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FICTION READING BY STEVEN DUNN
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) presents a reading with Q & A by fiction writer Steven Dunn on Monday, October 22 at 7 PM in MCLA's Gallery 51 (51 Main Street in North Adams, MA).  Steven Dunn is the author of two innovative novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press, Potted Meat (2016) and water & power (2018). Potted Meat was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and shortlisted for Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. He was born and raised in West Virginia, and is currently an MFA student at Goddard College, and a MFA advisor at Regis University.  
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AUTHOR READING
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Author and educator Richard Markham will read from and discuss his treatise “Beyond Extremism, Hatred and Violence: Toward a More Peaceful World” at the North Adams Public Library. In a world cast into stark relief by entrenched beliefs on the right and the left, Markham uses spirituality and philosophy to soften our hard edges. How can we address the social problems of our age if we fail to listen deeply to the “other” voices in the room? Markham, a former Trustee of this library, has used his retirement to think deeply and give us the gift of his perspective.

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HOMESCHOOL STEAM DAY
Pittsfield, 9:30 a.m.-noon
The Berkshire Museum presents Homeschool STEAM Day to kick off Massachusetts STEM Week. Homeschool families are invited to a day of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on experiences in the galleries.  The day will begin with a welcome reception, during which families can enjoy snacks and learn about the museum’s winter/spring Homeschool STEAM Session offerings before starting their adventures in the galleries. Special activities will be available from 10 a.m. to noon and a lunch space will be available to families wishing to extend their day at the museum. Preregistration is encouraged. Tickets include admission to the museum for the entire day and are $15 per child; accompanying adults and children under 4 are free. Call 413-443-7171, ext. 336.

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LIBRARY STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 10:15 a.m.
The Lanesborough Library hosts stories, music and crafts every Tuesday for ages 1 to 5. Learn a new fingerplay, try a glockenspiel or xylophone. Stay afterwards for playtime with puppets or puzzles.

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PROF. GURMINDER BHOGAL - CLASS OF 1960 LECTURE
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Prof. Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Catherine Mills Davis Associate Professor of Music at Wellesley College, gives a Class of 1960 Lecture titled “Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune: From Moonlight to Stardom” for the Williams College Department of Music.  In celebration of the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death in 1918, this lecture will explore how Clair de Lune, a piece for which the French composer had little regard, has managed to become one of his best-known compositions. While examining Clair de Lune‘s connections to the art and poetry of its milieu, Gurminder Bhogal will draw attention to how this piece continues to be re-imagined across genres and media including film, popular music, and video games.   https://events.williams.edu/event/prof-gurminder-bhogal-class-of-1960-lecture/   Free Room 30 Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:15 p.m.
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GUIDING GOOD CHOICES PARENT WORKSHOP
North Adams, 4 - 6 p.m.
North Adams Public Schools Welcome Center, 20 Brayton Hill Terrace Parents are the number 1 reason kids choose not to use alcohol and drugs. This free 2 hour workshop teaches parents the skills to help talk to their kids about alcohol and drug use. Learn how to be a source of good information and learn the results of the local student health survey. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends parents talk to their kids about alcohol by age 9. Registration is required; call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588 to reserve your spot. Childcare and transportation is available upon request.
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FRESCO FLOWER BOX PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 6 p.m.
Framed by Fresh Fresco Flowers! Join us on WED 10/24/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the North Chatham Free Library. You’ll learn how to paint this authentic European image of "Fresco Flower Box" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the North Chatham Library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, NY. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: SAINT-SAëNS'S SAMSON ET DALILA (ENCORE)
Great Barrington, 1:00pm
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts. For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4pm.
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BALANCE: ESSENTIAL OILS AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.
Presenters: Kay Judge CA and Erin Judge Attendees will learn about the use of Aromatherapy to support cognitive functions such as memory, focus, motivation and concentration as well as their use to manage stress, tension and to promote emotional balance. Participants will create a personal inhaler and a custom blend in a roller bottle. The class meets at the Lenox Community Center on 10/24/2018 at 5:30 pm. Registration is required and seating is limited. A materials fee of $30.00 will be collected The presenters are not essential oil distributors, Kay Judge is a certified Clinical Aromatherapist certified through Heart of Herbs Herbal School. Join us for a fun and educational evening! To register call (413) 242-4069 or email blueskyewellness.aromatherapy@gmail.com
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'FUNNY MOMENTS'
Stockbridge, 4 p.m.
"Funny Moments," staged readings of seven short comedic plays directed by Milton Lestz, will be presented at the Unicorn Theater, 6 East St. The cast, known as "Milton's Gang," includes Alyce Bernstein, Paul Bernstein, Peter Podol, Karel Fisher, Laura Gardner and Tom Gardner. Narrator is  Adam Irick. The themes of these funny plays range from a robbery in the park  to a wake at a funeral home. This event is free and open to the public.


