The Town of Richmond is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a portion of the 42
Annual Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon on Sunday September 16
This important Berkshire event will start at 9:30 am in Great Barrington, where bikers will head to Richmond Pond via Route 41, Summit Road, Swamp Road, and Boys Club Road. Boaters will then compete on Richmond Pond and exit the water at Camp Russell. From here, runners will leave Boys Club Road, and head toward Tanglewood via East Road and Lenox Road.
The event is expected to be in Richmond from about 10:00 am to 2:00 pm depending on the speed of the individual participants and teams.
Please note that spectators are not allowed in the Town Beach or Boat Ramp areas on the day of the race, and we ask that drivers be cautious of runners and bikers when travelling the roads this weekend.
Please join us in welcoming the Josh to our wonderful town!!
2018 Mini-Site Collections
Saturday, September 29th - 8:30 10:30 AM - Lenox Dept. of Public Works
Acceptable Materials: Used motor oil, oil-based paint, spray paint, turpentine, stains, thinners
Not Accepting: Latex or water-based paint/stains, paint brushes/rags, medical waste, asbestors, fireworks and explosives, ammunition, gas cylinders, smoke detectors,
radiactive material, fire extinguishers, empty aerosol cans, PCB's.
Pre-Registration is Mandatory - Register online at http://www.cetonline.org/events/; Thomas.Jakubasz@cetonline.org OR call CET at 800-3693333 ext. 142
Author Visit at Richmond Consolidated School: Polly Shulman
All residents are welcome to join the RCS Middle School students on Friday, September 14, at 2:15 in the cafeteria. Ms. Shulman will also be speaking on Saturday, 9/15, at Shaker Dam Coffeehouse at 2:00 PM. More information about this talented author of Young Adult fiction can be found on her website at
Film Discussion Group
Thursday, September 13th at 2:00 PM at the Richmond Library
Watch the movie(s) on your own and come to discuss.
Theme: Rags to Riches - “Slumdog Millionaire” (2009)
Others with the same theme include: "Cinderella" (2015), "Pretty Woman", "Trading Places," "The Social Network", "Oliver" (musical), "Annie" (musical), etc.
Film Club meets the second Thursday of every month for discussion. Watch the movie of the month on your own and any other movies with the same subject or theme. Richmond Library will have some copies available through inter-library loan. Most can be found on Prime Video or Netflix.
Themes in the future may include Betrayal, Redemption, Ecological Meltdown, Mother/Daughter Relationships, Father/Son Relationships.
Richmond Land Trust Pie Social
Saturday, September 15th from 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Ice House Hill Farm at the top of East Road in Richmond
Enjoy home baked pies, presentation of the Charles and Mary Kusik Citizenship Award, and view photo contest winners.
The Richmond Council on Aging will be Hosting a Thank-You Luncheon for Their Volunteer Drivers
On Tuesday, September 25th at 12:00 Noon the Council on Aging will meet in the Richmond Congregational Church Basement to say thank you to our wonderful volunteer drivers for their important contribution to the lives of our seniors.
Please plan to be there and add your voice to the chorus. RSVP to Phyllis at 413-698-3656 or via email to email@example.com.
Lively World Series Event
Thursday, September 27, local author Katherine Keenum on "What Makes a Book Happy," Richmond Free Public Library, 4 p.m. Refreshments.
The Richmond Historical Society presents "Paddling in Antarctica"
Friday, October 5, 2018, Dr. John Reynolds, DVM, of the Pittsfield Veterinary Hospital, will share photos and stories from a recent trip aboard an expedition ship to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Archipelago. A PowerPoint presentation will describe his adventures in Antarctic, including paddling in a kayak around icebergs, humpback whales, leopard seals and more.
Richmond Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 1515 State Road - 7:00 PM
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.