The Berkshires Calendar for July 13

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ART

Clark Art Institute: Drop-in series of relaxed figure drawing sessions inspired by the works on view in "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado." 2:30 to 4 p.m. All skill levels. Lightly guided instruction and live models. All materials are provided. Free. Museum Pavilion, 225 South St., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Diva's Quarter Auction: Doors open at 6 p.m. Eagles on Curran Highway, North Adams. To benefit local charity or organization (chosen each month). 50/50 raffle.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m. Mah Jongg Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Drop-in style. Beginners welcome. 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: 413-347-1469.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

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

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires Workshop: "Creating your Narrative" led by Berkshire Magazine Editor Anastasia Stanmeyer, 9 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Community College South County Campus, 343 Main St., Great Barrington. To register: 413-645-3151 or http://www.npcberkshires.org/event/creating-your-narrative/.

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.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners' lessons, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

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

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic. 6 to 7 p.m. Exercises to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox. With the Otis Board of Health, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Otis Senior Center, Otis.

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.

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

HISTORY

Naumkeag: Outside In: "The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

KID STUFF

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, 3:10 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.

Mason Library: Zen Altoid Gardens. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Traveling Lantern Theater Company — Vladimir Goes for Gold!" 10:30 a.m. Ice cream social follows. All ages. At Shatford Park, Old Post Road, New Lebanon. 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, 413-662-3133.2013

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Carnival of the Animals." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

LECTURE

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: "Fascinating Stories Behind Windsor Mountain School" by Roselle Chartock, author and professor emeritus at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Admission at the door: $10 for OLLI members; $15 for non-members. Berkshire Community College, K-111 lecture hall, Koussevitsky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

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.

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

Concerts at Windsor Lake: Spurs USA. 6:30 p.m. Free. Information: 413-664-6180 or tourism@northadams-ma.gov. Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams.

Lilac Park Concerts: Miss B Haven, songs from the '30s, '40s and '50s in three-part harmony. 6:30 p.m. Free. Off Main Street, Lenox. In event of rain, Town Hall auditorium.

Live on the Lake: Community concert series — Big Hair Band. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Library: Dulcimer discover workshop with John McKinstry. 1:15 to 2 p.m. Learn to play the mountain dulcimer. Grades 3 and up. Pre-registration suggested; 413-298-5501 or stockbridgelibrary.org. 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

Summer Music Block Party: Presented by Cheshire Community Association. Country-folk artists Johnny Irion & guest, food & ice cream, free raffle, clown, bring lawn chair, 6 to 8 p.m. Town Hall Center, Cheshire. Park at St. Mary's Church, 159 Church St. Rain location: Church Hall.

OUTDOORS

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Little Explorers — Nature Journals. 11 a.m. "Where the Wild Things Are." Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by a guardian. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

THEATER

Berkshire Playwrights Lab: Play reading, "Jennifer's Birth" by award-winning playwright Rich Orloff. 7:30 p.m. Free. Reservations recommended; 413-528-2544 orberkshireplaywrightslab.org. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort: The Capitol Steps. 8 p.m. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or online cranwell.com. 55 Lee Road, Lenox.

Hubbard Hall: Annual Shakespeare in the Park, "Othello." 7 p.m. Free. Salem Art Works, Salem, N.Y.

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 news@berkshireeagle.com; 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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