The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 13

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Art

Clark Art Institute: "First Sundays Free." Adult admission (normally $20) is free. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: clarkart.edu or 413-458-0425. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Food for Thought series, "Coming of Age: Rockwell's Children Grow Up." 11 a.m. Jesse Kowalski, curator of Exhibitions, will look at the many children in Rockwell's work. Continental brunch. Admission: $20, $15 for museum members, and includes museum admission. Information or reservations: 413-931-2221.

Readsboro Glassworks: 32nd annual Holiday Open Studio and Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hand-blown glass, hot mulled cider and homemade cookies. Information: 802-423-7706 or maryangusglass.com. 6954 Main St. (lower level) Readsboro, Vt.

Shire City Sanctuary: 9th annual Holiday Shindy. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wide array of original products. Information: facebook.com/events/1017174481660061. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Community

American Legion Ladies Auxiliary: Monthly breakfast. 8 to 11 a.m. French toast or pancakes, along with sausage, home fries and eggs. Donation: $6. Tunnel Street, Readsboro Vt.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Cheshire Church Christmas: Cheshire Baptist, St. Mary's and the United Methodist churches. 6 p.m. Dcorate a Christmas tree while caroling, living Nativity inside the United Methodist Church, followed by refreshments. bring a bird-friendly ornament for the Christmas tree. Driveway of the Cheshire Elementary School. 197 Church St., Cheshire.

First Baptist Church: Live Nativity. 1 to 4 p.m. 131 Main St., North Adams.

Goodwill Store: Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome children of all ages to visit them. 1 to 3 p.m. All children go home with a present and candy. 457 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield.

Pembury Bridge Club: Lessons for beginners and people returning to bridge or social players, who want to learn modern bridge. 5:30 p.m. Eight-week session. Refreshments. Information and to sign up: Leave name, phone number at 413-655-2416,or email peter.samsel@verizon.net. South Congregational Church, 110 South Street, Pittsfield.

Sheffield Historical Society: Festival of the Holidays featuring Berkshire artisans. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Silent Solidarity March: In opposition to the proposed Kinder-Morgan pipe yard. Beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Cummington Village Church, 32 Main St.; proceeding to the Waryjasz Farm field, site of a weekly protest to oppose turning the 300-acre APR farmland into a construction yard. Followed by a free showing of the documentary "Groundswell Rising: Protecting Our Children's Air and Water" at the church at 2 p.m. Information: Email: gracenohte@verizon.net. Cummington.

Williams College: Annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. 4 p.m. Choral music, congregational singing of carols, and the traditional reading of the biblical Christmas story. Free, bring an item of non-perishable canned or packaged food for local emergency food pantries. Free-will offering will be collected at the conclusion of the service. Thompson Memorial Chapel, Main Street, Williamstown.

Lecture

Unitarian Meeting: Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series — James DeWolf Perry, executive director and co-founder of The Tracing Center. 2 p.m. Free. 1089 Main St, Housatonic.

Literary

Bushnell-Sage Library: Beyond a book signing with Deb Koffman and her new book, "The Magic Lamp." 2:30 p.m. A signing, reading, imagining and refreshments. No age limits on imagination. 48 Main St. Sheffield.

The Mount: Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Pankaj Challa will read from his work, including from "The Happiness of Wandering Beings," a collection of stories about love, livelihood, and identity in the New India. 3 p.m. Free. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Music

Berkshire Museum: Holiday Choral Concert Series — Price Memorial AME Zion Church Choir. 2 p.m. View the Festival of Trees while enjoying a performance by members of the choir. Included with regular museum admission. Crane Room at the museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

The Eagles Band: Holiday Concert. 3 p.m. Bake sale and prize give-a-way during intermission. Information: 413-499-2071 or eaglesband.org. Free. First United Methodist Church, Fenn Street, Pittsfield.

Hudson Valley Choral Society: Winter Concert featuring Camille Saint-Saƫns Christmas Oratorio and more. 3:30 p.m. Carol sing-a-long and reception follow. Tickets at the door: $12 adults, $10 seniors, students under 18, free. Reformed Church First, 23 Kinderhook St., Chatham, N.Y

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Special encore screening of Mozart's "The Magic Flute." 1 p.m. Shortened English-language version. Tickets and information: mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Southfield Church: The Berkshire Hillsmen, the Berkshire's all-male barbershop chorus, "The Ice Castle." 4 p.m. Free, although a collection will be taken. Reception follows. 234 Norfolk Road, in the village of Southfield, New Marlborough.

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.

Ventfort Hall: Tea & Concert — Voices of Christmas. 2 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited. Price: $27 on the day of the event. Reservations: 413-637-3206. Information: gildedage.org. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Outdoors

Petticoat Hill Reservation: Early winter tree ID hike and visit to a beech tree stand. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free, donations accepted for Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center in WIndsor. To register: Email aimee@gaiaroots.com. Williamsburg.

Theater

Berkshire Community College: The BCC Players present Moliere's "Tartuffe." 2 p.m. General admission: $15; $10 students and seniors. Seating is extremely limited. To reserve tickets: 413-499-0886 or berkshirecc.edu. BCC's Boland Theatre, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group: 10th annual community production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $37; children 16 and younger, $27; Colonial ticket office, 111 South St., Pittsfield, 413-997-4444 or BerkshireTheatreGroup.org. Pittsfield.

Mill City Productions: "Fireside Yuletide." 4 p.m. A dramatic reading of classic Christmas stories for the whole family. Admission: $2 for all ages. Tickets at the door. Building 4N (next to the Visitor's Center) in Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams.

Sandisfield Arts Center: "Hansel and Gretel" by the Brothers Grimm. 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 children; children 5 and younger, free. Tickets and information: sandisfieldartscenter.org, 413-258-4100 or info@sandisfieldartscenter.org. 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield.

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