Community Suppers
Mondays Serving 5- 6 p.m.
Join us for a delicious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires.
Greet your neighbors, meet new friends! Donations are gratefully accepted. We also collect non-perishable food items for local food banks. Please contribute if you can.
FREE! No reservations required.

DOPE LOGO-2D.O.P.E, Discussing Our Personal Experiences meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Berkshire South Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. This group is for those affected by and concerned about the epidemic of opioid addiction. These discussions are free and open to the public. For information, please contact Emerson Badessa at  413-528-2810 ext. 30, YIPC@berkshiresouth.org.

It’s my time to shine! What’s my next step?
Our longer lives give us an extraordinary opportunity to become the people we have always wanted to be. Life events from graduation to retirement can happen overnight. By handling them as life transitions we can find fulfillment and joy in what comes next in our lives. You might call that ReFirement. And that’s not as simple as it may seem. ReFirement is a journey. It takes time, and usually follows 3 phases. Get the tools and direction to navigate this journey and discover your next step. Paul Carter is a life coach who helps people re-think and approach their lives with gusto, seeing each day as an opportunity for adventure and learning.
FREE! Open to members and guests
Wednesday, March 15, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  171AD83A
Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.  171AD83B

Berkshire County Consumer Services Program
Select Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
A Local Consumer Program funded by and working in cooperation with The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office
Presents: Information and Discussion on Scams, Fraud, & Identity Theft You’ll learn: What is a scam? A fraud? Identity Theft? What’s the difference? Can they be prevented? How do thieves get your personal information? How to protect yourself from becoming a victim and what to do if you do become a victim. A question and anwser session will complete the program.
Speaker: Kate Alexander, Consumer Counselor/Mediator from Berkshire Consumer Services Program
FREE! Open to members and guests
February 22
March 1

Winter Woodland Snowshoe Hike
Saturday, Jan 28, 1-4 p.m.
FREE! Ages 12+
Join us for a guided snowshoe hike on the CHP Trail. Our hike will is a perfect way to enjoy exercise and exploration on a winter’s day. Hike leaders will be Mike Leavitt of BNRC, Adam Morris of MASS Parks, and Christine Ward of Great Barrington Land Conservancy. This is a loop hike with a gradual change in elevation; we will begin our trek through open fields and return through a quiet woodland. Bring your own snowshoes or try out a pair generously provided by Berkshire Bike & Board. If no snow, we’ll skip the snowshoes and go for a winter hike! Pre-registration is requested; 24 hour advance reservation required for snowshoes.

For registration, directions, and information call 413.528.2810 ext. 30. Or email info@gbtrails.org. Sponsored by: MassParks, BNRC, BSRCC, and GB Trails & Greenways. Meet at the CHP trailhead located at 444 Stockbridge Rd, Great Barrington.

Spring Into Nature Hike
Saturday, Apr 22, 1-4 p.m.
FREE! Ages 12+
Join Adam Morris from MassParks, Christine Ward of Great Barrington Trails & Greenways, and Mike Leavitt of Berkshire Natural Resources for a guided hike along the Threemile Hill Trail focusing on the signs of the spring season. Learn to identify emerging leaves and flowers as well as hear and identify woodland bird sounds. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather, sturdy walking shoes and hiking poles are recommended, but not required. Bring water and a snack. In the event of rain or significant weather the hike is cancelled. FREE! Pre-registration requested.
For registration, directions, and information call 413.528.2810 ext. 30. Or email info@gbtrails.org. Sponsored by: MassParks, BNRC, BSRCC, and GB Trails & Greenways. Meet at the gazebo/trailhead located at Berkshire South Regional Community Center on Crissey Road off Route 7 in Great Barrington.

*Berkshire Ukulele Band
Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m.  171CM70
Ages 13 and up. Multi-instrumentalist, teacher and performer Rob Sanzone will teach ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs from many musical genres. A limited number of ukuleles are available for loan to participants who do not have an instrument. Beginners are encouraged, reading music is not required. Music and chord charts will be provided. Opportunities to perform at community events will be offered. Registration requested. Drop-ins are encouraged, but call ahead – group occasionally performs off-site during regular class times.
FREE! Open to members and guests.

*Berkshire Sings!
Wednesdays, 6:45-8:15 p.m. 171CM71
Ages 13 and up. Sing to your heart’s content under the guidance and accompaniment of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. Songs will include pop, folk, jazz standards and show tunes. Exercises in breathing, relaxation and listening will be incorporated and opportunities to perform at community events will be offered. No auditions, everyone is welcome, no prior training necessary. All you need is the desire to sing. Music will be provided. Registration requested. Drop-ins are encouraged, but call ahead – group occasionally performs off-site during regular class times.
FREE! Open to members and guests.

*These programs wouldn’t be possible without the support of our individual donors and Massachusetts Cultural Council. For over three years, Berkshire Sings! And Berkshire Ukulele Band have been spreading the joy of music in southern Berkshire County. And while we love that Berkshire Sings! And Berkshire Ukulele Band are free and open to the public, we know these programs aren’t possible without the support of our donors. Tax-deductible contributions to these programs are gladly accepted.