, MONTEREY, MT. WASHINGTON, NEW MARLBOROUGH AND SHEFFIELD. VISIT THEM ON THE WEB AT SHEFFIELDKIWANIS.ORG.

(2/21) FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY ONLY, D.O.P.E. (DISCUSSING OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES) WILL BE MEETING ON THE 3rd TUESDAY OF THE MONTH (FEB. 21ST), FROM 6:45-8 PM AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER. THE GROUP WILL RESUME THE NORMAL SCHEDULE IN MARCH FOR THE 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAYS OF THE MONTH. “D.O.P.E” SEEKS TO BRING TOGETHER ADDICTS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS, TEACHERS, DOCTORS, POLITICIANS, POLICE OFFICERS, THERAPISTS AND ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE TERRIBLE DISEASE OF ADDICTION AND TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL BERKSHIRE SOUTH AT 413-528-2810 EXT.15.

(2/21) THE LUAU HALE RESTAURANT IN LENOX WILL HOST THE 2017 RELAY FOR LIFE OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY CENTRAL SOUTH KICK OFF TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST AT 6PM AS THIS YEAR’S THEME WILL FOCUS ON SUPER HEROES THAT WILL GEAR UP TO GIVE CANCER A KICK….YOU CAN ATTEND IN COSTUME OR AS YOURSELF TO HELP OUT A WORTHY CAUSE IN THE SOUTH COUNTY COMMUNITY

(2/21-3/30) APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 SHEFFIELD KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIPS ARE NOW AVAILABLE. GRADUATING SENIORS FROM MOUNT EVERETT AND MONUMENT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOLS, AND LOCAL RESIDENTS GRADUATING FROM BERKSHIRE SCHOOL ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. RETURNING UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE STUDENTS MAY ALSO APPLY. APPLICATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE OFFICES OR ONLINE AT WWW.SHEFFIELDKIWANIS.ORG APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY APRIL 1.

(2/21) EXPERIENCE WINTER WITH THE COLUMBIA LAND CONSERVANCY. SPONTANEOUS SNOWSHOEING & SLEDDING IS GOING ON ALL WINTER LONG AT PUBLIC CONSERVATION AREAS. CALL JOHN HORTON AT 518-392-5252 TO FIND OUT ABOUT SPUR-OF-THE-MOMENT OUTDOOR OPPORTUNITIES.

(2/21-23) THE RENAISSANCE ARTS CENTER INC, AN ENERGETIC NON- PROFIT VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATION, SUPPORTS AND ADVANCES LIFELONG LEARNING IN THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS, LEADING TO PHYSICAL WELLBEING, EMOTIONAL AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH. THEIR ANNUAL FEBRUARY VACATION PROGRAM, “MARDI GRAS”, RUNS THROUGH FEB.24. RENAISSANCE ARTS CENTER IS AT 420 STOCKBRIDGE RD., GREAT BARRINGTON. CALL 528-9600 OR FIND OUT MORE ONLINE AT RENAISSANCEGB.ORG OR EMAIL: GBRENAISSANCEARTSCENTER@GMAIL.COM .

(2/22) BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 FROM 10AM-NOON, AS RENEE WLODYKA FROM WONDERFULLY MADE TEACHES YOU HOW TO GLAZE. YOU WILL HAVE THE CHOICE OF EITHER A PIGGY BANK OR A LITTLE JAR WITH A CORK STOPPER. ALL YOU’LL NEED IS YOUR CREATIVITY; ALL SUPPLIES ARE INCLUDED. RENEE WILL FIRE THE PIECES LATER AND RETURN THEM THE FOLLOWING WEEK. AS LONG AS YOU SUPERVISE YOUR CHILD AND THEY DON’T EAT THE GLAZE ALL AGES ARE WELCOME, THAT INCLUDES THE GRANDPARENTS. AS ALWAYS THIS IS A FREE EVENT! FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE LIBRARY AT 413-229-7004.

(2/22) ON FEB. 22ND, THERE WILL BE A “BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT” WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS. HALEY PELLEGREN, A LICENSED BEHAVIOR ANALYST, WILL LEAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT STRATEGIES TO HELP CHILDREN, FROM PRESCHOOLERS TO TEENAGERS, CONTROL THEIR BEHAVIOR. TOPICS INCLUDE: RULES AND ROUTINES; HOMEWORK; SOCIAL SKILLS; VERBAL BEHAVIOR; AND SIBLING INTERACTIONS. ANYONE WITH AN INTEREST IN CHILDREN IS WELCOME TO ATTEND EITHER OR BOTH OF THESE FREE WORKSHOPS. CHILD CARE PROVIDERS WILL RECEIVE A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION. 5:30-7:00PM AT THE FAMILY CENTER AT THE CHILDREN’S STUDY HOME, 445 MONTEREY RD. (RTE. 23), GREAT BARRINGTON. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL VICKY AT 413-645-3400, EXT. 200.

