Central Berkshire County

Monday, Oct 20

Beginner Drumming at the Lichtenstein (Pittsfield) Monday, October 20 | 6:00 pm
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield
$10

Weekly drop-in drumming workshop for beginners introducing participants to a selection of drums and music from a variety of cultures, led by Aimee Gelinas. Drums are provided. For more information contact Aimee at aimee@gaiaroots.com.
Advanced Drumming at the Lichtenstein (Pittsfield) Monday, October 20 | 7:00 pm
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
28 Renne Avenue, Pittsfield
$10

Weekly drop-in drumming workshop for advanced drummers utilizing drums and music from a variety of cultures, led by Aimee Gelinas. Drums are provided. For more information contact Aimee at aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Tuesday, Oct 21

STEAM for Preschoolers (Dalton) Tuesday, October 21 | 10:00 am
Dalton Library
62 Main St., Dalton
Free

This program consists of a story, snack, and a project that follows  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math curriculum,  aimed at preschool age children, but younger children are welcome. daltonlibrary.org.
Story Time (Pittsfield) Tuesday, October 21 | 10:00 am
Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Library)
1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
Free

A weekly story time for children ages 1.5 to 3. pittsfieldlibrary.org.

Wednesday, Oct 22

Parent-Child STEM (Pittsfield) Wednesday, October 22 | 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Berkshire Museum
39 South St., Pittsfield
Free; registration required.

An opportunity to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math with your child ages 2 to 4. Each week participants will investigate a different topic through books, hands-on activity and play. Families will receive a science exploration pack to...
Halloween Paper Crafts (Dalton) Wednesday, October 22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dalton Library
62 Main St., Dalton
$10 materials fee (additional materials can be purchased); registration required.

Learn how to make three beautiful Halloween themed projects: a handcrafted card, treat basket, and treat bag.  Seating is limited, so please sign up at the circulation desk. Advanced payment is requested; Cash or checks can be accepted. If you have...

Thursday, Oct 23

Play & Learn with Jenn (Pittsfield) Thursday, October 23 | 10:00 am
Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Library)
1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
Free

A weekly playgroup and story time, cosponsored by Pittsfield Coordinated Family and Community Engagement, recommended for children ages 1.5 to 5, featuring stories, songs and games. pittsfieldlibrary.org. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult, age 18 or older,...
Story Time (Dalton) Thursday, October 23 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Dalton Library
62 Main St., Dalton
Free

A weekly story time for children ages 0 to 5, featuring two stories, a snack and a craft project. daltonlibrary.org.

Friday, Oct 24

Preschool Videos (Pittsfield) Friday, October 24 | 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Berkshire Athenaeum (Pittsfield Library)
1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield
Free

A weekly series of 20-30 short films featuring some of the most beloved storybook characters and stories. This week's movies are: Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms Scaredy Squirrel Stone Soup Groups are welcome. No registration required. Children under 10 years old may not...
WeeMuse Adventures (Pittsfield) Friday, October 24 | 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Berkshire Museum
39 South St., Pittsfield
Free with museum admission.

A weekly playgroup and story time at the Berkshire Museum at which children ages 18 months to 3 years old can explore the aquarium and three museum galleries, featuring songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time and more. Older siblings are welcome. berkshiremuseum.org.
John F.X. Keator Memorial Pumpkin Walk (Washington) Friday, October 24 | 6:30 pm
Washington Town Park
Route 8, Washington
Free

A yearly event drawing thousands of families to view the intricately carved pumpkins lining the trick-or-treat path, sample the food, visit around the bonfire, enjoy a hayride and more. Trick-or-treating runs from 6:30-7:30 p.m. with a bonfire to follow.  washington-ma.com.
Halloween Parade (Pittsfield) Friday, October 24 | 7:00 pm
Throughout Tyler Street
Tyler Street, Pittsfield
Free

Head to Tyler Street for this annual hauntingly good Halloween parade, featuring costumed marchers, floats and plenty of fun for the whole family. Prizes will be awarded to the top three Halloween-themed floats. More information at 413-499-9370 or .cityofpittsfield.org.