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CONCERT SERIES
Lanesborough, 4 p.m.
St. Luke's Church in Lanesborough is sponsoring a concert series this summer at the Old Stone Church. The series is dedicated to Jean 'Gae" Elfenbein, a prominent personality in the Berkshires. There is no admission charge. Attendees can bring a non-perishable food item for the Veterans Pantry, and a free will offering can be made. The schedule is as follows: Aug. 19, Wintergreen (traditional folk trio) and Sept. 9, Vesper Orchestra (with Ben Kohn & Marisa Massery).
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PAINT & SIP ON THE DECK AT BERKSHIRE HILLS CC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.
Open Air Paint & Sip at the Golf Course! Join us for an Outdoor Open Air Paint & Sip from the deck at Berkshire Hills Country Club. Fundraiser to benefit the Elizabeth Freeman Center. You'll learn to paint a live landscape of the iconic golf course on a large 16x20 canvas while you enjoy the fresh summer air. At Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Rd, Pittsfield, MA. All painting 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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FILM: “L’ANTIQUAIRE” (“THE ART DEALER”)
Amherst, 2 p.m.
This drama from renowned French director Francois Margolis follows a Jewish woman who embarks on a journey to recover family paintings stolen by the Nazis. During her investigation, she discovers some family secrets are best kept hidden. For more information and to purchase tickets: http://support.yiddishbookcenter.org/site/Calnedar'id=7710&view=Detail Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002  413-256-4900
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SUMMER PICNIC - OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
Cheshire, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Assumption Parish will host their annual summer picnic at St. Mary's Church in Cheshire on Sunday, August 19th. Advance tickets are available through August 12th at a discounted rate of $8.00/adults and $4.00/children 12 & under and are available through the parish office at 413-743-2110, email at office@saintmaryscatholic.org, or online at www.saintmaryscatholic.org. For each advance ticket, you will be entered to win a door prize. After August 12th, the ticket price will be $10/adults and $6/children. Tickets include all you can eat picnic foods, along with games, volleyball, badminton, music by "After Five", an inflatable waterslide and more! There will also be a cash pub with beer and wine. More details are available on the Assumption Parish website and social media pages or through the parish office. https://stmaryscheshire.com/parish-picnic
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SUMMER ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
Stockbridge, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The 27th Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts Show will be held on the grounds of the Town Offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St., and will feature more than 80 jury-selected artists and crafters from paintings to ceramics, firberware to glass blowing. Admission is free. New this year the show will feature food tents.

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OPEN AIR CONCERTS
Williamstown, Noon-2 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute and local entertainment company Sounds + Tones present Crystal Clear, a series of open-air acoustic concerts featuring up-and-coming artists performing at the Clark’s outdoor installation, Thomas Schütte: Crystal, located atop Stone Hill on the Institute’s campus. On Aug. 19, Hawthorn weaves melodic layers into harmonies pulled from traditional folk roots. On Aug. 26, House Sparrow members Francesca Olsen and Joe Aidonidis combine their talents to create “an exultant celebration of sound” (Redline Roots).

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TURN JUNK INTO ART
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tina Cardot from the Funky Phoenix will demonstrate how to turn junk into amazing art at the Berkshire Museum. This is an opportunity to deconstruct objects and recombine them into a product of creativity and imagination. The workshop will be held every Monday through Aug. 27. Admission is included in museum admission.
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PRINT ROOM TALKS
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute invites the public for weekly half-hour talks in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper, which houses the Institute’s collection of more than 6,000 prints, drawings, and photographs. The free talks explore a selection of rarely exhibited works on paper with a member of the curatorial department. The talks continue through Monday, Aug. 27. Talks are limited to twenty visitors on a first-come, first-served basis. Visitors should enter through the Manton Research Center.
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PLAY ANALYSIS SERIES
Pittsfield, 10-11:30 a.m.
Temple Anshe Amunim will host a four-part Play Analysis series titled “Starting Over: Jews in America” on July 24 and 31 and Aug. 7 and 20. Dr. Barbara Waldinger will lead discussion and analysis of two plays. Mark Harelik's “The Immigrant” is about a Russian Jewish immigrant who speaks no English, emigrates to the United States in 1909, and finds himself lost in Galveston, Texas. The second play, “A Shayna Maidel” by Barbara Lebow, is about Lusia Weiss Pechenix, who arrives at her sister Rose's apartment in New York City, having survived a Nazi concentration camp in German occupied Poland. The cost for the four-session course is $45 for all four sessions or $15 per session. For more information, call 413-442-5910.
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HI-JINX NIGHT
Adams, 6-9 p.m.
Hi-Jinx Night returns to Park Street, featuring than 50 vendors along with live entertainment. Park Street will close prior to the beginning of the event and Route 8 traffic detoured. Booths for organizations and commercial vendors will line the street from the library to the post office.

