Calendar for April 6




'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.


St. Elizabeth of Hungary Rosary Society communication brunch to be held. Meeting at 11:30 a.m. with brunch to follow at 12 p.m. North Adams.

Breakfast Buffet

All-you-can-eat, take-outs available, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Upton Lodge of Masons, AF&AM, 120 Church St., Cheshire; $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children.

Dalton Fire Station

Run to Home Base fourth annual breakfast buffet fundraiser. Adults $10, children $5. Information contact Cheryl at (413) 684-3587. 8 a.m. to noon, Flansburg Ave., Dalton.

Roast Pork Dinner

Family style dinner served by the Stockbridge Grange in the Hall on Church St., 1 to 2 p.m., Stockbridge.

Voices from the Workshop

Members of Berkshire poet Michelle Gillett's Writing Workshop will read from their work at 4 p.m. at the Stockbridge Library. (413)298- 4814 or (413) 298-5501.



Dance to the music of Champagne Jam, 7-11 p.m., Pontoosac Lake, Pittsfield. HEALTH & FITNESS

Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.

Dalton CRA

Dalton CRA

Adult Lap Swim, 9-11 a.m.; Family Swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-Centered Yoga Flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m.; Couch to 5k Program, 11 a.m. to noon; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Recovery International

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m.; Couch to 5k Program, 11 a.m. to noon; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark's Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.


Northshire Bookstore

Eggstravaganza featuring pre-Easter crafting. Kids can craft spring egg animals and make all sorts of fun creations with eggs. 3 p.m., Manchester, VT. (802) 362-2200.


Stockbridge Library

Members of the Berkshire poet Michelle Gillett's writing workshop to read from their work in "Voices from the Workshop." 4 p.m., Stockbridge.



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.



The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 2 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. and 3 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

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

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.


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.

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 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: 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, 11:30 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


Berkshire Music School

Annual Music Marathon Weekend featuring over 150 students. Students will perform in five-minute increments, earning pledged funds that will go toward the school's educational activities. Bake sale, music shop, and free ice cream. 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

First United Methodist Church

The Eagles Band Wind Symphony to perform a free concert to welcome spring and celebrate its 78th year of performance in the Berkshires. 3 p.m., 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Hubbard Hall

Music from Salem Spring Concert featuring MfS director Lila Brown on viola, pianist Marc Ryser, and the Julius Quartet, Boston Conservatory's honors string quartet. 7 p.m., Cambridge, N.Y. Starving Artist Creperie

Music from Salem Spring Concert featuring MfS director Lila Brown on viola, pianist Marc Ryser, and the Julius Quartet, Boston Conservatory's honors string quartet. 7 p.m., Cambridge, N.Y. Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.


Barrington Stage Company

Mel Brooks' "Young Frankenstein," St. Joseph's High School. 3 p.m., 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Mount Everett High School

"Grease" featuring over 30 students and teachers from the district. 3 p.m. at the Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield.

Shakespeare & Company

"Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped the 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 Nights Dream." 2 p.m. in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.



Open Studio

Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge; information: (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100.


Bard College at Simon's Rock

Body Counts, a reading by Sean Strub. 4 p.m. in the library, 83 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Bennington College

Andy Horwitz, Culturebot Arts & Media, Inc. founder and publisher of, will examine a variety of art practices and methods of cultural production, 6:30 p.m. in the CAPA Symposium, Bennington, VT.


Job club with Millie Calesky, personal and professional coach, allows job seekers to expand their network of contacts and serves as a support group throughout the job search process, from 1 to 2 p.m., optional networking at 12:45 p.m., 160 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 499-2220, Ext. 154 or online at

Community Supper

Community Supper

Free delicious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. No reservation required, donations accepted. 5-6 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Dalton VFW

Meeting for the members of the Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind. New members are always welcome. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. 366 E. Housatonic St., Dalton. Information (413) 443-3270.

Hoffman Bird Club

Monthly meeting, "Studying and Conserving Birds that Do Not Stay Put: The Case of the Bobolink." 7 p.m. at Berkshire Life Insurance, 700 South St., Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline

Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, (413) 298-5355.

Meditation Sangha

Pittsfield UU Meditation Sangha, learn how to handle stress and find peace, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

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.

Stephentown Heritage Center

Illustrated talk with Will Garrison on Herman Melville at Arrowhead. Free and open to the public. 7:30 p.m., Garfield Road, County Route 26, Stephentown, N.Y. (518) 733-0010.


Berkshire South

Bolero, The Cuban Dance of Love. For adults, couples or singles are welcome. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Line Dance Classes

With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Ext., Dalton, (413) 443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information call Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.


Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting will screen "The Invisible War." Refreshments, discussion to follow. 7 p.m., 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.



Pittsfield Community Acupuncture offers treatments for pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and to encourage general well being. 4-6:15 p.m., appointments and walk-ins welcome. 42 Summer St., Pittsfield. (413) 243-0654.


Parkinson's Exercise Group, 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Medical clearance required. $5/session. Questions call (413) 447-3075. Pittsfield.

Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Family Swim, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Sculpting Strength, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6 p.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Vinyasa Yoga, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Water Aerobics, 6-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Gentle Yoga

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

Healing Rhythms

Nia, 9-10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox; information: (413) 637-2727.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Garage, 1 p.m., Fairview Hospital campus, Lewis Avenue, Great Barrington; medical clearance required, $5 per session; information: (413) 854-9740.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Indoor Cycle, 6:30-7:30 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Senior Sneakers Classic, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch Cycle, 12-12:30 p.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; All in One, 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 6:45-8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.


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