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February 22, 2020 - February 25, 2020|12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

OLLI Winter 2020 Classes

Berkshire Community College

1350 West St., Pittsfield, Massachusetts

This winter 2020, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers 18 thought-provoking courses in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, and more, with classes in Pittsfield, Great Barrington, and Williamstown, exclusively for OLLI members. Classes meet once a week, starting January 14 and ending February 25. Check out course names and descriptions on www.BerkshireOLLI.org. Sign up for classes online, by mail, or by calling 413-236-2190.

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1 course: $50; 2 or 3 courses: $95; 4 or more courses: $125

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Berkshire Sings!

Berkshire Sings!

February 22, 2020 - December 28, 2022|6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Berkshire South Regional Community Center

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OLLI Winter 2020 Classes

OLLI Winter 2020 Classes

February 22, 2020 - February 25, 2020|12:00 pm - 12:00 pm

Berkshire Community College

This winter 2020, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers 18 thought-provoking courses in literature, science, politics, history, the arts, an... MORE

Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop

Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop

February 22, 2020|1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA Instructor: Zach Adams - Naturalist Audience: All (suitable for children 5 & up) G... MORE

Winter Lecture by Tom Coward - The Legacy of Wild Gardener William Robinson

Winter Lecture by Tom Coward - The Legacy of Wild Gardener William Robinson

February 22, 2020|2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden

In 2010, Tom Coward joined Gravetye Manor in Sussex, England and set about the restoration of the garden. The historic gardens of Gravetye Manor were ... MORE

Medicinal and Native Plants

Medicinal and Native Plants

February 23, 2020|10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Helia Native Nursery

Do you wish for a garden of abundance, that serves the ecosystem by providing food and homes for an array of species, while also supplying you and you... MORE

Landscape Design I

Landscape Design I

February 25, 2020|5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Learn landscape design principles such as form, balance, repetition, line, texture, color, and spatial relationships. Additionally, students will be i... MORE

OLLI: Transforming the Union

OLLI: Transforming the Union

February 27, 2020|1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Berkshire Museum

The year 1862 saw staggering losses for the Union Army, but it was also a busy year for Congress. With southern legislators absent, Congress passed tr... MORE

OLLI: The Equal Rights Amendment: History, Prospects, Scope

OLLI: The Equal Rights Amendment: History, Prospects, Scope

February 27, 2020|3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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This course explores the many aspects of the proposed Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), designed to permanently guarantee equal rights for all American ci... MORE

OLLI: The Splendor of Schubert

OLLI: The Splendor of Schubert

February 27, 2020|10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Berkshire Museum

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, he left us a great body of in... MORE

Introduction to Genealogy

Introduction to Genealogy

February 27, 2020|2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Make Visual Stories: Mixed Media with artist Melanie Mowinski

Make Visual Stories: Mixed Media with artist Melanie Mowinski

February 29, 2020|10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Norman Rockwell Museum

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The Perennial Plant Palette - Combinations for Every Garden

The Perennial Plant Palette - Combinations for Every Garden

February 29, 2020|2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden

With so many plants to choose from, how can one be sure of creating successful perennial garden designs? Analyze the site, pick the right plants for t... MORE

Safe Conversations® Workshop

Safe Conversations® Workshop

February 29, 2020|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Designing with Native Plants

Designing with Native Plants

March 7, 2020|10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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Expert Honey Tasting

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March 7, 2020|1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Mosaic Tapestry Workshop

Mosaic Tapestry Workshop

March 7, 2020, March 8, 2020|9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Container Garden Design

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March 11, 2020|5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Drawing Closer: Costume

Drawing Closer: Costume

March 13, 2020|10:30 am - 11:30 am

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Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Essentials Workshop

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March 14, 2020, March 15, 2020|10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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The Earth in Her Hands: 75 Extraordinary Women Working in the World of Plants

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Understanding & Competing for Federal Grants

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Bird Nests: Rendering Their Unique Beauty

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What Linnaeus Saw: A Scientist’s Quest to Name Every Living Thing

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Berkshire Botanical Garden

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Ready, Set, Grow: Starting Seeds for Plants That Will Hit the Ground Growing!

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Spring Pruning of Woody Ornamental Plants

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Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Mini-Workshops

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