The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 30



Mass. MoCA: Annual day of free admission for all visitors. Enjoy elevator music (played live), art-making, gallery tours, and pop-up performances when the galleries teem with visitors and activities for all. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Comedian Chris Gethard ticketed performance at 8 p.m. Information: 413-662-2111 or Club B10, Marshall Street, North Adams.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Alana Chernila, cookbook author and blogger, demonstrates how to prepare lemon curd. 2 p.m. Free. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Family Fun Day & Dance Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Face painting, snacks, dancing and more; free. 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.

Breakfast: Becket Federated Church to host a breakfast featuring pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, and beverages. Baked goods available for purchase. 8-11 a.m., Becket.

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.

Miner Combat Fitness: Celebrity bartending at Hops and Vines. All tips to benefit Minor's Combat youth boxing program. Information: 413-663-0225, 413-652-4563 or visit the program's Facebook page Minor's Combat. 16 water Street, Williamstown.

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.

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.

New Lebanon Library: Paws-to-Read. 10:30 a.m. Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. To register: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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

Rudolf Steiner School: Spring Puppet Series for children ages 2 to 6. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. "The Snow Maiden," the classic story of a couple whose longing for a child is answered one winter's night. Free. Matrushka Toys and Gifts, 309 Main St., Great Barrington.

Solomon Wright Public Library: Local author and artist Kimalie Wassick will share her published adventures of "Basil and Prune." 11 a.m. Information: 802-823-5400. Lucy W. Case reading room at the library, Main Street, Pownal, Vt.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Impossible Journeys." 3 p.m. Explore some historic journeys that should never have been attempted or never actually took place. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.


Clark Art Institute: The Four Nations Ensemble. 6 p.m. First in a series of three evenings of Baroque music inspired by paintings in the Clark's collection. Tickets: $20 adults; free for children younger than 12 and students with a valid ID. Supper featuring comfort food, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $45 adults ($40 members); $15 children younger than 12. Information and Tickets: 225 South St., Williamstown.


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

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