The Berkshires Calendar for April 7

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Art

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

Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play. 6 to 10 p.m. Featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Knitting workshop: Huntington Public Library 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Pittsfield: A Cityon the Move" with Mayor Linda Tyer, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club: Meeting. 10 a.m. The March luncheon has been rescheduled for April 13 at the Boston Seafood restaurant; sign-ups still open. Coffee and doughnuts. Information: 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263. Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

Dance

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Film

Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice: "Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA." 7:30 p.m. Free. Unitarian/Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Mason Library: First Thursday film, "Bringing It Home." 7 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Pittsfield Branch: First in four-session adult swim lessons. 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. or 6:15 to 7 p.m. Four levels of instruction available. Information: Email akirchner@pittsfieldfamilyymca.org or 413-499-7560. Register at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St., Pittsfield.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Elder Services of Berkshire County: Five-week Alzheimer's Care Partners Education Series. 2 to 4 p.m. "The Basics of Dementia." Registration required, 413-499-0524, ext. 113. 877 South St., Pittsfield.

"Yoga for You": Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Miss Hall's Storytime and craft, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., registration requested. Middle School Book Club with Kristin Grippo. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: North Adams Public Schools elementary school art opening/reception 5 to 7 p.m. Youth Services Department, 2nd floor, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

Lecture

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. Doug Bruce, stewardship manager of Berkshire Natural Resources Council, "Managing Protected Areas to Benefit Threatened Species." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams.

Williams College: Angus Deaton, 2015 Nobel Laureate, will deliver the keynote address for the Global Poverty Conference. 8 p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Literary

Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

New Lebanon Library: Writing workshop, "Break Through Your Writing Barriers" with author Millie Calesky. 6 p.m. Learn to get started on your writing project, stay motivated and finish the job. To register: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Music

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: 413-528-1955.

Williams College: Log Jam!, 8 to 10 p.m. Kris Allen and the J@W All-Stars in open jam session. Bring your horn, voice, sticks, strings, etc. and join in. The Log on Spring Street, Williamstown.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers, 6 p.m. A casual meal at 5:30, featuring entrees from a variety of local restaurants. Free-will offering. Information: zionlutheranpittsfield.org. At the church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

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