The Berkshires calendar for April 22



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.


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.

Dottie's Coffee Lounge: An Evening of Comedy — Jabs & Jests with comedian and writer David Feldman. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 at Dottie's or 444 North St., Pittsfield.

Friends of Milne Public Library: 28th annual book sale. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,Williamstown Elementary School gymnasium, 115 Church St., Williamstown.

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.

Immaculate Conception Seniors: Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Speaker: The Rev. Susan Schultz, pastor of the Stephentown Federated Church. Free light lunch. Information: 518-733-0469. 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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.

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 GOP: Meeting to reorganize ward committees. 6 p.m. Plans for future elections will be discussed. All Pittsfield Republicans urged to attend. Information: 413-281-0796. J. Allen's, 41 North St. Pittsfield.

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.

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.

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.

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


Williams College: Sankofa, "Limelight," a show full of mystery, drama, intrigue and a whole lot of stepping. 8 p.m. Tickets: $3; 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Feature film, "Minions." 2 p.m. Includes drinks and snacks. 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.

Dalton United Methodist Church: Ninth Annual Three Stooges Festival. 7 p.m. Free; free-will offering. Information: 413-684-0521. 755 Main St., Dalton.

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 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. Berkshire Children's Theater, "Pinocchio," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; $15 adult, $8 child; museum members $5 adult, $3 child; children 3 and younger free; includes 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.

Christian Center: School vacation activities. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pizza, piƱata, prizes and a dance party 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: "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.

Milne Public Library: Cartooning workshop for tweens and teens. 1 p.m. Free. Sign-up in advance, 413-458-5369, or stop by the children's room at the library, 1095 Main St, Williamstown.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Earth Day craft workshop, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


New Lebanon Library: Alexis Haluska in concert. 6:30 p.m. An evening of acoustic folk and original tunes. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Music lecture with Paul Chihara. 4:15 p.m. Chihara will discuss his musical experiences from his family's internment during World War II, his work as composer-in-residence at the San Francisco Ballet and as a Hollywood, Broadway, and television composer. Bernhard Music Center, room 30, 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. "Spying on Spring Peepers," 6 to 8 p.m. Wear sturdy and water-proof foot wear. Trustees member, $5; member family, $15; nonmember, $10; nonmember family, $20. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.


Hubbard Hall: "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 students; 518-677-2495 or 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Nutshell Playhouse: "Pirates!" a swash-buckling adventure for the whole family. 11 a.m. Free. Berkshire Arts And Technology Charter School, 1 Commercial St., 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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