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'TRAGEDY AT SANDY HOOK SCHOOL'
Lee, 7 p.m.
Lee High School will host a Safe and Sound Schools Presentation of "Tragedy at Sandy Hook School." Speakers will offer a parent's perspective (Michele Gay), a survivor's perspective (Natalie Hammond) and law enforcement's perspective (Dan Jewiss).

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SEVEN TIMES SALT - VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Seven Times Salt offers an evening of music inspired by William Shakespeare, “Easy As Lying: The Music of Shakespeare’s Globe.” This spirited musical celebration was conceived in honor of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. The group presents some of the songs the Bard mentions by name, as well as works by his musical contemporaries including Morley, Ferrabosco, Byrd, Dowland, and Robert Johnson. Also included are choice excerpts from his plays read aloud by Seven Times Salt’s finest thespians. Dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts and a saucy ballad or two round out the evening’s festivities!   https://events.williams.edu/event/seven-times-salt-visiting-artist-series/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or via email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Chamber Players offer their second concert of the season, an exciting study in contrasts of composers, musicians, instrumentation, and genres. Inspired by a recent visit by composer Melinda Wagner, guitarist Robert Phelps performs her composition “Arabesque.” Jacqueline DeVoe, flute; Carl Jenkins, oboe; Stephen Walt, bassoon offer Telemann’s Tafelmusik for flute, oboe, bassoon and continuo, with harpsichordist Edwin Lawrence. Celebrating the refurbishment of the school’s harpsichord, Mr. Lawrence also presents the Harpsichord Concerto by Manuel de Falla. Bass-baritone Keith Kibler presents Songs from Shakespeare’s Tempest, collaborating with lutist Matt Wright. The final work of the evening is by the composer Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F# Minor op. 67   https://events.williams.edu/event/williams-chamber-players-2/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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HAUNTED HIKE
Great Barrington, 8-10 p.m.
For those courageous enough, the annual Haunting in the Hills invites the brave to walk with the dead and the tormented. Gather at the Fountain Pond trailhead, at Community Health Programs main campus, at 444 Stockbridge Road. Children under 13 are not admitted. It's too scary. Admission is $5 per person per walk. Closed toe shoes are recommended. Buses will return surviving hikers to the Community Health Programs parking lot.

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TOWARDS A NEW RECONSTRUCTION: LAND, RACISM, AND ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION
Windsor, 1:00 PM
On Saturday, October 27th, Leah Penniman and Ed Whitfield will deliver the 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of W. E. B. Du Bois. The talks will take place at Saint James Place 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Tickets for the 38th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures are $25 and may be purchased online at www.centerforneweconomics.org/events or if you wish to purchase tickets by cash, check, or BerkShares local currency, please contact the Schumacher Center directly at (413) 528-1737 or email schumacher@centerforneweconomics.org. 
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I AM A SEAGULL
North Adams, 8
Immerse yourself in an eccentric community of actors and their frenzied and loving attempt to stage Chekhov’s play The Seagull in upstate NY. Playfully blending documentary and narrative, this film dissolves boundaries between audience and performer, representation and reality. A folksy set from musicians featured in the film starts off the evening. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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FIRST ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DOG PARADE
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
It’s our first annual dog parade. You and your furry friend are encouraged to dress up and strut your stuff! Prizes will be awarded for Best Literary Costume, Cutest Costume, Best Hand-Made Costume, and Best Matching Costume. Free, 11:00 a.m. Registration recommended.  The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240-0974 413-551-5111
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FALL FAMILY FUN WEEKEND
Mt. Washington, All Day
Come join us and celebrate the best of fall in the Berkshires with a host of family friendly activities: -Specialty fall crafts, hay rides, high & low ropes, and cozy campfires with s’mores -Scenic hikes with breathtaking views of famous Berkshire fall foliage -Take a stroll through our very own pumpkin patch -Everyone is welcome: families, individuals, kids, adults & seniors! Learn more or register on line at http://camphirock.org/camps/family-camp/
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ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Zambezi performs with the verve and energy  in a free performance open to all. Inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba music as well as contemporary African styles, the troupe also takes on music from many traditions. Fun for the whole family!   https://events.williams.edu/event/zambezi-marimba-band-family-days-concert/   Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: PUCCINI'S LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.
Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings Puccini’s gun-slinging heroine in this romantic epic of the Wild West, alongside star tenor Jonas Kaufmann in the role of the outlaw Dick Johnson. Baritone Željko Lučić is the vigilante sheriff Jack Rance, and Marco Armiliato conducts. For tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4pm.
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BLANTYRE HALLOWEEN PARTY
Lenox, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Blantyre will host a Harry Potter-inspired Halloween Party for adults. Guests will be able to enjoy the Gilded Age Estate where the iconic movie soundtrack was written. To enhance the experience, this event will feature live entertainment, inspired food, butter beer and creative cocktails. Guests are also invited and encouraged to dress like their favorite Harry Potter character.  Reservations can be made by calling 844-881-0104.
 

