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Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon
Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents introduction to the pipe organ for children 8-14 and parents. Pizza will be provided to all children and parents who attend this free workshop at First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St. For more information, call 413-522-4745.
'A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The 2018 Williams College French Film Festival will take place at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St. All films are in French with English subtitles. The screenings are free. Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s "A Very Long Engagement" (2004) tells the story of a woman’s search for her fiancé, who has disappeared at the front and may have been killed in action.
MAKE IT MOVE! WITH ANGEL HEFFERNAN
Stockbridge, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Make it Move! February Vacation Camp: Feb 19-23, 2017 Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm Location: Citizen's Hall, Stockbridge Tuition: $165 Instructor: Angel Heffernan This week, join our creative journey into movement in art. We'll look at the masters who developed flying objects and basic machines back in time (think Italian Renaissance or Japanese Edo period inventors!) and imagine the ways we can make our own moving objects. We'll explore how materials are assembled to move & float or carry & guide. Air, wind and water will be big partners in our art-making, as we play with everything from clay to wire and feathers in or constructions and creations. Code: YA03W18
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
The Berkshire Athenaeum will welcome First Lady Lauren Baker and the Bruins mascot, Blades the Bruin for the Boston Bruins annual PJ Drive to benefit Department of Children and Families and Cradles to Crayons.In recognition of this visit, the library will be hosting a pajama party in the auditorium. The public is invited to wear their favorite pajamas to this family-friendly event that will also feature fun games and prizes. Please consider bringing a new pair of pajamas to donate; this year’s goal is to collect 15,000 pairs of new pajamas for under-resourced children and teens. The drive runs now through March 15. The library will be collecting new pairs of pajamas for babies, children and teens. Collection boxes are located in both Children’s and Adult services.
Lanesborough, 5-6 p.m.
A rabies clinic will be held at the Lanesborough Town Garage on Maple Court. Dr. Keith Beebe will be providing rabies shots to cats and dogs for a fee of $10. The proceeds will benefit the Lanesborough Agricultural Commission to assist in promoting agriculture in Lanesborough. For those looking for three-year shots, please bring proof of prior shots. For information, call Darlene Newton at 413-443-0524. The Eleanor Sonsini Shelter will be present to offer microchipping for a fee of $15. Lanesborough Animal Control will also be present to issue dog licenses.
BASICS OF DEVELOPMENT
Pittsfield, 9 a.m. - Noon
Abbie von Schlegell, CFRE, Principal, a. von schlegell & co presents a workshop series for nonprofit organizations. Basics of Development, offered twice (also February 6), is for staff, board and volunteers new in development or who just want a refresher. February 20, the workshop is held at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Review basics - Learn where money is given in the US - Explore the many sources of funding for which your organization might be qualified - Discuss the roles of the board, the staff, the volunteers - Address specific concerns of the participants Fee: $40 per person Check in: 30 minutes prior Registration Link Other planned workshops in the series: Governance Volunteers Annual Fund Major Gifts Foundations & Corporations
Lanesborough, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Come explore the property from the valley to the spiny ridgeline. Wednesday, February 21, 10:00am – noon Difficulty: Moderate — good trails with gradual to steep inclines Description: Enjoy the 20-30 minute climb from the trailhead to the spine of the hill and the summit. After descending from the ridgeline, return on the blue-blazed trail, noting the slag glass used to firm the road. Be prepared for potential of icy trails. Dogs on leash are welcome. Directions: From the intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street/Route 7 in Lanesborough (right near the police station): follow Bridge Street west to its end at the BNRC trailhead and kiosk. The trailhead is about 0.8 miles from Main Street. Email Mariah at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.
‘ESCAPE ROOM Z’
Williamstown, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Milne Public Library in Williamstown will be hosting “Escape Room Z.” Teams of four to six players will search for clues and solve puzzles in order to find the final solution and save the world. There are two sessions planned, one at 11 a.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. Pizza will be served at the end of each session. This free event is designed for teens ages 13-17 and registration is required. For more details or to sign up, call 413-458-5369.
YOGA WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
North Adams, 2 - 3 p.m.
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams For teens ages 14-19. Learn ways to reduce stress. Reservation is required, contact Tim Shiebler at 663-7588 x15. Sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.
DAD AND FAMILY BOWLING.
North Adams, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Dad and Family Bowling. February 21st 3:30-5:30 Location: Valley Park Bowling Curran Highway North Adams. Dads bring your family! Or make it a fun time for you & your child! Join us during school vacation week for a fun filled early evening of bowling and pizza! FREE for families with children 8 and under. Call to register, 413-664-4821. Space is limited!
