TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 12:00 PM
15th Annual Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service
Connecticut Fallen Firefighters Memorial
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 - Nov 12 @ 12:30 PM
Kid's Yoga (8-week series) w/ Julie Pellerin-Herrera
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join Julie Pellerin-Herrera for a special 8-week Kid's Yoga class held every Sunday 12:30-1:30pm, Sept 24th - Nov 12th for boys and girls age 5 - 11. Kids will have fun developing self-awareness, strength, balance, and flexibility! They will learn how to center their minds through focused breathing exercises and explore their imagination through fun games and visualizations. Kids’ Yoga provides children a safe and exciting way to physical health, emotional stability, and positive self-expression. Julie is a newly approved Radiant Child Yoga teacher and will be implementing new songs, games, and meditations into class. Pre-registration required. Limited space available. $80 per session. Sibling Discounts available. No experience needed. For more info or to pre-register contact Julie directly at yoginijules@yahoo.com or 413-281-9775. About the Instructor: Julie Pellerin-Herrera, Julie PellerinEd. S.: (Yoga / Kid's Yoga) Julie has been practicing yoga for over 15 years. She became a Kripalu Certified Yoga Teacher in 2003, Certified Yoga Ed. Teacher in 2007 and Radiant Child Yoga trained in 2017. Julie also has been a dedicated educator since 2001, teaching literacy and academics to children in various school settings. She attributes her yoga practice to her intention and ability to “stay peaceful and present amidst life’s storms”. On a daily basis, yoga reminds her to live breath by breath, moment by moment, and day by day all the while remaining connected to her higher purpose of educating and empowering youth. Julie invites you to join her in finding your still, quiet center amidst life’s challenges through yoga.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 @ 6:00 PM
Equinox Meditation, Elixirs & Kirtan
SRUTI Berkshire Yoga Center
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 - Sep 27 @ 7:30 PM
Motivational Interviewing
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – The conversations that occur between helping professionals and their clients are powerful ones, capable of supporting or inhibiting the innate change process that is alive in all of us. Learn to make your interactions with clients more satisfying and effective using Motivational Interviewing (MI), a person-centered, guiding method of communication and counseling that elicits and strengthens intrinsic motivation for positive change. Designed for helping professionals who want to create well-balanced, meaningful relationships with their clients. For assisting professionals, health coaches, Ayurvedic practitioners, yoga teachers, and yoga therapists.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 - Sep 29 @ 7:30 PM
Integrative Cancer Care Navigation Training
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Experience a powerful new paradigm in whole-person care that supports patients on all levels, improving the cancer experience. Developed by Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, and taught by renowned experts in integrative cancer care, this program is the nation’s leading professional training in integrative navigation. Through immersive instruction and experiential learning, gain the knowledge, resources. Come explore opportunities for self-care and personal healing, and be inspired to transform the experience of cancer for your patients. For healthcare professionals, cancer survivor advocates, and interested non-professionals.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 - Sep 29 @ 7:30 PM
Let Your Yoga Dance Chakra Fusion, Module 1 Teacher Training
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Dance your way toward teacher certification in the first chakra-yoga-dance training of its kind—or come just to experience five glorious days of dancing. This transformational, compassionate training is based on self-discovery and finding your strengths. Module 1 lays down the foundation of Let Your Yoga Dance® with a daily dance of yoga through each chakra. For all levels.
 
TODAY
    Sunday Sep 24 - Sep 29 @ 7:30 PM
The Kripalu Approach to Diet
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Kripalu’s groundbreaking weight-loss program. Live what you’re learning in a holistic environment that’s ideal for self-exploration. Connect with people just like you, committed to change. Along with your in-depth program sessions, enjoy daily yoga, meditation, and movement classes; whole-foods meals; and the natural beauty of the Berkshires. Discover how to shift into a balanced relationship with your body in this proven 5-day immersion program. In our caring and supportive environment, nourish yourself and invite changes that will continue to unfold long after you return home. Guided by our exceptional faculty of doctors, nutritionists, life coaches, and yoga teachers who have years of experience helping people find personal empowerment and transformation
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 - Sep 29 @ 8:30 AM
Warriors and Yinjas
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Uplift and deeply relax in this intensive program that includes both dynamic vinyasa and soulful Yin Yoga. Each session includes physical assists, energetic assists (Reiki), meditation, pranayama, journaling, and chanting. Explore your edge by becoming still and holding poses, and discover how vinyasa encourages you to become an efficient, sophisticated, and organized mover, thinker, and breather. Yin practice moves beyond muscle into the depths of connective tissue and the meridians, and teaches you to keep your healing resources close as you navigate your life. Warriors and Yinjas are strong, soft, courageous, and unafraid. Return home happier and more present in your life, with a harmonious mind and a body that feels amazing.
