The city's Department of Community Development Recreation Program has announced that the Pittsfield Track and Field Games will be held Saturday, July 31, at the Taconic High School track, 96 Valentine Road. Enter the track off of Lakeway Drive.

Registration and warm-ups begin at 9 a.m., with events beginning at 9:30 a.m.

The city has teamed up with Berkshire Lightning, Berkshire Thunder and the Berkshire Running Center for this free program which introduces and teaches children ages 6 to 14 the basics of track and field including warm-ups as well as several running and field components.

For more information, call Becky Manship, Recreation and Special Events coordinator, at 413-499-9371 or email

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.