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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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OKTOBERFEST
Great Barrington, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
The Great Barrington Council on Aging presents "Oktoberfest" at the Claire Teague Senior Center! Would you like to experience a delicious German luncheon and wonderful music'' The this FREE event is for you. Great Barrington Health Care will be providing the meal and dessert. You will be able to enjoy a 5 piece Oompah band that will be dressed in festive costume. The dancing begins at 11:00 am and photos can be taken with the band as well. Lunch will begin at 11:30 am. There will be a 50/50 raffle too. Please RSVP by Friday, October 12th by calling the Senior Center at 413-528-1881. Claire Teague Senior Center 917 Main Street Great Barrington, MA 01230
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PARENTING WITH POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
North Adams, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A FREE 8-week Parenting Series. Starting Tuesday, October 16 weekly and ending Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm at The Family Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. Facilitated by Erin Morris and Johna Lemoine. This free series is for parents with children ages 2-6 years old. Parents will get some new ideas for their parenting toolbox. The positive discipline approach is very effective.  The group is for ALL parents who are actively parenting. Share your knowledge, questions and challenges. Couples welcome! Class includes a FREE meal for parents and children. FREE on-site child care and transportation if needed.  Registration is required.  Contact Mary Jo Belanger at 413-664-4821 ext. 18 or email at mbelanger@ccberkshire.org to register. Space is limited.
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GEEK COMEDY HOUR
North Adams
Geek Comedy Hour returns to North Adams! Absurdist alt comedy from the warped and silly Ed Smyth, Seth Brown, and Andrew Quigley. Ed Smyth creates a whole non-sequitur string of warped historical moments, Wally the Happy Talking Neutrino, the best Neanderthal entertainer in the world, Lenin Live in Vegas, microworld fun, and more. Seth Brown is North Adam's premier purveyor of puns, prose, and poetry.  Andrew Quigley offers up a breathless, fast-paced string of quirky useful-to-know considerations on such things as ice cream sandwiches and who has the best slavery escape boast.  14 and up suggested. $4 door.
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CADY COLEMAN DAY
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Scientist and former astronaut Cady Coleman, who flew twice on the space shuttle and spent six months living on the International Space Station, will give a talk at the Berkshire Museum about her experiences, followed by a Q&A. Admission is free but space is limited so reservations are requested; call 413-443-7171, ext. 360.

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TALK ON TICKS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Tonya DeFriest from "I’m Not Gonna Get Ticked" will speak at the Pittsfield Green Drinks October meeting, hosted by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team. Pittsfield Green Drinks starts at 5:15 pmat J Allen's Clubhouse on 41 North St. DeFriest will present and lead a discussion about identifying ticks common in the Berkshires, methods to repel ticks, her personal experience with tick-borne illnesses and recovery.  DeFriest was inspired to start I'm Not Gonna Get Ticked after her daughter struggled through undiagnosed Lyme disease. DeFriest is now an educator, business owner, and activist teaching the community about tick-borne illnesses and selling non-toxic insect repellants.

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PROF. MELINDA WAGNER - CLASS OF 1960 LECTURE
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Melinda Wagner’s talk touches on works, and thoughts about process. This is followed by a performance of one of her recent pieces, “My Tioga,” performed by Cassatt String Quartet, who recently premiered the work.   https://events.williams.edu/event/prof-melinda-wagner-class-of-1960-lecture-2/  Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:15 p.m.
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WORKSHOP FOR NONPROFITS
North Adams, 10 a.m.-noon
The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires presents an educational workshop for nonprofits titled, ”Three Winning Storytelling Strategies: Origins, Impacts, and Heroes” at MCLA Design Lab at 49 Main Street in North Adams. Sharing powerful stories from staff, clients and donors is a key component of fundraising and communications strategy. In the age of digital communication, nonprofits need to continually generate new stories, to keep engagement high on their social media feeds and make multi-channel appeals to donors fresh and interesting.