PITTSFIELD PARENTING WITH POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
Pittsfield, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Pittsfield Parenting with Positive Discipline FREE 8-week Parenting Series. Wednesdays, February 21st to April 11, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm. At the First Baptist Church, 88 South Street, Pittsfield, MA. For families with children ages 2-6 years old. This practical class teaches parents the positive discipline approach. Parents will learn how to teach their children to develop; self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation and problem solving skills. The Positive Discipline approach has been proven to be helpful in everyday parenting. This series includes; a free weekly meal for parents and children, free on-site child care and transportation if needed. Space is limited. Call The Family Center to register at 413-664-4821.
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Award-winning educator and author Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi will address Berkshire County K-12 educators on the topic of “Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Conversations” at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield as part of a multi-day visit to the region to work with area college and K-12 faculty and staff to build more inclusive learning communities through better understanding of bias and privilege. Joshi’s visit is the result of an informal collaboration of the Pittsfield Public School District, Miss Hall’s School, and Williams College’s Davis Center and the Center for Learning in Action.
North Adams, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the City of North Adams is hosting FREE ice skating for all families with children living in Northern Berkshire (Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, North Adams, Savoy, Williamstown). Snacks, hot beverages and ice skates are provided at no cost. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Transportation is available, call Stephanie at (413) 663-7588, ext. 11 by February 14.
North Adams, 6-7 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library in partnership with the Family Center is hosting a free Lego group. This drop in group is for families of children ages 4-12 (siblings welcome) where Legos are provided for a fun hour of free play, opportunities for co-operative building with peers, and a Lego challenge option.
FEBRUARY VACATION CAMP
Sheffield, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
For ages 7-12. Join Flying Deer Nature Center for a multitude of wonderful winter discoveries and, most of all, FUN! To-Bring List: Backpack Waterproof boots Mittens, winter hat, wool socks (plus extra socks) Plenty of warm layers Snowpants Water bottle Lunch and snack Warm soup or tea in a thermos! (optional) Knife (optional) Thursday & Friday, February 22 & 23 at Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield, MA 9:00 am–3:00 pm each day Register here: http://www.flyingdeernaturecenter.org/snowshoe-hare-vacation-camp
North Adams, 10 to 11 a.m.
Explore, Create and Play at MASS MoCA. Explore Kidspace with The Family Center! On Friday, February 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. For ages 2-5 years. We get to explore, create art and play before the museum even opens! *Families will meet in the main lobby of the museum at 9:45 a.m. to go up to Kidspace. In collaboration with Mass MoCA. Space is limited. Call The Family Center 413-664-4821 to register.
MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
The concert takes place at Saint James Place, 352 Main St, Great Barrington. $38 general seating / $15 students. Limited tickets available (open seating) at the box office. Main Street entrance starting at 5:00 pm. Brought to you by Close Encounters With Music. www.cewm.org to purchase tickets online.
TEXAS HOLD'EM TOURNAMENT
New York, 6 p.m.
The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em tournament in the Stephentown Fire Hall, at 35 Grange Hall Road in Stephentown, N.Y. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and close at 6 pm. Play begins at 6:15 sharp.
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band, with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits MASS MoCA with his 6-piece project Sinkane, horns blazing.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra at Williams This concert by Chamber Orchestra of Williams features music by Ades: “Three Studies from Couperin”; Zachary Wadsworth: “Eclipse”: Samuel Barber: “Adagio for Strings”; and Richard Wagner: “Siegfried Idyll”. The concert is conducted by Leonard Bopp '19 and Abigail Soloway '18. https://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=12824Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
Lenox, 8-11 p.m.
Lenox Contradance will be held at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., featuring live music by Anadama and calling by Hannah Otten. The cost is $12 adults/$6 students/$25 family. Beginners welcomed at 7:45 p.m. Details online.
North Adams, 1:00 p.m.
A winter snowshoe hike, with or without snowshoes, on trails up and around the Natural Bridge. Light history with hot chocolate. Meet: At 1 p.m. by the entry gate of Natural Bridge State Park. The park is located on Route 8/Beaver Street, North Adams, MA - approximately 0.4 miles north of Route 2. Leader: Andy Kawczak; contact the HooRWA office at 413-458-2742 or email email@example.com for preregistration.
FILM | "THERE ARE JEWS HERE"
Amherst, 2 p.m.
