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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 Festival of Women Writers

International Women's Day 2014: On the Side of Justice: Argentinian Jewish family members Raquel Partnoy, Alicia Partnoy, and Ruth Irupé Sanabria. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, 2 p.m. Berkshirewomenwriters.org

Bookloft

Douglass Whynott reads from ‘The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup,' 4 p.m. Barrington Plaza, 332 Stockbridge Road / Route 7, Great Barrington. (413) 528-1521.

Breakfast

Berkshire Lodge of Masons to host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 8-11:30 a.m., at the Lodge at 62 Center St., Adams.

Breakfast Buffet

All-you-can-eat, take-outs available, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Upton Lodge of Masons, AF&AM, 120 Church St., Cheshire; $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children.

Brunch and Cabaret

Taconic Theatre hosts a brunch and cabaret featuring the cast of "The Wedding Singer." The menu will include pancakes, eggs, ham, muffins, and coffee/tea/milk. Cast members of the musical will perform songs from the musical as well as other love songs throughout the morning. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Temple on South Street, Pittsfield.

Brunch and Matinee

Brunch in conjunction with the Broadway musical "Pippin" sponsored by the Lenox Memorial High School class of 2014. The brunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the school cafeteria and the performance will be at 1:15 p.m. 197 East St., Lenox.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner

Family style dinner hosted by Stockbridge Grange, 1-2 p.m. in the Hall on Church Street, Stockbridge. Take out (413) 298-3185.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

PJ Library and Hevreh of Southern Berkshire invite children in grades K-12 for a fun filled Purium program. Families and students will help with a mitzvah project, make masks for Purim, hear Purim stories and act them out, too. Free. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Pancake Breakfast

Cheshire Volunteer Fire Department to host annual pancake breakfast from 8-11:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the purchase of equipment needed for the Fire Department. St. Mary's Church Hall, Cheshire.

Shaker Dam Coffeehouse and Stanmayer Gallery

Informational gathering to discuss a new community garden in the town. Interested individuals are invited to a kick-off and brainstorming event from 2-4 p.m., 2 Main St., West Stockbridge.

Stamford Fire Company

Dog and cat rabies clinic to be conducted, 1-3 p.m., Stamford, VT.

Williams Inn

Celebration of Col. Ephraim Williams' 299th birthday. Ceremony at 12:30 p.m. with traditional birthday cake cutting to follow. Williamstown.

DANCE

Berkshire South

Tea Dance, for adults. A thirty minute dance technique class will be offered at the start of each dance. 2:30 to 5 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

National Museum of Dance

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Marni Gillard who will be entertaining with Irish folklore, as well as Irish Step Dancers taught by Theresa Hughes. Traditional music of Ireland will be performed by Paul Rosenberg, Hilary Schrauf, and Eric Everson. Wear your dancing shoes! 2 p.m., 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY.

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.

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.; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

KID STUFF

Pittsfield YMCA

Storytime Ballet, ages 18 to 36 months, 10-10:45 a.m.; Hip-Hop, introductory-level, which provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun filled and vibrant class environment, 1-1:45 p.m.; Ballet I & II, for ages 3-kindergarten, focuses on less traditional barre work and more independent movement, 11-11:45 a.m.; Ballet II & III, for grades 1-8, begins to incorporate the less traditional to traditional barre work and independent movement, 12-12:45 p.m., Serious About Sports, ages 8-13, 1-4 p.m.; 292 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 499-7650, ext. 13.

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. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 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, 11:30 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

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Thesis concert by Ceilidh Blood, 3 p.m. Kellogg Music Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Community College

Memory Lane presents "Musical Memories with a Doo-wop Beat," a variety show to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis. Music from the ‘50s and ‘60s, rock and roll, country, and comedy. 2 p.m., Pittsfield.

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.

Mountain Dulcimer Music Fest

Workshops from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday hymn sing at 9 a.m. Located at the Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Place, Latham, NY.

UMASS Amherst

The 32nd Annual Jazz Showcase, 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Amherst. Free.Starving Artist Creperie

The 32nd Annual Jazz Showcase, 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Amherst. Free.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.

THEATER

Dorset Players

‘I Am My Own Wife' by Doug Wright, performed by Tom Ferguson 2 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, Dorset. (802) 867-5777, dorsetplayers.org

Hubbard Hall

"King Lear," 2 p.m. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495

Lenox Memorial High School

The Broadway musical "Pippin," performed by high school students. 1:15 p.m., 197 East St., Lenox.

