The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 28



Carrie Haddad Gallery: Artist reception for exhibit featuring selections from the archives of five artists — Mark Beard, David Dew Bruner, Joseph Maresca, Harry Orlyk and Lionel Gilbert. 2 to 4 p.m. On view through April 3. Free. Information: 518-828-1915 or 622 Warren St. Hudson, N.Y.

Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Whimsical Tree," 16x20-inch canvas. 1:30 to 4 p.m. Instructor-led class, $35, all materials and instruction included. Reservations required; 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Lower Level, Pittsfield.

Hubbard Hall: Curiosity Forum — Leslie Parke, discussion in comparisons and interpretations of contemporary art. 2 p.m. Information: 518-677-2495 or Free. Freight Depot, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.


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.

Pickleball: Open sessions designed for seniors and adults. 9-11 a.m. Members, free; 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 storytelling basics for beginners, as well as more experienced tellers, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Open mic event featuring personal stories on the theme "My Hometown," 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to sign up for seven minute or shorter slots. 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.


Berkshire Humane Society: Sponsored by Berkshire Voters for Animals, "An Apology to Elephants." 3 p.m. Discussion, refreshments and raffle follow. Free. RSVP: or Barker Road, Pittsfield.


Solomon Wright Public Library: "North to 49! Armchair Travel" with Pownal residents Rose Pelletier and Sue Sweeney. 2 p.m. Sightseeing and exploration of the intercoastal waterway. Information: 802-823-5400. 97 Main St., Pownal, Vt.


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.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Winter Wandering at the Cobble: Snowshoe & Yoga. 2 to 4 p.m. Trustees member, $10; non-member, $20. Bring your own snowshoes or rent a pair: $5 for Trustees member, $7 for nonmember. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email 105 Weatogue Road, 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.

Nordic Race Series: Duathlon, hosted by Berkshire Trails Nordic Ski Club. 10 a.m. Trustees or Berkshire Trails member, $10; free if member of both. Non-member, $20. Ski conditions: or 413-684-0148. Information: Notchview Nordic Ski Center, Route 9, Windsor.

Sheffield Land Trust: Morning bird walks, 8 a.m. On-site and off-site walks; wear waterproof boots. To register (suggested but not required): 413)-229-0234, email or Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road. 18th Annual Winter Lecture slide show and panel discussion on birding, 1 p.m., at Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.


Barrington Stage Co.: New Play Festival, every 10 minutes a new play begins. 3 p.m. Tickets: 413-236-8888 or St. Germaine Stage, Sydell and Lee Blatt Center for the Performing Arts, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Mahaiwe Performimng Arts Center: The London's National Theatre in HD live broadcast of "As You Like It," Shakespeare's glorious comedy of love and change. 3 p.m. Tickets: $17. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA: "Aging Magician," work-in-progress music-theater contemplates the magic of ordinary life. 2 p.m. Tickets: $8 for students, $12 in advance, $18 day of, and $22 preferred; through the box office on Marshall Street, 413-662-2111 or North Adams.

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