Today's Calendar




The Emporium

Opening Reception for "Winter Eclectic Mix" featuring Susan Geller, various photographs, Sherry Steiner’s "Trashy Novel" series and Deborah Hanson-Greene’s beautiful Turban squash series and other watercolors. 4-6 p.m. with wine and cheese. 319 Main St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-1660.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Great Americans: Abraham Lincoln Remembers. Meet President Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by actor Phil Jessen. A reception and refreshments will follow. Program for adults. 5 p.m., Stockbridge.

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Special complete showing of a series of oil paintings by artist Leo Mazzeo, "Inspection and Introspection Redux." 5-7 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. COMMUNITY

’Anonymous’ Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Hot Chocolate Saturdays! Join the fun winter programs, snowshoe hikes, and catching up with friends and neighbors. Each Saturday you can join the crowd by grabbing some snowshoes, getting some fresh air and exercise, and then chatting over a cup of hot chocolate in the Cobble’s Visitor Center. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sheffield.

Bennington Museum

Community Day: Free admission for everyone, family-friendly activities and the unveiling of several new exhibits. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Bennington, VT.

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show, Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex. (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Chess Night

Presented by the "Soldier On" program, all welcome, 7 p.m., main dining room, 360 West Housatonic St., Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: Willie Ledbetter, (413) 822-8530 or 236-5644.

Dewey Hall

Crafter’s Stash/Antiques: coffeetables & vintage jewelry sale. Free admission. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sheffield.

Food Pantry

Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-5644.

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Christmas decorations 50% off; Winter coats, pants, jackets and pant suits. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

The Meat Market

Nothing say’s "I love you" like treating yourself, or that special someone, to a pig roast. At 7 p.m., join the rest of the meat eaters at the "Lonely Heart’s Pig Roast." A cash bar will also be available to drown your sorrows. Information call (413) 528-2022 or visit Great Barrington.

Repair Cafe

Bring in items to get repaired for free. 1 to 5 p.m., located in the basement of St. Stephen’s Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.


Family-friendly, day-long downtown event features ice sculpting, pony rides, a fun run/walk, chowder tasting, hot cocoa, horse drawn wagon rides, and more. Festivities wrap up at the North Adams Skating Rink. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., downtown North Adams.


Valentine’s Day Dance

This dance is a USA Dance chapter event featuring smooth, Latin and swing dances. Music provided by Paul & Louise Guiliano. 7 p.m., 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Williams College

Club Zambezi Dance Party. Led by Artist-in-Residence in African Music Performance Tendai Muparutsa, this group promises to heat up the dance floor. 2 p.m. in the Greylock Dinning Hall, Williamstown. Free.


Images Cinema

Oscar Nominated Shorts. Features Documentaries at 10:30 a.m., Animation at 12:30 p.m., and Live Action at 2:30 p.m. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

The Linda

Women with Voices presents: "Unhappily Never After" which tells the story of one woman’s troubled relationship with her daughter and the men in both their lives. Tickets or information call (518) 505-1213 or email 2 p.m., 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY.

The Mahaiwe

Showing of the 1942-classic, "Casablanca." 7 p.m., Great Barrington.


Dalton CRA

Abs, Arms & Tush, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Flex and Flow Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Healing Rhythms

Cardio Strength Fusion, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Slow Flow Yoga, 8:45-10:15 a.m.; 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Hilltop Orchards

Cross-Country Ski Sprint Race. The course is run on Hilltop’s three established loops Riesling Run, Johnny Mash, and Perrys Peak. Registration opens at 9 a.m., race begins at 10 a.m. Information visit 508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets from 11:30 to 12:30, Fairview Hospital, fourth floor, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington.


Pilates Mat Class, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Berkshire Physical Therapy, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 358-1007.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Tabata, 8-8:45 a.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m.; Mid-Morning Cycle, 10-10:45 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, 10:30 a.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

For health and relaxation, adaptable for all ages and almost any stage of health practice, free for returning soldiers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information/registration: Sherilyn Mindermann, (413) 446-1791.


Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse: 10 Days of Play, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; "Museum Adventures," geared toward children 18 months to 3 years, playtime, songs, stories and scavenger hunt, 11 a.m.; "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Boys and Girls Club

County wide Valentine’s Dance. The Boys and Girls Club Senior Leaders’ program is hosting this event for our school age children with disabilities of Berkshire County, along with their "Best Buddies" or friends. Parents are also welcome to attend. 7 to 9 p.m., doors open at 6:45 p.m., 16 Melville St., Pittsfield. Information (413) 448-8258, ext. 27.

