The Berkshires Calendar for April 19



Adams Arts Advisory Board: Evening meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. Town Hall. Park Street, Adams.

Clark Art Institute: Clark Fellow Stephen J. Campbell, "Against Titian." 5:30 p.m. Free. Michael Conforti Pavilion at the Clark Center, 225 South St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Drop In On Art!" school vacation week workshop, 1 to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission; museum members free. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.


Becket Democratic Town Committee: Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Election of new officers. All town residents welcome. Town Hall, 557 Main St., Becket.

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

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 1 to 5:30 p.m., Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Venable Gym, 375 Church St., North Adams. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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.

Milne Public Library: Knitting in the Afternoon, a knitting group with group coordinator Carole Thompson. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Information: 413-458-5369. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

Pittsfield Green Drinks: Starting at 5:15 p.m.; talk at 6:30 p.m. Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. Location changes, call Jane, 413-230-7321.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. Noon. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Ramsdell Library: Jeannie Bassis Intergenerational Play Shop, 2 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Rental Housing Association of Berkshire County: Monthly meeting. 7 p.m.; optional dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $22. Speakers: Janis Akerstrom, director of community development for the City of Pittsfield, and Jay Marion, and Julie Nichols of Greylock Insurance. To attend meeting or information: 413 499 1330. Zucchini's Restaurant, North Street, Pittsfield.

St. Joseph Church: Thirteen Tuesday devotions to St. Anthony with the Rev. Geoffrey Deeker. 6 p.m. Prayer, scripture, adoration, reflection on the life of Anthony, and singing of psalms and hymns. All welcome. 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Tuesday Club of Stockbridge: Peter Zazofsky and Heather Braum. 4 p.m. Hilary Respass, Boston University Tanglewood Institute executive director, to speak. 4 Main St., Stockbridge

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village Gymnasium, Lee; 10 to 11:30 a.m., clinic and presentation by Elder Services of Berkshire County, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and the Becket Board of Health at the Town Hall in Becket.

Lenox Council on Aging: June Green, HospiceCare in the Berkshires Family Support Services supervisor, "It's More than You Thought: Hospice Basics." 1 p.m. Information: (413) 637-5535. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

Christian Center: School vacation activities. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nutritious lunch, activities including art projects, group games and more. Open to kids 12 and younger; parent or guardian must accompany those 4 and younger. Free, Information:413-443-2828. 193 Robbins Ave, Pittsfield.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

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

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. After-School Chess Club, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Monument Mountain: Little Sprouts, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Intimate garden play group for children younger than 5. Trustees Member: $5; non-member: $10. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email Route 7, Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.

Ventfort Hall: Tom Fooleries Magic Show. 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments. Tickets: $15 adults; $7 children ages 4 to 12; children 3 and younger, free. Reservations: 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation: Nature exploration program for children ages K through 4th grade. Tuesday through Friday, April 19-22, 1 to 4 p.m. Cost: $125, $100 for WRLF members. Information or to register: or 413-458-2494. Sheep Hill, Route 7, Williamstown.


New Lebanon Library: "Climate Change: What's the Big Deal?" 6:30 p.m. Forum to educate people about climate change and discussion on the issues surrounding it. Free. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Adam Galinsky, social psychologist and business school professor, 9:55 a.m., free, Bronfman Auditorium, 18 Hoxsey St. Author and journalist Mark Oppenheimer, "Why Religion No Longer Matters in American Politics." 8 p.m. Free. Paresky Auditorium, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.

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 a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

Williams College: Visiting Artist Series — Composition reading with Miranda Cuckson and Nunc, 1:10 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Class of 1960 — Lecture — Prof. Shulamit Ran,"Inviting the Muse: A Composer's Reflections," 4:15 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, Room 3054. 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.

Mount Greylock State Park: Nice 'n Easy Hike. 10 a.m. 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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