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A BAROQUE CONCERT FOR A FALL AFTERNOON
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.
Join the Aston Magna Chamber Players for a lovely Berkshire afternoon of sonatas on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 4 p.m., at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, performed on period instruments by a quartet of gifted musicians. The program includes sonatas by by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, and J.S. Bach’s “A Musical Offering.” A pre-concert talk takes place at 3, with Aston Magna Artistic Director Daniel Stepner. Tickets: $35 in Adv. $40 D.O.S. Call 888-492-1283 or purchase online here. 
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ROOSTER PAINT & SIP BENEFIT FOR CHATHAM LADIES AUXILIARY
New York, 2 p.m.
Let's rock the red rooster on SUN 10/28/18 2-4pm.  Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Chatham Fire Ladies Auxiliary. You’ll learn how to paint this colorful image of "Rooster" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Chatham Fire Dept, 10 Hoffman St, Chatham, NY. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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'ALL SAINTS' SCREENING
North Adams, 3:30 p.m.
All Saints Berkshires Episcopal Church will have a free showing of the movie "All Saints" starring John Corbett. All are welcome and encouraged to bring their own snacks and refreshments to enjoy while watching. Please enter thru the parish hall door, not the church door. The movie will be shown in the 2nd Floor Media Room.

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THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1966)
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Clint Eastwood (The Good), Lee Van Cleef (The Bad) and Eli Wallach (The Ugly) star in Sergio Leone’s famed Spaghetti Western. Known for its use of long shots, close-ups, and tension, Leone's Civil War era epic is considered one of the greatest Westerns of all time. $8 movie / $10 movie & drink/FREE for Mahaiwe Members For tickets and more information click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 Wednesday- Saturday, noon-4pm.  The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 -- Box Office: 413-528-0100
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ADAMS LIONS CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARADE
Adams, 3:30 p.m.
The Adams Lions Club’s annual Halloween Parade for children will step off on Sunday, Oct. 28, from the Adams Community Bank at Center and Myrtle  Streets and end in the Depot Street/Adams Visitors Center parking  lot. Children, in costume, are asked to gather at 3:30 pm at  the Adams Community Bank Center Street parking lot (across from Big Y). There is no charge for the event. The  parade begins at 4 pm, with marchers heading from  Center Street to the east side of Park Street, then turning  right onto East Maple Street to the visitors center parking lot, where the Adams Lions Club trailer will serve cider donuts and Halloween treats and the club will award prizes for  the best costumes. The parade and refreshments are  free and offered by the Lions to support youth. For more  information about Lions Clubs International, visit www.lionsclubs.org.  
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POETS CREATING CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
WordXWord resumes its Poets Creating Conversation series this fall with three events at the Berkshire Museum: “Food in America” on Sept. 24, “Fear in America” on Oct. 29 and and “Faith in America” on Nov. 26. Poets Creating Conversation invites poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape. All WordXWord events are free and these programs are open to all, however parents and guardians are advised that some content may be challenging for younger children. Visit the website for details.
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PAINT & SIP FOR THE LANESBOROUGH SENIOR CLUB
Lanesborough, 6 p.m.
SLATE or CANVAS! Join us on MON 10/29/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Lanesborough Senior Club. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Pumpkins and Mums" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic slate roofing tile (various sizes and colors to choose from). At the Town Hall Community Center, 83 No Main St, Lanesborough, MA. All painting materials, donation and light snacks included. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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LIBRARY STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 10:15 a.m.
The Lanesborough Library hosts stories, music and crafts every Tuesday for ages 1 to 5. Learn a new fingerplay, try a glockenspiel or xylophone. Stay afterwards for playtime with puppets or puzzles.

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