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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!

Bits & Bytes: WBCR update; ‘Spring into Reading’; students advocate climate legislation; Mountainside telehealth screenings

“Spring into Reading” is the Great Barrington Libraries’ community-wide initiative to help residents whose experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has been coupled with economic and food insecurity.

Bits & Bytes: Doc Watson tribute; Maya Hawke at Egremont Barn; juggling classes; ‘An American Ascent’ at Mason Library

Led by instructor Paul Scholder, the classes are free and open to the public, and are geared toward aspiring jugglers of all ages.

Bits & Bytes: Architecture opening; Laszlo Gardony concert; ‘Birds in the Berkshires’; Caitlin Reese comedy; Valentine’s Day book giveaway

Nicknamed 'New Branches on Ten Old Trees,' the program, devised specifically for Berkshires Jazz, is based in part on Laszlo Gardony’s new album 'La Marseillaise.'

Bits & Bytes: ‘Thanksgivings for Life and Love’; Green Tweens Summit; ‘Moving Stories’ at Mason Library; Great Barrington Kennel Club Dog Show

The idea for the summit grew out of a discussion held earlier in the school year on the question “Engaging Green Youth: How can children make a difference in saving Planet Earth?”

Bits & Bytes: Dance collaboration at Simon’s Rock; ‘The Sequel’ at Mason Library; ‘Every Child Ready to Read’; ‘Art of the Hills: Narrative’ submissions

The four-week series for parents/caregivers with children ages birth through 5 will help children develop pre-reading skills that will assist them in being ready to read in school.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas; ‘A Baroque Celebration’ at Saint James Place; culinary arts dinner; ‘Ay Mariposa’ at Mason Library; ‘The...

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Business Briefs: E2E showcase; ‘Green Inspiration’ check presentation; homebuying workshop; Hawthorne Valley acquires Oliva Provisions; nonprofit Census preparation

On Nov. 14, Davis Gregory Art presented a check to the Friends of the Great Barrington Libraries and Berkshire Grown for over $2,000.

Bits & Bytes: Holiday Handcraft Fair; ‘Under Pressure’ screening; Cedric Watson at Dewey Hall; ‘Three Gentlemen of Vienna’; free children’s books

Created by the class of 2019 at Four Rivers Charter Public School in Greenfield, “Under Pressure” covers the September 2018 Merrimack Valley Columbia Gas explosions and the natural gas industry in Massachusetts and nationally.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Bach season opener; public charge rule workshop; ‘Mankiller’ at Mason Library; Adam Foss at Williams; Jamie Laval at Dewey Hall

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Berkshire Immigrant Center will host a workshop on the federal government’s new changes to the public charge rule.

Community support for young readers

In a letter to the editor, Michelle Raszl writes: "The Friends have gifted the library over 90 books and counting. I can’t catalogue them fast enough; my young students see them on my desk and want to check them out."

Bits & Bytes: Oldtone Roots Music Festival; ‘Leaning into the Wind’; Housatonic River canoe trip and Merwin House tour; child advocates needed

William and Elizabeth Doane purchased the Merwin House on Main Street in Stockbridge in 1875 as their summer retreat and named it Tranquility.

Bits & Bytes: Arbor Day at Mason Library; ‘Aladdin Jr.’ at the Colonial; ‘The Art of Costume Design in Opera’; science and engineering fair;...

Directed by Travis Daly with music direction by Erin M. White and choreography by Kathy Jo Grover, the production features more than 100 Berkshire-area students.

Bits & Bytes: The Wailers at Infinity Hall; ‘Making Waves’ at Good Purpose Gallery; ‘Modified’ at Mason Library; spaghetti supper concert

'Making Waves' will feature work created by 13 Community Access to the Arts artists from Berkshire County Arc, Berkshire Family and Individual Resources, and Columbia County Arc.

Bits & Bytes: Car Seat Headrest at MASS MoCA; Egg Cream Eggstravaganza; John Bonifaz at Berkshire Athenaeum; pajama drive; Valentine’s swing dance

At Hevreh of Southern Berkshire the evening will begin with a screening of the short film “Egg Cream” by Nora Claire Miller, Peter Miller and Amy Linton, a bittersweet look at memory, history, and the enduring meaning of the beloved chocolate soda drink born on the Jewish Lower East Side of New York City.

Bits & Bytes: BBG Winter Lecture; ‘ESCAPE’ at Geoffrey Young Gallery; Alexander Chee at Simon’s Rock; ‘BANG: The Bert Burns Story’ at Mason Library

Co-curated by New York art world veteran Hope Davis and painter and musician Sharon Gregory, “ESCAPE” is multi-dimensional, exploring a wide range of visual expressions and media including paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture.

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