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(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.

(3/2) THERE WILL BE A SERIES OF  SPECIAL TOWN MEETING DATES TO VOTE ABOUT FUNDING THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ROOF/BOILER PROJECT THE  SHEFFIELD TOWN MEETING WILL BE AT MT. EVERETT AUDITORIUM  ON MARCH 2ND AT 7PM THE EGREMONT TOWN MEETING  WILL BE AT UNDERMOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY CAFETERIA (SHEFFIELD) MARCH 2ND AT 7PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 229-8778 EXT300 OR  OR VISIT WWW.SBRSD.ORG

(3/3)TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR A MAY MUSICAL REVIEW FROM 6:30PM TO 7:30PM ON TUESDAY MARCH 3RD AND WEDNESDAY MARCH 4TH AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE, PITTSFIELD. BOTH ADULTS AND STUDENTS 9 TO 15 ARE WELCOME. FOR FURTHER INFO, PLEASE CALL BEV KROL AT 413-822-8566.

(3/3) THE SOUTH BERKSHIRE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SELF-HELP GROUP WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, MARCH 3, FROM 1:30 TO 3:00 PM AT HEVREH OF SOUTH BERKSHIRE LOCATED AT 270 STATE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS GROUP, PLEASE CONTACT LORI AT 413-229-3621.
 
(3/4) 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

(03/05) THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND UNITED WAY HAVE TEAMED UP TO OFFER A SEMINAR ON THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. AT BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT 343 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON. “HOW TO BUILD AND STABILIZE YOUR WORKFORCE” IS AIMED AT EMPLOYERS WITH DIFFICULTIES FINDING AND RETAINING GOOD HELP. THREE AREA ORGANIZATIONS THAT OFFER SERVICES TO AID WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (CONSTRUCT, BERKSHARES, AND BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE) WILL PRESENT THEIR PROGRAMS, DESIGNED TO SUPPORT BUSINESS OWNERS, SENIOR MANAGEMENT, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS.  

(03/05)THE BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES IS SPONSORING WILDLIFE, POLLUTANTS AND WATERSHEDS - A SACKETT BROOK RESTORATION FAMILY PROGRAM ON THU, MAR 05, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM AT  PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 372 W MT RD,  IN LENOX THIS PROGRAM IS FAMILY ORIENTED AND IS FREE TO ALL. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 413-637-0320 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY 472 WEST MOUNTAIN ROAD LENOX

(3/6) THERE WILL BE A MOONLIGHT SNOWSHOE HIKE SPONSORED BY  BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON FRI, MAR 06, FROM  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM AT  PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, 372 W MOUNTAIN RD, LENOX SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 7 - 12 YEARS) MEMBERS: ADULT $20.00, CHILD FREE NONMEMBERS: ADULT $25.00,  BEVERAGES AND SNACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE  DRESS REGISTER ONLINEWARMLY IN LAYERS. COME EARLY FOR FREE SNOWSHOE USE. OR CALL 413-637-0320 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

(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.

(3/7) CHRIS WATERS, HISTORY PROFESSOR AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE, WILL TALK ABOUT "RECRUITING SOLDIERS, RECRUITING MEMORIES: MEN AND MORALE IN BRITAIN'S FIRST WORLD WAR,” AS PART OF THE MARCH “COMMUNITY READ.” AT THE ROELIFF JANSEN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ON SATURDAY MARCH 7, AT 4: 00 PM. THERE WILL ALSO BE A DISCUSSION OF THE BOOK ON THURSDAY MARCH 12TH AT 6:30PM AT THE ROE JAN 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.

(3/8) THERE WILL BE A RECITAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC FOR TROMBONE AND PIANO BY RONALD BARRON, RETIRED PRINCIPLE TROMBONIST FOR THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ON SUNDAY MARCH 8TH AT 3PM AT THE RICHMOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHADMISSION IS FREE, BUT DONATIONS TO THE EMERGENCY FUEL FUND WILL BE ACCEPTED

(3/8) ON SUNDAY MARCH 8TH THE STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE WILL SERVE A PUBLIC CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER IN THE HALL ON CHURCH STREET  FROM 1 TO 2 PM. COST IS $12 DOLLARS FOR ADULTS. UNDER 12 IS $6 DOLLARS TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE AT 298-3185. IF THE WEATHER IS BAD, CALL FIRST TO SEE IF THE DINNER IS POSTPONED AT 298-3185.

(3/12) THERE WILL BE A SERIES OF  SPECIAL TOWN MEETING DATES TO VOTE ABOUT FUNDING THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ROOF/BOILER PROJECT. THE ALFORD TOWN MEETING WILL BE AT ALFORD TOWN HALL MARCH 12TH AT 7 PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 229-8778 EXT 300 OR VISIT WWW.SBRSD.ORG

(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.

(3/13) TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD PRESENTS THE COMEDY, "SKIN DEEP" BY JON LONOFF AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE, PITTSFIELD.MARCH 13, 14,20,AND 21 AT 8PM AND MARCH 15 AND 22 AT 2PM. FOR TICKETS CALL: 413 443-9279

(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

(3/14) ON SATURDAY MARCH 14, THERE WILL BE A CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE DEWEY MEMORIAL HALL FEATURING THE UNIVERSAL SET. THE CONCERT WILL RUN FROM 7 P.M. UNTIL 9:30 P.M. THE CONCERT WILL ALSO INTRODUCE SPECIAL GUESTS THE CHAPEL PRAISE TEAM.SUGGESTED DONATION IS $10. THE EVENT IS ALSO BYOB IF OF LEGAL DRINKING AGE.REFRESHMENTS ARE AVAILABLE ON SITE AS WELL.
 
(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, 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.

(3/16) THERE WILL BE A SERIES OF  SPECIAL TOWN MEETING DATES TO VOTE ABOUT FUNDING THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT ROOF/BOILER PROJECT THE NEW MARLBOROUGH TOWN MEETING WILL BE AT THE NEW MARLBOROUGH TOWN HALL MARCH 16TH AT 7PM FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 229-8778 EXT 300 OR VISIT WWW.SBRSD.ORG

(3/24)DON’T MISS THE “BUSINESS INFO FAIR”! ON TUESDAY, MARCH 24, TH FROM 5:30 - 7:30PM AT THE BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER 15 CRISSEY RD, GREAT BARRINGTON. SEE OVER 50 LOCAL BUSINESSES, NETWORKING, BERKSHIRE BUSINESS TO BUSINESS AND INFORMATION SHARING. THERE’LL BE LOCAL FOOD & REFRESHMENTS, HANDOUTS, INFORMATION FOR EVERY SIZE BUSINESS PLUS ADDITIONAL PARKING, INFORMATION FROM ALL TYPES OF LOCAL BUSINESSES AND A DOOR PRIZE TICKET FOR ALL ATTENDEES PLUS FREE ADMISSION. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, 413-528-4284 OR BETSY@SOUTHERNBERKSHIRECHAMBER.COM

(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.

(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/YOUTHSUMMIT.

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