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ART

Good Purpose Gallery

Opening Reception for "The Art of Autism" 5-7 p.m., Lee. (413) 395-5045.

Hoffman Pottery

Open House showcasing the "Infinity Green" collection of handbuilt pieces of Elaine Hoffman. 103 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4646.

Sanctuary Art Gallery

Screening and reception for artist Bob Fair and his exhibit "Folk Art by Bob Fair," 2-4 p.m. The gallery is located at the Canaan Congregational Church on the corner of Routes 295 and 5 at the blinking light. Canaan, NY.

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown. www.joanpalanociolfi.com. COMMUNITY

American Legion

Benefit dinner for James Lewis, Jamie Sondrini and their children. The meal is being prepared by volunteers from the Williams College Dining Services staff and will include chicken parm, pasta, garden salad, green beans, garlic bread, apple crisp and beverages. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction, along with a bake sale. North Adams.

’Anonymous’ Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.Bartholomew’s Cobble

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.Bartholomew’s Cobble

Hot Chocolate Saturdays! Join the fun winter programs, snowshoe hikes, and catching up with friends and neighbors. Each Saturday you can join the crowd by grabbing some snowshoes, getting some fresh air and exercise, and then chatting over a cup of hot chocolate in the Cobble’s Visitor Center. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sheffield.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Library Mini-Golf, great fun for families and a fundraiser for Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County. All three levels of the Berkshire Athenaeum will be transformed into a miniature golf course. Face painting and free snacks. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Gingko: The Tree That Time Forgot" with Sir Peter Crane. 11 a.m. Registration is required by calling (413) 298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

The Big E

Springfield Sportsmen’s Show, located in the Better Living Center, Young Building. For times and updates visit TheBigE.com or call (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Boys and Girls Club

Free skating for the first 100 people through the door. Free skate rentals are available as well. 2 to 3:45 p.m., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9370.

Chess Night

Presented by the "Soldier On" program, all welcome, 7 p.m., main dining room, 360 West Housatonic St., Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: Willie Ledbetter, (413) 822-8530 or 236-5644.

Crowne Plaza

The 10x10 Comedy Show with headliner Adrienne Iapalucci and a full list of regional comics. 8 p.m., 1 West St., Pittsfield.

Elks Lodge

NAMA Prom: Out of This World. Blast off into the stratosphere, fueled by astronomically low-priced drinks and the stellar tunes of DJ BFG! Dress for the theme or wear whatever makes you feel like a star. 7 p.m., 100 Eagle St., North Adams.

Food Pantry

Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-5644.

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Hank’s Camp

The 12th Annual "Fat Bastard" memorial poker run in memory of John Breen. Food, raffles, and fun. Sponsored by the Florida Mountaineers, Savoy Kanary Kats and Adams Sno-Drifters. Proceeds help the clubs compete their mission of raising money to support local groups and charities. 8 a.m. at Hank’s Camp, Central Shaft Road, Florida. Information contact Lou at (413) 664-8280.

Hudson Opera House

Book Reading and Signing: "Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving & Leaving New York" featuring essayists Sari Botton, Chloe Caldwell, and Rebecca Wolff. Free and open to the public. 5 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY. (518) 822-1438. www.hudsonoperahouse.org.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Christmas decorations 50% off; Winter coats, pants, jackets and pant suits. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Roger Clark Miller: A Night of Surrealist Games. Miller brings mind-bending games developed in the 1920s that supplement a new philosophy of surrealism. 8 p.m., Club B-10, North Adams.

Sideline Bar

BCLA Lacrosse Hall of Fame fund-raiser for Ryan Fields. Food and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Bob Knightly Lacrosse Scholarship. 3-6 p.m., Fenn Street, Pittsfield.

St. Agnes Academy

Book Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 30 Carson Ave., Dalton.

St. Charles Church Hall

The 2nd Annual Pizza Playoff Scout Troop 8 sponsors this family friendly competition. 5 to 7:30 p.m., 89 Briggs Ave., Pittsfield.

Stephentown Fire Department

Texas Hold’em Tournament. Free buffet will be served at the first break and refreshments will be available. Donation will be accepted for chip value. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 sharp. Stephentown. (518) 733-0469.

Taconic Central School

Farming Our Future, offering a day of workshops, aiming to make sure farms will continue to thrive in the region for many years to come. Featuring Don R. Rogers, an expert in the field of helping farmers move their operations into the future. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 73 Country Route 11A, Craryville, NY.

Whitney Center for the Arts

10 Real & Imagined Shaker Inventions. In this illustrated lecture, Hancock Shaker Village staff Lesley Herzberg and Todd Burdick will explore this topic, and reveal information on 10 real and supposed Shaker-invented items.

