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FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL INTERPRETING
Windsor, 6 p.m.
Required Language Assessment:  January 11, 2018 from 6 - 9 p.m. at Holyoke Medical Center, Francis Como Conference Room, Holyoke, MA. All registrants must attend an assessment session in order to be eligible for enrollment.  January 2018 – April 2018 Classes will be held on Thursday evening 6-9 pm and Saturday mornings 8:30am-11:30am Berkshire AHEC is offering a “Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting” for bilingual and multilingual individuals in Western Massachusetts. The components of the program include practical applications of fundamental interpreting skills, effective communication in the triad (client-provider-interpreter), listening and memory skills, comprehensive medical terminology in target languages, human anatomy and physiology vital to effective medical interpreting, and methods of interpreting in special settings. Role playing and medical terminology are incorporated into each session. A certificate of completion is provided upon completing the course and passing the final exam. Students may receive credits and professional contact hours in nursing and social work. Classes will be held at UMASS Center at Springfield,Tower Square, 1500 Main Street,Springfield, MA and ONLINE. Payment can be made with all major credit cards or check or call (413) 236-4500 between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
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FUNDAMENTALS OF MEDICAL INTERPRETING
Windsor, 8:30 a.m.
Required Language Assessment:  January 13, 2018 from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. at Holyoke Medical Center, Francis Como Conference Room, Holyoke, MA.  All registrants must attend an assessment session in order to be eligible for enrollment. January 2018 – April 2018 Classes will be held on Thursday evening 6-9 pm and Saturday mornings 8:30am -11:30am Berkshire AHEC is offering a “Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting” for bilingual and multilingual individuals in Western Massachusetts. The components of the program include practical applications of fundamental interpreting skills, effective communication in the triad (client-provider-interpreter), listening and memory skills, comprehensive medical terminology in target languages, human anatomy and physiology vital to effective medical interpreting, and methods of interpreting in special settings. Role playing and medical terminology are incorporated into each session. A certificate of completion is provided upon completing the course and passing the final exam. Students may receive credits and professional contact hours in nursing and social work. Classes will be held at UMASS Center at Springfield,Tower Square, 1500 Main Street,Springfield, MA and ONLINE. Payment can be made with all major credit cards or check or call (413) 236-4500 between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
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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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FORKLIFT DANCEWORKS WITH WILLIAMS COLLEGE DINING SERVICES STAFF: SERVED
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Inspired by the movement of everyday life, Forklift Danceworks creates civic spectacles with unlikely performers. Throughout the academic year, Forklift will lead the creation of Served—a dance for and by Williams College Dining Services Staff, illuminating the nearly non-stop movement of campus dining halls. Co-authored with participating staff and students, Served aims to address equity and build connection through a community-based dancemaking process. Since 2001, Forklift Danceworks has pursued its mission of engaging diverse communities through choreography, using movements from daily life and casting community members as primary performers. Through its projects, Artistic Director Allison Orr and Associate Choreographer Krissie Marty have earned critical acclaim and a host of awards, including Best Choreographer of 2016 by The Austin Chronicle and Most Outstanding Choreographer of 2013 by the Austin Critics’ Table. 62 Center
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FORKLIFT DANCEWORKS WITH WILLIAMS COLLEGE DINING SERVICES STAFF: SERVED
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Inspired by the movement of everyday life, Forklift Danceworks creates civic spectacles with unlikely performers. Throughout the academic year, Forklift will lead the creation of Served—a dance for and by Williams College Dining Services Staff, illuminating the nearly non-stop movement of campus dining halls. Co-authored with participating staff and students, Served aims to address equity and build connection through a community-based dancemaking process. Since 2001, Forklift Danceworks has pursued its mission of engaging diverse communities through choreography, using movements from daily life and casting community members as primary performers. Through its projects, Artistic Director Allison Orr and Associate Choreographer Krissie Marty have earned critical acclaim and a host of awards, including Best Choreographer of 2016 by The Austin Chronicle and Most Outstanding Choreographer of 2013 by the Austin Critics’ Table. 62 Center
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FILM | "A HOME ON THE RANGE"
Amherst, 2 p.m.
The little-known story of Jews who fled the pogroms and hardships of Eastern Europe and traveled to California to become chicken ranchers. Even in the sweatshops of New York, word spread about the town of Petaluma, where the Jews were not the shopkeepers and the professionals—they were the farmers. USA, 2002, 52 mins., directed by Bonnie Burts & Judith Montell, English. 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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POLIÇA / S T A R G A Z E
North Adams, 8 p.m.
s t a r g a z e, Berlin’s collective of new music mavericks, joins forces with the brooding pop of Poliça to create a new evening-length work Music for the Long Emergency, commissioned by and premiered with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. Pitchfork describes Poliça as “digitized Norah Jones atop Radiohead at its most polyrhythmic.” Fold in one of Europe’s hottest ensembles for a sense of this boundary-breaking collaboration. A new work for the ensemble by Daniel Wohl opens the show. MASS MoCA
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VOICE OF THE BAROQUE—A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTENOR!
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.
