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EVERY CHILD READY TO READ
North Adams, 10 to 11 a.m.
Every Child Ready to Read!  A free Workshops for Parents and Children Fridays, January 19, and 26 and February 2 and 9 from 10:00-11:00 at The North Adams Public Library-3rd floor. For community families with children ages 2-5 years old. Learn how to help your child get ready to read with simple, fun, hands-on activities.  A collaboration with the North Adams Public Library. Each family who attends the workshops will receive a “Ready to Read” tote bag filled with books and fun reading activities.  Call 413-664-4821 to register. “Every Child Ready to Read” was developed by the Association for Library Service to Children.
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TEA TALKS: CURATORIAL CONVERSATIONS
Stockbridge, 1:30 p.m.
Enjoy this lively art talks with the Norman Rockwell Museum’s curators, who will discuss the current exhibit "Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi."

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MEMORIES OF EXPLORATION OPENING RECEPTION
Lee, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Good Purpose Gallery brings together photographs by Charles Edson and Ruslan Sprague and paintings by Kiki Dufault. Show runs until Monday, March 6.
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THE ALL-NIGHT MARATHON OF VOICES AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 4:50 p.m. - dawn
The All-Night Marathon of Voices at Williams The All-Night Marathon of Voices is a dusk to dawn event in Thompson Memorial Chapel. Including vocalists and vocal groups from across the Williams community, this unique gathering is worth staying up for.   https://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=12610 Free Thompson Memorial Chapel Main Street, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:50 p.m.
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'NEW ART IN AN OLD BUILDING'
Dalton, 5-8 p.m.
After combing through nearly 600 works, Berkshire Money Management, Inc. (BMM) has chosen 22 artists for the firm's one-night exhib “New Art in an Old Building” at BMM’s new home, the Model Farm at 161 Main St. The exhibit and reception is free and open to the public. The 22 artists selected are: Scott Taylor, Andrew DeVries, Grier Horner, Mike Carty, John and Sandra Houseman, Megan Buratto, Ed Pelkey, William Casper, Susan Robinson, Mary Anne Pellegrini, Barbara Patton, Candace Cimini-Farrell, Michael Fabrizio, Crystal Martin, Julie Morgan, Anna Dupont, Kathryn Stocking-Koza, Michelle Iglesias, Catherine Foster, Carol Lew, Joe Goodwin, and Suzanne Stefanik.

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LIONS CLUB SPAGHETTI SUPPER
Cheshire, 5-8 p.m.
The Cheshire Lions Club will hold a spaghetti supper fundraiser at the Bass Water Grille on Route 8. There will be a 50/50 raffle and more. Adults are $10 and kids and seniors are $7.

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TALK BY DEFENSE LAWYERS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia criminal defense lawyers Jim Figorski and Stephen Brown ’71 will speak at Williams College in a lecture titled “Getting Justice: A Case History of How to Right a Criminal Wrong One Person at a Time.” The event will take place in Griffin Hall and is free.

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'ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS'
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
The Whitney Center for the Arts opens is 2018 Season with Hand-Me-Down Theatre's production of "Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens," with book and lyrics by Bill Russel and Music by Janet Hood. "Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens" is a raucous and heartfelt celebration of the lives of those lost to AIDS told through free-verse monologues and an energetic blues and rock score. This will be presented live in concert. The production is the directorial debut of Berkshire Theatre Group alum and Williams College student Caroline Fairweather.

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JAERV SWEDISH FOLK CONCERT
Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., will present Jaerv: folk, jazz, and pop band touring the United States from Sweden. The award-winning Swedish quintet  present an extroverted, vigorous and heartfelt folk music performance with influences from both jazz and pop music. Together, the five members have created a homogeneous, vivid sound which has established Jaerv on the folk music scene as well as in many other forums. Admission is $20.

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'A TASTE OF AUSTRIA'
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Austrian pianist Philipp Scheucher will hold a solo piano concert at Chapin Hall at Williams College. The event is part of the winter studies' course "A Taste of Austria" at Williams College. Scheucher will perform works by Franz Schubert and Modest Mussorgsky, the famous "Pictures At An Exhibition," among others.