(2/23) REPRESENTATIVES AND VOLUNTEERS FROM BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE & THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM WILL HOLD A FREE WORKSHOP FOR BCC’S BERKSHIRE IMMIGRANT STORIES PROJECT. IT’LL BE AT THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, 1 WENDELL AVE., PITTSFIELD, THIS THURS., FEB. 23 FROM 6 TO 9 P.M. THE WORKSHOP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE SERVED. ADDITIONAL WORKSHOPS AS WELL AS LITERARY EVENTS WILL RUN THROUGH APRIL. FOR MORE INFO, VISIT BERKSHIRECC.EDU/IMMIGRANTSTORIES.

(2/23) THE 6TH ANNUAL RAYMOND JAMES MONOPOLY TOURNAMENT WILL BE ON THURSDAY FEB.23RD STARTING AT 5:30 AT BERKSHIRE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB IN PITTSFIELD. PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT BERKSHIRE CO. KIDS PLACE. THE EVENING INCLUDES PRIZES, RAFFLES, HORS D’OEUVRES & AWARDS. TO SIGN UP OR TO GET MORE INFO ON PLAYING OR BECOMING A SPONSOR PLEASE CALL KENDAL AT 413-236-5612 OR EMAIL KENDAL.LENIHAN@RAYMONDJAMES.COM

(2/24) THE BERKSHIRE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS WILL PRESENT THEIR BACK IN TIME BASH ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH FROM 7PM TO 12MIDNIGHT AT THE BERKSHIRE MUSEUM, 39 SOUTH STREET IN PITTSFIELD. ADMISSION IS $10 FOR BYP MEMBERS, $15 FOR GUESTS AS DJ BFG WILL HOST A DANCE PARTY AND KARAOKE. YOU CAN ALSO SAMPLE DELICIOUS FOOD, SNAP PICTURES IN THE PHOTO BOOTH, PLAY INDOOR LAWN GAMES AND SO MUCH MORE! FOR MORE INFORMATION, LOG ON TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE AT FACEBOOK.COM/BERKSHIRE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS.

(2/25) THIS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH AT 7:30, SAMANTHA TALORA & RON RAMSEY WILL PRESENT “A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS”, WITH SELECTIONS FROM OSCAR WINNERS FOR BEST ORIGINAL SONG FROM 1934 TO 2015. THE PAIR WILL BE JOINED BY EILEEN MARKLAND ON VIOLIN AND MICHAEL GILLESPIE ON WOODWINDS. THEY’LL PERFORM AT THE AMERICAN LEGION IN PITTSFIELD. TICKETS ARE $20. FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 413-212-4459, EMAIL INFO@SAMANDRON.COM OR GO ONLINE TO SAMANDRON.COM.

(2/26) CHRIST TRINITY CHURCH, SHEFFIELD, AN EPISCOPAL AND LUTHERAN CONGREGATION, IS OFFERING A SPECIAL GOSPEL SERVICE ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 AT 10:00 AM, FEATURING GUEST SOLOIST WANDA HOUSTON. ALL ARE WELCOME! THE SERVICE IS FREE& THERE’S PLENTY OF PARKING. THE CHURCH IS AT 180 MAIN STREET (RT 7 & MAPLE AVE.), SHEFFIELD. CALL 413-229-8811. YOU’LL FIND THEM ONLINE AT CHRISTTRINITYSHEFFIELD.ORG OR LOOK FOR CHRISTTRINITYSHEFFIELD ON FACEBOOK

(2/28) CHRIST TRINITY CHURCH, SHEFFIELD, IS HOLDING ITS ANNUAL SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017 FROM 5-7PM IN THE PARISH HALL. PLENTY OF PARKING. THE CHURCH IS AT 180 MAIN STREET (RT 7 & MAPLE AVE.), SHEFFIELD. CALL FOR INFORMATION: 413-229-8811, GO ONLINE TO CHRISTTRINITYSHEFFIELD.ORG OR FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK AT CHRISTTRINITYSHEFFIELD.

(2/27) BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER, 15 CRISSEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON, HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY SUPPERS FROM 5-6 PM EVERY MONDAY. ENJOY A DELICIOUS MEAL PREPARED BY SOME OF THE FINEST CHEFS IN THE BERKSHIRES. NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. GREET YOUR NEIGHBORS, MEET NEW FRIENDS! DONATIONS ARE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED. THEY ALSO COLLECT NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR LOCAL FOOD BANKS, SO PLEASE CONTRIBUTE IF YOU CAN.

