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January 2019

Artists of New England and their Gardens: “A Genius for Gardens: Edith Wharton & The Mount”

January 24 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Gardens at Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
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$40 – $60

LECTURE Join the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for an afternoon symposium curated by landscape writer and historian, Patrice Todisco. Presenters will lead an exploration of how gardens are places of creative rejuvenation, muse, and inspiration. Three Presentations: Michael Medeiros, formerly Emily Dickinson Museum, “Amherst has Gone to Eden” Marie Nickerson, Celia Thaxter’s Garden Steward “Summers for Celia: Then & Again” Anne Schuyler, The Mount’s Director of Visitor Services, “A Genius for Gardens: Edith Wharton & The Mount”

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Chili Bar & Family Skate Night

January 24 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

Blantyre, 16 Blantyre Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bring your skates to enjoy our on-property ice rink, plus our world-famous hot chocolate, fire pit and hearty chili buffet dinner!  Bring your friends and family and head over to Blantyre for some winter fun.  Reserve now by calling 844.881.0104

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February 2019

Wildlife CSI: Understanding Animal Tracks & Signs

February 2 @ 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$6 – $10

Search for tracks, scat, and other signs of wildlife that stay active through the winter. You’ll discover new whodunit mysteries that take place out in nature while we’re typically warm inside our homes. Dress for the weather. Snowshoes may be required depending on conditions; bring yours, or borrow ours. Please call Pleasant Valley office ahead to reserve: 413-637-0320. *Includes snowshoe rental. This program is at Canoe Meadows on Holmes Rd in Pittsfield.

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Make a Gift Terrarium

February 2 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Ward’s Nursery & Garden Center, 600 South Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$25

Get instruction on how to plan and plant your own miniature garden for yourself or as a gift. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Ward’s provides the plants, soil, and layering material. You supply a large 1 - 5 gallon, wide-mouth, clear glass jar to fill. (Container not included. Please pre-purchase from Ward’s or re-purpose a fish bowl or other interesting large jar.) Kids 10 and older can do one with an adult helper!

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Lenox Mountain Summit Hike

February 2 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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One event on February 16, 2019 at 10:00am

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $15

Strap on snowshoes (or microspikes, depending upon conditions) and join us for a hike to the wintery summit of Lenox Mountain (2,126 feet). We’ll track wildlife, identify trees by their bark, and take in a 50-mile view (on a clear day) from the top. This moderately strenuous hike follows the Trail of the Ledges and/or Overbrook Trail three miles round-trip through northern hardwood and evergreen forests for an elevation gain of 840 feet. BYO snowshoes or borrow some of ours.…

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Pleasant Valley Snowshoe Hikes

February 16 @ 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
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$10 – $15

Strap on snowshoes (or microspikes, depending upon conditions) and join us for a hike around the sanctuary trails. We’ll track wildlife and watch for animal activity around ponds, streams, meadows, and woodlands. Snowshoes or microspikes may be required depending on conditions; bring your own or borrow some of ours. Dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or (413) 637-0320.

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Spruce-Fir Boreal Forest Snowshoe Trek & Track & Winter Ecology

February 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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One event on February 17, 2019 at 10:00am

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Culture Center, 1515 Savoy Hollow Road
Windsor, MA 01270 United States
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Join naturalist guide and Director Aimee Gelinas M.Ed for a winter ecology snowshoe in the unique high elevation, boreal forest. Learn winter tracking skills, forest ecology & how to identify native trees, plants, and signs of wildlife. Co-Sponsored by Mass Audubon.

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Inhabiting the Landscape: Winter at the Clark

February 17 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Clark Art Institute, 225 South Street
Williamstown, MA 01267 United States
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Join Grounds Manager Matthew Noyes for a winter stroll and learn about the Clark’s approach to winterizing the museum’s 140-acre campus. Take in the beauty of the Berkshire winter during a walk-and-talk on the museum grounds, learn more about how the Clark balances fine art aesthetics with a commitment to environmental responsibility, and 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…

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Winter Adventure Vacation Week Camp

February 19 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Our Vacation Week is packed with nature exploration and hands-on learning outside the classroom. Sign up for one, two, three, or all four days. Learn about wildlife that stays active in the cold and snow, and the adaptations that enable them to survive. Depending on the conditions, we’ll build snow shelters and snowshoe or hike to "secret" parts of the sanctuary. Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or (413) 637-0320

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Berkshire East Vacation Club

February 19 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 21, 2019

One event on February 19, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 20, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on February 21, 2019 at 1:00pm

Berkshire East, 66 Thunder Mountain Road
Charlemont, MA 01339 United States
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Vacation week is a great time to learn or improve your skiing or riding skills. Consecutive days will allow a beginner skier or rider to build confidence and practice skills. More experienced skiers and riders can challenge themselves on new terrain while under the watchful eye of our team of instructors. Our vacation clubs are open to skiers and riders of all ability levels. Kids will be grouped by age and ability and will remain with the same core group…

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