Christopher Connell will hold a campaign kickoff event for his bid for the 3rd Berkshire District House seat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the American Legion Post 68 on Wendell Avenue.

Connell, the Ward 4 city councilor, is running as an independent for the seat now held by state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield.