Recess: What to do the week of March 22

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Berkshire Community College will host a free open house program from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, at its Main Campus, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. Prospective students and guests are invited to meet one-on-one with BCC representatives from various offices, hear from current students and take a campus tour. The event will also include informational breakout sessions about paying for college, transferring to a four-year college and about internships and career opportunities. RSVP at berkshirecc.edu/openhouse or walk in. Info: BCC Admissions office at admissions@berkshirecc.edu or 413-499-4660.

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The Berkshire Community College Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for entering, returning or continuing students who have not yet earned 12 or more credits at the college. More than 160 scholarships valued at nearly $280,000 are available. The deadline to apply is April 18. Info/applications: Visit berkshirecc.edu/scholarships or contact Jennifer Larkin in the BCC Foundation Office at 413-236-2185 or scholarships@berkshirecc.edu.

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will welcome journalist Seth Rogovoy to campus this week as the spring semester's Hardman Journalist-in-Residence. He will present a free, public talk, "Keeping the Beat: A Life in Journalism," at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in Murdoch Hall's Sammer Dennis Room 218, on the North Adams campus. Info: mcla.edu/About_MCLA/notablespeakers/hardmanlectureseries.

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Blue Rider Stables will host its free annual candy-free Easter Egg Hunt from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, at 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont. For purchase, there will be refreshments, a hay bale maze, pony rides, and face painting, with proceeds supporting horse care and the stable's scholarship fund. Info: bluerider.org or 413-528-5299.

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The Child Care of the Berkshires' Youth Mentoring program is accepting applications on a rolling basis for mentees, children ages 8 to 14 years old, and quality mentors ages 18 and up. Pairs spend an hour or two together each week at a site in the community, doing activities like arts and crafts, academic tutoring, performing arts, athletics, learning job skills and more. Info: Contact Diane Morris, Youth Mentoring program coordinator at 413-663-6593, ext. 39 or dmorris@ccberkshire.org.


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