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(5/27) THERE WILL BE BIRD WALKS  SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON WED, MAY 27,  7:00 AM - 9:00 AM AT  PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 472 W MOUNTAIN RD,  LENOX  MEMBERS:FREE   NONMEMBERS: ADULT $3.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN TODAY DURING CHECKOUT AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICES. BRING BINOCULARS OR PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO RESERVE A PAIR. REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.

(5/27) MAJOR FIRES IN DOWNTOWN GT. BARRINGTON AND HOUSATONIC, MUSTER TEAMS, MOTORIZED FIRE TRUCKS – IT’S ALL IN THIS FREE PROGRAM PRESENTED BY THE GT. BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AT THE CLAIR TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER (917 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON) AT 7PM.  JOIN US AS MIKE FITZPATRICK, A 33 YEAR FIREFIGHTER VETERAN, 5 AS CHIEF, SHARES FASCINATING STORIES AND HISTORICAL TIDBITS OF THIS REMARKABLE ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN SAVING LIVES.  QUESTIONS? CALL DEBBIE AT (413) 579-1457.

(5/30)  SHOP AT THE  ANNUAL MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE AT THE COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS MAIN CAMPUS, 444 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON, ON SATURDAY, MAY 30TH FROM 9:30AM TO 3PM AND SUNDAY, MAY 31ST FROM 9 AM TO NOON. LOCAL FAMILIES WILL BE SELLING QUALITY MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S ITEMS INCLUDING SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING, TOYS, VIDEOS, GAMES, BOOKS, BABY EQUIPMENT AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! THE CHILDREN’S ATTIC IS SPONSORED BY CHP FAMILY SERVICES. CALL 413.528.0457 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(5/31) ON SUNDAY, MAY 31 TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD PRESENTS A STAGED READING OF "LUNCH WITH AMANDA" WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY WILLIAMSTOWN-BASED PLAYWRIGHT, CHRIS NEWBOUND,  AT 2PM AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE, PITTSFIELD. ADMISSION $5.

(5/31) BLUE RIDER STABLES IS HOSTING IT'S 21ST ANNUAL HIPPITYHOP CIRCUS ON SATURDAY MAY 30 FROM 10:30-12:30, RAIN OR SHINE. COME SEE A THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE ON HORSEBACK! THIS IS OUR OPEN HOUSE, WHEN STAFF AND STUDENTS HAVE THE CHANCE TO SHOW OFF THEIR RIDING SKILLS, SET  TO A MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK. $10 FOR PARKING, FREE ADMISSION.  REFRESHMENTS AND ITEMS FOR SALE.

(6/01) THE TOWNS OF  LANESBORO, BECKET, AND RICHMOND ARE CELEBRATING THEIR 250 ANNIVERSARY AND THEY ARE HOLDING A GALA ON JUNE 2ND AT THE CROWNE PLAZA IN PITTSFIELD. SOMEONE WILL WIN AN EIGHT DAY 7 NIGHT LAND PACKAGE TO IRELAND. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE GALA ON JUNE 2ND. TICKETS ARE $5 DOLLARS EACH OR 5 FOR 20 DOLLARS. AND ARE AVAILABLE AT WSBS

(6/1)THERE WILL BE A GB DIG AND DINE ON JUNE 1 5:30-7:30 WITH A RAIN DATE JUNE 2ND 200 PEOPLE DRESSED IN WHITE HAVING AN ELEGANT DINNER IN THE MIDST OF THE MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION. FOOD BY: ALLIUM, CASTLE STREET CAFE, & PRAIRIE WHALE TICKETS ARE $35/PERSON  IT WILL BE A SET MENU WHITE ATTIRE REQUIRED. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT BARBARA (413) 528-0511 TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT: EVERGREEN 291 MAIN STREET, GB & SBCC BUSINESS OFFICE 40 RAILROAD STREET 2ND FLOOR, GB

(6/6)  SATURDAY, JUNE 6TH IS FAMILY FUN DAY AT MASS AUDUBON’S PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 10 AM TO 4 PM.  WITH A FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FREE ADMISSION, COURTESY OF  GREYLOCK FEDERAL CREDIT UNION AND THE ARCADIAN SHOP.   472 W. MOUNTAIN RD., LENOX. FOR MORE INFORMATION  CALL 413-637-0320 OR WWW.MASSAUDUBON.ORG.

