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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.

Ten Spot Art Show

Ten contemporary Berkshire artists exhibiting work in gallery and on billboards throughout the county. Noon to 5 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 36 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

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 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 North Pamona Grange

Meeting at 7:30 p.m., covered dish soups at 6:30 p.m. 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.

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.

The Berkshire Talking Chronicle with coordinator Beverly Prentice at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Let's Be Honest

Puberty for Parents: a free workshop designed for parents and other caregivers of adolescents to help them learn to create a comfortable environment of trust for talking about puberty and sexuality. 20 person maximum. 6:45 p.m. at Dower Square Pittsfield Community Center (Apt. #1), 253 Wahconah St., Pittsfield. RSVP contact Tina at (413) 629-1246.

Lenox Town Hall

Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Berkshire County to conduct CSL Continuing Education Classes. Attendees can earn up to 6 CEUs by attending an individual day session consisting of three 2-hour classes. Information/registration contact Sandra Doucette at (413) 733-3126 or sdoucette@hbrawn.com. Space is limited. Lenox.

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.

Meditation Group

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

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch

All residents of the Westside neighborhood invited to learn how everyone can work together to make the neighborhood safe, refreshments provided. 6 p.m. at the Pitt Park. More information (413) 442-3181.

New Lebanon Library

Workshop: How to download eBooks and audiobooks with your library card. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

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.

Stroke Support Group

Northern Berkshire Healthcare's Stroke Support Group is free and open to those who are recovering from a stroke, family members, and caregivers of patients who have had a stroke. Space is limited, call (413) 664-5326 to register. Noon, Spitzer Center, North Adams.

Unitarian Universalist Church

Dr. Lorna Grande provides a seventh program in a series about violence reduction, sponsored by Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice. 7:30 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Williams Inn

College Prep Information Night hosted by the Adams Community Bank. Krista Pickett, Admission Counselor at Williams College, will present information on the college search and application process. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m., Williamstown. 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.

FILM

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Tournees French Film Festival: Entre les bras (Step Up to the Plate). 7 p.m. Lecture Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Beacon Cinema

10x10 Film Series: Four "ten" themed movies. Times to be announced. 57 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, 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.

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.

Public Health Clinics

Health clinics offered by the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire. Clinics include blood pressure and blood sugar screening, medication reviews, heights and weights, and health teaching. 3-4 p.m., 99 Hospital Avenue on the campus of North Adams Regional Hospital in North Adams.

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.

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

"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

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.

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

Williams College

Faculty Lecture Series: "Elite Games, Institutional Choice, and Stability in Post-Reform Africa" with Ngonidzashe Munemo. 4:15 p.m., Wege Auditorium with a reception to follow in Schow Atrium. Free and open to the public. Williamstown.

LITERARY

Lenox Library

Lenox Reads Together featuring North Adams historian Paul W. Marino. 18 Main St., Lenox.

The Mount

"Writing from the Heart" with Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Six wildly different writers will interpret the season's hottest buzzword: love. Writers will share personal essays aiming to challenge and deepen our understanding of Valentine's Day. 6 p.m., Lenox. (413) 551-5100.

Northshire Bookstore

Jennifer McMahon, speaking on her ghostly thriller novel, "The Winter People." 7 p.m., North Bennington, VT.

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.

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

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

Berkshire Athenaeum

Valentine Concert by Sherri James Buxton. 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free. (413) 499-9480.

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.

Heritage Tavern

Cameron Collins, 8-11 p.m., Lenox.

UMASS Amherst

Faculty Emerita Recital featuring Estela Olevsky, piano. 8 p.m. in the Bezanson Recital Hall. Amherst.

Vespers Service

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

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "10 Popular Arias." Wine, champagne, and beer available to order, along with light snacks. 7:30 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.Zion Lutheran Church

Opera Notte, "10 Popular Arias." Wine, champagne, and beer available to order, along with light snacks. 7:30 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.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.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

10x10 New Play Festival: Ten new 10-minute plays by 10 playwrights. St. Germain Stage, Sydfelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. Tickets/information call (413) 236-8888.

North Adams Puppet Lab

Berkshire Cultural Resource Center presents the first-ever puppet workshop. Workshop includes the cast of "Chronicles of Rose," a part of MCLA Presents! Inaugural Puppet Fest. Everyone can explore techniques for articulation, breath and character, using simple, directly manipulated puppets. 6 p.m., North Adams Puppet Lab, 107 Main St., North Adams.

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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.

Becket Federated Parish House

The Second Annual Valentine's Party.. "Love Never Fails." Arts & Crafts, Door prizes, food, raffles, music, photobooth, dessert, and more. Free. 5:30-8 p.m. Becket.

Berkshire Humane Society

Kissing Booth with Ollie, the Canine Good Citizen Pit Bull Ambassador who was adopted at BHS. One dollar gets a kiss! 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. Pittsfield.

BerkshireWorks

Job Search Assistance, 9;30 a.m. to noon. Drop-In Career Counselor from 1-3 p.m., Pittsfield.

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex. Times and updates: TheBigE.com or (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

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.

Dewey Hall in Sheffield

Sheffield Historical Society presents "Courtship and Marriage in Early America" with Dr. Gillian Hettinger and Joyce Hawkins. Free to members and guests. 7:30 p.m., Route 7, Sheffield.Green Gargoyle

Sheffield Historical Society presents "Courtship and Marriage in Early America" with Dr. Gillian Hettinger and Joyce Hawkins. Free to members and guests. 7:30 p.m., Route 7, Sheffield.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.

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.

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.

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.

No. Six Depot

Valentines Day: Dinner, wine and beer served in the cafe from 5-9 p.m. Doesn't matter if you're hitched, unhitched, unrequited, or unclear. Film screening in the gallery from 8-10 p.m., "Paris, Je t'aime." 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

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.

DANCE

Valentine's Sweetheart's Dance

This dance is a live music event featuring ballroom smooth, Latin and swing dance. Music provided by the Kathryn Anderson Trio. 7:30 p.m., 32 Bel Air Avenue, Pittsfield.

Williams College

Club Zambezi Dance Party. Led by Artist-in-Residence in African Music Performance Tendai Muparutsa.. 8 p.m., Greylock Dinning Hall.. Williamstown. Free.

FILM

New Lebanon Library

Valentine's Day Movie Screening featuring the 1970s classic, "Love Story." 7 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

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse: 10 Days of Play, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.;"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 & Girls Club

Karaoke night for middle school students featuring middle school skate "Above the Influence" hosted by Herberh and Reid Middle Schools. Wrist band gets a snack and drink. 6 p.m., 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. Lenox Community Center

Karaoke night for middle school students featuring middle school skate "Above the Influence" hosted by Herberh and Reid Middle Schools. Wrist band gets a snack and drink. 6 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.

LITERARY

Northshire Bookstore

Julie Spencer-Fleming, speaking on her best-selling novel "Through Evil Days." 7 p.m., North Bennington, VT.

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.

Bennington Museum

Celebrate Vermont's Art, History and Culture. Now featuring the newly installed Grandma Moses Gallery, the Annual Student Art Show, and "Faces of Bennington, 1972-1978: Photographs by John Hubbard." Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 75 Main St., Bennington, VT.

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

Mahaiwe

Soweto Gospel Choir, 8 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100.

THEATER

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield presents "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney at 7:30 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., 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, 9-5.