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COMMUNITY

Berkshire Business Builders

For all business people looking for an opportunity to network, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 55 Church St., Pittsfield; Kathy Hazelett, (413) 442-8581.

Berkshire Hills Country Club

The third annual Raymond James Monopoly Tournament to benefit the BCArc. Prizes, raffles, hors d'oeuvres, and awards. 5:30 p.m., 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

Central Berk. Habitat for Humanity

Central Berk. Habitat for Humanity

"Building for Tomorrow," a financial literacy training program. Learn how to manage money, get out of debt, and improve credit score using the YNAB program. Sign up in advance for an upcoming series of classes by calling Habitat at (413) 442-3181. 314 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

Jewish Federation of the Berk.

Sharon Flitterman King, PhD on how and why she wrote "A Secret Star," at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Mazzeo's Ristorante

Relay for Life Central/South Kickoff. Open to anyone wishing to find out more info about the event or register for a team. 6 p.m., 105 South St., Pittsfield.

Meditation Group

Meditation and discussion, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: (413) 358-2626 or (508) 237-4252.

Money Management Training

"Building for Tomorrow" training offered by Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Participants will learn to improve or repair credit score which can help them to, among other things, obtain housing or qualifying for a car loan. Open to all. To register email housing@berkshirehabitat.org or call (413) 442-3181. 6 to 7:30 p.m., 314 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

Networking Social

Berkshire Young Professionals to hold Networking Social for all young professionals either living or working in Berkshire County. Register by visiting www.berkshirechamber.com or calling (413) 499-4000. 5-7 p.m., Bousquet Ski Area, Pittsfield.

North Adams Public Library

Public comment meeting hosted by State Representative Gailanne M. Cariddi for residents of the First Berkshire District to comment on cable television and improvements they would like to see in their service. 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the library's third floor community room. North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.

Rudolf Steiner School

Fifth annual Student Science Fair and Open House. Close to 50 students will participate, many of whom are exploring issues of conservation and "green" solutions to everyday problems. To join the open house as well, contact Tracy Fernbacher at atmissions@gbrss.org or call (413) 528-4015 ext. 106. 7 p.m., 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington.

Saratoga Springs History Museum

A cocktail party and book signing with author Timothy Starr, 7 p.m., Canfield Casino, 1 East Congress St., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Co-hosted by Northshire Bookstore. (518) 584-6920 or www.saratogahistory.org.

DANCE

Healing Rhythms

Healing Rhythms

Shake Your Soul; Be moved with Sage Peeler. No experience necessary, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information call Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.

Williams College

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, 8 p.m., ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown.

FILM

Lenox Library

Showing of "The Visitor." Information call (413) 637-2630. 18 Main St., Lenox.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture Clinic

Community acupuncture treatments for trauma, addiction, pain and stress, sliding fee of $20-$50, Sunrise Studio at Berkshire Healing Arts, (above Berkshire Nautilus), 9 to 2, 42 Summer St., second floor, Pittsfield, (413) 243-0654.

Berkshire Medical Center

Lecture on preventing falls in the senior population. Speakers will be Dr. Marlyn Ramos Lamboy and Jessica Dellaghelfa. Speakers will presents tips on home safety and simple exercises to help reduce the risk of falls and to improve balance. Register by calling (413) 447-2238. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the BMC Center for Rehabilitation, Medical Arts Complex, 777 North St., Pittsfield.

Center for Healing Arts

Yoga/qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information/registration: (413) 623-8713.

Dalton CRA

Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.; Cardio Circuit, 5:15-6:15 a.m.; Total Body Conditioning, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Muscle Mix, 12-12:45 p.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton.

Public Health Clinics

Clinics include blood pressure and blood sugar screening, medication reviews, heights and weights, and health teaching. 3-4 p.m. at the VNA & Hospices headquarters, 99 Hospital Avenue on the campus of North Adams Regional Hospital, North Adams.

Sunrise Studio

Open house for Pittsfield Community Acupuncture. A free group acupuncture treatment will take place, along with restorative gong exercises, while foods that are beneficial moving into spring will be discussed. 5-7 p.m., 42 Summer St., Pittsfield.

Tobacco Program

Women's tobacco treatment program, 6 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight loss support group, every Thursday from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, (413) 822-9593.

Yoga Depot

Yoga and meditation class, gentle-all levels, 7-8:15 p.m., Crawford Square, 137 North St., Pittsfield; (413) 281-9775.

'Yoga for You'

Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, (413) 298-3319.

Zumba

Latin-inspired, easy to follow, dance fitness class with live drumming, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KIDS' STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Play & Learn with Jenn, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Lenox Library

Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, Main Street, Lenox. Information: (413) 637-0197, Ext. 105.

LECTURE

University of Albany

E.L. Doctorow, fiction writer, 8 p.m., Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue, Downtown Campus, University of Albany.

Williams College

Faculty Lecture Series. Gene Bell-Villada, professor of Romance languages, "Growing up Internationally, and How it Shapes a Child," at 4:15 p.m., in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry. Reception in Schow Atrium. Free.

