Teen leadership program: The UNITY (United, Neighboring, Interdependent, Trusted Youth) Program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is looking for teens, 14 to 19, interested in learning leadership skills and making a difference in their community. Participants will be part of a team of 20 students from area high schools.
This program is free: no previous leadership experience is required.
The group will meet 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Oct. 8 to June 10, 2014, at the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition offices, 61 Main St., North Adams. Refreshments will be served and free transportation is available to and from students' homes.
Tupelo Award deadline: The deadline to apply for the Tupelo Award, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, is Sunday, Oct. 15.
The Tupelo fund will award up to $1,000 this year to an individual or individuals, ages 16 to 36, living in the Berkshire Taconic region, seeking to enrich a personal passion or serious interest through study, travel, research and development of a specific project. Applicants should demonstrate a financial need or need for other sources of support for their project.
'A Walking Seminar': Learn how to track and identify Berkshire County wildlife at 10 a.m. on Saturday, as Berkshire Community College environmental and life sciences professor Tim Flanagan leads "Flora and Fauna of the Bidwell Forests: A Walking Seminar" around the Bidwell House Museum, 100 Art School Road, Monterey.
This free program is open to the public. Visitors are advised to dress for the weather and bring something to drink. The 1.5-mile walk will last approximately two hours.
Information: www.bidwellhousemuseum.org or (413) 528-6888.
IS183 art blitz: IS183 Art School of the Berkshires is hosting three free public events. On Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be an opening reception at Citizens Hall in Stockbridge for "With A Grain of Salt," an installation by Cynthia Atwood and Beck Balken.
On Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., IS183 will host the opening of "Anatemno: I Cut Up, Cut Open" by Lucie Castaldo and Holly MacDonald at the Onota Building Storefront gallery, 74 North St., Pittsfield.
On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., all are invited to bring cardboard and creativity to the Little Red Schoolhouse in Williamstown for the Berkshire Cardboard Challenge, part of the International Day of Play.
Informatio: IS183 at (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100 or www.is183.org.
Williams and fossil fuels: Williams College will present a panel discussion to provide information and solicit ideas on the college's practices regarding fossil fuels, as both consumer and investor. The panel will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, in room 112 of the Thompson Biology Labs, 59 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown. This event is free and open to the public.
Information: (413) 597-4277 or www.williams.edu.