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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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MAMA & BABY GIRAFFE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Alright, so this isn't April from the Animal Adventure Park, but that's okay, come paint her anyway! Join us on FRI 3/22/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Carolina Water Fowl Rescue. You'll learn to paint this sweet image of "Mom and Baby Giraffes” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. Cash Raffles. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/fri-322-6pm-open-to-the-public-mom-and-baby-giraffes-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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GIRL SCOUT DAISY EVENT
Williamstown, 6-7 p.m.
The Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts will host a “Discover Daisy Girl Scouts” event at the David & Joyce Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St. Girls in grades K-1 will complete a fun activity to earn their first patch while parents/guardians learn how Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts will also offer an extended year membership fee; $55 for membership Spring 2019 through September 30, 2020. Financial assistance is available. For information on Girl Scouts, the event or how to join contact Laurie Dimock by phone at 413-224-4028 or by email.

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MOONLIGHT OWL AND WILDLIFE PROWL
Lenox, 7-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a moonlit evening at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We'll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. Afterward, we'll warm up with tea and hot cocoa. Registration is required online.

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LMMHS INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION
Lenox, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The LMMHS International Celebration will be held LMMHS Duffin theater and lobby and cafeteria. The students will present on cultures from more than 20 countries. Exhibits will include food samplings, student exhibits, presentations, Irish and Greek dance, and international guests. This year's special guests include the LMMHS Imrov Group,  Poorly Timed Sneezes, The Breffny Irish Step Dancers, and the internationally known Berkshire Bateria Brazilian, a Brazilian Percussion Ensemble.

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NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.
Guided by a park naturalist, these easy-paced, two- to three-mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; dress in warm layers and wear sturdy shoes; trekking poles, traction devices for boots or snowshoes are recommended. Bring water, a snack and binoculars. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road; inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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LEGO CLUB AT THE ADAMS LIBRARY
Adams, 4 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 21 from 4:00-5:00 for ages 3-8 years at 92 Park St., Adams.  Parents and children can join us to create with LOTS of Legos. Families from any Northern Berkshire town may attend. No need to register, just drop by!
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ADULT DAY HEALTH PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE
Great Barrington, 3-6 p.m.
Fairview Commons Nursing & Rehabilitation Center will host an open house to learn about Fairview’s Adult Day Health program. Adult Day Health can be a practical alternative to home care or a move to a long-term care facility. Services include supervised nursing care from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays; stimulating activities including exercise classes; nutritious meals; medication administration; monitoring of vital signs; and socialization with a close-knit community of friends. To learn more about Fairview Commons’ Adult Day Health program, contact Marilyn Heath, RN, at 413-528-7108.

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'LOOKING AND LUNCHING'
Williamstown, Noon
The Clark Art Institute's "Looking and Lunching" program will feature curatorial intern Nora Rosengarten, who invites participants to a special viewing of Albrecht Dürer's Apocalypse cycle in the Manton Study Center for Works on Paper. These 15 woodcuts, first published in 1498, chronicle the end of the world as foretold in the Book of Revelation and are teeming with monsters, angels, devils, and saints drawn from the artist’s fertile imagination. Rosengarten helps decode the intricate imagery in works including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Saint Michael Fighting the Dragon, and The Beast with Two Horns Like a Lamb. The talk is free with gallery admission, but attendance is limited to the first 20 visitors. Plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Visitors should meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center.

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CIVITAN CLUB'S SOUPFEST
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.

The Civitan Club will hold it's 12th Annual SoupFest Benefit wth 19 participating restaurants at Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road to benefit area soup kitchens and food pantries. It includes soup tastings, appetizers, desserts, cash bar, silent auction, and raffles. One of this year's raffle is a new Feed Our Towns raffle with $1,000 in restaurant gift certificates as first prize.

Tickets are $25 per person from Karen Ruscio at 413-212-6832 (karenruscio@aol.com), Nancy Lamarre at 413-443-5530 or at the door.


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IRISH MUSIC FUN TIME
North Adams, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Friday, March 22nd 10:30-11:30 am. Join us in the Family Center playroom at 210 State St., North Adams, for some family fun exploring Irish Music is Mac Bellner. She will play music and sing with us, and give the children a hands-on opportunity to play the bodhran, the Irish frame drum. Please call 413-664-4821 to register.
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ORGAN RECITAL
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Composer/organist Carson Cooman will perform a free organ recital at All Saints Church at 59 Summer St.

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'HELLO, DOLLY'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Mount Greylock Regional School District will present its annual musical theater production in the newly remodeled auditorium at Mt. Greylock Regional School on Cold Spring Road. This year, the school will present "Hello, Dolly!," with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart. Based on the play The Matchmaker by 20th century American playwright Thornton Wilder, "Hello, Dolly!" is the story of a delightful - if adventurous - day spent in turn of the century New York. This production involves more than 40 members of the Mount Greylock student body as actors, singers, pit musicians, and crewmembers, and is directed for the 20th season by faculty member Jeffrey Welch, with vocal direction by Jean Kirsch and choreography by Ann Marie Rodriguez; the pit orchestra, which is made up mostly by student musicians, is directed by Lyndon Moors. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults, and they are available at the door on the nights of the performances.

