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SWEDISH MEATBALL SUPPER
Lenox, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
The supper will take place at the United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Rd., Lenox. Seatings at 4:30 or 6 pm with takeout available between 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Meal includes Swedish meatballs, noodles, green beans, salad, bread, dessert & beverage. $13 Adults/Youth  ~ $10/Children under 10 years. For reservations call 413-422-4738 or email shirleyjoslinperkins@gmail.com. and leave name, phone/cell number, number of tickets Adult/Child and time for eat in seating or takeout pickup.
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SHOOTING STAR PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us Sat 4/1 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the Gentle Giants Relay for Life team. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Shooting Star" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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CHOCOLATE SEDER
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
A Chocolate Seder will be held at Temple Anshe Amunim at 26 Broad St. In this family-friendly event, we will explore the story of the Exodus using chocolate in place of the traditional Passover foods.  Participants will learn about the deeper symbolism of the Exodus and will be given educational materials to enhance their own seders. The cost for this event is $7/person with a maximum of $25 per family. All chocolate will be nut-free and dairy-free.  Sugar-free and gluten-free options will be available upon request. For more information and to RSVP, call 413-442-5910.

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'SISTER ACT'
Pittsfield, 2 and 7 p.m.
Taconic Theatre presents "Sister Act," a musical comedy in the Taconic High School Auditorium, 96 Valentine Road. Tickets are $10 for general admission seating and can be purchased at the door or online.

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'PROCESS AND PERFORMANCE' DANCE
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Albany Berkshire Ballet announces a new dance event "Process and Performance" at Williams College's '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, Dance Studio, 1000 Main St. The artists will present innovative contemporary dance and engage the audience in their development, inspiration and choreographic process.  This new dance works program is an artistic collaboration with the Albany Berkshire Ballet and local artists Mary Giannone Talmi, Christopher Amato and Vincent Brewer. A $10 donation is suggested.  Space is limited; email for reservations.

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GIB KITTREDGE AUCTION & AWARDS CEREMONY
Dalton, 6 p.m.
The Dalton Community Recreation Association hosts the 23rd Annual Gib Kittredge Auction & Awards Ceremony at The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave. The evening starts with a silent auction followed by an awards ceremony honoring outstanding community members, a live auction and raffles. The event is free and open to the public.

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PARENT/CHILD YOGA
Pittsfield, Noon-2:30 p.m.
Rogue Yoga has teamed with the Crowne Plaza for a series of Parent Child Yoga Class (ages 5+), with games, stories, partner acrobatics and flying partner yoga. After a fun hour of partner yoga, there will be some free play in the pool. The dates are Nov. 6, Dec. 4, March 5 and April 2; come to one or all. Registration is required online. $20 per pair per class.

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MOMENTS HOUSE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Join us Sun 4/2 at Cross Roads Cafe, 195 Onota St, Pittsfield, MA for a Berkshire Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Moments House in Pittsfield. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Wild Mountain Flowers" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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'LA TRAVIATA'
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
"La Traviata," Giuseppe Verdi’s beloved operatic masterpiece, airs at the Clark Art Institute. The encore performance (recorded March 11, 2017) is broadcast in HD from the Metropolitan Opera. Tickets are $25 ($22 members, $18 students) and may be purchased online or by calling 413-458-0524. Run time is 2 hours, 55 minutes.

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FREE DAY AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Explore the Clark Art Institute’s sculpture and decorative arts collections with “Any Way, Shape, or Form,” part of the Clark’s First Sundays Free program. Admission to the galleries is free all day; free family activities take place from 1–4 pm in the open studio space located in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Art-making activities include making armature (sculptural framework) and a piece of sculpture. Gallery talks will be held at at 1:30 and 3 p.m.

