Community Bulletin Board

(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) SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SQUAD WILL HOST AN OPEN HOUSE THIS SATURDAY FROM 11-2 AT THEIR FACILITIES AT 31 LEWIS AVE., GREAT BARRINGTON (MAIN PARKING LOT OF FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL). YOU CAN VIEW THE FACILITIES, TOUR THE BUILDING & THE AMBULANCES. THERE WILL BE FIRE & POLICE APPARATUS AND DEMONSTRATIONS, HANDS-ONLY CPR AND CARDIAC ARREST DEMONSTRATIONS. ALSO, OFFICER ULLRICH & HIS POLICE CANINE YURI WILL DEMONSTRATE YURI’S ABILITIES AT 11:30 & 12:30. ALL THAT PLUS FREE POPCORN, HOTDOGS, AND GAMES FOR THE KIDS! CALL 528-3632 WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

(5/21) ON SATURDAY, MAY 21 FROM 4 TO 6PM, DRIVE ON OVER TO THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY TOWN MUSEUM AT THE WHEELER FARMSTEAD, 817 SOUTH MAIN STREET (ROUTE 7), GREAT BARRINGTON FOR THE OPENING RECEPTION OF JIM BREMER’S “LOST HIGHWAY” ART EXHIBIT. YOU’LL SEE HOW HE USES THE MAGIC OF PHOTOSHOP TO BRING VINTAGE SCENES AND CLASSIC CARS TOGETHER IN A THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND VISUALLY STIMULATING EXPERIENCE. IT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THE EXHIBIT WILL ALSO BE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH JUNE. MORE INFO ONLINE AT GBHISTORY.ORG.

(5/21) COME ONE, COME ALL TO THE GREAT COLONIAL ENCAMPMENT! SATURDAY & SUNDAY MAY 21-22 FOM 10 AM-4 PM AT THE FARMINGTON RIVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 555 N. MAIN RD., OTIS. GO BACK IN TIME TO 1777 WITH YE OLDE TOWNE LEBANON MILITIA FOR EXAMPLES OF 18TH CENTURY SOLDIERING. THERE WILL BE MANY PROGRAMS OF THE ERA AND THE KIDS CAN TRY SOME COLONIAL GAMES. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SPECIAL CANDLELIGHT TOUR AND NIGHT MUSKET FIRING ON SATURDAY AT 8 PM. THIS FREE EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE OTIS AND SANDISFIELD CULTUAL COUNCILS.

(5/21) THE GREAT BARINGTON COUNCIL ON AGING WILL CONDUCT A HEALTH FAIR THIS SATURDAY MAY 21 FROM 10-3. IT’LL BE AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER, 917 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON, WITH LOCAL VENDORS AND PROVIDERS OF HOME CARE SERVICES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE NEEDS ON HAND, PRESENTATIONS, RAFFLES & GIVEAWAYS. FREE TRANSPORTATION FROM SBETC IS AVAILABLE . CALL 413-528-4773.

(5/21) THE 2016 TOUCH-A-TRUCK TO BENEFIT BERKSHIRE COUNTY KIDS’ PLACE IS THIS SATURDAY AT LEE PREMIUM OUTLETS. THE FAMILY CAN CHECK OUT OVER 20 VEHICLES, INCLUDING POLICE, FIRE & AMBULANCE UNITS, A DUMP TRUCK, BUCKET TRUCK, CEMENT TRUCK…MAYBE EVEN A RACE CAR! MANY OTHER ATTRACTIONS TOO, LIKE THE SHERIFF’S DEPT. K9 AND MOUNTED UNITS, FACE PAINTING, COSTUMED CHARACTERS, MAGIC, A DJ & MORE. IT RUNS FROM 9-NOON, WITH A SPECIAL NO LIGHTS/SIRENS “QUIET HOUR” FROM 9-10. ADMISSION IS $5, KIDS UNDER 2 ARE FREE, AND THERE ARE SPECIAL FAMILY PRICES TOO. PROCEEDS BENEFIT VICTIMS OF CHILD ABUSE IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY.