New Lebanon Library

Paws-to-Read: Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. 9 a.m., call to register. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

OMI Visitor’s Center

"Kid to Kid," a free film screening and pen pal event. Film will be "Water, Ice, Snow" with a five-minute short to follow that introduces Rwandan students participating in the next I AM: Rwanda project. Children and families will learn how to communicate with the students as pen pals and assist in sponsoring them for the project. The afternoon will also feature music by Kilborne & Co. and refreshments will be provided by Guido’s Fresh Marketplace. 5 p.m., 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY.


Berkshire Botanical Garden

Bark and Buds: Winter Identification of Trees and Shrubs. To register, call (413) 298-3926 or visit 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.


Baba Louie’s

Ten-Fingered Jazz with the Roy Gerson Trio. Tickets available at Baba Louie’s and at 8 p.m., 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Colonial Theatre

Roomful of Blues, Popa Chubby, and George Boone Blues Band. 7:30 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 997-4444.


Sherri James Buxton to perform with Bob Shepard Trio a program called "Love Me or Leave Me." Free and open to the public. 2 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. (413) 499-1992.

Mass MoCA

Roots Reggae Revolutionary: Burning Spear. Immerse yourself in the Rastafarian spirit, with plenty of room to dance. 8 p.m. in the Hunter Center, North Adams.

Oldcastle Theatre

Gypsy Layne, the Berkshires’ first home-grown cabaret and burlesque troupe. Mature audiences only. 8:30 p.m., Bennington, VT.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Snowshoe or hike 4 to 5 miles in Taconic Trail State Park on the Sara Tenney and Hunter Family Loop Trails. Information call Leader Marion Grillon at (413) 663-8700 or email Williamstown.

Hilltop Orchards

Full Moon Snowshoe Trek & Bonfire. A guide will lead the group on a snowshoe trek of approximately 1-1.5 hours beginning at 6:30 p.m. A bonfire, wine tasting and live musical entertainment will immediately follow. Pre-registration required, limit to 60 hikers. 508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond. Call to register (413) 698-3301.

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center

Experience the deep, evergreen forest and trek to a spectacular icy rock gorge called "the Jambs." Learn how to ID evergreen trees in winter. Participants should wear warm, layered clothing, sturdy, waterproof boots and nylon pants. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., directions sent upon registration. Call (413) 584-3009. Windsor.


Old Castle Theatre

The Vermont Arts Exchange brings Gypsy Layne to the stage. Gypsy Layne’s hallmark of bawdy humor, live music, dynamic dance routines and cheeky sex appeal are prominently featured in their latest extravaganza. 8 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington, VT. Information visit or call (800) 838-3006.

Spectrum Playhouse

Nutshellapalooza, 11 a.m. Nutshell creates, produces and performs innovative, exciting and meaningful theater for young audiences. 20 Franklin St., Lee.

Ventfort Hall

"Gilding the Lily" presented by actress Susannah Melone. A Victorian tea will follow the performance. Reservations are recommended, call (413) 637-3206. 3:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield presents "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney. 7:30 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.



Barbara Prey Gallery

"The Magic of the Night: Barbara Ernst Prey" on display throughout the month of February. Features plein air paintings including a series of never before exhibited New England landscapes. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., 71 Spring St., Williamstown.

413 Glassworks

Needle felting workshop. Participants will learn the basics of needle felting and create their own needle felted owl. 1 to 3 p.m., reservations are required by calling (413) 443-4864. 37 Nobody’s Road, Route 8, Cheshire.

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown.


Adams Library

Susan B. Anthony’s ‘Scrappy Quilt’ Unveiled Birthday Celebration. 3 p.m., 92 Park St., Adams.

All You Can Eat Breakfast

Breakfast sponsored by the Order of the Eastern Star. Adults $7, under 10 $4. Special red velvet pancake. 8-11:30 a.m., Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams.

’Anonymous’ Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Berkshire Humane Society

Coffee Hour Speaking Series featuring Caitlin Quinn from the Animal Farm Foundation. Caitlin will present "Changing Perceptions about Pit Bull Dogs" and Ollie will also make an appearance! 2-4 p.m., free. Pittsfield. (413) 447-7878, ext. 28.


Biweekly breakfast for the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. 8-11 a.m. at the Legion Hall on Tunnel St., Readsboro, VT.

