Recess: What to do the week of Feb. 23

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Williams College invites all members of the community from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, to experience the Human Library, a free, interactive, social event, to be held in the Paresky Student Center in Williamstown. Nearly 60 "books" — Williams students, faculty, staff, and community volunteers — can be "checked out" for up to 30 minutes each. Each "reader" has a one-on-one conversation with the book, who shares his or her story answers questions posed by the reader. This year's selections include: "Parent of a Type 1 Diabetic," "Muslim Feminist," "Woman Marine Veteran," and "Rastafarian." Info: williams.edu or 413-597-4277.

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The Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires seeks presenters and activities leaders for its first annual Berkshire Youth Expo, slated for Saturday, April 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Both young people and adults are sought to present. Coaches, teachers, artists, business members, musicians and youth workers are encouraged to apply to show the community the many opportunities available to kids and teens in the Berkshires. The registration fee to host a table, booth or to reserve a performance spot is $10. Info: Call Tina Wixsom at 413-448-8258, ext. 27.

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School welcomes the community to its middle school student science fair, with viewings at 7 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. on Friday, starting in the school auditorium, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. Admission is free. Nearly 45 students will present their findings on topics ranging from conservation to psychology. RSVP to Robyn Coe at admissions@gbrss.org or 413-528-4015, ext. 106.

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Railroad Street Youth Project's Youth Operational Board is sponsoring winter Open Mic Nights on Fridays. Signups start at 6:45 p.m., with performances going until 9, at the RSYP center, 60 Bridge St., Great Barrington.

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Cindy Geyer, an integrative and lifestyle medicine expert, will present a lecture titled "The Healing Power of Food," tonight at 7, in room 3 of Griffin Hall at Williams College in Williamstown. Geyer will discuss how what we eat impacts our mood, energy, and health, and how to navigate varying and conflicting advice on nutrition. This event is free and open to the public. Info, williams.edu or 413-597-4277.


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