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ART

Whitney Center for the Arts

"John Stritch, A Reflection," includes sculpture, mixed media pieces and paintings, some never before publicly exhibited. Stritch will speak at 5 p.m. with local artist and educator Michael Boroniec. 4-7 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. COMMUNITY

12th Night Festival

The 53rd Annual 12th Night Festival: A 5:30 p.m. Epiphany Liturgy at St. Joseph Church will be immediately followed by a dinner/reception at the Itam Lodge 564 on Waubeek Road. Music at the reception provided by DJ Rob Dwyer, and coffee service with homemade Italian cookies will be offered at 10:30 p.m. All are welcome, but tickets must be purchased at the rectory of St. Joseph Church.

’Anonymous’ Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/ son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Hot Chocolate Saturdays! Join the fun winter programs, snowshoe hikes, and catching up with friends and neighbors. Each Saturday you can join the crowd by grabbing some snowshoes, getting some fresh air and exercise, and then chatting over a cup of hot chocolate in the Cobble’s Visitor Center. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.


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Berkshire Museum

"Untamed: Wild and Endangered Species," 10:30 a.m., next in "An Infinite Odyssey," a series of illustrated talks by photographers Dan Mead and Sally Eagle. Embark on a visual journey to some of the most majestic and breathtaking locations in the world with stunning images of wildlife, nature, and foreign cultures. 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

Blue Plate Restaurant

The 11th annual post-holiday party to benefit the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA. All the food is donated by the staff and friends of the Blue Plate. Food is buffet style, and will be accompanied by music from local bands, belly dancers, and a cash bar. In addition, there will be a silent auction and raffles. Information or to donate silent auction items, contact Marcia at marshland@fairpoint.net, Colleen at colleen144@hotmail.com, or the CGHS/SPCA at (518) 828-6044. 5 p.m., 1 Kinderhook St., Chatham, NY.

Chess Night

Presented by the "Soldier On" program, all welcome, 7 p.m., main dining room, 360 West Housatonic St., Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: Willie Ledbetter, (413) 822-8530 or 236-5644.

Food Pantry

Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-5644.

Free Skate

During public skate at the Boys and Girls Club, the first 100 people through the door are offered free admission for skating as well as free skate rental if needed; limited sizes are available. Public skate runs from 2 to 3:45 p.m. Pittsfield.

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Christmas decorations 50% off; Collectable dolls, Christmas Cards for 25 cents. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Mason Library

Post-Holiday Barter Market, presented by Berkshire Barter. No cash allowed, just bring items to barter and trade with. Suggested items include: homemade canned goods, arts and crafts, books, clothes, jewelry, eggs, veggies, seeds, plants, mushrooms, herbal tinctures, ferments, CDs, service, etc. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Free Day. Free admission and brick-wall-to-brick-wall programming in the museum, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Izhar Patkin’s "Wandering Veil," ghostly virtual city. "Octagon Room," labyrinthine, 19th-century-style vision of contemporary artist’s study; "Life’s Work," Tom Phillips’ "A Humument" re-invented Victorian novel and Johnny Carrera’s walk-in encyclopedia; "One Minute Film Festival"; Kidspace "Freedom’s just another word for ..." Permanent Anselm Kiefer gallery and Sol LeWitt: "A Wall Drawing Retrospective." Mass MoCA Way, North Adams. www.massmoca.org

Meat Market

The Third Annual Sausage Fest. Try one or all 13 handmade sausages there or to-go, with flavors ranging from cheese beet bratwurst to pumpkin pancetta. There will also be beer, wine, and music to add to the entertainment. 11 a.m., 389 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Information call (413) 528-2022.

