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(02/08) CHINESE COMMUNITY OF THE BERKSHIRES INVITES YOU TO THE 5TH ANNUAL CHINESE NEW YEAR DINNER AND LION DANCE SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2:00 – 5:00PM AT KOJI RESTAURANT IN GREAT BARRINGTON. THE EVENT ALSO INCLUDES PRE-DINNER ACTIVITIES WITH A CHINESE FOCUS FOR ALL AGES; RAFFLE WITH CHINESE THEMED ITEMS AND GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE DRESS. RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY FEBRUARY 8. SEATING IS LIMITED. TO RSVP BY E-MAIL ,KEYES1545@AOL.COM OR CALL 413-528-5131.

(02/1O) WEEKLY FREE LEGAL CLINICS ARE HELD AT THE GUTHRIE CENTER (GREAT BARRINGTON) FREE LUNCH PROGRAM EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 12-1. ATTORNEY EVE SCHATZ WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER LEGAL QUESTIONS AND CONDUCT INTAKES FOR THE BERKSHIRE CENTER FOR JUSTICE, INC. CALL 413-854-1955 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER.

(02/10) THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE SQUAD PRESENTS AN EMT CLASS, WHICH WILL EARN PARTICIPANTS NATIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATION. THE CLASS RUNS FEBRUARY 18TH THROUGH MAY 19TH. CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY AND THURSDAY FROM SIX TO 10 PM AND EVERY OTHER SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 3 PM. ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT THE SOUTHERN BERKSHIRE AMBULANCE SQUAD 31 LEWIS AVENUE IN GREAT BARRINGTON. REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 10, BY CALLING 528-3632.

(02/10) A.G.E. TRIAD PRESENTS STEVE BANNON ON PRESCRIPTION SAFETY, AND THERE WILL BE ICE CREAM SUNDAES SERVED. AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10 AT 2:00PM ALL AGES WELCOME

(2/11) DOUG SCHMOLZE RETURNS TO THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, 1 WENDELL AVENUE ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 AT 7 PM TO PERFORM “SONGS OF STAGE AND SCREEN”. THE PERFORMANCE FEATURES GREAT COMPOSERS OF THE 1930’S THROUGH THE 1950’S, THE EVENT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES TO SING ALONG. SPONSORED BY THE FRIENDS OF THE BERKSHIRE ATHENAEUM, THE EVENT IS FREE. BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO ATTEND WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR FORUM CREDITS. CALL (413) 499 9480 FOR MOEEW INFORMATION.

(02/11) THERE WILL BE A VALENTINES’ DAY LUNCH THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11TH 11:00-12:00 AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER AND A SING ALONG WITH DOUG SMOLZE “STAGE AND SCREEN “SONGS. FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 5284118

(2/11) VETERANS EAT FOR FREE ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER . A SOLDIERS ON REPRESENTATIVE AND VETERANS AGENT WILL BE ON SITE THURSDAY FEBRUARY18TH. FOR RESERVATIONS FOR LUNCH CALL 528-4118

(02/11) THE GREAT BARRINGTON THURSDAY MORNING CLUB INVITES THE PUBLIC TO A SPECIAL PROGRAM, THURSDAY, FEBRAURY 11, 2:00 P.M. AT THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, MAIN STREET, GT. BARRINGTON. CHRISTINE WARD WILL BE THE FEATURED SPEAKER WHO WILL TELL THE STORY, AND HISTORY OF WARD’S NURSERY, AND HER FAMILY, WHO CREATED IT MANY YEARS AGO.ANY QUESTIONS: CALL OLGA MAY MILLIGAN 413-528-9540

(2/12) ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, THE SHEFFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES KEN SCHOPP TO DEWEY HALL TO GIVE A PRESENTATION ON THE HISTORY AND TRADITION OF WATERFOWL CARVING AND USE. THE PRESENTATION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED, FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (413) 229-2694.

