Just Outside the Berkshires

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

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cirque Ziva at the Mahaiwe [GIVEAWAY]

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Cirque Ziva at the Mahaiwe [GIVEAWAY]

GREAT BARRINGTON — On Sunday, March 15, at 7 p.m., the Golden Dragon Acrobats will stop by the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington for their new awe-inspiring cirque extravaganza — Cirque Ziva — and we have a pair of tickets to give away. The show will display the spectacular athleticism and fine artistry of […]

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Happy Read Across America Day 2015

Happy Read Across America Day 2015

  THE BERKSHIRES — In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day 2015, we bring you some short stories read to you by some of our favorite readers — kids in our BFF Family. Enjoy! Want to see you child featured on our youtube channel? Send a video of him/her reading their […]

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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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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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February Break 2015 Giveaway Extravaganza

February Break 2015 Giveaway Extravaganza

February Vacation is just around the corner, with loads of activities for the family throughout Berkshire County (see our list here). The Colonial is hosting two special events for kids during the week and we’ve got tickets to them both to giveaway. The shows: Going to the Farm with Spot (Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2 p.m.): Join […]

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Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 6-9

Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 6-9

THE BERKSHIRES — Hi everyone! I’m back writing The Weekend Lowdown again, but this week I am on a self-imposed respite and retreat so my “work writing” is supposed to be at at minimum so I will make this short and sweet. If you would like to read about my retreat on Renaissance Mom click […]

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Songmei’s last Weekend Lowdown: Jan. 30-Feb. 1

Songmei’s last Weekend Lowdown: Jan. 30-Feb. 1

THE BERKSHIRES — Sadly I must say this is my last Weekend Lowdown until the summer. School is well underway so my time will be focused on getting good grades. I had a great first week of the spring semester at school and I think I will end another great year at Berkshire Community College. […]

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