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(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.

(10/17) THE WORLD’S FIRST AND QUITE LIKELY ONLY CLASSICAL MUSIC AND HIP-HOP FUSION DUO, BLACK VIOLIN, WILL PERFORM ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 10:00AM (SCHOOL FIELD TRIP CONCERT) AND AT 7:00PM (PUBLIC SHOW). AT THE MAHAIWE THEATER AT CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT 528-0100

(10/17) THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS A LECTURE--"IN A PRETERNATURAL WAY:" WITCHCRAFT IN CONNECTICUT AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS  ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 AT 7:30PM AT DEWEY HALL  WITH  LISA JOHNSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE STANLEY WHITMAN HOUSE IN FARMINGTON, CT ITS  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS TO BE SERVED. FOR MORE INFORMATION: VISIT  WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG,  OR CALL (413) 229-2694.

(10/18) BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY IS TEAMING UP WITH HADDAD SUBARU OF PITTSFIELD TO RAFFLE OFF A NEW 2015 SUBARU FORESTER. TICKETS ARE JUST $40 EACH OR THREE FOR $100. THE RAFFLE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT HADDAD SUBARU ON EAST STREET IN PITTSFIELD.  WINNER NEED NOT BE PRESENT.  ONLY 2,100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT BHS ON 214 BARKER ROAD IN PITTSFIELD OR PURRADISE ON 301 STOCKBRIDGE IN GREAT BARRINGTON. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY 413-447-7878, EXT. 28

(10/18) ONLY ONE MORE REPAIR CAFE EVENTS IN PITTSFIELD THIS YEAR! TAKE YOUR BROKEN, BUT REPAIRABLE, ITEMS TO THE ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH BASEMENT, 67 EAST ST., PITTSFIELD, BETWEEN 1:00 AND 5:00 ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH, WHERE THEY WILL BE REPAIRED FOR FREE! EVERYONE IS WELCOME CAFES AND GET MORE INFORMATION ON FACEBOOK AT PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE. AND, IF YOU HAVE ANY REPAIR SKILLS, SUCH AS EXPERIENCE AT SEWING, ESPECIALLY HEAVY DUTY SEWING (AND A HEAVY DUTY MACHINE YOU COULD BRING WITH YOU), CARPENTRY REPAIR, BICYCLE REPAIR, OR ELECTRONICS REPAIR, WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR HELP! EMAIL JMH227@HOTMAIL.COM OR CALL 413-212-8589...

(10/18) THE OTIS CULTURAL COUNCIL WILL BE PRESENTING WANDA HOUSTON AND HER BAND IN A FREE CONCERT AT THE KNOX TRAIL INN, RTE. 23, IN EAST OTIS ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 AT 7:30 PM.  A BUFFET DINNER AT 6:00 PM WILL BE AVAILABLE, $20PP, CASH OR CHECK ONLY, PHONE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BY TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 (413 269-4008).   

(10/18) IT’S THE GREAT BARRINGTON VFW FALL POKER RUN ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH WITH THE RAIN DATE ON OCTOBER19TH STARTING AT THE VFW JAMES MODOLO POST 8348 IN GREAT BARRINGTON WITH REGISTRATION AT 10AM AND THE RIDE STARTING AT 11AM. THEN AT 2PM A BAR B QUE FOLLOWED BY MUSIC AND RAFFLES. 50% OF THE POKER PROCEEDS TO THE WINNER WITH 50% GOING TO THE VFW. TICKETS ARE $20 DOLLARS FOR BAR B QUE AND TERTAINMENT AND $10 DOLLARS FOR THE RIDE AND POKER. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE VFW GREAT BARRINGTON BAR. THSATS SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

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

(10/18) THERE WILL BE A HILLSDALE HOUSING FAIR ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 18TH FROM 10AM TO 1PM  GET FREE EXPERT ADVICE AND INFORMATION THAT WILL BE TO YOUR FINANCIAL ADVANTAGE AT THE HILLSDALE HOUSING FAIR AT THE HILLSDALE FIRE HOUSE RT. 22 IN HILLSDALE NEW YORK  ESPECIALLY INFORMATIVE FOR WOULD-BE HOME BUYERS AND RENTERS. EXHIBITOR BOOTHS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, DOOR PRIZES AND REFRESHMENTS.

