January 1, 2018 - January 31, 2030

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(8/3-11) THE TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON DPW HAS THIS CONSTRUCTION ALERT: CONTRACTORS FOR THE MASS. OFFICE OF FISHING AND BOATING ACCESS CONTINUE WORKING ON RECONSTRUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS AT THE LAKE MANSFIELD BOAT LAUNCH. USERS OF LAKE MANSFIELD ROAD AND OF THE BOAT LAUNCH ARE ASKED TO TAKE EXTREME CAUTION IN THIS AREA. THE BOAT LAUNCH SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR USE ON THE WEEKENDS DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PERIOD, BUT ACCESS CANNOT BE GUARANTEED. THEY THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND CAUTION WHILE THESE IMPORTANT IMPROVEMENTS ARE MADE.

(8/15-17)  THE 8TH ANNUAL BERKSHIRE BIKE-N-FLY FESTIVAL AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON AIRPORT THIS SATURDAY NEEDS VOLUNTEERS! IF YOU CAN HELP OUT ON THE MORNING SHIFT FROM 9AM-12:30 OR IN THE AFTERNOON FROM 12:20-4 PM…OR EVEN BETTER, ALL DAY…PLEASE CALL RICHARD AT 413-446-2001.

(5/15-10/27) THE GREAT BARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET IS BACK FOR ITS 28TH YEAR. IT WILL BE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL OCTOBER 27TH, FROM 9AM-1PM, AT 18 CHURCH ST. IN GREAT BARRINGTON. AROUND 3 DOZEN LOCAL VENDORS WILL HAVE EVERYTHING FROM FRUITS, VEGETABLES & FLOWERS TO CHEESE, MEATS, BREAD, BAKED GOODS, PRESERVES, HONEY, MASS.MAPLE SYRUP, COFFEE, CHOCOLATES & MORE! THERE WILL BE MUSIC AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES TO ADD TO THE FUN. AND BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE GREAT BARRINGTON ARTS MARKET TOO, WITH THE WORK OF LOCAL ARTISANS AND CRAFTS PEOPLE.

(5/31-8/30)  FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL WILL OFFER A FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC MONDAY MORNINGS THROUGH THE SUMMER FROM 10:30-NOON IN THE LOBBY AT THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL.  NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY.  DROP IN AND KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!  IT CAN BE LIFESAVING!

(7/6-8/21)  SHEFFIELD KIWANIS WILL HOLD THEIR 1ST ANNUAL MOWER RAFFLE ON AUGUST 21ST AT THE BRIDGE RESTAURANT ON ROUTE 7 IN SHEFFIELD WITH ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT KIWANIS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS. THE GRAND PRIZE IS A SCAG LIBERTY ZERO TURN MOWER PROVIDED BY CRANES OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT OR $2,500 CASH! 2ND PRIZE IS $500 CASH. ONLY 1,000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD FOR $20 EACH OR 2 FOR $30. TICKETS AVAILABLE AT MANY LOCATIONS INCLUDING THE BRIDGE RESTAURANT & RIGHT HERE AT OUR WSBS STUDIOS. YOU CAN ALSO LOG ON TO WWW.SHEFFIELDKIWANIS.ORG FOR TICKETS AND INFO, OR CALL 413-429-6872.

(8/16-19)  THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT BOARD HAS ANNOUNCED A SERIES OF JOB SEEKER FOCUS GROUPS TO ALLOW JOB SEEKERS TO SHARE THEIR SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES IN FINDING EMPLOYMENT IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY.  JOB SEEKERS WHO ARE MID-UPPER MANAGEMENT, RELOCATING SPOUSES OR CAREER CHANGERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND. A SESSION  FOR JOB SEEKERS IN SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE HAS BEEN SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 20 AT BCC SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, 343 MAIN STREET, GREAT BARRINGTON. FOR MORE INFO OR TO PRE-REGISTER, CONTACT DONNA TODD RIVERS AT 413-442-7177 EXT. 153 OR EMAIL: DONNA@BCREB.COM

(8/17)  THE TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES CONTINUES FRIDAY AUGUST 17 AT THE GAZEBO BEHIND TOWN HALL, 334 MAIN ST.   THE FREE CONCERTS WILL BE HELD, WEATHER PERMITTING, FROM 5:30-7:15PM EVERY FRIDAY THROUGH THE SEASON.  COMING UP NEXT:  IT’S MARY ANN PALERMO & 1ST TAKE!

