Community Bulletin Board

(8/9-9/8) THE CHP FARMER’S MARKET, IS OPEN EVERY THURSDAY FROM 2-5PM AT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS PARKING LOT, 444 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD (ROUTE 7) IN GREAT BARRINGTON. BEAT THE WEEKEND RUSH BY VISITING VENDORS SELLING JUST-HARVESTED FRUITS & VEGETABLES, BAKED GOODS, HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP, EGGS AND MORE! SNAP, E-B-T, WIC & SENIOR FARMERS MARKET CHECKS, CASH & CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. THE CHP-WIC OFFICE WILL HAVE EXTENDED HOURS DURING THE MARKET. CELEBRATE THE SUMMER’S BOUNTY, EVERY THURSDAY FROM 2-5 AT THE CHP FARMERS MARKET! PLEASE CALL CHP AT 528-0457 OR CHECK OUT COMMUNITYHEALTHPROGRAMS.ORG FOR MORE INFO.

(8/25) SING AND PLAY HOSTED BY CHP RESUMES THIS THURSDAY AUG. 25TH FROM 10-11:30AM AT BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD. IT’S A FUN ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN AGE 2 AND UP. THE BUSHNELL SAGE LIBRARY IS AT 48 MAIN ST. SHEFFIELD.

(8/25) THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO LEARN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S ADULT LEARNING PROGRAM OFFERS FREE DAY AND EVENING E-S-O-L CLASSES AT BCC’S SOUTH COUNTY CENTER IN GREAT BARRINGTON AND AT LEE HIGH SCHOOL. THEY’RE FUNDED THROUGH A GRANT FROM MASSACHUSETTS ADULT COMMUNITY LEARNING SERVICES.
LEARN MORE AT AN OPEN HOUSE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH FROM 4 TO 8 PM AT THEIR SOUTH COUNTY CENTER IN GREAT BARRINGTON. IF YOU’RE A BERKSHIRE COUNTY EMPLOYER & YOU HAVE EMPLOYEES WHO COULD BENEFIT BY ATTENDING E-S-O-L CLASSES, PLEASE ENCOURAGE THEM TO ATTEND. YOU CAN ALSO CALL KELLY JOURDAIN AT 413-236-2174 OR VISIT BERKSHIRECC.EDU/ALP.

(8/25) THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN SHEFFIELD INVITES YOU TO LEARN TO CAN TOMATOES AND PICKLES WITH GEORGIA BARBERI. GEORGIA WILL SHOW YOU PROPER CANNING TECHNIQUE AND HELPFUL HINTS. THE PROGRAM IS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH 3-5 PM. BUT DON’T WAIT: REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED & SPACE IS LIMITED. CALL 413-229-7004 OR STOP BY THE LIBRARY, 48 MAIN ST. SHEFFIELD.

(8/25) THE 5TH ANNUAL SUNSET MUSIC SERIES IN CANAAN CT WRAPS UP THURSDAY AUG.25TH WITH “2 GUYS IN SUITS & TIES.” THERE WILL ALSO BE FOOD, VENDORS, AND A CAR & MOTORCYCLE CRUISE-IN! THE SUNSET MUSIC SERIES TAKES PLACE AT THE CANAAN VFW, 104 S.CANAAN RD (ROUTE 7). FOR MORE INFO CALL 860-824-4300 OR LOOK FOR SUNSETMUSICSERIES ON FACEBOOK.

(8/25) VOLUNTEER TRAINING AT HIGH & MIGHTY THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND DRIVING CENTER IN GHENT NY BEGINS AUG 25 FROM 6-8 PM, WITH ADDITIONAL SESSIONS ON AUG.27, SEPT.17 & SEPT.21 YOU’LL LEARN TO ASSIST PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THROUGH EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES. HORSE EXPERIENCE IS GREAT BUT NOT A REQUIREMENT. ONLY ONE TRAINING IS NEEDED. PLEASE WEAR STURDY SHOES AND BE PREPARED TO BE OUTDOORS. VOLUNTEERS SHOULD BE AGE 14 AND UP. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL LAURA CORSUN AT 518-672-4202 OR EMAIL: INFO@HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG .

(8/25) THE RICHMOND-WEST STOCKBRIDGE ARTIST’S GUILD WILL HOLD A FINE ART SHOW AND SALE AT THE HISTORIC 1854 HISTORIC TOWN HALL IN WEST STOCKBRIDGE FROM AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 4. THE EXHIBIT WILL INCLUDE WORKS OF MORE THAN THIRTY LOCAL ARTISTS IN DIVERSE MEDIA: PAINTING, PASTELS, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE AND POTTERY, WITH A WIDE RANGE OF STYLES AND SUBJECTS. SHOW TIMES FOR BOTH WEEKENDS ARE: THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS 3–7PM, SATURDAYS NOON – 6, AND SUNDAYS NOON – 3. AN OPENING RECEPTION WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 27 FROM 4–6PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413-441-6372.

(8/25) JOB SEARCH COACHING, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON RESUME WRITING AND USING ONLINE RESOURCES TO FIND JOBS, IS OFFERED ON FRIDAYS 2 – 4 PM AT THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ON ROUTE 22, HILLSDALE NY. LIBRARY VOLUNTEER BETH GORDON PROVIDES HELP WITH FINDING CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ON THE INTERNET, RESUME AND COVER LETTER WRITING, AND UNDERSTANDING WHERE AND HOW TO PRESENT YOUR RESUME ONLINE. JOB HUNTERS SHOULD HAVE BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS AND BRING A COPY OF THEIR RESUME IF THEY HAVE ONE. CONTACT THE ROE-JAN LIBRARY FOR DETAILS: 518-325-4101.

(8/26) “FIVE-THIRTY FRIDAYS”, THE TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON’S FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES FRIDAY AUG. 26TH, WITH THE WANDA HOUSTON BAND!!!!! THE CONCERTS WILL RUN EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH SEPT. 15 FROM 5:30-7:15 PM, AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND GB TOWN HALL. ALSO, DAVID GROVER & GROVERS GANG WILL APPEAR SATURDAYS AT 10 AM THROUGH AUGUST. THE CONCERTS ARE FREE, AND TAKE PLACE WEATHER PERMITTING. BRING A CHAIR, SOME FOOD, AND ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST LOCAL MUSICIANS IN THE BERKSHIRES. PARKING IS FREE AND OK AFTER 4PM RIGHT AT THE TOWN HALL.

(8/26) BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK PRESENTS TRAILING OFF, A SOLO EXHIBIT BY BROOKLYN PAINTER ROBIN WILLIAMS, AUGUST 26 THROUGH OCTOBER 7. MS.WILLIAMS WILL BE ON CAMPUS ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 AT 6 P.M. TO DELIVER AN ILLUSTRATED ARTIST’S TALK FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION. 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

(8/26) THE BERKSHIRE SOUTH PLAY GROUP WILL MEET FROM 10:30-NOON ON AUG. 26. IT’S FOR AGES 2 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS. FREE FOR MEMBERS, $5 FOR GUESTS. CALL BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER AT 413-528-2810 FOR MORE INFO.

(8-27) ON AUGUST 27, FROM 10AM-4PM: BLUE RIDER STABLES WILL HOLD THEIR 22ND ANNUAL FUN DAY AT FRENCH PARK, NORTH EGREMONT. FEATURING PONY AND DONKEY RIDES, HAY RIDES, GAMES, CRAFTS, SILENT AUCTION, BAKE SALE AND HEALTHY MEALS AND SNACKS. ENTERTAINMENT BY THE STORY CRAFTERS, ROGER THE JESTER AND THE BERKSHIRE UKULELE BAND. VAULTING DEMONSTRATIONS AT 11:30 AND 2:00. FREE ADMISSION. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413 528-5299.

(8/27) THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 FROM 11-2, THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM IN MONTEREY IS OFFERING AN INTRODUCTION TO WILLOW BASKETRY CRAFT WORKSHOP. USING LOCALLY HARVESTED WILLOW, YOU WILL LEARN BASIC TECHNIQUES TO BEGIN BASKETMAKING. ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED. MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS: $35. ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM COST. BRINGING A BAG LUNCH IS RECOMMENDED. PLEASE PRE-REGISTER ONLINE BY GOING TO THE EVENTS PAGE AT BIDWELLHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG .

(8/27) ON AUGUST 27 FROM 10AM-4PM, THE 3RD ANNUAL HILLSDALE NY ARTSWALK WILL BE HELD IN THE TOWN CENTER, FEATURING OVER 50 LOCAL ARTISTS AND ARTISANS EXHIBITING INDOORS AND OUTSIDE UNDER TENTS. FREE EVENT, FAMILY FRIENDLY, RAIN OR SHINE. LIVE MUSIC, STREET FOOD. MORE INFO ON FACEBOOK; LOOK FOR HILLSDALENYARTSWALK .