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BERKSHIRE DA DEBATE
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Berkshire Community College will host a Berkshire County District Attorney Democratic primary debate in the K-111 theatre of the Koussevitzky Arts Center building on the BCC main campus at 1350 West St. The 7 debate will feature former Pittsfield Mayor Sara Hathaway as the moderator for the three Democratic District Attorney candidates. The candidate who wins the Sept. 4 Democratic primary for district attorney will be the only candidate on the November ballot. The candidates are Paul Caccaviello, Andrea Harrington and Judith Knight.

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SUMMER SING
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Concert Choir, directed by Paula Nuss, accompanied by Memrie Kelly, will perform the fourth Summer Sing of the summer. The program is the Faure "Requiem."  All singers and ages welcome to sing with Choir.  Music is provided.  Admission is free but donations of non-perishable food for local pantries are requested. The concert will be hel at Taft Recital Hall behind Berkshire Music School, 30 Wendell Ave.

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'PROUST’S DUCHESS'
Lenox, 4 p.m.
Biographer Caroline Weber speaks on "Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris" at The Mount. Admission is $30; tickets are available online.

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HINDS PUBLIC FORUM
Pittsfield, 6:30-8 p.m.
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds will host a Town Hall-style public forum in the upstairs meeting room of the Ralph Froio Senior Center in downtown Pittsfield. This forum is free, open to the public and an opportunity for residents of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden Senate District to receive an update from the senator on the major achievements of the 2017-2018 formal legislative session that recessed on July 31st, as well as his vision and agenda for western Massachusetts.


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TERRY A LA BERRY AND FRIENDS
Lenox, 11 a.m.-noon
Terry a la Berry and Friends perform every Tuesday through Aug. 21 in the Roche Reading Park next to the library. An ice cream social will be held after the August 21 concert. Terry A La Berry has been performing for children for more than 30 years in venues stretching from the White House to the Miami Children’s Museum and everywhere in between.
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YOGA AND GALLERY TALKS
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
Reflect and refocus with weekly yoga classes and morning gallery talks at the Clark Art Institute. Beginning July 10, Devin Kibbe of North Adams Yoga teaches the free “Yoga on the Terrace” series of classes, followed by “Reflections: An Introspective Gallery Experience” talks at 10:30 am. Gallery talks are included with the price of admission. Space is limited; visit the website to reserve. Yoga classes are free and do not require advance registration. Best suited for ages 12 and up; dress in comfortable clothing that does not restrict movement and bring a yoga mat. In the event of rain, yoga classes will be canceled.
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COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING
Windsor, 6 to 10 p.m.
Community Emergency Response Team Training The Berkshire County Community Emergency Response Team is proud to present a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training starting in August. The training will take place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Berkshire Medical Center. 725 North St. Pittsfield,MA and a firm commitment to all 7 sessions is required for certification. The dates are August 21, 23, 28, 30, and September 4 and 6th, 2018. Topics to be covered 1. Disaster Preparedness 2. Fire Safety 3. Medical Operations 4. Light Search and Rescue 5. Disaster Psychology 6. Team Organization 7. Terrorism This training / program is FREE. To sign up or for more information contact Program Coordinator Mike Britton at certberkshire@verizon.net or call 413-229-2490 and leave a message    
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CONCERT, ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Lenox, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Lenox Library will host the final Terry a la Berry concert of the summer at 11 a.m. followed by an ice cream social at noon to celebrate the end of the summer reading program.

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OLLI OPEN HOUSE
Pittsfield, 10-11:30 a.m.
OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, will showcase many of its fall instructors at Berkshire Community College. The open house event is free and open to the public and includes refreshments. OLLI’s fall semester of classes begins Sept. 20 and features more than 25 courses in locations throughout Berkshire County on topics ranging from art, music and literature to the history of World War One and of African-Americans in the Berkshires.


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'PROUST’S DUCHESS'
Lenox, 11 a.m.
Biographer Caroline Weber speaks on "Proust’s Duchess: How Three Celebrated Women Captured the Imagination of Fin-de-Siècle Paris" at The Mount. Admission is $30; tickets are available online.

