The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 26



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Sheffield Volunteer Fire Department. 6 to 8 p.m. "The Big Elm, Sheffield Town Seal," $35. All painting materials and 1 free beer included. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Big Elm Brewing, 65 Silver St., Sheffield.

Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "You are my Sunshine," 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.


Berkshire County Commission on the Status of Women: Second annual legislative breakfast. 7:30 to 9 a.m. Information and to RSVP: or 413-717-8164, or phone or text 413.358.5296. Bernstein Theater, Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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.

Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School: Bi-annual middle school student science fair and open house. Starting at 9 a.m. Free. School auditorium, 35 W. Plain Road, Great Barrington.

Lenten Fish Bake: Hosted by Pittsfield Elks. 4:30 to 7 p.m.; doors open 4 p.m. Salad, bread and butter, chef's choice of starch and vegetable, coffee and dessert. $10 per person. 27 Union St., Pittsfield.

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.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Book swap and light lunch. 11:30 a.m. No more than 10 books; magazines and cook books not accepted. Free. Information: 518-733-0469. Parish hall, 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Human Library. 1 to 4 p.m. Nearly 60 "books," who have volunteered to be "checked out" for up to 30 minutes each. Each "reader" has a one-on-one conversation with the book, who shares his or her story and answers questions posed by the reader. Free; reservations not required. Paresky Student Center, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Mason Library: Friday Family Film, "Hotel Transylvania 2." 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Family movie night, 6:30 p.m. Screening of a current film suitable for the whole family. Free; call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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 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.

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.

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.


Sweetwood of Williamstown: Legacy Series, a series of reminiscences and conversations with some of its residents. 1:30 p.m. Phyllis Blair shares her story, "Stepping Stones to an Artist." Free; light refreshments. Information: 413-458-8371, ext. 20 or 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.


EPOCH at Melbourne: Ethan Stone. 1:30 p.m. Popular jazz songs from the 1920s through the 1950s. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

FIGMENT North Adams: Night of acoustic music featuring Common Folk Artist Collective and friends. 8 to 10 p.m. Members will be present to help artists submit their work, share information about volunteer opportunities, and answer any questions. The Log, 78 Spring St., Williamstown.

Williams College: All-Night Marathon of Voices. 5:30 p.m. Thompson Memorial Chapel, 860 Main St., Williamstown.


Barrington Stage Co.: New Play Festival, every 10 minutes a new play begins. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 413-236-8888 or St. Germaine Stage, Sydell and Lee Blatt Center for the Performing Arts, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Country Day School: Upper School Theater Ensemble original workshop production, "Don't Grow Up, It's a Trap." 7 p.m. Suggested donation at door. Winthrop Theater on the Boston University Campus, 45 West St., Lenox.

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