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Feb. 17, Great Barrington Monument Mountain H.S. The Mysterious Mustelids: Critically acclaimed photographer, wildlife tracker and educator Sue Morse will give a fun- and fact-filled presentation on the world of the Mustelidae — the weasel family. 6 p.m.

Beginning Feb. 19, Stockbridge Citizens’ Hall IS183 Art School presents I Wish I Could Draw: this class will focus on releasing artistic fear and (re)discovering the joy of the artistic process in a safe, nurturing environment. 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Feb. 21, Annandale-on-Hudson Bard College A Conversation with Chelsea Manning, who publicly disclosed thousands of classified documents that revealed human rights abuses and corruption connected to the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during her time as an intelligence analyst for the Dept. of Defense. She’ll speak on the social, technological and economic ramifications of Artificial Intelligence, government transparency, and queer and transgender rights. 6 p.m.

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. 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 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, 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.

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