Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Feb. 11-17


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American Legion Post 69: Monthly joint meeting of American Legion Post 69, Sons Squadron 69 and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, Thursday, Feb. 11, 6 p.m. Monthly meeting of Auxiliary Unit 69, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Monthly meeting of Squadron 69, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Breakfast, Sunday, Feb. 14, 8 to 10 a.m. $5; seniors 65 and older, free. Information: 802-375-6157. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market: KID10. Ten-plus kids become vendors at our next Winter Farmers Market. Saturday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking. Handicap-accessible. The Lighthouse of the Boys and Girls Club, Melville Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Tuesday Club: Bobbie Orsi, director of community relations for Home Instead Senior Care, will discuss active aging in your home. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2 p.m. Stockbridge Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.


Mass MoCA: Reception for "Richard Nonas: The Man in the Empty Space," Saturday, Feb. 13, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Information: 413-662-2111, ext. 1 or Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Living Art History, "Georgia O'Keeffe: Portrait of the Artist," performed by actress Colleen Webster. Saturday, Feb. 13, at 5:30 p.m. "Art in Motion: Drawing in the Galleries" with Pat O'Donnell, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 to 4 p.m. "Politics and Romance? Norman Rockwell's Presidents and Valentines," a talk and brunch with Tom Daly, the museum's curator of education, Sunday, Feb. 14, starting at 11 a.m. Admission: $20, $15 for museum members; includes museum admission. "Drop In On Art!" Monday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 19,1 to 4 p.m. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

Williams College Museum of Art: Opening celebration: "Both Sides Now," Thursday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. "Write a Love Letter to a Work of Art," Friday, Feb. 12, through Sunday, Feb. 14. Pick up a paper heart and profess your love for your favorite work on view. Sew-In with Lexa and Dan Walsh, Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Join in sewing an over-sized stitch sampler. Information: 413-597-2429. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown.


Jacob's Pillow: Exclusive Mass MoCA engagement, "This Left Page Intentionally Blank." Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, at noon and 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 in addition to the gallery admission fee. Tickets: 413-662-2111, ext. 1. Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.


Chatham Film Club: Screening of "Ellsworth Kelly: Fragments." Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m. A reception at Cady Hall, across the street from the theater, immediately following the screening. Free. Information: 48 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

Congregation Knesset Israel: Jewish Federation of the Berkshires' Connecting with Community series screening of "Paper Clips." Thursday, Feb. 11, 10:45 a.m. Free. Information: 413-442-4360, Ext. 15. 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, Mass.

Images Cinema: Oscar-Nominated Shorts — Animation. Saturday, Feb. 13, at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. Spring Street, Williamstown.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Screening of "Roman Holiday" (1953) starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. Sunday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets: $7 (general admission). Information and tickets: 413-528-0100 or 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Marketplace Cafe Sheffield: Wednesday Night Movie — "An Extremely Goofy Movie." Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5 p.m. Free. 18 Elm Court, Sheffield, Mass.

The Mount: Stories She Loved: "Stories She Loved: Jane Eyre." Sunday, Feb. 14, at 3 p.m. Classic story by Charlotte Brontë. Tickets: General $10; Mount members $8; 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: Screening of "The Loving Story," Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Potluck at 6 p.m. Free. Refreshments and a moderated discussion follow. Information: 518-766-2992. Directions: Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. Friday, Feb. 5, 6-8:30 p.m. An evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost: $5. Financial assistance is available. Information: 413-499-7650 or at Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St.

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires: February Art Camp, "Exquisite Corpse with Clay and Print." Ages 5 to 12. Feb. 15 to 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Register: 413-298-5252, ext. 100. Citizens' Hall, Stockbridge, with Jared Gelormino & Lucie Castaldo and exPRESS Gallery, North Adams, Masss.


Berkshire Botanical garden: Winter lecture, "Creating Your Own Gardening Style" with Anna Pavord, former editor of Gardens Illustrated and bestselling author of "The Tulip." Saturday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. Cost: $45 for non-members, $35 for members. Information: Monument Mountain High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Sheffield Historical Society: "The History of Water Fowling and the Art of the Decoy" with Ken Schopp. Friday, Feb. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Free. Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.

Ventfort Hall: Tea & Talk, "Chocolate! From Bean to Bar" with food historian Francine Segan. Saturday, Feb. 13, at 3:30 p.m. Segan will lead a tasting of fine chocolate, guiding her audience on how to train the palate for the various types. Reservations: $22 in advance, $27 day of the event; 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.


The Chatham Bookstore: Husband-and-wife team Al Roker and Deborah Roberts read and discuss their new book, "Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times." Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A will follow. Refreshments. Information: 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Public reading, "Fluid Beautiful Identities," by Boston's poet laureate, Danielle Legros Georges, a professor at Lesley University, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 p.m. MCLA's Center for Science and Innovation, room 121. Poetry reading, 7 p.m., in MCLA Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams. Both free.


'62 Center for Theatre and Dance: CenterSeries — Obie Award-winning playwright, actor and singer-songwriter Taylor Mac, "Decades Project," music of the 1770s, 1780s, and 1790s. Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10, $3 students. MainStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.

Mass MoCA: Beninese world music icon Angelique Kidjo. Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32 in advance, $30 for students (in advance), $39 day of, and $49 preferred; 413-662-2111, ext. 1 or Hunter Center, Marshall Avenue, North Adams, Mass.

Omi International Arts Center: Candlelight Concert: Nadje Noordhuis and James Shipp. Saturday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Members, free; not-yet members $10; 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Sage City Symphony: Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 4, in D Major by Arcangelo Corelli, Grande Duo for Cello and Double Bass, by Giovanni Bottesini, featuring soloists David Runnion on cello and Robert Zimmerman on bass, and Symphony no. 5 in C minor, opus 67 by Beethoven. Sunday, Feb. 14, at 4 p.m. Free. Greenwall Auditiorium in the VAPA Building on the Bennington College campus, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vt.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Spencertown Academy Concert Series, "Intentional Jazz." Saturday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. General admission, $20; students $10. Tickets and information: Tickets also at door. 790 Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Winter Wanderings at the Cobble: Herbs & Potions. Snowshoe hike, followed by hot cocoa and cider and program. Sunday, Feb. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Members $5, Kids free; non-members $10, kids free. Cost does not include the price of snowshoe rentals. Winter Vacation Week: "Elizabeth Freeman's Winter World," Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: Members $35; nonmembers $45. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or Sheffield, Mass.

Berkshire Knapsackers: Guilder Pond and Mount Everett, Mount Washington, Mass. C.3.C. Saturday, Feb. 13. Hike or snowshoe about 4.2 miles up the AT to the summit of Mount Everett, returning along the AT and around Guilder Pond. Information: 413-822-0778 or


Vermont Arts Exchange: Basement Music Series — Gypsy Layne. Friday, Feb. 12, and Saturday, Feb. 13, Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $22 at or or 800-838-3006; $26 at the door. Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.


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