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(2/24) DUE TO THE SCHEDULING OF THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING AND SPECIAL ELECTION IN SHEFFIELD, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER SPECIAL VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE. OF FEBRUARY 24,  FOR THE SPECIAL TOWN ELECTION SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 16,  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT ALICIA DULIN, ASSISTANT TO TOWN ADMINISTRATOR OF THE TOWN OF SHEFFIELD AT 413-229-7000 EXT. 152

(02/25) THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR IS LOOKING FOR SINGERS FOR THEIR SPRING CONCERT ON MAY 17TH. THE CHOIR REHEARSES  ON WEDNESDAYS AT 7PM IN THE MUSIC ROOM AT PITTSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, AND IS DIRECTED BY PAULA NUSS. THERE ARE NO AUDITIONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 413-442-6120

(2/25) THEY HAD TO CANCEL THE MOBILE FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION FOR FEB 3RD BECAUSE OF SNOW.  THE NEW DATE IS  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH 12PM UNTIL 1PM AT  CHP-444 STOCKBRIDGE RD, GREAT BARRINGTON. THE REGULAR SCHEDULE WILL RESUME ON MARCH 3RD. THE MOBILE FOOD BANK PROVIDES FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES AND OTHER NUTRITIOUS FOODS AT NO COSTS TO FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY  SIGN UP STARTS ½ HOUR BEFORE DISTRIBUTION  ONE PORTION OF EACH ITEM WILL BE AVAILABLE PER HOUSEHOLD  BRING YOUR OWN SHOPPING BAGS  NO PROOF OF EDIBILITY REQUIRED.

(02/25) ITS ST. MARY'S SCHOOL BREAKFAST FOR DINNER! ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH FROM 5-7 PM. EGGS TO ORDER, PANCAKES WITH REAL MAPLE SYRUP, SAUSAGE, HASH BROWNS, COFFEE, TEA, AND JUICE! $7 FOR ADULTS, $5 FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-12, FREE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS OLD. CALL 243-1079 TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

(02/25) FOR A SECOND YEAR, THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY HAS JOINED WITH LOCAL RESTAURANTS TO SPONSOR “DINE OUT FOR THE LIBRARY,” TO RAISE FUNDS FOR CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING AT THE LIBRARY. FROM FEBRUARY 25 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

(2/26) THE LENOX  HIGH SCHOOL ART TEACHER WILL BE HOLDING A PAINTING NIGHT WITH A SILENT AUCTION. TO HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE EXTRA COST FOR SENDING LENOX ART STUDENTS ON A TRIP TO EUROPE. THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 26, 2015 FROM 6:00-8:00 AT LENOX HIGH SCHOOL. A PARENTS GROUP IS SELLING 100 TICKETS AT $30.00. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT SHENNA MCLAUGHLIN AT (414)347-1767

(02/28) ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT 2 PM. TOM TYNING PRESENTS "TURTLES" AT THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, 1 WENDELL AVENUE. AN AFTERNOON OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE line BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, FREE! (499) 9480

(2/28) THE CONNECTICUT BEE KEEPERS ASSOCIATION  WILL OFFER A BEE SCHOOL AT HOUSATONIC VALLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL IN FALLS VILLAGE CONNECTICUT.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL 203-266-7810

(2/28) THE  MOMENTA QUARTET WILL MAKE A RETURN APPEARANCE AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK’S SOUTH BERKSHIRE CONCERTS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28 AT 8:00 P.M. IN THE MCCONNELL AUDITORIUM OF THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER. A PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION WITH THE PERFORMERS IN THE LIEBOWITZ BLACK BOX THEATER AT 6:45 PM WILL GIVE CONCERTGOERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR A DISCUSSION OF THE WORKS BEFOREHAND.THE CONCERT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WITH A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413-528-7212.

(2/28) BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES PRESENTS ANIMAL TRACKS AND SIGNS ON SAT, FEB 28,  FROM 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM AT  LIME KILN FARM WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 568 SILVER ST, SHEFFIELD TICKETS FOR MEMBERS: ADULT $8.00, CHILD $8.00        NONMEMBERS: ADULT $10.00, CHILD $10.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN TODAY DURING CHECKOUT AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICES. INSTRUCTIONS AND DIRECTIONS: DRESS WARMLY AND IN LAYERS. SNOW SHOES WILL BE REQUIRED IF THERE IS DEEP SNOW; PLEASE BRING THEM IF YOU HAVE THEM. A LIMITED NUMBER OF ADULT AND CHILD SNOWSHOES ARE AVAILABLE IF RESERVED AHEAD OF TIME. PLEASE CALL PLEASANT VALLEY OFFICE AHEAD TO RESERVE: 413-637-0320       REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

(02/28 THE MISS HALL’S SCHOOL THEATER ENSEMBLE WILL OFFER ITS HUMOROUS TAKE ON THE INNER-WORKINGS OF OFFICE LIFE, PERFORMING THE MUSICAL COMEDY 9 TO 5 IN SHOWS AT 8 P.M. ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 8 P.M. ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, AND A 2 P.M. MATINEE ON SUNDAY, MARCH 1.ALL PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE WOODS THEATER OF THE ELIZABETH GATCHELL KLEIN ARTS CENTER ON THE MISS HALL’S CAMPUS. GENERAL ADMISSION IS $6, AND RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. SENIOR CITIZEN AND HANDICAPPED-ACCESSIBLE SEATING IS AVAILABLE.

