Community Bulletin Board

(5/2) A COMMUNITY MEETING TO DISCUSS WHETHER OR NOT HILLSDALE SHOULD ADOPT A CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITY PLEDGE WILL BE HELD AT 7 P.M., MONDAY, MAY 2, AT THE HILLSDALE TOWN HALL, 2609 STATE ROUTE 23. IT’S SPONSORED BY HILLSDALE’S GREEN SOLUTIONS COMMITTEE AND WILL FEATURE A PRESENTATION BY ROBYN REYNOLDS OF THE NY STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION. A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WILL FOLLOW.

(5/3) THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, MASSACHUSETTS SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER NETWORK, AND SCORE OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS, IN COOPERATION WITH THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WILL HOLD A BUSINESS BORROWER-LENDER MATCHMAKING EVENT. IT WILL BE ON TUESDAY, MAY 3, FROM 1-4 PM AT CRISSEY FARM – BANQUET HOUSE, 426 STOCKBRIDGE RD., GREAT BARRINGTON. IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS OWNERS SEEKING FINANCING TO MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM AREA BANKS & OTHER AGENCIES TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR FUNDING OPTIONS. TO REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT, OR TO LEARN MORE CALL 413-785-0484.

(5/3) BIRD WALKS AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, LENOX, SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES, TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY MORNINGS FROM 7-9. JOIN AVID BIRDER AND PLEASANT VALLEY’S CARETAKER JONATHAN PIERCE ON A WEEKLY BIRD WALK PAST BEAVER WETLANDS AND THROUGH WOODLANDS OBSERVING CHANGES IN BIRD SPECIES. BEGINNERS AND ADVANCED BIRDERS WILL ENJOY THIS WALK. THIS ACTIVITY IS FREE AND REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

(5/4) THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER, 917 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON, HOSTS A WIDE RANGE OF PROGRAMS, CLASSES AND EVENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING A NEWS AND VIEWS DISCUSSION GROUP THURSDAYS 10-11 AM, AND DRAWING CLASSES WITH EUNICE AGAR, THURSDAYS AT 12:30. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 528-1881

(5/4) MEMBERS ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR THE GREAT BARRINGTON TREE COMMITTEE. IF INTERESTED, PLEASE CONTACT THE TREE COMMITTEE THROUGH THE TOWN’S WEBSITE OR COME TO A MEETING, GENERALLY HELD AT THE MASON LIBRARY, THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH, AT 5:15 PM.

(5/4) THE HILLMAN-JACKSON GALLERY AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK PRESENTS “ENTRY POINT”, A FOUR-PERSON EXHIBITION SHOWCASING THE WORK OF NEW YORK-BASED ARTISTS, SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY, MATTHEW PORTER, BREA SOUDERS, AND CHRIS WILEY. ANASTASIA SAMOYLOVA, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT SIMON’S ROCK, CURATED THE EXHIBITION. “ENTRY POINT” RUNS THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 4. THERE WILL BE A CLOSING RECEPTION AND TALK AT THE GALLERY ON MAY 4 AT 5PM. THE GALLERY IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9 AM. TO 10 PM AND WEEKENDS, NOON TO 10:00 P.M. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

(5/4) ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 AT 7 PM, PETER CHRISTOPH, WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER, SPEAKER AND AUTHOR, WILL PRESENT “BIRDS OF THE NEW ENGLAND SWAMP” AT THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, 1 WENDELL AVENUE, PITTSFIELD. CHRISTOPH’S BIRD IMAGES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN SEVERAL MAGAZINES, AND HE HAS WON NUMEROUS NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS. SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, THE EVENT IS FREE. CALL (413) 499-9480 FOR INFO.

