The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 24

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COMMUNITY

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

EPA Housatonic River Citizens Coordinating Council: Meeting, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Sedgwick Reading Room, Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Neil Hirsch — "The Torah of Money." 11:45 a.m. How we talk about and think about money matters. Bring your own lunch. Free. Information: jlee@hevreh.org or 413-528-6378. 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center: Career fair for nursing assistants and other positions. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. On-site interviews and applications, as well as tours. If unable to attend: 413-637-7025 or kimballfarms.org/nursing-care-center and click on the "Careers" tab. 40 Sunset Ave., Lenox.

Morningside Initiative Neighborhood Watch: Join Morningside community members to discuss ongoing steps to take as a community to build a safer neighborhood. 6 p.m. Information: petewhite78@yahoo.com or 413-464-9044. Rice Silk Mill Apartments, 55 Spring St., Pittsfield. Use main entrance on Burbank Street.

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.

Williamstown League of Women Voters: Annual Susan B Anthony dinner. 6 p.m. Speaker: Magnus Bernhardsson, Williams College professor of history and Middle Eastern specialist, "What is ISIS? What does it want?" Cost: $30, payable at the door. To make a reservation and select a dinner entree: 413-458-5773. Williams Inn, Williamstown.

DANCE

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Home Instead Senior Care: Let's TALK: Monthly Discussion Club. 10 a.m. Local attorneys and home care experts discuss topics important to you, and give legal and care advice. To RSVP or information: 413-442-0907. 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph: Information and referral help for residents 60 and older and/or their caregivers. Noon to 4 p.m. Free. Information: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469. Town Hall, Stephentown, N.Y.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Information: 413-447-3092. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Country Day School: Three-part series, Little Penguins Explore & Play for 2- and 3-year-olds. 9 a.m. "Feathered Friends" with crafts, music, puppet play and "invitation stations" that encourage the children to explore and to create. Cost: $45. Siblings welcome. Registration required, berkshirecountryday.org/penguins. 55 Interlaken Road on Route 183, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Museum: Sixth Annual Science and Innovation Fair. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taconic High School Science and Engineering Academy and the Pittsfield High School Quark Science Club. More than 40 projects. Free admission to the museum. WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM Session for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. Older and younger siblings welcome. Reservations: 413-443-7171, ext. 334, or email at jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org. 39 Souht ST., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

LECTURE

Saints Patrick & Raphael Parish: Lenten lecture series, "Rediscover Your Spiritual Roots." 7:30 p.m. "The Problem of Sin and What to Do About It," the Rev. Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., parochial vicar, St. Joseph's Church, New York City. Free. Parish Center, Southworth Street, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Berkshire Concert Choir: Rehearsal for May 22 concert of music of Great Poets/Great Composers. 7 p.m. Singers of all ages welcome; no audition required. Dues $40 per person. Information: 413-442-6120. First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Williams College: Faculty Talk with Andy Jaffe, 12:15 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, room 30. Visiting Artist Series — Singer Chan E. Park, Korean p'ansori, 8 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Both 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group: Laugh Lounge Series, comedian, Ben Kronberg. 8 p.m. at The Garage. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 the day of at the Colonial ticket office, 413-997-4444 or berkshiretheatregroup.org. 111 South St., Pittsfield.

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