The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 5



Berkshire Paint & Sip: "Mermaid on Rock." 6 to 8 p.m. $30. All painting materials, instruction and light snack included. BYOB. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Kids Create! An early childhood program. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interactive hands-on art experiences for young art lovers, ages 3 to 6, and their caregivers. Children $6, $4 for museum members or included with museum admission. Information: 413-931-2221 or 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.

Ozzie's Glass Gallery: Art reception of local artists. 5 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments. Information: 413-822-4830 or 1670 Pleasant St., Route 102, South Lee.


42nd annual Adams Agricultural Fair: Truck pull by the MA Pullers Association, 6 p.m. Children's pedal tractor contest, miniature tractors provided for competing. Bits and Pieces playing for dancing and enjoyment, 7 to 10 p.m. Bowe Field, Route 8, Adams.

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.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, noon to 5 p.m., The Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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.

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. Information: 413-358-2626.


Line Dance Social: Open to all line dancers in the Berkshire County. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. $10 per person. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance featuring the band, Champagne Jam. Beginning at 7 p.m. Admission: $10 per person. Casual dress. Light refreshments. Information: 413-329-3324. Polish Falcon Hall, 32 BelAir Ave., Pittsfield.


Mahaiwe Film Noir Classics Series: "Chinatown" (1974), a mystery about the California Water Wars starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway, 7 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: 14 Castle St., Great Barrington,, 413-528-0100.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series: " Honey I Shrunk the Kids." Begins at dusk. Free, no alcohol allowed, City of Pittsfield park rules apply, Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit. 7 to 8 a.m. Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at 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 and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at 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. Experience highlights of the Naumkeag as Mabel Choate and Fletcher Steele planned for visitors to see it, weaving in and out of the house and gardens. "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Barrington Stage Youth Theatre: "The Wiz," a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Children ages 5 and older welcome. Tickets and performance times: $16 adult, $12 youth; 413-236-8888 or Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. 6-8:30 p.m. An evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost: $5. Financial assistance is available. Information: 413-499-7650 or at Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St.

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

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. Tickets: $10, discounts for groups; 518-392-9292 or 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon Legos! (ages 7 and older), 4 to 5 p.m. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

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

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

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Jack and the Beanstalk." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Stockbridge Library: Preschool storycraft with Miss Vicky. 10 a.m. Stop in for stories and songs, followed by a cool craft. No pre-registration necessary. Information: 413-298-5501 or 46 Main St., Stockbridge.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Vivian Werner, "A Richard Wright Story." 7 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Falcon Ridge Folk Festival: 28 years of folk music and dance in the Berkshires. Concerts, workshops, hours of dancing, Activities 4 Kids, delightful Family Stage, international food and crafts, Tickets and information: 860-364-0366 or Dodds Farm, 44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Great Barrington Bandstand: Summer concert by the David Reed Trio. 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. Free. 334 Main St., right behind the Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Lectures For Tanglewood 2016, presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University. 2:30 to 4 p.m. "The Joys of Nature with Dvořák, Liszt, Mahler and Brahms." 18 Main St., Lenox.


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park: Third annual free outdoor production: Shakespeare's "The Tempest." 8 p.m. Information: First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Starlight Stage Youth Theatre: stage adaptation of Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," directed by Brandon Burns. 7 p.m. Tickets at the door: $10 adults, $7 children. First Congregational Church, 906 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown.

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

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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