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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Marshall St. and St. Anthony Drive.The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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NORTH ADAMS FARMERS MARKET
North Adams, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The market is located in the St. Anthony Municipal Parking Lot, at the intersection of Rte. 8 (Marshall St.) and St. Anthony Drive. Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., June 9 – Oct. 20, 2018. The market is dedicated to providing the community with fresh, locally produced foods and supporting area farms and food producers. The market proudly accepts SNAP benefits and doubles them through the Market Match  Program. We also accept cash, credit, debit, and WIC & senior coupons. Thank you to our lead sponsors: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hardman Fund, Green Pastures, MountainOne, and Storey Publishing.
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SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE
North Adams, 8
Brooklyn-bred artist Shareef Keyes draws equal inspiration from James Brown and Wu-Tang. Together with his band, The Groove, he is earning a reputation for highenergy live performances that transport audiences to the golden era of funk. Simply irresistible. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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CHIMNEY SWIFT AND BOB ISAACS AT LENOX CONTRA DANCE
Lenox, 7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Music by Chimney Swift - Zoë Madonna (accordion, vocals), Cecile Leroy (cello, vocals), Daniel Raine (cittern, guitar), and Yaron Shragai (Doumbek, Cajón, Whistles, Recorders) with caller Bob Isaacs. Come join us contra dancing on Saturday nights in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Lenox Community Center, at 65 Walker Street. Experience the pleasure of dancing on a beautiful wood floor, in a high-ceiling second floor (handicap accessible) ballroom with a raised stage. Admission is $12 and $6 for students. New Dancers - 2nd dance free!  Dances begin with a 15 minute beginner introduction at 7:45 followed by dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Refreshments are offered during the social break from dancing. All the dances are taught. Come alone or with others.
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BLACKINTON UNION CHURCH ANNUAL BAZAAR
North Adams, 10:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come Celebrate the Holiday Season with us. Blackinton Union Church is holding their annual holiday Bazaar on Saturday October 20 from 10:00AM - 2:00PM. Homemade Baked Goods (Pies, Fudge, Brownies, Cookies, foods, & more) CHINESE Auction! Food Basket Raffle, Crafts, Gifts, Hand Knit Items. Lots of retired Pfaltzgraff dishes, Noritake vintage pieces and Cat’s meow Collectibles. Plan to stay and enjoy our Luncheon which includes HOME MADE SOUP & Sandwiches. Address: Blackinton Union Church 1373 Mass. Ave North Adams, MA
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HOOSAC HARVEST VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR
Cheshire, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Adams Cheshire School District PTG is hosting the Hoosac Harvest Vendor and Craft Fair at Hoosac Valley Middle and High School. This event  features 70-plus vendors, more than 70 raffle items, a stuffing station (where you can stuff your own animal) and a DIY with Bella Sky. All money raised from this event will go to Hoosac Valley Elementary PTG. Details on Facebook.

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AUTUMN ON CHESHIRE LAKE - PAINT & SIP
New York, 6:30 p.m.
Let's peak through these trees and paint this beautiful landscape! SAT 10/20/18 6:30-8:30pm. Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the East Chatham Ladies Auxiliary. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Autumn on Cheshire Lake" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Fire Station, 26 Frisbee St, E. Chatham, NY. All painting materials, instruction and donation included $30. BYOB. Reserve your seats atwww.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.  
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MUSIC@THETAFT
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Pianist Hui-Mei Lin and Cellist Peter Seidenberg in concert. Program: Beethoven, Tuur, Schumann, Dvorak and Bartok. $20 tickets for adults/$10 for students. Call for reservations: 413-442-1411
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MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: SAINT-SAŽNS'S SAMSON ET DALILA
Great Barrington, 1:00 p.m.
Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic Samson et Dalila stars Elīna Garanča and Roberto Alagna in the title roles; the pair was last seen together by HD audiences in the acclaimed 2010 transmission of Bizet’s Carmen. Laurent Naouri co-stars as the High Priest, with Elchin Azizov as the Philistine King Abimélech and Dmitry Belosselskiy as the Old Hebrew. Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award–winning director of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, makes his Met debut directing the first new Met production of the opera in 20 years. Sir Mark Elder conducts. For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office Wednesday-Saturday, Noon to 4pm at 413.528.0100.
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CRAFT FAIR AND BAKE SALE
Dalton, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
A Craft Fair and Bake Sale will be held  at the Dalton Senior Center at 40 Field St. Ext. Homemade crafts, baked goods, raffle items and lunch will be available to benefit the Friends of the Dalton Council on Aging and the Senior Center. The bake sale is for the benefit of the Friends of the Dalton Free Public Library.

