TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 @ 10:00 AM
Volunteer Orientation Feat. a Behind-the-scenes Collections Tour
Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon – Join us for our 2018 Volunteer Orientation! This event is perfect for past, present, and future volunteers - really anyone interested in learning about the many ways to get involved and have direct impact on the success of Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon. Come learn who we are, what we do, what are plans are for the year, and how you can help! Refreshments will be served and a private collections tour will immediately follow. (If you have severe allergies or dietary restrictions that would prevent you from taking part in the coffee hour portion of this event, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate you.) About the tour Numbering over 56,000 objects, the museum's holdings comprise the most comprehensive collection of Shaker furniture, tools, costumes, and more in the world. (The tour is also an opportunity to learn more about the ongoing collections digitization project, supported by a $750,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.)
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM
BCT presents "Cinderella"
Berkshire Museum – Berkshire Children's Theater presents the classic fairytale "Cinderella". This is an original musical version of the favorite children's fable about a young girl who, with the help of her Fairy Godmother, her adorable animal friends and her own good and kind heart becomes a Princess and finds her dreams come true. Suitable for all ages . For ticket information call The Berkshire Museum at 413 443-7171
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 @ 6:15 PM
Family Movie Night "Despicable Me 3"
Mason Library Children's Room – For February's Family Movie, join us for "Despicable Me 3" PG | 1h 29min | Animation, Action, Adventure Gru meets his long-lost charming, cheerful, and more successful twin brother Dru who wants to team up with him for one last criminal heist. No need to register. Popcorn & beverages included. Wear jammies!
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 26 @ 7:00 PM
Oscar-Nominated Shorts: Live Action
Berkshire Museum – For the 13th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films. With all three categories offered – Animated, Live Action and Documentary – this is your annual chance to predict the winners (and have the edge in your Oscar pool)! A perennial hit with audiences around the country (and now the world), don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. DeKalb Elementary – Reed Van Dyk, USA, 20 minutes The Silent Child – Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton, UK, 20 minutes My Nephew Emmett – Kevin Wilson, Jr., USA, 20 minutes The Eleven O’Clock – Derin Seale and Josh Lawson, Australia, 13 minutes Watu Wote/All of Us – Katja Benrath and Tobias Rosen, Germany, 22 minutes Estimated running time 1 hr., 39 min., rated R (violence and some language) TICKETS: $7.50, Museum members $5
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM
Mind-Body Healing
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Experience the transforming and healing power of mind-body practices. Whether you suffer from stress pain or trauma, or work with people who do, this program can empower you with tools that reveal the potential of mindfulness to heal the body. Leading neuroscientist and educator Dr. Debbie Olin Norris teaches the essential active ingredients of mind-body healing, bringing you right to the heart of the practice. Mind-body practices have proven safer and more effective for pain relief than other medical practices and have been embraced by the Western healthcare system. Embark on a transformative journey of healing as you: * Learn techniques that relieve pain, soothe trauma, and help you rediscover the joys of living * Explore the scientific basis for why body-mind therapies are the new medical standard of care * Discover tools to take home with you that simplify and guide your personal practice. Find out how to create a safe space for yourself and others to release pain and find a path to healing.
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM
Dare to Be Happy
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – For everyone. CE credits. Are you ready for a powerful change in your life? Positive Psychology addresses important questions about how you live your life, find happiness and satisfaction, and deal with life’s challenges. Firmly rooted in contemporary research, this approach is a springboard for the exploration of hope, resilience, gratitude, the physical and mental benefits of positive emotions, and the relationship between happiness and success in love and work. This program with Dan Tomasulo uses lecture, demonstration, videos, and psychodramatic role-play to help you * Identify and employ the impact of gratitude and kindness on physical and psychological well-being * Explore several positive interventions and develop a plan for increasing the volume and strength of your positive thoughts * Nurture positive characteristics in others while strengthening those features in yourself. Come together with like-minded individuals to learn well-researched and proven techniques that can bring positive change to everyday life for a more soulful approach to living.
