Community Bulletin Board

(3/31) ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31 TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD  IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR A STAGED READING OF "CHOCOLATE" BY FREDERICK STROPPEL AND "WEDDING DUET" BY LAUREN WILSON FROM 5 TO 6:30PM AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE, PITTSFIELD. MORE INFO AT WWW.TOWNPLAYERS.ORG.

(3/31) THERE WILL BE A CAUCUS AT THE STATE ROAD FIRE STATION ON TUESDAY MARCH 31,  FROM 5:30 TO 6:30 P.M.ALL REGISTERED REPUBLICANS AND UN-ENROLLED VOTERS ARE INVITED TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS. CANDIDATES ARE NEEDED TO FILL NUMEROUS ELECTED TOWN POSITIONS INCLUDING SELECT-BOARD, FINANCE COMMITTEE AND PLANNING BOARD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT;ANDY MORO - AMORO47@GMAIL.COM or PATRICK FENNELL - 528-9106

(3/31) THE HILLMAN-JACKSON GALLERY AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON'S ROCK, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE MONTH-LONG BERKSHIRE FESTIVAL OF WOMEN WRITERS, WILL PRESENT “MY LIFE IN COMICS”, BY COMIC  BARBARA SLATE. THE EXHIBITION WILL BE ON VIEW FROM TUESDAY, MARCH 31 UNTIL THURSDAY, APRIL 16. A GALLERY TALK FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, MARCH 31 AT 5:00 P.M. IN THE HILLMAN-JACKSON GALLERY AT THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER. THE GALLERY IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEEKDAYS FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. AND WEEKENDS 2:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.

(3/31) ITS SIGN UP TIME FOR GREAT BARRINGTON GIRLS SOFTBALL FOR ALL GIRLS FROM:GRE AT BARRINGTON, HOUSATONIC, RICHMOND, STOCKBRIDGE AND WEST STOCKBRIDGE GRADES 2-8 ON    TUESDAY MARCH 31 AND  FRIDAY APRIL 3 FROM 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER REGISTRATION FEE $30.00 , WITH FAMILY MAXIMUM AT $60.00 FOR INFO: CONTACT TERRY CHAMBERLAND AT 528-3730  OR ON CELL: 413-429-1689 OR EMAIL: TCHAMBERLAND38@YAHOO.COM

(4/3)) ITS SIGN UP TIME FOR GREAT BARRINGTON GIRLS SOFTBALL FOR ALL GIRLS FROM:GRE AT BARRINGTON, HOUSATONIC, RICHMOND, STOCKBRIDGE AND WEST STOCKBRIDGE GRADES 2-8 ON   FRIDAY APRIL 3 FROM 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM  AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER REGISTRATION FEE $30.00 , WITH FAMILY MAXIMUM AT $60.00 FOR INFO: CONTACT TERRY CHAMBERLAND AT 528-3730  OR ON CELL: 413-429-1689 OR EMAIL: TCHAMBERLAND38@YAHOO.COM

(4/6) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “THE HOUSE I LIVE IN” MONDAY, APRIL 6, AT 7:00 PM AT THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY, ACROSS FROM PITT HALL ROAD AND POWELL HOUSE. ITS
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:  WWW.OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG

(4/7) JOIN THE MUDDY BROOK ELEMENTARY COMMUNITY FOR AN EVENING OF “MEET AND GREET” WITH PRINCIPAL MARY BERLE, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL NAN THOMPSON, MEMBERS OF THE MUDDY BROOK PTA,TEACHERS AND STAFF.AT  MUDDY BROOK REGIONAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 318 MONUMENT VALLEY ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 5:30PM – 7:00PM  YOU WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO VISIT THE KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS.CALL CHRIS KELLY AT MUDDY BROOK ELEMENTARY  413 644 2350 OR BY EMAILCHRISTINE.KELLY@BHRSD.ORG

(4/08)THE BLUE RIDER STABLES PRESENTS THEIR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT ON  APRIL 4 @ 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM THIS IS A FREE COMMUNITY EVENT, WHERE CHILDREN CAN COME HUNT EGGS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH FRIENDS.PONY RIDES, HAY MAZE, FACE PAINTING AND DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

(4/9)THE BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY'S ANNUAL LASAGNA DINNER WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY APRIL 9TH FROM 5 TO 7PM AT CRISSEY FARMS IN THE JENNIFER COMMONS ON STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO PURRADISE. TICKETS  ARE $12 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS AND $6 DOLLARS FOR CHILDREN AND MAY BE BOUGHT AT THE DOOR.