DANCE

The Egg

Aszure Barton & Artists. Barton’s movement is joyful, exuberant, sassy, playful and quirky, and thrillingly unpredictable. 8 p.m., Albany, NY. (518) 473-1845.

FILM

Images Cinema

Oscar Nominated Shorts. Features Documentaries at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., and Animation at 2:30 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

Little Cinema

Dance documentary, "Move," featuring Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, 2:30 p.m. $7.50, $5 for museum members and Jacob’s Pillow members. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. www.berkshiremuseum.org or (413) 443-7171.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Dalton CRA

Abs, Arms & Tush, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Flex and Flow Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.Healing Rhythms

Abs, Arms & Tush, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Flex and Flow Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.Healing Rhythms

Cardio Strength Fusion, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Slow Flow Yoga, 8:45-10:15 a.m.; 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets from 11:30 to 12:30, Fairview Hospital, fourth floor, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington.

Pilates

Pilates Mat Class, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Berkshire Physical Therapy, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 358-1007.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Tabata, 8-8:45 a.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m.; Mid-Morning Cycle, 10-10:45 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, 10:30 a.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

For health and relaxation, adaptable for all ages and almost any stage of health practice, free for returning soldiers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information/registration: Sherilyn Mindermann, (413) 446-1791.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse: 10 Days of Play, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; "Emperor’s New Clothes" presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, 11 a.m.; 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Lenox Library

"How Telescopes are Time Machines" with Astronomer Rick Costello. 5:30 p.m. at the Welles Gallery, 18 Main St., Lenox.

LITERARY

The Mount

Ethan Frome Marathon Reading. Readers of all ages are invited to experience this New England classic at the second annual marathon reading of Ethan Frome. Join as readers make Wharton’s story come to life in the very house where she wrote it. 1-5:30 p.m., Lenox.

Northshire Bookstore Saratoga

Reading, discussion and signing with James Scott, the author of The Kept. 7 p.m., 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. (518) 682-4200.

LECTURE

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot. To register call (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org. 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run.’ Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.Arrowhead

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run.’ Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.Arrowhead

The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 2 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Summer cottage of the great American writer, Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. Open daily May-October. Grounds are open to public from dawn to dusk November-April. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5100 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World’s largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "Wendell Minor’s America," "Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson," The 28th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show, Highlights from "Norman Rockwell, Behind the Camera," and "Norman Rockwell’s 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post’ Covers." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women’s fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Close Encounters with Music

Mid-Winter Fireside Concert, 6 p.m., ., Ventfort Hall, Lenox.

Freight Yard Pub

Enjoy music by Patrick Grey while you keep warm by the fire. 8 p.m., 3 Furnace St., North Adams.

Parlor Cafe

Soft Powers, a new ambient/noise band. 8 p.m., 303 Ashland Street, North Adams. (413) 346-4276.

Southern Vermont Art Center

"Jazz in the Classics," 3 p.m., Southern Vermont Art Center’s Yester House, West Road, Manchester. Tickets: $40; mmfvt.org or (802) 362-1956

Williams College

Visiting Arts Cappella Pratensis, 8 p.m., Thompson Memorial Chapel, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

Snowshoe about 5 miles on the Boulder, Tannery, Ledge and Tamarack trails starting at Lee Campground, taking advantage of some interesting hills and dales. For information call Leader Pat Plue at (413) 997-2120. October Mountain, Lee.

The Range

MVP Promotions Presents: East Coast SnoCross. Snowmobilers from all over will be competing in a number of races throughout the day. Fun for the whole family. Food, drinks, and loads of action. 10:30 a.m., 1190 South State Street, Curran Highway, Route 8. North Adams.

Taconic Hiking Club

Ski Notchview, a Massachusetts Trustees Reservation with 3000 acres and 17 kilometers of groomed ski trails. You decide how much you want to ski. Information contact Susan at (413) 766-4170. Windsor.

Williamstown Rural Land Foundation

Celebrate waning winter and maple season with activities such as animal tracking and a winter ecology hike, and sledding and snowshoeing on the hill. Inside the farmhouse will be maple treats. 2-4 p.m., Sheep Hill on Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-2494.

THEATER

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Pulse Ensemble Theatre’s "W.E.B. Du Bois: A Man for All Times," 7 p.m. Free. To reserve tickets: (413) 528-0100. Tickets will not be available online.

Miss Hall’s School

"Oliver!" presented at 8 p.m. in the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall’s campus. Tickets call (413) 395-7108. Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Mixed Company Theater

"DARK: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike." Ticket proceeds benefit the 10th Annual Berkshire Fringe. 7 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Tickets or information call (413) 320-4175.