(8/28) THERE WILL BE AN OLD FASHIONED BBQ PICNIC BENEFIT FOR SHEENA GENNARI WHO HAD A TREE FALL ON HER CAR WHILE SHE WAS DRIVING JULY 18. SHE SUFFERED A BROKEN BACK AMONG MANY OTHER BROKEN BONES AND INJURIES. THE BENEFIT IS SUNDAY AUGUST 28TH FROM 2-5PM AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON FISH AND GAME. TICKETS ARE $10 PER PERSON AND THERE WILL BE A 50/50 AND A SILENT RAFFLE WITH GREAT PRIZES! TICKETS WILL BE SOLD PRIOR TO THE BENEFIT AS WELL AS AT THE DOOR! TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM EMILY GENNARI, LIZZY GENNARI AND ANY OTHER GENARRI FAMILY MEMBER.

(8/28) BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY IS HOSTING ITS 24TH ANNUAL HORSE SHOW ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH AT OVERMEADE FARM IN LENOX. THE LONGEST-STANDING BENEFIT HORSE SHOW IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY, THE DAY WILL OFFER OVER 30 CLASSES FOR RIDERS OF ALL AGES AND ABILITIES, INCLUDING ADVANCED JUNIOR AND ADULT MEDAL CLASSES. THE SHOW BEGINS AT 9:00AM. THE HUMANE SOCIETY’S MERCHANDISE TABLE WILL BE WELL-STOCKED, AND FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE. OVERMEADE FARM IS LOCATED AT 940 EAST STREET IN LENOX. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT DIANE BRIGGS AT 413-447-7878, EXT. 131 OR DBRIGGS@BERKSHIREHUMANE.ORG .

(8/28) ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 28 AT 2 PM, TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD PRESENTS A STAGED READING OF “WEDDING SECRETS II, SAMANTHA’S TURN” BY JOE STARZYK. IT TAKES PLACE AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE IN PITTSFIELD. DUE TO ITS ADULT LANGUAGE AND CONTENT THIS EVENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN.

(8/29) NEED HELP SIGNING UP FOR THE TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON EMERGENCY CODE RED SYSTEM? STOP BY THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER, 917 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON NEXT MONDAY AUGUST 29TH FROM 10:30-12:30, WHEN STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST YOU IN SIGNING UP.

(8/29) ON MONDAY AUGUST 29, AT 5:30, THE THREE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FOR THE 1ST DISTRICT STATE SENATE SEAT, ADAM HINDS, RINALDO DEL GALLO, AND ANDREA HARRINGTON WILL FACE OFF IN A FAST PACED, QUICK RESPONSE SENATORIAL FORUM AT THE MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 14 CASTLE STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON. BALLOTBOXTEES.COM, THE BERKSHIRE EDGE, THE BERKSHIRE RECORD, AND THE GREAT BARRINGTON DEMOCRATIC TOWN COMMITTEE ARE SPONSORING THE FORUM. LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE BEING ASKED TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. THERE WILL BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE CANDIDATES AFTER THE FORUM AT CASTLE STREET CAFE, WITH A CASH BAR & COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEUVRE. FOR INFORMATION OR TO SUBMIT A QUESTION FROM YOUR ORGANIZATION PLEASE EMAIL INFO@BALLOTBOXTEES.COM, OR GO ONLINE TO BALLOTBOXTEES.COM, OR FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK.

(8/29) FREE COMMUNITY SUPPERS ARE OFFERED EVERY MONDAY FROM 5-6 PM AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER, 15 CRISSEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON. NO RESERVATIONS NEEDED. AND IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN PREPARING A MEAL FOR ONE OF THE COMMUNITY SUPPERS, EMAIL BBANKER@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(8/30) 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.

(8/30) 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 .

(8/30) 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.

(8/31) ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 7 PM, TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD WILL HOLD AUDITIONS FOR A STAGED READING OF “FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON” , A ONE-ACT PLAY BY DAVID ROGERS, BASED ON THE BOOK BY DANIEL KEYES. THEY’LL BE AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE IN PITTSFIELD. SIDES FROM THE PLAY WILL BE PROVIDED.

(9/1) COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS IS NOW REGISTERING CONSIGNERS WHO WANT TO SELL THEIR GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S CLOTHING, TOYS, BOOKS, GAMES AND BABY FURNITURE, AT THE ANNUAL CHILDREN’S ATTIC CONSIGNMENT SALE ON SEPT. 10 AND 11 AT CHP’S GREAT BARRINGTON OFFICES, 442 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD. CONSIGNERS MUST FIRST REGISTER IN ADVANCE WITH CHP AND MUST ARRIVE WITH THEIR DONATIONS ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 BETWEEN 11-7 P.M. FALL AND WINTER CHILDREN’S CLOTHING (UP TO SIZE 14) AND MATERNITY CLOTHING ARE BEING COLLECTED. CHP IS PARTICULARLY IN NEED OF INFANT CLOTHING. CLOTHING AND OTHER ITEMS SHOULD BE NEAT AND CLEAN. CONTACT CHP’S FAMILY SERVICES OFFICE, (413) 528-0457, OR EMAIL WIC@CHPBERKSHIRES.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BECOMING A CHILDREN’S ATTIC SELLER.

(9/4) OLDE YANKEE STREET RODS PRESENT THE 48TH ANNUAL LABOR DAY CAR SHOW, SUNDAY SEPT.4TH. IT’LL RUN FROM 9-3 AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON VFW ON ROUTE 7. (RAIN DATE MONDAY 9/5). DASH PLAQUES WILL GO TO THE 1ST 200 CARS, WITH 15 TOP TROPHIES JUDGED BY PRO AUTO PERSONNEL, WITH 2 BEST OF SHOW & 25 CLUB PICKS. THERE WILL BE GREAT FOOD, MUSIC, GIVEAWAYS & A 50/50, ALL ON THE VFW’S GROOMED FIELD WITH EASY ACCESS. ENTRY FEE IS $10; SPECTATORS $3 PER PERSON, 2 FOR $5, OR $10 PER CARLOAD!

(9/5) SEPTEMBER MEANS BACK TO SCHOOL, AND IF YOU NEED AFTERSCHOOL CHILD CARE, THINK BERKSHIRE SOUTH. AFTER SCHOOL AT SUNSHINE PRESCHOOL IS AN ENRICHING PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN IN EARLY-K. IT RUNS MON-FRI UNTIL 5:30 PM. CALL THE DIRECTOR OF SUNSHINE AT 413-528-2810 EXT.16 OR EMAIL SUNSHINE@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG FOR DETAILS.

(9/5) THE NONPROFIT CENTER OF THE BERKSHIRES IS OFFERING 6 PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS GEARED TO NONPROFITS, WITH TOPICS RANGING FROM GRANT WRITING TO STARTING AN ENDOWMENT. THE WORKSHOPS BEGIN ON SEPTEMBER 7 AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN A VARIETY OF LOCATIONS INCLUDING BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S GREAT BARRINGTON FACILITY, LEE BANK, AND 1BERKSHIRE. MOST WORKSHOPS ARE $25 FOR NPC MEMBERS, $35 FOR NON-MEMBERS. FOR DETAILED INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP, VISIT NPCBERKSHIRES.ORG

(9/6) AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT DEWEY HALL IN SHEFFIELD ON SEPT. 6 AT 6 PM FOR AGLET THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF “THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN” BY ERIC COBLE. THE CAST CONSISTS OF “ALEXANDRA– A FEISTY 80 YEAR OLD ARTIST” AND “CHRIS– ALEXANDRA’S SON AGE 40-50”. PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT: 860-435-6928 OR EMAIL AGLETTHEATRE@COMCAST.NET.

(9/6) SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, TO WALK THIS WAY TO PREVENT HOMELESSNESS! JOIN CONSTRUCT’S 28TH ANNUAL WALK STARTING AT 12:30 PM AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER, 15 CRISSEY RD. AND FINISHING AT GREAT BARRINGTON FAIRGROUNDS, 684 MAIN ST. THIS YEAR’S THREE MILE WALK IS EXTRA SPECIAL AS IT HONORS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CARA DAVIS AND HER 26 YEARS AT CONSTRUCT PREVENTING HOMELESSNESS AND PROVIDING EMERGENCY SERVICES TO HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES IN THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRES. A MINIMUM REGISTRATION FEE OF $25 IS REQUIRED. SIGN UP AT FIRSTGIVING.COM/CONSTRUCT, CALL 413-528-1985 OR STOP BY CONSTRUCT’S OFFICES AT 41 MAHAIWE ST., GREAT BARRINGTON TO COLLECT OR DROP OFF A WALK REGISTRATION FORM.

