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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY - FOUR AMERICAN COMPOSERS
Williamstown, 7:30pm
Berkshire Symphony presents the first concert of the season at Chapin Hall at Williams College. he orchestra features four American composers:  Barber — “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” with faculty soloist Erin Nafziger, soprano; Hanson — Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”); Harbison — “Remembering Gatsby; Foxtrot for Orchestra,”; and Copland — “Old American Songs” with Philip Lima, baritone. These musical memoirs are intimate glances into these artists’ inner worlds, and loving portrayals of the life and times around them. The concert is free.
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BRUSH CLEARING
Williamstown, 10 a.m.
HooRWA invites volunteers from the Berkshires to help clear the new Linear Link Trail in Williamstown. Volunteers will meet at the chapel on East Lawn Cemetery, right across from Aubuchon Hardware on Route 2 in Willamstown.  We will move the cars later once our teams are formed. Please wear sturdy shoes and work gloves. If you have them, bring loppers, clippers, and/or bow saws. Please contact John Case, 413, 458-8023, jocinparis@gmail.com, by October 10, if you intend to participate.
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HOOSIC RIVER TRAIL HIKE AT HOPKINS FOREST
Williamstown, 11 a.m.
Drew Jones, Hopkins Memorial Forest Manager,  will lead a hike from the Hopkins Forest Parking lot to the site of the old Wire Bridge on October 20. Hikers meet at the parking lot at 11:00. The entire hike should take about two hours. Hikers should wear boots or good walking shoes and pack a lunch and water. The trail winds through the ruins of an old summer camp, stands of towering bottomland hardwoods and majestic groves of old hemlock looking down on the Hoosic River. You might want to bring binoculars as wildlife and waterfowl are often seen along this route. This is and "out-and-back" excursion. This hike is offered in conjunction with Rivers and Reverence, a month-long collaboration between the Hoosic River Watershed Association and the Clark Art Institute celebrating our enduring connection with the river. The photographic exhibit is in the Lunder Center and runs from October 7 through November 17.
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NATIONAL ARAB ORCHESTRA TAKHT ENSEMBLE AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
As part of the Visiting Artist Series at Williams, The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble performs music from the Middle East directed by the conductor and founder, Michael Ibrahim. A takht is a small chamber music group of the Middle East that includes ‘oud (Arab lute), qanun (Arab zither), violin, nay (Arab reed flute), and riqq (Arab tambourine). The National Arab Orchestra is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and integrating Arab culture by creating memorable musical experiences through education and performance with emphasis on the musical traditions of the Arab World.   https://events.williams.edu/event/national-arab-orchestra-takht-ensemble/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.
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CONTRA DANCE
Williamstown, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

David Kaynor, a fiddler and caller and a leader in the world of New England traditional dance, will play for the new North Berkshire Community Dance with friends at the Williamstown Community Preschool. People partner up for dances, but everyone dances with everyone else — you can bring a partner or come alone and join in. Beginners are warmly welcome, and experienced dancers will find the group lively. The newly formed North Berkshire Community Dance holds dances on second Saturdays monthly at the former Methodist Church at 777 Main St., Williamstown, at the corner of Route 2 and Route 43.


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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


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DREW PETERSEN, PIANO - VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Acclaimed young American pianist Drew Petersen is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has been praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont, and is the recipient of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. As part of Williams Visiting Artist Series he performs J.S Bach Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829; Franz Schubert Fantasy in C Major, op. 15 (D. 760) Wanderer-Fantasie; Frederic Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60; Enrique Granados Valses Poeticos; and Samuel Barber Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, op. 26.   https://events.williams.edu/event/drew-petersen-piano/  Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.
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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Williamstown, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Offering grief support during the holidays for six Tuesdays beginning Nov. 15 at the Harper Center.  Contact Corinne for more information and to register at 413-242-4495. This is a nonjudgmental environment for increasing hope and decreasing isolation.      
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MEET YOUR NEWEST NORTHERN BERKSHIRE ORTHOPAEDIC AND SPORTS MEDICINE SURGEONS
Williamstown, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

All are invited to the Williams Inn on Wednesday, November 6 from 6:30-8:30pm meet the newest orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians serving the Northern Berkshire Community--Drs. Jarod Goodrich, Christina Kane, and Ashley Miller. Please join Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates to learn more about the services provided by the full BOA team at the North Adams Campus of BMC. The program will include information on: joint care for hips, knees, and shoulders; hand and upper extremity care; osteoporosis prevention and treatment; and sports injury prevention and care. This event is FREE. Light Refreshments will be served. To register, visit www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/sports or email Erica at ebaptiste@bhs1.org.


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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Williamstown, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Offering grief support during the holidays for six Tuesdays beginning Nov. 15 at the Harper Center.  Contact Corinne for more information and to register at 413-242-4495. This is a nonjudgmental environment for increasing hope and decreasing isolation.      
Berkshire Calendar
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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Berkshire Calendar
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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Williamstown, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Offering grief support during the holidays for six Tuesdays beginning Nov. 15 at the Harper Center.  Contact Corinne for more information and to register at 413-242-4495. This is a nonjudgmental environment for increasing hope and decreasing isolation.      
Berkshire Calendar
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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Berkshire Calendar
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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Berkshire Calendar
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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Williamstown, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Offering grief support during the holidays for six Tuesdays beginning Nov. 15 at the Harper Center.  Contact Corinne for more information and to register at 413-242-4495. This is a nonjudgmental environment for increasing hope and decreasing isolation.      
Berkshire Calendar
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PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Williams College invites the community to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. from Sept. 13 through Dec. 6. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector. Shows will be hosted by Williams College students Peter Knowlton ’21, Christian Lockwood ’20, Duncan McCarthy ’21, and Patrick Postec ‘21. Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy Jay Pasachoff is director of the Hopkins Observatory. For reservations (required), contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Berkshire Calendar
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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Williamstown, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Offering grief support during the holidays for six Tuesdays beginning Nov. 15 at the Harper Center.  Contact Corinne for more information and to register at 413-242-4495. This is a nonjudgmental environment for increasing hope and decreasing isolation.      
Berkshire Calendar
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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE LOSS SUPPORT GROUP
Williamstown, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Offering grief support during the holidays for six Tuesdays beginning Nov. 15 at the Harper Center.  Contact Corinne for more information and to register at 413-242-4495. This is a nonjudgmental environment for increasing hope and decreasing isolation.      
Berkshire Calendar
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