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QUINDAR
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Take a trip to outer space with Quindar — Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen and his art and music collaborator James Merle Thomas. The multimedia duo synch electronic music with historical recordings and film, especially from NASA’s early manned missions. The results are mesmerizingly beautiful, and they packed the house at last summer’s Solid Sound. MASS MoCA
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'THE OPERA HOUSE'
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
This new film by multiple Emmy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Susan Froemke surveys the last 50 years of the Metropolitan Opera's rich history and a time of great change for New York. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the box office at 413-528-0100 Wednesday-Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
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MASS MOCA FREE DAY
North Adams
Mass MoCA visitors will experience pop-up gallery performances, art-making, and live music in our freight elevator, in addition to immersive installations by Turrell, Anderson’s two virtual reality experiences, and Schonbeck’s world of instruments (no experience required to play), during the museum's Free Day. Capping off the night with a ticketed performance in the Hunter Center at 8 p.m., Wilco’s Mikael Jorgensen brings his collaborator, James Merle Thomas, performing as Quindar, to enliven the museum with solar landscapes and danceable songs. During Free Day, community partners will be stationed in the lobby from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. offering information to visitors on upcoming events in the area. Stop by the Berkshire Health Systems information table to learn more about the growing range of health services available in the northern Berkshires. The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition will be offering information about upcoming events for the Northern Berkshire Neighbors program and The Family Place.

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PUPPET PLAY
Great Barrington, 11:15 a.m.
Teachers from the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School will perform the first of three free puppet plays for children at Mason Library, 231 Main St. More puppet plays in this spring series of free community events are planned for March and April. To learn more, visit gbrss.org or call 413-528-4015.

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LENOX CONTRADANCE
Lenox, 8-11 p.m.
Lenox Contradance will be held at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., featuring live music by Coincidance and calling by Jon Greene. The cost is $12 adults/$6 students/family $25. Beginners welcomed at 7:45 p.m. Details online.

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WOMEN’S MARCH SOLIDARITY EVENT
Pittsfield, 1-4 p.m.
Indivisible Pittsfield will host a "March into Action" Resource Fair and Community Forum at The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St. On the anniversary of the first Women’s March and in solidarity with the Women’s March 2018, Indivisible Pittsfield invites the public to the event, which will feature a resource fair with more than 20 groups participating followed by brief spoken word performances, leading into a round-table discussion of "where do we go from here in the Berkshires," featuring leaders of various social justice efforts and related organizations in the region.

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ART, MINDFULNESS, AND SELF-REFLECTION
Stockbridge, 5-7 p.m.
Start the New Year with quiet contemplation and the exploration of art as a means of achieving a state of flow, mindfulness, and self-reflection with Katie Atkinson, an illustrator who focuses on themes of wellness, personal growth, and transformation, at the Norman Rockwell Museum She is also works as a therapeutic art facilitator at Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Conn., where she uses mindfulness to create pathways to greater self-awareness and healing. The cost is $20.

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UNDERSTANDING ANIMAL TRACKS & SIGNS
Sheffield, 9-11 a.m.
Winter is a great time to look for animal tracks and signs. A Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Santuary naturalist will lead a two-hour adventure in search of tracks, scat, and other signs of animals that stay active through the winter. The cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children; register online.

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'MOM’S DAY OUT' CANCER FUNDRAISER
Vermont
Bromley Mountain ski resort will hold their 16th Annual “Mom’s Day Out” fundraiser. Moms ski or ride for just $25 when they show the ticket seller a snapshot of their kid or kids. Once again, this year’s event will benefit the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center in Bennington, part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. The Cancer Center will receive the entire $25 lift ticket cost as a donation. During the day, participants will be able to meet some of the physicians and staff of the Cancer Center, whether on the slopes or in the lodge. Bromley Mountain is located at 3984 Vermont Route 11, Peru, Vermont, six miles east of Manchester.

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PROPERTY CLEAN-UP DAY
Sheffield, 9 a.m.
The Sheffield Land Trust will hold a Property Clean-up Day led by volunteers Neal Chamberlain and Bob Kilmer, taking advantage of the better visibility and access possible in winter without leaves and other vegetation.The first priority is getting rid of old debris on the property, then cutting and removing old barbed wire, and finally cutting back bittersweet on trees along the roadside if there is time. For more information, call Neal at 860-671-0494 or email him.