AND BE SURE TO CATCH DAVID GROVER & GROVER’S GANG AT 10 AM EVERY SATURDAY THROUGH AUGUST.

(8/17)  FAMILY FRIDAYS CONTINUE AT BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN, 5 WEST STOCKBRIDGE ROAD, STOCKBRIDGE. THE POPULAR SERIES IS A FUN, INTERACTIVE, AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OFFERED FREE WITH GARDEN ADMISSION. ALL PROGRAMS ARE HELD AT 10 AM.   THIS FRIDAY (8/17) IT’S “ANIMALS AROUND THE WORLD”; AND AUGUST 24: “BIRDS OF PREY”.  VISIT BERKSHIREBOTANICAL.ORG OR CALL 413-298-3926 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

(8/17)  IT’S OPEN MIC NIGHT THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 17 STARTING AT 7:00 AT THE SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER, 5 HAMMERTOWN RD., SANDISFIELD. IT’S FREE, JUST BYOT (BRING YOUR OWN TALENT)-- TELL A JOKE, A STORY, READ A POEM OR DO KARAOKE. ADULT BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT NECESSARY. FOR MORE INFO GO TO SANDISFIELDARTSCENTER.ORG .

(8/17)  YOGA AT LAKE MANSFIELD TAKES PLACE FROM 8-9AM EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY IN AUGUST. BRING A MAT AND JOIN YOGINI SENTA REIS FOR A WONDERFUL OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS AT LAKE MANSFIELD. ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. THERE IS A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10 TO SUPPORT THE GREAT BARRINGTON LAND CONSERVANCY AND LAKE MANSFIELD. FIND OUT MORE AT GBLAND.ORG  .

(8/17)  ON SAT. SEPT. 22, THE MONUMENT CUP SOCCER COMMITTEE WILL AGAIN HOST A 3-V-3 SOCCER TOURNAMENT FOR YOUTH PLAYERS IN THE U10, U12 & U14 AGE GROUPS, IN BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS DIVISIONS. ALL TEAMS ARE GUARANTEED AT LEAST 3 MATCHES, WITH THE TOP 4 TEAMS IN EACH DIVISION ADVANCING TO THE SEMIFINALS.  THE FINALS FOR EACH DIVISION WILL BE PLAYED UNDER THE LIGHTS. ENTRY FEE IS $80 PER TEAM BEFORE AUGUST 15, $100 AFTER THEN. EACH DIVISION IS LIMITED TO 16 TEAMS, SO APPLY EARLY. TEAMS FROM AROUND THE REGION ARE EXPECTED. FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR REGISTRATION FORMS, GO ONLINE TO MONUMENTCUP.ORG , OR CALL MATT NAVENTI AT (413) 243-1559.

(8/18) BERKSHIRE PAINT AND SIP WILL BE HOLDING A KIDS PAINT PARTY! AGES 6 AND UP ARE WELCOME ON SATURDAY AUG. 18 FROM 11-1 AT THE D.M. HUNT LIBRARY, 63 MAIN ST, FALLS VILLAGE, CT.  YOU'LL LEARN TO PAINT A BRIGHT SUMMER IMAGE OF "SUNSHINE DRAGONFLIES" ON A 16X20 CANVAS. $25 INCLUDES ALL PAINTING MATERIALS, INSTRUCTION AND REFRESHMENTS. RESERVE YOUR SEATS ONLINE AT BERKSHIREPAINTANDSIP.COM OR CALL (413) 205-8346.

(8/18)  THE GREAT BARRINGTON ROTARY AND AIRPORT PARTNER TO PRESENT THE 8TH ANNUAL BERKSHIRE BIKE-N-FLY FESTIVAL ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON AIRPORT ON 70 EGREMONT PLAIN ROAD. THE EVENT STARTS AT 9 A.M. WITH BIKE RIDES OF VARYING LENGTHS THROUGH THE SCENIC BERKSHIRES. PRE-REGISTRATION FOR THE BIKE RIDE IS REQUIRED. A PANCAKE BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE AVIATION WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 8-10. THE DAY FEATURES SCENIC AIRPLANE, HELICOPTER & BALLOON RIDES, A CAR SHOW, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, VENDORS, LIVE MUSIC & MUCH MORE. ADMISSION IS $15 PER CARLOAD, WHICH GOES TO HELP FUND ROTARY SCHOLARSHIPS AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS. FOR MORE INFO, VISIT BERKSHIREBIKENFLY.ORG  .

