RECESS | Things to do this week: DIY Easter eggs, galaxies talk, graduate info night

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John O'Neil of The Family Nurturing Center will be the featured speaker at the next Berkshire Children and Families' Fathers and Families Network meeting, Wednesday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Family Resource Center, 480 West St, Pittsfield.

The workshop will focus on the role that fathers play in the healthy development of the children for whom they care. Participants will learn how fathers can enhance their children's self-esteem, self- concept, and self-worth, and teach children how to be respectful, cooperative, contributing members of society.

The meeting is free and open to service providers throughout the county. Lunch is provided. RSVP to Tariq Pinkston at 413-442-5333, ext. 268 or

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts will host at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, a graduate school information night for students who are interested in the campus's Master's of Business Administration (MBA) or Master's of Education (M.Ed) programs. This meeting will take place in the Conte Federal Building, 78 Center St., in Pittsfield. This free, public event is designed for working professionals and adult learners interested in pursuing a graduate degree. Info: MCLA Office of Admission at 413-662-5410 or

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Elizabeth McGrath, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Colby College, will deliver the Clare Boothe Luce Guest Lecture, "Formation and Evolution of the Most Massive Galaxies in the Universe," at Williams College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, in room 203 of the Thompson Physics Building. McGrath will discuss an emerging picture of massive galaxy formation and evolution, and possible paths forward utilizing the next generation of astronomical facilities that will be available in the not too distant future. This talk is free and open to the public. Info:

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Berkshire Co-Op Market, 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington, will continue its "DIY KIDS" series with an Easter egg dyeing workshop at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, at the store. Learn to use food, flowers, and leaves to make your own naturally dyed eggs. Participants will experiment with these materials throughout the workshop and will be able to take home their decorated eggs. Wear appropriate clothing for this workshop, as it may get messy. For more information or to sign up, call 413-528-9697, ext. 33.

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Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining the Haiku Guys & Gals for a haiku-writing workshop at 7 p.m. on Thursday, in the Alumni Library at Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. Learn the basics of this poetry form, then compose your own original poems using typewriters. By the end of the one-hour workshop, every participant has at least one unique hand-typed poem on commemorative paper that they developed with the aid of our professional haiku experts. This event is free and open to all. Info:


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