The Berkshires Calender for Feb. 16
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.
Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Dragonfly," 16x20-inch canvas, three- hour instructor-led class. 6 to 9 p.m. $35, all materials and instruction included. Reservations required, 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Lower Level, Pittsfield.
Becket Democratic Town Committee: Meeting. 6:30 p.m. All residents welcome. Town Hall, 557 Main St., Becket.
Marty's T-Ball: Registration 6 to 8 p.m. 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.
Milne Public Library: Knitting in the Afternoon, a knitting group with group coordinator Carole Thompson. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Information: 413-458-5369. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.
Pittsfield Green Drinks: Starting at 5:15 p.m.; talk at 6:30 p.m. Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. Location changes, call Jane, 413-230-7321.
Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. Noon. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org. First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 906 Main St., Williamstown.
Rental Housing Association: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m.; optional dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $22. Guest speakers: Representatives from the Pittsfield fire, health and building inspectors offices . To attend or to join RHABC: 413-499-1330. Zucchini's Restaurant, North Street, Pittsfield
Tuesday Club: "Home is Where the Heart Is" with Bobbie Orsi, director of community relations for Home Instead Senior Care. 2 p.m. Active aging in your home; how to stay out of the hospital and take care of yourself. Stockbridge Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.
Health & Fitness
Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.
Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: email@example.com or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.
Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. Records and Burpee Zoo Show, 1:30 p.m. Meet live animals and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets. $15 adult, $8 child; museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children 3 and younger, free. 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Mini members club orientation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Structured co-ed program for younger members (kindergarten to 2nd grade). Free; pre-registration required. Lunch provided. Public skate. 1 to 2 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. Drop-in open swim program for club members, 3rd grade and up. 1-3 p.m. Free, bring membership card with you. Club Olympics for members, free. Puppet making, 3 to 5 p.m. For 3rd through 8th grade; must be a member. Fee: $5. Caterpillar Cupcakes baking class, 1 to 3 p.m. Must have club membership. Fee: $5. 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.
Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.
Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.
CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.
Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.
Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.
Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385.
Lenox Community Center: Henry the Juggler. 1 p.m. Information: HenryLappen.com. Ballroom, 65 Walker Street, Lenox,
Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
New Lebanon Library: Bing for Kids. 1 p.m. Bingo, prozes, and fun for kids aged 5 to 12. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m. Science is Everywhere! Drop-in activities, 1 to 4 p.m. Suitable for ages 8 and older (ages 9 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Snap Circuits, LEGOs, 3-D puzzles, marble runs, and building with simple machines. 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.
West Stockbridge Public Library: Chinese New Year Storytime. 11 a.m. Lauren Losaw of Shaker Mill Books celebrates "The Year of the Monkey" with songs and stories. Information: 413-232-0308. 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.
Williams College: Alison Case, professor of English, will read from her novel, "Nelly Dean" and Paul Park, a lecturer in the English Department, will read from his most recent work, "Other Stories" and "All Those Vanished Engines," 4 p.m. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown.
Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.
Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.
Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.
Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.
Williams College: Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition. 6 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.
Mount Greylock State Reservation: Animal Detectives. 11 a.m. Learn how to identify animals by their tracks in the snow. Free. Wear sturdy footwear; bring snack and drinking water. Rain cancels. Information: 413-499-4262.Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Laneassborough.
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