The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 6



Berkshire Paint & Sip: "Winter Barn." 6 to 8 p.m. $30, all painting materials and light snack included. BYOB. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Special exhibition opening for the 30th anniversary of the Berkshire County High School Art Show. 2 to 4 p.m., with participating artists in attendance. Illustrator Dennis Dittrich will offer insight and encouragement to future art professionals, starting at 2 p.m. Admission: Free (does not include regular museum admission). Information: Stockbridge.


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.

Dewey Hall: Mount Everett SWAG (Students Who Achieve Goodness) Club, "Trashion Re-Fashion Show." 7 p.m. Free; donations encouraged. All proceeds benefit the SWAG club. 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Great Barrington Kennel Club: American Kennel Club-sanctioned 97th All-Breed Dog Show. Judging begins at 8:30 a.m.; group judging around 2:15 p.m. Sunday. $5 parking fee. Better Living Center on the Eastern States Exposition Grounds, West Springfield.

High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding: Volunteer training. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn to assist people with special needs through equine-assisted activities. Horse experience not a requirement. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to be outdoors. Age 14-plus. Information: 518-672-4202 or email 71 CR 21C Ghent, N.Y.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Peru Democrats: Caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Party's 2016 state convention. 9:30 a.m. Open to all registered Democrats in Peru and the Democratic Committee welcomes participants. Information: Richard Burke, 413-281-5297. Peru Town Hall, Peru.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. 2 to 4 p.m. Group discussion of what kinds of activities and services members would like to have. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

St. Mark's Church: Bingo. Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m. Food available. Information: 413-445-4506. Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Veterans of Stephentown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Town of Alford: Community Cafe. 8:30 to 11 a.m. Shrug off cabin fever and connect with neighbors. Alford Town Hall, 5 Alford Center Road, Great Barrington.


Clark Art Institute: "Midwinter Movie Madness" series — "Mamma Mia!" (PG-13, 108 min). 2:30 p.m. Free. Information: Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

Tai Chi for Seniors: Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne, free, space is limited. 11 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: Learner's Lab: Caramels. Saturday 10 a.m. Learn the basics of caramels from chef and author Bill Collins. Included with regular museum admission. WeeMuse: Art Lab, 11 a.m., activities that create art with a science approach. Included with regular museum admission. "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Lenox Library: Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Local author Dr. Charles Hyde, "Revisiting Rosie the Riveter: Women Workers in the Arsenal of Democracy." 2 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Community College: "The Cougar Returns to the East," featuring Susan Morse, founder of Keeping Track. 7 to 9 p.m. Information about cougars attempting to recolonize their former habitats. Free. Information: Elia Del Molino, or 413-429-6416. FORUM credit available for BCC students. Robert Boland Theatre in the Koussevitzky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Snowflake Seminar." 3 p.m. Go inside the world of a single snowflake where its beauty matches its might. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.


Hubbard Hall: World-class cellist Florian Kitt, accompanied by Harald Ossberger. 8 p.m. Program featuring Beethoven, Gadenstätter, Janácek, and Britten. $15 general admission/$5 students. Information: 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall: New York City cabaret singer and pianist Ron Ramsay and Berkshire vocalist Samantha Talora, "Heart Song." 4 p.m.; doors open at 3:30 p.m. A Valentine's celebration of love songs through the years. Followed by a Victorian tea. Reservations: $25; 413-637-3206. Seating is limited. 104 Walker St., Lenox.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Stargazing at the Cobble. 7:30 p.m. Trustees member: Adult, $5, child, free. Non-member: Adult, $10; child, free. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Bekshire Knapsackers: Hunter Mountain, Lexington, N.Y. B.3.B. Snowshoe/hike to the Hunter Mountain fire tower in the Catskill Mountains. Distance of 7.2 miles (round trip) with an elevation gain of 1950 feet. Information: 518-339-8782; 518-756-3881 or

Hoffman Bird Club: Breakfast and Winter Birds. 7:30 a.m. Meet at Ozzie's Restaurant for breakfast, then look for wintering birds around Hinsdale and nearby towns. Mostly roadside birding. Information: Tom Begley: 413-655-0112 or Maple Street, Hinsdale.

Bousquet Mountain: Kids' Place Night benefit. Night lift ticket, 3 to 9 p.m.; tubing ticket, 6 to 8 p.m. Mention CODE KID and 20 percent of ticket price will be donated to Kids' Place. Information: 413-442-8316. 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield.


Mahaiwe Performimng Arts Center: Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's production of "The Winter's Tale" in HD, captured live from the Garrick Theatre in London. 1 p.m. Tickets: $17. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

WAM Theatre: "Facing Our Truth." 7:30 p.m. Six 10-minute plays on the topic of Trayvon Martin, race and/or privilege. Recommended for ages 14 and older; strong language and mature content. Tickets: $15, 413-997-4444. Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

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