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Mar 4 @ 7:30 PM
650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification, Module 2
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – The Kripalu Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification is for those who want to practice Ayurveda professionally. Through in-depth study, this training prepares you to provide Ayurvedic lifestyle consultations and holistic therapies. In this second module of four, we look into the pathways, causes, and stages of disease, and explore the ancient practice of pulse taking to identify doshic imbalance. You also begin to learn how to work with clients through facilitated consultations and group presentations. Presenters: Jyothi Bhatt, John Douillard, and Margrit Mikulis, ND Find out more about Kripalu School of Ayurveda: https://kripalu.org/schools/kripalu-school-ayurveda
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Mar 2 @ 7:30 PM
Yoga Tune Up Teacher Training, Level 1
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – For movement educators in yoga, Pilates, group fitness, personal training, manual therapy, or clinical practice. Yoga Tune Up® is a potent style of movement education that strikes a balance between yoga, fitness, and rehab, attracting students of all ages and body types. It breaks down the nuts and bolts of human movement by using a yogic lens of awareness, conscious relaxation, and proper breathing techniques. Yoga Tune Up helps students develop anatomical fluency and an embodied understanding of their own structure. Join Dinneen Viggiano and discover a fresh approach to asana, going beyond formulaic instruction in order to think and teach more creatively. Inspire your students to define and create a “path of purpose” and unlock their greatest potential.
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM
Freestyle Meditation: Finding Your Own Way
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – For all levels. Meditation is a vast tradition encompassing many different styles, techniques, and intentions. If you want your meditation practice to be efficient and effective, it needs to fit your individual nature and lifestyle. Freestyle Meditation begins by asking the question, “Why do you want to meditate?” and helps you cultivate a practice that supports your aim. Join Steven Leonard and learn a customized system of meditation you can use for the rest of your life. In a weekend retreat that blends instruction, practice, and conversation, you learn to welcome your senses and instincts and trust your ability to find your own way. Explore simple principles and practices that leave you feeling balanced, refreshed, and in the natural flow of life. #meditation #freestylemeditation
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 7:30 PM
The Art of Reiki: Reiki 1
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Expand your healing abilities as you explore how Reiki can reduce stress, relieve pain, balance emotions, and facilitate personal healing and spiritual growth. Join Reiki Master Reiki Master Libby Barnett, MSW, a gifted and knowledgeable teacher with more than 37 years experience blending Reiki with conventional medicine. Based on the understanding that all conditions of imbalance are rooted in the human energy field, Reiki addresses underlying energetic patterns to create wellness and reconnect you with your ability to heal yourself, others, and animals. Many health care facilities are now utilizing Reiki to help staff manage stress and to soothe and comfort patients. In Reiki 1, you wil: - Explore the applications of Reiki through slide shows and discussion - Receive attunements to empower yourself as a conduit for channeling life-force energy - Practice Reiki on yourself and others. Note A certificate will be issued upon completion, along with a Reiki pin and Reiki 1 notebook. #reiki #energyhealing
 
TODAY
    Friday Feb 23 @ 8:00 PM
Hartman / Smith
13th Floor Music Lounge – Covers ranging from Hip hop, Reggae to classic rock
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Feb 24 - Mar 24 @ 1:00 PM
Relax & Renew Mini Retreat
Granby Yoga Studio – Heal your mind, body and spirit... One hour of healing, relaxing restorative yoga A light vegetarian lunch 20 minute massage Create and take home your own mandala Close with a calming meditation Leave feeling relaxed and renewed! Sign up with a friend...space is limited Call Kathy at 860-965-3886 with any questions
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM
Family Day! Fantasy Characters & New Worlds
Norman Rockwell Museum – Explore our current exhibition, Never Abandon Imagination: The Fantastical Art of Tony DiTerlizzi with curator Jesse Kowalski (1:30 p.m.) and draw characters and settings inspired by the art on view and your imagination with illustrator/educator Patrick O’Donnell. Free for Museum members, or included with Museum admission. Children free to age 18.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Feb 24 @ 1:30 PM
Pop Up Dance with UMass Amherst
Berkshire Museum – UMass Amherst’s Dance Education crew comes to join the play at the Berkshire Museum’s Ten Days of Play! Dancers will perform with the big blue blocks of Imagination Playground and invite the audience to join in during this unique, interactive performance. Included with regular Museum admission: $13 adult, $6 child, free for Museum members, children ages 3 and under, and EBT cardholders. This event is part of Ten Days of Play 2018.
