Calendar, June 24-25

Monday June 24, 2013



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. 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.


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


ACBL-sanctioned bridge, friendly game, everyone welcome, 1 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington; information or if you need a partner, call Dan Philip, (413) 637-2452.

GE Monthly Dinner

GE Pensioners and Quarter Century Club, menu is roast beef, 5 p.m., Berkshire Hills Country Club, Benedict Road, Pittsfield; pensioners, $5, guests, $15.

Ghost Tour

Guided, 90-minute tour of the most haunted parts of The Mount, not recommended for children under 12, 7:30 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, (413) 551-5111.

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.

N. Adams Library Meeting

Friends of the North Adams Library, 3:30 p.m., community room, Main Street, North Adams.

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.

Road Race

7th Annual George Coope Memorial Road Race -- 2k kids' run, 5K and 10K run and 1-mile walk, 8:30 a.m., Mill Street Fair Grounds, Mill Street, Adams.

Study Group

"A Course in Miracles," learn to be free of fear, guilt, blame and shame, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, (602) 616-9949.

Westside Meeting

Westside Initiative, 5:30 p.m., Conte Community School, West Union Street, Pittsfield.


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., Fraternal Order of Eagles, Curran Highway, North Adams.


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.


Congregation Knesset Israel

"Great Hollywood entertainers" talk on Eddie Cantor with film clips, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.


Acupuncture Clinic

Community acupuncture treatments for trauma, addiction, pain and stress, sliding fee of $20-$50, Sunrise Studio at Berkshire Healing Arts, (above Berkshire Nautilus), 4 to 7 p.m., 42 Summer St., second floor, Pittsfield, (413) 243-0654.Cancer Group

Community acupuncture treatments for trauma, addiction, pain and stress, sliding fee of $20-$50, Sunrise Studio at Berkshire Healing Arts, (above Berkshire Nautilus), 4 to 7 p.m., 42 Summer St., second floor, Pittsfield, (413) 243-0654.Cancer Group

"Women Facing Cancer," for all women facing the challenges of having cancer, Noon to 1 p.m., Health Information Resource Room, near the lobby, Berkshire Medical Center, (413) 447-3092.

Dalton CRA

Hi-Lo infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Hatha yoga, 5:30 to 6:30 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

Breath and fitness yoga, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox; information: (413) 637-2727.

Impulse Fitness

"Body Blast," 10 to 11 a.m.; stretch and flexibility, noon to 12:30 p.m..; cardio kickboxing, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Overeaters Anonymous

12-step meeting, 7 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Medical clearance required, $5 per session, from 10:30 to 11:30, Berkshire Medical Center, Medical Arts Complex, fifth floor, Pittsfield, (413) 447-3075.

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 to 6:45 a.m.; senior strength training (Silver Sneakers), 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; gentle yoga, 11 to 12:15; Interval Mondays, noon to 1; indoor cycle, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; "Strength and Motion," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; evening yoga, 6:45 to 8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, all stages of pregnancy welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street; also at BMC's Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Yoga Depot

Yoga Depot

All-levels yoga, practice using posture flow, breath work and deep relaxation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 137 North St., Pittsfield; Waterfall Perry: (413) 464-1944.

Yoga & Zumba

Outdoors at Springside Park, zumba from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., and yoga from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., all ages and levels, enter at upper North Street, Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.



"Baby & Me!" for toddlers and parents, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities for 1 to 2 year olds, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.


Red Lion Inn

Red Lion Inn book club to discuss "American Nations," by Colin Woodard, noon, Main Street, Stockbridge; Carl Brown, (413) 629-3321.



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.


Museum in the house where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of the house on the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits include "Edwin Hale Lincoln, Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield, Massachusetts," architectural and natural images, 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

"River Paintings," by Berkshire-based artist Henry Ekman Klein, through June 30; "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.

