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(8/16) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS IS CELEBRATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS CHARTER ON AUGUST 16 AT CRISSEY FARM. 5:30 PM CASH BAR, 7:00 PM BUFFET DINNER. $40 PER PERSON.  SHEFFIELD KIWANIS PROUDLY SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS, WARM THE CHILDREN, YEAR-ROUND YOUTH SPORTS, BOYS & GIRLS STATE AND SO MUCH MORE. YOU ARE  INVITED YOU TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION RSVP BY AUG 8 TO ROSE SEWARD 413-329-6318 OR SEWARDROSE@HOTMAIL.COM.

(8/16) PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFES ARE HELD ON THIRD SATURDAYS BETWEEN 1:00 AND 5:00 PM IN THE BASEMENT OF ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, 67 EAST STREET (ENTER THROUGH THE ALLEN STREET DOOR). VOLUNTEERS FIX GUESTS' BROKEN AND DAMAGED ITEMS FOR FREE. GET MORE INFORMATION ON FACEBOOK AT PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE OR CALL 413-212-8589 OR EMAIL MH227@HOTMAIL.COM. REPAIR CAFE DATES ARE:  AUGUST 16  AND SEPTEMBER 20

(8/16) BIOGRAPHER, ESSAYIST AND HILLSDALE RESIDENT BETTINA DREW WILL SPEAK AT THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, AT 5:00 PM. DREW’S TALK WILL DEAL WITH FICTION AND NON-FICTION LITERATURE OF WITNESS AGAINST THE HUMAN RIGHTS. THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY, IS LOCATED AT 9091 RT. 22, IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION ON HOURS AND EVENTS, CALL 518-325-4101, OR VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG .

(8/16) MUMBETT DAY CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF ELIZABETH FREEMAN AND OTHER FREEDOM FIGHTERS. SATURDAY, AUGUST 16 FROM NOON TO 4PM. A VARIETY OF RE-ENACTMENTS, AWARDS, AND ACTIVITIES. ASHLEY HOUSE, 117 COOPER HILL ROAD, SHEFFIELD. FOR INFO CALL 413-298-3239 X3013.
 
(8/16) THERE NWILL BE AN ORGANIC GARDENING SERIES: ENJOYING YOUR HERB HARVEST, SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON SAT, AUG 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM AT CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY PAVILION, 350 WILLIAM STREET, IN  PITTSFIELD MEMBERS: ADULT $5.00 NONMEMBERS: ADULT $8.00 THIS PROGRAM WILL BE HELD AT THE CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY PAVILION,

(8/16) THE SHEFFIELD AMERICAN LEGION WILL HOLD ITS ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ ON SATURDAY AUGUST 16 FROM 5 TO 7PM TICKETS ARE $12 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, AND $6 DOLLARS FOR CHILDREN 4 TO 12. TAKE OUTS ARE AVAILABLE PROCEEDS BENEFIT  SEVERAL SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AND AN ORATORICAL CONTEST.

(8/17) THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS AN EXHIBIT- THE MILT BARNUM ALL AMERICAN TOOL EXHIBIT THIS EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS MILT BARNUM'S COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE TOOLS. COME SEE FOR YOURSELF "HOW THINGS USED TO BE DONE." FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. WEEKENDS, 10:00 AM—3:00 PM, JULY 19 AUGUST 17 AT THE OLD STONE STORE, 159 MAIN ST. SHEFFIELD, MA.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: VISIT WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG, OR CALL (413) 229-2694.

