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Open house at Simon’s Rock: Bard College at Simon’s Rock at 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday will host a "Discovery Day" open house program designed for students in grades 8 through 11, their parents and interested members of the community. It is free and open to the public.

To RSVP and information: or (413) 644-4400.

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Grants for student workers: Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is seeking proposals for its pilot program, "Learn and Earn," which aims to prepare Massachusetts high school students for higher learning opportunities and careers in clean energy and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The goal is to provide summer and after-school STEM jobs for students, who will be paid through a Massachusetts CEC grant.

Learn and Earn will award up to four grants of up to $125,000 each to state high schools, vocational schools and colleges who successfully build a curriculum that includes classroom education, visits to local clean energy companies and a final group project.

A full copy of the request for proposals, which must be submitted by April 28, can be found at

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Free symphonic concert: The Eagles Band Wind Symphony will perform a free community concert, to welcome spring and celebrate its 78th year of performance in the Berkshires, at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church at 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Open rehearsals also take place there from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays.

Information: Dick Paul at (413) 499-2071 or

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’Music Marathon Weekend’: The Berkshire Music School will hold its annual Music Marathon Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, in the Taft Recital Hall, behind the BMS main building, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Throughout the weekend, students will perform in five-minute increments, earning pledged funds that will go toward the school’s educational activities. More than 150 students, from ages 4 to 84, will participate. Admission to the marathon is free, but donations are welcome.

The weekend will include a bake sale, music shop and free ice cream on Sunday afternoon. Details: (413) 442-1411 or visit

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’Tricks of the Trade’: The Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, in cooperation with the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, will host three consecutive "Tricks of the Trade" educational sessions this week, which will focus on developing artists’ and arts managers’ skills sets.

All sessions are free and open to the public and run from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a reception with Big Elm Brewing.

Tonight at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Gallery 51 in North Adams, learn about "Collective Impact: Working Together to Get Further than We Would Alone."

On Wednesday, April 2, Pittsfield’s Lichtenstein Center for the Arts will offer "You and Your Art: Studio Practice."

IS183 will in Stockbridge on Thursday host "You and Your Art: Strategic Planning."

Information: or (413) 664 8718.


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