Wednesday May 9, 2012

Pittsfield: Program on funeral pre-planning

St. Mark Parish will hold a program on pre-planning funerals on Thursday at Father Leonard Hall.

The program, "The Final Gift of Love: Honoring Your Loved Ones Wishes and Conveying Your Own," will be presented at 9 a.m. and at 7 p.m.

Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about the benefits of pre-planning and having a funeral, service and burial options, cemetery regulations, legal and financial concerns, documents everyone should have, supportive services and ways to ease your loved one’s stress.

The Rev. John Salatino, St. Mark’s pastor, funeral director John Bresnahan, chaplain Richard Hayes and representatives from Hospice Care in the Berkshires will make presentations. Attorney John Martin Jr. will be available only at the 7 p.m. presentation.

Pittsfield: Cloud computing tips for nonprofits

The Nonprofit Business Network will hold a seminar on cloud computing from 8 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 17 at the Beacon Cinema.

The workshop will define cloud technology and examine how nonprofits can take advantage of it. It will also identify key areas of cloud technology that allow organizations to leverage technology in their day-to-day operations.

NBN workshops are open to both members and non-members. The entry fee is $10. Light refreshments will be provided.

Registration: (413) 499-4000, ext. 116; dtoomey@berkshirechamber.com; www.berkshirechamber.com.

Amherst: New England Public Radio taps VP

Paul Lambert has been appointed vice president of the New England Public Radio Foundation Inc., the organization has announced. He has served as vice president of guest experience and programming at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield since 2002.

Rosemary Caine, Jenny Kalick and Jerrell M. Moore have been appointed as directors, while Steve Wittenberg and Jennell Cappo Sorrell have been appointed as advisors.

The New England Public Radio Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization created to conduct fund raising activities for New England Public Radio, which includes WFCR-FM (88.5), and WNNZ-AM (640) & FM (91.7).