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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 programs@yiddishbookcenter.org http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
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ARS NOVA + LIGHTNING ROD SPECIAL: UNDERGROUND RAILROAD GAME
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Created by Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard, Directed by Taibi Mager Named one of the top ten theatre experiences of 2016 by the New York Times, Underground Railroad Game is a vivid, piercing piece of experimental performance from Philadelphia-based company Lightning Rod Special. Over its rapid-fire 75 minutes, the piece toes the line between sketch comedy show and excruciating American history lesson, set in a middle school classroom. Lightning Rod Special’s raucous performance earned them the 2017 Obie Award for Best New American Theatre Work, one of the highest honors in the field. By tearing down barriers of political correctness and challenging the contemporary liberal interracial dialogue, Underground Railroadexcavates hidden—and often ugly—truths about race, identity, and historical memory. 62 Center
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FILM | "DER PURIMSPILER" ("THE JESTER")
Amherst, 2 p.m.
With its lively circus and vaudeville music and set pieces, The Jester provides a glimpse of 1937 Warsaw’s thriving Yiddish revues and cabarets, which were destroyed soon after. Many of the film’s Polish- Jewish crew and actors were killed in the Holocaust, making the film’s touches of melancholy even more profound for today’s audiences. Poland, USA, 1937, 88 mins., directed by Joseph Green and Joan Nowina-Przybylski, Yiddish with English subtitles. Restored by The National Center for Jewish Film. 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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TARTUFFE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Come see a play about a family Who argued back and forth like you and me They had a guest who they could not abide Who tried seducing mom and stole and lied He stopped all their fun and told them not to rest He simply would not leave, this pesky guest. Papa was taken in—as Papas always are— Not so the kids, although their Grandmama Had been transfixed by Tartuffe’s lying ways And left and said she’d not return for days. They had a pretty smart and wily maid Who plotted to expose the cowardly…dade That didn’t rhyme I know, but I don’t care— Come see the show, it’s written by Molière!  62 Center
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TARTUFFE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Come see a play about a family Who argued back and forth like you and me They had a guest who they could not abide Who tried seducing mom and stole and lied He stopped all their fun and told them not to rest He simply would not leave, this pesky guest. Papa was taken in—as Papas always are— Not so the kids, although their Grandmama Had been transfixed by Tartuffe’s lying ways And left and said she’d not return for days. They had a pretty smart and wily maid Who plotted to expose the cowardly…dade That didn’t rhyme I know, but I don’t care— Come see the show, it’s written by Molière!  62 Center
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DANCE SYMPOSIUM
Williamstown
Williams College Dance Department will host a symposium that approaches dance and performance as an interdisciplinary method, site of inquiry, and medium of learning. We will bring together scholars and practitioners who use a movement-based practice from Williams College and beyond to examine how embodied practices can provide insightful perspectives into issues relevant to the humanities and sciences. In framing dance/performance” broadly as both staged and everyday acts of representation, the engagement with disciplines as diverse as sports, martial arts, theatre, music, sciences, arts, and anthropology offer a lens for contextual analysis and techniques of bodily practice. It will also highlight the various ways that “dance/performance” can enable collaborations that may be thought of as non-traditional or non-normative. Keynote speaker Janet O’Shea is Professor of Dance Studies in the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA. She is the author At Home in the World: Bharata Natyam on the Global Stage and co-editor of the Routledge Dance Studies Reader (second edition). Her current research is about Filipino martial arts and cognitive benefits of embodied training. Dr. O’Shea is completing an ethnographic memoir entitled Risk, Failure, Play: What Martial Arts Training Reveals about Proficiency, Competition, and Cooperation. 62 Center
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TARTUFFE
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
Come see a play about a family Who argued back and forth like you and me They had a guest who they could not abide Who tried seducing mom and stole and lied He stopped all their fun and told them not to rest He simply would not leave, this pesky guest. Papa was taken in—as Papas always are— Not so the kids, although their Grandmama Had been transfixed by Tartuffe’s lying ways And left and said she’d not return for days. They had a pretty smart and wily maid Who plotted to expose the cowardly…dade That didn’t rhyme I know, but I don’t care— Come see the show, it’s written by Molière!  62 Center
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THE PIONEER VALLEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Amherst, 6 p.m.
The 13th annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival runs March 15 through March 26, 2018, screening award-winning films in nine cities and towns across Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties. The Festival kicks off at the Yiddish Book Center on March 15, 2018 with an opening reception followed by a film screening. Opening reception is at 6pm followed by the film screening at 7pm. For more information and tickets please visit http://pvjff.org/. Venue: Yiddish Book Center, 1021 West Street, Amherst, MA 01002 413-256-4900
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THE ARIEL STRING QUARTET
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Three 19th and 20th century Russian works create a trajectory through recent Russian history. The concert takes place at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St, Great Barrington. Tickets $50 orchestra / mezzanine, $27 balcony, $15 students at the door. See www.cewm.org to purchase.
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FILM "MENASHE"
Amherst, 2 p.m.
Part of the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival Within Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the lm intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood. USA, 2017, 88 mins., directed by Joshua Weinstein, Yiddish with English subtitles.  $10 General Admission $8 Students & Seniors (65+) $15 Reserved Seating For more information and tickets please visit http://pvjff.org/.
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