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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: Gather-In; transportation to hikes; ‘The Magic of VIM’; Housatonic River cleanup

Participants will be picked up at and returned to either the Berkshire Athenaeum or the Berkshire Dream Center and transported to the various hike locations.

AMPLIFICATIONS: Fourth of July in the Berkshires

I firmly believe librarians know everything, and even if that is only true in my mind, they certainly know where to find local Fourth of July celebrations.

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.

Lost and found: Unexpected gifts

“I was on my way to the Big Y, and stopped at the crosswalk for you to walk across. I saw your wallet drop out. And I said to myself, ‘I can’t not say anything. It’s a person’s life.’ ” — Betsy Halla

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Derby;’ ‘until/UNTIL;’ Civil War living history; Housatonic River cleanup; Rockwell, Warhol panel discussion

The Housatonic Valley Association invites volunteers to meet at Wahconah Park for a cleanup of the west branch of the Housatonic River.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Catch the Fever;’ Housatonic paddle trips; BBG plant sale; Young Singers Concert

“Meeting Mr. Beethoven” will feature Berkshire Lyric’s two choruses for young people, the Blafield Children’s Chorus and Melodious Accord, singing original music of Beethoven as well as contemporary music inspired by Beethoven.

Bits & Bytes: ‘The Messenger’ screening; touch football game; Berkshire Music School benefit; Golden Dragon Acrobats; swing dance night

This weekend the JFK Library Foundation is coordinating 35 touch football games across Massachusetts in recognition of President Kennedy’s love of the sport and commitment to physical fitness.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Music That Shook the World’; ‘Books and Blooms’; GBHS fundraiser; Pittsfield river clean-up; equestrian emergency response training

The 20th century saw a series of cultural earthquakes that shook the music establishment and scandalized audiences.

Bits & Bytes: Project Native Film Festival; Robert Hass at Williams; ‘Baseball in the Berkshires;’ MiC documentary premiere; juried photo show; ThunderFest update

Pittsfield was the town in which baseball first received legal recognition when, in 1791, the town fathers signed an ordinance banning it from being played in the town square.
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