RECESS | Things to do this week: See a play, study criminal justice, apply for a scholarship

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College presents an "OLLI University Day on Criminal Justice Reform" from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Wednesday at Bard College at Simon's Rock, located at 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. Tickets are $35 for OLLI members and $45 for the public, and include lunch and morning coffee and refreshments. BCC and Simon's Rock students and staff will received free admission. Registration is required, and can be done online at or by calling 413-236-2190.

Speakers and topics include: State Senator Adam Hinds, D-Pittsfield, on a proposed criminal justice reform bills package; Ben Forman, research director at MassINC, on the latest studies; Christine Rudd, the Director of Roca Inc. in Springfield, which uses programs and strategies to divert people from poverty and jail time; Berkshire County Sheriff Tom Bowler,      and Kate Byrne from the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative in Albany, N.Y.

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December 4 is the deadline to apply to Cumberland Farms' 2018 Believe and Achieve Scholarship Program, which will award $1,000 college scholarships to 130 graduating high school seniors, based on a student's academic performance and financial need. The program is open to students entering a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited college, university or vocational-technical school in the fall of 2018 who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms location. For more information and to apply for 2018 scholarships, visit

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Children and families can enjoy "An Afternoon with Tony DiTerlizzi," from 1 to 3 p.m. this Sunday, at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Join the artist of fantasy fiction, children's books and film, for a personal gallery tour of the newly opened exhibition "Never Abandon Imagination." This program is included with general admission ($10 to $20), and is free for children ages 18 and under. Info: 413-931-2221 or visit

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The Miss Hall's School Theater Ensemble will live life to its eccentric fullest this weekend, performing the classic madcap comedy "You Can't Take It With You," in the Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus, 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. Shows, directed by Jennifer Jordan, will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

General admission is $10. Reservations are recommended, and can be done via, by emailing, or calling 413-443-6401.

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The Williamstown Elementary School PTO is looking for an after-school Spanish teacher to help run an program for elementary school-aged children. Email to learn more.


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