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Part 2: Biden or Trump and the Nonprofit Sector NGOs, international nonprofits and social service agencies

The author makes an impassioned case for the nonprofit sector to recognize the dire outcome of another Trump term and to take action.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Who Stole My Pension?’; Lenox Library StoryWalk; photography workshop; BAA call for art

Laminated pages from the Caldecott Medal-winning children's book “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak are placed in storefront windows or attached to wooden stakes along an outdoor path.

‘Searching for the Moon’ unearths one woman’s journey of returning to her past

In the end, Amber Chand is able to see all of her life as a gift, even the challenges.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Recovering Racist in America’; Shawn Fields art talk; Neil Simon drama excerpts; Neha Das at Lenox Library

As detailed in his memoir, Tim Parrish will discuss his racist upbringing at home and in his church in Louisiana during the 1960s, his involvement in racist violence during high-school desegregation in the 1970s, his ongoing recovery from racism, and the current state of racism in the United States.

Bits & Bytes: Piano, cello concert; Alford open studios; grey parrot lecture

Artists Dai Ban, Julie Scott and Shira Toren will open their studios to the public Sunday, Oct. 6, for the Alford’s first-ever Open Studio Day.

Bits & Bytes: Five Wise Guys at Berkshire South; Music In Common gala; Dog Dance at Jacob’s Pillow; ‘Words Matter’ at Sandisfield Arts Center;...

Music In Common's annual Raise the MIC gala will honor founding board member Elaine Mack for her tireless efforts to combat the hate responsible for the murder of Daniel Pearl with a focus on fundraising and fiscal sustainability.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Pipeline’ new play series; ‘Networking Victorian-Style’ at Ventfort Hall; ‘Food for Thought’ dinner; Blackstone Valley String Quartet

Though the Penny Post facilitated family ties, promoted business and spread information to an ever-widening postal “network,” it also became a tool for blackmail, slander, unsolicited mass mailings and junk mail.

Bits & Bytes: Music Mountain opening concert; Clinton Church Restoration benefit concert; ‘A Year of Dance Dates’; Vita Kay at Sandisfield Arts Center

“Common Ground: A celebration of Jazz and Jewish Music” will benefit Clinton Church Restoration’s effort to restore and repurpose the historic Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church as an African-American heritage site, visitor center and community space.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Great Barrington Citizens’ Show & Tell’; ‘Successful Aging’ talk; photography workshop; May Day celebration; Roe Jan Library community conversations

In the talk, Dr. Benjamin Liptzin will describe ways to successfully age physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually, and will review the latest science behind living longer and better.

Bits & Bytes: Young Choreographers Initiative; Yuletide Festival; Estes at Salisbury Forum; swing dancing at Dewey Hall

The Young Choreographers Initiative performance explores issues that matter most to the students, including sexual assault, consent and explorations of gender.

Sandisfield Players present ‘Shakespeare Unchained,’ a Bard-inspired comedy

“Shakespeare Unchained” is a comedy hosted by a slightly demented college professor lecturing his students on the world’s greatest playwright.

Bits & Bytes: Five Senses Festival; 45th annual Gather-In; WordXWord Festival; crossword puzzles at Sandisfield Arts Center; Vera Quartet at Southfield Church

The main stage at the Gather-In will feature folksingers Kim and Reggie Harris, a performance of Jacob’s Pillow’s Pittsfield Moves! community engagement initiative, the Soul Steps dance troupe from New Jersey, Youth Alive and Funk Box Studio dancers, and more.

Bits & Bytes: Hilltown Open Studio Tour; ‘A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.’ screening; CEWM solstice party; mill history talk; Greenagers to dedicate garden...

Using photos of the 19th-century mills and factories, historian John Dickson will reveal the story of the people who harnessed the power of streams and rivers to make a living for their families.

Bits & Bytes: Berkshire Pulse at Kimball Farms; ‘Music Changes the Brain’; Lenox house tour; Northeast Fiddlers’ Convention; ‘One Night Stand’ at Sandisfield Arts...

According to neuroscientist Paul Lennard, playing an instrument or listening to music can morphologically and functionally change the brains, both in the short and long terms.

Bits & Bytes: Truck Day; Family Cabaret Night at Sandisfield Arts Center; Narrative Film Festival; Polaris Piano Trio at Roe Jan Library

The Polaris Piano Trio performs programs that explore works by women and composers of African descent from the 19th century through the present.

Bits & Bytes: ‘A Celtic Family Christmas’; Music in Common benefit concert; Hawthorne Valley Yuletide Fair; ‘Jack and the Giant Beanstalk’

For more than 30 years, Todd Mack has made a career as a musician, songwriter and producer based upon his unwavering belief in the power of music to change the world.

Bits & Bytes: Halloween double feature; ‘Through Truth We Triumph;’ Naumkeag haunted house; pumpkin decorating; ‘Transitions’ at Hotchkiss

'Through Truth We Triumph' will celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther with music and words in settings of German Renaissance and Baroque motets, choruses and chorales.
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