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BOOK LOVERS’ BOOK CLUB
Great Barrington, 5:30-7:00pm

Rescheduled from January 27! This month we are reading Nine Parts of Desire: the hidden world of Islamic Women by Geraldine Brooks. As a prizewinning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Geraldine Brooks spent six years covering the Middle East through wars, insurrections, and the volcanic upheaval of resurgent fundamentalism. Yet for her, headline events were only the backdrop to a less obvious but more enduring drama: the daily life of Muslim women. Nine Parts of Desire is the story of Brooks' intrepid journey toward an understanding of the women behind the veils, and of the often contradictory political, religious, and cultural forces that shape their lives. Defying our stereotypes about the Muslim world, Brooks' acute analysis of the world's fastest growing religion deftly illustrates how Islam's holiest texts have been misused to justify repression of women, and how male pride and power have warped the original message of a once liberating faith.This meeting is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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BERKSHIRE MUSEUM CAMERA CLUB
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Museum Camera Club will host local nature photographer Mark Thorne’s presentation on “Creatures that Fly.” Thorne finds most of his subjects in Berkshire County as well as Cape Cod and South West Florida. His focus is on nature in general and has a special affinity for birds. Admission is free and open to the public.

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FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Pittsfield, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Free Blood Pressure Screening, pulse, medication review, and health education from a BHS health professional.  One in 3 Americans has high blood pressure, but many don't know it. High blood pressure is treatable and beatable, so come learn your BP numbers and how to be healthier. February is Heart Health month.
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COMMONWEALTH CONVERSATION TOUR
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-noon
The first stop of the Massachusetts Senate’s Commonwealth Conversation Tour will take place at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, located at 15 Crissey Road. Senate President Stan Rosenberg (D- Amherst) and Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr (R- Gloucester) have tasked Senate members with assembling regional days to highlight and showcase their districts, in an effort to bring the State House to local communities, engage and better understand the needs of every region in the commonwealth. The Celebrate the Berkshires Town Hall Forum will feature six 15-minute presentations by invited speakers, followed by public testimony.  Members of the public who wish to speak will be asked to sign in and limit their comments to two minutes. Light refreshments will be served; the forum will be live streamed by iBerkshires.com so that it is accessible to those who cannot attend in person.

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TODDLER PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 10-11 a.m.
Toddler Play and Learn at Haskins Center Lower level Playroom, 210 State St., is for ages 1 to 2.5 years.

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LECTURE ON SPACE
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
Professor William Minardi will lecture at Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community. Minardi’s lecture is titled, “The Organization of Space” and will focus on the sizes, distances and velocities concerning various items in space. There will be a question and answer session following the lecture. This event is free and open to the public. Sweetwood is located at 1611 Cold Spring Road. For more information, call 413-458-8371.

 

 

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TED MURRAY JAZZ TRIO
Pittsfield, 6 - 9 p.m.
Ted Murray Jazz Trio with Dave Bartley and Dave Christopolis... Traditional jazz tunes by the area's the best musicians at a most friendly and delicious neighborhood restaurant. February 4th 6-9pm at Portsmitt's Lakeway Restaurant 370 Pecks Rd. Pittsfield, MA 413-236-5727
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WORKFORCE TRAINING FUND WORKSHOP
Pittsfield, 9-11 a.m.
BerkshireWorks Career Center, in partnership with the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board (BCREB), will host a free information workshop for businesses and organizations at the Career Center’s offices at 160 North Street in Pittsfield. The topic of this month's "Workforce Wednesday" event will be the Workforce Training Fund Program.  Topics covered include: the features and requirements of each program, funding availability, and application process. Following the information session, participants should be able to determine which grants are best suited for their business needs and know how to begin the application process. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Pittsfield Workforce Training Fund Information Session Pittsfield MA Events.”

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE RETIREES CLUB
North Adams, 10 a.m.
The Northern Berkshire Retirees Club will meet at the Greylock Community Club. The speaker will be Tim Morey, Clerk Magistrate of the Northern Berkshire District Court, who will speak on the court judicial system. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. Any questions, call 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263.

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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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CUPCAKE WARS FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 5:30-8 p.m.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County is holding Cupcake Wars Fundraiser at the ITAM Lodge on 93 Waubeek Road. The cost to attend is $30 and includes an Italian dinner prepared by UNICO and cupcake tasting. Tickets can be purchased by stopping by the NAMI Berkshire County Office, 333 East St, Room 417, Pittsfield (Phone: 413-433-1666), at Elm Street Hardware, 129 Elm St, Pittsfield (Phone: 413-442-9558) or online at namibc.org. All proceeds will benefit NAMI Berkshire County.

