In the Berkshires

Wednesday May 16, 2012


YMCA child care
plans open houses

The Pittsfield Family YMCA will host two open houses for its accredited child care.

The first will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday during Third Thursday, and the second from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, May 24.

The Y has openings in its infant and toddler rooms. The Y’s child care program is accredited with the National Association of the Education of Young Children.

The child care programs consist of five programs, all licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and based on the youth’s age: infant, toddler, transitional pre-school, pre-school and pre-kindergarten.

Open house guests will be entered in a raffle to win one free annual youth membership and youth program.

For information, call child care director Laurie Vanuni at (413) 499-7650, ext. 27.


Spectrum to host comedy troupes

Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe and Jellyfish will bring their special mix of improv comedy to the Spec trum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St., at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

Tickets are $12 per person, cash or check only. Reser vations: Kyle at (413) 394-5023, ext. 12.


Police to sponsor
VIN etching event

The Lee Police Depart ment, in conjunction with the Governor’s Auto Theft Strike Force, will sponsor a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) Etching event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Southern States Auto Sales on Housatonic Street.

A fee of $10 (cash only) will be charged to the customer. All glass panels on the vehicle will have the car’s VIN etched into the surface.

Car owners will be given a certificate good for a discount of 15 percent or more on their comprehensive auto insurance. The vehicle registration must be presented at the time of the etching for verification.

For information, call Pam ela Surette, program coordinator for the Governor’s Auto Theft Strike Force, at (781) 393-1201.


Volunteers needed
to install sculpture

SculptureNow seeks olunteers to assist with the building and installation of a sculpture at the Kemble Inn on Kemble Street on May 29, 30, 31 and June 1. This sculpture is part of the SculptureNow in Lenox 2012 exhibition.

Sculptor Matthew Burke, associate professor, Uni ver sity of Kansas, will bring materials to be created into the sculpture "Polis: Bio mass" in the shape of a torus, an ancient symbol of life force, suggesting the cyclical nature of time and the seasons.

The structure is 16 feet in diameter, 6 feet high, composed of colored wood woven into a wooden framework. For information, call Ann Jon at (413) 623-2068 or

North Adams:

Spaghetti dinner
benefits SteepleCats

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the SteepleCats will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Eagles on Curran Highway.

The cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children 10 and younger.

There will be photos with Slider, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and baked goods. In addition, 2012 season tickets, hats, T-shirts and pennants will be for sale. For information, visit


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