RECESS | Things to do this week: Design at Google Doodle, see a space film, play with oobleck

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"Pittsfield Parenting with Positive Discipline" is a free 8-week parenting series coordinated through The Family Center and Childcare of the Berkshires. The classes run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting this week, and continuing through April 18, at the First Baptist Church, 88 South St., in Pittsfield. It includes a free weekly meal for parents and children; free on-site child care and transportation, if needed.

The program is designed for families with children ages 2-6 years old. Parents will learn how to teach their children to develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation and problem solving skills. Registration is required and can be done by calling 413-664-4821.

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Students in grades K-12 are invited to take part in the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest, and create an uplifting doodle that tells the world "What inspires me." From crayons to clay, graphic design, or even food, young artists can utilize any materials to bring their creation to life. Like all Google Doodles, each doodle must incorporate the letters G-o-o-g-l-e.

One national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for their school or nonprofit organization, and a behind-the-scenes experience with the Doodle team to transform their Doodle into an interactive experience on This Friday, March 2, is the deadline to submit a design via:

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As part of its "Look Up" series of community astronomy programs, the North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St., will offer a free, public screening of the 1995 PG-rated film, "Apollo 13," at 5:30 p.m., this Thursday, March 1. The film runs for two hours, 20 minutes. Info: 413-662-3133 or

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The "WeeMuse: Art Lab" series at the Berkshire Museum will present a special morning of art-making this Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m., inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss book, "Bartholomew and the Oobleck." The museum is located at 39 South St., in Pittsfield. The program is included with regular admission ($6-$13; free for children age 3 and under). Info: or 413-443-7171.

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Berkshire County college art majors are invited to apply for the 2018 juried Berkshire Art Association Fellowship Show. Up to $5,000 in prizes will be awarded to college art majors whose work is selected. Thursday, March 1, is the deadline to submit an application online via

The Fellowship is open to Berkshire County residents enrolled as art majors at any college in the country, as well as to non-residents majoring in art at local institutions, including Berkshire Community College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Williams College, and Bard College at Simon's Rock.

The show will run from April 6-28, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., in Pittsfield. The Awards Reception will be held from 5-8 p.m., on April 6, during First Fridays Artswalk. Additional info: or email


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