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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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'MAGIC FOR SENIORS'
North Adams, 2 p.m.
Ed the Wizard’s “Magic for Seniors” performance will be held at the North Adams Council on Aging at the Spitzer Center.  From mind-reading to coins to cards, there is something magical for all. Several impromptu magic effects will be taught so that the patrons can perform for their grandchildren.

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WESTSIDE COP OPENING
Pittsfield, 4:30-5 p.m.
A celebration of the opening of the Westside COP (Community Outreach post) office will be held at 314 Columbus Ave. The event will feature Officer Friendly, the COPsicl Truck, tours, treats for the kids and more.

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DRURY SPRING SHOW
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Rock group Nine Days will headline Drury Performing Arts Center’s spring concert in the Drury auditorium. The group was was formed by singer-songwriter friends John Hampson and Brian Desveaux in 1994 in their native home of Long Island. Their single "Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” hit the top of the charts in 2000 and propelled the band’s major label debut, "The Madding Crowd," to go gold. Opening for the band is Drury’s own student group, The Connor Kelly Band. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available online.

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TALK ON TRUSTEES IN THE BERKSHIRES
Pittsfield, 10:45 a.m.
The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires welcomes Brian Cruey, director for the Southern Berkshires for The Trustees of Reservations, a non-profit land conservation and historic preservation organization dedicated to preserving natural and historical places in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This free program at Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community series. Learn about the history of the Trustees in the Berkshires, how its sites have evolved, and the new strategies the organization is using to get the next generation outdoors. 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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MOLIèRE'S “DON JUAN THE LIBERTINE”
New York, 8 p.m.
The world premiere of Daniel Hoyt Daniels’ translation May 24-June 9 The Ghent Playhouse presents “Don Juan the Libertine,” an ageless comedy based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Molière (1665), newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, and directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. The production runs May 24-June 9. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264.
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WEST STOCKBRIDGE CHAMBER PLAYERS SPRING CONCERT
W. Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
WEST STOCKBRIDGE CHAMBER PLAYERS SPRING CONCERT Friday, May 24th at 6:00 pm Old Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge, MA   In what has become one of the most anticipated musical events of the summer, the West Stockbridge Chamber Players will take the for their Memorial Day Benefit Concert. Curated by artistic director Catherine Hudgins, the program includes Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370/368b; Hans Gál’s Serenade for Clarinet, Violin & Cello, Op. 93; and Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 in A minor (the Rosamunde Quartet), D 804, Op. 29.  The world-renowned players for this concert are Amanda Hardy, oboe, Sheila Fiekowsky, violin, Lisa Kim, violin, Daniel Getz, viola, and Oliver Aldort, cello.  A reception will follow the concert downstairs in the Old Town Hall where the audience will have the opportunity to mingle with the musicians and enjoy light refreshments. Tickets ($35) can be reserved at weststockbridgehistory.org or 413-232-5055 and are available at local West Stockbridge merchants displaying the blue note after April 25th — seating is limited!    
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BERKSHIRE BOXING CLUB GRAND OPENING
Great Barrington, 6-8 p.m.
The Berkshire Boxing Club, which opened last month at 72 Stockbridge Road, is hosting an official grand opening celebration. All are welcome to enjoy light refreshments, music, exhibition sparring, and other surprises. The Berkshire Boxing Club has already welcomed more than 60 members in its first month and has had a steady stream (in the hundreds) of curious visitors and well-wishers. In addition to boxing classes for all levels, the Berkshire Boxing Club also offers hybrid fitness classes, powerlifting, yoga and flexibility for athletes, private training, and much more. Visit the website for more info.

