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BIRD WALK
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Berkshire Sanctuaries will host a bird walk at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary on Holmes Road led by Noreen Mole, a volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club past president. The cost is $3; registration not required and beginners are welcome.

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EGGSTRAVAGANZA EGG SCRAMBLE
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.
The annual Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble (formerly known as Easter Egg Scramble) will be held at Pittsfield’s Morningside Community School, 100 Burbank Street, rain or shine. The schedule for the differing age groups has changed this year and is as follows: 10:30 a.m. for 9 year olds; 10:40 a.m. for 7 and 8 year olds; 10:55 a.m. for 5 and 6 year olds; 11:10 a.m. for 4 year olds; and 11:25 a.m. for 2 & 3 year olds. The event is free and open to all Pittsfield children.  One winner in each age group who finds the golden egg will receive a special prize, courtesy of the Greylock Federal Credit Union. Children are required to bring their own baskets, and bring a camera because there will be a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. For further information, please contact Rebecca Tefft, Recreation Activities Coordinator at 413-499-9370.

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PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFES
Pittsfield, 1-5 p.m.
Pittsfield Repair Cafes are held on third Saturdays between 1 and 5 p.m. in the basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East Street (enter through the Allen Street door). Volunteers fix guests' broken and damaged items for free. Anyone is welcome to bring non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners and other small appliances, all types of clothing and fabric items, bicycles, and blades for sharpening (but not watches, jewelry, shoes, CRT monitors, TVs, or small electronics, such as phones). The aim of the Repair Cafe is to have a friendly, casual atmosphere where people feel comfortable. There are free refreshments and piano or guitar players to provide music. Everyone is welcome. Get more information on Facebook or call 413-212-8589 or email jmh227@hotmail.com.

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DAVID GROVER AT BABY ANIMALS
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
David Grover & Friends will perform at Hancock Shaker Village as part of the annual Baby Animals on the Farm. The village is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through May 4 for Baby Animals; admission is free for children 12 and under. General adult admission is $18 and teens 13-17 are $8.

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ANIMALS UP CLOSE
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
Richard Roth of Creature Teachers will visit the Berkshire Museum, bringing a variety of animals, including a green tree python, a kinkajou, a skunk, an American alligator, and more. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about these fascinating, exotic creatures and their habitats, preferred foods, and unique characteristics. Tickets for this special Animals Up Close event are $15 per adult and $8 per child; museum members are $5 per adult and $3 per child; children 3 and under free. Museum admission is included.

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'TAME THAT TANTRUM' WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, Noon-2 p.m.
Housatonic Academy, a subsidiary of Hillcrest Educational Centers, will offer a free workshop titled “Tame That Tantrum” that will teach parents and guardians that less power sometimes means more. They will learn what skill deficits are, how to recognize a child's pattern of difficulty, and how to effectively prevent tantrums, meltdowns and power struggles. The program will be held at Hillcrest Educational Centers' Administrative Offices at 788 South St. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are requested. Lunch will be provided. Those interested can sign up by calling 413-443-2367.

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BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM TAKES PART IN WORLD BOOK NIGHT
Pittsfield
The Berkshire Athenaeum will take part in World Book Night for the third time. World Book Night is an ambitious campaign to give thousands of free, specially printed paperbacks to light or non-readers. Volunteer Book Givers promote reading by going into their community and handing out free copies, talking about their book title and why they found it engaging. Those interested in being 2015 Book Givers are encouraged to visit World Book Night’s website at www.us.worldbooknight.org for further information.

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CITIZENSHIP PROCESSING DAY
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Berkshire Immigrant Center will sponsor a free citizenship processing day at the First Baptist Church, 88 South St. The event aims to assist potential applicants to get information about the entire naturalization process, screen for eligibility, seek legal assistance if necessary, and fill out and file application forms. Information about disability and fee waivers as well as derivative citizenship will also be available.  Experienced Board of Immigration Appeals representatives will be on hand to answer specific questions and provide private consultations.  Participants can also get information about enrolling in free ESOL/Civics classes to prepare for the naturalization interview and exam. The current cost to apply for citizenship is $680, but a fee waiver is available for those living below the poverty level, receiving public assistance or facing other financial hardships. Free citizenship processing appointments are available; to make an appointment, call 413-445-4881.

