Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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Emily Edelman

Emily Edelman is an audio and media professional who enjoys working and playing in her native Berkshires.

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Bits & Bytes: Pink Martini livestream; Wanda Houston at Egremont Barn; ‘Runnin’ to Grace’; award for Wynn; winter help for families

“Runnin’ to Grace” is a multi-part performance series that relays the experiences, emotions, and strategies of interdisciplinary scholar-performer Braggs as a Black faculty member surviving the double pandemic of systemic racialized violence and COVID-19.

Bits & Bytes: Virtual Fall Festival of Shakespeare; ‘BSC’s Holiday Getaway’; virtual cook-along; ‘A Virtual Christmas Spectacular’

Due to COVID-19, RSYP invites the community to experience culinary apprenticeship cooking virtually along with alumna Kirsten Thorn to make one dish together as a community.

PERSPECTIVES: Berkshire United Way Volunteer Center; award for Maguire; Berkshire HorseWorks grants; Shaker Museum trustee; Salisbury Bank hire

The Latham Grant for Humane Education of $5,000 will support Berkshire HorseWorks’ “PEACE: Bully Prevention/Intervention” program, making it more widely available for Berkshire County students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Bits & Bytes: Sheffield Winter Wonderland; ‘Unlikely Conversations’; Ventfort Hall sculpture exhibit; ‘Real People Real Stories’; chocolate workshop

The conversation will focus on the ways the participants and the surrounding industry have approached internship funding in the past, and how this can be improved in the future.

Bits & Bytes: Hancock Holidays; ‘A Gift of Dance’; Dust Bowl Faeries at Club Helsinki; intergenerational theater class

Members of two different age groups (ages 18-30 and ages 60-plus) will be matched to study, rehearse and present scenes from published plays.

Bits & Bytes: “In Session” at Mass MoCA; mental health conference; Unsilent Night; beaver webinar

The conference will provide social workers and other human service and health care professionals with enhanced understanding about mental health stressors in different population groups, local resources and key tools to support individuals and families during this challenging time.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Nature prescription; Bard College joins leadership alliance; Jack Miller Contractors designation; BMM donation; Bennington fellowship

The alliance, collaborating with the University of Southern California Race and Equity Center will provide resources to help member institutions develop and achieve equity goals, better understand and correct climate problems, avoid and recover from racial crises, and foster sustainable cultures of inclusion.

Bits & Bytes: MCLA art exhibit; ‘Miracle on Walker Street’; communication class for high-schoolers

“Miracle on Walker Street” is a COVID-19-friendly adaptation of the ornate and over-the-top holiday decoration trend seen in recent years with pop-up concepts in cities like Washington, D.C., Chicago and Denver.

Bits & Bytes: Wu wins Kapetyn Prize; ‘A Christmas Carol’ video; Clipping at MASS MoCA; Aaron Likness at Simon’s Rock; Bidwell House auction

In 1993, Dickens created as his first one-man show, “A Christmas Carol,” inspired by Charles Dickens’ own energetic readings of the 1860s in the United States and elsewhere.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Supadupa Kid 2: Move’; Crystal Radio Sessions Upstate; ‘The Color of Law’; cider-making talk

What today is understood as apple cider is not the same as cider during 18th and 19th centuries.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas; Shakespeare & Company gala; animation talk; solar eclipse lecture

Shakespeare & Company will celebrate community Saturday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. with its virtual “New Horizons” gala.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Turkey dinners for seniors; The Pass grow capacity; Berkshire County COVID-19 Adaptation Fund; ‘Put Your Money Where Your Life Is’; nonprofit insurance;...

The program will be available to both for-profit and nonprofit small businesses in Berkshire County, with maximum grant awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 depending on the number of employees.

Bits & Bytes: ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’; ‘Thanksgiving on the Farm’; Berkshire Bounty food drive; new Berkshire history books

Food donors may also drop their food donation at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire or at the People’s Pantry.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Community foundations partnership; Puciloski honored; ‘We Believe’ at Salisbury Bank; Hawthorne Valley expansion; Baldwin joins Sharon Playhouse

Community foundations announce new partnership to support nonprofits in the wake of COVID-19 Boston -- A statewide coalition of community foundations has announced the formation...

Bits & Bytes: Community Thanks Supper; democracy series; ‘12X12’; ‘From Where I Sit’

The series will begin by examining earlier periods in history when Americans were concerned about democracy’s ability to endure and will ask what those histories have to teach about the current moment.

Bits & Bytes: Lucinda Williams at the Mahaiwe; PJ Library Pajama Drive; ASL class; HVA auction; Hawthorne Valley Yuletide Fair

The pajama drive runs through Wednesday, Dec. 16. Donations will be received by the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families’ Pittsfield office and distributed to local families during the holiday season.
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