Community Bulletin Board

(9/20-29) SALISBURY BANK, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GEER VILLAGE AND SALISBURY VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION, WILL HOLD A SEMINAR ON ELDER ABUSE AND FRAUD ON THURSDAY SEPT. 29TH. IT WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 5:30-7 PM AT GEER VILLAGE, 77 SOUTH CANAAN ROAD, CANAAN CT. RESERVATIONS ARE SUGGESTED BUT NOT REQUIRED. CONTACT KEVIN NORTON AT 860-435-9801 EXT. 1010, OR EMAIL KNORTON@SALISBURYBANK.COM, WITH “ELDERS” IN THE SUBJECT LINE.

(9/12-10/17) THE SHEFFIELD KIWANIS CLUB IS HOLDING A VACATION RAFFLE WITH A 1ST PRIZE OF YOUR CHOICE OF EITHER $2500 CASH OR A 1 WEEK VACATION PACKAGE TO ANY OF 4 EXCITING DESTINATIONS: A 4-STAR PUNTA CANA (“POON-tah CAH-nah”) BEACH RESORT, WALT DISNEY WORLD, LAS VEGAS, OR A ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE, WITH TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS PROVIDED BY TROY’S TRAVEL. THERE’S ALSO A 2ND PRIZE OF $1000! TICKETS ARE $20 EACH OR 2 FOR 30, AND ONLY 1000 WILL BE SOLD, WITH THE WINNERS DRAWN ON OCT 18. YOU CAN BUY YOURS HERE AT WSBS, OR CALL DAVE SMITH AT 413-429-6872. MORE INFO ONLINE AT SHEFFIELDKIWANIS.ORG .

(9/22-10/23) BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER IS CALLING ALL ARTISANS, DESIGNERS, CRAFTERS AND FOOD PRODUCERS…THEY ARE NOW ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS FOR THEIR 2016 ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL. THE NEWLY REVAMPED FESTIVAL IS A HOLIDAY MARKET FEATURING CONTEMPORARY, LOCAL ARTISANS, CRAFTERS AND FOOD PRODUCERS. FROM CLOTHING, POTTERY AND JEWELRY TO GOURMET FOODS AND LOCALLY ROASTED COFFEE, IT IS ONE-STOP HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN THE BERKSHIRES. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO SIGN UP (BEFORE OCTOBER 24TH), PLEASE CALL BETTY AT BBANKER@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG OR CALL 413-528-2810, EXT. 32.

(9/26) THE NEXT “LOOK GOOD…FEEL BETTER” SESSION IN SOUTH COUNTY WILL TAKE PLACE AT FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL ON TUES., SEPT 27 FROM 4-6 PM. FEEL BETTER DURING YOUR CANCER TREATMENT BY ATTENDING THIS FREE WORKSHOP LED BY TRAINED, VOLUNTEER COSMETOLOGISTS. YOU’LL LEARN TO USE COSMETICS, SKIN CARE & HEAD COVERINGS, AND ENJOY SUPPORT FROM OTHER SURVIVORS. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, SO PLEASE CALL ELLEN AT 413-258-2891. FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL IS AT 29 LEWIS AVE., GREAT BARRINGTON.

(9/26) THE NONPROFIT CENTER OF THE BERKSHIRES IS HOSTING A WORKSHOP FOR NONPROFITS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH FROM 9 AM-NOON AT OCTOBER MOUNTAIN FINANCIAL ON 103 WEST PARK STREET IN LEE. THE TOPIC WIL BE “THE USE OF SURVEYS IN PROGRAM EVALUATION,” TAUGHT BY MARY NASH. THE COST TO ATTEND THE WORKSHOP IS $40 FOR NONPROFIT CENTER MEMBERS AND $50 FOR NON-MEMBERS. TO REGISTER, VISIT NPCBERKSHIRES.ORG OR CALL (413) 645-3151.