(5/4) BERKSHIRE COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO VISIT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN LENOX AT NO CHARGE ON WEDS. MAY 4. JUST SHOW YOUR VALID LICENSE OR ID. THE SANCTUARY IS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK. THE OFFICE AND GIFT SHOP WILL BE OPEN FROM 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM. EXPLORE SEVEN MILES OF BEAUTIFUL TRAILS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

(5/5) BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC WILL HOLD ITS 22ND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT BERKSHIRE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB IN PITTSFIELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 26. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE 22ND ANNUAL BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC GOLF CLASSIC WILL SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, BRAIN INJURIES AND AUTISM, AS WELL AS INDIVIDUALS WITH OTHER DISABILITIES AGES 16 AND ABOVE THROUGH BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC’S ADULT FAMILY CARE PROGRAM. THERE ARE TWO TEE TIMES:7:30 AM AND 12:30 PM AND THE FEE IS $140 PER PLAYER, WHICH INCLUDES BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, GREEN FEES, CART AND A GIFT. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE PRIZES AND A 50/50. THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO PLAY IS MAY 6. TO REGISTER AS A PLAYER, MAKE A DONATION OR TO DONATE A RAFFLE PRIZE, VISIT WWW.BCARC.ORG, OR CONTACT MICHAEL AT MCARITEY@BCARC.ORG OR 413-499-4241, EXT. 233 FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

(5/5) BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, HOLMES RD, PITTSFIELD, SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES, TAKE PLACE FRIDAY MORNINGS FROM 7-9. SPRING AND FALL ARE THE SEASONS TO LOOK FOR MIGRANTS OF ALL KINDS, ESPECIALLY THE BEAUTIFUL WOOD-WARBLERS. YOU’LL WALK PAST WETLANDS AND MEADOWS AND THROUGH WOODLANDS OBSERVING CHANGES IN BIRD SPECIES EACH WEEK. BRING YOUR BINOCULARS; BEGINNERS WELCOME. THERE IS NO FEE AND REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

(5/5) NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OBSERVANCES WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 5 IN FALLS VILLAGE, CT AT 12 NOON ON THE GREEN, AND IN NORTH CANAAN, CT AT 5:30 P.M. ACROSS FROM MCDONALD’S (ON ROUTE 44) UNDER THE PAVILION. IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE OR HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL 860-824-5152.

(5/6) “IT’S LILI’S STORY” AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER. HEAR VIOLINIST LILI HARVITT TELL HER STORY AS A YOUNG JEWISH CHILD DURING THE HOLOCAUST WHEN LILI WAS HIDDEN FROM THE NAZI DEATH SQUADS BY A DUTCH FAMILY IN AMSTERDAM. ALSO ENJOY A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY LILI ON VIOLIN ACCOMPANIED BY CELLO DURING LUNCH. THE PROGRAM WIL BE ON FRIDAY MAY 6TH 10-NOON. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO HAVE LUNCH AT THE SENIOR CENTER, PLEASE CALL 413-528-4881 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.

(5/6) A SEMINAR SERIES CONDUCTED BY THE REV. PAUL CARTER AT THE CHURCH ON THE HILL CHAPEL IN FEBRUARY INTRODUCED SENIORS TO THE LATEST IN BRAIN RESEARCH FINDINGS TO HELP THEM AVOID STEREOTYPES OF AGING, AND TO CREATE AN AMAZING LIFE IN THEIR 80S. THE NEXT SERIES WILL BE HELD AT THE LENOX COMMUNITY CENTER, 65 WALKER STREET, LENOX, MA ON 2 SATURDAYS IN MAY FROM 10:30AM TO 12:30PM. SPACE IS LIMITED. MORE INFO IS AVAILABLE AT AMAZING80.COM , OR BY EMAILING PAULC@AMAZING80.COM

(5/6) WITH MOTHERS DAY COMING UP, NOW IS THE TIME TO REWARD THE WOMEN YOU LOVE. IS183 ART SCHOOL HAS AN OPULENT ABUNDANCE OF CLASSES, WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS. 3-D JEWELRY, CERAMICS, DRAWING, PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY AND MORE! VISIT IS183.ORG OR CALL 413-298-5252 EXT. 100 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(5/6) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “THE ARMOR OF LIGHT” FRIDAY, MAY 6. THERE WILL BE A POTLUCK AT 6 PM, FOLLOWED BY THE FILM AT 7 PM IN THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE, 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY, ACROSS FROM PITT HALL ROAD AND POWELL HOUSE. THE EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND A MODERATED DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-766-2992.

