Business Briefs: Shire City Sanctuary begins Kickstarter campaign

Shire City Sanctuary begins Kickstarter campaign

Shire City Sanctuary has launched a Kickstarter fund to add new and advanced tools to the cache of the makerspace.

Equipment to be purchased includes an Ultimaker 2 Extended 3D Printer; a digital CNC Router; carousel screen printer; wolf dressrooms; a large formate vinyl cutter; and tools for the shared commercial kitchen space.

Shire City Sanctuary is a community arts makerspace and events space that serves as a creative repurposing of the historic Notre Dame Church building on 40 Melville St. in Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District.

Information:, 413-236-9600. The campaign can be accessed at

BCC holding community shred day on campus Monday

Berkshire Community College and Valley Green Shredding will hold a community shredding event Monday at BCC's campus at 1350 West St.

The hours are 9 a.m. to noon. Members of the community can bring documents they wish to be shredded. There is no charge.

Information: BCC Dean and Green Team Chair Charles Kaminski, 413-236-2105,

BFMC holding one-day production assistant workshop

The Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative will be holding a one-day workshop, "How to be a Production Assistant", on Saturday, May 7. The hours are 1 to 4 p.m.

The workshop will take place in the rehearsal space of the Elayne Bernstein Theater at Shakespeare & Co., 70 Kemble St. in Lenox. The cost is $75. Information: 413-528-4223, Laura Gratz at


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