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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Race Brook Lodge quarantine program; small business survey; new Berkshire Music School executive director; new BCC faculty, staff

The survey will help CDCSB focus professional technical assistance to businesses where they most need it in order to weather the economic impact of the pandemic.

Construct, Lenox and GB offer emergency rental assistance during COVID-19 pandemic

Both housing trusts are allocating funds received from the local Community Preservation Act surcharge and granted to the trust in previous annual town meetings.

Bits & Bytes: World music at Race Brook Lodge; American Mural Project tours; Laurel Hill meeting; French film festival

Mike Beck, executive director of Berkshire Botanical Garden, will present “Teaching an Old Garden New Tricks: How Berkshire Botanical Garden Is Creating Its Own Future.”

Chef’s Italian roots influence his cooking at Stagecoach Tavern

After the challenge of winter, Soldini craves the smell of spring and working outside, both of which give him so much energy as a chef. Soldini is always eager to teach others about the vast and varied cuisine of his native country.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Gratitude’ at Race Brook Lodge; ‘Messiah’ sing-in; Sprague/Jaffe/Ennis trio with Claire Daly; ‘Little Women’ reading; Rock & Soul Holiday Show

The Sprague/Jaffe/Ennis Trio is a new ensemble featuring long time collaborators with strong Berkshires roots: Miro Sprague on piano, Marty Jaffe on bass and Jason Ennis on guitar.

Bits & Bytes: Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park; House of Waters at Race Brook Lodge; Dale Chihuly at Schantz Galleries; Musicians of Ma’alwyck

Race Brook Lodge will host a concert and pool party with New York City trio House of Waters Saturday, Aug. 31.

Benjamin Lucas Paley, 26, of Allston, Mass., musician and graduate of Berkshire Country Day School

He had lived in the Boston area for the last nine years and was a musician and a music teacher. He was a great listener, unusually sensitive and aware of other people’s feelings and perspectives.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Heartflow: Honoring the Housatonic River’; Wild Thing trail race; ‘River Art Project 3’; Discover Connecticut bicycle tour; GoldenOak at Race Brook...

Prizes will be awarded to the male and female winners and runners-up of the 10K and 5K races, as well as to the top two “Best Dressed Native Species” racers.

Bits & Bytes: Founders Day at Norman Rockwell Museum; ‘The Mystical 16’; rainforest music, culture at Race Brook Lodge; RSYP block party; Alastair McIntosh...

The twin brothers will speak and present songs, stories and movement, and will answer questions about the indigenous ways and traditions of their Amazon culture.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Constitution Under Stress’; classical piano concerts; ‘Time Poetry’ at 250 Long Pond; ‘Pippin’ at BCC; Dewey Hall gala

Pianist YeeJin Yuk will present two concerts featuring the work of Debussy, Ravel, Faure, Chopin and Dutilleux.

Bits & Bytes: Troika al la Russe’ at the Mahaiwe; ‘Resisting Repression’ at Mason Library; Race Mountain Spring Banquet; rabies, microchip clinic

The talk is the first sponsored by the W. E. B. Du Bois Legacy Committee as well as the first in a series of lectures by UMass visiting scholars, co-sponsored by the town of Great Barrington and UMass.

Bits & Bytes: Radio Deluxe at the Mahaiwe; Winter Solstice Faerie Ball; railroad safety presentation; storm windows at Green Drinks; Red Cross blood drives

In light of the efforts to connect the Berkshires to New York City via passenger train, the town of Great Barrington will present federal railroad safety expert Dick Towle Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the Claire Teague Senior Center.

Bits & Bytes: Comedy at Race Brook Lodge; ‘This Is Home’ at Mason Library; ‘Southern Berkshires Through Time’; CoA luncheon; FAFSA Day Massachusetts

The Sundance Film Festival award-winning documentary "This is Home" follows four Syrian refugee families sent to resettle in Baltimore in 2016.

Bits & Bytes: Barnstar! at Race Brook Lodge; Robert Bullard at Williams; Stockbridge Halloween parade; ‘The Concert’ at CAS; Lyme disease talk

For decades, Robert Bullard has been a leading voice against environmental racism—the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color—including the Flint water crisis and hurricane recovery in Houston and Puerto Rico.

The Inn that grooved the Berkshires

For a brief shining moment, rock and roll was HERE. In the Berkshires. Stockbridge of all places, across the street from Tanglewood.

Music Inn reunion will celebrate Berkshires’ musical history

Music Inn in Lenox that loomed large during a period where musicians ruled the roost and legendary concert experiences like Woodstock drew epic crowds to relatively unheard-of locales.

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