The Berkshires Calendar for July 29



Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser for the Roy Family. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Rainbow of Hope"; $35. All painting materials and donation included. Cash bar. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Dalton American Legion, 258 North St, Dalton.

Readsboro Glassworks: Summer open studio and sale, noon to 5 p.m., as part of the Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival. Special sale on blue glass. Glass-blowing demonstrations throughout the weekend. Information: 802-423-7706 or 6954 Main St. (lower level), Route 100, Readsboro, Vt.


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. Easy Reading — Stretching your mind and body with Adam Kerzner. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street, Sheffield.

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.


PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. West African Dance and Drum Workshop Performance. 1 p.m. Choreographer/dancer Jamal Jackson, drummer Frank Malloy IV, and the kids from the dance and drum workshop in a high-energy display of West African dance from Mali. Free. Miracle and Monstah: Dance Omi Alumni Concert at PS21. 8 p.m. Stephanie Miracle and Monstah Black present multi-disciplinary solo dance performances. $30/$25 members/$15 students. 518-392-6121 or 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.


Summer Outdoor Movie Series: "Hotel Transylvania 2." Begins at dusk. Free, no alcohol allowed, City of Pittsfield park rules apply, Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: Family movie night, 6:30 p.m. Screening of a current film suitable for the whole family. Free; call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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.

Barrington Stage Youth Theatre: "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: $16 adult, $12 youth; 413-236-8888 or Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: Berkshire South Play Group. 10:30 a.m. to noon. 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. 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.

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.

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

Stamford Library: Omer Black the Magician. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Ice cream social. 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


WordXWord Festival: Poetry Slam Semi-Finals, 7 p.m. Free. May contain mature content. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Hoosac Valley Train Ride: Friday Night Cabaret Trains with Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay. 6:30 p.m. departure. Bring your own snacks and beverages. Tickets: $25;, walk-ins welcome based on availability. North Adams Station, 98 Crowley Ave. (behind Brien Center), North Adams.

Lenox Library: Lectures For Tanglewood 2016, presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University. 2:30 to 4 p.m. "Two Different Worlds: Mahler's Last Symphony and Mozart's Last Piano Concerto." 18 Main St., Lenox.


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

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

Pythagoras Theatre Works: One-Act Plays from the Gilded Age. 7 p.m. Tickets: 413-344-3338 or West Stockbridge Historic 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge.

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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