Hancock Shaker Village: The Big Chill, a day of winter fun on Sun, Feb 17, 11- 5pm

Hancock Shaker Village invites you to take part in vintage ice-harvesting with expert Dennis Picard who demonstrates the trade from our Shaker ice house using antique tools (some invented in Massachusetts) such as a saw that stands taller than he stands and has cutting teeth as long as fingers. Picard has been demonstrating ice harvesting for decades.

Sunday, Feb 17, 11am-5pm.   For more info: hancockshakervillage.org

Club Zambezi Dance Party! – Feb 15, 8pm & Feb 16, 2pm at ’62 Center

All are invited to dance it up & feel the heat blazing from the fire we call the Zambezi Dance Party! Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring the family to listen & dance to the amazing music. Inspired by traditional Zimbabwean music as well as contemporary African styles, Zambezi’s chromatic marimbas are hybrids, combining tempered tuning with a rich and buzzy African tone. Sweat optional. Smiles and laughter unavoidable.

Two performances: Friday, February 15th at 8pm,
or Saturday, February 16th at 2pm. Free!

Reserve your tickets in advance HERE

Inhabiting the Landscape: Winter at the Clark on Sun, Feb 17, 2-3:30pm

Join Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes for a winter stroll and learn about the Clark’s approach to winterizing the museum’s 140-acre campus.  Learn how the Clark balances fine art aesthetics with a commitment to environmental responsibility… hear about all of the opportunities for fun seasonal activities on Stone Hill. After the guided walk, borrow a pair of snowshoes and explore the campus on your own!

Visitors should meet at the Orientation Center located outside the entrance to the Clark Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Extreme weather cancels this event.

clarkart.edu

“Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP” at Berkshire Museum, Feb 1- April 30.

Leaders from the local African-American community & the NAACP Berkshire chapter share their stories in this exhibition featuring portraits, photography, and selected objects from the Museum’s collection. “Their Stories: Oral Histories from the NAACP” runs Feb 1 – April 30 at the Berkshire Museum, located at 39 South St, Pittsfield.

This exhibit is presented in partnership with the Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College.

Margaret Hart, the first student of color to graduate from North Adams State College, first African American teacher in Pittsfield,grew up in Williamstown.  Photo, courtesy MCLA.

Join the FUNdraiser: “February Freeze” on Sat, Feb 16, 11am-2pm at the Spruces Town Park

Support Linear Park playground equipment purchase! Support Williamstown parks! Enjoy outdoor activities for the whole family:  team scavenger hunt, snowshoeing, fun 5K race, guided nature hike, food-food-food!
SAT, FEB 16, 11am-2pm at The Spruces Park!