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'WRITERS IN WINTER'
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library will host “Writers in Winter”  featuring math genius Colin Adams, mystery maven Charles O’Brien and the fantastic Paul Park. From zombies roaming the campus of a small liberal arts college, to a gilded-age Berkshire “cottage” murder mystery, to a richly-imagined alien state, these local writers will share their stories and the craft of writing in an evening designed to perk up your imagination and give you an edge on that calculus exam.

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'MATRIX' SCREENING
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Berkshire Museum’s Little Cinema will present a special screening of the film "The Matrix" with a talk by special visual effects producer Diane Pearlman. The event is part of the film series "FX in the Berkshires – Middle Earth to the Matrix," featuring films and talks with area filmmakers who are active in the special and visual effects fields. The series is presented in partnership with Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative. The cost is $10. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413.443.7171.

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ADAMS PLAYGROUP
Adams, 10-11 a.m.
Play and Learn Group at Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., is for ages walking to 5 years.

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LANESBOROUGH PLAYGROUP
Lanesborough, 10-11 a.m.
A Play and Learn Group at Lanesborough Town Hall Community Room, 83 North Main St., is for ages walking to 5 years old.

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NEW PARENTS GALLERY TALK
Williamstown, 10:15 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute welcomes new parents and their infants to a series of New Parents Gallery Talks on select Friday mornings through late winter. The free hour-long sessions will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Nov. 7, Dec. 5, Jan. 2, Feb. 6 and March 6. New Parents Gallery Talks are designed to give parents a cognitive break from thinking about “all things baby” and are best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. The talks offer a chance for parents to engage with the Clark collection with their infants and participate in open-ended guided conversations about the art in a way that welcomes all contributions. No registration is required. Strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. For information, call Nadine Dosa at 413-458-0410.

 

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HEALTHY HEART NIGHT
Great Barrington, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Critical Care Team at Fairview Hospital will sponsor Healthy Heart Night Friday at Berkshire South in Great Barrington.  Heart disease, which is preventable and treatable, is also the leading cause of death in the U.S.   Fairview’s CCU nurses, who provide frontline care to patients who suffer from heart disease, launched this free evening event five years ago to raise awareness and access to information and resources in order to combat heart disease locally.  Multiple free screening will be available in addition to mini-seminars by medical professionals affiliated with Fairview Hospital. For more information about Heart Healthy Night 2015, please contact The Office of Community Relations at Fairview Hospital at 413-854-9609.

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HOT STOVE EVENT FOR PITTSFIELD SUNS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
The second annual Hot Stove event, featuring Suns owner Tyler Tumminia and Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington, will take place at the Colonial Theatre, located at 111 South St. During the event, the two men will share their thoughts on baseball, family, and life. Cherington was the recipient of the 2013 MLB Executive of the Year, and is a three-time World Series champion. Tickets are available in two pricing tiers: general admission, which is $45 and includes a $5 ticket voucher towards the Suns’ 2015 season; and VIP packages, which cost $95 and include premium floor level seating, an MLB baseball autographed by Ben Cherington, a 90-minute cocktail hour, and a $10 ticket voucher towards a 2015 Suns game. Tickets to the 2015 Hot Stove event are available online at pittsfieldsuns.com. You can also buy tickets by calling 413-445-SUNS.

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BLUES AND FUNK FEST
North Adams, 7:30 p.m.
Two nights, Five Bands, one awesome party! Night One - Friday, February 6th  Maya Azucena The ReMINDers Night Two - Saturday, February 7th Albert Cummings Misty Blues Band Arthur Holmes Blues Band visit mcla.edu/presents for more info! Special two day pricing- $15 General Admission- $10 MCLA Alumni- $8 MCLA Faculty & Staff & non-MCLA Students- $5 Members & MCLA Students- Free Call (413) 662-5204 for tickets!
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LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Described by Nelson Mandela as 'South Africa's cultural ambassadors', Grammy–winning 'Graceland' artists Ladysmith Black Mambazo have warmed the hearts of audiences for more than 50 years with their uplifting vocal harmonies, infectious rhythm and flamboyant dance moves. Tickets $35 - $45. See www.mahaiwe.org/LadysmithBlackMambazo or call (413) 528-0100 for more information. Mahaiwe
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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Chamber Players Williams Chamber Players are known for their exciting performances and stylish programing. This evening begins with arias from one of J.S. Bach great masterpieces, Cantata BWV 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme” (Sleepers Awake!), followed by Cesar Franck’s Violin Sonata, and the Mendelssohn C Minor Trio. http://music.williams.edu/events/williams-chamber-players-22/ 2/6 Williams Chamber Players, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites you to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public on Friday evenings at 8 p.m. beginning on Feb. 6 and running through May 1 with the exception of Spring Break March 20, March 27 and April 3. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu.

