Central Berkshire County

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

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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Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 26-28

THE BERKSHIRES — Fall is the air and festivals fill up the calendar this weekend from North to South Berkshire County. Local businesses are gearing up for Halloween and there is spooky (and not so spooky) fun to be had in Hancock and Cheshire this weekend with the opening of Jiminy Peak’s 13 Nights and(…)

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UCP of Berkshire County offers fall programming for families

PITTSFIELD and NORTH ADAMS – United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County is offering free workshops to all families or persons interested in learning more about Emergency Preparedness, Individual Education Plan (IEP) for children with disabilities and 504 Plan information. These workshops are in conjunction with Family TIES of Massachusetts and the Federation of Children with(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Sept. 19-21

THE BERKSHIRES — Fall is in the air  … you can feel it, smell it AND Berkshire area fall festivals have arrived. From weekend-long music, pumpkin and town festivals to movie nights, family hikes and football competitions, there is no lack of activity this weekend. Once again, it’s just figuring out which event to attend. Good luck(…)

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