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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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Mother's Day Weekend Storytime
Mother's Day Weekend Storytime
Children's Event, Costume Character, Storytime
Children's
May 09, 2015 1:30 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Pittsfield
555 Hubbard Ave
Pittsfield
MA
01201
413-496-9051

When: May 9, 2015 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 May 2015 13 )
Jeb Barry
The Support Live Music Series $10 cover Acts performing Cascade - 4:00 - 4:30 Arthur Holmes Blues Band - 4:30 - 5:30 Selena Schilling - 5:30 - 6:00 Given To Fly - 6:00 - 7:00 Matt Cahill - 7:00 - 7:30 Lovelution - 7:30 - 8:30 Jeb Barry 8:30 - 9:00 Unstructured Settlement - 9:00 - 10:00 Bits -n- Pieces - 10:00 - 11:00 BlackWater - 11:00 - 12:00 Food Will Be Available For Purchase During Show / All Monies Made After Expenses Go To Rock On For Scholarships

When: May 9, 2015 3 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 09 May 2015 15 )
The Rockin' Robin


When: Sep 28, 2015 2 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14 )
The Rockin' Robin


When: May 4, 2015 2 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 04 May 2015 14 )
Barrington Stage Company - Fiesta Grande 2015

BSC kicks off the Berkshire cultural season with an evening of love, romance, mystery, and dreams coming true...

Fiesta Grande 2015

Saturday ~ June 13


5:00 PM ~Man of La Mancha

One of the worlds most popular musicals, starring Jeff McCarthy

Boyd Quinson Mainstage - 30 Union St, Pittsfield

7:30 PM ~ Fiesta Grande

Spanish-inspired evening of signature cocktails,
music, dinner, and dancing

BSC apologizes for the high credit card service fees required. If you wish to reserve yourseats online and pay lower fees, please select Show other payment options (under the green OrderNow button), then select Pay offline. You will be asked to submit your name and address and pay bycheck.

~ Thank you for your support ~





When: Jun 13, 2015 5 PM to Jun 13, 2015 11 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 13 Jun 2015 17 )
The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow: The Berkshire Premiere of the Short Film and Live Show!

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow brings their musical journey to the big-screen in the Berkshires with the debut screening of their brand new short documentary! Friday, May 1, 2015 the 23-minute short documentary will be screened at Dotties Coffee Lounge in Pittsfield, MA with Filmmaker Tim Bradley in attendance. The screening will be followed by a full musical performance by The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow.

The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow is an acoustic spin-off of the successful festival which has been held at The Arts Block in Greenfield, MA. Its a collaborative project that brings together Massachusetts songwriters in the vein of Americana, Rock and Roots-folk music. "I am so thrilled to bring my film to Berkshire County, where more than half of footage was shot, and the place where this concept was largely born. This film speaks to the beauty of Western Massachusetts, which is no better epitomized than in the Berkshires." says Filmmaker and Documentarian Tim Bradley.

The Roadshow consists of Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, Greg Daniel Smith, David Tanklefsky, and Chris Merenda, all from Massachusetts.

The short documentary will be screened at 8PM and will last approximately 23-minutes. The audience will be seated. Immediately following the screening, beer and wine will be available for purchase and the Filmmaker and band will be socializing. The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow will perform at 8PM. Space is limited to 70 presale tickets!

"These guys have so much to offer individually, but put them together and its on a whole other level," Bradley says. "I'm from Western Massachusetts just like these guys, so I'm honored and humbled to bring their stories to life on film. This short documentary has been entered into national film festivals and we have already been invited to five. The band will be performing at a number of them. This whole thing is really taking off!"

Dotties Coffee Lounge Pittsfield, MA 5/1 Doors 7:30pm $15 tickets $12. in advance



When: May 1, 2015 7 PM to May 1, 2015 11 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 true Early Bird Tickets 12.00

(Fri, 01 May 2015 19 )
Berkshire Nonprofit Solutions Orientation

An orientation session on Berkshire NonprofitSolutions and the general topic of corporate affiliations. Appropraite for nonprofitexecutive leaders andboard members.

Participation in this session will be required fornonprofits to be eligible to apply for subsequentsupport from Berkshire Nonprofit Solutions.Confidential follow-up consultations will alsobe available to participants who make a requestwithin four weeks after the session.

