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About Pittsfield
The City of Pittsfield was founded as a town in 1761 and again as a city in 1891.Pittsfield is located in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts and is known as the “Plastics Technology Center of the Nation”.

The 4th of July Parade given by the City of Pittsfield brings thousands of visitors to the city for the annual celebration. The Hancock Shaker Village which was established more than 200 years ago gives tourists the chance to discover the Shaker way of life.

Another Pittsfield land mark is Arrowhead which was where the completion of “Moby Dick” and others took place. Till this day many writers and artists call Pittsburg home.

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Tory Hanna
Come see the Boyz and me jamming the nation! Fun mission Mondays alwAys set the tone for the week! One love, Tory

When: Oct 27, 2014 8 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20 )
Men Are From Mars-Woman Are From Venus Live!
Men Are From Mars-Woman Are From Venus LIVE! Is a one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom.


When: Oct 30, 2014 12 AM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00 )
Giving Thanks 2014

Giving Thanks 2014 is a benefit Dinner and Concert Event to support Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. There will be two dinner seatings at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. There is a 125 person limit for each dinner seating.

Dinner: Thanksgiving Style Dinner: Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, squash... all the trimmings! Plus, PIE and coffee! Dinner tickets are $15 each.

The concert features Bobby Sweet and the BSweet Band with special guest Zink & Company. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the show. Concert tickets are $15, and there are no limit on concert ticket sales.

Combo tickets for both dinner and the show: These tickets are $25 and include a dinner seating and the concert.

There will be raffle prizes, including a 50/50 and a special raffle for 250 gallons of home heating oil from Mirabito Energy Products! That's a prize worth close to $1000! Only 400 total tickets are available for the oil raffle. All tickets can be purchased online here, or in person at Central Berkshire Habitat (314 Columbus Avenue), the ReStore (70 Jefferson Avenue), and concert and oil tickets only can be purchased at Bagels Too (North Street), Tune Street (Great Barrington), Wood Bros. Music (Pittsfield) and the Becket General Store.

When: Nov 1, 2014 4 PM to Nov 1, 2014 10 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 16 )
Podunk Throwbacks

When: Mar 5, 2015 6 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 18 )
Podunk Throwbacks

When: Jan 29, 2015 6 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18 )
Workforce Training Fund Information Session-Pittsfield

Want more information about the Workforce Training Fund Program and which training grant would best fit your business' training needs?

This 2-hour information session will give an overview of all of the Workforce Training Fund Grant Programs:

  • General Program Training Grants - including Consortium Grants
  • Express Program Training Grants
  • Hiring Incentive Training Grants (HITG)
  • Technical Assistance Grants

The overview will cover the features and benefits of each program, the amount of available funding, and how to apply.

For more information about the Workforce Training Fund Program, visit www.mass.gov/wtfp

When: Feb 4, 2015 9 AM to Feb 4, 2015 10 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09 )
Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour
Yappy Hour is an Hour long Workshop for dogs and owners to mingle, get to know each other, and discuss dog topics, food, treats, training, etc.!

When: Oct 31, 2014 6 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18 )
The Rockin' Robin

When: Nov 15, 2014 2 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14 )
Berkshire Girls Code
Ever had the itch to build your own website, game, or mobile app? Come join us! We'll teach you the basicsthatwill allow you to buildyour own web application that you can show your friends and family.Learn from expert female instructors like Lynn Root, featured in Glamour Magazine's 35 Under 35 Women in Tech. Come with curiousity, leave with real skills! We'll provide inspiration, lunch, and a fun gift bag from our sponsors. This event is open only to Middle and High School girls in Berkshire County, MA, and is being held with support from Girls Inc. of the Berkshires.


Do I need any previous experience with computer coding or computer science to attend?

Nope! Just bring your curiouslity!

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

The event is for Middle and High School Girls in Berkshire County, MA. Please bring an ID and the permission slip that we'll send to you after you register.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Attendees must provide their own transporation. Parking is available at Berkshire Community. If lack of transporation is preventing you from attending, please contact the organizers to make special arrangements.

Will you feed me?

Yes! We'll take a break midday and serve lunch, generously proivded by Panera Bread. Feel free to bring your own snack if you like, but no food is allowed in the computer lab.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can reach Tom Roy at:tomroy@gmail.com

You can reach Donna Fenn at: dmfenn1@gmail.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Sorry, no.

