LIVE UNITED CELEBRATION
|THURSDAY - APRIL 26, 2018|
Great Barrington, 4-6 p.m.
Berkshire United Way's Live United Community Celebration will be held at Crissey Farm located at 426 Stockbridge Road. The event, which celebrates the organization’s volunteers, will spotlight some of Berkshire United Way’s investments in south county and will include the presentation of the Robert K. Agar, Jr. Volunteerism Award to Jim Murray and Ray Murray of Ray Murray, Inc. In addition, Cara Davis, former executive director of Construct, Inc., will be honored with the Daniel C. Dillon Helping Hands, Caring Heart award and the winner of the Target Employee Campaign Coordinator Award will be announced. The cost of the event is $25. To register, call 413-442-6948.
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'GROWING AN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY'
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
The annual meeting of the Berkshire Community Land Trust and the Community Land Trust in the Southern Berkshires will feature a talk titled "Growing an Agricultural Economy" by Sarah Waring, executive director of the Center for an Agricultural Economy based in Hardwick, Vt., and Matthew Derr, CAE board member and the president of nearby Sterling College, a liberal arts college specializing in environmental stewardship. The event will take place at the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington. The entry fee to the lecture is $10 or 10 BerkShares at the door.
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DAVID DAVIS & THE WARRIOR RIVER BOYS
Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
Oldtone Productions presents Alabama native and member of The Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, David Davis, who has traveled and performed as frontman for the bluegrass group, David Davis and the Warrior River Boys since 1984. He is recognized as one of the foremost practitioners of the Monroe mandolin techinique. His uncle, Cleo Davis, was Bill Monroe’s original Blue Grass Boy. The evening will feature an intimate concert of traditional bluegrass at its best at Dewey Hall. Tickets are $20. Details on Facebook.
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ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION AND NURSERY PLANTING
|SATURDAY - APRIL 28, 2018|
Sheffield, 9 a.m.
The Sheffield Land Trust and Sheffield Tree Project will hold Sheffield’s annual Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting at Barnum Hill Farm. This year’s event will be planting a nursery of trees for the Sheffield Tree Project and Land Trust to grow for many future plantings. This is a family-friendly event that is free and open to the public. Tom Ingersoll, who leads the Sheffield Tree Project, will read the Arbor Day proclamation and provide a wealth of information about nursery, tree planting and tree care.
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JOURNALING WORKSHOP FOR ARTISTS AND WRITERS
Tyringham, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Norman Rockwell Museum will present the workshop Just Imagine: Creative Storytelling in Journals and Sketchbooks. Lead by award-winning illustrator Lisa Cyr, this hands-on workshop will focus on the development of personal content through journaling and sketching in handmade and custom-altered books. Mixed media techniques and creative writing exercises will be explored, providing an array of possibilities for artists and writers. Admission to the workshop costs $35; to register, call 413-931-2221.
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