(5/21) COME AND ENJOY A CHICKEN BARBECUE, SAT. MAY 21ST AT NORTH HILLSDALE METHODIST CHURCH (4 MILES NORTH OF RTE. 23 ON RTE. 22 IN HILLSDALE, NY). YOU’LL GET 1/2 BARBECUE CHICKEN, HOMEMADE COLESLAW AND POTATO SALAD, ROLLS PLUS HOMEMADE DESSERTS. ADULTS $12, KIDS 5-10 YRS. $5, KIDS UNDER 5 YRS. FREE! SIT DOWN DINNERS WILL BE SERVED FROM 5-7PM. TAKE OUTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 4-6.

(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 AT THE PURPLE PUB ANNEX ON SPRING STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN. 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 LUCIE@IS183.ORG .

(5/21) THE MISS HALL’S SCHOOL THEATER ENSEMBLE WILL PERFORM THE ICONIC THORNTON WILDER PLAY “OUR TOWN” IN SHOWS AT 8:30 P.M. ON FRIDAY, MAY 20; AT 8 P.M. ON SATURDAY, MAY 21; AND IN A 2 P.M. MATINEE ON SUNDAY, MAY 22. ALL PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE WOODS THEATER OF THE ELIZABETH GATCHELL KLEIN ARTS CENTER ON THE MISS HALL’S SCHOOL CAMPUS. GENERAL ADMISSION IS $6, AND RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. SENIOR CITIZEN AND HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE SEATING IS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL (413) 395-7108 FOR TICKETS AND RESERVATIONS. ALSO PLEASE NOTE: THE SHOW INCLUDES MATURE LANGUAGE AND SITUATIONS THAT MAY NOT BE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUNGER STUDENTS.

(5/21) CRESCENDO PRESENTS ELIZABETHAN MUSIC AND THE SOUNDS OF HAMLET FEATURING A WORLD PREMIERE OF A WORK BASED ON QUOTES FROM SHAKESPEARE’S PLAY, AND MADRIGALS AND MOTETS FROM THE ELIZABETHAN ERA’S MOST RENOWNED COMPOSERS. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRISTINE GEVERT CONDUCTS. CONCERTS ARE AT 6PM ON MAY 21 AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN GREAT BARRINGTON, AND 4PM ON MAY 22 AT TRINITY CHURCH IN LAKEVILLE, CT. TICKETS ARE $30 FOR GENERAL SEATING, $50 FOR PREMIUM, $10 FOR THOSE UNDER 18.

(5/21) THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD INVITES YOU TO A FREE FAMILY STORY HOUR, FROM 10-11 AM ON THE 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, STARTING MAY 21. COME ENJOY SOME DOWN TIME IN THE GAZEBO. FOR MORE INFO CALL 413-229-7004 OR GO ONLINE TO BUSHNELLSAGELIBRARY.ORG

(5/21) ON SATURDAY MAY 21, FROM 9 TO 3, THE MISS HALL’S SCHOOL FRESHWOMEN WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL HORIZONS PLANT SALE TO SUPPORT THE PHILANTHROPIC EFFORTS OF THE FRESHWOMAN CLASS. THE SALE WILL INCLUDE ANNUALS, PERENNIALS, FLOWERS, SUCCULENTS, GERANIUMS, AND VEGETABLE STARTS — BEETS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, CABBAGE, PEPPERS, TOMATOES, AND MORE. THERE WILL ALSO BE ARTISTIC CLAY POTS PRODUCED BY MISS HALL’S FRESHWOMEN AND FILLED WITH PLANTS GROWN BY THEIR CLASSMATES. ALSO FOR SALE WILL BE BIRDHOUSES, BIRDBATHS, AND–NEW THIS YEAR–BAT HOUSES, ALL BUILT BY THE STUDENTS. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND THE SALE, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SCHOOL’S 492 HOLMES ROAD CAMPUS. THE SALE WILL BE LOCATED IN THE ARA WEST GRINNELL (CLASS OF 1901) GREENHOUSE, AT THE BACK ENTRANCE TO THE CAMPUS, NEAR THE TENNIS COURTS.

