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'WILLIAMSTOWN RING HIKE' SERIES
Williamstown, 9 a.m.
The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation has announced plans to create a continuous "Ring Trail." As a first step, WRLF is sponsoring, as part of its 2017 series of monthly guided hikes, the first "Williamstown Ring Hike," to take place on five Saturdays this summer. Each segment of the "Ring Hike" will follow established hiking trails that lead up and over Mt. Greylock, Berlin Mountain and East Mountain. Hikes are June 17, July 1, 15 and 29, and Aug. 19. For meeting places, go online or call 413-458-2494. 


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JOE CROOKSTON
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
 Joe Crookston returns for his annual Troubadour Series Concert at The Guthrie Center.  Join us for a night of hilarious stories, lush orchestral folk, harmonies, universal songs, original paintings and more. Details online.

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NONA HENDRYX & NICK CAVE
Windsor
Exhibiting artist Nick Cave teams up with legendary soul singer Nona Hendryx for an evening of music and art in the galleries and on stage. Hendryx rose to prominence as one-third of the trio Labelle and has continued to break barriers and defy expectations in the four decades since, including memorable recordings and performances with Prince, Peter Gabriel, and Talking Heads. Cave’s Until becomes a whole new work when animated by live performance. Do whatever it takes to be here because tickets will sell out fast — limited preferred tickets include exclusive gallery performance.  MASS MoCA
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SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Considered one of the best musical films ever made, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s Singin’ in the Rain (1952) portrays one production company’s transition from silent to sound films. Starring Kelly, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, the film is host to timeless songs like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Good Morning,” and “Make ‘Em Laugh.” Runtime: 1 hr 43 min.  Mahaiwe
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BUTTERFLY WALK
Williamstown, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Join local naturalists Pamela Weatherbee and Leslie Reed-Evans at The Spruces to learn about butterflies. These lovely insects are also important pollinators, and are easy to attract to your yard and garden. Participants will learn how to identify the variety of butterflies found in the area. The Spruces has a great variety of wildflowers to attract butterflies, which are most active during warm weather. Sun protection is advised. The former mobile home park is now owned by the town, and open to the public for enjoyment of nature and passive recreation. The program is open to the public and free of charge, and is suitable for all ages. Rain date is 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.

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SPANISH BASIC BANKING & CREDIT CLASS
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union will offer a free class titled "Basic Banking & Credit" at Berkshire Children & Families, 480 West St., during the monthly meeting of the Latino Family Support Group. The class, which will cover strategies for managing money using the right tools, will be taught in Spanish and led by Greylock’s Cindy Shogry-Raimer, VP/director of Community Development, and Gloria Escobar, Community Development coordinator. Space is limited, RSVP suggested. Call Gloria Escobar at 413-236-4875 or by e-mail.

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RAINBOW SENIORS MEETING
Pittsfield, 2-5 p.m.
A talk and listen support group for men and women, a confidential, facilitated conversation about how we face the issues in our lives as LGBTQ seniors, will be held at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield. Information online.
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“BASIC BANKING & CREDIT” CLASS INSTRUCTED IN SPANISH
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Greylock Federal Credit Union will offer a free class: “Basic Banking & Credit” on Saturday, August 19, from 11am to 1pm at Berkshire Children & Families, 480 West Street, Pittsfield during the monthly meeting of the Latino Family Support Group. The class, which will cover strategies for managing money using the right tools, will be taught in Spanish and led by Greylock’s Cindy Shogry-Raimer, VP/Director of Community Development and Gloria Escobar, Community Development Coordinator. Space is limited, RSVP suggested. Call Gloria Escobar at 413-236-4875 or e-mail gescobar@greylock.org. Light refreshments will be served.
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CHICKEN BARBECUE
Dalton, 4-7 p.m.
The Dalton United Methodist Church will hold its 11th annual chicken barbecue. The barbecue is a collaborative event with the Dalton Fire Department in which the proceeds are divided evenly between the fire department and the church's capital campaign. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door ($6 for age 12 and under) and can be obtained by contacting the church at 413-684-0521.