Emcee Jennifer Dowley, President, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
Keynote Doug Sauer, CEO, New York Council of Nonprofits

  • Panelists
    • o Kate Maguire, Artistic Director & CEO, Berkshire Theatre Group
    • o Elton Ogden, President, Berkshire Housing Development Corporation
    • o Van Shields, Executive Director, Berkshire Museum
    • o TBA, Kids Place

To learn more about Berkshire Nonprofit Solutions, click here.



When: May 13, 2015 7 AM to May 13, 2015 10 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 13 May 2015 07 )
ES15: ELLs: Social, Emotional, and Academic Impact

ES15: ELLs: Social, Emotional, and Academic Impact

Presented by: Kim Bilotta

Intended for:Elementary teachers with English Language Learners who want to learn about the social, emotional and educational struggles of their students.

Objective:The purpose of this workshop is to address the needs of the growing population of English Language Learners in the Pittsfield Public Schools.(Note: An electronic device is required to research current events and conduct digital conversations via Google docs.)

Product:ELLs have diverse backgrounds, academically and culturally, and unique social and emotional needs.This workshop will dive into the details of immigration, the path to citizenship, cultural and academic challenges, and the social and emotional impact of migrating to the U.S. and to Pittsfield, specifically. Teachers will construct an action plan to support their ELL students.

Optional Product:Teachers will complete two lesson plans focusing on the topics presented, including differentiated curriculum (specifically for multi-level ELLs) and a personal reflection with year-long goals, to support an ELL in their classroom.

Location:Morningside Community School: Orchard Quad 1 & 2



When: Apr 8, 2015 12 PM to May 22, 2015 12 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12 )
Night School 4 Girls
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* With the Ultimate Package, the reservation date and time selected is for the class and the guest will select their Thunder show time when they attend the class.
*The night club passes are subject to change without notice and are based on availability.


When: Aug 22, 2015 2 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 22 Aug 2015 14 )
Urinetown: The Musical







Pittsfield High School's drama society, Proteus Theatre, presents
Urinetown: The Musical


A satirical musical comedy from 2001, the production satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement and municipal politics. Urinetown is about love, greed and revolution.

The show performs Friday, May 8th, Saturday May 9th, and Friday, May 15th at 7PM as well as Saturday May 16th at 2PM and 7pm

in the Pittsfield High School Theatre.

Tickets are $8 for students and $12 for adults.

For reservations, call (413) 499-9535, ext. 1102, or email PHS.proteustheatre@gmail.com.








When: May 8, 2015 12 AM to May 8, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: 8.00 students 12.00 adults * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Fri, 08 May 2015 00 )
Annual Meeting

2015 ANNUAL MEETING

Thursday, May 7

7:30 9:30 am

at the

Beacon Cinema 57 North Street

PROGRAM

Networking & Continental Breakfast

Election of Directors/Officers

2015 Award

President's Remarks, Kate Maguire

Downtown Parking Management Implementation, Doug Clark

Marketing, Kristine Hurley



When: May 7, 2015 7 AM to May 7, 2015 9 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 07 May 2015 07 )
Venly in the Berkshires: Pinterest For Business

Did you know Pinterest users are more likely to make purchases based on their pins compared to people on other top social sites? Learn how to use Pinterest and how to present rich content geared toward the networks core audience of women, who are responsible for 85% of all consumer purchases, in this exciting workshop led by Venly's Berkshire Chamber of Commerce Fellow, Katherine DiPierro. Event is free and open to guests of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.

Attendees who RSVP at least 12 hours in advance on the event will also be able to see their Venly social scores, and will be able to sign up for a complimentary social media assessment that will grade your business's use of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other online platforms.



When: May 5, 2015 5 PM to May 5, 2015 7 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 May 2015 17 )
What Do You Do With an Idea? Storytime
What Do You Do With an Idea? Storytime
Special Event, Storytime, Children's Event
Children's
May 02, 2015 1:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Pittsfield
555 Hubbard Ave
Pittsfield
MA
01201
413-496-9051

When: May 2, 2015 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 13 )
Electric Island Season Pass (Ferry Included)
When: May 18, 2015 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Mon, 18 May 2015 13 )
Session Americana
Age Limit: All Ages

Session Americana



When: May 18, 2015 8 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 May 2015 20 )
The Longview Gunslingers- Father, Misty, and the Big Rock
Father, Misty, and the Big Rock joins Longview Gunslingers in Pittsfield for a night of revelrous galantry at Fairways at the A. FMBR hits at 9:30!