Bidwell House

Colonial history museum with 18th and 19th-century furnishings, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens and 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Open Thurs.-Mon., 11 to 4, guided tours on the hour, grounds open daily, 100 Art School Road, Monterey. Information: (413) 528-6888 or


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.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegatable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Featuring "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 27. Village is open daily from 10 to 5 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Former home of famed writer Edith Wharton, historic house and gardens, grounds open daily May through October, 10 to 5. Tours, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information:

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" and "R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: or (413) 298-4100.


Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, 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


Berkshire Hillsmen

Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; information: Dan Burkhard, (413) 298-4773.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 6 to 8 p.m., Pilgrim Memorial Church, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

Eagles Band Rehearsals

Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 499-2071.

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:



Oil Painting Class

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

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


Al-Anon Meeting

Hevreh, 10 a.m., State Road, Great Barrington.

'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.



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

Pittsfield Chess Club

All levels welcome, at 7 p.m., Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield; information: Richard (413) 212-6067.

Planetarium Show

Wonders of the universe from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, 8 p.m., Hopkins Observatory, Williams College, 829 Main St., Williamstown. Reservations: Michele Rech, (413) 597-2188.

Retirees' Meeting

IUE Local 254/255 Retirees Union, includes a report on GE annual stockholders meeting, 10 a.m., Kennedy Hall, 789 Tyler St., Pittsfield.

Scarlet Cord

Free clothing, shoes, books and housewares, 3 to 5 p.m., Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0521.


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.


Film Group Meeting

Spiritual Wisdom film group, featuring a documentary or film portraying spiritual concepts, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.

Performance Space 21

"Give Me the Banjo," documentary filmmaker Marc Fields follows quintessential American musical instrument from its African roots to contemporary jazz and into the 21st century, 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.


Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 11 to noon, Lee Senior Center at Crossway Village Cafeteria.

Dalton CRA

Cardio circuit, 5:15 to 6:15 a.m.; total body conditioning, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Musicle Mix, noon to 12:45 p.m.; Jump & Pump, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; "Shake Your Soul," dance class featuring music and moves from around the world, 4:30 to 5:40 p.m., and Anusara beginner yoga series, 5:45 to 7 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Zumba Gold, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Zumba Gold toning, 11:45 to 12:10; All in One, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.; Core & More, 5:40 to 6:35 p.m.; indoor cycle, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; deep water circuit training, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., and Zumba toning, 7:45 to 8:15 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.


Moderate vinyasa flow, drop-ins welcome, 5 to 6 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

'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.


Latin inspired, easy to follow dance fitness class, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore Dance Center, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.


History talk

Janice Rothschild Blumberg, past president of the Southern Jewish Historical Society, will read from and talk about her book, "Prophet in a Time of Priests: Rabbi ‘Alphabet' Browne," 5 p.m. The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Ventfort Hall

Curt DiCamillo, architectural historian, on "Jewels of Scandal and Desire, British Jewelry Collections and Country Houses," 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox.


Berkshire Athenaeum

Registration open for July 2 craft, "Red, White and EWW Wiggly Worms," Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, (413) 499-9480, ext, 5.

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 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4 to 5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; (413) 243-0385.

Lenox Library

Toddler story time for children 2 to 3 years and their caregivers, also will sing songs and learn finger plays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Rhyme Time

Rhymes, finger plays, circle games and simple puppetry designed for infants, crawlers, toddlers and young children, drop-in weekly event, 10:30 a.m., Matrushka, 309 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-6911.

W. Stockbridge Library

Story time for preschoolers ages 2 and up, stories, short videos, crafts, songs and more, 10:30 a.m., West Stockbridge Public Library, 21 State Line Road, (413) 232-0300, ext. 308.


Tuesday Project

Mahogany Browne, featured writer will read, 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire South

Berkshire Ukulele Band, adult and teen beginners and experienced players, ukuleles available, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

First Church of Christ

Solo piano concert with Pittsfield native, Christopher Culpo, 7 p.m., Park Square, Pittsfield; (413) 447-7351.

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.

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.

Sweet Adelines

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Julie Bertelli, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit


Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Heroes," 8:30 p.m. Kemble Street, 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 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 to 5.


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