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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Pirates Past Noon’; Ken Gloss at Stockbridge Library; W.E.B. Du Bois talk; ‘Twilight Time’

Ken Gloss, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ “Antiques Roadshow,” will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop, which goes back to around 1825.

Bits & Bytes: Festive Frolic; Dana Cowin at Scoville Library; ‘Christmas at Trinity’; Jewish music talk; Lenox Historical Society open house

The Park Square tree lighting ceremony will take place Friday at 6 p.m. and include carols performed by the Taconic High School chorus and hot chocolate provided by Patrick’s Pub.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Pulse summit, performance; Alice Hoffman at Knosh & Knowledge; Tigue at Simon’s Rock; Cynthia Wick at BBG; Cantilena Chamber Choir...

The Brooklyn-based trio of Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody makes their own blend of instrumental minimalism while opening up the possibilities of instrumentation through commissioning and collaboration.

Bits & Bytes: Open Studios DriveAbout; gun violence discussion; Kenturah Davis at WCMA; birding talk; volunteers help oak tree

Jonathan Perloe’s presentation will cover a range of topics to help the audience understand the magnitude of the gun violence crisis in America.

Bits & Bytes: Construct anniversary; Jewish Festival of Books; Quebe Sisters at Infinity Music Hall; ‘In Plain Site’

The Jewish Festival of Books' opening night event Thursday, July 18, at 7 p.m. will feature an Egg Cream Eggstravaganza with Barry Joseph, author of “Seltzertopia: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary Drink.”

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Art Walk; ‘Thinking About Today’s Supreme Court’; ‘Showdown’ at Berkshire Museum; ‘BubbleMania!’ at Lenox Library; ‘Songs and Sayings’ at Bascom...

Linda Greenhouse is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, and writes a biweekly opinion column for the New York Times on the Court and the law.

Business Briefs: National Dance Presenters’ Forum; Berkshire Bank donates to CDCSB; Fitch Ratings upgrades Kimball Farms; Berkshire United Way community investments

The Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire has announced that the Berkshire Bank Foundation has made a $10,000 grant to the CDCSB.

Business Briefs: New Berkshire United Way CEO; WAM Theatre expands leadership; ‘Smart Fundraising’ board workshop; Jewish Women’s Foundation seeks proposals; Salisbury Bank scholarships

WAM Theatre has announced the addition of two new members to its leadership team: Lia Russell-Self as associate producing director and, Kristen Perlman as philanthropy manager.

Bits & Bytes: Rosanne Cash at Club Helsinki; unity gathering; Chatham piano celebration; ‘Stories, Smiles, Art & Ice Cream’; forest bathing at Hancock Shaker...

The program is still in formation but will include reflections from featured speakers including Rabbi Levi Volovik of Chabad of the Berkshires; Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield; and Rev. Brent Damrow of the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge.

Bits & Bytes: BCC civil rights event; Berkshire Voices staged reading; Thompson on bullying; Bittman on aging

On Wednesday, April 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Berkshire Country Day School will host a workshop with child psychologist Michael Thompson, Ph.D., based on the theme of his best-selling book “Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Community, Friendship, Social Power and Bullying in Childhood.”

Bits & Bytes: Library mini-golf; ‘Black Citizenship in the age of Jim Crow’; Knosh & Knowledge; women in political office lecture; tree-pruning workshop

Bard College at Simon’s Rock will host the exhibit 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' beginning Thursday, March 28, in the college’s Hillman-Jackson Gallery inside the Daniel Arts Center.

Bits & Bytes: Mount Everett students in India; Youth Rec Club at Berkshire South; CoA luncheon; combatting cognitive decline

Youth Rec Club, led by Berkshire South Regional Community Center's youth development manager Mac Wallace, will include a fun mix of sports, team-building games and outdoor activities.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Colonial; ‘An Old-Fashioned Christmas’; ‘Battlemind’ at BCC; ‘The Jewish World of Elvis Presley’; ‘All of Us’...

Participants of 'An Old-Fashioned Christmas' will be able to trace the history of the Christmas tree from the Colonial period to the Victorian era, the 1950s and on to the modern day.

News Briefs: Anti-bias training for students; health insurance enrollment help

Participants also develop safe and practical prevention and response strategies to address prejudicial behaviors, including ways in which young people can become allies for peers who are targeted.

In aftermath of Pittsburgh synagogue assault, interfaith vigil offers solidarity against hatred and violence

The most powerful words of the evening might have come from Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, senior associate regional director at the Anti-Defamation League in Boston: "The opposite of love is not hate. It is indifference."

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