The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 21



Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Bridge Over Lilies," 16x20-inch canvas. 1:30 p.m. $35; instructor led, all materials and instruction included. Reservations required; 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Lower Level, Pittsfield.


All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast: Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of the Eastern Star. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, pancakes, special pancake of the month — red velvet, plus more. Adults, $8; children younger than 10, $4. Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams.

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.

Cheshire Fire Department: Pancake breakfast. 8 a.m. to noon. Adults, $8; children and seniors, $6. St. Mary of the Assumption Church hall, Cheshire.

Pickleball: Open sessions designed for seniors and adults. 9-11 a.m. Free; but a guest fee for non-members. Information: Berkshire Family YMCA gymnasium, 292 North St., Pittsfield.

Ramsdell Library: Regular library services, 1 to 4 p.m. Workshop on abstract painting without a brush, using gouache and casein, with local artist Holly Hamer, 1 p.m. Screening of "Frozen River," 2 p.m. Information: 413-717-0661. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Second Congregational Church: 170th Church Anniversary. 4 p.m. Guest preacher: The Rev. Leonard Comithier Jr. of the Macedonia Baptist Church of Albany N.Y. Music by the Macedonia Men's Choir. 50 Onota St., Pittsfield.

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


350Mass-Berkshires/Green Dalton Committee: Showing of "Groundswell Rising," followed by discussion with state Rep. Paul Mark and 350Mass-Berkshires and Green Dalton Committee members. 2 to 4 p.m. Free. Dalton Community Recreation Association, 400 Main St., Dalton.


Austerlitz Historical Society: "An Illustrated trip to Cuba," a talk and slide show by Rebecca Greer. 2 p.m. Q&A session and refreshments follow. Free. Harvey House at Old Austerlitz, Route 22, a mile south of the intersection with Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y.

Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series: Black Lives Matter. 3 p.m. "A Message for a 21st Century Audience: Rev. Samuel Harrison, 1818-1900" with Frances Jones-Sneed, professor of history and Director of Women's Studies at MA College of Liberal Arts in North Adams. Free. Information: 413.298.3137 or

Stockbridge Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge. First Congregational Church: "Reflections of COP21 and the Obama Climate Legacy" with Elizabeth Kolbert, 1946 Environmental Fellow-in-Residence at Williams College. 11:20 a.m. Community Hall, First Congregational Church, Main Street, Williamstown.

Lenox Library: Distinguished Lecture Series. 4 p.m. "How the Lenox Merchants Beat the NBA" with Derek Gentile, journalist and author. Information: 413-637-2630. Free. 18 Main St., Lenox.


Solomon Wright Public Library: Jane Beck, author of "Daisy Turner's Kin, an African American Saga." 2 p.m. Information: 802-823-5400. 97 Main St., Pownal, Vt.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: Faculty Recital series, faculty members Ronald Gorevic and Larry Wallach along with guest performers Paul Green on clarinet, and Jonah Thomas on cello. 3 p.m. Free. Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

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.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Sunday Winter Music Series — the Rich Vinette Quintet. 2 p.m. Jazz and blues standards. Coffee, cappuccinos, hot chocolate and other refreshments. Free, but space is limited. To RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road Pittsfield.

First United Methodist Church: Gospel concert, "Keep the Heat On!" with the Gospel Gang, and the Messengers, with special guest Mary Verdi. To benefit the Emergency Oil Fund of the Pittsfield Area Council of Congregations and the Emergency Assistance Fund of CONSTUCT Inc., Great Barrington. Suggested $10 donation. Information: 413-445-5918 or Fenn Street, Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: David Grover and Linda Worster. 2 p.m. An afternoon of acoustic music. Donations for the performers appreciated. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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.


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: Snakes. 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.

Notchview Reservation: Paintball Biathlon. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Race categories for kids, high school, youth and adults. Safety clinic for all participants precedes each race. Games for younger non-competitors. Race on skis or snowshoes. Bill Koch League Youth $10; Trustees Member $15; Family max $45 Nonmember $25; Family max $75. Admissions includes trail pass for the day. Route 9, Windsor.


Miss Hall's School: George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy, "Nice Work if You Can Get It." 2 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.

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