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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Life is a beech

When it comes to woody plants, I feel more strongly about protecting them from insects and managing diseases than I do about perennials and annuals.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Story of Plastic’; Comedy at the Plaza; Dwyer at NYC book fair; ‘Bring It On’ at Miss Hall’s

BIFF to screen ‘The Story of Plastic’ Great Barrington -- The Berkshire International Film Festival will present the documentary film “The Story of Plastic” Sunday,...

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: Berkshire Earth Expo; Katherine Bernhardt at Art Omi; volunteer singers sought

The goal of the Cooler Communities Challenge is to reduce a community’s carbon footprint and improve its resilience by showcasing students’ research and activities on climate, energy and environment to inspire people to take action.

Leonardo da Vinci exhibit opens at the Berkshire Museum

A new hands-on exhibit for curious people of all ages.

Business Briefs: Berkshire County Arc opens Nu-Opps; Rigas joins Berkshire Museum; Miss Hall’s welcomes Telfer; donor research workshop for nonprofits; designations for Berkshire Money...

Bridget Rigas has over 20 years of experience in fundraising, donor engagement, and management of cultural and educational organizations, most recently as director of development at MASS MoCA in North Adams.

Business Briefs: Money Matters mentors sought; Brewer joins CDCSB; Local Farmer Awards applications open; Balance Rock moves; BTCF grant deadlines

To be eligible for an award, a farm must have gross sales of $10,000 or above, and be a member of either Berkshire Grown or Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture or located in one the four counties of Western Massachusetts.

Jane ‘Jennie’ Butler, 87, of Lenox

After retiring from teaching, she volunteered for over 25 years at the Pittsfield Adult Learning Center where she helped adults earn their GEDs and taught English as a second language.

Bits & Bytes: Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas; autism neuroscience talk; hip hop residency performance; new GBRSS school director; Miss Hall’s pop-up art show

The hip-hop performance will be the culmination of the Mahaiwe education program’s four-day in-school residency taught by hip hop masters Baba Israel, Yako 440, Ken Fury and Grace Galu featuring students from Monument Valley Regional Middle School, Mount Everett Regional School and Herberg Middle School.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Sound of the Trumpet’; ‘A Pilgrimage of Hope’; Clark on Haydn; ‘Decision Height’ at Miss Hall’s

In her talk, Caryl Clark will provide a window into the breadth and greatness of Haydn’s work: his music as well as the changing social, cultural and political spheres in which he studied and worked.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The School of Love’ at Simon’s Rock; ‘North on the Wing’ birding lecture; college financial aid presentations; Fairview gala celebrates nurses

Naturalist and ornithologist Bruce Beehler will recount his 100-days-long 2015 field trip following the spring migration of songbirds from the coast of southeastern Texas up the Mississippi River and into the boreal forests of northern Ontario

Bits & Bytes: Eric Schenkman at Egremont Barn; BPL staged readings; cornhole tournament; lute and voice at the Southfield Church; girls’ leadership discussion

Inspired by the sensational story of Lizzie Borden, Edith Wharton began work on “Kate Spain” in 1935, but finished only the first act.

Business Briefs: GALAxy fundraiser a success; charging stations at Hawthorne Valley; new academic dean at Miss Hall’s; project leadership workshop; ‘Best Practices’ status for...

Hawthorne Valley has announced the installation of six destination charging stations for electric vehicles in its parking lot. The stations are available for public use, free of charge, and were installed in partnership with Tesla.

Bits & Bytes: Williams astronomer captures eclipse images; Bryant Day; National Moth Week workshop; Housatonic River cleanup; youth tennis program

Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center will celebrate National Moth Week Tuesday, July 24, from 8 to 10 p.m., with a workshop about nighttime pollinators, insects and moths.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Earth Expo; ‘Embrace Your Voice’ at Stockbridge Library; Wildflower Festival; ‘Chasing Coral’ at the Moviehouse; Girls’ empowerment concert

The “Embrace Your Voice, Reclaim Your Power: Changing the Dialogue Surrounding Sexual Assault” series will provide the community with an opportunity to talk about and understand sexual violence.
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