The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 29
Norman Rockwell Museum: Drop In On Art! workshops. 1 p.m. Take inspiration from the illustration art on view, to invent your own story lines, and design characters, plots, and settings. For children of all ages. Free for museum members, or with regular admission, except where noted. Information: 413.931.2221 or nrm.org. Stockbridge.
Health & Fitness
Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.
Berkshire Athenaeum: The Puppet People, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." 1 p.m. Free, no registration required. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Berkshire Museum: Berkshire Children's Theater, Disney's "The Jungle Book" Kids. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15 adult, $8 child; museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children 3 and under free. Information: 413-443-7171 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: School vacation basketball clinics. Kindergarten and 1st Grade Boys & Girls, 9 a.m. 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys, 10 a.m. 2nd & 3rd Grade Girls, 11:30 a.m. 4th & 5th Grade Girls, 12:45 p.m. 4th & 5th Grade Girls, 2 p.m. Cost: $5 per day per player; sign-up not required. Public Skate, 1 to 3 p.m.; children $4 with membership, $6 without membership; adults, $6. SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.
CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.
Dirty Brush Studios: Kids' open canvas class. 1 p.m. Paint a design of your choice on a 12x12-inch canvas. $20, all materials are included. Reservations required; 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Pittsfield.
Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.
Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.
Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014
Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
Milne Public Library: Drop-in day for playing games, 1 to 4 p.m. Play games with your friends (including chess, Monopoly or Candy Land, among others). Bring a friend or bring a game to share. Williamstown.
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133. Ongoing
Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.
Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.2014
Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.2014
Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.
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