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(8/26) 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

(8/27) IT’S THE 3RD GREAT BARRINGTON DIG AND DINE DINNER ON FRIDAY  AUGUST 28TH FROM 6-8.  ITS PART OF SUMMERFEST WEEKEND.  YOU ARE INVITED TO THE FRONT LAWN OF THE GREAT BARRINGTON TOWN HALL. THERE WILL BE MUSIC AND LOTS OF GREAT FOOD. TICKETS ARE JUST $25 DOLLARS PER PERSON AND MAY BE OBTAINED AT THE BERKSHIRE CO-OP MARKET.  AND MUST BE PURCHASED BY THURSDAY AUGUST 27TH MUSIC BY LEE ROGERS AND ERIC REINHARDT, AND THE ZYEDECO HILLBILLIES. EVENT SPONSORS ARE SUMMERFEST, THE WELL, BERKSHIRE CO-OP, AND SOCO CREAMERY

(8/28) IT’S THE PING PONG BALL DROP ON FRIDAY AUGUST 28TH AT 5:15 AS PART OF SUMMERFEST WEEKEND.. WITH THE HELP OF THE GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT WE WILL DROP OVER 1 THOUSAND PING PONG PALLS AT THE INTERSECTION OF RAILROAD AND MAIN STREETS. EACH BALL  WILL HAVE A GIVEAWAY, DISCOUNT OR SPECIAL OFFER FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES. THEY WILL BE REDEEMABLE ALL SUMMERFEST WEEKEND LONG.SPONSORED BY I DIG GB, THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, SKI BUTTERNUT,  AND 860AM AND 94.1 FM WSBS.

(8/29) 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. 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

(08/29) COUCH-PIPPA POST 6851 IN CANAAN, CONNECTICUT IS HAVING A SURF AND TURF BAKE ON SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH FROM 12-4PM. TICKETS ARE $25 DOLLARS FOR DINNER AND INCLUDES TWO DRINK COUPONS. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE POST NOT AT THE DOOR. RAIN DATE AUGUST 30TH FOR MORE INFORMATION CAL 860-824-8158

(8/29) THERE WILL BE AN OPEN STUDIO TOUR FOR THE RICHMOND-WEST STOCKBRIDGE ARTISTS' GUILD:  ON SAT AUG 29TH 11AM - 5 PM.  YOU CAN VISIT LOCAL ARTISTS IN THEIR STUDIOS! PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: PAINTER/PHOTOGRAPHER KAREN ANDREWS OF INNER VISION STUDIO, JOEL HOTCHKISS OF HOTCHKISS MOBILES, AND PAINTERS HELEN FEBBO AND LEON NESIS.  PLEASE VISIT GUILD’S WEBSITE: RWSAG.ORG/ART-STUDIO-TOURS FOR MAP AND INFORMATION

(8/29) JOIN PARK INTERPRETER MIKE FOR  FULL MOON CAMPFIRE GHOST STORIES!  SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH,  7PM – 9:30PM EVENING OF SPOOKY GHOST STORIES CELEBRATE THE MYSTERIES OF MOUNT GREYLOCK WITH THE FULL “STURGEON” MOON.  MEET AT THE MT. GREYLOCK VISITOR CENTER. . THIS IS RAIN OR SHINE EVENT. THIS PROGRAM IS FREE FOR ALL AGES.  CHILDREN UNDER 18 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT. FOR MORE INFO CALL (413) 499-4262

(8/29) BIDWELL HOUSE PRESENTS A HISTORY TALK BY  BERNARD DREW:18TH & 19TH CENTURY WATERPOWERED INDUSTRY IN THE UPPER HOUSATONIC RIVER VALLEY AT MONTEREY TOWN HALL 435 MAIN ROAD, MONTEREY ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH, AT 10:00 A.M. $15/PERSON $10 FOR MEMBERS FOR MORE INFORMATION: CALL 413-528-6888 •  OR GO ON LINE TO WWW.BIDWELLHOUSEMUSEUM.ORG

(8/29) THINKING ABOUT BCC? BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL OFFER ENGLISH AND MATH SKILLS ASSESSMENT ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH AT 8:30 AND 11:00 A.M. AT THE BCC SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, 343 MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON. FOR AN APPOINTMENT, CALL 413 – 236 – 1655. ADVISING AND REGISTRATION SERVICES WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FROM 8:30 AM – 1:30 P.M.”

