The long weekend is behind us, but the good news is that there is a short week at school and the workplace. That means the weekend will be here much quicker.

With the weather getting warmer and the seasons getting ready to change over to summer, there will be a lot of activities in the Berkshires to take advantage of. This weekend is no exception.

While there are a lot of things to do, here are five fun activities that you guys can check out this weekend (Friday-Sunday), right here in the beautiful Berkshires.

  • 1

    Dance For Dogs & Cats 3

    For the third time, local band License to Groove presents "Dance For Dogs & Cats". The event will take place Friday night at Berkshire Hills Country Club beginning at 8 p.m., and will support the Berkshire Humane Society.

    Special guests Wendy Walz (Hotshot Hillbillies), Brad Licht (Shyne), Seth Fleischmann (John St. Jive) and Joe Ciliberti (Bottoms Up).

    Tickets are just $10. Dance all night, plus there will be raffles and door prizes. Shake your booty to support the BHS.


  • 2

    Child ID & Touch a Truck

    Come on down to a Child ID and Touch A Truck Event, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., being put on at the Pittsfield Church of Christ. This event will bring awareness about Operation Bridges and the community outreach efforts of the Pittsfield Police to the community.

    There will also be a Child ID program for interested parents which will include options such as creating a videotape, fingerprinting and cheek swabs.

    Get more information on the event's Facebook page.

  • 3

    Lenox Family Fun Day

    Join the family fun on Saturday, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley in Lenox. The event is free and will include music, performances, live birds of prey, nature exploration stations -- pond, stream, wetland and meadow.

    There will also be all day kids crafts and educational exhibits. You can purchase lunch from Lucia's Latin Kitchen while you're there. Did I mention that this is FREE?

    Get the schedule of events right here.

  • 4

    LGBTQ+ Berkshire Pride Festival

    The 2nd Annual Berkshire Pride Festival will be taking place Saturday at the First Street Common in Pittsfield. from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    This event will include festivities, speakers, a Community Resource Fair, entertainment, vendors, food, the Pride March and more. Admission is free.

    More information on the event will be coming your way on Friday's edition of Slater & Marjo in the Morning.

  • 5

    Harry A. Bateman Jimmy Fund Fishing Derby

    The 26th. Annual Harry A. Bateman Memorial Jimmy Fund Fishing Derby, which will take place on Saturday, at the Frank Controy Pavilion at Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

    The event takes place from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. No fishing license is required. Free fishing weekend for the state of Massachusetts. The fishing derby is open to the public and its purpose is to raise money for the Jimmy Fund - Dana Farber Cancer Institute For Children. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Jimmy Fund in memory of Harry A. Bateman a former member of Central Berkshire Bowman & I.U.E. Local 255 who was well known throughout Berkshire County and who became a victim of cancer in 1992.

    There will be trophies and prizes in multiple categories. Fee is $10 Adults, $5 for Children 14 years old and younger, which includes food & beverages. All children receive a free gift and a children 5-14 years old a chance at winning a Mountain Bike, boys and girls.

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