LITERARY

Berkshire Writers Room

All genre, 1-3 p.m. Third Floor of the Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Writers Round Table

Read any work in progress for feedback; leadership rotates, 2 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 16 Main St., Lenox. (413) 637-1900.

MUSIC

Baba Louie's

"Beer and Hymns" hosted by Zion Lutheran Church. Loud and lively night of community sing-alongs to popular hymns and songs. Beer, wine, a variety of non-alcoholic beverages, and Baba Louie's menu items will be available for purchase. Welcome to all. 7 p.m. in the backroom, 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: (413) 528-1955.

Vespers Service

Sunset evening prayer service with candles and silence, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Zion Lutheran Church

Zion Lutheran Church

Jazz Vespers, a brief time of worship which incorporates elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into the ancient tradition of Evening Prayer, 6 p.m., 74 First St., Pittsfield.

THEATRE

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

London National Theatre in HD, "War Horse," 7 p.m., (encore Wednesday, March 19, at 1 p.m.) 14 Castle St. Great Barrington. Box office: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. (and three hours before showtimes). (413) 528-0100 or www.mahaiwe.org. $18 for students with ID; $25

MCLA

"Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple," by Neil Simon. 8 p.m. in Venable Theater. Tickets call the box office at (413) 662-5123. North Adams.

Mass MoCA

"The Interview," a play by Guillaume Leblon. Written with curator and critic Thomas Boutoux, short play centering around the artist's desire to produce a non-traditional text on his work. 6 p.m. in Club B-10. North Adams.

Berkshire Country Day School

"BCD & Me," an ongoing program series for preschool-aged children that is free and open to the public. Advance registration is suggested but not required. Includes stories, music, dance, and creative play. 9-9:45 a.m. in the school's newly renovated library, located on Route 183, Stockbridge. (413) 637-0755 ext. 116.

Dalton Public Library

Dalton Public Library

Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

'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.

NAMI Support Group

Confidential support, education, advocacy, information and referrals for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. Support groups meet second Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. John's Church, (use red door entrance), 35 Park St., Williamstown, and private dining room, (next to cafeteria, use Wahconah Street entrance), Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-1666.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Turbo Kick, 5-6 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 10:30-11 a.m.; Kick Some Abs, 11:45-12:15 p.m.; All in One, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 5:30-6;30 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45-7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Love-a-Bull Month

Berkshire Humane Society is offering low-cost spaying and neutering to 30 pit bulls in Northern Berkshire County. Beginning Tuesday, February 11, owners must fill out an application form at the BHS. Registration is on first come, first serve basis. Additionally, BHS will offer a free training session for any pit bull dog adopted from BHS. Information call BHS kennel staff at (413) 447-7878, ext. 26. Pittsfield.

ART

Painting Class

Watercolor painting class taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

Tunnel City Coffee

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.

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

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.

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. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Crane Museum

Exhibits include 19th century letterhead artistry, hand-bordering station and moments in Crane history captured on Crane paper, 1 to 5 p.m., South Street, Dalton, (413) 684-6380.

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

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.

Williamstown Historical Museum

Williamstown Historical Museum

Visitors find a diverse collection of artifacts, documents and photos related to Williamstown's past. "The Legendary Mount Hope," an exhibit that highlights the home of the late Alta Rockefeller Prentice, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

Tomorrow

ART

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.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Quickbooks: An introduction to Tracking Revenue. Learn about processing customer returns and credits, writing off bad debts, creating customer statements, creating sales reports, and collecting sales tax. Guided half hour at the end of the session. 2-3 p.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire West

Planning meeting for the third annual Audie Furgal Tennis Classic. Anyone interested in helping with the planning or in some other volunteer capacity is invited to attend. 9 a.m., Pittsfield.

Bingo

Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, (413) 243-1079.

Cheshire Elementary

Kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents registering their children are required to bring a copy of the child's birth certificate, current immunizations, and proof of residence. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 191 Church St., Cheshire. (413) 743-2298.

Green Gargoyle

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 to 4, bookstore from 1 to 3. First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Good Purpose Gallery

Readings by Charles Rafferty and Bessy Reyna, 5:30 p.m. 40 Main St., Lee. (413) 394-5045.

Hinsdale Lunch

Elder Services meal offered every Wed. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., Hinsdale Town Hall, Bingo to follow, South Street, Hinsdale; advance reservations: Meal site at (413) 655-2310 or Nutrition Program at (413) 499-0524.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Christmas decorations 50% off; pants, jackets and pant suits. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Love-a-Bull Month

Love-a-Bull Month

Berkshire Humane Society is offering low-cost spaying and neutering to 30 pit bulls in Northern Berkshire County. Beginning Tuesday, February 11, owners must fill out an application form at the BHS. Registration is on first come, first serve basis. Additionally, BHS will offer a free training session for any pit bull dog adopted from BHS. Information call BHS kennel staff at (413) 447-7878, ext. 26. Pittsfield.

