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'CIVIL RIGHTS – THEN AND NOW'
Pittsfield, 2-6 p.m.
Berkshire Community College will host "Civil Rights Movement - Then and Now" in collaboration with the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch on the main campus, located at 1350 West St. The event is free and open to the public. The event features a keynote address from Whitney Battle-Baptiste, associate professor and director of the W.E.B. DuBois Center at UMass Amherst, a slideshow presentation with former BCC faculty Don Lathrop called "Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s," a BCC student presentation, a Human Library with community members, haikus with the BCC Writing Center, and more. At 5 p.m., the BCC Amphitheatre naming ceremony will take place with President Ellen Kennedy and Sarah Lee Guthrie, followed by songs of the Civil Rights Movement, with Wanda Houston and Paul Green. People who are interested in attending are encouraged to register online.

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INTRO TO GOLF
Pittsfield, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Ralph J. Froio Senior Center will host "Intro to Golf" as part of its Froio after Hours monthly programming series. The program is free and open to the public. The interactive session will be held n the auditorium on the second floor of the center. It will be led by several instructors including, but not limited to, Council on Aging Executive Director, Jim Clark; Jeff Doscher, Maryann and Brian Hyatt; Vin Marinaro; and City Councilor Tony Simonelli. Participants are welcome to bring their golf clubs.
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FINCH BIRD HOUSE PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT BCC ALUMNI
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Feeling that this one will fly off the schedule... yes, pun intended. Join us on FRI 4/26/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Berkshire Community College Alumni. You’ll learn how to paint this authentic Finch Birdhouse with a colorful summer house design on a real functioning wood bird house designed specifically for the indigenous finches in our area. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/fri-426-6pm-open-to-the-public-finch-bird-house-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346  
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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, 2:30 p.m.
Pittsfield’s Department of Community Development Parks and Recreation Program will be hosting an Arbor Day celebration at Tucker Park at 190 Robbins Ave. The event, which is free and open to the public, will spotlight the state’s Greening the Gateway Cities Program, an initiative aimed at increasing canopy cover to lower energy costs in designated Gateway Cities, which includes Pittsfield. The city is currently in the third year of the program. To RSVP for the event, which will occur rain or shine, call 413-499-9371.

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BIRDING AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Canoe Meadows’ beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially waterfowl, warblers,  swallows,  orioles, and more.Participants willl explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands and observe changes in bird species each week. Beginners welcome. All programs free of charge. Preregistration not required. Bring binoculars, if you have them.
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SHEEP SHEARING WEEKEND
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hancock Shaker Village’s Baby Animals Fest continues with Sheep Shearing Weekend. The entire family will delight in watching sheep get their annual haircuts. Throughout the weekend, follow the wool from sheep to cloak with demos of sheep-shearing (led by champion shearer Fred DePaul), spinning, dying, and weaving. Visitors will see rarely displayed Shaker-made woolen items (including the famous Shaker cloak), meet regional fiber artisans, and get involved in hands-on activities, including making a wooly sheep in the Discovery Barn and learning how to spin and weave. All activities are included with admission.

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'SUCCESSFUL AGING'
Pittsfield, 3 p.m.
OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, hosts the first talk in its 2019 Distinguished Speakers Series. Dr. Benjamin Liptzin will give a presentation on “Successful Aging” in the Berkshire Museum auditorium, located at 39 South St. Dr. Liptzin will describe ways to successfully age physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually, and will review the latest science behind living longer and better. Tickets are $15; free to BCC students and those 17 years old and under and can be purchased at the door or online.

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ELKS SCHOLARSHIP PAINT & SIP HUMMINGBIRD FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
Awe the beauty of a delicate hummingbird! Join us on SUN 4/28/19 1-3pm for a Paint and Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Pittsfield Elks Lodge Scholarship Program. You'll learn to paint this elegant image of “Hummingbird in Summer" on a large 16x20 canvas. At the Elks Lodge, 27 Union St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar, bring your own snacks. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-428-1pm-open-to-the-public-hummingbird-in-summer-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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SHEEP SHEARING WEEKEND
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Hancock Shaker Village’s Baby Animals Fest continues with Sheep Shearing Weekend. The entire family will delight in watching sheep get their annual haircuts. Throughout the weekend, follow the wool from sheep to cloak with demos of sheep-shearing (led by champion shearer Fred DePaul), spinning, dying, and weaving. Visitors will see rarely displayed Shaker-made woolen items (including the famous Shaker cloak), meet regional fiber artisans, and get involved in hands-on activities, including making a wooly sheep in the Discovery Barn and learning how to spin and weave. All activities are included with admission.

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'COFFEE CLIMATE'
Pittsfield, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries will host a "Coffee Climate" at Dottie’s Café, 444 North St., free food and informal conversation with Barrington Coffee.
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PAINT & SIP FOR STEARN'S ELEMENTARY PTA
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
It's time to splash some spring paint on to support Stearns Elementary PTA! Join us on THU 5/9/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Stearns Elementary School PTA. You’ll learn how to paint this Berkshire inspired image of "Camp Emerson" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included. BYOB & Raffles. Reserve your seats athttps://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/thu-59-6pm-open-to-the-public-camp-emerson-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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CULTURAL COMPETENCY: IMMIGRATION, ACCULTURATION AND IMPLICATION FOR SOCIAL IDENTITY
Pittsfield, 9:30 - 1:45 p.m.

This 4 hour workshop will be an informational session with regards to how the attitudes and behaviors of people from one culture are modified as a result of contact with a different/host culture.  We will discuss how you can apply the role of the interpreter and their functions. Course overview:  Intro to Cultural Competence, Understanding Social Identity, Cultural Influences on our Behavior, Incorporating Cultural Understanding into our work and Wraparound as an example.

