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BERKSHIRE GAS MINI-GOLF CLASSIC
Pittsfield, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County hosts its annual mini-golf classic on all three levels of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids 12 to 18; kids under 12 play for free.
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'CINDERELLA'
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Berkshire Museum to perform the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" under the direction of Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children.

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‘LA BOHèME’
Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute airs one of the world’s most famous operas, “La Bohème,” live in HD in the auditorium. The opera is a production of “The Met: Live in HD,” the Metropolitan Opera’s Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series of live performances transmitted to theaters in seventy countries around the world. Live telecasts feature the full performance along with backstage interviews and commentary. Tickets are $25; visit the website or call 413-458-0524.
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'RHINOCEROS'
North Adams, 2 and 8 p.m.
The third show of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Fine and Performing Arts Department’s theater program continues to emphasize this season’s theme of “We the People” with its adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s play, “Rhinoceros,” in MCLA’s Venable Theater. Guest artist David Lane, who directs the production, described “Rhinoceros” as an absurdist theater production that includes comedy and tragedy, as well as dark political tones. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 413-662-5123 or go online.

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MT. EVERETT MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPO RECEPTION
Sheffield, 4-5 p.m.
A reception for the Mt. Everett Middle School EXPO exhibit at the Old Stone Store will be held. Students will be on hand to answer questions about their projects. The EXPO projects will be on display at the Old Stone Store 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this and next weekend. EXPO is so much more than a science fair; the projects cover a range of science, math, history and art topics.

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10X THE FUN
Pittsfield, 4-6 p.m.
Berkshire United Way is joining members of the Pittsfield Promise coalition and the Zion Lutheran Church for 10x the Fun at the First Street Common and Zion Lutheran Church in Pittsfield. Part of Cultural Pittsfield’s 10X10 Upstreet Winter Arts Festival, 10x the Fun is an Olympic-themed, family festival offering free entertainment, indoor and outdoor activities, and light fare. Performers include the Breffney Irish Dancers, Berkshire Salsa, Singer Woody Printz, and African drumming with Brian Colbert and a special appearance by Holly Heck, Beauty of the Berkshires. Bring your camera for photo opportunities in an Olympic-themed photo booth.

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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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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.

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TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENT
New York, 6 p.m.
The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold Texas Hold’em Tournament in the Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Hall Road in Stephentown, N.Y. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 sharp.
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VINYL NIGHT
Williamstown, 6-8 p.m.
The connection between coffee and vinyl records is a strong one, so it was only a matter of time before the two came together at Uptown Tunnel Coffee inside the Williams Bookstore on Spring Street. Tunnel City Coffee welcomes the public to escape cabin fever with an evening of specialty coffee and great music at its newest Williamstown cafe, Uptown Tunnel Coffee. Baristas will be spinning records and serving up delicious espresso drinks and tea, and a new selection of handcrafted mocktails designed by Tunnel City baristas.

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SINKANE
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.
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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.
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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 Anadama and calling by Hannah Otten. The cost is $12 adults/$6 students/$25 family. Beginners welcomed at 7:45 p.m. Details online.

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PROTEST RALLY
North Adams, Noon-3 p.m.
A standout protest, rally, and march to demand an end to the murders of transgender women and gender non-conforming people will be held outside the Northern Berkshire District Court, 111 N. Holden St. The rally will include speakers from Sexual Minorities Educational Foundation; Trans Caucus of Workers World Party, Boston branch; Network La Red; Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC); Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD); Elizabeth Freeman Center; Berkshire Pride; UniTy of the Pioneer Valley.

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NATURAL BRIDGE SNOWSHOE/WALK
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 s.mcmahon@hoorwa.org for preregistration.
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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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DAVID HOCKNEY FILM
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute airs Exhibition on Screen’s David Hockney at the Royal Academy of Arts in the auditorium. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 413-458-0524. Widely considered Britain’s most popular living artist, Hockney is a global sensation with exhibitions in London, New York, Paris, and beyond, attracting millions of visitors worldwide. An important contributor to the pop art movement of the 1960s, the 80-year-old artist shows no evidence of slowing down or losing his trademark boldness.

