The Berkshires Calendar for July 8


Schantz Galleries: Opening reception for "Chihuly at Schantz Galleries 2016." 4 to 6 p.m. Glass artist Dale Chihuly will exhibit several of his works of art. Free. 3 Elm St., Stockbridge.


Bard College At Simon's Rock: Reunion 2016 and 50th Anniversary Weekend. Starting at 5 p.m. All alumni are invited. Celebrate the college's 50-year anniversary and the anniversary classes 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

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. Family Yoga with Michelle Bouche. 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.

Stockbridge Library Association: Annual Used Book Sale, a tradition under the tent. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 16,000 gently used books, audio books, CDs, and DVDs, in 36 categories for easy browsing. Library front lawn, 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

West Stockbridge Library: Summer Reading Program — , magician and juggler Scott Jameson. 11 a.m. Magic show for all ages with basketballs juggled, umbrellas plucked from thin air and many other surprises. Information: 413-232-0308 or 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.


Clapp Park: "Movies at the Park" — "Minions." Beginning at dusk. Free. No alcohol is allowed. City of Pittsfield park rules apply. 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 Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. 6-8:30 p.m. An evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost: $5. Financial assistance is available. Information: 413-499-7650 or at Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St.

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. Science Night, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Night of science, invention, and sensory fun Free and open to the community. 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.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday Afternoon Legos!, 4 to 5 p.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: Mime Eddie Allen." 1 p.m. Invisible walls, ropes, ladders and more created right in front of your imagination. Free. 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: Serenity Hoops with Charlene Candiloro. She claims anyone can hoop. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Also book time. 986 Main Road, Stamford, Vt.


Lenox Library: Tanglewood Pre-Concert Lecture by noted speaker Jeremy Yudkin with "Opening Night at Tanglewood! A Tour-de-Force for Orchestra. The Expressive Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto, Prokofiev's 'War' Symphony and the Spanish Rhythms of Ravel." 2:30 p.m. 18 Main St., Lenox.

Leadership Academy at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Lecture by Dr. Pat Griffin, "What's Your Game Plan? Including Transgender Students in School Athletic Programs." 6:30 p.m. Free. Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center, Church Street, North Adams.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Christopher Nye and Susan Engel, "The End of the Rainbow." 5:30 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

WordXWord: Poetry Slam. 7 p.m. Friendly competition in which poets have 3 minutes to perform their work. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Bushnell-Sage Library: Folk Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your instrument or voice and have some fun. Refreshments and one copy each of "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" provided. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street, Sheffield.

Mr. Finn's Cabaret: One night only — Vanessa Hidary "The Hebrew Mamita." 9 p.m. Presented by The Berkshire Eagle. Proceeds to benefit Newspapers in Education. Tickets: $10 per person: 413) 496-6310 or email 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: Chiara String Quartet performing Ravel's Quartet in F Major, Bartok's Quartet #5 and Beethoven's Quartet Op. 127. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 at and at the box office, cash and checks only. Children younger than 16, free. Federated Church on Route 2, Charlemont.

New Lebanon Library: Bobby Sweet in concert – 6:30 p.m. Acoustic folk, rock and country from one of Berkshire County's most popular singer/songwriters. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.


Mount Greylock State Reservation: Family Friendly Trail Hike. 1:30 p.m. Suitable for families with children able to walk one to three miles on an easy to moderate trail. Be prepared for weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring a snack, bug spray, sunscreen and drinking water. Open to all ages. Meet at the Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.


Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort: The Capitol Steps. 8 p.m. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or online 55 Lee Road, Lenox.

Hubbard Hall: Annual Shakespeare in the Park, "Othello." 7 p.m. Free. Cambridge Community Garden (Washington and Spring Street), Cambridge, N.Y.

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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