The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 7


ARTClark Art Institute: Gallery talks; members of the institute's education team lead guided walks through the galleries for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, an introduction to the history of the museum, and new insights into some Clark favorites, free with paid admission, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.COMMUNITYBingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m., food available. St. Mark Church Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.Information: 413-445-4506.Christmas Tree Pickup: Annual fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 88 of North Adams. For $5, cash only, the scouts will pick up any tree in North Adams, Clarksburg or Williamstown. Trees should be free of ornaments, lights, and garland and at the curb by 11:30 a.m. For pickup, email or 413-346-3019; leave your name, address and telephone number.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.Four Freedoms Coalition March and Rally: Held in support of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Four Freedoms and against bigotry and prejudice. Participants gather at 12:30 p.m. in front of St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. At 1 p.m., the march will begin and travel down North Street to First Church of Christ on Park Square, 27 East St., for an indoor rally. An open house features information tables by an array of Four Freedoms partners so attendees can learn more about local volunteer opportunities and sign up to help out on specific issues and challenges. Information: Email or visit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help, all ages and all skill levels welcome, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.Original Harlem Globetrotters: Featuring Kevin "Showboat" Jackson and Kenny "Blenda" Rodriguez, with DJ Master of sounds Eddie Brown. Family fun and entertainment, exercise, skills clinics, games dancing and a positive take home message. Parents welcome. Wear comfortable clothing. A St. Mark's Community Outreach program. $1 children, $5 adults, at the door. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Taconic High School gymnasium, Valentine Road, Pittsfield.Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting, 2 to 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit Indoor Farmers Market: The market accepts EBT/Debit/ CC and will double SNAP benefits while funding for the SNAPx2 Program lasts, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., American Legion Post 125, American Legion Drive, North Adams.DANCEBerkshireland Dance Party: BYOB, $12 per person, 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 203-257-6179.Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for beginners, 9 a.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.FILMMason Library: "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story," part of "First Saturday Documentaries for Everyone" series, community discussion follows, open to all ages. Wine and cheese social at 7 p.m., film at 7:45 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403 or & FITNESSTai Chi for Seniors: Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, free, space is limited, 11:30 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.KID STUFFBerkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Art Lab, try fun art-making activities with a science twist — Snow Dough, 11 a.m.; "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.Bushnell-Sage Library: Story Time, enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe a song or two, 10 to 11 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 4 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.LECTUREOld Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse: Drew Herzig will present "Homophobia, Transphobia, and Misogyny LGBT Issues." Moderated discussion will follow. Potluck at 6 p.m., program at 7 p.m., 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y., across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. Information: 518-766-2992. MUSICBlafield Children's Chorus: Rehearsals for spring season. Open to children ages 6-14. Main chorus is an auditioned chorus for grades 4-9. No audition for start-up chorus for grades 1-4. At 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Call Berkshire Lyric director Jack Brown for audition appointment, 413-298-5365.Clark Art Institute: Giuseppe Verdi's "Nabucco," screened live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. Tickets: $25, $22 members and $18 students; or 413-458-0524.Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions