The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 16



Norman Rockwell Museum: "Harvey Dunn: Lessons from His Classroom," a series of painting workshops. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance registration required; 413-931-2221 or Art Talk — "An Evening in the Classroom with Harvey Dunn" with painter/illustrator Dan Howe, 5:30 p.m. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.

Sheffield Historical Society: Opening of "The Hydropower Controversy." Weekends through Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exhibit on the proposed hydroelectric project that nearly flooded half of Sheffield. Free. Information:, or 413-229-2894. Old Stone Store, 159 Main St., Sheffield.


Berkshire Botanical Garden: Information session on a tour of the Great Gardens of the Pacific Northwest this summer. 2 p.m. Brief presentation and opportunity to ask questions.

Information: 413-298-3926, ext. 15 or email Education Building at the garden, 5 W. Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Grown: Winter Farmers Market. Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Information: Monument Valley Middle School, Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

The Christian Center: Family Arts & Eats. Art activities, 10:30 a.m. to noon; lunch, noon. Find out about the new after-school expressive arts program. Free for Pittsfield families. 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield.

Dalton United Methodist Churcg: Goulash dinner with salad, homemade soup, dessert and beverage. 5 to 7 p.m., $10; kids 6 to 12 $5; age 5 and younger, free. Takeout available. Information: 413-684-0521. 755 Main St., Dalton.

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.

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.

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.


Berkshire Ballroom: Frozen Ballroom-Social Dance. Saturday 7 to 10:30 p.m. Music of Mark Niekrewicz. Texas Two-Step dance lesson, 7 p.m.; general dancing, 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission: $10 for USA Dance members, $15 for guests, $5 school or college students. Information: Masonic Hall, 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Lenox Contra Dance: Live music by CoinciDance with dances called by Luke Donforth. Beginners at 7:45 p.m., dancing 8 to 11 p.m. Bring clean soft-soled shoes, dress lightly. Open to all, no partner needed. Information: 413-528-4007 or Ballroom at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Pittsfield Squares: "Mix and Match Dance" with caller Jim DeNigris and cuer Dennis Visconti. 7:30 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.


Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Screening of the ski movie — "Pretty Faces" (2014). 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $7 general admission. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

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: Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon. Be creative with the big, blue blocks. 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.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Infinity." 3 p.m. Explore the incomprehensible concept of infinity and how we have tried through the ages to apply its meaning to our existence and the universe. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.

Williamstown History Museum: Cable Mills roundtable — it's history, industrial use and adaptive reuse. 11 a.m. Speakers include Cece Holm, volunteer historian and Williams alum; Marc Toureille, a 38-year factory employee and union organizer; Dave Traggorth, Cable Mills project representative and experienced adaptive reuse project manager, and Paul Harsch, real estate broker and history buff. Williams Inn banquet room, Williamstown.


Chatham Bookstore: Writer Michelle Meier reads from her new book, "Famous Geranium." 5 to 7 p.m. Conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q&A follow. Refreshments. Information: 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


Camphill Ghent Culture Hall: Cello concert with David Gibson. 3 p.m. Reservations not required. Free, goodwill donations accepted. Adult Home, 2542 State Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

Hubbard Hall: Winter Warmer Party. 7 to 9:30 p.m. Music by The Battenkill String Band, cash bar with an assortment of Brown's Brewing Company's beers, a variety of wines, and complimentary sweet and savory snacks. $10 cover charge. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Met Opera Live in HD production of Bizet's "Les PĂȘcheurs de Perles." 1 p.m. Tickets: $18 to $25.. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA: Daniel Wohl: "Holographic." 8 p.m. Multi-sensory audience experience, accompanied by artist Daniel Schwarz's visuals. Co-commissioned by MASS MoCA. Tickets: Box office, 413-662-2111 ext. 1 or Marshall Street in North Adams, Mass.


Berkshire Knapsackers: October Mountain Area, Pittsfield, Mass., B.3.C. Saturday. Hike or snowshoe, depending on conditions, exploring the Pittsfield watershed area along old roads. About six miles. Information: 413-822-9119 or

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