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Artful Accommodations !ride in style - bike rentals @ Mass moca !
What's going on @ WTF !Downtown block party !
paint @ the top of mt. greylock ! Tweet, tweet ?
aEnjoy Artful accommodations !
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August's Special - Free Upgrade When Available !
Try your luck with your reservation this August... Reserve a room Sunday through Thursday and we'll give you a free upgrade if a suite is available! Our commodious one-bedroom suites include a bedroom, sitting area and private bath with jacuzzi. You might just get lucky and end up in one of our super-spacious two-bedroom suites! Please call or email us to take advantage of this special today. Offer based on availability; blackout dates apply. To reserve, please call 413.664.0400, email Porches or reserve online here!

Here's a thrifty package for all you starving artists (and not-so-starving artists as well!): Museum Mania! We provide two admissions to MASS MoCA and a voucher for two free audio tours at the Clark. The package also includes overnight accommodations and breakfast. Kick back at Porches later on by the Inn's fire pit or take a dip in the pool and hot tub. Available from $230 Sunday-Thursday now through October 10, 2011. Check rates and availability anytime.
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bRide in style: bike rentals @ MASS MoCA !

Looking to explore North Adams but want to reduce your carbon footprint?
Enter MASS Transit, MASS MoCA's newly introduced bike rental program. A helpful and environmentally friendly mode of transportation to reach downtown North Adams and neighboring towns, the program is being met with oodles of enthusiasm from museum visitors, visiting artists, staff and friends of the museum.

MASS MoCA bike rentals are uber- affordable, only $3 for an hour and you just have to leave a license, credit card, or deposit at the museum store. You can bike until closing time of the museum, 6pm during the summer and 5pm during the fall and spring. The season for the bike rentals will be from April through October or "until they put salt on the roads."
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cSummer theatre @ Williamstown Theatre festival !

What's Going on @ Williamstown Theatre Festival (Williamstown, MA)?

Ten Cents a Dance @ WTF, 11 - 28
Prepare to be bewitched and beguiled by Ten Cents a Dance, a new musical conceived by Doyle, who applies his signature style of engaging a company of actor-musicians to bring to life the extraordinary music of Rodgers and Hart. Crooner Johnny wistfully recalls his lifelong love affair of chorus girl Miss Jones, who is embodied by five women, each portraying a different stage of her life. Click here for and to purchase tickets.

You Better Sit Down: tales from my parents' divorce @ WTF, August 16 - 21
Crafted from interviews between the cast and their own parents, You Better Sit Down is an alternately heartbreaking and hilarious look at the stories behind the statistics of one of the most prominent social phenomena of our time. Shockingly candid, these delicate parent-child conversations, with the actors playing their own parents, yield unique insights into falling in love, falling out of love, and rebuilding a life after the complex experience of dividing a family. Click here to purchase tickets.

Did you know that we have a Williamstown Theatre Festival package? Get your lodging and tickets together! Click here for details!
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dComing this week? Check out the North Adams Downtown Celebration & Block Party !
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Family Fun @ North Adams 16th Annual Downtown Celebration & Block Party, Downtown North Adams
North Adams will host its 16th annual Downtown Celebration on Main Street Wednesday, August 17th from 5:30 - 9:00 PM. Much of the downtown will be closed to all but pedestrian traffic. Over twenty local restaurants and vendors will line the streets to sell their wares - which will include food, drinks, locally made products, crafts and more. Large groups of merchants and organizations will host games, informational tables and activities for all ages!!!
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ePainting class @ the top of Mount greylock !
Mount Greylock in the Spring

Painting the Landscape on the Summit of Mt. Greylock Saturday, September 17 10am-4pm @ Bascom Lodge
This workshop will take place on the peak of glorious Mt. Greylock at the newly renovated Bascom Lodge. Included will be information on how to perceive the landscape for purposes of painting:  methods of creating compositions, principles of perspective and basic watercolor techniques such as washes, gradations, color mixing, transparent layering and the sequencing of making a watercolor painting. Individual guidance offered and individual expression encouraged. The class will meet outdoors. In the event of inclement weather the class will be postponed until Saturday, October 8. Click here for registration information.
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