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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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HOOSICK FALLS ARTISAN EXCHANGE AND FARMERS MARKET
New York, 4-6:30 p.m.
The Hoosick Falls Artisan Exchange and Farmers Market features farmers who produce fibers, flowers, vegetables, eggs, cheese, and other food products, picklers and canners, syrup makers, bakers, artisans, artists, jewelry makers, knitters and crocheters, quilters and other people who sew, wood workers, metal workers and more. More information and forms can be found at www.hayc3.org or at 518-686-9050.

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MAKING SAUERKRAUT
Great Barrington, 6:30-8:30pm

Looking ahead to the Fall and thinking about trying your hand at pickling? Join Michelle Kaplan for a demonstration on basic pickling technique and making your own sauerkraut! This program is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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WHARTON ON WEDNESDAYS
Lenox, 5 p.m.
Enjoy summer afternoons on the Terrace of The Mount while listening to Wharton’s short stories read by professional actors. The cost is $5.

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CONCERTS IN THE PARK 2014
Lenox, 6:30 p.m.
Berkshire Highlanders: Lilac Park on Main Street in Lenox. In the event of rain, the concerts are moved to the Town Hall auditorium. Picnics during the concerts are encouraged.

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LIVE ON THE LAKE 2014
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Sirsy: Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. “These concerts are extremely popular and we want to accommodate people with extra parking at Taconic High School.” In addition to the shuttle, parking will be available on Vin Hebert Boulevard.

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BHS CPR COURSE
Pittsfield, 5-9 p.m.
Berkshire Health Systems has scheduled a community CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) class to be held in August. Cost for a class is $50, which includes instruction and materials. The CPR course will be held at the Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Health Systems in the Education Department, 165 Tor Court in Pittsfield. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, contact the Berkshire Health Systems Education Department, 413-447-2132 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTERíS KINDERGARTENERSí ICE CREAM SOCIAL
North Adams, 6 - 7 p.m.
Family Resource Center’s Kindergarteners’ Ice Cream Social! For children who are entering Kindergarten ithis Fall. Make an Ice Cream Sundae, meet new friends and listen to a story about Kindergarten! Wednesday, August 20th from 6-7pm. At the Haskin’s playground, 210 State St., North Adams. Space is limited. Please call 664-4821 to let us know you are coming.
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ADAMS LIBRARY BOOK SALE
Adams, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Friends of Adams Free Library, 92 Park Street, Route 8, in Adams will hold the annual sale of nearly new, used and donated adult and children’s books, paperbacks, magazines and other items from August 18 through August 20.  The sale will be held in the lower Miller Annex on:
* Monday, Aug. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Tuesday, Aug. 19, from noon to 7 p.m.
* Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also on sale that week will be freshly baked items and raffle tickets for gift baskets.  All proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Adams Free Library.  The building is fully accessible through the Melrose Street ramp and elevator. For information call 413-743-8345.

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JONNY LANG
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Grammy-winning blues, gospel and rock star Jonny Lang has topped the Billboard charts since he was only 16 years old.  He has shared the stage with the Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, Sting and Buddy Guy. He will perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center at 14 Castle St. Tickets are $30-$54 and are available online.

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CHP FARMER'S MARKET
Great Barrington, 3-6 p.m.
The fourth annual CHP Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from June through Sept. 25 and will feature fresh produce, flowers, fun activities, cooking demonstrations and more. WIC & Senior Farmer's Checks, SNAP, EBT and credit cards accepted.  Sponsored by Community Health Programs at 444 Stockbridge Road (Route 7) Great Barrington.  Call 413-528-0457 for more information.
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PARTY IN THE PARK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
This annual summer concert series is free and open to the public. Located at Noel Field behind the Steeple Cats baseball diamond, shows begin at 6 and ends at 8 p.m. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Party-in-the-Park.aspx  WYKYD
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'MUM BETTíS MINUTE'
Pittsfield, 5:30 and 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield is staging a reading of local playwright Jesse Waldinger’s short play “Mum Bett’s Minute” on August 16 and 21.  Mum Bett, aka Elizabeth Freeman, was a Sheffield slave who went to court to sue for her freedom in 1781.  Actors Jon Slocum, Marla Robertson and Andrew Joffe will be directed by Barbara Waldinger. The play will be preceded by a short dance inspired by the play, choreographed and performed by Marla Robertson. The reading will be staged at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16 as part of the Mum Bett Day observance at the Ashley House (the very building where Mum Bett lived as a slave) on Cooper Hill Road in Ashley Falls.  It will also be presented at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield, as part of the Third Thursday event, where a speaker from the Elizabeth Freeman Center is scheduled to appear. Admission to both events is free.

