The Berkshires Calender for Jan. 2



Berkshire Museum: Docent-led tours of "American West," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Included with regular museum admission. Information: or 413-443-7171. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Drop In On Art! workshops. 1 p.m. Take inspiration from the illustration art on view, to invent your own story lines, and design characters, plots, and settings. For children of all ages. Free for museum members, or with regular admission, except where noted. Information: 413-931-2221 or Stockbridge.


Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Open for walk-ins, 1 to 4 p.m. 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.

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.

Gold Card Club: Meeting. 12:30 p.m. New members welcome. Information: Laura Morey, 413-743-5380. Boston Sea Foods Restaurant, American Legion Drive, North Adams.

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.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Art Lab, 11 a.m., homemade water colors and "snow dough." "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.


Western Gateway Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "Invisible." 3 p.m. Explore our fascination with the concept of the invisible. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building No.4.


Crescendo: "Trumpets and Angels: A Baroque Christmas Story." 3 p.m. H. Sch├╝tz' Weihnachtshistorie and Motets by M. Praetorius for Choir and Brass. Kellogg Music Center, Bard College of Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.


Berkshire Knapsackers: Lion's Head, Salisbury, Conn. B.3.B/C. Approximately 7 miles. Information: Jill Oneglia, 860-309-4244 or

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