(6/6) VENTFORT HALL MANSION AND GILDED AGE MUSEUM AND THE GREAT BARRINGTON KENNEL CLUB WILL PARTNER IN PRESENTING “PUTTIN ON THE DOG” ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6 FROM 12:00 NOON TO 5:00 PM.  A RAIN DATE IS SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 7 AT THE SAME TIMESADMISSION TO “PUTTIN ON THE DOG” IS $6.00 PER CAR.  SELF-GUIDED TOURS ON VENTFORT HALL’S FIRST FLOOR WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL ATTENDEESFOR INFORMATION CALL VENTFORT HALL AT 413-637-3206 OR VISIT INFO@GILDEDAGE.ORG. THE HISTORICAL MANSION IS LOCATED AT 104 WALKER STREET IN LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS.

(6/6) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “PRIDE” SATURDAY, JUNE 6, AT 7:00 PM, PRECEDED BY A POTLUCK AT 6:00 PM AT THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY, ACROSS FROM PITT HALL ROAD AND POWELL HOUSE. A MODERATED DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-766-2992. FOR DIRECTIONS:  WWW.OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG

(6/6) BERKSHIRE PULSE, HOSTS ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE AND GALA CELEBRATION ON SATURDAY, JUNE 6 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 7 AT THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK.  TWO MATINEE PERFORMANCES ARE  AT 3 P.M. SATURDAY, JUNE 6 AND SUNDAY, JUNE 7, THE GALA IS SATURDAY, JUNE 6  WITH COCKTAILS AT 6 P.M., FOLLOWED BY A  PERFORMANCE AT 7 P.M., AND FOOD, MUSIC AND A DANCE PARTY AT 8 P.M. GALA TICKETS ARE $100. MATINEE TICKETS ARE $25 FOR ADULTS, AND $15 FOR YOUTH AGE 4-18. LAP CHILDREN ARE FREE.TICKETS  AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE BY PHONE AT (413) 528-0100 OR ON LINE AT WWW.MAHAIWE.ORG.

(6/13) “A PARTY IN THE PARK” THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY GALA WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY JUNE 13 FROM 5:00 TO 7:30 AT ROELIFF JANSEN PARK, WHICH IS ACROSS RT. 22 FROM THE LIBRARY. NEW THIS YEAR IN ADDITION TO THE LOCATION WILL BE MUSIC BY CIDER MOUNTAIN BAND. TICKETS ARE $100 EACH AND CAN BE ORDERED ONLINE AT ROE JAN LIBRARY WEBSITE, ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG, OR PURCHASED AT THE LIBRARY.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

(6/13) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING PRESENTS “THE LAST MINUTE JAZZ ENSEMBLE”  SATURDAY, JUNE 13 FROM 7:30-9:30PM AT THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE, 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY, ACROSS FROM PITT HALL ROAD AND POWELL HOUSE. THERE WILL BE A BAKE SALE DURING THE INTERMISSION. THIS IS A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR OUR MEETINGHOUSE.  QUESTIONS: AND DIRECTIONS: CALL 518-766-2992 OR ON LINE AT  WWW.OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG   

(6/18) RELAY FOR LIFE OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY CENTRAL/SOUTH IS STILL LOOKING FOR A COUPLE OF BANDS TO PERFORM AT THIS YEAR'S RELAY EVENT AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN REGIONAL HIGHSCHOOL ON JUNE 19TH AND 20TH. IF YOUR BAND WANTS TO PERFORM AT RELAY, CONTACT GARFIELD REED BY CALLING: 413-528-4127 OR EMAILING GREED@GABLANCO.COM

(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

(6/20) REPAIR CAFES ARE SCHEDULED FOR THIRD SATURDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER FROM 1:00 TO 5:00 IN THE BASEMENT OF ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH (ALLEN ST. ENTRANCE), 67 EAST ST., PITTSFIELD. THE NEXT EVENT WILL BE SATURDAY, JUNE 20TH.EVERYTHING IS FREE AT THE PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE: THE REPAIRS AND ADVICE, LIVE MUSIC, CAFE CORNER REFRESHMENTS, AND THE FREEBIES IN THE GIVEAWAY CORNER.FOR MORE INFORMATION, GO TO “PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE" ON FACEBOOK, CALL 413-212-8589, OR EMAIL JMH227@HOTMAIL.COM.

