The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 17



Norman Rockwell Museum: Talk/brunch — "The Pullman Porter: Norman Rockwell's 'Boy in Dining Car'" with Stephanie Haboush Plunkett, chief curator/deputy director, 11 a.m. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.


All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast: Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of the Eastern Star. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, pancakes, special pancake of the month — chunky monkey, plus more. Adults, $8; child (younger than 10), $4. Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Religious School Yachad Day of Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and instilling the importance of community service. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Projects include preparing food for soup kitchens, gathering and sorting food for the People's Pantry, and service projects around town. Information: or 413-528-6378. 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

N.B. Bee Keeping Association: "Introduction to Bee Keeping" seminar. 1 p.m. Free. Information: 413-743-3356. Adams Visitors Center, Hoosac Street, Adams.

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 South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Ramsdell Library: Regular library services, 1 to 4 p.m. Documentary, "Finding Vivian Maier," 2 p.m. Hands-on workshop, "Taking Better Portraits with Your iPhone," 1 to 2 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring iPhones or other digital cameras. Free. Information: 413-717-0661. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Second Congregational Church of Pittsfield: Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial service. 3 p.m. Theme: "Reawaking The Dream." Main speaker: The Rev. Leonard D. Comithier of Macedonia Baptist Church of Albany, N.Y. Music, awards, freewill offering, refreshments. 50 Onota St., Pittsfield.


Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Screening of "Joachim Prinz: I Shall Not Be Silent." 11 a.m. Rabbi Prinz was one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s closest confidantes. Discussion follows. Tickets: $10, 413-528-6378 or at door if not sold out in advance. Triplex Cinema, Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Screening of "Gandhi" (1982). 3 p.m. Starring Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, John Gielgud and Martin Sheen. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: Spark!Lab. fKid Inventors' Day. Noon to 5 p.m. Kids are invited to prototype inventive solutions to local and global problems with a focus on health issues. Also, world-wide launch of the 2016 global Spark!Lab Invent It Challenge. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.


Cantilena Chamber Choir: Martin Luther King Psalms & Spirituals open sing. 3 p.m. Special guests: Zion AME Church Choir from Pittsfield and Community Activist Shirley Edgerton. Free; suggested donation of $15 per ticket. Information: 518-791-0185 or email Trinity Church, 88 Walker St., Lenox.

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.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Sunday Winter Music Series with the Limbshakers. 2 to 4 p.m. Coffee, cappuccinos, hot chocolate and other refreshments will be served. Free, but space is limited. RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

New Marlborough Village Association: Trio of musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. 4 p.m. Works by Johannes Brahms and Max Bruch. Reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres follows. Seating limited; reservations required, 413-229-2785 or Stockbridge.

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.


Berkshire Knapsackers: Tolland State Forest, Sandisfield/Tolland, Mass. B.3.C. Sunday. Hike 8 miles. If snow conditions permit, hike will be changed to 5 miles. Information: 413-448-8359 or

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