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(7/23) THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ITS SPONSOR PARTNERS WSBS AND BERKSHIRE CO-OP MARKET, AND DOWNTOWN GREAT BARRINGTON MERCHANTS, IS PLEASED TO BRING BACK SUMMERFEST 2014  ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD FROM 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM ON THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN GREAT BARRINGTON. RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, AUGUST 24. FEATURING  LIVE MUSIC FROM 9 LOCAL BANDS, PERFORMANCE STAGES, LOCAL VENDORS, GREAT FOOD, SIDEWALK SALES, ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN, FARMER’S MARKET, T-SHIRT CANNON WITH FREE SOUVENIR T-SHIRTS.

(7/24) ON THURSDAY, JULY 24TH THE GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARY CLUB IS HOLDING THEIR 31ST ANNUAL DRIVE FOR SCHOLARSHIPS GOLF TOURNAMENT.  YOU CAN PLAY 18-HOLES WITH A CART AT THE BEAUTIFUL WYANTENUCK COUNTRY CLUB FOR JUST $99 AND HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND WHICH GIVES AWAY $40,000 TO LOCAL STUDENTS IN NEED OF SCHOLARSHIPS.  HELP RAISE THESE FUNDS AND HAVE A GREAT TIME ON THE LINKS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL MARTY AT 413-298-4916 AND SIGN UP NOW!

(7/24) JULY 24, THERE WILL BE  BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AT STOP & SHOP ON MERRILL ROAD IN PITTSFIELD, 10 TO 11:30 AM

(7/24) – COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE ARTS PRESENTS “I AM A PART OF ART,” AT THE BERSKHIRE MUSEUM  BEGINNING JULY 24 AND RUNNING FOR A MONTH. A POETRY READING ON OPENING NIGHT BY GUEST READER JOE CACACI,(CAH CA CHI) THE OPENING RECEPTION, WHICH IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, IS THURSDAY, JULY 24 FROM 5 P.M. TO 7 P.M. IN THE CRANE ROOM AT BERKSHIRE MUSEUM. 

(7/24 THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS THE PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY 60TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON, THURSDAY, JULY 24 – SATURDAY, JULY 26 CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR TIMES AND TICKETS AT 528-0100

(7/25) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S MOONSHINE HOLLER WITH DAVID GROVER ON SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(7/25) LOCAL ARTIST BILL WARFORD PRESENTS A FREE SUMMER CONCER,T AN EVENING OF ASTRAL-AMBIENT MUSIC BY SONGS FROM THE OTHERWORLD. CREATED WITH SINGING BOWLS AND METALS, ORGANIC WIND INSTRUMENTS, GONGS AND ELECTRONICS, BRING A CHAIR, CUSHION, MAT OR BLANKET AND RELAX ON THE LAWN ON FRIDAY, JULY  25TH  AT 7:00 PM.AT 412 MONTEREY ROAD (RT. 23) GREAT BARRINGTON,THIS IS AN OUTDOOR EVENT. RAIN DATES ARE PLANNED. FOR ALL CONCERT UPDATES AND INFORMATION GO TO WWW.SONGSFROMTHEOTHERWORLD.ORG.
 
(7/26) THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS AN ANTIQUE SHOW AND FLEA MARKET ON SATURDAY JULY 26TH FROM 9AM TO 3:30 PM AT 817 SOUTH MAIN STREET FOR MORE INFORMATION  ON HOW TO RESERVE TABLE SPACE OR TO VOLUNTEER, CONTACT THE SOCIETY AT PO BOX 1106 GREAT BARRINGTON

(7/26) THE 2014 ART STUDIO TOUR, SPONSORED BY THE ROELIFF  JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY’S VISUAL ARTS COMMITTEE, WILL BE HELD SATURDAY JULY 26 FROM 10AM TO 4PM. A PRE-TOUR RECEPTION WITH THE ARTISTS, SHOWING REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLES OF THEIR WORK, WILL BE HELD AT THE LIBRARY FROM 5 TO 7 P.M., FRIDAY, JULY 25. THE ART WORK WILL REMAIN ON DISPLAY UNTIL AUGUST 23RD.TICKETS FOR THE TOUR AND RECEPTION ARE $30 AND MAY BE PURCHASED AT THE LIBRARY OR ONLINE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG..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