When: May 16, 2015 9 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 16 May 2015 21 )
B.A. Dario


When: Aug 28, 2015 8 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20 )
S02-ES: PPS New Teacher Induction Program (Elementary Registration)

S02-ES: PPS New Teacher Induction Program (Elementary Registration)

Presented by:Sheila Irvin

Intended for:This workshop is intended for all levelsmaximum of 4 teachers per level. However, elementary teachers only should use this form to register. Middle and high school teachers should use forms S02-MS and S02-HS respectively.

Schedule:12:003:00pm

Objective:Create a structure for a new teacher induction program for years 1, 2 and 3.

Product:Draft/Outline of new program structure to be reviewed by the JLMC for implementation in Fall 2015.

Optional Product:Creation of a list of resources and activities for use in the NTI program.

Location:Pittsfield High School: Guidance Conference Room



When: Apr 8, 2015 12 PM to May 22, 2015 12 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12 )
S06: A Look at the National Core Art Standards

S06: A Look at the National Core Art Standards

Presented by:Mary Beth Eldridge

Intended for:Teachers of music, art and theater

Schedule:12:00 3:00pm

Objectives:To investigate the 2014 National Core Arts Standards and the implications for Massachusetts teachers of visual Arts, Dance, Media Arts, Music and Theatre.

Product:Input of teachers will be compiled and sent on to the DESE committee working on the adapt/adopt question regarding the NCAS. I have applied to join this committee. I am not sure where it will be in this decision-making process by spring.

Optional Product:Teachers will create customized NCAS documents to work with to inform their practice.

Location:Taconic High School: Art Room



When: Apr 8, 2015 11:40:00 AM to May 22, 2015 11:40:00 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:40:00 )
MS02: Integrating Supplementary File Folders and Foldables into Middle School Common Core Math Lessons

MS02: Integrating Supplementary File Folders and Foldables into Middle School Common Core Math Lessons

Presented by: Susan Dapson

Intended for:Middle school math, ELL and SPED teachers and math coaches

Objective:Teachers will develop three rigorous and relevant math lessons using the Massachusetts Common Core Standards. After generating the lessons, teachers will create supplementary file folders and foldable components to help students access the content of the math lessons.

Product:Teachers will develop three rigorous and relevant lesson plans (using the Common Core Standards) and the accompanying file folders and foldables for those lessons.

Optional Product:Teachers will develop two lesson plans from the Common Core Math Standards at their grade level. They will create the file folders and foldables to accompany the lessons that will allow students to access the content of the Math lessons.

Location:Reid Middle School: Room 215



When: Apr 8, 2015 11:40:00 AM to May 22, 2015 11:40:00 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:40:00 )
S01: Study Group: Planning & Intervening with Emotionally and Behaviorally Disordered Students

S01: Study Group: Planning & Intervening with Emotionally and Behaviorally Disordered Students

Presented by:Ann Marie Carpenter

Intended for:K-12 Psych/SAC PEAA Unit members only.

Schedule:12:003:00pm

Objective:Review scope of concern, current status of behavioral/emotional supports available in district and develop recommendations for improved interventions.

Product:Description of recommendations for improvements to interventions for emotionally and behaviorally disordered students.

Optional Product:Provision of written input on research conducted between sessions on additional models of effective intervention to be used in planning for 2nd session.

Location:Mercer Administration Building: 2nd Floor Conference Room



When: Apr 8, 2015 12 PM to May 22, 2015 12 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12 )
10th Annual Minds Matter Walk for Mental Health Awareness


When: May 21, 2015 12 AM to May 21, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: There is no cost to walk, but walkers are encouraged to secure donations from friends and family. * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Thu, 21 May 2015 00 )
B.A. Dario
B.A. Dario will be outside the Pub at Crown Plaza, on North Street, for Pittsfield's first Third Thursday celebration of the year. Come out and jam with us! All ages!

When: May 21, 2015 5 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 21 May 2015 17 )
Student Moodle Orientation

If you are brand new to Online Learning at BCC, we strongly advise you to attend a face-to-face Moodle Orientation.

