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CONSTITUTION HILL HIKE
Lanesborough, 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Come explore the property from the valley to the spiny ridgeline. Wednesday, February 21, 10:00am – noon Difficulty: Moderate — good trails with gradual to steep inclines Description: Enjoy the 20-30 minute climb from the trailhead to the spine of the hill and the summit. After descending from the ridgeline, return on the blue-blazed trail, noting the slag glass used to firm the road.  Be prepared for potential of icy trails. Dogs on leash are welcome. Directions: From the intersection of Bridge Street and Main Street/Route 7 in Lanesborough (right near the police station): follow Bridge Street west to its end at the BNRC trailhead and kiosk. The trailhead is about 0.8 miles from Main Street. Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions.  
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PITTSFIELD PARENTING WITH POSITIVE DISCIPLINE
Pittsfield, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Pittsfield Parenting with Positive Discipline FREE 8-week Parenting Series. Wednesdays, February 21st to April 11, 2018 5:30-7:30 pm. At the First Baptist Church, 88 South Street, Pittsfield, MA. For families with children ages 2-6 years old. This practical class teaches parents the positive discipline approach. Parents will learn how to teach their children to develop; self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation and problem solving skills. The Positive Discipline approach has been proven to be helpful in everyday parenting.   This series includes; a free weekly meal for parents and children, free on-site child care and transportation if needed. Space is limited. Call The Family Center to register at 413-664-4821.
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YOGA WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
North Adams, 2 - 3 p.m.
UNO Community Center, 157 River Street, North Adams For teens ages 14-19. Learn ways to reduce stress. Reservation is required, contact Tim Shiebler at 663-7588 x15. Sponsored by the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition.
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DAD AND FAMILY BOWLING.
North Adams, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Dad and Family Bowling. February 21st 3:30-5:30 Location: Valley Park Bowling Curran Highway North Adams. Dads bring your family! Or make it a fun time for you & your child! Join us during school vacation week for a fun filled early evening of bowling and pizza!  FREE for families with children 8 and under. Call to register, 413-664-4821. Space is limited!
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‘ESCAPE ROOM Z'
Williamstown, 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Milne Public Library in Williamstown will be hosting “Escape Room Z.” Teams of four to six players will search for clues and solve puzzles in order to find the final solution and save the world. There are two sessions planned, one at 11 a.m. and one at 5:30 p.m. Pizza will be served at the end of each session. This free event is designed for teens ages 13-17 and registration is required. For more details or to sign up, call 413-458-5369.
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EDUCATION TALK
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Award-winning educator and author Dr. Khyati Y. Joshi will address Berkshire County K-12 educators on the topic of “Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Conversations” at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield as part of a multi-day visit to the region to work with area college and K-12 faculty and staff to build more inclusive learning communities through better understanding of bias and privilege. Joshi’s visit is the result of an informal collaboration of the Pittsfield Public School District, Miss Hall’s School, and Williams College’s Davis Center and the Center for Learning in Action.

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JACK AND THE BEANSTALK WITH NAPPY'S PUPPETS
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
Join Nappy’s Puppets at the Berkshire Museum and follow Jack’s famous adventures based on the Appalachian folk tales collected by Richard Chase, including Jack be Nimble, Jack Horner, Big Jack and Little Jack, and the popular Jack and the Beanstalk. With songs and stories and well over 80 handcrafted shadow puppets, Jack and the Beanstalk utilizes the ancient art of shadow puppetry in a new and innovative way; the puppeteer was featured on the popular television program Between the Lions, among others. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children.