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'THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME'
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute presents an encore screening of London National Theatre’s smash-hit production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Tickets are $18 ($15 members, students). To order tickets, call 413-458-0524. For more information, visit clarkart.edu/events. The play, based on the acclaimed novel by Mark Haddon, has been hailed by the London Times as “a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle,” and by the Evening Standard as “a beautiful, eloquent, dazzling, inventive show about the wonders of life.”

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VISIONING LEE'S MILLS
Lee, 5:30-9 p.m.
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission will hold a visioning event for Lee's mills that will include an open house at 5:30 p.m., welcome and case studies from 6 to 7:30 p.m., scaraios and group visioning from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and dessert and exhibits from 8:30 to 9 p.m. The event will be held at Greenock Country Club, Fiddleheads Grille (220 West Park St., Lee). Contact Senior Planner/Brownfields Program Coordinator Melissa Provencher at (413) 442-1521 x 22 for more information.

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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
New York, 8:30 pm
Join HAYC3 for a free showing of "The Jungle Book" on Thursday, at Wood Park in Hoosick Falls. Grab some chairs or a blanket to sit on, some popcorn, and as many of your friends and family members as you can find, and come on out for the second flick in our “Under the Stars” movie series. Bring the whole gang to experience this upbeat, feel-good, heartwarming family classic. For more information, visit our website at http://hayc3.org. Click on the Community Events button. (If it rains, we’ll see you at the same time on the same night at The HAYC3 Armory…the show must go on!)

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3RD THURSDAY
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival, 3rd Thursdays, returns with the Art + Industry theme, sponsored by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.  The event celebrates the city wide Art + Industry initiative with interactive creativity, musical performances and demonstrations. One of the main events of the evening is the 3rd Thursday Guardian Art + Industry Fun Zone with an arts and crafts station and giveaways.  There will also be a Robotics Demonstration by Mount Everett High School and Herberg Middle School hosted by Berkshire Community College and Berkshire Applied Technology Council and a Berkshire Athenaeum Lego Playland with a chance for kids of all ages to build their own Lego creations. Other 3rd Thursday highlights include the Roaming Jazz Ambassadors and performances from 8 Foot River, Berkshire Bateria, Berkshire Music School Build a Band, Berkshire Rocks, Candela, the Phil Grover Band, Zumba on Park Square, demos and performances from the Funkbox Dance Studio.  The miniature train rides from Roaming Railroad are back, as is the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club Fun Zone with basketball, bean bag toss and more.

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WINE, CHOCOLATE AND SOCRATES
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
“Wine, Chocolate and Socrates”, an evening to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, MA. Wine and Desserts, 8:00pm- Performance by actor Stephen Collins as Socrates. Please RSVP (413) 458-8371. $10 suggested donation, all checks payable to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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LECTURE ON HISTORY OF CLARK ART
Lenox, 2:30 p.m.
Cameron House Assisted Living, 109 Housatonic St., Lenox, will host a lecture and presentation, “The History of The Clark: Yesterday & Today.” Nicholas Greene, Document Control Assistant with the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, will make the presentation, featuring historical and illustrative images and a video presentation of the Institute’s recent upgrades and future.  Seating is limited. RSVP by August 20 by calling 413-637-3100 or emailing djones@hallkeen.com.




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PECHAKUCHA PITTSFIELD #12
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Part of the WordXWord Festival, this evening of wide-ranging topics features the innovative, inspiring, and super-fast presentation style where 20 Power Point slides progress automatically every 20 seconds at the Berkshire Museum. The cost is $5; museum members are free.

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BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR: SUMMER SING AND REHEARSAL
Pittsfield, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The choir, directed by Paula Nuss, begins rehearsals for a November concert of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Bach’s Cantatas 68 and 72. Guest singers are welcome to rehearse with the choir. Music is provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries are requested.  For information, call (413) 442-6120 or  www.berkshireconcertchoir.org.

