Wings Wheels and Warbirds, October 8th

We will be holding our first annual Wings Wheels and Warbirds event here at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport on October 8th 2016. This event consists of a static display of aircraft, automobiles, motorcycles as well as an actual car show held by the Pittsfield Piston Poppers which will benefit Soldier On. We will also be holding a plane pull competition to sponsor the Massachusetts Law Enforcement torch run for Special Olympics. This is a first of its kind to be held in Massachusetts. We will also have a few aircraft flying demonstrations, biplane rides, helicopter rides and hot air balloon tethered rides. We are looking for vendors to participate in our event. It will be held on Saturday from 10am-5pm. We anticipate to have a great turnout for this event(anywhere between 3 and 5 thousand people) as it is peak leaf peeping season here in the beautiful Berkshires. This is our first event to be held at the Airport, so that number could be significantly higher as the word is out and people are talking.  There is a vendor fee of $40 for a 10×10 spot, or $60 for 10×20. Please let us know if you can help in any way. We would love to have you or anyone you might know attend this wonderful community event. I have attached our flyer for your review.

Moonlight Hike, September 16th

This Friday night at 6pm join certified wilderness activities guide, Craig Ptak, at Tyringham Cobble for a guided Moonlight Hike. This event is free to all BCC students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and guests and is for all levels of hiking. If you have a flashlight or headlamp, please bring it along.

The address is: 20 Jerusalem Rd. in Tyringham, and we’ll be meeting in the parking area there.

To sign up, please either reply to this email, call x1661, or stop by Paterson and tell the front desk.

This hike will be rescheduled if it rains.

Also, on Saturday the 17th, the Falcons Soccer team is hosting a double-header vs Keene State at 5pm and UAlbany at 7pm under the lights at Paterson. It’s free and open to the public, and there will be a concession stand. These games both count towards our NIRSA League standings.

Film Production Workshop, Tuesday Evenings, 6:30pm-8-30pm


An Introductory Non-Credit Workshop

Tuesday Evenings 6:30-8:30PM 

September 20- November 8, 2016

8 Sessions

BCC Pittsfield Campus

Cost: $325


This introduction to film and video production provides a foundation in the principles, techniques and equipment involved in a production – from script to final edit.  Students will write, produce, direct and edit individual short projects as well as participate in group projects.


No previous experience in film production needed.

Digital cameras or phones can be used for filming, but are not required.

Open to all 16 years+

Class size is limited.


Instructor: Erica Spizz

Erica Spizz is a talented filmmaker and teacher.  She was the Operations Manager at Community Television for the Southern Berkshires.  In addition to her experience in producing, directing and camera work, Erica is also an Apple certified professional in Final Cut Pro X.  Her documentary short

Sweet Soil about small farms in the Berkshires was broadcast nationally on PBS.  Erica holds a masters in Philanthropy and Media.

Register online at

BCC to host debate for State Representative and State Senate, August 29

Berkshire Community College (BCC) will host two debates on Mon., Aug. 29 for State Representative and State Senate. The debates will be held in the Koussevitzky Arts Center, room K-111.

6 – 7 p.m. – State Representative Debate (Third Berkshire District) with Democratic candidates Michael Bloomberg and State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier.

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – State Senate Debate (Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District) with Democratic candidates Rinaldo DelGallo, Andrea Harrington and Adam Hinds.

The debates are part of a free collaborative series sponsored by BCC, PCTV and the Pittsfield Gazette.