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Bits & Bytes: ‘Looking Ahead to Middle School’; BHS benefit pancake breakfast; ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ auditions

After weeks of specialized care in multiple hospitals, Hermanski is making improvements and recently regained the abilities to move her limbs, breathe on her own again and speak.

‘Looking Ahead to Middle School’ information session

Stephen Sagarin, Ph.D. Photo courtesy Berkshire Waldorf High School

Great Barrington — The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will welcome parents of students on the brink of adolescence to an evening inquiry with teachers and administrators as well as students who have recently transitioned from middle school to high school at its “Looking Ahead to Middle School” event Tuesday, Jan. 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Stephen Sagarin, Ph.D., the evening’s keynote speaker and the founder and faculty chair of the Berkshire Waldorf High School in Stockbridge, will be joined by Steiner middle-school faculty in both academic and specialty subjects as well as Steiner graduates who have matriculated to both public and independent high schools. A question-and-answer session will close the meeting.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact GBRSS at (413) 528-4015 or info@gbrss.org.

–E.E.

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Pancake breakfast to benefit Berkshire Humane Society employee

Lindsay Hermanski. Photo courtesy Berkshire Humane Society

Stephentown, N.Y. — On Sunday, Jan. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Sugar Bush Farm and Clancy’s Place will host an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast to benefit Berkshire Humane Society‘s animal care specialist Lindsay Hermanski. This past Thanksgiving, Hermanski was diagnosed with a brain bleed, which severely impacted her mobility, speech and breathing. After weeks of specialized care in multiple hospitals, she is making improvements and recently regained the abilities to move her limbs, breathe on her own again and speak.

The cost is $20 for agility participants, $15 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Proceeds from the event will benefit Hermanski’s recovery efforts. For more information, contact jumpinbeandogs@hotmail.com.

–E.E.

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The Two of Us Productions to hold auditions for ‘Lend Me a Tenor’

Claverack, N.Y. — The Two of Us Productions has announced auditions for its spring 2018 main stage production of “Lend Me A Tenor” by Ken Ludwig. The comedy of badly mistaken identity offers a variety of roles and more than a few moments of operatic drama.

Auditions will be held at the Reformed Dutch Church of Claverack Monday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 3, at 10 a.m. Readings from the show will be provided. Rehearsals are planned to start mid-February.

Performances will take place Friday, May 18, through Sunday, May 27, at the theater at the Copake Grange in Copake.

For more information, contact (518) 329-6293.

–E.E.

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