(5/7) CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY (1 DAY EARLY) WITH A BAKED HAM & SCALLOPED POTATO DINNER, ON SAT. MAY 7TH FROM 5-7 PM AT ASHLEY FALLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, ROUTE 7A, ASHLEY FALLS. BE SURE TO SAVE ROOM FOR HOME-MADE CAKE FOR DESSERT! TICKETS ARE $12 FOR ADULTS, $6 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 AND FREE FOR THE KIDS 5 AND UNDER. GET YOURS BY CALLING KEN AT 413-717-7255 OR KIT OR BARBARA AT 413-229-2027.

(5/7) ON SATURDAY MAY 7TH FROM 10AM UNTIL 3PM KUTSHERS SPORTS ACADEMY WILL HAVE ITS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE TO MEET AND GREET NEW CAMPERS AND OR PERSPECTIVE CAMPERS FOR THE 2016 SUMMER SEASON. COACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND GIVE YOU A GUIDED TOUR OF THEIR FACILITY. THEIR DAY CAMP DIRECTOR WILL ALSO BE THERE TO TALK ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND HELP PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE AT KSA. LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

(5/7) MEMBERS OF THE NEW MARLBOROUGH VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL SPRING DANCE ON SATURDAY, MAY 7 FROM 6 TO 10 PM AT GEDNEY FARM IN NEW MARLBOROUGH. YOU’LL ENJOY DINNER AS WELL AS DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC. TICKETS ARE $35 EACH AND AVAILABLE AT THE MILL RIVER GENERAL STORE OR FROM ANY N.M. FIRE & RESCUE MEMBER. FOR TICKETS OR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DAVID HERRICK AT THE MILL RIVER GENERAL STORE OR DAVID SMITH AT (413) 229-0291.

(5/7) ON SAT, MAY 7 FROM 9:30 AM – NOON, DISCOVER THE EARLY SIGNS OF SPRING AND WILDFLOWERS IN THE WOODLANDS AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IN LENOX. YOU’LL TAKE A LEISURELY WALK AND LEARN THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE EARLY BLOSSOMS AND HOW TO IDENTIFY THEM. THEN GATHER FOR TEA AND TO LOOK UP ANY NATURE MYSTERIES YOU DISCOVERED ALONG THE WAY. BRING YOUR CURIOSITY AND A HAND LENS IF YOU HAVE ONE. COST FOR ADULT MEMBERS IS $6, NONMEMBERS $8, ALL CHILDREN ARE FREE. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL 413-637-0320 FOR MORE INFO.

(5/10) SIGN UP NOW FOR YOUTH SUMMER PROGRAMS AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER! THERE’S “SUNSHINE IN THE SUMMER” FOR CHILDREN AGE 2.9 TO KINDERGARTEN-READY; “ACTION ADVENTURES DAY CAMP” FOR THOSE ENTERING 1ST GRADE TO AGE 13; “LEARN TO LEAD” FOR YOUTH WHO HAVE COMPLETED 5TH OR 6TH GRADE; AND “TEEN LEADERSHIP TRAINING” FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FINISHED 7TH, 8TH, OR 9TH GRADE. GO TO BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG FOR MORE INFO OR CALL 413-528-2810.

(5/10) 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

(5/10) SOUTH COUNTY SENIORS CAN ATTEND NEW PILATES EXERCISE CLASSES AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER EVERY TUESDAY MORNING FROM 10-11. THE CENTER IS AT 917 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 528-1881.

