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(4/16)THERE WILL BE A  BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AND THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH AT THE PORCHLIGHT HOME CARE OFFICES, 21 HIGH STREET, LEE, 9 TO 10 AM.ON APRIL 16TH

(4/16) THE STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE IS SPONSORING A GARDENERS SUPPORT GROUP. THE FIRST MEETING IS WEDNESDAY APRIL 16TH AT 7PM AT THE STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE HALL 51 CHURCH STREET IN STOCKBRIDGE. THE GROUP IS FOR NEW AS WELL AS EXPERIENCED GARDENERS CALL 413-443-4352 FOR MOERE INFORMATION
                              
(4/17) THERE WILL BE A  BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AT STOP & SHOP ON MERRILL ROAD IN PITTSFIELD, 10 TO 11:30 AM. ON APRIL 17TH

(4/17) IF YOU LOVE POETRY, ITALY, THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE, OR THOUGHTFUL AND CHARMING FILMS, COME TO THE ROE JAN LIBRARY FOR A MOVIE NIGHT! ON THURSDAY APRIL 17TH, 6PM.  AS PART OF ITS APRIL 2014 POETRY MONTH CELEBRATION, THE LIBRARY WILL BE SCREENING THE 1994 FILM IL POSTINO. DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW. THIS EVENT IS FREE.

(4/19) GREAT BARRINGTON’S HOUSATONIC RIVER WALK  ANNUAL EARTH DAY WORKDAY WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 9 AM-2 PM. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED WITH RIVER WALK TOURS AFTER 2 PM. MEET AT THE DUBOIS RIVER GARDEN PARKAT CHURCH AND RIVER STREETS, GT BARRINGTON WEAR SAFE, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING--SHOES WITH GOOD TRACTION, GLOVES AND EYE PROTECTION.

(4/19) 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. FUTURE REPAIR CAFE DATES ARE: APRIL 19 MAY 17 JUNE 21 JULY 19 AUGUST 16 SEPTEMBER 20

(4/19) CHESTERFIELD COA IS SPONSORING A SQUARE DANCE ON SATURDAY APRIL 19TH FROM 7 TO 10 PM IN THE CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER. THERE WILL BE LIVELY MUSIC BY THE FALL TOWN STRING BAND WITH CATCHY CALLS BY BOB LIVINGSTON. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE RAFFLE TABLE. ENJOY REFRESHMENTS FOR A SMALL FEE. ALL THIS GOOD FUN FOR $8.00 DONATION

(4/19)STEFFEN ROOT, FROM BERKSHIRE BIKE AND BOARD IN GREAT BARRINGTON, WILL PRESENT A BICYCLE MAINTENANCE AND SAFETY PROGRAM, WITH A FREE SAFETY AND FIT INSPECTION, OFFERED AT THE ROE JAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH AT 5:00 PM.

(4/19) BLUE RIDER STABLES IS HAVING AN EASTER EGG HUNT ON SATURDAY APRIL 19 FROM 11AM TO 1 PM. THERE WILL BE PONY RIDES REFRESHMENTS  A HAY BALE MAZE AND FACE PAINTING. $5 DOLLARS FOR THE EGG HUNT AND PONY RIDE, A DOLLAR FOR THE HAY BALE MAZE, AND THE CANDY IS FREE. FOR MORE INFO. CALL 413-528-5299.

(4/25) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS' ANNUAL STUFF A BUS TO BENEFIT GREAT BARRINGTON AND SHEFFIELD FOOD PANTRIES. A SCHOOL BUS WILL BE PARKED AT BERKSHIRE GMC DAILY FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM.ON  APRIL 21-25 NON-PERISHABLE CANNED AND BOXED FOOD, TOILETRIES, PERSONAL CARE ITEMS, DIAPERS, LAUNDRY SUPPLIES - ALL NEEDED. PLEASE STOP BY WITH 1 ITEM OR BAGS FULL TO HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED.  

(4/21)APRIL 21-25 IS SCHOOL VACATION WEEKACTION ADVENTURES AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER RUNS FROM 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M. THEY’LL HAVE A STRUCTURED DAY OF ACTIVITIES. AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH AGE 14. CALL 413.528.2810 TODAY OR VISIT WWW.BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG.

(4/22) THERE WILL BE A  BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AND THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH AT THE LEE SENIOR CENTER AT THE CROSSWAY VILLAGE CAFETERIA, 11 AM TO NOON ON APRIL 22ND

(4/22) YOU CAN BECOME A WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD! BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER IS OFFERING AMERICAN RED CROSS WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD TRAINING ON APRIL 22ND THROUGH 25TH WITH PRE-COURSE SWIM TEST ON APRIL 21ST. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE COURSE INCLUDES CERTIFICATIONS IN WATERFRONT LIFEGUARD TRAINING, FIRST AID AND CPR/AED FOR LIFEGUARDS. ALL CERTIFICATIONS ARE VALID FOR 2 YEARS. FOR DETAILS AND REGISTRATION CALL 413.528.2810 EXT. 20.