(5/21) THE CHESTERFIELD C-O-A SPONSORS ITS MAY SQUARE DANCE ON SATURDAY MAY 21ST AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER ON RTE 143. A DANCE FOR ALL AGES FROM 7-10PM. REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. BRING SOMETHING FOR THE RAFFLE TABLE. LIVE MUSIC BY FALLTOWN STRING BAND WITH COOL CALLS BY BOB LIVINGSTON. BEGINNERS WELCOME. DONATION AT THE DOOR: ADULTS $8, TEENS UNDER 15, $4. QUESTIONS CALL 413-296-4743

(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 $15, $12 FOR SENIORS & STUDENTS, FREE FOR CHILDREN 12 & UNDER. FOR INFO CALL 413-442-6120 OR GO ONLINE TO BERKSHIRECONCERTCHOIR.ORG.

(5/22) THE 9TH ANNUAL ROTARY TRUCK DAY IS COMING UP: MAY 22ND FROM 10-3 AT SKI BUTTERNUT! COME & BRING THE KIDS TO SIT IN AND EXPERIENCE THE EXCITEMENT OF REAL TRUCKS, RACE CARS & MORE COOL VEHICLES. COMPETE IN THE NEW TRUCK PULL! REGISTER A TEAM OR JOIN ONE AT TRUCK DAY. THERE WILL ALSO BE MUSIC, GAMES, FACE PAINTING, CAR PAINTING, FOOD & DRINKS, A SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLES. ADMISSION IS ONLY $15 A CARLOAD. ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH THE GREAT BARRINGON ROTARY CLUB. FOR MORE INFO GO ONLINE TO GB-ROTARY.ORG

(5/22) 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

(5/23) AGLET THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS TWO ONE-ACT PLAYS AS A FUNDRAISER FOR THE SHEFFIELD SENIOR CENTER. “IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE” BY JASON MILLER, WITH GAIL RYAN AND MACEY LEVIN; AND “SAVE ME A PLACE AT FOREST LAWN” BY LOREES YERBY, WITH GAIL RYAN AND SARAH TAMES. DIRECTED BY MACEY LEVIN, THE SHOWS TAKE PLACE MONDAY, MAY 23, AT 7 PM AT THE SHEFFIELD SENIOR CENTER, 25 COOK RD.,SHEFFIELD. TICKETS ARE $15; CALL 413-229-7037.

(5/23) WITH GREAT PLEASURE, THE 10TH AND 11TH GRADE STUDENTS WHO TRAVELED TO CUBA IN MARCH AND APRIL OF THIS YEAR, INVITE YOU TO A PRESENTATION OF THEIR EXPERIENCES ON MONDAY, MAY 23, AT 7 P.M., AT THE BERKSHIRE WALDORF HIGH SCHOOL, 14 PINE STREET, STOCKBRIDGE. ELEVEN STUDENTS WILL SPEAK ABOUT- AND SHOW SLIDES OF- THEIR TRIP.

(5/24) ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 25TH FROM 4:30 – 6:30 PM, THE SOUTH BERKSHIRE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLABORATIVE WILL HOLD A PAINT AND OIL COLLECTION IN LENOX FOR THE 15 PARTICIPATING TOWNS OF ALFORD, BECKET, EGREMONT, GREAT BARRINGTON, LEE, LENOX, MONTEREY, MOUNT WASHINGTON, NEW MARLBOROUGH, OTIS, RICHMOND, SHEFFIELD, STOCKBRIDGE, TYRINGHAM AND WEST STOCKBRIDGE. THE CENTER FOR ECOTECHNOLOGY WILL COORDINATE THESE COLLECTIONS. ACCEPTABLE MATERIALS ARE OIL-BASED PAINT, STAINS, PAINT THINNERS, SPRAY PAINT AND TURPENTINE, AS WELL AS WASTE MOTOR OIL. NO OTHER TYPE OF OIL OR FUEL WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALSO, LATEX PAINT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THIS EVENT. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS MAY 24. TO REGISTER ONLINE OR FOR INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT CAN BE BROUGHT TO THESE COLLECTIONS, VISIT CETONLINE.ORG/EVENTS OR CALL CET AT 888-577-8448 EXT. 14.

(5/24) 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 .

(5/24) THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH, AT THE CROSSWAY VILLAGE GYMNASIUM, 21 CROSSWAY STREET, LEE, TUESDAY MAY 24 FROM 9 TO 10 AM.

(5/24) 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.

(5/24) 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.

(5/24) 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.