(8/18)  NEW MARLBOROUGH’S ANNUAL ELIHU BURRITT DAY EVENTS WRAP UP WITH THE NEW MARLBOROUGH VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY’S 25TH ANNUAL PIG ROAST ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 AT THE NEW MARLBOROUGH FIRE STATION ON NORFOLK ROAD IN SOUTHFIELD. THE DINNER, WHICH INCLUDES ROAST PORK AND TURKEY, WILL BE SERVED FROM 5-7 PM, FOLLOWED BY DANCING TO LIVE MUSIC AND A RAFFLE WITH MORE THAN 50 PRIZES. THERE WILL ALSO BE A FACE-PAINTER FOR CHILDREN. TICKETS ARE $20 FOR ADULTS AND $10 FOR CHILDREN. TICKETS FOR BOTH THE RAFFLE AND THE DINNER ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MILL RIVER GENERAL STORE AND FROM ANY NEW MARLBOROUGH FIRE COMPANY MEMBER. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT NEW MARLBOROUGH FIRE CO. PRESIDENT DAVID SMITH AT (413) 229-0291.

(8/18)  THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 4PM SANDISFIELD ARTS CENTER WELCOMES RESIDENT HISTORIAN BILL COHN, WHO WILL FOCUS HIS REMARKS ON THE LEGENDARY STATEMENT FROM PHILOSOPHER GEORGE SANTAYANA, “THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT”. ADMISSION IS $10. MORE DETAILS ARE ONLINE AT SANDISFIELDARTSCENTER.ORG .

(8/19)  COMMUNITY ACCESS TO THE ARTS (CATA) PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL ART SHOW, I AM A PART OF ART, FEATURING A POWERFUL COLLECTION OF WORK BY 125 ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES.  AN EXHIBIT IS RUNNING FROM NOW THROUGH AUGUST 19 AT THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE’S LUNDER CENTER AT STONE HILL, AT 227 SOUTH STREET, WILLIAMSTOWN. THE CLARK IS OPEN DAILY FROM 10-5.

(8/20) THE BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR, PAULA NUSS, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CONCLUDES ITS POPULAR SUMMER SING SERIES ON MONDAY, AUGUST 20, AT 7 PM IN THE TAFT RECITAL HALL, LOCATED BEHIND THE BERKSHIRE MUSIC SCHOOL AT 30 WENDELL AVENUE IN PITTSFIELD. ALL SINGS ARE FREE TO THE COMMUNITY.  SINGERS ARE ASKED TO DONATE A NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEM TO BENEFIT LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CHOIR OR CONCERTS, CALL (413) 442-6120, OR VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT BERKSHIRECONCERTCHOIR.ORG OR ON FACEBOOK.

(8/20)  THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM WILL PRESENT A COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAINING DURING AUGUST. THE 7-SESSION TRAINING WILL BEGIN ON AUG. 21 & TAKE PLACE TUESDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 6 TO 10 PM, AT BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER, 725 NORTH ST., PITTSFIELD. A FIRM COMMITMENT TO ALL 7 SESSIONS IS REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATION. THIS PROGRAM IS FREE. TO SIGN UP CONTACT MIKE BRITTON AT CERTBERKSHIRE@VERIZON.NET OR CALL (413) 229-2490 AND LEAVE YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER.

(8/21)   COMING UP ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, FEMA'S NEW INDIVIDUAL PREPAREDNESS TRAINING COURSE WILL BE OFFERED FROM 6 TO 10 P.M. AT BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER'S HILLCREST CAMPUS, 175 TOR COURT IN PITTSFIELD. IT OFFERS HANDS-ON TRAINING IN BASIC SKILLS MEANT TO KEEP A PERSON WITH LIFE THREATENING INJURIES ALIVE UNTIL PROFESSIONAL HELP ARRIVES. TO SIGN UP, CALL 413-447-2257 OR EMAIL LBRITTON@BHS1.ORG .

