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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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ARROWHEAD COUNTRY CRAFT FAIR
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
On the third Saturday of each month from June through September, the Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, located at 780 Holmes Road, ill host a Country/Craft Fair featuring some of the finest artisans and artists in the region. The fair will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on June 21 and continuing on July 19, August 16 and September 20. There is no admission to the country fair. For more information, call 413-442-1793.

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MILES FOR MOMENTS - FAMILY FUN DAY
Pittsfield, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us as we raise money to support our friends, neighbors, and families living with a diagnosis of cancer. A FULL DAY OF FAMILY FUN!!! 5k Run 5k Walk Kids FUNRUN Great Food All Day Music Festival featuring your favorite local bands Music Schedule 11:00am to 12:00pm – Kids set with Divinitress (Side Stage) 12:00pm to 01:00pm – Rakish Paddy (Main Stage) 01:00pm to 01:20pm – Divinitress (Side Stage) 01:20pm to 02:20pm – Misty Blues (Main Stage) 02:20pm to 02:40pm – Divinitress (Side Stage) 02:40pm to 03:40pm – WYKYD (Main Stage) 03:40pm to 04:00pm – Divinitress (Side Stage) 04:00pm to 05:00pm – Whiskey City w/ Rev Tor (Main Stage) Craft Show Drawings To register as an individual or team please click here! Make you own fundraising page! http://www.stayclassy.org/pittsfield/events/miles-for-moments-5k-walk-run/e34885 Crafter's Application: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/50131968/MFM%20Vendor%20application.pdf
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'CURIOSITY DAY'
Pittsfield, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Kids of all ages are invited to come meet Curious George himself at the Berkshire Athenaeum. There will also be snacks, crafts and all sorts of activities to encourage every child’s curiosity, including five different activity stations that will promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math as part of the Full STEAM Ahead programs coming soon to the Berkshire Athenaeum. This family event is free. No registration is required but children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age.

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BUTTERFLY EVENTS
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
Following the rhythm of the seasons, Kim Smith presents a stunning slide show and lecture demonstrating how to create a welcoming haven for bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife at the Berkshire Museum. Native plants and examples of organic and architectural features will be discussed based on their value to particular vertebrates and invertebrates. The talk will be followed by screening of "Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly," a 45-minute narrated film that takes place in a garden and at the sea’s edge. The film is suitable for all ages so all can gain a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between wildflowers and pollinators and the vital role they play in our ecosystem. Both are free with museum admission. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413-443-7171.

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NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK COMPETITION
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the city of Pittsfield Recreation Program hosts an NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competitio at Taconic High School (96 Valentine Rd.). The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must be presented at registration and sneakers must be worn.  For more competition information, call Pittsfield’s Recreation Activities Coordinator at 413-499-9370. Entry forms are available online at NFLPPK.com or at www.cityofpittsfield.org.  Entry forms and flyers will be sent home with children through the Pittsfield schools.

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OLDIES BUT GOODIES FUNDRAISER SHOW
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Pittsfield Parade Committee and the Oldies but Goodies announce the dates for their upcoming performance entitled “Happy Together.”  The show is produced by an all-volunteer cast and crew of local singers and musicians at Reid Middle School. The doors will open a 6 p.m. with open seating. Tickets are $20; the proceeds from the show will go to the Pittsfield Parade Committee to assist with their efforts to continue the Pittsfield Fourth of July Parade. Tickets can be purchased at Wood Bros in Allendale or online at www.pittsfieldparade.com.

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BACK TO SCHOOL COOKOUT
Pittsfield, 1-4 p.m.
Pugzee's Farm and Solider On will present the fourth annual Back to School Cookout at Pitt Park at 44 South John St. Free and open to the public, the cookout will feature food and beverages, Bowey the Clown, face painting and more.

