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North Berkshire early education programs and parenting classes gear up for the new school year

NORTHERN BERKSHIRE — The northern Berkshire Parent-Child Home Program is now enrolling children for the 2014-2015 school year, and the Family Resource Center and the Family Place are gearing up for another Parenting Journey Group kicking off in September. The details:  Parent-Child Home Program The program’s goal is to enhance the skills of children that(…)

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Back-Packed For Success back-to-school events scheduled in North Berkshire County

Back-Packed For Success back-to-school events scheduled in North Berkshire County

NORTH ADAMS — The Family Place is hosting a back-to-school event for kids entering Pre-K through sixth grade at local northern Berkshire elementary schools. Students and their parents can get a free backpack filled with school supplies and meet their school principal. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Gabriel Abbott Elementary School, 56 North(…)

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Northern Berkshire celebrates National Night Out Aug. 5

NORTH ADAMS — On Tuesday, August 5, neighborhoods throughout North Adams and Adams will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out, is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by Northern Berkshire Community Coalition’s (nbCC) programs, Northern Berkshire(…)

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Four more chances to catch this free family-friendly production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD — The inaugural play being presented at Pittsfield’s Shakespeare in the Park at Springside Park is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. My family had the pleasure of attending last Saturday night’s performance, and you have four more opportunities to catch it this Thursday through Sunday, July 24-27. We left our toddler with my(…)

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Family-friendly ‘Live on the Lake’ at Onota Lake in Pittsfield is a summer staple in the Berkshires

Editor’s Note: Just a reminder — Live on the Lake is a free, FAMILY-FRIENDLY, ALCOHOL-FREE event. Picnics are allowed, but no alcohol is allowed on the premises. * This article was first posted in July of 2013. The current year’s schedule is at the bottom of the page. PITTSFIELD — School’s out, the sun is shining(…)

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Free summer planetarium shows at Williams College kick off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams College’s summertime planetarium shows begin today, Tuesday, June 17, at the college’s  Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. The shows are free and run every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. from June 17 through Aug. 15.  Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss(…)

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Highland Street Foundation announces its Free Fun Friday schedule for families in Berkshire County MA

THE BERKSHIRES — The 2014 schedule of Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays — a program that opens the doors to 60 museums and cultural venues in Massachusetts including venues in Berkshire County MA,  for free during the summer months each Friday —is here. This year’s Free Fun Friday Events run from June 27 to Aug. 29. Once(…)

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2nd annual Get Outdoors at Springside Park is set for this Saturday, June 14

PITTSFIELD — Last year Berkshire Family Focus was part of the first-ever Get Outdoors at Springside Park and we are proud to be a sponsor once again for this year’s celebration set for this Saturday at June 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Get Outdoors at Springside, a collaboration of the City of Pittsfield(…)

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Give your kids a constructive summer in the Berkshires

STOCKBRIDGE — South Berkshire Kids will host a free workshop for parents, grandparents, educators, child care professionals etc. tomorrow, Wednesday, June 4, at the Community Health Programs’ campus in Stockbridge. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will feature Meagan Ledendecker from the Montessori School of the Berkshires. Ledendecker will be presenting on “Tips(…)

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This Saturday, May 17, is Mud Day at Muddy Brook Elementary School

GREAT BARRINGTON — It’s time to get “muddy” this Saturday, May 17, at the annual Muddy Brook Elementary School Mud Day, a celebration of the Berkshire landscape. Last year’s event saw over 700 participants partook in this day of family fun, where the classroom is brought outdoors in playful, festive and creative ways. This year’s event(…)

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