(3/01) ON SUNDAY, MARCH 1, FROM 2 TO 4 P.M, YOU ARE INVITED TO THE BREEZEWAY ART GALLERY AT CAMPHILL GHENT, ROUTE 66, 2542 ROUTE 66, CHATHAM ,NY TO MEET THE ARTIST MARTINA ANGELA MÜLLER AT THE OPENING OF “COLOR SATELLITES” EXHIBIT, CONTEMPORARY PAINTING IN DIRECT COLLABORATION WITH NATURE..THERE WILL BE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS, AND FREE ADMISSION.EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH APRIL 7, FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (518) 392-2760

(03/01) A MEN'S ACAPELLA GROUP, THE MESSENGERS, FROM LENOX, MA, WILL PERFORM AT THE HILLSDALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ON SUNDAY, MARCH 1, AT 3 PM.THE MESSENGERS,  ARE SPONSORED BY THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF LENOX, AS PART OF THEIR MUSICAL OUTREACH PROGRAM TO OTHER AREA LOCAL CHURCHES.  A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW THE CONCERT.  THE CONCERT IS FREE.  A GOODWILL OFFERING WILL BE TAKEN TO SUPPORT THE HEIFER PROJECT.  THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN HILLSDALE, IS LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF RTS. 22 AND 23 IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION VISIT THE TOWN OF HILLSDALE WEBSITE AT  HILLSDALENY.COM.

(03/02) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “IVORY TOWER” MONDAY, MARCH 2, 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. THE EVENT 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:  WWW.OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG   SNOW DATE IS MARCH 9, AT 7:00.

(3/8)  THE STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE HAS RESCHEDULED THEIR PUBLIC STUFFED BREAST OF CHICKEN DINNER IN THE HALL ON CHURCH STREET FOR MARCH 8TH FROM 1 TO 2PM. COST IS $12 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, UNDER 12, $6 DOLLARS. TAKE OUTS AT 298-3185. IF WEATHER IS BAD, CALL FIRST AT 298-3185.

(03/07) WARD’S NURSERY AND GARDEN CENTER WILL HELP GARDENERS GET THE GROWING SEASON STARTED IN 2015 WITH TEN FREE CLASSES LED BY ENVIRONMENTAL AND HORTICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS BEGINNING SATURDAY MARCH 7, ALL CLASSES ARE FREE BUT DUE TO LIMITED SEATING, WARD’S REQUESTS PATRONS PRE-REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.WARDSNURSERY.COM OR BY CALLING 413-528-0166. CLASSES “SELL OUT” EACH YEAR SO EARLY RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED. SPEAKERS AND TOPICS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONFIRM BY VISITING THE WEBSITE OR CALLING THE STORE.

(2/24)  THE RELAY FOR LIFE AND THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INVITES YOUTO A CELEBRATION AND KICK OFF OF THIS YEAR'S RELAY ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 24TH  AT 6PM AT SLOANES TAVERN AT CRANWELL RESORT IN LENOX. THE RELAY WILL BE JUNE 19TH AND 20TH AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL. TO LEARN MORE, HEAD TO FACEBOOK DOT COM AND SEARCH RELAY FOR LIFE

(03/13) THE LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTO WILL HOST ITS ANNUAL COMEDY SHOW FUNDRAISER ON FRIDAY, MARCH 13  AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE LEE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 300 GREYLOCK STREET IN LEE.  THIS EVENT IS FOR ADULTS AGES 18 AND UP, AND WILL FEATURE STAND-UP COMEDY BY TONY V. AND KERRI LOUISE.  A 50/50 RAFFLE AND BASKET RAFFLES ALSO WILL BE AVAILABLE. ALL PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT LEE ELEMENTARY PTO. TICKETS FOR THE COMEDY SHOW ARE $15.00 PER PERSON AND ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, OR FOR PRESALE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 243- 0336.

(03/14) THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY PRESENTS SKI-LAY FOR LIFE “SKI FOR A CURE” ON SATURDAY MARCH 14TH AT SKI BUTTERNUT BEGINNING WITH AN 8:30 TO 9:30 AM REGISTRATION. REGISTRATION IS $25 DOLLARS. DON'T WANT TO SKI? COME FOR A DAY OF FUN, GAMES, AND MUSIC. AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. ALL PROCEEDS TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

(3/14) THERE WILL BE A ST. PATRICK'S DAY CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE DINNERSPONSORED BY THE NEW BOSTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH ONSATURDAY, MARCH 14 FROM 5 TO 7 PM TO BE HELD AT THE SANDISFIELD FIRE STATION #2, 207 SANDISFIELD RD (RT57) ADULTS $12, UNDER 12 $5, TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

(03/15) THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY WILL HOST ORY BROWN ON SUNDAY MARCH 15 AT 4PM. WITH  A 90 MINUTE WORKSHOP ON VOCAL TECHNIQUE FOR SOLO AND CHORAL SINGERS, FOCUSING ON THE THREE MAIN COMPONENTS OF THE SINGING VOICE: THE WORKSHOP IS FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES TO SING OR IS INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO SING. THERE IS A $10 FEE FOR THIS WORKSHOP. ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY,  IS LOCATED AT 9091 RT. 22, AT THE INTERSECTION OF RTS. 22 AND 23 IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION ON HOURS, EVENTS, CALL 518-325-4101, OR VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG.PLEASE CALL THE LIBRARY TO REGISTER.

(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.

(04/15) MUSIC IN COMMON ANNOUNCES THE 2015 SUMMER YOUTH SUMMITAT 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

(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

(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 IS AN EXPLORATION OF WORLD FOLK MUSIC WITH SELECTIONS FROM EUROPE, AFRICA, CANADA, AND THE UNITED STATES.  A SPECIAL FEATURE IS THE PREMIER OF TWO WORKS COMMISSIONED BY THE CHOIR FROM AWARD-WINNING, RICHMOND COMPOSER STEVE MURRAY. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 413-442-6120, OR VISIT WWW.BERKSHIRECONCERTCHOIR.ORG.

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