(4/11) CULTURAL PARTNERS JACOB’S PILLOW DANCE AND MASS MOCA PRESENT KEIGWIN + COMPANY, APRIL 11 AT 8PM AND APRIL 12 AT 3PM AT THE HUNTER CENTER. AT MASS MOCA. KEIGWIN + COMPANY WILL BRING A MIXED PROGRAM OF HIGH ART AND PURE ENTERTAINMENT TICKET PRICES ARE ADVANCE: $18 STUDENT, $20 MEZZANINE, $26 ORCHESTRA, $32 PREFERRED.  DAY OF: $18 STUDENT, $26 MEZZANINE, $32 ORCHESTRA, $38 PREFERRED TO ORDER TICKETS: 413.662.2111 OR WWW.MASSMOCA.ORG MASS MOCA IS LOCATED AT 87 MARSHALL STREET, NORTH ADAMSFOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON JACOB’S PILLOW, VISIT WWW.JACOBSPILLOW.ORG

(4/11) THERE WILL BE A FUNDRAISER FOR THE D'ANIELLO FAMILY, WHO LOST EVERYTHING IN A FIRE. THE EVENT WILL BE AT BUTTERNUT SKI AREA AT THE UPPER LODGE ON SATURDAY APRIL 11TH AT 4PM. ADVANCED TICKETS ARE $20 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, $10 DOLLARS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12. TICKETS AT THE DOOR WILL BE $25 DOLLARS. EVENTS WILL INCLUDE A SITDOWN DINNER PLUS LIVE MUSIC, RAFFLES AND AUCTIONS. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT S&A SUPPLY, THE GREAT BARRINGTON VFW AND THE WELL, OR BY CALLING 528-3753. YOUMAY ALSO CALL 528-3753  OR GO TO THE D'ANIELLO FUND RAISER ON FACE BOOK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

(4/11) THE CENTER FOR FOOD STUDIES AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON'S ROCK, ANNOUNCES THE SECOND ANNUAL THINKFOOD CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 11,  THIS YEAR’S THEME IS “THE FUTURE OF FOOD ACTIVISM: ISSUES AND ANSWERS TO HUNGER IN THE BERKSHIRES.”CO-SPONSORED BY THE NUTRITION CENTER, THIS CONFERENCE WILL FEATURE A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY ANDREW MOREHOUSE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASS., AND TWO PANEL PRESENTATIONS.DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. FOR MORE INFORMATION  VISIT: HTTP://SIMONS-ROCK.CAMPUSGUIDES.COM/FOODSTUDIES.

(4/12) ON SUNDAY, APRIL 12 AT 3:00 P.M., PIANIST FREDERIC CHIU WILL MAKE HIS FOURTH APPEARANCE AT SOUTH BERKSHIRE CONCERTS IN THE BARD COLLEGE OF SIMON’S ROCK MCCONNELL AUDITORIUM. MR. CHIU WILL PERFORM A PROGRAM OF FAVORITE COMPOSITIONS BY TWO 20TH CENTURY MASTER PIANIST-COMPOSERS, CLAUDE DEBUSSY AND SERGE PROKOFIEV. ADMISSION TO THIS CONCERT IS FREE WITH A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CALL 413-528-7212 OR GO TO THE EVENT LISTING.

(4/12) ON SUNDAY APRIL 12TH THE STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE WILL SERVE A PUBLIC ROST PORK DINNER FAMILY STYLE INTHE HALL ON CHURCH STREET FROM 1 TO 2PM. COST: ADULTS $12.00 UNDER 12 $6.00 TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE AT 298-3185

(04/15) MUSIC IN COMMON ANNOUNCES THE 2015 SUMMER YOUTH SUMMIT AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK IN GREAT BARRINGTON, MA FROM JULY 19-29.. THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ANYONE REGARDLESS OF MUSICAL SKILL LEVEL.ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR THE 2015 MIC YOUTH SUMMIT IS NOW OPEN AT WWW.MUSICINCOMMON.ORG/YOUTHSUMMIT AND WILL CLOSE APRIL 15TH OR WHEN ENROLLMENT FILLS, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CONTACT YOUTH SUMMIT PROJECT COORDINATOR NANCY M. ROGERS AT nancy@musicincommon.org

(4/15)THE NEXT MEETING OF THE CITIZENS COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR THE GE-PITTSFIELD/HOUSATONIC RIVER SITE WILL BE HELD ON APRIL 15,FROM 5:30 TO 7:30 PM AT THE KENT TOWN HALL, LOCATED AT 41 KENT GREEN BLVD, KENT, CT MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE, AND A MEETING AGENDA WILL BE POSTED BEFORE THE MEETING, AT: HTTP://WWW.EPA.GOV/HOUSATONIC/INDEX.HTML

(4/16) THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER PRESENTS LIVE FROM NASHVILLE AT THE MOHECAN SUN  ON THURSDAY APRIL 16TH PACKAGE INCLUDES ROUND TRIP MOTOR COACH TRANSPORTATION, FREE TIME AT THE MOHECAN SUN, WITH BONUS PACKAGE. TRIP DEPARTS  AT 7AM AND RETURNS AT 7:30PM. TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, CALL GRACE ZBELLK AT 413-528-0230

