Central Berkshire County

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

Berkshire Family Focus Shout-out: Pittsfield High school students unite against bullying

Berkshire Family Focus Shout-out: Pittsfield High school students unite against bullying

PITTSFIELD — We’d like to send a Berkshire Family Focus shout-out to Pittsfield High School’s SADD student group and the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership. On Oct. 22, Students Against Destructive Decisions at Pittsfield High School, in collaboration with the Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, wore orange as part of National Bullying Prevention Month to spread awareness on Unity Day.(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 31-Nov. 2

THE BERKSHIRES — This weekend’s lowdown is all about Halloween — trick-or-treat times, Halloween parties, library celebrations and more. And we’ve even thrown in a few non-Halloween shows, fundraisers and free family days. So here is your short and sweet BFF Picks for the weekend. Remember you can always find more family events and activities(…)

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Pittsfield Halloween Parade 2014 [PHOTO GALLERY]

Pittsfield Halloween Parade 2014 [PHOTO GALLERY]

PITTSFIELD — The 70th annual Pittsfield Halloween Parade took place last night along Tyler Street and the costumed participants and parade-goers were out in enormous numbers. From parade floats, bands and marchers to creepy, cute, and just plain bizarre costumes, we’ve got it all right here courtesy of our roving photographer Susan Geller. So if you(…)

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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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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 17-19

  THE BERKSHIRES — Fall illness has hit the Berkshire Family Focus headquarters — the McIlquham household. Coughing and sniffling is commonplace. Vicks rubs have become a part of our nighttime routine and over the counter medications help us get through the day. What would be wonderful? If one of our readers would send us their(…)

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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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8th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires set for Saturday, Oct. 4, in Dalton [Throwback Thursday]

8th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires set for Saturday, Oct. 4, in Dalton [Throwback Thursday]

DALTON — We’re throwing it back here at Berkshire Family Focus today and reposting a a 2012 article written prior to the sixth annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires. The ages of kids in this story may have changed, but their mission has not. You can be sure to see the Robb Family walking again at(…)

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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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Weekend Lowdown: Oct. 3-5

  THE BERKSHIRES — Happy first day of October. When I was in elementary school I remember a teacher telling our class that it was good luck to say “Rabbit, rabbit, rabbit” at the beginning of each month. Why? I never asked, but after a quick Google search last night I found that it’s an old(…)

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Berkshire Family Eats: Our family’s quest to find the perfect cider doughnut

Berkshire Family Eats: Our family’s quest to find the perfect cider doughnut

The doughnut war going on in Pittsfield has made me think of a different kind of doughnut contest: who has the best cider doughnut in the Berkshires? From an online poll, I determined the top five cider doughnut makers in the Berkshires are, in no particular order: Hilltop Orchards and Bartlett’s Orchards, both in Richmond,(…)

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