Berkshire Family Fun: March 2016

Berkshire County Highlights for Families:
March 2016

Find out about community events and learning opportunities happening throughout Berkshire County for the month of March. We’ll be adding to this list as the month progresses, so be sure to check back each week. Do you have an event you’d like to include in this list? Email us at info@hilltownfamilies.org.

To find out what’s happening throughout the four counties of Western MA, check our comprehensive list of Weekly Suggested Events, published every Thursday!

There you will also find our list of ongoing weekday playgroups, storyhours and events both in Berkshire County and throughout the region.


Berkshire Family Fun, a project of Hilltown Families, is sponsored in part by MASS MoCA:

Berkshire Family Fun is also supported in part by a grant from the Hinsdale/Peru, Mount Washington, Monterey, North Berkshire, Pittsfield, Washington, and Windsor Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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Both children and adults can benefit greatly from mentor relationships, and Childcare of the Berkshires’ Youth Mentoring Program offers mentor opportunities to local community members! Youth participants ages 8-14 can be matched with adult mentors to build relationships, learn new skills, and develop interests – all in a supportive and fun environment!

ADAMS

Wednesday, March 30, 12:30-1:30
WELLNESS/WORKSHOP
Do you have goals for improvement of your health? You may be focused on exercise, or nutrition, mental health, or some combination of these factors. Since the mind and body are intricately connected, even one seemingly small change in lifestyle can have a far-reaching impact on your overall sense of well-being. Berkshire Health Systems will be holding a four week workshop series on healthy eating, exercise, stress reduction and more. Participants will receive a wellness screening. Each participant will identify his or her own personal goals and hear strategies for taking small steps in the direction of a healthier lifestyle. Join others interested in making these changes, at the Adams Visitor Center. 3 Hoosac Street. Adams, MA. (FREE)

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum. 413-743-7121. 67 East Road. Adams, MA.

CHESHIRE

FLORIDA

Abbot School — 56 North Country Road.

HANCOCK

Hancock Shaker Village. 1843 W Housatonic St. 413-443-0188

LANESBOROUGH

Bascom Lodge 413-743-1591. 30 Rockwell Road.
Lanesborough Library — 413-499-5981. 83 North Main Street.
Mt. Greylock — 413-499-4262. 30 Rockwell Road.

MONTEREY

Bidwell House Museum – 413-528-6888. 100 Art School Road.
Ashintully — 413-298-3239. Sodom Road

NORTH ADAMS

Friday, March 4, 11am-5pm
MUSEUM ADVENTURES
North Adams residents: One of the world’s premier centers for making and showing the best modern art is right in your backyard, and today it’s free. See something new in one of the temporary exhibitions or revisit your favorite permanent works at MASS MoCA on the 4th of the month, when it’s free for 01247 residents. Bring an official ID or utility bill with your address on it. 413-662-2111. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, March 10, 7:30pm
FILM SCREENING: Love Marriage in Kabul
Love is a universal concept, central to the human experience across all cultures, nationalities and ethnicities. Institutions such as marriage, however, vary greatly across cultures and are influenced by societal forces such as religion and politics. This film follows three main characters. There is Mahboba Rawi, an Afghan-Australian who dedicates her life to helping orphans in Afghanistan. She adopts an orphan named Abdu. Rawi attempts to prevent an arranged marriage, and attempts to help Abdul marry the love of his life, Fatemah. Fatemah wants to marry Abdul, but her father requires a dowry which Abdul cannot afford. Following this screening, director Palangi will join via Skype for a question and answer session. Purchase tickets on the MASS MoCA website. Club B10. 413-662-2111. 87 Marshall St, North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, March 13, 12:30-3:30pm
PARENTS’ ART WORKSHOP
Children make art constantly, but parents can greatly benefit from the same stress-relieving artistic activities. In this workshop, Kidspace artist Jesse Fleming will teach arts-based activities which promote empathy among people of all ages. Join your neighbors and engage in the kinds of fun, group activities kids do at school or daycare. Childcare and lunch are provided. RSVP by March 11 to Amanda Tobin by emailing atobin@massmoca.org or 413.664.4481 x8165. 1040 MASS MoCA Way. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Monday March 14, 11am-12pm
BABY AND ME GROUP
Meet local parents at The Family Center to relax and share experiences. It can be hard to meet other parents before your child enters a daycare or school program. Even if your child is in daycare, it is always good to expand your network of local parents. This is a casual event for any and all parents with children ages infants to walking. Drop by whenever you can during the hour. Transportation is available. Please call 413-663-6593 to set up child care. Haskins Community Center. 210 State Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Friday, March 18, 10am-11am
INTERGENERATIONAL DANCING/CREATIVE-FREE PLAY
Young children and their caregivers can dance their worries away at the Freedom Dance Studio while socializing with local families. There will be opportunities for kids to play creatively, as well as a a more structured “Circle Time” with songs, finger movements and a story. Your child will practice fine motor skills in a relaxed environment while receiving positive feedback. 40 Main Street. North Adams, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, March 31, 5:30pm-7:30pm
PARENT CAFE
At this casual parenting event participants will discuss great ways to play and read with your children. Reading to and with your child is one of the simplest and most enjoyable ways to set your child on a path for success. Adults and children both benefit from reading as a relaxing activity before bed. Each parent who attends this event will receive four new children’s books! Enjoy a meal and conversation with other parents. Free on-site child care and transportation is available. Call 413-664-4821 to reserve, space is limited. Haskins Center Gym, 210 State Street, North Adams, MA. (FREE)

North Adams Farmers’ Market 413-664-6180. St. Anthony Drive & Route 8.
Western Gateway Heritage State Park 413-663-6312. 115 State Street.
North Adams Public Library 413-662-3133. 74 Church Street.
MASS MoCA 413-662-2111. 1040 MASS MoCA Way.
Haskins Community Center 413-664-4821. 210 State Street.
Natural Bridge State Park — 413-663-6392. McCauley Road..