(10/19) WARD’S NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER PRESENTS FREE CLASSES IN OCTOBER FOR ANYONE CURIOUS ABOUT BULBS, SHRUBS OR HERBS FOR THEIR YARDS AND HOMES AT WARD’S NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER, 600 MAIN ST., GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.  SUNDAY OCTOBER 19 – 1 P.M. – SHRUBS AND TREES WITH EASE. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE CLASSES BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER, VISIT THE WARD’S WEBSITE AT WWW.WARDSNURSERY.COM/CLASSES, VISIT THE STORE OR CALL 413-528-0166.WARD’S IS LOCATED AT 600 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON,

(10/19) HEVREH OF SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE PRESENTS BERKSHIRE SPEAKS AN AFTERNOON OF PRESENTATIONS BY BERKSHIRE TREND SETTERS SHARING THEIR VISIONS AND PASSIONS ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 19TH AT 1:30 AT HEVREH OF SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE 270 STATE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON TICKETS ARE $10 DOLLARS IN ADVANCE $15 DOLLARS AT THE DOOR. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT JOAN KLEINMAN AT 646-220-8991.  

(10/20) CHAPTER 89 OF THE AARP WILL FEATURE JOAN URY A SHINE COUNSELER WHO WILL EXPLAIN THE MEDICARE OPEN INSURANCE PERIOD. AT THEIR MONTHLY MEETING  AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER ON OCTOBER 2OTH AT 2PM.THERE WILL BE A 50/50 RAFFLE, REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED.

(10/24) ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 5:30 - 7:00 PM MEET THE ARTIST - ULRIKE GRANNIS, ARTISTIC BOOKBINDER AND TEACHER. AN ADVENTURE IN COLOR THROUGH PAPER MARBLING, PAINTING AND COLLAGE EXHIBIT AT THE BREEZEWAY ART GALLERY - CAMPHILL GHENT. 2542 RT. 66, CHATHAM, NY FREE ADMISSION, REFRESHMENTS.  . 518-392-2760 X 104

(10/25) LIFE IS A MASQUERADE THEN THERE'S MURDER, SPONSORED BY THE EAGLETON TEAM IMAGINE TO BENEFIT RELAY FOR LIFE. ON SATURDAY OCTOBER 25TH AT 6PM AT THE EGREMONT COUNTRY CLUB. $45 DOLLARS PER PERSON INCLUDES COMPLETE DINNER CASH BAR AND PRIZES. TICKETS  AT EGREMONT COUNTRY CLUB OR CALL TERRI AT 274-1070. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.

(10/25) DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER THE SCHOOLS IN SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE AND BERKSHIRE HILLS REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THE RUDOLF STEINER SCHOOL, CHURCHES AND SYNAGOGUES IN SOUTH COUNTY, BERKSHIRE SOUTH, BARNBROOK REALTY, AUBUCHON HARDWARE AND GNC IN GT. BARRINGTON. WILL BE COLLECTING  WINTER CLOTHING, BOOTS, AND WARM BLANKETS PLEASE CHECK THAT CLOTHES ARE UNSTAINED, NOT TORN, AND DO NOT HAVE MILDEW AND THAT ZIPPERS ARE WORKING (I.E. IN “WEARABLE CONDITION”).YOU CAN ALSO DROP OFF CLOTHING ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH FROM 3PM TO 6PM AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH, 15 CRISSEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON DISTRIBUTION WILL BE : SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 9AM TO 6PM AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 9AM TO 2PM AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER, 15 CRISSEY ROAD, GT. BARRINGTON.

(10/25) THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS A SPIRIT WALK ON OCTOBER 25 (RAIN DATE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26) AT 2:00PM AT CENTER CEMETERY ON BERKSHIRE SCHOOL RD.THE COST: 1S $5, FREE FOR KIDS & HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMBERSFOR MORE INFORMATION: VISIT WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG, OR CALL (413) 229-2694.