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'TARTUFFE'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Mount Greylock Regional School will present "Tartuffe" in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.
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3RD ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK FEASTIVAL
Pittsfield, 11:00 a.m.
The Pittsfield Suns are proud to present our 3rd Annual Food Truck Feastival! This event takes place at historic Wahconah Park on Saturday, May 25th and features food trucks from all over New England. Some of this year's trucks include Chick-Fil-A, Krispy Cone, Patruno's Place, One Sweet Ride, Autumn's Bistro, the Nom Nom Hut and more! The event runs from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and is free admission to the general public! Parking will be $3 and our food vendors set their own prices. Be sure to come on out for a day of fun and fantastic food!
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MOLIèRE'S “DON JUAN THE LIBERTINE”
New York, 8 p.m.
The world premiere of Daniel Hoyt Daniels’ translation May 24-June 9 The Ghent Playhouse presents “Don Juan the Libertine,” an ageless comedy based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Molière (1665), newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, and directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. The production runs May 24-June 9. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264.
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COMMUNITY BIKE RIDE
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program’s annual Community Bike Ride event will take place at the Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake at Burbank Park. The ride begins at 10 a.m. with rider registration for this free event beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The route will begin at the Controy Pavilion, head up to Pittsfield State Forest and back to the pavilion making the ride just under 6 miles round trip; a police escort will be provided for the ride. An obstacle course in addition to on site bike maintenance provided by Berkshire Bike & Board will be available before and after the ride.

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BIRDING BY EAR BRUNCH
Lenox, 9-11 a.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will host a new program, Birding by Ear Brunch. Participants will eat pancakes, drink coffee and listen to a talk on identifying birds by ear, and then take a short walk around the Pleasant Valley grounds to listen for the songs. The cost is $20; register online.

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SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK AT COLD BROOK
Lenox, 10 a.m.-noon
Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary will host a free spring wildflower walk. Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our serene sanctuaries. Enjoy a leisurely walk and observe early blooming flowers. We'll learn to use guides to look up plants we discover along the way. Bring curiosity and a magnifying lens if you have one. Registration is required.

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GREAT BARRINGTON FARMERS MARKET
Great Barrington, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Great Barrington Farmers Market at 18 Church St. will feature more than 30 local food vendors, live music from The Lucky 5, and a new children's activity tent. This week's children's activity tent activity is presented by River Walk titled- "Water! Where does it come from? Where does it go?" Kids can make their own rain stick, sing songs, and families can enjoy self-guided Story Trail adventures on both the upstream and downstream sections of the River Walk.

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OLSEN FARM POTLUCK FUNDRAISER
Williamstown, 5-8 p.m.
A potluck benefit for Olsen Farm will be held at First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. Kristen Tool and Chris Wheeler have been working to purchase family lands and rebuild their small farm since a death in the family two years ago left them facing large debts and costly repairs that have left the property unmortgageable. Bring a dish to share, participate in raffles, check out the children’s farm-inspired art display and acution and visit the donations table to support this small farm. Those unable to attend the event who would like to make a donation can mail a check to Olsen Farm at PO Box 619, Lanesborough MA 01237. See Facebook for more info.

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VENTFORT HALL TAG SALE
Lenox, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
A one-day tag sale, organized and donated solely by members of the program committee, volunteers and board of directors of Ventfort Hall, will be held at the mansion at 104 Walker St.