When: Oct 25, 2014 9 AM to Oct 25, 2014 2 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09 )
Voicethread Workshop #3

For those who attended the first Voicethread workshop on October 23rd, please join for this third workshop, where we will continue to learn about and create Voicethreads in Moodle.

When: Nov 6, 2014 12:15:00 PM to Nov 6, 2014 1:15:00 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:15:00 )
Pure Prairie League
When: Nov 15, 2014 12 AM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00 )
Night School 4 Girls

When: Oct 31, 2014 3 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15 )
Storytime and Craft With Bri
Storytime and Craft With Bri
Aug 02, 2014 1:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
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When: Oct 25, 2014 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13 )
Letters Home
Letters Home puts the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The production is inspired by The New York Times Op-Ed Article "The Things They Wrote" and the subsequent HBO documentary Last Letters Home, and additionally uses letters and correspondences from Frank Schaeffer's books, Voices From the Front, Letters Home From America's Military Family, Faith of Our Sons, and Keeping Faith. The play, without politicizing, gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience in the ongoing war. The initial production was critically acclaimed and was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for "Outstanding New Play."


When: Nov 9, 2014 12 AM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 00 )
Annual Meeting

Register Now! The Annual Meeting of both the Board of REALTORSand the Multiple Listing Service (Participants of the MLS) will be held on: Wednesday October 29th, 2014 @ Country Club of Pittsfield

Doors will open for a lovely (free) breakfast at 8:30 a.m., meeting kicks off at 9:00 a.m. and ends by 11:30 a.m. The raffle for a free 2015 membership will be held when all voting issues end.

All REALTORS, MLS Participantsand Affiliatemembers are invited to attend this event. Berkshire REALTORS in good standing have onevote on Board of REALTOR issues. MLS Participants, (Typically Designated REALTORS of each firm)have one vote on MLS issues. The agenda will feature:

  • Association and MLS Update of Issues
  • Current Issues Information
  • Board & MLS Budget Approval
  • Election of 2015 Officers and Directors.
  • Raffle for a FREE 2015 Membership
  • Free Breakfast, Great Networking and more!

Register Now!Board of REALTORS Annual Meeting Notice

As appointed by Board President Mark McIlquham, approved by the Board of Directors and in accordance with Article XI, Section 4 of the Bylaws of the Berkshire County Board of REALTORSthe Nominating Committee comprised of Barbara Osborne, Lynne Blake, John McLean, Suzanne Crerar and Andy Perenick hereby submits the followingSlate of Officers & Directors as Nominees for 2015 Board Service:

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* Completing a 2 year term for the vacant term of Churchward Davis The following will serve on the Board of Directors but do not require a vote of the membership.

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  • General Meeting Procedures - Board: How to vote, add nominees, petition for additional items to be placed on the agenda, etc.
  • 2015 Proposed Budget - Board: outline of the income and expenses as submitted by the Finance Committee for approval.
  • Proxy Voting: The Board bylaws donot offerproxy voting for those unable to attend. You must be present to vote on the issues.
  • Register Now!
MLS Annual Meeting Notice

As appointed by MLS President Karen Climo, approved by the Board of Directors and in accordance with Article 7 of theBylaws of the Multiple Listing Servicethe Nominating Committee comprised of Jeff Rose, Mary R., White, Mary Jo Piretti, Kim Burnham, and Lance Vermeulen hereby submits the followingSlate of Officers & Directors as Nominees for 2015 MLS Service:

[gallery columns="4" ids="19134,19141,19143,19144,19145"]The following will serve on the MLS Board of Directors but do not require a vote of the membership.

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When: Oct 29, 2014 8 AM to Oct 29, 2014 11 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08 )
Patrick Gray Jr.
Join me for a night of Solo Acoustic Folk/Rock. Great Food and atmosphere. Hope to see you there!

When: Nov 21, 2014 8 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20 )
Tech Tuesday: Photo Tips and Tricks

Join Sue, Sandy, and Kim for a new series of Tech Tuesday Programs that will address the technology topics that matter most to your business, including the topics that have you stumped!!

The series kicks off with Photo Tips and Tricks on Tuesday, November 18, 2014. In just over an hour, we will cover the basics of photo importing, uploading, and saving; the easiest ways to edit your photos for display and maximum impact; and outline free software that is easy to use and can make your photo projects pop! We will also cover how to take a great photo and some mistakes to avoid, before opening up the floor to your questions!

Pre-registration is required to ensure enough materials are available. See you then!