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IRELAND CLIFFS OF MOHER PAINT & SIP FOR THE CANCER TERMINATORS
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
If we can't climb the Cliffs of Moher we can at least paint them! Join us on SAT 3/23/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Cancer Terminator Relay for Life Team. You’ll learn how to paint this Ireland inspired landscape image of the “Cliffs of Moher" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Bogies, 935 S. Main St, Great Barrington, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-324-6pm-open-to-the-public-cliffs-of-moher-great-barrington-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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GRAND OPENING OF TYLER STREET LAB
Pittsfield, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
The public is invited to the grand opening of the Tyler Street Lab at 730 Tyler St. Join a drum circle with Otha Day, see Youth Alive Performing Arts Step Dancers, and more at thie free event. Visitors also will learn about the activities regularly going on inside the Lab, thanks to a host of collaborators: Chill Zone, NAACP Berkshires, Morningside Initiative, The Art of Healing, the Bag Share Project, Friends of the Eastside Greenway, Rose & Cole Transportation Cooperative, Roots & Dreams & Mustard Seeds, and Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Inc.

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RABIES, MICROCHIP CLINIC
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Berkshire residents can bring their dog or cat to Berkshire Humane Society for a rabies vaccine and microchip. The shelter will also sell dog licenses for Pittsfield residents. By law, all dogs are required to be licensed by the city. The clinic will be held at BHS, located at 214 Barker Road. Rabies vaccines are $10, a dog license for the City of Pittsfield is $10-20, and a microchip, which includes the registration of owner information, is $20. Dogs must be on a short leash and cats must be in a carrier.

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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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'HELLO, DOLLY'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Mount Greylock Regional School District will present its annual musical theater production in the newly remodeled auditorium at Mt. Greylock Regional School on Cold Spring Road. This year, the school will present "Hello, Dolly!," with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Michael Stewart. Based on the play The Matchmaker by 20th century American playwright Thornton Wilder, "Hello, Dolly!" is the story of a delightful - if adventurous - day spent in turn of the century New York. This production involves more than 40 members of the Mount Greylock student body as actors, singers, pit musicians, and crewmembers, and is directed for the 20th season by faculty member Jeffrey Welch, with vocal direction by Jean Kirsch and choreography by Ann Marie Rodriguez; the pit orchestra, which is made up mostly by student musicians, is directed by Lyndon Moors. Tickets are $6 for students and seniors and $8 for adults, and they are available at the door on the nights of the performances.

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'TROIKA A LA RUSSE'
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Close Encounters With Music presents Ukrainian-born pianist Inna Faliks and Yehuda Hanani presentings a program rich in Russian lore, Slavic emotionalism, Soviet-era sarcasm, and dazzling virtuosity: the cello/piano sonatas by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Scriabin’s Sonata No. 5, which pianist Sviatoslav Richter considered the most difficult piece in the entire piano repertory.  In the Close Encounters With Music tradition, each performance is followed by a reception, with hors d’oeuvres and wine provided by local restaurants. The performance will be held at the Mahaiwe Performin Arts Center and tickets can be purchased online.

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RECEPTION FOR ART EXHIBIT
Lenox, 3-5 p.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care will host an opening reception for its next art exhibit, "Illusion & Reality – the Real, Surreal and Unreal." Participating artists include Sean McKusker, a native of Becket, Mass.; Julio Granda; Mario Caluori; and Morris Bennett. The artists will donate 10 percent of profits from sales to HospiceCare in The Berkshires. Guests will enjoy piano music by Karen Tchougourian.

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WORDXWORD'S POETS CREATING CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
WordXWord's Poets Creating Conversation continues to challenge poets in the new year, asking them to put their words to work rallying around timely conversation points and asking them to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape. The winter schedule includes "Heart in America" on Feb. 25 and "Health in America" on March 25. Poets Creating Conversation events take place at the Berkshire Museum and admission is free.

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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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OOEY GOOEY STEAM NIG
Williamstown, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 26th - 6:30-7:30 pm at The Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School Street. Join The Family Center for fun hands on messy art and science activities for young children.  FREE & Drop-In Event! For families with children 1 to 8 years of age.  Siblings always welcome
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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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HUDSON LIONS CLUB PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Let's paint perfect purple petals onto tote bags! Join us on WED 3/27/19 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Hudson Lions Club. You'll learn to paint this spring image of "Purple Flowers” on a canvas tote bag. At Mount Washington House, 2627 Rt-23, Hillsdale, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/wed-327-630pm-open-to-the-public-purple-flower-tote-bag-hillsdale-ny or call (413) 205-8346.   
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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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'FROIO AFTER HOURS'
Pittsfield, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Ralph J. Froio Senior Center continues its monthly programming series, “Froio after Hours,” with “Seniors Talk Tech,” led by the city’s Information Technologist Scott Connors. The event will focus on using smart devices. To RSVP for these events or for more information, call 413-499-9436.

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TALK ON DOWNSIZING HOMES
Lenox, 2-3:30 p.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care will host two presentations on downsizing homes on Feb. 28 and March 28 at imball Farms Life Care, 235 Walker St. "Downsize Your Home, Increase Your Living" will be presented by Caring Transitions, and will focus on minimizing the stress of right-sizing or relocating, to focus on the next phase of life. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to 413-637-7002.

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NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.
Guided by a park naturalist, these easy-paced, two- to three-mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; dress in warm layers and wear sturdy shoes; trekking poles, traction devices for boots or snowshoes are recommended. Bring water, a snack and binoculars. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road; inclement weather cancels. For more information, call 413-499-4262.

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RECONNECTING: MCLA ALUMNI SHOW
North Adams, 5:00 p.m.
join us at MCLA Gallery 51 on Thursday, March 28 from 5-7pm for the opening celebration of 'Reconnecting' - the college’s first exhibition of alumni works at Gallery 51. Reconnecting highlights the impact of an innovative liberal arts education and MCLA’s alumni contributions to vibrant creative communities in North Adams and beyond.  
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