The Berkshires calendar for April 21

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Art

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.

Williams College Museum of Art: Tour WCMA with Williams students, 4:30 p.m., free, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Suite 2, Williamstown.

Community

Bingo: American Legion Post 90. Doors open 5 p.m.; bingo starts 6:30 p.m. Progressive games and cookie jar. Snack Bar available. Route 7, Pownal, Vt.

Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.

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

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.

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: "In Every Generation: Seeing Ourselves on the 'Hagaddah'," at 10:45 a.m. No noon lunch. 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, presentation by Craig Johnson on "Got It!" 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.

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.

Sheffield Kiwanis Club: Annual stuff a bus food drive. Donations of non-perishable food items will be divided by the food pantries in Sheffield and Great Barrington. GMC parking lot, Route 7, Sheffield.

Wahconah Baseball Team: Annual compost and mulch fundraiser. 4 to 7 p.m. To place orders: 413-212 2641 or via email Wahconahbaseball@gmail.com. High school parking lot, 150 Windsor Road, Dalton.

Dance

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.

Film

Mass. MoCA: Documentary Film Series: "How to Dance in Ohio." 7:30 p.m. Prom, through the eyes of young women on the autism spectrum. Tickets: $5 for students and members, and $9 general admission; through the box office, 413-662-2111 during box office hours or online at massmoca.org. Marshall Street, North Adams.

New Lebanon Library: Oscar Film Series. 6:30 p.m. Screening of one of this year's Academy Award nominees. Call for title. Free and open to the public. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: "Namuli." 7:30 p.m . Presentation by Majka Burhardt, professional climber and director of film. Paresky Center, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Health and Fitness

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 3. 2 to 4 p.m. "When It's Time to Ask for Help and Local Resources." 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

Adams Free Library: Magician and juggler Scott Jameson. 6 p.m. An adult must accompany children younger than 8. Free. Information: 413-743-8345. 92 Park St., Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m. Animal Adventures, 1 p.m., up-close look at animals, free, no registration required. Children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 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.

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 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.

Mason Library: Reading 7 Writing Workshop for Home-Schoolers, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Middle School Book Club with Kristin Grippo, 11:30 to 1 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Milne Public Library: Magic by Scott Jameson. 2 p.m. All ages are welcome. Free. Information: milnelibrary.org, 413-458-5369 or email krose@cwmars.org. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

New Lebanon Library: Fun Family Crafts. 4:30 p.m. Make a paracord bracelet to decorate your backpack or coat. All materials provided. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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. April Vacation Elf & Faerie Craft Workshop, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call for specifics and to register: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic. 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.

Ventfort Hall: Marionette show, "Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves" with puppeteer Carl Sprague. 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, $7 for children ages 4 to 12, children age 3 and younger, free; gildedage.org or 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Literary

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.

Music

Dewey Hall: Bruce Molsky in concert. 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15; online oldtonemusicfestival.com or at door. 91 Main St., Sheffield, Mass.

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.

Williams College: Log Jam!, 8 to 10 p.m. Kris Allen and the J@W All-Stars in open jam session. Bring your horn, voice, sticks, strings, etc. and join in. The Log on Spring Street. Berkshire Symphony Soloists Gala, 8 p.m., free, Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive. Pre-concert talk with Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, 7:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown.

Outdoors

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. "Wildflowers and Watercolors," noon to 4 p.m. Four session plein air class with watercolor artist Pat Hogan. Participants may register for any or all of the classes, class size is limited. Trustees member: $28 per class, $100 for all; non-member, $35 per class, $125 for all. Information and to register: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Bidwell House Museum: "Woodland Connections for Women." 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk, followed by a light lunch and an informal exchange of questions, problems, and strategies for planning, owning, and managing land. To register: 413-625-9151, ext. 111, or email wferris@franklinlandtrust.org. Directions upon registration. Monterey.

Hoffman Bird Club: BNRC's Housatonic Flats. 8 a.m. Birding the flat, level ground along the Housatonic River. Bring water and a snack. Contact: dbruce@bnrc.net or 413-499-0596. Meet just north of the WSBS radio tower on Route 7. Great Barrington.

Mount Greylock State Park: Nature's Balance. Explore the balance of nature while custom crafting your own puzzle. Rain does not cancel. Information: 413-499-4262. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Theater

Bard College at Simon's Rock: Jean-Paul Sartre's existential masterpiece, "No Exit." 7 p.m. Mature subject matter. Limited seating; to reserve, 413-528-4700. Free. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: The popular comedy, "Noises Off," 8 p.m. Tickets: $2 to $12 at the door or mcla.ticketleap.com. Venable Hall Theater on the MCLA campus, Church Street, North Adams.

Williams College: Cap & Bells — "Radium Girls." 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5, $3 students; 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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