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October 2017

Fund Raiser for the victims of Las Vegas

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Noel Field Athletic Complex, 310 State Street
North Adams, 310 State St, North Adams, MA 01247 01247 United States
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North Adams Ambulance is hosting a Fund Raiser for the victims of Las Vegas this Saturday, between 10:00am-2:00pm and would appreciate some assistance in spreading the word. There will be free hot dogs and hamburgs and Emergency Response Consulting will be teaching life-saving techniques that were used during the horrific attacks in Las Vegas. We have special Buckets of Love that people can give donations in that will be provided to the victims and families of Las Vegas. If you…

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NAACP hosts Pittsfield City Council forum Wednesday, October 11th

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Conte Community School, 200 West Union Street
Pittsfield, United States
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Pittsfield City Hall (Note: the forum is being held at the Conte Community School, located at 200 West Union Street in Pittsfield); photo courtesy City of Pittsfield. (Pittsfield, Mass.) The Berkshire County branch of the NAACP is hosting a Pittsfield City Council candidates forum Wednesday, October 11th at 6pm at Conte Community School, located at 200 West Union Street in Pittsfield. The forum is free and open to all. The public is encouraged to submit questions beforehand for consideration to…

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Threats to Democracy and Dangers of War

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Goodel Hall, Goodell Hall, 140 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003 United States
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Medea Benjamin, Amer Ahmed, Mojgan Haji, and Christian Appy (clockwise from the top left) An Interactive Conversation with Medea Benjamin, Amer F. Ahmed, Mojgan Haji, and Christian Appy Thursday, Oct 12, 6:30pm, Bernie Dallas Room, UMass Amherst Goodell Hall, Free and Open to the Public The United States is at war in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, and U.S. leaders have threatened war in North Korea, Iran, and Venezuela. Fears of deportation, white supremacist violence, police violence, climate change-related disaster, and…

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Latin/Afro Cuban Percussion Workshop

October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wood Brothers Music, 5 Cheshire Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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At Wood Brothers Music Saturday, Oct. 14 1:00 pm-2:30 pm Workshop held by Roger Squitero, Internationally recognized percussionist! (percussionist with the Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Cuban Experience) A unique learning experience whatever your style! Come check it out!

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Story Night, Bennington, VT — theme: fire in the hole

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Two Brews, 230 North Street
Bennington, VT 05201 United States
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What’s it like at ground zero? In a crisis there may be only a few options. Did you come out swinging or did something else happen?  Tell a story of how you got through or, of course, interpret how you will.   no notes, no props, true from you. anonymous flash nonfiction "Share a time when you felt had to hide. What was it you were hiding from?" Prize: Sponsored by Bennington Bookshop $25 gift Thanks to all of your support since…

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350 MA-Berkshires October meeting

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 174 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA, Massachusetts 01201
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The next 350 MA-Berkshires monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, October 18 at 6pm (5:30 for potluck snacks) at the UU Church at 175 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield.  This month we'll feature a discussion on Carbon Capture and Storage/Sequestration led by William Ashley from Western Mass Climate Action Now.  William will speak on efforts to increase awareness of the potential of CCS and how it could benefit the us locally in Western Mass while helping fight climate change.  We will also continue our discussion about…

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The Berkshire Leadership Summit

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Berkshire Leadership Summit Announces Keynote Speaker and Presenters LEE, Mass. — WAM Theatre is excited to release the program schedule of the upcoming Berkshire Leadership Summit, taking place on Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29, 2017 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Center for the Performing Arts at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. Over 20 nonprofit theatre leaders, professional experts, and resource providers will be leading a cohort of 80 attendees from across the United States and Canada through…

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Gabriel Kahane: Book of Travelers

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
North Adams, Massachusetts 01247 United States
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Freight Train, Freight Train NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Brooklyn composer Gabriel Kahane visited MASS MoCA in 2013, on the eve of his major label debut The Ambassador. Now he returns on Friday, October 20, at 8pm, to stage an intimate, work-in-progress song cycle, solo at the piano, based on his recent two-week Amtrak journey around the country. Gabriel Kahane; photo by Josh Goleman. Composer, musician, and vocalist Kahane has quietly become one of the leading voices in American music today.…

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How Digital and Social Media Have Disrupted Journalism

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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A lecture by MCLA Professor Shawn McIntosh Presented by OLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College   PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The final talk in OLLI's 2017 Distinguished Speakers Series will be held Saturday, October 21st, at 2pm at Berkshire Museum in downtown Pittsfield, and features Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Professor Shawn McIntosh on "How Digital and Social Media Have Disrupted Journalism." MCLA Professor Shawn McIntosh; submitted photo. Professor McIntosh’s talk will discuss how the digital revolution…

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Story Slam with Sheela Clary @ Sandisfield Arts Center Presents:

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sandisfield Arts Center, 5 Hammertown Road
Sandisfield, Massachusetts 01255 United States
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SANDISFIELD, MA – Sandisfield Arts Center is pleased to bring the popular art of staged storytelling to the Berkshires with a curated Story Slam on Saturday October 21 at 4:00pm.  Local teacher and Moth StorySlam winner, Sheela Clary will be the Emcee for the evening.The theme for this event is Rescue.  Storytellers are encouraged to contact Sheela at sheelaclary@gmail.com to pitch their 5-7 minute story ideas. Storytellers will be selected beforehand and should rehearse stories for length and content.Tickets for the event are $10 and available at Sandisfield Art Center’s website.Sheela Clary was born…

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