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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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THE BERKSHIRE COUNTY 4-H
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire County 4-H Volunteer Association is seeking new members (adult volunteers) and will be meeting at Brattle Farm, 600 Williams Street, Pittsfield. If you are interested in being a volunteer with the 4-H program in Berkshire County, please come to this meeting. If you have any questions you may contact the 4-H Office at 413-448-8285.

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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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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 6:30-8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for a staged reading of "Gently Down the Stream" by Robin Rice Lichtig and directed by Melanie Rivers at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. "Gently Down the Stream" is a heartwarming tale about one family's challenges as seen through the eyes of their cat, Turbo. Needed for the cast are three women in their thirties, one man thirty to forty, one person of any age to play the very special cat, Turbo, and one person of any age as narrator. The performance will be on Sunday, Sept. 28.

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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 6:30-8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for a staged reading of "Gently Down the Stream" by Robin Rice Lichtig and directed by Melanie Rivers at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. "Gently Down the Stream" is a heartwarming tale about one family's challenges as seen through the eyes of their cat, Turbo. Needed for the cast are three women in their thirties, one man thirty to forty, one person of any age to play the very special cat, Turbo, and one person of any age as narrator. The performance will be on Sunday, Sept. 28.

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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 at 413-212-2407 or Kenny at 413-442-3983.
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AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES
Pittsfield, 1-6 p.m.
Upcoming blood donation opportunities include:
* Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams
* Thursday, Sept. 4, 1-6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield
* Friday, Sept. 12, noon-6 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort - Burbank Children's Center, 36 Corey Road, Hancock
* Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Ashley Falls United Methodist Church,  1156 Ashley Falls Road, Ashley Falls
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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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JAZZ VESPERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Jazz Vespers returns to Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield at 74 First Str. in Pittsfield. This event marks the start of the third season of Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran. “Vespers” is the name of an evening service, which specifically includes prayers for the close of the day, that has been observed in the Christian tradition for at least the last 15 centuries. Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church incorporates modern elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into this historic tradition, from the song arrangements, to the harmonies, to the instrumentation. There is never an admission fee or cover charge to attend Jazz Vespers. Visit http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org/.

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HEARING ON EPA RIVER CLEANUP PROPOSAL
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The city of Pittsfield will be hosting public comment meetings on the EPA’s Housatonic Rest of River Cleanup proposal.  The meetings will occur in the Herberg Middle School auditorium, 501 Pomeroy Ave., on Aug. 28 and Sept. 4. Each meeting will begin with a brief overview of the EPA’s cleanup proposal and will then provide a time for the public to comment on the proposed EPA river cleanup plan. Community input will help inform Pittsfield’s comments to the EPA. Residents are encouraged to comment directly to the EPA by Oct. 1 at R1housatonic@epa.gov or by fax at 617-918-0028.

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BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8 - 10 a.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Rd, Pittsfield. Instructor:  Noreen Mole - Volunteer, Hoffmann Bird Club Past PresidentAudience: Adult; Members:  Free for members; Nonmembers:  Adult $3.00; 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. Instructions and Directions:  Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. Registration not required.

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'IN THESE SHOES: BESPOKE FOOTWEAR IN AMERICA'
Pittsfield, 5-8 p.m.
The exhibit "In These Shoes: Bespoke Footwear in America" opens during First Fridays Artswalk with a reception at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave. The show originated at the Quigley Gallery at Clarke University (Dubuque, IA) in 2013 and will be traveling throughout the country in various galleries and museums. The show coincides with the fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes International Men's March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence.  The WAMIHS event will take place during Pittsfield's September Third Thursday event on September 18.  Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is designed to raise awareness about gender-based violence while raising funds for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, the county's provider of services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon-5pm.  For more information, please visit discoverpittsfield.com, email cultural@pittsfieldch.com or call 413-499-9348.