(9/9) A RETIREMENT PARTY TO HONOR BOARD OF REGISTRARS MEMBER MARGIE CONSOLINI WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 FROM 3-5 PM AT THE SHEFFIELD SENIOR CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SHEFFIELD TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S OFFICE AT (413) 229-7000 EXT. 152.

(9/10) COME TO BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH FROM 4-6PM TO HEAR MIKE JAFFE, SPEAKER, AUTHOR, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT EXPERT, AND 9/11 SURVIVOR TELL HIS STORY OF THAT FATEFUL DAY, AS WELL AS SHARE A POWERFUL MESSAGE OF HOPE AND TRANSFORMATION THAT YOU CAN INCORPORATE INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE RIGHT AWAY. AFTER THE TALK, JOIN MIKE FOR A BOOK SIGNING. PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF HIS BOOK, “WAKEUP! YOUR LIFE IS CALLING!”, WILL GO TO BENEFIT BERKSHIRE SOUTH. THE TALK IS APPROPRIATE FOR ADULTS AND TEENS, WITH FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN.”

(9/10) HIGH AND MIGHTY THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND DRIVING CENTER WILL HOLD ITS 2016 FALL HORSE SHOW ON SATURDAY SEPT. 10 FROM 10AM TO 2PM. COME AND CHEER ON THEIR WONDERFUL PARTICIPANTS AND HORSES, AS THEY PRESENT THEIR SKILLS! HIGH AND MIGHTY IS AT 71 COUNTY ROUTE 21C, GHENT, NY. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-672-4202 OR EMAIL: INFO@HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG

(9/10) ROE JAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY PRESENTS THE WORK OF KEN DAVIS, CANDID STREET, WILDLIFE AND FLORAL PHOTOGRAPHER, WITH STUNNING NEW PHOTOGRAPHS PRODUCED FROM 2012-2015. “KEN DAVIS: INDIA THROUGH MY EYES” WILL BE ON VIEW IN THE ROE JAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 11. THE LIBRARY IS AT 9091 ROUTE 22, HILLSDALE, NY.

(9/10) YOUNGSTERS IN SOUTH BERKSHIRE ARE INVITED TO COME & HAVE FUN IN THE COVE YOUTH BOWLING LEAGUE! SIGN-UPS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY SEPT.10 FROM 10-NOON AT THE COVE BOWLING LANES IN GREAT BARRINGTON. IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT THEN OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL THEM AT 528-1220, OR CALL JUDY AT 413-854-1400 OR MATT AT 413-822-3759.

(9/10) THE SOUTH BERKSHIRE CONCERT SERIES WILL LEAD OFF THE 2016-17 SEASON WITH “SCIENCE FAIR, AN OPERA WITH EXPERIMENTS,” CONCEIVED BY MEZZO-SOPRANO HAI-TING CHINN. SCIENCE FAIR IS A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION PERFORMED BY MS. CHINN AND PIANIST ERIKA SWITZER. THE LIBRETTO, DRAWN FROM THE WORDS OF SCIENTISTS, TEACHERS, AND SCIENCE WRITERS, IS SET TO ORIGINAL MUSIC TO MAKE A PLAYFUL CABARET OF SCIENCE. THE PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 8 PM IN THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER’S MCCONNELL THEATRE AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK. ADMISSION IS FREE WITH A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10.

(9/10) “ROCK IT LIKE THE 80’S” AT THE HILLSDALE (NY) FIRE COMPANY’S ANNUAL FIREMAN’S BALL! $12 DONATION PER PERSON INCLUDES: SOFT BEVERAGES, ICE, SET UPS, B.Y.O.B AND MUSIC FEATURING DJ PHAT BOY! SAT., SEPT 10 FROM 7 TO 11 PM. BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND COME READY TO DANCE! EVERYONE’S WELCOME!

