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Sunday, March 12

Sprout Film Festival

The Sprout Film Festival screens a wide variety of short films dealing with developmental disabilities – making the invisible visible. Tickets are $5 per person and can be reserved in advance at (413) 464 – 7262 x13.

Berkshire Community College, Robert Boland Theater

12 PM

 

Tuesday, March 14

Judgment at Nuremberg – Part II

Lee Flournoy, attorney, introduces part 1 of this film, starring Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, and Maximilian Schell. The film, which takes place in 1948, is a fictionalized account of an American military tribunal in occupied Germany that tried Nazi judges for war crimes.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

6 PM

 

Wednesday, March 15

3D Let’s print!

Improve your 3D printing skills. Learn about slicing programs, releasing a job using the Athenaeum’s machines, changing filament, MatterControl and Cura software. Additional questions will be addressed. Registration is required and accepted three weeks before each session. Please call (413) 499-9480 x202.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

3 PM

 

Monday, March 20

History of law in American film and TV

Jessica Silbey, professor of law at Northeastern School of Law, lectures on the history of law as seen in the movies and on TV.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

6 PM

 

Tuesday, March 21

Hidden

Professor J.C. Williams leads a discussion of contributions and achievements of African Americans and women and explores why they remain hidden from history. Professor Williams will also talk about the importance of celebrating African American and women’s achievements.

Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 

Saturday, March 25

Wellness Day

A day filled with health and wellness. Come get a chair massage, participate in an exercise class, talk to professionals about how to care for yourself and your loved ones, win a raffle including a day pass to Canyon Ranch or Cranwell. The event is free with nominal charges for massages, exercise classes and raffle tickets. (Chair massages and classes are $5 each. Classes will include Yoga, Zumba, Martial Arts and Aerobics.)

Paterson Field House

10 AM – 2 PM

 

Tuesday, March 28

One Big Home

Attorney Janet Pumphrey introduces the documentary "One Big Home" (2016).On the island of Martha’s Vineyard, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s character. Twelve years in the making, "One Big Home" follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. When he feels complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, he takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community and attempts to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

6 PM

 

Wednesday, March 29

CreditAbility

Credit matters. Gloria Escobar, Greylock Federal Credit Union, walks you through the details of credit scores and reports and explains how to make credit work for you.

South County Center, Great Barrington, Room S-1

12 PM – 1 PM

 

Thursday, March 30

Make Smoking History

A workshop for everyone who wants to quit or wants to help someone else to quit. Yes, it can be done!

Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111

12:15 PM

 

Saturday, April 1

River smart

Alison Dixon, Housatonic Valley Association, and Chris Laney, Berkshire Community College, give practical advice and explain what we can do to improve our rivers. Includes easy instructions on how to build your own composting bin. You, too, can be river smart!

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

2 PM

 

Sunday, April 1

Civic engagement – DIY

The Four Freedoms Coalition and BCC present a series of hands-on workshops practicing civic engagement skills – writing letters to the editor, calling your legislator, understanding city, state, and federal politics.

Berkshire Community College

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

 

Wednesday, April 5

3D WOW

3D printing has come to Pittsfield! Learn all about the how, why, and when of 3D printing using the new public 3D printers in the Berkshire Athenaeum. Registration is required and accepted three weeks before each session. Please call (413) 499-9480 x202.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

3 PM

 

Thursday, April 6

Collecting immigrant stories

BCC collects immigrant stories. You are invited to publish your story and a one paragraph description of an item that represents the story. Members of BCC’s Writing Center and BCC’s Department of English will be ready to assist. All you need to do is bring the item, or a picture, and the story to go with it.. A collaboration with the New York City Tenement Museum.