(5/11) A FORUM WILL BE HELD MAY 11 FOR CANDIDATES IN THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN ELECTIONS. THE DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE AND THE NEWSLETTER ARE SPONSORING THE FORUM, TO BE HELD FROM 6:30 TO 9 P.M. AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER. TOWN ELECTIONS ARE MAY 17. POSITIONS OF MODERATOR, PLANNING BOARD AND LIBRARY TRUSTEES ARE CONTESTED. ALL CANDIDATES WILL BE INTRODUCED. THE AUDIENCE WILL BE INVITED TO ASK QUESTIONS.
(5/12) THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRRAY IN SHEFFIELD INVITES YOU TO SEE “ANIMALS AT THE LIBRARY”! ON THURSDAY MAY 12 THEIR BEAUTIFUL BACK LAWN WILL BE GRAZING GROUND FOR THE FFA CLUB’S ANIMALS—LAMBS, RABBITS, CHICKENS, & MAYBE A FEW SURPRISES! THE ACTIVITY IS FREE. BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IS AT 48 MAIN STREET, SHEFFIELD. CALL 413-229-7004 OR GO ONLINE TO BUSHNELLSAGELIBRARY.ORG FOR MORE INFO.

(5/13) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING PRESENTS “THE LAST MINUTE JAZZ ENSEMBLE”, FRIDAY, MAY 13 FROM 7:30-9:30PM AT THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE, 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY, ACROSS FROM PITT HALL ROAD AND POWELL HOUSE. THIS IS A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE MEETINGHOUSE. ADMISSION: $15 IN ADVANCE, $18 AT THE DOOR. THERE WILL BE A BAKE SALE DURING THE INTERMISSION. QUESTIONS? CALL 518-766-2992 OR GO ONLINE TO OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG

(5/13-14) CHECK OUT THE TAG, BOOK AND BAKE SALE FRIDAY MAY 13 FROM 9 AM – 3 PM AND SATURDAY MAY 14 FROM 9 AM – NOON AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF LENOX, 6 HOLMES ROAD, LENOX (BEHIND NBT BANK). WATCH FOR SATURDAY’S SPECIAL OFFER – ITEMS AT $1.00/BAG (BAGS WILL BE PROVIDED). FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 413-445-5918.

(5/14) A FISH FRY DINNER WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY MAY 14 FROM 5-7 PM AT THE AMERICAN LEGION, RT. 7, SHEFFIELD. IT’S SPONSORED BY SHEFFIELD BOY SCOUT TROOP 28. TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR: ADULTS: $12 ; CHILDREN 4-12: $6, AND A SPECIAL FAMILY PRICE OF $35 ! TAKE OUT WILL BE AVAILABLE.

(5/15) ON SUNDAY MAY 15TH FROM 1-2, STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE WILL SERVE A PUBLIC, BAKED HAM DINNER, FAMILY STYLE, IN THE HALL ON CHURCH ST. DINNER IS $12 FOR ADULTS, $6 FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12. TAKE-OUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE. CALL 298-3185.

(5/16) THE WARRANT FOR THE GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL MEETING ON MONDAY MAY 16 HAS BEEN POSTED AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS FOR YOUR REVIEW: GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DISTRICT OFFICE AT 17 EAST ST.; TOWN HALL AT 334 MAIN ST.; GREAT BARRINGTON POST OFFICE AT 222 MAIN ST; AND AT MASON LIBRARY, 231 MAIN ST.

(5/16) MAYFEST 2016 IS COMING UP ON MONDAY, MAY 16TH AT 5:30PM AT CRISSEY FARM, 426 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON. THIS YEAR’S MAYFEST FOR CONSTRUCT WILL HONOR LONGTIME FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS, BOB AND MARY ANN NORRIS OF GREAT BARRINGTON, AND WILL RECOGNIZE PAUL MORITZ OF SHEFFIELD. THE FOCUS THIS YEAR WILL BE ON LANDSCAPING AND COMMUNITY GARDENS FOR THE NEWEST HOUSING PROJECT PLANNED FOR 316 STATE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON. THE FESTIVE GALA WILL INCLUDE DELICIOUS TASTINGS FROM 26 AREA RESTAURANTS AND WINE VENDORS, AND WILL FEATURE MUSIC BY THE LUCKY FIVE. TICKETS TO MAYFEST 2016 ARE $75 EACH. FOR TICKETS, INFORMATION, OR TO BUY A TREE FOR “THE HOUSE THAT ERNIE BUILT” CAMPAIGN, PLEASE CALL 413-528-1985.

