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PAINT & SIP FOR UNDERMOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY PTO
Great Barrington, 5 p.m.
Join us Sun 3/26 at Bogies, 935 S. Main St, Great Barrington, MA for a Berkshire Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Undermountain Elementary School PTO. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Birdhouse and Barn" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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'THE WHALE'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents “The Whale” by Samuel D Hunter at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Charlie weighs 600 pounds. He is a gentle but grieving giant beached on a couch in Northern Idaho. Isolated from the outside world, Charlie spends his days surrounded by empty food containers and the essays from students he teaches in on-line English classes, seeing no one but his nurse and only friend Liz. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected for distribution to local food pantries at the door of each show. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more; call 413-443-9279. This show contains strong language.

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'YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU'
Adams, 2 p.m.
BArT Charter Public School's Theatre Department will present "You Can’t Take it With You" by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Ticket prices are $5 for general admission, $2 for seniors and non-BART students, and BART students get in free. All tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the performance. BART is located at One Commercial Street in Adams.

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LECTURE ON JAPANESE PRINTS
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
Professor of History of Art Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania, presents a free lecture on ukiyo-e (“images of the floating world”) prints at the Clark Art Institute in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. The lecture coincides with the Clark’s special exhibit "Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection," on view through April 2 in the Clark Center.

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WILLIAMSTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENDOWMENT SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
Williamstown, 5 to 7 p.m.
The Williamstown Elementary School Endowment Fund will host a cocktail party and silent auction fundraiser on Sunday, March 26th, from 5-7 pm at the Orchards Hotel. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and they include entry to the event, as well as savory hors d'oeuvres served with wine or beer. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Williamstown Elementary School or here. Through March 25th, you can register for babysitting here or by calling the school at 413-458-5707.

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'SAY NO TO MAIL ORDER CHICKS'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Berkshire Humane Society's third event in its 2017 Coffee Hour Speaking Series is titled "Say 'No' to Mail Order Chicks: The Challenges of Urban Chicken Keeping" with Rachael Gordon, director of Morning's Song Rooster Rescue and Co-founder of Ox N’ Yoke Farm Animal Sanctuary. As backyard poultry keeping has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, the challenges of proper chicken husbandry have led to an exponential rise in unwanted and abandoned birds. Gordon will discuss proper methods of raising chickens on a small scale and explain the connection between backyard birds, purchased via mail order or from "Chick Days" and industrialized chicken farm abuse. Reservations aren’t necessary, but to save your spot, call Mary at 413-447-7878, ext. 128.

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WILLIAMSTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ENDOWMENT FUND FUNDRAISER
Williamstown, 5-7 p.m.
The Williamstown Elementary School Endowment Fund will host a cocktail party and silent auction fundraiser at the Orchards Hotel. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and they include entry to the event, as well as savory hors d'oeuvres served with wine or beer. You can purchase tickets here. Local supporters of the school are donating an array of items for the silent auction, including Bruins tickets (for the game on March 30), a mountain bike, kids' summer camps, in-home wine tasting for eight, a five-course tasting menu for four people, art work designed by students under the tutelage of art teacher Emily Beaulieu Anderson and a chance to be "Principal for a Day." Babysitting will be offered for school-age children in the Williamstown Youth Center for $5 per child, with a maximum of $10 per family. Calling 413-458-5707 or click here.

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MAPLE DAYS AT THE OLD HOMESTEAD
Windsor, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington will hold its rescheduled Maple Days. The day's activities include guided walks through the Homestead's sugarbush and a historic outdoor sugaring demonstration. The cost is $10. For more information call The Trustees at 413-628-4485, ext. 3.

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CHILI & CHOWDER COOKOFF
Cheshire, 1-4 p.m.
Cheshire Lions Club will hold its second annual Chili & Chowder Cookoff at the Bass Water Grill. Visit the Lions Club Facebook page to enter or call/tex Paula at 413-329-5759. There is a $20 entry fee; restaurants are welcome and prizes will be awarded. Admission to sample and judge is $10.

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