(8/30) ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD WILL HAVE TWO SHORT READINGS "THREAD COUNT" BY LISA SOLAND AND "ELECTRA" BY RICHARD MATTURRO AT 2PM AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE, PITTSFIELD.  ADMISSION $5

(8/30) ITS SUMMERFEST WEEKEND,  FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 28TH,29TH, AND 30TH . THERE WILL BE GREAT MUSIC DELICIOUS FOOD, GAMES, PRIZES AND LOTS OF FUN THROUGHOUT  GREAT BARRINGTON.  SUMMERFEST BEGINS ON FRIDAY AT 5PM AND RUNS THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. BE SURE TO LOOK FOR THE SUMMERFEST PROGRAM INSERT IN THE SHOPPER’S GUIDE.  

(9/1) TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR "PROFESSOR ROTH'S WILL" BY JOE STARZYK  ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST AND 2ND STARTING AT 7PM AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE IN PITTSFIELD.

(09/01)BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH NIGHTHAWKS AT MASS AUDUBON'S COMMUNITY GARDENS    ON TUE, SEP 01 & WED, SEP 02,  5:00 PM - 7:30 PM AT CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, HOLMES RD, PITTSFIELD. SUGGESTED DONATION, $5. FREE FOR COMMUNITY GARDEN MEMBERS REGISTRATION NOT REQUIRED.FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY 472 W MOUNTAIN RD LENOX

(9/2) THERE WILL BE BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS  SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON WEDNESDAY, SEP 02ND  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM AT  CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, HOLMES RD,  IN PITTSFIELD,  THE WALK WILL BE    FREE FOR MEMBERS NONMEMBERS: $3.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN TODAY DURING CHECKOUT AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICES. PREREGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IS AT 472 W MOUNTAIN RD LENOX, CONTACT BERKSHIRES@MASSAUDUBON.ORG OR CALL 413-637-0320

(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.  

(9/04) PET PARTNERS OF THE TRI-STATE BERKSHIRES PRESENTS PET CPR AND FIRST AID FOR PET OWNERS AND PROFESSIONALS ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH FROM 10AM TO 3PM AT THE COMMUNITY ROOM OF THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE TOWN OFFICES, 21 STATE LINE RD. (RT.102) IN WEST STOCKBRIDGE. SPACE IS LIMITED  RESERVE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 4TH. TICKETS ARE $80.00 WITH NO REFUNDS. BRING FOOD WITH YOU AS THERE IS NO LUNCH BREAK  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 518-781-0362

(9/4) THERE WILL BE BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS  SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON FRIDAY, SEP 04, 2015 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM AT  CANOE MEADOWS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, HOLMES RD,  IN PITTSFIELD,  THE WALK WILL BE    FREE FOR MEMBERS NONMEMBERS: $3.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN TODAY DURING CHECKOUT AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICES. PREREGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED. PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY IS AT 472 W MOUNTAIN RD LENOX, CONTACT BERKSHIRES@MASSAUDUBON.ORG OR CALL 413-637-0320

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

(9/6) COME TO THE OLDE YANKEE STREET RODS 47TH ANNUAL CAR SHOW AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON V.F.W. BETWEEN 9AM AND 3PM ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH!     HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF CLASSIC CARS FOR ALL TO SEE.PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IN A NUMBER OF CATAGORIES $10-DOLLAR ENTRÉE FEE AND JUST $3-DOLLARS FOR SPECTATORS, 2 PEOPLE FOR $5-DOLLARS OR BRING A CAR LOAD FOR JUST $10-DOLLARS!  THERE WILL BE GREAT MUSIC, FOOD FOR PURCHASE, ALONG WITH GIVEAWAYS, A 50/50 AND MORE! SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH AT THE V.F.W. STARTING AT 9 AM!  VISIT OLDE WITH AN ‘E’ YANKEE STREET RODS DOT U.S.!  RAIN DATE IS MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH!  

