The Berkshires Calendar for June 10



Arts Alive in the Hilltowns: Opening for "Shedding Some Light", a show of original watercolors and oils by Artist Natalie Stafford of Worthington. 7 to 9 p.m. Information: 413-238-0192. Cummington Community House, Main Street, Cummington.

Berkshire Museum: Raven's Ball annual gala. 5:30 p.m. to midnight. Cocktails and cuisine; live entertainment, including a dance party with DJ BFG; poetry on demand and the Wall of Words; live and silent auctions, and other surprises. Information or tickets: 413-443-7171, ext. 311, or 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser for local cancer patients. 6 to 8 p.m. "Hummingbird in Sun," $35. All painting materials, snacks and donation included. BYOB. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: Special celebration of the opening of "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado." 8:30 p.m. Light fare, a cash bar, and dancing with music by DJ. Early access to the exhibition, which opens the following day. Tickets: $30 ($20 members); day-of-event, $40. Space is limited; reservations required, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell in Detail." Explore Rockwell's unique brand of visual storytelling during this series exploring the artist's adventures in illustration, with Curator of Education Tom Daly. 1:30 p.m. Free with museum admission; members free. 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.


Alford Garden Club: Garden and yard soil (pH) testing and "Ask a Gardening Expert." 5 to 7 p.m. Soil (ph) tests provided by the Western Massachusetts Master Gardeners Association with on the spot results ($1 per sample), as well as suggestions to keep our garden and yards healthy. Open to all town residents. Town Hall, 5 Alford Center Road, Alford.

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.

Hinsdale Lions Club: Annual tag, book and bake sale. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Household goods, furniture, books, toys, baked goods. Route 143, Hinsdale.

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.

Orleton Farm: Annual Pleasure Carriage Driving Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Horses are mini to draft-sized, with more than a dozen breeds represented; modern and restored, antique carriages are of many types, sizes and styles. Today, the Super Derby and Derby Obstacle for VSE's (very small equines), ponies and horses. Free. Details, class descriptions, schedules and directions: 31 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

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.

Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner: to benefit the Shayley Estes Memorial Scholarship Fund. 4 to 7 p.m. Auction of over 50 items, 50/50 raffle and bake sale. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children 10 and younger; in advance at American Legion or Landmark Credit Union in North Adams and through family members; at the door if available. American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams.

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. Member: $5; nonmember, $10. 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, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 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.

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.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Reading and book signing with James Schlett, "A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers' Camp in the Adirondacks." 7 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


New Lebanon Library: Linda Worster in concert. 6:30 p.m. Folk covers and original tunes. Infomration: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

West Stockbridge Historical Society: Berkshire Ukulele Band. 6 p.m. Show tunes, old tunes, rock 'n roll and country. Suggested donation: $10 at door. Reception to follow. Limited seating. 9 Main St., West Stockbridge.

Whitney Center for the Arts: Marty Willson-Piper's Acres of Space (former The Church) and HuDost. 7:30 p.m.; door opens 6:30 p.m. Tickets: or 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Hoffmann Bird Club: Picnic and Birding at Pleasant Valley. 5 p.m., birding; 6 p.m., picnic. Main courses (including a vegan choice) and beverages are provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Bring your own place setting. 427 W. Mountain Road, Lenox.

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