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ANIMAL TRACKS AND SIGNS
Pittsfield, 10 a.m.-noon
Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries will present an animal tracks and signs workshop at  Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary on Holmes Road. Suitable for children 8 and up, this workshop will feature a two-hour adventure in search of tracks, scat, and other signs of animals that remain active throughout the winter. Snowshoes will be required if there is deep snow; a limited number of adult and child snowshoes are available if reserved ahead of time at 413-637-0320. The workshop cosits $10 per person and registration is required at 413-637-0320.

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BERKSHIRE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW
Stockbridge, 2-4 p.m.
The Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show returns for its 29th year at Norman Rockwell Museum with a special exhibition opening. Celebrate the creative talent on display from Berkshire County high schools, and meet the artists behind the works on view. At 2:30 p.m., enjoy a lecture from internationally published illustrator Marc Rosenthal, who will offer insight and encouragement to future art professionals. Admission to the High School Art Show and opening is free (does not include regular museum admission); the exhibit is on view through March 8.

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'TAMANOKOSHI DAY'
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
Michael Marcus, proprietor and head sushi chef of Bizen Gourmet Japanese Restaurant, and Bizen Kaiseki, considered the most authentic Japanese restaurant in Berkshire County, will demonstrate an elaborate tea ceremony in celebration of “Tamanokoshi” Day at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. In addition, Kelly Blau, Ventfort Hall board Vice President and docent, will introduce along with a short documentary film clip the story about “Tamanokoshi” Day celebrated in Kyoto, Japan, on Jan. 20.  A Victorian tea will follow the program. Tickets for the program are $22 for advance reservations and $27 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.  For information or reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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'THE WINTER HARVEST' EXHIBIT
Sheffield, 4-6 p.m.
An opening reception will be held for the Sheffield Historical Society's new exhibit, “The Winter Harvest: Ice Cutting on Sheffield Lakes and Rivers,” which displays the tools used in this lucrative 19th c. industry along with photos of the Sheffield ice harvest, accounts from those who participated in the annual endeavor, and information on how the ice was cut, stored and used. The exhibit runs weekends through Feb. 22 at the Old Stone Store, 159 Main St., Sheffield. For further information, visit www.sheffieldhistory.org or call 413-229-2694.

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BLUES AND FUNK FESTIVAL
North Adams, 7:30 p.m.
The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Berkshire Cultural Resource Center will present the 10th annual Blues and Funk Festival in the MCLA Venable Gym, 375 Church St. This year’s Blues and Funk Festival will feature two nights of music by five bands: the ReMINDers, Maya Azucena, Arthur Holmes Blues Band, Misty Blues Band, and the Albert Cummings Band. Special two-day general admission pricing is $15. Admission is free for MCLA students and MCLA Presents Members!, $5 for staff and faculty and non-MCLA high school or college students, $8 for MCLA alumni, and $10 or general admission. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413-662-5204. For more information call 413-664-8718 or visit www.mcla.edu/presents.

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HIS SONGS ARE HIS WEAPONS
North Adams, 8 p.m.
A trailblazer of alt-country, a protest singer of fiery commitment, a songwriter of towering ability—Steve Earle is an artist of expansive talents. He’s here, a sack full of Grammy Awards and his gravely, impassioned voice in tow, for a solo show 10 days before the release of Terraplane, a new album of swampy, southern stomp blues.
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'NOT YOUR AVERAGE DOG SHOW'
Pittsfield, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Berkshire Community College will host the 15th annual “Not Your Average Dog Show” at BCC’s Patterson Field House.  Proceeds from the show will benefit the BCC Foundation Annual Fund, which supports the mission of the college.  Preregistration for your dog is just $15 for entry into two contests, such as “Best Smile” and “Most Beautiful Eyes,” before Feb. 4.  For a registration form, visit berkshirecc.edu/about-bcc/bcc-foundation/.

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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITION
Pittsfield, 6-8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for a staged reading of "Southern Exposure" by Valerie Kavanaugh at 27 Alexander Terrace. Sides from the play will be  provided for the auditions. Needed for the cast are three women, one approximately 45 and two in their 60's. The play is about three friends who go out to celebrate a birthday and what a time they have. The playwright is directing the reading. This staged reading will be presented on March 29 at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave.

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