Holiday show auditions: Minerva Arts Center in North Adams will host auditions this week for its third annual Holiday Showcase. All types of performers of all ages are encouraged to audition, especially if their act highlights any number of world religions and the upcoming holiday season..

Auditions are today, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All auditions will be held in the Youth Chapel at The First Congregational Church of Williamstown, 906 Main St.

Performances will be Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 18 and 19, at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at The First Congregational Church of Williamstown.

Information: (413) 346-4502 or e-mail General Manager Nathan Sam son at


Parent forum: The Berkshire Hills Regional School District, Berkshire Resources for Integra tion of Diverse Groups and Educa tion (BRIDGE), Community Health Programs, South Berkshire Community Coalition and the Berkshire South Regional Com munity Center invite parents and community members to attend its second monthly educational forum. December's topic is "Main taining and Expanding a Passion for Learning."

The forum will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 8:30 p.m., and again on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m., in the Monument Valley Re gional Middle School Student Center in Great Barrington. Se habla español. Information: Email