The Berkshires Calendar for July 26
Adult Coloring Social: A therapeutic, creative, relaxing and stress releasing hour of coloring. 6 p.m. Small supply of coloring pages and pencils provided or bring your own. Free. Information: 413-743-8345. Adams Free Library, 92 Park St., Adams.
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.
IUE 254/255 Retirees Union: Monthly meeting. Coffee and donuts, 9:30 a.m.; meeting, 10 a.m. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Kennedy Hall, 789 Tyler St., Pittsfield.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.
Richmond Pond Association: Annual meeting. 5:30 p.m. Public invited. Information: richmondpondassociation.org. Town Hall, Richmond.
Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.
New Marlborough Library: "A Small Good Thing." 7:30 p.m. Shot in various locations in the Berkshires, this feature-length film follows six people who focus on alternative concepts of happiness and success. 1 Mill River Great Barrington Road, Mill River.
Health & Fitness
Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Crossway Village Gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee.
Fairview Hospital: "Resiliency for Thriving and Good Health" with Maureen Daniels, M.Ed. 5 p.m. Registration not required. Free. Information: 413-854-9611. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
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. 10 a.m. All materials are provided. Free. To register: 413-243-1212, ext. 233. Cummington Community House, 33 Main St., Cummington.
Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: email@example.com 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. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
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 bgcberkshires.org. 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.
Lenox Library: Terry A La Berry and Friends. 11 a.m. Free. 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 email@example.com. Route 7, Great Barrington.
New Lebanon Library: Art in the Library: You Come, Too. 1:30 p.m. Students will work with a landscape-based poem by Robert Frost and create a dual-sided accordion book, featuring their walk with Robert Frost on one side and a walk of their own on the other. For grades 3-6. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.
The Mount: Monday Lecture Series — Critic and scholar Janice P. Nimura discusses her book, "Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back." 11 a.m. General $30; members $25. Reservations required, 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.
Wild Oats Market: "Simple Ways to Preserve Tomatoes" with seasoned gardener Margie March. 7 p.m. Learn some quick and simple tips for enjoying summer tomatoes all year long. Free. Information: 413-458-8060. 320 Main St., Williamstown.
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: 413-528-2810.
Clark Art Institute: Free family-friendly summer concert with local singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis. 6 p.m. An evening of lively folk music for all ages. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic meals; barbecue fare and beverages for sale,. 225 South St., Williamstown.
Eagles Big Band: Concert. 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and picnic if you wish. Information: eaglescommunityband.org. Springside Park in Pittsfield.
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 berkshirehillschorus.com. 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.
Shakespeare & Company: Artistic Insights, insightful, moderated conversations. 5 p.m. "Thoroughly Modern (Women) Playwrights," lead by WAM Theatre's Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. Panel discussion will explore what it means to be a female playwright in modern times. Adults $8, students $4. Information: 413-637-3353 or shakespeare.org. Bernstein Artist's Studio 3, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.
Temple Anshe Amunim: Final 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: $15 for session. Information: 413-442-5910, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ansheamunim.org. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.
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