(5/17) TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD AND THE FRIENDS OF THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM PRESENT A STAGED READING OF SELECTIONS FROM “SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY” BY EDGAR LEE MASTERS. IT’S ON TUESDAY MAY 17 AT 7PM AT THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, 1 WENDELL AVENUE, PITTSFIELD. THIS IS A FREE EVENT.

(5/18) ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 18TH, ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER JIM BREMER, WHOSE WORK RECREATES MID-CENTURY AMERICANA THROUGH A ROMANTICIZED VIEW OF THE AUTOMOBILE KNOWN AS “CARNOGRAPHY,” WILL DISCUSS HIS PHOTOGRAPHS. THE TALK, PRESENTED BY THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INCLUDES NUMEROUS AMAZING PHOTO/SLIDES AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER, 917 SOUTH MAIN STREET (ROUTE 7) IN GREAT BARRINGTON, AT 7PM.

TWO DAYS LATER, ON FRIDAY EVENING MAY 20TH FROM 6 TO 8 PM, THE EXHIBIT OPENS AT THE TOWN MUSEUM & ARCHIVE EDUCATION CENTER AT THE TRUMAN WHEELER HOUSE, 817 SOUTH MAIN STREET, IN GREAT BARRINGTON.

(4/1-6/24) JOIN THE RELAY FOR LIFE AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN GREAT BARRINGTON ON FRIDAY, JUNE 24TH AND SATURDAY JUNE 25TH. THIS YEARS’ RELAY WILL HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, MEANINGFUL CEREMONIES, A SURVIVOR DINNER HOSTED BY TEAM IMAGINE, SATURDAY MORNING PANCAKE BREAKFAST HOSTED BY TEAM ERIC, THE 50/50 GOLF BALL DROP AND A LIVE WSBS BROADCAST JUST TO NAME A FEW OF THE FUN EVENTS PLANNED. RELAY FOR LIFE IS SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. WE’LL SEE YOU AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL ON JUNE 24TH & 25TH AS WE CELEBRATE, REMEMBER AND FIGHT BACK! CHECK THE LATEST RELAY NEWS & EVENTS BY CLICKING THE RELAY LINK AT WSBS DOT COM!

(5/21) IS183’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY FACULTY ART SHOW WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, MAY 21 IN WILLIAMSTOWN. IT’S BEING PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WILLIAMSTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. WORK BY MORE THAN 50 REGIONAL ARTISTS WILL BE ON DISPLAY IN NON-TRADITIONAL GALLERY SPACES ON SPRING STREET FROM MAY 21 TO JUNE 16. THE OPENING IS 4-6PM ON SATURDAY, MAY 21. ANY ARTIST WHO HAS OFFERED A CLASS, WORKSHOP, CAMP OR OTHER PROGRAM THROUGH IS183 ART SCHOOL OVER THE LAST TWENTY-FOUR YEARS IS ELIGIBLE TO SHOW. IF INTERESTED, EMAIL HOPE@IS183.ORG .

(5/22) HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARY CLUB SCRATCH TICKET RAFFLE TICKETS YET? SOMEBODY IS GOING TO WIN 1-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN MASSACHUSETTS SCRATCH TICKETS OR $1,000 IN CASH – WINNERS CHOICE! TICKETS ARE $5 EACH 5-FOR-$20! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FROM ANY ROTARIAN OR STOP BY WSBS STUDIOS DURING BUSINESS HOURS. TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE THROUGH TRUCK DAY AT BUTTERNUT, SUNDAY, MAY 22ND WITH THE WINNER ANNOUNCED AT TRUCK DAY! PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT ROTARY PROJECTS.

