(Ongoing) 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. RECIPIENTS SHOULD BRING BOXES OR BAGS. ANYONE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE CAN ATTEND. IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ARRIVE 10–15 MINUTES PRIOR TO DISTRIBUTION TIME OR WHEN THE INITIAL LINE SUBSIDES.

(Ongoing) 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 www.sheffieldkiwanis.org

(Ongoing) THE SHEFFIELD AND BAY STATE CULTURAL COUNCIL PRESENT SCIENCE FRIDAYS WITH STEM EDUCATOR JANE BURKE AT THE BUSHNELL-SAGE LIBRARY ON MAIN STREET IN SHEFFIELD….THE PROGRAM BEGINS AT 3:30 PM AND IT’S OPEN TO ALL YOUNGSTERS AGES 6 THRU 12….TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE, CALL (413) 229-7004….

(Ongoing) FREE EXERCISE CLASSES ARE HELD EVERY MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 9-10 AM AT COPAKE TOWN HALL ON MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD IN NEIGHBORING COLUMBIA COUNTY….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL BARBARA GALLICANO AT 1-518-329-4379….

(4/19) A EASTER BAKE SALE WILL TAKE PLACE FRIDAY, APRIL 19TH FROM 8:30 TO 4:30 PM AT SUBURBAN INTERNAL MEDICAL ON STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN LEE….ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT NONI’S ANGELS RELAY FOR LIFE TEAM….

(4/20) A BENEFIT EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH FROM 1 TO 7 PM AT THE GREAT BARRINGTON VFW AS ALL PROCEEDS WILL ASSIST TREVOR COBB’S MEDICAL EXPENSES….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT OUR BLOG BY LOGGING ON TO www.wsbs.com

(4/20) YOU ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN GREAT BARRINGTON’S ANNUAL EARTH DAY WORKDAY AT THE HOUSATONIC RIVER WALK THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH FROM 9 AM TO 2 PM….LUNCH WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED AND TOURS WILL FOLLW THE EVENT….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT OUR BLOG BY LOGGING ON TO www.wsbs.com

(4/21) SOUTH BERKSHIRE CONCERTS AND BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK IN GREAT BARRINGTON WILL PRESENT A PIANO SOLO CONCERTO PERFORMED BY FEI-FEI (FAY-FAY) DONG ON SUNDAY, APRIL 21ST AT 3 PM….THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER….A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10 IS WELCOME FROM ALL AUDIENCE MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 644-4400….

(4/22) YOUNGSTERS CAN PARTICIPATE IN YOGA CLASSES AT BERKSHIRE SOUTH COMMUNITY CENTER ON CRISSEY ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON UNTIL APRIL 22ND….PARENTS CAN REGISTER THEIR CHILDREN BY CALLING (413) 528-2810….

(4/22) BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB WILL PRESENT A READING OF “THE LAST DAYS OF THE CONTRACT PLAYER” BY LOCAL PLAYWRIGHT ANDY REYNOLDS ON MONDAY, APPRIL 22ND AT 7PM IN THE GREAT HALL AT ST. JAMES PLACE ON MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON….SEATING IS LIMITED WITH A SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10….RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING (413) 528-2544….

(4/23) THE RICHMOND AND WEST STOCKBRIDGE C-O-A IS HOSTING A FREE LUNCH AND LEARN SESSION FOCUSING ON MEDICARE CHOICES FEATURING A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BAY STATE’S BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD THAT WILL ASSIST IN HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS. THE NOON EVENT TAKES PLACE ON APRIL 23RD AT ST. PATRICK’S PARISH HALL ON ROUTE 41 IN WEST STOCKBRIDGE..TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT, CALL (413) 698-3656 or E MAIL coa@richmond.org