(7/26) THERE WILL BE A CANOE TRIP TO UPPER AND LOWER GOOSE PONDS   SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON SATURDAY JUL 26, FROM 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TICKETS ARE MEMBERS: ADULT $25.00NONMEMBERS: ADULT $30.00 DIRECTIONS TO THE MEETING PLACE IN LEE WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REGISTRATION. PREVIOUS CANOE EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. BRING FOOD, DRINK, INSECT REPELLENT, AND SUNSCREEN.REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT MASS AUDUBON/PLEASANT VALLEY SANCTUARY 472 WEST MOUNTAIN ROAD LENOX, CALL 413-637-0320

(7/26) ON SATURDAY, JULY 26 THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM PRESENTS A HISTORY TALK: LOVE AND SEPARATION: THE GREAT PROBLEM FOR ORDINARY AMERICANS IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.WITH  NICHOLAS MARSHALL, PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT MARIST COLLEGE. TICKETS ARE $15/$10 FOR MEMBERS. AT TYRINGHAM UNION CHURCH, MAIN ROAD, TYRINGHAM. AT 10 A.M

(7/26) THE FRIENDS OF THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL BOOK SALE ON SATURDAY, JULY 26, 9AM-3PM AND SUNDAY, JULY 27,  10AM-2PM.AT THE THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY, TOWN HALL, 21 STATE LINE ROAD/ROUTE
102, WEST STOCKBRIDGE.

(7/26) ON SATURDAY JULY 26TH, 4-8 PM UNION DEPOT RAILROAD STATION WILL BE HOSTING A COUNTRY DOWN HOME DINNER AT THE STATION. NORTH CANAAN, CT.TICKETS ARE $12.00. CHILDREN $6.00 UNDER 5 FREE AND AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR OR CALL 860 362 5083 LIVE MUSIC BY TRAVLIN VIN GROUP PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE RESTORATION OF THE UNION DEPOT STATION THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD RAIN OR SHINE.

(7/29) ALL ARE WELCOME TO SAINT PETER PARISH ELECTRONIC RECYCLE DAY SAT JULY 26, 9 A.M. TO 2 P.M AT THE PARKING LOT AT 16 RUSSELL STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON CONTACT THE CHURCH FOR A LIST OF ITEMS AND THE COST TO DROP THEM OFF.BICYCLE RECYCLE DAY IS AT SAME PARKING LOT. PLEASE BRING ANY UNWANTED BICYCLES TO BE REUSED AGAIN. NO COST TO DROP OFF

7/27) PETER BARNES WILL BE SPEAKING ON "ECONOMICS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENEBARNES WILL BE SPEAKING Sunday, JULY 27TH AT 7:30 AT THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH, 250 DIVISION ST. GREAT BARRINGTON,  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED YOU CAN REGISTER ON LINE AT: WWW.CENTERFORNEWECONOMICS.ORG/CONTENT/UPCOMING-EVENTS . TICKETS ARE $5 OR 5 BERKSHARES, BERKSHARES PREFERRED, PAYABLE AT THE DOOR

(7/28) A DEDICATION OF THE RABBI JACK STERN CENTER AND OF PRISCILLA'S ROOM WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 28 AT 4:30 PM AT CONSTRUCT'S OFFICES LOCATED AT 41 MAHAIWE ST. IN GREAT BARRINGTON, MA. THE EVENT WILL BE A CELEBRATION OF RABBI STERN'S RABBINICAL CAREER, HIS PASSION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, AND HIS LONGTIME COMMITMENT TO THE EFFORTS OF CONSTRUCT TO CREATE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND STABILIZE HOMELESS FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 413-528-1985

(7/28) THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR WILL HOST THREE SUMMER SINGS MONDAY JULY28, AND THURSDAY AUGUST 21 AND 28 AT THE ZION LUTERAN CHURCH ON FIRST STREET IN PITTSFIELD. AT 7:30 PM. THESE EVENINGS WILL BE REGULAR REHEARSALS FOR MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR FOR A CONCERT IN NOVEMBER.FOR MORER INFORMATION CONTACT MARILYN GERHARD AT 413-442-6120.

(7/30) JULY 30, THERE WILL BE  BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AND THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH AT THE PORCHLIGHT HOME CARE OFFICES, 21 HIGH STREET, LEE, 9 TO 10 AM.

(7/31) JULY 31 THERE WILL BE BLOOD PRESSURE AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY PORCHLIGHT VNA AT STOP & SHOP ON MERRILL ROAD IN PITTSFIELD, 10 TO 11:30 AM.

