The Berkshires Calendar for July 15



Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser for Old Parish Church in Sheffield. "Rooster," 16x20-inch canvas, $35, all painting materials and donation included, cash bar, 7 to 9 p.m., Bogies, 935 S. Main St., Great Barrington. Reservations: or 413-205-8346.

Student Art Show: 13th annual event, begins with a performance of student-created rock opera, "Systems," 3 p.m. at Flying Cloud Institute, 731 South Sandisfield Road, New Marlborough, followed by exhibit opening of student paintings, photographs, ceramics, cyanotypes, film, & robots, 4 to 6 p.m., New Marlborough Meeting House, Route 57, New Marlborough.


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.

Eagle Street Beach Party: 500,000 pounds of sand will fill Eagle Street, North Adams, free beach toys, prizes for sand sculptures, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by Mexican Fiesta with adult games, margaritas, Corona beer & singer Lita Williams, 7 to 10 p.m.

Family Fridays: "Train Your Brain" with Katherine Simmons, all ages welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library: 48 Main Street, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Kabbalat Shabbat Service: Rabbi Josh Breindel of Temple Anshe Amunim will lead the service followed by an evening of music at Tanglewood, bring your own picnic and dessert to share, look for people gathered on the lawn with blue and white balloons, 7 p.m., Tanglewood, Lenox. Tickets: or 413-637-1666.

Library Book Sale: Thousands of books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, puzzles, games, vinyl records, VHS tapes, free admission, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum: 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480.

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.

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 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, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.; "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email

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," by donation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.


Berkshire Ballroom: Annual "Sun of a Beach" dance party, beach attire encouraged, DJ & instructor Evie Garstang, cash bar; $10 USA Dance members, $15 nonmembers, $5 students; 7 to 10:30 p.m., line dance lesson at 8:30 p.m., ITAM Lodge, 93 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield,


Summer Outdoor Movie Series: "Honey I Shrunk the Kids," free, no alcohol allowed, City of Pittsfield park rules apply, begins at dusk, Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield.

Health and Fitness

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m., 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. From 10-11 a.m., Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

SilverSneakers Circuit: Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints, must be at least 60 years old, two free passes available, 7 to 8 a.m., Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, 413-499-7650, ext. 111.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime for preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays, and crafts, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys & themes, circle time, and snack, 10-11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out, an evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost $5, financial assistance available, 6-8:30 p.m., Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St., 413-499-7650 or at

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, free with museum admission, 11 to 11:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berk. South Regional Community Center: Play group for ages 2 months to 5 years, drop-in play program with age-appropriate toys and equipment. Parents/caregivers must accompany children. No pre-registration required. Free for members, $5 per family guests. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, 5 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.

Lego Club: The library provides the Legos and will display all creations until the next club, 1:30 p.m., New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre: "The Frog Prince," $10 all ages, discounts for groups, 10:30 a.m., 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-9292 or

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday Afternoon Legos! 4 to 5 p.m. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Fun and Nature, activities designed to connect children with nature, 11 a.m., Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, 413-499-4262.

PS21: "KidShtick," Robert Zukerman, Nancy Rothman, and friends bring wacky skits and shticks to the Just for Fun stage, free, 1 p.m., Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., 518-392-6121 or

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Firebird," $5, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., St. Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Stamford Library: Movie streamed from computer to projector, the newest movie possible, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 986 Main Road, Stamford, Vt.

Stockbridge Library: Preschool STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) program, no pre-registration is necessary, 10 a.m. 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501 or


Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lecture: "Effortless Perfection: Explaining Mozart's Genius. An All-Mozart Program," by noted speaker Jeremy Yudkin, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox.


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

Bread & Roses Coffee House: David Grover & Linda Worster singing a blend of original music and covers, admission is by donation, 7 p.m., South Congregational Church parlor, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

The Ladies' Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra: Bernice Lewis and company perform ukulele tunes with a set list featuring songs from every musical era, ranging from Mozart to Radiohead, 6:30 p.m., New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.


PS21: "Shtick 'Em Up! Summer Shtick," an evening of comic mayhem, 8 p.m., Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.,, 800-838-3006.

Shakespeare in the Park: "Othello," free, 7 p.m., Hubbard Hall, Wood Park, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

The Capitol Steps: Political satire, "What to Expect When You're Electing," 8 p.m., Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or

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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