Log in to your MyBCC account before the coming to the orientation. You may stop by the Computer Lab on the main campus, Field 102/Field 107, about 20 minutes before the orientation if you need help logging in.

Student Moodle Orientation is in Room K-210.




When: May 26, 2015 12:15:00 PM to May 26, 2015 1:15:00 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 26 May 2015 12:15:00 )
ES14: Sliding Baseball Across the Curriculum

ES14: Sliding Baseball Across the Curriculum

Presented by: Andrew Mickle

Intended for:Elementary teachers

Objective:Present an interdisciplinary educational unit on baseball to teach various elements of art, music, poetry, literature, science, technology, mathematics, history, geography, sociology and economics. The curriculum is aligned with the National Core Curriculum Standards. The workshop has been developed in conjunction with The National Baseball Hall of Fame and museum.

Product:Participants will be presented with lesson plans aligned with the National Common Core Standards in a variety of subjects related to baseball that they can incorporate into their own teaching practices.

Optional Product:An optional field trip will be offered to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. During the four hours at the Museum, participants will have a guided tour of the museum, observe with the Educational Staff teaching modules from the Hall of Fame Curriculum and interact with the Educational Staff on how baseball is used as a vehicle for education. Date to be announced at a later time.

Location:Stearns Elementary School: Computer Room



When: Apr 8, 2015 12 PM to May 22, 2015 12 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12 )
ES10: Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Elementary Students

ES10: Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Elementary Students

Presented by: Kerry Bean & Marlee Barry

Intended for:Elementary classroom teachers

Objective:Teachers will learn the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles for students and explore across-curricular health program in elementary schools.

Product:Create a shared Google Doc of nutrition and fitness activities linked to Standards and a proposal of when teachers will use these activities in their classroom.

Optional Product:Write a 2-4 page journal reflection on the role a teacher can play in promoting good nutrition and activity for school age children.

Location:Conte Community School: Cafeteria



When: Apr 8, 2015 12 PM to May 22, 2015 12 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12 )
ES13: Effective Strategies for Standards-based Writing in Grades 3-5

ES13: Effective Strategies for Standards-based Writing in Grades 3-5

Presented by: Kim Robertson

Intended for:Grade 35 ELA teachers

Objective:To support teachers in addressing MA Curriculum Frameworks Writing Standards using evidence- based instructional strategies.

Product:Teachers will create a writing assignment guide (WAG) including rubrics to use in their classroom. Participants will also review articles highlighting current research regarding effective writing instruction and complete a written reflection.

Optional Product:Participants will develop and carry out a Writing Project that addresses at least one writing standard from each of the four strands: Text Types and Purposes, Production and Distribution of Writing, Research to Build and Present Knowledge, and Range of Writing.

Location:Crosby Elementary School: Cafeteria



When: Apr 8, 2015 12 PM to May 22, 2015 12 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12 )
Storytime and Craft With Bri
Storytime and Craft With Bri
Storytime
Children's
Aug 02, 2014 1:00 PM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
Pittsfield
555 Hubbard Ave
Pittsfield
MA
01201
413-496-9051

When: May 2, 2015 1 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 13 )
Night School 4 Girls
BestofVegas.com Special Offer:
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Your Price: $95.00 (Regular Price: $105.00)


Night School 4 Girls
Studying has never been so sultry than it is with Night School 4 Girls at the Pole Fitness Studio. Pole Dancing experts are your instructors in this 75-minute class in the art of seduction thats just for the ladies. Youll learn about great pole dancing tricks and a steaming burlesque routine with feather boas and chairs. This Las Vegas show is perfect for bachelorette parties, divorce parties, or just a great way to spend a girls night out. And BestofVegas.com has your tickets to this fun escape thats geared toward ladies of all shapes and sizes.

Packages
General Admission Night School 4 Girls Class Admission, T-shirt and Goodie Bag
Preferred Package Night School 4 Girls Class Admission, T-shirt, Goodie Bag and VIP Nightclub Passes
Ultimate Outback Package Night School 4 Girls Class Admission, T-shirt, Goodie Bag, VIP Nightclub passes and Thunder from Down Under

* With the Ultimate Package, the reservation date and time selected is for the class and the guest will select their Thunder show time when they attend the class.
*The night club passes are subject to change without notice and are based on availability.


When: Apr 27, 2015 12 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12 )
Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals at the Colonial Theatre, directed by Travis G. Daly. This special performance features ten-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals.

