The Berkshires Calendar for July 22



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.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Family Fridays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tap Into Your Feet with Carolyn Calandro. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street, Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute: Story slam, presented in conjunction with Pastor Mark Longhurst of the First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 7 p.m. Hear and tell stories that center around the topic of place. Participants chosen at random; stories up to five minutes in duration. A panel of judges provides feedback and prizes are awarded. Free. Moltz Terrace of the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark's campus, 225 South St., Williamstown.

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.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Tech Lab. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. A hands-on introduction to computers. Free; designed with beginners in mind. To register: At the library or 518-325-4101. 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Berkshire Museum: Brooklyn-based Flex dance pioneer Reggie 'Regg Roc' Gray hosts a D.R.E.A.M. RING (Dance Rules Everything Around Me) dance competition, encouraging dancers to "battle" with an emphasis on creativity, innovation, and storytelling. D.R.E.A.M. Xperience master class, 1 to 3 p.m. Open to dancers of all levels ages 8 and older. To register: 413-243-9919, ext. 161 or D.R.E.A.M. Talks, interactive conversation, 6 to 6:30 p.m. D.R.E.A.M. RING Dance Competition, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. All events are free. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the world's premier modern dance companies, 8 p.m. "Snow White," "Profiles," "Sullivaniana" and "Spindrift." Tickets: $25 to $65; or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington


Summer Outdoor Movie Series: "Inside Out." Begins at dusk. Free, no alcohol allowed, City of Pittsfield park rules apply, Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit. 7 to 8 a.m. Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. 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.

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.

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. "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.m. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

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.

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.

Hubbard Hall: Youth Theater! presents Tim Nelson's "Alice in Wonderland." 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 for students;, at the door, or 518-677-2495. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre: "The Frog Prince." A scheming witch plots to take over the kingdom, and turns a prince into a frog. Will his new friends hop to the rescue in time? Can he leap in to save them all? 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $10, discounts for groups; 518-392-9292 or 1925 State Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

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.

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

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Just for Fun program, Vanaver Caravan — A Celebration of American Dance Styles. 1 p.m. A show of lively American dance styles including Lindy Hop (swing dance), Charleston, hip-hop, clogging, and body percussion. Free, reservations not required. Information; 518-392-6121 or 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

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

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

Stamford Library: Plant dyed T-shirts for all. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Be creative with white t shirts, plant leaves and hammers. Moms needed for this day. Book time. 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


Chatham Bookstore: Journalist Allison Gilbert presents her new book, "Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive." 5 to 7 p.m. A conversation with the bookstore's Thomas Chulak and interactive exercises follow. Free. Refreshments. Information: 518-392-3005 or 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Jo Page, "Preaching In My Yes Dress." 7 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Lenox Library: Lectures For Tanglewood 2016, presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University. 2:30 to 4 p.m. Keeping Romanticism Alive: Dvořák, Vaughan Williams, and Sibelius's Celebratory Fifth. 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: The Laredo-Robinson Duo. Jaime Laredo, violin, Sharon Robinson, cello. 7:30 p.m. Handel-Halvorsen, Passacaglia; Mozart, Duo in G major, K. 423, Irwin Schulhoff; Duo; Zoltan Kodaly, Duo. Tickets: or at the door, cash and checks only; $23 adults, under 16 years free. Federated Church at Charlemont, Route 2, Charlemont.

New Lebanon Library: Local acoustic folk duo The Echoes. 7 p.m. Their blend of harmonies and acoustic instruments give the duo a unique and uplifting sound. Free, donations for the performers welcome. 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Vanaver Caravan's "Turn, Turn, Turn! Celebrating Pete Seeger in Dance & Music." 8 to 10 p.m. $30/$25 members/$15 students; 518-392-6121 or 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.


Sheep Hill: National Moth Week celebration. 7 p.m. See New England's moths up close and personal, with help from entomologist Brigette Zacharczenko. Short presentation, short insect walk, and monitoring of the collecting sites as moths fly in. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public. RSVP or information: Route 7, Williamstown.


Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park: Third annual free outdoor production: Shakespeare's "The Tempest." 8 p.m. Information: First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Rouge Angel Theatre: "A Lot to Ask," a new poem of politics, love and resistance." A solo dance-ritual-theatre performance by Pooja Prema. Suggested donation: $20. Meet outside of the Housatonic Corner Market, and you will be escorted to the location at 8 p.m. Information:

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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