The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 30


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.

Hilltown Arts Alive Drawing Group: Anyone interested in drawing the clothed figure welcome. Everyone takes a turn modeling; poses vary from 1 to 20 minutes. Bring your own art materials. Tables and chairs supplied. Bring a snack to share. All ages and experience welcome. From 2 to 4:30 p.m., back room of Cummington Community House, Main Street, Cummington, 413-464-5628.

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


Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626.


Sheffield Contra Dance: Music by Riptide, calling by Jon Greene, beginner lesson at 7:30 p.m., dancing from 8 to 11 p.m. All dances are taught, no partner is necessary, donation requested. Dewey Memorial Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield;, 860-672-6101.


Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m., St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse leads classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation, deep relaxation; all ages and levels welcome; 10-11 a.m., Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.


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; or 413-442-1793, ext. 12.


Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites for preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families; art and movement activities, educational toys and themes; circle time and snack, 10-11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield;, 413-443-7171.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.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: Drop-in Time in the playroom at Haskins Center, 10 a.m. to noon, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox, 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.

Ventfort Hall: "Jack and the Beanstalk" marionette show with puppeteer Carl Sprague, children's holiday refreshments served, 3:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Cost: $15 adults, $7 ages 4 to 12, free for ages 3 and younger. Reservations recommended: 413-637-3206,


New Lebanon Library: David Grover & Linda Worster in concert, acoustic originals and folk/rock covers, donations for performers appreciated, 6 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

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