North Adams Puppet Lab

Puppet Workshop: Featuring the Cast of Chronicles of Rose. Join David Lane for a hands on puppet workshop exploring the art of puppet performance. Explore techniques for articulation, breath and character. 2-3:30 p.m., 107 Main St., North Adams. (413) 664-8718.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives," 7 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Spice Dragon

Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Company. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets at the door are cash only. 297 North St., Pittsfield.

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ART

Barbara Prey Gallery

"The Magic of the Night: Barbara Ernst Prey" on display throughout the month of February. Features plein air paintings including a series of never before exhibited New England landscapes. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 71 Spring St., Williamstown.

Hoffman Pottery

Open House showcasing the "Infinity Green" collection of handbuilt pieces of Elaine Hoffman. 103 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4646.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Clothes Make the Man (and Woman)." Join curator Joyce K. Schiller as she unravels clues found in the covers of "The Saturday Evening Post" and explore the meaning ascribed to clothing and to everchanging fashion trends throughout the decades. Tea and treats. 2 p.m., Stockbridge.

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown. www.joanpalanociolfi.com.

COMMUNITY

’Anonymous’ Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Breakfast Buffet

Including pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and coffee, all-you-can-eat, sponsored by Mystic Lodge, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Masonic Temple, 116 South St., Pittsfield. Donation: $6.

Greylock Bowl & Golf

The second annual Bowl-a-Thon to benefit Child Care of the Berkshires Inc.’s Youth Mentoring Program. Raffles as well as individual and team prizes. 1-6 p.m., North Adams.

Hudson Opera House

Community Forum: Education Options in the Hudson Area. Author and educator Michael Strong will lead a discussion about educational options in the Hudson area. Panel discussions to follow. Free. 2 to 4 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY. (518) 822-1438.

Macedonia Baptist Church

Celebrate Black History Month through songs, skits and reflections. Special guests include Wanda Houston and MCLA Allegrettos. Free. 3 p.m., Great Barrington.

Public Skate

Strap on some skates and make your way around the rink. This family friendly activity is a great way to stay active during these cold months. Rental skates available. 9:30-10:20 a.m., Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, 1627 South Church St., North Adams.

DANCE

Boyd-Quinson Mainstage

Dance Ten: Celebrating Community Dance Schools & Ensembles. 3 p.m., 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

FILM

Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Tournees French Film Festival: L’epine Dans le Coeur/The Thorn in the Heart. 4 p.m. in the Lecture Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Beacon Cinema

10x10 Film Series featuring "The Ten Commandments." Time unavailable. 57 North St., Pittsfield.

Triplex Cinema

BIFF is partnering up with Dove to present a community screening of the new documentary short "Selfie" at 10:30 a.m. with a brunch hosted by Castle Street Cafe immediately following. Free. Great Barrington.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Community yoga classes, 4:30-5:45 p.m. 189 Beaver St., North Adams.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-centered yoga flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m.; Yoga for Swimmers, 10-11:15 a.m.; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

MUSIC

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.Starving Artist Creperie

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

Williams College

Cappella Pratensis Master Class, 3 p.m. Thompson Memorial Chapel, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Ashintully Gardens

"Frosty Snowshoe, Toasty Yoga." Participants will explore the fields, gardens, carriage roads and mansion ruins at Ashintully Gardens and will follow the excursion with toasty yoga in John McLennan’s music studio on site. 1 to 4:30 p.m., Tyringham.

Berkshire Knapsacker

Snowshoe to the Berry Pond for a 7.5 mile loop. Information contact Leader Sue Snyder at (413) 281-3303. Pittsfield State Forest, Pittsfield.

The Range

MVP Promotions Presents: East Coast SnoCross. Snowmobilers from all over will be competing in a number of races throughout the day. Fun for the whole family, with food, drinks and loads of action. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1190 South State Street, Curran Highway, Route 8. (413) 281-6528. North Adams.

THEATER

BCC

"Dead Man’s Cell Phone," a dramatic comedy written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Sam Slack. Tickets sold starting one hour before showtime and seating will be first-come first-serve. 2 p.m., Pittsfield.

Federated Church Parish House

The Yoked Parish of Becket and the Two of Us Productions will present "Killer Karaoke," a murder mystery dinner theater. Proceeds benefit the parish. 6 p.m., 1093 Main St., Becket.

The Garage at The Colonial Theatre

The Royal Berkshire Improv Troupe presents 10 Musicals: Unscripted. 2 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Mixed Company Theatre

"DARK: An End of the World Play with Music and an Exercise Bike." Ticket proceeds benefit the 10th Annual Berkshire Fringe, 2 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.Tickets or information call (413) 320-4175.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives," 2 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to Olivia Daly, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.