(7/31) THE SHEFFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO REMIND ALL RESIDENTS OF SHEFFIELD AND ASHLEY FALLS THAT LICENSE TO CARRY AND FID APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE PROCESSED ON WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN 11:00 AM AND 6:30 PM. AN APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE AT THE PD BY CALLING (413) 229-8522 NO LATER THEN 4:30 PM ON THE TUESDAY PROCEEDING THE WEDNESDAY YOU ARE LOOKING TO COME IN NO WALK INS ON WEDNESDAYS OR ANY OTHER DAY OF THE WEEK. FOR EXTREME HARDSHIPS EXCEPTION WILL BE MADE BUT ONLY THROUGH APPROVAL OF THE POLICE CHIEF.

(7/31) CRAIG HARRIS, AUTHOR OF THE BAND: PIONEERS OF AMERICANA MUSIC, WILL BE AT THE ROE JAN LIBRARY THURSDAY, JULY 31 AT 6 PM TO TALK ABOUT HIS BOOK CHRONICLING THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE SEMINAL ROCK GROUP, THE BAND. A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW.THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY,  IS LOCATED AT 9091 RT. 22, IN HILLSDALE. FOR INFORMATION ON HOURS OR EVENTS, CALL 518-325-4101, OR VISIT THE LIBRARY’S WEBSITE AT WWW.ROEJANLIBRARY.ORG.

(8/01) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS FREE FUN FRIDAY (SPONSORED BY THE HIGHLAND STREET FOUNDATION- FRIDAY, AUGUST 01, 10AM - 2PM. CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 528-0100.   

(8/1) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S HOUSATONIC PHILHARMONIC AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(8/1) THE LAUREL HILL ASSOCIATION OF STOCKBRIDGE IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A $2000 COLLEGE  SCHOLARSHIP TO BE AWARDED AT THE LAUREL HILL DAY CELEBRATION ON AUGUST 17 FOR DETAILS ON THE SCHOLARSHIP OR TO APPLY,  EMAIL  LAURELHILLASSOCIATION@GMAIL.COM OR BY POST: LAUREL HILL ASSOCIATION EDUCATION COMMITTEE , PO BOX 24, STOCKBRIDGE, MA.  01262.THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS AUGUST 1, 2014

(8/2) ON SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND AT 8PM THE MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER PRESENTS THE BERKSHIRE COMEDY FESTIVAL  FEATURING  A FULL LINE-UP OF TOP COMEDIANS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION GO TO THEIR WEBSITE  WWW.BERKSHIRECOMEDYFESTIVAL.COM  OR CONTACT THE MAHAIWE BOX OFFICE AT (413) 528-0100 TICKETS ARE  $35 OR PRE-SALE: $25  WHILE THEY LAST .
 
(8/2) ST PETER’S CHURCH IN GREAT BARRINGTON PRESENTS AN AUCTION ON SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND. DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AUCTION STARTS AT NOON. LUNCH AND DRINKS ARE AVAILABLE. PREVIEW NIGHT IS FRIDAY AUGUST 1ST FROM 6-8PM. HORS D’OEUVRES AND CASH BAR.

(8/3 THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS THE FOUR TOPS SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 7PM AN ALL-STAR LOCAL HORN SECTION WILL BACK THE MOTOWN LEGENDS CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 528-0100

(8/5)MUSIC IN COMMON ANNOUNCES THE 2014  SUMMER YOUTH SUMMIT AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK IN GREAT BARRINGTON FROM AUGUST 5-11. A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES STILL REMAIN. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.MUSICINCOMMON.ORG/YOUTHSUMMIT OR CONTACT YOUTH SUMMIT PROJECT COORDINATOR NANCY MAURICE ROGERS AT NANCY@MUSICINCOMMON.ORG

(8/8) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’STHE BOBBY SWEET BAND. AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(8/9) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS A CONVERSATION WITH FRAN LEBOWITZ HOSTED BY JOE DONAHUE OF WAMC SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 AT 8PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. AT 528-0100.

(8/10) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS A SUMMER EVENING WITH MICHAEL FEINSTEIN SUNDAY, AUGUST 10TH AT 7PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 528-0100.

(8/13) A PROGRAM ENTITLED HISTORY OF THE WYANTENUCK COUNTRY CLUB WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13TH AT 7PM AT THE CLUB WEST SHEFFIELD ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON, SPONSORED BY THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. SUGGESTED IS DONATION $10.

