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NORTH ADAMS CEMETERIES WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Join us for our volunteer meeting as we begin to prepare for our ceremony on December 15th followed by wreath laying at our local cemeteries. We are looking for volunteers to help with wreath laying as well as removing wreaths a month later in mid January.  Please join us! All are welcome. 
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TRUE CONVERSATIONS WITH PAULA MCLAIN
Lenox, 4 – 5 p.m.
Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of Love and Ruin and The Paris Wife, shares the details of her writing life with Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories. Proudly sponsored by Canyon Ranch Lenox. $20 General, $15 Members, 4:00 p.m. Tickets at EdithWharton.org.  The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240-0974 413-551-5111
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GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN FILM FESTIVAL
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The Williams College German and Austrian Film Festival will take place on consecutive Mondays at Images Cinema located at 50 Spring St. This year’s festival explores the theme “Power/Frauen: Women and Power.” Films will be introduced by faculty from the German department at Williams College or special guests. All films are in German with English subtitles. The screenings are free. Th schedule is as follows: Sept. 17, Mademoiselle Paradis a.k.a. Licht (2017); Sept. 24: Toni Erdmann (2016); and Oct. 1: Hannah Arendt (2012).

 

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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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BCC ALUMNI PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
I'd like to take a stroll through these woods!  Join us on FRI 10/5 6pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Berkshire Community College Alumni. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Autumn Stream in the Woods" on a large 16x20 canvas or on a hand-made reclaimed wood sign. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, donation and light snack included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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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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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Chamber Orchestra of Williams is a student-led, flexible-instrumentation ensemble dedicated to innovative programing and engaging performance experiences in Chapin Hall. This program features Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht,” conducted by Leonard Bopp ‘19.   https://events.williams.edu/event/chamber-orchestra-of-williams/ Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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CARMEN STAAF SEXTET PERFORMS AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Pianist/composer Carmen Staaf is an active voice in the NYC and global music scenes. Her sextet features vocalist Nicole Zuraitis, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, alto saxophonist Kris Allen, bassist Jonathan Michel, and drummer George Schuller. Carmen Staaf’s skills and approach have led her to perform in a wide range of settings, with some of the most influential and important musicians of our era. Currently, she is the pianist and Musical Director for NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater.  https://events.williams.edu/event/carmen-staaf-sextet-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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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 and St. Anthony Drive.  The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Windsor, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Berkshire Botanical Garden’s annual Harvest Festival celebrating the autumn harvest, featuring continuous live entertainment, artisan food and craft vendors, tag and plant sales, pony rides, hay maze, drop-in workshops and more. Admission to the Festival is $7 and kids under 12 are free. Free parking in the Garden's lots. Berkshire Botanical Garden 5 West Stockbridge Road  Stockbridge, MA 01262    http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/    info@berkshirebotanical.org   413 298 3926
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HAROLD LOPéZ-NUSSA
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Harold López-Nussa flies direct Havana > North Adams to deliver the full range and richness of his native Cuban music. The pianist and bandleader combines distinctive pop, classical, and folkloric elements into a wild Cuban jazz. Prepare to be enthralled. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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CHRIS BOTTI
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
For over two decades, Grammy Award-winning master trumpeter and composer Chris Botti has amassed a spectacular variety of honors, including multiple Gold and Platinum albums, to become the nation’s largest selling instrumental artist. His mesmerizing performances with a stunning array of legends such as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Yo-Yo Ma, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon and Andrea Bocelli have cemented his place as one of the most brilliant and inspiring forces of the contemporary music scene. Whether he’s performing with illustrious symphonies or at renowned venues around the globe, his unparalleled crystalline and poetic sound transcends musical boundaries. For further information and tickets, click here, or visit the Box Office at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington or call 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-4pm.
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LIVE BIRD PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER FOR SHARON AUDUBON
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Who wants to paint a LIVE Owl? Join us on SAT 10/6/18 6-8pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Sharon Audubon Center. You'll learn to paint this LIVE Bird! The "Barred Owl" is native to the eastern part of North America and can be scene right in our back yards! This beautiful creature will be posing live for you as you paint it’s image on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Audubon Sharon Center, 325 Cornwall Bridge Rd, Sharon, CT. All painting materials, instruction, light snacks and donation included for $38. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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FILM: “IN A DARK WOOD”
Amherst, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Following a musical composition from the writing stage to the world premiere to the first recording, “In A Dark Wood” charts the path of composer Mathew Rosenblum’s Lament/Witches’ Sabbath, a highly personal concerto written for world famous clarinetist/composer David Krakauer. For more information and to purchase tickets: http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7770&view=Detail Tickets: $4-$8 Ticket link: http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calendar?id=7770&view=Detail   Location: Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002   Contact: programs@yiddishbookcenter.org 413-256-4900 https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/   Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/YiddishBookCenter/ https://twitter.com/yiddishbookctr
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ADMISSIONS OPEN HOUSE
Williamstown, 10:30 a.m.
Buxton School, a progressive 9th-12th day and boarding college preparatory school in Williamstown, will host an admissions open house on Monday, Oct. 8th beginning at 10:30am.  Meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful New England campus, and see the school in action!  For more information and to RSVP, visit buxtonschool.org or call (413) 458-3919.
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BERKSHIRE COACHING
Lenox, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Experience the splendor of the Gilded Age as the historic and meticulously restored horse-drawn coaches arrive through The Mount’s main gates. Presentation of the coaches to follow the procession. Free, 12:00 am. The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240-0974 413-551-5111
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AUTUMN MT GREYLOCK PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Tyringham, 6 p.m.
