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READ TOGETHER PAJAMA STORY TIME
Cheshire, 6 p.m.
Read Together Pajama Story Time with The Family Center, hosted by the Cheshire Library. Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm. At the Cheshire Library, 80 Church Street, Cheshire. Children can come in their pajamas, snuggle up with their family and listen to some classic bedtime stories. There will be an art related activities for them to do as well. Families will come away with some new ideas to make reading fun. Please call 413-664-4821 to register
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TOWN PLAYERS AUDITIONS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for their upcoming April staged reading of Martin McDonagh’s "The Cripple of Inishmaan." Auditions will be held at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Actors should be prepared to present a short monologue (drama or comedy). If needed, monologues will be available at the audition. Actors may also be called upon to read sides from the script, both singularly and in combination with others.  No memorization or preparation of sides is required.  An Irish dialect will be used in this production, though it will not necessarily be required during the audition process. 

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POETRY READING AND BOOK-SIGNING
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Water Street Books will present Marc Vincenz and John Hennessy for an evening of poetry reading with subsequent book signing and drinks. Vincenz is the author of eight collections of poetry; his latest is "Becoming the Sound of Bees" (2015, Ampersand Books). Hennessy is the author of two collections, "Coney Island Pilgrims" and "Bridge and Tunnel," and his poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including Best American Poetry 2013, The Believer, Poetry, Fulcrum, Harvard Review, The New Republic, The  Huffington Post, Best New Poets 2005, and The Yale Review.

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SHADOW DAY @ BART (GRADES 6 & 8)
Adams, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Shadowing at BART Charter Public School offers an interested student the opportunity to meet BART's dedicated faculty and experience our rigorous, hands-on, college preparatory curriculum. Families that would like to learn more about BART's 7th grade should consider attending this, as well. Registration is required and can be done by calling the school at 743-7311 (ext 132) or emailing Monique Nottke, BART Enrollment Counselor.
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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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FREE FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASSES
North Adams, 5 - 7 p.m.
Free Financial Literacy Classes The Family Place, The Family Center and Mountain One are partnering to offer financial literacy classes. February 25that The Family Place, 61 Main Street, North Adams from 5:00-7:00pm. Classes will cover important information about: Credit scores, loans, creating and following a budget and savings. Dinner will be provided. Child care and transportation available. Call The Family Place, at 413-663-7588 to register.
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FINANCIAL LITERACY CLASS
North Adams, 5-7 p.m.
The Family Place is partnering with Child Care of the Berkshires and Mountain One for a Financial Literacy Class at The Family Place, 61 Main St. This class will cover basic information about: having and maintaining a bank account, saving, difference between wants vs. needs, outline of income/expenses, creating and following a budget and more. Dinner will be provided. Childcare and transportation provided upon request. Registration required at 413-663-7588.

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MONOPOLY TOURNAMENT
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
The fifth annual Raymond James Monopoly Tournament to benefit Berkshire County Kids’ Place will be held at Berkshire Hills Country Club, located at 500 Benedict Road. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Berkshire County Kids’ Place, a Children’s Advocacy Center providing services to children of Berkshire County who have experienced trauma related to abuse.  Kids’ Place serves more than 400 children each year. The tournament will include a 90-minute preliminary round followed by a 90-minute final round with the top six individual competitors, who will then play for the title of Monopoly champion.  The evening will include prizes, raffles, hors d’oeuvres and awards, including the grand prize of a two night stay at Blue Shutters Inn Bed and Breakfast in Ogunquit, Maine. The cost is $30 per player and participants can register as an individual or a team of four to five players. The registration deadline is Feb. 15. Visit www.kidsplaceonline.org for details.

