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'THE JOY AND HEARTBREAK OF WOMENíS FRIENDSHIPS'
Lenox, 4 p.m.
Diane Barth, LCSW, a psychotherapist widely recognized for her expertise in women’s relationships, will speak at the Lenox Library's Distinguished Lecture Series.Barth has observed how life changes affect women’s friendships in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. She has given advice on how to manage betrayal and rejection, how to deal with a narcissistic or bossy friend, what to do when your best friend and your family don’t get along, how to let go of a friendship that has stopped working, and much more. All Distinguished Lectures are free.

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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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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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ANIMALS OF THE NORTH: WHAT WILL GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE MEAN FOR THEM'
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', on Saturday, February 23rdat 7pm at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. 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. The program devotes equal time to sharing remarkable images and stories about plants and animals in their northern habitats - all in the spirit of Jane Goodall’s Reason for Hope. Young and old audiences alike are inspired to join the crucial work of transitioning away from fossil fuels, conserving natural resources, and sharing a healthy planet with all living beings. The event is sponsored by The Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT), The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR), Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC), Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries, Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Greenagers, and Berkshire Community College (BCC). Animals of the North will be presented at the Robert Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College (1350 West St. in Pittsfield, MA) on Saturday, February 23rdat 7pm. Free will donations at the door are greatly appreciated. Visit theBEATnews.org for more info. Before the presentation, on Saturday, February 23rdfrom 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm in Great Barrington, Sue Morse will be offering tracking workshops. Learn to identify wildlife tracks and signs from the master. The cost is $25 per person. Sign up before all the spots are taken! Email elia@thebeatnews.orgto register.  The following day, on Sunday, February 24thfrom 9:30am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:30pm at Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center in Windsor, Sue Morse will be offering tracking workshops. Learn to identify wildlife tracks and signs from the master. The cost is $25 per person.
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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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WILLIAMS FACULTY LECTURE SERIES
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
During February and March, Williams College will sponsor its annual Faculty Lecture Series to present big ideas beyond disciplinary boundaries. The lectures will be held in Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, and will be followed by a reception in Schow Atrium. The lectures are free and open to the public.On Feb. 14, Phoebe Cohen, associate professor of geosciences, will discuss " The Evolution of Life before Animals: Building Shields, Dodging Snowballs, and Gasping for Breath." On Feb. 21, Maria Elena Cepeda, professor of Latina/o studies, will talk about "Latina Feminist Moments of Recognition: A U.S. Colombiana Encounter with Bomba Estereo's 'Soy yo.'" On Feb. 28, Guy Hedreen, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art, will present "The Origin of Species in Empedocles and the Visual Representation of Monsters: A Tale of Two Theories." On March 7, Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana studies, will speak on "How to Live Free in an Age of Pessimism." And on March 14, the final talk, "Authorizing Nelly: Female Narratie Authority, Wuthering Heights, and Me" will be presented by Alison Case, Dennis A. Meenan, '54 Third Century Professor of English.

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CULTURAL COMPETENCY: IMMIGRATION, ACCULTURATION AND IMPLICATION FOR SOCIAL IDENTITY
Windsor, 9:30 - 1:45 p.m.

This 4 hour workshop will be an informational session with regards to how the attitudes and behaviors of people from one culture are modified as a result of contact with a different/host culture.  We will discuss how you can apply the role of the interpreter and their functions. Course overview:  Intro to Cultural Competence, Understanding Social Identity, Cultural Influences on our Behavior, Incorporating Cultural Understanding into our work and Wraparound as an example.

Visit - www.berkshirecc.edu for more information.  Pre-registration is required, registration Open!  CEUs available.  Live Streaming Also Available Online


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