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ESPERANZA VIVE!
Stockbridge, 5 - 9 p.m.
The Good Purpose Gallery is pleased to present Esperanza Vive!, featuring work by Dr. Michael McManmon, founder of the College Internship Program (CIP). Focusing on the gorgeous scenery and colorful life of his new home, his pieces invite the viewer to go on a visual journey of Mexico. Join us for an opening celebration on Saturday, August 19, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm to enjoy Mexican food, music, and art. The event is open to the public at no cost and the exhibition is open from August 8 until October 2.  40 Main Street, Lee
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'WHERE THE BERKSHIRE BEGAN'
, 4-6 p.m.
The Sheffield Historical Society will host a reception for the second installment of the exhibit series, which looks at the period between 1840-1915. During this time Sheffield truly came into its own, and many of the events, people and institutions established then have resonance today--both locally and throughout America.

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413HEART FESTIVAL
Dalton
The 413Heart Festival, the Dalton Music & Arts Festival, will be held in multiple locations throughout Dalton from Aug. 17-20 and include musicans, artists, dancing, local food, drink and more Go to the website for the complete schedule.
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'TOP BANANAS'
Adams, 1-2 p.m.
The Nutshell Playhouse will present a performance for children and families at Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock. A fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, featuring a puppet that morphs, a snake that sings, a saw that plays music, tap-dancing, new and old songs and the usual abundance of shenanigans.

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PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION
Lenox, 7 p.m.
The Paranormal Team "Ghost Magnets with a Twist" will be investigating Ventfort Hall. Tickets are $75 per person; reservations are required as attendance is limited. Call 845-505-0588 or 845-831-5890 or email jfaiella2@optimum.net.

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RIVER CLEANUP
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
A river clean up organized by HVA and BEAT will start at Wahconah Park, 105 Wahconah St. Wear old clothes, boots or sneakers. Bring hat, sunscreen and water bottle. Canoes will be used to move volunteers and trash. A picnic lunch and snacks, work gloves and trash bags are provided. Registration is helpful at 413-298-7024 or 413-230-7321.
 

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APPALACHIAN TRAIL CELEBRATION
Dalton, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
A celebration of Dalton's designation as an Appalachian Trail Community will be held at Pinegrove Park, 290 High St., and will feature a family friendly hike, an Appalachian Trail work project, music and lunch at 11 a.m. Information on Facebook.

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TANGLEWOOD HAVDALLAH WITH RABBI JOSH
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Rabbi Josh Breindel will lead a havdallah service followed by “John Williams’ Film Night” at Tanglewood. Under the baton of BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, the program will feature classic cinema scores by Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, and Alex North, as well as music by Mr. Williams himself.  Among the musical selection will be pieces from the Harry Potter series, E.T., and Far and Away. Also on the program will be music from Mr. Williams' score to Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, with a special guest trumpet soloist. Bring your picnic and look for people with blue-and-white balloons gathered on the lawn near the Visitor’s Center. The service is traditionally held overlooking Stockbridge Bowl before the evening’s performance. Feel free to bring a dessert to share.

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BERKSHIRE BIKE-N-FLY FESTIVAL
Great Barrington, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Great Barrington Rotary and Airport present the seventh annual Berkshire Bike-N-Fly Festival at the Great Barrington Airport on 70 Egremont Plain Road. The event begins at 9 a.m. with bike rides of varying lengths through the scenic Berkshires. Pre-registration for the bike ride is required. A full day of activities features scenic airplane, bi-plane & helicopter rides as well as balloon rides, demonstrations of paragliding, parachute jumping and model plans, food and other vendors, live music featuring local performers, face painting, bouncy castle, raffle prizes, a dunk tank for local celebrities and more. Admission is $15 per carload. Information online.

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STAND OUT AGAINST HATE
Pittsfield, 2-3 p.m.
To stand up and speak out locally in opposition the white supremacist rally planned in Boston this Saturday, there will be a stand-out in Park Square, a non-violent witnessing to the spirit of equality and justice. Hand-held signs only; no sticks or poles.

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TALK ON CUFFEE NEGRO
Tyringham, 10 a.m.
The final Bidwell House Museum History Talk of the 2017 season will featuring Bernard A. Drew telling the story of the most unlikely of real estate speculators, Cuffee Negro, also known as Cuffee Van Schaack, who bought and sold land in Stockbridge and vicinity in the 18th century. He learned the trade — including a few dubious tricks — from his father, the Dutch fur trader Elias Van Schaack. Cuffee spoke Dutch, and was conversant enough in English and Mohican that he negotiated numerous property transactions. He was illiterate; he signed documents with a stick figure, an Indian clan mark. He died in 1763. The Bidwell House Museum History Talks are held at Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham at 10 a.m. Suggested donation $15 per person.

