Bits & Bytes: ‘Resilience’ film screenings and discussions; Berkshire Grown harvest supper; grief support group

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By Friday, Sep 22 Life In the Berkshires
A still from the documentary film 'Resilience,' which will be offered in two screenings by the Berkshire United Way. Image courtesy KPJR Films

Berkshire United Way to screen ‘Resilience’

Pittsfield — Berkshire United Way will offer screenings of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum and Tuesday, Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington.

“Resilience” delves into the science of adverse childhood experiences, and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. Following the one-hour screenings will be discussions with mental health professionals on how to rebound from the experiences and build resiliency. Light refreshments will be served.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Registration is suggested. For more information, contact Stephanie Adornetto at (413) 442-6948 x22 or


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Berkshire Grown to present harvest supper

Sen. Adam Hinds

Great Barrington — Berkshire Grown will hold its 19th annual harvest supper Monday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ski Butternut.

New this year, Berkshire Grown is partnering with Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development to highlight the Berkshires’ thriving farm-to-table movement at the supper. Hinds will host his fellow committee members in the Berkshires on Sept. 25 for regional tourism, cultural and small-business-related events that will end at the harvest supper.

More than two dozen Berkshire Grown member chefs and local beverage producers will serve a wide selection of tastings, all featuring fresh ingredients from local farms. The evening will also include a silent auction. Berkshire Grown will welcome chefs from Allium Restaurant + Bar, Baba Louie’s, Berkshire Co-op Market, Castle Street Cafe, Firefly Gastropub and Catering Co., Gala Restaurant & Bar, the Gateways Inn, Gedney Farm, Guido’s Fresh Marketplace, H.R. Zeppelin Chocolates, Hotchkiss School, John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Mezze Bistro + Bar, nAtURAlly @ Berkshire Mountain Bakery, the Old Inn on the Green, Pera Bistro, Prairie Whale, the Red Lion Inn, SoCo Creamery, 20 Railroad Public House, Wheatleigh, and Williams College. Complimentary drinks will be provided by Barrington Brewery, Berkshire Mountain Distillers, Big Elm Brewing, M.S. Walker Wines, and No. Six Depot Roastery and Café.

The dinner is by reservation only. Tickets are $40–$85 and all proceeds will benefit Berkshire Grown. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact Berkshire Grown at (413) 528-0041.


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HospiceCare to offer grief support group

Great Barrington — HospiceCare in the Berkshires will offer “Living with Loss,” a grief support group for anyone who has experienced a loss of a family member or friend on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fairview Hospital. The drop-in group is free and open to the public. For more information, contact HCIB’s bereavement coordinator at (413) 443-2994.


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