The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 31



AYJ Fund: Painting party. 3 to 5 p.m. All proceeds to support the fund's many programs to support children with cancer. Cost: $40, includes all supplies needed to create an acrylic painting on stretched canvas and a donation. For ages 13 and older. Freight Yard Pub, Heritage State Park, North Adams.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit the Wahconah cheerleaders, 2 to 4 p.m. "Snowman"; $35, all painting materials and light snack included. BYOB. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Community College: FAFSA Day Massachusetts. Professionals from area colleges to provide assistance to Berkshire County families applying for college financial aid. 1:15 to 3:45 p.m. Registration strongly recommended; BCC's Main Campus, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

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

Firehouse Chili Cook-Off: Featuring Southern Berkshire fire departments. 1 to 5 p.m. Benefit for Lola Stoll and Bethany Cox. Food, drink, Chinese and silent auctions, 50/50 raffle. Tickets: $10 at the door. Information: or email Crissey Farm Catering, 426 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

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 Street, Pittsfield.

Pilgrim Memorial Church: Valentine's Penny Social. 2 p.m.; doors open at 1 p.m. Information: 413-442-9567. 249 Wahconah St., Pittsfield.

Ramsdell Library: Regular library services, 1 to 4 p.m. Paper — "fold it, cut it, place it" mini-classes for different ages and abilities, 1 to 2 p.m. Documentary "Between The Folds: The Science of Art, the Art of Science," 2:30 p.m. Information: 413-717-0661. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


The Mount: Stories She Loved: "Vanity Fair." 3 p.m. The 2004 version of Thackeray's story of early 19th century Britain and the ultimate social climber, Becky Sharp.. Tickets: General $10; Mount members $8; 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: Faculty Recital Series — solo piano recital by Anne Chamberlain. 3:30 p.m. Piano works from the 20th century. Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

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.

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: - Honwee Mountain, Pittsfield, Mass. B.3.C. Snowshoe to the top of Honwee Mountain in the Pittsfield State Forest using the Lulu Brook and upper Honwee Loop Trails. Descent will be a continuation of the loop trail to the parking lot. Information: 413-997-2120 or


Town Players of Pittsfield: "Iphigenia", a short story written and read by Richard Matturro, plus two short comedic staged readings, "Hearing Aid" by Pete Barry and "Senior Moments" by Frederick Stroppel. 2 p.m. Admission $5. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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