The Big E

Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show, Better Living Center, Young Building, Mallary Complex. Times and updates: or (413) 737-2443. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Father & Daughter Dance

Semi-formal event for fathers or father figures and their daughters of all ages. Dancing, door prizes, raffles, and various other prizes. Baked goods and beverages available. 6-9 p.m., Eagles Hall, North Adams.

Flying Deer Nature Center

Open house that features games and naturalist activities including bird bingo, a winter plant walk, wild edible tastings, exhibits and more. 2 to 5 p.m., New Lebanon, NY. Information visit or call (518) 794-6687.

Mill Pond

Sheffield Volunteer Hose Company No. 1 to hold inaugural ice fishing derby. Special division held for children. Registration from 6 to 9 a.m., fishing is from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sheffield Hose Comp will be selling coffee, breakfast sandwiches, lunch and drinks. Bow Wow Road, Sheffield.

Spectrum Playhouse

Open Mic Night with Joel Blumert & Robin O’Herin. 7 p.m., 20 Franklin St., Lee.


Itam Lodge

Dance to the music of Champagne Jam, 7 p.m. Pontoosac Lake, Pittsfield.


Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Tournees French Film Festival: Deux de la Vague/Two in the Wave. 4 p.m., in the Lecture Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Whitney Center for the Arts

"10 Questions for the Dalai Lama," time to be announced. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Community yoga classes. Connect with the kula or local community through yoga. 4:30-5:45 p.m., 189 Beaver St., North Adams.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-centered yoga flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m.; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.


American Legion Hall

Free children’s comedy magic show featuring "Joey the Clown." Each child will receive a balloon animal and a chance to talk to Joey. This event is a fundraiser benefiting the VFW Post 448’s numerous veteran and community projects. 2 to 3:45 p.m., 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse: 10 Days of Play, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; "Museum Adventures," geared toward children 18 months to 3 years, playtime, songs, stories and scavenger hunt, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Pittsfield YMCA

Storytime Ballet, ages 18 to 36 months, 10-10:45 a.m.; Hip-Hop, introductory-level, which provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun filled and vibrant class environment, 1-1:45 p.m.; Ballet I & II, for ages 3-kindergarten, focuses on less traditional barre work and more independent movement, 11-11:45 a.m.; Ballet II & III, for grades 1-8, begins to incorporate the less traditional to traditional barre work and independent movement, 12-12:45 p.m., Serious About Sports, ages 8-13, 1-4 p.m.; 292 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 499-7650, ext. 13.


Dewey Memorial Hall

The 16th annual winter lecture featuring the historic barns of New England. A trio of experts will discuss how to identify, document, restore and preserve historic barns in the Berkshires. 1:30 p.m., Sheffield.

Lenox Library

Talks on astronomy: "Transits of Venus" by Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff. 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Wedgewood Stable/Wirtes Farm

Equus Therapeutic to present "Why Horses?" with speaker Beth Timlege. The presentation will consist of a slide show and discussion on the benefits of therapeutic riding and other equine-assisted therapies, followed by a demonstration. 10 a.m. to noon, 706 North Main St., Lanesborough.



Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.



The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 2 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit


Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.


Berkshire Bach Society

Annual Organ Concert, "Bach Echoing Through the Centuries" with Heinrich Christensen. 4 p.m., First Church, 27 East St., Pittsfield.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

Lichtenstein Center

"Mostly Jazz" jam session, for musicians of all ages and abilities (except beginners) to play jazz, meet other musicians and socialize, from 3 to 5 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: Art Niedeck, (413) 442-2665.

Oldcastle Theatre

L’Ensemble’s second winter concert featuring violinist Dale Stuckenbruck and pianist Heawon Kim. 3 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington, VT.

Starving Artist Creperie

Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

UMASS Amherst

Faculty Recital: "One Last Time: Familiar Faces/New Beginnings" featuring Laura Klock, Lynn Klock and Salvatore Macchia. Premieres by Macchia & Marcin Bela. 4 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall, Amherst.

Union College

Stefan Jackiw, violin, and Anna Polonsky, piano. 3 p.m., Schenectady, NY. Information visit

Williams College

Berkshire Symphony Soloist Recital, 8 p.m. at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Pittsfield State Forest Cross Country ski trails on the lower terrain including bicycle trails. Information call Leader Kathy Lee at (413) 443-9562. Pittsfield.

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to Olivia Daly, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.


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