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(7/30) ITS THE ANNUAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL  AT THE CHP FARMERS MARKET. THURSDAY, JULY 30TH 3:00 – 6:00PM, 442 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD GREAT BARRINGTON, MA. COME FOR  LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL ARTISTS, FACE PAINTING, BOUNCY HOUSE, RAFFLES & GAMES. WITH A PIE EATING CONTEST AT 4:30PM. THIS EVENT GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY WINDY HILL FARM AND TAYLOR RENTAL.

(7/30) THE 2015 SUNSET MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES  EVERY THURSDAY   DURING  JULY, AND AUGUST AT THE CANAAN VFW FROM 7-9PM WITH LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, AND CARS AND MOTOR CYCLES CRUISE EACH WEEK, VENDORS WELCOME.CALL 860-824-8158 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FIND OUT WHO’S PLAYING THIS THURSDAY

(7/31) GREAT BARRINGTON PRESENTS THEIR  FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 5:30PM AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND TOWN HALL, 334 MAIN ST. PLUS DAVID GROVER & GROVER’S GANG EVERY SATURDAY IN JULY & AUGUST

(8/01) ITS GONGS! A MUSICAL JOURNEY AT METTABEE FARM, ON SATURDAY AUGUST 1, 7:30PM - 9:00PM.  BE THE VIBRATION YOU WISH TO BE! FREE! DONATIONS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED TO COVER EXPENSES. $15-$50 SUGGESTED. ALL AGES WELCOME. METTABEE FARM 551 HARLEMVILLE RD., HILLSDALE NY. FOR MORE INFORMATION  CONTACT METTABEEFARM.COM OR CALL 518-567-5123

(8/1) MOUNT WASHINGTON WILL HOLD THEIR  CHURCH FAIR ON AUGUST 1, FROM  10:00 A.M.-3 P.M., RAIN OR SHINE, AT THE INTERSECTION OF EAST ST. AND CROSS ROAD, MT. WASHINGTON, MA. FRESH FOOD, CHILDREN’S GAMES, ARTISTS AND ARTISANS TABLE, WHITE ELEPHANTS TENT, MUSIC, RAFFLE DRAWING FOR QUILT., AND HOSPITALITY RAFFLE.  ADMISSION IS FREE AND INCLUDES A DOOR PRIZE TICKET. (NO PETS PLEASE.)                                                                          

(8/1) THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SOUTH EGREMONT WILL HOLD A BAR-B-Q RIBS DINNER AUGUST 1 FROM 5:30-7 P.M. ADULTS $15 AND CHILDREN AGES 5-10 $5. TAKE-OUT WILL BE AVAILABLE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED FOR BOTH SIT-DOWN AND TAKE-OUT ORDERS.  PLEASE CALL 528-2368 OR 528-4886. MENU INCLUDES RIBS, BAKED POTATO, CORN ON THE COB, COLE SLAW, CORN BREAD, DESSERT AND BEVERAGE.

(8/1) THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF GREAT BARRINGTON  ANNUAL SUMMER CRAFT FAIR IS BEING HELD ON SATURDAY, 8/1/15 FROM 10 AM TO 5 PM.  RAIN OR SHINE **LOTS OF HAND MADE CRAFTS INSIDE THE CHURCH AND OUTSIDE ON THE CHURCH LAWN.  THE HOT DOG WAGON WILL BE SELLING HOT DOGS AND ALL THE FIXINGS  THERE WILL BE A BAKE SALE TABLE WITH DELICIOUS HOME MADE BAKED ITEMS. CALL 413-717-1347  FOR MORE INFORMATION

(8/1) THE ROELIFF-JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY WILL PRESENT SINGER/SONGWRITER MARC BERGER IN CONCERT PERFORMING MUSIC FROM HIS ALBUM "RIDE" ON SATURDAY AUGUST 1 AT 5 PM THE CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HILLTOP BARN AT ROELIFF JANSEN PARK.THE ROE JAN PARK IS ACROSS ROUTE 22 FROM THE LIBRARY. SOME SEATING WILL BE AVAILABLE BUT CONCERTGOERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING LAWN CHAIRS OR BLANKETS.