(5/25) BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD WILL HOST OPEN ART, FROM 10-NOON ON THE 2ND AND 4TH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH. MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO SPARK YOUR CREATIVITY! ALL AGES AND ABILITIES WELCOME. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. FOR MORE INFO CALL 413-229-7004 OR GO ONLINE TO BUSHNELLSAGELIBRARY.ORG .

(5/25) THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY THE SANDISFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH, AT THE SANDISFIELD SENIOR CENTER, WEDNESDAY MAY 25 FROM 11 AM TO NOON.

(5/25) BERKSHIRE WALDORF HIGH SCHOOL INVITES YOU TO AN IN-SCHOOL CONCERT DIRECTED BY ROB KELLY, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25 FROM 1:20-2:20 P.M. AT THE HIGH SCHOOL. THE CHORUS WILL SING, THE JAZZ ENSEMBLE WILL PLAY, AND, POSSIBLY, SOME INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS WILL PERFORM. YOU’RE ASKED TO PLEASE PARK ON MAIN STREET AND WALK UP TO THE SCHOOL.

(5/25) ON WEDNESDAY MAY 25 AT 5:30 PM, CELEBRATE PITTSFIELD’S HISTORY THROUGH POSTCARDS AT THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, 1 WENDELL AVENUE. BERKSHIRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOLUNTEER ARCHIVISTS BARBARA BELL AND EILEEN MYERS, AND THE BHS DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS PETER BERGMAN WILL BE ON HAND TO TALK ABOUT THE SAMPLING OF POSTCARDS SELECTED FROM THE THOUSANDS IN THE SOCIETY’S COLLECTION. SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, THE EVENT IS FREE, AND IS ELIGIBLE FOR BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FORUM CREDIT.

(5/26) LOOKING FOR WORK? AN INVASIVE AQUATICS MONITOR AND WATERCRAFT WASHER IS WANTED FOR STOCKBRIDGE BOWL, SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS. PLEASE REPLY TO TM, P.O. BOX 885, STOCKBRIDGE, MA 01262.

(5/26) AFTER ALMOST 65 YEARS OF SERVING OUR COMMUNITY, THE GREAT BARRINGTON LIONS CLUB IS BRANCHING OUT. THIS SPECIALTY LIONS CLUB WOULD SUPPORT AREA VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND PROVIDE SUPPORT TO LOCAL VFW POSTS AND AMERICAN LEGION POSTS. THE LIONS CLUB WOULD PERFORM VALUABLE SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT WOULD PLACE A SPECIAL FOCUS ON SERVING VETERANS. AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING FOR THIS SPECIALTY LIONS CLUB WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 26 AT 7:00 P.M. AT THE JAMES A. MODOLO VFW POST 8348, 800 SOUTH MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON. THIS MEETING IS OPEN TO ANYONE IN THE TRI-STATE AREA INTERESTED IN JOINING THE LIONS CLUB AND IN HELPING OUR LOCAL VETERANS. FOR MORE INFO, EMAIL GBLIONS@ROADRUNNER.COM

(5/27) MAY IS CELEBRATE MYSTERIES MONTH, AND THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD WILL HOLD A PROGRAM TO “TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF MYSTERIES”. ON MAY 27 AT 6:30 PM IN THE LIBRARY’S PROGRAM ROOM YOU CAN LET KAREN DEMYSTIFY ALL THE DIFFERENT GENRES AND SUB-GENRES OF THE MYSTERY PUBLISHING WORLD. LEARN ABOUT READ-ALIKES ALONG WITH SOME HOT NEW TITLES FOR THE SUMMER SEASON. FOR MORE INFO CALL 413-229-7004 OR GO ONLINE TO BUSHNELLSAGELIBRARY.ORG

(5/28) BERKSHIRE PULSE, THE DANCE AND PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION CENTER BASED IN HOUSATONIC, WILL PRESENT ITS 11TH ANNUAL PERFORMANCE CELEBRATION AND FUNDRAISER ON SATURDAY, MAY 28 AT 2 AND 7PM, AND SUNDAY, MAY 29 AT 2PM AT THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER OF BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK. PROCEEDS BENEFIT PULSE’S TUITION ASSISTANCE FUND. TICKETS ARE ON SALE THROUGH THE MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE BY PHONE AT 413-528-0100, ONLINE AT WWW.MAHAIWE.ORG OR IN PERSON AT 14 CASTLE STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON. TICKET PRICES ARE $25 FOR ADULTS AND $15 FOR YOUTH AGES 14-18. FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.BERKSHIREPULSE.ORG.