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MORNINGSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEEETING
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
The Morningside Initiative invites residents and community members to continue the discussion on making our Morningside neighborhood stronger. Starting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, at the Rice Silk Mill Apartments, join the Morningside Initiative and community members to discuss steps we can take as a community to build a safer neighborhood including strengthening the Neighborhood Watch efforts in the Morningside Neighborhood. We hope to see you there. Come with your questions and learn how to get involved. Contact Pete White at petewhite78@yahoo.com for more information  

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U.S. CITIZENSHIP/NATURALIZATION CLINIC
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Berkshire Immigrant Center will sponsor a free citizenship processing day at the First Baptist Church, 88 South Street, Pittsfield.  The event is aimed to assist potential applicants to get information about the entire naturalization process, screen for eligibility, seek legal assistance if necessary, and fill out and file application forms. Free citizenship processing appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. To make an appointment, please 413-445-4881. A Spanish speaking counselor will be available if needed.

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BERKSHIRE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Berkshire Children's Theatre will present "Disney’s Aladdin Jr.," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book adapted and additional lyrics by Jim Luigs, music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle, based on the screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The show will be staged at the Berkshire Museum and features an ensemble of talented local performers ranging in age from 5 to 19 who perform under the direction of Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and include museum admission.

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TOWN PLAYERS PRESENT 'MONTHS ON END'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents the fully staged comedy "Months on End," written by Craig Pospisil and directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom, at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave. In a series of comic scenes, the play follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. Tickets are $15 with discounts for seniors, students and Town Players of Pittsfield members. To reserve tickets, call 413-443-9279.

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DAVID GROVER AND LINDA WORSTER CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The South Church Mission Board will host a free Coffee House Concert in the church's Barrett Hall at 110 South St.. David Grover and Linda Worster will be performing originals plus a mix of folk and rock from the '50s, '60s and '70s.

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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, Noon
The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Parks and Recreation Program will host an Arbor Day and Ribbon Cutting celebration at Wild Acres on South Mountain Road.  Bill Lattrell, a professional wetland scientist and restoration ecologist who has dedicated his professional career and private life to the understanding of natural history and the ecological community, will serve as the keynote speaker.  Following the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to take a guided hike through the park. This free event is being sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Program and RSVP.  The celebration will take place rain or shine. For more information, call  Rebecca Tefft,  the recreation activities coordinator for the city of Pittsfield, at 413-499-9370.

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PRE-RETIREMENT SEMINARS
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
If you are going to be turning 65 during 2014 or in early 2015, or if you’re thinking of retiring, Elder Services’ SHINE (Serving the Health Information Needs of Everyone) will host a Pre-Retirement Seminar at Elder Services and learn how to best navigate the Medicare maze. Certified SHINE counselors will present clear, unbiased health insurance information to help you prepare for your retirement and make the right Medicare choices for your personal situation. There is no fee to attend. For more information, or to register, call Elder Services’ SHINE department at 413-499-0524 or 800-957-3557.

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BIRD WALK
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Berkshire Sanctuaries will host a bird walk at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary on Holmes Road led by Noreen Mole, a volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club past president. The cost is $3; registration not required and beginners are welcome.

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BERKSHIRE CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Berkshire Children's Theatre will present "Disney’s Aladdin Jr.," with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book adapted and additional lyrics by Jim Luigs, music adapted and arranged by Bryan Louiselle, based on the screenplay by Ron Clements and John Musker, Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio. The show will be staged at the Berkshire Museum and features an ensemble of talented local performers ranging in age from 5 to 19 who perform under the direction of Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and include museum admission.

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COMMUNITY SHRED DAY
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-noon
Greylock Federal Credit Union will hold its annual Community Shred Day at the Berkshire United Way parking lot on the corner of South Street and Clinton Avenue. Personal papers only please; $1 per box suggested donation benefits Berkshire United Way. Boxes must be taken away.

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TOWN PLAYERS PRESENT "MONTHS ON END"
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents the fully staged comedy "Months on End," written by Craig Pospisil and directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom, at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave. In a series of comic scenes, the play follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. Tickets are $15 with discounts for seniors, students and Town Players of Pittsfield members. To reserve tickets, call 413-443-9279.