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MONICA BILL BARNES & COMPANY
New York, 8 p.m.
Performance Spaces for the 21st Century presents a two-night preview performance of "One Night Only" from New York City-based Monica Bill Barnes & Company. With wit and heart, MBB & Co create and produce work from its own rulebook, finding humor in everyday triumphs and failures. The performance, which is part of PS21’s Chatham Dance Festival, will take place under the Tent at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y. Tickets are $35 general admission, $30 for PS21 members, and $17 for students (school ID required for college students). To order tickets, visit the website.


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STOCKBRIDGE SUMMER ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW
Stockbridge, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Stockbridge Summer Arts and Crafts Show, now in its 26th year, will be held on the grounds of the Town Offices and Bidwell Park, 50 Main St. More than 80 jury-selected artists and crafters will display their work ranging from paintings to ceramics, firberware to glass blowing. Admission is free.

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COMMUNITY SHRED DAY
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-noon
The Pittsfield High School Alpine Ski Team will hold a Community Shred Day in the Pittsfield High School Parking Lot. The PHS Team suggests a $2 donation per box from people looking to dispose of personal documents. The team will help to take boxes out of vehicles, do all the heavy lifting, to provide an easy and quick way to shred personal documents. PROSHRED will supply a mobile shredding truck for the event to provide proper disposal of private documents. People will able to witness the shredding process via a closed circuit monitor mounted on the truck.

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WATERCOLOR CLASS
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
“From Gallery to Landscape,” a watercolor class for all skill levels, will be held at the Clark Art Institute. Led by instructor Marilyn Orner Cromwell of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, the class combines art appreciation and creation. Tuition is $75; combination tuition for an adult accompanied by a child aged 10–18 is $125. Tuition includes all materials and observation in the galleries. For more information, call 413-298- 5252, ext. 100.

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COMMUNITY TAG SALE
New York, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The 20th annual Stephentown Community Tag Sale, part of the first ever Celebrate Stephentown weekend, will be held at Gardner's Field, 15879 Route 22 in Stephentown, N.Y. Selling spaces will be available for individuals or organizations for only $20. Bring your own tables, chairs, shade and any other needed equipment. Vendors should not arrive before 8 a.m. on the day of the sale.

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'MUSIC IN THE PARK'
New York, 1:30 p.m.
"Music in the Park" in the pavilion of New Lebanon, N.Y., will consist of free concerts held rain or shine on four Sunday afternoons - June 18, July 30, Aug. 20 and Sept. 17 - with different performers playing a variety of music genres.  At each event, local vendors will sell tasty grub and wine and craft beers. Water and soft drinks will also be available.  The final concert will be an expanded festival-style event, with more performances and a greater variety of food and drink. Information on Facebook.

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QUAKER MEETING HOUSE
Adams, 1-4 p.m.
The Quaker Meeting House, built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, will be open on Sundays from July 2 to Oct. 8. The meeting house, essentially unchanged since its construction, is located in the Maple Street Cemetery.  It was the place of worship of  the family of  Susan B. Anthony, born in Adams in 1820.  Free tours are given by members of the Adams Historical Society and the Adams Historical Commission.

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ACOUSTIC CONCERT
Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.
In the second of two free concerts in the Clark Art Institute’s “Crystal Clear” series, folk and indie-rock band Darling Valley performs outdoors at "Thomas Schütte: Crystal," an architectural installation atop Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus.

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FILM | "DOUGH"
Amherst, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
A comedy/drama about the unlikely friendship between an old Jewish baker and a young Muslim. Curmudgeonly widow Nat Dayan (Jonathan Pryce) obstinately clings to his way of life and his livelihood as the owner of a kosher bakery in London’s East End. With a dwindling clientele and the pressures of encroaching big box stores, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holde), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his struggling immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves. UK/Hungary, 2016, 94 minutes. Director: John Goldschmidt. COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8
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ST. MARY'S PARISH PICNIC - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Cheshire, Noon
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will hold their annual picnic in honor of their patron, St. Mary of the Assumption. The event will be held on Sunday, August 20th starting with Mass at 11:00 a.m. followed by the picnic from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend, so bring your friends and family! The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets include include unlimited food such as: burgers, hot dogs, Gavazzi sausages, corn on the cob, watermelon, chips, drinks, baked goods, and an ice cream sundae bar! There will be music and dancing by "After Five", games, and children's activities including horseback rides. Additionally, there will be 20 raffle baskets, an ipad raffle, 50/50 raffle, and more! We hope you can join St. Mary's for this wonderful annual event! EVENT INFORMATION AND TICKETS. For questions, please contact 413-743-2110.
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