The Berkshires Calendar for June 1

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ART

Clark Art Institute: Francis Oakley, interim director of the Clark Art, "In the Footsteps of Fra Angelico: Savonarola and the Florentine Millennial Dream." 5:30 p.m. Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire County Beekeepers: Monthly meeting. 6 p.m. Free. Stockbridge Town Office, Community Room, rear entrance near the police department, first floor, Stockbridge.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. Thursday, May 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. 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., 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: 413-243-3512.

Dalton Fair: Advance sale ride tickets can be purchased at Dalton CRA, Dalton General Store, Kelly's Package Store, Green ridge Variety and from Dalton Lions Club and Fire Department members. Advance tickets: $7 for a sheet of 10. Most rides require 4 to 6 tickets. American Legion field, Route 9, Dalton.

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.

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.

Ramsdell Library: Fermentation workshop with Michelle Kaplan: "Cucumber Pickles." 6:30 to 8 p.m. Vegetables, salt and educational packets provided. Bring a pint-sized canning jar, a chopping knife and a cutting board. To register, 413-274-3738. Free. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Town of Lanesborough: Voter registration. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town Clerk's Office, Newton Memorial Town Hall, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

DANCE

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.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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.

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.

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.

HISTORY

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. Cost: Member, $5; nonmember: $15. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

KID STUFF

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.

Naumkeag: "Nature at Naumkeag," nature-based playgroup, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

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.

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.

LITERARY

Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Sessions for Women. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. Free. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

LECTURE

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Afternoon conversation with Tom Werman, innkeeper of Stonover Farm and former record producer. 3 p.m. $10 for OLLI members, $15 general public, and free to Berkshire Community College students and youth 17 and younger. Cranwell Golf and Spa Resort, 455 Lee St., Lenox.

MUSIC

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

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.

THEATER

Mac-Haydn Theatre: Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece, "My Fair Lady." 2 p.m. Tickets: $34 evenings, matinees $31; 518-392-9292 or machaydntheatre.org. 1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.

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