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YOUTH FISHING DERBY
Pittsfield, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pittsfield Conservation Commission and Lyon Aviation will sponsor a free fishing derby for youth 14 and under at Wild Acres (rain or shine).  Volunteer support will be provided by the Onota Fishing Club to assist with dressing fish, providing fishing tips and techniques, baiting, etc. Trophies will be awarded to those who catch a tagged fish. Bait will be provided, and a limited amount of fishing poles will be available for use on a first come, first serve basis to those who do not own one. Anyone from the community who needs accommodations for handicapped vehicle access is asked to contact 413-281-0064. Wild Acres is located off of South Mountain Road in Pittsfield.

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PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFES
Pittsfield, 1-5 p.m.
Pittsfield Repair Cafes are held on third Saturdays between 1 and 5 p.m. in the basement of St. Stephen's Church, 67 East Street (enter through the Allen Street door). Volunteers fix guests' broken and damaged items for free. Anyone is welcome to bring non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners and other small appliances, all types of clothing and fabric items, bicycles, and blades for sharpening (but not watches, jewelry, shoes, CRT monitors, TVs, or small electronics, such as phones). The aim of the Repair Cafe is to have a friendly, casual atmosphere where people feel comfortable. There are free refreshments and piano or guitar players to provide music. Everyone is welcome. Get more information on Facebook or call 413-212-8589 or email jmh227@hotmail.com.

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CANOE MEADOWS CLEANUP DAY
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary on Holmes Road will host a cleanup day, coordinated by Rick Prew Jr. Tools and gloves will be available for use. A pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers. To register for the Canoe Meadows Cleanup Day, please call 413-637-0320  or email berkshires@massaudubon.org.

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SPRINGSIDE PARK CLEANUP
Pittsfield, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Friends of Springside Park this year will celebrate a quarter-century of coordinating a major cleanup of Pittsfield's largest park each spring for Earth Day. Those wishing to volunteer for the annual comprehensive clean up of litter, dumping, and small improvement projects throughout the 260-acre park should meet at the North Playground parking lot near the former zoo area, from the entrance at 874 North St.  Volunteers are asked to come at any time during the day, and to bring gloves if possible, though these will also be provided.  The rain date is set for the next day, Sunday, April 27.

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HEALTHY KIDS DAY
Pittsfield, Noon-2 p.m.
The Pittsfield Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event for kids and families in the surrounding area. The event will feature activities such as gymnastics, open swim, a scavenger hunt, face painting and a handprint art project. For more information, contact the Y at 413-499-7650 or visit www.pittsfieldfamilyymca.org.

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TOWN PLAYERS PRESENT "MONTHS ON END"
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield presents the fully staged comedy "Months on End," written by Craig Pospisil and directed by Kevin Paul Wixsom, at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Ave. In a series of comic scenes, the play follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. Tickets are $15 with discounts for seniors, students and Town Players of Pittsfield members. To reserve tickets, call 413-443-9279.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Pittsfield, 1-6 p.m.
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at St. Jospeh's Church on North Street. To make an appointment to donate blood, call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or log onto redcrossblood.org.

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HEARING ON PITTSFIELD ACTION PLAN
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The City of Pittsfield’s Department of Community Development will hold a hearing on its Community Development Block Grant program budget and draft 2015 Consolidated Annual Action Plan.  The public hearing will be held in City Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall. Held by the City Council’s subcommittee on Community and Economic Development, the hearing is part of a 30-day public review process that is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will provide an opportunity for public review and comment on the draft plan for the 2015 fiscal year.  Through what HUD terms an entitlement grant, HUD provides the City with Community Development Block Grant funding on an annual basis.

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ORGANIC LAWN CARE PROGRAM
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum will host a program on organic lawn care. John Berndtson, who operated Back to Nature, an organic lawn care company, for eight years, will share his expertise on installing and maintaining organic lawns. The program is free and open to the public.

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PARENTS GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 7 - 9 p.m.
The Compassionate Friends is a world wide bereavement support group for Parents who have lost a child, no matter what age or circumstance. There is now a chapter group for Berkshire County that will meet the               first Thursday of every month at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Suite 301, Pittsfield from 7 – 9 p.m. For more information contact Maryellen @ (413) 212-2407 or Kenny @ (413) 442-3983

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CELEBRRATION OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Berkshire Theatre Group presents "Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals," featuring 10-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals. The event will feature more than 200 students from: Lenox Memorial, Miss Hall's, Monument Mountain, Mt. Everett, Mt. Greylock, Pittsfield High, Wahconah and many more as they perform the best production numbers from: "Cats," "Dames at Sea," "Grease," "Guys and Dolls,"" Into the Woods," "Oliver!," "Pippin" and more. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

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