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FILM | "CHAGALL-MALEVICH"
Amherst, 2 p.m.
Inspired by the memoirs of Marc Chagall and his contemporaries, this film by Alexander Mitta blends fact and folklore to evoke the return in 1917 of the iconic Jewish artist to his childhood home of Vitebsk, where he falls in love with Bella Rosenfeld. As the October Revolution sweeps across Russia, historical events intrude on personal struggles and upend the provincial life in Vitebsk. Russia, 2014, 119 mins., directed by Aleksandr Mitta, Russian with English subtitles. COST: Student | $4 Member | $6 General Admission | $8 Yiddish Book Center 1021 West Street Amherst, MA 01002 413-256-4900 programs@yiddishbookcenter.org http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/
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BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD: ROMEO & JULIET
Great Barrington, 1 p.m.
In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy… Music: Sergei Prokofiev Choreography: Alexei Ratmansky Cast: The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet  Running time: 2 hrs 30 min. For more information and tickets click here or call the Box Office at 413.528.0100 Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6pm.   Mahaiwe
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COMICAL MYSTERY TOUR
Lenox, 5:30 p.m.
The Comical Mystery Tour ensemble invites the public to join the fun with their program "Quiet, You're Dead!" when they return to the mansion for a murder mystery dinner theater performance at Ventfort Hall. The cost to attend is $40 per person, including a full course dinner. Reservations are required; call 413-637-3206.

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BART DRAMATIC READING
Williamstown, 2 p.m.
The Advanced Acting Class at BArT Charter Public School will present a reading of Ann-Marie MacDonald’s play "Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)" at the Adams Memorial Theatre at Williams College. This event is a fundraiser for the BArT theatre department to help fund future shows, field trips and workshops. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door.

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ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT INFO SESSION
, 1-3 p.m.
The Academy at Charlemont will hold an on-campus information session about its middle school program for prospective sixth-grade students and families.  Meet faculty to learn about opportunities for sixth grade students beginning with the 2018-19 school year. For information visit the website.

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ADAMS LIONS CLUB CONCERT
Adams, 1 p.m.
The Adams Lions Club is hosting a concert at St. Stanislaus, Kostka Church, 25 Hoosac St., where chamber music will mingle with local history. The Berkshire Chamber Players will perform Debussy, Schubert, Beethoven, Varèse, and Mozart. Eugene Michalenko, president of both the Adams Historical Society and Adams Lions Club, will provide commentary about local historical events that occurred in the period when the compositions were written. Admission is free.

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TRACKING CLUB
, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join us on Sunday for our first Tracking Club of 2018! Pat Liddle, longtime Tracking Club diehard and avid wildlife tracking enthusiast, will be heading up this month's excursion! We'll head to the Albert Family Community Forest, part of the Rensealear Plateau Alliance, located at the end of Hayes Rd in East Nassau, New York. Meet at the East Nassau post office on Route 66: From New Lebanon, head west on Rt 20. Past the race track is a right (north) turn onto Route 66. In about a mile, the PO is on the right. Pat will be there at 8:50 and the group will depart for the Forest promptly at 9:00 am. Tracking till noon. Please RSVP to Josh so he knows to expect you (but feel free to show up even if you didn't RSVP!). All levels of experience are welcome (ages 18 and up). This program is supported by donations.   Find out more: thewoods.josh@gmail.com
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WILLIAMS OPERA WORKSHOP PRESENTS OPERATIC HIGHLIGHTS
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
To: listings@ruralintelligence.com  Subject: list-musicdance: 01-23-2018 Williams Music Williamstown, MA. Williams Opera Workshop presents Operatic Highlights This year's performance offers highlights from the operatic repertoire including The Magic Flute and Marriage of Figaro by Mozart; The Death scene from Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky; Lensky's aria from Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky); Scenes from Threepenny Opera (Kurt Weill); Selections from Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan); and the barcarolle from Les Contes d'Hoffman (Jacques Offenbach).   http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=12586 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7 p.m.
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FUNDRAISER FOR PUERTO RICO
Pittsfield, 6:30-9 p.m.
Jana Laiz & The Hoping Machine present "A Fundraiser for Puerto Rico" at The Whitney Center for the Arts co-Sponsored by Manos Unidas Multicultural Educational Cooperative. The suggested donation is $20 (dinner included for the first 50 attendees). Eat delicious Puerto Rican food, enter to win raffle prizes, listen to an environmental fairy tale, buy a book and have it signed by the author, and join an empowering sing along of old and new protest songs. End the night with samba rhythms and dancing.

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WHAT'S NEW IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS'
Williamstown, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

MS Support Foundation is offering a FREE Educational Program "What's New in Multiple Sclerosis Research and Treatment Updates From Around the World" Program includes Dinner and a presentation by Dr. William A. Goodman, Psy.D., who attended the MSParis 2017 Conference. Where: The Williams Inn 1090 Main Street Williamstown, MA When: Wednesday January 24, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Preregister at our toll FREE number: 1-844-280-7292 or email: dbriggs1@msresource.org


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SOUTH COUNTY RESOURCE FAIR
Great Barrington, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
In partnership with CHP Family Services and Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Berkshire United Way is hosting a resource fair for providers of education, health and financial stability services at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road. The event is being held to improve resource coordination and foster relationships among agencies to advance the support network available to families in Berkshire County. Resource binders and complimentary breakfast provided for participants, who will also be entered into a door prize drawing. For more information, or to register, contact Amy Taylor by email or by phone at 413-854-3989 before Jan. 19.

