The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 29

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Berkshire Museum: "Now Playing: Festival of Trees 2016." Walk the red carpet to see more than 100 decorated trees, bedecked in cinematic finery, reflecting this year's movie theme, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Cartooning and Animation" with illustrator Scott Lincoln; develop your own characters and story lines during this week of drop-in art activities inspired by the exhibition "Hanna-Barbera: The Architects of Saturday Morning," included with museum admission, 1 to 4 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-931-2221 or nrm.org.

COMMUNITY

American Red Cross Blood Drive: 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. Appointments: redcrossblood.org or 800-733-2767.

Family Game Night:
Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Songs We Cherish" with musician Joel H. Blumert, at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced; bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, returning speaker Manny Mansbach, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-770-0429, 413-822-9593.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

HISTORY

Herman Melville's Arrowhead: Guided "Candlelight and Chocolate Tour." Experience the house as the Melvilles lived it, and enjoy a cider and chocolate reception, $25, 7 p.m., 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield; mobydick.org or 413-442-1793, ext. 12.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: Berkshire Children's Theater, "Madagascar — A Musical Adventure," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 29 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets/information: berkshiremuseum.org, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-along Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Clark Art Institute: School's Out! Enjoy winter activities: learn to snowshoe, warm up inside with hot cocoa. Explore the galleries with the help of complimentary drawing pads and Looking Closely cards. Visit the open studio to make a snow globe and decorate a traditional Japanese daruma doll. Complimentary admission for one adult per child participating in the activities. From 1 to 4 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox, 413-637-0197, ext. 105.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers, 2 to 5 years, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

LITERARY

Lenox Library
: Writers Round Table, leadership rotates weekly, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

MUSIC

West Stockbridge Chamber Players: Winter Concert to benefit the Campaign to Restore the West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall. Works by Max Reger, Johannes Brahms, and Ern Dohn nyi, featuring musicians Catherine Hudgins, clarinet; Jason Snider, horn; Sheila Fiekowsky, violin; Mary Ferrillo, viola; Jennifer Lucht, cello; and Sayuri Miyamoto, piano; $35, 6 p.m., West Stockbridge Congregational Church, 45 Main St., West Stockbridge, 413-232-4270 or www.weststockbridgehistory.org.

OUTDOORS

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Roads to summit closed. Visitors Center open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, 413-499-4262.

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