The Berkshires Calendar for June 17



The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Opening reception for photography exhibit. 5 to 7 p.m. Shade Gallery "PHOTOMATT, Photographs of Matthew Tannenbaum From 1972-Present" by Michael Ansell and Jim Youngerman. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Confluence: Opening reception for quilters from Readsboro and nearby towns displaying their work. 5 to 7 p.m. Main Street in 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.

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.

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: 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 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.

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.


Berkshire Gateway Jazz Festival: Gallery Art Show & Reception, 4 to 6 p.m., Lee Meeting House. Free. Bria Skonberg concert, 8 p.m., Lee Meeting House; $30 ($25 in advance). Information: Downtown Lee.

Bread & Roses Coffee House: Mark Kelso and Linda Worster. 7 p.m. An evening of original, covers and songs written on the spot. Admission by donation to benefit the missions of South Church. South Congregational Church, 110 South St, Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center: Troubadour Series: Harpeth Rising. Doors open 6 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. Banjo and violin mixed with cello and foot percussion create an exciting and unique blend of musical genres that include folk, rock, bluegrass, classical and roots music. Information: 413-528-1955 (Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)Members, $20; non-members, $25.2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts: "The Keyboard Music of J.S. Bach," including English Suite #3, Italian Concerto, Chromatic Fantasy and Partita No. 4, performed by Sally Pinkas, piano, and Gregory Hayes, harpsichord. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $23 online at and at the box office, cash and checks only. Children younger than 16 admitted free. Federated Church on Route 2, Charlemont.

New Lebanon Library: Misty Blues in concert. 7 p.m. An evening of traditional and contemporary blues. Donations for the performers appreciated. Information: 518-794-8844 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: The Beeline Ramblers — Fran and Lisa Mandeville. 7 to 9 p.m. Suggested $10 donation. Information: 1089 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Playwrights Lab: Ninth Annual Gala Celebration. 7:30 p.m. Cocktails and light fare, performances and a silent auction. Gala tickets: $125 per person, 413-528-2544 or via email or mail (see for details and an order form). Wyantenuck Country Club, 46 W. Sheffield Road, Great Barrington.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Fully staged production of "Win/Lose/Draw" by Ara Watson and Mary Gallagher. 8 p.m. Tickets: 413-443-9279. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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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