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BRINGING DOWN THE COLONEL WITH PATRICIA MILLER
Lenox, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
In Bringing Down the Colonel: A Sex Scandal of the Gilded Age, and the “Powerless” Woman Who Took on Washington, journalist Patricia Miller tells the story of Madeline Pollard, an unlikely nineteenth-century women’s rights crusader. The Mount
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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Stockbridge, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing THREE LITTLE PIGS, at St. Paul’s Church in Stockbridge at both 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. St. Paul’s Church is at 29 Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Admission is $5. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971. For children of all ages.              
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MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 7-8:15 p.m.

ARK Community Church will sponsor free meditation workshops in the back room of the children's level of the Berkshire Athenaeum on Tuesdays throughout August, led by Scott Murray. All are welcome; prior meditation experience is not necessary.


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ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Lenox, Noon

The Lenox LIbrary will host an ice cream social to celebrate all of the hours Lenox youth have read this summer: 4,721 hours. The five winners will be announced at 11 a.m. The final Terry a la Berry concert from 11 a.m. to noon, and then the ice cream social starts at noon.


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CLIMATE CHANGE AND YOUTH
Becket, 7:30 p.m.

A panel of three environmental activists  -- Uli Nagle, Logan Malik and Dana Drugmand -- and two poets -- Dan Warner and Bruce Garlow -- will speak on growing youth revolution surrounding climate change. This free program of the "Explorations" lecture series will be held in our air-conditioned, handicapped accessible upstairs gallery at 7 Brooker Hill Road.


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CONCERT AT WINDSOR LAKE PRESENTS JP MURPHY
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Each summer from June through August the City of North Adams hosts a free weekly concert series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union,  at Windsor Lake (intersection of Kemp and Bradley Streets). Concessions are available at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free during concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. All cancellations will be called by 3PM on the day of the concert. For more details follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/natourism/, call 413-664-6180, or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov 2019 Summer Line Up Wednesday, August 28: Rebel Alliance (Rock/ Reggae), Free, 6:30-8 PM  
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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.

Free Concerts in the Park will be held in Lilac Park every Wednesday. The lineup is as follows: July 3, The Amy Ryan Band; July 10, Vento Chiaro; July 17, The Last-Minute; July 24, Lara Tupper & Bobby Sweet; July 31, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 7, Wanda Houston; Aug. 14, Banjo Blue; Aug. 21, The Eagles Big Band.


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PREPARING FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS
Pittsfield, 11:30 a.m.

Temple Anshe Amunim will host a lunch and learn series with Rabbi Liz to prepare for the High Holy Days. This year, TAA will begin using Mishkan Hanefesh, the reform movement’s new High Holy Day prayer book. The new book will serve as the class’s guide for our spiritual journey into 5780. The program is part of Temple Anshe Amunim’s “Lunch and Learn” series.  Guests are invited to bring their own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Admission is free for Temple members and $5 for not-yet-members.


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ERICA FALLS WITH IKEBE SHAKEDOWN
Dalton, 7:30 p.m.

8:00 Show / 7:00 Doors Every layer of sound is mind altering and funky! Galactic has been brewing up their true New Orleans funk for over 25 years. Galactic will be making their debut at The Stationery Factory as a part of their Already Ready Already tour, accompanied by Erica Falls on vocals. More: http://galacticfunk.com Ikebe Shakedown will open the show at 8:00 pm! “Ikebe Shakedown re-creates the kind of vibrant vintage funk that sends crate-digging DJs into spasms of joy…” – TimeOut New York


