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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Bits & Bytes: First Fridays Artswalk; ‘The Organ Masters’; Heart Night; Claiming Williams Day; PAWS Read-A-Thon

Launched by Fairview Hospital’s critical care nurses in an effort to raise awareness of heart disease, Heart Night is designed to give participants their own working plans for heart health and better health in the coming year.

Bits & Bytes: WordXWord January 2020

WordXWord barges into the new year with three January events in Pittsfield, Mass.

Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival; Rotary Pumpkinfest; ‘True Dreams’ art show; dance workshop at Chesterwood

Pumpkinfest will be a family-friendly event that is considered an opportunity for expanded connections between Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Columbia County, New York.

Smash the Stigma of Addiction event Saturday in Great Barrington

Organizers hope hundreds of people will join them for the Smash the Stigma of Addiction event.

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: Five Senses Festival; 45th annual Gather-In; WordXWord Festival; crossword puzzles at Sandisfield Arts Center; Vera Quartet at Southfield Church

The main stage at the Gather-In will feature folksingers Kim and Reggie Harris, a performance of Jacob’s Pillow’s Pittsfield Moves! community engagement initiative, the Soul Steps dance troupe from New Jersey, Youth Alive and Funk Box Studio dancers, and more.

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: ‘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.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘daddy closet’ by CD Nelsen

The chapbook is a brilliant work of art in its way of revealing how seemingly fleeting events in our lives can have enormous impact on memory, leaving lasting impressions in spite of or because of the careless actions of others.

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; ‘Sacred Words’ talk at Hevreh; the Orchestra Now at Simon’s Rock; ‘Mighty Times’ documentary; Youth Art Month

Using word-of-mouth under a veil of secrecy, more than 4,000 African-American schoolchildren organized to desert classrooms at exactly 11 a.m. on May 2, 1963, to send out wave after wave of marchers with the successful theory that the arrest of children would not be as brutal as that of adults.

Bits & Bytes: 10×10 Upstreet Arts Festival; ‘The Intimate Bach;’ ‘Spamalot’ at Berkshire School; ‘Lovers’ Spat’ at Shakespeare & Co.; Talk & Listen group

“Lovers' Spat: Shakespeare's Famous Couples’ Encounters” will include scenes between Shakespearean characters Beatrice and Benedict, Oberon and Titania, Romeo and Juliet, Hermia and Lysander, Kate and Hotspur, Kate and Petruchio, Richard and Lady Anne and more.
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