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Summer with OLLI: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College - also known as OLLI at BCC - is launching into summer with an array of new class offerings.

Classes will be held on the Berkshire Community College campus in Pittsfield and programs are planned to appeal to a wide range of interests.

OLLI is open to anyone 50 or over. For more information, visit or call OLLI at BCC, (413) 236-2190.

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First Amendment award: Do you think those who defend First Amendment rights deserve a big pat on the back? The Society of Professional Journalists does. That and a $10,000 award.

SPJ will accept nominations for the 2013 Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award through June 22. This award salutes individuals, groups or organizations who work to preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. This isn't just for journalists -- the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation (SPJ's supporting foundation) wants to honor anyone who upholds this pillar of democracy.

Visit SPJ's website to learn more and submit the nomination materials:

For more information, contact SPJ's Director of Awards Lauren Rochester at or (317) 927-8000.

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Paul Taylor Dance Company: Paul Taylor Dance Company returns to the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for its sixth consecutive summer season on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 and 7 p.m. The Mahaiwe is located at 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

The company will perform the New England premiere of Taylor's "Perpetual Dawn," which depicts young people experiencing the awakening of love, perhaps for the very first time. The new work is set to sprightly concertos by Baroque composer Johann David Heinichen. Other dances to be performed include "Cascade," "Kith and Kin," "Lost Found Lost," and "Offenbach Overtures."

Ticket prices range from $10 to $75, with 25 percent off purchases of both programs in one order. For tickets and information, visit or call (413) 528-0100.

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'Riverfest' in Williamstown: Riverfest, the annual celebration of the Hoosic River and its watershed, will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cole Field on the Williams College campus in Williamstown, as organized by the Hoosic River Watershed Association (HooRWA).

Admission/raffle tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the gate. Advance tickets are on sale at Williamstown Savings Bank. Children 10 and under get in free. Proceeds benefit HooRWA's river restoration, monitoring, and education programs.


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Summer camps at Hildene: Registration is open for summer camps at Hildene, this historic Lincoln family home and grounds, in Manchester, Vt.

Hildene camps are limited to 12 campers and are a week long. All camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are held in the Lowerre Family Youth Education Building. The typical registration fee for a Hildene camp is $185 for members and $205 for nonmembers.

Call Edu-cation Director Diane Newton at (802) 367-7965 or email Camp schedules, fees, and printable registration forms are online at

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