Recess: What to do the week of Jan. 26

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ST. AGNES OPEN HOUSE >> St. Agnes Academy will from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, host an open house program at the school, located at 30 Carson Ave. in Dalton. Take a tour and learn from faculty, current students, and parents about the pre-K through Grade 8 parochial school. Financial aid opportunities and busing will also be discussed. New families who attend will be entered into a raffle for a 25 percent discount on next year's tuition. Info: Contact Headmaster James Stankiewicz at 413-684-3143 or visit stagnescc.com.

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FAFSA DAY >> The twelfth annual FAFSA Day Massachusetts will be held at 1:15 p.m. this coming Sunday at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Volunteer financial aid and higher education experts are available during this free event to provide families one-on-one assistance for students planning to attend college during the 2016-2017 academic year. Low-income and first-generation college-bound students are especially encouraged to attend. A Spanish-speaking financial aid professional will be available. To register and to see a list of what paperwork to bring, visit FAFSADay.org, call 413-597-4181 or e-mail fafsaday.pittsfield@gmail.com.

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PUPPET SHOW >> The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School Spring Puppet Series, created for children ages 2 to 6, returns on Saturday with a presentation of "The Snow Maiden." GBRSS early childhood teachers will perform free shows at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., using their own handmade, needle-felted puppets, at Matrushka Toys and Gifts, 309 Main St., Great Barrington. Info: Contact Robyn Coe at 413-528-4015, ext. 106 or gbrss.org.

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NEW LEGO GROUP >> The Family Center and the North Adams Library are joining forces to bring a new free Lego group to families with children ages 4 to 12 years old. The group will meet at 6 p.m. this Thursday on the third floor of the library. Legos will be provided. Info: Call the Family Center at 413-664-4821 or the library at 413-662-3133.

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HORSEBACK RIDING PROGRAM >> Blue Rider Stables will host February break equine education and riding programs for children ages 3 and up at 15 Farm Lane in South Egremont. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon or 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 19. All programs are $55 per session; discounted to $50 per session for those who register for the week. Info: bluerider.org or 413 528-5299.


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