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ART

Dalton Art Guild

Dalton Art Guild Exhibition. Miller Supply, 205 West St., Pittsfield.

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.

Williams College Museum of Art

"Material Friction: Americana and American Art," artworks from collection, opens. Samplers and blanket chests, Hudson River School paintings and Georgia O’Keefe. Grant Wood and Amish farmers, Paul Cadmus and a blacksmith from Maine. Williamstown.

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 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.

Berkshire North Pomona Grange

Berkshire North Pomona Grange will meet at Williamstown, 671 Cold Spring Road. Covered dish at 6:30 p.m. Election of officers - A world of bathrooms.


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Business After Hours

The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Verizon Wireless Zone, 740 Main St., Great Barrington. For information go to southernberkshirechamber.com or call (413) 528-4284.

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

Herb Demo at the Huntington Library

The Huntington Public Library is holding an herbal workshop at 6 p.m., taught by herbalist Gale LaScala. Participants will learn how to make their own medicinal herb kits to have on hand for minor health issues. For more information, contact the library at (413) 667-3506 during regular library hours: Wednesday, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday & Friday, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Images Cinema

"Within Reach" 5 p.m. Free Admission. Followed by a panel discussion with the film’s producer Amanda Creighton as well as Brent Wasser of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives, Bridget Spann of Caretaker Farm CSA and Robin Lenz of Higher Ground.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

At 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lenox Library

Authors Mary & Bill Lewis on Route 20 and the Erie Canal, "Through the Heartland on U.S. 20." 7 p.m., free. Lenox.

Meditation Group

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

Mission House

Big Clean volunteer day at historic house with Munsee-Mohican Exhibit Museum and Fletcher Steele-designed gardens. Main Street, Stockbridge.

The Mount

The Mount

"Backstairs Tour," learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran Edith Wharton’s home, $28, includes admission, tour, glass of champagne, at 10 a.m., 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox. Tickets: EdithWharton.org.

America’s Lost Playwright: Edith Wharton’s Writing for the Stage with Scholar Laura Rattray, 6 p.m., Lenox.

Neighborhood Watch

All residents of the Westside neighborhood invited to learn how everyone can work together to make the neighborhood safe, refreshments provided. 6 p.m. at the Pitt Park. More information (413) 442-3181.

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.

Rosary Society

St. Elizabeth Rosary Society will host a tea at the Parish Center, North Adams. Call Laureen Richards at (413) 663-3900 or Mary Ann George at (413) 663-7803.

The Tolerance Project

The Monument Mountain Regional High School Advanced Drama class has developed a multimedia performance piece based on the themes of tolerance and diversity. Kathleen E. McDermott Auditorium at MMRHS, 7 p.m.

DANCE

Ballroom Dancing at EPOCH

EPOCH assisted living at Melbourne will host the Berkshire Ballroom Dancers, a chapter of USA Dance, at 6:30 p.m. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. For more information call (413) 499-1992.

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.

EXHIBITS

Amy Coyne Exhibit

May be viewed during the entire month of June, anytime during regular library hours. 2-8 p.m. Huntington Public Library.

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.

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.

Health Lecture

A health lecture will take place and the discussion will be about the connection between nutrition and our health. It will be held at Eat To Total Health located at 14 Ashland St., North Adams. 6:30 p.m. For more information email info@eattototalhealth.com or call (413) 329-4710.
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, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, (413) 445-4747.

Workshop on Health Joints

Presented by Dr. Herbert O. Bote, Berkshire Orthopedics Associates, Inc. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Springside Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center, 255 Lebanon Ave., Pittsfield. RSVP to Springside’s admissions office at (413) 499-2334. www.springsidema.com.

Yoga Depot

Yoga and meditation class, gentle-all levels, 7-8:15 p.m., 55 North St., Suite 201, 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.

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.

LITERARY

Berk. Festival of Women Writers

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will sponsor a week of writing workshops for women at The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. Sonia Pilcher will lead "Women Writers of a Certain Age: The Work-out" from 3-5 p.m. and Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez presents "Walking the Elemental Path of Purposeful Memoir" from 6-8 p.m.

Book Talk

Book Talk and signing for Through the Heartland on US 20 by Bill and Mary Lewis. 7 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. Call (413) 637-2630 or email info@lenoxlib.org.

Lenox Library

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.

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.

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

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. "Berkshire Collects," showcasing Berkshire County residents’ passionate pursuit of every imaginable kind of object, on view through May 11. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House Museum

Bidwell House Museum

An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Fully equipped colonial homestead on unpaved country lane. 18th and 19th century furnishings and tools, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens, 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, picnic sites. Museum open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guided tours on the hour. Grounds open daily. 100 Art School Road, Monterey. Information call (413) 528-6888.

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 estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5111 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World’s largest collection of original art by Normal Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," Norman Rockwell’s Stockbridge studio, and "Norman Rockwell’s 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post’ Covers." Open daily 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

N. Adams History & Science Museum

N. Adams History & Science Museum

Three floors, 25 permanent exhibits -- farming, immigration, railroading, industry, education, barracks replica from Fort Massachusetts, Black Light Gallery, military and more, one temporary gallery -- now showing Famous Former Residents, children’s hands-on Grandma’s Attic area, in restored freightyard coal distribution center Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Thurs-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Info 413-664-4700 or nahs@bcn.net or www.northadamshistory.org

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. "Big Days in a Small Town," an exhibit focusing on how townspeople celebrated important public occasions over the years, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Researchers welcome. 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

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

Barrington Stage Company

"The Other Place," a psychological thriller, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Preview: "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt" by John Patrick Shanley, a nun who suspects a young priest of improper relations with a student, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

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ART

Dalton Art Guild

Dalton Art Guild Exhibition. Miller Supply, 205 West St., Pittsfield.