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'THE AGE OF INNOCENCE'
Lenox, 7 p.m.
Films selected by the Ventfort Hall program committee, which in some way have connections to the Berkshires, continue to be shown at Ventfort Hall during the month of August on Thursday evenings. Films will be introduced by those who have had a part in their making or by film aficionados in the manner of Turner Classic Movies. "The Age of Innocence," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Winona Ryder, directed by Martin Scorsese, 1993, will be shown Aug. 21. A ravishing romance about three wealthy New Yorkers caught in a tragic love triangle, the story chronicles the life and hypocrisy of high society in the 1870s, adapted from the novel for which its author, Edith Wharton, was the first women to receive the Pulitzer Prize in 1921. Tom Hayes, Ventfort Hall program committee member and film aficionado, will give the background on the film’s production and its stars. Suggested free-will donations of $10 per person will gain admission to the film showings. Free popcorn with soft drinks available for purchase will be offered.  Seating is limited. For further information call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or click on to info@gildedage.org.  The historic mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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TAKE DANCE: SOMEWHERE FAMILIAR MELODIES, AND TWO WORLD PREMIERES
New York, 8 p.m.
Somewhere Familiar Melodies and two premiere dance pieces TAKE Dance returns to PS21 with Somewhere Familiar Melodies, a memory piece by Takehiro Ueyama, and other works including the world premiere of a piece which will be developed at PS21 in June. Take and co-director Jill Echo will work with Chatham area residents to collect memories and verbal images of what this landscape and place means to them. Tickets: $30/$25 members/$18 students 18 and under PS21 – The Tent at PS21: 2980 Route 66, one mile north of Chatham Village http://www.ps21chatham.org   TAKE Dance website: http://take.org/
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MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Adams, Dusk
The town of Adams and Adams Community Bank continues with "Frozen." Please bring your own lawn chairs and blankets to the town hall and enjoy a free screening of these family movies.

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FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER'S KINDERGARTEN "I RODE THE BUS" EVENT
North Adams, 10 -11 a.m.
Family Resources Center’s “I Rode The Bus” Event!  For children entering Kindergarten in the Fall. Your Child and You can take a 10-15 minute bus ride, participate in circle time, listen to a short story about school, create an art project and learn about School Bus Safety. Friday, August 22nd 10:00-11:00 a.m. At Haskin’s playground, 210 State Street, North Adams. Space is limited.  Please call 664-4821 to register.
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WILD OATS CLAMBAKE
Williamstown, 5-7 p.m.
Wild Oats Market hosts an All-You-Can-Eat Clambake with music by the Hale Mountain Pickers. The Pickers specialize in foot-tapping renditions of old timey, bluegrassy tunes. The menu includes: clams, mussels & shrimp steamed with linguica sausage & potatoes; chopped BBQ brisket on a bun; roasted corn-on-the-cob; coleslaw; tomato & cucumber salad; mixed greens; and rolls & butter. It’s first-come first-serve and all-you-can-eat for this clambake. Cost: $14.99/per for adults and $8.99/per for children 12 and under.

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FREE FUN FRIDAY AT BERKSHIRE MUSEUM
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Berkshire Museum will be open to the public free of charge as part of the Massachusetts-based Highland Street Foundation’s summer-long Free Fun Fridays program. This year, 66 museums and cultural venues in the Commonwealth are participating in the sixth annual Free Fun Fridays program. Free admission at Berkshire Museum on August 22 is available for everyone; no tickets or reservations are necessary. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Butterflies exhibition is included, but there is a charge of $2 per person for entrance to the live Butterfly Pavilion. The two performances on Aug. 22 by Berkshire Children’s Theater are not part of the free day; tickets are available for purchase at the front desk or by calling 413-443-7171, ext. 10. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413-443-7171.

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LENOX LIBRARY'S ANNUAL GIANT BOOK SALE
Lenox, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Lenox Library's 19th annual book sale will be held this year on Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24, at The Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. This year's gigantic "Bargains in Books" event will feature a huge collection of books in 40 categories, all gathered from Berkshire homes. The grand opening at the library will be on Friday, Aug. 22, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a requested donation of $5 until 2 p.m. Numbers will be handed out starting at 9 a.m. for the 11 a.m. opening for those wanting to get a first look. The Friday sale continues with free admission 2-6 p.m. The sale is open on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. when admission is free all day. All proceeds from the book sale benefit the library's many educational programs and activities offered to the public year-round free of charge. For more information contact ibrowner@roadrunner.com or 413-445-5679.

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BERNICE LEWIS
North Adams, 6 p.m.
North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133

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GALLERY RECEPTION
Monterey, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Conjunctions and Openings opens at the Knox Gallery, Monterey Library, on August 22, with a reception that evening from 5:30 - 7 p.m.  The gallery will host a talk by the artist just before the reception at 5 p.m. Artists’ talks at the gallery are sponsored by the Monterey and Massachusetts Cultural Councils. Julie Shapiro: Conjunctions and Openings, will run from August 22 – September 20. All exhibits can be viewed during library hours.
Knox Gallery, Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey, MA, 413-528-3795

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