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PICKLEBALL CLINIC
North Adams, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
North Adams Pickleball Association, North Adams Armory, Ashland St. North Adams, All is welcome. Rackets provided. RSVP mcvad@hotmail.com 413 662 2246
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'AGING: A LIFELONG PROCESS'
Pittsfield, 10:45 a.m.
The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires presents "Aging: A Lifelong Process," with therapist Maggie Bittman at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community series. The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling 413-442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

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CAREGIVER EXPO
Pittsfield, 4-7 p.m.
To help ease the burdens of an exploding generation of caregivers, the Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association, will host their 10th Caregiver Expo at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, in Pittsfield. Admission is free. Representatives from organizations such as home health care, adult day health services, assisted living and long-term care organizations will be present, as will geriatric care social workers and specialists, elder law attorneys, and other service providers. Caregivers are invited to enjoy complimentary mini-spa services, such as chair massage, aroma therapy, and reiki. Light refreshments will be available, and many organizations will raffle off door prizes.

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TODDLER STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts toddler story time for ages birth to 3 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. One or two stories will be read read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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MASS MOCA KIDSPACE
North Adams, 10 to 11 a.m.
Mass MoCA Kidspace Tuesday, April 23 10:00-11:00 am. Join us for an hour of art inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock.  For families with children 8 and younger. Call 413-664-4821 to register.
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AFTER-SCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library is hosting an After-School Storytime and Craft every Tuesday for children ages 3-6; siblings welcome.
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PATHLIGHT'S AUTISM CONNECTIONS 29TH ANNUAL AUTISM CONFERENCE
Springfield, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pathlight’s Autism Connections 29th Annual Autism Conference. Over 400 professionals, educators, and families will come together for a day of education, inspiration, and connection! Keynote will be followed by morning and afternoon breakout sessions.  April 23, 2019 at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel in Springfield. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. with the Exhibitor Showcase, breakfast and sign-in and the conference ends at 4:00 p.m. Register at autismconnectionsma.org.
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DOCUMENTARY: 'HEALTH CARE AT THE TIPPING POINT'
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Free one-hour documentary screening at Berkshire Atheneum, 1 Wendell Ave. Sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America & Berkshire Brigades, "Fix it: Health Care at the Tipping Point" takes an in-depth look into how our health care system negatively impacts the nation's health. Discussion, Q&A to follow.
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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. Several stories will be read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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TALK BY CHILDREN’S ILLUSTRATOR
Dalton, 6-8 p.m.
Northampton author/illustrator Jeff Mack will discuss the life of an author, the work it takes to turn an idea into a book, and what it takes to get published at the Dalton Free Public Library. He will also demonstrate some drawing techniques and work with the children to create their own art. All art supplies will be provided by the Library.
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BEACON RECOVERY CENTER OPEN HOURS
North Adams, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Beacon Recovery Community Center is a program of Northern Berkshire Community Coalition to provide peer support to those seeking, or maintaining, recovery from addiction. BRCC is a peer led effort that provides support groups, connections to networks that can assist anyone seeking recovery, and opportunities to socialize with others. The community center is free and open to all. 10:00 - 11:00 Meet and Mingle (coffee hour) 11:00 - 12:00 All Recovery Meeting 12:00 - 12:30 Refreshments 12:30 - 1:45   Community Meeting and Activity 1:45 - 2:00. Wind down and socialize This week's activity will be Thumb Ball. For additional information, please contact Susan at scross@nbccoalition.org or call 413-663-7588 ext 29.     
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FAMILY LITERACY NIGHTS
Florida, 4 to 5 p.m.
Family Literacy Nights at Abbott Memorial School in Florida. Thursday, April 11 and 25 from 4:00-5:00 pm Join us for two evenings of reading and fun with books at Abbott Memorial Preschool. The event will be in the cafeteria of Abbott Memorial School, 56 North County Road.  Activities are appropriate for families with children ages 3-5, siblings welcome.
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THIS MOMENT IS YOUR MIRACLE
Great Barrington, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
THIS MOMENT IS YOUR MIRACLE! A Course in Miracles Special Event! with Jenny & Greg Donner of Living Miracles Thursday, April 25th 6:30 - 8:30 pm $10 suggested donation (No one will be turned away) ​SPIRITUAL TOOLS TO TRANSCEND FEAR AND EXPERIENCE THE ​ POWER OF THE PRESENT MOMENT! Join Jenny and Greg for a profound workshop and dive into the experience of This Moment Is Your Miracle! Come and explore: Following your heart’s true calling How to effectively face and release fear Identifying and dismantling core beliefs  Let’s open our minds to an experience of love and innocence that’s always here. This moment is your miracle!  Modern-day mystics and marriage partners, Jenny and Greg Donner have been touring the world for many years sharing their deep inspiration and love of truth. In collaboration with David Hoffmeister, they share a mystical and practical approach to healing. As intuitive open channels, they bring an awareness that is miraculous and uplifting. You are invited to join in a felt experience of divine presence and peace. This experiential process invites an intimacy together, including a deep inquiry to release blocks to love’s awareness. Let’s open our hearts to an experience of love and innocence that’s always here. This moment is your miracle! Pre-registration is suggested, walk-ins welcome. For more information or registration call (413)528-2595 ​
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'VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR'
Lenox, 8 a.m.-noon
Kimball Farms Life Care will host a "Virtual Dementia Tour." Attendance is limited to eight people; RSVP to 413-637-7002. The “tou,” offered by Second Wind Dreams and presented by Kimball Farms, will be led by trained facilitators who will guide participants outfitted with patented devices that alter their senses while they try to complete common everyday tasks and exercises. The tour enables participants to experience for themselves the physical and mental challenges those with dementia face, and use the experience to provide better person-centered care and services.