(2/13) OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETING WILL SCREEN “THE LOVING STORY” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13 AT 7:00 PM, POTLUCK AT 6:00 PM, AT THE OLD CHATHAM QUAKER MEETINGHOUSE 539 COUNTY ROUTE 13, OLD CHATHAM, NY, ACROSS FROM PITT HALL ROAD AND POWELL HOUSE. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AND A MODERATED DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 518-766-2992. FOR DIRECTIONS: WWW.OLDCHATHAMQUAKERS.ORG

(02/13) BERKSHIRE GROWN PRESENTS A WINTER FARMER’S MARKET FROM 10AM TO 2PM ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13TH AT MONUMENT VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL ON MONUMENT VALLEY ROAD. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO BERKSHIRE GROWN DOT ORG.

(02/13) ON FEBRUARY 13TH FROM 10 AM-2 PM STOP IN AT THE NEW MARLBOROUGH LIBRARY FOR “SWEETS FOR YOUR SWEET: A CHOCOLATE CELEBRATION“JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE’S DAY! ENJOY HOMEMADE CONFECTIONS ~ CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN, AND A CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY TABLE AND FREE HOT CHOCOLATE SPONSORED BY THE NEW MARLBOROUGH FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT LIBRARY PROGRAMS.

(02/13) COME TO ANIMAL TRACKS AND SIGNS SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE SANCTUARIES ON SAT, FEB 13, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM AT PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, LENOX SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN 8 – 18 YEARS PLUS ALL ADULTS MEMBERS: ADULT $8.00, CHILD $8.00 NONMEMBERS: ADULT $10.00, CHILD $10.00 NONMEMBERS CAN JOIN DURING CHECKOUT AND TAKE IMMEDIATE ADVANTAGE OF MEMBER PRICES.REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.REGISTER ONLINE OR CALL 413-637-0320 TO REGISTER BY PHONE.

(02/13) ESCAPE THE WINTER DOLDRUMS WITH FREE SCREENINGS OF THREE MOVIES SET IN SUNNY LOCALES DURING THE CLARK ART INSTITUTE’S “MIDWINTER MOVIE MADNESS” SERIES ON SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 13, AND 20. ALL FILMS WILL BE SHOWN AT 2:30 PM IN THE MICHAEL CONFORTI PAVILION.ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, ITS THE SMASH ANIMATED HIT RIO ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 IS A FREE SCREENING OF NIM’S ISLAND FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EVENTS HAPPENING AT THE CLARK, VISIT CLARKART.EDU/EVENTS.

(2/14) ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 14TH THE STOCKBRIDGE GRANGE WILL SERVE A PUBLIC STUFFED BREAST OF CHICKEN DINNER FAMILY STYLE IN THE HALL ON CHURCH STREET FROM 1 TO 2 PM . COST IS $12.00 UNDER 12, $6 DOLLARS. TAKE OUTS AVAILABLE AT 298-3185. CALL FIRST IF THE WEATHER IS STORMY

(02/14) DEWEY HALL AND AGLET THEATRE COMPANY WILL HOLD A JOINT FUNDRAISING EVENT, INCLUDING A RECEPTION AND A CONCERT BY THE JOINT CHIEFS, ON FEBRUARY 14, VALENTINE’S DAY, FROM 5:30-8:00 P.M. FOLLOWING THE RECEPTION, THE JOINT CHIEFS WILL PERFORM AT 6:30. THE ADMITTANCE FEE WILL BE $25 PER PERSON AND $40 PER COUPLE. FOOD AND DRINK, INCLUDING BEER AND WINE, WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE TICKET PRICE. FOR RESERVATIONS: 860-435-6928 OR AGLETTHEATRE@COMCAST.NET

(02/14)) AS PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK AT THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER’S MCCONNELL THEATRE. WILL PRESENT A LECTURE BY DUBOIS SPEAKER, DR. BERNARD LAFAYETTE, ON FEBRUARY 18, AT 7 P.M. IN THE MCCONNELL THEATER.THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

(02/15) THERE WILL BE A WINTER HANDS ON DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 15TH FROM 10AM TO 2PM AT LIMEROCK PARK . THE COURCE WILL FEATURE TRAINING IN AVOIDING SKIDDING, VEHICLE CONTROL, BRAKING TECHNIQUES, AND CRASH AVOIDANCE MANEUVERS. THE COST FOR INDIVIDUALS, PARENTS, AND TEENS IS $299 DOLLARS FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CALL 860-435-1054.

