'Growing up Internationally' talk:

Gene Bell-Villada, professor of romance languages at Williams College will present a lecture at 4:15 p.m., on Thursday titled, "Growing up Internationally, and How it Shapes a Child," as part of this year's Faculty Lecture Series.

The presentation will take place in Wege Auditorium at Thompson chemistry building with a reception to follow.

In his lecture, Bell-Villada will examine this development pattern and take a look at some of the different kinds of experiences including the children of missionaries, "military brats," and corporate kids. For more information, visit


Apply for ADN program at BCC:

Berkshire Community College is now accepting applications for the college's associate degree in nursing (ADN) program. The deadline to apply is March 3.

In order to be considered for the ADN program, students must submit an application along with an official high school transcript or GED as well as any official transcripts from any previous colleges they have attended. In addition, applicants are also required to submit a matriculation form, which is found on the college's website at

For more information about BCC's Allied Health and Nursing Programs, call the Admissions Office at (413) 236-1630.


Science fair: Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School invites the public to attend at 7 p.m. on Thursday, its fifth annual Student Science Fair and Open House, which will be held in the school auditorium at 35 West Plain Rd, Great Barrington.

This year, close to 50 students will participate, many of whom are exploring issues of conservation and "green" solutions to everyday problems.

To join the open house the same evening, contact Tracy Fernbacher at or (413) 528-4015, ext. 106.


IS183 signups: Signups are now taking place for youth programs of the IS183 Art School of the Berkshires.

After-school studio classes for students in pre-K to Grade 5 will be on eight Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Feb. 26 to April 16, at Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge.

At the Little Red Schoolhouse in Williamstown Saturday programs for ages 3 to 10 run March 1 through April 12, at 9 a.m. and noon.

After-school classes coming up in February at Citizens' Hall in Stockbridge, focus on building and sculpture. "Hammer, Glue, Build," will be offered for pre-K through Grade 1. For grades 2 through 5, there will be "Mask Making in Clay."

Saturday morning classes at Little Red in Williamstown offer opportunities for students ages 3 to 10 to explore their creativity through three age-appropriate classes.

For more information or to register, visit or call (413) 298-5252, ext. 100.


Montessori tour days: The Montessori School of the Berkshires at 21 Patterson Road in Lenox Dale, has set school tour days for Tuesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 20 at 9 and 10 a.m. on both days.

These events will offer visitors a chance to observe classes in session and to see Montessori's discoverybased education practices. Parents can receive a free book, "Montessori Madness," for registering.

Interested parents can register for the tours online at or by calling (413) 637-3662.

The Montessori School of the Berkshires is open to students from 15 months through eighth grade. There are immediate openings in the toddler program and early childhood programs, with limited openings for elementary


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