Just Outside the Berkshires

Saturday, May 30

Writing Workshop Saturday, May 30 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spencertown Academy Arts Center
790 State Route 203 , Spencertown
Free

A free three-hour workshop for high schoolers will the theme:  “Crafting the Short Story.” Guest author Wesley Brown will share insights into the writer’s craft and lead participants in a writing exercise.  Mr. Brown is Professor Emeritus at Rutgers University, and teaches...
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Sunday, May 31

makhela Sunday, May 31 | 2:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst
$5 Student/ $10 Adult/ $8 Member

Mak’hela, whose name means “chorus” in Hebrew, is a Jewish choral group dedicated to performing works from all facets of the Jewish world. Founded in 2003, the 50-voice chorus has performed in many New England venues, and recently performed at the...
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Sunday, Jun 07

film 3 Sunday, June 7 | 2:00 pm
Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St., Amherst
$4 Student/ $8 Adult/ $6 Member

This drama, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, stars Diane Lane as an unhappy wife and mother spending the summer of 1969 at a Catskills resort, where she meets an alluring traveling salesman (played by Viggo Mortensen) and...
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Tuesday, Jun 16

Music Tuesday, June 16 | 7:00 pm
Chester Railway Station
10 Prospect St., Chester
Free

A music concert of light jazz and swing featuring unique trombone ensemble with arrangements written for five part harmony. Whether they are playing a hard swing, fast jazz or a sweet ballad, this ensemble is backed by a first class rhythm section and...
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Saturday, Aug 22

slide the city Saturday, August 22 | All Day
Downtown Holyoke
Dwight St., Holyoke
$15 for a single early bird ticket to $60 for an unlimited slides ticket purchased the day of the event. Group rates are available for 20 or more participants. With each purchase, participants will receive a a drawstring bag, a mouthguard, tattoo and inflatable tube to use while sliding.

During Holyoke's Celebrate Holyoke 2015 weekend, Slide the City, a Utah-based company, will bring their 1,000-foot-long "slip and slide" to downtown Holyoke. Read more at masslive.com.
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