Bits & Bites: Dinners, Humane Society benefit slated this week

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Cheshire United Methodist Church will hold a dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the church hall, 197 Church St., Cheshire.

The menu is meat or cheese lasagna, tossed salad, biscuits, beverage and assorted pies for dessert.

The cost for dinners is: Adults, $10; children, $5. To reserve dinners, call 413-663-3630 by 5 p.m. Friday. Leave your name, phone number and the number of dinners needed (whether adult or child). Also, state whether you would like meat or cheese lasagna. Take-out dinners will be available as well. There will be a limited number of dinners available for walk-ins.

Many of the proceeds from the dinner will go toward the kitchen fund, while a percentage will go to local missions.


The Fellowship Group of the First Baptist Church of Readsboro, Vt., will hold a food and tag sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Donations of good used items for the tag sale and your favorite baked and savory foods for the food table will be gladly received

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a soup and sandwich luncheon with dessert and drinks will be served.

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Volunteers to help with the event are welcome. For more information, contact Norm at 413-424-5446.


Berkshire Money Management — a friend and supporter of Berkshire Humane Society — will present a Celebration of Compassion & Cocktails benefiting homeless animals from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of BMM's Model Farm, 161 Main St., Dalton.

The event will feature a special presentation by Diane Roadcap, a nationally renowned animal communicator, among other performers. Guests will enjoy locally crafted hors d'oeuvres and an open bar while bidding on silent and live auction items.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will support BHS's numerous programs and services, including the Ken Freeberg Fund, which helps to underwrite the cost of medical care for the shelter's animals. Other benefiting programs include BHS's signature Humane Education programs and the SafePet Program, which provides free temporary pet care for people in crisis. The SafePet Program is administered in collaboration with Berkshire Medical Center, the Elizabeth Freeman Center, The Brien Center, and Elder Services of Berkshire County.

Tickets are $125 and must be purchased in advance by calling the shelter, 413-447-7878, ext. 131. For more information, vist, under "Events."


The Stockbridge Grange will serve a public family-style baked bean and ham dinner from 1 to 2 p.m,. Sunday in the hall at 51 Church St.

The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children and younger than 6 free. Take outs available by calling 413-298-3185.


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