Friday May 11, 2012

Pittsfield:

Cancer treatments subject of discussion

Berkshire Medical Center will present a program on the use of radiation treatments for prostate cancer from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, in the BMC Auditorium.

The program is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wade Gebara, medical director of Radiation On cology for BMC, will discuss the use of external beam radiation, Brachy Therapy, or seed implants, and hormone therapy as treatments for prostate cancer.

A question and answer period will follow the presentation.

Pre-registration is requested for this program; call the BMC Care Navigation Pro gram at (413) 447-3092.

Richmond:

Registration open
for Camp Russell

The Boys & Girls Club of Pittsfield is now accepting registrations for the 2012 summer sessions at Camp Russell.

Programs include Coed Day Camp for ages 6-12, Co-Ed Sports Camp, Co-Ed Extended Camp, and Adventure Camp for 4- and 5-year-olds.

Register at the Boys & Girls Club weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration forms are also available at www.boysandgirlsclubofpitts
field.org.

Sheffield:

Students to present one-act comedies

The Berkshire School Theater Department presents "All in the Timing," a collection of 10 one-act comedies by American playwright David Ives, at 7:30 tonight and Saturday in the newly refurbished Allen Theater on the school’s campus on Route 41.

Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky, minimalist composer Philip Glass, and three chimpanzees are among the subjects of this wacky parody of communications run amok.

Area students Liz Butler of Pittsfield and Will Mc Govern of South Egre mont are members of the cast of 15.

The play is directed by theater and film teacher Jesse Howard of Lee. The assistant director is Nic Fasano of South Egremont.

A $2 donation is suggested, and seating is unreserved. Fresh baked goods will be sold at intermission.

Berkshire County:

Nominations sought
for AARP award

State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D- Pittsfield, has announced that American Association of Retired Persons-Massachusetts is now accepting nominations for the 2012 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, the organization’s most prestigious volunteer honor.

Given out annually, the award recognizes outstanding volunteers who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to make a difference in their communities.

Nominations may be submitted by AARP members, volunteers, chapter or unit members, community partners, external organizations or groups, or members of the public.

Nominations can be submitted online, via email (santunes@aarp.org) or through the mail (AARP Mass achusetts State Office, Attn: Shanel Antunes, 1 Beacon St., Suite 2301, Boston, MA 02108), but must be received on or before June 1.

For information, eligibility requirements, or to submit a nomination, visit:

-- http://www.aarp.org/giv
ing-back/volunteering/info
-03-2012/recognize-volun
teer-ma1788.html.