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SUNSET LIGHTHOUSE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 7 p.m.
Join us Sat 4/29 at Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, NY for a Berkshire Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars Program. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Sunset Lighthouse" on a large 16x20 canvas. All 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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15TH ANNUAL HUMANE RACE
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
On April 29, 2017, the Berkshire Humane Society will host its 15th annual Humane Race in downtown Williamstown. The Humane Race is a 5K run ‐ timed this year for the first time by Berkshire Running Center – or 1 Mile Fun Walk. Participants are welcome to run/walk with or without a dog. Check‐in and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the race begins at 10:00 a.m. Runners will meet at 24 Water Street, Willimanstown. Proceeds benefit BHS. For all the details and to sign up, visit http://humanerace.org/

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"BLUE BIRDS" PAINT & SIP FOR EASTERN STAR
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
Join us Sat 4/29 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South St, Pittsfield, MA for a Berkshire Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Eastern Star in Lee. You'll learn how to paint this beautiful image of "Blue Birds" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $30. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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SOCCER ID CLINIC FOR GIRLS
Vermont, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Southern Vermont College women’s soccer will host a Spring Soccer ID Clinic for girls in grades 9 through 12. Under the direction of Head Women’s Soccer Coach Michael Zauzig and Assistant Coach Greg Caproni, the one-day, five-hour clinic will focus on skill development and instruction with tactical training as well as small-sides games. Members of the women’s soccer team will assist with the clinic. Participants should bring cleats, weather-appropriate clothing, water bottle, shinguards and indoor shoes in case of inclement weather. The cost is $50 per person, which includes lunch and a t-shirt. A registration form is available online.
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BONNIE AND MARK OF "AFTER OURS" AT THE LOG
Williamstown, 8:30 p.m.
Bonnie and Mark Parsons of After Ours Duo will be performing popular music as well as their own originals at "The Log" on Spring Street in Williamstown from 8:30 - 9:30 pm.  
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CONCERT FOR ORGAN & TRUMPETS
Pittsfield, 5 p.m.
BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY presents a CONCERT FOR ORGAN & TRUMPETS Brink Bush | organ Eric Berlin | trumpet Richard Watson | trumpet A rousing selection of works by Bach & other Baroque masters for the "King of Instruments" & the "Instrument of Kings." Saturday | April 29 | 5PM First United Methodist Church 55 Fenn Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 http://berkshirebach.org/'page_id=5305
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STONE COURT WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE READING WITH KRISTEN HEWITT
Lenox, 3 p.m.
Please join us for a reading with Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Kristen Hewitt. Kristen will read from her recent works, and there will be an opportunity for questions and conversation following the program, along with a reception. The Mount in Lenox
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WILLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - “PLATFORM”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Percussion Ensemble (WiPE) presents its spring concert titled “Platform,” performing percussion music from around the world and discovering new sounds and rhythms. Don’t  miss Steven Snowden’s “A Man With A Gun Lives Here,” based on the “Hobo Code.” http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11502 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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MOVING SALE
Williamstown, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The Williamstown Historical Museum will hold a moving sale at the Milne Public Library at 1095 Main St. Items in the sale include book cases, a desks, cabinets, an empire style bureau, large attractive display cases and rush bottom and cane seat chairs and office chairs. The items range in price from $4 to $2,500 and will be sold as "cash and carry". Checks will be accepted. This is a one day sale with a number of interesting pieces.
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FIREHOUSE OPEN HOUSE
New York, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department at 396 Route 43 will be open and recruiting volunteers (age 16+) to join the ranks. Retirees too! Members are able to choose specialties, and can be trained as interior firefighters, scene support personnel, Emergency Medical Technicians, drivers, or fire police who assist at traffic control at many incidents. Free training is provided. Stop by on Saturday for an application.

