Recess: See a play, prep for college, hear music

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Monday, March 20 is the deadline to register for the Adult College Experience (ACE) program at Berkshire Community College's South County Center, 343 Main St., Great Barrington. This free program is for adults ages 24 and older who are interested in attending BCC and who have no or some college experience. It includes three sessions to be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, March 23, April 6 and April 13. The first session will have current students and alumni talk about admissions and financial aid. The next session will include a skills assessment and advisor meeting. The last session will be to help participants register for upcoming classes and learn about college resources.

Participants who attend all three sessions will be entered to win a voucher for a free three-credit class. An optional fourth session, to be held on Thursday, March 30, will offer hands-on help with the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as other specialized student support workshops.

Register at, or contact Julie Hannum at 413-236-5201 or for more information.

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The Library of Congress is seeking applications from current world history or world geography teachers for a Teacher-in-Residence position within its Educational Outreach division during the 2017-18 school year.

The Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence program is designed to give the selected educator a unique professional development experience — a year at the Library in Washington, D.C., working side-by-side with staff, contributing to K-12 education programs and materials, advising on outreach to teachers and helping to uncover and make visible primary sources in the Library's collections.

The teacher-in-residence will also undertake a project using library primary sources to benefit his or her home school, district or institution, to be implemented during the following academic year.

The program description and application details for the position can be found at Applications are due Monday, April 17.

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Musical act Duo Yumeno, composed of New York-based koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki, will perform at 3 p.m., on Saturday, at the Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. The performance, which is held in conjunction with the exhibition, "Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection," will be held on the lower level of the Clark Center. The performance is included with gallery admission, $20; free for youths age 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Info: or 413-458-2303.

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UBU Theater and The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires will present the play, "The Hundred Dresses," by Mary Hall Surface, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, in the club's Lighthouse space, 16 Melville St., in Pittsfield. Adapted from the 1944 children's book by Eleanor Estes and directed by Ann Gallo, this show explores the timeless themes of courage, respect, bullying, racism and classism. General admission is $7.50; $5 for club members. UBU Theater is a program for middle and high school age students interested in theater through acting, improvisation, games, ensemble work, monologues, and performances. Info: 413-448-8258

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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren group continues to meet every first and third Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at The Family Place, 61 Main St., Suite 218, North Adams. If you are a grandparent who is actively raising your grandchildren and would like to meet other grandparents raising their grandchildren in a safe and confidential place this is the group for you. Dinner is provided, and child care provided upon request. Call Donna Senecal at 413-663-7588.


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