(8/1) THERE WILL BE A CANOE TRIP TO UPPER AND LOWER GOOSE PONDS SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON SAT,  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM AT UPPER AND LOWER GOOSE PONDS, TYRINGHAM, MA SUITABLE FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN 10 - 18 YEARS  MEMBERS:  ADULT $28.00, CHILD $28.00    NONMEMBERS: ADULT $35.00, CHILD $35.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN TODAY DURING CHECKOUT AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICES.CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SWIM. DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE IN LEE WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REGISTRATION. DUE TO POSSIBLE WINDY CONDITIONS, PREVIOUS CANOE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. THIS CANOE TRIP CAN BE STRENUOUS. BRING FOOD, DRINK, INSECT REPELLENT, AND SUNSCREEN.REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 413-637-0320 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

(8/5)THE 26TH ANNUAL CHOCOLATE BOWL CANOE/KAYAK/SUP RACE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, AUG.5 AT THE STOCKBRIDGE BOWL. REGISTRATION IS AT THE STOCKBRIDGE BOWL BOAT RAMP (RTE 183, STOCKBRIDGE, MA) AT 5PM. THE RACE WILL START AT 6PM. ENTRY FEE IS $10 PER PADDLER. PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO THE STOCKBRIDGE BOWL ASSOCIATION. RACERS SHOULD BE SURE THAT THEIR BOATS ARE ZEBRA MUSSEL FREE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT GARY MILLER AT 298-3411 (HOME) OR 637-9760 (WORK).

(8/6) ITS KNEE-HIGH NATURALISTS SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 472 W MOUNTAIN RD, LENOX, ON MONDAY, AUGUST 3-THROUGH THUR, AUGUST AUG 6 FROM  10:00- AM TO NOON  PROGRAM IS SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 3 - 5 YEARS  A SNACK IS PROVIDED.MEMBERS: $85.00 NONMEMBERS: $115.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN TODAY DURING CHECKOUT. PLEASE DRESS YOUR CHILD FOR THE OUTDOORS REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 413-637-0320 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

(8/6)  THE COLUMBIA COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING WILL PRESENT MEDICARE 101 AT THE ROE JAN LIBRARY ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6 AT 10:15 AM. THIS TWO-HOUR SEMINAR HAS BEEN DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY TO HELP THOSE APPROACHING AGE 65 WHO ARE BEGINNING TO THINK ABOUT APPLYING FOR MEDICARE. THE SEMINAR WILL CLOSE WITH A QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION TO MAKE SURE THE MOST IMPORTANT POINTS HAVE BEEN COVERED. THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARYIS LOCATED AT 9091 RT. 22, 3 IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION ON HOURS OR EVENTS, CALL 518-325-4101, OR VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG

(8/7) THERE WILL BE A VILLAGE HARMONY CONCERT AT METABEE FARM ON AUGUST 7TH AT 7PM AND A WORKSHOP ON AUGUST 8TH AT. PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE WORKSHOP IS APPRECIATED BUT NOT NEEDED. CONCERT TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR. ALL AGES WELCOME!!! METTABEE FARM  IS LOCATED AT 551 HARLEMVILLE RD., HILLSDALE NY CALL 518-567-5123

(8/7) THE LITCHFIELD JAZZ FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS -AUGUST 7 TO 9 AT THE GOSHEN FAIRGROUNDS IN GOSHEN, CT. IT KICKS OFF FRIDAY EVENING WITH THE ANNUAL OPENING NIGHT GALA FEATURING HORS D’OEUVRES, FRENCH WINES & MUSIC FROM THE LITCHFIELD JAZZ CAMP.TICKET HOLDERS WILL ALSO ENJOY CRAFTS, FINE ART, THE POPULAR KIDS ZONE, A VARIETY OF FLAVORFUL FOODS, PERFORMANCES BY CAMP STUDENTS, ARTIST TALKS, AFTER PARTIES AND JAMS. FOR FESTIVAL AND TICKET INFORMATION VISIT WWW.LITCHFIELDJAZZFEST.COM, CALL (860) 361-6285.

(8/7) YOU ARE INVITED TO THE SHEFFIELD ANTIQUES SHOW ON AUGUST 7, 8 & 9 AT MT EVERETT REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL 491 BERKSHIRE SCHOOL RD SHEFFIELD. THE SHOW IS OPEN ON FRI & SAT 10-5,  AND SUN 10-4 THER WILL BE LUNCH, BAKE & GARDEN SHOP ,AND A  QUILT RAFFLE SPONSORED BY 1ST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF SHEFFIELD. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO WWW.SHEFFIELDANTIQUES.ORG

(8/8) AT 8:00PM ON SAT. AUG. 8TH, AT THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST MEETING HOUSE,1089 MAIN ST. HOUSATONIC, RIMON RESOURCE CENTER FOR JEWISH SPIRITUALITY PRESENTS ANTHONY RUSSELL IN “CONVERGENCE”- A CONCERT BLENDING YIDDISH ART SONGS AND AFRICAN AMERICAN SPIRITUALS. . THIS IS A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR RIMON RESOURCE CENTER FOR JEWISH SPIRITUALITY. GENERAL ADMISSION $30. TICKETS ON SALE THROUGH THE RIMON WEBSITE: RIMONBERKSHIRES.ORG OR CALL RIMON 413-274-1034.