(8/21)  ON TUESDAY AUGUST 21, FROM 9 TO 10 AM, THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING CO-SPONSORED BY THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH. IT’LL BE AT THE SENIOR CENTER, CROSSWAY VILLAGE, 21 CROSSWAY STREET, LEE.

(8/21)  ON TUESDAY AUGUST 21 THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC, HEALTH COUNSELING AND PRESENTATION ON “SUMMER NUTRITION AND HYDRATION” CO-SPONSORED BY THE BECKET BOARD OF HEALTH. IT’LL BE AT THE BECKET TOWN HALL, 10 TO 11:30 AM.

(8/21) 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 .

(8/22)  ON WEDS. AUGUST 22, THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING CO-SPONSORED BY THE SANDISFIELD BOARD OF HEALTH. IT’LL BE AT THE SANDISFIELD SENIOR CENTER, 11 AM TO NOON.

(8/23)  THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, FROM 3 TO 7 PM, THE GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS’ ANNUAL FINE ART SHOW OPENS AT THE HISTORIC 1854 OLD TOWN HALL, 9 MAIN STREET, WEST STOCKBRIDGE. THE SHOW RUNS THURSDAYS THRU SUNDAYS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 2. HOURS ARE THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS 3 TO 7PM, SATURDAYS 11AM TO 6PM AND SUNDAYS 11AM TO 3PM.

(8/24)  “MELANCHOLY, DESIRE & JOY – SONATAS BY CORELLI, HANDEL & J.S. BACH” WILL BE THE OPENING PROGRAM FOR CRESCENDO’S 2018-19 SEASON. PERFORMANCES ARE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 24 AT 6 PM, AT SAINT JAMES PLACE, 351 MAIN ST., GREAT BARRINGTON, AND AUGUST 25 AT 4 PM AT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 319 MAIN ST., LAKEVILLE, CT. TICKETS & MORE INFO ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT WORLDCLASSMUSIC.ORG  .

(8/24)  NEW FOR 2018, THE BIDWELL HOUSE MUSEUM HAS DEVELOPED A TOUR FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER. ON AUGUST 24, VISITORS CAN LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE BIDWELL HOUSE AND WHAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE TO HAVE BEEN A CHILD IN THE HOUSE IN THE 18TH CENTURY. CHILDREN ARE INVITED TO ASK QUESTIONS, MAKE OBSERVATIONS AND PARTICIPATE IN TWO EASY ACTIVITIES.  $10 ADULTS, $8 SENIORS, $5 STUDENTS 13-18, FREE FOR CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER.

(8/25) BLUE RIDER STABLES’ 24TH ANNUAL FUN DAY IS SAT. AUG. 25 AT FRENCH PARK, NORTH EGREMONT FROM 10-4. FREE FUN, GAMES & ACTIVITIES INCLUDING FREE PONY RIDES, HAYRIDES, A BOUNCE HOUSE, CRAFTS & MUCH MORE. DELICIOUS REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE, AND THERE WILL BE A SILENT AUCTION UNTIL 3:00. FIND OUT MORE AT BLUERIDER.ORG  .

(8/25)  JOIN COLUMBIA LAND CONSERVANCY AND THE CHATHAM COMMUNITY FROM 5:30– 8:30 PM ON SATURDAY AUGUST 25TH AT OOMS CONSERVATION AREA, 480 ROCK CITY ROAD, TO CELEBRATE THE END OF SUMMER WITH A FREE BACKYARD BLOCK PARTY! THEY’LL HAVE A GUIDED FULL MOON WALK, YOGA AT THE GAZEBO, AND FOOD FROM MAIN ST. GOODNESS, BIMI’S CHEESE SHOP, AND BEER FROM CHATHAM BREWING!  FIND OUT MORE AT CLCTRUST.ORG .