WILLIAMSTOWN

Wednesday, March 2, 7pm
FILM/HISTORY/GENDER STUDIES
As part of the Williams College film series “In / dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema,” you can attend a free screening of the 1965 French film Alphaville. All films screened in this series will be in French with English subtitles. Each film explores traditional gender roles in France, with portraits of women who preserve or subvert these roles. If you are able to attend multiple screenings in February and March, you will be able to compare a broad spectrum of French female experiences, from present day and backwards in time to the eighteenth century. Paresky Auditorium. Williams College. 880 Main Street, Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, March 3, 3pm-5pm
DRAWING
The term “thumbnail sketch” simply refers to a small drawing. Artists, especially storyboard artists and graphic designers, use thumbnail sketches for a number of reasons. Thumbnails are usually drawn quickly, without as much care as a larger work. Drawing in this way is a little like brainstorming ideas; thumbnails allow artists to explore various directions and creations before committing to a more involved piece. Fourth to eighth grade aspiring artists, and their caregivers, can create a thumbnail sketchbook and explore their own creative brainstorming process. While you’re in The Clark Art Institute, check out the collection and see how your own ideas compare. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 413-458-2303 225 South St, Williamstown, MA. ($. Children under 18 free)

Thursday, March 3, 4:15pm-5:30pm
ART TALK: PAINTING/CARTOON
Gouache is a 600 year old method of painting, similar to watercolor but with a higher ratio of pigment to water. Williams College professor of art, Laylah Ali, uses smale scale guache paintings in her work. She combines her small images into a cartoon strip format. She will be discussing her artwork in this lecture, “Relieving the Tedium: On my Attempts to Overthrow a Small Government and More Reflections from my Time as an Artist.” A reception will follow. Thompson Chemistry, 123 (Wege Auditorium) 47 Lab Campus Dr, Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Friday, March 4, 10:15am-11:15am
MUSEUM ADVENTURES/PARENTS/INFANTS
Are you a new parent who could use a little cultural exposure and social interaction? Bring your baby to the informal New Parents Gallery Talk at the Clark Art Institute. Best suited for parents with pre-toddlers. Strollers and front-carrying baby carriers allowed. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, March 5, 9am-11:30am
ANIMAL TRACKING
Do you or your child enjoy puzzles and mysteries? Animal tracking combines a love of finding clues with learning about animals in local habitats. With the help of naturalist Dan Yacobellis, you can learn to figure out what animals are near based on their tracks on the ground, scat, nests, and dens. Join other nature lovers for this educational treck around Sheep Hill. You will likely see signs of local deer, rabbits, mice, fox and birds. This program is designed for adults and kids 8 and up. For a full day of adventure, children age eight and up (and their caregivers) are welcome to stick around for the fisher cat and bobcat tracking lesson at noon. 413-458-2494 Williamstown, MA. ($)

Saturday, March 5, 12pm-4pm
ANIMAL TRACKING
Have you ever heard a fisher cat screech? It sounds frighteningly similar to a human scream. It’s a good noise to become familiar with so you don’t mistake it for a person in trouble! Fisher cats are predators, and solitary hunters. With the help of naturalist Dan Yacobellis, you can learn the signs of fisher cats and bobcats, by looking closely at their tracks in the Sheep Hill forest. This program is designed for adults and kids 8 and up. For a full day of adventure, you’re also welcome to arrive at 9:00am for a more basic tracking walk. 413-458-2494 Williamstown, MA. ($)

Sunday, March 6. 10am-5pm
MUSEUM ADVENTURES
Every first Sunday of the month, The Clark Art Institute offers free admission! The Clark Art Institute, located in north Berkshire County, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. The Clark library, open to the public with more than 240,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA (FREE)

Monday, March 7, 7pm-8:40pm
FILM: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
Images Cinema, a non-profit, member-supported community film house, is celebrating its 100th year of promoting important films. Images Cinema focuses on showing movies which not only entertain, but have an impact on filmmaking trends. Little Miss Sunshine (R), a story which combines a dysfunctional family theme with a road trip plot, was nominated for and won several awards including an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Arkin). This comedy centers around seven-year-old Olive and her dream of winning the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. If you didn’t get a chance to see the critically acclaimed film when it came out in 2006, you can see it now on the big screen and enjoy a post-show Skype visit from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris. 413-458-5612. 50 Spring Street. Williamstown, MA. ($)

Wednesday, March 9, 7pm
FILM STUDIES/GENDER STUDIES
As part of the Williams College film series “In / dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema,” you can attend a free screening of the 2013 French film La Religieuse / The Nun. All films screened in this series will be in French with English subtitles. Each film explores traditional gender roles in France, with portraits of women who preserve and subvert these roles. If you are able to attend multiple screenings in February and March, you will be able to compare a broad spectrum of French female experiences, from the eighteenth century to present day. Paresky Auditorium. Williams College. 880 Main Street, Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, March 10, 3pm-5pm
MUSEUM ADVENTURES
This week during Youth Art Month at The Clark Art Institute, fourth to eighth graders will learn about and make self portraits. “Selfies” may be a daily occurrence in some kid’s lives, but those kids can still benefit from capturing their image the old fashioned way. Making art provides people new ways of looking at the world and analyzing their lives and selves. For that reason it is no surprise that so many artists over the centuries have gravitated toward self portraits. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 225 South Street. Williamstown, MA ($. Free for children under 18)

Thursday, March 10, 4:15pm
LECTURE: VIRTUAL REALITY
The concept of “virtual reality,” an immersive form of media which replicates the real world, came about in science fiction novels in the 1950s. Virtual reality has a wide range of possible uses and forms, including entertainment, education, and therapy. Today, virtual reality products do exist, but are still not yet widespread in their popularity. In this lecture, “Virtual Reality: The Actuality of ‘Total Cinema,” Morgan S. McGuire will discuss modern forms of virtual reality. McGuire teaches computer science at Williams College. Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

March 11, 2016 through August 21, 2016
Not Theories but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer

Williams College Museum of Art
Abbott Handerson Thayer is a renowned twentieth century painter who was at the center of a raging debate around Darwin’s theories of evolution. He is best known for his paintings of ethereal angels, landscapes, and delicate flowers. As much a scientist as an artist, Thayer’s study of the visual world expressed itself in articles published in major scientific journals, an epistolary debate with Theodore Roosevelt, and in the development of the first prototype of military camouflage. Not Theories but Revelations: The Art and Science of Abbott Handerson Thayer at Williams College Museum of Art is the first exhibition to address Thayer’s artistic practice as part of his broader investigation of animal and human concealment. Viewers will experience the merging of science and art, while increasing their understanding of how the artist’s original, controversial, and radical views held historic influence. On display from March 11, 2016 through August 21, 2016 at Williams College Museum of Art. 413-597-2429. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, March 12, 10am-12pm
ART STUDIES
Art gives preschoolers the chance to express their feelings and practice their fine motor skills. The Clark Art Institute‘s Start with Art program offers themed talks, gallery guides, and art-making activities for three-to-six-year-old and their parents. Art project-appropriate clothing recommended. 413-458-2303. 225 South Street, Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, March 12, 11am-2pm
MAPLE SUGAR HARVESTING
Maple sugaring is a centuries-old tradition in New England, and the seasonal industry remains an important part of the foundation upon which local agricultural is built. The production of maple syrup is historically important in part because it is one of few North American agricultural processes that is not a European colonial import. The sugar season is weather dependent since the sap needs to thaw in order for it to be harvested. Sugaring, therefore, is not only a historic tradition and a still thriving part of industry; sugar harvesting signals that Spring is near! At Williams College’s Maplefest, you will be able to try your hand at tapping a tree and gathering sap. You will witness every step in the sugaring process right down to bottling the final product. This event is free to the public and appropriate for people of all ages; it will be held regardless of the weather. Transportation will be provided from Chapin Hall on the hour. Office of communications: 413-597-4277. Hopkins Forest, (at the junction of Bulkley Street and Northwest Hill Road in Williamstown). Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Wednesday, March 16, 7pm
FILM/HISTORY/GENDER STUDIES
As part of the Williams College film series “In / dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema,” you can attend a free screening of the 2011 French film L’Apollonide / House of Pleasures . All films screened in this series will be in French with English subtitles. Each film explores traditional gender roles in France, with portraits of women who preserve and subvert these roles. If you are able to attend multiple screenings in February and March, you will be able to compare a broad spectrum of French female experiences, from the eighteenth century to present day. Paresky Auditorium. Williams College. 880 Main Street, Williamstown, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, March 17, 3pm-5pm
MAKERSPACE/ART
How would you define the word “drawing?” You might feel inclined to say that a drawing is a form of artwork typically done with pen or pencil on paper. Does a drawing, by definition, have to be one dimensional? Since wire is relatively thin and often one solid color, wire sculptures can be made to look like drawings, particularly when placed in front of a plain backdrop. Come to The Clark Art Institute’s Makerspace to make your own wire sculpture! This event is recommended for 4th through 8th graders. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with the price of museum admission. 413-458-2303. 225 South St, Williamstown, MA. ($. Children under 18 FREE)

Thursday, March 31, 3pm-5pm
FIBER ART/WEAVING
Fiber arts such as weaving are ancient art forms, with tapestries dating back as far as 300 BC. Tapestries, artfully designed wall hangings, often served multiple purposes. They were originally made of heavy fabrics and provided insulation as well as decoration in homes. 4th–8th graders and their caregivers are invited to The Clark for an introduction to fiber art. You will be able to take home your own woven wall hanging. 413-458-2303. 225 South St, Williamstown, MA. (Adults $. Under 18 FREE)

Milne Public Library 413-458-5369. 1095 Main Street.
Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation 413-458-2494. 671 Cold Spring Road.
Clark Art Institute 413-458-2303. 225 South Street.
Images Cinema. 413-458-5612. 50 Spring Street.
Sweet Brook Farm — 413-884-4246. 580 Oblong Road.
Williams College Museum of Art — 413-597-2376. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive.
Williamstown Youth Center — 413-458-5925. 270 Cole Avenue.

WINDSOR

Tuesday, March 1, 6:30pm registration, 7:30pm start time
NORDIC SKI RACE
In Nordic, or cross-country, skiing, the heel of the boot is not fixed to the ski as it is in alpine skiing, and the skis themselves are longer and narrower than downhill skis. Those interested in racing or watching Nordic ski racing can attend the Nordic Race Series at Notchview Nordic Ski Center. Throughout the season, there will be a mix of both classical and freestyle races, at both 5K and 10K distances. Participants will get a great workout and spectators can learn about Nordic race strategies and skiing techniques. 413-684-0148. Route 9, Windsor, MA. (<$ Members, $ Non-members)

Saturday, March 5, 10am-1pm
NORDIC RACING
In Nordic, or cross-country, skiing, the heel of the boot is not fixed to the ski as it is in alpine skiing, and the skis themselves are longer and narrower than downhill skis. Those interested in racing or watching Nordic ski racing can attend the Nordic Race Series. Today’s race will feature classic and freestyle, 5 and 10K races for youth and adults. Participants will get a great workout and spectators can learn about Nordic race strategies and skiing techniques. 413-684-0148. Route 9, Windsor, MA. (<$ Members, $ Non-members)

Sunday, March 6, 10am-1pm
WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY
In this interactive workshop, photographer Thad Kubis will cover topics such as composition, the exposure triangle, posting, archiving and publishing your images. Winter snow makes a great backdrop for learning about contrast and emphasis. Other colors tend to pop out against the white landscape, and the beautiful terrain of the Notchview Nordic Ski Center, will help you capture stunning scenes. 413-684-0148. Route 9, Windsor, MA. (<$ Members, $ Non-members)

