The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 12



Confluence Gallery: Artist's reception for exhibit of paintings and blown-glass sculpture by Wilmington artist Jen Violette, 5 to 7 p.m., Bullock Building, Main Street, Readsboro, Vt. Information: or

Good Purpose Gallery: Opening reception for "Passion: Extraordinary Canvas and Furniture Paintings" by Andrew Novis, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee, 413-394-5045 or

The Barn Gallery: Opening reception. Original art works by Susie Ganch, photography and tapestry; Stanley Jaffee, photography; Lucy MacGillis, paintings of Umbria; and Jeanne Mullen San Francisco artist gicleé prints, 5 to 7 p.m., Stonover Farm, 169 Under Mountain Road, Lenox.


Basketball Tournament: Four on Four Blue Challenge open to boys & girls in grades 3-12, $15 per person includes T-shirt, food & drink, Dorothy Amos Park, West Street, Pittsfield. Register: Rob at 413-441-1518 or

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.

Knosh & Knowledge: New York Times reporter Joseph Berger presents "Displaced Persons: Holocaust Survivors and the Paradoxical Lives They Built in America," sponsored by Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, 10:45 a.m., optional lunch follows, program $5, program & lunch $11, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. Lunch reservations required: 413-442-4360, ext. 10, or

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.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Kids Create!, interactive hands-on art experiences for ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Friday Night at the Movies: "Just Pals" (1920) featuring Western star Buck Jones followed by an audience Q&A, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-931-2221 or

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, 413-358-2626.

St. John Paul II Parish Tag Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Notre Dame School lower hall as well as outside, 21 Maple St., Adams.

Sister City Delegation Reception: Public reception & ceremony welcoming a delegation from Pittsfield's Sister City, Cava de Tirreni, Italy, 11 a.m. City Council Chambers, Allen Street, Pittsfield.


Chatham Dance Festival: Rioult dancers and workshop participants perform a program of modern dance, 1 p.m.; RIOULT Dance NY, 8 p.m., Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-6121,


Summer Outdoor Movie Series: "Minions," City of Pittsfield park rules apply, no alcohol allowed, begins at dusk, Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA, Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints, must be at least 60 years old, visit the Y to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes, 7 to 8 a.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, 413-499-7650, ext. 111.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m., 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, deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome, 10-11 a.m., Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.


Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime with songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays, and crafts for preschoolers and their caregivers, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

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 to 11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

Barrington Stage Youth Theatre: "The Wiz," a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.," ages 5 and older welcome, 7 to 9 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets: 413-236-8888 or

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out, an evening of games, sports, pool time, and pizza; open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years; $5, financial assistance available, 6-8:30 p.m., Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and Pittsfield branch, 292 North St., 413-499-7650 or

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berk. South Regional Community Center: Berkshire South Play Group for ages 2 months to 5 years, drop-in play program with age-appropriate toys and equipment, parents/caregivers must accompany children, no pre-registration required, free for members, $5 per family guests, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 5 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.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre: "Seussical Jr." Horton the Elephant, The Cat in The Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and the Who's Down in Whoville, plus many more Dr. Seuss characters, join in a fantastical, magical musical extravaganza, 10:30 a.m., 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292 or

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Free Fun Friday, David Grover and Grover's Gang family concert, 10 a.m.; Screening of "Mary Poppins" (1964) at 1 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, 413-528-0100 or org.

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.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Little Explorers for families with young children, 11 a.m.; Fun and Nature, 2 p.m., Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, 413-499-4262.

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

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Three Little Pigs," $5, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., St. Paul Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Stockbridge Library: Preschool storycraft with Miss Vicky, no pre-registration necessary. 10 a.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501 or


WordXWord: "I Didn't Come Here To Make Friends: On Image & The Limits of 'Reality," workshop with Jayson P. Smith, pre-registration encouraged, 3-4:30 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield; WXW Story Slam Finals, 6 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave. Pittsfield; "The Ragged Edge of Truth," poets-in-residence Eve Ewing, Safia Elhillo and Jayson Smith and a cast of regional voices, 8 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,


Chesterfest Americana Music Series: Folk singer-songwriter Caroline Cotter, bring lawn chairs or blankets, pack a picnic, Wandering Star Craft Brewery beer and food are available for purchase, rain or shine, 6 p.m., grounds open at 5 p.m., Chesterwood, 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Tickets $10, $5 ages 13-18, under 13 free.

Folk Circle: Bring your instrument or voice, refreshments and one copy each of "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" provided, 7 to 9 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 Main Street, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Great Barrington Bandstand: Summer concert by Bad Neighbors, jazz, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., 334 Main St., behind the Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Hoosac Valley Train Ride: Friday Night Cabaret Trains with Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay, bring snacks and beverages, 6:30 p.m. departure, North Adams Station, 98 Crowley Ave. (behind Brien Center), North Adams. Tickets: $25,, walk-ins welcome based on availability.

Lenox Library: Lectures For Tanglewood 2016, presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University, "Mozart's Exquisite Piano Concerto No. 22, together with Debussy's evocative La Mer and Ravel's Boléro: It's More Interesting Than You Think!," 2:30 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Music At The Mansion: Featuring Champagne Jam, picnic food and 50/50 raffle, bring a chair or blanket, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Sugar Hill Mansion, 45 Main St., Dalton, 413-684-0100.

New Lebanon Library: Misty Blues perform traditional and contemporary blues, donations for the performers appreciated, 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.


Lauren Clark Fine Art: Douglass Truth's "An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself," 90-minute one-woman show, 7 p.m., 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington. Tickets: $15 at the door or

The Capitol Steps: Political satire, "What to Expect When You're Electing," 8 p.m., Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or

Williams College Summer Lab: Open Lab Weekend, "Ad Spectacular," exploration of American consumerist culture as detailed through a strange and selfaware reality show, 7 p.m., CenterStage of the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Information and ticket reservations:

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.


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