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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites the public to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at the college. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public throughout the spring at 8 p.m. Fridays. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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STORYSLAM
Williamstown, 9 p.m.
A StorySlam will take place at The Log , 78 Spring St. StorySLAM is a live open-mic storytelling competition. Participants will tell their five-minutes story about love to a community audience. A panel of three judges from the community will rate each story, and a winner will be named at the conclusion of the evening.   Interested storytellers will register on the night of the StorySLAM at the Log; registration begins at 8:30 StorySlam is sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Williamstown.

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WINTER HOLIDAY MARKET
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Berkshire Grown will host winter Farmers’ Markets during Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend and Valentine’s Day weekend at Monument Valley Middle School (313 Monument Valley Road) in Great Barrington. These events are an extension of the organization’s Holiday Farmers Markets, which enjoyed record attendance this past November and December, with 5,700 shoppers showing their appreciation for local farmers at markets in Great Barrington and Williamstown. These popular events feature locally grown and produced foods, plus live music, lunch fare, and activities for children, during months when most farmers’ markets are not open in the region. Admission is free.

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'START WITH ART'
Williamstown, 10 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute’s popular Start with Art program, designed for 3- to 6-year-olds and their parents, includes themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities specially designed for this age group. Start with Art is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Art project appropriate clothing is encouraged.

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SNOWSHOE/HIKE ON SARAH TENNEY TRAIL
Williamstown, 10 a.m.
A hike or snowshoeing event, distance determined by the group and considitions. The location provided great views of Mount Greylock and the Taconic Ranges, and is a fine way to see winter vegetation and animal tracks. Bring beverages snacks with you. Meet: at 10:00 am at the parking area on Route 2 across from the Sarah Tenney gate, abouit a third of the way up the Taconic Trail towards Petersburgh Pass. Trip should take two hours. it is moderately strenuous, but no experience on snowshoes is required. Leader: John Case; call 413-458-8023 or email jocase@roadrunner.com for preregistration.
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XC SKIING OR SNOWSHOE HIKE
Williamstown, 10:00 a.m.

The Hoosic River Watershed Association will sponsor a hike or snowshoe trip, depending on conditions, on the Sarah Tenney Trail in Williamstown.  The location provides breath-taking views of Mount Greylock and Taconic Ranges, and is a fine way to see winter vegetation and animal tracks.   The trip should last no more than 2 hours. If we hike the trails, please bring Yaktrax or other gear for traction on icy spots. If you plan to join this trip, please notify John Case by February 11. His email is jocase@yahoo.com or call him at 413-458-8023 to preregister. Further event info at hooorwa.org. Meet: At 10:00 a.m. at the parkway area on Route 2 across from the Sarah Tenney gate, about a third of he way up the Taconic Trail towards the Petersburgh Pass.  It is moderately strenuous, but no snowshoe experience is required.


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CREATING YOUR OWN GARDEN STYLE: BERKSHIRE BOTANICAL GARDEN’S WINTER LECTURE
Stockbridge, 2 - 4 p.m.
Anna Pavord, best-selling author of The Tulip and recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Gold Veitch Medal, will be speaking on Creating Your Own Garden Style, at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington. Gardening embraces different and distinctive styles, and determining one’s own style of gardening is a personal choice that merits great consideration. Anna Pavord, provides a fresh perspective on garden design, she will explain what garden style is and how to create a garden of one’s own and also share images of distinctive gardens. Proceeds from the Winter Lecture benefit the organization. Members $50; Nonmembers $60 For more information visit our website: http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413-298-3926 Or Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org
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ZAMBEZI DANCE PARTY
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
Feb 12, 8:00 PM and Feb 13, 2:00 PM CenterStage, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $3 Come dance with the musicians of Zambezi Marimba Band.
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'MIDWINTER MOVIE MADNESS'
Williamstown, 2:30 p.m.
Escape the winter doldrums with free screenings of three movies set in sunny locales during the Clark Art Institute’s “Midwinter Movie Madness” series in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Kicking off the sun-drenched series on Feb. 6 is "Mamma Mia!" (PG-13, 108 min), the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father on a beautiful Greek island, accompanied by hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA. On Feb. 13, bring the whole family to the smash animated hit "Rio" (G, 96 min). When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams. Wrapping up the series on Feb. 20 is a free screening of "Nim’s Island" (PG, 96 min). A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father; when trouble brews, she communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading. For more information on events happening at the Clark, visit clarkart.edu/events.