(5/29) THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM WILL OPEN FOR THE SEASON ON MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. THE MUSEUM IS OPENING WITH A CONCERT AND RECEPTION ON SUNDAY, MAY 29TH, AT 3 PM. SINGER-SONGWRITER DIANE TARAZ WILL PERFORM A SELECTION OF SONGS FROM THE 18TH CENTURY IN CELEBRATION OF THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF ADONIJAH BIDWELL. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. THERE IS A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $15 (FREE FOR MEMBERS OF THE MUSEUM) FOR THE CONCERT. TOURS WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, MAY 30TH AT 11 AM. THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM IS LOCATED AT 100 ART SCHOOL ROAD, MONTEREY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 413-528-6888 OR GO TO BIDWELLHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG .

(5/29) DEWEY HALL, AT 91 MAIN ST. SHEFFIELD, IS EXCITED TO PRESENT WEEKLY YOGA WITH BETH ON SUNDAYS FROM 6-7:15PM. JOIN HER FOR AN HOUR-LONG, BEGINNER-FRIENDLY, GENTLE TO MODERATE, KRIPALU YOGA CLASS FOLLOWED BY AN OPTIONAL 15 MINUTE MEDITATION PRACTICE. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MATS AND PROPS. ONE OR TWO SPARE MATS WILL BE ON HAND FOR BEGINNERS. SUGGESTED DONATION IS $10 BUT YOU MAY PAY WHAT YOU CAN.

(5/30) MEMORIAL DAY (MONDAY) IN ASHLEY FALLS WILL BE MARKED BY A PARADE FEATURING LOCAL VETERANS, SHEFFIELD FIRE DEPT., SELECTMEN, SHEFFIELD WHINNIES, LOCAL SCOUTS AND OTHERS. IT WILL START AT 8 AM FROM THE VILLAGE GREEN AND END WITH CEREMONIES AT THE CEMETERY ON CLAYTON ROAD. EVERYONE MAY THEN RETURN TO TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ON RT. 7A FOR JUICE, COFFEE AND DONUTS. ALL ARE INVITED, ESPECIALLY MILITARY MEMBERS PAST AND PRESENT WHO MAY MARCH IN THE PARADE EITHER IN OR OUT OF UNIFORM. IN CASE OF RAIN, THE PARADE WILL BE CANCELED BUT THE CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE METHODIST CHURCH. THE ASHLEY FALLS VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY SPONSORS THE CELEBRATION.

(5/30) SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY SEPT. 17TH FOR “A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR”, THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY BENEFIT FOR BLUE RIDER STABLES, TO BE HELD AT CHESTERWOOD IN STOCKBRIDGE. PLEASE EMAIL STEPHANIE AT ADMIN@BLUERIDER.ORG IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE EVENT COMMITTEE OR A SUBCOMMITTEE.

(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.

(5/31) FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL WILL HOST THE AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE ON TWO DATES THIS SUMMER TO HELP OLDER DRIVERS KEEP DRIVING SKILLS FRESH. THE PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED ON TUESDAY, MAY 31ST AND FRIDAY, JULY 29TH, AT FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM FROM 11 A.M. TO 3 P.M. THE CLASS COSTS $15 FOR AARP MEMBERS AND $20 FOR NON-MEMBERS. THE CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT (413) 394-4427 OR THE COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE AT FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL AT 413-854-9609.

(5/31) THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH, AT THE CROSSWAY VILLAGE GYMNASIUM, 21 CROSSWAY STREET, LEE, TUESDAY MAY 31ST FROM 9 TO 10 AM.

