Things to do and learn in the Berkshires this week

07/29/2014 10:49 AM EDT
Meet 'Stroll Back in Time': On Friday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p. 
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Berkshire Early Learning Lab: Teachers schooled on science of early learning
07/29/2014 11:07 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Last summer, the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts received a nearly $104,000 state grant to increase educator understanding of the science of early learning by establishing what is known as the "Berkshire Early Learning Lab. Full Story

Kids STEAM ahead
07/23/2014 05:07 PM EDT -

DALTON - One summer program at the Dalton Free Public Library is offering a feast for the senses.

The STEAM program - which stands for science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics - teaches practical lessons using the approach of applying a common theme through multiple disciplines.  Full Story

Local author Jana Laiz reads with young, old
07/23/2014 05:08 PM EDT - DALTON - This year, local author Jana Laiz partnered with St. Agnes Academy and the Dalton Council on Aging to share and discuss her work with middle school students and Dalton COA/ Senior Center members. Full Story

Education news and notes in the Berkshires
07/23/2014 04:19 PM EDT -

Meet Memoir reading and talk: Tonight at 6:30 at the Lee Library Association, 100 Main St. in Lee, local author Bette Isacoff will read from her recently published memoir "Star Crossed: An Interfaith Memoir." The event, which is part of the library's summer reading program for adults, is free and open to the public.

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MCLA debuting collaborative STEM program for community college students
07/15/2014 12:30 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and its Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation will be a hub of STEM activity over the next several weeks. Full Story

Food Adventures Program: Cooking at The Mount
07/08/2014 11:49 AM EDT - LENOX -- Food and kids: It can go way beyond pizza, chicken nuggets and drinks and snacks that come in a pouch.
Photo Gallery | The Nutrition Center's Food Adventures expands to The Mount 
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The Forum: McCann Tech students earn RIT credits
07/15/2014 12:10 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- Fifteen underclassmen at McCann Technical school have qualified to receive college credit from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) through the Project Lead the Way Program, according to instructor John Euchler. Full Story

The Forum Stearns students visit Morris House
07/08/2014 09:44 AM EDT - LENOX -- Linda Frelinghuysen sent a photo from an end-of-the-year school visit from Stearns Ele mentary School's Blue print Aca demy group of Pittsfield to the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio in Lenox last month. Full Story

07/15/2014 12:10 AM EDT - Meet Š Ballet program: The Pittsfield Family YMCA will hold open registrations for its ballet programs for those ages 18 months to eighth grade. Full Story

Oakland Zoo animals enjoy fruit after truck crash

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway. Full Story
Tweet derails Cassidy DWI plea deal hearing

SCHODACK, N.Y. (AP) — A horse racing tweet prompted prosecutors to halt a court hearing at which a lawyer for seventies heartthrob David Cassidy was supposed to accept a plea deal on the singer's behalf. Full Story