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ART

Parlor Cafe

Elements: A Portrait Series - photos by Ian Grey, 6-9 p.m., 303 Ashland St., North Adams. (413) 346-4279.

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown. www.joanpalanociolfi.com. COMMUNITY

Adams PNA Hall

Fundraiser to benefit the Dana Labee Summer Basketball League, hosted by the Maple Grove Civic Club. Chicken dinner served. 4 to 7 p.m., 13 Victory St., Adams. Tickets call (413) 743-1225, (413) 743-5175, or at the door.

’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.m., Sheffield.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Tom Tyning to present "Snakes: Biology, Conservation and Stories." An afternoon of free, family entertainment sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. 2 p.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

Opening reception for "Berkshire Collects," during which guests can take a first look at the exhibit, meet some of the collectors, and enjoy light refreshments. 5-7 p.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South

Scrabble Party, 2-5 p.m. Both adult and junior divisions will be offered. Scrabble boards, timers, official word reference, referee and refreshments provided. Prizes will be awarded. Advance registration required. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

The Big E

Amherst Railroad Hobby Show, located at the Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Visit TheBigE.com for times and updates.

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.

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.

Hilltop

The Fourth annual All Hot Mama Ride and fundraiser, hosted by the Florida mountaineers. Benefits PopCares Inc., a local non-profit organization established in memory of Bill "Pop" St., Pierre to help local cancer patients. Raffles, food, and music. All day. Pasta buffet lunch. 788 West Main St., Route 116, Plainfield.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Christmas decorations, winter coats 50% off; pants, jackets and pant suits. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Montessori School of the Berk.

WinterFest Open House. Families interested in learning about Montessori’s discovery-based education are encouraged to attend and bring friends. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 21 Patterson Road, Lenox Dale.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Educators Symposium: "True Stories: Non-Fiction Children’s Books in the Classroom." Explore the world of non-fiction picture books and the wide range of Common Core-ready resources available to help educators. Illustrators Wendell Minor and David Macaulay, author Florence Minor, and other specialists in the field will offer curriculum connections to non-fiction children’s literature. Tours of "Wendell Minor’s America" and a book signing are included. Lunch and snacks provided. Pre-registration call (413) 931-2252. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stockbridge.

Pitcher’s Mount Pub

Palumbo Family Fundraiser: Join friends and family to support the Palumbo family who recently lost their home and possessions to a devastating fire. Numerous activities, giveaways, raffles, food and music from DJ iamsam, DJ Elixer, DJ BK, along with several acoustic acts that will all benefit the family. 12:05-8:05 p.m., 218 Ashland St., North Adams. (413) 663-8390.

Public Skate

Free public skating opportunity at the Boys and Girls Club. The first 100 people through the door are offered free admission for skating as well as skate rentals if needed. 2-3:45 p.m., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9370.

Red Lion Inn

"Meet the Author" reception featuring Stephanie Abrams, Ruth Bass, Sarah Sedqeqick Ginocchio, Lorne Holden, Sandra J. Howell, Mehernosh P. Khan, and Susan Geller and Susan Merrill. 4-6 p.m. in the Side Parlor, Stockbridge.

Stephentown Fire Hall

Texas Hold’em Tournament. Free buffet and refreshments at the first break. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6:00 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. Advance registration is required. 35 Grange Road, Stephentown, NY.

Ventfort Hall

Tea and Talk: "Living the Fast Life and the English Country House," a visual presentation given by architechtual historian Curt DuCamillo. 3:30 p.m., Lenox.

DANCE

Bousquet Ski Area

Retro Party with DJ BFG. Partygoers are encouraged to dress up like a 1980s celebrity or in ‘80s-style ski gear. Best dressed competition, air guitar competition and other events. 21 and up. Pittsfield. (413) 442-8316.

FILM

North Adams Movieplex

Free showing of "Night at the Museum," 11 a.m., 80 Main St., North Adams. (413) 663-6300.

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

Berkshire Museum

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

New Lebanon Library

Paws-to-Read, therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. Register by calling (518) 794-8844. 9 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

LECTURE

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Growing Vegetables for Four Seasons. To register for any classes call the office (413) 298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

David & Joyce Milne Public Library

Illustrated talk by John M. Hyde will feature an overview of trolley cars as a means of public transportation in the United States. 11 a.m., Williamstown.

The Mount

"Fifty Shades of Lily: Wharton, Art, and Popular Culture," with Wharton scholar Emily Orlando. Dr. Orlando will discuss the secret to Wharton’s enduring popularity, making connections to contemporary culture, art, and even Lady Gaga. 3 p.m., Lenox. Information or to reserve your space visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5110.

Williams College

TedxWilliamsCollege, 1 p.m. at the CenterStage of the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance. Reception to follow. Williams College, Williamstown.

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

Opening of the new exhibition "Berkshire Collects," showcasing Berkshire County residents’ passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object from rare motorcycles to wind-up toys, exotic insects, vintage guitars, and more. With more than 40 collectors sharing their treasures, the exhibit is a salute to the long and diverse tradition of collecting that built the Berkshire Museum 110 years ago.; "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, 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

Berkshire Community Church

Singer, songwriter and teacher Juliet Wright to perform in a casual coffeehouse atmosphere. 7:30 p.m., Richmond. Information visit hiddenangel.net.

