Recess: What to do the week of Jan. 12

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BCD OPEN HOUSE >> Berkshire Country Day School will hold from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday an Admission Open House on campus, 55 Interlaken Road (Route 183) in Stockbridge. Info: Contact Director of Admission and Financial Aid Lucie Stites at 413-637-0755 or lstites@berkshirecountryday.org.

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DUPONT SCIENCE CHALLENGE >> Students in kindergarten through grade 12 across the United States, Canada, and U.S. territories are eligible to enter the 2016 DuPont Challenge Science Essay Competition. More than $50,000 in awards are available. There are three levels of competition: Elementary Division (K-5), Junior Division (grades 6-8) and Senior Division (grades 9-12). Essays must address either the theme of addressing world hunger, secure energy, environmental protection, or innovation.

Junior and Senior division entries are due Jan. 31. Elementary entries are due March 1. Enter at thechallenge.dupont.com.

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KID INVENTORS' DAY >> Spark!Lab at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday to celebrate Kid Inventors' Day. Learn about notable kid inventors and take part in the launch of the 2016 global Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge. Participants ages 5 to 21 are encouraged to identify a real world problem and come up with an invention to solve it. Prizes range from LEGO sets, books, invention camp scholarships, and patent services. Anyone, anywhere in the world can enter online at: http://challenges.epals.com/inventit2016/the-challenge. Visit berkshiremuseum.org or call 413-443-7171, for more information on the museum.

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STORY HOURS >> The Children's Room at the Lenox Library hosts story hours each week. Pre-kindergarten story hour is at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Toddler story hour takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays. A STEM-oriented story hour takes place the last Thursday of each month. Info: Pauline Spinrad at 413-637-0197 or pspinrad@lenoxlib.org.

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'LIVING HISTORY SERIES' >> The Norman Rockwell Museum at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday will host "An Evening in the Classroom with Illustrator Harvey Dunn" as part of its Living History Series in Stockbridge. Step into the Museum's current exhibition, "Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students," and meet illustrator Harvey Dunn, as portrayed by painter/interpreter Dan Howe. Refreshments will follow the program. Admission to the event is $12 for adults, $5 for children, and $8 for museum members. Info: nrm.org or 413-298-4100.


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