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PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING WORKSHOP
Great Barrington, 10 a.m.-noon
Berkshire Community College, in collaboration with the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, is offering a workshop on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising at Berkshire Community College’s South County Center on 343 Main St. Participants will learn how to set up a Facebook page for on-site fundraising and delve into the best practices for creating a Peer-to-Peer Campaign, including deciding on what is the most compelling story to tell and what visual medium to use. Tips will be offered on how to integrate your Peer-to-Peer Campaign with Facebook Live, your nonprofit’s other online platforms and email. The workshop will be taught by Mary McGurn, a photographer and consultant who focuses on telling visual stories for social media and other digital applications. The cost of the workshop is $35. Register online.


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NORTH ADAMS LEGO GROUP
North Adams, 6 to 7 p.m.
Library Lego Groups! Lego groups are for families with children ages 4-12 years old. Evening Lego Group Thursdays, January 11 and 25 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The North Adams Public Library, 75 Church Street third floor.  It will meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month
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BEGINNING BEEKEEPING COURSE
Vermont, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
The Bennington County Beekeepers Club will again offer a free (donations welcomed) beginner course
for new beekeepers. Learn about the life of honey bees, the skills and equipment needed to care for them and the many challenges they face. Classes will meet at the Vermont Veterans Home, in Bennington, in the Crispe Room on January 25, February 1, 8, 15 and March 1 from 6:30-9:00 PM. To sign up or for more information call Jeanne Davis 802-823- 7955 or e-mail jdavisbwheat@comcast.net

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THE HUSTLER (1961)
Great Barrington, 7 p.m.
Paul Newman stars as up-and-coming pool player “Fast” Eddie Felson, who challenges long-time champion Minnesota Fats (played by Jackie Gleason) in a high-stakes match. Click here for more information. Mahaiwe
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SOUP LUNCHEON
North Adams, Noon-1 p.m.
North Adams Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host a free soup luncheon. Those wishing to attend are asked to reserve a seat by calling Kira Breard at 413-662-4403 by Jan. 22. The lunch is free but seating is limited. Lunch will include homemade soup and fresh-made bread. Guests can enter a raffle to win prizes and take a tour of the newly remodeled skilled nursing community. North Adams Commons is located at 175 Franklin St.

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STEM STARTER ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE
Pittsfield, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Berkshire Community College is inviting area high school students, parents and school personnel to attend the STEM Starter Academy Open House on BCC’s Main Campus.Local students will get the chance to visit BCC’s Main Campus, meet science, technology, engineering and math faculty and staff, tour the newly renovated campus, and find out about the benefits of participating in the STEM Starter Academy.  The open house will show how BCC can help students achieve a quality STEM education and career, and also get hands on experiences with a variety of STEM activities throughout the day. Students and their parents or school personnel who are interested in attending this free open house should RSVP by Jan. 19 by calling 413-236-4740.

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BCC RESPIRATORY CARE PROGRAM PAINT & SIP FUNDRAISER
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Spruce up your home decor with this beautiful serving or display tray! FRI 1/26/18 6-8pm. Fundraiser to benefit BCC Respiratory Program Class of 2018. You'll learn to paint this image of "Black-capped Chickadee" on a one of a kind, hand made, reclaimed wood tray. Various sizes available. At Berkshire Paint and Sip, 305 North St, Pittsfield. All painting materials, snacks & donation included for $35. Reserve your seats atwww.berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346.
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TRIVIA NIGHT
Cheshire, 6-8:30 p.m.
Bass Water Grille will host a trivia night with the Cheshire Lions Club. The cost is $12 per person with teams up to two players.

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TU B’SHEVAT SHABBAT SERVICE AND SEDER
Pittsfield, 5:30 p.m.
Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., invites the community to celebrate Tu b’Shevat, the new year of the trees. Tu B’Shevat is the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat and welcomes the emergence of spring. The evening will begin with Shabbat Shira, the Sabbath of Song, and a family-friendly Friday evening service full of music, followed by a celebration of Tu b’Shevat.  A dairy dinner will be served following the service, featuring those fruits that are symbolically linked to Tu b’Shevat. There is an $8 per person charge for the dinner, with a maximum charge of $25 per family. Reservations are required for dinner by Jan. 18 at 413-442-5910.

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