January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2030

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(4/19-20) THE SHEFFIELD KIWANIS CLUB HOSTS ITS ANNUAL STUFF-A-BUS COLLECTION TO BENEFIT LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES. IT’LL TAKE PLACE IN THE BERKSHIRE GMC LOT ON RT.7 ON THURS. APRIL 19 FROM 8-11 AM & 3-5 PM, AND ON FRIDAY APRIL 20 FROM 8-3. NON-PERISHABLE FOODS ARE WELCOME, BUT PLEASE, NO EXPIRED ITEMS…CHECK THOSE EXPIRATION DATES.

(3/22-4/20) IT’S SPRING BREAK WITH ACTION ADVENTURES AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH! FOR CHILDREN ENTERING 1ST GRADE THROUGH AGE 12, IT’S A WEEK OF ART, SCIENCE, SPORTS, PROJECTS, & FUN. IT WILL RUN FROM 8AM-6PM UNTIL APRIL 16-20. COST PER DAY IS $35 FOR MEMBERS/$45 FOR GUESTS. CALL TODAY: 413-528-2819 EXT.34 OR EMAIL OOS@BERKSHIRESOUTH.ORG .

(3/29-5/15) THE GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DISTRICT WATER DEPARTMENT WILL BE DOING THEIR SPRING 2018 HYDRANT FLUSHING TO CLEAR SEDIMENT FROM MAINS AND CHECK HYDRANT OPERATION. FLUSHING WILL BE DONE BETWEEN 7 AM AND 4 PM, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY THROUGH MAY 15TH. IF YOU FIND DISCOLORED WATER COMING OUT OF YOUR TAPS AT HOME OR WORK, THE DISTRICT RECOMMENDS RUNNING YOUR WATER FOR ABOUT 5 OR 10 MINUTES TO CLEAR IT UP. AS ALWAYS, THEY APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CALL 413-528-0133.

(3/30-4/20) BUSINESSES ARE WANTED FOR THE 2018 BERKSHIRE BUSINESS SHOWCASE! IT’S COMING UP ON THURSDAY MAY 10 FROM 5-7:30 PM, SPONSORED BY THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHANMBER OF COMMERCE. ALL BUSINESSES ARE WELCOME, INCLUDING SEASONAL BUSINESSES AND NON-PROFITS. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO SHOWCASE YOUR BUSINESS, RECRUIT NEW TEAM MEMBERS AND BUILD COMMUNITY INTEREST. THE DEADLINE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE IS APRIL 20, SO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE CHAMBER AT 413-528-4284.

(3/1-4/31) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS CASH CALENDARS ARE BACK! EACH $10 CALENDAR IS ELIGIBLE TO WIN EVERY DAY IN THE MONTH OF MAY. ONLY 1,000 WILL BE SOLD. PURCHASE YOURS FROM YOUR FAVORITE KIWANIAN, AT THE BRIDGE RESTAURANT, OR AT MANY OTHER LOCATIONS INCLUDING RIGHT HERE AT WSBS. ALSO AVAILABLE WITH YOUR DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL AT SHEFFIELDKIWANIS.ORG .

(4/13-5/13) IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!! MAYFEST 2018, AN EVENING OF TASTINGS TO BENEFIT CONSTRUCT AND HONORING DEBORAH AND BILL RYAN IS COMING UP ON MONDAY, MAY 21 FROM 5:30 - 8:30 AT CRISSEY FARM, 426 STOCKBRIDGE RD., GREAT BARRINGTON. TICKETS ARE $95. THIS YEAR TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED ON LINE. GO TO CONSTRUCTINC.ORG & CLICK ON MAYFEST RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR TICKET.

(4/20) ON FRIDAY APRIL 20, THE 19TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING, STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL WALK OUT OF CLASSES IN PROTEST OF GUN VIOLENCE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK STUDENTS INVITE AREA STUDENTS AND ADULTS TO JOIN THEM IN A LOCAL MARCH IN GREAT BARRINGTON. THE WALKOUT WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 11 AM TO 1PM. PROTESTERS WILL GATHER AT THE MASON LIBRARY, 231 MAIN STREET AND PROCEED TO THE TOWN HALL. THERE WILL BE SPEECHES AT THE START AND END OF THE EVENT. VISIT THE SIMON'S ROCK MARCH AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO SIGN UP TO SPEAK.

