The Berkshires Calendar for April 29



Darrow School: Opening reception for "(dis)Connect" by Sara Henry, the school's 2015–16 Nathan Paulding '89 Artist in Residence. 6:30 p.m. Followed by a Q&A session with the artist at 7:15 p.m. Free. Joline Arts Center, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Mass MoCA: 2016 Teen Invitational. Reception and awards ceremony. 7 p.m. On view through Sunday, May 1. Artwork created by high school students from seven regional high schools. Marshall Street, North Adams.

Schantz Galleries: Reception in celebration of spring, newly renovated gallery space and to introduce recent work by some of the best glass artists. Friday, April 29, 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments. RSVP appreciated, 413-298-3044 or 3 Elm St., 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.

City of Pittsfield: Arbor Day celebration. Noon. Keynote speaker: Brian Clark of the MA/RI Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation. Free. Refreshments. Chestnut Seed Orchard within Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Kimball Farms Life Care in Lenox: Career fair for resident care partners and other positions. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those unable to attend may call 413-637-7025 or visit and click on the "Careers" tab. 235 Walker St., Lenox.

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 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.

RSVP Open House: Retired Senior Volunteer Program will highlight the benefits of becoming a volunteer and thank existing volunteers, light refreshments, 1 to 3:30 p.m., RSVP office, 16 Bartlett Ave., Pittsfield, 413-395-0107.

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.


Dancing With Evie: An evening of social dancing. 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission: $10. Information: Rudy's Ballroom, 2038 Route 295, Canaan, N.Y.

Williams College: Dance Dhamaka. 8 p.m. Bollywood-inspired dance group, with choreography based on dance styles featured in popular Indian films and music videos. Suggested donation. Information: 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.


Mason Library: Family Film: "The Peanuts Movie." 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Family movie night, 6:30 p.m. Screening of a current film suitable for the whole family. Free; call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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, 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.

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.

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


BCC's South County Center: State Sen. Benjamin Downing. 11:30 a.m. Reflections on his 10 years in public service and insights on the future of the Berkshires. Information: or 413-236-5201. Free. FORUM credit for BCC students. 343 Main St., Great Barrington.

Friends of the West Stockbridge Library: Organic gardening talk with Molly Comstock of Colfax Farm. 7 p.m. Free. West Stockbridge Library, Town Hall, 21 State Line Road/Route 102, Stockbridge.


UNITY's Teen Writing Workshop: Readings from their publication, "Somewhere Between," a compilation of some of their best-written material from the year. Starting at 5 p.m. Light refreshments. Information: or 413-663-7588. Common Folk Gallery, 18 Holden St., North Adams.


Berkshire Community College: Annual spring concert. 7 p.m. Featuring the jazz ensemble, BCC Chorale, BCC music students and selections from the BCC Players' spring musical, "Avenue Q." Free. Information: or 413-236-4703. Boland Theatre, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Organization for Original Music: Kickoff event, the Big BOOM Bash. Reception 4 to 5 p.m.; party and concert, 5 to 9 p.m. Free; all are welcome. Food, and a cash bar available. Information: 413-243-4306 or Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Doors open at 4. Northern Berkshire Chorale: Handel's Coronation Anthems. 7:30 p.m. To include orchestral accompaniment and will also include works by Mozart and Brahms. Suggested donation: $15 for adults; $10 for seniors and students; children free. Information: Thompson Memorial Chapel, 860 Main St., Williamstown.

Williams College: Chamber Choir, 4 p.m., Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive. Williams Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive. Williamstown.


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 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.


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.

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.

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