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BCC open house: Berkshire Community College's Office of Admissions will host an open house program from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the main campus, 1350 West St., in Pittsfield. All are welcome to attend this free, public event.

The program will include: A Q&A panel with BCC students; a variety of informational breakout sessions, which include the topics of paying for college and completing the federal financial aid forms, options for transfer students, discovering your career pathway, and tutorial services; the opportunity for attendees to meet one-on-one with representatives from various college departments and campus tours.

Information: (413) 236-1630 or 800-816-1233, ext. 1630 or


Grant for educators: The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation is offering a new Entrepreneurship Educator Award and $1,000 grant for teachers who have distinguished themselves in their pursuit of entrepreneurial education.

Any educator for Grades 1 through 12 who teaches entrepreneurship in a creative and successful manner are eligible to apply. Applicants are asked to create and submit a video by March 31 through which they answer the following question: "What best practices have you used to teach entrepreneurship and what has been the outcome?"

The winning video will be presented in the spring at the NFIB Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Luncheon in Washington, D.C., and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, which they may use to further their entrepreneurial instruction or to obtain additional educational resources.

More information about the award and the application process can be found at


'STEAM: A Space Odyssey': National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts Catherine "Cady" Coleman, Ph.D., and Daniel C. Burbank will combine a musical performance with a presentation on living and working in space at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

This Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) event, "STEAM: A Space Odyssey," is free and open to the public.

After their musical performance, Coleman and Burbank will give a presentation, followed by a question and answer session.



'Into the Woods': Monument Mountain Regional High School will present its spring musical production of "Into the Woods" this week in the school's Kathleen E. McDermott Auditorium, 600 Stockbridge Road (Route 7), Great Barrington.

Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and are on sale at the high school office and will be available at the show.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, "Into the Woods," intertwines the plots of several Brothers Grimm fairy tales with an original story involving a childless baker, his wife, and a witch. More than 50 students will appear in the cast, crew and pit orchestra, under the direction of Linnea Macé.

In addition, the MMRHS Spring Musical Booster Club helps with logistics and fundraising for the shows, by offering sponsorship and program advertising opportunities for local businesses and individuals. Information: Julia Russell at or (413) 441-1032.


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