(5/31) GET READY TO TEE IT UP FOR CHARITY AT THE SHEFFIELD KIWANIS GOLF TOURNAMENT, FRIDAY JUNE 10 AT EGREMONT COUNTRY CLUB. 11AM REGISTRATION, 12PM SHOTGUN START. IT’S A 4 PERSON GOLF SCRAMBLE, $100 PER PLAYER, AND FESTIVITIES INCLUDE LUNCH ON THE COURSE, HOMEMADE APPETIZERS, DINNER, PRIZES, ON THE COURSE CONTESTS, & A CHANCE RAFFLE! FOR ENTRY FORMS YOU CAN EMAIL: SEWARDROSE@HOTMAIL.COM OR AGILLIGAN@WHEELERANDTAYLOR.COM , OR CALL (413)528-1000. HELP SUPPORT THE KIWANIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

(6/1) PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 472 WEST MOUNTAIN RD, LENOX OFFERS BERKSHIRE COUNTY RESIDENTS FREE ADMISSION ON THE 1ST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH. THE SANCTUARY IS OPEN DAWN TO DUSK. THE OFFICE AND GIFT SHOP WILL BE OPEN FROM 10 TO 4. EXPLORE SEVEN MILES OF BEAUTIFUL TRAILS AND LEARN ABOUT THEIR EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ALL AGES. BE SURE TO BRING A VALID LICENSE OR ID. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

(6/3) ONLY IN MY DREAMS EVENTS LLC & BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP PRESENT THE FIRST ANNUAL BERKSHIRE DANCE PARTY AND CABARET IN CELEBRATION OF GLBTQ PRIDE MONTH. IT’LL BE ON FRIDAY JUNE 3RD FROM 8-MIDNIGHT AT THE COLONIAL THEATRE, PITTSFIELD. MUSIC FROM ELIXER & DJ IAMSAM, PLUS OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS! THE DANCE IS STRICTLY 21+ (ID REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION). TICKETS ARE $35 GENERAL ADMISSION, OR $75 FOR ALL-INCLUSIVE VIP ADMISSION. CALL (413) 997-4444 TO BUY YOURS. LOOK FOR BERKSHIRETHEATREGROUP ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE INFO.

(6/4) THE 1ST ANNUAL “DANCE FOR DOGS & CATS” TO BENEFIT THE BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY IS COMING UP ON SAT. JUNE 4. THE FUN STARTS AT 9 PM AT TAVERN AT THE A, 303 CRANE AVE., PITTSFIELD. THE BAND “LICENSE TO GROOVE”, ALONG WITH SPECIAL GUESTS FROM OTHER LOCAL BANDS WILL KEEP YOU DANCING. THERE WILL BE DOOR PRIZES & RAFFLES, AND ALL PROCEEDS WILL DIRECTLY AID THE BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY. TICKETS ARE ONLY $10 AND AVAILABLE AT BERKSHIRE HUMANE’S OFFICE, 214 BARKER RD., PITTSFIELD, AT TAVERN AT THE A OR BY LEAVING A MESSAGE FOR GARRETT AT 413-652-1554. FIND OUT MORE AT BERKSHIREHUMANE.ORG

(6/4) SAT, JUN 4 FROM 10 AM – 4 PM IS FAMILY FUN DAY AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 472 WEST MOUNTAIN RD, LENOX! OPEN TO FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN OF ALL AGES & FREE FOR EVERYONE, FAMILY FUN DAY FEATURES LIVE ANIMAL DEMONSTRATIONS, MUSIC, TALKS, GUIDED WALKS, HANDS-ON CRAFT ACTIVITIES, DISPLAYS, FOOD, AND MORE–ALL WITH A NATURE THEME. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.

(6/4) CELEBRATING BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY, JAMES BAGWELL CONDUCTS VIVALDI’S VIBRANT SETTING OF THE “GLORIA,” ALONG WITH MOZART’S INSTRUMENTAL MASTERPIECE, “SINFONIA CONCERTANTE,” AND MORE. THE CONCERT TAKES PLACE ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH, AT 6PM AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 251 MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON. TICKETS: $30-$50; FREE FOR STUDENTS WITH ID. FOR ADVANCE TICKETS GO ONLINE TO BAGWELLCONDUCTSGLORIA.BPE.ME. VISIT BERKSHIREBACH.ORG OR CALL (413) 528-9555 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(6/4) FAMILY FUN DAY AT MASS AUDUBON’S PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IS SAT. JUNE 4 FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM. ENJOY “THE TWIG FAMILY IN THE OAK TREE”, AN AWARD-WINNING PUPPET SHOW AT 10:30 AND 12:15; A FAMILY CONCERT BY GEORGE WILSON AT 11:15; OWLS, HAWKS AND FALCONS AT 1:30; TOM TYNING’S TERRIFIC TURTLES AT 3, AND OTHER INDOOR AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, KIDS’ CRAFTS, & NATURE WALKS. FOOD FOR SALE. FREE ADMISSION, COURTESY OF GREYLOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND COMPUWORKS. PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IS AT 472 W. MOUNTAIN RD., LENOX. CALL 413-637-0320 OR GO TO MASSAUDUBON.ORG FOR MORE INFO.