(02/15) CHIEF CHARLEY BURGER, FIRE CHIEF OF GREAT BARRINGTON, HAS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN GREAT BARRINGTON. YOU ARE ASKED TO GO TO THE TOWN WEB SITE, WWW. TOWN OF GB DOT ORG AND CLICK ON CODE RED LOGO IN THE MIDDLE O0F THE PAGE. THERE YOU CAN LIST YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, WHICH INCLUDES PHONE NUMBERS, TEXT AND EMAIL ADDRESSES WHICH WILL ALLOW AUTHORITIES TO REACH YOU IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER, FIND SOMEONE WHO DOES SO THAT YOUR INFORMATION CAN BE RECORDED. THE WEB SITE AGAIN IS WWW.TOWN OF GB DOT ORG.

(2/16) THE SHEFFIELD KIWANIS CLUB PRESENTS THEIR 16TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE JOSEPH COWEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND. FIRST PRIZE IS A 2016 GMC CANYON EXTENDED CAB WITH A 4 BY 4 CONVENIENCE PACKAGE, PROVIDED BY BERKSHIRE GMC, OR 20 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CASH. SECOND PRIZE IS 15 THOUSAND DOLLARS, THIRD PRIZE IS 500 DOLLARS. ONLY ONE THOUSAND TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT 50 DOLLARS EACH. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE THOUGHOUT GREAT BARRINGTON AND SHEFFIELD OR AT WWW.SHEFFIELD KIWANIS DOT COM OR BY CALLING 413-429-6872

(02/16) THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PRESENTATION “ALL ABOUT WOOD” BY CRAIG MOFFATT
WHO WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE AMERICAN CHESTNUT TREE PROJECT. ON TUESDAY FEBRUARY 16TH AT 10:00AM AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER 917 MAIN STREET IN GREAT BARRINGTON. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 528-1881.

(02/17) WEEKLY FREE LEGAL CLINICS ARE HELD AT THE GUTHRIE CENTER (GREAT BARRINGTON) FREE LUNCH PROGRAM EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 12-1. ATTORNEY EVE SCHATZ WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER LEGAL QUESTIONS AND CONDUCT INTAKES FOR THE BERKSHIRE CENTER FOR JUSTICE, INC. CALL 413-854-1955 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER.

(02/17) THERE WILL BE A WINTER WARM UP PARTY WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER, WITH SANDY AND SANDY PERFORMING DURING A LUNCH SPONSORED BY LAUREL LAKE. CALL 528-1881 FOR RESERVATIONS.

(2/18) THERE WILL BE A COOKING CLASS FOR KIDSAT THE LENOX LIBRARY 18 MAIN ST. LENOX ON FEBRUARY 18TH, FROM 2 TO 3PM FOR KIDS, AGES 4-12 THIS EVENT IS FREE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED CONTACT PAULINE SPINRAD AT 413.637.0197 OR ON LINE AT PSPINRAD@LENOXLIB.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION

(02/18) WEEKLY FREE LEGAL CLINICS ARE HELD AT THE GUTHRIE CENTER (GREAT BARRINGTON) FREE LUNCH PROGRAM EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 12-1. ATTORNEY EVE SCHATZ WILL BE PRESENT TO ANSWER LEGAL QUESTIONS AND CONDUCT INTAKES FOR THE BERKSHIRE CENTER FOR JUSTICE, INC. CALL 413-854-1955 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO VOLUNTEER.

