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Great Barrington: Drink + Draw at Allium tonight

In collaboration with local business JWS Art Supplies, Allium will host a first-ever Drink + Draw sketch session at 8 tonight.

Guests will participate in a drawing class led by Nellie of JWS Art Supplies, also located on Railroad Street. A model will be available for figure drawing.

Guests can bring their own art supplies to participate. Sketch pads, pencils and other art supplies will be available for sale at the event.

Allium will have some snacks available for purchase and the bar will be open. Admission is free. Space is limited.

This event is part of a series of community-based events in collaboration with local businesses. The Allium kitchen is closed on Wednesdays but the bar is open beginning at 7 p.m.

Information: (413) 528-2118

Pittsfield: OSHA compliance seminar April 5

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a one-day compliance seminar on Friday, April 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This is the only compliance session scheduled by OSHA that will take place in Massachusetts during the month of April.

The session will provide an update on OSHA's newest standards, rules and regulations; what OSHA inspectors look for during an inspection; how to stay in compliance with OSHA's reporting regulations; how to find and correct on-the-job safety hazards before someone gets hurt; who's responsible for employees who blatently disregard posted OSHA safety rules; and what happens when companies contest an OSHA citation.

Registration is $179 per person, or $169 for groups of five or more from the same organization. Info:

Great Barrington: Sustainability session planned

Associated Industries of Massachusetts will hold four sustainability roundtables in Western Massachusetts this year, with one scheduled for Great Barrington.

The first event took place earlier this month at Peoples Bank in Holyoke. The others are scheduled for May 14 at Pelican Products in South Deerfield, Aug. 13 at Iredale Mineral Cosmetics in Great Barrington, and Nov. 12 at the Food Bank of Western Mass. in Hatfield.

The cost for AIM members is $50 per session, or $150 for a season pass. The cost for non-members is $100 per session, or $300 for a season pass.

Info: Gloria Fischer,; (617) 262-1180.


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