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Pittsfield, 1 and 6 p.m.
The Pittsfield Figure Skating Club will present its annual Fantasy on Ice show, "Heroes and Villains." The year's show will feature two pairs of nationally ranked guest ice dancers. The guest skaters for the 1 p.m. show are Katarina DelCamp and Maxwell Gart. They are the 2017 US National Novice Ice Dance Silver Medalists. Anna Pettersson and TJ Carey will perform at the 6 p.m. show. The pair are two time national competitors in ice dance. They placed ninth at the novice level at the 2018 US Figure Skating Championships. Shows are at the rink at the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires at 16 Melville St. Information online.
KESTREL & WOOD DUCK NEST BOX BUILDING WORKSHOP
Lenox, 1-2:30 p.m.
Nest boxes on your property are a great way to support wildlife populations in your neighborhood. Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will host a hands-on workshop to build either a wood duck or kestrel nest box (no experience necessary). All materials and equipment are included in the program fee of $40; children are free with paying adult. Register here or by calling 413-637-0320.
FREE MOVIE - COCO
Williamstown, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Williamstown Community Chest presents two free showings of the Academy Award winning film Coco at Images Cinema, 50 Spring Street, Williamstown. Box office opens 30 minutes before each showing. Underwritten by Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP
'CÚZANNE: PORTRAIT OF A LIFE'
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute airs "Cézanne: Portrait of a Life," a film by Exhibition on Screen, in the auditorium. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 413-458-0524. Run time is 1 hour, 25 minutes. Directed by Phil Grabsky, the film features interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Musée d’Orsay, Paris—as well as correspondence from the artist himself.
CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DINNER FUNDRAISER
Dalton, 5 - 7 p.m.
Join us on St. Patrick's Day Dinner at the Dalton American Legion. The menu is Corned Beef and Cabbage with potatoes , carrots, rolls, and dessert. Tickets are $15 with a deadline of March 10th. ( so we can purchase the food) You can get tickets in the Sullivan's Pub at the Legion or Message the Dalton American Legion for other options. The is a fundraiser for the Dalton American Legion and their Veteran causes.
THE ARIEL STRING QUARTET
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Three “storied” string quartets share the theme of a love triangle. Czech polkas, Hungarian folk dances, movements by turn lyrical and propulsive, with works by Schumann, Brahms and Janáček—penetrating and amorous music adorn this program by the redoubtable Ariel Quartet, refashioned and re-titled “Love Triangles”. A reception of light refreshments with the musicians will follow the concert.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St, Great Barrington.
Tickets $50 orchestra / mezzanine, $27 balcony, $15 students.
See mahaiwe.org to purchase.
THE ARIEL STRING QUARTET
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
The Ariel String Quarte - Gershon Gerchikov, violin; Alexandra Kazovsky, violin; Jan Grüning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello; with Yehuda Hanani, cello - will perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $50/$27/$15 for students and are available online.
SOBER DANCE PARTY
Pittsfield, 6-10 p.m.
On St. Patrick’s Day, the South Congregational Church, 110 South Street, will host a Sober Dance Party in Barrett Hall as a fundraiser for its Community Food Pantry. Entrance is from the parking lot behind the church. License to Groove will perform hits of the 70s Disco and 80s New Wave era. At 6 pm, a corned beef and cabbage dinner will be available for $15, which includes admission to the dance. For the dance only, a $10 donation is suggested.
LENOX CONTRA DANCE MARCH 17TH
Lenox, 7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
Music by Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion and piano), and Arthur Davis (piano, trumpet, banjo, vocals), with caller Jim Fownes. Come join us contra dancing on Saturday nights in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Lenox Community Center, at 65 Walker Street. Experience the pleasure of dancing on a beautiful wood floor, in a high-ceiling second floor (handicap accessible) ballroom with a raised stage. Admission is $12 and $6 for students. New Dancers - 2nd dance free! Dances begin with a 15 minute beginner introduction at 7:45 followed by dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Refreshments are offered during the social break from dancing. All the dances are taught. Come alone or with others.
21ST ANNUAL IRISH OLYMPICS, SLUSH RUN AND FIREWORKS
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.
21st ANNUAL BOUSQUET’S ST. PATRICKS DAY IRISH OLYMPICS AND SLUSH RUN Slush Run 2:00PM (Waiver must be signed, under 18 by parent) List of Events Included for our Irish Olympics: 10:00 AM Cookie Race (ages 12 and under) 11:00 AM Kiddie Cardboard Box Race (ages 14 and under) (Cardboard, Paint and Tape Only) 12:00 PM Obstacle Course Race (ages 14 and under) 12:30 PM Adult Obstacle Course Beer Run (21 and Over Must Show ID) 2:00 PM SLUSH RUN! MUST SIGN WAIVER (Under 18 must have signature by parent/guardian) 8:00 PM Lifts close for the night! 8:30 PM Torch Light Parade (A salute to St. Patrick!) 9:00 PM FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR! Cornbeef Specials, Beer, Music, Temporary Tattoos Station, Facepainting & MORE! Bousquet
BARE NAKED BEAUTY: WOODY PLANTS IN WINTER
Lenox, 9:30 a.m.-noon
No leaves' No problem! Visitors to Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary can learn to recognize the beautiful forms of oaks, maples, and other woodland trees and shrubs sans leaves using combination of branching patterns, bud and bark characteristics, habitat, and other helpful traits to identify woody plants in winter. Admission is $15; register here or by calling 413-637-0320.
Stockbridge, 1 - 4 p.m.
Let's Gogh! Family Sunday Studio: March 18, 2018 1:00-4:00PM Location: Citizen's Hall, Stockbridge Instructor: Kim Waterman Tuition: $65 for an adult and child, $10 each for any additional family member Vincent Van Gogh will be our inspiration today as we swirl paint and create collages that celebrate color, shapes and textures. After looking at some examples of his work, we will be touching, dripping, layering and playing with materials all afternoon! Code: YA03SP18
BELOW THE GAFF
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The Whitney Center for the Arts presents Below the Gaff, a Celtic band from Northampton. Below the Gaff features female and male vocals, captivating vocal harmonies, fiddle, tin whistle and mandolin with the rich accompaniment of a guitar and upright bass. Below the Gaff's influences include: Flogging Molly, Young Dubliners, Dropkick Murphy, The Pogues and The Chieftains. Tickets are $18 and include brunch. Call 413-443-0289.
Pittsfield, 2 - 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 18, 2-4pm Common Room at Zion Lutheran Church 74 1st St, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Move with Boston-based choreographer and Artistic Director of ANIKAYA, Wendy Jehlen, and an ensemble of dancers from across the globe in a workshop that invites you to share stories about journeys, hopes, and fears through verbal, written, and movement prompts. FREE | All ages/levels welcome, regardless of experience or ability. Dancewear is not required. English fluency not expected or necessary. People with all bodies, abilities and backgrounds are invited. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP TODAY or call to register at 413.243.9919 x165. For more information on the event, please visit jacobspillow.org.
BERKSHIRE COUNTY KIDS PLACE PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Get your Brush on for Berkshire County Kids Place! Join us on SUN 3/18/18 2-4pm for a fundraiser to benefit Berkshire County Kids Place, hosted by the Masonic Temple New Moon Lodge. You'll learn to paint this beautiful spring image of "Blossoming Branch" on a 16x20 canvas. At the New Moon Lodge Masonic Temple, 116 South St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. Bring your own beverage of choice if desired. Reserve your seats atwww.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
Performing Artists in Residence co-artistic directors Edward Arron (cello) and Jeewon Park (piano) join soprano Hyunah Yu and violinist Jeffrey Multer for an afternoon of intimate chamber music at the Clark Art Institute. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased online at clarkart.edu or by calling the box office at 413-458-0524. The concert will be held in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Musicians will perform Johannes Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 and selected songs by Hugo Wolf, Robert Kahn, and Jules Massenet.
TOMMY T AND BLACK VELVET
Dalton, 3 p.m.
Tommy T and Black Velvet will perform in the “Sing Praise to the Lord Series” at Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St. Tom Taglieri fronts the group, backed by vocalists Jean Golin, Michelle Vecchia and Donna Kushi. The group performs primarily gospel songs with a touch of Elvis Presley. The nondenominational Lenten music series is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be taken.
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
“Meet Me at the Clark,” a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers, will be held at the Clark Art Institute. To register in pairs (persons with dementia and their caregivers), call 413-458-0563. Groups are welcome. Participants should plan to arrive at the admissions desk between 2 to 2:30 p.m.
SPECTRUM CABLE PUBLIC HEARING
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
There will be a public hearing at the Berkshire Athenaeum on Spectrum Cable’s recent programming changes, some of which are specific to the City of Pittsfield. A representative from Spectrum is expected to attend the meeting. In the past months, the cable network has enacted several programming changes which have resulted in some concern among residents. A Cable Franchise Agreement is currently in place between the City of Pittsfield and Time Warner (Spectrum’s predecessor).
INTERIOR DESIGNER WORKSHOP
Dalton, 6:30 p.m.
Erica Fay will present “Erica Fay’s 3 Essentials for Preparing a Successful Home Project” at the Dalton Free Public Library. Fay created this free mini workshop in response to the many calls she has answered to rescue homeowners whose dream projects have gone awry or never been started. Along with photos and case studies from her 20 years of working in the field here in the Berkshires, she will offer useful tips with handouts so that no one leaves without something that will help them with their own home projects.
