The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 24


16th Annual Fat Bastard:
Memorial Poker Run snowmobile ride, food, Chinese auction and more, 8 a.m., Hank's Camp, Central Shaft Road, Florida.

Berkshire Horseworks: Volunteer orientation, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 101 Patten Road, Richmond.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., games at 6:20 p.m., food available, St. Mark Church Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield. Information: 413-445-4506.

Breakfast: Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, and beverages; $6 adults, $3 kids under 12, under 3 free; 8 to 10:30 a.m., Becket Federated Church, Main Street, Becket.

First Congregational Church of Lee: Fundraising dinner of Dominican food to benefit Dominican Republic community center, $15-$5, 5 to 7 p.m., 25 Park Plaza, Lee. Tickets: 413-446-2201.

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.

Ioka Farm: Maple Time, activities in the Sugar House, ask the sugarmaker all your questions and sample maple products, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 3475 Hancock Road, Hancock.

Lee Volunteer Street Cleanup: Monthly cleanup, weather permitting, 1 to 3 p.m., meet at Lee Rotunda near the post office, Frank P. Consolati Way, Lee. Phone Valerie 802-272-6195 or Uli at 413-329-3514 to confirm.

Mildred Elley's House: Open house, discover career programs, learn about financial aid, take a campus tour, 10 a.m. to noon, 100 West St., Pittsfield.

The Roe Jan Valley Broadband Forum: Learn about the status of the high speed broadband internet upgrade, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Copake Town Hall, 230 Mountain View Road, Copake, N.Y. Register:

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted, Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road, Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Thunderfest: Local vendors, chowder competition, live music, campfire and more, noon to 5 p.m., Adams Visitors Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams.

West Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee: Caucus to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, 10:30 a.m., West Stockbridge Town Offices Community Room, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Windsor Democratic Committee: Caucus to elect one delegate and one alternate to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, 10 a.m., Windsor Town Hall, 1890 MA-9, Windsor.


Berkshire Museum:
Pop Up Dance with UMass Amherst, with admission, 1:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9:30 to 10 a.m.; beginners, 10 to 11 a.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.


Lee Library: "
Wonder," 11 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.


Berkshire Athenaeum:
Mini golf classic, $5-$2, kids under 12 free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: Ten Days of Play, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Starlab Plantarium, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Berkshire Children's Theatre presents "Cinderella," $15-$8 includes admission, 11 a.m.; Chow Time, discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m.; Kitchen Ka-boom, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Berkshire Scenic Railway Musuem: Thunderfest Winter Festival snow trains, $12, departing at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 4 p.m., Adams Station, 3 Hoosac St., Adams.

Knights of Columbus: Free Throw Championship for children ages 9 to 14, 1 p.m., St. Peter's Center, 16 Russell St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 4 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Steven Johnson's Magic Variety Show, 11 a.m., 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Chatham Public Library: Jana Laiz will discuss her book "A Free Woman on God's Earth," 3:30 p.m., 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, N.Y.

Mason Library: Book talk and discussion with Diane Barth, "I Know How You Feel," 1 to 2 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.


Close Encounters with Music:
"Voice of the Baroque — A Close EnCountertenor!" 2017 Met audition winner Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen performs English songs with pianist Michele Levin, Cellist Yehuda Hanani plays Bach, $38, $15 students, 6 p.m., St. James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. Tickets: 800-843-07788 or

Memory Lane Variety Show:
Musical Memories with Doo Wop Beat, $15, $25 for two, 2 and 7 p.m., Berkshire Community College's Robert Boland Theater, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.


ount Greylock State Reservation: Discover Greylock Exploration Station, explore the many cultural and natural features that reveal the fascinating story of Mount Greylock, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Rockachusetts presentation on glacial stones, 1 to 2 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Notchview Reservation: $5 Race Series, Loppet 20K Classic; if no snow, race turns into trail-running race, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Brew Moon: Moonlight Ski & Snowshoe, $15, $9 members, 7 to 9 p.m., 83 Old Route 9, Windsor.

Toole Wildlife Preserve: Snowshoe hike, meet at 10 a.m. in the parking lot behind the Hampton Inn and Suites, Route 7, Lenox.

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