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DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The Diabetes Support Group at Berkshire Medical Center will meet and discuss issues surrounding diabetes, good nutrition, risk factors and care options in the BMC Private Dining Rooms, adjacent to the café. The program is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. To register, call the Diabetes Education Program at 413-395-7942.

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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for a staged reading of "Professor's Roth's Will," a drama written by Joe Starzyk, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Needed for principal roles in the cast are two males and two females between 40 and 55. Additional roles are available for males in their 40s and 50s and females in their 30s and 40s. This staged reading will be presented on Sept. 27.

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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for a staged reading of "Professor's Roth's Will," a drama written by Joe Starzyk, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Needed for principal roles in the cast are two males and two females between 40 and 55. Additional roles are available for males in their 40s and 50s and females in their 30s and 40s. This staged reading will be presented on Sept. 27.

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MAINTAINING HEALTHY EATING HABITS
Pittsfield, 10:45 a.m.
Nutritionist Deb Phillips will speak about maintaining healthy eating habits. Focusing on summer in the Berkshires, Phillips will show how local residents are fortunate to have opportunities to eat locally, support sustainable agriculture, and to buy foods from local farm markets that are situated throughout the county. The lecture at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, is part of the Federation’s Connecting With Community series. The program precedes a kosher lunch at noon ($2 suggested donation for adults over 60 years of age, $7 for all others). Advance reservations are required for lunch and can be made by calling 413-442-2200 before 9 a.m. on the day of the program.

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SEPTEMBER 4TH FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5 to 8 p.m.
September First Fridays Artswalk Friday, September 4th, 5 to 8 pm Enjoy seventeen different art shows featuring work by over 25 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, September 4th! Join us for a free guided tour beginning at 5pm on September 4th at the Intermodal Center @ BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave! The fun doesn't stop at 8! Join us for the Afterwalk Dance Party from 8-10 pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue. Free and open to the public! Visit our website for a full list of venues!
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SEPTEMBER FIRST FRIDAYS ARTSWALK
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
The September First Fridays Artswalk will encompass 17 different art shows featuring work by more than 25 accomplished regional and international artists in Pittsfield’s bustling Upstreet Cultural District, with venues as far south as the Berkshire Museum and as far north as Berkshire Medical Center. There will be a guided walking tour beginning at 5 p.m. at the Intermodal Center at BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave. The evening will culminate with an Afterwalk Dance Party with DJ from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave.,  free and open to the public.

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BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Spring and Fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. Nonmembers pay $3.
 

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ALZHEIMER'S ART
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
"Memories in the Making" is an art show featuring paintings by more than 20 artists living with Alzheimer's or other dementia to be held at Home Instead Senior Care, 66 Wendell Ave. (behind the Colonial Theatre). Enjoy art, music, wine and refreshments and a raffle to benefit this project.

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ART EXHIBIT OPENING
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
Throughout the summer, youth who participated in the 2015 Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival’s Project eLEVate program engaged in an array of deeply transformative and thought-provoking experiences, the subject of a new art exhibition “Who Am I?” opening at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts at 28 Renne Ave. The exhibition, which will run through Sept. 26, will showcase the various creative works of the youth participants, commonly referred to as Project eLEVate scholars. Throughout the program, the scholars attended workshops, lectures, films, tours, and other enriching activities, providing them with an opportunity to learn more about themselves, as well as the Berkshires’ rich African American history, culture and heritage.

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BERKSHIRE CONCERT CHOIR REHEARSALS
Pittsfield, 7-9 p.m.
Singers are sought for the fall semester of the Berkshire Concert Choir’s 38th season of providing exceptional choral music in the Berkshires. The choir will begin rehearsals in the chorus room at Pittsfield High School, East Street,  Pittsfield. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday; the last date to join is Sept. 23. Singer registration will take place before the first rehearsal so early arrival is encouraged. There are no auditions; dues are $40. For information, call 413-442-6120 or visit www.berkshireconcertchoir.org. The fall concert, under the direction of Paula Nuss, artistic director, will be on Nov. 21.  The program includes Mozart’s Missa Brevis in D Major, Vesperae Solennes and Ave Verum Corpus.

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MCAD CHAIRWOMAN TO SPEAK
Pittsfield, 5:30-7 p.m.
The Pittsfield Human Rights Commission will host Jamie R. Williamson, chairwoman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD), at a special meeting  in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The meeting is free and open to the public. Williamson will discuss civil rights protections and services provided by MCAD and ways to access these services and resources. Following Williamson’s presentation, there will be an opportunity for questions.

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WOOFSTOCK 2015
Pittsfield, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Woofstock 2015 has been rescheduled!  Join Berkshire Humane Society (BHS) on Sunday, September 13, at the Controy Pavilion on Onota Lake and help raise funds for shelter animals. Pancake Breakfast-8am/Registration-10am/Walk-11am. Visit vendors, participate in raffles and canine games, enjoy demonstration and kids activities.   Pick up your pledge form at your local vets office, pet supply stores, BHS, or Purradise. You can also download your form at berkshirehumane.org  Ask your family and friends to sponsor you.  Start your own fundraising page and share it. If you already turned in your pledges, you can still collect more. The money will be added to your total. Raise $500 or more in pledges and be invited to a luncheon hosted by Steve Caporizzo WTEN’s Chief meteorologist. There'll be many other great prizes for top fund raisers.  More info?  Call 413-447-7878, ext. 131 or visit berkshirehumane.org.  
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PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE
Pittsfield, 1-5 p.m.
The Pittsfield Repair Cafe is held on the third Saturday of the month at St. Stephen's Church on Park Square, 67 East St. (the Allen St. entrance). People can bring clothing, bikes, wood items, toys, lamps, vacuums, other electrical items, some electronics, knives and blades for sharpening, and more (one or two items per person) for free.


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LADIES NIGHT OUT! HOSTED BY INDULGENCE SALON
Pittsfield, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Join us for an evening just for the ladies! Come and shop with over 15 vendors who want to make you feel great, look your best, and be your healthiest! Free food and music while you mingle with your friends and co-workers. Complimentary spa services will be provided, as well as, door prizes and giveaways. 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction to benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place. Free and open to the public! 5:30-8pm, Hosted by Indulgence Salon 75 North St Pittsfield MA
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PITTSFIELD REPAIR CAFE
Pittsfield, 1-5 p.m.
The Pittsfield Repair Cafe is held on the third Saturday of the month at St. Stephen's Church on Park Square, 67 East St. (the Allen St. entrance). People can bring clothing, bikes, wood items, toys, lamps, vacuums, other electrical items, some electronics, knives and blades for sharpening, and more (one or two items per person) for free.


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