The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 8


Clark Art Institute: First Sundays Free celebrating the exhibition, "Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection." Admission to the galleries is free all day. Activities focusing on the importance of tea to Japanese identity and culture, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tea ceremonies at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. Space for tea ceremonies is limited; reserve and pick up a ticket at the admissions desk. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown; or 413-458-2303.


Iceland Trip Info Meeting: Monsignor Michael Shershanovich, pastor of St. Joseph Church, is planning a trip to Iceland in May, all are welcome, 1 p.m., North Chapel of St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: "Tech Lab," beginner and intermediate skills in using browsers, navigating the internet, basic word processing skills and understanding the computer control panel; use the library's computers or bring your own laptop; 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 9091 NY-22, Hillsdale, N.Y., 518-325-4101.

Stockbridge Grange: Family-style baked ham and bean dinner open to the public; $12 adults, $6 children younger than 12, free for kids younger than 5. Takeouts available. From 1 to 2 p.m., Grange Hall, Church Street, Stockbridge. If bad weather, call 413-298-3185 to see if dinner is postponed.


Pittsfield Sangha: Meditative Book Study, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252


Stephentown Historical Society Meeting: "Eat Local" theme, learn about the foods that are grown or created in town. The Berry Patch fruit and vegetable farmers and Four Fat Fowl artisan cheese makers will discuss the benefits and delights of locally grown nutrition, 2 p.m., Stephentown Heritage Center, 5 Staples Road, Stephentown, N.Y. Directions: 518-733-0010.


Christmas Tree Blaze: Bring your Christmas trees and join us around the fire to watch them burn, Warm drinks and snacks. Members $5, nonmembers $10. From 2 to 4 p.m., Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield, 413-298.3239, ext. 3013 or email

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