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DADS AND FAMILIES
North Adams, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Dads and Families: Bowling and Pizza on Thursday, October 18th 4:30-5:30 At Valley Park Bowling, Curran Highway (route 8) in North Adams.  Dads and their families will enjoy pizza and candle pin bowling! FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old and under. Registration is required. Call 413-664-4821 to sign up! Spots are limited!
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ADAMS LEGO CLUB
Adams, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Adams Lego Club meets Thursday, October 18 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Adams Free Library. For families and children ages 4-8 years. We provide the Legos to create and share.
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TURKEY SUPPER
Vermont, 5 p.m. on
The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of RT 346 and Church Street, Pownal, VT,  will be serving its annual Turkey Supper. The menu includes: Roast Turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, winter squash, cranberry sauce, rolls, coffee, tea, or lemonade, and apple, pumpkin, or mince pie with cheese. Dinner is served family style with continuous serving. Tickets at the door. Eat-in: $12 for adults, $6 for children 4-10 years, and free for children three years and under. Take out available at south side entrance: Adults $12, 1/2 portion dinner $6. For more information contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769. Remember how good it was last year!
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BERKSHIRE UNITED WAY PAINT & SIP FUNDRIASER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Brushing it on for Berkshire United Way! Join us on THU 10/18/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Berkshire United Way and hosted by Berkshire Life Insurance. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Pumpkins and Mums" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic slate roofing tile (various sizes and colors to choose from). At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, donation and light snack included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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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. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or via email. Others will be admitted as space permits.

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HORMONES, HEALTH, AND LOVE
Windsor, 8:30 12:15 p.m.
Speaker: Evelyn Resh, CNM, MPH, CSC, MSN Location: BCC, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield Date: Friday, October 19, 2018 / 8:30 – 12:15 p.m. Fees: $45.00 per person / $45.00 per CEU Hormonal changes, health issues, and satisfying intimate relationships challenge all long-term couples at some point.  However, mid-life is often the starting point, especially, when we consider the sweeping changes brought on by menopause. To register or view flyer, visit www.berkshireahec.org
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AUTUMN STREAM PAINT & SIP FOR THE VFW
New York, 6 p.m.
Paint on WOOD or CANVAS! FRI 10/19/18 6-8pm - Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the VFW Post 5933. You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Autumn Stream in the Woods" on a large 16x20 canvas or on a hand-made reclaimed wood sign. At the VFW, 2237 NY-66, Ghent, NY. All painting materials, donation and light snack included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Marshall St. and St. Anthony Drive.The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE
North Adams, 8
Brooklyn-bred artist Shareef Keyes draws equal inspiration from James Brown and Wu-Tang. Together with his band, The Groove, he is earning a reputation for highenergy live performances that transport audiences to the golden era of funk. Simply irresistible. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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MUSIC @ THE TAFT PRESENTS PIANIST HUI-MEI LIN IN RECITAL
Pittsfield, 4 - 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 20, 4:00 PM.  Music @ the Taft presents pianist Hui-Mei Lin in recital.  $20/$10 students. Reservations required. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield.  413-442-1411.