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 10:00 AM
Fall 2017 Homeschool Day
New England Air Museum – Start your homeschool/unschool year with a visit to the New England Air Museum on Homeschool Day! We’ll be open exclusively for homeschoolers and their families that day, featuring a variety of special programs including hands-on build & fly challenge activities, flight science demonstations, open cockpit experiences in historic aircraft, and much more. Homeschool Day admission rates are as follows: $10.00 for adults (ages 12 and older) $6.00 for children (ages 4-11) All children ages 3 and under admitted free Please note museum memberships, coupons, and/or library passes do not apply to Homeschool Day admission. Advanced online pre-registration for this event is required by Monday September 18th. Groups are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, please visit our website at: http://neam.org/ed-fall-2017-homeschool-day.php
 
TOMORROW
    Monday Sep 25 @ 3:30 PM
Read and Wag Reading Dogs!
Mason Library Children's Room – Say hi to Lucy, Sylvestor, and Romeo, our four-legged literacy friends! These pups are huggable and happy to listen to school aged children who want to improve their reading skills. Check for availability in the Children’s Room or register online! Spondered by Canine Link
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Oct 19 @ 6:00 AM
Fall into Fitness (4-week series) w/ Tammy Rose
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join ACE-Certified Personal Trainer, Tammy Rose, for a Fall into Fitness Training Program. This 4-week series runs every Tuesday and Thursday, 6am-7am Sept. 26th-October 19th. This is no ordinary fitness class! This program not only effectively builds every major muscle group in your body but Tammy also gives a detailed focus on those smaller muscles that help define, lift and sculpt those weaker, less toned areas – combined with moderate-high intensity cardio intervals to burn calories and boost your metabolism will put you in the best shape of your life! The magic of this kind of training is that it keeps your body burning fat even after you leave the class. In addition, Tammy offers online coaching for motivation, workouts outside class, as well as healthy dietary habits throughout the program. All levels are welcome! $80 for the 4-week series or drop-in for $12 per class - cash or check payable to the instructor. Please bring a clean, dry pair of sneakers, no outdoor shoes are allowed in the studio. For more info or to pre-register please contact Tammy at 413-212-7771 or email tjrose1222@gmail.com. About the Instructor: Tammy Rose: (ACE- Certified Personal Trainer / Health Coach) Tammy brings great enthusiasm to BYDF as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. She holds an associate’s degree in Health Science and is an ACE certified personal trainer with over 14 years of professional experience training a vast and diverse clientele in-home, in various gyms, wellness facilities and corporate locations in Berkshire County. She prides herself in helping individuals achieve substantial weight loss, total body conditioning and transformation, and improving physical limitations and injuries. As a group fitness instructor, Tammy teaches a variety of fitness classes and holds specialized certifications in Kickboxing, Spin and Pilates. As a health coach who’s well versed in nutrition and behavioral issues, Tammy understands how the right combination of nutrients fuels one to success and the importance of meeting each individual where they’re at and continuously motivating them to the next level. She is always striving to reach people and help them achieve their optimum health.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Dec 19 @ 10:00 AM
Parents & Playgroups - weekly drop-in parents' group
It Takes a Village – We provide a watchful eye during the library’s playgroup so parents can take a break and talk. Refreshments provided.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 10:30 AM
Brain Builders! Play & Learn Playgroup
Mason Library Children's Room – Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. for baby through 5 years and their caregiver No registration required. Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:00 PM
Resilience: Movie and Discussion
Berkshire Museum – Learn how you can build resilience in your life and the lives of others at a FREE screening of the documentary film "Resilience" followed by a discussion with staff from Clinical Support Options. "Resilience" is a new movie that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress. “The child may not remember, but the body remembers.” Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary "Resilience" reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. "Resilience", however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose. "Resilience" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. 1 hr., not rated, documentary Presented in partnership with the Berkshire United Way, with Massachusetts Department of Mental Health and Clinical and Support Options.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:00 PM
Park Street & West Farms Cemeteries Final Planning Meeting
The David Ruggles Center for History and Education – The process of preparing a long-term master plan for preserving and enhancing both Park Street and West Farms Cemeteries is nearing completion. Prior to finalizing the plan, the City of Northampton would like to hear your thoughts, ideas and preferences on the draft plan.
