The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 25



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Lenox Preschool Little Explorers. 6 to 8 p.m. "Beach Light House," 16x20 canvas. $35, all painting materials and light snack included; cash bar. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Boho Elephant," 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.


Berkshire County Meetup for Women in Business: "Mindful Agitation," Jane Patton, managing partner of Hops & Vines, LLC, co-owner of Pastaria NoCo, and chairwoman of the Williamstown Board of Selectmen. 5 p.m. Cloud85 Co-Working Space, 85 Main St., Suite 224, North Adams.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Nosh and Drosh with Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Bring a vegetarian lunch and a willingness to listen and to share interpreting our ancient texts. Information: 7 North St., Great Barrington.

Flu vaccine clinic: Hosted by City of Pittsfield's Health Department. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free, appointments not needed. Attendees are asked to bring their insurance card. Mezzanine level, 100 North St., Pittsfield.

Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School: Bi-annual middle school student science fair and open house. 7 p.m. Free. School auditorium, 35 W. Plain Road, Great Barrington.

Huntington Public Library: Knitting workshop. 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: First of five-session program, "Small Steps to a Healthier You." Will continue on four successive Thursdays in March. Call to register: 413-445-9232. 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, returning speaker Lama Glenn Mullin, 6 p.m. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

The Nutrition Center: Cooking class, "My Healthy Plate" with Danielle Debye, registered dietitian. 1 to 2:15 p.m. Information: 413-443-2828. Christian Center, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield.

Parlor Cafe: Comedy Open Mic. 7 p,m. Free. 303 Ashland St., North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.


New Lebanon Library: Oscar film series. 6:30 p.m. Weekly screening of this year's Academy Award nominees. Free, call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Health and Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snow days. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams. Lego Group, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m., for 4 to 12 years, free, North Adams Library 3rd floor, 74 Church St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten STEM story hour, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

North Adams Public Library: LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. Nathan Buckhout, district wildlife biologist with the Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, "Fishing, Hunting and Trapping in Massachusetts." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams.

Stamford Community Library: Stamford resident Dr. Paul Donovan speaking about his book, "The History of North Adams Regional Hospital, Part One, 1882-1910." 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments. 986 Main Road, Stamford, Vt.

Williams College: Annual Faculty Lecture Series. 4:15 p.m. Associate Professor of Psychology Amie A. Hane, "From the Tide Pool to the Stars and Back Again: Early Caregiving and Human Neurobehavioral Development." Free. Reception in Schow Atrium follows. Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, 47 Lab Campus Drive. Williams students who visited Chiapas, Mexico, and the Guatemala border will discuss their experience,"Borderlands," 7 p.m., Griffin Hall, room 4. Free. Williamstown.


The Family Place: Financial Literacy Class. 5 to 7 p.m. Basic information about having and maintaining a bank account, saving, difference between wants vs. needs, outline of income/expenses, creating and following a budget. Dinner provided; child care and transportation provided upon request. Registration required, 413-663-7588. 61 Main St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

Ramsdell Library: Book Lover's Book Club. 5:30 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Theatre Group: Grammy Award-winning "Walking In Memphis" singer, Marc Cohn. 8 p.m. Tickets: $40; at ticket office, 413-997-4444 amd The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: 413-528-1955.

Williams College: Recital and talk by violist Nadia Sirota. 5 p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive. Log Jam!, 8 to 10 p.m. Kris Allen and the J@W All-Stars in open jam session. Bring your horn, voice, sticks, strings, etc. and join in. The Log on Spring Street, Williamstown.

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