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TEARS FOUNDATION PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Join us Sun 5/28 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the TEARS Foundation. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Yellow Butterfly" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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PAINT, SIP, FUN
, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Come eat, drink, and paint lilies! $25 covers all painting supplies. Chester Common Table, 30 Main St, Chester, MA 01011 (413)354-1076 www.chestercommontable.com
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MEMORIAL WEEKEND AT BASCOM LODGE
Adams, 6-7 p.m.
Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock will celebrate Memorial Day with Moonshine Holler performing a free concert in the lodge.


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CENTER STREET MARKET
North Adams, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
A street market featuring local artisan, crafters, food producers and farmers will be held on Center Street between the murals. There also will be live music.

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BERKSHIRE PULSE PERFORMANCE
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
Berkshire Pulse, the dance and performing arts education center based in Housatonic, will present its 12th annual Performance Celebration and Fundraiser at the Daniel Arts Center of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Tickets are available through the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center online at www.mahaiwe.org or by phone at 413-528-0100, and at the box office at 14 Castle St. Ticket prices are $25 for adults and $15 for youth ages 14-18. Proceeds benefit Pulse’s Tuition Assistance Fund designed to make dance accessible to all.

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BERKSHIRE LYRIC @ OZAWA HALL, TANGLEWOOD
Lenox, 3 p.m.
Berkshire Lyric presents Beethoven: Power, Passion & Beauty on Sunday May 28 at 3 pm at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall in Lenox. The concert will feature Beethoven’s Mass in C Major opus 86 and also include two shorter works, the powerful Hallelujah from the Mount of Olives and the rarely performed Elegiac Song opus 118 for chorus and strings. Berkshire Lyric’s two choruses for young singers, The Blafield Children’s Chorus and Melodious Accord, will present a prelude concert of Beethoven works on the Tanglewood grounds before the concert at 2:30pm  This appearance at Ozawa Hall with orchestra is supported by chorus members, local friends of Berkshire Lyric’s mission and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Tickets are popularly priced at $25 for adults with children 18 and under admitted for free. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Berkshire Lyric’s website www.berkshirelyric.org, from chorus members, or at the Ozawa Hall gate before the concert.
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MASS MOCA OPENING CELEBRATION
North Adams
The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts is doubling in size and celebrating with an all-day celebration.  Activities marking the monumental expansion include a members’ and media preview, a Soundsuit parade, and a concert with veteran rockers Cake. Main galleries open at 11 a.m., with the new Building 6 opening at noon. North Adams residents receive free admission to the museum on this day. Cake plays in concert at 8 p.m. in a separately ticketed event.

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BIDWELL HOUSE CONCERT
Monterey, 3 p.m.
Bidwell House will open for the season with a concert and reception. Singer-songwriter Diane Taraz will perform “Amazing Songs from Centuries Past,” a selection of her own songs and others from the folk tradition that tell the true stories of people and events from early America. There is a suggested donation of $15 (free for members of the museum) for attendance at the concert.  House tours will begin on Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m.

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RUSTED ROOT
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape their music into its own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures and musical styles. http://www.mahaiwe.org/RustedRoot
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MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
Williamstown, 10 a.m.
The American Legion Post 152 Memorial Day Observance will begin at the south end of Spring Street. The procession will march from Spring Street to Field Park (intersection of Routes 2 and 7) where a traditional ceremony will take place to honor our fallen veterans. The guest speaker is retired Army Colonel James J. Brosnan. After the ceremony, the public is invited to the American Legion Post located at 173 Water St. for refreshments.

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SCAN SOLDIERS' LETTERS
Sheffield, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Sheffield Historical Society presents "Voices from the Front: Letters Home," where they invite people to bring a soldier's letter or other items to be scanned for future researchers at Dewey Hall.

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MEMORIAL HALL TOURS
Adams, 10 a.m.-noon
The Adams Historical Society will mark Memorial Day with an exhibit of World War I material and tours of Memorial Hall at the Adams Free Library. Memorial Hall, on the library’s second floor, was built to honor the town’s Civil War veterans and provide meeting space for the local chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic. It retains its original decorations and furnishings. Visitors to the library for this event should use the Park Street entrance on the left. Memorial Hall is also handicap accessible by elevator from the Melrose Street entrance.

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MEMORIAL DAY PROCESSION AND CEREMONY
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.
The City of Pittsfield's annual Memorial Day Procession will leave from City Hall on Fenn Street, proceed to North Street, and head north to Wahconah Street and then to Pittsfield Cemetery. The procession will feature the Berkshire Veterans Coalition, members of the Pittsfield City Council, high school marching bands, Boy and Girl Scout troops, color guards, honor guards, local students, and a host of volunteers. Please note that in case of inclement weather, the exercises will begin at 10 a.m. at Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St.. Stay tuned to local radio stations and PCTV for information pertaining to weather-related updates. A ceremony will follow at 9:45 a.m. at Pittsfield Cemetery, with Mayor Linda Tyer providing opening remarks, followed by keynote speaker Lou Robesch, Commander, Marine Corps League Detachment 137. The event will include a reading of the names of the nearly 150 Pittsfield veterans who passed away over the last year.

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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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CARRICK WOOD & FAMILY PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us Wed 5/31 at Bounti-Fare Restaurant, 200 Howland Ave, Adams, MA for a Berkshire Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Carrick Wood and his Family. You'll learn to paint this tranquil image of "Ocean Sailboat Sunset" 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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MORNINGSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD PRIDE NIGHT
Pittsfield, 4:30-7 p.m.
The Morningside Initiative and Morningside Community School are partnering on the 13th annual Morningside Neighborhood Pride Night at Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank St. Morningside Neighborhood Pride Night is designed to bring out the residents who live in the Morningside neighborhood and the people who work in the area. There will be free games, demos, bounce house and photo fun with Berkshire Photo Booth, affordable local food, chances to win Pittsfield Suns tickets, a resources fair, the public debut of Morningside UP, a coalition of local partners spear-heading interconnected projects aimed at creating a community-driven food system in the Morningside neighborhood, and more.

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