Mark Twain House

The storytelling series, The MOUTH, with WNPR radio personality Chion Wolfon the theme "Let's Talk About Sex," 7:30 p.m. (860) 280-3130. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn.

Meditation Group

Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 8:15 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.

MotherWoman Support Group

MotherWoman Support Group

Circle of Moms: We Are All In This Together. Free childcare, snacks, and parking. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal St., Greenfield. (413) 774-1000 ext. 2048; Postpartum Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MotherWoman Office, 220 Russell St., Hadley. (413) 387-0703.

New Moms Group

Sponsored by GROW, drop-in support group for pregnant women and new moms, babes in arms welcome, 10 to noon, Bizzy B's Boutique, 6 Burbank St., Pittsfield, www.gatheredwomen.org.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.

Postpartum Group

"This Is Harder than I Thought," drop-in support group for mothers of infants and toddlers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Room, 48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield.

Weekly Meditation

"Meditation in the Chapel," by Pittsfield Sangha, noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 358-2626.

FILM

Images Cinema

Fresh Fest featuring "A Place at the Table," which tells the stories of three Americans who don't know where their next meal is coming from. Family-friendly, recommended for ages 8 and older. 5 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

New Lebanon Library

Afternoon movie for kids. Showing of a current film suitable for the whole family, call for title. 2 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Aikido

Japanese martial art of self defense, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: Kim Rivers: (413) 499-8625.

Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:45-6:15 a.m.; Dynamic Yoga Plus, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Easy Exercise

Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, cardio, strengthening and stretching class, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Nar-Anon Meeting

12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Overeaters Anonymous

Fairview Hospital, noon to 1, 29 Lewis Ave., ambulance building, Great Barrington.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Cardio, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Yoga, 11-2:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Friday, at 8 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark's Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.

Gentle Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-8371.

Yoga for Babies

"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," for babies eight weeks to crawling, 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield. Preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Yoga

Kripalu-style yoga with integrated breathing techniques, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Chatham, N.Y.; call for location: Hildy Kronen, (518) 781-4483.

Yoga Depot

"Candlelight Yoga," all levels yoga class in a candlelit studio, drop-ins welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 137 North St. Pittsfield. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034.

KIDS' STUFF

Adams Youth Center

Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, North Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Preschool videos at 10 a.m., children's library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum

"Museum Adventures," geared toward children 18 months to 3 years, playtime, songs, stories and scavenger hunt, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Boys and Girls Club

Middle school skate. Those attending must purchase a wrist band to attend; a snack and drink are included. 6:30 p.m., 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. Lenox Community Center

Middle school skate. Those attending must purchase a wrist band to attend; a snack and drink are included. 6:30 p.m., 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. Lenox Community Center

Food Adventures, a hands-on experience for students in grades 2 to 5 to learn about nutrition and healthy food choices. Children will be assigned rotating jobs throughout the program. At the end of the program, students will engage in an "Iron Chef" activity. 3:45-5 p.m., 65 Walker St., Lenox.Stockbridge Library

Food Adventures, a hands-on experience for students in grades 2 to 5 to learn about nutrition and healthy food choices. Children will be assigned rotating jobs throughout the program. At the end of the program, students will engage in an "Iron Chef" activity. 3:45-5 p.m., 65 Walker St., Lenox.Stockbridge Library

Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories, and a craft. 10 a.m., no pre-registration necessary. 46 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.

LECTURE

New Lebanon Library

"The Great Stone Barn Project: Past, Present, Future." Discover more about the Great Stone Barn Project with the exhibit creator, Peter Watson. Learn about the Shaker's innovative farming methods, construction techniques and how we are stabilizing the structure today after a fire in the 1970s. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

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.

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.Williamstown Historical Museum

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.Williamstown Historical Museum

Visitors find a diverse collection of artifacts, documents and photos related to Williamstown's past. "The Legendary Mount Hope," an exhibit that highlights the home of the late Alta Rockefeller Prentice, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

MUSIC

Drury High School

Award-winning acoustic duo, Ryanhood, to perform. 7 p.m., North Adams.

Williams College

The Williams College Department of Music presents Master Class with Visiting Artist Joel Fan, piano. 4:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall; 8 p.m., Chapin Hall. Williamstown.

Williams College

Pianist Joel Fan in concert at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bernhard Music Center. Free. music.williams.edu or

concert hotline (413) 597-3146.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Caravan of Thieves returns for another evening of acoustic gypsy pop, 8 p.m., Sage Street Mill, North Bennington, Vt.

THEATRE

Hubbard Hall

Opening night of Shakespeare's epic play, "King Lear," at 8 p.m., Cambridge, N.Y. Shows running each Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon through March 23

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater

Dark: An End of the World Play with Music and Exercise Bikes. 7 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. Ticket proceeds benefit the 10th Annual Berkshire Fringe. (413) 320-4175.

MCLA

"Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple" by Neil Simon. 8 p.m., North Adams. (413) 662-5123.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives," 7 p.m. in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Williams College

"She-Wolf," An Honors Project in Theatre. Written and performed by Sarah Sanders. 7 & 9 p.m., ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown.

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