The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 14



Clark Art Institute: Valentine's Day gourmet brunch, 11 a.m. Tickets: $45 ($40 members) and $12 for children, 12 and younger. Advance reservations required; or 413 458 0524. Valentine's Day tea party, 3 p.m., in Café 7. Tickets: $25 and $12 for children, 12 and younger. Advance reservations required. Throughout the day, love song-themed performances by Williams College a cappella groups and gallery talks focused on romance in the Clark's permanent collection. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Politics and Romance? Norman Rockwell's Presidents and Valentines," a talk and brunch with Tom Daly, the museum's curator of education, starting at 11 a.m. Admission: $20, $15 for museum members; includes museum admission. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.


Adams Historical Society: Susan B. Anthony birthday celebration. 3 p.m. "Love and Liberty," stories of John and Abigail Adams with Steven Bullock. Free. Birthday cake and beverage. Grand Army of the Republic Hall, Adams Free Library, 92 Park St., Adams.

American Legion Auxiliary: Monthly breakfast. 8 to 11 a.m. French toast or pancakes with eggs, home fries, sausage and toast. Donation: $6. Tunnel Street, Readsboro, Vt.

Berkshire Community College: 15th Annual Not-Your-Average Dog Show. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to all dogs (not just purebreds). Admission free; donations appreciated. Registration: $20 at the door; second dog in same family, $10. Paterson Field House, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Valentine's Day brunch. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Array of Valentine's-themed foods and a piano performance by Karén Tchougourian. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

J. Allen's: Comedy show, "Who Killed Cupid?" featuring K'Rina Fort, Christina Thomas, Vinnie Beedle, Thomas Attila Lewis and Kareem Blue; headliner Artie Rob. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance at J. Allen's and 41 North St., Pittsfield.

Ramsdell Library: Regular library services, 1 to 4 p.m. Demonstration on making chocolate crepes and supplies for crafting old-fashioned valentine cards from 1 to 2 p.m. Documentary film, Handmade With Love in France" at 2 p.m. Information: 413-717-0661. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Sheffield Historical Society: Mount Everett Middle School Expo. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Stockbridge Grange: Family-style stuffed chicken breast dinner. 1 to 2 p.m. Cost: $12, children younger than 12, $6. Takeouts available, 413-298-3185. If bad weather, call first. Grange hall, 51 Church St., Stockbridge.


Rudy's Ballroom: Ballroom dancing with Evie. 2:30 to 5 p.m. Admission: $10 per person. Information: or 413-446-5505. 2038 Route 295, Canaan, N.Y.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Screening of "Roman Holiday" (1953) starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. 7 p.m. Tickets: $7 (general admission). Information and tickets: 413-528-0100 or 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

The Mount: Stories She Loved: "Stories She Loved: Jane Eyre." 3 p.m. Classic story by Charlotte Brontë. Tickets: General $10; Mount members $8; 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.


Bend the Knotted Oak: Pianist Uel Wade and cellist Robert Reed. 2 p.m. "Mediterranean Cello," late 20th and early 21st century works from countries that hug the northern Mediterranean: Spain, France, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Admission: $20; age 18 and younger, free. Reservations: 518-392-4697. "The Jumbo Room," 40 Church St., Chatham, N.Y.

Berkshire Museum: Junk Music with the Junkman. 12:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. World-renowned, original recycled materials percussionist. For kids of all ages with and without prior music experience. Included with regular Museum admission. Complete schedule: 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Church on the Hill: Valentine's Day Concert. 4 p.m. Selections from the American Songbook of the 1940s and 1950s, performed by the David Bartley Jazz Trio and readings by surprise guests. Refreshments. Free-will offering. 55 Main St., Lenox.

Dewey Hall: Joint Chiefs. 6:30 p.m. Reception and dinner precede at 5:30 p.m. Benefit for Dewey Hall and the Aglet Theatre Co. Admittance: $25, $40 per couple; covers food, drink and music. 91 Main St. Sheffield.

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.

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.

Williams College: Berkshire Soloist Competition Recital. 3 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Snowshoe Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Snowshoes available on first-come, first-served basis in adult and children's sizes. Admission: Free to members; $7 non-member adults; $3 non-member children. Member adult and child snowshoe rental $5; non-member adult & child snowshoe rental, $7. Winter Wanderings at the Cobble: Herbs & Potions. Snowshoe hike, followed by hot cocoa and cider and program. 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Members $5, Kids free; non-members $10, kids free. Cost does not include the price of snowshoe rentals. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or Sheffield.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice and Easy Hike. 10 a.m. Easy-paced, 1 to 2 1/2-hour, 1 to 3 mike hike. Open to all ages. Free. Rain cancels. Information: 413-499-4262. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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