(8/17) SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT 10:00AM EDUCATOR AND RESEARCHER LINDA NEVILLE WILL TAKE VISITORS ON AN EXCITING JOURNEY INTO THE EVENTS THAT BROUGHT NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE TO NORTH ADAMS AND DISCUSS HOW PLACES LIKE NATURAL BRIDGE INSPIRED HIS WORK.  THIS FREE PROGRAM, SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION, IS OPEN TO ALL AGES. A $2 PARKING FEE DOES APPLY. NATURAL BRIDGE IS LOCATED ON MCCAULEY ROAD, OFF RTE. 8.PLEASE A CONTACT ASHLEY AT 413-663-6392. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

(8/17) THERE WILL BE A CANOE TRIP TO UPPER AND LOWER GOOSE PONDS SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON  SUNDAY AUG 17,  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM AT UPPER AND LOWER GOOSE PONDS, TYRINGHAM, MEMBERS: ADULT $25.00 NONMEMBERS: ADULT $30.00 DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETING PLACE IN LEE WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REGISTRATION. DUE TO POSSIBLE WINDY CONDITIONS, PREVIOUS CANOE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. BRING FOOD, DRINK, INSECT REPELLENT, AND SUNSCREEN.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. CALL MASS AUDUBON/PLEASANT VALLEY SANCTUARY 472 WEST MOUNTAIN ROAD LENOX, 413-637-0320

(8/20) THE NEXT 350MA BERKSHIRE NODE MEETING: IS WEDNESDAY AUG 20, (5:30 POTLUCK, 6-6:30 PRESENTATION, 6:30-8 MEETING) AT THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH, 175 WENDELL AVE, PITTSFIELD, MA. SPECIAL TOPIC: HOW A CARBON TAX COULD HELP MASSACHUSETTS FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE.  TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN 350MA-BERKSHIRES.ORG, PLEASE CONTACT: ELLIE JOHNSTON AT 336-202-8907, EMAIL US AT BERKSIRES@350MA.ORG.

(8/21) THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR WILL HOST TWO SUMMER SINGS THURSDAY AUGUST 21 AND 28 AT THE ZION LUTERAN CHURCH ON FIRST STREET IN PITTSFIELD. AT 7:30 PM. THESE EVENINGS WILL BE REGULAR REHEARSALS FOR MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR FOR A CONCERT IN NOVEMBER.FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MARILYN GERHARD AT 413-442-6120.

(8/21) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS JONNY LANG THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 8PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 528-0100.

(8/21) ST. MARY'S SCHOOL WILL HOLD THEIR CARNIVAL ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 21ST AND FRIDAY, AUGUST 22ND:  6-10 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD: 4-10 PM ON HOUSATONIC STREET/RTE. 20, LEE FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!  (RIDES, FOOD, GAMES, AND FREE PARKING! ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT ST. MARY'S SCHOOL.

(8/22) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S THE HIGHLAND BAND AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(8/22 JULIE SHAPIRO:  CONJUNCTIONS AND OPENINGS OPENS AT THE KNOX GALLERY, MONTEREY LIBRARY, ON AUGUST 22, WITH A RECEPTION THAT EVENING FROM 5:30 - 7 P.M.  THE GALLERY WILL HOST A TALK BY THE ARTIST JUST BEFORE THE RECEPTION AT 5 P.M. JULIE SHAPIRO:  CONJUNCTIONS AND OPENINGS,WILL RUN FROM AUGUST 22 – SEPTEMBER 20.  ALL EXHIBITS CAN BE VIEWED DURING LIBRARY HOURS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT KNOX GALLERY, MONTEREY LIBRARY, 452 MAIN ROAD MONTEREY, MA, 413-528-3795

(8/22) ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 22ND, THE EARTH ANGELS WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT THE EGREMONT COUNTRY CLUB IN GREAT BARRINGTON TO ASSIST LOCAL PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES BATTLING CANCER. THE TOURNAMENT FORMAT IS A 4-PERSON SCRAMBLE OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN. THE ENTRY FEE IS $125 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES LUNCH, GREEN FEES, GOLF CART, CHANCE TO WIN A TRIP TO PEBBLE BEACH, FOR.FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.EGREMONTCOUNTRYCLUB.COM OR CALL JIM AT (413) 298-3334.

