Central Berkshire County

Family and Kid Friendly Activities and Events in Central Berkshire County, Things to Do in the Berkshires, Western Massachusetts

Registration is open for Pittsfield YMCA’s youth swim lessons to start Sept. 16

PITTSFIELD – The Pittsfield Family YMCA registration for its youth swim lessons in Central Berkshire County’s largest indoor swimming pool have begun. Lessons are for all boys and girls 6 months to 12 years old. Sessions run for seven weeks with half-hour lessons weekly. Classes will meet Sept. 16 through Nov. 1. Swim categories are(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 22-24

BERKSHIRES- Greetings! I am sure everyone is trying to thoughtfully schedule every last fun-filled event in their planners that the Berkshires has to offer this summer. Last week was quite enjoyable for me because I went to the Eleanor Sonsini shelter in Pittsfield for my BFF pet column and was there at the perfect time to see(…)

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Berkshire Theatre Group’s ‘Seussical’ comes to a close [PHOTO GALLERY]

PITTSFIELD — Yesterday the members of the 2014 Berkshire Theatre Group Seuss Troupe took their final bows as the 10 day run of the performance came to a close. I was there to capture this final performance ‘on film’ (or SD card).  

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Songmei’s Pet Selection: Berkshire Animals D.R.E.A.M.S.

Songmei’s Pet Selection: Berkshire Animals D.R.E.A.M.S.

  PITTSFIELD —  When I was adopted at 3 years old, I was very afraid of cats and dogs. I was so scared that I would make my way from my mom’s lap all the way to her head, clinging to dear life so my aunt’s cat couldn’t lay a paw near me. Who knew that(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 15-17

BERKSHIRES — Even though the homework load and long school days will be here in a blink of an eye, the school bell has not rung yet. Enjoy the August air, carefree nights and time with family and friends until then. The events in the Berkshires are always pleasurable and ongoing and there are plenty of plays,(…)

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74th annual Berkshire County Youth 4-H Fair to be held in Pittsfield on Saturday, Aug. 16

  PITTSFIELD — On Saturday, Aug. 16, Berkshire County 4-H will host its 72nd annual  Youth Fair at the Berkshire 4-H Fairgrounds in Pittsfield. The fair runs from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and will feature young 4-Hers ages 5-18 and their livestock, hall exhibits, horses, and more. There also will be ongoing games, entertainment, and food available.(…)

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Helping a Berkshire County family with young children devastated by a house fire

PITTSFIELD — On June 5, Nik Davies had us laughing out loud with her column Loose Shoelaces about teaching her then 4-year-old granddaughter, Armoni, how to tie her shoes. Monday night, Aug. 4, tragedy struck and on Tuesday, Aug. 5, we received this group message from Nik via Facebook: “You may have heard about the house(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Aug. 8-10

BERKSHIRES — There’s a saying that August is the Sunday of summer. And with one week behind us and only a few more until the kids head back to school, I hope everyone is enjoying all that the Berkshires has to offer in the summertime? I know I am. This has been one of my busiest(…)

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2014 Berkshire Fringe Festival is underway and we’ve got tickets to ‘Clownolio’ to give away

PITTSFIELD — The 2014 Berkshire Fringe Festival kicked off this year’s festival with an opening celebration Saturday, Aug. 2, and will host a variety of family-friendly events and concerts for the next two weeks, Aug. 5-18. Some of the recommended events for families include: Aug. 5, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16: RIOT: An epic tale of Greed,(…)

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Central Berkshire STAGES Camp ‘Lil Abner [PHOTO GALLERY]

Central Berkshire STAGES Camp ‘Lil Abner [PHOTO GALLERY]

    DALTON — On Friday, July 25, participants of the Central Berkshire Regional School District’s STAGES Camp put on their final performance, ‘Lil Abner, and I was there to snap some photos — and catch my youngest son, Shea, as Marryin’ Sam (above left).

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