The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 23

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Art

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: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Community

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.

Lecture

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: wmaapp.org. 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.

Literary

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.

Music

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 berkshiretheatregroup.org. 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 massmoca.org. 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 roejanlibrary.org. 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Outdoors

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 king2380@roadrunner.com. Berkshire Hills Moonlight Cross Country Ski, Pittsfield. Information: 413-281-3303 or ssnyder160@gmail.com.

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: runwmac.com, 802-423-7537 or dion@bcn.net. Limited snowshoe rentals available. Catamount Trail, Readsboro, Vt..

Theater

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 orghentplayhouse.org. 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, info@hubbardhall.org or hubbardhall.org. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

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