NORTH ADAMS -- The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center in partnership with the IS 183 Art School, and Pittsfield’s Office of Cultural Development have announced programming for the 2013/2014 Tricks of the Trade series, a professional development seminar series for working artists in the Berkshires.
The series is free and open to the public. It runs until May. All sessions start at 6 p.m.
Information: www.mcla.edu; or call the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center at (413) 664-8718.
LENOX -- The Berkshire Section of the Institute of Electrical & Electrical Engineers Computer and Control Chapter will hold a lunch meeting on Thursday, Oct. 24 at the EPRI Lenox High Voltage Laboratory on East New Lenox Road.
"MATLAB and Simulink Update" will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The material will be presented by Kurt Wachtel, advanced engineer-systems at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.
The costs are $5 for IEEE C&C chapter members and one guest; $6 for IEEE members; $4 for all IEEE students; and $12 for non-IEEE members.
Reservations/inquiries: Rich Kolodziejczyk, (413) 655-2623; email@example.com.
PITTSFIELD -- The 35th annual Bees Prendergast Memorial Greylock Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Pittsfield raised close to $25,000 for programs at Berkshire Family and Individual Resources.
The tournament attracted 128 golfers who contributed to its financial success by purchasing raffle tickets for prizes that were donated by more than 82 local merchants. Other funds are raised through the sale of sponsorships at Gold, Silver and Bronze levels as well as green, tee, and cart signs.
The annual Greylock golf tournament is named in honor of Robert W. ‘Bees’ Prendergast, Greylock’s former board member of 27 years, who passed away in 1997.
SHEFFIELD -- The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has set Friday, Nov. 1 as the deadline for submitting grant applications to the William J. and Margery S. Barrett Fund for Adams, Cheshire and Savoy.
The Barrett Fund is one of 11 permanently endowed area funds which serve a specific geographic region. Nonprofit organizations, community organizations or public agencies that serve the residents of Adams, Cheshire or Savoy are eligible to submit grant applications.
This year there will be a priority for programs and projects that enhance early childhood development for children between the ages of 0-6 years.
BERKSHIRES -- Dery Funeral Homes of Pittsfield, Dalton and Cheshire has renewed its affiliation with Lofty Oaks Association, a New Hampshire organization dedicated to reforestation and conservation efforts in Massachusetts.
The firms arrange to have a tree planted for each service that they perform to provide a living memorial in honor of the deceased and to renew the forest life of Massachusetts.
Information: (800) 533-7554.