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'HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL'
Great Barrington, 2 p.m.
Monument Mountain Regional High School announces the student spring musical performances of "High School Musical." The actors will be accompanied by a pit orchestra comprised mostly of student musicians. Some of the most popular songs include “Start of Something New,” “Get’Cha Head in the Game” and “Stick to the Status Quo.” With a plot described as a modern adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, High School Musical is a story about two high school Juniors from rival cliques – Troy Bolton, captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella Montez, a shy transfer student who excels in mathematics and science. Together, they audition for lead roles in their high school musical and, as a result, divide the school. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the front desk of Monument Mountain High School (9-3pm) or at the school the night of the performance.

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'WHY WALL STREET MATTERS'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Author William D. Cohan will speak at Williams College about “Why Wall Street Matters”  in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This event is free. In his lecture, Cohan will speak about his new book, "Why Wall Street Matters," in conversation with Jerry Caprio, William Brough professor of economics and chair of the Center for Development Economics’ executive committee.

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WINTER FILM SERIES AT HEVREH
Great Barrington, 5 p.m.
The Hevreh Winter Film Series presents "The Band's Visit," screening at 5 and discussion at 7 p.m. This heartwarming and poignant winner of the 2007 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard prize is the mesmerizing and witty story of strangers in a strange land. Bring your own dinner. Hevreh is located at 270 State Road.

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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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ALEXANDER KORSANTIA, PIANO
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
To: listings@ruralintelligence.com Subject: list-musicdance: 04-04-2017 Williams Music Williamstown, MA Alexander Korsantia, piano - Williams College Visiting Artist Series A major artist who possesses “piano technique where difficulties simply do not exist” (Calgary Sun), Alexander Korsantia presents two works by Franz Schubert: Sonata No. 18 in G Major, and Sonata No. 21 in B flat Major. http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=11487 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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BCD OPEN HOUSE
Stockbridge, 9-11 a.m.
Berkshire Country Day School will host an on-campus information session for parents and caregivers at 55 Interlaken Road (Route 183). Registration is encouraged. Visiting parents will have the opportunity to chat with current parents, see students in action, tour the 27-acre campus and classroom buildings, meet members of the faculty and administration, and hear more about the school's comprehensive curriculum and co-curricular programs that emphasize academics, the arts, and athletics.

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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE RETIREES CLUB
North Adams, 10 a.m.
The Northern Berkshire Retirees will hold its monthly meeting at the Greylock Club on State Road. Guest speaker will be Kevin App, head basketball coach of Williams College. All are welcome.

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AIDS ACTIVITIST PETER STALEY
Windsor, 7 p.m.
Pioneering AIDS activist Peter Staley will speak at an event titled “AIDS Activism Thirty Years Later: Reflections with Peter Staley,” at Williams College. Staley’s talk will follow a 7 p.m. screening of the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary, "How to Survive a Plague." Both the screening and talk will take place in Paresky Auditorium.

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BREAD & PUPPET THEATER
Adams, 7 p.m.
Bread & Puppet Theater performs at BArT, 1 Commercial St. They will have spent the week working with BArT to prepare a collaborative performance of Bread and Puppet’s Faust 3, a proletarian rumination on displacement, heaven, and satisfaction in the tradition of Medieval Faust puppet shows and Goethe’s epic verse drama. After the performance Bread and Puppet will serve its famous free sourdough rye bread with aioli, and Bread and Puppet’s “Cheap Art” – books, posters, postcards, pamphlets and banners from the Bread and Puppet Press – will be for sale.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings through May 12, with the exception of Spring Break March 17, 24, and March 31. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) email mcr4@williams.edu.