Berkshire Music School

Contemporary Music Recital. 1:30 p.m., located in the Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free. (413) 442-1411.

Freight Yard Pub

Patrick Grey, 8 p.m., 3 Furnace St., North Adams. (413) 663-6547.

Mass MoCA

The Stepkids, who are keen on transporting you to some convolution of the 1970s and 2070s. The three-man crew combines jazz, rock, and soul in an unforgettable show of psychedelic, energy-wired music. 8 p.m. at Club B-10, North Adams.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

Field Farm, Williamstown. Hike or snowshoe through this Trustees of Reservations property. Information call leader Carl Filios at (413) 442-8984. Williamstown.

Hilltop Orchards

Nordic Sprint Race Series. Course is run on Hilltops three established loops Riesling Run, Johnny Mash, and Perrys Peak. 5k and 10k. Registration opens at 9 a.m., race is at 10 a.m. 508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond. Information visit www.HilltopOrchards.com.

Taconic Hiking Club

The 29th Annual Winter Festival at Grafton Lakes State Park. Full day of outdoor winter activities including a X-C skiing trek or snowshoe hike sponsored by the Taconic Hiking Club. The club will be hosting an information booth at the main building and could use a few volunteers to help get the word out about the THC. For information call (413) 279-1155. Grafton, NY.

Tomorrow

ART

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown. www.joanpalanociolfi.com.

COMMUNITY

’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.

The Big E

Amherst Railroad Hobby Show, located at the Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings, Mallary Complex. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. Visit TheBigE.com for times and updates.

Breakfast Buffet

Including pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and coffee, all-you-can-eat, sponsored by Mystic Lodge, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., Masonic Temple, 116 South St., Pittsfield. Donation: $6.

Crowne Plaza

Annual telethon for United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County. 1-5 p.m., Pittsfield.

Northern Berkshire Interfaith

Second annual Interfaith Service for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. This service will include a time for prayer and reflection, lighting candles, and sharing. The service will be led by Rev. Dan Randall, pastor of New Hope. All are welcome. Refreshments to be served. 7 p.m., New Hope United Methodist Church, Williamstown. Information (413) 664-0130.

North County Eats

Restaurant week: Restaurants throughout north Berkshire will offer great deals on prix fixe menu options during the week on January 26- February 1. Visit NorthCountyEats.com for a full listing of restaurants and deals. (413) 664-6180. North Adams, Adams, and Williamstown.

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.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Community Yoga. Enjoy the beautiful studio space and connect with the kula or local community through yoga. Welcome to all levels and fitness abilities. 189 Beaver St., Suite #207. (413) 664-8686. North Adams.

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.

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

The Aerie

House concert: Aborea. The trance-folk husband and wife duo is traveling all the way from Maine to bring their lifting melodies and dreamy sounds to you. Doors open at 7 p.m., 45 Eagle St., North Adams. (718) 909-0594.

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.

EPOCH

Hot Coffee, Cool Jazz. Enjoy hot coffee, cappuccinos and lattes from Coffee Concepts while the Limb Shakers play swing-era jazz. 2-3:30 p.m., free and open to the public. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. (413) 499-1992. Starving Artist Creperie

Hot Coffee, Cool Jazz. Enjoy hot coffee, cappuccinos and lattes from Coffee Concepts while the Limb Shakers play swing-era jazz. 2-3:30 p.m., free and open to the public. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. (413) 499-1992. 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.

Stockbridge Festival Chorus

Rehearsals for the annual spring concert. 1-3 p.m. in the sanctuary in the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, Main Street, Stockbridge.

Williams Inn

"Come Rain or Come Shine" presented by Judith Reichert, soprano, and Stephen Danker, piano. Tickets are available at the door, at www.highergroundnb.org or by calling (413) 458-5714. All proceeds benefit Higher Ground, whose mission is to help find safe, permanent housing for the residents of The Spruces who lost their homes during Tropical Storm Irene. 4 to 6 p.m., Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Ashintully Gardens

"Frosty Snowshoe, Toasty Yoga" series. Participants will explore the fields, gardens, carriage roads and mansion ruins at Ashintully Gardens and will follow the excursion with toasty yoga in John McLennan’s music studio on site. Snowshoe rentals available. Pre-registration is required by emailing tracyremelius@gmail.com or calling (413) 248-6750. Tyringham.

Berkshire Knapsacker

Snowshoe the Boulders in Dalton on several of the trails including Wizard Glen. Information call leader Jan Chague at (413) 637-1818 or email to jg_chague@hotmail.com. Dalton.

Windsor Lake

Bring your snowshoes and join in on an easy casual snowshoe hike of the Windsor Lake property. Meet at the Public Beach parking lot. Guided Tour departs at 1:30 p.m. or feel free to explore on your own. End up at Historic Valley Campground Pavillion for campfire and hot cocoa. Rain cancels. 1-4 p.m., 200 Windsor Lake Road, Windsor. (413) 662-3198.

THEATER

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield presents a staged reading of "Anna’s Brooklyn Promise" by D.K Oklahoma. 2 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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.