The Village Enterprise Center will be closed

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The Village Enterprise Center will be closed until further notice, as per the Chester Board of Health.
As educational venues are required to be closed until April 6th under the governor’s Corvid 19 directives, we will not be having any classes or tutorials during this time, although we are looking into some virtual options.

Please email with any questions or concerns
Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

CANCELED The Boulders, Dalton

Saturday, March 28th, 10 am
Hike Rating: Easy with some slopes       Approx. 5 miles total with several loops

The 645 acres of The Boulders provide more than six miles of trails plus the dramatic boulders that give the area its name and offer a vista to the west. There are four blazed trails through hemlock forest, wetlands. This property is located within the city limits of Pittsfield, yet when you are on the trails it doesn’t seem that way.  The land use history of this property has resulted in diverse forests including large and old trees.

CBD: Learn the Facts about Cannabinoid Oil

Rescheduled to Friday, May 8, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Village Enterprise Center, 26 Main Street, Chester

Have you heard about CBD? We will discuss the difference between CBD and THC and hemp, learn what products are available, and how to shop for what will be most effective for you.  Preregistration is Essential: Please call 413-354-1055, or email, or register online

POSTPONED GED/HiSet Writing: Opportunity is Knocking

Mondays starting February 24 – April 17, 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Fridays by appointment 

Location: Russell Public Library, 162 Main Street, Russell

Call today to preregister: 413-354-1055, or email or sign up online at

For Residents of Gateway School District.

CANCELED Drop in Computer /phone help

Friday, March 20, 10 am – 12 pm
Stanton Hall, Huntington

Need help with a computer-related problem? Installing new software? Can’t find a file? Need one-on-one assistance to learn a specific skill? Come to our Question and Answer Sessions, and get the help that you need.

Understanding Small business taxes: The Schedule C

Tuesday, March 10, 6 – 8 pm
Hilltown CDC

Are you self-employed or received a 1099M? Accountant Dorine Lasky will show you what expenses can be deducted to get the best refund possible, how to keep track of your income and expenses, and how to avoid paying tax penalties to the IRS.

Computer, Tablet, Smart Phone Help

Thursday, March  5th and 19th, 10 – 12 pm, Russell Senior Center, Russell

Russell Senior Center, 65 Main St. Russell

Friday, March 20th, 10 – 12 pm, Stanton Hall, Huntington

24 Russell Rd, Huntington, MA 01050

Computer, Tablet, Smart Phone question and answer session. No appointment necessary, just stop by for friendly, compassionate assistance.


Monday, March 23, 5 pm–7 pm
Location: Village Enterprise Center, Chester

Need help with your business website? Want to talk about marketing & advertising? Just want to review your business plan? Got a great idea you just want to chat about? Stop by a business-bistro “Biztro” session anytime and get hands-on help with broad-range of projects to make your small business flourish in the Hilltowns!


Thursday, March 12, 5:30 pm -8:30 pm, Hilltown CDC Chesterfield

Thursday, March 4, 5:30 pm -8:30 pm, Village Enterprise Center

Do you currently use Quickbooks? Not sure you’re getting the most out of it? Learn how to customize Quickbooks specifically to your business needs. In this class, Dorine gives a 3-hour overview of QuickBooks, as she discusses the following topics:  Chart of Accounts, Budgets, Accounts Payable and Vendors Payroll, Customers and Sales, and Bank Reconciliation. Both Online or desktop Quickbooks are relevant.

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