The Berkshires Calendar for April 27

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COMMUNITY

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 1 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

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.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Home Instead Senior Care: "Let's TALK: Monthly Discussion Club." 10 a.m. Attorneys Virginia Smith and Pamela Green, and home care experts available for legal and care advice. To RSVP or information: 413-442-0907. 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

League of Women of Williamstown: Forum for the candidates running for two seats on the Board of Selectors. 7 p.m. Selector's Room at the Town Hall, Williamstown.

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.

DANCE

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic. 6 to 7 p.m. Exercises to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 ext. 111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and and the Sandisfield Board of Health, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Sandisfield Senior Center, Sandisfield.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Overview of rehab options with Stephen Pickering and Jessyca Goetze of Craneville Place of Dalton. 2:30 p.m. Free. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: Lyme Prevention and Treatment. 6 p.m. Forum led by a public health education officer and nurse from the Columbia County Health Department. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Catholic Charities information and referral service. Open to people age 60 and older or their caregivers. Free. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, New Lebanon, N.Y., and 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Stephentown, N.Y. Information or to schedule an appointment: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, 413-447-3092.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Parent/child STEM session. 10:30 a.m. Designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Free. Reservations required:413-443-7171, ext. 334, or jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

Naumkeag: "Nature at Naumkeag," nature-based playgroup, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Rd, Stockbridge.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Williamstown Rural Lands: Five-part series, "Woodchuck Wednesdays" afternoon nature play drop-off program. 1:45 to 4 p.m. For kindergartners through fourth graders, siblings outside the age range will also be considered. All sessions: Members $70, non-members $85. Pre-registration suggested, wrlf.org. Sheep Hill, Route 7, Williamstown.

LITERARY

Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Session for Women, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

MUSIC

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Williams College: MIDWEEKMUSIC. 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall. Indian Studio studio recital with students of Veena Chandra, 5 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

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 cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Hoffman Bird Club: BNRC's Jackson Pond. 8 a.m. Birding walk around the wetlands on Old Colonial Road, Stockbridge. Bring water and a snack. Information: dbruce@bnrc.net or 413-499-0596. Meet at the Stockbridge Bowl boat launch on Route 183, 0.4 miles south of Kripalu.

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