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BETH ISRAEL ANNIVERSARY
North Adams, 5:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Israel celebrates its 125th anniversary with a gala event  at CBI, 53 Lois St. The congregation is led by Rabbi Rachel Barenblat with services also conducted by others, including Rabbi Pam Wax, former head rabbi of CBI. The gala will feature a silent auction, a brief Havdalah ceremony followed by a celebratory diner, and the presentation of the Jewish Star Award to Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and CBI Board Treasurer Susan Hogan. Call 413-663-5830 for further information. 

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'SAMSON ET DALILA'
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute will air "Samson et Dalila," broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). To order tickets, go online clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524. Run time is 3 hours, 4 minutes.

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'MILFORD GRAVES FULL MANTIS'
Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.
Images Cinema will present a special screening of "Milford Graves Full Mantis," an award-winning and New York Times Critic’s Pick documentary about a groundbreaking artist. Director Jake Meginsky will be present in person to introduce the film and answer questions. Regular ticket prices apply. Williams College Music Department is co-sponsoring the event. Williams College students with ID will be admitted free of charge.

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MICRODRAMAS AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
The Williams Theatre Department will present five short plays, microdramas, directed and performed by Williams students mentored by Robert Baker-White. The students have selected a variety of works intended to challenge and inspire creators and audience alike. Performances will be in the Directing Studio of the '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are free.

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CHINESE TEA CEREMONY
North Adams, 2-5 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library presents a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony in the main living room. Haiyan Feng will perform a healing ritual centered on tea preparation and service that is traditional to her culture. In Chinese culture preparing and drinking “tea is often associated with literature, the arts, and philosophy” aiding in the cultivation of awareness of beauty and community. Seating is limited and the program will take place after normal Saturday hours.

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MASONIC OPEN HOUSE
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Masonic Temple, 116 South St., will hold an open house, featuring building tours and refreshments. New membership applications are being accepted.

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BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE HARVEST RUN
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Berkshire Healthcare Harvest Run will be held on the scenic cross-country trails at and around Berkshire Community College. The event begins with a 5K trail run, followed by a one mile Kids Race. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Berkshire Community College nursing program. Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female 5K and each member of the winning relay team. The top three male and female finishers of the one mile Kid’s Race will also be recognized in seven age categories. Register online or call 413-236-2185.

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DIGITAL PAINTING WORKSHOP
Stockbridge, 1-3 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present a digital painting workshop, with gaming artist and museum educator Patrick O’Donnell exploring the step-by-step process used in creating digital artworks in Adobe Photoshop. Participants will learn how to gather reference, match color and collage, and the methods used to design seamless virtual scenes. Admission costs $20; registration requested by contacting the museum by email or by calling 413-931-2221.

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BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor, 7-9 p.m.
The ninth annual Berkshire Drum Fest, to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9. Drum Fest 2018 will feature West African drum classes on Sunday led by master drummer and “Djembe Fola” Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea West Africa with a performance on Saturday with Namory Keita, the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas, Chris Hairston and special guests. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info.

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REPAIR CAFE
Pittsfield, 12:30-4 p.m.
The Pittsfield Repair Cafe will be held  in the basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East Street  (entrance on Allen Street). All are welcome to bring one or two household items for free repair. Volunteers commonly work on lamps, vacuums, and other small appliances, do hand and machine sewing and mending, sharpen scissors and garden tools, and work on bikes, musical instruments, and more.

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EPISCOPAL REVIVAL
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of The Episcopal Church, will preach at an Episcopal revival sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and The Episcopal Church. The Presiding Bishop will preach at the Sunday service to be held at First United Methodist Church in Pittsfield at 1 p.m. FUMC was selected among several sites because of location and size. Curry will travel to Worcester later that afternoon, to preach at The Hanover Theater. Both revival events on October 21 will be livestreamed by The Episcopal Church.

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FAMILY FUN 5K
Stockbridge, 9 a.m.
The Stockbridge Library Association will host its third annual Family Fun 5K. Runners and walkers will assemble at the Stockbridge Library at the corner of Main and Elm streets and follow a route that traverses Church Street, North Church Street, Old Meeting House Road, Vine Street, Main Street, ending at the Stockbridge Town Offices Parking Lot. There will be ongoing supervised activities for children in the park adjacent to the Town Offices. All ages are welcome. Cash prizes will be given to the top man and top woman runners. The children's 100-yard dash winner also will receive a prize. Registration is online in advance and begins at 8 a.m. and is $25 in advance and $30 on race day, $50 for a family, $10 for youthgs 12 to 17, and $5 for kids 3 to 11 in the 100-yard dash.

