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ART

Painting Class

Watercolor painting class taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

Watercolor painting class taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/ son/ daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Berkshire Athenaeum

The Recruitment, Training, and Support Center offers orientation trainings for parents, professionals, community members, and others interested in becoming Special Education Surrogate Parents. 12:30-3:30 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Business Builders

For all business people looking for an opportunity to network, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 55 Church St., Pittsfield; Kathy Hazelett, (413) 442-8581.

Central Berk. Habitat for Humanity

Central Berk. Habitat for Humanity

"Building for Tomorrow," a financial literacy training program. Learn how to manage money, get out of debt, and improve credit score using the YNAB program.


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Sign up in advance for an upcoming series of classes by calling Habitat at (413) 442-3181. 314 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Philip Roth's Short Story "The Conversion of the Jews" presented by Irene Goldman-Price. 7 p.m., 15 North St., Great Barrington.

First Congregational Church

Discussion, "Facing Shame: Straight Talk on Child Sexual Abuse" with Gabrielle Senza and Jean Clarke-Mitchell. 7 p.m., Great Barrington.

Gallery 51

MCLA celebrates a fresh new group of emerging artists, as they exhibit their thesis work, the culmination of their capstone course, Senior Art Project. 5 p.m., North Adams.

Jewish Federation of the Berks.

"The Process of Aging" with therapist Maggie Bitman at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

The Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali. Izhar Patkin collaborated with the late Kashmiri-American poet, Agha Shahid Ali on his series of "veil" paintings, transforming Ali's musings on love and loss into visual form. 6 p.m., Club B-10, North Adams.

Meditation Group

Meditation and discussion, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: (413) 358-2626 or (508) 237-4252.

New England Air Museum

Zip Line Challenge; design and build a vehicle that can carry a Ping-Pong ball the fastest from the top of a zip line string to the bottom. 36 Perimeter Road, Route 75, Windsor Locks, Conn.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.

Sugar Hill Senior Living Community

Caregiver Support Group for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia and memory impairments. This gathering offers participants mutual support and education along with resources on the latest medical advances to assist those with dementia. 2-3 p.m., 45 Main St., Dalton.

DANCE

Healing Rhythms

Healing Rhythms

Shake Your Soul; Be moved with Sage Peeler. No experience necessary, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information call Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture

Pittsfield Community Acupuncture offers treatments for pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and to encourage general well being. 9 a.m to 1:15 p.m., appointments and walk-ins welcome. 42 Summer St., Pittsfield. (413) 243-0654.

Berkshire South

Berkshire South

Jump into Spring, an eight week program for adults. Includes nutrition workshops, fitness classes, as well as ways to motivate you to work out providing a safe, fun environment. For people of all abilities. 6:30-8 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Center for Healing Arts

Yoga/qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information/registration: (413) 623-8713.

Dalton CRA

Dalton CRA

Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Cardio Circuit, 5:15-6:15 a.m.; Spin, 6-7 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Sculpting Strength, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Water Works, 9-10 a.m.; Muscle Mix, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton.

Healing Rhythms

Healing Power of Yoga: Level 2 with Todd Norian. Take your knowledge of Ashaya Yoga Therapeutics to the next deeper level of understanding. Investment: $450. 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Hillcrest Educational Center

Hillcrest Educational Center

Social Skills Group for school-aged children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, and other learning challenges. Registration required by calling (413) 499-2031. 6-7 p.m., 788 South St., Pittsfield.

NAMI Support Group

Confidential support, education, advocacy, information and referrals for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. Support groups meet second Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. John's Church, (use red door entrance), 35 Park St., Williamstown, and private dining room, (next to cafeteria, use Wahconah Street entrance), Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-1666.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Turbo Kick, 5-6 a.m.; Healthy Backs, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 10:30-11 a.m.; Kick Some Abs, 11:45-12:15 p.m.; All in One, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 5:30-6;30 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45-7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Tobacco Program

Women's tobacco treatment program, 6 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight loss support group, every Thursday from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, (413) 822-9593.

Yoga Depot

Yoga and meditation class, gentle-all levels, 7-8:15 p.m., Crawford Square, 137 North St., Pittsfield; (413) 281-9775.