(9/10) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “BREAKING DOWN THE BOX” SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 AT 7 PM, 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. THE FILM EXAMINES THE MENTAL HEALTH, RACIAL JUSTICE AND HUMAN RIGHTS IMPLICATIONS OF THE SYSTEMIC USE OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AS TORTURE IN U.S. PRISONS. IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND A MODERATED DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-766-2992. FOR DIRECTIONS: OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG

(9/11) THE CHILDREN’S ATTIC IS COMING! COME SHOP AT THIS ANNUAL MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE AT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS ROUTE 7 CAMPUS, 444 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON, ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH FROM 9:30AM TO 2PM AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH FROM 9 TO NOON. LOCAL FAMILIES WILL BE SELLING QUALITY MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S ITEMS INCLUDING FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING, TOYS, VIDEOS, GAMES, BOOKS, BABY EQUIPMENT AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! THE CHILDREN’S ATTIC IS SPONSORED BY CHP FAMILY SERVICES. CALL 413-528-0457 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(9/11) ON SEPTEMBER 11, FROM 10 AM – 4PM THERE WILL BE A LIBERTY WORK WORKSHOP AT BLUE RIDER STABLES, 15 FARM LANE, SOUTH EGREMONT. YOU’LL 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. GO ONLINE TO BLUERIDER.ORG OR CALL 413-528-5299.

(9/11) ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, AT 5PM, AT BARNARD PARK, THE COMMON ON SOUTH MAIN STREET ACROSS FROM CHRIST TRINITY CHURCH, RT. 7, IN SHEFFIELD, A BRIEF SERVICE TO HONOR FIRST RESPONDERS WILL BE HOSTED BY CHRIST TRINITY CHURCH OF SHEFFIELD. FOLLOWING THE SERVICE ALL ARE INVITED TO A PICNIC ACROSS THE STREET AT CHRIST TRINITY CHURCH, ON SOUTH MAIN STREET. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY OF SHEFFIELD TO SAY THANKS AND SHARE AN UPLIFTING EVENT. COME JOIN US AT THE HOT DOG CHURCH.

(9/12) SEPTEMBER MEANS BACK TO SCHOOL, AND IF YOU NEED AFTERSCHOOL CHILD CARE, THINK BERKSHIRE SOUTH. AFTER SCHOOL AT ACTION ADVENTURES IS FOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN, MON-FRI UNTIL 6 PM. CONTACT THE DIRECTOR OF AFTER SCHOOL AT 413-528-2810 EXT. 34 OR EMAIL OOS@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG FOR DETAILS.

(9/13) 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

(9/15) FLYING DEER NATURE CENTER IN NEW LEBANON, NY, OFFERS “AWAKENING WILD: NATURE IMMERSION FOR ADULTS,” MEETING ONE WEEKEND PER MONTH, SEPTEMBER 2016–MAY 2017. LEARN WILDERNESS SKILLS (FRICTION FIRE, SHELTER BUILDING, HIDE TANNING, BASKET WEAVING, WILDLIFE TRACKING AND BIRD LANGUAGE); STUDY PERMACULTURE PRINCIPLES; AND BUILD COMMUNITY OVER NINE MONTHS OF NATURE CONNECTION. THE FIRST WEEKEND MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 17–18. FOR MORE INFO GO TO FLYINGDEERNATURECENTER.ORG OR CALL 518-794-6687.

(9/15) 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 .

(9/17) ON SEPTEMBER 17 FROM 6-10 PM YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN IN “A HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR”, A 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION FOR BLUE RIDER STABLES AT CHESTERWOOD IN STOCKBRIDGE. ENJOY LIVE MUSIC AND DANCING, WITH LOCAL FOODS & A SILENT AUCTION. TICKETS $75 EACH OR $125 PER COUPLE. FIND OUT MORE AT BLUERIDER.ORG OR CALL 413-528-5299.

(9/18) ON SUNDAY SEPT. 18 AT 10 AM, BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS WILL BE HELD AT THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE CONGREGATION CHURCH’S OUTDOOR CHAPEL ON WEST CENTER ROAD IN WEST STOCKBRIDGE. ALL ARE WELCOME! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413-232-4456

Town of Great Barrington Summer Concert Series

FIVE THIRTY FRIDAYS: FREE Concerts are 5:30 – 7:15 PM, At the gazebo behind GB Town Hall

FRIDAY August 26th -WANDA HOUSTON BAND!!!
FRIDAY Sept 2nd WILD CARD c Jim Reynolds
FRIDAY Sept 9th tba, FRIDAY Sept 16th tba

DAVID GROVER & GROVER’S GANG

Saturdays at 10 am in August

Concerts are free, and take place weather permitting. Bring a chair, some food, and enjoy some of the best local musicians in the Berkshires. Parking is free and OK after 4pm right at the town hall.

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