Community Support Programs and Upcoming Events/Activities


The Berlin Middle High School’s Music Department is excited to announce its First Annual Holiday Fest!
THIS SATURDAY, December 9th 10 AM – 3 PM at the Berlin Middle High School.
Get a photo taken with Santa! Shop from over 20 vendors selling knitted items, candles, handbags, woodworking, jewelry and much more! Hot food, hot cocoa, cupcakes, and holiday activities!
Come out for a wonderful holiday craft market this Saturday and support BMHS Clubs and Classes!









Special Community Partnership Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 5th
BMHS Library
The Community Partnership Committee will not be meeting at its regularly scheduled time before the monthly Board of Education meeting this month. Instead it will be holding a special meeting on December 5th, to discuss and finalize plans to support the BMHS Holiday Fest taking place on December 9th. All are welcome.
For more information please contact:
James Taylor-Shaw
BES Family Liaison & School Counselor







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Luminary Walk
Friday, December 8, 2023 05:00 PM – 08:30 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Grafton Lakes State Park will host our third annual luminary walk on Friday, December 8th. The weather might be frightful, but up at Grafton, we will be enjoying the brisk air, good company, and a trail lit by luminary lanterns! Come as a couple or bring out the whole family. The self-led trail is perfect for a romantic stroll, mesmerizing the kids, or anything in-between. $5 per person, cash only. No registration required.

First Day Hike
Monday, January 1, 2024 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Join us for a moderate hike around Shaver Pond. The trail may be rocky and uneven at times. Beautiful view of Shaver pond while walking through a hemlock forest. Please bring sturdy footwear, warm layers, snacks, water may be necessary for the walk. Meet at theWelcome Center.
Registration: Required

First Day Hike
Monday, January 1, 2024 01:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park

Join us for a moderate to difficult hike to Dickinson Hill Fire Tower. This 4 mile round trip hike will start at the north end of Long Pond parking lot and travel to our historic fire tower. Views from the fire tower cab include views of the Catskill Mountains, Green Mountains, Helderbergs, and Taconic Mountains. Please bring sturdy shoes, layers, snacks, water, possible traction devices (microspikes or snowshoes).Meet at North Long Pong Road Parking Lot.
Registration: Required


News & Events from our Local Libraries


Berlin Free Town Library:

Library Hours
Monday 10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday 2 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday 1 pm – 5 pm
Thursday 2 pm – 6 pm
Friday 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturday- Temporarily Closed
Sunday- Closed

Grafton Community Library:

Library Hours
Monday- Tuesday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 1 pm
Thursday, Friday: 1 pm – 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 1 pm
Sunday: Closed

Petersburgh Library:

Library Hours:
Monday 2 pm – 6 pm
Tuesday 2 pm – 6 pm
Wednesday 2 pm – 7 pm
Thursday 2 pm – 6 pm
Friday 2 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Closed

Stephentown Memorial Library:

Library Hours
Monday – Thursday 12-6 pm
Friday 12-5 pm
Saturday 10-2 pm
Sunday (Closed)





Connect Center

The Connect Center is primarily a safe space for youth to be after school. Once students’ basic needs for safety have been met, the organization uses mentorship and youth development programs to allow students to explore their passions, talents, and eventually, a career path.










SHAC Center-Adventure Community Center
  • The SHAC Center-Adventure Community Center is here to facilitate and support the development of healthy, active lifestyles for people of all ages in Averill Park and surrounding communities. Our Vision: To create a connected community and provide opportunities for healthy, active living and recreation in a safe, inclusive environment.



Health Alliance 


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Community Partnership Committee Meeting Minutes 9/19