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TOMATO WORKSHOP SERIES
Dalton, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
White Goose Gardens at Holiday Brook Farm will host a workshop on canning tomatoes instructed by Kate Carney-Pike. The workshop will include information on how to learn to preserve tomatoes then enjoy your harvest all winter long. Learn safe canning procedures using the hot water bath canning method. Each participant will take home their jar of freshly canned tomatoes. The cost is $20; RSVP online.

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LEWIS BLACK THE JOKE'S ON US TOUR
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Known as the king of the rant, Lewis Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. For more information and to purchase tickets online, click here. Tickets may also be purchased through the Box Office at 14 Castle Street in Great Barrington or by calling 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, Noon-6pm.
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HOUSATONIC HERITAGE WALKS
Great Barrington
The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area will be offering its 17th annual “Heritage Walks Weekends” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 8 and 9, 15 and 16, 22 and 23 and 29 and 30. Enjoy 63 Free, guided interpretive walking tours at historic, cultural and outdoor nature sites throughout the Housatonic River valley area in Berkshire County as well as Litchfield County in Connecticut. Heritage Walks brochures can be found at libraries, post offices and stores. To view the entire schedule of Walks, visit the website.
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WALK OUT OF DARKNESS PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.
Try it on a Tray! SUN 9/23/18 4-6pm - Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Berkshire County AFSP Out of the Darkness Walk, hosted by the Stockbridge Stompers walk team. You’ll learn how to paint this seasonal image of “Sunflowers” on a hand-made tray made with reclaimed wood. Various sizes and colors to choose from. At Bogie’s, 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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LENOX APPLE SQUEEZE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 39th annual Lenox Apple Squeeze will be held rain or shine in the historic downtown Lenox village. The event will feature nearly 150 food and crafts vendors and representatives from local cultural
venues and businesses. The two-day event will also feature musical performances as well as activities for children.

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TRIBUTE TO ARTIST RICHARD SCHMID
Vermont, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
A tribute to American artist and author Richard Schmid, presented by West Wind Fine Art, will take place at Southern Vermont College’s Laumeister Art Center in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Schmid’s best-selling book, "ALLA PRIMA II," curated by Kristen Thies of West Wind Fine Art.  On Sunday, Daniel Keys will present a demonstration of Alla Prima Still Life painting and a digital lecture in the Art Center’s theater. Admission to both days is $79.98 or $59.98 to attend one day. To purchase tickets, go online.

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MOUNTAIN WALK
Adams, 1-2 p.m.
Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock will host a mountain walk on the nature and history of Mount Greylock. Discover the 1930's period of great park building when government work programs like the Civilian Conservation Corps created special places for recreation. The walk is free; meet in front of lodge.

