The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 19
Berkshire Paint and Sip: "Tree of Life." 7 to 9 p.m. $30, all painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y.
Chatham Bookstore: Reception for "Snowscapes," oil paintings by Livingston artist John T. Kelly. 5 p.m. On view through April 3. Infomration: 518-392-3005 or chathambookstore.com. 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.
Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Whimsical Tree," 16x20-inch canvas. 6 to 9 p.m. Instructor-led class, all materials and instruction included, $35. Reservations required, 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Lower Level, Pittsfield.
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.
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.
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.
South Williamstown Community Association: Potluck dinner. 6 to 9 p.m. Bring an entrée, salad, side dish or a dessert. Second Congregational Church, 81 Hancock Road, Williamstown.
Bard College at Simon's Rock: Documentary filmmaker David Felix Sutcliffe '98 will screen his award-winning film "(T)ERROR," followed by informal discussion and reception. 7 p.m. Free, but registration required; simons-rock.ticketleap.com/sutcliffe. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.
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.
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. Friday, Feb. 5, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. An Afternoon of Improv with Vacanti Ballet, noon and 2 p.m. Interactive dance program for children. Included with regular 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: Wood Working, 10 to 11 a.m. Must be club member; fee $5. Mini members club orientation, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Structured co-ed program for younger members (kindergarten to 2nd grade). Free; pre-registration required. Lunch provided. Public skate. 1 to 2 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. Drop-in open swim program for club members, 3rd grade and up. 1-3 p.m. Free, bring membership card with you. Club Olympics for members, free. 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.
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.
North Adams Public Library: Cabin Fever Family Story Time with the Family Resource Center. 10:30 a.m. Suitable for families with children ages 3 to 12. Stories and fun activities/crafts. Church Street, North Adams.
Spectrum Playhouse: "Mambo and Nemonee," presented by Nutshell Playhouse. 11 a.m. Featuring masks, movement, live music and puppetry. Free, suggested donation $5. 40 Main St., Suite 1, Lee.
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.
Norman Rockwell Museum: Talk with political illustrator Steve Brodner. 2 p.m. A look at the American presidency. Reception follows. Free with regular museum admission. Information: nrm.org. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.
Bread and Roses Coffee House: Folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins. 7 p.m. Free-will offering; proceeds benefit Berkshire Children and Families - Redfield House. South Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.
New Lebanon Library: Celebrate Black History Month with a journey through the blues with the Berkshire band, The Misty Blues. 6:30 p.m. Free. Light refreshments. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.
Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: Music trio Alchemy 7 p.m. Traditional folk and dance music with a contemporary twist. Suggested donation: $10. Information: uumsb.org. 1089 Main St., Housatonic.
Bartholomew's Cobble: Winter Vacation Week: Flying Deer at the Cobble. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nature adventures with immersion in the woods and meadows of the Cobble, plus hands-on skills and community-building activities. For 7- to 13 year-olds. Member, $60; non-member, $70. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email@example.com. Sheffield.
Notchview Reservation: Group ski lessons for kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. PSIA-certified ski school offers instruction for all ages (8 and older) in classic and skate style skiing. Member $20; non-member $25 (membership available at purchase).
Berkshire School: "In the Heights," the Tony-Award winning musical. 7:30 p.m.$2 suggested donation; all are welcome. Information: berkshireschool.org. Allen Theater at the school, 245 N. Undermountain Road, Sheffield.
Miss Hall's School: George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy, "Nice Work if You Can Get It." 8 p.m. General admission: $6; reservations recommended, 413-395-7108 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center, 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.
Williams College: "Stuck Upstairs," first-person experience of depression through an ethnographic and theatrical lens. 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3. All proceeds donated to Beacon Tree, a program that helps families in need fund mental health screenings and treatment for their children. '62 Center's Directing Studio, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.
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