More than one million American Jews live in once-thriving small towns that have seen better days. There Are Jews Here tells the stories of the people working to keep the Jewish spirit alive in places such as Butte, Montana; Laredo, Texas; Dothan, Alabama; and Latrobe, Pennsylvania, exploring themes of faith and community and looking at what Jews are doing to keep their communities alive and ensure their legacies are not lost. USA, 2016, 90 minutes, color, English. Directors: Brad Lichtenstein and Morgan Elisa Johnson. COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8 Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002 413-256-4900 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
North Adams, 5 - 7 p.m.
The Green, 87 Main Street, North Adams This month, the teenagers of the UNITY Youth Leadership Program (YLP) are offered the reins of the monthly forum to present a topic they find pertinent to their lives in the Northern Berkshires. The group will focus on young people’s mental health in a variety of aspects: How to recognize the signs of somebody who may be suffering from some mental health issues in school, how classrooms can be more supportive to youth experiencing mental health issues, how teachers can support individuals in need of extra support around mental health, and how young people can help support themselves through various mental health experiences.Call Tim at (413) 663-7588 for more information.
OWL NEEDLE FELTING WORKSHOP (2 NIGHT)
Great Barrington, 6 - 9 p.m.
What: Dry wool needle felting workshop-you will learn how to make a large owl (choose one of the three styles shown) and take your creation home with you! When: Monday & Tuesday nights, February 26 & 27th from 6-9pm (Both nights needed to complete) Where: One Mercantile, 8 Castle Street, downtown Great Barrington Who: Beginner class, age young adults and up! First timers to advanced felters welcome How Much: $99 per seat, includes 2 nights of materials, class and refreshments. Price includes a 3-needle tool upgrade and large foam pad, both yours to take home as well for future projects. tickets available at onemercantile.com (workshops in menu)
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The 2018 Williams College French Film Festival will take place at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St. All films are in French with English subtitles. The screenings are free. Francois Ozon’s "Frantz" follows the story of a young German woman whose fiancé was killed in World War I and the remorse of the French soldier who killed him.
INTRODUCTION TO THE 1-2-3 MAGIC DISCIPLINE STRATEGY
North Adams, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
The Family Place @ nbCC, 61 Main Street, Suite 208, North Adams 1-2-3 Magic is an easy to learn, effective and positive way to discipline. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is offering a free introductory workshop to the 1-2-3 Magic strategy for calm, effective and happy parenting of children ages 2-12. Registration is required. Call (413) 663-7588 by February 19 to reserve a spot. Childcare and transportation is available upon request. For all parents in Northern Berkshire (Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, North Adams, Savoy and Williamstown).
Green Art Workshops are hands-on, eco-conscious programs in which participants create imaginative personal and collaborative projects as they re-envision everyday discarded materials. These 5-session programs encourage environmental awareness and critical thinking throughout the creative process. “Crafternoons” Reduce-reuse-recycle while making art. Possible projects include making paper, puzzles, lanterns, mobiles, itsy bitsy beings, and more! Members $95 Guests $125 Grades 5-8 TUESDAYS 3:45-5:15 p.m. Feb 27-Mar 27 Registration deadline Feb 23 Grades 2-5 THURSDAYS 3:45-5:15 p.m. Mar 1-29 Registration deadline Feb 26 Find-and-Seek Fibers Draw, collage, make paper from natural and discarded materials. Create a unique quilt block design. Display your art at Berkshire South as part of a giant collaborative quilt that represents our local environment! Grades 2-5 MONDAY-FRIDAY 1:30-3:00 p.m. Apr 16-Apr 20 Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Florida, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
State Sen. Adam G. Hinds' district aides will be available at Florida Town Hall for this month’s staff office hours. Appointments are not necessary but can be booked in advance by calling 413-344-4561. These office hours provide an opportunity for those seeking assistance with state agencies or programs to speak with Hinds’ constituency services staff in person.
- Soulstice and $10 Night Skiing or Tubing
- Parsons Marsh Hike and Presentation
- 6th Annual Cardboard Carnival
- Get BART Smart! 2018
- Sankofa Spring Performance
- Ten Days of Play kickoff
- Okwui Okpokwasili: Poor People's TV Room
- Jan, 03 - Music and the Internet
- Jan, 02 - Positive Pathways
- Jan, 02 - Droplets of the Sun
- Jan, 02 - Understanding the Gut-Brain Axis
- Dec, 11 - Making an Impact