Tuesday, March 8, 6:30pm registration, 7:30pm start time
NORDIC SKI RACE
In Nordic, or cross-country, skiing, the heel of the boot is not fixed to the ski as it is in alpine skiing, and the skis themselves are longer and narrower than downhill skis. Those interested in racing or watching Nordic ski racing can attend the Nordic Race Series at Notchview Nordic Ski Center. This informal race series is sponsored by the Berkshire Trail Nordic Ski Club. Throughout the season, there will be a mix of both classical and freestyle races, at both 5K and 10K distances. Participants will get a great workout and spectators can learn about Nordic race strategies and skiing techniques. 413-684-0148. Route 9, Windsor, MA. (<$ Members, $ Non-members)

Tuesday, March 15, 6:30pm registration, 7:30pm start time
NORDIC SKI RACE
In Nordic, or cross-country, skiing, the heel of the boot is not fixed to the ski as it is in alpine skiing, and the skis themselves are longer and narrower than downhill skis. Those interested in racing or watching Nordic ski racing can attend the Nordic Race Series at Notchview Nordic Ski Center. This informal race series is sponsored by the Berkshire Trail Nordic Ski Club. Throughout the season, there will be a mix of both classical and freestyle races, at both 5K and 10K distances. Participants will get a great workout and spectators can learn about Nordic race strategies and skiing techniques. 413-684-0148. Route 9, Windsor, MA. (<$ Members, $ Non-members)

Tuesday, March 22, 6:30pm registration, 7:30pm start time
NORDIC SKI RACE
In Nordic, or cross-country, skiing, the heel of the boot is not fixed to the ski as it is in alpine skiing, and the skis themselves are longer and narrower than downhill skis. Those interested in racing or watching Nordic ski racing can attend the Nordic Race Series at Notchview Nordic Ski Center. This informal race series is sponsored by the Berkshire Trail Nordic Ski Club. Throughout the season, there will be a mix of both classical and freestyle races, at both 5K and 10K distances. Participants will get a great workout and spectators can learn about Nordic race strategies and skiing techniques. 413-684-0148. Route 9, Windsor, MA. (<$ Members, $ Non-members)

Notchview Reservation 413-684-0148. Route 9. Windsor, MA.

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Central Berkshire

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BECKET

DALTON

Dalton Free Public Library 0 413-684-6112. 462 Main Street.

Crane Museum of Papermaking — Visit the Crane Museum of Papermaking to learn about the history of papermaking at Crane since the early 1800’s. Located on the banks of the Housatonic River, the building itself is a museum! This is a great opportunity to learn about local history. The museum is open weekdays from 1-5pm. — 413-684-2600. 30 South Street. (FREE)

HINSDALE

LEE

Saturday, March 5, 11am
PUPPETS/FAIRYTALES
The Spectrum Playhouse presents “Families First” a performance of two fairytales by the CIP Puppet Troupe. The CIP Puppet Troupe has been writing and performing original shows together for many years now, and have performed in schools, community centers, and nursing homes. Sometimes they incorporate music into their shows. If you have puppets or even stuffed animals, your children may want to stage their own interpretation of the fairy tales back at home. 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin St, Lee, MA. (DONATION)

Friday, March 11, 7pm-8:30pm
OPEN MIC MUSIC
All singers and musicians are welcome to sign up at 6:30pm for an open mic at Spectrum Playhouse. This unique venue provides a space for young adults with learning differences to explore their creative interests. Come to the Spectrum Playhouse to hear these musicians, and learn more about the theatre productions, concerts, lectures and other events hosted by this community center. 20 Franklin Street, Lee, MA. (<$. Free for performers)

Tuesday, March 22, 6:30-9pm
MUSIC STUDIES/SONGWRITING
Where do songwriters begin when they sit down to write? Do they decide on a chord structure and then write words? Do they improvise? In all likelihood, each musician is a little different. In this workshop at the Spectrum Playhouse, songwriter Sandy McKnight will educate participants about song structure, recording, publishing, and licensing. Get tips on how to begin or how to improve the songs you’ve already written. You will need to register by emailing KDemler@cipberkshire.org. 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin St. Lee, MA ($)

Spectrum Playhouse – 413-394-5023. 20 Franklin Street.
South Berkshire Kids – 413-464-5095. 100 Main Street.
Lee Library – 413-243-0385. 100 Main Street.

LENOX

CALL FOR ENTRIES/CREATIVE-FREE PLAY: 2016 Lenox Peeps Show . Artists of all ages are invited to participate in the the 2016 Lenox Peeps Show at The Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. Participating artists are asked to make a diorama based on a theme representative of Berkshire County, and must be created out of your favorite Peeps treats. First, second, and third prize ribbons will be awarded in all categories and a PEEPles Choice ribbon will be given for best diorama overall determined by popular vote of all those attending the unveiling on March 19th. This offers artists in all age categories the opportunity to participate in this fun contest that combines food, art, and local culture. Official rules can be found on the entry form. All entries must be delivered by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 to The Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum. 413-637.3206. 104 Walker Street, Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Friday, March 4, 10am-11:45am
SHAKESPEARE
Shakespeare has had one of the longest lasting impacts of any author. His plays from the 16th and 17th century are still performed regularly and are often required reading in high school. Even if his works fell out of popularity he would still have an enduring impact on the English language. Shakespeare invented hundreds of words we use every day including “amazement,” “hint,” “mimic,” “lonely,” “generous,” and “secure.” Hear some of Shakespeare’s words in action at the Tina Packer Playhouse performance of Macbeth. A post-show discussion will follow. 413-637-1199 x131. 70 Kemble Street. Lenox, MA. ($)

Saturday, March 5, 3:30pm-5pm
LOCAL HISTORY
Are you familiar with Edith Wharton’s classic novel Ethan Frome? Did you know it was partially based on a true story? Local historian and author, Cornelia Brooke Gilder, will discuss the tragic sledding accident in Lenox on March 11, 1904 that Wharton later used in her book. A Victorian tea will follow her presentation and a Q and A session. For more information check out The Mount website. For reservations call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206. Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA. $$

