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Lectures and Classes

Feb. 22, Hudson Hudson Area Library David W. Voorhees of The Jacob Leisler Institute will present “Libelers, Monsters, and Rebels: The Jacob Leisler Institute and Research into New York’s Neglected English Colonial Period.” 6 p.m. Read our Rural We with David W. Voorhees.

Feb. 23, Millbrook Cary Institute Water On, In & Under the Greenland Ice Sheet: Learn about the Greenland ice sheet — a frozen, forgotten land — in a lecture by glaciologist Kristin Poinar. 7 p.m.

Feb. 24, Salisbury Scoville Library DIY Series: Make Eco Jewelry. Susan Smith, co-founder of Green Art Workshop, will show how to upcycle paper, metal, natural objects and de-shelved library books into one-of-a-kind decor and wearable art. 10 a.m.

Feb. 24, Litchfield White Memorial Conservation Center Luncheon and Lecture: Rediscovering Rex Brasher. Janet Reagon, president of The Rex Brasher Association, will tell the story of one of the world’s greatest avian artists. 1 p.m.

Feb. 24, Kent Kent Town Hall Herb Liberation: Garden photographer, writer and organic land care professional Karen Bussolini will explain how to use herbs throughout the landscape: in flower gardens, in vegetable gardens (to attract pollinators), as ground covers and more. 2 p.m.

Feb. 24, Spencertown Spencertown Academy Arts Center A screening of Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony, a documentary about the global impact of Beethoven’s final symphony. As part of the Conversations with Neighbors series, the screening will feature a Q&A session with co-producer Greg Mitchell and a Beethoven sonata by Lincoln Mayorga. 4 p.m.

Feb. 24, Hudson Hudson Area Library Food for Thought: a conversation exploring community food security in Columbia County, led by individuals in the agricultural, faith, education and emergency food sectors, and followed by a home-cooked meal made from gleaned ingredients. 5 p.m.

Feb. 26, Pittsfield Township Four Terrarium Class: Build a terrarium in a classic apothecary jar. All materials are included; your choice of terrarium plants and accents. 6 p.m.

March 3, Monterey Monterey Community Center Bidwell House Museum presents Bernard A. Drew, who will describe the research he did for his most recent book, East Rock Is Falling, which is full of true tales about Great Barrington’s East Rock. 10 a.m.

March 3, Stockbridge Berkshire Botanical Garden Brewing With Botanicals: Mike Schilling and Jordana Starr of Beerology lead a beginner-level class on the art and science of homebrewing. 11 a.m.

March 3, Millbrook Cary Institute Winter Tree Identification Workshop & Walk: Wildlife biologist Mike Fargione and Julie Hart of Dutchess Land Conservancy will teach how to recognize native and invasive trees and shrubs by their shape, bark patterns, twigs, fruits and seeds. 1 p.m.

March 5, Adams BART Charter Public School Dr. Sylvester James Gates, Jr. will give the lecture “What Does Math Have to Do With Reality?” Gates is a theoretical physicist and the Ford Foundation Professor of Physics at Brown University, who received the National Medal of Science from President Obama. 6 p.m.

March 9, Lakeville The Salisbury Forum Pamela Tatge, Director of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, will give the talk “Dance in the 21st Century.” Hotchkiss School, 7:30 p.m.

March 10, Salisbury Scoville Library DIY Series: Wheat Weaving. Award-winning basketmaker JoAnn Catsos will teach this traditional European craft. 10 a.m.

March 10, Rhinebeck Clinton Library Life In Antarctica: Clinton resident Melissa Coggeshall has been to Antarctica three times and will describe what it was like to live and work there in different seasons. She’ll also show off some of the gear necessary for human survival in this extreme climate. 11:30 a.m.

March 11, Rhinebeck Clermont Slavery & the Palatines: A Lecture by Travis Bowman. Usually considered a “Southern” issue, slavery played a surprisingly large role in Colonial- and Revolutionary-era New York. Bowman will examine how slavery evolved in NY under the Dutch, British and American systems of government and how it was utilized at a local and personal level among the Palatine immigrants and their descendants in the Hudson and Mohawk Valleys. 1 p.m.

March 11, Sheffield Bartholomew’s Cobble The Art of Natural Dyes: Working with local artist Brece Honeycutt, learn how she uses plant-based dyes for paper and cloth to create her artwork. Create a naturally dyed silk scarf with pattern stitching and dyes pulled from winter-collected plants and produce. 1-4 p.m.

March 12, Williamstown Williams College Award-winning transgender actress, producer and equal rights advocate Laverne Cox will give the talk “Ain’t I A Woman: My Journey to Womanhood.” 7:30 p.m.

March 24, Lenox Ventfort Hall Slavic Easter Egg Decorating Workshops: Learn a time-honored Eastern European craft from Tsaja Sprague, who learned the technique from her Czechoslovakian mother, Maria Krofta. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

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