(9/27) BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY IS HOSTING ITS 11TH ANNUAL PASTA NIGHT AT ZUCCO’S FAMILY RESTAURANT, 451 DALTON AVENUE IN PITTSFIELD, ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH, 5-8 PM. DINNER INCLUDES CHOICE OF SPAGHETTI AND ZITI PLUS BREAD AND BUTTER. “TO GO” ORDERS ARE AVAILABLE. ADULTS – $10 & KIDS – $5. TRY YOUR LUCK ON THE LOTTERY TREE AS WELL AS THE SUBARU CAR AND 50/50 RAFFLES. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE HOMELESS ANIMALS AT BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY. FOR MORE INFO, CALL 413-447-7878, EXT. 131.

(9/27) 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. 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 .

(9/27) 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

(9/29) THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER IS OFFERING A FLU CLINIC SEPTEMBER 29TH FROM 1-3 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 528-1881.

(9/29) AS PART OF THEIR “ART ON TOUR” PROGRAM, COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE ARTS (CATA) WILL EXHIBIT AT MOUNTAINONE GALLERY, 93 MAIN STREET, NORTH ADAMS FROM SEPTEMBER 29 THROUGH NEXT JUNE 17, WITH ARTWORK ROTATING EVERY THREE MONTHS. THE SHOW INCLUDES FRAMED PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, AND PASTELS CREATED BY ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES IN CATA VISUAL ARTS WORKSHOPS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. ALL ARTWORK IS FOR SALE, WITH CATA ARTISTS RECEIVING A COMMISSION ON ALL ARTWORKS SOLD. AN OPENING RECEPTION WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 4-5PM AT MOUNTAINONE GALLERY, AS PART OF NORTH ADAMS’ FINAL DOWNSTREET ART CELEBRATION OF 2016, WHICH WILL CONTINUE THAT EVENING FROM 5-8PM.

(9/29) WARD’S NURSERY AND GARDEN CENTER IN GREAT BARRINGTON WILL HELP GARDENERS GET THE MOST FROM THEIR PLANTS BY LEARNING HOW TO CARE FOR THEM IN UPCOMING FREE CLASSES LED BY WARD’S EXPERT STAFF. ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 1 IT’S “FALL GARDEN PROBLEM-SOLVING”; AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 8 AT 10 AM, “BULBS: OUTDOORS AND IN”. PLEASE CALL 413-528-0166 TO REGISTER.

(9/29) BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK ALUMNA BROOKE SKINNER RICKETTS RETURNS TO CAMPUS TO DELIVER A SPECIAL TALK ENTITLED “SELLING OUT EARLY: LESSONS FROM A CAREER ON THE IMPLOSION TEAM.” THE TALK, FOLLOWED BY A Q&A AND LIGHT RECEPTION, WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, AT 7 PM AT THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER, 84 ALFORD ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON. IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

(9/30) SHEFFIELD’S BUSHNELL SAGE LIBRARY INVITES YOU TO A TASTY PROGRAM ON BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH MARCO BELLI. FALL IS COMING AND THAT MEANS TASTY AND HEARTY SOUP. JOIN MARCO ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH AT 6:00 PM TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS DELICIOUS SOUP WITH INFINITE VARIETY. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED & SPACE IS LIMITED. CALL THE LIBRARY AT 413-229-7004.

(9/30) BE SURE TO STOP BY BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER FOR YOUR NEW SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER CATALOG. PICK ONE UP AT THE CENTER, 15 CRISSEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON, DOWNLOAD A COPY AT BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG OR CALL 413-528-2810 AND THEY’LL MAIL YOU ONE!