Website

When: May 2, 2015 7 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 19 )
Berkshire County Arc 21st Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
There are two tee times - one at 7:30 a.m. and one at 12:30 p.m. - and the fee to play is $140 per player, which includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, green fees, cart and a gift. The format is four-person, captain and crew; individual and 2- and 3-person teams are welcome. There will also be a silent auction, raffle prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Sponsorship opportunities are available and the deadline to sponsor is Friday, April 24. The deadline to register to play is Friday, May 1.

When: May 21, 2015 12 AM to May 21, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: $140 per player; sponsorship opportunities also available (Thu, 21 May 2015 00 )
'Purses through the Ages' at EPOCH
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will welcome June Waldman for the program "Purses through the Ages" on Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m. Waldman is known as "The Bag Lady" for her passion for antique and vintage purses, particularly those from the 1800s and early 1900s. Waldman will showcase her collection and share the history behind the purses. Guests are welcome to bring their own vintage bags to learn more about them. Waldman's collection was featured in the Berkshire Museum 2014 exhibit "Berkshire Collects." This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 4, 2015 12 AM to May 4, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 04 May 2015 00 )
Tai chi classes at EPOCH at Melbourne
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will host free tai chi classes with instructor Doreen Black on select Saturdays in May from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Dates include May 2, 9, 23 and 30. Black caters her classes to each student's ability level and offers modifications. She also teaches at Eastern Light Tai Chi and Qi Gong in Stockbridge. These classes are free and open to local seniors but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 2, 2015 12 AM to May 2, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 02 May 2015 00 )
Dan Daniels presents: Hank, Patsy and Willie at EPOCH
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will welcome Dan Daniels for the program "Hank, Patsy and Willie" on Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m. Daniels will perform classic hits from Hank Williams, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson and provide a little history about these renowned musicians. Daniels has been playing guitar since age 13 and has been composing songs for more than 35 years. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 1, 2015 12 AM to May 1, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 01 May 2015 00 )
Plant repotting workshop at EPOCH
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will welcome Joe Ryan of Ryan Landscaping for a workshop on plant repotting on Monday, May 18 at 3 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring indoor plants in need of repotting and learn more about their plants as well as repotting techniques. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited and an RSVP is required to ensure enough materials are available. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 18, 2015 12 AM to May 18, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 18 May 2015 00 )
Memory Caf at EPOCH
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne and Home Instead Senior Care will host The Pittsfield Memory Caf for people with early stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends on Tuesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. The caf provides a safe, supportive environment to share experiences with others traveling the same journey while remaining socially engaged. The Pittsfield Memory Caf is free and open the second Tuesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 12, 2015 12 AM to May 12, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 12 May 2015 00 )
'Creating Floral Arrangements' at EPOCH
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will welcome Legacy Senior Home Care for the workshop "Creating Floral Arrangements" on Monday, May 11 at 2:30 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend and learn how to make beautiful flower arrangements to brighten the home for spring and summer. This event is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 11, 2015 12 AM to May 11, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 11 May 2015 00 )
Dueling Pianists Bergeron and Stone perform at EPOCH
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will welcome dueling pianists Adam Bergeron and Ethan Stone for a performance on Friday, May 8 at 3 p.m. Bergeron and Stone have been dueling since childhood, having grown up in neighboring towns and studied with the same piano teachers. While Bergeron studied classical piano at the University of Massachusetts, Stone pursued jazz and contemporary piano at Berklee College of Music. Now, these two talented pianists will face off against one another, bringing you an exciting mix of musical genres. This performance is free and open to the public but space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 8, 2015 12 AM to May 8, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Fri, 08 May 2015 00 )
Blood pressure clinic at EPOCH at Melbourne
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne will offer free blood pressure clinics on Tuesdays in May from 10 to 11 a.m. A nurse from Gentiva will administer the blood pressure tests and be available to discuss elder-care topics. As high blood pressure increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, regular screenings are an important preventative measure for protecting your health. These clinics are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 413-499-1992. EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne is located at 140 Melbourne Road.

When: May 5, 2015 12 AM to May 5, 2015 12 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Tue, 05 May 2015 00 )
Wine dinner at Cafe Adam
elegant evening of menu and wine pairings by Chef Adam, with silent and live auction, and wine pull. All to benefit the Berkshire Music School.