(8/23 A COMMUNITY CHICKEN DINNER WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY AT THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 45 MAIN ST., WEST STOCKBRIDGE,  FROM 4-7 PM.  TICKETS ARE  $15.00!  AND ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 413-232-4256 OR CAN BE PURCHASED AT EVENT.  TAKE-OUT AVAILABLE

(8/23) ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 BIDWELL HOUSE PRESENTS A  TALK: EARLY AMERICAN VOICES. 17TH AND 18TH-CENTURY INHABITANTS OF THE NEW WORLD SPEAK TO US OF THEIR LIVES THROUGH THEIR OWN WRITINGS. A READING OF LETTERS AND DIARIES PREPARED BY JOHN DEMOS, SAMUEL KNIGHT PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HISTORY EMERITUS AT YALE UNIVERSITY. FOR FURTHER  INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 413-528-6888, OR GO TO WWW.BIDWELLHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG. $15/$10 FOR MEMBERS. AT TYRINGHAM UNION CHURCH, MAIN ROAD, TYRINGHAM. 10 A.M.

(8/23) BLUE RIDER STABLES'  20TH ANNUAL FUN DAY FUNDRAISER  IS AT FRENCH PARK IN NORTH EGREMONT ON SATURDAY AUGUST 23RD FROM 10 – 4 WITH PONY RIDES - HAY WAGON RIDES FACE PAINTING - GAMES - BOUNCE HOUSE GREAT FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT AND A SILENT AUCTION!

(8/24) THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS SELF-GUIDED TOURS- “IF THIS HOUSE COULD TALK” WALKING & BICYCLING TOURS FROM JULY 19--AUGUST 24. PICK UP YOUR MAP(S) ANYTIME AT THE OLD STONE STORE (159 MAIN ST., SHEFFIELD,).THE WALKING TOUR WILL TAKE YOU ABOUT 40 MINUTES, THE BICYCLING TOUR A BIT LONGER. BRING YOUR SMART PHONE, EACH SIGN HAS A "CODE" THAT LEADS YOU TO OTHER ADVENTURES! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: VISIT  WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG, OR CALL  (413) 229-2694.

(8/25) THE AMERICAN RED CROSS  PRESENTS THEIR 22ND ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC ON MONDAY AUGUST 25TH FROM 11:30 AM.  WITH LUNCH, COCKTAILS AND DINNER.FIND OUT MORE AT RED CROSS DOT ORG./MA.

(8/25) THE NEXT MEETING OF THE BERKSHIRE BENEVOLENT ASSOCOIATION FOR THE BLIND WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY AUGUST 25TH AT 7:30 PM AT THE DALTON VFW 366 E. HOUSATONIC STREET IN DALTON. NEW MEMBERS ARE WELCOME. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL LAURA AT 443-3270 OR JOHN AT 442-9086.

(8/29) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT:5:30  THIS FRIDAY IT’S WANDA HUSTON BAND AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(8/30) ON AUGUST 30, JOIN THE BIDWELL HOUSE COMMUNITY TO HEAR RACHEL URQUHART DISCUSS THE TASK OF COMBINING FACT AND FICTION IN HER CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED NOVEL “THE VISIONIST.” THE TALK WILL BE HELD AT THE TYRINGHAM UNION CHURCH, MAIN ROAD, TYRINGHAM. 10 A.M. SUGGESTED DONATION OF $15/$10 FOR MEMBERS.

(8/31) THE ELISABETH FREEMAN CENTER IS HAVING THEIR WALK A MILE IN THEIR SHOES WHERE MEN AND BOYS WALK A MILE IN LADIES SHOES TO CALL ATTENTION TO THE WORK OF THE CENTER. THIS YEAR IT WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 18TH AS PART OF THE THIRD THURSDAY ON NORTH STREET IN PITTFIELD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413-499-2425 OR 413-429-8190 OR GO ON LINE AT WWW.ELISABETH FREEMEN CENTER DOT ORG.