(10/25)THE BERKSHIRE COALITION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION ANNOUNCES THE THIRD ANNUAL “PURGATORY ROAD HAUNTED HAYRIDE” TO BENEFIT TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAMMING IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY. ON THE WEEKENDS OF OCTOBER 17 &18 AND OCTOBER 24 & 25 FROM 7 TO 10 PM AT 190 CLEVELAND ROAD IN DALTON. IT IS DESIGNED TO BE A FUN FAMILY EVENT, BUT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER AGE 12.  TICKETS ARE $10 PER PERSON, AND ARE ON SALE AT THE DALTON COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTER OR AT THE EVENT. PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO NAMI BERKSHIRE COUNTY.FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413-243-2382

(10/26)WARDS NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER PRESENTS FREE CLASSES IN OCTOBER FOR ANYONE CURIOUS ABOUT BULBS, SHRUBS OR HERBS FOR THEIR YARDS AND HOMES AT WARD’S NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER, 600 MAIN ST., GREAT BARRINGTON, MASS.   SUNDAY OCTOBER 26 – 1 P.M. – HERBS FOR THE WINTER KITCHEN. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE CLASSES BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER, VISIT THE WARD’S WEBSITE AT WWW.WARDSNURSERY.COM/CLASSES, VISIT THE STORE OR CALL 413-528-0166.WARD’S IS LOCATED AT 600 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON.

(10/26) Sheffield Kiwanis is hosting its 5th annual Harvest Brunch on Sunday, October 26th from 9:30 - 12:30 at the American Legion Hall on Rte. 7 in Sheffield. All proceeds will benefit "Warm the Children," which provides new winter clothing to eligible Southern Berkshire children. In addition to the delicious brunch buffet, there will be a chance auction and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12. Children under 4 are free. For more information, please contact Pat Salvi at 528-1097 or any Kiwanian.

(10/31) IF YOU HAVE A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PLAN OR A MEDICXARE ADVANTAGE PLAN, YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM YOUR PLAN BY THE END OF SEPTEMBER, EXPLAINING THE CHANGES IN YOUR PLAN FOR 2015. DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PLAN, OCTOBER 15TH THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR. TRAINED ELDER SERVICE SHINE VOLIUNTEERS OFFER FREE COUNSELING ON THESE PROGRAMS. OPEN ENROLLMENT SEMINARS WILL BE OFFERED BY SHINE  NOW THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. CALL ELDER SERVICES AT 413-499-0524 OR 1-800- 544 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(10/31) THE MAHAIWE WILL CONTINUE ITS POPULAR BROADCASTS OF THE MET: LIVE IN HD, THE METROPOLITAN OPERA’S EMMY AND PEABODY AWARD-WINNING SERIES OF LIVE TRANSMISSIONS TO MOVIE THEATERS, WHICH WILL REACH ITS WIDEST-EVER GLOBAL AUDIENCE IN ITS NINTH YEAR. THE 2014-2015 SEASON OF TEN PRODUCTIONS STARTS IN OCTOBER AND WILL RUN THROUGH MAY.CONTACT THE MAHAIWE AT 528-0100

(10/31) THERE WILL BE A HALLOWEEN PARTY SPONSORED BY THE SHEFFIELD  VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 31ST AT 65 DEPOT STREET IN SHEFFIELD, WITH HAYRIDES, A HAUNTED HOUSE, GAMES AND CANDY. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND FOR ALL AGES.

(10/31) ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 31ST, CHILDREN IN GREAT BARRINGTON WILL BE ABLE TO TRICK OR TREAT BETWEEN 5:30PM AND7:30PM ONLYAT HOUSES THAT HAVE OUTSIDE LIGHTS ON.