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VALENTINE'S DAY DANCE
North Adams, 6 p.m.
N. A. American Legion, Cocktails at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm; Boston Sea Food  Catering: Choice of Prime Rib, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Chicken, Large Raffle and Entertainment. $30 per person. For Tickets and or questions: Call the NA American Legion at 664-9004.

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VALENTINE’S SOIRéE
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Members of the community are invited to take part in an elegant soirée with ballroom dance lessons, live jazz music and food at the First Congregational Church in Williamstown to fundraise for the Williams College spring service trips. Ballroom dance lessons will take place from 7-8 p.m., taught by the Williams College Ballroom Dancing Club. From 8 to 10:30 p.m., there will be live jazz music by Williams College student musicians, which will also give the opportunity to mingle, put dance moves into practice, and eat delicious baked goods and snacks. There is a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $5 for students. All donations will benefit the Williams College Break Out Trips, alternative service trips that are put together and completed by students of the college.

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TAYLOR MAC: THE DECADES PROJECT
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Feb 13, 8:00 PM MainStage, 62 Center for Theatre and Dance $10/$3 (students)  Taylor Mac, whom TimeOut called “ragingly original and bracingly radical” and “the best cabaret performer in New York,” is an Obie Award-winning playwright, actor, and singer-songwriter engaged in one of the most fascinating and ambitious performance projects in memory. His Decades Project is a series of 24 concerts exploring 24 decades of popular song in America. Mac, who has a sweet, powerful voice and the bantering chops of a veteran drag performer, transforms into a bedazzled creature in perform-ance to lead audiences into a decidedly personal history of music, ideas, and ways of being. For this performance at Williams, Mac will focus on the 1770s, 1780s, and 1790s.  
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KID 10 AT DOWNTOWN PITTSFIELD FARMERS MARKET
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ten kids will become vendors at the Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market. Part of the city-wide 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival, KID10 will feature the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of 10 local children, selling handmade gifts just in time for Valentine’s Day. Twelve-year-old Aurora Benson and 11-year-old Ava Garlington will be selling chocolate covered Assembly Coffee beans, cutting boards, and dog biscuits; 4-year-old Esme Lamb will have lemonade; 6-year-old Benjamin Cachat, already with his own business name, Benji’s Doughnut Bakery, will be selling doughnuts; and 8 1/2-year-old MacKenzie Alcaro will bring her decorated cupcakes. Five and a half-year-old Natalie Coyle will have beaded jewelry and mini canvas paintings; 9-year-old Amaru Sequeira Maas will have scarves, headbands, bracelets and needle felting; and 10-year-old Ethyn Clark will have bracelets, painted rocks and ornaments. Four-year-old Tillie Gail will have potted paper whites and her 8-year-old brother Huck Gail will have handmade terrariums. The February market will also include Farmers and Food Producers: Assembly Coffee Roasters, Balderdash Cellars, Caroline’s Scottish Shortbread, Country Seasonings, Cricket Creek Farm, Dandelion Hill Farm, Elmartin Farm, The Farm and Garden Program, Green Meads Farm Herbals, Mountain Girl Farm, North Yeast Bakery, Square Roots Farm, Trusted Roots Farm and White Goose Gardens and Artisans: Jake Czaja, Milltown Beadworks, MVB Printmaker and Things That Work. The winter market takes place each second Saturday of the month in The Lighthouse of The Boys and Girls Club (16 Melville St.).