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PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER FOR LENOX LITTLE EXPLORERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 2/25 to Paint, Sip, and Support the Lenox Preschool Little Explorers at Berkshire Paint & Sip Studio, 305 North St, Pittsfield, MA. Learn to paint this beautiful image of "Beach Lighthouse" on a large 16x20 canvas. All painting materials and light snack included for $35.  CASH BAR. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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SHADOW DAY @ BART (GRADES 6 & 9)
Adams, Noon - 2:30 p.m.
Shadowing at BART Charter Public School offers an interested student the opportunity to meet BART's dedicated faculty and experience our rigorous, hands-on, college preparatory curriculum. Families that would like to learn more about BART's 7th grade should consider attending this, as well. Registration is required and can be done by calling the school at 743-7311 (ext 132) or emailing Monique Nottke, BART Enrollment Counselor.
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SWEETWOOD LEGACY SERIES
Williamstown, 1:30 p.m.
Sweetwood of Williamstown Retirement Living Community invites the public to a Legacy Series, a series of reminiscences and conversations with some residents. On Jan. 29, the life of Margaret Sutton, the lady behind the quote, “I was born on March 23, 1923 in Manchester England,” will be explored. on Feb. 12, Dr. Mel Krant, who will share his experiences of leading summer studies in the Dominican Republic with medical students. And on Feb. 26,  Phyllis Blair will share her story, "Stepping Stones to an Artist." Sessions are free and will be held in the auditorium at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road.

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SHEFFIELD FIRE DEPT PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Sheffield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 2/26 at Big Elm Brewery, 65 Silver St, Sheffield for a fun evening of painting, sipping, and giving support to the Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department.  $10 of every ticket will go to the hose company!  You'll learn to paint this beautiful image of "The Big Elm, Sheffield Town Seal" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials and 1 FREE BEER included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346 
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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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OUR BIG WORLD CULTURE FEST
North Adams, 10:30 to Noon
Our Big World Culture Fest Saturday February 27th from 10:30 to 12:00 pm in the Haskins Gym, 210 State Street, North Adams. There will be hands on activities for young children and their families to learn about other cultures.  ~Food~ Games~ Stories~ Art~ Music~ Passports and more. Please call 413-664-4821 with any questions.
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8TH ANNUAL CALEB JACOBBE MEMORIAL POKER TOURNAMENT
North Adams, 3:30 p.m.
8th Annual Caleb Jacobbe Memorial Poker Tournament will be held on Saturday, starting at 4 p.m. at the North Adams Elks. Buy in: $50 with opportunity for one, $25 re-buy before the first break. Format: 3:30 check-in. 4 to 6 p.m. Regular Table Play, 6 to 7 p.m. Appetizers & Raffle, 7 to '' Final Table Play.

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BERKSHIRE RUNNING HOST INJURY PREVENTION CLASS
Pittsfield, 9 a.m.
Have you always wanted to run' Are you ready to start racing' Do you want to break new goals with your running' Britney Danials from New Life Chiropractic will be hosting a FREE lecture on how to increase performance, recover from injury and how to reduce strain for the future. This is great for anyone who is new to running or already experienced at running. Kent will also be talking on the importance of the right running shoes and the Steel Rail Half Marathon Training Series beginning March 13th. All guest will have a chance to win an entry into the Steel Rail Half Marathon- $70 Value! R.S.V.P to Kent (413) 344-4472, or kent@berkshirerunningcenter.com, 42 Summer St. Pittsfield  
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OUR CHILDREN, OURSELVES
North Adams, 10 - 11 a.m.
Our Children, Ourselves Monday February 29th from 10-11 at Haskins Center, 210 State Street, North Adams. A FREE group for parents with children who have special needs or delays. Join other parents to share resources, challenges and joys.  Snacks will be provided. Transportation and child care available. Please call 664-4821 to register for child care and or transportation. This group is focused on parents with children ages birth to eight years.
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THE BULB SHOW
Stockbridge, 9 a.m. 4 p.m.
Come and get inspired for spring with the Bulb Show housed in the restored Fitzpatrick Greenhouse. It is also an ideal opportunity to order bulbs as part of the Garden’s annual Bulb Sale for planting the following fall. Free. For more information visit our website: http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/ Or Phone: 413-298-3926 Or Email: info@berkshirebotanical.org Berkshire Botanical Garden 02/29/2016 to 03/18/2016
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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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NEW PARENTS GALLERY TALKS
Williamstown, 10:15 a.m.
The Clark Art Institute offers its popular New Parents Gallery Talk series, free, informal gallery talks held in the permanent collection galleries. This program is best suited for parents with pre-toddlers; strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. Reservations are not required.

