The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program will be conducting the annual North Pole Calling Program from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 13 and 14.

Sign-up forms have been sent home with Pittsfield students in kindergarten and grades 1 and 2. The program is also open to older children who may enjoy a call from Santa; a submitted form is required as well.

Forms are also available at the City Clerk's Office in room 103 of City Hall, 70 Allen St., or through a link on the home page of the city's website,

Completed forms must be returned by Wednesday, Dec. 13.

In 2016, Santa called more than 130 children in the city.

For more information, call Becky Manship, recreation activities coordinator, at 413-499-9370.