Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Feb. 18-24


About Town

Williamstown League of Women Voters: Annual Susan B. Anthony dinner. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. Speaker: Magnus Bernhardsson, Williams College professor of history and Middle Eastern specialist, "What is ISIS? What does it want?" Cost: $30, payable at the door. To make a reservation and select a dinner entree: 413-458-5773. Williams Inn, Williamstown, Mass.


Chatham Bookstore: Reception for an exhibit of oil paintings by artist John T. Kelly, "Snowscapes," Friday, Feb. 19, at 5 p.m. A conversation with the artist at 5:30 p.m. On view through April 3. Information; 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


Berkshire Ballroom: "Love is in the Air" ballroom-social dance. Saturday, Feb. 20. Bachata dance lesson, 7 p.m.; general dancing, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission: $10 for USA Dance members, $15 guests, $5 school or college students. Information or directions: Masonic Hall, 116 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: Documentary filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe '98 will screen his award-winning film "(T)ERROR," followed by informal discussion and reception. Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. Free, but registration required; Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Warren Miller's "Chasing Shadows" (2015). The film follows members of the U.S. freestyle ski team. General admission tickets: $15, $10 for Ski Butternut and Catamount season pass holders and Mahaiwe members (for discount call 413-528-0100.) 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. Friday, Feb. 19, 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.

Lenox Library: Kids' Food Adventures with the Nutrition Center. Thursday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. Hands-on cooking skills, kitchen safety, how to prepare balanced meals, local food production as well as concepts from math, science, geography, language arts and cultural awareness for children Pre-k through 12. Registration required, 413-637-0197. 18 Main St., Lenox, Mass.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Drop In On Art!" Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18 and 19, 1 to 4 p.m. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.

Spectrum Playhouse: "Kids' Movie Musicals!" a live performance featuring songs and dances from kid's favorite movies performed by Berkshire Children's Theatre, Thursday, Feb. 18,at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free for children younger than 3, $3 (ages 3 to 11) and $7 (ages 12 to adult). "Mambo and Nemonee," presented by Nutshell Playhouse. Friday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. Featuring masks, movement, live music and puppetry. Free, suggested donation $5. 40 Main St., Suite 1, Lee, Mass.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture: Dr. Bernard Lafayette Jr., Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Free. Daniel Arts Center. Panel discussion, "Pesticides and Permaculture: Traditional and Alternative Models of Farming," Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m., Lecture Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." Thursday, 5:30 p.m. "What to Do When There Are Too Many Deer in the Suburbs" by Allen Rutberg, research assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy. Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams, Mass.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Four Freedoms Forum series, "Business as Usual? Unraveling Presidential Politics." Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Free. Talk with political illustrator Steve Brodner. Friday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. A look at the American presidency. Reception follows. Free with regular museum admission. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: Lean In to Love. Sunday, Feb. 21, 3 to 5 p.m. Drop-in gathering for women writers at any stage of their writing journey. The theme is "Love!" Bring a short piece to share (500 words max) and come prepared to write to a short prompt together. Shaker Dam Coffeehouse and Stanmeyer Gallery, 2 Main St., West Stockbridge, Mass.


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. Sunday, Feb. 21, 3 p.m. Free. Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Mass MoCA: Brooklyn vocalist Jason Walker. Saturday, Feb. 20 at 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, Mass.


Bartholomew's Cobble Winter Vacation Week: Flying Deer at the Cobble. Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18 and 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nature adventures, plus hands-on skills and community-building activities. For children 7 to 13. Member: $60 per day, $110 both days; non-member $70 per day, $120 both days. Full Moon Hike & Pizza, Saturday, Feb 20, 5 to 7 p.m. Member: $5; non-member $10. Sheffield, Mass.

Berkshire Knapsackers: Pittsfield State Forest. B.3.C. Saturday, Feb. 20. Ski or snowshoe 5 to 6 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 Reservation: Brew Moon Ski & Snowshoe. Saturday, Feb. 20, 7 to 9 p.m. Wine and beer tasting, hot cider and teas. Ski and snowshoe rentals available. Beginners welcome. Reservations encouraged, 413-684-0148 or Cost: Member, $10; non-member, $20. Paintball Biathlon, Sunday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Race categories for kids, high school, youth and adults. Race on skis or snowshoes. Bill Koch League Youth, $10; Trustees member, $15; family max, $45. Non-member, $25; family max, $75. Admission includes trail pass for the day. Route 9 Windsor, Mass.


Berkshire Theatre Group: Laugh Lounge Series, comedian, Ben Kronberg. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. at The Garage. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 the day of at the Colonial ticket office, 413-997-4444 or 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Oldcastle Theatre Co.: "An Evening with Chris Kimball," popular magazine editor, TV personality, and New York Daily News columnist. Friday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Oldcastle. Information or tickets: or 802-447-0564. 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

Williams College: "Stuck Upstairs," first-person experience of depression through an ethnographic and theatrical lens. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 18 to 20, at 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, Mass.


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