(10/31) THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS TRICK-OR-TREATING ON HALLOWEENFRIDAY, OCTOBER 31 FROM 5:00PM-7:00PM ON THE HISTORIC SOCIETY GROUNDS NEXT TO TOWN HALL PARKING LOT FREE FAMILY EVENT! TRICK-OR-TREATERS CAN GO DOOR-TO-DOOR AT THE HISTORIC BUILDINGS ON THE SOCIETY'S GROUNDS TO FILL THEIR BAGS WITH CANDY. FOR MORE INFORMATION : VISIT  WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG,  OR CALL (413) 229-2694.

(11/4) THE SHEFFIELD KIWANIS CLUB IS HOLDING A VACATION RAFFLE FEATURING A NUMBER OF GREAT VACATIONS OR 2500 DOLLARS IN CASH. TICKETS ARE $20 DOLLARS AND CAN BE PURCHASED FROM ANY KIWANIS MEMBER OF HERE AT WSBS ON STOCK BRIDGE ROAD. DRAWING WILL BE NOVEMBER 4TH AT 8PM AT THE BRIDGE RESTAURANT IN SHEFFIELD FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT DAVE SMITH AT 413-429-6872.

(11/19) MISS HALL’S SCHOOL IS SEEKING AREA PROFESSIONAL WOMEN TO VOLUNTEER AS MENTORS FOR ITS 15TH ANNUAL MONEY MATTERS FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPS TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, NOV. 17, AND WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19, AT THE SCHOOL’S HOLMES ROAD CAMPUS.FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, PLEASE CONTACT SANDY MOON, ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD OF SCHOOL AT MHS, AT (413) 395-7027, OR SMOON@MISSHALLS.ORG.
 
(11/8) LEE KIWANIS FUNDRAISER IS RAFFLING OFF A 2014, 4X4 QUAD.TICKETS ARE $25.00 AND THE DRAWING IS NOV. 8.  TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT HENRY’S ELECTRIC, LEPREVOST PLUMBING & HEATING & MEOW AND GROWL IN LEE.

(11/8) THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER IS HAVING A CRAFT SALE NOVEMBER 8TH—LOOKING FOR CRAFTERS, CALL 528-1881 TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.  NO CHARGE FOR SENIORS

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

(11/29) THE MAHAIWE WILL PRESENT ITS TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING SCREENING OF THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29 AT 4:00PM AND 7:00PM. 2014 MARKS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS CLASSIC MOVIE. THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED BY GREYLOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION. TICKETS ARE $7.CONTACT THE BOX OFFICE AT 528-0100

(11/30) IF YOU HAVE A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PLAN OR A MEDICXARE ADVANTAGE PLAN, YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM YOUR PLAN  EXPLAINING THE CHANGES IN YOUR PLAN FOR 2015. DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PLAN, OCTOBER 15TH THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR. TRAINED ELDER SERVICE SHINE VOLIUNTEERS OFFER FREE COUNSELING ON THESE PROGRAMS. OPEN ENROLLMENT SEMINARS WILL BE OFFEWRED BY SHINE  NOW THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. CALL ELDER SERVICES AT 413-499-0524 OR 1-800- 544 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(12/7)) IF YOU HAVE A MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION PLAN OR A MEDICXARE ADVANTAGE PLAN, YOU SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED INFORMATION FROM YOUR PLAN  EXPLAINING THE CHANGES IN YOUR PLAN FOR 2015. DURING THE OPEN ENROLLMENT PLAN, OCTOBER 15TH THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH, YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO CHANGE YOUR PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR. TRAINED ELDER SERVICE SHINE VOLIUNTEERS OFFER FREE COUNSELING ON THESE PROGRAMS. OPEN ENROLLMENT SEMINARS WILL BE OFFEWRED BY SHINE  NOW THROUGH THE END OF OCTOBER. CALL ELDER SERVICES AT 413-499-0524 OR 1-800- 544 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(12/27) CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN THE BERKSHIRES WITH JOHN PIZZARELLI AND JANE MONHEIT, TWO FAVORITE MAHAIWE ENTERTAINERS, HERE TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 27 AT 8:00PM. TICKETS ARE $25 TO $100 (THE LATTER INCLUDES POST-SHOW RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS). CONTACT THE MAHAIWE AT 528-0100 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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