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TODDLER STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts toddler story time for ages birth to 3 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. One or two stories will be read read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities as well.

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WINTER BIRDS PROGRAM FOR YOUTH
North Adams, 2 p.m.
Mariah from the Berkshire Natural Resources Council will join the North Adams Public Library on Tuesday for a reading of "Birds in Winter," accompanied by a lesson on what birds you might see during the cold months. Each child will make a bird feeder to take home. The lesson in geared toward first- through fourth-graders but any interested youth are welcome.

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STEM TIME AT THE FAMILY CENTER
North Adams, 12:15 p.m.
School Age STEM Time for Ages 5-8 from 2:15-3:15 and Preschool STEM Time Ages 2.5-5 from 3:30-4:30
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SARGENT LECTURE
Williamstown, 5:30 p.m.
Clark Art Institute Fellow Susan Sidlauskas presents the free lecture "John Singer Sargent and the Matter of Paint" in the auditorium, located in the Manton Research Center. Sidlauskas teaches the history and theory of modern art at Rutgers University, where she also co-directs a research seminar on the Medical Humanities at the Center for Cultural Analysis. She is at work on a study of the medical portrait.

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MOONLIGHT OWL AND WILDLIFE PROWL
Pittsfield, 6:30-8 p.m.
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road, offers a moonlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. Afterward, we’ll warm up with tea and hot cocoa. Dress for the weather. Snowshoes may be required depending on conditions; bring yours, or borrow ours. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children; registration is required at 413-637-0320.

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FREE PUBLIC SKATING
Pittsfield, 1-2:30 p.m.
The City of Pittsfield Recreation Program has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires for free public skating events. The first 100 people through the door will receive both free admission for skating and skate rental, if needed (limited size availability). The club is located at 16 Melville St.

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MOONLIT DRAGONFLY PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Connecticut, 6 p.m.
Let serenity and tranquility take over your canvas on FRI 2/22/19 6-8pm. Join us for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the David M. Hunt Library. You’ll learn how to paint this tranquil image of "Moonlit Dragonfly Pond" on a large 16x20 canvas. At David M Hunt Library, 63 Main St, Falls Village, CT. All painting materials, donation, and wine & cheese included for $35! Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/fri-22219-6pm-open-to-the-public-moonlit-dragonfly-pond-falls-village-ct or call (413) 205-8346.  
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PRESCHOOL STORY TIME
North Adams, 10:30 a.m.
The North Adams Public Library hosts preschool story time for ages 3 to 6 years old on the second floor; siblings are welcome. Several stories will be read, with time to share ideas and thoughts as well as a craft.

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DAD AND FAMILY BOWLING AND PIZZA
North Adams, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Dad and Family Bowling and Pizza: February 20, 2019 from 4:30-5:30 at Valley Park Bowling Dads and families are invited to join us for an hour of candle pin bowling and pizza!  Dads: bring your whole family or make it a fun time for just you & your child! FREE for Northern Berkshire families with children 8 years old and under.  Call to register, 413-664-4821.  Spots are limited!
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REIKI SHARE
Pittsfield, 6 to 8 p.m.
Join us in practicing and sharing your Reiki skills in a group setting.  Whether you have a Reiki practice or channel Reiki for your own needs, it is wonderful to share.  Come experience the joy of both giving and receiving this most compassionate gift with Reiki Master Teacher, Maureen Suriner.  Suggested donation $10 Cash, Check or Credit Cards Welcome RSVP to Maureen at (413) 315-1133 Center for Inner Wellness, 26 B Main Street, Chester, MA 01011 www.CFIwellness.com
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HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS HOLIDAY
North Adams, Noon-3 p.m.
A Harry Potter Hogwarts Holiday will be held at the North Adams Public Library. Kids can spend the afternoon traveling to Hogwarts Castle to celebrate all things Harry Potter. Activities, crafts and refreshments are provided; costumes are encouraged.

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NICE AND EASY TRAIL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.
Guided by a Park Naturalist, these easy-paced, two- to three-mile hikes are geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Hikes may include bird viewing, tree identification, or just a great opportunity to join other hiking enthusiasts. Be prepared for the weather; dress in warm layers and wear sturdy shoes; trekking poles, traction devices for boots or snowshoes are recommended. Bring water, a snack and binoculars. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. Inclement weather cancels. For more information call 413-499-4262.
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LEGO CLUB AT THE ADAMS LIBRARY
Adams, 4 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, February 21 from 4:00-5:00 for ages 3-8 years.  Parents and children can join us to create with LOTS of Legos. Families from any Northern Berkshire town may attend.  No need to register, just drop by!
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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS DINNER
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
The Williamstown League of Women Voters annually holds a dinner in honor of Susan B. Anthony. The speaker is Chris Gibson, former congressman, now teaching in the Leadership Studies program at Williams College. His talk is titled "E Pluribus Unum: Healing our Divided Country" and will be held at the Williams Inn. The cost is $35. For reservations contact Mary Lovvorn by email.