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TALK ON BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES
Lenox, 4 p.m.
The Lenox Library begins its latest Distinguished Lecture Series, now in its 12th year, with Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Dr. Joachim Frank, presenting "Single-Particle Cryo-Electron Microscopy: A Revolution in Visualizing Biological Molecules." All Distinguished Lectures are free.
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ARTS AND MUSIC SHOWCASE
Adams, 1-7 p.m.
Carpe Diem: Commemorating Life through Music and Art will be held at the Adams Agricultural Fairground. Proceeds will benefit Arts in Recovery for Youth (AIRY), an arts and skills based peer support program for youth age 13 and up who struggle with suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Advanced tickets are $10 and $15 at the door. Pay $25 to be an AIRY Supporter or $50 for an AIRY Angel. All proceeds benefit the youth program. According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide rates amongst young people have risen 1.2 percent since 2014. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people age 15 to 24 and suicide rates among 10 to 14-year-olds have doubled in the last decade.
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PARTY ON THE PATIO
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
The Party on the Patio, to benefit programs serving children, youth and families at the Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, will feature a tasting of a special selection of wines and beers poured by Kelly’s Package Store and hors d’oeuvres by Mazzeo’s Ristorante; tickets for the event are $50 per person. Party on the Patio will be held on the Patio at Mazzeo’s in Pittsfield. In addition to the food, wine and beer tasting, there will be a Silent Auction featuring many gift certificates donated by Berkshire area businesses, among other items; a basket raffle and door prize drawing. Tickets are $50; details online.
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PAINT & SIP FOR PITTSFIELD BEAR CARE
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Peak through these beautiful birch trees for some creative inspiration! Join is on MON 9/24/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Bear Care Preschool and Child Care Center. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Autumn on Cheshire Lake" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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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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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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AUTISM COLLABORATIVE OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY
Windsor, 6-8 PM
Our first evening meeting will take place on September 25. We had requests for an evening meeting so more people could attend without causing conflicts with a work schedule. We are proud to present Karen Mowry as the inaugural speaker in our evening meeting series. Karen has been a professional educational advocate for more than 15 years. She is co-owner of Western Mass Educational Advocacy Services located in Ludlow. Karen advocates for a variety of students ages 3-22 with a diagnosis of autism, ADD/ADHD, executive function disorders, social emotional disabilities, medical disabilities, dyslexia, speech and language disorders and communication impairments. Karen also participates in the planning process as students age out of school based special education services and advocates for children in the foster system as an educational surrogate parent and is a court appointed special advocate.
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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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WORKSHOP ON SURVEYS
North Adams, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Nonprofits can learn about “The Use of Surveys in Program Evaluation” from Mary Nash, an independent consultant who works with nonprofits to develop and evaluate programs. The workshop focuses on the use of surveys as a tool for nonprofits to measure the effectiveness of their organizations and programs. Participants will learn how to write good questions, analyze results, report findings and use the data to implement change. The class takes place at MCLA Design Lab on Main Street, North Adams. Cost $40 NPC members/$50 nonmembers. Register here.
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ADULT COLORING SOCIAL
Adams, 6 p.m.
The Adams Free Library will offer a therapeutic, creative, relaxing and stress releasing hour of coloring for adults 18 and up. The library has purchased a small supply of coloring pages and pencils for your use or you can bring your own favorites in. Registration is required at 413-743-8345.
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TALK ON THE CRAFT OF WRITING
Williamstown, 7-8:30 p.m.
Writer and professor Alexander Chee will discuss and read from his first collection of nonfiction, “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel,” at Williams College on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Griffin Hall, room 3. The talk is free and open to the public. The reading will be followed a light reception and a book-signing, with books available for purchase.
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‘TRUTH AND NATURE IN BRITISH ART'
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
Frédéric Ogée, the Kress Fellow in the Literature of Art before the Age of Art History at the Clark Art Institute, presents the free lecture, “Truth and Nature in British Art” in the Clark’s auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. Ogée surveys British artists’ writings from c. 1700–1920, illuminating the priorities and values shared by those artists, as well as the ways in which they addressed artistic “truth to nature” in relation to contemporary scientific discourse.
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CHARGERS FOOTBALL PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Fall paintings are coming, as is football, so let's combine the two! Join us on WED 9/26/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Chargers Football League. Ages 12 to Adult welcome. You’ll learn how to paint this authentic seasonal image of "Autumn Maple Tree with Football" (the football is optional) on a large 16x20 canvas. At Bogie’s, 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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THE SUNDAY STRUMMERS
Great Barrington, 11:00 a.m.
The Claire Teague Senior Center welcomes the "Sunday Strummers", a Ukulele Ensemble, to the center on Wednesday, September 26th from 11:00-12:00. They will perform music from the 30's during our lunch. Lunch will begin at 11:30 am. The event is free but the lunch is $2 per person for those 60 or older. To sign up for either of these (or both), please call the center at 413-528-1881. Hope you can attend!   Claire Teague Senior Center 917 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230
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HINDS OFFICE HOURS
Richmond, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds’ casework staff will be available at Richmond Town Hall staff office hours. All residents of his Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden Senate District are invited to participate in these sessions if they have an idea, question or comment about state government they wish to share, or if they require assistance from the senator's constituent services team. Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling the Pittsfield office at 413-344-4561.
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NAMI ANNUAL MEETING
North Adams, 6 p.m.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Berkshire County will hold its 34th annual meeting at Holiday Inn Berkshires, located at 40 Main Str. Attendees will enjoy hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting and awards beginning at 6 p.m. There will also be a cash bar. Awards will be presented and election of the 2018-2019 NAMI Berkshire County Board of Directors will also take place. There is a suggested donation of $20 per person. Register at 413-443-1666.
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DOWNTOWN BIKE AROUND
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Every Thursday at 6:00p.m. Meet at St. Anthony’s Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! There is safety in numbers as we take to the streets to create a safer environment for sharing our roads! For more information contact: Amanda Chilson, achilson@nbccoalition.org.
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CANARY SYNDROME
North Adams, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Inspired by the historic adage “a canary in the coalmine” and the idea that artists, like canaries, are hypersensitive to the forces threatening human existence.  Through ceramics, these artists use a visual means to focus on threats to the environment, culture, ethics and civilization in general.  Artists include: Elizabeth Alexander, Evan Hauser, Elliott Kayser, Beth Lipman, Livia Marin, Paul Scott, Mara Superior, Bouke de Vries, and Jason Walker. Exhibition runs September 27th - November 4th, 2018.
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B13 OPEN HOUSE
North Adams, 5 - 7p.m.
B13 Open House, September 27th from 5-7pm on the campus of MASS MoCA. CYNTHIA-REEVES, Ferrin Contemporary, Artist Book Foundation, ROAM and the Studios at MASS MoCA will participate with public receptions. All events are free and open to the public.
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DOWNSTREET ART
North Adams, 5 p.m.
As summer moves to fall, join us for the last DSA of 2018. Events will include a musical performance by Pinedrop, Gallery and open studio receptions on the campus of MASS MoCA with Ferrin Contemporary, Cynthia-Reeves, the Artist Book Foundation, Studios at MASS MoCA and ROAM.  The opening celebration for SPECTRUM at MCLA Gallery 51, a blacksmithing demo with Benjamin Westbrook, the return of Marafanyi meets the Mural and more. 
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SPECTRUM: OPENING RECEPTION
North Adams, 5 p.m.
SPECTRUM brings together 31 artists - regional, national and international - for a multimedia exhibition, reflection, and conversation on the gender continuum—exploring cultural and social issues of gender roles, norms and identification.  on view September 27 - November 18
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BERKSHIRE PLAYWRIGHTS LAB PRESENTS!
Lenox, 5 - 7 p.m.
Berkshire Playwrights presents two readings inspired by history! Edith Wharton's Kate Spain is loosely based on the trial of Lizzie Borden. Lady Randy, written by Anne Undeland, tells the story of Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill, the future British Prime Minister. $20 General, $15 Mount Members. 5:00 p.m. Tickets at EdithWharton.org.  The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts 01240-0974 413-551-5111
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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS AT COLEGROVE PARK
North Adams, dusk (approx 7:30PM)
Join us in the park for our 2nd Annual Movies Under the Stars summer series in Colegrove Park, North Adams. All movies are free and open to the public. This year’s theme is the “Year of the Dog.” All movies are family-friendly. This series is generously sponsored by Adams Community Bank, presented by the City of North Adams Tourism, and supported by the North Adams Movieplex. Colegrove Park is located on north Church Street between Main St. and Route 2. Note: No bathrooms on site.  
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