First Fridays Artswalk

15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts. FirstFridaysArtswalk.com.

"Sprites" Artist Reception

Painting and collage work of Boston artists Sirarpi Heghinian, Walzer and Siri Smedvig and meet the artists. 6:30 p.m. Stay for dinner and an improv hip hop concert 8:30-10:30 p.m. No. 6 Depot Gallery, West Stockbridge. For more information, go to sixdepot.com.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Opening of works by painter Matthew Marks, on exhibit in the Sage Mill Gallery through June 30. Bennington.

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.

Arrowhead

A 19th-century Chautauqua with "Nathaniel Hawthorne," who will read from his work, 7 p.m., Pittsfield.

Bennington Contra Dance

Caller Fern Bradley, music by Tenpenny Bit, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances are taught and beginners are welcome. One World Conservation Center, Route 7, Bennington. benningtondance.org, (802) 447-2173.

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.

Berkshire Meeting-350.MA

350.MA Berkshire Meeting on Monday, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. South Berkshire Friends Meeting House, 280 State Road, Great Barrington.

Comm. Peace Garden Dedication

The Sheffield Community Peace Garden will be dedicated at 5 p.m. Donations are welcome for more landscaping, benches and maintenance.

Dewey Hall

Sheffield Historical Society will hold its monthly program. Free admission. Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Elizabeth Freeman Center Benefit

Benefit for The Elizabeth Freeman Center at the office of Dr. Jon Gotterer, "Party in the Parking lot!" 5-7:30 p.m. 523 South St., Pittsfield. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Dr. Jon Gotterer, (413) 447-7923 or care@berkshiredentist.com.

Gladys Allen Brigham Comm. Center

The Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center will present a casino night fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $30. All proceeds will benefit the Brigham Center programs. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Bethany Kirchmann at (413) 442-5174, ext.12, or bethanyk@brighamcenter.org.

GoodGuys All-American Nationals

Better Living Center, Young Building & Outdoor Area. Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Green Gargoyle

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 Lions Club

The Hinsdale Lions Club will be holding their annual tag, book and bake sale from 8-3, Lions Club Community Building, Route 143.

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, array of spring & summer clothing, $2 jeans. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Mason Library Fundraiser

The Mason Library is having a fundraiser for the Great Barrington Historical Society. There will be a featured art exhibit entitled, "Great Barrington: The Best Little Small Town". There will be 29 artists showcasing their work that depict scenes of Great Barrington.

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.

MotherWoman Support Group

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.

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.

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.

Special Town Meeting

The last day to register to vote before the Special Town Meeting will occur from 8 a.m.- 8 p.m. in the town clerk’s office at the town hall in Lenox.

Travis Roy Foundation Fundraiser

Tag and Bake sale to benefit the Travis Roy Foundation and to fundraise the Berkshire Bombers wiffle ball team. Saturday June 14th, 8 to 4, 100 Parkside Ave., 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.

EXHIBITS

Amy Coyne Exhibit

Exhibit may be viewed during the entire month of June, anytime during regular library hours; 2-8 p.m. Huntington Public Library.

Meeting House Gallery

The Meeting House Gallery will have its opening reception from 5-7 p.m. 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough.

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., Lenox Commons, 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.

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

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., 55 North St., Suite 201, 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. Northern Berkshire YMCA

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. Northern Berkshire YMCA

Friday Night Fun Club, for kids 8-14. Gym activities, swimming, Wii games and more. Information/to register call (413) 663-6529. 6-8 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. Stockbridge Library

Friday Night Fun Club, for kids 8-14. Gym activities, swimming, Wii games and more. Information/to register call (413) 663-6529. 6-8 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. Stockbridge Library

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

LECTURE

’Hawthorne in the Berkshires’

MCLA will host "Hawthorne in the Berkshires: The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society Biennial Summer Meeting". This will include a free public plenary address by Larry J. Reynolds, a University Distinguished Professor and the Thomas Franklin Mayo Professor of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M University. His talk will take place at 1:15 p.m. on the MCLA campus in room 218 of Murdock Hall. For more information, go to facebook.com/hawthorneintheberkshires.

LITERARY

Berk. Festival of Women Writers

The Berkshire Festival of Women Writers will sponsor a week of writing workshops for women. Author Sonia Pilcher will lead "Women Writers of a Certain Age: The Work-out," from 3-5 p.m. Also, there will be a celebratory reception for all workshop participants from 5-6 p.m., followed by a reading, free and open to the public. The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

MUSIC

An Evening of Classical Violin

Solo works by Bach performed by Katherine Liccardo. Donations appreciated. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.

Great Barrington Concert Series

Featuring The Highland Band, 5:30 p.m., Gazebo behind the town hall, 334 Main St.

Guthrie Center

Interlopers, Troubador series, folk music at site of Alice’s Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire BioBlitz

24-hour species inventory of a park or property at the Threemile Hill Trail/Fountain Pond State Park with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Begins at noon. Find birds, reptiles, mammals, plants, fish, with professionals and scientists. berkshirebioblitz.org.

Bird Walk

Meet at the WRLF parking area on Berlin Road, Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, post-show talk. "The Other Place," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"Doubt," a nun who suspects a young priest of improper relations with a student, 7:30 p.m. Bennington, V.T.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare’s Will," life of Anne Hathaway - Shakespeare’s enigmatic wife, 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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 William Sondrini, 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.