Visit - www.berkshirecc.edu for more information.  Pre-registration is required, registration Open!  CEUs available.  Live Streaming Also Available Online


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ST JOHN'S LODGE #10 - PAINT & SIP HUMMINGBIRD BENEFIT
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Here's your Happy Hummingbird Chance! Join us on SAT 5/11/19 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit St John’s Lodge #10. You'll learn to paint this colorful image of "Hummingbird Drinking Red Flower” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats athttps://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-511-630pm-open-to-the-public-hummingbird-drinking-red-flower-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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THE BLOOD DRUM SPIRIT JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Pittsfield, 3 p.m.
The blood drum spirit jazz ensemble will present a concert of original and traditional music in jazz and global traditions on Sunday, May 12, 2019, at 3 pm at the Zion Lutheran Church at 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA. It will be to honor and remember those loved ones we have lost through death or separation, and is dedicated to Hazel and James Hartigan and Ray Hart, who taught tap dancing throughout the Berkshires for decades. People are invited to bring personal photos, poems, writings, or other remembrances of loved ones for display in the church during the concert.

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BERKSHIRE'S GUARDIAN ANGELS PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
It's time to sail away into this warm horizon! Join us on SAT 5/18/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Berkshire's Guardian Angels Relay for Life Team. You'll learn to paint this tranquil image of "Ocean Sailboat Sunset” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seat athttps://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-518-6pm-open-to-the-public-ocean-sailboat-sunset-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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NONI'S ANGELS RELAY FOR LIFE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Show your support by painting a Shooting Star! Join us on SUN 5/19/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Noni’s Angels Relay for Life Team.  You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Shooting Star” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats athttps://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-519-2pm-open-to-the-public-shooting-star-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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3RD ANNUAL FOOD TRUCK FEASTIVAL
Pittsfield, 11:00 a.m.
The Pittsfield Suns are proud to present our 3rd Annual Food Truck Feastival! This event takes place at historic Wahconah Park on Saturday, May 25th and features food trucks from all over New England. Some of this year's trucks include Chick-Fil-A, Krispy Cone, Patruno's Place, One Sweet Ride, Autumn's Bistro, the Nom Nom Hut and more! The event runs from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and is free admission to the general public! Parking will be $3 and our food vendors set their own prices. Be sure to come on out for a day of fun and fantastic food!
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HERBERG MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
A free concert will be held on the evening of May 30, 2019, in the Herberg Middle School auditorium for all family, friends and community members to celebrate the culmination of a half year project called, A Journey into Latin America Through Music. The Concert Band and Concert Chorus will premiere two new arrangements by Joseph Smith, along with other Latin American music selections. Following the student performances, La Voz de Tres will perform a set of music for the audience. This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Pittsfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass. Cultural Council, a state agency. It has also been made possible by generous funding from Guardian Life Insurance and the HMS PAC.
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CARDINAL PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT ALZHEIMERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
It's a new Cardinal Creation! Join us on THU 5/30/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. You’ll learn how to paint this beautiful seasonal image of "Cardinal in Bloom" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/thu-530-6pm-open-to-the-public-cardinal-in-bloom-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346
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ROADSIDE RAINBOW PAINT & SIP FOR VALLEY VET WILDLIFE FUND
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Spiritual and Beautiful and Locally inspired! Join us on SAT 6/1/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the Wildlife Medical Fund of Valley Veterinary Services. You'll learn to paint this inspiration image of "Roadside Rainbow” on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB and 50/50 raffle. **** SPECIAL donation request … Valley Vet is requesting donations of towels and small blankets, if you have any please consider donating at this event. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-61-6pm-open-to-the-public-roadside-rainbow-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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SUNFLOWER TRAY PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Try your painting talents on this tray! Join us on SUN 6/2/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit Eastern Star Naomi Chapter #17 from Adams. You'll learn to paint this bright image of "Sunflowers” on a decorative tray made from reclaimed wood. Various sizes and styles to chose from. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snack and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sun-62-2pm-open-to-the-public-sunflower-tray-pittsfield-ma or call (413) 205-8346  
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CHILD ID & TOUCH-A-TRUCK
Pittsfield, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Come on down to a Child ID and Touch A Truck Event being put on at the Pittsfield Church of Christ located at 826 Valentine Road in Pittsfield. We are putting this event on to bring awareness about Operation Bridges and the community outreach efforts of the Pittsfield Police to the community. Child ID: We are bringing in more computers and more helpers this year to allow as many children as possible to go through the Child ID. We have Western Mass Masonic Youth Child Identification Program, Massachusetts 30th Masonic District, Berkshire Lodge, Williams Masonic Lodge, Lafayette-Greylock Lodge, North Adams, MA., 31 Masonic District Of Massachusetts, New Moon Lodge, Evening Star Lodge and more all helping out with the Masonic Youth Child Identification Program. The Masonic Youth Child Identification Program (myCHIP) will be putting on a Child ID Program free to interested parents, this program includes the following: VIDEOTAPE: A brief video interview that can be quickly distributed to the media in order to reach a huge audience. FINGERPRINTING: Fingerprinting is a well-known means of identification. Resourceful parents keep fingerprints available should the need arise. CHEEK SWAB: A Q-tip is gently rubbed on the inside of a child’s cheek to gather DNA material. Additional information can be found here: http://www.mychip.org Touch-A-Truck: There will also be local police, fire and EMS vehicles on site for kids to see and interact with. Other Activities: Child Activities, Children's Bounce House, Popcorn Check out the facebook event for the latest details https://www.facebook.com/events/753992331650445/  
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