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Northern Berkshire childhood screenings: United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County's Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Program is offering developmental screenings for children, birth to age 3, in Adams, Clarksburg, Florida, New Ashford, North Adams, Savoy and Williamstown.

These North County screenings will occur in a family's home or at UCP's North Adams office, 535 Curran Highway. A developmental screening takes approximately one hour and includes a baseline assessment of gross motor, language, fine motor/adaptive and personal/social skills.

Information: (413) 664-9345, ext. 35.

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Holocaust education program: Westfield State University and the Anti-Defamation League are offering "Echoes and Reflections," a Holocaust education professional development program rom 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Horace Mann Center.

The cost of the workshop is $30, which includes a resource guide with classroom-ready materials and a DVD of visual history testimony. The workshop is worth three hours toward professional development points.

Information: To register: Marcella Shaw, (413) 572-8445 or

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Photo exhibit of polar bears: An artist's reception for R.M. Hungate, photographer and science chairman for Lee Middle and High School, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Stockbridge Library. This event is free and open to the public.

Throughout May, Hungate will exhibit a series of photographs of polar bears that he took in 2011 in Churchill, Manitoba. He will give a presentation of his work on Sunday.

Any proceeds from the sale of his work will be donated to The Great Bear Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of bears and their habitat around the world.

Information: (413) 298-5501.

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Dinner theater at PHS: Pittsfield High School's culinary arts program is hosting a dinner theater special on May 17 in the Longfellow Room at the school. All dinner proceeds will benefit the culinary arts program. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for dinner are $15 per person. Seating is limited.

The dinner will end in time for guests to see the musical, "Grease," performed by the PHS drama society Proteus. Tickets to the show are $10 for students and seniors, $12 general admission.

Information on the dinner or reservations: Brian Buckley at PHS, (413) 499-9545 or Information on play dates and times: .

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Student horticulture workshops: Heather Cupo, River Walk's landscape gardener of 15 years, will offer an intensive program about River Walk's native landscape improvements for Greenagers and other student volunteers. The horticultural program is designed to help these teens acquire the job and leadership skills they will need to care for native habitats in the future.

On Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Cupo will talk about invasive plants, polyculture versus monoculture, integrated pest management strategy and other management techniques, and field practice. The program is free to Mount Everett and Monument Mountain regional high school students. Transportation to and from school is provided.

Information or to register: Rachel Fletcher, (413) 528-3391, or Will Conklin, (413) 644-9090, or email


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