(4/20) BERKSHIRE COUNTY ARC WILL HOLD ITS 24TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT BERKSHIRE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB IN PITTSFIELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 24. ALL PROCEEDS WILL SUPPORT INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, BRAIN INJURIES AND AUTISM. THERE ARE TWO TEE TIMES: 7:30 A.M. & 12:30 P.M. AND THE FEE TO PLAY IS $150 PER PLAYER, WHICH INCLUDES BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, GREEN FEES, CART AND A GIFT. THERE WILL ALSO BE A SILENT AUCTION, RAFFLE PRIZES AND A 50/50 RAFFLE. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE. THE DEADLINE TO SPONSOR AND REGISTER TO PLAY IS APRIL 20. TO SIGN UP, DONATE OR FOR MORE INFO VISIT BCARC.ORG OR CONTACT KATRINA AT KCARDILLO@BCARC.ORG OR 413-499-4241, EXT. 254.

(4/20) IN HONOR OF DARK SKIES WEEK AND EARTH DAY, THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY WILL PRESENT THE MOVIE “THE CITY DARK: A SEARCH FOR NIGHT ON A PLANET THAT NEVER SLEEPS”. THE FILM DISCUSSES THE DANGERS OF LIGHT POLLUTION BEYOND OUR INABILITY TO SEE THE STARS, POSSIBLY EVEN AFFECTING OUR HEALTH. IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A Q&A WITH JUDY ISACOFF, SCIENCE WRITER FOR THE BERKSHIRE EDGE, AND HAROLD HASTINGS, ASTRONOMY PROFESSOR AT SIMON’S ROCK. THIS FREE FILM SHOWING WILL BE FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 20TH AT 7 PM AT BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY, 48 MAIN ST.,SHEFFIELD.

(4/21) STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE IS HAVING A TALK BY DR. STEPHEN HERBERT OF U-MASS, ABOUT “ATTRACTING POLLINATORS” TO YOUR YARD. IT RUNS FROM 10AM TO NOON, WITH A LIGHT LUNCH. THE PROGRAM IS FREE. FOR INFO: 413-443-4352

(4/21) BLUE RIDER STABLES WILL HOLD THEIR SPRING FLING SCAVENGER HUNT ON SATURDAY APRIL 21 FROM 11-1, RAIN OR SHINE! ADMISSION IS FREE. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: REFRESHMENTS, PONY RIDES AND A HAY BALE MAZE. BLUE RIDER STABLES IS AT 15 FARM LANE, SOUTH EGREMONT. CALL 413-528-5299 OR GO TO BLUERIDER.ORG .

(4/21) THE LAUREL HILL ASSOCIATION IN STOCKBRIDGE WILL SPONSOR A TOWN WIDE EARTH DAY ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP THIS WEEK, THROUGH SUNDAY, APRIL 22. HELP MAKE STOCKBRIDGE CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL BY JOINING YOUR NEIGHBORS IN PICKING UP THE WINTER’S ACCUMULATION OF TRASH IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GETTING GLOVES AND PLASTIC BAGS, BAG PICKUP, AND ATTENDING THE PLANNED THANK-YOU SESSION, PLEASE CONTACT MARIE RAFTERY AT KRAFTERY@ROADRUNNER.COM, 413-298-4910, OR VISIT THE LAUREL HILL ASSOCIATION WEBSITE: LAURELHILLASSOCIATION.ORG

(4/21) GREAT BARRINGTON'S HOUSATONIC RIVER WALK TRAIL IS OPEN FOR THE SEASON! AND YOU’RE INVITED TO AN EARTH DAY WORKDAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 9 AM - 2 PM. MEET AT THE DUBOIS RIVER GARDEN PARK AT CHURCH AND RIVER STREETS, GREAT BARRINGTON. WEAR SAFE, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, SHOES WITH GOOD TRACTION & GLOVES. LUNCH WIL BE PROVIDED FOR VOLUNTEERS. TOURS ARE AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM.