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FARMERS MARKET TO HOLD ROOFTOP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
The Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market will host a fundraiser, “Come Get Fresh Under the Stars” of Pittsfield’s Greystone Building. A two-tiered ticket allows people to choose a full evening with dinner and a dance party for $150 or just the dance party for $50. All proceeds go to benefit the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. An intimate farm-to-table dinner, prepared by the chefs of Mission Bar and Tapas, begins at 5:30 p.m.; long tables will be set across the rooftop, with guests enjoying 360-degree views of the city. At 7 p.m. the dance party will begin. Local band, The Malls, will perform original and cover tunes. An open beer and wine bar and delicious hors d’oeuvres by Mission Bar and Tapas will be served.  Signature farmers market cocktails will be for sale. Tickets and information can be found online.

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FESITVAL OF SHARING ROOTS
Pittsfield, Noon-5:30 p.m.
The Festival of Sharing Roots is held at St. Joseph Church on North Street. Booths representing seven international cuisines highlight the cultures that comprise the community. Entertainment on the stage will feature music and dance by local players. Kiddy Land, face painting and games will be fun for all. Crafts and tagged items will be on sale starting at 9 a.m. 

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36TH ANNUAL GREYLOCK GOLF TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield
The 36th Annual Bees Prendergast Memorial Greylock Golf Tournament will held at the Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St. The Berkshire County Kids’ Place will be the beneficiary of this year’s event. Those wishing to donate raffle prizes or sponsorships should call Christa Collier at the Berkshire County Kids' Place at 413- 499-2800 ext. 13. Anyone who would like to register to play in the tournament should contact Vicky May at Greylock at 413-236-4105.

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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 DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING OF THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINES
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Free Documentary Film Screening of "The Ghosts in Our Machines" – September 9th at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library. Award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall directs through the heart and lens of acclaimed animal photographer Jo-Anne McArthur. Haunting and heart-warming, audiences experience a diverse cast of animal subjects in this cinematic documentary illuminating the lives of individual animals rescued from and living within the machine of our modern world. The Ghosts In Our Machine (2013)
 Documentary - 93 Minutes
 Show Time – 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Refreshments and drawing for gift basket after the film and discussion. Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield Public Library, 1 Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA For more information about this event, email: shrila44@hotmail.com

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SLICE OF HEAVEN CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC
Pittsfield, All Day
Tuesday, 18th annual Slice of Heaven Charity Golf Classic at Berkshire Hills Country Club. The tournament will benefit the young people and programs of the Pittsfield CYC, the Marians' Seminarian Campaign, and new co-sponsor, Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Please support Slice of Heaven as sponsors, golfers, and participants in our raffle. Your participation helps the well-being of the people in our community. There are several ways to participate: Sponsorship Sponsorship opportunities are available in increments from $300 all the way to $5000. Participation Register your foursome today. Golfers fees are $160 each, and this fee includes greens fees, golf cart, lunch, dinner and participation in the contests for Hole-In-One, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive. Dinner tickets are also available for those not wanting to participate on the greens and those are $50 each. If you just want to show your support you can make an outright donation on this page. Purchase Raffle Tickets First prize:  2 tickets to the New England Patriots vs New York Jets game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA on Thursday, October 16, 2013, 8:25 p.m. Second Prize:  2 tickets to the Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 7:10 p.m.  Drawing will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Winner does not need to be present to win: The winner will be contacted to arrange delivery of prize. Over the years, Slice of Heaven has raised in excess of $350,000 for local charities. Thank you again. You are helping youth and families in our community and the seminarians.
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GENEALOGY CLASSES
Pittsfield
Five workshops for novices will be held at the Berkshire Athenaeum:

September 11 (Thursday): 

10-12: Organizing your records and planning your research and  Introduction to Census Research

1-3:  Repeat of morning session

September 18 (Thursday):

10-12: Using Vital Records and Beginning Immigration Research

1-3:  Repeat of morning session

September 25 (Thursday):

 10-12 OR 1-3 Introduction to Ancestry.com (library edition)

Instructors for these sessions will be Janet Rogge, Angela Rifkin, and Vera Silva. No pre-requisites required.  You may bring your own laptop or use a library one. These workshops are free of charge and open to the public.  To register call the Local History Dept. at 413-499-9480 ext. 6.
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BIRD WALKS AT CANOE MEADOWS
Pittsfield, 8-10 a.m.
Berkshire Sanctuaries will lead a bird walk at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road. 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. Beginners welcome. Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them. The cost is $3.

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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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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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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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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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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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