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INFORMATION SESSION ABOUT BART
Adams, 6 p.m.
Families interested in learning more about BART Charter Public School (1 Commerical St, Adams) for students in grades 6 through 12 and the school's college preparatory curriculum, arts electives, competitive sports teams, computer coding and engineering classes in the school's makers space, and more are invited to attend an Information Session at the school at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31. The next enrollment deadline for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year will be Friday, February 3, at 12 p.m. The last day that students will be allowed to transfer into BART for the current 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, February 15. For more information, contact BART Enrollment Counselor Monique Nottke at 413-743-7311 (ext. 732) or by emailing her at monique.nottke@bartcharter.org. BART is a nationally recognized, award-winning, tuition-free public middle and high school for students in grades 6 through 12 focused on preparing students for college. In 2015, US News & World Report ranked BART the 7th best high school in Massachusetts. To date, 100% of BART’s graduates have passed a college course and have been accepted into college prior to graduation. BART does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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REVOLUTION IN 4 SEASONS
North Adams, 8 p.m.
In A Revolution in 4 Seasons, two politically opposed young women fight to shape their lives along with the political future of Tunisia, the sole country to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings as a functional democracy. Catch each installation of our February documentary film series: buy tickets for 3 films and get the 4th film for free. February 9: Ovarian Psycos February 16: Seven Songs for a Long Life February 23: Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray What to expect: This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating.  MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111
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FEBRUARY 1ST FRIDAY COMMUNITY DINNER
Pittsfield, 6 - 8 p.m.
Dinner is served! Mariana Bergtold of "The Dancing Vegan" is heading up Shire City Sanctuary's Commercial Kitchen and will be fixing an amazing organic, vegan, mostly gluten-free/soy free, meal with all sorts of tasty adornments on the first Friday of each month. February's menu will be Latin Cuisine- Salsa, Guacamole, Con Queso and Corn, Tortilla Chips Tempeh Masa, Seitan Chilequilles, Plantain Fritters, Spanish Rice, Pinto Beans, Refried Beans, Jicama Salad with Watercress, Cilantro and Lime, Cabbage Slaw Tembleque (Puerto Rican Coconut and Chocolat Dessert) Picarones (Peruvian Biegnets) Yes it's really all organic and vegan from start to finish. We hope you'll join us, and bring a friend! Cost is $20 per person, children welcome. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the link below. Questions' Please email at kitchen@shirecitysanctuary.org Profits go to the development of our non-profit organization. Also, contact us at kitchen@shirecitysanctuary.org if you're interested in volunteering with the food preparation and cleanup in exchange for a meal!
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ADAMS LIONS CLUB BEER & WINE TASTING
Adams, 6 - 8 p.m.
The Adams Lions Club is hosting a Wine and Beer Tasting event Friday, Feb. 3, 6 to 8 pm at the Bounti-Fare Restaurant on Howland Avenue. Craft beers and wines from the Wine Spectator list will be paired with food, giving guests the opportunity to taste for themselves how food enhances the beverages. Tickets cost $25 per person and may be purchased from Adams Lions Club members, the Adams Community Bank, 93 Park St., or Smith Brothers-McAndrews Insurance Agency, 45 Park St. The event chair, Lion Daniel Tremblay, said proceeds will support Lions initiatives, including scholarships for local high school graduates and community events, such as a Halloween parade for local children and lunch for senior citizens.
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PAINT & SIP FOR THE FLORIDA PTA
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
Join us Fri 2/3 at the VFW, 573 Mohawk Trail, N. Adams, MA for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Florida PTA.  You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Shooting Star" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35. CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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CLARK AFTER HOURS: JAPANESE IMPRESSIONS
Williamstown, 7 - 9 p.m.
Kick winter doldrums to the curb with a night out with friends at Clark After Hours in the spirit of Setsubun, a Japanese celebration of ending winter and good luck in the coming spring. Learn more about Japanese ceramics while enjoying private evening access to special exhibition Japanese Impressions, then channel the art of “golden joinery” to create your own kintsugi collage. Tickets here. Cash bar.
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BABA BRINKMANíS RAP GUIDE TO CLIMATE CHAOS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Fringe First Award Winner Baba Brinkman is the world’s first and only “peer reviewed rapper,”bringing science to the masses with his unique brand of hip-hop comedy theatrics. In Rap Guide to Climate Chaos, Brinkman breaks down the politics, economics, and science of global warming, following its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the energy economy. $10/$3 (students) Visit the Williams College '62 Center Box Office from Tues-Sat, 1-5 PM or call (413) 597-2425. Buy tickets online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/32885 For more information, please visit http://62center.williams.edu/
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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
To: listings@ruralintelligence.com Subject: list-musicdance: 02-03-2017 Williams Music Williamstown, MA Williams Chamber Players offer a world premiere for violin and piano. “In Angustiis” (In Troubled Times) is a dark and focused single-movement work. Violinist Joana Genova joins the composer, Williams faculty member  and pianist Zachary Wadsworth, for this short but politically-charged and topical work. Also on offer: Thea Musgrave, “Five Love Songs”; Sonata in F Major, op. 99 for Cello and Piano by Johannes Brahms; Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio in G Minor, op. 17. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11465 Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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CAMPFIRE CUISINE
Windsor, 1 - 4 p.m.