(4/21) THE NEXT CHESTERFIELD SQUARE DANCE WITH CALLER BOB LIVINGSTON AND THE FALLTOWN STRING BAND, IS COMING UP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 21, FROM 7-10 PM AT THE CHESTERFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER ON MAIN ROAD (ROUTE 143), NEXT TO THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, ALL DANCES TAUGHT IN A RELAXED FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. THERE WILL BE A RAFFLE & BAKE SALE TOO. ADMISSION: $8 ADULTS, $4 CHILDREN AGES 10-15, YOUNGER CHILDREN FREE. SPONSORED BY CHESTERFIELD COUNCIL ON AGING. CONTACT: PETE OR VAL AT 413-296-4570.

(4/21) THE BERKSHIRE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION TEAM (BEAT) AND LIVING THE CHANGE BERKSHIRES HAVE ORGANIZED A MONTH LONG CELEBRATION OF EARTH DAY WITH MANY DIFFERENT COMPONENTS, CULMINATING IN THE BERKSHIRE EARTH EXPO ON APRIL 21. WORKSHOPS, AN ART SHOW, FILM SHOWING, A TALK WITH FAMOUS CLIMATE SCIENTIST MICHAEL MANN, AND THE EXPO ITSELF: A HUGE FAIR WITH VENDORS, NOT FOR PROFITS, PRESENTERS, KEYNOTE INTERVIEW WITH BEN DOWNING, CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES, MUSIC, SPOKEN WORD POETRY AND MORE! THE EVENTS ARE ALL HAPPENING IN THE STATIONERY FACTORY IN DALTON. MORE DETAILS ONLINE AT THEBEATNEWS.ORG .

(4/21) THE KNOX GALLERY IS HOSTING DEBORAH PRESSMAN’S EXHIBIT, “LINES IN THE LANDSCAPE,” DURING LIBRARY HOURS THROUGH APRIL 21. KNOX GALLERY, MONTEREY LIBRARY IS AT 452 MAIN ROAD, MONTEREY.

(4/21) HIGH & MIGHTY THERAPEUTIC RIDING & DRIVING CENTER WILL HOLD THEIR SECOND ANNUAL BEER TASTING ON APRIL 21, 6-8 PM AT THE BARN AT LIBERTY CENTER, 60 OSTRANDER RD. GHENT, NY. IT’S TO BENEFIT THE PROGRAMS AT HIGH&MIGHTY. ADMISSION IS $35 AT THE DOOR, OR REGISTER AT HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG .

(4/21) THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS “THE SEA THE SEA” SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST AT 8PM AT THE WHIT! TICKETS ARE $15 AND ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.THEWHIT.ORG OR BY CALLING 413-443-0289.

(4/22) ON SUNDAY, APRIL 22, AT 2 PM, THE ROELIFF JANSEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS PLEASED TO HOST AN ILLUSTRATED PRESENTATION WITH DAVID A. GALLAGER, AN EXPERT IN AMERICAN FURNITURE. HE IS A PAST-PRESIDENT OF THE APPRAISERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA & HAS FREQUENTLY APPEARED ON THE PBS TELEVISION SERIES ANTIQUES ROADSHOW. THE PRESENTATION IS AT THE ROELIFF JANSEN MUSEUM IN COPAKE FALLS, A SHORT DISTANCE OFF NY ROUTE 22 AT ROUTE 344 AND MILES ROAD IN THE HISTORIC HAMLET OF COPAKE FALLS, NEW YORK.

(4/22) SING A SONG FOR A WORTHY CAUSE! A SPRING KARAOKE FUNDRAISER “WALKING OUR TALK’ WILL BE HELD THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 22ND FROM 7 TO 11 PM AT THE EGREMONT BARN. ALL PROCEEDS HELP THIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT BRINGS WOMEN OUT OF ISOLATION AND INTO A DEEPER SENSE OF CONNECTION WITH THEMSELVES AND OTHERS IN THE COMMUNITY. DONATIONS OF $10 OR MORE WILL BE ACCEPTED. A RAFFLE AND AUCTION WILL ALSO TAKE PLACE TO FURTHER RAISE FUNDS FOR THIS WORTHY CAUSE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, LOG ON TO WALKINGOURTALK.ORG .

(4/24) ON TUESDAY APRIL 24 FROM 9-10 AM, THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH. IT’LL BE AT THE SENIOR CENTER, CROSSWAY VILLAGE, 21 CROSSWAY STREET, LEE.

