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MG THEATER PRESENTS "SOUTH PACIFIC"
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Mount Greylock Regional School District presents the musical "South Pacific". Show dates are March 6 and 7.  Curtain time is 7:00 pm at The '62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College, 1000 Main Street, Williamstown. Tickets are available at the door on the night of the show.
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'SOUTH PACIFIC: IN CONCERT'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Mount Greylock students under the direction of Jeffrey Welch will present 'South Pacific: In Concert' at the Main Stage at the ’62 Centre for Theatre and Dance at Williams College. Set in an island paradise during World War II, two parallel love stories are threatened by the ugliness of prejudice and the perils of war. Songs include such favorites as "Some Enchanted Evening" "Honey Bun" and This Nearly Was Mine. Vocal direction is provided by Kate Caton, and choreography by Ann Marie Rodriguez. In addition, a pit orchestra made up of 17 student and community musicians is being conducted by Lyndon Moors. Tickets will be available at the door on the nights of the performance.

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'CABARET UNCORKED' FUNDRAISER
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Mill City Productions will hold its sixth annual Cabaret Uncorked fundraiser featuring a tasting of various wines from around the world led by Mark Draper from Draper's Wine and Spirits. The second half of the evening will include cabaret entertainment featuring Mill City company members and will be emceed by Pulse Entertainment. In addition to the wine tasting and entertainment, a silent auction with items from local businesses will take place. Cabaret Uncorked will support Mill City Production’s 2015 Season, which will bring a variety of live arts programming to the Northern Berkshire Community. This 21-plus event will take place at the Mill City Theater, Building 4N, Heritage State Park, North Adams. The wine tasting runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with the entertainment portion running from 8:30 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at millcityproductions.org or at Draper's Wine and Spirits (located next to Stop and Shop). Tickets will also be available at the door.

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BOOK LAUNCH CELEBRATION
Pittsfield, 8-11 p.m.
Local author and popular DJ Gabriel Squailia celebrates the March 3 release of his underworld adventure novel "Dead Boys" (Talos Press, NY) with a launch party and theatrical reading at Dottie’s Coffee Lounge, 444 North St. Guests are encouraged to dress in theme with the bacchanalian underworld of the book. The event is 21+ with a cash bar and post-reading dance party with DJ Roth-Fitz. Details at deadboysbook.eventbrite.com.

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BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: ROMEO AND JULIET
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
Prokofiev's finest ballet, based on Shakespeare's tragic love story and superbly choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich. Mahaiwe
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RELAY FOR LIFE BREAKFAST
Adams, 8-11:30 a.m.
Stefanie's Supporters will host a breakfast buffet to raise money for their Relay for Life team at the Masonic Temple on Center Street in Adams. The cost is $8 for adults and $7 for seniors and children.

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WILLIAMSTOWN PLAYGROUP
Williamstown, 10-11:30 a.m.
Monday Play and Learn Group meets at the Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., for ages walking to 5 years old.

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HASKINS CENTER GYM GROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Gym Group at Haskins Center, 210 State St., meets for ages walking to 8 years.

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SOUTH ASIAN FILM SERIES
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The Williams College departments of English and history will host a South Asian film series featuring popular and art house cinema from 1955 to 2013. All shows are free and open to the public and will be held in the Paresky Auditorium. The lineup is as follows: March 9, Muzzaffar Ali’s "Umrao Jaan" (1982), based on an Urdu novel published in 1899 that follows a young courtesan living in the world of royal courts and Indian princes; and April 13, Satyajit Ray "Pather Panchali" (1955), the first film in the Apu Trilogy, which tells the story of a poor family in Bengal.

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'2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The Classic Series at Images Cinema, located at 50 Spring St., continues with "2001: A Space Odyssey," introduced by Williams College Professor Shawn Rosenheim. Regular ticket prices apply.

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HASKINS CENTER PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 10-11:30 a.m.
The Preschool Group at the Haskins Center, 210 State St., is for ages 2.5-5 years old.

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BRAIN BUILDERS! PLAY & LEARN PLAYGROUP
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:30am

Read, sing, play, & talk during circle time & continue with fun table time activities, combining STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) & Every Child Ready to Read. No registration required, intended for children ages baby through 5 years, with their caregiver. This program is at our Mason Library at 231 Main St. in Great Barrington. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details. Sponsored by South Berkshire Kids (funded by the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant provided by the Department of Early Education and Care), and the CHP Family Network.


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KNITTING AT THE MILNE
Williamstown, 2-4 p.m.
The Milne Public Library will host a knitting group every Tuesday from Feb. 24 and continuing into April. All levels of experience are welcome. The program is free and open to the public. Just bring your projects and knit. The group may explore different yarns and items to knit including socks, shawls, sweaters, hats, etc. The group coordinator will be Carole Thompson, who enjoys exploring yarns and designing her own patterns using body measurements. Sign up is required; contact the library at 413-458-5369.

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LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The Lego Group meets at the North Adams Library Community Room, 74 Church St., on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month for ages 4 to 8 years old.

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CLARK LECTURE
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
The Research and Academic Program (RAP) at the Clark Art Institute delivers a series of free lectures, including "Clark Conversation: Jacqueline Lichtenstein and Iris Moon," with Jacqueline Lichtenstein joining Iris Moon, Jane and Morgan Whitney Fellow, Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a wide-ranging conversation about her life and scholarship.