New Life Community Fellowship

Multimedia presentation of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe," presented by children from multiple churches. 2 to 4 p.m., 172 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives" in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 2 p.m., Lenox.

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ART

Open Studio

Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge; information: (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100.Tunnel City Coffee

Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge; information: (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100.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 Festival of Women Writers

Meeting On the Bridge, reading and discussion hosted by Gwendolyn VanSant with Multicultural BRIDGE and Kate Abbott, editor of Berkshires Week and Shires of Vermont, On the Bridge columnists for The Berkshire Eagle, Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 7 p.m. Berkshirewomenwriters.org

BerkshireWorks

Job club with Millie Calesky, personal and professional coach, allows job seekers to expand their network of contacts and serves as a support group throughout the job search process, from 1 to 2 p.m., optional networking at 12:45 p.m., 160 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 499-2220, Ext. 154 or online at www.berkshireworks.org.Community Supper

Job club with Millie Calesky, personal and professional coach, allows job seekers to expand their network of contacts and serves as a support group throughout the job search process, from 1 to 2 p.m., optional networking at 12:45 p.m., 160 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 499-2220, Ext. 154 or online at www.berkshireworks.org.Community Supper

Free delicious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. No reservation required, donations accepted. 5-6 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Pilates for Posture and Balance" with instructor Karen Lee at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline

Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, (413) 298-5355.

Meditation Sangha

Pittsfield UU Meditation Sangha, learn how to handle stress and find peace, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

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.

Rabies Clinic

Rabies clinic for dogs and cats hosted by the Windsor Fire Department.. The town clerk will be selling 2014 dog licenses at the clinic. 5 to 6 p.m., Windsor.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Quarterly Membership meeting for the Town Players of Pittsfield. Members and non-members are welcome to join in the celebrating of the 93rd season. Refreshments will be served. 7 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes

With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Ext., Dalton, (413) 443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information call Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

BMC
Parkinson's Exercise Group, 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Medical clearance required. $5/session. Questions call (413) 447-3075. Pittsfield.

Cancer Group

"Women Facing Cancer," for all women facing the challenges of having cancer, Noon to 1 p.m., Hillcrest Campus, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, (413) 447-3092.

Dalton CRA

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

Gentle Yoga

For all levels, focus on creating sequencing, breath work and meditation, drop-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine: (413) 822-2034.

Healing Rhythms

Gentle Yoga, 9-10 a.m.; Breath and Fitness Yoga, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox; information: (413) 637-2727.

Overeaters Anonymous

12-step meeting, 7 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Garage, 1 p.m., Fairview Hospital campus, Lewis Avenue, Great Barrington; medical clearance required, $5 per session; information: (413) 854-9740.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Indoor Cycle, 6:30-7:30 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Senior Sneakers Classic, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch Cycle, 12-12:30 p.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; All in One, 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 6:45-8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.Yoga Depot

Indoor Cycle, 6:30-7:30 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Senior Sneakers Classic, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch Cycle, 12-12:30 p.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; All in One, 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 6:45-8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.Yoga Depot

All-levels yoga, practice using posture flow, breath work and deep relaxation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 137 North St., Pittsfield; Waterfall Perry: (413) 464-1944.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Parent Child Interactive Session, "Fun with Math." 10 a.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South

Fitness Exploration, 5-6 p.m., ages 8-12; Basketball Basics, 4-5 p.m., ages 5-8. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Kindergym & Swim

Open play, reading, circle time, crafts, snacks and swimming for toddlers and their parents/guardians, follows Central Berkshire school schedule, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Sheep Hill

Weekly nature classes for preschoolers, with Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation. 10-11 a.m., Williamstown.

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.

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," 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.

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

Berkshire Hillsmen

Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; information: Dan Burkhard, (413) 298-4773.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 6 to 8 p.m., Pilgrim Memorial Church, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

Eagles Band Rehearsals

Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center

Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Paramount Theatre

Six-time Grammy Award-winning Irish folk group The Chieftains at 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at 30 Center St., Rutland. paramountvt.org

THEATER

Berkshire Community College

Auditions for upcoming spring musical, "Young Frankenstein." Those auditioning may utilize piano accompaniment or bring a karaoke track. Physical movement will also be a part of the auditioning process. 7 p.m. in K-111 in BCC's Koussevitzky Arts Center, Pittsfield.

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.