The Berkshires Calendar for April 5

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Art

Clark Art Institute: Clark Fellow Julie Ault, "Undoing the Past: Recuperated Document and Uncertain History." 5:30 p.m. She will discuss the state of her research project, "Testing the Limits: Archiving the Private Journals of Theodore J. Kaczynski." Free. Hunter Studio in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark campus, South Street, WIlliamstown.

Williams College: "REwind: a Cantata for Voice, Tape, and Testimony," art installation featuring music and text built around testimony from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings that followed South Africa's transition from apartheid to democracy. On video monitors in Sawyer Library, Hollander Hall, WCMA, '62 Center, Schow, Davis Center, and Milne Public Library, each showing one clip. Screened continuously in Thompson Memorial Chapel on Main Street, through April 17. Williamstown.

Community

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, two 50/50 games. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission: $3.50. Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

"Eat To Defeat ALS": Fundraiser for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, research. 10 percent of daily sales to be donated. W Bar & Grill at Waubeeka in Williamstown and Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill in North Adams.

Gold Card Club: Meeting. 12:30 p.m. New members welcome. Laura Morey, 413-743-5380. Freight Yard Pub, State Street, North Adams.

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee: Meeting to review the caucus, upcoming Town Meeting and local elections and anything else people want to discuss. 5:30 p.m. Information: amoro47@gmail.com or 413-528-9106. Selectmen's room at the Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Mason Library: AANE Aspergers Autism Support Group. 5 to 6:45 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

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. Elizabeth Rosary: Meeting. 6 p.m. New members welcome, call 663-3900. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

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.

Dance

Line Dance Lessons: Autism Awareness Month. 4 to 5 p.m. Free; all ages welcome. To register: 413-281-4893 or email Jeannie@2FlightsUp.com. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

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 St., Lee. With the Tyringham Board of Health, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Town Hall, Tyringham.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

Kid Stuff

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

Lenox Library: Lego Club. 4 to 5 p.m. Children's Room, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. MCBA Book Club pizza party, 3:45 to 5 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Block Party — Legos in the Library! – 4 to 5:30 p.m. Lego club for kids. Legos provided; all creations displayed until the next club. 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

Lecture

Williams College: Brazilian-born journalist Juliana Barbassa to discuss the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Summer Games and the challenges facing Brazil as it prepares for international scrutiny. 7 p.m. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown.

Music

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.

Theater

Town Players of Pittsfield: Auditions for a fully staged production of "Love, Loss and What I Wore" by Nora and Delia Ephron. 6:30 p.m. Information: townplayers.org. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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