About Berkshire Family Focus


Begun in June of 2012 by Berkshire County blogger, writer and mom Kelly Bevan McIlquham, 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 exhibits, 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. To have your event, business or family-friendly organization featured here, send press releases and detailed information to info@berkshirefamilyfocus.com.

Posts by Berkshire Family Focus :

Volunteers and items needed for holiday gift bag distribution to BMC psychiatric wards

PITTSFIELD — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County invites members of the community to participate in the annual holiday collection and distribution of gift bags to patients in the psychiatric wards at Berkshire Medical Center. NAMI Berkshire County is accepting items including warm winter hats, gloves, socks, travel size toiletries, nail care(…)


Williamstown Men and Women’s basketball teams to host two youth clinics on Nov. 23

WILIAMSTOWN — This weekend, the Williams College Men and Women’s basketball teams will host two clinics for boys and girls at the colleges Lasell Gymnasium in Williamstown. Details are as follows: Boys Basketball Clinic for ages 7 through 17, Sunday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; $25. The Williams College Boys Basketball Clinic provides an outstanding(…)


Make Veteran’s Day more than just a day off for your kids

Each year on Nov. 11 the United States honors and thanks those who are serving and have served in the military on Veterans Day. Today, Monday, Nov. 12, the United States will officially observe the holiday with  a day off for many businesses and school systems every where. How can you help your child view(…)


Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the NBCC seeks outreach volunteers

NORTH ADAMS — The Northern Berkshire Neighbors program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition is seeking community-minded individuals to take part in a free Community Outreach and Civic Engagement training program. Ideal participants must be committed to making positive change in the Northern Berkshires and learning how to assist residents in accessing available services. The Community(…)


Weekend Lowdown: Nov. 7-9

THE BERKSHIRES — Whether your children are teens, homeschooled, preschoolers or middle school-aged children the calendars are brimming with activities for all ages. From art to science to films and more, I’m cutting to the chase today and bringing you my BFF Picks for the weekend right away. For more events and activities go to(…)


Berkshire Museum to host third annual WeeMuse Pajama Party Friday, Nov. 7

November is Family Literacy Month in Massachusetts and to celebrate the Berkshire Museum will host its annual WeeMuse Pajama Night this Friday, Nov. 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. WeeMuse Pajama Night is presented in collaboration with the Pittsfield Transition Team. WeeMuse Pajama Night is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union. Additional support is provided by Berkshire United(…)


It’s a GIVEAWAY: Enter to win one of two family four-packs to the family-friendly Elska at MASS MoCA Nov. 8

NORTH ADAMS — This Saturday, Nov. 8, indie pop siren Elska, who has purportedly discovered a newly formed volcanic island off the coast of Iceland, will make “crazy awesome electronic funderworld faerie tunes for the whole family,” says, Mikael Jorgensen, of Wilco. With her signature blend of theater, storytelling, and musical performance, Brooklyn-based Shelley Wollert(…)


Renaissance Mom: When mom’s feeling overwhelmed, she heads to the fridge

NOTE: This post was originally posted on Renaissance Mom the blog. I am slowly moving all Renaissance Mom posts to  Berkshire Family Focus and will occasionally previous columns from the site. This was originally posted in March 2014 and I was at it again this morning using a Real Simple How to Organize Your Refrigerator Drawers and(…)