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"Who's Your Agent?" A Health Care Planning Workshop for Care Providers
When: Sep 21, 2016 12am to Oct 31, 2016 12am in Pittsfield, MA

Timber Framing Workshop

Timber framing is a traditional building technique using mortise and tenon connections held together with wooden pegs. In this workshop participants will be working together using timber frame construction to build a 12 x 16' office/studio outbuilding with 32 hours of classroom time and 8 hours of a raising day event where participants actually "raise the barn" with associated festivities/picnic. This workshop is great for those with experience in carpentry and construction as well as absolute beginners! Leading the workshop will be Michael Carr assisting will be Chris Swindlehurst. Michael Carr boasts 70+ projects completed using Timber Frame Construction and has worked with some of the leading people in this field.  Class Schedule is as Follows; (Wednesdays) October 5, 19, 26 and November 2 from 530pm-930pm (Saturdays) November 5, 12, and 19 from 8am-5pm "Barn Raising" on November 19th will be held on site in Becket, Ma.  Suggested tool list- Traditional Framing Chisel 1 1/2", Wooden Mallet 6", Quality Hand Saw, and Combination Square. (approximately $250 if purchased new. This is however not required for this workshop; there will be tools available for use) Please contact chrisswindlehurst@gmail.com with any questions.

When: Oct 23, 2016 5:30PM in Pittsfield, MA

Laugh Lounge: Dave Hill

at The Garage

Wednesday, October 26 at 8pm

Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show


Dave Hill burst onto the NYC comedy scene in 2005, and within two years was named one of “10 Comics to Watch” by Variety Magazine. In addition to performing at comedy festivals all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, he is a regular on Comedy Central’s @midnight, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, and has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Jim Gaffigan Show among many other shows. A published writer in The New York Times, GQ, Paris Review, XXL, McSweeney's, The Believer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Salon, and The Huffington Post, Hill’s second book, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, was published earlier this year to critical acclaim. Hill’s comedy goes far beyond the traditional joke-punchline format, combining his unique perspective with storytelling, music, and more! 


When: Oct 26, 2016 8pm in Pittsfield, MA
Cost: $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show

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Mazzeo's Ristorante 
1015 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Fine Italian Dining offering Fresh Seafood, Homemade Pasta, Veal and Daily Specials. Mazzeo's Ristorante offers Banquet and Catering services and private rooms for all occasions. Choose outdoor seating during the good weather with 2 fire pits. Delivery available.
About Pittsfield, MA
The City of Pittsfield was founded as a town in 1761 and again as a city in 1891.Pittsfield is located in Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts and is known as the “Plastics Technology Center of the Nation”.

The 4th of July Parade given by the City of Pittsfield brings thousands of visitors to the city for the annual celebration. The Hancock Shaker Village which was established more than 200 years ago gives tourists the chance to discover the Shaker way of life.

Another Pittsfield land mark is Arrowhead which was where the completion of “Moby Dick” and others took place. Till this day many writers and artists call Pittsburg home.