Make a magnificent Mount Greylock in Autumn! Join us on TUE 10/9/18 6-8pm for a fundraiser to benefit the Tyringham Union Church. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Autumn Mount Greylock" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Union Church, 128 Main St, Tyringham, MA. All painting materials, donation, light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages included for $35. Alcohol not permitted. 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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BRIEN CENTER HUMMINGBIRD PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Great Barrington, 6:30 p.m.
Bright, alive and inspirational! WED 10/10/18 6:30-8:30pm - Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Brien Center in Memory of Christine Lombardi. You’ll learn how to paint delicate image of "Hummingbird in Sunshine" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Bogies, 935 S. Main St, Great Barrington, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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PUMPKINS & MUMS PAINT & SIP FOR THE SENIOR CENTER
Sheffield, 6 p.m.
Show your painting style on slate or canvas! Join us on THU 10/11/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Sheffield Senior Center. 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 Senior Center, 25 Cook Rd, Sheffield, MA. All painting materials, donation, light snack and non-alcoholic refreshments provided for $30. Alcohol not permitted. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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HESTER VELMANS IN CONVERSATION WITH MATT TANNENBAUM
Lenox, 4 – 5 p.m.
The Bookstore’s Matt Tannenbaum and author Hester Velman will discuss her latest book, Slipper, a historical novel featuring the real-life author of the world’s most famous fairy tale, and the young woman whose life story inspired him. 4:00 p.m.  $10 General; Free for Members.  The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240-0974 413-551-5111
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CREATING AN EMOTIONALLY SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
Stockbridge, 8:30 a.m.
Presented by the Erikson Institute's Human Development Strategic Initiative of the Austen Riggs Center and the Yale Child Study Center A working conference on partnerships, parenting, and family systems for: educators caregivers clinicians or therapists medical providers administrators of early childhood programs Featuring presentations by: Mary Berle, EdM, Chief Educator at the Norman Rockwell Museum; Former Principal of Muddy Brook Elementary School in Great Barrington, MA Deborah Buccino, MD, Pediatrician affiliated with Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA; Instructor in Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine  Nancy Close, PhD, Assistant Professor at Yale Child Study Center; Associate Director of Yale Program in Early Childhood Education and Lecturer in Psychology at Yale University Anne D. Dailey, JD, Maurice R. Greenberg Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School; Evangeline Starr Professor of Law at UConn School of Law Donna Elmendorf, PhD, Director of Therapeutic Community Program, Activities Program, and Human Development Strategic Initiative at the Austen Riggs Center Claudia Gold, MD, Infant-Parent Mental Health Specialist at the Austen Riggs Center; Parent-Child Consultant at Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires; Faculty at UMass Boston Infant Parent Mental Health Program Linda Mayes, MD, Arnold Gesell Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology in and Chair of the Yale Child Study Center; Special Advisor to the Dean in the Yale School of Medicine Kate Retzel, Principal at Lee Elementary School in Lee, MA; Educator with 21 years experience in parochial and public schools in Berkshire County, MA Karen Baicker (Publisher for Family and Community Engagement) and Janelle Cherrington (SVP and Publisher) from Scholastic  In addition, there will be a Climate of Healthy Interactions for Learning & Development (CHILD) Saturday morning workshop led by faculty from the Yale Child Study Center.  This conference is funded in part by the Weil Foundation. Starts: Friday, October 12 @ 8:30 a.m. Ends: Saturday, October 13 @ 12:30 p.m. Space is limited. Scholarships are available. For additional information, please contact Lee Watroba at lee.watroba@austenriggs.net.  Cost:  $50.00  
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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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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Marshall St. and St. Anthony Drive.The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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BONNIE "PRINCE" BILLY
North Adams, 8 p.m.
An enigma of the folk-rock world — The New Yorker calls him “one of the country’s most celebrated singersongwriters” despite the fact that he’s never signed with a label and rarely tours — Bonnie “Prince” Billy is hard to find, easy to love, and impossible to dismiss. Singing about bottomless heartache and cowboy philosophy, he’s here with a sprawling band for an intimate and uncensored show this fall. The Louisville folk duo The Other Years warms up the house. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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HOUSE WELCOME SLATE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 6 p.m.
Makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one! Join us on SAT 10/13/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Stockport Ladies Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Winter Welcome" on an authentic roof slate tile, or on a hand-made reclaimed wood sign. You can paint the house seen in the example, or you can bring a picture of your own house to paint. At the Stockport Firehouse, 128 County Route 25, Hudson, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. BYOB. Snacks for purchase. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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BMS FACULTY CONCERT
, 4 p.m.
BMS Faculty Concert at Saint James Place, Main Street, Great Barrington. BMS celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with selections by Bernstein or inspired by. Performers include Marjorie Dix, Keith Spencer, Sherri James Buxton, Beth Craig and Rahima Hohlstein, and others. $20 admission is a donation to BMS educational programs. 
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CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Great Barrington, 4 - 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 4:00 PM. BMS Faculty Concert at Saint James Place, Main Street, Great Barrington. Berkshire Music School celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with selections by Bernstein or inspired by. Performers include Marjorie Dix, Keith Spencer, Sherri James Buxton, Beth Craig and Rahima Hohlstein, and others.  $20 admission is a donation to BMS educational programs.
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