Things to do in the Berkshires and Southern Vt., March 3-9


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American Legion Post 69: Monthly meeting. Thursday, March 3, 7 p.m. EBoard meeting immediately follows. Information: 802-375-6157. 54 Legion Road, Arlington, Vt.

Berkshire Career Fair: Hosted by 1Berkshire and the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. Thursday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Information: Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield, Mass.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. Monday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton, Mass. Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Everett Regional School, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.

Boy Scout Troop 8 of Pittsfield: Annual Pizza Playoff. Saturday, March 5, 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets at the door: $8 per adult and $6 for seniors and under 12, (free under 5). St. Charles Church Hall, 89 Briggs Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

Community ReStart: Annual membership meeting. Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m. Information: 413-445-4700 or Berkshire Athenaeum, second floor, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

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.

MCLA Gallery 51: Opening reception for exhibition of artwork by Karen Moss, "What's Next?" Thursday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Free. On view through April 24. 51 Main St., North Adams, Mass.


Berkshire Art Association: 2016 BAA College Fellowship Show awards reception. Friday, March 4, 5 to 8 p.m. Work of 18 student artists. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening Friday, March 4, 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield, Mass. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Art talk, "The Teachings of Harvey Dunn." Saturday, March 5, 5:30 p.m. George Fernandez, associate professor and Visual Communications chairman at SUNY Farmingdale. Admission: Free for museum members or with regular museum admission. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge, Mass.


Images Cinema: "100 Years of Images: 'Little Miss Sunshine.'" Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Skype Q&A with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. 50 Spring St., Williamstown, Mass.

Mass MoCA: Alloy Orchestra's Ken Winokur, new film and live music project, "Psychedelic Cinema," which revitalizes cult filmmaker Ken Brown's Super 8 films from the late 1960s (once used as light shows for Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and Sly Stone). Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m. Tickets: $5 for members, $10 for students, $16 in advance, $22 day of, and $28 preferred; available at box office on Marshall Street, 413-662-2111 or at North Adams, Mass.

Music in Common: "From Madness to Music," short documentary film. Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: "Sweet Dreams." Saturday, March 5, 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.


Austen Riggs Center: Jack Drescher, M.D., "From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories." Saturday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration at 9 a.m. Fee: $20 for WMAAPP members, $25 for non-members, and free for students with ID. Information or to register online: 25 Main St., Stockbridge, Mass.

Hildene: First in four-part series, "The Battenkill Valley: Reading the Natural Landscape" with Burr and Burton Science Department Chairman Dave Curtis. Saturday, March 5, at 10 a.m. Admission: $5; Hildene members, free. Information:, or 802-367-7960. Beckwith Room, 1005 Hildene Road, Manchester, Vt.

Hubbard Hall: Curiosity Forum — "Engineered Wood," a presentation by Sue Van Hook. Sunday, March 6, 2 p.m. Information: 518-677-2495 or Free. Freight Depot, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall: "Snow Crash: Lenox's True Story of Ethan Frome." Saturday, March 5, 3:30 p.m. Victorian tea and talk by local historian and author Cornelia Brooke Gilder. Reservations: Advance, $22; day of, $27, 104 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Met Opera Live in HD production of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut." Saturday, March 5, 1 p.m. Pre-broadcast lecture by Scott Eyerly, 11 a.m. Tickets: $18 to $25. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.

Monument Mountain Regional High School: Pops Concert. Friday, March 4, at 8 p.m. $12 general admission. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, Mass.


Berkshire Knapsackers: Thunderbolt Ski Race Outing, Mount Greylock, Adams, Mass. B.3.C. Saturday, March 5. Combination of snowshoeing and ski race festivities on the Thunderbolt and various trails, depending on conditions. Meet: Greylock Glen parking area, Gould Road. Information: 413-281-3303 or


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, "A Doll's House." Thursday through Saturday, March 3 to 5, 8 p.m.; Saturday matinee, 2 p.m. Tickets: $2 to $12, or at the door. Venable Hall, 375 Church St., North Adams, Mass.


Berkshire Festival of Women Writers: Butterfly Leadership Circle, aimed at developing young women's potential as writers, public speakers and creative leaders. Sunday, March 6, 2 to 5 p.m. Topic; "Coping with Distraction and Stress." Open to ages 13 to 18. Cost: $60, partial scholarships are available. Applications and information: Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, Mass.


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