(10/1) THE 7TH ANNUAL “FRIENDS OF MOE” GOLF TOURNAMENT (IN MEMORY OF MAUREEN SNYDER) IS COMING UP SUNDAY OCT. 2 AT THE EGREMONT COUNTRY CLUB. IT’S AN 11AM SHOTGUN START, 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE; $100 PER GOLFER, $400 PER TEAM WHICH INCLUDES 18 HOLES, A CART, HOLE IN 1 PRIZES, LUNCH, DINNER & LOTS MORE. ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO HELP LOCAL FAMILIES WITH THEIR FIGHT AGAINST CANCER. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT RANDY KOLDYS AT 413-717-0606 OR EMAIL RKOLDYS2004@YAHOO.COM .

(10/1) AFTER SELLOUT PERFORMANCES OF PARTS I & II, RON RAMSAY AND SAMANTHA TALORA (“Tah-LOR-ah”) ARE BACK WITH THE THIRD AND FINAL INSTALLMENT OF “A SONDHEIM TRILOGY: MASTER OF THE CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL THEATER”, ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVE. IN PITTSFIELD. THE DUO WILL BE JOINED BY MICHAEL GILLESPIE ON WOODWINDS ALONG WITH GUEST APPEARANCES BY JESSICA A. PASSETTO, NICK DONAHUE AND LELIA GILLESPIE. BEER, WINE AND SOFT DRINKS AS WELL AS A LIGHT FARE MENU WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BEFORE AND DURING THE SHOW. TICKETS ARE $20. SHOW BEGINS AT 7:30PM, DOORS OPEN AT 6:45PM. RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING 413-212-4459 OR E-MAILING INFO@SAMANDRON.COM.

(10/1) CUB SCOUT PACK 49 WILL BE HAVING A CAR WASH AND POPCORN SHOW & SELL ON OCT. 1ST FROM 9AM-1PM OR WHEN THE LINE STOPS)! COME & HELP SUPPORT THE LOCAL PACK FROM MUDDY BROOK SCHOOL BY HAVING YOUR CAR WASHED, AND CHECK OUT THE LINE OF BOTH PRE-POPPED & MICROWAVE POPCORN PRODUCTS FOR SALE. THE CAR WASH WILL BE AT THE SEARS OUTLET STORE ON STATE RD. IN GREAT BARRINGTON, ACROSS FROM THE COVE. AT ONLY $5 PER VEHICLE, THE PROCEEDS WILL HELP TO SUPPORT THIS YEAR’S ACTIVITIES FOR THE SCOUTS.

(10/1) ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, AT 10 A.M. THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM IS OFFERING A GUIDED WALK ALONG THE ROYAL HEMLOCK TRAIL. RICHARD GREENE WILL LEAD THE GROUP, TRACING THE ROUTE OF THE EARLY SETTLERS OF TOWNSHIP NO. 1 BETWEEN TYRINGHAM VALLEY AND THEIR FIRST MEETING HOUSE ON THE HILL NEAR THE MUSEUM. THE EVENT IS FREE, BUT PLEASE DRESS FOR THE WEATHER AND WEAR HIKING BOOTS/STURDY FOOTWEAR, AS TERRAIN IS STEEP AND ROCKY IN A FEW PLACES. BRING A DRINK & A SNACK. THE WALK IS 4 MILES & TAKES ABOUT 3 HOURS. MEET AT THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM, 100 ART SCHOOL ROAD, MONTEREY. NOTE—THE WALK DOES NOT INCLUDE A TOUR OF THE HOUSE INTERIOR. PRESENTED IN COOPERATION WITH HOUSATONIC HERITAGE. FOR UPDATES AND DETAILS, PLEASE CHECK BIDWELLHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG.

(10/1) ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST AT 7 PM, OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN THE MICHAEL MOORE FILM, “WHERE TO INVADE NEXT”. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND A MODERATED DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW. THERE WILL ALSO BE A POTLUCK AT 6 PM, IN THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE, 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY, ACROSS FROM PITT HALL ROAD AND POWELL HOUSE. FOR MORE INFO CALL 518-766-2992. FOR DIRECTIONS, GO ONLINE TO OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG .

(10/1) COME TO THE MONTEREY OCTOBERFEST, SAT., OCT 1ST, NOON TO 4, FEATURING LOCAL MUSICIANS, AREA ARTISANS, LOTS OF FUN ACTIVITIES FOR THE KIDS, PLUS LOCALLY SOURCED BEER, BRATS, CIDER & MORE! IT’S AT THE MONTEREY COMMUNITY CENTER, AT THE CORNER OF RTE. 23 & NEW MARLBORO RD., RAIN OR SHINE.

(10/3) BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER, 15 CRISSEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON, HOSTS FREE COMMUNITY SUPPERS FROM 5-6 PM EVERY MONDAY (EXCEPT NOV.21). 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.

(10/3) VENDORS ARE WANTED FOR THE HOLIDAY CRAFT CONNECTION TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19 FROM 9 AM – 3 PM AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF LENOX, 6 HOLMES ROAD, LENOX (BEHIND NBT BANK). FREE ADMISSION. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 413-243-2640 OR 413-464-2659 OR EMAIL ALLIEKATT0328@VERIZON.NET.

(10/3) CHECK OUT IS183’S FALL AFTER SCHOOL ART PROGRAMS, CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND SO MUCH MORE!!! FROM YOUNG ARTISTS TO SEASONED PROFESSIONALS, THERE IS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! PROGRAM DETAILS MAY BE FOUND ONLINE AT IS183.ORG OR CALL 413-298-5252 X100 TO REGISTER TODAY.

(10/3) SEVERAL PROGRAMS HAVE RETURNED TO THE BUSHNELL SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD AFTER THEIR SUMMER BREAK. MISS KIM IS BACK WITH MORE FUN FOR YOUR PRESCHOOLERS DURING “SING AND PLAY”, THURSDAYS, 10-11:30 AM.
CHESS CLUB HAS RETURNED ON WEDNESDAYS AT 3:15, AFTER SCHOOL. LEARN TO PLAY CHESS WITH CHESSMASTER STEPHEN GREENSPAN. THERE’S THE “KNITTING GROUP” WEDNESDAYS AT 6 PM. BEGINNERS WELCOME.
AND “ART FOR ALL” WILL NOW BE ON THURSDAYS FROM 3-4PM. CONTACT THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD FOR MORE INFO ON THESE & OTHER PROGRAMS.

(10/3) BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER HOSTS A WEEKLY BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP. IT’S FREE & OPEN TO MEMBERS AND GUESTS. FOR INFO, CONTACT THE COMMUNITY PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT 413-528-2810 EXT. 31 OR EMAIL COMMUNITY@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG .

(10/4) THE POETRY & FICTION SERIES AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK CONTINUES TUES., OCT. 4 AT 7 PM. MARK WUNDERLICH, AUTHOR OF THREE BOOKS OF POEMS, WILL READ HIS POETRY. WUNDERLICH TEACHES WRITING AND LITERATURE AT BENNINGTON COLLEGE. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD IN BLODGETT HOUSE; IT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

(10/4) WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE COMMUNITY? THE RAILROAD STREET YOUTH PROJECT HAS BEEN WORKING TO OPEN LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AND PROMOTE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR YOUTH SINCE 1999. THEIR MAIN GOAL IS TO EMPOWER YOUTH AND LET THEIR VOICES BE HEARD. DROP IN FOR THEIR WEEKLY YOB (pronounced: yee-ah-buh) MEETINGS FOR SOME REFRESHMENTS AND BI-WEEKLY RAFFLES EVERY TUESDAY AT 4PM IN FRONT OF THE GREAT BARRINGTON SKATEPARK. FOR MORE INFO, CALL: 413-528-2475.

