The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 15

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Art

ANIMAGIC: Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art. See how special effects for movies "Chicken Run," "2001 Space Odyssey," "X-Men" and "The Matrix" were done by Berkshire talent. See real Academy Award. Free. Reservations: 413-841-6679. 135 Main St., Lee.

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, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.

Community

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 1 to 2 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. 5-6 p.m. No reservation required, donations accepted. Non-perishable food items also collected for food banks. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

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.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Linden Street Mediation. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Pregnancy Support Services of Berkshire County: 42nd annual meeting. 6:30 p.m. Annual reports to be given. Public welcome to attend. Information: 413-443-7351. 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Dance

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: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Film

Images Cinema: 2016 Tournées/Williams College French Film Festival. This year's theme, "In / dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema." "Camille Claudel, 1915" (2013), in French with English subtitles. 7 p.m. Free. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

Health And Fitness

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

Kids' Stuff

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: Williamstown Youth Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., for infants to 5 years old, free, 66 School St., Williamstown. Gym Group at Haskins Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For walking to 5 years, free, 210 State St., North Adams.

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires: February Art Camp, "Exquisite Corpse with Clay and Print." Ages 5 to 12. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register: 413-298-5252, ext. 100. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge, and exPRESS Gallery, North Adams.

Music

Berkshire Chapter of the American Guild of Organists: "Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza: An Introduction to the Pipe Organ." 10 a.m. to noon. Demonstrations of the pipe organ with its the many different pipes and sounds, other keyboard instruments, and video clips of famous organs and organists. Free, open to children ages 8 to 14. Information: 413-522-4745 or sabaileymusic@gmail.com. St. Mark Catholic Church ,400 West St., Pittsfield.

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., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

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: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Outdoors

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.

Notchview Reservation: Group ski lessons for kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. PSIA-certified ski school offers instruction for all ages (8 and older) in classic and skate style skiing. Member $20; non-member $25 (membership available at purchase).

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