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MOLIèRE'S “DON JUAN THE LIBERTINE”
New York, 2 p.m.
The world premiere of Daniel Hoyt Daniels’ translation May 24-June 9 The Ghent Playhouse presents “Don Juan the Libertine,” an ageless comedy based on Dom Juan or Le Festin de Pierre by Molière (1665), newly translated by Daniel Hoyt Daniels, and directed by Barbara Leavel Smith. The production runs May 24-June 9. Tickets are on sale now at www.GhentPlayhouse.org.  “Don Juan - the Libertine” at the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place in Ghent, NY, runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 24-26, May 31-June 2 and 7-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm, while Sunday matinees begin at 2:00pm. Tickets are $22 general admission, $17 members, and $10 students. To order tickets, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 1-800-838-3006. For more information, visit GhentPlayhouse.org or call 518.392.6264. 
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GOAT YOGA
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
Goat yoga classes will be held at Hancock Shaker Village, led by certified yoga instructor Alison Walter. Tickets are $25 and include admission to Hancock Shaker Village. Register online or call 413-443-0188. Beginners are welcome; bring a mat or a towel. Classes take place in a fenced-in pasture adjacent to the Round Stone Barn. About 15 goats roam the pasture during the class. Goat yoga classes are ideal for adults and for responsible children ages 6 and up. The class is intended to be a meditative experience. Children are welcome to visit the baby animals in the Round Stone Barn’s Dairy Ell after the class.
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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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EXHIBIT OPENING CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
Hancock Shaker Village announces an opening celebration in honor of two special exhibitions, "Borrowed Light: Barbara Ernst Prey" and "While Mighty Thunders Roll: Popular Artists Sing the Shakers." Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or by calling 413-443-0188. Both exhibitions are on view May 26 through Nov. 11.


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"PROCESS & PERFORMANCE: 2019"
New York, 3 p.m.
Albany Berkshire Ballet will present a diverse selection of new works of dance developed through its unique Process & Performance initiative in the black box theatre at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y. Through Process and Performance, ABB's evolving initiative to develop new repertory, Associate Artistic Director Mary Talmi has brought together top dance faculty from around the region to create works in a wide variety of dance mediums.  Works by Erica Dankmeyer and Janine Parker of Wiiliams College, Eric Otto of Skidmore will be featured, along with repertory created by dual Artistic Directors Madeline Culpo and Mary Talmi, will be brought to life by company dancers Anna Acker, Ruslan Sprague, Marie Buser, Vincent Brewer, Lisa McBride. Tickets are $15 and available online.

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FREE COFFEE TASTING
W. Stockbridge, Noon
Please join us at the Stanmeyer Gallery and Shaker Dam Coffeehouse on Memorial Day for a free coffee tasting. We'll have a barista on site to help you become a coffee connoisseur as you sample coffees from different countries and learn to identify their flavor notes. All are welcome to this event and there will be snacks and baked goods available for purchase. 
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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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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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MASSDOT MEETING
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
MassDOT will hold a Capital Investment Program (CIP) public meeting, per information shared with municipalities across the commonwealth, at Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, 1 Fenn St., #201. This is the public’s opportunity to provide comments that will help guide capital investments in transportation between 2020 and 2024. Investments include everything from highway and municipal projects to regional airports, rail and transit, including the MBTA and Regional Transit Authorities, and bicycle and pedestrian initiatives, as well. For those who may not be able to attend the meeting, public comments will be accepted via email until 5 p.m. on June 7.   

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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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GIRL SCOUT DAISY REGISTRATION
Dalton, 6-7 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts will hold a free “Daisy Girl Scouts Launch Party” at the Dalton Free Public Library, 462 Main St. Girls currently in Pre-K and Kindergarten will complete a fun activity to earn their first patch while parents/guardians learn how Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character and how to form a Daisy troop. Should girls choose to join, they can do so this spring for $55 and enjoy Girl Scout membership through September 2020. For information, call Laurie at 413-224-4028 or send an email.

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HERBERG MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
A free concert will be held on the evening of May 30, 2019, in the Herberg Middle School auditorium for all family, friends and community members to celebrate the culmination of a half year project called, A Journey into Latin America Through Music. The Concert Band and Concert Chorus will premiere two new arrangements by Joseph Smith, along with other Latin American music selections. Following the student performances, La Voz de Tres will perform a set of music for the audience. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency. It has also been made possible by generous funding from Guardian Life Insurance and the HMS PAC.
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CARDINAL PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
It's a new Cardinal Creation! Join us on THU 5/30/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. You’ll learn how to paint this beautiful seasonal image of "Cardinal in Bloom" on a large 16x20 canvas. 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/thu-530-6pm-open-to-the-public-cardinal-in-bloom-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346
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