Norman Rockwell

Family Day: Dance! Discover the world of dance during the afternoon inspired by "Dancing Princesses: The Art of Ruth Sanderson." Learn basic ballroom steps from Berkshire Ballroom, enjoy an illustrated look at dance with Eugenia Kim, along with readings and art making opportunities. 1-4 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge. www.nrm.org

FILM

Lee Library

Free family movie featuring "Mary Poppins: 50th Anniversary Edition," showing at 11 a.m. Rated G, runtime is 139 minutes. 100 Main St., Lee. (413) 243-0385.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Dalton CRA

Abs, Arms & Tush, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Flex and Flow Yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Healing Rhythms

Cardio Strength Fusion, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Slow Flow Yoga, 8:45-10:15 a.m.; 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets from 11:30 to 12:30, Fairview Hospital, fourth floor, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington.

Pilates

Pilates Mat Class, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Berkshire Physical Therapy, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 358-1007.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Tabata, 8-8:45 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 8-9 a.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m.; Indoor Cycle, 10-10:45 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, 10:30 a.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

For health and relaxation, adaptable for all ages and almost any stage of health practice, free for returning soldiers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information/registration: Sherilyn Mindermann, (413) 446-1791.

KID STUFF

ArtOMI

Kids Art Workshop 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with sledding, hiking and outdoor sculpture. Omi International Art Center, Route 22, Ghent, N.Y. www.omiartscenter.org

Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Hilltown Families

Flywheel Arts Collective Saturday Morning Music Party, 10 a.m. Breakfast bash and diversions. 43 Main St., Easthampton.

Pittsfield YMCA

Registration for gymnastics classes. Age groups are: children 18 months to 3 years, children ages 3 years to kindergarten, children grades 1-8, and children 1st grade to adulthood. Dates, times and cost are dependent on the session. Information visit www.pittsfieldfamilyymca.org or contact Kaylyn Kern at (413) 499-7650 x33. Pittsfield.

LECTURE

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Winter lectures featuring "Small Space Garden Solutions" and "Annuals: Gardening with Color." To register visit www.berkshirebotanical.org or call the office at (413) 298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

"The Other Side of White... The Concept of Black," an illustrated lecture presented by the Department of Conservation & Recreation’s Visitor’s Museum. The lecture explores the concept of the absence of light. What is truly black? How has science, history and culture defined and used the idea of a color with no color? 3 p.m., located south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, building 4. North Adams. (413) 663-6312.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run.’ Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Summer cottage of the great American writer, Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. Open daily May-October. Grounds are open to public from dawn to dusk November-April. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5115 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World’s largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "Wendell Minor’s America" and "Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4, Sat. and Sun. 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women’s fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Blafield Children’s Chorus

Rehearsals begin for spring season, 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Berkshire Athenaeum. The chorus is open tuition-free to all children ages 6 to 13 from Berkshire County and surrounding areas. Information contact Jack Brown at (413) 298-5365. Pittsfield.

Freight Yard Pub

J.P. Murphy Band. Grab a pint and sit by the fire while listening to an evening of Irish music. 8 p.m., 1 Furnace Street, Building #3, North Adams. (413) 663-6547.

The Linda

Seth Glier and Antje Duvekot, sponsored by WEXT 97.7., 8 p.m.. 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY. Tickets visit thelinda.org.

Mass MoCA

Brushy One String, performing on a classical guitar with nothing by a D string, Brushy is able to pack the energy and soul of an eight-piece Jamaican dance-hall band into just one string and one huge voice. 8 p.m., Club B-10, North Adams.

Williams College

Festival of New Music presents Out of the Box, noon: On Saturday at noon in the Williams College Museum of Art, the I/O Ensemble transforms the college’s museum into a musical sounding space in this spatial exploration of time. Works by Jürg Frey, Brian Simalchik ‘10, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Tom Johnson, and John Zorn. IOTA Ensemble will perform new works by young composers, ensemble members, counter) induction’s resident composers and Williams faculty members, including works by David Kechley, Ileana Perez Velazquez, Sato Matsui ‘14, Casey McLellan ‘14 and Adam Strawbridge ‘14, ‘62 Center, 8 p.m. Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew’s Cobble

Hot chocolate Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Winter programs, snowshoe hikes, cocoa to follow. Wheatoque Road, Sheffield. (413) 229-8600, bcobble@ttor.org

Berkshire Knapsackers

Beartown State Forest, hike to the pond and scenic vista, 4 to 5 miles. Join the group afterward at Barrington Brewery to warm up. (413) 644-8873.

