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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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SUMMER LECTURE SERIES
Lenox
The Mount’s Summer Lecture Series, formerly known as the Monday Lecture Series, highlights recent biographies and memoirs by renowned authors. The name change was the result of last year’s high demand for tickets–the series initially sold out in 48 hours. This year, each lecture will be offered twice; on Mondays at 4 p.m. and then again on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. All lectures are presented in the recently restored Stable and are followed by a tea and book signing. Tickets are $30; see the schedule online.
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CUBIST ART-MAKING
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute invites people of all ages to experiment with cubism on Tuesday afternoons from July 11 through Aug. 22. Outdoor art-making stations, located on the Fernández Terrace, encourage participants to make observations from different angles in order to create a unique work of cubist art. This event is weather-dependent. All activities are free, but admission to the galleries will be charged.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. 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 email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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PITTSFIELD SUNS HOME GAME- VS BRISTOL BLUES
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Youth Jersey Giveaway: The anniversary party continues. Be one of the first 500 fans, 14 and under, to enter the gates and receive an A League of Their Own inspired Suns jersey!  Wahconah Park
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WAM THEATRE FRESH TAKES READING
Williamstown, 5 p.m.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival will host a WAM Theatre Fresh Takes Play Reading of "Smart People" by Lydia R. Diamond at the Clark Art Institute.  The reading will be directed by WAM's Artistic Director, Kristen van Ginhoven. Tickets are free but reservations are recommended. In "Smart People," it is the eve of Obama's first election in 2008. Four of Harvard University's brightest - a surgeon, an actress, a psychologist, and a neuro-psychiatrist - are all interested in different aspects of the brain, particularly how it responds to race. But like all smart people, they are also searching for love, success, and identity in their own lives. Lydia  R. Diamond brings these characters together in this sharp, witty play about social and sexual politics.

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TALK ON THE VANDERBILTS
Lenox, 4 p.m.
William Henry Vanderbilt died in 1885, leaving to his four sons and four daughters a fortune of $200 million (today $230 billion).  Historian Dr. Gary Helm Darden will be “Keeping Up with the Vanderbilts: Gilded Age Architectural Rivalries” for a Tea & Talk at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.  A Victorian tea will follow. Tickets are $26 for advance reservations and members and $32 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended at 413-637-3206.

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WILLIAMSTOWN NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
Williamstown, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Williamstown National Night Out will be held in the Williams College Field House Parking Lot on Latham Street. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. The free event will include children's activities, giveaways, safety information and more.

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NORTH ADAMS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
North Adams, 4-8 p.m.
North Adams residents are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 33rd annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. This year, National Night Out is sponsored by North Adams Emergency Services, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s Northern Berkshire Neighbors, United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), Brayton Hill Action Committee, and Mohawk Forest. This year, neighborhood leaders are joining forces with the North Adams Emergency Services to bring National Night Out to Noel Field, where all residents are welcome to come together and share ideas on how to make our city and our neighborhoods a safe and welcoming place to live. North Adams Emergency Services will be providing food and safety activities including tours of safety vehicles, bike helmet fittings and more.

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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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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
This year’s Concerts at the Lake season runs every Wednesday through Aug. 30 (excluding Aug. 16 for the Downtown Celebration). Windsor Lake is located at 200 Windsor Lake Road at the intersection of Bradley Street and Kemp Avenue. In the event of bad weather concerts will be moved indoors to GAME ON at 66 Main St. on the corner of Main Street and American Legion Drive. Rain calls will be announced by 3 p.m. on the day of the concert on Facebook.

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'LIVE ON THE LAKE'
Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union and Live 95.9 WBEC FM will host their "Live on the Lake" community concert series for the 16th consecutive season. License to Groove opens this year’s concert series on July 5. Whiskey City follows on July 12, with The Bomb on July 19 and Shyne on July 16 rounding out July. In August, On Tap will perform Aug. 2, Wildcare on Aug. 9, Legal Tender on Aug. 16 and Hotshot Hillbillys on Aug. 23. A shuttle bus will be available to transport people from the parking lot at Taconic High School.

