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THE HISTORY OF THE MASONS AND EASTERN STAR IN WILLIAMSTOWN
Williamstown, 11:00 am
Join us on Saturday, March 25th at 11 am at the Williams Masonic Lodge at 772 Main Street in Williamstown. At this lecture Your questions about the history of the Masons and Easter Star, will be answered during this lecture by members of these storied organizations. Learn more about their history in Williamstown and attend a guided tour of the Williams Lodge after the presentation. Assistance will be provided to those who need help climbing the entry stairs and the interior staircase.  
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VICTOR BORGE TALK
Lenox, 3:30 p.m.
Daughter Frederikke Borge (known to family, friends and audiences as Rikke) returns to Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum.  She will share a series of video clips from her private collection that portray her father, Victor Borge, at his legendary funniest on stage. Tickets are $24 for advance reservations and $29 day of the event.  Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited at 413-637-3206.

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LECTURE ON JAPANESE PRINTS
Williamstown, 3 p.m.
Professor of History of Art Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania, presents a free lecture on ukiyo-e (“images of the floating world”) prints at the Clark Art Institute in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. The lecture coincides with the Clark’s special exhibit "Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection," on view through April 2 in the Clark Center.

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'SAY NO TO MAIL ORDER CHICKS'
Pittsfield, 2 p.m.
Berkshire Humane Society's third event in its 2017 Coffee Hour Speaking Series is titled "Say 'No' to Mail Order Chicks: The Challenges of Urban Chicken Keeping" with Rachael Gordon, director of Morning's Song Rooster Rescue and Co-founder of Ox N’ Yoke Farm Animal Sanctuary. As backyard poultry keeping has seen a rise in popularity in recent years, the challenges of proper chicken husbandry have led to an exponential rise in unwanted and abandoned birds. Gordon will discuss proper methods of raising chickens on a small scale and explain the connection between backyard birds, purchased via mail order or from "Chick Days" and industrialized chicken farm abuse. Reservations aren’t necessary, but to save your spot, call Mary at 413-447-7878, ext. 128.

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TALK ON ADIRONDACK PARK INVASIVE PLANT PROGRAM
North Adams, 7 p.m.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’ Green Living Series will continue with “The Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program: Leveraging Partnerships to Model Invasive Species Prevention and Management Success.” This presentation will be given by Brendan Quirion, program manager for the Terrestrial Invasive Species Project at the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program in Northville, N.Y. All of the lectures in this series are free and open to the public and will be held in the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, room 121.

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'WHY WALL STREET MATTERS'
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Author William D. Cohan will speak at Williams College about “Why Wall Street Matters”  in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This event is free. In his lecture, Cohan will speak about his new book, "Why Wall Street Matters," in conversation with Jerry Caprio, William Brough professor of economics and chair of the Center for Development Economics’ executive committee.

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AIDS ACTIVITIST PETER STALEY
Windsor, 7 p.m.
Pioneering AIDS activist Peter Staley will speak at an event titled “AIDS Activism Thirty Years Later: Reflections with Peter Staley,” at Williams College. Staley’s talk will follow a 7 p.m. screening of the 2012 Oscar-nominated documentary, "How to Survive a Plague." Both the screening and talk will take place in Paresky Auditorium.

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LES ENFANTS DE L'YSER OF WORLD WAR I
Lenox, 3 p.m.
This is the story of war, refugees, and humanitarian relief, told through the eyes of children and the people who helped them. In this lecture, Belgian best-selling author Anne Provoost will share the harrowing story of World War I refugee children, their families, and the kind strangers who rescued them. Provoost’s research on this historical moment uncovered a link to her own grandmother, Anna Vandewalle. Anna arrived in Paris with the first convoy of rescued children in 1915 and stayed in France until 1919. Vandewalle came into the care of The Children of Flanders Rescue Committee, the charity initiative of Edith Wharton. The Mount, 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, 413-551-5111
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NICK CAVE BOOK TALK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
Curator Denise Markonish facilitates a discussion with artist Nick Cave and others confronting some of America’s most confounding dilemmas: gun control, gun violence, and race relations. A reception and after-hours tour of the exhibition follows. Cave: "Until" was organized by MASS MoCA and co-produced by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art of Bentonville, Arkansas, and Carriageworks of Sydney, Australia. Principal exhibition support was provided by an anonymous gift. Major exhibition support was provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Barr Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, Jack Shainman Gallery, Marilyn and Larry Fields, BeadKraft, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and Furthermore, a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.”
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