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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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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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MUSICAL BINGO BENEFITTING THE DRURY BAND
North Adams, 6:00 pm
Join us for a night of fun at Mingo's for Musical Bingo benefitting the Drury Band's trip to march in the Washington, DC 4th of July parade!  There will be a nacho and potato bar starting at 6:00 and the fun begins at 6:30!  Many prizes including an overnight at Vacation Village!  Not many tickets left, and are available at Mingo's.  

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'ANIMALS OF THE NORTH'
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?," at the Robert Boland Theater Berkshire Community College. 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. Free will donations will be taken at the door.

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ANIMAL TRACKING
Great Barrington, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned wildlife tracker and photographer Sue Morse will offer tracking workshops in Great Barrington. Learn to identify wildlife tracks and signs from the master. The cost is $25 per person; sign up by email.

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'MORGAN O-YUKI: THE GEISHA OF THE GILDED AGE'
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
Ventfort Hall will present the film made by Kevin Sprague, creative director and owner of Studio Two, followed by a Victorian tea. "Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age" is based on a true story of a renowned Japanese Kyoto Geisha and her intriguing connection to Ventfort Hall’s history.  Written by playwright Natsuko Ohama as an original piece expressly for the 2006 production and for the 2013 revival, the title role was originally performed by actress Ikuko Ikari, who had studied at the HB Studio and the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute. Tickets are $26 for advance reservations and $32 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as attendance is limited at 413-637-3206.

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'COLUMBUS'
Williamstown, 2:30 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute continues its film series "The View from Here" at Images Cinema with a broadcast of "Columbus" (2017, unrated). Robert Wiesenberger, associate curator of contemporary projects at the Clark, introduces the film. Tickets are $8 and may be purchased at the Images box office, located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown. "Columbus," the acclaimed feature film debut from video essayist Kogonada, deftly intertwines a story of complicated family histories with an exploration of the emotional impact of physical spaces. Run time is 1 hour, 44 minutes.

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10X THE FUN FAMILY FESTIVAL
Pittsfield, 4-6 p.m.
Berkshire United Way’s Pittsfield Promise coalition is joining the Zion Lutheran Church for "10x the Fun" at the Zion Lutheran Church. Part of Cultural Pittsfield’s 10X10 Upstreet Winter Arts Festival, "10x the Fun" is a family-friendly event offering free entertainment, indoor and outdoor activities, Roaming Railroad rides, and light refreshments. Performers include the Breffney Irish Dancers, Berkshire Salsa Dancers, and African drumming by Brian Colbert. Attendees will be entered into a giveaway for complimentary tickets to the Sunday performance of "Showtime with Shakespeare: A Magic Tree House Adventure." Fireworks, sponsored by the Office of Cultural Development, will take place at the First Street Common immediately following the event.

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'A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS'
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Ron Ramsay & Samantha Talora return with the third installment of "A Night at the Oscars," stepping out with a treasure trove of Oscar-winning and nominated songs from movies, past and present, at the American Legion, Post 68. The pair will be joined by popular collaborators, Eileen Markland on violin & guitar and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds, percussion & more. Tickets are $20, which includes post-show sweets. Reservations can be made by calling 413-212-4459 or sending an email.

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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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ANIMAL TRACKING
Windsor, 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1-3:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned wildlife tracker and photographer Sue Morse will offer tracking workshops at Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center. Learn to identify wildlife tracks and signs from the master. The cost is $25 per person; sign up by email.

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BIO CONVENTION
Pittsfield, 4-6 p.m.
New public commitments to social justice initiatives will highlight Berkshire Interfaith Organizing’s 2019 annual convention at Congregation Knesset Israel. BIO leaders will share stories about their work and ask community leaders to make concrete commitments to advance the group’s 2019 campaigns. Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer will voice her position on the Berkshire Sanctuary Network and immigrant justice. Dr. Gray Ellrodt of Berkshire Health Systems, Lia Spiliotes of Community Health Programs, and Ilana Steinhauer of Volunteers in Medicine will commit to work together and with others to address transportation challenges. Superintendent Jason McCandless, Pittsfield Public Schools, will share his commitment to racial justice in the school system.