(10/5) HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP PRE-READING SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THEM BE READY TO READ IN SCHOOL. SIGN UP FOR “CHILD READY” AT SHEFFIELD’S BUSHNELL SAGE LIBRARY. THIS IS A FREE 5 WEEK SERIES FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS AND THEIR CHILD(REN) AGES BIRTH THROUGH 5. IT INCLUDES A LITERACY WORKSHOP, STORY TIME AND PLAYGROUP ALL IN ONE! EACH FAMILY WILL RECEIVE: PICTURE BOOKS, A BOOK BAG & HELPFUL INFORMATION & RESOURCES. IT WILL RUN FROM 10:30 – 11:30AM FOR 5 WEDNESDAYS FROM OCTOBER 5TH THRU NOVEMBER 2ND. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY SIGNING UP AT THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY, BY PHONE AT 413-229-7004 OR EMAIL: CHOTALING@CWMARS.ORG .

(10/5) THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE FIRST OF THREE PROGRAMS THEY ARE SPONSORING THIS FALL. “JENIFER HOUSE – A YANKEE TRADITION” WITH GUEST SPEAKER JILL LIPSKI WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 AT 7 PM AT THE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER ON SOUTH MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON. ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS WILL INCLUDE THE FAMOUS “JILLIFER’S EMPORIUM GINGER-MOLASSES COOKIES.”

(10/7) NOW THROUGH OCT. 7, BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK PRESENTS TRAILING OFF, A SOLO EXHIBIT BY BROOKLYN PAINTER ROBIN WILLIAMS. LOCATED IN THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER’S HILLMAN-JACKSON GALLERY, THE EXHIBIT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEEKDAYS FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM AND WEEKENDS 2-6 PM.

(10/7) HAS YOUR CHILD EVER WONDERED WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL BALLET DANCER? BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER, 15 CRISSEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON IS OFFERING “EXPLORING BALLET.” THIS CLASS WILL ALLOW DANCERS AGES 4-8 TO VIEW SECTIONS OF FAMOUS BALLETS, EXPLORE BALLET BOOKS, CREATE A COLLAGE, LEARN SOME BALLET TERMINOLOGY, AND DANCE! “EXPLORING BALLET” WILL MEET ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 1-2:30 PM. COST FOR MEMBERS $15, GUESTS $20

(10/9) THE BERKSHIRE CHAPTER OF SPAAMFAA WILL BE HOSTING THEIR ANNUAL SHOW ON SUNDAY OCT.9 FROM 10-4. SAME DAY, SAME TIME BUT AT A NEW LOCATION: BUTTERNUT SKI AREA, RTE.23 IN GREAT BARRINGTON. LOTS OF ROOM FOR MORE AMENITIES, ACTIVITIES INCLUDING PUMPING, AND…LOTS OF FIRE TRUCKS AND ANTIQUE FIRE APPARATUS. ALL TRUCKS & VENDORS WELCOME. FOOD WILL BE AVAILABLE TOO. ANY QUESTIONS, EMAIL RMNUGAI@VERIZON.NET, CALL 413-441-0821, OR GO ONLINE TO BERKSHIRESPAAMFAA.ORG .
(FYI: “SPAAMFAA” IS the “Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus in America”)

(10/10) THE SHEFFIELD CULTURAL COUNCIL IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS FOR THE UPCOMING FISCAL YEAR. THE SHEFFIELD CULTURAL COUNCIL SUPPORTS PROJECTS THAT BRING MUSIC, ART, THEATER, INTERPRETIVE SCIENCES, AND SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES TO SHEFFIELD RESIDENTS OF ALL AGES. ALL GRANT APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ELECTRONICALLY; FOR INSTRUCTIONS, GO TO MASS-CULTURE.ORG AND CLICK ON “APPLICANTS.” ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOOLS, AND INDIVIDUALS MAY APPLY. APPLICATIONS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 17.