(02/18) AS PART OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON’S ROCK WILL HOST ITS 20TH ANNUAL W.E.B. DU BOIS MEMORIAL LECTURE FEATURING DR. BERNARD LAFAYETTE JR., DISTINGUISHED-SENIOR-SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE AT EMORY UNIVERSITY. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, AT 7 P.M. IN THE DANIEL ARTS CENTER’S MCCONNELL THEATRE. THIS LECTURE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

(2/19)TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD AND THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS TOGETHER PRESENT A FULLY STAGED PRODUCTION OF “10 SHORT STORIES @THE WHIT BY JERRY LEVENTHAL AT 8PM ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20 AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 AT 2 PM AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE. FOR TICKETS CALL 413-443-0289 OR EMAIL TIX@THEWHIT.ORG. CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE.

(02/22) TOWN PLAYERS OF PITTSFIELD IS HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR ITS APRIL STAGED READING OF “THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN” AT 7PM MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22 AND TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23 AT THE WHITNEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 42 WENDELL AVENUE IN PITTSFIELD. MORE INFO AT WWW.TOWNPLAYERS.ORG

(2/25)THE PITTSFIELD OFFICE OF RAYMOND JAMES IS PRESENTING THE 5TH ANNUAL MONOPOLY TOURNAMENT ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 25TH AT 5:30PM AT BERKSHIRE HILLS COUNTRY CLUB IN PITTSFIELD. THERE WILL BE A 90 MINUTE PRELIMINARY ROUND WITH THE TOP 6 WINNERS COMPETING IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND. ALL PRCEEDS OF TH EVENT WILL GO TO BERLSHIRE COUNTY KIDS PLACE. TO REGISTER OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT KENDAL LENIHAN AT 413- 236- 5612

(2/25) VETERANS EAT FOR FREE ON THE SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAYS OF THE MONTH, AT THE CLAIRE TEAGUE SENIOR CENTER . A SOLDIERS ON REPRESENTATIVE AND VETERANS AGENT WILL BE ON SITE THURSDAY FEBRUARY18TH. FOR RESERVATIONS FOR LUNCH CALL 528-4118

(2/26) ON FOUR SATURDAYS OF FEBRUARY \FROM 10:30AM TO 12:30PM AT THE CHURCH ON THE HILL CHAPEL IN LENOX, MA PAUL CARTER, LIFESTYLE COACH FOR SENIORS, WILL CONDUCT A SERIES OF FREE SEMINARS ON HOW TO CHANGE ONE’S VIEW OF AGING FROM THE DECLINE OF ADULTHOOD TO THE DISCOVERY AND CREATION OF A NEW AND EXCITING PHASE CALLED ELDERHOOD. YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE SEMINAR ON CARTER’S BLOG AT HTTP://AMAZING80.COM/SEMINARS FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: PAUL CARTER AT 413-551-9311

(02/28) GIVE TO GIVE IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT IT DEDICATED TO RAISING FUNDS AND SUPPLIES FOR MONUMENT MOUNTAIN’S SISTER SCHOOL IN HAITI, AVJ. ON FEBRUARY 28TH FROM 1-4PM, THEY WILL BE HOLDING A CHILI COOK-OFF AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOLTHE MONEY RAISED FROM THIS EVENT WILL GO DOWN TO AVJ TO HELP PAY THEIR TEACHERS AND PROVIDE MEALS FOR THE KIDS. MONUMENT MOUNTAIN WANTS TO GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THIS TO AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO RAISE AS MUCH MONEY FOR AVJ. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT SAMIE MITCHELL, WHO IS A SENIOR AT MONUMENT MOUNTAIN.

(02/29) CHIEF CHARLEY BURGER, FIRE CHIEF OF GREAT BARRINGTON, HAS AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES IN GREAT BARRINGTON. YOU ARE ASKED TO GO TO THE TOWN WEB SITE, WWW. TOWN OF GB DOT ORG AND CLICK ON CODE RED LOGO IN THE MIDDLE O0F THE PAGE. THERE YOU CAN LIST YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION, WHICH INCLUDES PHONE NUMBERS, TEXT AND EMAIL ADDRESSES WHICH WILL ALLOW AUTHORITIES TO REACH YOU IN THE EVENT OF AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPUTER, FIND SOMEONE WHO DOES SO THAT YOUR INFORMATION CAN BE RECORDED. THE WEB SITE AGAIN IS WWW.TOWN OF GB DOT ORG.

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