Campfire Cuisine: Feb. 4, 1-4pm: Presented by David Muska of Ondatra Adventures: Cooking on a campfire is fun and rewarding. However, if you plan to provide food for a teaching group, scout group, or friends and family, the pressure is on!  There is nothing more disappointing than eating a poorly cooked meal by a fire.  There’s an art to successfully cooking on a campfire.  In this workshop you will learn several techniques for cooking on open fires. This workshop will include recipes and dishes for making snacks, desserts, or whole meals fireside. Bring a cup, plate, silverware, and your appetite! *Participants 14 years and above are welcome accompanied by an adult *Cost-$20/($15 for Members) plus  a $5 material fee- *Preregistration required* *Register by email at dykenpond@gmail.com or by phone at (518) 658-2055
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MASS MOCA FREE DAY
North Adams, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
It’s MASS MoCA’s annual Free Day, where we swing open the doors for an extensive program of art-making, gallery, tours, and pop-up performances. What to Expect Plan to spend the day! Pop-up music performances Kaleidoscopic Playground photo booth Grab lunch at Lickety Split Art projects for the entire family happen in Here Comes the Sun, Nick Cave: Until, and Sarah Crowner: Beetle in the Leaves Tours run throughout the day Dance performances in the galleries Late-night show at 8pm in the Hunter Center Tour Schedule 11:30am Museum history  12pm Nick Cave: Until 12:30pm Curator Tour 1pm Explode Every Day: An Inquiry into the Phenomena of Wonder 1:30pm Nick Cave: Until and Kidspace (for families) 2pm Sol LeWitt 2:30pm Curator Tour  3pm Curator Tour and Kidspace 3:30pm Nick Cave: Until 4pm Sarah Crowner: Beetle in the Leaves 4:30pm Museum history 5pm Explode Every Day 5:30pm Sol LeWitt 6pm Kidspace (adults only) Special Events 12-12:45pm Drop-in conversation with artist Hope Ginsburg 12:45-1:05pm Guided meditation with Hope Ginsburg in Explode Every Day 2:30pm Kidspace Artist Residency Ceremony Ribbon-cutting for artists Huckleberry Elling and David Lane and local student collaboration in Kidspace 2:45pm Berkshire Dance Theatre 2nd-floor gallery 3:30pm dysFUNKcrew 2nd-floor gallery 4-4:45pm Drop-in conversation with artist Hope Ginsburg 4:45-5:05pm Guided meditation with Hope Ginsburg in Explode Every Day 5pm Human Sculpture in Kidspace 5:30pm Performance and workshop with the Williams Step Team in Nick Cave: Until Join us in the Hunter Center at 8pm for a concert with Steven Bernstein’s The Universal Melody Brass Band. Tickets available here. Sponsored by Berkshire Gas and IMLS MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111
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THE UNIVERSAL MELODY BRASS BAND
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Presiding over consciousness-expanding arrangements of Sly and the Family Stone, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Allen Toussaint, The Band, and more — with a wicked horn section — trumpeter and bandleader Steven Bernstein whips up a blowout Free Day concert that will alter your brain chemistry. Join us in the galleries for the museum’s annual Free Day, from 11am to 7pm. What to expect Seating is general admission. Preferred tickets are general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Planning on dinner before the show' Our museum café Lickety Split rolls out a menu of favorites including Vermont black bean burgers, angus burgers, tasty paninis, quiche, and an array of fresh salads featuring field greens, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple, all priced at $10 or less. MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111
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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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BERKSHIRE DIVA'S QUARTER AUCTION
Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us for our February Quarter Auction at Bounti Fare Restaurant, 200 Howland Ave. You could WIN a $50 shopping spree with Diana of Bees n' Blossoms just for coming to the quarter auction! Prizes will randomly be given out through out the evening too! Our consultants will have tables set up, some with cash and carry items or you can place orders and even book a party!  50/50 and Valentine's Day themed gift basket raffle for our Charity of the Month the AYJ Fund.
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OVARIAN PSYCOS
North Adams, 7:30 p.m.
A new generation of women of color in East Los Angeles are redefining their identity and building community through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew that takes to the streets to reclaim their neighborhoods. Catch each installation of our February documentary film series: buy tickets for 3 films and get the 4th film for free. February 2: A Revolution in 4 Seasons February 16: Seven Songs for a Long Life February 23: Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray What to expect: This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating. Our cafe serves movie snacks and the bar is always well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Be ready to make new friends — our tables seat five and if your party is smaller, you might find others at your table.  MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111
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PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT BCC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Join us Fri 2/10 at Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fundraiser to benefit the BCC Alumni. You'll learn to paint this custom "Welcome Sign" on an authentic slate roof tile (various sizes available). All materials, light snack, and donation included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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SEWING CLASS
Pittsfield, 1 - 3 p.m.