Johnathan Edwards Library

12 PM – 2 PM

 

Thursday, April 6 AND Thursday, April 13

Fall in love with 3D printing

Express your romantic side printing hearts for Valentine’s, channel the Irish in you printing shamrocks for Saint Patrick’s. Try your own designs and meet other 3D designers. This is a two-part workshop. Registration is required and accepted three weeks before each session. Please call (413) 499-9480 x202.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 

3 PM

 

Thursday, April 6 AND Thursday, April 13 AND Thursday, April 20

Weeping under the same moon

Jana Laiz reads and leads a discussion about her award-winning book chronicling the experience of Vietnamese children in the United States. This is a three-part event. At least two parts have to be attended to receive forum credit.

Berkshire Community College, Jonathan Edwards Library

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

 

Thursday, April 13

Sexual assault - myths and realities

The Elizabeth Freeman Center debunks myths, presents realities, and shows avenues for help.

Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 

Saturday, April 15

Why here?

John Dickson, local historian, sketches Berkshire County’s rise to industrial might and power. It all started with the power of water.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

2 PM

 

Tuesday, April 18

Cultivating resilience

Louise Hurwitz, Berkshire Community College, helps you discover your strengths and how you can use them to overcome challenges, bounce back, and become more resilient.

South County Center, Great Barrington, Room S-2

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

 

Wednesday, April 19

Women of New England

Spies, soldiers, mothers, wives. Carole Owens shares stories of the remarkable women who helped shape a new country.

South County Center, Great Barrington, Room S-2

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

 

Thursday, April 20

Earth Week Forum

Join us as we learn about green transportation options and BCC’s plan for zero waste by 2020! Presenters include BRTA, massRIDES, Plaine’s Bicycles, BCC Staff, MassPIRG.

Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 

Friday, April 21

Martín Espada reads poetry

Pulitzer finalist, social justice fighter, Latino rights activist, and acclaimed poet, Martín Espada reads from his poetry celebrating and, at times, lamenting the immigrant and working class experience.

Berkshire Community College, Jonathan Edwards Library

12 PM

 

Saturday, April 22

Living with wildlife

Dale Abrams, Massachusetts Audubon Society naturalist, explains how wildlife and us can become and remain good neighbors. We learn how to avoid problems, how to keep the wild wild, and how to make our local watershed a better neighborhood for everyone.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

3 PM

 

Wednesday, April 26

3D Let’s print!

Improve your 3D printing skills. Learn about slicing programs, releasing a job using the Athenaeum’s machines, changing filament, MatterControl and Cura software. Additional questions will be addressed. Registration is required and accepted three weeks before each session. Please call (413) 499-9480 x202.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

3 PM

 

Thursday, April 27

Writing and immigration

Jana Laiz, immigrant community advocate, refugee caseworker, and award-winning author, talks about writing and the immigrant experience.

Berkshire Community College, Jonathan Edwards Library

2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

 

Thursday, April 27

CreditAbility

Maureen Phillips Finn and the Greylock Financial Literacy Team explain the significance of a strong credit history, how to establish credit and how to use and maintain it wisely. The presentation also covers your rights and responsibilities as well as new laws governing credit card companies and credit reporting.

Koussevitzky Arts Center, K-111

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 

Saturday, April 29

Life under the river

A shadow puppetry workshop for children 10 years and older. Get in touch with the wildlife in brooks, streams, ponds, and lakes. Participants will create shadow puppets and even stage a shadow puppet play. Preregistration is required. Please call 413-298-7024.

Berkshire Athenaeum, One Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, MA

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

or

1 PM – 2:30 PM

 

Tuesday, May 2

CreditAbility

Credit matters. Gloria Escobar, Greylock Federal Credit Union, walks you through the details of credit scores and reports and explains how to make credit work for you.

South County Center, Great Barrington, Room S-5

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

 

Thursday, May 4

Where’s My Money?

Professor Wendy Meehan empowers you to take charge of your financial house and begin tracking and planning towards saving for a better future. Become aware of your spending and savings habits. Set financial goals and develop spending plans. This workshop tells you how.

Guardian Life Insurance Company

Skyline Conference Room

700 South Street, Pittsfield

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM