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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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Boy’s & Girl’s Club to host ‘Autumn Fanfare’ this weekend

PITTSFIELD — The Small Drum Corps Association, (SDCA) based in Hebron, IL, will hold an “Autumn Fanfare” drum and bugle corps show hosted by the Boy’s and Girl’s Club this Saturday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. in the gymnasium. Doors will open at 10 a.m. The program will include 7sevensmall Senior Drum and Bugle Corps from(…)

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We asked you answered: Berkshire families and the environment

THE BERKSHIRES — Last week we held a giveaway to Barrington Stage’s “An Enemy of the People,’that explores the impact of polluted waters in a small town and the consequences of uncovering the truth and runs through the end of this weekend. We asked local families to tell us what they were doing reduce their(…)

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9th annual Pumpkin Carving Festival to benefit Community Food Cupboard in Manchester, Vt.

MANCHESTER, VT — Saturday, Oct. 18, is the official Vermont State Pumpkin Carving Day! The day is set to be celebrated in style in Manchester, Vt., with the 9th Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Equinox Valley Nursery, home of the Community Pumpkin Patch. This year’s festival includes perennial(…)

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West Stockbridge Library Halloween hedgehog contest is underway

WEST STOCKBRIDGE — In the spirit of Halloween, costumes and unique creatures of the night, the West Stockbridge library  Halloween is featuring book art (artworks that utilize books or the book form) and is seeking creative designers of all ages to dress up a Library Hedgehog for Halloween. Prizes for the best, most imaginatively costumed hedgehog will(…)

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Berkshire Theatre Group is seeking young actors ‘A Christmas Carol’

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Theatre Group seeks young actors for this December’s production of “A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Eric Hill and Travis G. Daly, Dec. 14–22 at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. BTG is seeking boys and girls between third grade and twelfth grade to fill the(…)

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Teen Read Week writing contest at the Milne Public Library kicks off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Calling all teen writers in 7th through 12th grade: The Milne Public Library in Williamstown is seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during this week’s Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18. The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.” Submissions must be an original piece of work, and should be(…)

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That’s Life: When the best plans go bad

That’s Life: When the best plans go bad

This past summer a carefully planned family vacation that never happened brought my family and me some of our greatest teaching moments. With the intention of visiting my parents, who live in Portugal, we decided as a family that we would take advantage of a distant trip like this to visit Paris on the way(…)

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Noelle’s Belles, a JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team, is holding two fundraisers over Columbus Day weekend.

WILLIAMSTOWN AND NORTH ADAMS — The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes raises funds for scientific research to better treat, prevent and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. For this reason, people with type 1(…)

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We have five pairs of tickets to give away to Barrington Stage’s ‘An Enemy of the People’

PITTSFIELD — “An Enemy of the People” opens this weekend in previews at Barrington Stage Company and we have 10 pairs of tickets to giveaway to any performance running Oct. 3 through 12. The play is Arthur Millers adaptation of the classic Henrik Ibsen play, that explores the impact of polluted waters in a small town and(…)

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