(8/15) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S DAVID REED DUO AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(8/16) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS IS CELEBRATING THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS CHARTER ON AUGUST 16 AT CRISSEY FARM. 5:30 PM CASH BAR, 7:00 PM BUFFET DINNER. $40 PER PERSON.  SHEFFIELD KIWANIS PROUDLY SUPPORTS SCHOLARSHIPS, WARM THE CHILDREN, YEAR-ROUND YOUTH SPORTS, BOYS & GIRLS STATE AND SO MUCH MORE. YOU ARE  INVITED YOU TO JOIN THE CELEBRATION RSVP BY AUG 8 TO ROSE SEWARD 413-329-6318 OR SEWARDROSE@HOTMAIL.COM.

(8/16) PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFES ARE HELD ON THIRD SATURDAYS BETWEEN 1:00 AND 5:00 PM IN THE BASEMENT OF ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH, 67 EAST STREET (ENTER THROUGH THE ALLEN STREET DOOR). VOLUNTEERS FIX GUESTS' BROKEN AND DAMAGED ITEMS FOR FREE. GET MORE INFORMATION ON FACEBOOK AT PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE OR CALL 413-212-8589 OR EMAIL MH227@HOTMAIL.COM. REPAIR CAFE DATES ARE:  AUGUST 16  AND SEPTEMBER 20

(8/17) THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS AN EXHIBIT- THE MILT BARNUM ALL AMERICAN TOOL EXHIBIT THIS EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHTS MILT BARNUM'S COLLECTION OF ANTIQUE TOOLS. COME SEE FOR YOURSELF "HOW THINGS USED TO BE DONE." FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. WEEKENDS, 10:00 AM—3:00 PM, JULY 19 AUGUST 17 AT THE OLD STONE STORE, 159 MAIN ST. SHEFFIELD, MA.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: VISIT WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG, OR CALL (413) 229-2694.

(8/21) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS JONNY LANG-THURSDAY, AUGUST 21 AT 8PM CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION AT 528-0100.

(8/22) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S THE HIGHLAND BAND AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(8/24) THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS SELF-GUIDED TOURS- “IF THIS HOUSE COULD TALK” WALKING & BICYCLING TOURS FROM JULY 19--AUGUST 24. PICK UP YOUR MAP(S) ANYTIME AT THE OLD STONE STORE (159 MAIN ST., SHEFFIELD,).THE WALKING TOUR WILL TAKE YOU ABOUT 40 MINUTES, THE BICYCLING TOUR A BIT LONGER. BRING YOUR SMART PHONE, EACH SIGN HAS A "CODE" THAT LEADS YOU TO OTHER ADVENTURES! FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: VISIT  WWW.SHEFFIELDHISTORY.ORG, OR CALL L (413) 229-2694.

(8/29) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL  AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S WANDA HUSTON BAND AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(9/5) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S ERIC REINHARDT AND LEE ROGERS AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(9/19) THE GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES EVERY FRIDAY AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL AT :5:30 THIS FRIDAY IT’S "THE TRANSMITTERS" WITH ROB SANZONE AND DAVID GROVER SATURDAY AT 10AM.

(9/25) KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER SEEKONK IS SPONSORING A 5K RACE AND WALKATHON ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, AT 1:30 P.M,  AT THE MARTIN SCHOOL ON COLE STREET IN SOUTH SEEKONK.  ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE, PRE-REGISTRATION WILL BE $25 AND $30 ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION IS SEPTEMBER 25TH.  CHECKS SHOULD BE MADE PAYABLE TO SEEKONK KIWANIS AND MAILED TO SEEKONK KIWANIS P.O. 233 SEEKONK, FOR APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPATE OR OFFERS TO HELP, PLEASE CONTACT BEVERLY HART, 508-336-9352 OR RUSSELLHART@COMCAST.NET OR PICK UP AN APPLICATION AT THE SEEKONK TOWN HALL 100 PECK STREET OR THE SEEKONK LIBRARY ON NEWMAN AVENUE.

(10/10 THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS DAVID SEDARIS-Friday, October 10 at 8pm CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. AT 528-0100.

(10/12) THE MAHAIWE THEATER PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH BERNADETTE PETERS IN HONOR OF JANE IREDALE-CALL THE BOX OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. AT 528-0100

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

(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.

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

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