Thursday May 31, 2012

Pittsfield:

Dinner to benefit teen parent program

The Helen Berube Teen Parent Program's spaghetti dinner and choice auction fundraiser will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Highland Restaurant, 100 Fenn St.

The menu includes salad, ziti, choice of chicken parm esan or meatballs, bread, dessert, coffee or fountain drink. The cost is $15 per person; children 12 and under are free.

Purchase tickets at HBTPP, 88 South St. (back of First Baptist Church), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or call (413) 443-2530.

Pittsfield:

Fundraiser to benefit older pet adoptions

The second annual "Cans for Stans," a can and bottle collection, will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Petco in the TJ Maxx Plaza on Merrill Road.

All proceeds will be used to sponsor senior pet adoptions at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter and the Berkshire Humane Society.

The first Cans for Stans event was organized following the death of Stanley, a German Shepard who was 11 years old when he was adopted by the family of Debbie and Jim Wojtaszek.

Those who are unable to bring their redeemable cans and bottles to the collection site may call (413) 743-3836 to arrange for pickup.

Pittsfield:

Town Players to hold gala and cabaret

Town Players of Pittsfield continues to celebrate its 91st year with a fundraising gala and cabaret on Saturday at the Masonic Temple, 116 South St.


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The gala, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will be followed by a performance of "The Best Of Times Cabaret" featuring a cast of 23 who will perform songs from Broadway shows reflecting the span of years Town Players of Pittsfield has been active, ranging from the 1920s to the 2000s.

An additional cabaret performance will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The gala and cabaret performance is $40 per person. Tickets for the performance only are $18 and both are available by calling Beverly Van Alstyne Krol at (413) 442-8290 or the Town Players Box Office at (413) 443-9279.

Great Barrington:

Workshops explore nonprofit sectors

The Institute For Non-Profit Education has ann ounced two upcoming workshops at the American Inst itute for Re search, 250 Division Road.

The first, "Getting a Job in the Nonprofit World," is from 5 to 7 today. The second, "Accounting for Non profits," is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 7.

To register: Gene We nn er, at gwenner@berkshire.rr.com or (413) 499-5311.

Lenox:

Berk. Concert Choir to perform Sunday

The Berkshire Concert Choir, directed by Carlton Maiai II, will perform "Plea sure Awaits Us," a program of life's experiences, at 3 p.m. on Sunday at St. Ann Catholic Church.

Tickets are available at the door or from any choir member at $15 and $12 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are free.

This concert consists of organ and choral music from Bach, Barber, Bernstein, Brah ms, and others. The centerpieces will be Mozart's "Pleasure Awaits Us" and Bernstein's "Make Your Gar den Grow" from "Can dide." Information: (413) 442-6120.