The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 23



Berkshire Museum: Learner's Lab: Caring for Art Prints, 10 a.m. Included with regular museum admission. "ArtZoo" preview party, 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children, and museum members free. RSVP: 413-443-7171 ext. 313. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: "Magical Snowy Gloves." 7 to 9 p.m. $30, all painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Free skate and rental to first 100 people through door. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Bystander CPR Class: 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all ages; no registration required. Compressions-only CPR and basic use of an AED (defibrillator). Information: Fire Chief Charles Burger, 413-528-0788. Fire Station, Great Barrington.

College Club: Winter luncheon. Noon. Speaker: Frank Newton, "The Broadway Songbook." Menu: sandwiches, soup, and salad, $20 including tax and tip. Reservations and information: 413-281-8620. Mazzeo's, Route 7, Pittsfield.

Devonshire Estates: 1920s Fashion Show. 10 a.m. to noon. 329 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

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.

Ward 5 Citizens Meeting: Conversations with Your Councilor. 1 p.m. Open to individual residents, community groups and business representatives who want to help shape and improve Ward 5. Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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: "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.


Austen Riggs Center: Dr. Andrew J. Gerber, M.D., Ph.D., medical director and CEO of the center, "Psychoanalysis in the 21st Century: Research Supported Treatments." 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Fee: $20 for WMAAPP members, $25 for non-members and free for students with ID. Information and registration: Stockbridge.

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Beyond Endurance." 3 p.m. Ernest Shackleton's attempt of Antarctic journeying — the crossing of the continent from sea to sea in 1914–17 — was the ultimate story of survival. His ship, Endurance, was trapped in pack ice and slowly crushed. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.

Stockbridge Library: Financial literacy seminar with Jon Budish, retired Wall Street bond trader. 4 p.m. Followed by a Q&A and discussion; all ages welcome. Selectmen's Meeting Room, Stockbridge Town Offices, 50 Main St., Stockbridge.


Red Lion Inn: "Meet the Author/Meet the Artist" series. 4 to 6 p.m. Several local authors will offer opinions, thoughts, tidbits and shared secrets, as well as read selections from their various writings. Side parlor at the inn, Stockbridge.


Berkshire Highlanders Bagpipe Band: Robert Burn's birthday anniversary celebration. 2 p.m. Burns' poetry, music and song. Refreshments. Free, donations welcome. St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Colonial Theatre: Rev Tor's Fifth annual "Dead of Winter Jam." 8 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food items to support local food pantries. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door. The Garage. Berkshire Musicians Tribute to Neil Young concert. 7:30 p.m. The Colonial Theatre. Information and tickets: At the box office, 413-997-4444 or 111 South St., Pittsfield.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Eagles Big Band performance. 2 p.m. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA: FreshGrass Presents: Birds of Chicago. 8 p.m. Tickets: $16 advance, $10 students, $22 day of, and $28 preferred; at box office on Marshall Street, 413-662-2111 or Club B10 at the museum, North Adams.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Adventures in Music series, The Mirror Visions Ensemble, " Flights of Fantasy." 5 p.m. Information: 518-325-4101 or 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Berkshire Knapsackers: Lime Kiln Sanctuary, Sheffield. C.4.D. Three-mile easy snowshoe hike. If no snow, yak trax or microspikes may be in order. $3 donation requested on the honor system for non-members. Heavy rain or snowfall cancels. Information: 413-644-8873 or Berkshire Hills Moonlight Cross Country Ski, Pittsfield. Information: 413-281-3303 or

Hoot-Toot & Whistle 5K Snowshoe Race and Hike: Registration 9 to 10 a.m. at the Readsboro Central School, Phelps Avenue (turn at the bandstand). Race start 10:30 a.m. Free refreshments and prizes after the race. Requirement: minimum snowshoe size 120-square-inch surface. Entry: $15; 65 and older and younger than 18, free. Information:, 802-423-7537 or Limited snowshoe rentals available. Catamount Trail, Readsboro, Vt..


Ghent Playhouse: Conor McPherson's award-winning "The Weir." 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $17 for Friends of the Playhouse, $10 for students with ID; 1-800-838-3006 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.

Hubbard Hall: Second Annual Winter Carnival of New Work. 8 p.m. General admission $10, students $5. Carnival all-access tickets $25. Information, tickets and schedule of plays: 518-677-2495, or 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

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