The Berkshires Calendar for April 9

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Art

Norman Rockwell Museum: Art workshop — "Art in Motion: Drawing in the Galleries" with Pat O'Donnell, 2 to 4 p.m. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.

Stephentown Historical Society: Showcase of Stephentown men who are artists and craftspeople. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Stephentown Heritage Center, corner of Garfield and Staples roads, Stephentown, N.Y.

Thompson Giroux Gallery: Opening reception for "Nearer the Truth" with Peter Acheson, Mark LaRiviere, Roger Phillips and Gerald Wolfe. 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments and live jazz. Information: thompsongirouxgallery.com. 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

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

Bard College at Simon's Rock: ThinkFOOD 2016, 10 a.m. Morning panel, "Grown/Made in the Berkshires." Lunchtime poster session — research by students in the "Global Foodways" course. Afternoon panel, "Feeding the Berkshires." $15, students free; $10 additional for lunch. Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Natural Resources Council: Open house to discuss its recently acquired property, The Boulders, donated by Crane & Co. in November 2015. 10 a.m. Information: bnrc.net/boulders. Craneville Elementary School, 71 Park Ave., Dalton.

Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club: Annual ice skating show, "Burnin' Up the Ice." 6 p.m. Tickets at the door: $6 per person, ages 3 and younger, free. Information: 413-743-9805. Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, South Church Street, North Adams.

C.T. Plunkett Elementary School: Spring Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 45-plus vendors and crafters, Chinese auction, bake sale, food and more. Proceeds benefit the C.T. Plunkett PTG. Commercial Street, Adams.

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free parking. Handicap-accessible. The Lighthouse of the Boys and Girls Club, Melville Street, Pittsfield.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Great Barrington Thursday Morning Club: Annual local scholarship fundraiser, "Bingo a la Mode." 2 p.m. Donation: $15, includes pie, beverage, and bingo cards. Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 Main St., Great Barrington.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

MS Support Foundation: 8th annual gala/fundraiser, "The Long and Winding Road". 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Cocktails, dinner and dancing to DJ. Silent auction, a wine pull and a photo booth. Tickets: $150 each; couple $275. Information: 413-664-2011 or email dbriggs1@msresource.org. Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St., Pittsfield.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. 2 to 4 p.m. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at ed@rainbowseniors.org or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org. Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Repair Cafe: co-sponsored by the South Williamstown Community Association and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Get advice, instruction or actual fixing of one or two items. Free, donations accepted. Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road (Route 7), Williamstown.

Rotary Club of Williamstown: Breakfast buffet. 9 to 11 a.m. Tickets at the door: $8 adults, $6 seniors and $4 children under 12. 50/50 raffle Williamstown Commons, 25 Adams Road, Williamstown.

St. Joseph Central High School: Crusader Club annual Pasta Pizzazz. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dine in or take out. Adults, $13; children and seniors $10; under 5 free. School gymnasium, 22 Maplewood Ave., Pittsfield.

St. Mark's Church: Bingo. Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m. Food available. Information: 413-445-4506. Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Veterans of Stephentown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Western Mass Master Gardeners: "Finding Your Garden Path." 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some classes still available. Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

, Williamstown Elementary School: Annual Berkshire/Southern Vermont Camp Fair. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the gymnasium. Along with annual 3rd grade pancake breakfast in the cafeteria. 115 Church St., Williamstown.

Dance

Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for beginners. 9 a.m. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Williamstown Contra Dance: Led by dance caller Steve Howland with live music by Rude Cider. 8 to 11 p.m. Bring clean soft-soled shoes and pot-luck cookies to share. General fee, $10; Williams students, free. Information: songsailor.com, ajs13@williams.edu or songsailormusic@yahoo.com, Greylock Hall, 41 Whitman St., Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

Moments House: End of life doula training with author Suzanne B. O'Brien. 1 to 6 p.m. Free. 34 Depot St. Suite 301, Pittsfield.

Tai Chi for Seniors: Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne, free, space is limited. 11 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.

History

Naumkeag: House tours. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience Naumkeag as it would have looked like while the servants prepared the house for the Choate family's return from their New York City residence. Cost: Member, $5; nonmember: $15. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon. "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Open Art. 11 a.m. to noon. Art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Lenox Library: Ninth Annual Lego Build-a-thon, "Outer Space," 9:30 to 11 a.m. Registration required. Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Rudolf Steiner School: Spring series of puppet plays for children ages 2 to 6, "The Straw Broom." 10:30 a.m. GBRSS Early Childhood building, 35 W. Plain Road, Great Barrington.

Lecture

The Bookstore: "The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers But The Economy Never Does" by George Gilder. 5 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or bookstoreinlenox.com. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Literary

Chatham Public Library: W.B. Belcher, author of "Lay Down Your Weary Tune," will read from and talk about his novel. 3 p.m. Q&A ssession, book signing and reception with light refreshments follow. Free. Information: 518-392-3666. 11 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham N.Y.

Ramsdell Library: Ramsdell Readers Book Group, "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck. 1 to 2:30 p.m. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Stockbridge Library: Book Talk by Carole Owens, author, "Remarkable Women of New England: Daughters, Wives, Sisters and Mothers: The War Years 1754 to 1787." 4 p.m. Free. Information: 413-528-6888. Selectmen's Meeting Room at the Town Offices, 50 Main St., Stockbridge.

Music

Berkshire Bach: Trumpet & Organ Concert, 6 p.m. Peter Sykes, organ and Robinson Pyle, trumpet. Tickets $30-$50, free for students with ID. United Methodist Church of Pittsfield, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Music School: Student Performathon. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students play in 5-minute increments having earned pledges for their performance. Bake sale and music shop. Free. Information: 413-442-1411. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bousquet Mountain: Live bluegrass/rock music by the Picky Bastards. 8 to 11 p.m. Free. 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield.

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church: Concert to celebrate 100 years in Berkshire County and memorial service for all departed St. Nicholas parishioners. 4 p.m. St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary choir. Free. 1304 North St., Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA: Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music: 1836-1896. 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $10 students, $14 in advance, $20 day of and $24 preferred; at box office on Marshall Street, open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesdays, by phone 413-662-2111, ext. 1 during box office hours or online at massmoca.org. North Adams.

Williams College: Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band. 8 p.m. Tickets: $3; Box office open Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m., 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

Outdoors

Berkshire Knapsackers: Otis State Forest, B.3.C. Hike approximately 7 to 8 miles along sections of Upper Spectacle Pond and Lower Spectacle Pond. Leave from the parking lot on Route 23 at 9:15 a.m. Meet: Friendly's parking lot in Lenox (next to Price Chopper) at 8:30 a.m. or Friendly's parking lot, Route 20, Lee, at 8:45 a.m. Leader: Joe Doboszynski, 413-448-8359 or dobojc@aol.com.

Hoffman Bird Club: Monterey, 1/2-day trip, including Bob's Way and Diane's Trail, to find early spring migrants. 7:30 a.m. Information: 413-528-4355 or divinducky@aol.com. Meet at the Price Chopper parking lot in Great Barrington.

Notchview: "Starry Night: Planets, Stars and the Dark Night." 7 to 10 p.m. With volunteers from Arunah Hill Natural Science Center. Create your own telescope and learn about the solar system in the Visitor Center. Rain or heavy cloud cover cancels. Trustees Member: $5; nonmember: $10. Information: 413.532.1651, ext. 3110, or email westregion@thetrustees.org. Route 9, Windsor.

Theater

First Baptist Church: Encore presentation, "The Life," a play depicting the life and resurrection of Jesus. 6:30 p.m. 131 Main St., North Adams.

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