The Berkshires Calendar for April 10

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Art

Carrie Haddad Gallery: Reception and artists' talk for "Point Of Intersection." 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring artists Christopher Engel, Scott Nelson Foster, Paul Chojnowski and Dai Ban. Information: 518-828-1915 or carriehaddadgallery.com. 622 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.

Stephentown Historical Society: Reception and showcase of Stephentown men who are artists and craftspeople. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. Stephentown Heritage Center, corner of Garfield and Staples roads, Stephentown, N.Y.

Williams College: "REwind: a Cantata for Voice, Tape, and Testimony," art installation featuring music and text built around testimony from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings that followed South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy. On video monitors in Sawyer Library, Hollander Hall, WCMA, '62 Center, Schow, Davis Center, and Milne Public Library, each showing one clip. Screened continuously in Thompson Memorial Chapel on Main Street, through April 17. Williamstown.

Community

Berkshire Humane Society: Coffee Hour Speaking Series — "Living with Coyotes" with John Maguranis of Project Coyote, a North American coalition that promotes compassionate conservation and coexistence between people and wildlife. 2 p.m. Free. To save a seat and be eligible for the T-shirt raffle: 413-447-7878, ext. 128, or BerkshireHumane.org/coffee-hour-registration. Family Dog School Training Room at BHS, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Knapsackers: Greylock Glen, B.3.C. Hike around 3 miles going north on the Bellows Pipe Trail to the Bellows Pipe Shelter, return via trails including the Red Bucket Trail. Bring fluids, snacks, lunch. Stormy weather/high winds cancel. Information: 413-743-0384 or taftd@yahoo.com. Adams.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Good Deeds Day — "Smiles for Seniors." 10 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy bagels and lox with Melbourne residents, sing along with live music, help assemble fresh flower vases to be delivered with cards to memory care residents. Free T-shirts at the door while supplies last. Free. Information or to sign up: jewishberkshires.org/good-deeds-day or 413-442-4360, ext. 14, or jfb.officemanager@verizon.net. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Pickleball: Open sessions designed for seniors and adults. 9-11 a.m. Members, free; guest fee for non-members. Information: berkshirefamilyymca.org. Berkshire Family YMCA gymnasium, 292 North St., Pittsfield.

Rabies Clinic: 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $10 per vaccination. Town dog licenses available. Coffee and bake sale. Information: 413-229-0291 or 413-229-2663. New Marlborough Fire Station, Norfolk Road, Southfield.

Relay For Life of Northern Berkshire: Jocelyn's Rainbow of Hope Second Annual Texas Hold'em Tournament. 1 p.m. start. $40 donation; $10 high hand; and one re-buy $20. All welcome. North Adams Elks, 100 Eagle St., North Adams.

St. Elizabeth Rosary: Communion breakfast. Noon. $22 per person. Boston Sea Foods Restaurant, 160 American Legion Drive. Meet at the church for the 10:45 a.m. Mass. Information: Della Gallagher, 413-663-7409. North Adams.

Second Congregational Church of Williamstown: Youth Musicians' original pageant, "Noah's Ark." During the 9 a.m. worship service. Free,open to the public. Free-will donation. Information: 413-458-9766 or secondcongregationalchurch.org. 81 Hancock Road, Williamstown.

Stockbridge Grange: Public family-style roast beef dinner. 1 to 2 p.m. Cost: $12 adults, $6 children younger than 12. Takeouts available, 413-298-3185.

Film

Williams College: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," starring Lon Chaney, a 1923 silent motion picture, with live organ accompaniment by world-renowned organist Peter Krasinki. 7 p.m. Suggested donation: Adults, $15; seniors/students, $10. Information: 413-522-4745 or sabaileymusic@gmail.com. Thompson Memorial Chapel, 860 Main St., Williamstown.

Temple Anshe Amunim: "Groundswell Rising," a film about the environmental impact of fracking. 2 p.m. Followed by discussion with representatives of 350.org. Light refreshments. Free. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

History

Naumkeag: House tours. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience Naumkeag as it would have looked like while the servants prepared the house for the Choate family's return from their New York City residence. Cost: Member, $5; nonmember: $15. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

Lecture

First Congregational Church: Second Hour program — William Moomaw '59, professor emeritus of international environmental policy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, "Exceeding Expectations: Beyond the Climate Agreements at COP21." 11:20 a.m., following the regular Sunday morning service. 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Solomon Wright Public Library: "Getting from Here to There: A history of roads and settlement in Vermont" with Deborah Lee Luskin. 2 p.m. Information: 802-823-5400 or email pownal_pub@vals.state.vt.us. Main Street, Pownal, Vt.

Williams College: Former Mass. Congressman Barney Frank, "Washington Gridlock, Gay Rights and Jewish Roots." 8 p.m. Free. Tickets not required, but if overfilled the event will be simulcast in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Literary

The Bookstore: Reading and book signing by Katherine Anderson, "Hospital Hill." 4 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or bookstoreinlenox.com. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Best-selling author David Sedaris, "Barrel Fever" and "Holidays on Ice." 7 p.m. Tickets: $48 to $68. Tickets and information: mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Music

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.

St. John's Episcopal Church: Pianist Andrew D'Antonio and Flautist Erin Pulley. 3 p.m. World premiere of three contemporary instrumental works. Free; donations appreciated. 35 park St., Williamstown.

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.

Williams College: Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band. 2 p.m. Tickets: $3; Box office open Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

Outdoors

Equus Therapeutic: Open house at new location. Noon to 3 p.m. Information: 413-329-1539. Whispering Pines Farm, 85 Miner Road, Lanesborough.

Hoffman Bird Club: South County. 7 a.m. A search for signs of spring in Berkshire County. Leader: Jonathan Pierce, 413-281-2398 or cheshirebirder23@gmail.com. Meet at the Price Chopper parking lot on the Pittsfield/Lenox Road, Pittsfield.

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