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The Literacy Network of South Berkshire and the Stockbridge Library announce the launch of a new lecture series, "Community Conversations." The series is open to all and the content will be organized and delivered in a way to be accessible to community members whose first language is not English. 

The Bidwell House Museum at 100 Art School Road will open for its 31st season on Memorial Day weekend. The museum's first in-person opening concert and reception since 2019 will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29. Guided house tours by appointment begin Monday, May 30.

The Egremont Select Board, Planning Board and Conservation Commission seek volunteers to participate in the Egremont Vision 2035 Initiative planning process to produce a new Comprehensive Plan and Open Space and Recreation Plan for the town.

Chatham Central School District voters approved the 2022-23 school budget, approved the Capital Reserve Fund proposition, and elected candidates to the Board of Education on May 17.

The Massachusetts Cultural Council has awarded a Cultural Facilities Fund grant of $200,000 to Berkshire Environmental Action Team in support of buying and renovating BEAT’s new Environmental Leadership & Education Center at 20 Chapel St. BEAT will share its vision for the future during an open house on Saturday, May 21.

Better Place Forests, an organization offering a more sustainable option to traditional burial, will host open houses on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23, at its memorial forest, 333 South County Road, Florida.

The sold out 10th running of the MountainOne Steel Rail Races will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, on the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail. Residents are advised to expect traffic delays, specifically on Route 8 in Cheshire and in Adams at Park Street and Route 8.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in collaboration with the Berkshire County Superintendents’ Roundtable, will hold its annual Educator Recognition Awards event on Thursday, May 26, in Murdock Hall, Room 218, on MCLA’s campus. A virtual attendance option is available.

The Pittsfield Conservation Commission, in collaboration with Lyon Aviation, will sponsor a free fishing derby for youth 14 and under on Saturday, May 21, at the Wild Acres Conservation Area.

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