(4/25) ON WEDS. APRIL 25 FROM 11-NOON, THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING SPONSORED BY THE SANDISFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH. IT’LL BE AT THE SANDISFIELD SENIOR CENTER.

(4/26) A “LIVE UNITED” COMMUNITY CELEBRATION WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH AT CRISSEY FARM, 426 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON FROM 4 TO 6PM. ADMISSION IS $25 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES HORS D’OEUVRES AND YOUR FIRST DRINK. THE EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE UNITED WAY AND GENERAL DYNAMICS MISSION SYSTEMS. REGISTER NOW BY LOGGING ON TO berkshireunitedway.org OR CALL (413) 442-9648.

(4/26) THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS “CABARET SERA GOES TO BROADWAY” WITH STEVE & KIMBERLY, AN EARLY EVENING DINNER CABARET! THURSDAY, APRIL 26TH AT 6PM. TICKETS ARE $20 AND INCLUDE DINNER AND ONE BEVERAGE. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THEWHIT.ORG OR BY CALLING 413-443-0289.

(4/27) COME OUT & ENJOY ALABAMA BLUEGRASS MUSIC HALL OF FAME MEMBER DAVID DAVIS & THE WARRIOR RIVER BOYS, IN CONCERT FRIDAY, APRIL 27 AT DEWEY HALL, 91 MAIN STREET, SHEFFIELD. DOORS OPEN AT 7:00, CONCERT AT 7:30, REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. TICKETS ARE $20 AT THE DOOR. ADVANCED TICKETS ON SALE TOO. GO ONLINE TO DEWEYHALL.ORG.

(4/27) ON FRIDAY, APRIL 27 AT 7:00PM YOU’RE INVITED FOR A TALK BY SARAH WARING, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER FOR AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY AND MATTHEW DERR, PRESIDENT OF STERLING COLLEGE AND A BOARD MEMBER OF CAE. THE TALK WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN GREAT BARRINGTON AS PART OF THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING OF THE BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST AND COMMUNITY LAND TRUST IN THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRES. TICKETS ARE $10 OR 10 BERKSHARES AT THE DOOR. THANKS TO THE GENEROSITY OF A MEMBER OF THE BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST, FARMERS AND STUDENTS WHO PRE-REGISTER FOR THE EVENT MAY ATTEND FOR FREE. PLEASE EMAIL TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS: OFFICE@BERKSHIRECOMMUNITYLANDTRUST.ORG, OR CALL 413-528-4472 FOR MORE INFO.

(4/28) THE BERKSHIRE WALDORF HIGH SCHOOL’S 15TH ANNIVERSARY GALA LUNCH AT THE RED LION INN HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE, BUT THE SATURDAY APRIL 28TH CELEBRATION AT THE SCHOOL IS STILL ON! YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN THEM FOR CAKE, A CONCERT, COMEDY, A SLIDE SHOW, AND BRIEF TALKS BY WINSLOW ELIOT, TERESA O'BRIENT, AND STEVE SAGARIN. TICKETS ARE A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $25 FOR THE CELEBRATION, WHICH STARTS AT 3 PM AT THE SCHOOL, 14 PINE ST., STOCKBRIDGE. GO TO WALDORFCELEBRATION.EVENTBRITE.COM TO BUY A TICKET OR MAKE A DONATION TO GET YOUR NAME ON THE GUEST LIST. TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.

(4/28) THERE WILL BE A LASAGNA FEAST ON SATURDAY APRIL 28, AT THE CRARYVILLE FIREHOUSE, 4210 COUNTY ROUTE 7, CRARYVILLE NY. DOORS OPEN AT 5PM. SPONSORED BY THE CRARYVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. ENJOY TAKE OUT OR EAT IN LASAGNA (MEAT OR VEGGIE), SALAD, ROLL, AN ASSORTMENT OF DESSERTS AND BEVERAGES. TICKETS ARE $10 SOLD AT THE DOOR. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: PASTOR BONNIE SNYDER AT 518-965-1668, OR BARBARA AT 518-325-4454.