'Yoga for You'

Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, (413) 298-3319.

Zumba

Latin-inspired, easy to follow, dance fitness class with live drumming, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KIDS' STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Play & Learn with Jenn, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire South

Get Unplugged, a collaborative event created by Berkshire South and Berkshire Co-op Market offering a series of fun, educational and FREE programs to South County children in grades k-8 during school vacation. Information or to register, call (413) 528-2810, ext. 10. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library

Dalton Public Library

Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Lenox Library

Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, Main Street, Lenox. Information: (413) 637-0197, Ext. 105.

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week drop-in art workshops: "Animals Galore!" Find animals real and imagined in the museum's current exhibitions and create a creature of your own design. 1 to 4 p.m., Stockbridge.

West Stockbridge Library

Story and craft activity to celebrate spring. Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are invited to join for a story, craft activity, and more. 11 a.m. to noon. Information (413) 232-0300. West Stockbridge.

LECTURE

Huntington Public Library

Robert Tougias to discuss the "extinction" of cougars and the recent sightings of them. Program will last 45 minutes followed by a Q&A. 6 p.m., 7 E Main St., Huntington.

MCLA

"Green Living" seminar featuring a panel discussion on "Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges Farming in the Berkshires." 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall, North Adams.

New Lebanon Library

"Grains on the Brain," discuss the negative impact of grains on our health and learn more traditional ways to prepare them to improve their digestibility. All are welcome. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

Williams College

Annual Sigma XI lecture with biologist Claire Ting. She will speak on "The Alphabet of Revelations: (Meta)Genomics as a Means to Understand Microbes and their Complex Ecosystems." 4:15 p.m. in the Wege Auditorium. A reception to follow in Schow atrium. Williamstown.

LITERARY

Berkshire Writers Room

All genre, 2-4 p.m. Third Floor of the Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Lenox Library

Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion. Information call coordinator at (413) 637-1900. 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

MUSIC

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.

Vespers Service

Sunset evening prayer service with candles and silence, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Zion Lutheran Church

Zion Lutheran Church

Jazz Vespers, a brief time of worship which incorporates elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into the ancient tradition of Evening Prayer, 6 p.m., 74 First St., Pittsfield.

THEATER

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater presents "Disney's Aladdin Jr." All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney Film are here for a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

MCLA

"Angels in America: Millenium Approaches," a controversial play on AIDS and Gay America in 1985. 8 p.m., North Adams.

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode, staring Daniel Osman. The show centers on an out-of-work actor named Sam, who is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington. Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to Olivia Daly, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Crane Museum

Exhibits include 19th century letterhead artistry, hand-bordering station and moments in Crane history captured on Crane paper, 1 to 5 p.m., South Street, Dalton, (413) 684-6380.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Summer cottage of the great American writer, Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. Open daily May-October. Grounds are open to public from dawn to dusk November-April. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5100 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "Wendell Minor's America," "Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkleman," Highlights from "Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera," and "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

Williamstown Historical Museum

Williamstown Historical Museum

Visitors find a diverse collection of artifacts, documents and photos related to Williamstown's past. "The Legendary Mount Hope," an exhibit that highlights the home of the late Alta Rockefeller Prentice, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

MUSIC

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.

Vespers Service

Sunset evening prayer service with candles and silence, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.Zion Lutheran Church

Sunset evening prayer service with candles and silence, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.Zion Lutheran Church

Jazz Vespers, a brief time of worship which incorporates elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into the ancient tradition of Evening Prayer, 6 p.m., 74 First St., Pittsfield.

THEATER

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater presents "Disney's Aladdin JR." All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney Film are here for a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

MCLA

"Angels in America: Millenium Approaches," a controversial play on AIDS and Gay America in 1985. 8 p.m., North Adams.

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode, staring Daniel Osman. The show centers on an out-of-work actor named Sam, who is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington.

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Opening Reception for Bennington artist Maggi Randall's new exhibit. 6 p.m. at the Armory in Hoosick Falls, NY.

Sheep Hill

Artist's reception for the works by Williamstown artist Edward Scofield. 5:30 p.m., Williamstown. Information (413) 458-2494.

COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Big E

"A Day Away in the Past" Children's Program, located at the Storrowton Village Museum. Times and updates visit TheBigE.com (413) 737-2443. West Springfield.

Bingo

Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, (413) 243-1079.

GCTV Studios

"Youth and Addiction" with author, child/family therapist and transformational facilitator Anne Maxwell. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Greenfield. (413) 773-7899. Green Gargoyle

"Youth and Addiction" with author, child/family therapist and transformational facilitator Anne Maxwell. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Greenfield. (413) 773-7899. Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 to 4, bookstore from 1 to 3. First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Hinsdale Lunch

Elder Services meal offered every Wed. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., Hinsdale Town Hall, Bingo to follow, South Street, Hinsdale; advance reservations: Meal site at (413) 655-2310 or Nutrition Program at (413) 499-0524.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Spring clothes are here. 50 % off Easter gift items. Last of winter sale, 50% off. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Mark Twain House & Museum

Keynote Conversation with Meg Wolitzer and a book signing of her novel "The Interestings; The Uncoupling; The Ten-Year Nap; The Position and The Wife." Welcome Reception at 6 p.m., Conversation at 7 p.m., and book signing at 8 p.m. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT.

Meditation Group

Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 8:15 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.

Williamstown Elementary School

Milne Public Library annual Book Sale featuring a silent auction, cafe, bake sale, raffle of an iPad Mini, and over 25,000 used books. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 115 Church St., Williamstown. (413) 458-4639. MotherWoman Support Group

Milne Public Library annual Book Sale featuring a silent auction, cafe, bake sale, raffle of an iPad Mini, and over 25,000 used books. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 115 Church St., Williamstown. (413) 458-4639. MotherWoman Support Group

Circle of Moms: We Are All In This Together. Free childcare, snacks, and parking. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal St., Greenfield. (413) 774-1000 ext. 2048; Postpartum Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MotherWoman Office, 220 Russell St., Hadley. (413) 387-0703.

National Shrine of the Divine Mercy

Devine Mercy Sunday weekend, free and open to all denominations. 2 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

New England Air Museum

Blimp Maze: Design and build a blimp using a helium balloon that will float at shoulder height. The blimp should be designed to be blown through a simple maze in the fastest time possible. 36 Perimeter Road, Route 75, Windsor Locks, Conn.

New Moms Group

Sponsored by GROW, drop-in support group for pregnant women and new moms, babes in arms welcome, 10 to noon, Bizzy B's Boutique, 6 Burbank St., Pittsfield, www.gatheredwomen.org.

Parkinsons Support Group

Monthly meeting of the Parkinson's Support Group at 10:30 a.m. at the Williamstown Savings Bank, Main Street, Williamstown. (413) 458-8427.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.

Postpartum Group

"This Is Harder than I Thought," drop-in support group for mothers of infants and toddlers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Room, 48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield.

Spring Luncheon

Hearty soups, freshly made sandwiches, and sweet desserts featuring homemade pies. Complete meal is $7 and a la carte is $3. To-go orders, call (413) 499-0866. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Weekly Meditation

"Meditation in the Chapel," by Pittsfield Sangha, noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 358-2626.

Williams Inn

The Northern Berkshire Business & Professional Women Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1090 Main St., Williamstown. Information (413) 652-2982.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Aikido

Japanese martial art of self defense, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: Kim Rivers: (413) 499-8625.

Dalton CRA

Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Boot Camp, 5:45-6:15 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Spin, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6:30 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Easy Exercise

Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, cardio, strengthening and stretching class, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Healing Power of Yoga: Level 2 with Todd Norian. Take your knowledge of Ashaya Yoga Therapeutics to the next deeper level of understanding. Investment: $450. 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Nar-Anon Meeting

12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

New Marlborough Library

CHP on Wheels, a mobile outreach van that offers routine physicals, sick visits, follow-up care for chronic illnesses, health education and free screenings. All insurances accepted. Walk-ins welcome or schedule ahead, (413) 528-8580. 12:30-3:30 p.m., One Mill River, Great Barrington Road, Mill River.

Overeaters Anonymous

Fairview Hospital, noon to 1, 29 Lewis Ave., ambulance building, Great Barrington.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Cardio, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Yoga, 11-2:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Gentle Yoga

Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Cardio, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Yoga, 11-2:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Gentle Yoga

Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-8371.

