The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 9



Norman Rockwell Museum: "Harvey Dunn: Lessons from His Classroom," a series of painting workshops. Saturdays, Jan. 9 through 30, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Advance registration required; 413-931-2221 or A supply list will be provided. Admission: $195; $170 for museum members or students. Programs for Children and Families — "Art in Motion: Drawing in the Galleries with Pat O'Donnell," 2 to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission; museum members free. Stockbridge.


Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Free. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

College Financial Aid Programs: With Paul Boyer of Williams College. 9 a.m. St. Joseph's Central High School, Pittsfield. Snow date: Jan. 16.

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking. Handicap-accessible. The Lighthouse of the Boys and Girls Club, Melville Street, Pittsfield.

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.

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County: Benefit featuring Tommy T & Black Velvet. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 per person or 2 for $25; at the door, Alliance Appliance, 579 Fenn St., Pittsfield, or UCP in North Adams or Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1230. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 515 Curran Highway, North Adams.


Chatham Public Library: "A Suitcase Full of Chocolate." 3 p.m. True-life story of Sofia Cosma, a Jewish musician and teacher who survived the Nazis, seven years of imprisonment in a Siberian work camp, and other cataclysmic events to become one of the most celebrated pianists of Eastern Europe. Information: 518-392-3666. 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, N.Y.

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.

Clark Art Institute: Start with Art program, 10 a.m. A two-hour session focused on movement, designed for 3- to 6-year-olds and their parents. Includes themed talks, gallery guides and art-making activities. Free; no registration required. Art project-appropriate clothing encouraged. 225 South St., Williamstown.

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.


Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Nothing." 3 p.m. Explore the often-illusive and contradictory concept of nothing. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.


Berkshire Lyric Chorus: Auditions for interested new singers. To schedule appointment: Director Jack Brown, 413-298-5365. Unitarian Church on Wendell Avenue and Broad Street, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Music School: Open house for prospective students of all ages. 10 a.m. to noon. Meet faculty members, try out an instrument, check out a class for youngsters. Refreshments. Free. Information: 413-442-1411. 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Blafield Children's Chorus: Rehearsal for spring season. 10 a.m. Open to all children ages 6 to 14 from Berkshire County and surrounding areas. Main chorus open to fourth through ninth grades. Also, start-up chorus for first through fourth grade. Information: 413-298-5365. Unitarian Church, corner of Wendell and Broad, Pittsfield.

Petersburgh Community Center: Karl Mullen and Amrita Lash. 7 p.m. Admission: $5 per person; children under 18, free. 71 Main St., Petersburgh, N.Y.

Williams College: I/O Fest '16, I/O Ensemble, "Out of the Box" for percussion, voices, strings, and winds. 2 p.m. Lower level of the new Clark Center, Clark Art Institute, 2225 South St. IOTA Ensemble, 8 p.m., presents the next generation of composers. CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St. Williamstown.


Berkshire Knapsackers: Basin Pond. C.4.D. 2.5-mile hike. The trail is notable for remarkable stonework that leads to the dam ruins and a view of the pond. Information: Dona Burdick, 413-207-2026 or, or Margaret Cahill, 413-842-5248 or Lee.

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