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STORIES SHE LOVED: JANE EYRE
Lenox, 3 p.m.
Stories She Loved: Tales from the Pages of Edith Wharton’s Library Join us for a Sunday film series inspired by the books in Edith Wharton’s personal collection. Before each screening, The Mount’s staff will give a brief talk on the connection between Wharton and the movie to be shown. Wharton’s copy from her library at The Mount will be on display. We end our series with this classic story by Charlotte Brontë. As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre (Mia Wasikowska) is first cruelly abused by her aunt, then cast out and sent to a charity school. She eventually takes a job as a governess at the estate of Edward Rochester (Michael Fassbender). What will become of Jane and her beloved Rochester once she learns the terrible secret he has been hiding'
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JOINT CHIEFS
Sheffield, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
The Joint Chiefs, a popular regional band, will perform at a fundraiser for Dewey Hall and the Aglet Theater Co., which presents its play readings in the hall. Tickets are $25 single/$40 couple, and cover food, drink, and music. Come out to show your love for Dewey Hall on Valentine's Day!
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PRESIDENTS DAY FREE CHICKEN AND BISCUIT SUPPER
Vermont, 4:30 - 6:30 PM or until gone
The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of RT 346 and Church Street, Pownal, VT, will be serving a free Chicken and Biscuit supper to benefit the Pownal Food Pantry located in the church. Everyone is welcome to attend. No reservations are needed. Donations of canned foods etc. or money will be accepted. The menu includes: Homemade chicken and biscuits, cranberry sauce, assorted desserts including cookies, cupcakes, and brownies, and coffee, tea, or lemonade. Questions: contact Mary Louise at 802-823-7769
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MUSIC BY TEN AT BERKSHIRE MUSIC SCHOOL
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
10 performances by students, faculty members and ensembles from Berkshire Music School in a coffee house setting. $10 admission at the door; coffee and desserts served
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GENTLE YOGA FOR CANCER SURVIVORS
Vermont, 5 p.m.
Southwestern Vermont Health Care will offer a weekly Gentle Yoga class for cancer survivors and members of their support teams in 2016. The hour-long classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. each Wednesday starting Jan. 6 in Conference Room C of the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center at 100 Hospital Drive in Bennington. There is no charge for participants. Participants will learn basic balancing postures, breathing, and visualization techniques for relaxation, stress reduction, flexibility, and strength. The class is presented by Ali Wassick and Jane Schaeffer of the Yoga Place in Bennington and is supported by the Cancer Center Patient Resource Fund. For more information and to attend, contact Rebecca Hewson-Steller, RN, patient navigator, at 802-440-4244 or rebecca.hewson-steller@svhealthcare.org.

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PARENT/CHILD PAINTING CLASS
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
Join The Family Place for an evening of painting with your child at the UNO Community Center located at 157 River St. This collaborative painting celebrates the bond between a caregiver and their child. Registration is required as space is limited. Ten caregiver-child (ages 7-12) pairs will have the opportunity to participate in this free event. Pizza and beverages will be offered to enjoy while making memories. Contact The Family Place by Feb. 12 by calling 413-663-7588.

