The Berkshires Calendar for July 27



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.


Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 2 to 7 p.m., Berkshire South, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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.

Lee Senior Center: Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority trainers will offer trip training, individual transit orientation and explain different ticket use. 10 a.m. Refreshments. 21 Crossways St., Lee.

Morningside Initiative Neighborhood Watch: Meeting. Starting at 6 p.m. Join Morningside community members to discuss ongoing steps we can take as a community to build a safer neighborhood including strengthening the Neighborhood Watch efforts. RSVP: Rice Silk Mill Apartments, 55 Spring St., Pittsfield . Use main entrance on Burbank Street.

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.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and and the Sandisfield Board of Health 11 a.m. to noon at the Sandisfield Senior Center, Sandisfield.

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.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Catholic Charities information and referral service. Open to people age 60 and older or their caregivers. Free. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, New Lebanon, N.Y., and 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Stephentown, N.Y. Information or to schedule an appointment: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469.

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: As part of Susan B. Anthony Days, the reading of "Marching with Aunt Susan," 4 p.m. With craft for children. 92 Park St., Adams.

Barrington Stage Youth Theatre: Preview: "The Wiz," a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Children ages 5 and older welcome. Tickets and performance times: $10; 413-236-8888 or Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum: Storyteller Tom Lee for ages 3 -12. 1 p.m. Free, no registration required. Children younger 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.

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.

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. april 2014

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


Temple Anshe Amunim: Lunch and Learn Program — "Georgia, Justice and Jews: The Leo Frank Case." 11:30 a.m. Two-hour dramatic presentation by playwright/attorney Jesse Waldinger illustrated by photographs, diagrams, and readings from Waldinger's play, "The Knights of Mary Phagan." Bring a lunch, everages and dessert provided. Admission: $10. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.


Bascom Lodge: Dublin Porter. 6 p.m. Traditional Irish music. Free. Followed by dinner at 7 p.m. (one seating only); reservations needed fro dinner, 917-680-0079 or email Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

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: Bernice Lewis. 6:30 p.m. Free. Information: 413-664-6180 or Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams.

Lilac Park Concerts: Andy Kelly Jazz Ambassadors, New Orleans-style. 6:30 p.m. Free. Off Main Street, Lenox. In event of rain, Town Hall auditorium.

Live on the Lake: Community concert series — Shyne. 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 46 Main St., Stockbridge.


Housatonic Valley Association: Beginners' Paddle. 3 to 6 p.m. Introduction to canoeing on a flatwater stretch of the Housatonic River. Free. Canoes and equipment provided. Families with children 6 years and older welcome. Pre-registration required; 413-394-9796 or email South Lee.


Berkshire Playwriters Lab: Staged reading of "Dolphins and Sharks" by James A. Tyler. Directed by Nelson T. Eusebio. 7:30 p.m. Free, but reservations recommended, 413-528-0100 or Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Hubbard Hall: Open auditions for its fall production of Rick Elice's "Peter and the Starcatcher." 5 to 7 p.m. Actors should prepare two monologues, one contemporary and one classic (at least one comedic), and part of a song to be sung a capella. Familiarity with the script is highly recommended. To sign up for an audition time: Email with "Peter Casting" as the subject line. Board Room in Hubbard Hall's Beacon Feed/Studio Building (the room all the way to the left), 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Kickwheel Ensemble Theater: PASSAGE." 8 p.m. A brand new climate change romance exploring the catastrophic history and politics of the melting Northwest Passage. Pick-Your-Own-Price Night Information: or 413)-418-4113. Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

July 27-July 31: "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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