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President Biden to drop out of presidential race – updated with statements from Governor Healey, Congressman Neal

President Biden had been previously under pressure by members of the Democratic party to drop out.

Bits & Bytes: Woofstock 2019; Community at Bat; black history heritage hike; First Fridays Artswalk; adult education classes

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire will hold its third annual Community at Bat charity softball game Sunday, September 8, at Memorial Field Park on Bridge Street.

MOMIX at the Mahaiwe; First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Sounds from Home and Away’; Bidwell Country Fair

The Unitarian Universalist Church will present Pittsfield’s first transgender youth art show, “Self Made Human” by Hunter Schrade, a selection of acrylic and oil paintings that chronicle Schrade's transgender journey.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; TheatreFest@SaintJamesPlace; Special Olympics Monument Games

TheatreFest@SaintJamesPlace will feature staged readings of eight original plays from presenting companies including Berkshire Playwrights Lab’s Berkshire Voices writers’ group, GhostLit Repertory Theatre and New Stage Performing Arts.

Bits & Bytes: Festive Frolic; ‘Marzipan and the Trout’; Berkshire Waldorf High School art show; invasive fish talk; 100 Cats for Christmas

A landmark of classical music, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet weaves a net of enchantment with its catchy melodies and fresh exuberance.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Bach and More’; artist Neumann at Berkshire School; Kapteyn Prize for Mount Greylock teacher

The 'Bach and More' concert will feature James Bagwell conducting an ensemble of 12 a cappella voices in sacred and secular music from the early Baroque period.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Homebody’ at Ancram Opera House; Mama’s Night Out; ‘Distinctions in Glass’ at Schantz Galleries

Danielle Skraastad stars in "Homebody" as an inquisitive British housewife safely ensconced in her respectable kitchen and who grapples with Afghanistan’s turbulent history and her own rather unremarkable life.

Bits & Bytes: Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Mahaiwe; First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Louisa May Alcott and Concord’s Literary Luminaries’; waste oil & paint...

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will host Community Access to the Arts’ annual art show, “I Am a Part of Art,” featuring a collection of paintings and drawings by artists with disabilities during the month of July.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Social Media, Aggression and our Youth’; First Fridays Artswalk; Baske on ocean health; ‘Dance! For Dogs and Cats’

“Courageous Conversations: Social Media, Aggression and our Youth” will include insights to help families recognize different forms of aggression in social media and strategies to encourage young people to speak up and speak out when they and their friends encounter aggression.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Speaking Truth to Power’ standout; ‘Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times’; Joey Alexander Trio at the Mahaiwe; First Fridays Artswalk

The talk “Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times” will draw on literature, history, philosophy, environmental studies, politics and economics to situate climate change as an urgent personal and political call to action.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Dying to Know’ at Mason Library; school readiness fairs; water quality monitoring training

Berkshire United Way will hold two events Saturday, April 7, to enable preschoolers to get ready to begin school.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Yoga for Our Lives’; Live Out Loud conference; orchard-pruning workshop; OLLI open house

The organizers of Yoga for Our Lives hope it will be the largest single indoor yoga gathering in the history of Berkshire County.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Waldorf teacher awarded NASA internship; ‘Colors for Peace’; ‘East Rock Is Falling’

Berkshire Waldorf High School teacher Lee Magadini will work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curricula.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson’; LHA annual meeting; ‘Aunt Leaf’ at Ancram...

The 2015 film 'Packed in a Trunk' follows Emmy Award-winning writer and director Jane Anderson as she and her wife, Tess, attempt to unravel the mystery of her great aunt, Provincetown painter Edith Wilkinson.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Sandra Steingraber on health and the environment; Frank Mason documentary; Indian classical music at Simon’s Rock

Sandra Steingraber's 1997 book “Living Downstream: An Ecologist’s Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment” changed the way many people think about toxic chemicals and their connections to cancer.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; Daymark at Egremont Barn; Carl Seiger at Barrington Stage; Lenox Library book drive

The Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will present artworks by Soldier On’s Veterans Community Arts Initiative, which engages homeless veterans in the arts to promote healing and expand their support networks.

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