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Bits & Bytes: The Wailers at Infinity Hall; ‘Making Waves’ at Good Purpose Gallery; ‘Modified’ at Mason Library; spaghetti supper concert
Tuesday, 26 Feb 2019 - 'Making Waves' will feature work created by 13 Community Access to the Arts artists from Berkshire County Arc, Berkshire Family and Individual Resources, and Columbia County Arc.
Bits & Bytes: Chesterwood exhibition; ‘Children of the Moon’; Mass Audubon climate cafe; WAM Theatre Elder Ensemble
Monday, 25 Feb 2019 - Taking its name from Du Bois poem “Children of the Moon,” which appeared in Du Bois’ book “Darkwater” in 1920, the event is part of a larger three-day program that brings students together for an exploration of Du Bois’ life, work and legacy.
Business Briefs: Williams sustainability map; census talk; Greylock donates to Goodwill; Marcus joins Berkshire United Way; Cardillo joins BFAIR
Saturday, 23 Feb 2019 - This year’s meeting will feature a presentation and discussion on the reasons why a complete census count is important for Massachusetts, the challenges facing the 2020 census in particular and the role that nonprofits can play to help ensure an accurate count.
Friday, 22 Feb 2019 - In "The Human Element,” directed by Matthew Testa, environmental photographer James Balog uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans.
Bits & Bytes: W. E. B. Du Bois tribute; ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Whit; ‘Elegant Entertaining in the Gilded Age’
Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 - The program will also honor Du Bois biographer David Levering Lewis, who will receive the town’s first W. E. B. Du Bois Legacy Award honoring recipients for “embodying and preserving W. E. B. Du Bois’ legacy as a scholar and activist for freedom.”
Bits & Bytes: ‘Animals of the North’; ‘Haydn Seek’ at Saint James Place; neuroscience lecture at Simon’s Rock; ‘ESCAPE’ art talk; ‘Agriculture as the Heart of Environmentalism’
Tuesday, 19 Feb 2019 - Three Haydn string quartets, including his “Joke” Quartet, will provide an evening of ambiguous beginnings and fake-out endings, mismatched dialogues between instruments, misunderstandings, musical pratfalls, pretend memory lapses, and digressions.
Business Briefs: Lifetime achievement award for Packer; new play program at Chester Theatre Company; grant for Berkshire Humane Society; Meczywor named Balance Rock partner
Monday, 18 Feb 2019 - This marks the first commission in what the organization sees as a new artistic initiative to consistently develop original works that will appear on its stage and have life in other theaters beyond western Massachusetts.
Thursday, 14 Feb 2019 - Most likely the first of their gender as women performing together, Concerto delle Donne revolutionized the role of women in professional music.
Bits & Bytes: Car Seat Headrest at MASS MoCA; Egg Cream Eggstravaganza; John Bonifaz at Berkshire Athenaeum; pajama drive; Valentine’s swing dance
Monday, 11 Feb 2019 - At Hevreh of Southern Berkshire the evening will begin with a screening of the short film “Egg Cream” by Nora Claire Miller, Peter Miller and Amy Linton, a bittersweet look at memory, history, and the enduring meaning of the beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side of New York City.
Bits & Bytes: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor at Simon’s Rock; ‘Being Black in the Berkshires’; Williams College French Film Festival; LitNet seeks volunteer tutors
Friday, 8 Feb 2019 - In her lecture, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor will give historical context to the Combahee River Collective’s groundbreaking work and how it informs present-day social movements such as Black Lives Matter.
Bits & Bytes: ‘The Organ Masters’; ‘ESCAPE’ art talk; antique restoration lecture; BCArc scholarships
Wednesday, 6 Feb 2019 - Davis Gregory Art will present artist Alexander Ross in an informal talk about his work Friday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Geoffrey Young Gallery
Business Briefs: New Berkshire Museum executive director; Random Harvest Market opens; the Bookloft at Facebook Communities Summit; social media workshop
Tuesday, 5 Feb 2019 - Offering food and a culture that foster connection and collaboration, the vision of the employee-owned Random Harvest Market is to participate in a “relational food economy.”
Bits & Bytes: Pilobolus at the Mahaiwe; Calvin Alexander Ramsey at Simon’s Rock; ‘One Big Home’ screening; ‘Cupcake Wars’ fundraiser; mentor meet-up
Monday, 4 Feb 2019 - Calvin Alexander Ramsey's play, and his later children's story “Ruth and the Green Book,” both draw inspiration from the same story that inspired the Academy Award-nominated film “Green Book.”
Bits & Bytes: Public meeting with Andrea Harrington; citizenship scholarship; Barrington Stage New Play Award; Autism Awareness Month call for art; free tax preparation
Saturday, 2 Feb 2019 - The Literacy Network of South Berkshire has launched Berkshire County’s first scholarship program to support immigrants in their pursuit of U.S. citizenship.
Bits & Bytes: New exhibits at Berkshire Museum; ‘Reinventing Rockwell’ at Spencertown Academy; Great Barrington Kennel Club Dog Show; CoA luncheon
Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019 - In 2015, Pops Peterson debuted his “Reinventing Rockwell” photography series, which received an award from the Northeast Regional Conference on Fair Housing and Civil Rights and led to him being named the first artist in residence of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
Business Briefs: MCLA wins in gender equality; new WAM Theatre board members; soft skills boot camp; banking award for Goewey
Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019 - The report, titled “Women’s Power Gap in Higher Education,” examines the percentage of women enrolled at all Massachusetts public and private schools alongside the percentage of female college presidents, senior leadership and boards of trustees.
