The Berkshires Calendar for June 14



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Benefit for Camp VISION. 6 to 8 p.m. "Barn and Birdhouse," $35. All painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash bar. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

Wingate at Melbourne: Art opening for the exhibit of the local artist Terrie Tarsa. 6 p.m. Tarsa works primarily in the "Zentangle" method of drawing, using pen to create intricate geometrical designs on a variety of materials including paper, wood, metal, canvas, ceramic and glass. Free, but space is limited. RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.


Berkshire South: "Survive The Drive" for Teens, sponsored by Fairview Hospital. 5 and 6:30 p.m. Registration not required. Free. Information: 413-854-9611. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Stamp Club: Review and planning meeting. 7:30 p.m. Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

North County Senior Club: Meeting. 1 p.m. Luncheon will be served. New members welcome. Clarksburg Senior Center on West Cross Road, Clarksburg.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

Town of Lanesborough: Annual Town Meeting. 6 p.m. Lanesborough Elementary School, Lanesborough.

Williamstown Garden Club: Open meeting.10 a.m. Speaker: Karen Bussolini, "Darwinism in the Garden: Planting the Fittest." Free and open to the public. Information: 413-441-2352. Heritage Room of the Williams Inn, Main Street, Williamstown.


NAMI Berkshire County/Brien Center: Showing of the documentary, "Healthy Voices." 4 to 6 p.m. The film explores the experience commonly labeled as "psychosis" through the stories of real-life individuals, and asks the question: "What are we talking about when we talk about mental illness?" Seating limited to 50. To register: 413-443-1666 or email Greylock Insurance Agency, 5 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield.

Health & Fitness

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

Sweetwood of Williamstown: Health & Wellness Resource Fair. 9 a.m . to noon. Information on the numerous resources available to help seniors stay healthy and safe in their own homes. Free. 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.

Wingate at Melbourne: Pittsfield Memory Cafe for people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends. 10 a.m. Free. Information and to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.


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.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: Celebrate the National Week of Making, June 12 -18, along with the White House. Be a citizen-maker while innovating and inventing in Spark!Lab with special hands-on activities. Included with regular museum admission. WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: Toby, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, will be joined by two other therapy dogs from Pet Partners, Rhino the boxer and Samantha, a black lab. 2 to 4:15 p.m. 12-minute sessions for each child to read in private to one of the dogs will be scheduled. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome if space is available. To register: email , sign-up at the circulation desk or call 413-243-0385. 100 Main St., Lee.

Lenox Library: Lego Club. 4 to 5 p.m. Children's Room, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Monument Mountain: Little Sprouts, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Intimate garden play group for children younger than 5. Trustees Member: $5; non-member: $10. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email Route 7, Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133. Ongoing


Ventfort Hall: Tea and Talk — "My Father, Victor Borge" with Frederikke Borge. 4 p.m. Tickets: $29 day of the event; or 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Wingate at Melbourne: "The Life and History of the Old Testament" with Mitch Chmura. 10 a.m. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.


Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.2014

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.2014

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.


Bartholomew's Cobble: "Monitoring Breeding Birds." 8 to 9 a.m. Participants will walk parts of the cobble and learn the sounds and breeding patterns of local and migrating birds that call the cobble home. Member: $5; nonmember: $10. Registration recommended: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice 'n Easy Hike. 10 a.m. 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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