Sunday March 11, 2012

Pittsfield:

Athenaeum to hold spring book sale

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum hold their spring book sale on Thursday, Friday and Satur day in the library's auditorium, 1 Wendell Ave.

The Friends' sale opens for members of the Friends on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. For those who wish to shop early, individual memberships are available at the door for $10. The public is welcome to shop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Paperbacks and many children's books will sell for 50 cents. Hardcovers start at $1. Newer titles will be available at slightly higher prices. Collectible books have been priced at a fraction of their cost on bookfinder.com.

DVDs, CDs, books on tape, VHS cassettes, records and albums are also priced to sell.

Funds raised at the book sale and through membership will support the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum.

Dalton:

Wahconah to host college plans night

A special evening program for juniors and their parents will take place at Wahconah Regional High School at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

This program, hosted by the Guidance Department, is the annual College Plann ing Night. Sacred Heart Uni versity's former Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Karen Guastelle, will be the guest speaker.

Topics to be discussed are the application process, things to consider when choosing a school, college costs and changes in admission requirements.


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Students and parents will have an opportunity to ask questions.

North Adams:

Dinner to aid Stamford fire victims

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Potvin family, owners of the Eagle Lumber Co., will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the American Legion.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for children.

Eagle Lumber Co., a small family-owned sawmill located in Stamford, Vt., was dest royed in a fire on Feb. 11. The mill had been in operation for over 30 years and is a historical site. The Potvin family lost the entire milling operation in this fire.

Tickets will be available at the Hub Restaurant, (413) 662-2500; Breen Law Office and Mediation, (413) 663-8100; and at Compassionate Care Home Health, (413) 664-6611. Tickets will also be available at the door.

A bake sale, as well as a Chinese auction, will be held to raise additional funds at the dinner. Baked goods and items for the auction are appreciated. Pittsfield:

Gentile to present talk on diabetes

Derek Gentile, well-known author and Berkshire Eagle reporter, will share his first-hand experience with diabetes in "How I lost my leg but not my sense of humor" at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at EPOCH Assisted Living, 140 Melbourne Road.

Gentile was diagnosed with diabetes, failed to heed his doctor's orders, and unfortunately, lost a leg. Now, he talks candidly about his life offers a proactive message for managing diabetes.

Part of EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne's "It's All About You" series, this presentation is free and open to the public.

Space is limited, so reservations are requested by calling (413) 499-1992.