(6/5) BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER’S 22ND ANNUAL FISHING DERBY WILL BE ON SUNDAY, JUN 5TH 9 A.M.-1 P.M. AT LAKE MANSFIELD, GREAT BARRINGTON. IT’S FREE FOR YOUTH UP TO AGE 16! BRING YOUR FISHING POLE AND GIVE THE FUN SPORT OF FISHING A TRY! FOLLOWING THE FISHING THERE WILL BE A COOKOUT LUNCH AND THE AWARDING OF PRIZES. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT BSRCC’S YOUTH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER AT 413-528-2810, EXT. 30 OR BY EMAIL AT YIPC@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG.

(6/8) EXPERIENCE GUIDED BIRDING AT GREAT BARRINGTON RIVER WALK, AT 7 AM AND/OR 7 PM ON JUNE 8TH & JULY 13TH. JOIN CHRISTINE WARD, SHARON SITER AND ELIA DEL MOLINO FOR A MORNING OR EVENING GUIDED BIRDING TOUR. MEET AT THE DU BOIS (“DU BOYCE”) RIVER GARDEN PARK. BRING YOUR BINOCULARS AND FIELD GUIDES. SUPPORT WILL BE OFFERED FOR BEGINNING BIRDERS. IT’S SPONSORED BY THE GREAT BARRINGTON LAND CONSERVANCY. CONTACT CHRISTINE WARD: INFO@GBTRAILS.ORG

(6/9) PLEASE REMEMBER THE OPEN MEETING LAW WORKSHOP, WHICH WAS RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 9 AT 6:00 PM AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE STATION.

(6/9) BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD WILL HOST A FOLK CIRCLE ON THE 2ND FRIDAY OF THE MONTH FROM 7-9 PM. BRING YOUR INSTRUMENT OR VOICE AND HAVE SOME FUN. THIS IS A FREE EVENT. FOR MOE INFO CALL 413-229-7004 OR GO ONLINE TO BUSHNELLSAGELIBRARY.ORG .

(6/9) THE 5TH ANNUAL SUNSET MUSIC SERIES IN CANAAN CT GETS UNDERWAY THURSDAY JUNE 9TH WITH “BLUE YONDER”, FOLLOWED ON JUNE 16TH BY “WIBO AND FRIENDS”. THERE WILL ALSO BE FOOD, VENDORS, A CAR & MOTORCYCLE CRUISE-IN THE SERIES WILL RUN EVERY THURSDAY FROM 7-9 PM THROUGH AUG. 25TH, AT THE CANAAN VFW, 104 S.CANAAN RD (ROUTE 7). FOR MORE INFO CALL 860-824-4300 OR LOOK FOR SUNSETMUSICSERIES ON FACEBOOK

(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) THE BERKSHIRE CHILDREN’S CHORUS WILL PRESENT THEIR 25TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12TH, AT 4:00 PM AT THE LEE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JULIE BICKFORD WILL BE JOINED BY JUNIOR CHOIR DIRECTOR KAREN SOVAK AND MANY LOCAL GUEST ARTISTS. FOUNDING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, NANCY LODER, WILL RETURN FOR THE EVENT AND WILL ACT AS GUEST CONDUCTOR FOR A SPECIAL SELECTION THAT WILL INCLUDE ALUMNI, THE CURRENT CHORUS, AND GUEST MUSICIANS. THE CONCERT WILL FEATURE WORKS BY BACH & MOZART, AS WELL AS FOLK MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND SONGS IN SEVEN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. ADMISSION IS FREE AND DONATIONS ARE GLADLY ACCEPTED.

(6/13) REGISTER NOW FOR SUMMER HORSEPLAY CAMP AT HIGH AND MIGHTY THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND DRIVING CENTER! HORSEPLAY CAMP IS AN ALL ABILITIES SUMMER PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS WITH AND WITHOUT SPECIAL NEEDS. THE CAMP INCORPORATES A VARIETY OF MOUNTED AND UNMOUNTED EQUINE ACTIVITIES, DESIGNED TO EMPHASIZE SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND TEAM BUILDING. ALL CAMP DAYS GO FROM 9M-2PM, BEGINNING JULY 11. NEW THIS YEAR–ONE CAMPFIRE NIGHT! COST IS $225, WITH SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CALL 518-672-4202 OR EMAIL INFO@HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG TO REGISTER.

(6/14) FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL AND MACONY PEDIATRICS WILL CO-SPONSOR “SURVIVE THE DRIVE,” A PRESENTATION FOR TEENS AND NEW DRIVERS HOSTED BY BERKSHIRE SOUTH ON CRISSEY ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON ON TUESDAY, JUNE 14. THE PRESENTATION FOCUDSES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ATTENTIVE WHILE BEHIND THE WHEEL. IT WILL BE OFFERED AT 5 AND 6:30 P.M. PIZZA WILL BE SERVED TO ATTENDEES & THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE INCLUDING TICKETS TO LIME ROCK AND RED SOX TICKETS. THERE IS NO CHARGE TO ATTEND. PARENTS ARE WELCOME BUT NOT REQUIRED. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED BUT IF YOU’D LIKE TO SIGN UP OR GET MORE INFO CALL FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL’S COMMUNITY RELATIONS OFFICE AT 413-854-9611.

(6/16) MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION (MBCC) WILL BE HOLDING ITS ANNUAL, STATEWIDE AGAINST THE TIDE SWIM, KAYAK, WALK, AND/OR RUN FUNDRAISING EVENTS AGAIN IN 2016. PROCEEDS BENEFIT MBCC. EVENTS WILL BE HELD AT HOPKINTON STATE PARK ON SATURDAY, JUNE 18, AND AT DCR’S NICKERSON STATE PARK IN BREWSTER ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 20. MBCC IS INVITING PEOPLE THROUGHOUT MASSACHUSETTS TO REGISTER FOR ONE OR BOTH OF THE EVENTS ONLINE AT MBCC.ORG/SWIM OR BY CALLING 1-800-649-MBCC (6222). THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND ARE INVITED TO MAKE A PLEDGE TO A REGISTERED PARTICIPANT OR EXISTING TEAM.

(6/17) MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB 2016 GALA AND CELEBRATE THE 9TH SEASON ENJOYING DRINKS, NIBBLES, PERFORMANCES AND FESTIVE FUN AT THE HISTORIC WYANTENUCK COUNTRY CLUB. MINGLE WITH PLAYWRIGHTS, DIRECTORS AND ACTORS WHILE BROWSING THE SILENT AUCTION. IT’S HAPPENING FRIDAY JUNE 17TH, STARTING AT 7:30PM. FOR DETAILS GO TO BERKSHIREPLAYWRIGHTSLAB.ORG .TICKETS ARE $125 EACH, AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE FROM BPL: 413-528-2544 OR GALA@BERKSHIREPLAYWRIGHTSLAB.ORG.

(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.

(7/23) THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SOUTH EGREMONT WILL SPONSOR A WET PAINT AUCTION AND CONSIGNMENT GALLERY ON JULY 23 WITH A RAIN DATE OF AUGUST 20. ARTISTS WILL PAINT THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON THE CHURCH GROUNDS AND AROUND THE VILLAGE. A CONSIGNMENT GALLERY WILL BE SET UP INSIDE THE CHURCH. YOU MAY MEANDER AROUND AND WATCH THE ARTISTS PAINT AND ALSO VIEW AND BUY PAINTINGS IN THE GALLERY. THE WET PAINTINGS WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT 4 P.M. AND THE AUCTION WILL BEGIN AT 5:30. ANY ARTIST INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING SHOULD CONTACT MARCIA ALVES AT BOAT37@VERIZON.NET OR CALL 413-528-2368. PLEASE LEAVE A NAME AND PHONE NUMBER AND YOUR CALL WILL BE RETURNED.

BLUE RIDER STABLES EVENTS

(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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