PAINT & SIP FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OF EYEGLASSES
|THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 28, 2017|
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Support Specs for Students on Thursday 9/28/17 6-8pm. Join us for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit Pittsfield Students in need of Eye Glasses hosted by Pittsfield Vision Associates. You'll learn to paint this energetic image of "Trees of Color" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, donation and snack included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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SALLY BEDELL SMITH'S PRINCE CHARLES
Lenox, 4 – 5 p.m.
Celebrated royal writer Sally Bedell Smith discusses her New York Times best-selling biography, Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life. The Mount
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DOWNSTREET ART THURSDAY
North Adams, 5-8 p.m.
The 2017 DownStreet Art season will celebrate its finale with a performance by Magic Lantern Theater, as well as 8 Foot River, Francesca Shanks, and Chad Tarves. In addition, there will be a "Marafanyi Meets the Mural" performance on Center Street, as Alaa Awad's "Justice" mural becomes the catalyst for community collaboration with Marafanyi Drum, Dance and Song. In Gallery 51 opening exhibition reception, "Yellow Bowl Project," by artist Setsuko Winchester. In MCLA Desing Lab, "Home Nature Museum: North Adams," a pop-up installation of natural history resources activated and expanded by community participation. Also, poet Seth Brown will return to perform his freestyle interactive rap.
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NORTH ADAMS LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 6 - 7 p.m.
The Family Center will hold Lego Groups at the North Adams Public Library beginning in September. Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group September 14th and 28th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor. It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month.
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KENNY GARRETT QUINTET AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Music Williamstown, MA For more than 30 years, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader Kenny Garrett has garnered critical recognition for his versatility in jazz, blues, and R&B contexts. Mr. Garrett, who plays alto and soprano sax is joined by some very special musicians: Corcoran Holt on acoustic bass, Rudy Bird, percussion, and Marcus Baylor, drumkit. Vernell Brown fills out the group on acoustic piano. Free MainStage, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance 1000 Main Street, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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'ON TYRANNY' STUDY GROUP
North Adams, 6 p.m.
A study group is forming to read and discuss Timothy Snyder’s small but powerful reminder that we are no more sophisticated than other democracies that have failed to understand threats from within and without. Join facilitator Richard Dassatti at the North Adams Public Library to read and reflect on the ideas in Snyder's slender volume "On Tyranny." Books are available for circulation at the library. Meetings will be Thursdays, September 14, 21 and 28 at 6 p.m. in the Heritage Room (pink, downstairs).
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North Adams, 6-7 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library in partnership with the Family Center is hosting a free Lego group for families of children ages 4-12 (siblings welcome) where Legos are provided for a fun hour of free play, opportunities for co-operative building with peers, and a Lego challenge option.
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LIGHT UP YOUR BIKE FALL FOLIAGE BIKE PARADE & RODEO
North Adams, 5 p.m.
Join the Downtown Bike Around, where organizers hope to gather 100 cyclists for a bike parade. Meet at the lot at 5 p.m. for a bike safety course and bike decorating; ride begins at 6:30 p.m.
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COLLEGE PREP INFORMATION NIGHT
Windsor, 7 p.m.
Joshua Mendel, director of Recruitment and Outreach at MCLA , will present an information session on the college search and application process at The Williams Inn in Williamstown. Guidance will be provided to students and parents regarding the college search and application process. Mendel will share tips on choosing where to apply, important timelines, essay writing, interviewing, and the application process. The event is free but registration is requested at 413-749-1165 or by email by Sept. 25.
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TALK ON IDENTITY THEFT
Lenox, 2 p.m.
Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox will host a presentation on identity theft, the Equifax security breach, computer fraud, and other scams. Presenters will include Ann Lynch from the office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts, and Kate Alexander from Berkshire Consumer Services. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Kimball Farms at 413-637-7000.
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'HATS OF FAITH' READING
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., will host a talk on "Hats of Faith" by Medeia Cohan (author) and Sarah Walsh (illustrator), the world’s first secular children’s board book dedicated to the shared custom of head covering. In a climate of ever increasing intolerance and growing hostility, Jewish author Medeia Cohan joined forces with Catholic born illustrator Sarah Walsh and Muslim publisher Hajera Memon to collaborate on a book to accurately inform the next generation about head covering. Using accurate terminology, phonetic pronunciations and bright, beautiful imagery, Hats of Faith is designed to help educate and prepare young children and their parents for our culturally diverse modern world.
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