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RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Pittsfield, 1-6 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities in the Berkshires include:
* Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1-6 p.m.: MCLA's Venable Gym, 375 Church St., North Adams
* Wednesday, Sept. 17, noon-5 p.m.:  First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown
* Thursday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.: Dalton American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton
* Monday, Sept. 22, 1-6 p.m.: St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
* Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Berkshire Mall, Old State Road & Route 8, Lanesborough
Simply call 800-733-2767 or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4-5 p.m.
A group support group to learn about the grief process; talk about your own experiences; understand how to cope with your losses; find the way to move forward; discover where help, strength and resources are available and stablish personal goals will be held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Oct. 7 at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Ste 301 , Pittsfield. Chaplain Dennis Castella will lead the group. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information.

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FREE MS INFORMATION PROGRAM
Pittsfield, 6 - 8 p.m.
Join us for our Free MS Information Programs: Hear William A. Goodman, Psy.D, share information about “Coping with Cognition in Multiple Sclerosis (MS)” Crown Plaza, Pittsfield, MA and  Francisco J. Gomez, M.D., FAHA, will speak on “Pregnancy and MS”  November 12, 2014 Mount Anthony Country Club Bennington, VT  Both programs are from 6 - 8 p.m. Dinner will be served. For pre-registration or information, please contact Lisa at 413-664-2011 or llawson@msresource.org.  85 Main Street, Suite 212 North Adams, MA  01247  
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4H MEETING
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Meeting at the Berkshire Athenaeum will go over what 4-H is, what happens during the year, and answer any questions people may have.  As always, youth are welcome to anything involving 4-H but this is an informational meeting and may not hold their interest.  Contact the 4-H Office if you are planning on attending to ensure there are enough handouts for everyone, 413-448-8285.

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BERKSHIREWORKS JOB FAIR
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
BerkshireWorks Career Center will be hosting their annual job fair at the Crowne Plaza. Registered employers from healthcare, manufacturing, education and retail sales are among those that will be represented at the fair. For more information about the 2014 BerkshireWorks Job Fair, or any of the services and workshops offered by BerkshireWorks, please visit www.berkshireworks.org.

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MORNINGSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
The Morningside Neighborhood Watch invites residents and community members to continue the discussion on making our Morningside neighborhood stronger at the Rice Silk Mill Apartments. Use main entrance on Burbank Street.

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OKTOBERFEST GERMAN DINNER
Pittsfield, 5-7 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield will host its annual Oktoberfest German Dinner at the church, located at 74 First St. The Oktoberfest German Dinner features homemade Sauerbraten, spaetzle, black forest cake, and much more. Tickets are available at the door and they are only $16 for adults and $8 for children aged 6-12.  Take out will be available. http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org/

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GATE KEEPER'S TEXT AND MOVEMENT WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon
The Williams College Dance Department welcomes back Mellon Fellow in Choreography Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company to Williams College, Sept. 26-28. Brown and members of Evidence will conduct a free Gate Keeper's Text and Movement workshop in Pittsfield at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Parish located at 67 East St. Participants of all ages and families are encouraged to join us and share personal stories during this special opportunity. Please be sure to dress comfortably. Reservations for the Gatekeeper's Text and Movement workshop can be made by calling the 62 Center Box Office at 413-597-2425.
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HOFFMANN BIRD CLUB BIRD WALK
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Search for sparrows and other migrants at Wild Acres/Pittsfield Airport. Meet at Price Chopper parking lot on Pittsfield/Lenox Road. Leader: Gael Hurley (281-1017, gael19@nycap.rr.com).

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'GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
The Town Players of Pittsfield presents a staged reading of Robin Lichtig's "Gently Down the Stream" directed by Melanie Rivers, at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Robin Lichtig, whose roots are in Berkshire County, is an award-winning, published, New York playwright. "Gently Down the Stream"  is based on a true story and told from the perspective of a tough-talking Maine Coon Cat named Turbo. It revolves around love, loss and new beginnings. The cast includes Vince Doyle, Megan Rogers, Sheila Wood, Jill Wanderman, Brian Plankey and Nancy Schaffer. Admission is $5.

