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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Pittsfield, 11:00 a.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing THREE LITTLE PIGS, at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge. Dottie’s is at 444 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Admission is FREE. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. Robbins-ZustFamilyMarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971.                    
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HUMMINGBIRD WITH FLOWER PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Here's your Happy Hummingbird Chance! Join us on SAT 8/17/19 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit St John’s Lodge #10. You'll learn to paint this colorful image of "Hummingbird Drinking Red Flower” 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. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-511-630pm-open-to-the-public-hummingbird-drinking-red-flower-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.
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WINE, CHEESE AND TREES
Pittsfield, 6 - 9 p.m.
Join Bousquet up on the mountain to enjoy the breathtaking summer views of the Berkshires from above with a glass of wine and a selection of snacks every Friday and Saturday evening, August 16 through September 14. Ride the chairlift up and back and take in the beauty of the Berkshires! While you're here, use the hashtag #winecheesetrees to post a photo or video from the evening!   Your $20 ticket includes a glass of wine, a selection of hors d'oeuvres, and a scenic chairlift ride up the mountain and back. Have the kids come too! Kids: $10   Event is subject to change or cancel due to weather; it is a good idea to call ahead, at (413) 442-8316 ext.10 for more information.  
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WINE, CHEESE AND TREES
Pittsfield, 6 - 9 p.m.
Join Bousquet up on the mountain to enjoy the breathtaking summer views of the Berkshires from above with a glass of wine and a selection of snacks every Friday and Saturday evening, August 16 through September 14. Ride the chairlift up and back and take in the beauty of the Berkshires! While you're here, use the hashtag #winecheesetrees to post a photo or video from the evening! Your $20 ticket includes a glass of wine, a selection of hors d'oeuvres, and a scenic chairlift ride up the mountain and back. Have the kids come too! Kids: $10   Event is subject to change or cancel due to weather; it is a good idea to call ahead, at (413) 442-8316 ext.10 for more information.  
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PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE
Pittsfield, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

The Pittsfield Repair Cafe will be held in the basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St. (entrance on Allen Street). All are welcome to bring one or two household items for free repair. Volunteers at The Pittsfield Repair Cafe commonly work on lamps, vacuums, and other small appliances. They also do hand mending and machine sewing. They sharpen scissors and garden tools, work on bikes, do simple repairs and set ups on musical instruments, and more. Donations to help cover the cost of supplies, refreshments, and other expenses are welcome, but entirely voluntary. They also welcome new volunteers with useful skills to share.


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FOOR FOR THOUGHT DINNER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.

Author Jim Shepard, the J. Leland Miller Professor of American History, Literature, and Eloquence at Williams College, will share conversation about his book, "The Tunnel at the End of the Light: Essays on Movies and Politics," at Hancock Shaker Village’s Food for Thought dinner. Tickets are $100 and include a three-course dinner, wine, and a copy of the book. Reserve by calling 413-443-0188.


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GREEK FEST
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St., hosts its annual Greek Fest celebration, featuring Greek food, pastries, music, dancing and gifts. It will be held rain or shine under the tent; admission is free.


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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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RIVER CLEANUP
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.

Community members are invited to clean trash out of the West Branch of the Housatonic River. Volunteers will set out from behind 703 West Housatonic St. to collect trash from alongside and in the river. The event is organized by BEAT and the Housatonic Valley Association. Kids accompanied by a parent or guardian are most welcome. If you have waders, hip boots, or boots, please bring them but there will also be a few pairs to borrow. Bring a refillable water bottle, sun screen, and bug repellant. BEAT will provide work gloves and bags, and a few pairs of grabbers. Some groups will paddle in canoes and some will walk along the banks and/or wade into the river.
 


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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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GREEK FEST 2019
Pittsfield, Noon - 6 p.m.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St.  Pittsfield, MA,. Great Greek food, pastries, music, dancing and gifts, Rain or Shine under the tent. Free admission. A taste of Greece without the travel.

 


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GREEK FEST
Pittsfield, Noon-6 p.m.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 73 Bradford St., hosts its annual Greek Fest celebration, featuring Greek food, pastries, music, dancing and gifts. It will be held rain or shine under the tent; admission is free.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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PITTSFIELD WARD 5 AND WARD 6 DEBATE
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.