Hoffman Bird Club

Fairhaven: A trip to SE Mass & Buzzards Bay to search for wintering waterfowl, loons, grebes, and passerines. Bring lunch and a scope. Information contact leader Kathy Mills at gkmills
@charter.net. To meet locally for carpooling, contact Dave Moink at (413) 655-8594 or mamonks@verizon.net.

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COMMUNITY

Baked Bean & Ham Dinner

Hosted by the Stockbridge Grange, 1-2 p.m. in the Hall on Church Street. Take out available by calling (413) 298-3185. In the case of winter weather, call ahead to confirm the event is being held. $12 for adults, $6 for under 12. Stockbridge.

Berkshire Humane Society

Coffee Hour, author and history professor Diane Beers. History of animal welfare movement in the United States. 2 p.m., free. Barker Road, Pittsfield. (413) 447-7878.

Breakfast

Breakfast hosted by the Berkshire Lodge of Masons to benefit Hoosac Valley Boy’s Basketball. Menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, home fries, toast, and beverages. 8-11:30 a.m., 62 Center St., Adams.

Lenox Historical Society

Presentation by Kai Nalenz, owner of Grave Stone Services of New England. Kai’s presentation will give a summary of stone types, history, symbols and some interesting observations as a conservator. A two part presentation, with the second half a hands-on at the cemetery in the spring. Information call Olga at (413) 637-3375 or Vickie at (413) 441-7902. 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

PJ Library/Jewish Federation

Celebrate Tu B’Shevat, New Year of the Trees. Join students in grades K-3 for songs, snacks, and planting parsley. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Information (413) 442-4360 ext. 14.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

Come and Ski with the JFB. A day of skiing or tubing at Bousquet Ski Area. Mention the group at the ticket booth and head over to the community table for snacks and hot cocoa. All ages welcome. Bring a canned good for the community Mitzvah project to be donated to a local food pantry. 1-3 p.m., Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library

"The Lost Generation of Boys," talk by Dr. Jonathan Aronoff, on trend toward immaturity, impatience, passivity and withdrawal from families. 4 p.m. Free and open to all. Main street, Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501, www.stockbridgelibrary.org

HEALTH & FITNESS

Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-centered yoga flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Yoga

Community yoga class, welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. Restorative Yoga is for those looking for a more relaxed approach to yoga, focusing on muscle release, relaxation and full restoration. 4:30-5:45 p.m., Frog Lotus Yoga, 189 Beaver Street, Suite 207, Adams. (413) 664-8686.

KID STUFF

Pittsfield YMCA

Hip-Hop, introductory-level, which provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun filled and vibrant class environment, 1-1:45 p.m.; Ballet I & II, for ages 3-kindergarten, focuses on less traditional barre work and more independent movement, 11-11:45 a.m.; Ballet II & III, for grades 1-8, begins to incorporate the less traditional to traditional barre work and independent movement, 12-12:45 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 499-7650, ext. 13.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Summer cottage of the great American writer, Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. Open daily May-October. Grounds are open to public from dawn to dusk November-April. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5115 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World’s largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "Wendell Minor’s America" and "Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4, Sat. and Sun. 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, 11:30 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women’s fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.Starving Artist Creperie

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsackers

Housatonic Meadows State Park, Sharon, Conn. Snowshoeing, 6 miles. (860) 309-4244, jaoneglia@hughes.net.

Hoosac Range/Savoy State Forest

Explore Savoy State Forest and the Hoosac Range on snowshoes with naturalist Aimee Gelinas. Learn about ecology, evergreens and animal tracks. Dress warm. Discounted snowshoe rentals available. Bring water and lunch. Directions sent upon registration, register by email to aimee@gaiaroots.com. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Route 2/Mohawk Trail, Florida. Free.

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to Olivia Daly, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.