Central Berkshire County

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

We’d like to send a Berkshire Family Focus shout-out to Katherine Winston and Ty Allan Jackson

We’d like to send a Berkshire Family Focus shout-out to Katherine Winston and Ty Allan Jackson

THE BERKSHIRES — What do Lenox singer-songwriter ,Katherine Winston, and local author Ty Allan Jackson have in common? For those that know both of them like we do, you don’t even have to play “five degrees of separation” with these two to answer that question. It’s simple. It’s the Marketplace Cafe, where Katherine performed and organized a […]

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Dalton Girls Lacrosse signups set for Feb. 27, March 6 and March 14 in Dalton and Pittsfield

Dalton Girls Lacrosse signups set for Feb. 27, March 6 and March 14 in Dalton and Pittsfield

DALTON — Sign ups for the Dalton Girls Lacrosse programs are scheduled for Fridays, Feb. 27, and March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dalton Youth Center, and Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Pittsfield. The program is open to anyone living in the Berkshires or its surrounding […]

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Another ‘How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk’ series kicks off at Berkshire Community College March 4

Another ‘How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk’ series kicks off at Berkshire Community College March 4

PITTSFIELD — Child Care of the Berkshires will host a free eight-week parenting  series titled “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk” for parents with children from birth to age 6. The series will begin March 4 and will run for eight consecutive Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This common […]

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Town Players of Pittsfield seeking students and adults for May Musical Review

Town Players of Pittsfield seeking students and adults for May Musical Review

PITTSFIELD — The Town Players of Pittsfield will hold auditions for its upcoming May musical review on March 3 and 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Singers who are interested in being cast members are encouraged to bring music with them if they can but otherwise some sheet music will be available. An accompanist will be provided. In addition […]

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The MENTOR Network seeks foster care homes in the Berkshires [Sponsored]

The MENTOR Network seeks foster care homes in the Berkshires [Sponsored]

THE BERKSHIRES — The MENTOR Network is in dire need of foster homes in the state of Massachusetts. As of 2012, more than 58,000 children in the U.S. foster care system were placed in institutions or group homes, not in traditional foster homes More than ever we need homes for our children and youth in the […]

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We are looking for the best places in Berkshire County to get a family-friendly St.Patrick’s Day meal

We are looking for the best places in Berkshire County to get a family-friendly St.Patrick’s Day meal

Do you have a favorite restaurant in the Berkshires where one can grab a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day meal? Is there a special dish or dessert a local restaurant prepares that you just can’t get anywhere else? Let us know … we are looking to do a family-friendly round-up next month. Leave your suggestions in […]

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Sending a Berkshire Family Focus shout-out to NAMI & its Cup Cake Wars success

Sending a Berkshire Family Focus shout-out to NAMI & its Cup Cake Wars success

We just wanted to send a BFF Shout-out to NAMI for hosting an extremely successful first-ever Cupcake War fundraiser earlier this month. Raising $7400 in the name of mental illness that will support those impacted in the county is no small task. Congratulations to all the winners! If you ever need some BFF taste testers […]

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Registration is now open for Pittsfield YMCA’s youth indoor soccer league

Registration is now open for Pittsfield YMCA’s youth indoor soccer league

PITTSFIELD — The Pittsfield Family YMCA is now accepting registrations for its Youth Indoor Soccer League for all boys and girls ages 3 to fifth grade. Held in the Y’s gym, the league runs from Feb. 28 to April 18. Indoor Soccer is a eight-week league designed to keep children moving during the cold winter […]

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Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 20-22

Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 20-22

THE BERKSHIRES — As February Vacation Week comes to a close, parents may be a little tired and weary, but the Berkshires has a few low-cost entertainment options for the family that just might put that pep back in your step. From Pirates to Greek Gods to Disney Characters and Troubadours, I’m sure there is […]

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Childcare of the Berkshires is seeking Mentors for it’s Youth Mentoring Program

Childcare of the Berkshires is seeking Mentors for it’s Youth Mentoring Program

BE the Change…Become a Mentor! Make a difference in a child’s life…and yours Call us if you are a dedicated, patient, responsible, caring Adult (18+) in our community who is passionate about mentoring our next generation of children ages 8-14 1:1 or in 1:4 Small Groups, 1+ hour a week, at local Schools and Youth […]

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