(4/24) THE BERKSHIRES NON-PROFIT CENTER PRESENTS A WORKSHOP IN SUPPORT OF LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24TH FROM 1 TO 5PM AT THE BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, LOCATED AT 343 MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON….TICKETS ARE $50 FOR NPC MEMBERS AND $75 FOR NON-MEMBERS. FOR MORE DETAILS, LOG ON TO www.npcberkshires.org

(4/25) BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN IN STOCKBRIDGE IS PRESENTING A NEW INITIATIVE FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE GARDENING THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY. THE 1ST MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 7 PM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH AT THE CENTER HOUSE ON WEST STOCKBRIDGE ROAD. TO INQUIRE FURTHER, CHECK OUT OUR BLOG BY LOGGING TO www.wsbs.com

(4/25) THE SHEFFIELD SENIOR CENTER ON COOK ROAD WILL PRESENT A FORUM ON THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH AT 6:30 PM AS LOCAL CANDIDATES RUNNING IN THE MAY TOWN ELECTION WILL BE ON HAND TO DISCUSS THEIR PLATFORM AND WILL FIELD QUESTIONS FROM VOTERS….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 229-7037….

(4/27) THE TOWN OF GREAT BARRINGTON RECYCLING CENTER AND TRANSFER STATION WILL HOLD A BULKY WASTE COLLECTION ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM….NO BUSINESS WASTE WILL BE ACCEPTED….FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF WHAT IS AND IS NOT ACCEPTED, CALL THE DPW OFFICE AT (413) 528-0867 OR CHECK OUT OUR BLOG BY LOGGING ON TO www.wsbs.com

(4/27) MEMBERS OF THE NEW MARLBOROUGH VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY WILL HOLD THEIR ANNUAL SPRING DANCE AT GEDNEY FARM FROM 6 TO 10 PM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH TICKETS ARE $35 AND MAY BE PURCHASED FROM ANY FIRE COMPANY MEMBER OR STOP BY THE MILL RIVER GENERAL STORE ON GREAT BARRINGTON ROAD OR CALL DAVID SMITH AT (413) 429-6680….

(4/27) THE STOCKBRIDGE FESTIVAL CHORUS WILL PRESENT MAURICE DO-ROH-FLAY IN CONCERT ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH AT THE 1ST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH ON MAIN STREET IN STOCKBRIDGE. TICKETS ARE $20 PER PERSON, $10 FOR MEMBERS OF LOCAL COMMUNITY CHOIRS AND CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER ARE ADMITTED FREE….A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 298-3137….

(4/27) A SPOKEN WORD AND OPEN MIC PERFORMANCE BY SLAM POET KOH-FEE DAD-ZEE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 4:30 TO 6:30 AT FUEL BISTRO ON MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED TO ASSIST IN THE CLINTON CHURCH RESTORATION….

(4/27) THE ROELIFF JANSEN LIBRARY ON ROUTE 22 IN HILLSDALE, NEW YORK WILL HOLD THEIR MONTHLY COOK BOOK CLUB ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 1 TO 2:30 PM…..BRING A COVERED DISH AS A POT LUCK LUNCH WILL BE SERVED….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 1-518-325-4101….

(4/27) THE MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON CASTLE STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON WILL PRESENT A FARM NIGHT TABLE, ANIGHT OF STORY TELLING WHICH CELEBRATES THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF FOOD….THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 5 TO 7 PM….TICKETS ARE $25 AND EBT CARD HOLDERS ARE ADMITTED FREE WITH ALL PROCEEDS GOING TOWARDS THE GREAT BARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET’S MATCH PROGRAM TO HELP THOSE IN NEED….FOR MORE DETAILS, CALL (413) 528-0100….