(4/28) THE GREAT BARRINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS CELEBRATING "SCHOOL DAYS IN GREAT BARRINGTON", IN APRIL WITH A MUSEUM EXHIBIT THAT LOOKS BACK AT THE HISTORY OF THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN GREAT BARRINGTON. THE SOCIETY'S TOWN MUSEUM IS AT THE WHEELER FARMSTEAD ON SOUTH MAIN STREET. THE EXHIBIT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

(4/28) THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM WILL PRESENT A NEW GUIDED WALK TITLED “RETRACING NATIVE HISTORIES ON THE LANDSCAPE” AS PART OF THE UPCOMING ARTWEEK FESTIVAL APRIL 27 – MAY 6. THE FREE GUIDED WALK WILL BE ON SAT. APRIL 28 FROM 10-NOON AT THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM, 100 ART SCHOOL ROAD, MONTEREY.

(4/28) A SWEDISH MEATBALL SUPPER WILL BE SERVED AT THE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF LENOX, 6 HOLMES ROAD, ON SAT.APRIL 28 FROM 5-7 PM WITH EAT-IN OR TAKEOUT OPTIONS AVAILABLE. THE MEAL WILL INCLUDE SWEDISH MEATBALLS, NOODLES, GREEN BEANS, SALAD, BREAD, DESSERT & BEVERAGE. $13/ADULTS, $7/CHILDREN 5-12 YEARS AND CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS FREE. FOR RESERVATIONS OR INFORMATION CONTACT SHIRLEY PERKINS AT 413-442-4738 OR EMAIL SHIRLEYJOSLINPERKINS@GMAIL.COM. BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR NAME, PHONE/CELL # AND NUMBER OF PEOPLE. WALK-INS WILL BE WELCOME!

(4/30) VOLUNTEER DRIVERS ARE NEEDED FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY’S ROAD TO RECOVERY PROGRAM. DRIVERS PROVIDE FREE RIDES TO TREATMENT FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN NEED. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE FAIRLY BASIC, AND ADDITIONAL SCREENING AND TRAINING WILL BE REQUIRED. FOR MORE INFO GO TO CANCER.ORG/DRIVE OR CALL 1-800-227-2345.

(4/30) MASSACHUSETTS BREAST CANCER COALITION IS DEDICATED TO PREVENTING ENVIRONMENTAL CAUSES OF BREAST CANCER. THEIR ANNUAL STATEWIDE SWIM, KAYAK, WALK, RUN, AQUATHON, AND/OR PADDLE BOARD FUNDRAISING EVENT CALLED AGAINST THE TIDE WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 16 FOR THE 26TH YEAR IN HOPKINTON AND FOR THE 19TH YEAR ON CAPE COD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18. AGAINST THE TIDE FEATURES USATF CERTIFIED 5K AND 10K RUNS. YOU CAN SUPPORT MBCC'S GOAL TOWARDS BREAST CANCER PREVENTION BY REGISTERING OR MAKING A PLEDGE TODAY AT MBCC.ORG/SWIM .

(4/30) AT THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IN APRIL, IT’S “MADE IN ITALY, PART 2”, AN EXHIBITION BY 9 ARTISTS WHO PAINTED TOGETHER IN NORTHERN ITALY. THE EXHIBIT RUNS THROUGH APRIL 30 AT BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY, 48 MAIN ST., SHEFFIELD.

(4/30) THE SOUTH BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY HEALTH COALITION, LED BY RAILROAD STREET YOUTH PROJECT, AND THE CMC: FOUNDATION FOR CHANGE INVITE PARENTS TO “AN INVITATION TO CHANGE: PARENT TRAINING FOR HELPING A CHILD STRUGGLING WITH SUBSTANCES”. 3 SESSIONS WILL BE OFFERED: MONDAY APRIL 30TH, SATURDAY MAY 5TH AND MONDAY MAY 14TH. ALL SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT THE BERKSHIRE SOUTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY CENTER. THE TOTAL COST OF THIS THREE SESSION TRAINING IS $25. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE. FOR GENERAL QUESTIONS, TO REGISTER, OR TO INQUIRE ABOUT A SCHOLARSHIP CONTACT IONA SMITH AT IONA@RSYP.ORG .