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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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THE BROTHERS SIZE
, 8 p.m.
The Brothers Size, set in the Louisiana bayou, is a tough and tender drama about the unbreakable bond between two brothers, one hardworking and steady, one just out of prison and aimless. It has been called “the greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more” (Chicago Tribune). Written by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Moonlight."   https://www.ancramoperahouse.org/the-brothers-size Ancram Opera House, 1330 County Route 7, Ancram, NY,
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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Stockbridge, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing THE PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW, at St. Paul’s Church in Stockbridge at both 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. St. Paul’s Church is at 29 Main Street, Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Admission is $5. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971. (Absent the stick fight).                  
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OUTDOOR TANGLEWOOD PAINT AND SIP
Lenox, 6 p.m.
Summertime in the Berkshires at its finest!  Join us on THU 8/22/19 6-8pm for an Outdoor Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. You’ll learn how to paint this live image of the infamous “Highwood Lawn” on a large 16x20 canvas! At Tanglewood, 297 West St, Lenox, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/thu-822-6pm-open-to-the-public-tanglewood-highwood-lawn-lenox-ma or by calling (413) 205-8346.
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NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY TRIP
North Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Join the Family Center for a North Adams Public Library Trip August 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.  We will explore the library together and find out all it has to offer. Then we will enjoy popsicles and a circle time out on the lawn.
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PEACH SHORTCAKE SUPPER
Vermont, 5 PM with continuous serving
The Pownal United Methodist Church located at the corner of RT 346 and Church Street will be serving its annual Peach Shortcake Supper on 8/22/19. Dinner is served family style. Tickets at the door. No reservations needed. The menu includes: grilled chicken breasts and thighs, baked ham, pineapple sauce, baked beans, potato and Jello salads, rolls, coffee,iced tea, or lemonade, and homemade peach shortcake. Eat-in: $14 for adults, $7 for children 4-10 years, free for children 3 years and under. South side entrance for take-outs: $14 for adults and $7 for 1/2 portion dinner. Questions: contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769. Remember how good it was last year!
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KIDLEIDOSCOPE
North Adams, 11:00 AM
Geared for children ages 3-5, but all ages are welcome. Guided nature-themed lesson or story followed by a game or craft. Bring your lunch to enjoy in the picnic area after the program if you'd like. This event is FREE and the parking fee is waived for attendees. Natural Bridge
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CHRIS THOMAS KING
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents Chris Thomas King. A rare opportunity to experience Blues at a level not often heard! "Not only is he a triple threat musician – a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist – King is an actor and business entrepreneur. His most famous role was portraying historic bluesman Tommy Johnson in the popular Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou and his work on the soundtrack CD won him a Grammy..." Chicago Blues Guide.  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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"1974" HOOCAS VALLEY CLASS REUNION
Adams, 6 p.m. to ??
45th Hoosac valley high School class reunion Location: Forest Park Country Club Address: 41 Forest Park Ave. Adams, MA, 01220. For more information contact: 1. Pat @ 413-664-6292 ( home) 2.Rose @ 413-446-2220 ( cell ) 3. Matt @ 413-841-2999 (cell)                                    4.Marian@ 413-663-0260 (cell)  
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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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KIDLEIDOSCOPE
, 11:00 AM
Geared for children ages 3-5. but all ages are welcome. Guided nature-themed lesson or story followed by a game or craft. Bring your lunch to enjoy in the picnic area after the program if you'd like. This program is FREE, parking fee is waived for attendees. Natural Bridge
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THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
The Guthrie Center 2019 Troubadour Series presents The Slambovian Circus of Dreams. When we first had the Slambovians here at the Guthrie Center, we were so impressed, we asked them if they would always come back. They agreed. There is an honesty and integrity in the best music. There is the same in the best people. They are both.  And we are honored, pleased, happy, to have the Slambovian contingent here, once again, at the Guthrie Center!  If you want a truly special and fun evening - be here on this night!  Go to https://guthriecenter.org/troubadour-series/ for tickets and information.
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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing SLEEPING BEAUTY, at Dotties Coffee Lounge. Dottie’s is at 444 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Admission is FREE. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971.                
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KID'S PAINT PARTY
New York, 2 - 4 p.m.
Kids Paint Party..! AGES 6 to Adult welcome. Join us on SAT 8/24/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Snack fundraiser to benefit the New Lebanon Library. You’ll learn how to paint this colorful image of "Rainbow Tree" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. All painting materials, light snacks, non-alcohol beverages and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-824-2pm-open-to-the-public-ages-6-to-adult-rainbow-tree-with-swing-new-lebanon-ny or by calling (413) 205-8346.
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PAINT AND SIP PARTY
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on SAT 8/24/19 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Ancram Ladies Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this beautiful sunny image of "Sunflowers in a Vase" on an authentic roofing slate tile or a hand-made sign made from reclaimed wood (various sizes and colors available). At the Firehouse, 1306 County Route 7, Ancram, NY. All painting materials, light snacks, wine and donation included for $30! Bring your own additional snacks or sips if you would like. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-824-630pm-open-to-the-public-sunflowers-in-vase-slate-or-canvas-ancram-nyor by calling (413) 205-8346.
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GYPSY SWING WITH THE RHYTHM FUTURE QUARTET
New Marlborough, 4:30 p.m.
Jason Anick, Olli Soikkeli, Max O'Rourke and Greg Loughman perform jazz standards and original compositions as the Rhythm Future Quartet. Part of the "Music & More" series at the New Marlborough Meeting House, 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road. Ticket information is here.
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BBQ COOKOUT AND CONCERT WITH BCSO
Richmond, 6 - 10 p.m.