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CODA: WILLIAMS COLLEGE CONTEMPORARY DANCE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
CoDa (Contemporary Dance Ensemble) is dedicated to the continued development of dance on the campus and larger community by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. By integrating the foundational techniques of modern and ballet with contemporary and popular forms of movement, music, and multimedia, we are dedicated to the creation and performance of original work and repertoire by two faculty artistic directors, visiting artists, and students. This fall, CoDa will join the other department ensembles in a group concert exploring classic repertoire of our respective dance genres. Come, and share our journeys and dreams! Price is $3. Visit the Williams College '62 Center Box Office from Tues-Sat, 1-5 PM or call (413) 597-2425. Buy tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32885 For more information, please visit http://62center.williams.edu/  
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OKWUI OKPOKWASILI
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Co-presented with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Choreographer, writer, and actress Okwui Okpokwasili brings her kinesthetically powerful movement style to a site-specific dance that responds to Nick Cave’s major Building 5 exhibition Until. Seating in the gallery is limited for this intimate performance. This program is part of the Irene Hunter Fund for Dance at MASS MoCA in association with Jacob’s Pillow Dance, and by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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SUNSHINE DRAGONFLY PAINT & SIP
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Join us on Fri 4/7 at The American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams, MA for a Berkshire Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Brayton PTA. You'll learn to paint this bright spring image of "Sunshine Dragonflies" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35.  CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (4130 205-8345.
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BERKCHIQUE!
Great Barrington, 5:30 p.m.
The Berkshires' Ultimate Annual Pop-up Fashion fundraiser returns for the 6th year in a row on Friday, April 7 through April 9 at 325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA. Presented by CATWALK Boutique, in support of the Berkshire Humane Society, BerkChique! features women's and men's clothing and accessories donated from of the Berkshires' chique-est closets and boutiques at oh-la-la prices. Join us at our Friday, April 7 First Dibs Shopping Party with a VIP ticket, Regular Admission or 2 for $40 Bring a Friend ticket and enjoy a free goodie bag and complimentary refreshments from Prana Bar and Domaney's Liquors and Fine Wines. Shop the sale throughout the weekend, with FREE admission 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 8 and 10am-2pm on Sunday, April 9.
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APRIL 7TH FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 - 8 p.m.
Friday, April 7th, 5 to 8 pm Enjoy a dozen different art shows featuring work by over twenty accomplished regional artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District during the First Fridays Artswalk and all month long! In most venues, artists will be present from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, April 7th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on April 7th at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave!   4/7, 8-10 pm. Afterwalk Party at the Whitney Center for the Arts (42 Wendell Ave) More information: http://www.firstfridaysartswalk.com/
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INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) presents “Sei Duo,” Erin Gee’s “Mouthpiece XXIV” for tenor saxophone and percussion is performed by Ryan Muncy, saxophone, and Ross Karre playing percussion. Miranda Cuckson plays viola for George Aperghis’s “Rasch,” joining Ryan Muncy on saxophone. Williams College professor Ileana Perez Velazquez offers a world premiere with “Fire of the Heart and Mind” for violin and piano, performed by Miranda Cuckson and pianist Jacob Greenberg. The ensemble also presents Ann Cleare’s work “the square of yellow light that is your window.” http://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=11491 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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DAMN TALL BUILDINGS LIVE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Common Folk will be presenting Damn Tall Buildings featuring an opening set by Not My Sister at the Houghton Mansion, 172 Church St. Tickets are $12 in advance online, $15 at the door.

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13TH ANNUAL WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS MASTER GARDENER'S BERKSHIRE SYMPOSIUM
Lenox
13th annual Western Massachusetts Master Gardener’s Berkshire Symposium to be held on April 8th, 2017 at the Lenox Memorial Middle and High School. There are a wide variety of classes including: Growing Organic Lawns, All about Tomatoes, Bonsai, Container Gardening, Good bugs bad bugs, and many more. Vendors will be available, and the ever popular raffle with donations from area nurseries and businesses. The cost for the symposium is $35.00 if registered before March 21st, which includes 3 classes of your choice, lunch choice (pizza or chef’s salad), and snacks and drinks throughout the day. Due to class size restrictions, please register early, as the popular classes fill quickly. To register, go to the Western Mass. Master Gardener website at: wmmga.org for the form to send in with your fee.

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