Adams, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Library Lego Groups! Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Drop In. Adams Free Library After School Lego Club Tuesday, March 6 and 20 from 3:30 -4:30 p.m. at 92 Park Street, Adams, lower level.
'WRITERS IN THE HOUSE'
Lenox, 4 p.m.
"Writers in the House: A Conversation with the 2018 Edith Wharton Writers-in-Residence" will be held at The Mount in the Main House Drawing Room. This is a free moderated discussion with The Mount’s 2018 Writers-in-Residence: Elif Batuman, Buzzy Jackson and Kate Reed Petty, moderated by 2017 Writer-in Residence Christene Barbarich. For more information, go online or call 413-551-5100.
EMPOWERING OUR YOUTH TOWARD ECONOMIC JUSTICE
Pittsfield, 5:15 p.m.
Rachel Moriarty, director of operations at the Schumacher Center for a New Economics, will speak at the Pittsfield Green Drinks March meeting at J Allen's Clubhouse on 41 North St. Moriarty works to implement practical applications of new economic thinking through the Entry to Entrepreneurship (E2E) that brings together local business leaders and young people to foster self-sufficiency and sustainable communities. Pittsfield Green Drinks is an informal gathering on the third Tuesday of the month. These nights are open to everyone with any environmental interest.
PURPLE ROSES & BUTTERFLY CYSTIC FIBROSIS PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Painting Purple Roses for a Purpose! Join us on THU 3/22 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Purple Roses and Butterfly" on a 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
Lenox, 3 p.m.
The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., hosts a book signing by Donna Lucey, author of "Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas." With unprecedented access to newly discovered sources, Lucey illuminates the lives of four extraordinary women painted by the iconic high-society portraitist John Singer Sargent. With uncanny clairvoyance, Sargent’s portraits hint at the mysteries, passions, and tragedies that unfolded in his subjects’ lives.
RAISING A THINKING CHILD. PARENTING SERIES
Williamstown, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Raising a Thinking Child. A FREE 8 week parenting series. Wednesdays, March 21-May 16 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at The Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School Street, Williamstown. For families with children 3-8 years. Parents will learn the “I Can Problem Solve (ICPS)” technique. This proven program helps children to think about solutions to problems and encourages positive behavior. Parents will learn ways that they can help their children develop everyday problem solving skills Parent will receive a workbook with fun, weekly activities and ideas to practice at home. The Family Center’s parenting series are informal and interactive groups. Couples are welcome! We provide a meal for families and children. On-site child care and transportation if needed. Space is limited. Call to register 413-664-4821.
PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT BCC LPN CLASS OF 2018
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Spring life is just around the corner! Come join us for an early shot of spring on WED 3/21 6:30pm for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit BCC LPN Class of 2018. You'll learn to paint this delicate image of "Yellow Butterfly" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. All painting materials, snacks and donation included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
This informative discussion at the Claire Teague Senior Center will be led by Elder Services Nutritionist/Dietitian Bruce Homstead and will provide answers to: *Why we need water and how much we need. *How important the connection is between aging and hydration. *The signs of dehydration and the risks of too little water. *The best time of the day to drink the most amount of water. He will also give useful tips on how to increase your daily water intake. This event is free. The Senior Center is located at 917 Main Street in Great Barrington, MA. If you would like to attend, please call them at 413-528-1881 to reserve a spot.
NORTH ADAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENING LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 6 to 7 p.m.
Library Lego Groups! Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Drop In. The North Adams Public Library Evening Lego Group Thursdays, February 8 and 22 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. at 75 Church Street, North Adams, third floor
Great Barrington, 6:30 p.m.
Flowers Flowers everywhere for the Friends of the Sheffield Senior Center! Join us FRI 3/23/18 6:30-8:30pm for a Paint & Sip Fundraiser to benefit the Friends of the Sheffield Senior Center. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired seasonal image of "Spring Mountain Meadow" on a 16x20 canvas. At Bogies Stake and Ale House, 935 S. Main St, Great Barrington, MA. All painting materials, instruction and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
- Spectrum Cable public hearing
- Community Conversation with Dr. Michael Mann
- Community Art Workshop: Letter to the Earth
- Good Purpose Gallery to Support Autism Awareness Month
- Celebrate Stephentown 2018 Planning Meeting March 27
- Fish Fry - Good Friday
- The Ariel String Quartet
- 'Writers in the House'
- Mar, 05 - Theresa Morley-McLaughlin ?21
- Mar, 05 - Kimberly Hadaway ?21
- Mar, 05 - Wilson Lam ?21
- Mar, 05 - Hayden Gillooly ?21
- Mar, 05 - Drew Cohen ?20