The Berkshires Calendar for April 14



Berkshire Community College: Information Night. 5 to 7 p.m. Financial aid overview session, 5:30 p.m. Individual FAFSA help workshop, 6 to 7 p.m. Information or to pre-register for the FAFSA workshop: 413-236-5201 or Accuplacer Skills Assessment, 3:30 p.m. To register: 413-236-1655. McCann Technical High School. 70 Hodges Cross Rd, North Adams.

Berkshire Humane Society: Annual lasagna dinner. 4:30 to 8 p.m. Meat and vegetarian lasagna with garlic bread and a salad. Early Bird Special, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., $10. After 5:30 p.m., adults $12; children are $6. Proceeds benefit the Purradise Feline Adoption Center. Information: 413-717-4244. Crissey Farm, 426 Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington.

EPOCH at Melbourne: "Trivia 65-Plus." 10 a.m. Trivia session will focus on knowledge useful to older adults as they age. Healthy snacks provided. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Family Center: "The Value of a Dollar — Teaching Your Kids about Money." 5:30 to 7 p.m. A workshop for parents of children kindergarten to 8th grade. Pizza dinner. Transportation and child care available. To register: 413-664-4821. 210 State St., North Adams.

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 or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Great Barrington Thursday Morning Club: Operation Smile and ice cream social. 2 p.m. Speaker: Miriam Cervera of Operation Smile. Open to public. First Congregational Church, Great Barrington.

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: "Travel with Stephanie Abrams!" executive producer and host of nationally syndicated radio travel shows, at 10:45 a.m. No lunch today. 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. 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.

National Weather Service: Skywarn training. 7 to 9 p.m. Volunteer program with nearly 290,000 trained severe weather spotters nationwide. Berkshire Medical Center Auditorium, 725 North St., Pittsfield.

North Adams Public Schools: Kindergarten registration and screening. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2016, to qualify for Kindergarten. To make appointment to register: 413-664-7512. Bring the child's immunization records, physical examination and birth certificate along with the child to the appointment. Former Sullivan Elementary School building at 151 Kemp Ave., 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.

Southern Vermont Community Bible Study: Visitor's Day. 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. All adults are welcome. Information: 802-430-4073,, or 518) 696-3166, Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church, 484 Hill Road, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.


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.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Pittsfield Branch: First in four-session adult swim lessons. 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. or 6:15 to 7 p.m. Four levels of instruction available. Information: Email or 413-499-7560. Register at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Elder Services of Berkshire County: Five-week Alzheimer's Care Partners Education Series — Part 2. 2 to 4 p.m. "Behavior and Communication." Registration required, 413-499-0524, ext. 113. 877 South St., 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.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 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.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

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.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. Jennie Miller, ecologist and conservation scientist with expertise in large carnivores and human-carnivore conflict, "International Conservation of Large Wild Cats: Minimizing Human-Wildlife Conflict." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams.

Williams College: Author Paul Greenberg, "American Catch: How We Lost and Might Regain Our Local Seafood." 8 p.m. Free. Paresky Auditorium, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Editorial Freelancers Association: Upper Hudson Chapter, "Working with Indie Authors." 4 to 6:30 p.m. Networking begins at 4 p.m. Freelance editors, proofreaders, writers, indexers, translators, and other editorial professionals welcome. Chatham Town Hall, 488 State Route 295, Chatham, N.Y.

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: "Art and Story in Wharton's Poetry" by Wharton scholar Dr. Irene Goldman-Price, 4 p.m., free, Main House. Information and tickets: or 413-551-5100. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.


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.


Berkshire Theatre Group: Year-Round Education Program, BTG PLAYS! — student-run, student-acted production of "Mirror, Mirror," directed by high school student Caroline Sprague. Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10; Colonial ticket office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield, 413-997-4444 or The Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge, Mass.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Auditions for two staged readings, "The Seven Deadlies" by Amy Sarah LeMena and "Double D" Jim Dalglish. 7 p.m. Information: Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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