(4/27) THE HOUSATONIC AMERICAN LEGION POST 298 AND VFW POST 8183 WILL HOLD AN OPEN HOUSE FOR ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM AT THEIR CONE AVENUE LOCATION….VA OUTREACH SPECIALIST BRYAN DOE AND VETERANS OUTREACH CASE MANAGE MICHAEL KING WILL EXPLAIN THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS REGARDING VA CARE AND VETERAN’S BENEFITS. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING THESE MATTERS, E MAIL THEM IN ADVANCE TO johnkvocka@hotmail.com

(4/30) THROUGHOUT APRIL, THE GREAT BARRINGTON FIRE DISTRICT’S WATER DEPARTMENT WILL BE CONDUCTING ITS SPRING FIRE HYDRANT FLUSHING PROGRAM BETWEEN 8 AM AND 3 PM AS THE PROCEDURE IS NECESSARY TO REMOVE SEDIMENT BUILD-UP FROM THE WATER MAINS AND TO ASSURE HYDRANTS ARE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL (413) 528-0133….

(4/30) THE GREAT BARINGTON FIRE DEPARTMENT WATER DISTRICT MAILED OUT 1ST QUARTER WATER BILLS ON APRIL 2ND 2019 AS A CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT AND DETAILED ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY INFORMATION WAS ENCLOSED IN THIS MAILING. YOU CAN RECEIVE ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS DOCUMENT BY STOPPING BY THE FIRE DISTRICT OFFICE LOCATED AT 17 EAST STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON OR CALL (413) 528-0133….YOU CAN ALSO LOG ON TO www.greatbarringtonwater.org

(5/1) SHEFFIELD KIWANIS CASH CALENDARS ARE BACK..THEY ARE AVAILABLE AT OUR WSBS STUDIOS DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS….A $10 DONATION COULD REWARD YOU ANYWHERE FROM $50 TO $500 THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF MAY….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT OUR BLOG BY LOGGING ON TO www.wsbs.com

(5/2) THE 68TH NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER TAKES PLACE ON THURSDAY, MAY 2ND AS AREAS IN NORTH WESTERN CONNECTICUT GATHER TOGETHER WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO OFFER HOPE AND COMFORT FOR ALL RESIDENTS. GATHERINGS BEGIN AT 8 AM WILL BE HELD AT CORNWALL ON THE GREEN, THE SHARON HOSPITAL CHAPEL, THE FALLS VILLAGE GREEN AND THE NORTH CANAAN PAVILION ACROSS FROM Mc DONALDS ON ROUTE 44. MUSICAL GUEST MICHAEL BROWN WILL ENTERTAIN AT SALISBURY TOWN HALL WITH A 6 O’CLOCK CONCERT.

(5/3) DEWEY HALL ON MAIN STREET IN SHEFFIELD PRESENTS JERRON PAXTON AND DENNIS LICHTMAN LIVE IN CONCERT ON FRIDAY, MAY 3RD….DOORS OPEN AT 7 PM, THE SHOW IS SCHEDULED TO START A HALF HOUR LATER….TICKETS ARE $20 IN ADVANCE AND $25 AT THE DOOR….REFRESHEMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE….FOR MORE INFO, CALL (413) 229-2357….

(5/4) THE SALISBURY ROTARY AND CANAAN EXCHANGE CLUBS WILL PRESENT A LIVE VIEWING OF THE 145TH KENTUCKY DERBY WHILE RAISING MONEY FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS ON SATURDAY, MAY 4TH AT NOBLE HORIZONS, LOCATED AT 17 COBBLE ROAD IN SALISBURY, CONNECTICUT….DOORS OPEN AT 4:30 PM….ADVANCED TICKETS ARE PRICED AT $25, $30 AT THE DOOR….

(5/4) THE NORTH HILLSDALE METHODIST CHURCH ON COUNTY ROUTE 21 IN NEIGHBORING COLUMBIA COUNTY WILL SERVE UP A TAKE-OUT ONLY CHICKEN BARBECUE DINNER INCLUDING HOME MADE POTATO SALAD, COLE SLAW, ROLLS AND DESSERTS ON SATURDAY, MAY 4TH FROM 4 TO 6 PM….$13 FOR ADULTS, CHILDREN 6 TO 10 ONLY $6 AND YOUNGSTERS 5 AND UNDER EAT FOR FREE….

