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Berkshire Family Focus is your one-stop source for family activities, events and more in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. From kid-friendly theater to family-focused museum exhibitions, outdoor activities and more, we provide an up-to-date calendar of it all. Whether from the Berkshires or just visiting you are sure to find something to satisfy and entertain every member of your family in this online resource and guide.
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PITTSFIELD — Pittsfield High School’s drama society, Proteus, will present Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s timeless classic, “You Can’t Take it With You.” At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. In contrast to these delightful(…)
STOCKBRIDGE — As winter descends onto the Berkshires, new avenues of fun open up and magical things begin to happen; the skis are polished, the skates are sharpened and the sleds are dusted off. People don puffy winter clothing, clunky boots and crazy knit hats, and eat turkey and pie and hot chocolate by(…)
THE BERKSHIRES — There is an ongoing debate within communities as to whether or not schools should celebrate or recognize various religious holidays during the school year, and at no time is this debate more heated than around the “December” holidays. Some schools allow holiday celebrations, bring in families to discuss their various traditions and(…)
THE BERKSHIRES — At our house, the holidays revolve around food and tradition, and two of our favorite family traditions are sharing latkes with our friends the Pyser’s during Hanukkah and waking up to Grandma’s Sticky Buns (or Cinnamon Buns as the recipe says) on Christmas morning. This year we’d like to share our tradition(…)
By SUSAN ROBERT * These make great family projects or gifts for family members. This project was found on the internet and was put to the test by three of my grandchildren. THE BERKSHIRES — We saw these cute do-it-yourself ornaments on Susan Robert’s Facebook page and just had to have a how-to for our(…)
COURTESY FEELART/ FREEDIGITALPHOTOS.NET THE BERKSHIRES — We asked local kids to send us in their December-themed writing and some Kidzone students sent us the creative stories below. If your child would like to be published on The Berkshire Family Focus, please send January-themed writing, artwork and photos to email@example.com by Dec. 16, and he(…)
LENOX — The Lenox Library is seeking entries for its annual Gingerbread Contest set to take place on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. This family-friendly event is for all ages, with prizes to be awarded in professional and non-professional categories. And the library will be guaranteed to smell delicious for the afternoon. Sponsored(…)
LEE — Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to noon, the Lee Library will host a “Sing-a-Long with Old McJOHNald.” This event is free and will feature Rev. John McKinstry on the guitar and mountain dulcimer. He will lead participants in singing traditional children’s folk songs, nursery rhymes and lullabies. The library is located at(…)
THE BERKSHIRES — We’ve put out the Weekend Lowdown a day early this week so you can plan your Thanksgiving Weekend before the relatives arrive and you have eaten yourself into a turkey stupor. Happy Thanksgiving everyone from all of us at Berkshire Family Focus! BFF Weekend Picks: All Weekend The Colonial, 111(…)
PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Family Focus would like to give a great big shout-out to Gymfest of the Berkshires gymnasts Hailey Pickard and Jessica Anderson who qualified for the Level 7 Nationals in Tacoma, Wash., set to take place in January. Hailey and Jessica will represent and compete for Massachusetts, along with five other gymnasts from the(…)