 
TOMORROW
    Saturday Feb 24 - Feb 25 @ 6:00 PM
10th Annual Beatles Open Mic/NCMC Fundraiser
13th Floor Music Lounge – "George's birthday was a bit nebulous. For most of his life and career, George thought his birthday was February 25, 1943. (Hundreds of Beatle's book state this date.) But near the end of his life, George changed his story and said his actual birthday was February 24, 1943. A family document revealed that he was actually born at 11:50 PM on the 24th."
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Feb 25 @ 10:00 AM
Contemporary Master Class
The School at Jacob's Pillow – New York, NY | Sunday, February 25, 2018 The Ailey Studios at The Joan Weill Center for Dance Pre-Registration Deadline: 12pm EST Feb 16 Registration/Warm-up: 10-10:45am Master Class: 11-12:30pm Q&A: 12:30-1pm Master Class Artist: Milton Myers, Contemporary Program Director Demonstrator: Aya Kaneko Accompanist: William Catanzaro Master Class Details: For experienced performers, age 15 and up, to gain audition experience and meet Pillow staff and alumni to learn more about The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Expect a fast-paced class with emphasis on a range of combinations related to the techniques and artistic expectations of the specified program. Attire should be neat and professional. Arrive an hour prior to the Master Class to check-in, register, and warm-up. Parents, teachers, and friends are not permitted to observe. Liability Waiver | ages 18+ http://bit.ly/2mVSMiQ & ages 15-17 http://bit.ly/2GdB9mA Print, sign, and remember to bring the Liability Waiver to the Master Class. We cannot permit dancers in the studio without the appropriate signed waiver. Pre-Registration Deadline: Feb 16 | http://bit.ly/2mSzWs1 Pre-registration is only possible when you complete and submit your Program Application. Refunds are granted for medical conditions only, with a physician's note. Walk-Ins are welcome, space permitting. Please arrive one hour before the Master Class to register and bring cash or a credit card to pay at the registration table. An Audition Video is required for Program consideration, regardless of Master Class attendance. Apply now: http://bit.ly/2mSzWs1
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Feb 25 - Feb 17 @ 10:00 AM
Yoga w/ Alicia (Auditorium) - Pittsfield Branch
Berkshire Family YMCA
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Feb 25 @ 6:30 PM
Williston Scholars Variety Hour
The Williston Northampton School – The Williston Scholars Variety Hour features student productions of short pieces, plus a listening party for Tori Zingarelli's new album! Tickets are free but shows fill up, so reserve your tickets at www.williston.com/theater.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Feb 25 - Mar 2 @ 7:30 PM
Stand In Your Power
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Learn to feel more grounded, centered, and connected to your inner power, no matter what challenges life presents. SomaSoul® somatic therapeutic processes provide the tools you need to regain your center, reestablish your sense of ground, and return you to the inherent vitality, power, and presence held within your body and psyche. Release blocks in your physical-emotional body that inhibit the flow of power and energy in your pelvis and legsEnergize the life force within your pelvis and legs through Somatic Yoga and qigongListen to your body’s truth through a creative and intuitive process that unpacks the physical tensions and energy imbalances within your body. SomaSoul: Somatic Therapy is a training program that aligns your personal growth with your professional development. You learn a powerful modality and processes that bring mindfulness and healing to the emotional body. These programs can be taken individually for personal development or as part of a larger training to become a SomaSoul practitioner or Registered Somatic Movement Therapist.
 
UPCOMING
    Sunday Feb 25 - Feb 27 @ 7:30 PM
The Art of Reiki: Reiki 2
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health – Expand your healing abilities as you explore how Reiki can reduce stress, relieve pain, balance emotions, and facilitate personal healing and spiritual growth. Join Reiki Master Reiki Master Libby Barnett, MSW, a gifted and knowledgeable teacher with more than 37 years experience blending Reiki with conventional medicine. Based on the understanding that all conditions of imbalance are rooted in the human energy field, Reiki addresses underlying energetic patterns to create wellness and reconnect you with your ability to heal yourself, others, and animals. Many health care facilities are now utilizing Reiki to help staff manage stress and to soothe and comfort patients. In Reiki 2, you wil: - Learn ancient Reiki symbols and how to apply them for additional empowerment - Learn to access cellular memory to heal challenging emotional situations - Receive the Reiki 2 attunement - Learn to offer Reiki to people and situations at a distance. Note: A certificate will be issued upon completion, along with a Reiki pin and Reiki 2 notebook. #reiki #energyhealing