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ART

Hoffman Pottery

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week Workshops: Fact or Fiction? Every Picture Tells a Story. Explore how the art of Norman Rockwell, Ruth Sanderson, and Wendell Minor tell stories in pictures, and create artworks in mixed media. 1 to 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

Tunnel City Coffee

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

'Anonymous' Meetings

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

The Big E

Springfield Sportsmen's Show, located in the Better Living Center, Young Building. Times and updates: The BigE.com or call (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.

Crowne Plaza

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

Dewey Hall

Sheffield Historical Society's program on "Courtship in Early America." 7:30 p.m., Sheffield.

Dower Square Community Center

Berkshire Humane Society features meeting Tario the dog, crafts, and special goodies. 3:30-5 p.m., Pittsfield.

Equinox Terrace

Warm away the Vermont cold with a Mardi Gras party. Enjoy refreshments, don a mask, collect beads and hear live Dixieland jazz from the New Steel Pier Band. Free, RSVP by call (802) 362-5141. 2 p.m., 324 Equinox Terrace Road, Manchester Center.

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.

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; Winter coats, 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.

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.

Milne Public Library

Leave No Trace training team from the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics will present ideas on how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly. This is for kids, teens, and families. Learn how to make good decisions to protect the world around you and treat the environment with care. Information call (413) 458-5369. Williamstown.

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.

St. Charles Church Hall

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

The Yoga Place

Nataraja: Bennington Dance Community Gathering. Local dance community will be provided with electric music, and dancers are welcome to help create an all-inclusive and tight-knit dance community. 7:30 p.m., 532 Main St., Bennington. Information (720) 298-7910.

DANCE

First Congregational Church

Northern Berkshire Contra Dance joins with the Williams College Contra Dance. Williams College students dance for free. Live performers include Maia McCormick calling and leading the dances with Eric Buddington on fiddle along with band members from Rude Cider & the Mass MoCA Band. Dancers of all levels are welcome. Bring pot-luck cookies to share at the dance break. 7:30-10:30 p.m., 906 Main St., Williamstown.

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.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Community Yoga Classes, 6-7:15 p.m. North Adams.

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.

Houghton Mansion

Haunted Collector Houghton Mansion Investigation. Join SYFY Channel "Ghost Hunters" stars, Amy Bruni and Adam Berry for a meet & greet and lights out investigation. 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., 172 Church St., Adams.

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

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.; "Emperor's New Clothes," presented by BTG, 11 a.m.; February Break Camps: On the Air! and Kitchen Ka-Boom!, grades 2-5; "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.

Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library

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

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

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

No. 6 Depot

Oakes and Smith perform an acoustic mix of folk and pop with voices blending in close harmonies. Dinner, wine and beer served in the cafe from 5-9 p.m. Music from 8-10 p.m. 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

State Street Tavern

Karaoke at the ‘T. Come to sing or just to watch. 9 p.m., 167 State St., North Adams.

UMASS Amherst

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

Whitney Center for the Arts

Ten Popular Arias, 7:30 p.m. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Williams College

Faculty Recital with Joana Genova, violin. 8 p.m. in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Hilltop Orchards

Paintball Biathlon. Ski or snowshoe on a loop around the orchard, stopping to shoot paintballs at targets. The loop is easy-moderate and no experience is needed to use snowshoes. Safety instructions and paintball equipment will be provided. Warm up inside by the fire with hot chocolate. 11 a.m., 508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond. (413) 698-3301.

The Linda

Bobby Long, 8 p.m. 339 Central Ave., Albany. Tickets visit thelinda.org.

THEATER

The Colonial Theatre

Lightwire Theatre, "DiNO-Light," 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$20; ticket Office at 111 South St., Pittsfield; (413) 997-4444 to www.berkshiretheatregroup.org.

Mixed Company Theater

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

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ART

ART

Good Purpose Gallery

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

Hoffman Pottery

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

Sanctuary Art Gallery

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

Tunnel City Coffee

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

COMMUNITY

American Legion

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

'Anonymous' Meetings

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

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

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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

The Big E

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

Boys and Girls Club

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

Chess Night

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

Crowne Plaza

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

Elks Lodge

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

Food Pantry

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

Green Gargoyle

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

Hank's Camp

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

Hudson Opera House

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

Lord and Tailor

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

Mass MoCA

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

Sideline Bar

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

St. Agnes Academy

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

St. Charles Church Hall

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

Stephentown Fire Department

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

Taconic Central School

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

Whitney Center for the Arts

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

DANCE

The Egg

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

FILM

Images Cinema

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

Little Cinema

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

HEALTH & FITNESS

Dalton CRA

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

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

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

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Pilates

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

Pittsfield Family YMCA

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

Prenatal Yoga

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

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

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

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

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

Lenox Library

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

LITERARY

The Mount

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

Northshire Bookstore Saratoga

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

LECTURE

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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

MUSEUMS

Animagic

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

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

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

Becket Land Trust

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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

Berkshire Museum

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

Chesterwood

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

Clark Art Institute

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

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

Susan B. Anthony Museum

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

Ventfort Hall

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

MUSIC

Close Encounters with Music

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

Freight Yard Pub

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

Parlor Cafe

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

Southern Vermont Art Center

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

Williams College

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

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

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

The Range

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

Taconic Hiking Club

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

Williamstown Rural Land Foundation

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

THEATER

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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

Miss Hall's School

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

Mixed Company Theater

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

North Adams Puppet Lab

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

Spice Dragon

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

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