Art

Lee Library: Opening reception for artists Gloria Goldstein (watercolor), Casey Goldstein (photography) and Harriet Pollack (acrylic). 4 to 6 p.m. in the Multi-media Room. On view through July. 100 Main St., Lee.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Historic Property and "Build a Better Baby Carriage" Walks. 2 p.m. Free for museum members, or included with museum admission. "Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture." — "Diversity, Perception, and Responsibility in Illustration" with Robyn Phillips-Pendleton. 5:30 p.m. Free with museum admission; members free. Reservations suggested. 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art: Enlivening Texture & Textile in Art." 4 p.m. Engage the senses in a close study of the ways costume, texture and material are rendered by artists. Free. Information: 413-597-3563 or wcma.williams.edu/programs. Williamstown.

Community

Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.

Duplicate Bridge: Fun, friendly game is sanctioned by the ACBL and intended for players at all skill levels. 12:45 p.m. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Information or if you need a partner: Dan Philip, 413-551-7922.


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Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play. 6 to 10 p.m. Featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Huntington Public Library: Knitting workshop. 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Fredderikke Borge speaks of her father, Victor Borge, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Meditation and web streaming: Pema Chodron & Tim Olmsted, "The Way of Freedom," Part 1. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Community Outreach Volunteers' Rockin' Raffle Waffle Bar FUNdraiser. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 413-663-7588. UNO Community Center, 157 River St., North Adams.

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club: Meeting. 10 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts. Information: 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263. Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

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.

Dance

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

Film

New Lebanon Library: Fantasy Film Night. 6:30 p.m. Screening of a current foreign fantasy film. Film is rated R for some violence. Call for title: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Health and Fitness

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.

'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.

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. Naumkeag at Night, 5 to 8 p.m. A variety of live music provided by some of the area's most popular bands. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead: Rebels in the Hill Towns lecture series — Bernard Drew, Berkshire Eagle columnist and historian, "Arthur D. Budd & Notchview." 7 p.m. Members $5, non-members $10. Information: 413 532-1631, ext. 1. 205 Bryant Rd. in Cummington.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m. Puppet show by Wayne Martin Puppets, 1 p.m. Free, no registration required. Children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

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.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams.

New Lebanon Library: Bingo for Kids. 1:30 p.m. Bingo, prizes and fun for ages 5 to 12. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

North Adams Public Library: LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

Lecture

Williams College Museum of Art: "The Art and Science of Beer." 5 to 8 p.m. Learn how and why beer tastes as good as it does and finish off the evening with a glass of homebrew. Free. Information: 413-597-3563 or wcma.williams.edu/programs. On the patio of the museum, Williamstown.

Literary

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

The Mount: "Poets on Poets" — Susan Kinsloving on Thomas Hardy, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Richard Howard. 5 p.m. $5 general, members free. Information or to purchase tickets: EdithWharton.org or call 413-551-5100. 2 Plunkett 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.

Party in the Park: Music by Shepherd's Crossing. 6 to 8 p.m. These are family-friendly events and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Free. Noel Field, behind the Steeplecats' baseball diamond, State Street, North Adams.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers, 6 p.m. A casual meal at 5:30, featuring entrees from a variety of local restaurants. Free-will offering. Information: zionlutheranpittsfield.org. At the church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Outdoors

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Firefly Frolic. 8 to 9:30 p.m. Play a game and learn about fireflies, then take a short walk to safely capture and release fireflies. Rain cancels. Advance registration required; www.evenbright.com/e/firefly-frolic-tickets-26105498248?aff=eac2. Information: 413-499-4262. Meet at the Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Theater

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort: The Capitol Steps. 8 p.m. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or online cranwell.com. 55 Lee Road, Lenox.

Hubbard Hall: Annual Shakespeare in the Park, "Othello." 7 p.m. Free. Cambridge Community Garden (Washington and Spring Street), Cambridge, N.Y.

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.