(5/1) MAY 1ST MARKS THE START OF BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN’S 84TH OUTDOOR SEASON, FOLLOWED BY ROY BOUTARD DAY ON MAY 6, AN ANNUAL COMMUNITY CELEBRATION STEEPED IN HISTORY AND TRADITION THAT HONORS ONE OF BBG’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PAST DIRECTORS. ADMISSION TO THE GARDEN IS FREE ALL DAY ON MAY 6TH, 9 AM – 5 PM. ROY BOUTARD DAY MARKS THE PUBLIC DEBUT OF “ELLSWORTH KELLY: PLANT LITHOGRAPHS”. THE LENOX GARDEN CLUB DAFFODIL SHOW ALSO WILL BE ON DISPLAY THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN IS AT 5 WEST STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN STOCKBRIDGE. MORE INFORMATION ON THE GARDEN’S CLASSES, FIELD TRIPS, AND EVENTS IS AVAILABLE AT BERKSHIREBOTANICAL.ORG .

(5/1) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS GATHERS EVERY TUESDAY AT THE BRIDGE RESTAURANT, RTE 7 IN SHEFFIELD. AN OPTIONAL DINNER AND SOCIALIZING BEGINS AT 6:30 FOLLOWED BY THE MEETING AT 7:15. YOU ARE WELCOME TO STOP BY AND LEARN WHAT KIWANIS IS ALL ABOUT. SHEFFIELD KIWANIS PROUDLY SERVES THE TOWNS OF ALFORD, EGREMONT, GREAT BARRINGTON, MONTEREY, MOUNT WASHINGTON, NEW MARLBOROUGH AND SHEFFIELD. VISIT THEM ON LINE AT SHEFFIELDKIWANIS.ORG .

(5/1) MISS HALL’S SCHOOL IS PARTNERING WITH THE NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION GIRLS WHO CODE TO HOST THE TWO-WEEK SUMMER PROGRAM CALLED GIRLS WHO CODE CAMPUS. THIS BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE CODING COURSE FOR GIRLS ENTERING GRADES 6, 7, OR 8 WILL RUN FROM JULY 16-27 ON THE MISS HALL’S SCHOOL CAMPUS AT 492 HOLMES ROAD IN PITTSFIELD. THE ENROLLMENT DEADLINE IS MAY 1, AND SPACE IS LIMITED TO TWENTY PARTICIPANTS. TO REGISTER, PLEASE VISIT MISSHALLS.ORG/GWC. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DR. CHRISTOPHER HIMES AT CHIMES@MISSHALLS.ORG .

(5/2) THERE IS A NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN GREAT BARRINGTON. IT’S AN OPEN MEETING, EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 7 PM AT THE 1ST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 251 MAIN ST., GREAT BARRINGTON. PLEASE USE THE SIDE ENTRANCE FACING TD BANK.

(5/3) COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORKDAYS ON THE HOUSATONIC RIVER WALK IN GREAT BARRINGTON WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAYS 9:30 TO 11:30 AM IN MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, EXCEPT FOR AUGUST. SPEND A MORNING WITH RIVER WALK INTERNS AND STAFF FOR THIS WEEKLY OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE CARE OF THE TRAIL AND ITS RIVERSIDE HABITAT. SPECIAL PROJECTS WILL BE PLANNED FOR SOME THURSDAYS. REGISTRATION IS REQUESTED.

(5/3) GUIDED BIRDING ON GREAT BARRINGTON’S RIVER WALK TAKES PLACE EACH THURSDAY IN MAY AT 7:30 AM AND 6 PM. GRAB YOUR BINOCULARS & MEET AT THE ST PETER’S PARKING LOT ENTRANCE TO FOCUS ON SPRING BIRD ACTIVITY ALONG THE HOUSATONIC RIVER. OVER 65 SPECIES OF BIRD OF BEEN SEEN AND RECORDED THERE. THE RIVER IS A CORRIDOR; THE HABITAT PROVIDES SHELTER AND FOOD. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT CHRISTINE WARD AT INFO@GBTRAILS.ORG.

