Community

 

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kivie Kaplan Building, 53 Brookside Road, Great Barrington. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Gold Card Club: Meeting, 12:30 p.m. Information: Laura Morey, 413-743-5380. Applebee's, Berkshire Crossing, Hubbard Avenue, Pittsfield.

Lee Library: "Stories of the Night Sky" with educator Kevin Kopchynski. 4 to 5 p.m. for young adults and tweens; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for adults. Learn about the stars, constellations and planets in the night sky. Information: leelibrary.org. 100 Main St., Lee.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or email mcr4@williams.edu. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


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Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

 

Film

 

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Music & Dance Film Series — "The Barkleys of Broadway" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. 8:30 to 10:15 p.m. Information: ps21chatham.org. 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

Health & Fitness

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

 

History

 

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Experience highlights of the Naumkeag as Mabel Choate and Fletcher Steele planned for visitors to see it, weaving in and out of the house and gardens. "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum: Reading of Frederick Douglass's fiery 1852 speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July." 3 p.m. Followed by discussion led by Professor Donald Pecor of MCLA and refreshments. 67 East Road, Adams.

 

Kid Stuff

 

Berkshire Athenaeum: Explorer Club. 2 p.m. Crafts and activities for ages 5 to 12 Free; call the library or stop in to sign-up. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult older than 18. Information: 413-499-9480, ext. 5. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014

Lenox Library: Terry A La Berry and Friends. 11 a.m. Free. In the library courtyard, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Monument Mountain: Little Sprouts, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Intimate garden play group for children younger than 5. Trustees Member: $5; non-member: $10. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. Route 7, Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.

West Stockbridge Library: First in a series of four creative movement classes for ages 4 to 8. 1 to 1:45 p.m. Explore musical rhythms and movement through dance games and exercises. Spaces limited; sign-ups encouraged. Information: 413-232-0308 or weststockbridgelibrary.org. 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

 

Lecture

 

Ventfort Hall: "A Sneak Peek at 'The Pirates of Penzance' with Julianne Boyd: Barrington Stage at Ventfort Hall," Julianne Boyd. Tea and Talk. 4 p.m. Tickets: $29 day of the event; 413-637-3206 or info@gildedage.org. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

 

Music

 

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-5210.

Clark Art Institute: Family-friendly summer concert — Annie and the Hedonists. 6 p.m. Songs of the great female blues artists of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. Free. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic meals. Barbecue fare and beverages available for sale. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Springside Park: Concert by Wintergreen. 7 p.m. Free. Information: hebertarboretum.com. Hebert Arboretum, 874 North St. (Route 7), Pittsfield.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

 

Outdoors

 

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice 'n Easy Nature Hike. 10 a.m. 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

 

Theater

 

Temple Anshe Amunim: Part 1 for four-part play analysis series, "The Corrupting Influence of Materialism in Plays by Arthur Miller and David Mamet." 10 to 11:30 am. Cost: Four-session course is $40 for Temple members; $45 for non-members; $15 for any individual session. Information: 413-442-5910, email templeoffice@ansheamunim.org or visit ansheamunim.org. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.