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FEBRUARY VACATION CAMP
Sheffield, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For ages 7-12. Join Flying Deer Nature Center for a multitude of wonderful winter discoveries and, most of all, FUN! To-Bring List: Backpack Waterproof boots Mittens, winter hat, wool socks (plus extra socks) Plenty of warm layers Snowpants Water bottle Lunch and snack Warm soup or tea in a thermos! (optional) Knife (optional)  Thursday & Friday, February 22 & 23 at Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield, MA 9:00 am–3:00 pm each day Register here: http://www.flyingdeernaturecenter.org/snowshoe-hare-vacation-camp      


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FAMILY FUN DAY - LET'S SKATE!
North Adams, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition and the City of North Adams is hosting FREE ice skating for all families with children living in Northern Berkshire (Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, North Adams, Savoy, Williamstown). Snacks, hot beverages and ice skates are provided at no cost. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult. Transportation is available, call Stephanie at (413) 663-7588, ext. 11 by February 14. 
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LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 6-7 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library in partnership with the Family Center is hosting a free Lego group. This drop in group is for families of children ages 4-12 (siblings welcome) where Legos are provided for a fun hour of free play, opportunities for co-operative building with peers, and a Lego challenge option.

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RECORDS AND BURPEE ZOO SHOW
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The Zoo Show is coming back to Berkshire Museum. Meet live animals from the Records and Burpee Zoo and learn about their adaptations, how they survive in the wild, and the consequences of keeping wild animals as pets. The cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children.

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SOUTH COUNTY STEM
Lee, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Young scientists ages 2 to 8 years can explore science, technology, engineering and math in this special series of programs based on popular Berkshire Museum offerings at the Lee Library. Free; advance registration requested. Call 413-464-5095; space is limited.

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'TAX POLICY IN THE AGE OF TRUMP (AND BEYOND)'
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Jon Bakija, professor of economics, will present the third lecture in the Williams College Faculty Lecture Series in Thompson Chemistry, Wege Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. In his lecture, titled “Tax Policy in the Age of Trump (and Beyond),” Bakija will discuss the main economic and social challenges that should inform the design of tax policy in the U.S., explain the major elements of the new federal tax law that was enacted in 2017, and consider what we can learn from empirical evidence and the experiences of other countries about the likely impacts of the recent tax changes and other reforms that are likely to be considered in the future.

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'TOP BANANAS'
Lenox, 1 p.m.
Nutshell Playhouse will present a fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, with special guests Annie Anaconda the singing snake, Engelburt, the morphing storyteller, Zesty with her singing saw, tap dancing by Nemonee, a motley crew of instruments played by Donut, brand spanking new songs, and as always, our usual abundance of frolicsome shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County actors Stefanie Lynx Weber, Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan, the show will be held at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., and is free.



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'FAIRIE NIGHT'
Cheshire, 6:30 p.m.
"Fairie Night" will take place at the Cheshire Community/Senior Center.  Local author Kristen Demeo will read her book "Garden Fairies" and guests can make their own fairie house.  Please register at the Cheshire Library by phone at 413-743-4746 or email cheshire@cwmars.org.

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'THE FROG PRINCE'
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague will return to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox to charm all ages with the classic fairytale “The Frog Prince” by the Brothers Grimm. The audiences will have the opportunity to meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings, over punch and cookies. Admission to the show is $15 per person, $7 for children 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults. Seating is limited; for reservations, call 413-637-3206.

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MILHAM PLANETARIUM SHOW
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams College astronomy students will host free shows for the public at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory. Audiences will be treated to shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, installed in April 2005. Shows will last about 50 minutes. For reservations (required) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or by email. Others will be admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

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EXPLORE, CREATE AND PLAY AT MASS MOCA
North Adams, 10 to 11 a.m.
Explore, Create and Play at MASS MoCA. Explore Kidspace with The Family Center! On Friday, February 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. For ages 2-5 years. We get to explore, create art and play before the museum even opens! *Families will meet in the main lobby of the museum at 9:45 a.m. to go up to Kidspace. In collaboration with Mass MoCA. Space is limited. Call The Family Center 413-664-4821 to register.
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'CINDERELLA'
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Berkshire Museum to perform the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" under the direction of Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children.