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THE TWELFTH ANNUAL MID-HUDSON WOODWORKERS SHOW
, 10:00 a.m. To 5:00 p.m.
Displays of fine woodwork items, Demonstrations of woodworking techniques, WoodMizer and Logs to Lumber Demonstration, Gifts for the Children: Cars and Planes, Raffle of selected woodworking items, Make a pen  Admission: $3.00 (Children under 12 free) For more information:   www.midhudsonwoodworkers.org                                     www.hurleyreformedchurch.org The Mid-Hudson Woodworkers is a chapter of the Northeastern Woodworkers Association, an all-volunteer, non-profit organization.    
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MUSIC
, 4 p.m.
Music @ the Taft presents pianist Hui-Mei Lin in recital. $20/$10. Reservations required. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield. 413-442-1411
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CHIMNEY SWIFT AND BOB ISAACS AT LENOX CONTRA DANCE
Lenox, 7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Music by Chimney Swift - Zoë Madonna (accordion, vocals), Cecile Leroy (cello, vocals), Daniel Raine (cittern, guitar), and Yaron Shragai (Doumbek, Cajón, Whistles, Recorders) with caller Bob Isaacs. Come join us contra dancing on Saturday nights in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Lenox Community Center, at 65 Walker Street. Experience the pleasure of dancing on a beautiful wood floor, in a high-ceiling second floor (handicap accessible) ballroom with a raised stage. Admission is $12 and $6 for students. New Dancers - 2nd dance free!  Dances begin with a 15 minute beginner introduction at 7:45 followed by dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Refreshments are offered during the social break from dancing. All the dances are taught. Come alone or with others.
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BLACKINTON UNION CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR
North Adams, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us. Blackinton Union Church is holding their annual holiday Bazaar on Saturday October 20 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. Homemade Baked Goods (Pies, Fudge, Brownies, Cookies, foods, & more) CHINESE Auction! Food Basket Raffle, Crafts, Gifts, Hand Knit Items. Lots of retired Pfaltzgraff dishes, Noritake vintage pieces and Cat’s meow Collectibles. Plan to stay and enjoy our Luncheon which includes HOME MADE SOUP & Sandwiches. Address: Blackinton Union Church 1373 Mass. Ave North Adams, MA
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HOOSAC HARVEST VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR
Cheshire, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Adams Cheshire School District PTG is hosting the Hoosac Harvest Vendor and Craft Fair at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School. This event  features 70-plus vendors, more than 70 raffle items, a stuffing station (where you can stuff your own animal) and a DIY with Bella Sky. All money raised from this event will go to Hoosac Valley Elementary PTG. Details on Facebook.

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AUTUMN ON CHESHIRE LAKE - PAINT & SIP
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Let's peak through these trees and paint this beautiful landscape! SAT 10/20/18 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the East Chatham Ladies Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Autumn on Cheshire Lake" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Fire Station, 26 Frisbee St, E. Chatham, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included $30. BYOB. Reserve your seats atwww.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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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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PROF. GURMINDER BHOGAL - CLASS OF 1960 LECTURE
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Prof. Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Catherine Mills Davis Associate Professor of Music at Wellesley College, gives a Class of 1960 Lecture titled “Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune: From Moonlight to Stardom” for the Williams College Department of Music.  In celebration of the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death in 1918, this lecture will explore how Clair de Lune, a piece for which the French composer had little regard, has managed to become one of his best-known compositions. While examining Clair de Lune‘s connections to the art and poetry of its milieu, Gurminder Bhogal will draw attention to how this piece continues to be re-imagined across genres and media including film, popular music, and video games.   https://events.williams.edu/event/prof-gurminder-bhogal-class-of-1960-lecture/   Free Room 30 Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:15 p.m.
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GUIDING GOOD CHOICES PARENT WORKSHOP
North Adams, 4 - 6 p.m.
North Adams Public Schools Welcome Center, 20 Brayton Hill Terrace Parents are the number 1 reason kids choose not to use alcohol and drugs. This free 2 hour workshop teaches parents the skills to help talk to their kids about alcohol and drug use. Learn how to be a source of good information and learn the results of the local student health survey. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends parents talk to their kids about alcohol by age 9. Registration is required; call the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition at (413) 663-7588 to reserve your spot. Childcare and transportation is available upon request.
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FRESCO FLOWER BOX PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 6 p.m.
Framed by Fresh Fresco Flowers! Join us on WED 10/24/18 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the North Chatham Free Library. You’ll learn how to paint this authentic European image of "Fresco Flower Box" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the North Chatham Library, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, NY. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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MARION STEGMANN AUTUMN MAPLE TREE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 7 p.m.
It's the Awesome Autumn Maple coming to Kinderhook! THU 10/25/18 7-9pm - Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Marion Stegmann Fund, who’s mission is to deliver food and gifts to hundreds of needy families across northern Columbia County during the holiday season. You’ll learn how to paint this seasonal image of "Autumn Maple Tree on a large 16x20 canvas. At Kinderhook Lodge #2530, 2750 State Route 9h, Kinderhook, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar and food specials available for purchase. Doors open at 6, painting starts at 7. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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