When: Nov 18, 2014 2 PM to Nov 18, 2014 3 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14 )
Edwardian Halloween Party at EPOCH at Melbourne
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host an Edwardian Halloween Party on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

When: Oct 29, 2014 12 AM to Oct 29, 2014 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00 )

PATRIOTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL - American Guild of Organists, Tracy Wilson, conductor; Tim Weisman, organ. Choral and organ program, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, with patriotic anthems and sing-alongs including "Battle Hymn of the Republic." 3:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Pittsfield, Mass., freewill offering; Info call: 413-644-8873.

When: Nov 8, 2014 12 AM to Nov 8, 2014 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Freewill offering (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00 )
3rd Annual Berkshire Orchid and Tropical Show
A weekend celebrating orchids, succulents, bromeliads, bonsai and other tropicals! The event will showcase up to 20 unique exhibits and a variety of vendors selling plants, accessories, supplies and artwork. We are also featuring a number of educational talks and workshops on Saturday and Sunday. All to benefit the BCC Foundation's Annual Fund, the Hoffmann Environmental Center and Greenhouse. Show, Sale and Workshops October 25-26, 10 AM - 4 PM Admission $5, children 12 and under FREE. BCC's Paterson Field House, 1350 West Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 For more information: Jennifer Kerwood, jkerwood@berkshirecc.edu or 413-236-2188

When: Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to Oct 25, 2014 4 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Admission $5, children 12 and under FREE. (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10 )
Lexi Weege

When: Nov 2, 2014 10 AM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 10 )
BCC Fall Alumni Association Meeting

5-6 PM: Social Hour and Networking

Meet the newly elected BCC Alumni Association Board, reconnect with old friends, enjoy appetizers and a cash bar.

6:00 PM: Meeting

Hear from BCC President Ellen Kennedy about the colleges new strategic plan and how alumni can be involved.

When: Nov 12, 2014 5 PM to Nov 12, 2014 7 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 17 )
Podunk Throwbacks

When: Nov 6, 2014 6 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 18 )
Knowledge is Power: A Designated REALTOR Meeting

Knowledge is Power: A Designated REALTOR Meeting

When: Nov 14, 2014 9 AM to Nov 14, 2014 11 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09 )
K-111: No Coffee Allowed

Join us for an evening of orignal and cover music with K-111 featuring Chad Tarves.

Where: BCC in K-111
When: Friday, Novemeber 14th, at 7PM

FREE SEATING (Donations welcome and even encouraged) BUT LIMITED TO 100 PEOPLE
Merchandise will be available at this concert

Chad, a pop/folk/rock musician, is lead singer and songwriter in K-111. He utilizes numerous instruments including vocals, piano, guitar, mandolin, drums, and bass. Chad studies classical voice training with Kathleen McDonald at Berkshire Community College, where he performs in the chorus and is working toward associates degrees in music and liberal arts, as well as a recording certificate. Chad co-manages CPT Sound Design, which caters to local bands such as T-Bone Daddy. He also helps manage PArtBEATS, a fundraiser for the BCC performing arts department. Chad has performed at open mics, calliope cafs, bars, and MCLA's "Rock the Vote." He is a friend to all small and mid sized animals.

When: Nov 14, 2014 7 PM to Nov 14, 2014 9 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19 )
Classroom Continuing Education- November 4th and 5th

Held in the Board Office Conference Center, we bring to you experienced and professional speakers for a variety of continuing education programs. Take all 6 for a full-set of 12 credit hours of license renewal, or pick and choose the topic(s) that interest you. Each program runs for 2-hours and provides 2-hours of CE credit.

November 4th, 2014: Sponsored by Lee Bank

Peter West, Instructor

9:00 am - 11:00 am,RE59R09 Smart Growth/Smart Energy

11:15 am - 1:15 pm,RE34RC03: National Economic Trends and the Real Estate Professional

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm,RE55R06 Leisure Homes, Second Homes & Age Restricted Housing

November 5th, 2014: Sponsored by Berkshire Bank

9:00 am - 11:00 am, RE25RC08Financing -presented byHeidi N. Leonard (Berkshire Bank)

11:15 am 1:15 pm, RE62RC10: Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) -Using REALTOR Property Resources presented by Lesley Lambert, RPR Trainer

2:00 pm 4:00 pm, RE44R05 Understanding Title & Title Concerns presented by Mike Shepard, Esquire

Please note that these programs are FREE to Berkshire County Board of REALTORS members and pre-registration is required. Members must use promotional code BerkshireRealtor to receive free tickets. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-registered, first-served basis. Those registered to attend who do not show for the program(s) will be assessed a $30 fee for each program unattended. Cancellation of registration is required at least one-business day before the program starts. If you are registered, and unable to attend, please contact the Board Office as soon as possible so we may open your seat up to another attendee. Thank you!