Saturday March 12, 10am-12pm
FOLK TRADITIONS/SLAVIC EGG DECORATING
People of all ages are invited to learn about Slavic egg decorating and decorate their own Easter eggs. Egg decorating is an important part of the cultures of Poland, Croatia, Ukraine, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. People across nations and cultures have found eggs to be an aesthetically pleasing decorative object, symbolizing the possibility and hope of new life. Egg decorating also differs in technique across cultures. In this egg decorating workshop at Ventfort Hall Mansion you will learn specifically about Slavic methods through demonstration and instruction. For adults and children age 12 and up. 413-637-3206. 104 Walker Street. Lenox, MA. ($$)

Sunday, March 13, 3:30pm
IRISH MUSIC
Beyond the obvious examples of U2, The Dropkick Murphys, and Sinead O’Connor, other Irish musicians have reached immense fame in America. Did you know that Van Morrison, as well as the members of The Cranberries, Snow Patrol, and Enya are Irish musicians? Irish and American music has similarities, leading to fans of each culture in both locations. And many residents of Massachusetts are of Irish origin. You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with Irish influenced music at Ventford Hall. Duo “Rocks and Water” will perform their original music, influenced by Irish, folk, and bluegrass sounds. 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA. ($$)

Sunday, March 13, 3:30pm
MUSIC STUDIES/CULTURE/IRISH MUSIC
Beyond the obvious examples of U2, The Dropkick Murphys, and Sinead O’Connor, other Irish musicians have reached immense fame in America. Did you know that Van Morrison, as well as the members of The Cranberries, Snow Patrol, and Enya are Irish musicians? Irish and American music have similarities, leading to fans of each culture in both countries. Many residents of Massachusetts are of Irish origin, leading to a blend of Irish and American musical styles. You can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early with Irish influenced music at Ventford Hall. “Rocks and Water” will perform their original music, influenced by Irish, folk, and bluegrass sounds. 104 Walker St, Lenox, MA. ($$)

Saturday, March 19, 10am-12pm
DENDROLOGY/TREE IDENTIFICATION
How do you typically identify trees? You may first decide to look at their leaves. But what about in the winter months? Bark can provide some clues, but buds are the most definitive way to know. Come to the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and learn how to use a pocket key to identify trees based on their bark and branches. Registration is required. Call 413-637-0320 to register. Fee includes Winter Tree Finder field guide for participants. Learning to identify trees can change the way you look at nature, as suddenly you have a language for what you see and a greater understanding of the habitat around you. 472 West Mountain Rd. Lenox, MA. ($)

Saturday, March 19, 1:30pm-2pm
CARPENTRY/ORNITHOLOGY
Last year’s effort to create bluebird nest boxes in Berkshire county helped to assist birds in 78 nesting attempts totaling 338 eggs, leading to 257 fledged birds. Come to this family-friendly nature workshop at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and assemble a bluebird nesting box to take home. These boxes might also attract other birds such as the Tree Swallow, House Wren, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, or White-breasted Nuthatch. This workshop will include information on where to place the nest boxes. At this event you will learn about wildlife, habitat, and reproductive patterns of local birds and have a positive impact on your environment with the placement of your nest box. Please call 413-637-0320 to register. Best suited for children ages five through twelve. 472 W Mountain Rd. Lenox, MA. (Adult $$. Children free)

Saturday, March 26, 10am-11:30am
CARPENTRY/LOCAL WILDLIFE
By putting a bat house on your property, you can help bats who may not have a safe place to live due to deforestation. Attracting bats near your home also allows you to observe them. In this workshop at the Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary you will be taught how to build a bat box and where to put it in order to attract bats.You will also learn about various species in your area and their natural history. Ages five and up. Call 413-637-0320 to register. Lenox, MA. (Adult $$. Child FREE.)

Saturday, March 26, 11am
COMMUNITY EASTER CELEBRATION
Bring your baskets and cameras for the Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Lilac Park. If it is raining/snowing, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Lenox Community Center. Main Street. Lenox, MA. (FREE)

Lenox Library — 413-637-0197. 18 Main Street.
Lenox Historical Society — Main Street.
The Mount – 413-551-5111. 2 Plunkett Street.
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
– 472 West Mountain Road.
Shakespeare and Company – 413-637-3353. 70 Kemble Street.
Ventfort Hall – 413-637-3206. 104 Walker Street.

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Berkshire Community College (BCC) is accepting applications for the STEM Starter Academy at BCC, a program geared toward high school students who are interested in attending BCC to study STEM fields.  Part of a statewide Massachusetts Community College initiative, the program features a three-week Summer STEM Success Academy and a semester-long Fall Support Academy. The program aims to provide students with the tools they need to be STEM ready in college and the workplace including: academic support, tutoring, special field trips, guest speakers and a STEM Academy Success Kit. Students interested in pursuing certificate or associate degree programs in such STEM fields as Biology, Computer Information Systems, Engineering, Environmental Science, Fire Science, Atmospheric Science, as well as Liberal Arts majors who are concentrating in STEM studies, are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Fri., April 1.  For more information or to apply, visit http://www.berkshirecc.edu/stem. For more details or questions, contact Constance West at 413-236-4740 or cwest@berkshirecc.edu.

March 5, 2016 through May 22, 2016
BerkshireNow: Stephen Dietemann

Berkshire Museum
This innovative exhibition will feature the art of architect Stephen Dietemann, along with that of three photographers who have documented Dietemann’s architectural work. The artist has been designing award-winning, energy-conscious, sustainable, contemporary residences in the Berkshires since 2002. He places emphasis on creating homes that non only work on, but enhance, challenging sites. As Dietemann notes, the completed work of architects, especially those who design residences, is rarely seen by more than a few individuals; thus architecture is primarily shared through photography. BerkshireNow: Stephen Dietemann at the Berkshire Museum explores the essential symbiotic relationship between the architect and the photographers who capture and interpret his work. Viewers have the rare opportunity to see view how photography captures the “soul” of a building, that which lies just beneath the mechanical and physical surfaces of the final structure, which would otherwise remain largely hidden. The exhibit will be on display from March 5, 2016 through May 22, 2016 at the Berkshire Museum. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street, Pittsfield, MA. (FREE W/ADMISSION)

