Thursday, Feb. 6

COMMUNITY

MCLA Green Living

Green Living Seminar Series, "Cultivating a Sustainable Food System," continues with "Policies for the Future of New England's Food System," by Margaret Sova McCabe, professor of law at the University of New Hampshire, 5:30 p.m., in Murdock Hall room 218 on the MCLA campus. Free. FILM

Berkshire Film and Media

Fifth networking event for the film/media industry, 6-8 p.m., at the Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley. Free; contributions welcome. Guest speaker Carol Patton, publisher of Imagine Magazine. RSVP (413) 528 4223.

MUSIC

UMASS Amherst

Graduate Chamber Jazz Ensemble with Jazz Ensemble I. New works by Grad Composers/Arrangers: B.Falkoff, K. Grudecki, M. Penatzer, W. Smith and G. Kaye. 8 p.m. in the Bezanson Recital Hall. Free. Amherst.

Friday, Feb. 7

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

Model Citizens: Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Norman Rockwell's own models, who share their personal experiences. Program for adults. 2:30 p.m., free with museum admission. Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire South

Health Heart Night For Women, 5-8 p.m., Berkshire South, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Free blood pressure readings, food and drink, door prizes, free flu vaccines, nutrition information, raffles, exercise program sample and more.

FILM

University of Albany

Film screening "Ragtime," 7:30 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus. (518) 442-5620 or by email at writers@albany.eduorning

MUSIC

MCLA

The 9th Annual Blues and Funk Festival with Jesse Dee. 7:30 p.m. in the Venable Gym, North Adams.

Meetinghouse Café

Tret Fure, singer/songwriter, in concert 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School St., Bennington, Vt. www.uubennington.org

UMASS Amherst

29th Annual High School Honor Band: 250 musicians from 50 high schools in seven states. 7 p.m. Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. Free. Amherst.

Williams College

Williams Chamber Players perform at 8 p.m. in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown.

THEATER

'Love Letters'

Treat Williams and Jayne Atkinson benefit performance, 7:30 p.m. Dorset Theater Festival playhouse, Cheney Road, Dorset, Vt. (802) 867-5777, dorsettheatrefestival.org

Saturday, Feb. 8

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

The 28th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show. Meet the artists. Commentary about professional opportunities for artists by illustrator John Roman at 2:30 p.m. Free. 2-4 p.m., Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Winter Lecture, "Freedom and Responsibility in My Approach to Gardens," Louis Benech, 2 p.m., Monument Mountain Regional High School. Reservations (413) 298-3926 or www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Chatham Public Library

Biographer Will Swift will reveal facts and insights on Richard Nixon's marriage. 3 p.m., Chatham, NY.

Hilltown Families

Saturday Music Party, 10 a.m., at Flywheel Arts Collective in the old town hall, 43 Main St., Easthampton. Free breakfast, performances by the storytelling band Shiprock and Anchordog and polka band the Eddie Forman Orchestra.

IS183

"Simple Books: From Journals to Hearts" workshop, led by Ann Kremers, 1-5 p.m., Little Red Schoolhouse, Williamstown; "The Monotype," Michael-Vincent Bushy, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Michael-Vincemt Bushey Studio, Lanckton Court, Pittsfield; "The Torch," James Kennedy, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., continues on Sunday, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Oldcastle Theatre

Vermont Vaudeville, 7 p.m., professional variety show, featuring contortionist Melissa Knowles of Brattleboro, 331 Main St. in Bennington. oldcastletheatre.org.

DANCE

University of Albany

Gesel Mason in ‘No Boundaries' -- ‘Dancing the Visions of Contemporary Black Choreographers,' 7:30 p.m. University of Albany Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. www.albany.edu/pac

FILM

Images Cinema

Oscar Nominated Shorts: Animation, 10:30 a.m., Oscar Nominated Shorts: Live Action, 12:30 p.m. Oscar Nominated Shorts: Documentary Program A, 2:30 p.m. 50 Spring Street, Williamstown.

MUSIC

MCLA

9th Annual Blues and Funk Festival with Walter "Wolfman" Washington. 7:30 p.m. in the Venable Gym, North Adams.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Southshire Community School's Third Annual Winter Gala, featuring jazz and standards by the Leah Carroll Quintet, 7 p.m., North Bennington. www.south shire.org or (802) 442-4601

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Snowshoe Trek, 10 a.m.-noon, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield. Snowshoes available. RSVP: (413) 229.8600.

Berkshire Knapsacker

Greylock Reservation: 7 mile snowshoe/hike depending on the amount of snow up to the Nopel shelter located on the AT. Information call Leader Ron Rousseau at (413) 443-5401. Adams.

Cranwell Resort & Spa

"Snow Golf at Cranwell," a benefit event for the Lenox Library being given by Berkshire County Hiking Group. Registration at 11:30 a.m., tournament from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.,awards party to follow. www.meetup.com/ Berkshire-County-Hiking-Group.(413) 881-4009. Route 7, Lenox.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bird Banding Demonstration, sponsored by Berkshire Sanctuaries, 10 a.m.-noon, children 3-18 years welcome, 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox, (413) 637-0320 or www.massaudubon.orgLenox.