(5/4) COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE ARTS’ 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA WEEKEND IS MAY 12-13, EXPLORING THIS YEAR’S THEME OF CATASFACTION/SATISFACTION. A GALA EVENING CELEBRATION IS SET FOR SATURDAY MAY 12, WITH COCKTAILS AT 5 PM, FOLLOWED BY A 6 PM PERFORMANCE AND DINNER & DANCING AT 7:30. PLEASE RSVP BY MAY 4. THERE WILL BE A MATINEE PERFORMANCE SUNDAY MAY 13 AT 1:00 AT SHAKESPEARE & CO.’S TINA PACKER PLAYHOUSE, 70 KEMBLE ST., LENOX. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR BUT RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH CATAARTS.ORG AND BY CALLING 413-528-5485.

(5/5) ON SATURDAY MAY 12, BERKSHIRE BABY BOX WILL HOST “SWEET BERKSHIRE” AT THE COUNTRY CLUB OF PITTSFIELD FROM 11AM-3PM. SWEET BERKSHIRE IS A DESSERT AUCTION & MORE, WHERE EXHIBITORS WILL HONOR A LOVED ONE BY CONTRIBUTING A DESSERT TO BE AUCTIONED OFF, AND CAN SET UP A DISPLAY TO SHARE THEIR HONOREE’S HISTORY. THE DAY WILL ALSO INCLUDE LIGHT BRUNCH FARE & ENTERTAINMENT. TO FIND OUT MORE GO ONLINE TO BERKSHIREBABYBOX.ORG .

(5/5) JOIN GARDINO’S GANG ON SATURDAY MAY 5TH FOR A CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION & SUPPORT RELAY FOR LIFE. ENJOY AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD WITH MUSIC & DANCING AT THE LENOX COMMUNITY CENTER. COCKTAILS AT 5:30, DINNER AT 6:30. ADVANCE TICKETS ONLY, $35 PER PERSON. CALL TERRIE AT 446-8588 OR RAY AT 717-2592.

(5/5) “THE PIANO AND THE BUILDING THAT HOUSES IT” IS THIS YEAR’S THEME FOR THE SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER’S ANNUAL SPRING DINNER AND AUCTION ON MAY 5. THE COLOR SCHEME WILL BE BLACK AND WHITE. ENJOY HORS D’OEUVRES, COCKTAILS, AND A BENEFIT AUCTION IN THE GALLERY AT 6, FOLLOWED BY A DELICIOUS DINNER UPSTAIRS PREPARED BY CHEF ADAM, AND MUSIC BY THE INCREDIBLE GARY MILLER ON VIBRAPHONE! TICKETS ARE $88 AND AVAILABLE ONLINE AT SANDISFIELDARTSCENTER.ORG

(5/5) THERE WILL BE A TAKE-OUT ONLY CHICKEN BARBECUE, ON SAT. MAY 5TH FROM 4-6 PM AT NORTH HILLSDALE METHODIST CHURCH, 4 MILES NORTH OF RTE. 23 ON RTE.22 IN HILLSDALE NY. MENU: ½ BARBECUE CHICKEN, HOMEMADE POTATO SALAD, COLESLAW, AND DESSERTS & ROLLS. ADULTS EAT FOR $12, KIDS 5-10 $6 & UNDER 5 FREE.

(5/5) “HANDEL AND VIVALDI—THE VOICES OF ORDER OVER CHAOS” WILL BE FEATURED IN CRESCENDO’S BAROQUE ORATORIO CONCERT. PERFORMANCES ARE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, MAY 5 AT 6 PM AT SAINT JAMES PLACE, 352 MAIN ST., GREAT BARRINGTON; AND SUNDAY, MAY 6 AT 4 PM AT TRINITY CHURCH LIME ROCK, 484 LIME ROCK RD., LAKEVILLE, CT. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR.

(5/8) “THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS OF THE BERKSHIRES” IS REACHING OUT WITH LOVE AND HOPE, TO THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED THE LOSS OF A CHILD. THIS NATIONAL SELF-HELP ORGANIZATION WILL BE HOLDING LOCAL SUPPORT MEETINGS AT 7 PM ON THE 1ST FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH. THE MEETINGS WILL BE AT 75 MAIN ST., SHEFFIELD, HOSTED BY LIBBY AND JOHN MORITZ. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT LIBBY AT 413-429-1749.