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JUNGLE JIM'S HARRY POTTER HOGWARTS ACADEMY TRAINING
North Adams, 2:30 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library will host a Jungle Jim's Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy Training, a fully-interactive program that will prepare participants to become wizards themselves. Professor Jungle-Flick teaches children how perform their own magic, play some Quidditch, and even learn Defense Against the Dark Arts. Best suited for children ages 5-11, though siblings are welcome.

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FINDING YOUR WAY IN WINTER
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade. Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark. Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a park interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information call 413-499-4262.
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LA VOZ DE TRES - VISITING ARTIST SERIES AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
La Voz de Tres blends infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions from Latin America, original compositions, and works from the great American songbook, creating a delightful and surprising improvisational texture. For this concert the trio of vocalist Natalia Bernal, pianist Mike Eckroth, and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis are joined by another longtime friend, composer, improviser, and multi-genre cellist, Eugene Friesen.    https://events.williams.edu/event/la-voz-de-tres-visiting-artist-series/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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MAKING TRACKS INVESTIGATION STATION
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ever wonder about the critters walking in your woods? Visit a fun natural history investigation station for the answers. Participants will explore some of the native wildlife that live at Mount Greylock with hands-on animal track displays and artifacts geared toward winter wildlife sign identification. Activities include track making, scavenger hunts, games and coloring crafts. This all-ages program is designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a park interpreter. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information call 413-499-4262.
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COINCIDANCE AT LENOX CONTRA WITH LISA AND MAGGIE
Lenox, 7:45 - 11:00 p.m.
This month's dance is on the FOURTH Saturday. Music by Coincidance - Tony Pisano (accordion), Josh Pisano (percussion), Eric Martin (fiddle and viola), Susan Creighton (keyboard), and Eric Buddington (fiddle), with callers Maggie McRae and Lisa Marchetti. Come join us contra dancing on Saturday nights in Lenox, Massachusetts in the Lenox Community Center, at 65 Walker Street. Experience the pleasure of dancing on a beautiful wood floor, in a high-ceiling second floor (handicap accessible) ballroom with a raised stage. Admission is $12 and $6 for students. New Dancers - 2nd dance free!    Dances begin with a 15 minute beginner introduction at 7:45 followed by dancing from 8:00 to 11:00. Refreshments are offered during the social break from dancing. All the dances are taught. Come alone or with others.
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WILDLIFE TRACKING WORKSHOPS
Great Barrington, 9:30-12:00 & 1:00-3:30
Learn to identify wildlife tracks and sign from the master, internationally acclaimed wildlife tracker and photographer Sue Morse. This is a hands-on, in the field opportunity to learn about and track bear, bobcat, coyote, fox, and others. 9:30am-12pm (Space Limited, $25/person) 1-3:30pm (Space Limited, $25/person) EMAIL TO REGISTER : elia@thebeatnews.org *Carpool from Monument Mountain High School to location*
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ANIMALS OF THE NORTH: WHAT WILL GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN FOR THEM?
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Internationally renowned wildlife tracker and photographer Sue Morse will give a presentation on her recent work in the Arctic, Animals of the North: What Will Climate Change Mean for Them?, on Saturday, February 23rdat 7pm at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. The program educates the audience about ways in which northern wildlife species are already being affected by climate change, with more serious challenges ahead. Morse’s stunning photographs of polar bear, moose, marten, caribou, artic fox, as well as arctic marine mammals and waterfowl drive the show. The program devotes equal time to sharing remarkable images and stories about plants and animals in their northern habitats - all in the spirit of Jane Goodall’s Reason for Hope. Young and old audiences alike are inspired to join the crucial work of transitioning away from fossil fuels, conserving natural resources, and sharing a healthy planet with all living beings. The event is sponsored by The Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC), Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Greenagers, and Berkshire Community College (BCC). Animals of the North will be presented at the Robert Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College (1350 West St. in Pittsfield, MA) on Saturday, February 23rdat 7pm. Free will donations at the door are greatly appreciated. Visit theBEATnews.org for more info. Before the presentation, on Saturday, February 23rdfrom 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm in Great Barrington, Sue Morse will be offering tracking workshops. Learn to identify wildlife tracks and signs from the master. The cost is $25 per person. Sign up before all the spots are taken! Email elia@thebeatnews.orgto register.  The following day, on Sunday, February 24thfrom 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm at Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center in Windsor, Sue Morse will be offering tracking workshops. Learn to identify wildlife tracks and signs from the master. The cost is $25 per person.
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BLUEBIRD NEST BOX BUILDING WORKSHOP
Lenox, 12:30-2 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary will host a Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop suitable for all ages. Assemble pre-cut bluebird nesting box kits to provide nest sites for eastern bluebirds and other small, cavity-nesting species such as tree swallows, house wrens, black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, and white-breasted nuthatches. Children free with a paying adult ($20). All materials included. Registration is required at 413-637-0320.