(2/28) BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT, DEWEY HALL WELCOMES “RUNA” – CELTIC ROOTS MUSIC, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28TH. THE INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED 5 PERSON GROUP WILL PLAY AT 7:30PM. DOORS OPEN AT 7. TICKETS ARE $15 AVAILABLE ON SITE. DEWEY HALL IS AT 91 MAIN ST, SHEFFIELD.

(2/28) THE BERKSHIRE DISASTER ANIMAL RESPONSE TEAM (DART) IS SEEKING VETERINARIANS, ANIMAL CARE PROFESSIONALS & OWNERS OF BOARDING KENNELS TO BECOME A PART OF THE TEAM. SINCE 2009 DART MEMBERS HAVE PLAYED A VITAL PART IN HELPING SHELTER & CARE FOR ANIMALS IMPACTED BY DISASTERS. TRAINING IS PROVIDED & THERE ARE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ANIMAL LOVERS OF ALL SKILL SETS. FIND OUT HOW TO JOIN OR SUPPORT DART BY CALLING 413-539-4115, OR VISIT WMDART.ORG .

(3/1) THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SCHOOL COMMITTEE IS CURRENTLY COMPLETING ITS SEARCH FOR THE NEXT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, SBRSD TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF, PTA/PTO, SCHOOL COUNCIL, AND STUDENT COUNCIL ARE INVITED TO A PUBLIC “MEET AND GREET” ON MARCH 1ST AND MARCH 2ND FROM 3:45 TO 5 PM IN THE EAGLES LOFT.

(3/1) THE HOUSATONIC CITIZENS COORDINATING COUNCIL’S 1ST MEETING OF 2017 WILL BE HELD AT THE LENOX LIBRARY IN LENOX THE EVENING OF MARCH 1. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS ACCORDINGLY.

(3/1) FLYING DEER NATURE CENTER HOSTS A PUBLIC CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND RACISM ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, FROM 7–9 PM, AT ITS EDUCATION CENTER, 5 ABODE RD. IN NEW LEBANON, NY. THE EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL LOCAL AND REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS. THE DISCUSSION BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 7 PM; PLEASE ARRIVE A FEW MINUTES EARLY. REFRESHMENTS AND SNACKS WILL BE SERVED AT 6:30 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (518) 794-6687, VISIT FLYINGDEERNATURECENTER.ORG OR E-MAIL INFO@FLYINGDEERNATURECENTER.ORG .

(3/2) YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN A NEW CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP, PRESENTED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS/NEW HAMPSHIRE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION. THIS GROUP WILL BE FOR ANYONE CARING FOR A LOVED ONE WITH DEMENTIA. IT WILL MEET THE 1ST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 6:30PM TO 7:30PM AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER, 15 CRISSY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON . FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL CARA HOLCOMB AT 413-243-4747 EXT 1040 OR EMAIL: CARA.HOLCOMB@KINDRED.COM .

(3/2) BERKSHIRE SOUTH WIC AND C-H-P FAMILY SERVICES ARE HOSTING A BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY ON THURSDAY MARCH 2ND FROM 9AM-5PM. JOIN THEM FOR FREE NEW AND GENTLY USED BOOKS, A STORYWALK AT 11:00AM ON THE NEW CHP TRAIL, STORYTIME FROM 1:00PM-2:30PM, AND SIGN UP FOR YOUR LIBRARY CARD WITH THE GREAT BARRINGTON AND STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARIES! THE BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY WILL BE AT CHP FAMILY SERVICES 442 STOCKBRIDGE RD. GREAT BARRINGTON. PLEASE CALL 413-528-0457 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING BOOKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY.

(3/3) THE ORCHESTRA NOW (TŌN) RETURNS TO SIMON’S ROCK ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3 AT 7:30 P.M. IN THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER WITH GUEST CONDUCTOR ZACHARY SCHWARTZMAN LEADING TŌN IN AN OVERTURE, A SYMPHONY, AND “FOUR MEDITATIONS FOR ORCHESTRA.” THIS EVENT IS FREE. SEATING IS GENERAL ADMISSION BUT LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND CAN BE MADE ONLINE AT TONATSIMONSROCK.EVENTBRITE.COM .

(3/9) “MORNING MEDITATION” IS ONCE AGAIN BEING OFFERED AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH ON THURSDAYS FROM 8-9 AM. THE 8-WEEK SESSION BEGINS MARCH 9. $55 FOR MEMBERS, $70 FOR GUESTS. CALL 413-528-2810 FOR DETAILS.

(3/10) DIVERSE STYLES FROM ACCLAIMED CERAMIC ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE ON DISPLAY IN “NARROWING THE VARIABLES: SEVEN APPROACHES TO THE VESSEL”, AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK IN GREAT BARRINGTON, NOW TO MARCH 10TH IN THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, THE EXHIBIT IS OPEN DAILY FROM 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. IN THE HILLMAN-JACKSON GALLERY.

