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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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PITTSFIELD PROSPERS
Pittsfield, 4-6:30 p.m.
Pittsfield Prospers, which aims to promote positive stories about Pittsfield and to change the narrative about the City that has plagued it since the departure of General Electric more than three decades ago, will launch its initiative at a gathering at Proprietor’s Lodge, 22 Waubeek Road, at the south end of Pontoosuc Lake. The gathering will present plans for initial activities and introduce Wynton, Pittsfield’s Prosperous Poodle, who will serve as the Initiative’s mascot.

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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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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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AKRAM KHAN'S 'XENOS'
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance’s CenterSeries, in collaboration with Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, presents Akram Khan, one of the most celebrated and respected dance artists today. Akram draws on the archives of the 20th century, and gives voice to the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier in the First World War. Performed to live music, "Xenos" reveals the beauty and horror of the human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war. Tickets are $10, $3 students.

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WCMA SEASON CELEBRATION
Williamstown, 5-7 p.m.
The Williams College Museum of Art's new exhibit, "James Van Der Zee: Collecting History," will be feted in concert with the museum's slate of new spring exhibits during its free Season Celebration. With this exhibition, WCMA becomes the first Berkshire museum to exhibit Van Der Zee’s work. The artist’s Berkshire County connections, his relationships with the most famous and wealthy African Americans of his era, and his experimental photographic practice prove an important legacy for Williams’ stewardship.


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'LOOKING AND LUNCHING'
Williamstown, Noon
The Clark Art Institute’s popular “Looking and Lunching” series continues with a talk by Associate Curator of Contemporary Projects Robert Wiesenberger as he takes a close look at Eugène Delacroix’s "Two Horses Fighting in a Stormy Landscape" (oil on canvas, c. 1828). The half-hour gallery talk is followed by lunch and further discussion with Wiesenberger and fellow art lovers. Free with gallery admission; plan to arrive early to pre-order and purchase a meal or bring a lunch. Visitors should meet at the admissions desk in the Clark Center. Seating is limited.

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NEUROSCIENCE LECTURE
Great Barrington, 7:15-9 p.m.
Your brain has neurons, and those neurons have dendrites, and certain dendrites hold an electrical charge. That held charge, according to Ray Kasevich, is foundational to consciousness and could hold the key to understanding and treating psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. Kasevich will be sharing his research in a presentation titled "Resonance and Oscillations: A Neurophysics Perspective on Consciousness" at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in the Fisher Science Center. The event is free.

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TALK ON DEPICTIONS OF COLOMBIANS IN MEDIA
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
María Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will present “Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estéreo’s ‘Soy Yo'” as part of the annual Williams College Faculty Lecture Series in Wege Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the Schow Atrium. This event is free and open to the public. Cepeda researches and teaches in multiple disciplines, including the intersection of gender and ethno-racial identity in transnational Latina/o media and popular culture. Her work focuses specifically on the digressive features of social media, popular music, and media audience dynamics.

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'CHANGE YOUR MIND FIRST'
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
American author, essayist and literary critic William Deresiewicz will present the lecture “Change Your Mind First: College and the Urge to Save the World” at Williams College. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Griffin Hall, room 3. A book signing will follow. Deresiewicz has written on such topics as books, higher education, culture, and politics.

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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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SENSORY-FRIENDLY SKATE EVENT
Pittsfield, 11 a.m.-noon
The city of Pittsfield Recreation Program has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires and Autism Connections to host a sensory-friendly skating event. Admission is free, but skate rental will be $5 a pair. The skating rink will be closed to the general public during this time, and there will be a designated quiet area for breaks.

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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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