The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 12



Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Lighthouse," 16x20-inch canvas. 6 to 9 p.m. Instructor-led class. $35, all materials and instruction included. Reservations required, 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Lower Level, Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell in Detail." 2:30 p.m. Explore the artist's adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. Free with museum admission; museum members free. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.


Adult Pickleball: Advanced and intermediate levels, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email: Berkshirepb Dalton CRA, 400 Main St. Dalton.

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.

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.

Mountain Road School: Open house. 9 to 11 a.m. 4565 County Route 9, East Nassau, N.Y.

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 Council on Aging: Conversation with the Berkshire Legislative Delegation. 1 to 3 p.m. Issues concerning the senior population of Berkshire County. Light refreshments. Information: 413-499-9346. Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Jacob's Pillow: Exclusive Mass MoCA engagement, "This Left Page Intentionally Blank." Noon and 3 p.m. Tickets: $5 in addition to the gallery admission fee. Tickets: 413-662-2111, ext. 1. Marshall Street, North Adams.

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

Williams College: Zambezi Dance Party. 8 p.m. Dance with the musicians of Zambezi Marimba Band. $3. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

Health and Fitness

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.

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.

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 available. Information: 413-499-7650 or 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.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: 4th Annual Inclusionary Valentines for school-age children with disabilities and their "best buddies" or friends. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. D.J. Dancing, pizza, crafts, pictures, treats and fun for all. Lighthouse Café, 14 Melville 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.

The Family Place: Family Fun Night — Let's Party! Music and fun family activities. 6 to 8 p.m. Pool open, DJ in the gym, family craft, and dinner. Free. Information: 413-663-7588. Child care for children under 3 years available. Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

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.

Stockbridge Library: Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories and a craft, no pre-registration necessary, 10 a.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.


Sheffield Historical Society: "The History of Water Fowling and the Art of the Decoy" with Ken Schopp. 7:30 p.m. Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Sweetwood of Williamstown: Legacy Series, a series of reminiscences and conversations with some of its residents. 1:30 p.m. Dr. Mel Krant, who will share his experiences of leading medical students on summer studies in the Dominican Republic. Free; light refreshments. Information: 413-458-8371, ext. 20 or 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.


The Log: StorySlam, live open-mic storytelling competition. 9 p.m.; registration at 8:30 p.m. Participants tell 5-minute story about love to a community audience. 78 Spring St., Williamstown.

Water Street Books: Poetry reading and book-signing with Marc Vincenz and John Hennessy. 7 p.m. 23 Water St., Williamstown.


Devonshire Estates: Pianist Karen Tchougourian. 4 p.m. 329 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

New Lebanon Library: Linda Wooster in concert. 6 p.m. Folk, rock and original covers from the local singer/songwriter. Free. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Williams Chamber Players. 8 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

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