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'NEW DIRECTIONS FOR JACOB’S PILLOW'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Director Pamela Tatge, who succeeded Ella Baff a year ago, will provide an overview of what to expect moving forward at Jacob’s Pillow.  Tatge’s talk, entitled “New Directions for Jacob’s Pillow,” is the second in the 2017 Distinguished Speakers Series presented by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College. The talk will be held at the Berkshire Museum, located at 39 South St. Tickets are $10 for OLLI and Berkshire Museum members, and $15 for the general public. They may be purchased at the door or online.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR
North Adams, 1-2 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host the Annual Massachusetts Region 1 Middle School Science and Engineering Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the campus’s Amsler Campus Center gymnasium. The event is free and open to the public from 1 to 2 p.m. This year’s keynote speaker will be Tom Tyning, a professor in the Environmental Science Department at Berkshire Community College (BCC). He is a naturalist with a passion for snakes, and will speak to students at 1:45 p.m., in the Amsler Campus Center gym.

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HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Pittsfield, Noon-3 p.m.
The Berkshire Family YMCA's Healthy Kids Day will be held at both the Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire branches from 12-2 p.m. with swimming from 2-3 p.m. The Pittsfield Branch will feature family martial arts, yoga with the mayor, breakdancing with Andreas, a DJ dance party, parachute games, hula hooping, an obstacle course, the sports wall, face painting, a paper airplane launch, and a NIKE Scavenger hunt.  The Northern Berkshire Branch will feature face painting, yoga, parachute games, an obstacle course, a scavenger hunt and a STEM airplane project. We also expect an appearance by the SteepleCats mascot. Both events are free.

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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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SHADOW PUPPET WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m.
Explore the life under brooks, streams and ponds through hinged shadow puppets at the Berkshire Athenaeum as Meredyth Babcock of Marmalade Productions guides participants through the construction of puppets and development of a short shadow puppet play to be presented by participants. Suitable for children 10 and up and adults. Space is limited; advance registration required at 413-298-7024 or adixon@hvatoday.org.

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RESIN JEWELRY WORKSHOP
Lenox, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Dr. Jill Becker, who has a practice in Newton, will conduct a resin jewelry workshop at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Join others in the relaxing atmosphere of creating your own piece of jewelry, using glitter, watch parts, botanicals, etc. – or bring a favorite small item with which Jill will teach you how to encase in resin and showcase in a jewelry bezel. Create a necklace, earrings or a pin. Your work of art will be ready to take home by the end of the workshop. The fee for each workshop, which includes all materials, is $30 for advance reservations and $35 for day-of admission.  Children should be at least 12 years of age.  Reservations are recommended as the workshop size is limited. Call 413-637-3206.

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A CONCERT FOR ORGAN AND TRUMPETS
Pittsfield, 5 p.m.
Berkshire Bach presents "A Concert for Organ and Trumpets: Pairing Baroque Organ with Brass" --  a rousing selection of pieces by Bach, Charpentier, Clarke, Purcell, and others - at the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $30-$50. General admission tickets will be available at the door.

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FIGMENT
North Adams, 3-9:30 p.m.
Figment is coming back to North Adams, at Windsor Lake. Figment is a free, participatory arts event where everyone is welcome to explore their creativity and get involved in the creation of art. The event is free. Everyone is welcome to submit a project regardless of age or experience.

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ARBOR DAY FEST
Adams, 6 p.m.
Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center will present an Arbor Day Fest at The PNA, 13 Victory St. The event will feature Trio Candela with members of SIFER, CJ Field, Tom Corrigan, Chris Samson, Josh Pisano, drumming with Berkshire Rhythm Keepers & Youth Center Inc., tree Exhibits and tree Activities with Tamarack Hollow; treeyoga demos with Mary Parkman & guests and more. All ages are welcome; a $5-$20 donation is suggested for adults to benefit the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center.

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SVHC SPRING SOIREE
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
The Spring Soirée—a new event to benefit cardiology and orthopedic services at Southwestern Vermont Health Care—is scheduled at The Clark in Williamstown. The event will include delectable fair paired with fine wine and microbrews and dancing in addition to a $5,000 cash raffle. To add to the excitement, the event also includes an online art auction. Bidding is open now and runs until May 3 online.

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'OUR COUNTRY'S GOOD'
North Adams, 2 and 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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