Come on out for a night of Fundraising for the Berkshire County Toys for Tots.  $10 Donation includes a night of Live Music from bands Lead Foot, Automatic Gravity and Special Guest The Riverside Brothers. The donation also includes food costs for BBQ provided by the Smokers and Jokes crew. Ages 21 and over only. Tickets can be purchased at the Berkshire County Sheriff's Office at 467 Cheshire Road Pittsfield or at Mad Macs located in the Allendale Shopping Plaza in Pittsfield. Funds raised will help provide for more donation bins at more locations to help ensure that no children of needy families go without a Christmas Gift this upcoming Holiday Season. Camp Russell at Richmond Shore, 341 Boys Club Road, Richmond.


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HERITAGE FESTIVAL & FAMILY FEAST
Sheffield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Heritage Festival & Family Feast; Tickets $35 adults, $40 at the door. $9 kids three and under are free, on the society’s grounds, located at 159 Main St., Sheffield. The feast runs from 5-8 pm, and included in the cost of your ticket will be hearty meal with your choice of several different meats from our 19th century smokehouse (try them all!), historic side dishes, drinks and desserts. Tickets can be purchased at sheffieldhistory.org, by mailing a check to Sheffield Historical Society, P.O. Box 747, Sheffield, MA 01257, or stopping by the Old Stone Store weekends from 11-4 to purchase them in person by check or cash.  413-229-2694 sheffieldhistoricalsociety@gmail.com www.sheffieldhistory.org
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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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MOTORAM CRUISE-IN CONCERT PRESENTS WHISKEY CITY & LIVE WIRE
North Adams, 1 - 6 p.m.
We're kicking off the 9th annual North Adams Motorama with a little party to welcome all our car-loving visitors and locals! Join us on Saturday, August 24th, the afternoon BEFORE the Motorama Car Show, for a FREE concert in Noel Field featuring Whiskey City with opener Live Wire! 1PM - Gates open. 2PM - Music starts. 6PM - We wrap it up. 7PM - Get some sleep and we'll see you in the morning at the car show! We invite CLASSIC show cars to cruise-in to Noel Field with those beautiful machines, sit back, grab a brew and food, and enjoy some killer tunes in North Adams on what we hope is a breath-taking summer night! Everyone else is welcome to park in the nearby lots and walk-in to this FREE concert. Bright Ideas Brewing will be offering their delicious local brews, made right here in North Adams, M&J's Taste Of Home will be selling fresh made grub like burgers and fries, and North Adams Elks 487 will be selling ice cream to keep you cool, so be sure to bring your wallet!
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NUTSHELL PLAYHOUSE
Adams, 1 p.m.

Nutshell Playhouse kicks up its heels at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock with "Top Bananas," a fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, with special guests Annie Anaconda the singing snake, Engelburt, the morphing storyteller, Zesty with her melodious saw, tap dancing by Nemonee, a motley crew of instruments played by Donut, brand spanking new songs, and of course, our usual abundance of frolicsome shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County Actors Stefanie Lynx Weber, Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan, the program is free.


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