The Berkshires Calendar for July 12



Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Art opening for the exhibit of the local painter Emily Bigelow. 6 p.m. Free. Information and to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.


Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Dalton Lions Club: Zerbini Family Circus. 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets at gate: $15 adult; $10 child. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

North County Seniors Club: Meeting with lunch. 1 p.m. Clarksburg Senior Center, 712 W. Cross Road, Clarksburg.

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 or email Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m., The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

Temple Anshe Amunim: Play Analysis Series, "The Corrupting Influence of Materialism in Plays by Arthur Miller & David Mamet," taught by Barbara Waldinger, director and professor of theater at several colleges, $15 for individual sessions, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays in July, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield, 413-442-5910,


PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Music & Dance Film Series — "Almost Famous" with Billy Crudup, Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand, Jason Lee, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Information: 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village Gymnasium, Lee.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Pittsfield Memory Cafe for people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends. 10 a.m. Free. Information and to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.


Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Experience highlights of the Naumkeag as Mabel Choate and Fletcher Steele planned for visitors to see it, weaving in and out of the house and gardens. "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Explorer Club — crafts and activities for ages 5 -12,. 2 p.m. Free. Call the library or stop in to sign-up, space is limited. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. Information: 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014

Lenox Library: Terry A La Berry and Friends. 11 a.m. In the library courtyard, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Monument Mountain: Little Sprouts, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Intimate garden play group for children younger than 5. Trustees Member: $5; non-member: $10. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email Route 7, Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133. Ongoing


Ventfort Hall: Tea and Talk, "See and Be Seen: Saratoga in the Victorian Era," Hollis Palmer, 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Tickets: $29, 413-637-3206 or

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: The Old Testament with Mitch Chmura, 10 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and to RSVP: 413-499-1992.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Singer/songwriter John Davidson, "Verse: Reciting, Singing, and Telling Stories," 4 p.m., 11 Housatonic Street, Lenox. Information: 413-637-3390 or


Berkshire Summer Strings: Community Sing, 9 a.m., free. Community Jam, all ages, all acoustic, 4 p.m., free. French Park, North Egremont. Information:

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-5210.

Clark Art Institute: Free family-friendly summer concert with Beatles tribute band Across the Pond, bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic meals., barbecue fare and beverages for sale, 6 p.m.. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.


Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice 'n Easy Hike — Philosophy in the Woods Nature Hike. 10 a.m. 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.


Temple Anshe Amunim: Part 2 of four-part play analysis series, "The Corrupting Influence of Materialism in Plays by Arthur Miller and David Mamet." 10 to 11:30 am. Cost: Four-session course is $40 for Temple members; $45 for non-members; $15 for any individual session. Information: 413-442-5910, email or visit 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.


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