Calendar for Feb. 17-18




Barbara Prey Gallery

"The Magic of the Night: Barbara Ernst Prey" on display throughout the month of February. Features plein air paintings including a series of never before exhibited New England landscapes. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 71 Spring St., Williamstown.

413 Glassworks

Needle felting workshop. Participants will learn the basics of needle felting and create their own needle felted owl. 1 to 3 p.m., reservations are required by calling (413) 443-4864. 37 Nobody's Road, Route 8, Cheshire.

Tunnel City Coffee

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

Adams Library

Susan B. Anthony's ‘Scrappy Quilt' Unveiled Birthday Celebration. 3 p.m., 92 Park St., Adams.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star. Adults $7, under 10 $4. Special red velvet pancake. 8-11:30 a.m., Masonic Building, 172 Church St., 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.

Berkshire Humane Society

Coffee Hour Speaking Series featuring Caitlin Quinn from the Animal Farm Foundation. Caitlin will present "Changing Perceptions about Pit Bull Dogs" and Ollie will also make an appearance! 2-4 p.m., free. Pittsfield. (413) 447-7878, ext. 28.


Biweekly breakfast for the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. 8-11 a.m. at the Legion Hall on Tunnel St., Readsboro, VT.

The Big E

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

Father & Daughter Dance

Semi-formal event for fathers or father figures and their daughters of all ages. Dancing, door prizes, raffles, and various other prizes. Baked goods and beverages available. 6-9 p.m., Eagles Hall, North Adams.

Flying Deer Nature Center

Open house that features games and naturalist activities including bird bingo, a winter plant walk, wild edible tastings, exhibits and more. 2 to 5 p.m., New Lebanon, NY. Information visit or call (518) 794-6687.

Mill Pond

Sheffield Volunteer Hose Company No. 1 to hold inaugural ice fishing derby. Special division held for children. Registration from 6 to 9 a.m., fishing is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sheffield Hose Comp will be selling coffee, breakfast sandwiches, lunch and drinks. Bow Wow Road, Sheffield.

Spectrum Playhouse

Open Mic Night with Joel Blumert & Robin O'Herin. 7 p.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.


Itam Lodge

Dance to the music of Champagne Jam, 7 p.m. Pontoosac Lake, Pittsfield.


Bard College at Simon's Rock

Tournees French Film Festival: Deux de la Vague/Two in the Wave. 4 p.m., in the Lecture Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Whitney Center for the Arts

"10 Questions for the Dalai Lama," time to be announced. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


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.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Community yoga classes. Connect with the kula or local community through yoga. 4:30-5:45 p.m., 189 Beaver St., North Adams.

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.


American Legion Hall

Free children's comedy magic show featuring "Joey the Clown." Each child will receive a balloon animal and a chance to talk to Joey. This event is a fundraiser benefiting the VFW Post 448's numerous veteran and community projects. 2 to 3:45 p.m., 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

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.


Dewey Memorial Hall

The 16th annual winter lecture featuring the historic barns of New England. A trio of experts will discuss how to identify, document, restore and preserve historic barns in the Berkshires. 1:30 p.m., Sheffield.

Lenox Library

Talks on astronomy: "Transits of Venus" by Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff. 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Wedgewood Stable/Wirtes Farm

Equus Therapeutic to present "Why Horses?" with speaker Beth Timlege. The presentation will consist of a slide show and discussion on the benefits of therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted therapies, followed by a demonstration. 10 a.m. to noon, 706 North Main St., Lanesborough.



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.



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

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

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.


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 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: 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


Berkshire Bach Society

Annual Organ Concert, "Bach Echoing Through the Centuries" with Heinrich Christensen. 4 p.m., First Church, 27 East St., 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.

Lichtenstein Center

"Mostly Jazz" jam session, for musicians of all ages and abilities (except beginners) to play jazz, meet other musicians and socialize, from 3 to 5 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: Art Niedeck, (413) 442-2665.

Oldcastle Theatre

L'Ensemble's second winter concert featuring violinist Dale Stuckenbruck and pianist Heawon Kim. 3 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington, VT.

Starving Artist Creperie

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.

UMASS Amherst

Faculty Recital: "One Last Time: Familiar Faces/New Beginnings" featuring Laura Klock, Lynn Klock and Salvatore Macchia. Premieres by Macchia & Marcin Bela. 4 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, Amherst.

Union College

Stefan Jackiw, violin, and Anna Polonsky, piano. 3 p.m., Schenectady, NY. Information visit

Williams College

Berkshire Symphony Soloist Recital, 8 p.m. at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Pittsfield State Forest Cross Country ski trails on the lower terrain including bicycle trails. Information call Leader Kathy Lee at (413) 443-9562. Pittsfield.



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 that express your own ideas in these special drop-in workshops for all ages. 1 to 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

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.


'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.


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

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show, located in the Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex. For times and updates visit or call (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Community Supper

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.

High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center

Horse agility play helps build confidence in both the human and the horse while promoting safe, respectful and enjoyable partnerships. Auditors learn a lot, both about themselves and hot the better read the horse. Come and observe volunteers take some of the herd through ground skills and obstacle training. Choose from 2 sessions, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12-3 p.m. Bring a lunch and stay for discussion and a video presentation. 71 CR 21 C, Ghent, NY. RSVP (518) 672-4202.

Hinsdale Town Hall

Foot care clinic conducted by Lynette Dukehart. Sponsored by the Hinsdale Council on Aging. 9 a.m., clinic by appointment only. Call Louis Murray at (413) 655-8367. Hinsdale.

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.

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.

Monterey Park

Annual skating party with a chili cook-off event. 1 to 3 p.m., Monterey.


"Look Good, Feel Better" program for cancer patients to help them manage appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Registration is requested by Sunday by calling (413) 664-5170. Free, 4-6 p.m., North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club

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


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.


Williams College

French Film Festival 2014: Unlikely Love: Longing and Desire in New French Film. Featuring Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell My Queen" (2012) at 7 p.m. Rated R. Williamstown.



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.

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

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.


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.; Carnival of the Animals, presented by Berkshire Music School, 1 p.m.; 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.


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:

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, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.


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