Open house programs: Darrow School invites all prospective students and families to attend its upcoming open house program on Monday, Jan. 20. The free, public program begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Wickersham Administration Building and will consist of class visits, tours, and a question-and-answer period. Lunch will be provided.

Families with students entering grades 9 through 12 in 2014 or 2015 are welcome to attend. Darrow has a rolling admissions policy and offers mid-year enrollment on a limited basis. Another open house program will be offered on Monday, Feb. 17.

To register, for more information, or to apply for admission: (518) 794-6006, email, or visit


Scholarship for women: Zonta Club of Berkshire County will award a $500 scholarship to a woman who has graduated from a Berkshire County High School and who is presently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore or junior in a four-year college or university.

The following application materials must be sent: A 250-word essay stating the intended college major and goals upon graduation; personal contact information including the name of the high school in Berkshire County from which the student graduated and an official college transcript. These materials should be sent in by March 1 to: Zonta Club of Berkshire County, c/o Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2184, Lenox, MA 01240.


Winter snow animal tracking: The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will hold a winter snow animal tracking program on Saturday, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., at Sheep Hill on Route 7.

The program will be led by naturalist and tracker Dan Yacobellis, who will lead participants on a family-friendly walk for beginners around the lower slopes of Sheep Hill, identifying tracks and signs of the deer, rabbits, mice, fox and birds. From noon to 4 p.m., there will be a more in-depth program for adults and children 8 and older.

Program cost is $5 per individual and $10 per family. Space is limited. Reservations are required: Call (413) 458-2494 or email ruraland@wrlf. org. Information:


Lego Club: The Berkshire Athenaeum's Lego Club will meet Wednesday at 4 p.m. This month's theme is "Once Upon a Time & Fairy Tales."

Lego Club is intended for children age 5 and older. No registration is required for this free, public program. Children younger than 10 may not be left unattended in the library.

Berkshire Athenaeum is at 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information: or (413) 499-9480.


Educators symposium: Registration is open for "True Stories: Non-Fiction Children's Books in the Classroom," a symposium for educators which will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge.

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 special book signing are included. Lunch and snacks provided. The cost is $30 or $24 for museum members. Registration is required and can be done by calling (413) 931-2252. Information:


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