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EMMY-WINNING PRODUCER TO SPEAK
Williamstown, 7-8:30 p.m.
Frank Doelger, Williams College alumnus and the executive producer of television shows "Game of Thrones," "John Adams" and "Rome," returns to Williams College for a talk about his more than 30-year career in film and television. In conversation with Associate Professor of Africana Studies Rhon Manigault-Bryant, Doelger will explore topics such as fantasy, artistic inspiration, the collaborative nature of creating, and the uncanny pathways back to one's beginnings on the ‘62 Center, Mainstage. Tickets are required and can be reserved by calling 413-597-2425.

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'CONSUMED BY SLAVERY'
Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.
Jared Sexton, professor of African American studies and professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine, will give a talk at Williams College titled “Consumed by Slavery.” The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be held  in Griffin Hall, room 3. Sexton is one of the most important critical race theorists writing today. He is the author of three books and he has also published articles in journals such as American Quarterly, Radical History Review, and Social Text, and chapters in various anthologies on contemporary politics and popular culture.

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STAMFORD LOCAL HISTORY VIDEO
Vermont, 6-7:30 p.m.
Stamford students will show a video they produced about town history n the Stamford Elementary School on Main Road. The video, “Student-Community Partners Present Stamford History,” features local residents and their memories of town, filmed during interviews over the winter by three of the school’s seventh- and eighth-graders. The program will offer the opportunity to watch the video and talk with the students and the people they interviewed. The students invite longtime community members to add their own reminiscences to the discussion during the event.

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FINCH BIRD HOUSE PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT BCC ALUMNI
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Feeling that this one will fly off the schedule... yes, pun intended. Join us on FRI 4/26/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Berkshire Community College Alumni. You’ll learn how to paint this authentic Finch Birdhouse with a colorful summer house design on a real functioning wood bird house designed specifically for the indigenous finches in our area. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/fri-426-6pm-open-to-the-public-finch-bird-house-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346  
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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY STUDENT SOLOIST GALA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Gala concert features performances by winners of the 2019 Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition. At the competition in February judges choose outstanding Williams College student musicians to perform. Sebastian Black ‘19, piano performs “Totentanz” by Franz Liszt. Angela Chan ‘19 plays the pipa, a Chinese instrument similar to a lute. She is featured with the orchestra on “Little Sisters of the Grassland” by (Wu Zuqiang), (Wang Yanqiao), and (Liu Dehai). Soprano Erin Kennedy ‘19 sings “Caro nome,” from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, and Jeff Pearson ‘20, violin performs Poème, op. 25 by Ernest Chausson.  The Berkshire Symphony also presents Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff.   https://events.williams.edu/event/berkshire-symphony-student-soloist-gala/ Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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MONUMENT GIRLS WRITE ON
, 6 p.m.
Monument Girls Write On” – Friday, April 26 – 6 PM - West Stockbridge Historical Society –  9 Main Street The seventh annual Monument Girls Write On event will once again be held this year at the West Stockbridge Historical Society. Ten fabulous young female writers at Monument Mountain Regional High School, ages 14 to 18, will present selections from their original work, including fiction and personal essays. Students are chosen to participate by MMRHS department faculty. This event has become a cherished honor for the students who are selected and a valued treat for audiences year after year. Please join us for what is sure to be a varied and impressive offering of entertaining, stimulating and moving work. The event is FREE and open to the public. The Historical Society will host a reception following the event.   (This program is supported in part by grants from the West Stockbridge, Stockbridge and Great Barrington Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.)    
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DALTON PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Dalton, 10 a.m.-noon
Dalton Preschool will hold an open house in its classroom space within the Dalton CRA building, at 400 Main St. Parents and their prospective preschool students (ages 2 years, 9 months, through 5 years old), interested in obtaining information about Dalton Preschool's program and touring the classroom are invited to drop-in. Open-play activities and applications for the 2019-20 academic year will be available. Administrative director/lead preschool teacher Paula Harris and current parent/student hosting representative(s) will be available to meet families and answer questions. No appointment is needed. Enrollment is not dependent on your town of residence.