When: May 7, 2015 6:45:00 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Cost: $125-$250 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Thu, 07 May 2015 18:45:00 )
BCC Spring Alumni Association Meeting

5:00 PM Social Hour and Networking

Reconnect with old friends and network with other alumni.Enjoy light snacks served by alumna Brenda Torchio, Brenda and Company Caterers.Cash bar. There will also be a sneak preview special musical selection from the BCC Players production of The Addams Family. **

6:00 PM Meeting

BCC President Ellen Kennedywill share plans for the extensive renovation of Hawthorne and Melville Halls and other campus improvements.

The Alumni Association's nominating committee will present a slate of candidates for election to the Alumni Board. An online election will be held through May 15th.


** The Addams Family will be presented by the BCC Players in the Boland Theatre the weekends of May 8-10 and 15-17. We'll also have some ticket giveaways and a special "Buy 1 - Get 1" ticket deal for alumni at this event.



When: May 4, 2015 5 PM to May 4, 2015 7 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Mon, 04 May 2015 17 )
Session Americana
Age Limit: All Ages

Session Americana



When: May 17, 2015 8 PM in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sun, 17 May 2015 20 )
Student Moodle Orientation

If you are brand new to Online Learning at BCC, we strongly advise you to attend a face-to-face Moodle Orientation.

Log in to your MyBCC account before the coming to the orientation. You may stop by the Computer Lab on the main campus, Field 102/Field 107, about 20 minutes before the orientation if you need help logging in.

Student Moodle Orientation is in Room K-210.




When: May 28, 2015 5 PM to May 28, 2015 6 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Thu, 28 May 2015 17 )
New Start: Supporting multilingual children and immigrant & refugee families

New Start:
Supporting multilingual children and
immigrant & refugee families

More 1 in 4 children under age 6 live in households that speak a language other than English. In order to prepare children from birth to school readiness in immigrant and refugee families, a focus on early learning for these children and meaningful engagement of their parents and communities is essential. This new training series will equip providers, stakeholders and other professionals with knowledge of immigration policy as it impacts children and families, cultural competency, and child development and educational principles in the context of multilingual homes and multicultural environments.


Content and discussion includes:

  • ABCs of Immigration & Refugee Law and Policy
  • Immigration Status & Access to Public Benefits
  • Working with Dual Language Learner Children & Families
  • Cultural Competency & Family Engagement
  • Being a Resource for Families

Instruction and facilitation
provided by:

Shannon Erwin, MIRA Coalition
Hanna Gebretensae, Tufts University
Daila Davila-Gonzalez, Tufts University
Jeffrey Gross, MIRA Coalition

Questions:

Jeffrey Gross, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition
jgross@miracoalition.org
617-350-5480x228

*All trainings are free of charge, 45 minutes is scheduled for lunch; food will not be provided



When: Jun 13, 2015 9 AM to Jun 13, 2015 4 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Jun 2015 09 )
MS04: Algebra I Curriculum Guides - Middle School

MS04: Algebra I Curriculum GuidesMiddle School

Presented by: Ann Manns & Wendy Stebbins

Intended for:Middle school math teachers

Objective:Formulate an Algebra I curriculum guide.

Product:Lesson aligned to the Algebra I Curriculum.

Optional Product:Another lesson aligned to the Algebra I Curriculum.

Location:Pittsfield High School: Room to be announced



When: Apr 8, 2015 11:40:00 AM to May 22, 2015 11:40:00 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:40:00 )
HS03: iSTEM/iCONSHow to Build a STEM Module

HS03:iSTEM/iCONSHow to Build a STEM Module

Presented by:Maureen Boino & Adrienne Wootters (MCLA Professor)

Intended for:High school science, math, engineering & technology teachers

Objective:How to engage students in looking at real world problems through the lens of STEM. Participants will learn how to apply reverse design, starting from learning goals, moving towards assessment strategies, planning educational activities in the context of real world problems with substantial STEM components. Each participant should leave the workshop with the beginnings of an iSTEM case study that they can bring back to their classes and build upon.

Product:Teachers may earn content graduate PDPs if they work on the document/model design over the summer and present it during a Fall 2015 PD and turnin document. It could be as simple as what did they try with their class and analyze how it went? What was successful or not and how can it be improved upon? Was a model/prototype made? What role did the teacher play? How effective were we at making a predictive model? What was most challenging for me as teacher and teammates/students?