Yoga for Babies

"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," for babies eight weeks to crawling, 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield. Preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Yoga

Kripalu-style yoga with integrated breathing techniques, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Chatham, N.Y.; call for location: Hildy Kronen, (518) 781-4483.

Yoga Depot

"Candlelight Yoga," all levels yoga class in a candlelit studio, drop-ins welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 137 North St. Pittsfield. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034.

KIDS' STUFF

Adams Youth Center

Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, North Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Preschool videos at 10 a.m., children's library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum

"Museum Adventures," geared toward children 18 months to 3 years, playtime, songs, stories and scavenger hunt, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Berkshire South

Get Unplugged, a collaborative event created by Berkshire South and Berkshire Co-op Market offering a series of fun, educational and FREE programs to South County children in grades k-8 during school vacation. Information or to register, call (413) 528-2810, ext. 10. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week drop-in art workshops: "Animals Galore!" Find animals real and imagined in the museum's current exhibitions and create a creature of your own design. 1 to 4 p.m., Stockbridge.Stockbridge Library

School Vacation Week drop-in art workshops: "Animals Galore!" Find animals real and imagined in the museum's current exhibitions and create a creature of your own design. 1 to 4 p.m., Stockbridge.Stockbridge Library

Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories, and a craft. 10 a.m., no pre-registration necessary. 46 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.

LITERARY

Good Purpose Gallery

Writers Read featuring Dennis Barone & Steve Straight. 5:30 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee.

New Lebanon Library

Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Selected readings by Trina Porte and Howard Kogan, followed by poetry open mic. All welcome. 7 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Summer cottage of the great American writer, Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. Open daily May-October. Grounds are open to public from dawn to dusk November-April. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5100 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "Wendell Minor's America," "Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkleman," Highlights from "Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera," and "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.Williamstown Historical Museum

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.Williamstown Historical Museum

Visitors find a diverse collection of artifacts, documents and photos related to Williamstown's past. "The Legendary Mount Hope," an exhibit that highlights the home of the late Alta Rockefeller Prentice, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

MUSIC

BCC

Annual Spring Concert featuring K111, the BCC Chorale, the BCC Jazz Ensemble, and the cast of the BCC Players' spring musical Young Frankenstein. 7 p.m., Pittsfield.

Petersburgh Community Center

Duo Eamon featuring fiddler Cassandra Cleghorn and guitarist Jeffrey Levine performing original arrangements of Irish, French Canadien and American folk tunes, 7 p.m., Petersburgh, NY.

South Congregational Church

Coffee House Concert featuring David Grover and Linda Worster performing original songs plus a mix of folk and rock. 7 p.m., 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Williams College

The Department of Music presents the Chamber Choir, 4 p.m.; Berkshire Symphony in concert. Pre-concert talk with guest conductor Andrew Massey and student soloists at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Canoe Meadows

Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows with instructor Noreen Mole. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars. 8-10 a.m., Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Pine Cobble School

Dr. Peter Smallidge, one of the co-authors of the Cornell research, will lead a woods walk followed by a presentation in the Pine Cobble Dining Room. The presentation will be followed by an affordable dinner prepared by Wild Oats. Information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/OEoy0i. 4 p.m., Williamstown.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sactuary

Spring Stampede Salamander Search, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up. Lenox.

THEATRE

Bennington College

A showing of Belarusian Dream presents five short plays which explore human rights in Belarus. 8:30 p.m., Studio D207, VAPA, Bennington, VT.

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater presents "Disney's Aladdin JR." All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney Film are here for a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

MCLA

"Angels in America: Millenium Approaches," a controversial play on AIDS and Gay America in 1985. 8 p.m., North Adams.

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode, staring Daniel Osman. The show centers on an out-of-work actor named Sam, who is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington.

Shakespeare & Company

"Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World," followed by an exciting, hands-on workshop, during which audience members will get their own shot at playing with scenes from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 2 p.m. in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield presents a fully staged production of "Months On End" by Craig Pospil, 8 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 443-9279.

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to Olivia Daly, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.