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'THE DREYFUS AFFAIR'
Pittsfield, 11:30 a.m.
The Dreyfus Affair divided the French nation and attracted international notice.  It took twelve years for the scandal to run its course with politicians and ordinary citizens taking sides, governments falling, coups d’état and even assassinations attempted, reports falsified, documents forged, forgers committing suicide, murders suspected, and the church and military establishments under attack. Temple Anshe Amunim will host a dramatic power-point presentation by Jesse Waldinger, who lectured last year on the Leo Frank trial.  Waldinger, an attorney and playwright, resides in Canaan, N.Y., with his wife, director/teacher Barbara Waldinger. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Admission is free for Temple members and $5 for non-members.

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COUNCIL TO ADDRESS AGING LISTENING SESSION
Pittsfield, 10-noon
The state council is hold listening sessions to hear ideas about how to make the commonwealth the most livable state for people of all ages. This session will be held at Elder Services of Berkshire County, 877 South St., Suite 4E.  
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‘PARTY IN THE PARK’
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
The North Adams Party in the Park will be held Thursday from July 6 to Aug. 24 at Noel Field behind the Steeplecats’ baseball diamond. The series kicks off with Five Gun Draw performing on July 6 and continues with Hotshot Hillbillies on July 13, Snake House on July 20, Critical Mass on July 27, Whiskey City on Aug. 3, Shyne on Aug. 10, The Brave Brothers Band on Aug. 17 and Mismatched on Aug. 24. People are encouraged to bring and display their classic cars.These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. 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 email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE RETIREES
, 10 a.m.
The Northern Berkshire Retirees will hold it's monthly on August 3RD at the Grelylock Community Club on State Road in North Adams  starting at 10 am. Final opportunity to purchase tickets for the annual picnic to be held on August10 TH we take place at the meeting. Picnic is open to members and guest. as always donuts and coffee will be available at the meeting. Those wishing to join are welcome to attend the meeting.
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TALK ON THE SEDGWICKS OF STOCKBRIDGE
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with its new exhibit "Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol," the Norman Rockwell Museum will present a talk on Andy Warhol, his muse/actress Edie Sedgwick, and the Sedgwicks of Stockbridge. Edie Sedgwick was an American heiress, actress and fashion model, who is perhaps best known as one of Andy Warhol’s superstars—she starred in several of Warhol’s short films and was dubbed an "It Girl" in the 1960s. Paul Ginocchio, a Sedgwick family member, will discuss his well-known relations, as well as the long history of his notable ancestors in Stockbridge, including Thomas Sedgwick, who was born in 1746. The talk is included with museum admission. Reservations can be made by calling 413.931.2221.

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BERKSHARES AMBASSADOR INFO MEETING
North Adams, 4-6 p.m.
Are you 16-30 years old, open to collaboration, enthusiastic about engaging with your community, and interested in learning more about our local economy' Apply to be a BerkShares Ambassador and learn more at this informational meeting at the North Adams Public Library. Ambassadors will attend a two to three hour session each month and between sessions apply their new knowledge and community organizing skills by engaging with stakeholders in their community.

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SVMC BLOOD DRIVE
Vermont, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is hosting an American Red Cross Blood drive in its employee cafeteria. To make an appointment to donate, visit www.redcrossblood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text bloodapp to 90999 to download the app to your smartphone. As always, walk-ins will be accommodated as well. Those who are unfamiliar with the SVMC campus may stop at the information desk in the main lobby for directions to the drive.

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SUMMER READING WRAP UP PARTY
North Adams, 6 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library will host a Summer Reading Wrap Up Party with Jungle Jim and "Minecraft Madness." Combining balloon artistry, magic, comedy and improv, this 45-minute action-packed performance is a Minecraft fan's dream! Over a dozen volunteers join Jungle Jim on stage for activities such as the Building Block Madness Tournament, a riveting Zombie Chase, the Balloon Firework Rocket extravaganza, and the incredible giant slime-ball creation.