(4/22) BERKSHIRE HORSEWORKS INVITES YOU TO AN INTERACTIVE DEMONSTRATION OF EAGALA MODEL EQINE ASSISTED LIVING AT THE BERKSHIRE EQUESTRIAN CENTE 40 PERRY’S P[EAK ROAD IN RICHMOND ON TUESDAY APRIL 22ND AT 4:30PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT HAYLEY AT 310-488-9777.
 
(4/22) ON APRIL 22, 2014, BETWEEN 5:30 TO 7:00 AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER, GREAT BARRINGTON MA. THE GREAT BARRINGTON REPUBLICAN TOWN COMMITTEE WILL HOST A MEET AND GREET. IT IS A GREAT CHANCE TO MEET REPUBLICAN CAUCUS WINNERS RUNNING FOR GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN OFFICES AND ASK QUESTIONS AND LEARN WHAT THEY ARE ABOUT.FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT;ANDY MORO - AMORO47@GMAIL.COM OR 528-4591 PATRICK FENNELL - 528-9106

(4/23) THERE WILL BE A  BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AND THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH AT THE PORCHLIGHT HOME CARE OFFICES, 21 HIGH STREET, LEE, 9 TO 10 AM.AND AT THE SANDISFIELD SENIOR CENTER, 11 AM TO NOON ON APRIL 23RD

(4/26) CHRONOGRAM’S BIG THAW DANCE PARTY WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 26 AT 8PM AT 8 NORTH FRONT STREET IN UPTOWN KINGSTON. ADMISSION TO "THE BIG THAW" IS $10. ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASERS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE ENTERED TO WIN A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO BOITSON'S RESTAURANT! TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW THROUGH EVENTBRITE: HTTPS://WWW.EVENTBRITE.COM/E/CHRONOGRAM-DANCE-PARTY-TICKETS-11004778589

(4/26) CANOE MEADOWS CLEANUP DAY  SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES IS BEING HELD ON SAT, APR 26, 2014 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM AT   CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, ON HOLMES RD,IN  TOOLS AND GLOVES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR USE. A PIZZA LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED FOR ALL VOLUNTEERS. TO REGISTER FOR THE CANOE MEADOWS CLEANUP DAY, CALL 413-637-0320, OR EMAIL BERKSHIRES@MASSAUDUBON.ORG.

(4/24) THERE WILL BE A  BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AT STOP & SHOP ON MERRILL ROAD IN PITTSFIELD, 10 TO 11:30 AM. ON APRIL 24TH.
 
(4/25) THERE WILL BE BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON FRI, APR 25TH, FROM 8:00TO 10:00 AM AT  CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARYON  HOLMES RD, PITTSFIELD, MA THIS EVENT FREE FOR MEMBERS, NONMEMBERS: ADULT $3.00. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

(4/25) THE  SPRING STAMPEDE SALAMANDER SEARCH,  SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES WILL BE HELD ON FRI, APR 25, FROM  6:00 TO   7:30 PM AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, LENOX THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL.INCLUDING CHILDREN 3 - 18 YEARS TICKETS FOR MEMBERS:  ARE $8.00 FOR ADULTS $6.00 FOR CHILDEN & NONMEMBERS: ARE ADULT $10.00, CHILD $8.00 CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 413-637-0320 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

(4/26) ON SATURDAY APRIL 26TH RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM EAGLETON TEAM IMAGINE WILL BE PUTTING ON A MURDER MYSTERY DINNER TO BENEFIT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.  THE DINNER IS AT CRISSEY FARM IN GREAT BARRINGTON WITH IT STARTING AT 6PM.  TICKETS ARE $45 PER PERSON, AND ARE AVAILABLE BY CALLING 274-1070, OR AT THE BARRINGTON BREWERY

(4/30 IN HONOR OF PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS MONTH, GUIDO’S FRESH MARKETPLACE IS HOSTING A PET FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY NOW THROUGH APRIL 30.  VISIT EITHER STORE AT 1020 SOUTH STREET IN PITTSFIELD OR 760 SOUTH MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON AND PICK UP AN EXTRA CAN OR BAG OF PET FOOD FOR THE ANIMALS AT THE SHELTER.   LOOK FOR DONATION BINS IN THE STORES.  AND THANKS TO THE FOLKS AT GUIDO’S FOR THINKING OF THE HOMELESS ANIMALS IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY!

