Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vt., March 10-16


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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, March 10, 6 p.m. Monthly meeting of Auxiliary Unit 69, Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m. Monthly meeting of Squadron 69, Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m. Breakfast, Sunday, March 13, 8 to 10 a.m. $5; seniors 65 and older, free. Information: 802-375-6157. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.

Bartholomew's Cobble: "Smartphone Photography." Sunday, March 13, 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Members $15; non-members $20. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, Mass.

Berkshire Interfaith Organizing: Training on the Safe Driving Act. Monday, March 14, 1 to 4 p.m. . Information or to RSVP: 413-464-1804 or Si hablas español: o 413-854-3491. Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. Monday, March 14, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield, Mass. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.

High Hopes Farm Sugarhouse: Buffet breakfast. Saturday and Sunday, March 5 and 6, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1132 Huntington Road, Worthington, Mass.

Mass MoCA: High Mud Comedy Fest. March 11 and 12. Featuring Tig Notaro, Sean Patton, Ophira Eisenberg, Dave Hill, and more, including local comedians. Schedule at Two-day festival passes are $32 for students, $42 advance, $55 day of, and $75 preferred. Tickets and information: 413-662-2111, ext. 1, or the box office, Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.


Norman Rockwell Museum: Art talk, "Norman Rockwell in Detail," Friday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m. "Vincent van Gogh: A Portrait by the Postman Roulin," Saturday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. Admission: Free for museum members or with regular museum admission. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass. Preview cocktail party for new exhibition, "Mad for Mac!" Wednesday, March 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hotel On North, Pittsfield, Mass. Information:

Old Chatham Country Store Café Gallery: Reception for "The Bristlecone Project" photo exhibit by clinical psychologist and photographer Dr. David Lisak. Saturday, March 12, 4 to 6 p.m. An awareness campaign of 1in6, a national non-profit organization offering resources and information to men have been sexually abused as children. Village Square, Old Chatham, N.Y.

Williams College Museum of Art: Opening celebration for "Not Theories but Revelations:" The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer," Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m. Free. Curator's Insights, Tuesday, March 15, at noon. Free. Tour WCMA with Williams students, Thursday, March 10, 4:30 p.m. Free. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown, Mass.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Bolshoi Ballet in HD "Spartacus." Sunday, March 13, at 12:40 p.m. Pre-broadcast talk by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Director of Preservation Norton Owen at 1 p.m. Tickets: $17; box Office, 413.528.0100 or 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.


Darrow School: Screening the 2015 film, "Most Likely to Succeed," Friday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. The history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of "the traditional school model" in today's world. Free. RSVP: 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Mass MoCA: Third installment of the annual documentary series, "Love is Complicated" — "Love Marriage in Kabul." Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 students and members, $9 general admission; at box office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, 413-662-2111, ext. 1 during box office hours or Marshall Street, North Adams, Mass.

Project Native: 6th Annual Environmental Film Festival. Feature and short films on a range of current environmental topics. Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m., "Embracing the Greatest Challenge of Our Time." Free. Saturday, March 13, 7 p.m., two short films, "Joanna Macy and the Great Turning" and "The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism and Community," followed by a panel discussion. Free. Tickets: 413-528-0100. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass. Sunday, March 14 — 10 a.m., "Doeville"; 10:30 a.m., Gambling on Extinction; 11:50 a.m. People & Nature (series of shorts); 1:25 p.m. "Overburden"; 3 p.m., Whistleblowers (series of shorts); 5 p.m., "Unbranded" "screening with "Nature Rx"; 7:15 p.m., "Return of the River," screening with "The Important Places." Tickets: Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. Friday, March 11, 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. (first, second, and third Friday of each month)


Columbia County Historical Society: 19th-century American builder Barnabas Waterman, "A Tale of Two Houses: Two Centuries of Change at the Bronson & Vanderpoel Houses," a lecture by Peter Watson. Saturday, March 12, at 5 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15 members, $20 non-members. The School (Jack Shainman Gallery), 25 Broad St., Kinderhook, N.Y.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." Thursday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. Elia Del Molino, program manager at the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, "Roads and Wildlife: Reducing Human Impacts on Habitat Connectivity." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams, Mass.


Chatham Bookstore: Berkshires poet Patty Crane reads from and discusses her book, "Bright Scythe: Selected Poems by Tomas Tranströmer," Swedish poet and Nobel laureate. Saturday, March 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follow. Refreshments. Information: 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


Berkshire Theatre Group: Progressive alternative band, The Receiver, Thursday, March 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 the day of show; 413-997-4444 or The Garage, 111 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.

Hubbard Hall: "Bob Warren; Songs and Singers," Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20 general admission, $10 students; or 518-677-2495, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Marketplace Café Sheffield: Live Music Sunday — Mary Ann Palermo, Sunday, March 13, 18 Elm Court, Sheffield, Mass.

Oldcastle Theatre: France and Far a-Field Concert Series — "French Bouquet," L'Ensemble in residence. Sunday, March 13, at 3 p.m. Music of Saint-Saens, Ravel, Chausson, Franck and Allen Shawn. Tickets: 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt.

OMI International Arts Center: Hyperpianist Denman Maroney. Saturday, March 12, at 7 p.m. Reception featuring Joto Sake and light fare follows. Free. Visitors Center & Gallery, 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Sage City Symphony: Annual Youth Concert. Sunday, March 13, at 4 p.m. Free. Information: Greenwall Auditorium in the VAPA building on the campus of Bennington College, Bennington, Vt.

Ventfort Hall: Shamrock Tea & Concert, Sunday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. Rocks and Water to perform. Seating is limited. Reservations: $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event; or 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

Williams College: '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Series — "A Marvelous Order," an opera about urban planner Robert Moses and journalist Jane Jacobs. Saturday, March 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10, $3 students; at the box office, Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p m., or 413-597-2425. '62 Center MainStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.


Williams College: Samuel Beckett's "Endgame." Thursday to Saturday, March 10 to 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $3; at the box office, Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p m., or 413-597-2425. Information: '62 Center's CenterStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, Mass.


The Mount: "Writers in the House," Monday, March 14, at 3:30 p.m. Panel discussion with The Mount's 2016 Writers-in-Residence. Presented as part of the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers. Free. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass..


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