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VERMONT PREMIER
Vermont, 7 p.m.
Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, Vt., continues its Friday Movie Vermont Premiere Series, part of FilmFest52 Movies, with a screening of "Quatsch" (german for "Nonsense/fiddlesticks"), "Lookout Little Rascals - The Coati Gang Is Here" and "Get Your Kid On Before It’s Too Late."

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'TOP BANANAS'
Pittsfield, 1 p.m.
Nutshell Playhouse will present a fantasy filled performance of visual and musical delights, with special guests Annie Anaconda the singing snake, Engelburt, the morphing storyteller, Zesty with her singing saw, tap dancing by Nemonee, a motley crew of instruments played by Donut, brand spanking new songs, and as always, our usual abundance of frolicsome shenanigans. Performed by Berkshire County actors Stefanie Lynx Weber, Maizy Broderick Scarpa and Mark Hohlstein with live music by Don Jordan, the show will be held at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., and is free.

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ANIMAL TRACKS IN WINTER
North Adams, 2-3:30 p.m.
The North Adams Public Library will host a reading of "Big Tracks, Little Tracks" by Millicent E. Selsam accompanied by a lesson about identifying animal tracks in winter. While staying indoors, Mariah from Berkshire Natural Resources Council will help guests take a closer look at the footprints we might find in the snow. Each child will make their own tacking cast to take home.

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'THE FROG PRINCE'
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
The popular puppeteer Carl Sprague will return to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox to charm all ages with the classic fairytale “The Frog Prince” by the Brothers Grimm. The audiences will have the opportunity to meet this wizard, who knows how to pull strings, over punch and cookies. Admission to the show is $15 per person, $7 for children 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and under. Children must be accompanied by adults. Seating is limited; for reservations, call 413-637-3206.

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'RHINOCEROS'
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The third show of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Fine and Performing Arts Department’s theater program continues to emphasize this season’s theme of “We the People” with its adaptation of Eugene Ionesco’s play, “Rhinoceros,” in MCLA’s Venable Theater. Guest artist David Lane, who directs the production, described “Rhinoceros” as an absurdist theater production that includes comedy and tragedy, as well as dark political tones. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 413-662-5123 or go online.

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VOICE OF THE BAROQUE—A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTENOR!
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
The concert takes place at Saint James Place, 352 Main St, Great Barrington. $38 general seating / $15 students. Limited tickets available (open seating) at the box office. Main Street entrance starting at 5:00 pm. Brought to you by Close Encounters With Music. www.cewm.org to purchase tickets online.
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SINKANE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Ahmed Gallab makes music that is joyful and generous, with a razor-sharp message about community and social justice. He led the 15-piece Atomic Bomb Band, with collaborators that included David Byrne, Damon Albarn, and Jamie Lidell. Now he visits MASS MoCA with his 6-piece project Sinkane, horns blazing.
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LENOX CONTRADANCE
Lenox, 8-11 p.m.
Lenox Contradance will be held at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., featuring live music by Anadama and calling by Hannah Otten. The cost is $12 adults/$6 students/$25 family. Beginners welcomed at 7:45 p.m. Details online.

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TEXAS HOLD'EM TOURNAMENT
New York, 6 p.m.
The Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Texas Hold’em tournament in the Stephentown Fire Hall, at 35 Grange Hall Road in Stephentown, N.Y. The doors will open at 5:30 pm and close at 6 pm. Play begins at 6:15 sharp.

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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra at Williams This concert by Chamber Orchestra of Williams features music by Ades: “Three Studies from Couperin”; Zachary Wadsworth: “Eclipse”: Samuel Barber: “Adagio for Strings”; and Richard Wagner: “Siegfried Idyll”. The concert is conducted by Leonard Bopp '19 and Abigail Soloway '18.  https://music.williams.edu/?post_type=event&p=12824Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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'CINDERELLA'
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.
The talented young performers of Berkshire Children’s Theater return to the Berkshire Museum to perform the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" under the direction of Kara Demler. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children.

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