Weekly calendar of Arts and community events in the Berkshires

Thursday January 3, 2013


January 3


Berkshire Co-op

"Starting from Scratch," with local cooking author Alana Chernila, on meal planning and pantry organization, 6 to 8 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-9697 or www.berkshire.coop.


January 4


Clark Art Institute

New parents gallery talk, 10:15 a.m. Parents and pre-toddlers welcome. 225 South st., williamstown. www.clarkart.edu.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Meet Rockwell's Models," meet artist Daisy Rockwell, granddaughter of Norman Rockwell, who will share memories of modeling for her grandfather's work, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.


Berkshire Botanical Garden

"The Business of Gardening," 1 to 5 p.m., routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926.


Bennington Contradance

Wintergreen performs live, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Beginners welcome with or without a partner. First Fridays at Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., Bennington. benningtondance.org

Votre Soiree

Ballroom dance features music by Champagne Jam, social at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8 to 11 p.m., Polish Falcon Hall, Bel Air Avenue, Pittsfield.


Middle School Night

Skate night, for middle school students only, 6 p.m., 16 Melville St., Pittsfield; (413) 448-8258, ext 27.


January 5


Festival of Holidays

After-holiday sale on art by local crafters, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old Stone Store, Route 7, Sheffield. All proceeds benefit the Sheffield Historical Society. www.sheffieldhistory.org.


Dewey Hall

Dewey Hall Folk Music Series brings Easy Ridin' Papas with Adam Brown, guitar and vocals, and Will Conklin, trumpet, cornet, vocals and kazoo, mix of ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s country blues/jazz, western swing and southern gospel, 7:30 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield, www.DeweyHall.com.

Metropolitan Opera

"Live in HD," Berlioz's "Les Troyens," noon, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-0100; and at Clark Art Institute, noon., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Hike 6.5 miles in Peoples Forest, south of Riverton, Conn.: rock scrambles, stream crossings and steep ascents/ descents; (860) 309-4244.


January 6


Toy & Train Show

New Year Toy & Train Show hosted by Mountain Toy & Railroad Club, featuring 50 dealers from the tri-state area, 9 to 2, American Legion Post, 7 Fairview Ave., Hudson, N.Y., (518) 828-7902.


Church on the Hill

"The Incarnation of the Logos: An Epic Tale of Christ's Coming to Earth," performed by storyteller Glen Willamson, 2 p.m., chapel, 55 Main St., Lenox, (413) 637-1001.

Red Lion Inn

40th annual Feast of the Three Kings celebration, hosted by Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception, with community caroling and a visit by the Three Kings, 6:30 p.m., steps of Red Lion Inn, Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3691.


Berkshire Knapsackers

Kayak up Housatonic River for about 1.5 hours from Decker Boat Ramp, then back down; information: Joe Doboszynski, (413) 448-8359.


January 7


Quaker film series

"Broken on All Sides," documentary focusing on racial inequities within the criminal justice system, 7 p.m., Powell House, 524 Pitt Hall Road, off County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-2992.


January 8


Writers' Round Table

Share works-in-progress, bring five copies of up to five pages, meets 1:30-3:30 p.m., Lenox Library, 16 Main St.; (413) 637-1900.


January 9


Worksong Workshop

Williamstown Rural Lands and Williams College Sustainable Food, present Max Godfrey: Learn traditional southern worksongs, enjoy a meal, 7 p.m., Goodrich Hall, Williams College campus, Williamstown; (413) 458-2494.


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