Saturday, March 5, 10:30am-12noon
NATURE BASED/SNOWSHOEING
Have you been trying to keep your family more active this winter? Join Mass Audubon for a family hike on snowshoes at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary. Snowshoeing is an easy-to-learn sport for all ages that promotes physical activity and social interaction. Start with an introduction to equipment and safety, then head out for a trek through wetlands and across gentle slopes. Dress warmly and in layers. Bring snowshoes if you have them. A limited number of adult and child snowshoes are available if reserved ahead of time. Suitable for children ages 5-12 and their caregivers. 413-637-0320. Holmes Road, Pittsfield, MA. (<$ Members, $ Non-members)

Saturday, March 12, 9am-1pm
LOCAL FOOD/FARMERS’ MARKET
Come to the Downtown Pittsfield Winter Farmers Market at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club Lighthouse Cafe. Shop for pasture-raised meats, eggs, cheese, fruits, vegetables, breads, baked goods, coffee, wine, art, and more. This is an opportunity to teach your kids where and how food is grown in Western Mass. Enjoy live music at 11:30am. 16 Melville Street, Pittsfield, MA. (MARKET/SALE)

Saturday, March 12, 10am
MAPLE SUGARING
You and your family can learn about maple sugaring while checking out the art and natural history exhibits at the Berkshire Museum. In the Learner’s Lab, visitors will find out how to collect and process their own maple syrup. Maple sugaring is a centuries-old tradition in New England, and the seasonal industry remains an important part of local culture. Learning how to collect maple syrup is a way to interact with the past and present of New England community. 39 South St, Pittsfield, MA. ($. Under 18 <$)

Saturday, March 19, 11am-12pm
GUIDED MUSEUM TOUR/ART/ZOOLOGY
In the Berkshire Museum’s ArtZoo exhibit, visitors can see familiar and exotic animals depicted in photography, painting, sculpture, ceramic, video, and more. The works of art are organized by species, like a zoo. In the exhibit, you and your kids can learn about animals as well as art (without any of the moral concerns associated with captive animals.) Families can also participate in “animal yoga,” practicing positions such as downward dog and butterfly pose. This Saturday is the ideal time to see the ArtZoo exhibit. The exhibition’s manager will be present, with two of the artists, to give a guided tour. Photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle will discuss their wildlife photography and Eagle will tell you the background story behind her award-winning video, Ambush in the Pantanal. With so many instances of the same animal depicted in different forms, this is a great opportunity for your children to learn about and identify artistic mediums through the act of comparison. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, Ma. (Adult $. Child >$)

Saturday, March 26, 10:30am-11:30am
COMMUNITY EGG HUNT
Kids nine and younger can hunt for eggs at Morningside Community School. 10:30am for 9 year olds, 10:40am for 7 & 8 year olds, 10:55am for 5 & 6 year olds, 11:10am for 4 year olds, 11:25am for 2 & 3 year olds. Look for the lucky golden eggs! 413-448-9690. 100 Burbank St. Pittsfield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, March 26, 7pm; Sunday, March 27, 7pm; Monday, March 28, 1:30pm and 7pm
FILM SCREENING/HISTORY
Acts of space exploration, including exploration of the moon, are among some of the greatest human accomplishments. But what does landing on the moon feel like? What kind of effect does the job of astronaut have on a person, and on that person’s family? The 2014 documentary, The Last Man on the Moon (not rated) tells the story of Apollo astronaut Eugene Cernan from a deeply personal perspective. Going to outer space, especially in the early years of space exploration, is dangerous. You and your family cannot be certain you will return. Come to The Little Cinema inside The Berkshire Museum to witness this personal and historical account. 413-443-7171. 39 South Street. Pittsfield, MA. (>$)

Friday, April 1, 8am-10am
ORNITHOLOGY/GUIDED NATURE WALK
One way you can tell Spring is in the air, besides changes in temperature, is the sound. Suddenly, you can hear more birds chirping. At night, there is a chorus of crickets and other noisy bugs. Join Pleasant Valley Caretaker Jonathan Pierce at the Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary and learn how to spot migrating birds. What do these new visitors look like? What do they sound like? Bring binoculars. Beginners are welcome. This event is best suited for adults. Holmes Rd, Pittsfield, MA. (>$)

The Berkshire Athenaeum 413-499-4809. 1 Wendell Avenue.
Berkshire Humane Society 413-447-7878. 214 Barker Road.
Berkshire Lyric Theatre – 413-499-0258
Berkshire Museum – 413-443-7171 x10. 39 South Street.
Berkshire Music School — 413-442-1411. 30 Wendell Ave.
Colonial Theatre — 413-298-5576. 111 South Street.
Downtown Pittsfield Farmers’ Market. First Street.
First Friday Artswalk — Downtown.
Hancock Shaker Village – 413-443-0188. 1843 West Housatonic Street.
Herman Melville’s Arrowhead. 413-442-1793. 780 Holmes Road.

RICHMOND

Hilltop Orchard — Route 295.

STOCKBRIDGE

Saturday, March 12, 5:30pm
ART HISTORY/LIVING HISTORY
Vincent Van Gogh loved to paint portraits, but he could not afford to pay a professional to sit for his paintings. Luckily he had a friend, Joseph Roulin (the Postman), who not only sat for him but also convinced his wife and three kids to sit as well. At the Norman Rockwell Museum, actor Ted Zalewski will play the part of Roulin and from his perspective, tell the story of Van Gogh’s life. Learn about painting, friendship, and life in the late 19th century. Van Gogh’s life is an inspiring story of persistence, as he did not start painting until his late twenties. Van Gogh had a great impact on art history in spite of his lack of financial success. 9 MA-183. Stockbridge, MA. ($)

Wednesday, March 23, 10am-11:30am
GUIDED NATURE WALK
Start your morning off with fresh air and exercise at this guided hike around Stevens Glen. Bring a camera to capture photographs of the waterfall in early Spring. If you’ve never visited, this will be a great chance to become familiar with a resource for hiking, dog walking, nature photography, foraging, and even swimming in some areas. Email mleavitt@bnrc.net with any questions. West Stockbridge, MA. (FREE)

Berkshire Botanical Garden 413-298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road.
Chesterwood — 413-298-3579. 4 Williamsville Road
Norman Rockwell Museum – 413-298-4100. 9 Route 183.
The Stockbridge Library, Museum, and Archives – 413-298-5501. 18 Main Street.