When: Nov 4, 2014 9 AM to Nov 5, 2014 4 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 09 )
Berkshire County Home Show
"Berkshire County Home Show is a 2 day event being held from 10th January to the 11th January 2015 at the Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, USA. This event showcases products like windows and sliding, screens, wood and lumber products, remoldeling products and services and many more related products etc. in the Household Consumables, Household Services industries."

Book a stall at 10times.com!

When: Jan 10, 2015 12 AM to Jan 11, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 00 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Dec 8, 2014 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 13 )


Its never been more important for boards and staff to work together effectively to solicit financial support for your organization. Perfect for board-staff teams, this practical session addresses the complementary roles board members play in their organizations governance and resource development. The session begins with a close look at board recruitment, structure, operations and culture. The second part of the session focuses on how to involve board members in effective fundraising and their role in supporting your bequest and planned giving program. Topics covered in this day-long session will include:

  • Trends impacting governance & fundraising in the nonprofit sector
  • How great boards profile before recruiting
  • Why term limits are essential for a fundraising board
  • How successful fundraising is not about asking for money
  • Periodic fundraising exercises you can do with your board
  • How to get your board to articulate your organizations value
  • How every single willing board member can be a great fundraiser

Who should attend?

To maximize the benefit of this session, staff members should be accompanied by three board members.

Chuck V. Loring, MBA, CFRE is a Senior Governance Associate for BoardSource and senior partner of Loring, Sternberg & Associates, based in Fort Lauderdale and Indianapolis, which provides governance consulting services to nonprofits. Chuck has helped hundreds of local and regional nonprofits across the country strengthen their boards and improve governance practices, and advanced the missions of world renowned organizations. Chuck also conducts training programs for funding organizations, including a host of community foundations across the country.

Tickets for this seminar are being sold in sets of four; you may only buy one set of four tickets per organization. You will be charged $100 regardless of how many participants you register. We recommend 1-2 senior managers and 2-3 board members. Please enter the organization name, individual names and roles of ALL attendees.

Lunch will be included in the ticket price.

Thanks to the Dyson Foundation, New York State Nonprofit employees and board members are eligible to receive 50% off of their ticket price.

When: Oct 31, 2014 8 AM to Oct 31, 2014 3 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.50 true New York State Nonprofits 12.50

25.00 true All Other Nonprofits 25.00

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08 )
Assignments In Moodle

Learn how to create and edit the settings for two types of Assignments in Moodle: online text in Moodle or submitting a word processing file.

When: Oct 30, 2014 3 PM to Oct 30, 2014 4 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15 )
Quizzes In Moodle

Learn about different Quiz types in Moodle and how to set them up. Test banks from external sources can also be brought to the session for consultation.

When: Oct 29, 2014 3 PM to Oct 29, 2014 4 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Oct 29, 2014 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13 )
Discussion Forum in Moodle

Learn about the discussion forum in Moodle, a powerful interactive tool for engaging with students -- and for students engaging with each other -- in the online course.

When: Oct 28, 2014 2:45:00 PM to Oct 28, 2014 3:45:00 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:45:00 )
Petco Adopting a Dog Seminar
Petco Adopting a Dog Seminar
By choosing to adopt a dog, your are changing their life and yours for the best. Join our FREE 30-minute seminar with a Petco Dog Trainer on "Bringing Home Your Adopted Dog." learn tips to help you build a positive bond with your new companion.

When: Oct 26, 2014 12 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Nov 10, 2014 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 10 Nov 2014 13 )
Workforce Training Fund Workshop Session - Pittsfield

Companies that are ready to apply or are in the process of applying for a Workforce Training Fund General Program Grant are encouraged to attend this 3-hour application workshop.

The General Program Training Grant Application Workshop provides a comprehensive review of the general program grant application including:

  • discussing what makes for a competitive application;
  • how to develop a successful training plan;
  • measurable grant outcomes;
  • grant terminology; and
  • examples of general program grant application

For more information about the Workforce Training Fund Program, visit www.mass.gov/wtfp

When: Mar 18, 2015 9 AM to Mar 18, 2015 11 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Nov 24, 2014 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13 )

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