(4/30)  THERE WILL BE A   BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AND THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH AT THE PORCHLIGHT HOME CARE OFFICES, 21 HIGH STREET, LEE, 9 TO 10 AM. ON APRIL 30TH.

(4/30 APRIL IS THE BIG MONTH FOR STEWARDSHIP! DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE TRAIL OR OPEN SPACE? DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF COMMUNITY SERVICE? CELEBRATE EARTH DAY, ARBOR DAY AND THE WONDER OF SPRING—HERE ARE SOME GREAT WAYS FOR YOU TO PITCH IN! VOLUNTEER ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL! TRAIL MAINTENANCE TEAMS WORK ON SATURDAYS AND TUESDAYS, DURING APRIL. GO TO: WWW.TINYURL.COM/2014ATPROJECTS FOR LIST OF PROJECTS AND CONTACTS
 
(4/30) THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF APRIL THE GREAT BARRINGTON WATER DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING ITS SPRING FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7AM AND 3PM.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DISTRICT WATER DEPARTMENT AT, 528-0133.

(4/30) PLAN YOUR NEXT PARTY AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER? THEY’LL TAKE CARE OF THE DETAILS INCLUDING THE POOL AND BOUNCE HOUSE! YOU JUST INVITE THE GUESTS. BERKSHIRE SOUTH IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR BRIDAL AND BABY SHOWERS, BAR AND BAT MITZVAHS, ART EXHIBITS, WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS AND OTHER SPECIAL OCCASIONS WITH RENTAL SPACES FOR 20 TO 200 PEOPLE. VISIT  WWW.BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG OR CONTACT THE RENTAL & SPECIAL EVENTS DEPARTMENT AT 413.528.2810 EXT. 32.

(4/30)BASEBALL SIGN UPS FOR YOUTH BASEBALL PLAYERS OF ALL LEVELS HAVE BEGUN.  PLAYERS 5-11 YEARS OLD IN MONTEREY, SANDISFIELD, OTIS, GREAT BARRINGTON AND SURROUNDING TOWNS PLAY BALL IN THE CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL LEAGUE.  THERE ARE NO TRYOUTS.  GAMES AND PRACTICES ARE AT GREENE PARK ON ROUTE 23 IN MONTEREY CENTER.  GAMES BEGIN IN MAY FOR THE 8 WEEK SEASON FOR PLAYERS 8-11.  PLAYERS 5-7 PLAY ON WEDNESDAYS AT 4PM STARTING IN EARLY MAY .  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT STEVE GRAVES AT 269-4632 OR EMAIL SGRAVES8@YAHOO.COM

(4/30) THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER LOCATED AT 917 MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON IS OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 8 AM TO 4 PM. THE CENTER IS OPEN TO ALL AND NO MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED. TRANSPORTATION FOR THE ELDERLY OR DISABLED IS AVAILABLE. A WARM AND NUTRIOUS LUNCH IS SERVED WEEKDAYS IN THEIR DINING ROOM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SERVICES, AND EVENTS CALL 528-1881.

(5/1) THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL KICK OFF THE 2014 CULTURAL SEASON  ON THURSDAY, MAY 1ST FROM 5:30 TO 8:30 P.M AT CRISSY FARM ON STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GRAT BARRINGTON.THERE WILL BE MUSIC AS WELL AS A  SLIDE SHOW HIGHLIGHTING PARTICIPATING CHAMBER MEMBERS. EVENT PRIZES INCLUDING TICKETS TO CULTURAL EVENTS, WILL BE AWARDED EVERY 15 MINUTES.  ADMISSION IS $20.00 PER PERSON WITH PRE-REGISTRATION AND $25.00 AT THE DOOR.  IT INCLUDES A FREE “RAFFLE” TICKET FOR EVENT PRIZES AS WELL AS HORS D’OEUVRES, AND OTHER REFRESHMENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT 413-528-4284 OR EMAIL BETSY@SOUTHERNBERKSHIRECHAMBER.COM

(5/2) ON THURSDAY MAY 22ND THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC WILL BE HOLDING THEIR 20TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT BERKSHIRE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB IN PITTSFIELD.  COST PER PLAYER IS $135, AND THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MAY 2ND.  TO REGISTER FOR THIS TOURNAMENT CALL, 413-499-4241 EXTENTION 233.

(5/3) ON SATURDAY MAY 3RD THE SUSAN SMITH ANDERSON CHILDREN’S LIBRARY WILL PRESENT MARY JO MAICHACK, AWARD WINNING MINSTREL AND STORYTELLER  WITH “FABULOUS FOLKTALES AND TUNES” AT  10AM AT THE ALFORD TOWN HALL AT 10AM. ADMISSION IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC.

