The Berkshires Calendar for April 6
Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Muddy Brook Head Start Program. 6 to 8 p.m. "Sunflower Pair" $35, all painting materials and instruction included. No alcohol permitted. Snacks available for purchase. Ages 8 and older. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. Muddy Brook School, 318 Mountain Valley Road, Great Barrington.
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.
Berkshire Natural Resources Council: Open houses to discuss its recently acquired property, The Boulders, donated by Crane & Co. Inc. in November 2015. 7 p.m. Information: bnrc.net/boulders. Craneville Elementary School, 71 Park Ave., Dalton.
Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. 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.
Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.
Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.
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.
Ramsdell Library: Film showing, "Under Our Skin 2: Emergence," with talk by Kenneth Mercure, 6 p.m. Powder Keg Sessions for Women, 6:30 p.m. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.
Williamstown Grange 366: Guest speaker: Liver transplant recipient Denise Swistak from Donate Life on organ donation. Potluck supper 6:30 p.m., business meeting follows. Information: 413-663-6083 or 413-743-7875. Sheep Hill, Route 7, Williamstown.
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 — N. 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 Tri-Town Board of Health, Stockbridge Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Stockbridge.
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.
Mason Library: Get Cuffed Hypertension Program. 1 to 3 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Information: 413-447-3092. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, 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 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 email@example.com. 5 Prospect Hill Road, 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.
Williams College: Jonathan Cannon '67, Blaine T. Phillips Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Virginia. 7:30 p.m. Discussion of his book, "Environment in the Balance: The Green Movement and the Supreme Court." Free. Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown.
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: Visiting Artist Series — Master Class with Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, 4:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Visiting Artist Series — Orion Weiss and Anna Polonsky, piano duo, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall. Williamstown.
Berkshire Theatre Group: Laugh Lounge Series — comedian, Giulia Rozzi. 8 p.m. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 the day of at the door. Colonial ticket office, 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org. The Garage, 111 South St., Pittsfield.
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