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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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WORDXWORD'S POETS CREATING CONVERSATION
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
WordXWord's Poets Creating Conversation continues to challenge poets in the new year, asking them to put their words to work rallying around timely conversation points and asking them to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape. The winter schedule includes "Heart in America" on Feb. 25 and "Health in America" on March 25. Poets Creating Conversation events take place at the Berkshire Museum and admission is free.

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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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BERKSHIRE COUNTY GOP LINCOLN DINNER
Pittsfield, 6:30 p.m.
Annual dinner of the Berkshire County Republican Party with speaker "Barbara from Harlem," Berkshire Hills Country Club, Pittsfield. Dinner at 6:30; program starts at 7:15. Register by Feb. 24 at 413-822-0440. Tickets $50, couples $90.
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MCLA'S LITERARY READING SERIES
North Adams, 7 p.m.
MCLA presents a joint reading by poet and writer Anna Maria Hong and fiction writer Julianna Spallholz on Tuesday, February 26 at 7 PM at Gallery 51 on Main Street in North Adams. Anna Maria Hong’s first poetry collection, Age of Glass, won the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s First Book Poetry Competition in 2018. Her novella, H & G, won the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Clarissa Dalloway Prize and was published by Sidebrow Books in May 2018. Her second poetry collection, Fablesque, won Tupelo Press’s Berkshire Prize and is forthcoming in early 2020. A former Bunting Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, she joined the Literature faculty at Bennington College in July 2018 and is a board member of the Belladonna* Collaborative. Julianna Spallholz is the author of The State of Kansas, a collection of short and very short fiction published by GenPop Books. She is a former editor at Tarpaulin Sky Press, and her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, NOÖ Journal, and elsewhere. She is a Professor of English at Berkshire Community College and is also a solo parent. She lives with her son in a small village in western Massachusetts.
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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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WINTER LIGHTHOUSE PAINT & SIP FOR MT GREYLOCK GIRLS BASKETBALL
Williamstown, 6 p.m.
One more chance to paint this winter wonderland! Join us on WED 2/27/19 6-8pm for a Paint and Sip party to benefit the Mount Regional HS Girl’s Basketball Team. You’ll learn how to paint this beautiful seasonal image of “Winter Light House" on a large 16x20 canvas. At Mount Greylock Regional High School Cafeteria, 1781 Cold Spring Rd, Williamstown, MA. All painting materials, instruction, light snacks and drinks (to include a Cocoa Bar) included for $35. Alcohol not permitted. Reserve your seats at https://berkshirepaintandsip.squarespace.com/deliveries/wed-130-6pm-open-to-the-public-winter-light-house-williamstown-ma or call (413) 205-8346.  
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CLIMATE CHANGE TALK
Great Barrington, 6-7:30 p.m.
Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries will host "Climate Change, Beer, and Solar Energy" at Barrington Brewery. The event will feature a solar-powered brewery tour by co-owner, Andrew Mankin followed by complimentary apps and social gathering. Learn how climate change impacts beer production, and how solar energy can be a great alternative energy source. This event is free.

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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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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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MCLA'S HONORS PROGRAM PRESENTS A TALK
North Adams, 4:30 p.m.
MCLA's Honors Program hosts Kimberly Brown on Thursday, February 28, for a talk at 4:30 pm in Murdock Hall Room 218 on MCLA's campus. Dr. Brown's lecture will explore the fraught space between African American performances of the national anthem and visual representations of the American Flag. Dr. Brown's research engages the site of the visual as a way to negotiate the parameters of race, gender, and belonging.  Her book, The Repeating Body: Slavery’s Visual Resonance in the Contemporary (Duke University Press) examines slavery’s profound ocular construction through the presence and absence of seeing in relation to the plantation space. She is currently at work on her second book, tentatively titled “Mortevivum: Photography and the Politics of the Visual.” This project examines images of the dead in the New York Times in 1994 from four geographies: South Africa, Rwanda, Sudan, and Haiti. Brown is the founder and convener of The Dark Room: Race and Visual Culture Studies Seminar. The Dark Room is a working group of scholars who are invested in examining the intersection of critical race theory and visual culture studies.  
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