(5/22) ON SUNDAY MAY 22ND AT 4 PM, THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR WILL PRESENT “GREAT POETS/GREAT COMPOSERS”. THEY WILL PERFORM CHORAL MUSIC WITH TEXTS BY SHAKESPEARE, ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, ROBERT FROST AND MORE, FEATURING BARITONE CHRISTOPER-MICHAEL VECCHIA & ACCOMPANIST AURORA COOPER. THE PROGRAM WILL BE AT ST. MARK’S CHURCH, 400 WEST ST., PITTSFIELD. TICKETS ARE $12-$15, FREE FOR CHILDREN 12 & UNDER. FOR INFO CALL 413-442-6120 OR GO ONLINE TO BERKSHIRECONCERTCHOIR.ORG .

(5/30) REACH YOUR FITNESS GOALS FASTER, WITH PERSONAL TRAINING AVAILABLE THROUGH BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER. 30- OR 60-MINUTE SESSIONS WITH PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL TRAINERS ARE AVAILABLE. CONTACT THE BSRCC FITNESS CENTER TODAY AT 413-528-2810 EXT. 35.

(6/12) GIVE TO GIVE IS A STUDENT-RUN ORGANIZATION AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL, DESIGNED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THEIR SISTER SCHOOL IN HAITI. ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH, FROM 9-5, GIVE TO GIVE MEMBERS WILL BE COMING OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY, ORGANIZING A CAR WASH AT SEARS IN GREAT BARRINGTON. PATRONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO NAME THEIR OWN PRICE, WHATEVER THAT MIGHT MEAN TO THEM.

(6/12) SAVE THE DATE: THE BERKSHIRE CHILDREN’S CHORUS WILL HOLD ITS SPRING CONCERT ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH, 4:00 PM AT THE LEE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. SPECIAL GUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE BERKSHIRE CHILDREN’S CHORUS’S FOUNDER, NANCY LODER, AS WELL AS MANY OTHER TALENTED MUSICIANS WHO WILL JOIN THE CHORUS TO HELP CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF CHORAL EXCELLENCE IN THE BERKSHIRES.

(6/30) 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. REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT RECEIVED BY JULY 1, 2016 WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR REDUCED FEES.

BLUE RIDER STABLES EVENTS

(5/1) 10:00 am – 4:00pm: Liberty Work Workshop at Blue Rider Stables, 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont MA. Learn to understand how horses think and communicate with us through unmounted and mounted exercises in a safe and nurturing environment. No riding experience necessary. $200 tuition includes lunch. Registration is required. www.bluerider.org or call 413 528-5299.

(6/12) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Neighmaste Workshop at Blue Rider Stables, 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont MA. Mounted and unmounted program combining basic yoga and breathing exercises with body awareness. No riding experience required. Limited enrollment; $200 tuition includes lunch. Registration is required. www.bluerider.org or call 413 528-5299.

(6/13 – 8/26) Summer Camp at Blue Rider Stables,15 Farm Lane, South Egremont MA. Half-day sessions for children ages 3-6 and beginner riders; full-day riding camp for children ages 6 and up. All camp sessions are taught under the artful direction and guidance of experienced, licensed riding instructors in a nurturing environment. Call to register: 413 528-5299 or visit www.bluerider.org

(7/24) 10 am – 4:00 pm: Vaulting and Yoga Workshop at Blue Rider Stables, 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont, MA. Program combines instruction in more advanced yoga positions with vaulting, or gymnastics on horseback. Experience in yoga practice recommended, no riding experience required. Limited enrollment; $200 tuition includes lunch. Registration is required. www.bluerider.org or call 413 528-5299.

(9/11) 10:00 am – 4:00 pm: Liberty Work Workshop at Blue Rider Stables, 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont MA. Learn to understand the way horses think and communicate with us through unmounted and mounted exercises in a safe and nurturing environment. No riding experience necessary. $200 tuition includes lunch. Registration is required. www.bluerider.org or call 413 528-5299.

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