Monday, July 15, 2024

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Bits & Bytes: The Great Parade; The Eight in Hillsdale; Birds of prey at Kenver; Student art at Flying Cloud; Berkshire Children & Families seeks volunteers

To be in the Rogue Angel Theatre parade in Great Barrington, meet at 10 a.m. at the bandstand behind Town Hall on Saturday, July 18. Bring flamboyant and wild costumes and props, and instruments.

Community parade through downtown Great Barrington

Great Barrington – Celebrate summer with Great Barrington’s first small-scale, free, and collaborative community parade on Saturday, July 18. The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. at Town Hall at 334 Main St., travel down Castle Street and Bridge Street, and then move across School Street to the Great Barrington Farmers Market. The public is invited to both watch and take part.
To be in the parade, meet at 10 a.m. at the bandstand behind Town Hall. Bring flamboyant and wild costumes and props, and instruments.

The parade will be hosted by Rogue Angel TheatreMass Live Arts, Berkcirque, MassBliss, and Opera Nouveau.

–E.E.

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Group art exhibition ‘The Eight’

Hillsdale, NYNeumann Fine Art will host an artists’ reception on Saturday, July 18 at 5:30 pm for ‘The Eight,’ a group show of the gallery’s best-selling artists.

The show will feature the works of Leon A. Comstock, Jr.; Ron Goldfinger; Joel Griffith; H.M. Saffer II; Joel Mark; Margo Trout; Ken Young; and gallery owner Jeffrey L. Neumann. The Eight will be on display July 18 – September 27. Contact the gallery for more information at (413) 246-5776.

–E.E.

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Birds of prey demonstration

South Egremont – On Saturday, July 18, Tom Ricardi of the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Center in Conway, MA will be on hand at Kenver to introduce and discuss a variety of rehabilitated birds of prey. Starting at noon get a close look at a falcon, owl, eagle, hawk, and others. Tom Ricardi’s many years of rehabilitating injured birds have provided him with insights and stories that make his presentations informative and entertaining.

All are welcome. For more information contact Kenver at (413) 528-2330.

–E.E.

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Flying Cloud’s 12th annual student art show

'Cups and Boxes' by Flying Cloud Institute student Violet Barnum.
‘Cups and Boxes’ by Flying Cloud Institute student Violet Barnum.

New MarlboroughFlying Cloud Institute welcomes the public to attend a showing of student artwork on July 17, beginning with a performance of the student created rock opera “Tipping the Scales” at 3:30 p.m. The performance will be followed by the opening exhibit of student paintings, photographs, ceramics, cyanotypes, film, and robots on display at the New Marlborough Meeting House on Rte. 57 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Select student artwork is for sale and will continue to be on display Saturday and Sunday, July 18 -19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All are welcome.

Each summer students from across the region immerse themselves in a five-week Flying Cloud experience in which they explore visual art, science, nature, engineering, theater, music, and dance alongside artists and scientists. For more information, call: 413-229-3321.

–E.E.

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Berkshire Children & Families seeks volunteers

PittsfieldBerkshire Children and Families is looking for volunteers for Berkshire Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). Berkshire CASA is dedicated to advocating for the safety and well-being of every neglected and/or abused child in Berkshire County through the use of highly-trained, court-appointed volunteers.

Berkshire CASA recruits, trains, and supervises volunteers who are assigned by a judge to advocate for a child’s best interest while he or she navigates the juvenile court system in cases of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers are provided with 30 hours of pre-service training as well as ongoing training and support.

If you are interested in learning more about Berkshire CASA, please contact Paula Buxbaum at pbuxbaum@berkshirechildren.org or (413) 448-8281 x46.

–E.E.

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