(8/8) CHRIST TRINITY CHURCH, SHEFFIELD – PREENTS THEIR 76TH ANNUAL PARISH FAIR & HUGE TAG SALE, ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 9AM – 3PM THERE WILL BE A BOOK SALE, BAKE SALE, CRAFTERS AND OLD-FASHIONED PICNIC WITH GREAT FOOD.  FUN-4-KIDS INCLUDES FACE PAINTING AND KIDS’ CRAFTS.  FRESH CAPE COD CLAMS, COLD DRINKS AND ENTERTAINMENT! FREE ADMITTANCE.  SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 9-3 (TAG SALE EARLY BIRDS - 8:30 AM FOR $5.00). PLENTY OF PARKING. 180 MAIN ST. (RT. 7), SHEFFIELD. CALL 413-229-8811. OR ON LINE WWW.CHRISTTRINITYSHEFFIELD.ORG.

(8/8) THERE WILL BE AN ORGANIC GARDENING SERIES: 10 HERBS FOR THE BERKSHIRES FROM SEED TO HARVEST  SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON SAT, AUG 08 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM AT CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, COMMUNITY GARDENS PAVILION, WILLIAMS ST, PITTSFIELD, FOR ADULTS FREE FOR MEMBERS       NONMEMBERS: $10.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN TODAY DURING CHECKOUT AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICES. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 413-637-0320 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

(8/09)  THE KINDRED GREAT EIGHT-MILE ROAD RACE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 8 A.M. THE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE PORCHLIGHT NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM, WHICH TAKES PLACE AT KINDRED GREAT BARRINGTON. THE COURSE WILL BEGIN AND FINISH NEAR THE KINDRED GREAT BARRINGTON FACILITY ON MAPLE AVE. (RTE. 23) IN GREAT BARRINGTON. THE EARLY REGISTRATION FEE IS $25. AFTER JULY 12, THE FEE WILL BE $30. RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS $35. REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.BERKSHIRERUNNINGCENTER.COM.

(8/9)SOME OF THE HUDSON VALLEY’S TOP CHEFS AND FARMERS WILL CELEBRATE AND RAISE FUNDS FOR THE NORTH EAST COMMUNITY CENTER AT THE CHEF & FARMER BRUNCH, SPONSORED BY NO. 9 RESTAURANT AND BLACK SHEEP HILL FARM.  THIS YEAR, THE BRUNCH WILL TAKE PLACE AT ON THE SHADY LAWN AT NUMBER  9 ON MAIN STREET IN MILLERTON. ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, FROM 11AM – 1PM,.  OVER 150 PEOPLE ATTENDED LAST YEAR’S SOLD-OUT EVENT, RAISING OVER $10,000 FOR NECC’S COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: JENNY HANSELL, 518.789.4259 EXTENSION 101

(8/07) THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM IN MONTEREY IS CELEBRATING ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY AT A PARTY ON THE HILLTOP FIELD BEHIND THE “STONE HOUSE” ON ROUTE 23, SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 4-7 P.M. LIVE MUSIC FEATURING THE EASY RIDIN’ PAPAS, ALONG WITH COCKTAILS, HORS D’OEUVRES AND A LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM.  $75 PER PERSON IN ADVANCE, $85 AT THE DOOR; RSVP BY AUGUST 7TH. PARTY ENTRANCE AND PARKING AT CORNER OF BLUE HILL ROAD AND ROUTE 23, MONTEREY. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL 413-528-6888 OR GO TO WWW.BIDWELLHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG

(8/12) ON AUGUST 12, THERE WILL BE AN ARTIST RECEPTION AT THE OTIS LIBRARY FOR SARA MARKEL FROM 5-7 PM

(8/15) GREAT BARRINGTON AIRPORT AND GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARY PRESENT THEIR ANNUAL BIKE-N-FLY IN ON SATURDAY AUGUST 15TH  FROM 10-4, TO BENEFIT THE GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND. THE ROTARY IS HOLDING A 20, 35, AND 50 MILE  BIKE EVENT. YOU CAN STILL SIGN UP.  THER WILL BE SENIC AIRPLANE RIDES, A CELEBRITY DUNKING BOOTH  FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE AVAILABLE PARKING  IS $10 DOLLARS A CAR . FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT ANY ROTARIAN.