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THE AGING MAGICIAN
, 8 p.m.
Calling this exciting work-in-progress theatrical production a musical betrays the collaborative magic of its production team, including theater-maker Rinde Eckert, composer Paola Prestini, director Julian Crouch, and instrumentmaker Mark Stewart. Produced by Beth Morrison, The Aging Magician follows a man near the end of his peculiar life on an odd but strangely sweet journey through Coney Island, all punctuated by the lovely Brooklyn Youth Choir. MASSMoCA
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PAINT & SIP TO BENEFIT LOCAL CANCER PATIENTS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us 2/18 at the Berkshire Paint & Sip Studio, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA for a fun night of creating art and supporting local cancer patients. You'll learn to paint this inspirational image of "Tree of Life" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials and light snack included for $35. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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CABIN FEVER STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
Cabin Fever Story Time with The Family Center and the North Adams Public Library. Join us for a special morning story time of wintery books and boredom buster activities. Friday, February 19th at 10:30 at the North Adams Public Library (in the Children’s Room). Please call 413-664-4821 to register.
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ALCHEMY
Great Barrington, 7 - 9 p.m.
"Alchemy" brings together three dynamic players steeped in traditional English Country Dance and Contra Dance music. Alchemy is: Eric Martin:  Fiddle, Viola, Foot percussion, Vocals; Karen Axelrod:  Piano, Accordion; Rachel Bell:  Accordion. Individually, they have performed across the United States, Canada, and Europe. As a trio, their improvisatory style brings a comtemporary and innovative feel to both traditional and newly composed tunes and songs.  From driving Scottish Reels to French Mazurkas and everything in between, "Alchemy" delights the listener with heartfelt performances with a touch of whimsy.
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'10 SHORT STORIES'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield and the Whitney Center for the Arts are co-producing a fully staged production of "10 Short Stories @the Whit" By Jerry Leventhal as part of 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival in the Cultural Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District. It is under the direction of Kevin Wixsom. These 10 short stories cover a wide range of emotions. The challenges of faith and devotion are dealt with in “A Defense of Marriage” and “Millie and Ben.” In “I Love You, Jimmy Choo” we meet a woman whose shoes tell her life story, while in “I’ve Got You Covered” a robbery has gone wrong - or has it' The cast includes Diedre Bollinger, Douglas MacDonald, Christopher Michael Brophy, Leah Marie Parker, Peter Podol, Devin Trager, Sheila Wood, Patricia Duckworth and Deborah Mazzone. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. To reserve tickets, email tix@thewhit.org or call 413-443-0289.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOWS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College invites the public to experience the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory at the college. Astronomy students at the college will host free shows for the public throughout the spring at 8 p.m. Fridays. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email at mcr4@williams.edu. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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A TALE OF TWO CITIES....AND A COUNTRY TOWN: BOSTON, NEW YORK AND WILLIAMSTOWN
Williamstown, 11 am
Dustin Griffin, a frequent lecturer in the Williamstown Historical Museum series, returns on Saturday February 20 with a talk on “A Tale of Two Cities . . . and a Country Town: Boston, New York, and Williamstown.” Dusty says that his talk was prompted by his sense that about half of the people he knew in town are Red Sox fans and the other half are Yankee fans. Williamstown is the town in the middle. This led him to explore the history of Williamstown’s relationships with New York and with Boston, from the 18th century to the present. Dusty most recently appeared in the Museum lecture series in September 2015, when he talked on “The History of the West Hoosuck Blockhouse.” His earlier lectures include “The 1746 Attack on Fort Massachusetts,” “Three Eph Generals in the Civil War,” “Captain and Corporal: Two Williamstown Soldiers in the Massachusetts 37th,” “The Hoosac and the Ohio: The Cincinnati Connection,” “The History of Flora’s Glen,” and “A Short History of Treadwell Hollow.” He has also curated exhibitions at the Museum on “Williamstown in the Civil War” and “Big Days in a Small Town.” Location:  Milne Public Library, 1095 Main Street Link:  http://www.williamstownhistoricalmuseum.org/featured-slider/a-tale-of-two-cities-and-a-country-town-boston-new-york-and-williamstown/ 
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'MIDWINTER MOVIE MADNESS'
Williamstown, 2:30 p.m.
Escape the winter doldrums with free screenings of three movies set in sunny locales during the Clark Art Institute’s “Midwinter Movie Madness” series in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Kicking off the sun-drenched series on Feb. 6 is "Mamma Mia!" (PG-13, 108 min), the story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father on a beautiful Greek island, accompanied by hit songs by the popular '70s group ABBA. On Feb. 13, bring the whole family to the smash animated hit "Rio" (G, 96 min). When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the fiercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with the bird of his dreams. Wrapping up the series on Feb. 20 is a free screening of "Nim’s Island" (PG, 96 min). A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father; when trouble brews, she communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading. For more information on events happening at the Clark, visit clarkart.edu/events.

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JASON WALKER
, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn vocalist Jason Walker comes from a multigenerational music family — he was cradled in the arms of Mahalia Jackson as a child, and has shared the stage with Mick Jagger, Bono, and Lou Reed. His own music is a sublime, gospel-infused soul, which will be especially affecting in our intimate Club B10. MASSMoCA
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'10 SHORT STORIES'
Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield and the Whitney Center for the Arts are co-producing a fully staged production of "10 Short Stories @the Whit" By Jerry Leventhal as part of 10x10 Upstreet Arts Festival in the Cultural Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District. It is under the direction of Kevin Wixsom. These 10 short stories cover a wide range of emotions. The challenges of faith and devotion are dealt with in “A Defense of Marriage” and “Millie and Ben.” In “I Love You, Jimmy Choo” we meet a woman whose shoes tell her life story, while in “I’ve Got You Covered” a robbery has gone wrong - or has it' The cast includes Diedre Bollinger, Douglas MacDonald, Christopher Michael Brophy, Leah Marie Parker, Peter Podol, Devin Trager, Sheila Wood, Patricia Duckworth and Deborah Mazzone. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for seniors, students and groups of 10 or more. To reserve tickets, email tix@thewhit.org or call 413-443-0289.

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MT. GREYLOCK BASKETBALL YOUTH CLINIC
Williamstown, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Mt. Greylock Boys Varsity Basketball team will be conducting its annual youth clinic at the Mt, Greylock Regional High School gym on Sunday, February 21, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The clinic is open to boys and girls of all ages. The cost is $20 per person and all proceeds go to support the Mt. Greylock Boys Basketball team. There will be instruction by the MG coaches and varsity players along with contests, prizes and film demonstration.
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