4 things not to miss this week, Sept. 16-23


Nothing says fall like the Lenox Apple Squeeze!

If it's fall, it's apple harvest time. The annual Lenox Apple Squeeze is a long-standing tradition in Berkshire County, ushering in the fall season. Join local shops, restaurants, artisans, musicians, farm stands and performers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23 as Lenox celebrates all things apple with a fun and engaging street festival for all ages. Visit lenox.org for more information.

Calling all Beatles fans

Relive the days of the Fab Four and add your input when "Yesterday and Today: Interactive Beatles Experience" comes to the Colonial Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19. The group, anchored by brothers Billy, Ryan and Matthew McGuigan, perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members fill out prior to the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: their name, their favorite Beatles song and the reason why they chose that song. The cards are collected and two minutes before the show begins, a set list is created based upon the songs chosen and the reasons that the audience members chose those songs make up the narrative of the evening. Tickets are $35 and $20, available at the box office, 111 South St, Pittsfield, or at berkshiretheatregroup.org.

Pumpkin fest is officially back

Grab the family for an afternoon of family fun and activities. Pumpkin Fest 2018 at Whitney's Farm Market & Garden Center runs from 2 to 5:30 p.m. every Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday through Halloween. The fest features u-pick pumpkins, haunted corn maze, free hay rides, giant slide, face painting, pony rides, pumpkin bouncer, scavenger hunt, games and prizes, weekly events, music and fun trivia, Uncle Pete's dairy bar, free petting zoo and free playground. Check Whitney's Facebook page for special events and more information. Whitney's is at 1775 South State Road (Route 8), Cheshire.

Walk for a good cause

Get a little exercise and help others by taking part in the 12th Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires, hosted by BCArc Down Syndrome Family Group and Berkshire County Arc, will be held 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 at Craneville Elementary School, 71 Park Ave., Dalton. All proceeds from the Buddy Walk will help to provide services and support for children, adults and families of people with Down syndrome living in Berkshire County. Registration for the walk is free for all who would like to participate.



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