The Berkshires Calendar for April 17



Adams Elks 1335: Celebration of 100 years serving the community. Open house with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, noon to 3 p.m. 63 Center St., Adams.

All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast: Hosted by Naomi Chapter No. 17. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, french toast, pancakes, special pancake of the month — strawberry, plus more. Adults, $8; children younger than 10, $4. Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams.

Hancock Shaker Village: Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and greet the newborn livestock or participate in farm chores. Admission: Adults, $20; youth ages 13 to 17, $8; 12 and younger, free. Route 20, Pittsfield.

Multicultural Bridge: "Real Talk on Race" class. 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. $5 to $10 suggested donation. Spaces open. Information: Stockbridge UCC, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.

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

Health & Fitness

Dewey Hall: Community Yoga with Beth Seongwan Fehrensen. Sunday, April 17, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Beginner friendly, gentle to moderate, Kripalu yoga class followed by an optional 15-minute zazen meditation practice. Bring your own mat and props. Pay what you can; suggested donation, $10. 91 Main St., Sheffield.


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 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Pittsfield Veterans of Foreign Wars: Annual children's comedy magic show. 2 p.m. Each child will receive a balloon animal and a chance to talk to Joey the Clown. Free tickets: 413-443-0309. American Legion banquet hall, 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: "Get Your Hands Dirty!", a celebration of Earth Day science. 1 p.m. Hands-on exploration and experiments for children ages 4 and older. Information: 518-325- 4101 or roejanlibrary. 9091 Rt. 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Williams College: Interfaith Conference, "Forgiving the Unforgiveable." Speaker Bishop Gene Robinson, 11:30 a.m. Free. Thompson Memorial Chapel, 860 Main St., Williamstown.


The Bookstore: Reading and book signing by Robert Kelly, "The Hexagon" (poetry) and "A Voice Full of Cities: The Collected Essays of Robert Kelly." 3 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

The Mount: "Tellers of Tales: Traditional and Contemporary Storytelling" with master storytellers Matthew Dicks and Tom Lee, 2 p.m., $18 general; $15 members, Main House. Information and tickets: or 413-551-5100. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: Faculty concert — the Wilderness Players. 3 p.m. Free. Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass.

Barrington Stage Company: BSO Community Chamber Concert. Artistic Exchange Performance featuring members of the Elayne P. Bernstein Ensemble of Berkshire Children and Families' Kids 4 Harmony, 2:30 p.m. BSO Community Chamber performance, 3 p.m. Reception follows. Free tickets; 617-266-1200. Information: 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Olde Tyme Review: "Berkshire Country Jamboree." 7 p.m. To benefit adult and children's programming at UCP of Berkshire County. Tickets: $20 or two for $30; at UCP of Berkshire County, Pittsfield and North Adams offices, LaPlante Appliance in Williamstown, Wood Bros. in Pittsfield and Alliance Appliance in Pittsfield. Information: or 413-458-3443. Robert Boland Theatre at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Close Encounters With Music: "Fiddler OFF the Roof," 3 p.m. Jewish music, spanning cultures and centuries. Tickets: $45 and $25, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

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.

Hudson Valley Choral Society: Spring concert, featuring the chorus on Antonín Dvořák's "Songs of Nature" and "6 Strains from Moravia" and pianist Noah Palmer on "In the Mist" by Leoš Janácek. 3:30 p.m. Christ Church, 431 Union St., Hudson, N.Y.

New Lebanon Library: David Grover and Linda Worster in concert. 2 p.m. Folk, rock and original tunes. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, 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.

Williams College: Senior voice recital with Sarah Pier and Gabrielle DiBenedetto. 1 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Spring Wildflower Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour guides will leave from the visitors center three times during day. Cost: Member $5; non-member $10. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3013, or 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire Knapsackers: Taconic Crest Section, B.3.B. Leave 9 a.m. Green Hollow to Southeast Hollow, covering about 3 miles of the Taconic Crest. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Meet: Cumberland Farms Store at the junction of routes 22 and 43 in Stephentown, N.Y. Leader: Kathy Lee, 413-443-9562 or


Hubbard Hall: "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 students; 518-677-2495 or 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes play reading series, "The Last Wife." 3 p.m. Tickets: $20. No Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

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