This is an introduction to sewing on an industrial and home sewing machine. This workshop is great for anyone with an interest in this area as well as our new and prospective members who are learning our equipment. Absolute beginners welcome! The workshop is $15.00. Current members receive 25% discount on class pricing. Pre-registration is required.
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RICHMOND PTO PAINT & SIP
Richmond, 2 p.m.
Join us Sat 2/11 at the Inn at Richmond, 802 State Rd, Richmond, MA for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to benefit the Richmond PTO. You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "Sunny Winter Hills" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, instruction and donation included for $35.  BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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AS TIME GOES BY - A VALENTINE'S CABARET
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Berkshire residents, Steve Hassmer and Christine Enderle join forces for the first time on Saturday, February 11th, offering an evening of romantic, eclectic, and utterly funny love songs that chart the course of a modern day love story. Jacob Fennell will accompany them on the piano. The Valentine’s cabaret will take place at The Taft performance space of the Berkshire Music School at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $20 and include the performance, a glass of wine and something sweet to eat. Reservations suggested: 413.281.6571 or astimegoesby.ticketleap.com/tix/ Steve Hassmer is a baritone whose repertoire spans many musical styles.
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Sō PERCUSSION
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The innovative ensemble Sō Percussion explores America’s fraught relationship with guns in this theatrically staged concert. Taking mallets to disassembled sniper rifles and assorted drums, the musicians serve as Greek chorus, commenting instrumentally on sung and spoken texts drawn from the nightmares and nostalgia of armed experiences. Obie-winning director Ain Gordon and choreographer Emily Johnson give depth to this probing work. What to expect: Seating is general admission. Preferred tickets are general admission seats located in the first rows of the theater. A full bar serves Bright Idea Brewing beers and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Planning on dinner before the show' Our museum café Lickety Split rolls out a menu of favorites including Vermont black bean burgers, angus burgers, tasty paninis, quiche, and an array of fresh salads featuring field greens, goat cheese, and grilled pineapple, all priced at $10 or less.   MASS MoCA, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, 413-662-2111
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IT ENDED BADLY: BREAKUPS IN HISTORY
Lenox, 2 p.m.
Author Jennifer Wright will discuss her book, It Ended Badly: 13 of the Worst Breakups in History, featuring a section on Edith Wharton and her own misadventures in love.
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SUNDAY BREAKFAST
Adams, 8 - 11:30 a.m.
The Berkshire Lodge of Masons, 63 Center Street in Adams (The Elks Lodge Building), will be putting on a Breakfast on Sunday February 12th from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. The cost is $7 for Adults, $4 for children under 12. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, coffee, juice and much more.
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TODDLER STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Toddler storytime and songs at the North Adams Public Library in Youth Services Department is held for ages birth to 3 years old, siblings welcome.  One to two stories are read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
North Adams, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
After-School Program Now Through the End of the School Year! Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm & Thursdays 4-5pm at the UNO Community Center at 157 River St. North Adams. Serving students in 4th Grade - 8th Grade. Healthy Snack, Homework Assistance, Tutoring, Computer Access and Creative Activities. FREE. For more information contact Geoffrey Pawlowski at (413) 663-7588 Ext. 22.
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SHADOW DAY @ BART CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Adams, 8 - 11:30 A.M.
BART Announces Information Session and “Shadow Days” for the 2017-2018 School Year Adams, MA – The Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School (BART) will host “Shadow Days” for students interested in enrolling at BART for the 2017-2018 school year (grades 6 though 9 only). Attending a Shadow Day provides students with an opportunity to experience classes alongside current BART students. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling BART Enrollment Counselor Monique Nottke at 413-743-7311 (ext. 732) or by emailing her at monique.nottke@bartcharter.org. Date & Time Grades to be shadowed Tuesday, February 14, 8:00 – 11:30 (Grades 8 and 9 observed) Wednesday, February 15, 8:30 – 12:00 (Grade 7 observed) Thursday, February 16, 10:00 – 1:00 (Grade 6 observed)   Families interested in learning more should attend an Information Session at the school at 6 p.m.on Tuesday, January 31. The next enrollment deadline for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year will be Friday, February 3, at 12 p.m. The last day that students will be allowed to transfer into BART for the current 2016-2017 school year is Wednesday, February 15.
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PRESCHOOL STORYTIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Preschool storytime and craft at the North Adams Public Library in the Youth Services Department is held for ages 3 to 6 years old, siblings welcome. Several stories will be read and there is time to share ideas and thoughts as well as complete a craft.

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DM HUNT LIBRARY PAINT & SIP BENEFIT
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Join us Wed 2/15 at the DM Hunt Library, 63 Main St, Falls Village, CT for a Paint & Sip to benefit the library. You'll learn to paint this locally inspired image of "Cheshire Lake" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials, snacks, drinks, and donation included for $35! Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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