(6/22) BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC IS OFFERING A FREE INFORMATION SESSION ABOUT ITS ADULT FAMILY CARE PROGRAM, WHICH IS AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED HELP OR SUPERVISION WITH DAILY LIVING SKILLS.  THE SESSION WILL BE HELD AT BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC, LOCATED AT 395 SOUTH STREET IN PITTSFIELD, ON THURSDAY, JUNE 25 FROM 6 TO 7 P.M. LIGHT FARE WILL BE PROVIDED, AND PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CONTACT AMY ROBANDT AT 413-464-7262, EXT. 22 BY MONDAY, JUNE 22. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC?S ADULT FAMILY CARE PROGRAM, VISIT HTTP://BCARC.ORG/PROGRAM-ADULT-FAMILY-CARE.ASP.

(6/25) SURVIVE THE DRIVE BEHIND THE WHEEL DEFENSIVE DRIVER TRAINING FOR INDIVIDUALS PARENTS AND TEENS JUNE 25th AT LIME ROCK PARK IN LAKEVILLE CONNECTICUT LEARN DRIVING TECHNIQUES THAT MAY ONE DAY SAVE YOUR LIFE SEATS ARE LIMITED CALL  8 6 0-806-  3 0 4 2  OR VISIT SURVIVE THE DRIVE DOT ORG

(6/28) TICKETS FOR BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY’S (BHS) ANNUAL SUBARU RAFFLE ARE NOW ON SALE.YOU COULD BE THE LUCKY WINNER OF A 2015 OUTBACK THAT COMES WITH ALL THE EXTRAS –  MORE.TOTAL VALUE – OVER $31,000! TICKETS ARE STILL $40 EACH OR THREE TICKETS FOR $100.  PURCHASE TICKETS AT BHS IN PITTSFIELD OR PURRADISE OR CATWALK IN GREAT BARRINGTON . THEY'LL BE DRAWING THE WINNER  ON SUNDAY, JUNE 28TH AT WOOFSTOCK 2015,  YOU NEED NOT BE PRESENT TO WIN.ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT  BHS,  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RAFFLE, CALL 447-7878, EXT. 131.

(7/11) HIGH AND MIGHTY THERAPEUTIC RIDING AND DRIVING CENTER ANNOUNCES ITS THIRD ANNUAL 'MANE EVENT' FUNDRAISER ON JULY 11 JOIN HIGH AND MIGHTY FOR A 'LITTLE HORSE THERAPY' FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-672-4202 OR WRITE INFO@HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG

(7/19) THERE WILL BE AN 1865 BASKET PICNIC ON SUNDAY JULY 219TH FROM 12 NOON TO 3PM AT THE VILLAGE GREEN TRIANGLE IN SOUTH EGREMONT PRESENTED BY THE FRIENDS OF EGREMONT HISTORY, CO SPONSORED BY THE TOWN OF EGREMONT AND THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION

(7/17) THE ZOPPÈ CIRCUS PERFORMS FRIDAY JULY 17, 7:00PM; SATURDAY JULY 18 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00PM; AND SUNDAY, JULY 19 2:00 & 5:00PM. AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON FAIR GROUNDSTICKETS ARE ON SALE AT WWW.GBFG.ORG AND VIA EACH CHARITY PARTNERS. THERRE WILL BE  LOCAL FARE AND GAMES OF DARING AND SKILL AT “CIRCUS ALLEY” WHERE SIDE SHOW BOOTHS ARE STAFFED BY LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND FOOD VENDORS.  A PORTION OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE ZOPPÉ FAMILY CIRCUS BENEFITS GREAT BARRINGTON FAIR GROUNDS NBT BANK IS A SPONSOR FOR ZOPPE CIRCUS

(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.

(7/22) ITS THE GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARY CLUB DRIVE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS GOLF TOURNAMENT ON THURSDAY JULY 23RD AT THE WYANTENUCK COUNTRY CLUB. SHOT GUN START IS AT 9AM. CONTACT A GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARIAN FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(7/22) ITS THE GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARY RESTAURANT RAFFLE. OVER 2 DOZEN RESTAURANT CERTIFICATES COULD BE YOURS. TICKETS ARE $5 DOLLARS OR FIVE FOR 20 DOLLARS. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM ANY ROTARIAN OOR HERE AT WSBS. GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY. TWO WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE GOLF TOURNAMENT ON JULY 23RD. PROCEEDS HELP SUPPORT ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LOCAL STUDENTS.

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