(8/25)  ON SATURDAY AUGUST 25, FROM 2:30 TO 5:30PM THERE WILL BE AN OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE GUILD OF BERKSHIRE ARTISTS’ ART SHOW AND SALE, AT THE HISTORIC 1854 TOWN HALL IN WEST STOCKBRIDGE, 9 MAIN STREET, WEST STOCKBRIDGE. MORE THAN 30 ARTISTS ARE SHOWING THEIR LATEST WORKS IN A WIDE VARIETY OF VISUAL MEDIA. THE SHOW IS OPEN THURSDAYS THROUGH SUNDAYS FROM AUG. 23 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2

(8/25)  BERKSHIREPAINTANDSIP.COM OFFERS A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY ON SAT AUG. 25 FROM 5-7PM: OUTDOOR OPEN AIR PAINTING IN A FIELD OF DAHLIAS.  YOU CAN PAINT 1 OR 1,000! YOU'LL LEARN TO PAINT THESE LIVE BEAUTIFUL DAHLIA FLOWERS IN THE FIELD ON A LARGE 16X20 CANVAS, WHILE YOU ENJOY THE FRESH SUMMER AIR AT FLOWER BLOSSOM FARM, 967 COUNTY ROAD 9, GHENT, NY. $40 INCLUDES ALL PAINTING MATERIALS, INSTRUCTION, SNACKS, AND DRINKS PROVIDED BY CHATHAM WINERY. RESERVE YOUR SEATS ONLINE AT BERKSHIREPAINTANDSIP.COM OR CALL (413) 205-8346.

(8/26)  TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD PRESENTS A STAGE READING OF "ORION" BY MATTHEW MCLACHLAN, ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 26TH AT 2PM IN ROOM K111 OF THE KOUSSEVITZKY ARTS CENTER AT BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1350 WEST ST., PITTSFIELD.  THERE WILL BE A TALK-BACK WITH THE PLAYWRIGHT FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE. ADMISSION IS $5.00.

(8/28)  ON TUESDAY AUGUST 28, FROM 9 TO 10 AM, THERE WILL BE A BLOOD PRESSURE CLINIC AND HEALTH COUNSELING CO-SPONSORED BY THE TRI-TOWN BOARD OF HEALTH. IT’LL BE AT THE SENIOR CENTER, CROSSWAY VILLAGE, 21 CROSSWAY STREET, LEE.

(8/28)  MASS AUDUBON INVITES YOU TO GO BIRDING AT THE MOUNT, EDITH WHARTON'S HOME IN LENOX, ON TUESDAY, AUG. 28 FROM 8-10 AM. THIS IS A FREE EVENT FOR ADULT MEMBERS & NON-MEMBERS. YOU’LL EXPLORE EDITH WHARTON'S ORIGINAL ESTATE, INCLUDING WOODS, WETLANDS, AND MEADOWS. YOU'LL LEARN SKILLS FOR BIRDING BY SIGHT AND SONG AS YOU LOOK FOR NUMEROUS BIRD SPECIES. FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER CALL (413) 551-5111 OR VISIT: EDITHWHARTON.ORG.

(8/30) BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTES 102 AND 183 IN STOCKBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS WILL HOLD SELF-GUIDED AUDIO TOURS OF THEIR 23 GARDENS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER WHICH ARE INCLUDED WITH THE PRICE OF ADMISSION….BBG MEMBERS CAN TAKE THIS TOUR FREE OF CHARGE WHICH INCLUDES HIGHLIGHTS CHOSEN FOR VISUAL IMPACT AND EDUCATIONAL APPEAL….SOME POINTS OF INTEREST INCLUDE THE ORIGINAL 1937 HERB GARDEN, THE POND GARDEN AND ROSE COLLECTION….THE MUSEUM IS OPEN DAILY FROM 9 AM TO 5PM WITH DOCENT-LED TOURS OFFERED DAILY AT 11 AM ALSO FREE OF CHARGE WITH GARDEN ADMISSION.

(8/30)  THE AUGUST ARTIST ON DISPLAY AT BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IS NANCI WORTHINGTON. HER SHOW MAY BE SEEN UNTIL AUGUST 30.  BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY IS AT 48 MAIN STREET, SHEFFIELD.

(8/30)  AUTHOR AND PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING POET GREGORY PARDLO WILL DISCUSS HIS NEW BOOK, “AIR TRAFFIC: A MEMOIR OF AMBITION AND MANHOOD IN AMERICA”, THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, AT 7 PM, IN THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK. THE LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

(8/31) 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.

