Berkshire Calendar for Wednesday, June 26


Today, June 26


Oil Painting Class

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

Sculpture Class

Stone carving with Myrna Lieb Citron, for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, 1 to 4 p.m., 1260 Pleasant St., Lee, (413) 243-4456. 


'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

Rare book event with Paul Muller-Reed, rare book dealer and auctioneer, those attending may bring one book to be evaluated, 1 to 3 p.m., auditorium, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Community Lunch

All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-1955.

Community Workshop

Offered by Berkshire United Way, trainings to teach how to strengthen our community, focus is on asset-based community development and results-based accountability, 9 a.m., Berkshire Community College, West Street, PIttsfield, and 5 p.m., Berkshire South Community Center, Great Barrington; information: (413) 442-6948.

Contract Bridge

For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: (413) 243-3512.

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.

Parents Group

"Parents Helping Parents," share experiences and get support and encouragement from other parents, free, confidential and anonymous, 6 to 8 p.m., call for location/information: (617) 926-5008, ext.102.

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.

'Sit & Knit'

For beginners and those with experience, 6 to 8 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield.


Healing Rhythms

Beginner Tango, 6 to 7 p.m.; Tango practica, 7 to 7:30 p.m.; intermediate tango, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Jacob's Pillow

Compagnie Käfig, 8 p.m. -- influential French hip-hop choreographer Mourad Merzouki and all-male cast of self-taught hip-hop dancers from Brazil. Leo, 8:15 p.m., fantastical production from Berlin. Free Inside/Out Performance: Naomi Goldberg Haas/Dances for a Variable Population, 6:15 p.m. Becket.

Scottish Dancers

Great Barrington Scottish Country Dancers, no partner needed, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

Great Barrington Scottish Country Dancers, no partner needed, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.


Art on Main

"San Miguel de Allende: A Photographic Celebration," images inspired by the mountain village in Mexico, through June 27, 271 Main St., Barnbrook Realty, Great Barrington; open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dalton Art Guild

Annual spring show, 10 to 4, Miller Art Supply, 205 West St., Pittsfield.


Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; 11 to noon, Sandisfield Senior Center.

Cancer Resource & Support Group

For adults diagnosed with any type of cancer and their loved ones, meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Radiation Oncology Department, Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, park in Radiation Oncology parking lot on Wahconah Street for easy access, (413) 447-3092.

Center for Healing Arts

All levels yoga and qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 623-8713.

Dalton CRA

Pilates, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Abs, Arms & Tush, and Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

'Fit to Go!'

Increase your strength and energy with Kas Maroney, American Council on Exercise certified group instructor, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 841-5834.

Gentle Yoga

For all levels, focus on creating sequencing, breath work and meditation, drop-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine: (413) 822-2034.

Healing Rhythms

Yoga sculpt, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; capoiera, fusion of martial arts and dance, 4 to 5 p.m., and family capoiera, 5 to 6 p.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Performance cycle, 6 to 7 a.m.; deep water circuit training, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; senior strength training, (Silver Sneakers), 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Aquafit, 11 to noon; all levels yoga, 11 to 12:15; lunch indoor cycle, 12:15 to 1 p.m.; cardio kickboxing, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Pregnancy Support

Free and confidential, includes pregnancy tests, option counseling, prenatal and pregnancy classes, and assistance, noon to 4, Northern Berkshire Pregnancy Support Center, 61 Main St., North Adams; information: (413) 346-4291.

Tobacco Program

Men's tobacco treatment program, 5 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

Yoga Classees

Teen yoga, for ages 13-19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; and, gentle/beginner yoga, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Connections, Pittsfield; information: Waterfall Perry, (413) 464-1944.

Zumba Class

From 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Steeple Valley Dance, 195 Ashland St., North Adams.


Berkshire Athenaeum

Story time with crafts and songs, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire South

"Babies in Bubbles 2," 9 to 9:30 a.m.; "Kids' Club," for ages 18 months to 4 yeras, drop child off for songs, stories and play while you run errands, 9 to noon; "Waddlers in Waves," 9:30 to 10 a.m.; "Kid Kaboodle," adult/child community program featuring a variety of physical activities, for ages 1 to 5, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

Chess Club

Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, (413) 229-7004.

North Adams Library

Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, (413) 662-3133.


"Baby and Me!" parent/infant playgroup, for babies ages four weeks to one year, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Reading Workshop

"Understanding Your Child's Literacy Development and Public School Expectations," free assessment of your child's reading level, Pre K-12, 7 p.m.; call to register: Lisa Lausier, reading specialist, (413) 443-5574. Location given upon registration.


Bascom Lodge

"Innovation in Wind Power," with Stanley Kowalski of FloDesign, 6 p.m., Mount Greylock, Adams, (413) 743-1591.



"Love and Language" with Ruth Sidranksy, author of memoir "In Silence," story of a hearing girl born to deaf parents, 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Lift Ev'ry Voice

Performances by world-reknowned poet Nikki Giovanni, winner of the Langston Hughes medal among many honors, will perform her own work. Time and place TBA. Part of summer-long festival of music, performance, dance and more celebrating African-American life, culture, history and community, strength and creativity in the Berkshires.


Berkshire Highlanders

Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; call for location details, Bill Irvin, (413) 442-6180.

Berkshire Music School

Students from vocal studio of Jack Brown, end-of-school-year recital, 5 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

Berkshire Sings

With pianist Robert Kelly, adult and teen beginning and experienced singers welcome, includes pop, folk, jazz standards and show tunes, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

Concerts at Windsor Lake

Free live music, 6:30 p.m. Concessions available. 200 Bradley St., North Adams., (413) 664-6180.

Lilac Park

Andy Kelly Trio, 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Lenox. (413) 637-3646.


Bascom Lodge

"Innovation in Wind Power" discussion, Stanley Kowalski from FloDesign will present recent innovations in rapidly evolving green technology. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Mount Greylock

"Nice and Easy Hike," easy-paced, two-hour, one to two-mile walk geared for seniors but open to all ages, different trail featured each week, 9 a.m., call Visitor Center for location and meeting place, (413) 499-4262.


Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. "Muckrakers," 7:30 p.m. St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Playwrights Lab

Berkshire Playwrights Lab presents a fully staged production of Anna Ziegler's "Life Science," 8 p.m. Bard College at Simon's Rock Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," 7 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York's Hell's Kitchen. 8 p.m., Chester.

Shakespeare & Company

"Les Faux Pas," saucy Molière adaptation, 5:30 p.m. "Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers" preview. New interpretation of hit Marx Brothers Broadway musical and classic film, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero" preview. World premiere play by Bess Wohl, 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

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 Mary Ellen Sondrini, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.


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