North Berkshire County

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

Williamstown Men and Women’s basketball teams to host two youth clinics on Nov. 23

WILIAMSTOWN — This weekend, the Williams College Men and Women’s basketball teams will host two clinics for boys and girls at the colleges Lasell Gymnasium in Williamstown. Details are as follows: Boys Basketball Clinic for ages 7 through 17, Sunday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25. The Williams College Boys Basketball Clinic provides an outstanding(…)

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Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the NBCC seeks outreach volunteers

NORTH ADAMS — The Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is seeking community-minded individuals to take part in a free Community Outreach and Civic Engagement training program. Ideal participants must be committed to making positive change in the Northern Berkshires and learning how to assist residents in accessing available services. The Community(…)

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Weekend Lowdown: Nov. 7-9

THE BERKSHIRES — Whether your children are teens, homeschooled, preschoolers or middle school-aged children the calendars are brimming with activities for all ages. From art to science to films and more, I’m cutting to the chase today and bringing you my BFF Picks for the weekend right away. For more events and activities go to(…)

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It’s a GIVEAWAY: Enter to win one of two family four-packs to the family-friendly Elska at MASS MoCA Nov. 8

NORTH ADAMS — This Saturday, Nov. 8, indie pop siren Elska, who has purportedly discovered a newly formed volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, will make “crazy awesome electronic funderworld faerie tunes for the whole family,” says, Mikael Jorgensen, of Wilco. With her signature blend of theater, storytelling, and musical performance, Brooklyn-based Shelley Wollert(…)

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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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NbCC’s UNITY program 2014-2015 teen programming has begun

NORTH ADAMS — Recently the UNITY Program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition announced its 2014-2015 youth development programs.The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. It places particular emphasis on strengthening neighborhoods and community life; preventing(…)

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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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Teen Read Week writing contest at the Milne Public Library kicks off today

WILLIAMSTOWN — Calling all teen writers in 7th through 12th grade: The Milne Public Library in Williamstown is seeking poems or short essays for a writing contest, to be held during this week’s Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18. The theme is: “Turning Dreams Into Reality.” Submissions must be an original piece of work, and should be(…)

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Noelle’s Belles, a JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes team, is holding two fundraisers over Columbus Day weekend.

WILLIAMSTOWN AND NORTH ADAMS — The JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes raises funds for scientific research to better treat, prevent and ultimately cure type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. For this reason, people with type 1(…)

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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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