The Berkshires Calendar for April 26
Clark Art Institute: Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, discusses three paintings by Eugène Delacroix, Maurice Denis and Thomas Gainsborough. 3 p.m. Free with paid admission. Permanent collection galleries in the museum, 225 South St., Williamstown.
Berkshire Stamp Club: Australia update with Ed Flynn. 7:30 p.m. Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, Laneborough.
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.
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.
IUE 254/255 Retirees Union: Monthly meeting. Coffee and donuts, 9:30 a.m.; meeting, 10 a.m. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Kennedy Hall, 789 Tyler St., Pittsfield.
League of Women of Williamstown: Forum for candidates running for a 5-year term on the Planning Board at 6 p.m. Candidates running for two open seats on the Williamstown School Committee at 7:30 p.m. Selector's Room at the Town Hall, Williamstown.
McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: mccanntech.org. Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.
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.
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.
Veteran flag placement: Meeting to discuss placing flags at the city's cemeteries, beginning on May 2. 10 a.m. Open to new and existing volunteers. Those unable to attend may call 413-499-9435 or 413-441-9417. City Council Chambers, City Hall, Allen Street, Pittsfield.
Health & Fitness
Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Crossway Village gymnasium, 21 Crossway Street, Lee,
Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
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 bgcberkshires.org. 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.
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. 2014
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 email@example.com. Route 7, Great Barrington.
New Lebanon Library: Bingo for kids. 1:30 p.m. Bingo, prizes and fun for kids ages 5 to 12. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133. Ongoing
Williams College: Joint Croghan Lectures. Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Croghan Bicentennial Visiting Professor of Religion, "The Politics of Flying: Pauline Apocalyptic and Utopian Social Dreaming," at 5 p.m. Tat-Siong Benny Liew, Class of 1956 Professor in New Testament Studies at the College of Holy Cross, "Haunting Silence: Failed Orality and Mark's Messianic Secret" at 7 p.m. Both are free and will take place in Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown.
Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: Local musician and composer, Alice Spatz and videographer Earl Shepherd to present five poems by U.S. Poet Laureate William Jay Smith. 7 p.m. Free. Eligible for Berkshire Community College Forum Credits. Information: 413-499-9480. Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Mason Library: Book Lover's Book Club. 5:45 to 7 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
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 berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.
Bartholomew's Cobble: Spring Wildflower Festival. Daily through May 21, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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