The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 20



L'Atelier Berkshires: Opening reception for "Natalie Tyler : Diapause," a midwinter interactive art installation. 6 to 8 p.m. Information: Email or 510-469-5468. 597 Main St., Great Barrington.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery: Opening reception for "iMotif," a large-scale iPhone photo exhibition. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. 69 Church St., Lenox.


19th Annual Winterfest Celebration: Fun in the snow at Colegrove Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ice sculpting on Main Street, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter Farmer & Artisan Market, 66 Main St., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot cocoa, cookies and face painting in the MountainOne Bank lobby, 10 a.m. to noon. Chowder cook-off, 85 Main St., and community campfire at Holden and Main streets, noon to 2 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides, in front of MountainOne Bank, 1 to 3 p.m. Ice skating and free skate rentals, Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, 1267 Church St., 2 to 4 p.m. North Adams.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Free to first 100 people. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Dalton United Methodist Church: Chicken parmesan dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. With pasta, veggies, soup, dessert and beverage. Cost: $10; kids 6 to 12, $5; age 5 and younger, free. Information: 413-684-0521. 755 Main St., Dalton.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County: Mini-Golf at the Berkshire Athenaeum. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults, $5; children, 12 and younger, free. Proceeds support programming to increase adult literacy in the community. Information: 413-499-9487. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Marty's T-Ball: Registration. 9 a.m. to noon. Open to boys and girls, ages 5, 6 and 7, in North Adams and surrounding towns, including Adams and Wiliamstown, and Stamford and Readsboro, Vt. Children must have turned 5 by Sept. 1, 2015. Cost: $30 per player or $35 per family. Information: 413-329-6060 or 413-662-2682. Elks Lodge, Eagle Street, North Adams.

Repair Cafe: Bring your broken or damaged items to get repaired for free. Anyone is welcome to bring any non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, and other small appliances, and all types of clothing and fabric items. 1-5 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

St. Mark's Church: Bingo. Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m. Food available. Information: 413-445-4506. Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.

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

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation: Informal bread-making afternoon. Cost: $10 per person, $5 WRLF members. Information or to register: or 413-458-2494. Route 7, approximately one mile south of the rotary, Williamstown.


The Garage: Step Out the Matrix Dance Party with DJ Roth Fitz. 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. $10, adults 18-plus. Information: 413-997-4444 Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Lenox Contradance: Live music by Alchemy with calling by Linda Leslie. 7:45 p.m. beginner introduction; dancing 8 to 11 p.m. Beginners welcome. Infomration: or 413-528-4007, Ballroom at Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Pittsfield Squares: "Mardi Gras — Beginner's Ball" with caller Cliff Brodeur and cuer Esther Mindlin. 7:30 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.


Clark Art Institute: "Midwinter Movie Madness" series — "Nim's Island" (PG, 96 min.). 2:30 p.m. Free. Information: Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

Tai Chi for Seniors: Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne, free, space is limited. 11 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Story Time. 10 to 11 a.m. Enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe even a song or two. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Lenox Library: Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

New Lebanon Library: Take Your Child to the Library Day. 10:30 a.m. Stories, activities and crafts for children aged 4 to 7. Free. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Secret Places ( A World Tour)." 3 p.m. Travel around the globe to visit places that are cloaked in secrecy. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.

Williamstown Historical Museum: Dustin Griffin, "A Tale of Two Cities ... and a Country Town: Boston, New York and Williamstown." 11 a.m. Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown.


Berkshire Museum: Berkshire Music School presents a family concert with the folk trio Wintergreen. 1:30 p.m. Traditional and contemporary music from the British Isles and America, along with their own compositions. $15 adult, $8 child; museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children 3 and younger free. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Housatonic Philharmonic: Cabin Fever Concert. 7 p.m. Fiddle, banjo and hammered dulcimer tunes. Free. Family friendly. Lenox Town Hall auditorium, 6 Walker St., Lenox.

Mass MoCA: Brooklyn vocalist Jason Walker. 8 p.m. Tickets: $16 advance, $10 students, $22 day of, and $28 preferred; at box office, 413-662-2111 or Club B10, Marshall Street, North Adams.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Full Moon Hike & Pizza. 5 to 7 p.m. Full moon snow shoe hike up Hurlbert's Hill , then pizza in the Visitor Center. Member $5; non-member $10. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire Knapsackers: Ski/snowshoe Pittsfield State Forest. B.3.C. Five to six miles of relatively flat mountain bike trails that meander through the lower forest past a white pine grove and beaver pond. Information: 413-442-3701 or

Notchview Nordic Ski Center: Brew Moon Ski & Snowshoe. 7 to 9 p.m. Wine and beer tasting with tasty treats. Hot cider and teas. Ski and snowshoe rentals available. Beginners welcome. Reservations encouraged. Trustees member $10; nonmember $20. Information: 413-684-0148 or Route 9, Windsor.


Berkshire School: "In the Heights," the Tony-Award winning musical. 7:30 p.m.$2 suggested donation; all are welcome. Information: Allen Theater at the school, 245 N. Undermountain Road, Sheffield.

Miss Hall's School: George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy, "Nice Work if You Can Get It." 8 p.m. General admission: $6; reservations recommended, 413-395-7108 or email Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center, 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Williams College: "Stuck Upstairs," first-person experience of depression through an ethnographic and theatrical lens. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3. All proceeds donated to Beacon Tree, a program that helps families in need fund mental health screenings and treatment for their children. '62 Center's Directing Studio, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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