(9/12) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “GUNNED DOWN” SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 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.REFRESHMENTS AND A MODERATED DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-766-2992.  FOR DIRECTIONS:  WWW.OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG

(9/12)  ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH FROM 4:30 – 6:30 P.M. THE WEST STOCKBRIDGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 45 MAIN STREET, WEST STOCKBRIDGE, WILL HAVE A CHICKEN BBQ ON THE CHURCH LAWN.  SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST MARYANN PALERMO WILL PERFORM.  PRICE OF $15 INCLUDES HALF A BBQ CHICKEN, BAKED BEANS, COLESLAW, CORN ON THE COB, ROLL, BEVERAGE AND DESSERT.  CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER $5, INCLUDES HOT DOG, ½ CORN ON THE COB, CHIPS, BEVERAGE AND DESERT.  TAKE OUT ORDERS AVAILABLE.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN PERSON AT CHARLES BALDWIN EXTRACTS 1 CENTER ST. WEST STOCKBRIDGE, OR BY CALLING 413-232-4256.

(9/13) WOOFSTOCK 2015 HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED!  JOIN BERKSHIRE HUMANE SOCIETY  ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, AT THE CONTROY PAVILION ON ONOTA LAKE IN PITTSFIELD, AND HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR SHELTER ANIMALS.. THERE WILL BE A PANCAKE BREAKFASTAT 8AM, REGISTER FOR THE WALK AT 10AM, WALK-AT 11AM FOLLOWED BY LUNCH.THERE'LL BE MANY GREAT PRIZES FOR TOP FUND RAISERS FOR MORE INFORMATION   CALL 413-447-7878, EXT. 131 OR VISIT BERKSHIREHUMANE.ORG.

(9/13) ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH, STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE WILL SERVE A PUBLIC ROAST PORK DINNER, FAMILY STYLE, IN THE HALL ON CHURCH STREET FROM 1 TO 2 PM THE COST IS $12 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS, UNDER 12, JUST $6 DOLLARS. TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE, CALL 298-3185.

(9/15) THE 20TH ANNUAL GOLF AND TENNIS CHALLENGE TO BENEFIT THE LENOX LIBRARY & THE STOCKBRIDGE LIBRARY WILL BE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, AT STOCKBRIDGE GOLF CLUB, IN STOCKBRIDGE, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT, OR TO DONATE RAFFLE PRIZES, BUY RAFFLE TICKETS, OR HELP UNDERWRITE THIS EVENT AS A CORPORATE SPONSOR, PLEASE VISIT WWW.LENOXLIB.ORG OR CONTACT JENNIFER KNOPF AT THE LENOX LIBRARY.   QUESTIONS CAN BE ANSWERED BY EMAIL AT GOLF@LENOXLIB.ORG OR OVER THE PHONE AT 413-637-2630 X121.

(9/19) LABSPACE, AN ART GALLERY IN HILLSDALE, NY,  IS THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE OPENING OF “EXQUISITE,” A GROUP EXHIBITION OF COLLABORATIVE WORKS ON PAPER, ALL 15 X 22”, EACH MADE BY TEAMS OF 3 ARTISTS. THE EXHIBITION  RUNS THROUGH  SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH. LABSPACE IS LOCATED AT 2642 NY ROUTE 23 JUST WEST OF NY ROUTE 22 IN HILLSDALE, NY.
 
(9/26,)  THE CHILDREN’S ATTIC IS COMING!  THE  ANNUAL MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE AT COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS MAIN CAMPUS, 444 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, GREAT BARRINGTON, ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH FROM 9:30AM TO 3PM AND SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH FROM 9 AM TO NOON. LOCAL FAMILIES WILL BE SELLING QUALITY MATERNITY AND CHILDREN’S ITEMS INCLUDING FALL AND WINTER  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

(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.

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