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‘FRIDAYS@3’
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival’s “Fridays@3” Reading Series, which offers theater lovers the opportunity to experience new work in development by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, will be presented in the auditorium of the Clark Art Institute weekly on Fridays from July 7 through Aug. 18. All performances are free; a $5 donation to WTF is encouraged. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve and see the schedule, go online.
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AUGUST 4TH FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.
August First Fridays Artswalk Friday, August 4th, 5 to 8 pm Enjoy over a dozen different art shows featuring work by over twenty accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, August 4th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on August 4th at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. Mary McGinnis, co-founder of First Fridays Artswalk, will bring you through the various art exhibits!
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43RD ANNUAL ADAMS AGRICULTURAL FAIR
Adams, 6 - 10 p.m.
43rd Adams Agricultural Fair kicks off with MA Truck Pullers 6-10, all welcome to enter event. 6:00 is music by Sarah the Fiddler under the pavilion, children's pedal tractor contest and music at 7:00 by Straight up.
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SHIRE MOUNTAIN RAMBLE PRESENTS DEAD OF SUMMER
Pittsfield, 9 p.m.
Smelly Dog Productions Presents REV TOR'S  DEAD OF SUMMER JAM at SHIRE MOUNTAIN RAMBLE with Rev Tor & Friends featuring Mike Woody Wood of Rebel Alliance David Reed of Tambora / Max Creek Brett Conners of Flipper Dave Steve Bilodeau of Longview Gunslingers Ward Woolverton of Domino Theory Penny Ciliberti of License To Groove Garrett Lechowski of Licance To Groove / Who Are You Matt Mervis of East Creek / Cole-Connection. THE PAVILION at Bousquet Ski Area 101 Dan Fox Drive Pittsfield, MA 413-442-8316 http://www.bousquets.com/ Rain or Shine 9pm (doors open at 8pm)  $15, Must be 21 Advance Tickets Info soon
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PITTSFIELD SUNS HOME GAME- VS WACHUSSETT DIRT DAWGS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Pittsfield Proud: Tonight we celebrate all of the people and places that make Pittsfield great and that includes YOU! Come be a part of the celebration!  Wahconah Park
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ART OPENING - JUDY FOX
Sheffield, 6 - 8 p.m.
Art opening of Judy Fox Please come and celebrate my art opening on August 4, 2017. It will be at the Bushnell-Sage Library on 48 Main St, Sheffield. The work will be up for the whole month of August. Refreshments will be served.  
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OBIE AWARD-WINNING "WE'RE GONNA DIE"
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Ancram Opera House will present the Obie Award winning play “We’re Gonna Die” by Young Jean Lee, one of the most adventurous new playwrights to emerge on the New York scene in the past decade. Performances are August 4-5 and 11-12 at 8PM. A blend of storytelling, music, and theater, “We’re Gonna Die” examines the universal experience of life’s unavoidable truths.  With its proximity to New York, Poughkeepsie, Albany and Great Barrington, Ancram Opera House is an exciting new entry on the Hudson Valley/Berkshire regional theater scene. Ancram Opera House is located at 1330 County Route 7, just north of the corner of Route 82. Parking is available on the adjacent lawn. For tickets and more information, please visit www.ancramoperahouse.org, write info@ancramoperahouse.org or call (518) 329-0114. 
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POTTERY EXHIBIT RECEPTION
North Adams, 6-8 p.m.
The Eclipse Mill Gallery will open "I’ll Drink to That," a group exhibition of unique drinking vessels by local and national studio potters, with a reception that is free and open to the public at the gallery in the Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts. The 20-plus artist exhibition has been organized and curated by Gail and Phil Sellers of River Hill Pottery, who live and work in the artist loft building, as well as Arthur De Bow, gallery manager at MCLA Gallery 51. An art educator and administrator who recently moved to the Berkshires from Oregon, De Bow brought West Coast contacts to what has evolved as an ambitious, national project. "I’ll Drink to That" will be on view from August 5-27.

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TOM GOLD DANCE
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Internationally acclaimed Tom Gold Dance returns to the Mahaiwe for the third consecutive summer with a brand new program, including Counterpoint and the World Premiere of the Berkshires-inspired Charm from Company founder and director Tom Gold. Featuring Allynne Noelle and Thomas Garrett of The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, Stephanie Williams of American Ballet Theatre, and other artists of New York City Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and more. For more details please visit our web site here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 (Tuesday-Saturday, noon-6:00pm
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