Tuesday June 12, 2012

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’PechaKucha’: Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield will host the second installment of the only "Pecha Kucha Night" in the Berkshires at 7 p.m. Thursday, with presentations scheduled to start at 7:20 p.m.

PechaKucha, literally translated as "chit chat" or "blah blah" in Japanese, is a worldwide networking event featuring a series of presentations, each consisting of 20 slides shown for 20 seconds, totaling 6 minutes, 40 seconds of talking time. PechaKucha Night’s goal is to bring creative minds together for a night of inspiration, networking and fun.

Tickets are $5, free for museum members. Call (413) 443-7171, ext. 10, or visit the museum at 39 South St. The next two events will be held Aug. 14 and Oct. 30. Info: www.berkshiremuseum.org.

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Workshops for nonprofits: The Institute For Non-Profit Education will host two workshops this month at the South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield. "Success in Grant Writing" will be held next Tuesday, June 19, and "Special Events That Raise Significant Money" will be held on Tuesday, June 26. Both workshops will run from 5 to 7 p.m.

Registration is required at least two days in advance. Information: Gene C. Wenner, gwenner@berkshire.rr.com or (413) 499-5311.


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Fashions of the Gilded Age: John Burbidge, who designed the exhibit "Les Petites Dames de Mode" at Ventfort Hall will give a talk at 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum on his work recreating the fashions of the Gilded Age. Burbridge will also speak about the connections between his designs and the book "To Marry an English Lord," which describes American and British high society during the Gilded Age.

Admission: $16; $14 for museum members. As part of the "Tea and Talk" series, a Victorian tea service will follow at the museum, 104 Walker St., in Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206.

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British invasion: A free Lenox Village Block Party will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday to coincide with the Berkshire British Motorcar Festival. The family-friendly block party will include a car display, contest and a free concert by The Who Are You, a tribute band to The Who, starting at 7 p.m. at Roche Reading Park, next to the Lenox Library on Main Street. Food will also be available. Information: www.berkshiremotorcarfestival.com

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Nature hike: Tamarack Hollow presents "Fern, Wildflower and Tree Hike" at Tamarack Hollow and the backcountry of Notchview Reservation in Windsor from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Explore the sub-boreal highland forests on this moderate trek on bordering properties in Windsor. Get familiar with woodland ferns, high-elevation trees and shrubs and wildflowers.

Admission: Free for Windsor residents and members of the Trustees of Reservations; donations are requested from all others. The hike will begin on the backside of Notchview, not at the main entrance. Registration/information: email: aimee@gaiaroots.com or visit www.tamarackhollow.com.

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