(3/11) STARTING MONDAY MARCH 13, BERKSHIRE SOUTH WILL OFFER BEGINNING CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR ADULTS 18 & UP. THE 6-SESSION SERIES WILL RUN FROM 11AM-NOON FROM MARCH 13-APRIL 17. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE. THE SERIES IS $42 FOR MEMBERS, $50 FOR GUESTS. CALL 413-528-2810 OR GO ONLINE TO BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG .

(3/11) HIGH & MIGHTY IS PROUD TO PRESENT A WINTER SERIES OF LECTURES DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE TEACHERS, PARENTS AND INSTRUCTORS TO NEW STRATEGIES IN WORKING WITHIN AN EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT. THESE SKILLS CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! ON SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH, 1-3PM IT’S “MUSIC THERAPY”. INSTRUCTOR LISA SANDAGOTOA USES MUSIC TO GUIDE CLIENTS THROUGH A PROCESS OF PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. THE FEE IS $10. REGISTRATION FEES WILL BE WAIVED FOR HIGH & MIGHTY VOLUNTEERS. TO REGISTER GO TO HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG . CLINICS CAN BE USED FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS FOR PATH CERTIFICATION. ALL CLINICS HELD AT HIGH & MIGHTY, 71 COUNTY ROUTE 21C, GHENT, NY.

(3/12) ON SUNDAY, MARCH 12, THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC DOWN SYNDROME FAMILY GROUP WILL HOST THE 2017 BERKSHIRE COUNTY SPROUT FILM FESTIVAL IN THE ROBERT BOLAND THEATER, LOCATED IN THE KOUSSEVITSKY ARTS BUILDING AT BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN PITTSFIELD. THE FESTIVAL BEGINS AT NOON AND WILL FEATURE SHORT FILMS ABOUT INDIVIDUALS WITH VARIOUS DISABILITIES, THEIR LIVES AND PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS. THE FILMS WILL END AROUND 1:30 P.M & WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FREE CATERED RECEPTION IN THE LOBBY, FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHY FROM LOCAL ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES. TICKETS ARE $5 PER PERSON AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY CONTACTING NANCY WILLEY AT 413-464-7262, EXT. 13 OR NWILLEY@BCARC.ORG, OR CONVENIENTLY AND SECURELY ONLINE AT BCARC.ORG/DSFG .

(3/17) BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN’S FITZPATRICK GREENHOUSE BECOMES A HARBINGER OF SPRING NOW THROUGH MARCH 17, WHEN YOU’RE INVITED TO ENJOY NEARLY 100 FLOWERING BULBS IN AN EXHIBITION, “OUT OF AFRICA: DISCOVERING AFRICAN BULBS AMONG NEW ENGLAND SPRINGTIME FAVORITES.” THE EXHIBITION IS OPEN WEEKDAYS, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M. ADMISSION IS FREE.
ALSO: A TALK AND CONSERVATORY TOUR OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN BULB COLLECTION WITH HORTICULTURIST ROB GIRARD IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 1-3 P.M. COST OF THE CLASS IS $20/$15 MEMBERS. REGISTER ONLINE AT BERKSHIREBOTANICAL.ORG OR BY CALLING 413 320-4794. BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN IS LOCATED AT 5 WEST STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, STOCKBRIDGE.

(4/6) LEARN VALUABLE SKILLS THAT COULD SAVE A LIFE, WITH THE FIRST AID AND CPR/AED COURSE AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH, ON FRIDAY, APRIL 7 FROM 9 A.M.-12:30 PM. THESE INFORMATIVE, HANDS-ON COURSES INCLUDE TRAINING IN FIRST AID AND CPR/AED FOR ADULT, CHILD AND INFANT, AND PROVIDE AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATIONS WHICH ARE VALID FOR 2 YEARS. FEE FOR MEMBERS IS $73; GUESTS $83 (PRICE INCLUDES MATERIALS & CERTIFICATION FEE). CONTACT BERKSHIRE SOUTH AT 413-528-2810 OR ONLINE AT BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG.

(START 2/27) D.O.P.E. (DISCUSSING OUR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES) MEETS ON THE 2ND AND 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH, FROM 6:45-8 PM AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER. IT SEEKS TO BRING TOGETHER ADDICTS, FAMILIES, FRIENDS, TEACHERS, DOCTORS, POLITICIANS, POLICE OFFICERS, THERAPISTS AND ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE TERRIBLE DISEASE OF ADDICTION AND TRYING TO FIND A SOLUTION. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL BERKSHIRE SOUTH AT 413-528-2810 EXT.15.

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