TYRINGHAM

Ashintully Gardens. 413-298-3239. Sodem Road.

WASHINGTON

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

West Stockbridge Public Library – 413-232-0300 x308. 21 State Line Road.

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Thursday, March 3, 11am-12pm
AERIAL SUSPENSION YOGA
What is aerial suspension yoga? This form of yoga combines traditional (floor) yoga poses with suspended yoga poses involving swings made of soft fabric. In addition to the benefits of traditional yoga, this method relieves pressure in the joints and especially in the spine. Join this class at Berkcirque to help improve your flexibility and strength. Register online. Space is limited to six participants. 413-429-4215. 115 Gas House Lane. Great Barrington, MA ($)

Saturday, March 5, 11am
OPERA LECTURE
Did you know that you can see The Met opera, live in HD, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center? There’s no need to travel to see great live opera. This week you can watch Puccini’s 1892 opera, “Manon Lescaut” at 1pm (running time approximately 3 hours). To enhance your enjoyment of the music, first come to Scott Eyerly’s lecture at 11am. Eyerly as taught courses at The Juilliard School’s Evening Division. His lectures attract a wide audience of lifelong and emerging lovers of opera. 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA. (<$ to $$)

Saturday, March 5, 1pm
LIVE OPERA SCREENING
Did you know that you can see The Met opera, live in HD, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center? There’s no need to travel to see great live opera. This week you can watch Puccini’s 1892 opera, “Manon Lescaut” at 1pm (running time approximately 3 hours). To enhance your enjoyment of the music, first come to Scott Eyerly’s lecture at 11am. Eyerly as taught courses at The Juilliard School’s Evening Division. His lectures attract a wide audience of lifelong and emerging lovers of opera. 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA. (<$ to $$)

Monday, March 7, 5:30pm-6:45pm
LOCAL AUTHOR READINGS
At the Mason Library you will hear two authors, Richard Barberi and Georgia Barberi, discuss and read from their latest works. Georgia will read from her book, CSyay! and discuss the relevance of sustainable farming to individual lives. Her book contains advice on becoming an active farm share member and she even provides recipes for maximizing the benefit of CSA membership. Richard’s novel, Eighteen is a work of historical fiction dealing with themes of greed, racism, and family loyalties. Hear two different voices and genres, and get inspired about reading, writing, and possibly joining a farm share! 413-528-1720. 231 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Thursday, March 10, 2pm-5pm
MOM AND BABY FAIR
New moms have so much to learn: about babyproofing, breast feeding, food safety, the list goes on and on. Whether you’re a brand new mom or you have multiple children, you can learn about the first year of child development, get fast facts about immunizations and even have a longer chat with pediatricians. This Community Health Program event will also feature a diaper derby, and a baby basket raffle. Meet other new and expecting mothers. 442 Stockbridge Road. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Friday, March 11, 6pm
LECTURE: PARENTING/EMOTION
Most problematic behaviors in children can be traced back to an emotion: sadness, anger, jealousy, fear, or even happy emotions like excitement. In childhood, we make huge strides in learning how to regulate emotions- an important skill we will need every day of our lives. In this presentation, “The Emotional Life of Children,” Lawrence J. Cohen will discuss his solutions to behavior problems and his methods for encouraging confidence in children. Cohen has published two books about childhood and parenting: Playful Parenting, and The Opposite of Worry. He has worked with both children and parents, consulted in schools, and currently runs a psychotherapy practice. McConnell Theater. Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, March 12, 7pm
SUSTAINABILITY/FILM
There are many ways to react to climate change. You can deny it. You can try to ignore it. You can feel paralyzed by fear and hopelessness. Or you can act! At the 6th annual Project Native Film Festival you will become a more informed citizen when it comes to this important topic. The first film of the evening, The Great Turning, presents an optimistic and action oriented view. Filmmaker Joanna Macy encourages her audience to step up to this great turning point in human history by transforming civilization. The second film to be screened, The Wisdom to Survive, analyzes the reactions of denial and paralysis. Both films urge audiences to act and provide avenues for change. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, March 13, 10am-9pm
SUSTAINABILITY/FILM
There are many ways to react to climate change. You can deny it. You can try to ignore it. You can feel paralyzed by fear and hopelessness. Or you can act! At the 6th annual Project Native Film Festival you will become a more informed citizen when it comes to this important topic. On this, the final day of the festival, there will be a full day of wide ranging topics including conservation, animal cruelty, farming, coal companies, river ecosystems and the sale of illegal wildlife products. You can immerse yourself in every film, or just watch the ones you feel most passionate about. Either way you are bound to leave with new ideas about your relationship with the planet. 413-528-8885. Triplex Cinema. 70 Railroad St, Great Barrington, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, March 13, 12:40pm and 12:55pm
DANCE STUDIES/BALLET
Using significant artistic liberties when it comes to the historical facts, Aram Khachaturian and Yuri Grigorovich’s ballet Spartacus tells the story of Spartacus’ slave uprising. Spartacus is forced to fight as a gladiator and kill one of his friends. The ballet was created in 1968 and has been popular ever since. You can screen The Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Spartacus at theMahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street in Great Barrington) at 12:40 . Norton Owen, the director of preservation for Jacob’s Pillow Dance, will give a short pre-show talk to inform your experience of the performance. Hopefully this HD performance screening will instill in audiences a newfound interest in the real life Spartacus, and Russian theatre. There will also be a screening at Amherst Cinema (28 Amity Street) at 12:55. Call 413-528-0100 for Mahaiwe. Call 413-253-2547 for Amherst Cinema. 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA and Amherst, MA. ($)