(5/3) STUYVESANT FALLS FIRE COMPANY NUMBER 2 WILL HOLD THEIR 30TH SEMI ANNUAL BBQ ON SATURDAY MAY 3RD FROM 3:30 TO 7PM AT THE FIRE HOUSE LOCATED ON 9 FIRE HOUSE LANE. PRICES ARE $10 THROUGH MAY 2ND AND 11 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR. EAT IN OR TAKE OUT. CALL ANNE AT 518-758- 2196 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS.

(5/15)THE  NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) BERKSHIRE COUNTY WILL HOST THE MINDS MATTER WALK FUNDRAISER AT 5:45 P.M ON THURSDAY, MAY 15. THE WALK IS HELD DURING PITTSFIELD?S THIRD THURSDAY TO COINCIDE WITH CHILDREN?S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER IN ADVANCE BY CONTACTING THE NAMI BC OFFICE AND REQUESTING A TEAM CAPTAIN PACKET OR FROM 5:00-5:30 P.M. ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT AT THE NAMI BERKSHIRE COUNTY BOOTH AT THE CORNER OF EAST AND NORTH STREET. TEAM PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.THE FIRST 150 PEOPLE TO REGISTER WILL RECEIVE A NAMI TOTE BAG. TO PARTICIPATE OR BECOME A SPONSOR, CONTACT BRENDA AT 413-443-1666 OR AT NAMIBC@NAMIBC.ORG.

(5/17) ON SATURDAY MAY 17TH THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL BE HOSTING THE GRAVITY CAR RACE ON HOME ROAD IN SHEFFIELD.  THE RACE BEGINS AT 11AM.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL 413-528-4284.

(5/17) 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. FUTURE REPAIR CAFE DATES ARE: MAY 17 JUNE 21 JULY 19 AUGUST 16 SEPTEMBER 20

(5/17)THE LEE SONS OF ITALY IS SPONSORING A SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER FOR ITS CHARITY/SCHOLARSHIP FUND ON SATURDAY, MAY 17TH AT ST. MARY’S SCHOOL ON ORCHARD STREET IN LEE FROM 5:00PM TO 7:00PM. THERE WILL ALSO BE A QUICK TAKE-OUT SERVICE AVAILABLE. THE. PRICES: ADULTS $10 P/P, CHILDREN AGES 5 TO 10 $ 5.00 P/P, CHILDREN UNDER AGE 5 FREE.

(5/18) THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR WILL HOLD THEIR SPRING CONCERT ON SUNDAY MAY 18TH AT 3PM AT ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH ON FIRST STREET IN PITTSFIELD. TICKETS ARE $15.00 GENERAL ADMISSION, $12 DOLLARS FOR SENIORS AND STUDENTS, AND CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER ARE FREE.

(5/20)ON MAY 20, 2014, AT 7:00 P.M. MA CTSB WILL HOLD IT'S ANNUAL MEETING. AT CTSB-TV, IN LEE,. SOME ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE ELECTING MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ELECTING OFFICERS, DISCUSSING NEW BUILDING, AND OTHER TOPICS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO RUNNING THE STATION LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT 6:30 P.M ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT;LEO MAHONEY - 243-8211 OR PATRICK FENNELL CTSB-TV SECRETARY - 528-9106

(5/31) THE SHEFFIELD KIWANIS IS STARTING A NEW FUNDRAISER IN MAY. A "CASH CALENDAR" SIMILAR TO ROTARY'S LOTTO CALENDAR IN DECEMBER.  EACH TUESDAY THE KIWANIS WILL CONTACT THE WINNERS.  WSBS WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNERS EACH MORNING.  THERE ARE CASH PRIZES OF $50 TO $500 FOR EACH DAY IN MAY.  CALENDARS COST $10 EACH AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM KIWANIANS. ALL WINNERS WILL BE PUT BACK INTO THE MIX AND COULD POSSIBLY BE DRAWN AGAIN DURING THE MONTH.

(6/21) 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. FUTURE REPAIR CAFE DATES ARE: JUNE 21 JULY 19 AUGUST 16 SEPTEMBER 20

(7/20)THE EGREMONT LIBRARY IS HOLDING A FUND RAISER ON JULY 19TH AND 20TH AT 11AM AT THE EGREMONT VILLAGE IN. THERE WILL BE DISPLAYS BY ARTISTS AND CRAFTERS  IN THE BERKSHIRES AND BEYOND. FOR MORE INFPORMATION, CONTACT BONNIE AT 413-528-5637

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