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'HAUNTED BY MURDER'
Lenox, 5 p.m.
The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble returns to Ventfort Hall with an encore presentation of "Haunted by Murder." In production since 1995, The Comical Mystery Tour has had over 50,000 audience members viewing and/or participating in their programs. The ensemble appears regularly at Ventfort Hall. The cost is $40 per person including a full course dinner. A cash bar is available for beer and wine. Seating is limited; call 413-637-3206.

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BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor, 10:30 a.m.-Noon and 1-2:30 p.m.
The ninth annual Berkshire Drum Fest, to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9. Drum Fest 2018 will feature West African drum classes on Sunday led by master drummer and “Djembe Fola” Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea West Africa with a performance on Saturday with Namory Keita, the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas, Chris Hairston and special guests. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info.

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TALK ON NATIONAL PARKS
Lenox, 4 p.m.
The Distinguished Lecture Series at the Lenox Library continues with Ronald H. Epp, Ph.D., a historian and professor of philosophy with a background in scholarly publishing and academic library leadership. His research over the last two decades into the Massachusetts families that influenced the development of conservation philanthropy has resulted in numerous talks and publications for Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island Historical Society, and many other organizations. He served as a consultant for the Ken Burns documentary "America’s Best Idea: the National Parks" and has uncovered and inventoried hidden collections of documents relating to the history of Acadia National Park.

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FICTION READING BY STEVEN DUNN
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) presents a reading with Q & A by fiction writer Steven Dunn on Monday, October 22 at 7 PM in MCLA's Gallery 51 (51 Main Street in North Adams, MA).  Steven Dunn is the author of two innovative novels from Tarpaulin Sky Press, Potted Meat (2016) and water & power (2018). Potted Meat was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award and shortlisted for Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. He was born and raised in West Virginia, and is currently an MFA student at Goddard College, and a MFA advisor at Regis University.  
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AUTHOR READING
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Author and educator Richard Markham will read from and discuss his treatise “Beyond Extremism, Hatred and Violence: Toward a More Peaceful World” at the North Adams Public Library. In a world cast into stark relief by entrenched beliefs on the right and the left, Markham uses spirituality and philosophy to soften our hard edges. How can we address the social problems of our age if we fail to listen deeply to the “other” voices in the room? Markham, a former Trustee of this library, has used his retirement to think deeply and give us the gift of his perspective.

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HOMESCHOOL STEAM DAY
Pittsfield, 9:30 a.m.-noon
The Berkshire Museum presents Homeschool STEAM Day to kick off Massachusetts STEM Week. Homeschool families are invited to a day of science, technology, engineering, art, and math through hands-on experiences in the galleries.  The day will begin with a welcome reception, during which families can enjoy snacks and learn about the museum’s winter/spring Homeschool STEAM Session offerings before starting their adventures in the galleries. Special activities will be available from 10 a.m. to noon and a lunch space will be available to families wishing to extend their day at the museum. Preregistration is encouraged. Tickets include admission to the museum for the entire day and are $15 per child; accompanying adults and children under 4 are free. Call 413-443-7171, ext. 336.

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LIBRARY STORYTIME
Lanesborough, 10:15 a.m.
The Lanesborough Library hosts stories, music and crafts every Tuesday for ages 1 to 5. Learn a new fingerplay, try a glockenspiel or xylophone. Stay afterwards for playtime with puppets or puzzles.

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PROF. GURMINDER BHOGAL - CLASS OF 1960 LECTURE
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Prof. Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Catherine Mills Davis Associate Professor of Music at Wellesley College, gives a Class of 1960 Lecture titled “Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune: From Moonlight to Stardom” for the Williams College Department of Music.  In celebration of the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death in 1918, this lecture will explore how Clair de Lune, a piece for which the French composer had little regard, has managed to become one of his best-known compositions. While examining Clair de Lune‘s connections to the art and poetry of its milieu, Gurminder Bhogal will draw attention to how this piece continues to be re-imagined across genres and media including film, popular music, and video games.   https://events.williams.edu/event/prof-gurminder-bhogal-class-of-1960-lecture/   Free Room 30 Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:15 p.m.
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