(8/16) THE SHEFFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT IS PRESENTING AN EXHIBIT WEEKENDS FROM 10AM TO 3PM FROM JULY 4TH THRU AUGUST 16TH THAT WILL DISPLAY PHOTOS, ANTIQUE EQUIPMENT AND TELL THE STORIES OF THOSE WHO PROUDLY CALLED THEMSELVES MEMBERS OF VOLUNTEER HOSE COMPANY NO. 1. THIS EXHIBIT IS FEE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG, OR CALL (413) 229-2694.

(8/17) THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY WILL BE SPONSORING CAREGIVERS CAFE SESSIONS TO GIVE PRACTICAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AS WELL AS ADVICE, INFORMATION AND HELP TO THOSE TAKING CARE OF AN ILL, DISABLED OR ELDERLY LOVED ONE AT HOME. THERE WILL BE FOUR FRIDAY SESSIONS FROM 10 TO 11:30AM AT ANCRAM TOWN HALL BEGINNING JULY 17TH AND RUNNING UNTIL AUGUST 7TH.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.

(8/18) ON AUGUST 18, THERE WILL BE PROGRAM ON HERBS & SPICES FOR HEALTH AND SPIRIT, PRESENTED BY NICOLE WEBSTER, AT THE OTIS LIBRARY AT 7 PM

(8/19) ON SATURDAY SEPT. 19, THE TOWNS OF ANCRAM, COPAKE AND HILLSDALE WILL SPONSOR THE ROE JAN RAMBLE BIKE TOUR, THE RIDE IS FREE OF CHARGE, AND ALL WHO REGISTER BY AUG. 29 ARE GUARANTEED A FREE RIDE T-SHIRT.“RIDERS HAVE THEIR CHOICE FOUR COURSES: 10, 25, 35 OR 50 MILES. ALL THE RIDES START AND END AT COPAKE MEMORIAL PARK,306 MOUNTAIN ROAD IN COPAKE. RIDERS CAN SIGN UP ONLINE AT AT: REGISTRATIONS CAN BE MAILED OR HAND-DELIVERED TO:  TOWN OF COPAKE, ATTN: COPAKE HAMLET REVITALIZATION TASKFORCE, COPAKE TOWN HALL, 230 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD., COPAKE, NY

(8/28 ON AUGUST 26, THERE WILL BE  AN AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING, SHIELA WELLER, THE GOOD NEWS SORORITY, AT THE OTIS LIBRARY AT 7 PM

(8/27) THE 2015 SUNSET MUSIC SERIES CONTINUES  EVERY THURSDAY   DURING AUGUST AT THE CANAAN VFW FROM 7-9PM WITH LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, AND CARS AND MOTOR CYCLES CRUISE EACH WEEK, VENDORS WELCOME.CALL 860-824-8158 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FIND OUT WHO’S PLAYING THIS THURSDAY

(08/29) ON SATURDAY SEPT. 19 THE TOWNS OF ANCRAM, COPAKE AND HILLSDALE WILL AGAIN SPONSOR THE ROE JAN RAMBLE BIKE TOUR, A FUN, NONCOMPETITIVE RIDE INTENDED TO PROMOTE BIKING IN THE ROE JAN AREA.JOINING THE RIDE IS FREE OF CHARGE, AND ALL WHO REGISTER BY AUG. 29 ARE GUARANTEED A FREE RIDE T-SHIRT.

(9/4) GREAT BARRINGTON PRESENTS THEIR  FREE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4TH AT 5:30PM AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND TOWN HALL, 334 MAIN ST.   PLUS DAVID GROVER & GROVER’S GANG EVERY SATURDAY IN JULY & AUGUST.  

(9/05) ON SEPTEMBER 5, THERE WILL BE AN AUTHOR TALK AND BOOK SIGNING, ELIZABETH MEYERS, GOOD MOURNING, AT 1 PM

(9/30) SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH. AT  THE OTIS LIBRARY & MUSEUM A PERFECT TIME TO GET A LIBRARY CARD JUST IN TIME FOR SCHOOL, WHICH MEANS, IT’S THE PERFECT TIME FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN AND ANYONE ELSE TO GET THE MOST IMPORTANT CARD EVER…THEIR LOCAL LIBRARY CARD.

(10/16) BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA PARISH AT CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH IN HOIUSATONIC WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL BAZAAR ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 16TH AND SATURDAY OCTOBER 17TH. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR DONATION AND SERVICES FROM AREA BUSINESSES. REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE CONTACTING AREA MERCHANTS FOR DONATIONS.

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