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GREYLOCK APARTMENTS PLAYGROUP
North Adams, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The Play and Learn Group at Greylock Apartments' Community Room on Angeli Street is for ages walking to 8 years old.

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'THE POWER OF PROFESSIONAL PRESENCE'
Pittsfield
The Berkshire School of Etiquette will host "The Power of Professional Presence," a workshop that will demonstrate how to maximize a career and leverage business etiquette to achieve success, at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Full- and half-day modules are available. For more information, visit berkshireschoolofetiquette.com.

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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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POWDER KEG SESSIONS: WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR MOTHERS & OTHERS
Great Barrington, 6:30-7:45pm

Are you ready to blow the roof off of your silence?  If you opened your mouth to speak your truth, would you know what to say?  Join author, blogger, mother and artist Suzi Banks Baum for the Powder Keg Sessions writing workshops. The series will take place at Ramsdell on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm, at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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STORYTIME FOR TOTS
Great Barrington, 10:30-11:15am

Join us for a storytime made just for toddlers!  There will be stories, songs, art, movement and music. This program is suitable for ages 2-5, and is at our Ramsdell Library at 1087 Main St. in Housatonic. Please see our website at http://gblibraries.org for more details.


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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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GMO LABELING TALK
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Local organic farmer and GMO labeling activist Ed Stockman will address the issue of genetically engineered food and GMO labeling on the MCLA campus in North Adams. The presentation will include a screening of the film "Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives," followed by a question and answer session.  The event takes place in Murdock Hall, located at 375 Church Str., and is sponsored by Wild Oats Market. The presentation comes as the Massachusetts House considers new legislation that would make it the fourth state in New England to pass a law requiring GMO labeling, after Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine. The bill has received growing support among lawmakers. Mandatory labeling has been strongly opposed by the agribusinesses who engineer and market GMO seeds and related herbicides.

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PRINCESS IVONA
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
In this dark humor comedy, two different societies drastically collide: traditional and unconventional. The theme of the play highlights the comparison between those devoted to empty platitudes, lack of creativity, and hatred, and those with mysterious and inspiring minds. Witold Gombrowicz, one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century, brings humor, truth of human nature, and universal pieces of wisdom. Which society are you in? Come and find out! '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, 413-597-2425
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'PRINCESS IVONA'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College Theatre Department will present "Princess Ivona" by Witold Gombrowic, directed by Omar Sangare. Ivona is a dark comedy. Two different societies drastically collide: traditional and unconventional. The theme of the play highlights the comparison between those devoted to empty platitudes, lack of creativity, and hatred, and those with mysterious and inspiring minds. Witold Gombrowicz, one of the most influential playwrights of the 20th century, brings humor, truth of human nature, and universal pieces of wisdom. Which society are you in? The play will be in the ’62 Center’s Adams Memorial Theatre, located at 1000 Main St. Tickets are $3. For tickets, call 413-597-2425 or visit http://62center.williams.edu.

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GENEALOGY CLASS
Pittsfield
The Berkshire Athenaeum will hold a series of genealogy workshop for novices. March 12 focuses on organizing your records and planning your research/Introduction to the Census, with a class from 10 a.m. to noon and again from 1 to 3 p.m.; March 19 features sessions from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. on using vital records/beginning immigration research; and March 26 is an introduction to ancestry.com, again from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Registration begins Feb. 1 at 413-499-9480, ext. 6. Instructors for these sessions will be Janet Rogge and Angela Rifkin, along with Vera Silva. It is highly recommended to attend all three session to get the most out of the classes. Please specify a time. You may bring your own laptop or use a library one.

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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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CRANE MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE
Dalton, 3-7 p.m.
The Pioneer Garage at the Crane Museum of Papermaking on Pioneer Street will hold an open house for artists, educators and others interested in handmade paper. The Garage is attached to the Museum and once held Crane’s entire truck fleet. Earlier this year, 1,300 square feet of The Garage was converted into a pulp and papermaking facility in which to hold workshops, demonstrations and open-studio time. Open studio time will be available for more advanced papermakers. The Crane Museum is open during the winter Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-5 p.m. For more information, please call the museum during those hours at 413-684-6380, or email vthops@comcast.net

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AWAKEN THE AUTHENTIC SELF: 5 WAYS TO LIVE AND WORK MORE CONSCIOUSLY ​EVERY DAY
Lenox, 4 p.m .
Join Dr. Andrew Vidich and Certified Iyengar Teacher TAMIR in this life changing weekend retreat. Have you noticed? In today’s fast-paced and stress-filled world, many of us find ourselves living lives of quiet desperation. Some of the individual and group activities include, quiet reflection, interactive discussion, storytelling, inspired poetry and music, Iyengar yoga, and silent and guided meditation. Sponsored by the Science of Spirituality Under the Direction of His Holiness Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj www.sos.org  eastover
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BERKSHIRE AWARDS
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
The Berkshire Museum will present the third annual Berkshire Awards to three honorees who have made significant contributions to creating, keeping and promoting artistic, historical and natural heritage in the Berkshires. They will be honored at an awards ceremony at the Museum. The honorees are Lila Berle, Churchill Cotton and Mary Rentz. Sponsorships and tickets for the Berkshire Award are now available. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org/berkshire-awards or call Bill Blaauw at 413.443.7171 ext. 313 or by email at wblaauw@berkshiremuseum.org.

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