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.
Free concerts are held in Lilac Park on Main Street through Aug. 29. In the event of rain, the show is moved to Town Hall. The schedule is as follows: July 11, Tupper and Sweet; July 18, The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble; July 25, Lade Di and the Dukes; Aug. 1, Sister City Jazz Ambassadors; Aug. 8, Misty Blue; Aug. 15, Moonshine Holler; Aug. 22, The Eagles Big Band and HBH Band with Wanda Houston; Aug. 29.
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CLARK ART WALKING TOURS
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute will hold twice-weekly walking tours of the institute's campus on Wednesdays and Saturdays through Sept. 1. “Did You Know' A Guided Walking Tour” is a free, one-hour exploration of the Clark's picturesque landscape. Tour guides highlight features unknown to many visitors, from outdoor installations to the Institute's ongoing sustainability initiative. Registration is not required, but space is limited to 20 visitors. Severe weather cancels this event.
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FAMILY ART-MAKING SESSIONS
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
In celebration of the summer exhibits “Women Artists in Paris” and “The Art of Iron”, the Clark Art Institute invites families for free, weekly art-making sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Wednesday, July 11, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 30. Clark educators provide all materials for the workshops, which are held outdoors in the visitors’ picnic tent near the reflecting pools. These activities are weather dependent.
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LET'S GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN
Lenox, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
South Berkshire Kids presents Let's Get Ready for Kindergarten at the Lenox Library, a weekly caregiver/child program for children who will be entering kindergarten or preK in the fall. Each week we will be working on a different skill: letter and number recognition, print awareness, social skills, and much more. No registration necessary.

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'ART OF IRON' WORKSHOPS
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
In celebration of the special exhibit "The Art of Iron" the Clark Art Institute has scheduled free art-making activities on Wednesdays from July 11 through Aug. 29. The family-friendly “Form/Function” sessions include a metalworking demonstration by a local blacksmith. Participants create a unique piece of wire sculpture inspired by the intricate forms on view in the exhibition. Located outside under the Visitors’ Picnic Tent, these free activities are designed give creative context to gallery experiences. Clark educators provide instruction and all materials.

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CONCERT AT THE LAKE PRESENTS JP MURPHY
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Each summer from June through August the City of North Adams hosts a free weekly concert series, sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, at Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. Concessions are available at the lake, but people are welcome to bring their own food. Parking is free during concerts, and swimming, fishing, kayaking, and canoeing are allowed at the lake. All cancellations will be called by 3PM on the day of the concert. For more details follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/natourism/, call 413-664-6180, or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov
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TILL HELP ARRIVES
Windsor, 6 to 10 p.m.
This course will teach you basic skills to keep people with life - threatening injuries alive until help arrives. Course Topic: 1. You make a difference 2. Call 911 3. Stay safe 4. Stop the Bleed 5. Position the victim Next Course: Wednesday August 22, 2018 Time 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Hillcrest Campus Elm's Classroom Berkshire Medical Center 175 Tor Court Pittsfield, MA  To register contact Lucy Britton at 413-447-2257 or Lbritton@bhs1.org FEMA's individual preparedness training For all experience levels, hands on training and learn simple skills that could save a life.
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FAMILY ART-MAKING SESSIONS
Williamstown, 1-4 p.m.
In celebration of the summer exhibits “Women Artists in Paris” and “The Art of Iron”, the Clark Art Institute invites families for free, weekly art-making sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning Wednesday, July 11, and continuing through Thursday, Aug. 30. Clark educators provide all materials for the workshops, which are held outdoors in the visitors’ picnic tent near the reflecting pools. These activities are weather dependent.
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'ROOTED IN TRADITION' TALK SERIES
Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.
In conjunction with its summer/fall exhibit "Keepers of the Flame: Parrish, Wyeth, Rockwell and the Narrative Tradition," Norman Rockwell Museum will present The Narrative Tradition, a series of talks and performances to be held at the museum Thursday evenings during July and August. The events are free for museum members, or included with museum admission. A full lineup is available online.

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DOWNTOWN BIKE AROUND
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Every Thursday at 6:00p.m. Meet at St. Anthony’s Parking Lot, North Adams. Help shift bicycle culture in North Adams for drivers and people on bikes by joining in on a casual and group ride. For all ages! There is safety in numbers as we take to the streets to create a safer environment for sharing our roads! For more information contact: Amanda Chilson, achilson@nbccoalition.org.
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