The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 15
Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.
IUE 254/255 Retirees Union: Monthly meeting. Coffee and donuts, 9:30 a.m.; meeting, 10 a.m. Annual Christmas party with Sandy and Sandy, 10 to 11 a.m. Entertainment and carols. Lunch served 11 a.m. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Kennedy Hall, 789 Tyler St., Pittsfield.
Mason Library: "Beekeeping for Everyone," 5 to 6:45 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: mccanntech.org. Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.
Pittsfield Green Drinks: Starting at 5:15 p.m.; talk at 6:30 p.m. Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. Location changes, call Jane, 413-230-7321.
Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. 11 a.m. Conversation on "Making the Holidays Merry & Gay" (or "Surviving the Holidays" for those who feel down this time of year). Potluck meal at noon. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at email@example.com or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org. First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 906 Main St., Williamstown.
Tuesday Club: "Holiday Music and Readings." 2 p.m. Jean Stackhouse, pianist, and the Stockbridge Library Hearthside Readers. Light refreshments. Stockbridge Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.
Williams College: Forum to provide community members an opportunity to voice their thoughts about the possibility of a new college art building on the northwest corner of Southworth and Main streets. Two sessions, 4 and 7 p.m. Griffin Hall, Room 3. Williamstown.
Health & Fitness
Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee.
Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.
Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.
Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.
Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.
Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014
Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. MCBA Book Club, Mason 3:45-4:45 pm (grades 4-6). Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133. Ongoing
Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.
Berkshire Children and Families: Kids 4 Harmony concert. 4:15 p.m. 15-minute concert. Brayton Elementary School, Barbour Street, North Adams.
Williams College: Midweekmusic, 12:15 p.m. Chapin Hall stage. Last Midweekmusic concert until March 9. Student oboe recital with Samantha Stone '17, 3 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Clarinet Choir and students of Susan Martula, 5 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Jazz Guitar studio recital with students of Robert Phelps, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamtown.
Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.
Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.2014
Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.2014
Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled. 2014
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