In the Berkshires

Friday May 11, 2012


BCC Players present
musical comedy

The BCC Players will present the popular Mel Brooks musical comedy, "The Producers," in the Robert Boland Theatre at Berkshire Community College.

Directed by Tom Towne, the production will be performed tonight and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 20, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for BCC faculty/staff, students, and senior citizens.

Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the BCC Players box office at (413) 499-0886.


Bulky waste collection
planned for Saturday

The ninth annual electronics and bulky waste collection will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Lanesborough Highway Department yard, 8 Maple Court.

The collection is sponsored by the Board of Selectmen and is being organized by the Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District. Bulky waste is a term used to describe large household items that can’t be disposed of in regular household trash. Electronics includes televisions and computers.

Disposal fees cover the cost of the program. They range from no cost for metal items to $20 for mattresses. Flyers are available at several locations in town. The price list can also be found on the district’s website.

Information: (413) 743-8208 or visit


Film to address
Lyme disease

The Milne Public Library will host the film "Under Our Skin" at noon on Saturday.

Sponsored by the Lyme Alliance of the Berkshires, this tale of microbes, medicine and money exposes the hidden story of Lyme disease. A question-and-answer session will follow this film.

The Milne Library is located on Route 2, across from the Williams Inn.


CATA gala fundraiser
slated this weekend

Community Access to the Arts will present "Vital Signs," the organization’s annual performance and gala fundraiser, at 6 p.m. on Saturday. A matinee performance is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Sunday. Both performances take place at Shakespeare & Company’s Founders’ Theatre.

Tickets for the Saturday evening gala are $125. Matinee tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under.

Now in its 19th year, CATA provides hundreds of performing arts workshops to people with disabilities throughout Berkshire County culminating in a showcase of original works in theater, drumming, dance, juggling, and song.

CATA’s gala weekend is the organization’s largest fundraising effort and a celebration of the creativity of people with disabilities. Linda and Reggie Cooper of Pittsfield are this year’s gala co-chairs.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by phone (413) 528-5485.


Senior studio exhibit
opening at WCMA

The Williams College Museum of Art will present "Jean Pool: Senior Studio Art Exhibition" today through June 3.

The exhibit, featuring the work of 17 Williams College studio art majors, celebrates the culmination of each artist’s senior project.

The exhibition will open with a free public reception at 7 tonight at the museum. All are invited to attend.

Information: (413) 597-2429 or


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