(9/5) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S ERIC REINHARDT AND LEE ROGERS AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(9/5) THERE WILL BE A CONCERT FEATURING IVAN TRABKA, CELLIST, ANNE CHAMBERLAIN, PIANO WITH A CELLO AND PIANO RECITAL OF BRAHMS, BACH, AND FAURE ON FRIDAY, 7PM, SEPTEMBER 5TH, FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 4 MAIN ST., STOCKBRIDGE MA

(9/6) ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6 10 AM TO 2 PM RAIN OR SHINE! THE STUDENTS OF HIGH AND MIGHTY WILL BE DEMONSTRATING THEIR SKILLS IN BOTH EQUITATION GAMES  AT THEIR SECOND ANNUAL HORSE SHOW AND DEMO DAY.  POT LUNCH WILL BE SERVED.  THEY ARE LOCATED AT 71 CR 21C GHENT, NY FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL 518-672-4202

(9/8) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “THE 800 MILE WALL” MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014 AT 7:00 PM AT THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY THE SHOW IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS AND A DISCUSSION FOLLOW THE MOVIE AND A MODERATED DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-794-0259.  FOR DIRECTIONS:  WWW.OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS

(9/19) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S THE TRANSMITTERS, WITH ROB SANZONE AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(9/20) PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFES ARE HELD ON THIRD SATURDAYS BETWEEN 1:00 AND 5:00 PM IN THE BASEMENT OF ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, 67 EAST STREET (ENTER THROUGH THE ALLEN STREET DOOR). VOLUNTEERS FIX GUESTS' BROKEN AND DAMAGED ITEMS FOR FREE. GET MORE INFORMATION ON FACEBOOK AT PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE OR CALL 413-212-8589 OR EMAIL MH227@HOTMAIL.COM.NEXT REPAIR CAFE DATE: IS SEPTEMBER 20th

(9/25) KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER SEEKONK IS SPONSORING A 5K RACE AND WALKATHON ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, AT 1:30 P.M,  AT THE MARTIN SCHOOL ON COLE STREET IN SOUTH SEEKONK. FOR  ALL AGES. PRE-REGISTRATION WILL BE $25 AND $30 ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 25TH.  CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO SEEKONK KIWANIS AND MAILED TO SEEKONK KIWANIS P.O. 233 SEEKONK, FOR APPLICATIONS OR TO HELP, CONTACT BEVERLY HART, 508-336-9352  OR PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT THE SEEKONK TOWN HALL 100 PECK STREET OR THE SEEKONK LIBRARY ON NEWMAN AVENUE.

(9/27) THE CHATHAM AGRICULTURAL PARTNERSHIP  IS HOSTING THEIR SIXTH ANNUAL FARM TOUR ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014. THE FREE TOUR FEATURES FARMS THROUGHOUT CHATHAM OPEN FROM 10:00 - 4:00 MORE DETAILS AND A DOWNLOADABLE MAP FOR DRIVING OR CYCLING ARE POSTED ON THE CHATHAM KEEP FARMING WEBSITE HTTP://WWW.CHATHAMKEEPFARMING.ORG/FARMTOUR.HTML AND WILL BE AVAILABLE AT PARTICIPATING FARMS AND AT THE COLUMBIA LAND CONSERVANCY OFFICES IN CHATHAM.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: JEFF LICK AT JEFF@SPRUCERIDGEFARM.COM OR 518-221-2911.

(10/4) THE NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY PRESENTS BUDDY WALK OF THE BERKSHIRES TO PROMOTE AWARENESS OF PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME. THE BUDDY WALK WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH AT CRANEVILLE ELEMENTARY IN DALTON REGISTRATION IS 10AM THE WALK STARTS AT 11AM.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413-464-7262 EXT.11

(10/10) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS DAVID SEDARIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 8PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. AT 528-0100.

(10/12) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS IN HONOR OF JANE IREDALE CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. AT 528-0100

(10/19) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS  DIANNE REEVES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 7PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION.AT 528-0100.

(10/17) BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA PARISH AT CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL BAZAAR ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 17TH AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH. THEY’RE  LOOKING FOR GOODS AND SERVICES FROM AREA BUSINESSES FOR THE BAZAAR.

(11/22) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS ARLO GUTHRIE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 AT 8PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 528-0100.

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