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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Berkshire COVID-19 Fund Help-a-Thon; isolation conversation; Google ranking webinar; historical society grant

Participants will learn concrete steps that they can implement at a low cost to improve their web presences and search engine results in order to thrive in the upcoming business environment.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Wheeler & Taylor donates PPE; bias in business workshop; Curriculum in Motion Institute; recognition for Noble Horizons

The workshop is the first in a three-part training series to help businesses cultivate and steward inclusive retail, restaurant and workplace environments for customers and employees in order to create a culture of belonging.

Business Briefs: Restaurant listings; gift cards for local businesses; COVID-19 strains nonprofits

The results from the survey underscored the enormity of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on nonprofits’ essential operations, programs and services.

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: Pittsfield Photo Challenge winners; Stockbridge Festival Chorus Christmas concert; Unsilent Night; Kids 4 Harmony concert

Kids 4 Harmony, a program of 18 Degrees, is inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, an intensive, values driven, ensemble-based approach to teaching classical music to effect social change.

Business Briefs: Thaddeus Clapp House opening; Berkshire Housing Summit; new Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA CEO; downtown Pittsfield trick or treat; BCC staff changes

The Berkshire County Board of Realtors will hold the second annual Berkshire Housing Summit Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.

Business Briefs: Berkshire Trendsetter Awards; Downtown Pittsfield fall cleanup; cultural council deadline; home-buying seminar; Flying Cloud board members

In accordance with Mass Cultural Council guidelines, a deadline of Tuesday, Oct. 15, has been set for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for grants for 2020 that support cultural activities in the community.

Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield Photo Challenge; historical society potluck; women’s suffrage talk

The pot luck supper will be followed by a short business meeting and a lecture by board member Lucy Kennedy, who will present “Lenox Preservation: Past, Present and Future.”

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: Live Out Loud conference; Martin Luther King Jr. tribute concert; ‘Nature Narratives’ at BBG; Cathcart, Klein on philosophy; Blue Art Show

Special guests the Urban Choral Arts Society from Baltimore, Maryland, will make a return appearance at the Cantilena Chamber Choir concert, and Martin Luther King Jr. will be remembered in poems and speeches.

Business Briefs: New Berkshire Museum executive director; Random Harvest Market opens; the Bookloft at Facebook Communities Summit; social media workshop

Offering food and a culture that foster connection and collaboration, the vision of the employee-owned Random Harvest Market is to participate in a “relational food economy.”

Bits & Bytes: Public meeting with Andrea Harrington; citizenship scholarship; Barrington Stage New Play Award; Autism Awareness Month call for art; free tax preparation

The Literacy Network of South Berkshire has launched Berkshire County’s first scholarship program to support immigrants in their pursuit of U.S. citizenship.

Bits & Bytes: Pittsfield Photo Challenge winners; Music in Common Community MeetUps; ‘I’m Going to Graceland’ at the Colonial; ‘What’s It?’ Show and Tell

Community MeetUps integrate the creative arts and cross-cultural immersion as a platform for conflict transformation and civic engagement.

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: OLLI University Day; CATA in North County; ‘Why Do Birds Sing?’; Pittsfield Photo Challenge

Tom Stephenson, author of “The Warbler Guide” and several birding apps, will present an overview of the kinds of vocalizations that birds make, how they are acquired and how the song-learning process unfolds.

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.
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