Saturday, March 19, 11:15am
FAIRY TALES/PUPPET SHOW
The Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will be bringing together two enduring forms of childhood entertainment: puppet shows and fairy tales. Puppet shows appeal to children’s desire to bring inanimate objects to life and in some cases, see animals talk. Fairy tales have classic themes which have allowed these stories to remain popular over centuries. Bring your children ages 2 through 9 to see a puppet show performance of “Snow White and Rose Red” at the Mason Public Library 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street, Great Barrington. MA (FREE)

Berkshire South Regional Community Center — 413-528-2810. 15 Crissey Road.
Great Barrington Historical Society — South Main Street.
The Guthrie Center — 413-644-9288. 2 Van Deusenville Road.
Great Barrington Riverwalk — Church and River Streets.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center — 413-528-0100. 14 Castle Street.
Mason Library — 413-528-2403. 231 Main Street.
South Berkshire Kids – 413-464-5095. 444 Old Stockbridge Road.

HOUSATONIC

Wednesday, March 9, 8pm
WOMEN & WRITING
Muriel Rukeyser once posed this challenge: “What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open.” The Powder Keg Sessions is a women’s writing workshop at the Ramsell library, where women come together to share their truths. The workshops are run by Suzi Banks Baum, an author, artist, and mother who teaches classes on nurturing the habit of daily writing. Come see what writing can do for you, and what your writing can do for others. 413- 274-3738. 1087 Main St, Housatonic, MA. (FREE)

Project Native – 413-274-3433. 342 North Plain Road.
Ramsdell Library – 413-274-3738. 1087 Main Street.

MONTEREY

Bidwell House Museum — 413-528-6888. 100 Art School Road.

NEW MARLBOROUGH

Cookson State Forest — Hotchkiss Road.
New Marlborough Library — 413-664-0104. 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road.

OTIS

Otis Library and Museum – 413-269-0109. 48 North Main Road.

SANDISFIELD

SHEFFIELD

Sunday, March 6. 10am-3pm
SNOWSHOE HIKE
Enjoy winter while it lasts! You, your family and friends can start your Sundays off right with fresh air and exercise, followed by hot chocolate and conversation in the visitor’s center. With snowshoes available for rent (on a first come first serve basis) you don’t have to own your own or be experienced at using them. Challenge your body and mind by learning something new at Bartholomew’s Cobble. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, MA. (Trustees Members FREE. Non Members <$)

Sunday, March 6, 2:30pm-3:30pm
YOUTH COOKING CLASS
Cooking is a lifelong skill that everyone needs to survive. Teaching kids at a young age how to cook can make them feel empowered and encourage their natural need to become increasingly independent. This cooking class at the Bushnell Sage Library will teach kids how to make veggie burgers, breakfast, and dessert. This is the first instance of a five week cooking class led by Lia P. Douillet. Bring your children between the ages of 10 to 13 and watch them grow into confident chefs! Please call 413-229-7004 to register. 48 S Main St, Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Saturday, March 12, 10am-12pm
ANIMAL TRACKING
You can learn about animal behavior even without directly observing animals. Tracks lend clues to animal activity. In this outdoor adventure you can look for the spots where animal tracks begin and end. What happened? Did the animal climb up a tree? Scurry under a bush? Was it a bird that flew away? Bring your children aged 8 and up and join instructor Rick Prew for a trek around Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary. Registration is required. Please call 413-637-0320. Silver Street. Sheffield, MA. (<$)

Sunday, March 13, 2pm-3pm
PHOTOGRAPHY/NATURE
Have you been thinking about improving your photography skills? Before you run out and buy an expensive camera, see what you can do with what you already have. Bring your smartphone and a seasoned photographer will show you the best settings, techniques, and apps to capture the rocky terrain of Bartholomew’s Cobble. Photography can be a great metaphor for attitude and personality. Two people can capture the same image with a completely different focus, even creating different moods from the same scene. See what your creative lens reveals. 413-229-8600. 117 Cooper Hill Rd, Sheffield, MA. ($)

Sunday, March 13, 2:30pm-3:30pm
CULINARY ARTS/COOKING CLASS
Cooking is a lifelong skill that everyone needs to survive. Teaching kids at a young age how to cook can make them feel empowered and encourage their natural need to become increasingly independent. This cooking class at the Bushnell Sage Library will teach kids how to make veggie burgers, breakfast, and dessert. This is part of a five week cooking class led by Lia P. Douillet on Sunday afternoons (March 6, 13, 20 & April 3 & 17). Bring your children between the ages of 10 to 13 and watch them grow into confident chefs! Call 413-229-7004 to register. 48 S Main St, Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Sunday, March 20, 10am-12pm
ORNITHOLOGY/INTERGENERATIONAL
Learn about local bird migration at Bartholomew’s Cobble, as experts point out species of birds which have recently arrived due to the warmer weather. Participants will learn how to identify these species not only by appearance but also by their calls. Bring binoculars if you have them. For information call 413-298-3239 x3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 117 Cooper Hill Rd. Sheffield, MA. (>$. Children FREE)

Sunday, March 20, 2:30pm-3:30pm
CULINARY ARTS
Cooking is a lifelong skill that everyone needs to survive. Teaching kids at a young age how to cook can make them feel empowered and encourage their natural need to become increasingly independent. This cooking class at the Bushnell Sage Library will teach kids how to make veggie burgers, breakfast, and dessert. This is part of a five week cooking class led by Lia P. Douillet on Sunday afternoons (March 6, 13, 20 & April 3 & 17). Bring your children between the ages of 10 to 13 and watch them grow into confident chefs! Please call 413-229-7004 to register. 48 S Main St, Sheffield, MA. (FREE)

Bushnell-Sage Library – 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street.
Bartholomew’s Cobble – 413-229-8600. 105 Weatogue Road.
Sheffield Historical Society. 413-229-2694. 91 Main St.

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