(9/4)  THE GREAT BARRINGTON MOBILE FOOD BANK, LOCATED BEHIND THE CHP HEALTH CENTER AT 444 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON, IS OPEN ON THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH FROM NOON TO 1 PM. THERE ARE NO ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO RECEIVE FOOD FROM THE MOBILE FOOD BANK. ANYONE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE CAN ATTEND. IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ARRIVE 10–15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTION TIME OR AROUND 12:30 PM WHEN THE INITIAL LINE SUBSIDES, AND TO BRING BOXES OR BAGS TO CARRY YOUR FOOD.

(9/7) BUSHNELL SAGE LIBRARY AT 48 MAIN STREET, SHEFFIELD, INVITES YOU TO AN ART RECEPTION FOR SUE CORCORAN ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 FROM 5 TO 7 PM. COME MEET THE ARTIST AND LEARN ABOUT HER AMAZING CAREER, FROM WORKING AT  AN AD AGENCY ON MADISON AVENUE BACK IN THE DAYS OF “MAD MEN” TO TODAY.

(9/7)  “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.

(9/8)  THE UPPER HOUSATONIC VALLEY NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA WILL BE OFFERING ITS 17TH ANNUAL “HERITAGE WALKS WEEKENDS” ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 8/9, 15/16, 22/23, AND 29/30.  ENJOY 63 FREE, GUIDED INTERPRETIVE WALKING TOURS AT HISTORIC, CULTURAL AND OUTDOOR NATURE SITES THROUGHOUT THE HOUSATONIC RIVER VALLEY AREA IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY & IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT. DETAILED BROCHURES CAN BE FOUND AT LIBRARIES, POST OFFICES AND STORES, ONLINE AT HOUSATONICHERITAGE.ORG/EVENTS/HERITAGE-WALKS, OR EMAIL PROGRAMS@HOUSATONICHERITAGE.ORG & THEY’LL MAIL ONE TO YOU.

(9/12) THE WESTERN MASS FOOD BANK HOSTS A BROWN BAG STOCKBRIDGE FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITE FOR ELDERS AT HEATON COURT, 5 PINE ST. IN STOCKBRIDGE FROM 11AM TO NOON ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS BASED ON INCOME, SO PLEASE CALL FOR CLARIFICATION & INFORMATION: (413) 298-4170.

(9/15) A SERIES OF MONTHLY ART STUDIO TOURS THROUGHOUT CENTRAL AND SOUTH BERKSHIRE COUNTY CONTINUES SATURDAY SEPT.15  FROM 11 A.M. TO 5 P.M.  33 ARTISTS WILL OPEN THEIR STUDIOS IN 15 LOCATIONS, INCLUDING DALTON, PITTSFIELD, RICHMOND, LENOX, WEST STOCKBRIDGE, BECKET, STOCKBRIDGE, GREAT BARRINGTON, AND SOUTH EGREMONT. A MAP OF THE STUDIOS IS AVAILABLE AT THE BROCHURE RACKS AT VARIOUS THEATERS, HOTELS AND B&BS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, OR ONLINE AT BERKSHIREARTISTS.ORG. 1 MORE OPEN STUDIO TOUR DATE IS SET FOR OCTOBER 6.

(9/16) BERKSHIRE FERMENTS INVITES YOU TO THE 4TH ANNUAL BERKSHIRE FERMENTATION FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, SEPT. 16TH FROM 10-4 AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON FAIRGROUNDS. IT’S A DAY-LONG CELEBRATION OF THE DIVERSITY OF ALL THINGS FERMENTED AND CRAFTED. EACH YEAR THERE IS AN ARRAY OF LOCAL CULTURED FOOD VENDORS SAMPLING AND SELLING THEIR PRODUCTS ALONG WITH DEMOS, LECTURES, A CULTURE SWAP, SCIENCE CORNER, BOOK SIGNINGS, RAFFLE, LIVE MUSIC, AND MORE. FIND OUT MORE AT FACEBOOK.COM/BERKSHIREFERMENTS .

(10/24)  THE NEXT EPA HOUSATONIC CCC MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 24 AT 5:30PM IN THE LENOX LIBRARY.