(5/4) THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AN 11 AM CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, MAY 4TH TO COMMEMORATE THE COPAKE GRANGE AS THE EMPIRE ROAD LOCATION WAS RECENTLY PLACED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES….LONG TIME GRANGE MEMBER BERNICE BUSSETT WILL ALSO BE HONORED DURING THIS EVENT FOLLOWED BY A RECEPTION WITH REFRESHEMENTS….

(5/4) THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THEATRE FEST AT SAINT JAMES PLACE ON MAIN STREET IN GRET BARRINGTON ON MAY 2ND 3RD AND 4TH AS THE THREE DAY EVENT FETAURES STAGED READINGS OF ORIGINAL BERKSHIRE BASED PLAYS INCLUDING 11 WORKS BY 10 LOCAL PLAY WRIGHTS…..TICKETS ARE FREE WITH A SUGGESTED $10 DONATION. SEATING IS LIMITED AS RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY LOGGING ON TO www.saintjamesplace.net

(5/5) ART WEEK TAKES PLACE FROM APRIL 26TH TO MAY 5TH AS THIS AWARD WINNING CREATIVE FESTIVAL OFFERS NEARLY 600 EVENTS IN 125 NEIGHBORHOODS AND TOWNS ACROSS THE BAY STATE….THE BIDWELL HOUSE IN MONTEREY WILL PRESENT A WALK THROUGHT IME ON SATURDAY, APRIL 27TH AT 10 AM….YOU CAN CHECK OUT A COMPLETE CALENDAR OF STATE WIDE EVENTS BY LOGGING TO www.artweekMA.org

(5/5) THE BERKSHIRE THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS “ENCORE! A CELEBRATION OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS, DANCE AND MORE” AT THE COLONIAL THEATRE IN PITTSFIELD ON MAY 5TH TICKETS FOR THE 2 PM MATINEE CAN BE PURCHASED BY LOGGING ON TO www.berkshiretheatregroup.org OR CALL (413) 997-4444….

(5/12) KRISTINE BACHRACH RETURNS TO THE ROE JAN COMMUNITY LIBRARY ON ROUTE 22 IN HILLSDALE, NEW YORK FEATURING A CABARET STYLE SHOW AND SELECTIONS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG BOOK….THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON SUNDAY, MAY 12TH FROM 4 TO 6:30 PM….

(5/15) MOVE AND GROOVE WITH DEE FOSTER AS SHE HOSTS A FUN FILLED LOW IMPACT FITNESS CLASS EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY MORNING FROM 9:30 TO 10:30 AM AT THE CLAIR TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER ON ROUTE 7 IN GREAT BARRINGTON….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (413) 528-9494 OR (413) 528-1881….

(5/18) AUTHOR AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES, JAMAICA KINCAID WILL ADDRESS GRADUATES AT BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK’S 50TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY ON SATURDAY, MAY 18TH AT 11 AM…FOR MORE INFORMATION, LOG ON TO www.simons-rock.edu

(5/22) FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL IN COLLABORATION WITH THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE REGIONAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE WILL PRESENT AN EVENING LECTURE FEATURING FORMER COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL FRANK DE ANGELIS ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 AT THE MONUMENT MOUNTAIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ON STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED….FOR MORE INFORMATION, CHECK OUT OUR BLOG BY LOGGING ON TO www.wsbs.com

(5/31) ONGOING DROP IN SUPPORT GROUPS FOR PARENTS AND CARE GIVERS OF NEWBORNS WILL TAKE PLACE EVERY THURSDAY FROM 11 AM TO 12 NOON AT THE CHP FAMILY SERVICES BUILDING AT 442 STOCKBRIDGE ROAD IN GREAT BARRINGTON….FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS PROGRAM, CALL (413) 528-0457….

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