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'THE OPERA HOUSE'
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
This new film by multiple Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys the last 50 years of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 413-528-0100 Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
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WOMEN’S MARCH SOLIDARITY EVENT
Pittsfield, 1-4 p.m.
Indivisible Pittsfield will host a "March into Action" Resource Fair and Community Forum at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. On the anniversary of the first Women’s March and in solidarity with the Women’s March 2018, Indivisible Pittsfield invites the public to the event, which will feature a resource fair with more than 20 groups participating followed by brief spoken word performances, leading into a round-table discussion of "where do we go from here in the Berkshires," featuring leaders of various social justice efforts and related organizations in the region.

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PUPPET PLAY
Great Barrington, 11:15 a.m.
Teachers from the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will perform the first of three free puppet plays for children at Mason Library, 231 Main St. More puppet plays in this spring series of free community events are planned for March and April. To learn more, visit gbrss.org or call 413-528-4015.

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ART, MINDFULNESS, AND SELF-REFLECTION
Stockbridge, 5-7 p.m.
Start the New Year with quiet contemplation and the exploration of art as a means of achieving a state of flow, mindfulness, and self-reflection with Katie Atkinson, an illustrator who focuses on themes of wellness, personal growth, and transformation, at the Norman Rockwell Museum She is also works as a therapeutic art facilitator at Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Conn., where she uses mindfulness to create pathways to greater self-awareness and healing. The cost is $20.

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QUINDAR
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Take a trip to outer space with Quindar — Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multimedia duo synch electronic music with historical recordings and film, especially from NASA’s early manned missions. The results are mesmerizingly beautiful, and they packed the house at last summer’s Solid Sound. MASS MoCA
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LENOX CONTRADANCE
Lenox, 8-11 p.m.
Lenox Contradance will be held at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., featuring live music by Coincidance and calling by Jon Greene. The cost is $12 adults/$6 students/family $25. Beginners welcomed at 7:45 p.m. Details online.

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PROPERTY CLEAN-UP DAY
Sheffield, 9 a.m.
The Sheffield Land Trust will hold a Property Clean-up Day led by volunteers Neal Chamberlain and Bob Kilmer, taking advantage of the better visibility and access possible in winter without leaves and other vegetation.The first priority is getting rid of old debris on the property, then cutting and removing old barbed wire, and finally cutting back bittersweet on trees along the roadside if there is time. For more information, call Neal at 860-671-0494 or email him.

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UNDERSTANDING ANIMAL TRACKS & SIGNS
Sheffield, 9-11 a.m.
Winter is a great time to look for animal tracks and signs. A Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Santuary naturalist will lead a two-hour adventure in search of tracks, scat, and other signs of animals that stay active through the winter. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children; register online.

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MASS MOCA FREE DAY
North Adams
Mass MoCA visitors will experience pop-up gallery performances, art-making, and live music in our freight elevator, in addition to immersive installations by Turrell, Anderson’s two virtual reality experiences, and Schonbeck’s world of instruments (no experience required to play), during the museum's Free Day. Capping off the night with a ticketed performance in the Hunter Center at 8 p.m., Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen brings his collaborator, James Merle Thomas, performing as Quindar, to enliven the museum with solar landscapes and danceable songs. During Free Day, community partners will be stationed in the lobby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering information to visitors on upcoming events in the area. Stop by the Berkshire Health Systems information table to learn more about the growing range of health services available in the northern Berkshires. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will be offering information about upcoming events for the Northern Berkshire Neighbors program and The Family Place.

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'MOM’S DAY OUT' CANCER FUNDRAISER
Vermont
Bromley Mountain ski resort will hold their 16th Annual “Mom’s Day Out” fundraiser. Moms ski or ride for just $25 when they show the ticket seller a snapshot of their kid or kids. Once again, this year’s event will benefit the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in Bennington, part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. The Cancer Center will receive the entire $25 lift ticket cost as a donation. During the day, participants will be able to meet some of the physicians and staff of the Cancer Center, whether on the slopes or in the lodge. Bromley Mountain is located at 3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru, Vermont, six miles east of Manchester.

