The Berkshires Calendar for July 20



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.


350MA Berkshire Node: Monthly meeting. 5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres potluck; meeting at 6 p.m. Amber Hewett, regional campaign coordinator, National Wildlife Federation, will present on offshore wind in Massachusetts. UU Church on 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,

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.

Drury High School Class Of 1951: Monthly luncheon. 12:30 p.m. All members, spouses. guests and those who should have graduated with the class are welcome. Information: 413-663-9171. Golden Eagle Restaurant, Mohawk Trail, North Adams,

Egremont Planning Board: Public hearing on proposed zoning bylaw amendments. 7 p.m. The proposed amendments can be found at the Town Hall or library, South Egremont Post Office, North Egremont Store and online at North Egremont Firehouse, North Egremont.

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.

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.


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.


Berkshire Family YMCA — N. 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.

Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch: Wellness Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. An introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program. Information: 413-663-6529 or visit 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 9 to 10 a.m. at Guido's, 1020 South St., Pittsfield.

Boundless: "Stability, Mobility & Balance for Seniors" training workshop. 6 to 7 p.m. Free. "The Best Self-Treatments for Low Back Pain" with Karden Rabin, LMT and founder of Boundless. 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Free. Information: 413-822-7394 or 5 Albany Road, West Stockbridge.

Falls prevention program: First session in six-week program, "Move In Time," co-created by Lynn Proulx, Porchlight VNA's certified occupational therapist and director of rehabilitation services. 1 p.m. All materials are provided. Free. To register: 413-243-1212, ext. 233. Hinsdale Council on Aging, Hinsdale.

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.


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 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.


Adams Free Library: Alexander King of Jesters. 10:30 a.m. The tale of a monk who longs to break out, with timeless physical comedy, amazing stunts and music. Free. Information: 413-743-8345. 92 Park St., Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum: Lego Club. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome. Free, no registration required. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Lee Library: Princess Elsa from "Frozen," impersonated by Maggie Murphy, will sing songs from the movie, play games, and answer questions. All boys and girls are invited to dress up as a "Frozen" character, or come as you are, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee, 413-243- 0385 or

Martial arts Demonstration: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

Milne Public Library: Alex the Jester. 6:30 p.m. Medieval comedy, music, juggling, prop comedy and stage magic. Appropriate for all ages. Free. Information: 413-458-5369 or 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Little Explorers — Story Walk. 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.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; 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: "Three Little Pigs." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.


Berkshire Community College: OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) 2016 Distinguished Speakers Series — Illustrated talk by Sandra Krieger on the Great Recession of 2008-2010 and the Federal Reserve Bank's response. 3 p.m. Tickets: $10 members; $15 general public. BCC staff, students, and youth 17 and younger admitted free. Forum credit available. Reservations: 413-236-2190. Susan B. Anthony Center, room G-10 (off the cafeteria on the ground floor, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

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.

Concerts at Windsor Lake: The Rebel Alliance. 6:30 p.m. Free. Information: 413-664-6180 or Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams.

Lilac Park Concerts: Soulraye, a fusion of neo-pop soul with Kristen Gray and Michael Raye.. 6:30 p.m. Free. Off Main Street, Lenox. In event of rain, Town Hall auditorium.

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

New Lebanon Library: The Berkshire Highlanders. 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, join us on the lawn and get ready to be suffused with the sounds of Scotland by the acclaimed pipe band. Weather dependent. Information:518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

The White Gallery: Peter McEachern and No Chordtet. 7 to 9 p.m. $20.00 suggested contribution to the band. Infomration: 860-435-1029 or 342 Main St., Lakeville, Conn.


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

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