The Berkshires Calendar for April 15



Claire Teague Senior Center: Artists' tea for local artists whose work is on loan to the center. 3 to 5 p.m. Guests will also be able to see the newly rehung permanent collection. Refreshments. Information: 413-528-188l. 917 S. Main St., Great Barrington.


Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. 1 to 6 p.m., Bard College at Simon's Rock, Kilpatrick Athletic Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

N.B. Interfaith Action Initiative: Public meeting. 10 a.m. Continuation of the discussion of food insecurity, the topic of the April 8, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Forum. Information: 413-664-0130. First Baptist Church of North Adams, Eagle Street Room, North Adams.

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.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Public Rally & Open Mic: Kinder Morgan v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 11:30 a.m., east end of Park Square, across from Berkshire Superior Court. Hearing, 1 p.m., Berkshire Superior Court, 76 East St., Pittsfield.

Spring Luncheons: Soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p,m, Cost: $8. All welcome. Takeouts available, 413-499-0866. First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St. , Pittsfield.


Shire City Sanctuary: Shire City Rhythm Club's Swing Dancing with The Lucky 5. 8 to 11 p.m.;free swing dance lessons, 7 to 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at door; Shire City Sanctuary members receive 25 percent off. Tickets at or 413-236-9600. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit. 7 to 8 a.m. Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. 6-8:30 p.m. An evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost: $5. Financial assistance is available. Information: 413-499-7650 or at Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


The Bookstore: Reading and book signing with poet Richard Berlin, "Practice." 7 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Chatham Bookstore: "Poetry In Other Words." 7 to 9 p.m. Fifth annual celebration of poetry in many languages. Recite, read, listen to poems from around the world. Refreshments. Free. Information: 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


Bread & Roses Coffee House: Linda Worster and David Grover. 7 p.m. Benefit for the Giving Garden, a ministry of the Pittsfield Church of Christ. South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Lee Congregational Church: Meeting House Concert Series — Jack Waldheim & the Criminal Hearts CD release concert. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 413-243-1033 or Wood Bros Music, Pittsfield, 413-447-7478. Park Place, Lee.

New Lebanon Library: The Hale Mountain Pickers in concert. 6:30 p.m. An evening of old time bluegrass goodness. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Evening of jazz standards. Admission: $10. Information: 1089 Main Street, Housatonic, Great Barrington.

Williams College: Voice Master Class: Eya Ensemble — Visiting Artist Series. 4:15 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Mountain Road School: All-school play, "The Six Worlds." 6 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students. Darrow Theater, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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