 
UPCOMING
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 7:45 PM
Free Class: Turbo Kick Live w/ Maria Antil
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness – Join the ultimate party with Maria for a special FREE Turbo Kick Live class held on Tuesday, September 26th from 7:45-8:45pm, to try out one of our newest classes! Turbo Kick® is a fat-blasting, ab-defining cardio workout packed with a mix of kickboxing, HIIT training (High Intensity Interval Training), core work, and fun dance moves set to high energy dance music that will have you looking forward to your next workout! This class is great for anyone at any skill level. Come have fun and get motivated by others on the same journey as you. Future classes will continue to be held every Tuesday 7:45pm-8:45pm and are $10 to drop-in or $85 for a 10-class punch card (with a 6 month expiration date from purchase) cash or check payable to the instructor. For more information, please contact Maria at (315) 283-0530 or email maria.barbaglia@gmail.com. Please bring a clean, dry pair of sneakers, no outdoor shoes are allowed in the studio. About the Instructor: Maria Antil (Turbo Kick Live): Originally from Central New York, Maria first fell in love with Berkshire County after working at a local summer camp in 2009. In college, she choreographed hip hop numbers for the student Orchesis group and spent the majority of her time in the weight room training as a hammer thrower on the track and field team. In 2016, she hiked the 500-mile Camino de Santiago with her husband and her best friend. Currently a teacher in the area, Maria enjoys yoga, dancing, working out, and hiking. Now, as a Beachbody Turbo Kick Live instructor and a future AFAA-certified Group Fitness Instructor, she looks forward to sharing her passion for lifelong fitness with others.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Dec 13 @ 10:30 AM
Free WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session
Berkshire Museum – Join us as we explore science, technology, engineering and math in this FREE program designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings are always welcome to join in as our Museum educators teach exciting new concepts each session. This program is free and open to the community, and often fills up. Please contact Jesseca Williamson to make your reservation at 413.443.7171 ext. 334 or by email at jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org. WeeMuse programs are generously sponsored by Berkshire Bank.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 1:30 PM
Curatorial Conversations: Exploring the Art on View
Norman Rockwell Museum – Curatorial Conversations: Exploring the Art on View Wednesdays, July 12, 26, August 9, 23, September 13, 27, October 11, 25 1:30 p.m. Enjoy these informal gallery conversations with the Museum’s curators, who will discuss our current exhibitions, including "Inventing America: Rockwell and Warhol;" "Uncle Andy’s and Other Stories: The Art of James Warhola;" and "Learning from the Masters: The Famous Artists School." Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission.
 
UPCOMING
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 3:30 PM
Kid's Chess
Mason Library Children's Room – Open chess time to meet others who enjoy playing, in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Children must already have a working knowledge of the game. Good for grades 1-6 Chess boards and light snack will be provided
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 @ 1:30 PM
STEAM for Homeschoolers
Mason Library Children's Room – Veteran homeschooler mom, Elaine Caliguiri, returns to offer a series of STEAM makerspace classes for students to learn innovative & critical thinking. Good for ages 9 & up (7-8 year olds welcome with parental assistance); Limited class size 7 Thursday classes: September 28 October 5, 12 November 2, 9, 16 December 7 Cost $35 p/student for series