(10/11) IMPROVE YOUR STROKE AND ENHANCE YOUR LAP SWIM WORKOUT WITH STROKE IMPROVEMENT WORKSHOPS AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH, UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF EXPERIENCED INSTRUCTOR PEGGY HARNER. WORKSHOPS ARE COMING UP FROM 6:30-7:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY OCTOBER 11, NOVEMBER 8 & DECEMBER 6. SPACE IS LIMITED; PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE FOR EACH WORKSHOP. MEMBERS $10 GUESTS $15 PER WORKSHOP. CALL 413.528.2810 OR EMAIL INFO@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG FOR INFORMATION.

(10/13) BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC IS HOLDING A CLOTHING DRIVE THROUGH OCT. 14, AND WILL BE ACCEPTING GENTLY-USED COATS, SCARVES, HATS AND MITTENS – AS WELL AS WINTER CLOTHING ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN KNITTED OR CROCHETED. ALL DONATIONS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY. DROP-OFF LOCATIONS INCLUDE BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC’S MAIN OFFICE, 395 SOUTH STREET, PITTSFIELD. FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFO, CONTACT RHODORA AT 413-499-4241, EXT. 255.

(10/15) THERE WILL BE AN UPCYCLING WORKSHOP ON SAT. OCT. 15 AT 10:30 AM, HOSTED BY THE BUSHNELL SAGE LIBRARY, SHEFFIELD. JOIN LOU LEELYN FROM LOU’S UPCYCLES TO LEARN HOW TO USE HEAT AND PRESSURE TO TURN PLASTIC BAGS AND WRAPPERS INTO AN UPCYCLED WALLET PROJECT. TO REGISTER, CALL CAITLYN AT 413-229-7004.

(10/15) ON OCTOBER 16 AT 4 PM, CHRIS ADERHOLT OF THE COLUMBIA COUNTY PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB WILL HELP YOU DE-MYSTIFY YOUR CAMERA AND TEACH YOU THE BASICS OF TAKING GREAT PHOTOS. THIS FREE WORKSHOP WILL START OUT WITH AN INTRODUCTORY PRESENTATION AT THE COLUMBIA LAND CONSERVANCY OFFICE, 49 MAIN STREET, CHATHAM, NY, THEN HEAD TO OOMS CONSERVATION AREA SO YOU CAN PRACTICE YOUR NEW SKILLS. PLEASE BRING A CAMERA AND A TRIPOD. REGISTER AT CLCTRUST.ORG .

(10/15) ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 FROM 9AM-3PM HOUSATONIC VALLEY ASSOCIATION OFFERS A GUIDED PADDLE TRIP THROUGH SHEFFIELD. IT’S A 10 MILE GUIDED TRIP ALONG THE HOUSATONIC FROM THE SHEFFIELD COVERED BRIDGE TO BARTHOLOMEW’S COBBLE. SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS AND FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN (14 YEARS OR OLDER). PROGRAM SUPPORT PROVIDED BY HOUSATONIC HERITAGE. COST: FOR NONMEMBERS $20/ADULT OR $35 FAMILY ; MEMBERS $15/ADULT OR $25 FAMILIES. RESERVE A CANOE OR BRING YOUR OWN BOAT. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TRIP INFORMATION WILL BE SENT ONCE REGISTRATION IS COMPLETE. CALL HVA AT 413-394-9796 OR EMAIL PADDLE@HVATODAY.ORG.

(10/16) ON OCTOBER 16 AT 4 PM, HIGH&MIGHTY WILL BE BRINGING THE EQUUS (“EK-wiss”) FILM FESTIVAL TO HUDSON’S TIME AND SPACE LIMITED. IT WILL FEATURE 6 OUTSTANDING FILMS FROM AROUND THE HORSE WORLD. TICKETS ARE $10. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-672-4202 OR EMAIL: DIANNE@HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG .

(11/9) THE LAST HOUSATONIC RIVER CCC MEETING OF THE YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE THE EVENING OF WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016, AND YOU ARE VERY WELCOME TO ATTEND. IT WILL BE IN THE LENOX LIBRARY READING ROOM, LOCATED AT 18 MAIN ST, LENOX, FROM ROUGHLY 5:30-7:30PM.

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