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NORTHERN BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COALITION MONTHLY FORUM
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.  
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'MENTAL HEALTH AND YOUTH'
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
The teenagers of the UNITY Youth Leadership Program will lead the monthly Northern Berkshire Community Coalition forum at The Green, located at 87 Main St. The youth of YLP, which includes teenagers ages 14 to 19 from 4 different area high schools, will lead a discussion on different aspects concerning young people’s mental health. Learn about various ways to reduce stigma and how to help youth struggling with mental illness and participate in a Q&A discussion with youth from YLP and a professional panel.

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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)  
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'FRANTZ'
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.

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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).
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BERKSHIRE FOOD PROJECT ANNUAL MEETING
North Adams, 4:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Food Project will hold its annual meeting in the First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams. Board officers will be elected and the financial and operational results of 2017 will be presented and reviewed. The meeting is open to the public.

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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNUAL MEETING
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
Ozzie Alvarez, owner of Mingo's Sports Bar & Grille, will host the North Adams Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Meeting at the Greylock Bowl, 41 Roberts Drive, North Adams. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members for the evening Guest Speakers will be Thomas Bernard, mayor of the city of North Adams, and Glenn Maloney, president of North Adams Chamber. RSVP online.

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'PLANNING A VEGETABLE GARDEN'
Vermont, 6-7:30 p.m.
The Stamford Seed Savers will host a presentation titled “Planning a Vegetable Garden” in the Stamford Community Library by Sharon Wyrrick, the farmer and owner of Many Forks Farm in Clarksburg.  Many Forks Farm is going into its seventh season and provides produce to 50 local households through its community supported agriculture (CSA) farm share program. Wyrrick will be discussing a multitude of considerations that come into play when planning and managing a successful home vegetable garden in our region.

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GREEN ART WORKSHOPS
Great Barrington
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
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HINDS STAFF IN FLORIDA
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.  

 

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LANESBOROUGH PUBLIC FORUM
Lanesborough, 6-8 p.m.
The town of Lanesborough is updating its Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. This involves assessing the town’s vulnerability to disaster events and identifying actions that can eliminate or reduce the risk to life and property in the event that a disaster occurs -- it is the work done up front to reduce the impacts of the disaster.  Residents are invited to attend the forum to learn what natural disasters Lanesborough is most likely to experience; evaluate the Action Items that town staff and residents identified during a recent workshop, and  help them prioritize the actions that the town should invest in.  Forum attendees will also learn more about disaster planning for their home and family.

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'ZEN AND THE ART OF AMERICAN LITERATURE'
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
The Faculty Lecture series will continue with Bernie Rhie, associate professor of English, who will present “Zen and the Art of American Literature" in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. It is free. In his lecture, Rhie will discuss the surprisingly deep (and growing) influence that Buddhism has had on American literature and culture.

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7TH ANNUAL MONOPOLY TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
We invite you to participate in this unique charity event. It promises to be an enjoyable evening which will include prizes, raffles, hors d’oeuvres, awards and a whole lot of fun! This is not your traditional hours long Monopoly game! The tournament will include one 90-minute preliminary round of the MONOPOLY® game that each participant is required to play. After calculating results the top six competitors will compete for the title of MONOPOLY® champion and for an amazing Grand Prize of a 2 Night  2 night stay in a lakeview room with balcony at The Lakehouse Inn in Lee MA. Package includes breakfast each morning and wine & cheese hour in the evening. Also included will be dinner for 2 for one evening at the Cork N' Hearth Restaurant. You can register or become a sponsor online (fees apply) using the link below or for more information, please contact Kendal Lenihan @ (413) 236-5612 or Kendal.lenihan@raymondjames.com.   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-raymond-james-monopoly-tournament-to-benefit-kids-place-tickets-40146390936
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