Bits & Bytes: Harold Baumbach artwork; WAM Theatre’s ‘Holy Laughter;’ ‘Great Barrington on the Move;” Respiratory Care Fair; genealogy talk; German/Austrian Film Festival; FilmColumbia panel

Lauren Clark hosts viewing of Harold Baumbach artwork Great Barrington – Join Lauren Clark Sunday, October, 25 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. as she hosts a viewing of the work of Harold Baumbach at the Baumbach gallery, in Housatonic. On Route 41 just minutes north of Great Barrington there is a prodigious collection of paintings,

Berkshire-based relief efforts seek donations to aid stricken Nepal

There are two organizations with roots right here in the Berkshires that already have boots on the ground in Nepal and are up and running, hard at work with crucial relief efforts.
For those who would like their donation to have a direct effect rather than be swallowed up in one of the giant relief funds, please consider donating to these two local organizations
“Kathmandu is in chaos. The aftershocks are powerful and continuous and people are living in the streets because they are afraid to go back into their houses, even if there has been no damage. Some of the major charitable organizations are calling us, asking if we can help because they are not yet here and are not set up. Our people have been working around the clock and we are doing all we can, but the task is enormous.”
— Anya Cherneff, founder of Empower Generation, aiding recovery efforts in Nepal, and daughter of Hester Velmans and Peter Cherneff of Sheffield