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PITTSFIELD YOUTH VIOLENCE COMMUNITY CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Based on the areas of focus determined during the first community meeting held on Aug. 25 at Morningside School about Youth Violence in Pittsfield many groups have met on various areas of support: Neighborhood Action: Morningside initiative & Westside Initiative; Education: utilizing coaches, teachers, mentors/tutors, youth activities; Parents and caretakers; Faith-based efforts and utilizing the network of congregations; Businesses, jobs, economy. With the help of Adam Hinds, Shannon Grant Coordinator, action steps have been identified and a second community conversation meeting has been scheduled for Conte Elementary School.

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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4-5 p.m.
A group support group to learn about the grief process; talk about your own experiences; understand how to cope with your losses; find the way to move forward; discover where help, strength and resources are available and stablish personal goals will be held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Oct. 7 at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Ste 301 , Pittsfield. Chaplain Dennis Castella will lead the group. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information.

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ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE PROGRAM
Pittsfield, 1-4:30 p.m.
"Memory Matters: What if Alzheimer’s Was a Treatable Condition" is a half-day program for health professionals and the general public at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield.  The event is presented by Berkshire AHEC in partnership with Home Instead Senior Care, and sponsorship by Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center. The cost is $55 if paid by Sept. 23 for health professionals and $30 for general community members. There will be a $5 contribution made to the Alzheimer Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s for every participant. The presenter, Paul Raia, Ph.D. has worked in the fields of gerontology and psychology for almost 40 years. This program will present a unique view where individuals respond to their disease according to how supportive their environments are, with a careful focus on those capacities that remain, particularly the person’s psychological capacity,  i.e., how a person thinks, feels, communicates, compensates, and responds to change, to emotion, to love, which may bring some of the biggest breakthroughs in treatment. For more information about the program, registration fees, educational credits and learning objectives, sit www.berkshireahec.org or contact AHEC at 413-447-2417.

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HUMANE SOCIETY PASTA DINNER
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
Berkshire Humane Society’s annual pasta dinner will be held at Zucco’s Family Restaurant. Dinner includes spaghetti or ziti with a choice of meatballs or sausages plus bread and butter.  The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Other menu items and “To Go” orders will also be available. Zucco’s Family Restaurant is located at 451 Dalton Ave. For more information, call 413-447-7878, ext. 31.

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BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, Noreen Mole - Volunteer, Hoffmann Bird Club Past President, Audience: Adult; Members: Free for members  Nonmembers: Adult $3.00; pring 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. Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required. Mass Audubon/Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, berkshires@massaudubon.org  413-637-0320.

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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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NEW BEREAVEMENT/GRIEF GROUP
Pittsfield, 4 to 5 p.m.
Moments House, 34 Depot St.,  Ste 301, Pittsfield. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information. Chaplain Dennis Castella

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GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 4-5 p.m.
A group support group to learn about the grief process; talk about your own experiences; understand how to cope with your losses; find the way to move forward; discover where help, strength and resources are available and stablish personal goals will be held Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. from Sept. 2 to Oct. 7 at Moments House, 34 Depot St., Ste 301 , Pittsfield. Chaplain Dennis Castella will lead the group. Contact Hospice Services of Western MA @ 413-442-0045 to sign up or get more information.

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THE SPOUSE/PARTNER LOSS GROUP
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.
The Spouse/Partner Loss Group is held the third Tuesday of each month, at 10 a.m. This group is geared toward those who have experienced the loss of a spouse or partner. No registration is required. All above sessions will be held at the HospiceCare in The Berkshires, 877 South Street in Pittsfield. To register or for more information please contact the office at 413-443-2994.

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LYME ALLIANCE OF THE BERKSHIRES SUPPORT GROUP
Pittsfield, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires (L.A.B.) is a support group for those suffering from Lyme Disease and their loved ones as well as for individuals who would like to become further educated about Lyme and it's associated diseases in Northern Berkshire County, Western MA, Southern Vermont and Upstate NY. Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted). Berkshire Atheneum (Pittsfield Library) 1 Wendell Avenue Pittsfield, MA  2nd Floor Conference Room, Fall Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires Support Group Meeting Dates   Thursday October 16th, 2014 Thursday, November 13th, 2014 Thursday, December 18th, 2014 Website: http://berkshirelyme.blogspot.com/  Contact: berkshirelyme@yahoo.com  
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