Berkshire Community College (BCC) is hosting the Pittsfield Ward five and Ward six debates in the Koussevitzky Arts Center, room K-111, at its main campus, 1350 West St. There are three City races that have sufficient candidates that will appear on the September 17 municipal preliminary election ballot: ward five, ward six and mayor. In each case, the top two vote getters will advance to the Nov. 5 city election, which will also feature the other contested races. The mayoral forum will take place at BCC on Monday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m., also in K-111. The Aug. 19 event will feature the ward five candidates at 6 p.m. and the ward six candidates at 7 p.m. The ward five candidates are: Jonathan Lothrop, Eugene Maselli, and Patrick Kavey. In ward six, the council candidates are: Edward Carmel, Craig Gaetani, Dina Guiel Lampiasi, and Joseph Nichols. All candidates have been invited and all are expected.


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MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 7-8:15 p.m.

ARK Community Church will sponsor free meditation workshops in the back room of the children's level of the Berkshire Athenaeum on Tuesdays throughout August, led by Scott Murray. All are welcome; prior meditation experience is not necessary.


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PREPARING FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS
Pittsfield, 11:30 a.m.

Temple Anshe Amunim will host a lunch and learn series with Rabbi Liz to prepare for the High Holy Days. This year, TAA will begin using Mishkan Hanefesh, the reform movement’s new High Holy Day prayer book. The new book will serve as the class’s guide for our spiritual journey into 5780. The program is part of Temple Anshe Amunim’s “Lunch and Learn” series.  Guests are invited to bring their own lunch; beverages and dessert will be provided.  Admission is free for Temple members and $5 for not-yet-members.


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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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ROBBINS-ZUST FAMILY MARIONETTES
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The ROBBINS-ZUST MARIONETTE COMPANY is performing SLEEPING BEAUTY, at Dotties Coffee Lounge. Dottie’s is at 444 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Admission is FREE. For more information, call: (413) 822-0663. robbins-zustfamilymarionettes.com The Robbins-Zust Marionettes have been delighting audiences since 1971.                
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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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GOAT YOGA
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
Goat yoga classes will be held at Hancock Shaker Village, led by certified yoga instructor Alison Walter. Tickets are $25 and include admission to Hancock Shaker Village. Register online or call 413-443-0188. Beginners are welcome; bring a mat or a towel. Classes take place in a fenced-in pasture adjacent to the Round Stone Barn. About 15 goats roam the pasture during the class. Goat yoga classes are ideal for adults and for responsible children ages 6 and up. The class is intended to be a meditative experience. Children are welcome to visit the baby animals in the Round Stone Barn’s Dairy Ell after the class.
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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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"TREES OF COLOR" PAINT AND SIP TO BENEFIT ST. JOSEPH FOOD PANTRY
Pittsfield, 1:00 PM
Colorful creations for a worthy cause!  Join us on SUN 8/25/19 1-3pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit St. Joseph Food Pantry. You’ll learn how to paint this colorful image of "Trees of Color” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Hotel on North, 297 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Food and beverages available for purchase. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-825-1pm-open-to-the-public-trees-of-color-pittsfield-ma or by calling (413) 205-8346.
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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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'AND THE WINNER IS'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.

Town Players of Pittsfield presents its August production, "And The Winner Is," written by Mitch Albom, directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom. Tickets are $15 and $12 for students and seniors. This fully staged production will be held in K-111, the "mini theatre" at Berkshire Community College, located at 1350 West St. The play is a comic story of Tyler Johnes, a self-obsessed movie star, who is finally nominated for an Oscar, then dies the night before the awards.  Outraged at his bad luck and determined to know if he wins (even though he's dead), he bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to return to earth for the big night.  Along the way, he drags his agent, his acting rival, his bombshell girlfriend, and his ex-wife into the journey, in a wildly twisting tale of Hollywood, the afterlife, and how we are judged.


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MEDITATION WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 7-8:15 p.m.

ARK Community Church will sponsor free meditation workshops in the back room of the children's level of the Berkshire Athenaeum on Tuesdays throughout August, led by Scott Murray. All are welcome; prior meditation experience is not necessary.


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FARM FRIENDS
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
Farm Friends, a Hancock Shaker Village program designed for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers, will be held Thursdays. Each week, children meet a farm animal, enjoy a story, and make a simple craft. This program is included with admission (free to members).

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CALF CUDDLING
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Hancock Shaker Villages introduces a new program, Calf Cuddling, on Sundays. Sixty-minute sessions for up to two people are $100. Registration is required online or by calling 413-443-0188. Learn about the farm at Hancock Shaker Village and the sensitive and intuitive nature of cows while petting, brushing and walking the village’s newest additions. This wellness trend is the village’s most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health programs, such as goat yoga. Sessions are recommended for those ages 5 and older. The weekly program continues through Nov. 10.

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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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