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Begun in June of 2012 by Berkshire County blogger, writer and mom Kelly Bevan McIlquham, Berkshire Family Focus is your one-stop source for family activities, events and more in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. From kid-friendly theater to family-focused museum exhibits, outdoor activities and more, we provide an up-to-date calendar of it all. Whether from the Berkshires or just visiting you are sure to find something to satisfy and entertain every member of your family in this online resource and guide. To have your event, business or family-friendly organization featured here, send press releases and detailed information to info@berkshirefamilyfocus.com.

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Sensory-friendly performances at Barrington Stage Company set for Aug. 2 and 16

PITTSFIELD — Barrington Stage Company is will host two sensory-friendly performances at productions of “Hairspray Jr.” and “Dancing Lessons” in the upcoming weeks. Sensory-friendly performances are designed to be more accessible to those individuals on the autism spectrum or with sensory sensitivities and are also great for families who are looking for a more relaxed, informal environment. BSC(…)

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We’re giving away a pair of tickets to ‘Seussical’ at The Colonial

PITTSFIELD — Months ago my son came home from an audition at The Colonial. “Man, those kids are good,” he said of his fellow thespians all vying for a part in Berkshire Theatre Group’s 9th Annual Children’s Theatre Production. Of his adolescent self … “I didn’t know how much my voice had changed. I squeaked(…)

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North Adams, Adams, and Pittsfield host free summer breakfast and lunch programs

THE BERKSHIRES  — Did you know the North Adams and Pittsfield Public Schools and Adams-Cheshire Regional School District offer free breakfast and lunch programs throughout the summer for North Adams and Pittsfield children under the age of 18?  The schedule of locations and times is below: North Adams — Call 413‐776‐1630 for more information. Brayton Elementary School, 20 Barbour St.: Through July 31,  7:45‐8:45 a.m. (breakfast); 11 a.m.‐12:30 p.m.(…)

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Parents’ Night Out: Less is more at ‘The Skivvies’ coming to Williamstown July 27 and 28

WILLIAMSTOWN — Less is definitely more at the sexiest, sassiest show of the summer coming to the Williamstown Theatre Festival July 27 and 28! Sizzling musical comedy duo Lauren Molina (Ten Cents a Dance at WTF) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) – AKA The Skivvies – turn the heat way, way up as they perform stripped(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: July 11-13

  THE BERKSHIRES — This will be my last week of bringing you the Weekend Lowdown for a while, as I’m turning the reigns over to our summer intern, Songmei Robinson. Songmei attended Pittsfield Public Schools and is now entering her junior year at Berkshire Community College, with hopes of pursuing a career in journalism. We(…)

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That’s Life: No amount of punishment

That’s Life: No amount of punishment

After 50 years I have finally come to realize that no amount of self-criticism, deprivation and self-sacrifice will help me to achieve the things I long for. In fact, what I have discovered was all that constant negative talk and punishment actually makes me rebel and do the opposite despite the good intentions. Let’s take(…)

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Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

Reader Feedback Needed: Those who complete 6 survey questions will be entered to win a 9-pack of children’s books courtesy of Kidzone

We are always looking for ways to improve Berkshire Family Focus and there is no better way to do that then to hear from our readers. We would really appreciate if you could take a few seconds and answer this simple 6 question survey HERE to help us better serve you, our readers. Those who complete(…)

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Fourth of July Events, Activities and Fun in the Berkshires

Friday, July 4 Central Berkshire County 10 a.m.: Pittsfield Parade The annual parade themed “Made in America,” featuring Grand Marshall Mario DeMartino, will kick begin at the intersection of South and West Housatonic St. and travel along North Street ending at Wahconah Park on Wahconah St. For more information go online to pittsfieldparade.com. 7 p.m.: Pittsfield(…)

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It’s a Montessori School of the Berkshires camp giveaway

LENOX — The Montessori School of the Berkshires’ is inviting one lucky winner to participate in a week of their summer program for free. “Making Music,”a session for 6 to 12 year olds of all musical abilities, takes place from July 28 through Aug. 1 under the direction of Dr. Andrea Goodman, founder and director(…)

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And the winner of the Jacob’s Pillow ‘Bleu’ giveaway is …

We had two tickets to giveaway to the family-friendly production of ‘Bleu’ at Jacob’s Pillow playing July 2-6. There were so many entries and great reasons why families wanted to share the tickets, which is why we choose via random.org. And the winner that was chosen was Teva O’Rourke. Teva, please shoot us an email(…)

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