THEATRE

Clark Art Institute

"Rusalka," Renee Fleming returns in signature role. 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2303.

Mahaiwe

The MET: Live in HD featuring "Rusalka," 1 p.m. (413) 528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

"Mortified," a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts. Journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories, shared by their original authors before total strangers. Poignant and hilarious look at high school tribulations. 8 p.m. in Club B-10. North Adams.

Sunday, Feb. 9

COMMUNITY

Not Your Average Dog Show

Berkshire Humane Society's "Not Your Average Dog Show." The family-oriented afternoon is open to all purebred and mixed breed dogs and is free for both human and canine spectators. 11:30-3 p.m. at the BCC Paterson Field House. All proceeds benefit the BCC Foundation Annual Fund. www.berkshirecc.edu/dogshow. Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library

Talk by James B. Conroy, author of "Our One Common Country," 4 p.m., Stockbridge Library. Free.

MUSIC

Bard College at Simon's Rock

The Wilderness Trio, 3 p.m. in the Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Union College

ECCO- East Coast Chamber Orchestra. This conductor-less ensemble comprised of musicians from the Marlboro Festival, brings a deep commitment to chamber music playing in an orchestral setting. 3 p.m., Schenectady, NY. (518) 388-6080.

OUTDOORS

Ashintully Gardens

Frosty Snowshoe, Toasty Yoga, 1-4:30 p.m., Tyringham. Tracy Remelius. Snowshoe rentals. (413) 243.3582 or e-mail tracyremelius@gmail.com

Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries

Eagles at Quabbin Reservoir, led by Rene Laubach, director, Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries. Registration is required. Register: berkshires@massaudubon.org or (413) 637-0320 to register by phone.

Berkshire Knapsacker

Snowshoe/hike to the Hunter Mountain fire tower in the Catskill mountains of New York. Information call Leader Mary Vadney at (518) 756-3881 or email twoblu2@aol.com. Lexington, N.Y.

Monday, Feb. 10

COMMUNITY

Eco-friendly cows

"Cows Save the Planet," 7 p.m. in the Clark Auditorium, Fisher Science Center. Bard College at Simon's Rock, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Galileo and the birth of science

Mike Bergman, faculty in physics "Galileo and the Birth of Modern Science." 3:30 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center. "Cows Save the Planet," Judith Schwartz, author and science journalist, 7 p.m., Bard College at Simon's Rock, Clark Auditorium, Fisher Science Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Tuesday, Feb. 11

ART

EPOCH

Art Reception for local photographer Mitch Greenwald. Photography features the grace of horses in motion and at rest. (413) 499-1992. 6:30 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Carnival/Carnaval

Music from the Americas, 7 p.m. University of Albany Performing Arts Center, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany, N.Y. www.albany.edu/pac

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum

"The Constitution" presented by James Arpante, attorney and BCC professor. 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9480.

Mark Twain House

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President Ingrid Newkirk, 7 p.m., The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn.(860) 247-0998 or www.marktwainhouse.org.

Williams College

"Chalices of Words and Light: Williams College and its Four Library Buildings," Michael J. Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History, 4:15 p.m., in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center. Free.

MUSIC

UMASS Amherst

Tuesdays in Bezanson, Glorius Mozart. 8 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall. UMASS at Amherst.

OUTDOORS

Taconic Hiking Club

Cat Mountain Snowshoe, Mary at mmacdonald003@nycap.rr.com or (413) 371-1293. Bolton, N.Y.

THEATER

Elevator Repair Service

‘Arguendo,' 8 p.m. ‘62 Center, WIlliams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown 62center.williams.edu

Wednesday, Feb. 12

COMMUNITY

Mark Twain House

Ellen Gruber Garvey, author, will discuss Mark Twain's scrapbook, 5:30 p.m., The Mark Twain House & Museum. Wine and hors d'oeuvre reception at 5:00 p.m. Free. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn. (860) 247-0998 or www.marktwainhouse.org.

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Race Task Force: Race in the Berkshires, 7-9 p.m., Blodgett House, Alford Road, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Williams College

Williams College Department of Music: the Berkshire Symphony Soloist Recital. 7 p.m. in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Taconic Hiking Club

Dyken Pond Snowshoe, 5-6 miles. No indoor warming hut. Meet at Defreetsville Park and Ride at 9 a.m. or Poestenkill Library parking lot at 9:20 a.m. Contact Sharon for details at sboq@mindspring.com. Grafton, NY.

THEATER

'Black Boy'

American Place Theatre, adaptation of Richard Wright's autobiographical "Black Boy." 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center, University of Albany. Pre-performance discussion at 7 p.m. (518) 442-3997; @albany.edu