The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 18



Berkshire Paint and Sip:Fundraiser to Benefit Berkshire Community College LPN students. "Snowy Winter Cabin," $35 All painting materials and light snack included. BYOB. Open to all ages. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

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 6954 Main St. (lower level) Readsboro, Vt.


1854 Old Town Hall: Second annual Holiday Sale. 3 to 8 p.m. Featuring local artists and books by local authors. Refreshments. Main Street, West Stockbridge.

Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dalton CRA during the winter and inclement weather, and at a private outside tennis court, spring through fall. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

N.B. Interfaith Action Initiative: Meeting. 10 a.m. Guest speakers: Wendy Penner of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition on the work of the RX/Heroin Work Group, and Annie Rodgers and Jessica Sweeney of the Northern Berkshire Neighbors program on the 2016 Community Outreach Worker training. Information: 413-664-0130, email or visit Eagle Street Room of the First Baptist Church, North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Health and Fitness

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Northern Berkshire YMCA: Kids Night Out for ages 8 to 14 years. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fun and games, gym time and pool time (bring your bathing suit). A movie with a snack will finish the evening. Cost: $5. Information: 413-663-6529, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Stockbridge Library: Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories and a craft, no pre-registration necessary, 10 a.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.


Berkshire Children and Families: Kids 4 Harmony concert. 5:30 p.m. 15-minute concert. Reid Middle School, 950 North St., Pittsfield.

Bread & Roses Coffee House: Holiday Celebration with David Grover. 7 p.m. Christmas and Hanukkah songs, classical folk songs, golden oldies, protest and civil rights songs, as well as taking requests. In the Parlor, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Christmas with Northway: A night of live Christmas music and an inspirational message. 7:30 p.m. Free; tickets at Crowne Plaza, 1 West St., Pittsfield.

Higher Ground benefit: Home for the Holidays. 6 p.m. Folk, folk rock, Americana and traditional music, including Irish, Appalachian, Quebecois, and seasonal offerings. Donations at the door: $10 to $20, offered on a sliding scale. The Tavern at the Williams Inn, Williamstown.

Lee Congregational Church: "Sounds of the Season." 7 p.m. Featuring the Christmas Angels Chorus. Special performance by the Lee Bell Choir prior to the concert, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit from Santa for the kids. Refreshments. Free. Information: 413-243-1033 or 25 Park Place, Lee.

New Lebanon Library: Community Holiday Celebration. 6:30 p.m. Featuring jazz with the DBX2 Trio, potluck, crafts for kids and a visit from Santa. All welcome. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Whitney Center for the Arts: Ron Ramsay and Samantha Talora — "Christmas Is Here." 7:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Reservations: 413-212-4459 or email 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Theatre Group: 10th annual community production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults $37; children 16 and younger, $27; Colonial ticket office, 111 South St., Pittsfield, 413-997-4444 or Pittsfield.

VOICES Theatre Company: Charles Dickens' classic ghost story of Christmas, "A Christmas Carol." 6:30 p.m. Free. Side by Side Assisted Living on Onota Street, Pittsfield.

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