Optional Product:If teachers do not want graduate credit (if it becomes available) then they can receive four content PDPs if paper/model is turned in. Prof. Wootters would like to pilot this workshop and see how it goes before offering content-based college credit from MCLA.

Location:PittsfieldHigh School: Room 308



When: Apr 8, 2015 11 AM to May 22, 2015 11 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11 )
HS07: Using Daily/Weekly Writing Journals in Content Classes

HS07:Using Daily/Weekly Writing Journals in Content Classes

Presented by:James Reynolds

Intended for: High school teachers

Objective:To provide teachers with ideas and suggestions for using daily writing journals in their classroom. To discuss the multiple benefits of incorporating these journals into their academic content areas, as well as to better track and support students personal growth and well being. To provide samples and exemplars of journal topics as well as possible grading rubrics.

Product:Teachers will produce a list of possible journal topics, prompts, connectors, and quotes that will enhance their various academic content area lessons

Optional Product:For optional product credits, participants may create a yearly syllabus/curriculum map overview of possible journal topics to use in their academic classrooms that correspond to the content being taught in each quarter.

Location:PittsfieldHigh School: Room 234



When: Apr 8, 2015 11 AM to May 22, 2015 11 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11 )
HS14: Assessing Interpretive Communication with Integrated Performance Assessments

HS14: Assessing Interpretive Communication with Integrated Performance Assessments

Presented by:Patricia Eder

Intended for:High school world modern and classical language teachers, high school second language teachers

Objective:Teachers will develop and share strategies for an overall reflective learning process that incorporates IPA (Integrated Performance Assessments) and offers the opportunity to assess multiple skill levels using the same authentic texts and themes. Assessments are teacher created/student driven. This workshop will focus on the Interpretive Communication Strand of the Massachusetts Standards. Presenter will share strategies from ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language) workshop for implementing IPA into lessons. Teachers will work collaboratively to develop activities and lessons that implement IPA strategies that can be effectively incorporated into their classroom teaching practice.

Product:Each participant will develop strategies for timely, specific and measurable Integrated Performance Assessments of Interpretive Communication skills of second language learners. Each participant will develop a self Assessment and Reflection check list for teacher and student.

Optional Product:Participants will develop a lesson incorporating IPAs for timely, specific and measurable assessment of the Interpretive Communication skills of second language learners.

Location:Pittsfield High School: Room 147



When: Apr 8, 2015 11 AM to May 22, 2015 11 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11 )
ES11: Writing Instruction: Increase Student Achievement by Teaching Voice Across All Genres of Writing

ES11: Writing Instruction: Increase Student Achievement by Teaching Voice Across All Genres of Writing

Presented by: Joshua DeMarsico-Birkland

Intended for:Grade 35 teachers

Objective:To share best practices for teaching voice across all genres of writing.

Product:Participants will create at least one classroom resource that will help them implement the strategies shared during this workshop. Examples may include anchor charts, classroom displays, lesson plans, student reference sheets and/or a collection of writing models to use during instruction.

Optional Product:Develop four lesson plans with reflections that integrate the strategies discussed in this workshop.

Location:Capeless Elementary School: Room 19



When: Apr 8, 2015 12 PM to May 22, 2015 12 PMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12 )
MS05: Sentence Diagrams! Engaging Students in Grammar

MS05:Sentence Diagrams! Engaging Students in Grammar

Presented by: Aurora Cooper

Intended for:Middle school ELA and special education teachers

Objective:To share a best practice (sentence diagrams) in teaching grammar in order to address the Common Core Conventions of Standard English. To brainstorm classroom use of sentence diagrams and other ways to encourage students to care about grammar.

Product:Each attendee will produce a Sentence Diagram Handbook by filling in rules and completing sentence diagrams. In pairs, participants will complete a Classroom Implementation Brainstorming sheet.

Optional Product:Create three short lesson plans, each using a different strategy to teach the same Conventions of Standard English standard. One must include sentence diagrams.

Location:Herberg Middle School: Room 110



When: Apr 8, 2015 11:40:00 AM to May 22, 2015 11:40:00 AMin Pittsfield, Massachusetts (Wed, 08 Apr 2015 11:40:00 )

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