(04/23) THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY HAS JOINED WITH LOCAL RESTAURANTS TO SPONSOR “DINE OUT FOR THE LIBRARY,” AN EVENT TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING AT THE LIBRARY NOW THROUGH APRIL 23, TWELVE LOCAL ROE JAN RESTAURANTS WILL DONATE 10% OF THEIR DINNER FUNDS RAISED THROUGH DINE OUT WILL SUPPORT THE RESOURCES AND PROGRAMMING OFFERED FOR CHILDREN AT THE LIBRARY, AS WELL AS THE LIBRARY'S PARTICIPATION IN OUTREACH PROGRAMS TO ENGAGE FAMILIES IN THE IMPORTANCE OF READING THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY, IS LOCATED AT 9091 RT. 22, AT THE INTERSECTION OF RTS. 22 AND 23 IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION ON RESTAURANTS INVOLVED,CALL 518-325-4101, OR VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG

(4/27) THE LEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WILL AWARD THREE GRADUATING SENIORS WITH ACADEMIC GRANTS OF $1,000 EACH TO BE APPLIED TO THE COST OF ATTENDING COLLEGE. REVENUE GENERATED BY THE LEE CHAMBER’S ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT PROVIDES THE FUNDS FOR THE GRANTS. THIS YEAR’S GOLF TOURNAMENT WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 3 AT GREENOCK COUNTRY CLUB. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS IS MONDAY, APRIL 27, APPLICATIONS CAN BE DELIVERED TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT OR MAILED TO THE LEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, PO BOX 345, LEE MA 01238.

(5/02) THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL PRESENT ITS FIRST ANNUAL HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR ON SATURDAY, MAY 2ND, 2015 FROM 1PM TO 5PM. THE TOUR WILL INCLUDE 3 HOMES IN GREAT BARRINGTON AND 2 IN HOUSATONIC. ADMISSION IS $25, AND TICKETS CAN BE BOUGHT ON THE DAY OF THE TOUR AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON TRAIN STATION AND AT THE RAMSDELL LIBRARY IN HOUSATONIC. TICKETS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE BY CALLING 413-591-8702 OR ONLINE AT WWW.GBHISTORY.ORG

(05/02) HEARTS OF THE FATHER WILL BE HOSTING OUT OF THE BERKSHIRES INTO AFRICA WITH JOHN A LIBBY MORITZ AND EVENING OF DINING AND DANCING  ON SATURDAY MAY 2ND AT 6PM AT CRISSY FARM ON STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON WITH MUSIC BY  BTU'S BAND. TICKETS ARE $125 DOLLARS PER PERSON. PROCEEDS BEEFITTING HOMELESS CHILDREN . TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WWW.HEARTS OF THE FATHER DOT ORG, OR BY CALLING 413-229-2922

(5/03) BLUE RIDER STABLES IS HOSTING A WORKSHOP JOINING YOGA AND HORSEBACK RIDING ON MAY 3 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. THE COST IS | $200 (INCLUDES LUNCH) *NO PREVIOUS RIDING OR YOGA EXPERIENCE NECESSARY.

(5/17) THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR SPRING CONCERT, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF PAULA NUSS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, WILL BE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, MAY 17 at 4pm AT THE ZION LUTHERN CHURCH ON FIRST STREET IN PITTSFIELD.  THE PROGRAM FEATURES SELECTIONS FROM EUROPE, AFRICA, CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES.  A SPECIAL FEATURE IS THE PREMIER OF TWO WORKS COMMISSIONED FROM AWARD-WINNING, RICHMOND COMPOSER STEVE MURRAY. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 413-442-6120, OR VISIT WWW.BERKSHIRECONCERTCHOIR.ORG.

(6/20) ON SATURDAY JUNE 20TH FROM 10 TO 2 THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY WITH ASSISTANCE FROM SOLE (so-lay) HAIR SALONS WILL BE CUTTING HAIR FOR USE IN MAKING WIGS FOR KIDS. YOUR HAIR MUST BE 10 TO 12 INCHES LONG. THE HAIR CUTTING WILL BE HELD AT THE 20215 RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL

(6/20) THE RELAY FOR LIFE PRESENTS THE GOLF BALL DROP, A 50/50 FUNDR RAISER ON JUNE 20TH DURING THE RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT AT MONUMNET MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL ON JUNE 20TH. TAKE A CHANCE BUY A BALL. BALLS WILL BE DROPPED FROM A LADDER TRUCK THE BALL CLOSEST TO THE HOLE WINS HALF THE PROCEEDS. EACH BALL IS JUST $5 DOLLARS

(7/21) BARD COLLEGE AT SIMONS ROCK IS PRESENTING A YOUTH SUMMIT “MUSIC IN COMMON”, AN INTER-CLUTURAL MULTI-FAITH MUSIC AND MULTI MEDIA PROGRAM  FOR TEENS JULY 21ST THROUGH THE 30TH. TO LEARN MORE  CALL 413-229-9939 FOR GO TO WWW.MUSICINCOMMON.ORG/YOUTH SUMMIT.

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