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FAMILY SHABBAT SERVICES
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
Temple Anshe Amunim will offer monthly Family Shabbat services, to be held on the first Fridays, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4 and April 8. All interested families in the community can attend a short Shabbat service, led by Religious School students, beginning at 5:30 p.m.  A dinner in the social hall will follow. These services will feature some prayer in Hebrew, short readings in English and songs and are designed for families with preschool and elementary school-aged children.  Older and younger siblings are, of course, welcome. The cost of the dinner is $5 per person, with a maximum of $20 for families. Reservations are required for dinner and can be made by calling the Temple Anshe Amunim office at 413-442-5910 or emailing TempleOffice@AnsheAmunim.org.

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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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SNOWSHOE HIKE AT CLARKSBURG STATE FOREST
Clarksburg, 10 a.m.

Join the Hoosic River Watershed Association for a snowshoeing event, through a forests and along wetlands, ponds and streams within the Clarksburg State Park. The trip will offer the participants a great way to see animal tracks, beaver huts and cuttings, and possibly moose. Distance will be determined by the group and conditions; however the distances will be no greater than 3 miles. Bring beverages and snacks with you. Meet:  At the Clarksburg State Park entry gate on Middle Road, Clarksburg by 10:00 a.m. The park is located approximately 900-feet west of the Rt. 8 and Middle road intersection. Leader: Andrew Kawczak; call him at 413-664-9545 or email him by Thursday 3/3 at: akawczak@yahoo.com for preregistration.


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PITTSFIELD PIZZA PLAYOFF
Pittsfield, 5 to 7:00 p.m.

Boy Scout Troop 8 of Pittsfield presents the Pittsfield Pizza Playoff.  Pizzas from your favorite restaurants and some you've never tried.  Admission: $8 adults; $6 seniors, $6 kids age 6-12 and under; kids under 5 free.   St. Charles Church Hall, 89 Briggs Avenue, Pittsfield.


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FIRST SUNDAYS FREE AT THE CLARK
Williamstown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute’s “First Sundays Free” program runs on the first Sunday of the month through May 4. Admission to the Clark is always free for members, children under age 18, and students with a valid ID. To learn more about becoming a member, visit clarkart.edu/support or call 413-458-0425.

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BMS/BCC FACULTY IN CONCERT
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
BMS/BCC faculty in concert including Rahima Hohlstein, piano; Beth Craig, cello; Norman Thibodeau, flute; Jeff Link, bass; Steve Murray, composition; Ellen Shanahan, piano. Donations at the door to go to BMS/BCC scholarship funds
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SANDIE'S SURVIVORS PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Join us on 3/7 for a Paint & Sip fundraiser to support Sandie's Survivors Relay for Life Team at the American Legion, 91 American Legion Dr, North Adams. LAST CHANCE TO PAINT THIS IMAGE, as it will be retiring after this event.  Learn to paint "Sunny Sunflower" on a large 16x20 canvas while you sip and socialize. All materials and instruction included for $35. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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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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FENWAY PARK PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER FOR LANESBOROUGH BULLDOGS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Join us on 3/10 at Berkshire Paint & Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield where we will be raising funds for the Lanesborough Bulldogs Baseball Team-11U All Stars. You'll learn to paint this nostalgic image of "Red Sox, Fenway Park Baseball" on a large 16x20 canvas. All materials and light snack included for $40. BYOB. Reserve your seats at www.berkshirepainandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346 
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LOVE MARRIAGE IN KABUL
, 7:30 p.m.
“... noteworthy for its compelling and captivating storytelling, its extreme sensitivity to the nuances of Afghan history, culture, and tradition, and the fact that it never loses sight of it's real subject — the enduring power of love..." — Alan Berliner Mahboba Rawi is a strong-willed Afghan-Australian who dedicates her life to helping orphans in Afghanistan. To help an orphan and his star-crossed lover, with one month and limited resources, Rawi must challenge traditions to make a marriage of love happen in Kabul. About the Series Young love; forbidden love; love of country; love of dog — however you look at it, love is never simple. Love is Complicated, our annual documentary film series, explores many sides of the human heart. MASS MoCA
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