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VOLKSWAGEN PRESENTS: WARREN MILLER'S FACE OF WINTER (2018)
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Warren Miller helped create and capture the magic of skiing, and Warren Miller’s Face of Winter, presented by Volkswagen, brings top athletes together to pay tribute to the man who started it all. Come along to far off regions, meet the locals, and carve turns down the faces of remote mountain ranges. For more information and to purchase tickets online click here. $15 General Admission $10 Mahaiwe Members/Ski Butternut & Catamount passholders  
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CABIN FEVER GREYLOCK STORIES
Lanesborough, 1-2 p.m.
Join Ranger Mike by the cozy hearth fire for an entertaining hour filled with tall tales and amazing legends of Mt. Greylock from the past. Meet colorful characters like Josh Billings, Dave Lilly, Old Coot, the Ghost Widow and “The Boys of Bob’s Hill” as they spring to life through their humorous and poignant stories. All ages welcome. Hot cocoa will be provided. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information call 413-499-4262.
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PAINT & SIP FOR THE NORTH CANAAN PTO
Connecticut, 2 p.m.
It's the super pretty Snowy Cardinal on Slate OR Canvas! Join us on SUN 2/24/19 2-4pm for a Paint and Sip fundraiser to benefit the North Canaan Elementary PTO.  You'll learn to paint this seasonal image of "Snowy Cardinal" on a large 16x20 canvas or on an authentic slate roofing tile (various sizes and colors to choose from). At the VFW, 104 S. Canaan Rd, Canaan, CT. All painting materials, light snacks and donation included for $35. Cash Bar. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/sat-119-630pm-open-to-the-public-snowy-cardinal-slate-or-canvas-canaan-ct or call (413) 205-8346.  
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WILDLIFE TRACKING WORKSHOPS - WINDSOR
Windsor, 9:30-12:00 & 1:00-3:30
Learn to identify wildlife tracks and sign from the master, internationally acclaimed wildlife tracker and photographer Sue Morse of Keeping Track (keepingtrack.org). This is a hands-on, in the field opportunity to learn about and track bear, bobcat, coyote, fox, and others. 9:30am-12pm (Space Limited, $25/person) 1-3:30pm (Space Limited, $25/person) Hosted by Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center - 1515 Savoy Hollow Rd. Windsor, MA Presented by Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT) - thebeatnews.org  
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IS CABIN FEVER GETTING YOU DOWN?
, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Come join us for a talk about cabin fever, the signs symptoms and solutions. Enjoy a light snack as we share our favorite ways to fight the winter blues through activity, enjoying our senses and connection with others.  We’ll also have some time to meet and mingle before and after this FREE talk, presented by Maureen Suriner. Join us and bring a friend! Enter our raffle to win a free session.   Sunday February 24th 2019 at 2pm - FREE Center for Inner Wellness 26-B Main Street Chester, MA  01011 CFIwellness.com   RSVP to Maureen Suriner (413) 315-1133
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FINDING YOUR WAY IN WINTER
Lanesborough, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter while having fun exploring an interactive display station that features some useful tools of the trade. Investigate the wonders of maps and compass along with a few tricks to identify animal tracks and trees from their bark. Games and hands-on map-making are some of the activities will round out the visit. This program was designed as a self-guided activity but may also be led by a park interpreter. Appropriate for ages 8 and up. Meet at the Visitor Center on Rockwell Road. For more information call 413-499-4262.
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FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
The 2019 Williams College French Film Festival will take place at Images Cinema, 50 Spring St.. All screenings are free and open to the public. This year’s theme, “Transitions: Coming of Age in French and Francophone Adolescent Film” focuses on the child and adolescent French and Francophone film as a site of exploration, transformation, and transitions. Feb. 18 will feature "Maman(s) (Mother(s))" (2015) by Maïmouna Doucouré, in French and Wolof with English subtitles, and "Tomboy" (2011) by Céline Sciamma, in French with English subtitles. Feb. 25 will feature "Polina, danser sa vie (Polina)" (2015) by Angelin Preljocaj and Valérie Müller, in Russian and French with English subtitles.

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