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BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: ROMEO & JULIET
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy… Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet  Running time: 2 hrs 30 min. For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6pm.   Mahaiwe
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ADAMS LIONS CLUB CONCERT
Adams, 1 p.m.
The Adams Lions Club is hosting a concert at St. Stanislaus, Kostka Church, 25 Hoosac St., where chamber music will mingle with local history. The Berkshire Chamber Players will perform Debussy, Schubert, Beethoven, Varèse, and Mozart. Eugene Michalenko, president of both the Adams Historical Society and Adams Lions Club, will provide commentary about local historical events that occurred in the period when the compositions were written. Admission is free.

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ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT INFO SESSION
, 1-3 p.m.
The Academy at Charlemont will hold an on-campus information session about its middle school program for prospective sixth-grade students and families.  Meet faculty to learn about opportunities for sixth grade students beginning with the 2018-19 school year. For information visit the website.

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FILM | "CHAGALL-MALEVICH"
Amherst, 2 p.m.
Inspired by the memoirs of Marc Chagall and his contemporaries, this film by Alexander Mitta blends fact and folklore to evoke the return in 1917 of the iconic Jewish artist to his childhood home of Vitebsk, where he falls in love with Bella Rosenfeld. As the October Revolution sweeps across Russia, historical events intrude on personal struggles and upend the provincial life in Vitebsk. Russia, 2014, 119 mins., directed by Aleksandr Mitta, Russian with English subtitles. COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8 Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002 413-256-4900 programs@yiddishbookcenter.org http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
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BART DRAMATIC READING
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The Advanced Acting Class at BArT Charter Public School will present a reading of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s play "Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)" at the Adams Memorial Theatre at Williams College. This event is a fundraiser for the BArT theatre department to help fund future shows, field trips and workshops. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

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COMICAL MYSTERY TOUR
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.
The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble invites the public to join the fun with their program "Quiet, You're Dead!" when they return to the mansion for a murder mystery dinner theater performance at Ventfort Hall. The cost to attend is $40 per person, including a full course dinner. Reservations are required; call 413-637-3206.

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FUNDRAISER FOR PUERTO RICO
Pittsfield, 6:30-9 p.m.
Jana Laiz & The Hoping Machine present "A Fundraiser for Puerto Rico" at The Whitney Center for the Arts co-Sponsored by Manos Unidas Multicultural Educational Cooperative. The suggested donation is $20 (dinner included for the first 50 attendees). Eat delicious Puerto Rican food, enter to win raffle prizes, listen to an environmental fairy tale, buy a book and have it signed by the author, and join an empowering sing along of old and new protest songs. End the night with samba rhythms and dancing.

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WILLIAMS OPERA WORKSHOP PRESENTS OPERATIC HIGHLIGHTS
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
To: listings@ruralintelligence.com  Subject: list-musicdance: 01-23-2018 Williams Music Williamstown, MA. Williams Opera Workshop presents Operatic Highlights This year's performance offers highlights from the operatic repertoire including The Magic Flute and Marriage of Figaro by Mozart; The Death scene from Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky; Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky); Scenes from Threepenny Opera (Kurt Weill); Selections from Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan); and the barcarolle from Les Contes d'Hoffman (Jacques Offenbach).   http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=12586 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-noon
Berkshire Community College, in collaboration with the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, is offering a workshop on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising at Berkshire Community College’s South County Center on 343 Main St. Participants will learn how to set up a Facebook page for on-site fundraising and delve into the best practices for creating a Peer-to-Peer Campaign, including deciding on what is the most compelling story to tell and what visual medium to use. Tips will be offered on how to integrate your Peer-to-Peer Campaign with Facebook Live, your nonprofit’s other online platforms and email. The workshop will be taught by Mary McGurn, a photographer and consultant who focuses on telling visual stories for social media and other digital applications. The cost of the workshop is $35. Register online.


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WHAT'S NEW IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS'
Williamstown, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

MS Support Foundation is offering a FREE Educational Program "What's New in Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatment Updates From Around the World" Program includes Dinner and a presentation by Dr. William A. Goodman, Psy.D., who attended the MSParis 2017 Conference. Where: The Williams Inn 1090 Main Street Williamstown, MA When: Wednesday January 24, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Preregister at our toll FREE number: 1-844-280-7292 or email: dbriggs1@msresource.org


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