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VIOLINIST EUGENE DRUCKER
Great Barrington, 5 p.m.
Emerson String Quartet Co-Founder EUGENE DRUCKER repeats an acclaimed recital presented at the SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM in Fall 2018 of selections from J.S. BACH’s SONATAS & PARTITAS, along with a Bach-tinged SONATA by PAUL HINDEMITH. PROGRAM J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Sonata for Solo Violin, Op. 31, No. 1 J.S. Bach Sonata No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1005 J.S. Bach Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 Preferred Seating $50 (available only by advance reservations) Open Seating $25 / Berkshire Bach members $20 (available at the door or by advance reservations) Free for children under 18 and students with student ID. First Congregational Church, Great Barrington, MA Complete info at https://berkshirebach.org/drucker-recital-2019/
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OPEN HOUSE & RECRUITMENT DAY
New York, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. April 27 - 10am - 2pm - Open House & Recruitment Day - Stephentown Volunteer Fire Dept -Stephentown Fire Station - 396 Route 43, Stephentown, NY.
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ROAST BEEF DINNER - STEPHENTOWN VOL. FIRE DEPT.
New York, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
Sat. April 27 - 4pm - 7pm -  Roast Beef Dinner Stephentown Volunteer Fire Dept  Fire Hall - 35 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown  Adult or Takeout $15.00; children 6-10 $7.00; under age 5 eat FREE
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ELKS SCHOLARSHIP PAINT & SIP HUMMINGBIRD FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
Awe the beauty of a delicate hummingbird! Join us on SUN 4/28/19 1-3pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Pittsfield Elks Lodge Scholarship Program. You'll learn to paint this elegant image of “Hummingbird in Summer" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Elks Lodge, 27 Union St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar, bring your own snacks. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-428-1pm-open-to-the-public-hummingbird-in-summer-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER
Amherst, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
A day of events featuring lectures on "America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today" and "America's Jewish Women: A History from Colonial Times to Today" and the opening of "The Posthumous Landscape: Jewish Historical Sites in Poland and Western Ukraine." For more information: yiddishbookcenter.org
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SPRINGFEST
Williamstown, Noon-4 p.m.
Snowfest, the Williamstown Youth Center’s annual celebration of fun and community, returns s Springfest at the WYC and the Williamstown Elementary School campus, which allows for the use of both indoor and outdoor facilities and helps to get kids and their families active outside with bounce houses, games, art activities and more. Donations will be accepted.
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PICKLEBALL CLINIC
North Adams, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
North Adams Pickleball Association, North Adams Armory, Ashland St. North Adams, All is welcome. Rackets provided. RSVP mcvad@hotmail.com 413 662 2246
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TODDLER STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts toddler story time for ages birth to 3 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. One or two stories will be read read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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'DEMENTIA & OUR COMMUNITY'
Lenox, 8-9 a.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care will host three presentations on “Dementia & Our Community” on February 28, March 27 and April 30 at Kimball Farms’ two campuses in Lenox. The presentations will be held Feb. 28 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, 40 Sunset Ave., March 27 at Kimball Farms Life Care, 235 Walker St., and April 30 at Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center, 40 Sunset Ave. The talks are presented by the Alzheimer’s Association. Dementia impacts business clientele in a number of settings, and the presentations will offer helpful strategies for working successfully with customers who have memory impairment. Those interested may RSVP to 413-637-7002.

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