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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Tomorrow

ART

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.

Southern Vermont Arts Center

"Mud Season," a group show inspired by images of life between seasons, colored by a melange of light, shadow, earth, sky, and water. Opening reception from 2-4 p.m. with wine and hors d'oeuvres. West Road, Manchester, VT.

COMMUNITY

American Legion

Blue Rider Stables Inc. to hold annual member's meeting and dinner. Music for dancing will be provided by DJ Tayo Kaufman. 6 to 9 p.m., 340 Route 7, Sheffield.

'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

Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration, hosted by the Berkshire Reading Council. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Writing about place: How Place can save you, your writing and the world, 10:30 a.m., Bartholomew's Cobble, Wheatogue Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire Nursing Families

12th Annual Team Trivia Night fundraiser at the Williams Inn in Williamstown. Sign-in, 5:30 p.m.; buffet dinner, 6 p.m.; trivia competition, 7 p.m. www.berkshirenursingfamilies.org, (413) 743-5338 or email bnf.teamtrivia@ gmail.com.

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.

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.

Lord and Tailor

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

Mason Library

Membership drive and book sale to help fund documentary films at both the Mason and Ramsdell libraries, support children's programs, and provide free museum passes. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Great Barrington.

Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Apple tree pruning workshop led by Rico Balzano. Learn about and then actually prune an apple tree. Participants should bring their own loppers, shears, pruners, gloves, etc., though MFFC does have some equipment to borrow. Registration is limited to 20 people, call to sign up. 9 a.m. to noon, 3270 Route 315, Rupert, Vt. (802) 394-7836.

Moments House

Open House at its new space. Kid-friendly from 2-4 p.m. with Art with Heart activities and blanket making. Cocktails will be available from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will meet the volunteer staff and learn more about the center's programs and services. Depot Street, Suite 301, Pittsfield.

Sheffield Land Trust

Open house. Visit the new office and enjoy cider and nibbles. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 96 Main St., Route 7, Sheffield.

Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Rink

Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club to hold annual show, "Skating Through the Golden Years," 2:30 p.m., North Adams.

Williams College

TEDx Manhattan: "Changing the Way We Eat,"10:30 a.m. - 6:15 p.m. This a live stream of the TEDx event in Manhattan, at Wege Auditorium, Williams College. Each speaker gives a 12 minute presentation on a particular topic.

Williams Inn

The 12th Annual Team Trivia Night fundraiser hosted by Berkshire Nursing Families. Six person teams will compete for valuable prizes donated by local businesses including retreats, massages, gift certificates, photography, family museum passes, and more. Sign-in begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m., trivia at 7 p.m. Williams Inn, Williamstown.

DANCE

Williams College

Steady Steppin' Forward Annual Step Competition, 7:30 p.m. ‘62 Center at Williams College, Williamstown.

FILM

Images Cinema

Fresh Fest featuring "After Winter, Spring," 3 p.m.; "Soul Food Junkies," 5 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

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

"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Berkshire South

Fabulous Fabric Art: Tie-dying fun! Cost includes supplies. Ages 10-14, 10-11:30 a.m.; Fun in Nature, ages 7-11. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Great Barrington.

Pittsfield YMCA

Indoor Soccer League for all boys and girls ages 3rd to 5th grade. 7-week league. Three divisions available. Runs from March 1-April 12. To register, visit the Y's Welcome Center or visit www.pittsfieldfamilyymca.org. Pittsfield.

LECTURE

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Berkshire Chapter North American Rock Garden Society presents two free lectures presented by Adam Wheeler, manager of plant propagation/development and container production at Broken Arrow. Wheeler will discuss Propagation and Witch Hazels. 10 a.m., West Stockbridge.

The Linda

"Greg Sestero: My Life Inside the Room." Greg will present a short film on the making of The Room, read from his book and conduct a scene reading of the original script with participation from the audience. 8 p.m., 339 Central Ave., Albany.

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

Mass MoCA

"Water Songs: Ha Tay G'am," a new live music and video project exploring the profound history of the Colorado River. Featuring compositions by various artists. 8 p.m., Hunter Center, North Adams.

Monterey Meetinghouse

The East Ridin' Papas to perform a mix of depression-era blues, jazz, western swing, jug band, and gospel music. Refreshments will be served. 7:30 p.m., Monterey.

Parlor Cafe

Dream-Pop duo Shana Falana, 8 p.m. North Adams.

Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center

Music of the 1920s Mardi Gras Celebration to benefit Petersburgh Youth Program. Featuring the band "Tune Travelers." Wine, beer, refreshments, and dancing. 1920s costumes optional. 7-9 p.m., tickets available at the door. 71 Main St., Petersburgh, NY.

UMASS Amherst

Street Scene by Kurt Weill, Elmer Rice & Langston Hughes. Artistic hybrid of musical theater, opera & spoken-word poetry. 8 p.m., Rand Theater. Amherst.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Snowshoe Trek, 10 a.m.-noon, Sheffield. snowshoes available for rent in child and adult sizes. (413) 229.8600. Call the day before to confirm. Hot Chocolate Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sheffield. (413) 229.8600 or e-mail bcobble@ttor.org

Hoffman Bird Club

Cape Ann. All day trip to look for sea ducks, gulls and alcids. Bring lunch and scope if you have one. This trip will be limited to 12 individuals. Information: Ed Neumuth (413) 884-4961, or Tom Tyning (413) 236-4502. 6 a.m., meet at the Price Chopper on Pittsfield/Lenox Road, Pittsfield.

Notchview Reservation

Bread ‘n Jam Classic, 10 a.m. Registration starts 8:30 a.m. Races at both 5 Km and 10 Km distances. Kids and adult races run concurrently. New this year, the Mass. Senior Games. (413) 684.0148 for information.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Bird banding demonstration, 10 a.m.-noon. Suitable for children 3-18. Free for members; non-members, adult $5, child $3. Participants are free to come and go during the program. 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox.

Tamarack Hollow

Boreal Forest Snowshoe Trek and Track. Snowshoe the highest elevation Boreal forests of Windsor in winter and learn about the unique ecology of the upper elevations of Massachusetts. Two miles round-trip. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Directions sent upon registration, call (413) 584-3009. Windsor.

THEATER

Clark Art Institute

The Met: Live in HD presents Borodin's "Prince Igor," 12 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2303.

Hudson Opera House

"The House," a puppet show for adults and children. Award-winning Danish puppeteer Sofie Krog and Spanish puppeteer David Faraco, 7 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 822-1438.

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.

Mahaiwe

The Met: Live in HD, "Prince Igor." 12 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets call (413) 528-0100.

MCLA

"Oscar and Felix: A New Look at The Odd Couple," by Neil Simon. 2 & 8 p.m., Venable Theater, North Adams.

Mill City Theater

The fifth annual Cabaret Uncorked fundraiser. Wine tasting runs from 7-8:30 p.m. with the entertainment portion running from 8:30 to 11 p.m. In addition, a silent auction with items from local businesses will take place. Tickets can be purchased in advance at millcityproductions.org or at the door. North Adams.

New Life Community Fellowship

Multimedia presentation of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." 7 p.m., 172 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield. Information (413) 358-3758.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives," directed by Tony Simotes. 2 & 7 p.m. at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Spectrum Playhouse

The CIP Animal Crackers Puppet Troupe, created and performed by students on the Autism Spectrum or with Learning Differences. "Captain Dan the Fried Egg Man" will begin at 11 a.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee.

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, 9-5.