(5/10) THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRESENTS CABARET SERA "OUR FAVORITE SONGS" WITH STEVE & CHRISTINE, AN EARLY EVENING DINNER CABARET! THURSDAY, MAY 10TH AT 6PM. TICKETS ARE $20 AND INCLUDE DINNER AND ONE BEVERAGE. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THEWHIT.ORG OR BY CALLING 413-443-0289.

(5/17) “SCHMOOZE OR LOSE: NETWORKING BINGO FOR A CAUSE” WILL TAKE PLACE THURSDAY, MAY 17TH FROM 5:30-8 PM AT FIREFLY GASTROPUB IN LENOX. IT’S $25, ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS’ DIRECT-TO-CLIENT PROGRAMS IN THE BERKSHIRES. FOR A FULL DESCRIPTION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS, VISIT FOODBANKWMA.ORG . *ENTER PROMO CODE “WSBS” AND GET $5 OFF!

(5/19) BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY REMINDS YOU THAT THERE’S BEEN A CHANGE OF DATE FOR THEIR NEXT CONCERT: IT WILL BE ON SATURDAY MAY 19 AT 7:30PM AT FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 251 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON. "GO FOR B'ROQUE!" WILL SHOWCASE AND CONTRAST BAROQUE AND MODERN INSTRUMENTS. THE ORCHESTRA OF ST. LUKE'S MYRON LUTZKE AND FRIENDS WILL TAKE PART, WITH A MEET AND GREET RECEPTION TO FOLLOW. PREMIUM SEATS ARE BY ADVANCE RESERVATION ONLY. OPEN SEATING TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. CHILDREN AND FULL-TIME STUDENTS FREE WITH ID. EMAIL INFO@BERKSHIREBACH.ORG FOR DETAILS.

(5/19) A SPECIAL HOME CONCERT AND BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR BERKSHIRE BACH TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, MAY 20 AT 3PM IN A PRIVATE MOUNTAINTOP RESIDENCE IN HILLDALE, NY. IT WILL FEATURE THE MET OPERA ORCHESTRA'S CONCERTMASTER DAVID CHAN AND FELLOW ORCHESTRA MEMBERS. A MEET AND GREET RECEPTION WITH WINE AND CHEESE IS INCLUDED. DIRECTIONS WILL BE SENT WHEN RESERVATIONS ARE CONFIRMED. EMAIL INFO@BERKSHIREBACH.ORG FOR DETAILS.

(5/19) THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR, PAULA NUSS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, PRESENTS A PROGRAM OF BRAHMS WITH SOLOISTS AND ORGAN ON SATURDAY, MAY 19 AT 7:30 P.M. & SUNDAY MAY 20TH AT 4:00. THE CONCERTS WILL BE AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 55 FENN STREET, PITTSFIELD. ADULTS $20, SENIORS/STUDENTS $15, CHILDREN TWELVE AND UNDER FREE. FOR INFORMATION, CALL 413-442-6120, OR VISIT BERKSHIRECONCERTCHOIR.ORG .

(5/30) REGISTER YOUR YOUNGSTER NOW FOR HIGH AND MIGHTY THERAPEUTIC RIDING & DRIVING CENTER’S CAMP FOR OUR YOUNGEST FRIENDS, AGES 4-6! CAMP DATES ARE JUNE 25-29, FROM 9AM-2PM. THE COST IS $300. EMAIL INFO@HIGH-N-MIGHTY.ORG OR CALL 518-672-4202. HIGH & MIGHTY IS AT 71 COUNTY ROUTE 21C, GHENT, NY.

(6/14) BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK HAS ADDED A NEW YOUTH PROGRAM TO ITS SUMMER CALENDAR. YOUNG LEADERS: GLOBAL ISSUES INITIATIVES IS A TWO-WEEK PROGRAM FOR AGES 11 TO 14, RUNNING MONDAY, JUNE 25, THROUGH FRIDAY, JULY 6, FROM 8 A.M. TO 4:30 P.M. THE PROGRAM CHALLENGES PARTICIPANTS TO EXPLORE ONE ISSUE CONFRONTING THE WORLD. THIS SUMMER, STUDENTS WILL CONSIDER THE QUESTION, “IS CLEAN WATER A RIGHT OR A PRIVILEGE?” FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: SIMONS-ROCK.EDU.