Regional Berkshires

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

Money Matters: Greylock Federal Credit Union kicks off its annual Youth Week of free activities April 19

THE BERKSHIRES —  Greylock Federal Credit Union will be celebrating youth in April by encouraging kids to set up savings accounts and learn how to manage money during youth week, set for April 19 through 26. This year’s theme, Catch the Save Wave, harnesses the excitement for beaches, sand and surfing to show young members(…)

The Weekend Lowdown: April 11-13

THE BERKSHIRES — The calendars are full and so is our workload at Berkshire Family Focus, but that just means spring is here and there is more family fun to be had. There have been Easter bunny sightings recently and we know where he’s headed, and scheduled egg hunts, crafts, story times and a School(…)

Bunny sightings and Easter Egg Hunts in the Berkshires

THE BERKSHIRES — There have been Easter Bunny sightings throughout the Berkshires in recent weeks, and we’ve got the scoop on where you can find him in the upcoming weeks. Check out our Easter-related events and Egg Hunts in the region below. Friday, April 11 10 a.m.-8 p.m.: Bunny Land at Berkshire Mall, visit with(…)

Weekend Lowdown: April 4-6

    THE BERKSHIRES — It’s finally feeling like spring in the Berkshires, and whether you feel like getting outdoors and biking some trails or just out of the house with the family the region has plenty to offer. This week offers bird-banding, theater-going, reading, musical concerts and more. Below are a few of our(…)

Weekend Lowdown: March 14-16

THE BERKSHIRES — Does Spring Fever have you and the family itching to get out of the house? Well, it seems between the maple season kicking into full gear this weekend, family fun fundraising events, puppet shows and movie screenings (just to name a few), the Berkshires has got you covered. As usual we couldn’t possibly(…)

Berkshire County Head Start is now accepting applications for 2014-15 school year

THE BERKSHIRES — Berkshire County Head Start provides free preschool for eligible 3 and 4 year olds, and registration dates are set for this week: March 11, 1-3 p.m.: Muddy Brook Elementary School, 318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington. 413-644-0005. March 12, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Becket/Washington Elementary School, 12 Maple St., Becket. 413-623-6489. March 18, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Morningside(…)

Weekend Lowdown: March 7-9

Weekend Lowdown: March 7-9

    THE BERKSHIRES — Though the temperatures surely haven’t show us of late that spring is on the horizon, the clocks this weekend will. Yup, it’s time to set those clocks ahead Saturday night, so when you wake up Sunday morning you’ll realize you’re already an hour behind. But have no fear, Berkshire Family(…)

Happy Read Across America Day: Tips for raising a reader

It’s Read Across America Day with celebrations throughout the county, and to celebrate Berkshire Family Focus has a few tips courtesy of the National Education Association for raising a reader. Set a good example as a reader — let kids see you reading every day. Get a subscription to an age-appropriate magazine for your child(…)

Weekend Lowdown: Feb. 21-23

THE BERKSHIRES — Vacation week has been one heck of a busy week at Berkshire Family Focus. Due to the growth of our site and high volume of visitors we had to switch to a new webhost — great news for us and you. But the switch came with a few glitches and we apologize(…)

Berkshire Community Action Council kicks off Prom Dress Drive

THE BERKSHIRES — The Berkshire Community Action Council has begun its first-ever Prom Dress Drive for Berkshire County. BCAC is asking for donations of gently-used prom dresses for area high school girls so that they may be able to attend their proms. All dresses collected will benefit  ”Once Upon A Dream.” Dresses must be received by May(…)

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