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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 at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings through May 12, with the exception of Spring Break March 17, 24, and March 31. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) email mcr4@williams.edu.

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MT GREYLOCK AT DUSK-PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us Fr 4/28 at the VFW, 573 Mohawk Trail, North Adams for a Berkshire Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Northern Berkshire Country Relay for Life Team, Jocelyn's Rainbow of Hope. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Mt Greylock at Dusk" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $36. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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NICK CAVE BOOK TALK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Curator Denise Markonish facilitates a discussion with artist Nick Cave and others confronting some of America’s most confounding dilemmas: gun control, gun violence, and race relations. A reception and after-hours tour of the exhibition follows. Cave: "Until" was organized by MASS MoCA and co-produced by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Carriageworks of Sydney, Australia. Principal exhibition support was provided by an anonymous gift. Major exhibition support was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Barr Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jack Shainman Gallery, Marilyn and Larry Fields, BeadKraft, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and Furthermore, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.”
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BFAIR ANNUAL MEETING
Williamstown, 7:30 a.m.
Berkshire Family & Individual Resources, Inc. (BFAIR) will host their Annual Meeting on Friday, April 28 at the Williams Inn, located at Routes 7 & 2 in Williamstown. The breakfast, set to begin at 7:30am, will include the presentation of several awards for employee recognition, as well as the recognition of the community partner of the year, Cascade School Supply. Additionally, the Chairman of the Board will offer remarks on the organization’s expansion into the Northampton area, as well as growth within the Berkshires. To attend the annual meeting, please RSVP by April 21st to Carol Fox by calling 413.664.9382 ext. 40, emailing cfox@bfair.org or online at www.bfair.org. A suggested donation of $10 may be made at the door. This event is generously sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union.

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BFAIR ANNUAL MEETING
Williamstown, 7:30 a.m.
Berkshire Family & Individual Resources will host their annual meeting at the Williams Inn, located at Routes 7 & 2 in Williamstown.  The breakfast will include the presentation of several awards for employee recognition, as well as the recognition of the community partner of the year, Cascade School Supply. This year's keynote address, "Diagnosis to Success: One family’s perspective," will be delivered by Robin Meyer and Greg Roach. The parents of a teenage son living with autism, they will discuss the challenges of diagnosis, community and school supports, and what the future holds for their son. RSVP by April 21 to Carol Fox by calling 413.664.9382 ext. 40, emailing cfox@bfair.org or online.  A suggested donation of $10 may be made at the door.

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ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
St. Joseph Central High School will be holding an event to celebrate the fellowship, memories, and traditions of the school at the Crowne Plaza in Pittsfield. Many alumni, past and present faculty and administrators, and friends of St. Joe will be in attendance. There will be dinner, light music, a brief program, cash bar, and many memories shared of the school’s illustrious history. The cost is $50 per person to enjoy a celebration 120 years in the making. Reserve tickets at 413-443-9686.
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RYANHOOD AT DRURY
North Adams, 7 p.m.
The Drury Performing Arts Center will host Arizona-based acoustic pop duo Ryanhood, made up of musicians Ryan Green and Cameron Hood. The show will have two opening acts: band The Wave, a four-piece of Drury High School students, and local singer-songwriter Lita Williams. This show is completely produced by the Drury Performing Arts Management class, a rigorous academic course that challenges students to produce and curate all performing arts events at DPAC (Drury Performing Arts Center). Limited tickets can be found at the Berkshire Emporium located at 59 Main St. in North Adams. Tickets are also available online. Student tickets are $5 while general admission tickets are $10.
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WILLIAMS CHAMBER CHOIR
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The program will feature, among other works, Heinrich Schütz’s extraordinary Musikalische Exequien – an intimate yet elaborate musical memorial.. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11498 Free The Clark Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4 p.m.
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ALL BASIE - WILLIAMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Jazz Ensemble presents music associated with Count Basie - from "old school" Kansas City riff-based blues, to "new school" charts by Frank Foster, Neil Hefti, and Ernie Wilkins. Also in the mix are lesser known Latin-tinged arrangements for the Basie band by Oliver Nelson and Benny Carter, as well as a 21st century reboot of Hefti's "Cute" arranged by Bob Mintzer. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11499 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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'INTO THE WOODS'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Cap & Bells, Williams College’s student theatre group, presents the musical "Into the Woods," directed by Madeline Seidman, class of 2017, for two performances at the Clark Art Institute in the Clark’s auditorium. The ensemble piece intermingles the legendary storybook characters of Jack (of Jack and the Beanstalk), Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel together for the first time in the woods, all searching for their own “happily ever after.” They come to find that wishes are chancy things — that what one covets may cause trouble for another. Writers Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine explore community reaction to disaster and the task of teaching humanity. General admission is $10; students are $3. To purchase tickets, click here.

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PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
Lenox, 7 p.m.-midnight
David Raby will lead a paranormal investigation of the historic and haunted Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Before the investigation, Raby will give a brief history of the lives that once graced the hallways – and possibly still reside within. He will also share some of his favorite evidence from previous investigations and will be happy to answer any questions about paranormal investigations. This event is for someone who has never been on a paranormal investigation to the seasoned investigator. Tickets are $35; reservations are required at 413-637-3206.

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BILL AND THE BELLES AT DEWEY HALL
Sheffield, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Oldtone Productions presents Bill And the Belles at Dewey Hall. Local favorites the Easy Ridin Papas will open the show. With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. Tickets are $20.

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'SINGLE PAYER REFORM'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
David Himmelstein will deliver a talk titled “Single Payer Reform: The Best Way to Move Forward from the ACA” at the Paresky Auditorium that explores how the single payer program may be the best solution for the United States. He will discuss the legacy of ACA expanding coverage while leaving millions uninsured or with unaffordable copayments and deductibles. He will also analyze Republican reform plans, which he believes would exacerbate existing problems in healthcare finance, and argue that a single payer program could resolve these problems.

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TALK ON LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS
North Adams, 3 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' next Brown Bag Lecture features Dr. Karen Cardozo, MCLA associate professor of interdisciplinary studies, presenting “Canaries or Surgeon Fish' IDST Majors as a Litmus Test of MCLA’s Future.” The event, which will take place in the campus’s faculty center, Bowman Hall room 121, is free and open to the public. In her talk, Cardozo will explain why a liberal arts education in general, and the IDST major in particular, remains an excellent investment in the future, and report on the results of using design thinking methods to conduct ethnographic research on the diverse paths and interests of IDST students.

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BHS ART GALLERY OPENING
Pittsfield, 5:30-8 p.m.
Berkshire Humane Society celebrates the official opening of its new Berkshire Humane Society Art Gallery, underwritten by the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation. The gallery is presented in collaboration with and curated by the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artist’s Guild. The public is invited to peruse the art – featuring animals, nature, wildlife and landscapes – while enjoying light refreshments. At 6 p.m., Karen Carmean, Guild President, and Keith Emerling, artist, shelter volunteer and member of the Guild, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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BHS ART GALLERY OPENING
Pittsfield, 5:30-8 p.m.
Berkshire Humane Society celebrates the official opening of its new Berkshire Humane Society Art Gallery, underwritten by the Appelbaum-Kahn Foundation. The gallery is presented in collaboration with and curated by the Richmond-West Stockbridge Artist’s Guild. The public is invited to peruse the art – featuring animals, nature, wildlife and landscapes – while enjoying light refreshments. At 6 p.m., Karen Carmean, Guild President, and Keith Emerling, artist, shelter volunteer and member of the Guild, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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'OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD'
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The second show of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) Fine and Performing Arts Department’s spring semester, “Our Country’s Good” by Timberlake Wertenbaker, will be presented in Venable Theatre on the MCLA campus.  “Our Country’s Good” is a moving portrait of hardship, survival and the regenerative power of theatre. The drama, she said, will send the audience through a roller coaster of emotions, eventually providing a sense of hopeful healing. “Our Country’s Good” contains mature content, including strong language, violence and sexual situations. Tickets online.


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BCC SPRING CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Community College music program will present its annual spring concert in the Boland Theatre, located on BCC’s main campus in Pittsfield. The BCC jazz ensemble, under the direction of BCC instructor Jeff Link, will perform classic jazz compositions, including Summertime, Cantaloupe Island, Foot Prints, All of Me, Killer Joe, Caravan and Baby, Ain’t I Good to You.  The concert is free.

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