Bits & Bytes: BBG Winter Lecture; ‘ESCAPE’ at Geoffrey Young Gallery; Alexander Chee at Simon’s Rock; ‘BANG: The Bert Burns Story’ at Mason Library
Monday, 28 Jan 2019 - Co-curated by New York art world veteran Hope Davis and painter and musician Sharon Gregory, “ESCAPE” is multi-dimensional, exploring a wide range of visual expressions and media including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.
Business Briefs: CDCSB grant; participation designation for Berkshire Theatre Group; NPC Berkshires receives grant; grant for Berkshire Workforce Board; BCArc rebrand
Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 - Mass Cultural Council's UP Initiative seeks to break down barriers that prevent civic participation in the cultural sector of Massachusetts.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Celebrating Freedom: Democracy in Action’; Stefan Jackiw, Conrad Tao at Simon’s Rock; memoir lecture; wildlife tracking workshop
Friday, 25 Jan 2019 - The program will include works by Stravinsky, Lutoslawski, Saariaho and Brahms, and will be preceded by a pre-concert conversation with Stefan Jackiw and Conrad Tao.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Beyond the Veil’ at the Mahaiwe; Kimball Farms art exhibit; ‘New Illuminations’ with Suzi Banks Baum; Sauerkraut Seth at Roe Jan Library
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019 - Inspired by the exclusion of Du Bois from the region’s cultural history, 'Beyond the Veil' examines racism in the higher echelons of society and ponders what would happen if the racial veil were lifted and two iconoclasts could see each other clearly.
Business Briefs: Berkshire County Arc opens Nu-Opps; Rigas joins Berkshire Museum; Miss Hall’s welcomes Telfer; donor research workshop for nonprofits; designations for Berkshire Money Management team
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019 - Bridget Rigas has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, donor engagement, and management of cultural and educational organizations, most recently as director of development at MASS MoCA in North Adams.
Bits & Bytes: Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service; ‘Rockwell, Roosevelt and the Four Freedoms’; Leah Penniman at Darrow School
Thursday, 17 Jan 2019 - In Interfaith Celebration program will begin with a service opened by Rev. Cara Davis and officiated by Wray Gunn of the Legacy Festival and Clinton Church Restoration with a performance by Olga Dunn School of Dance and songs from local congregations.
Bits & Bytes: One World Concert; Winter Studio Festival of Plays; gov’t shutdown impacts museum exhibit
Monday, 14 Jan 2019 - The Berkshire Museum will be open to visitors Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Wednesday, Jan. 16, in light of the cancellation of a planned closing due to the federal government shutdown delaying the arrival of the “Leonardo da Vinci: Machines in Motion” exhibit.
Bits & Bytes: Art Omi: Architecture exhibitions; crossword puzzles at West Stockbridge Library; Cooler Community Expo discussion; Lee Shaw documentary
Thursday, 10 Jan 2019 - For the fourth annual Berkshire Earth Expo, Living the Change Berkshires is taking a cue from the town of Concord and bringing the Cooler Communities challenge to Berkshire County.
Business Briefs: Money Matters mentors sought; Brewer joins CDCSB; Local Farmer Awards applications open; Balance Rock moves; BTCF grant deadlines
Wednesday, 9 Jan 2019 - To be eligible for an award, a farm must have gross sales of $10,000 or above, and be a member of either Berkshire Grown or Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture or located in one the four counties of Western Massachusetts.
Bits & Bytes: ‘Outspoken’ at Hotchkiss; ‘Southern Berkshires Though Time’ at Mason Library; free tax prep at senior center; Crystal Products of the Frost King’; fuel assistance concert
Tuesday, 8 Jan 2019 - On Saturday, Jan. 12, The Mason Library will host a PowerPoint presentation and talk by local historian and Edge contributor Gary Leveille about his new book 'Southern Berkshires Through Time.'
Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield Photo Challenge winners; Music in Common Community MeetUps; ‘I’m Going to Graceland’ at the Colonial; ‘What’s It?’ Show and Tell
Monday, 7 Jan 2019 - Community MeetUps integrate the creative arts and cross-cultural immersion as a platform for conflict transformation and civic engagement.
Bits & Bytes: Mount Everett students in India; Youth Rec Club at Berkshire South; CoA luncheon; combatting cognitive decline
Thursday, 3 Jan 2019 - Youth Rec Club, led by Berkshire South Regional Community Center's youth development manager Mac Wallace, will include a fun mix of sports, team-building games and outdoor activities.
Bits & Bytes: Lee students on TV; ‘A Forgotten History’; Radius Playwrights Festival auditions; sustainability at GB Green Drinks
Wednesday, 2 Jan 2019 - The Radius Playwrights Festival features six new short plays written, directed and performed by talent living within a 50-mile radius of Great Barrington and selected via a blind submission process.
Business Briefs: Fairview team recognition; awards for Berkshire Healthcare; Girls Inc. receives grant; BTCF announces grants
Friday, 28 Dec 2018 - Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's Community Development Collaborations grantmaking initiative will support projects that promote and strengthen the conditions for economic opportunity, town center development and affordable housing in the foundation’s four-county region.
Business Briefs: Berkshire Workforce Skills Cabinet meets Ash; Hazzard to leave Berkshire United Way; ArtWeek event applications; apprenticeship coordinator for RSYP; financial literacy coordinator for BCC
Wednesday, 26 Dec 2018 - Berkshire United Way has announced that, after serving 10 years as president and CEO of the organization, Kristine Hazzard has resigned with an intended departure date of Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Bits & Bytes: Bach at New Year’s; marionettes at Ventfort Hall; Berkshire Art Association call for art
Friday, 21 Dec 2018 - The 'Bach at New Year's' program celebrates friendship and Auld Lang Syne in the music of five Baroque masters who defined the style and created the rich heritage of Western music enjoyed today.