The Berkshires Calendar for June 20

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Art

Clark Art Institute: Celebrate the arrival of summer and the special exhibition, "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado." Special after-hours admission to the galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. ($10; members free). Array of solstice festivities on the Fern├índez Terrace from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Open to all ages. In the event of rain, lower lobby of the Clark Center. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Beginning Art Class. 2 to 4 p.m. Local artist Mike Cohen will teach techniques for painting portraits with gouache — an opaque watercolor. Free. Space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Community

Berkshire Alzheimer's Partnership: "The Longest Day," A sunrise to sunset tribute to those with Alzheimer's and their care partners. Starting at 5:15 a.m. and throughout the day. Educational and resource information available. Short ceremony with speaker state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, 7:30 p.m. Candlelight vigil at sunset, around 8:30 p.m. Personalized tribute flags available for small donation. Information, or to make a donation: tiny.cc/TeamBerkshire. Park Square, Pittsfield.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. 5-6 p.m. No reservation required, donations accepted. Non-perishable food items also collected for food banks. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Duplicate Bridge: Fun, friendly game is sanctioned by the ACBL and intended for players at all skill levels. 12:45 p.m. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Information or if you need a partner: Dan Philip, 413-551-7922.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Chair yoga with Robin Seeley, certified Kripalu teacher, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Linden Street Mediation. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: "Study the Constitution." 7 p.m. Biweekly discussion group. Bring questions and be ready to share opinions. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

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.

Dance

Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers. 6 p.m. Lessons for absolute beginner to Improvers. Information: 413-281-4893 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

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. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Chair yoga classes with instructor Vickie Bandoski. 10:45 a.m. Appropriate for all ages and levels, including seniors and beginners, and are an exercise option for those with limited mobility. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

History

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. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

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 bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

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; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: Williamstown Youth Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., for infants to 5 years old, free, 66 School St., Williamstown. Gym Group at Haskins Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For walking to 5 years, free, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lecture

Berkshire Community College: Illustrated lecture on gravitational waves by renowned theoretical physicist Matthew Strassler. 1:30 p.m. Why scientists expected gravitational waves, and the history and interplay of gravity and electromagnetism over the past few centuries. Presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Free. K-111 lecture hall, Koussevitsky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Literary

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Reading by Robert Sugarman, author of "Antibes, 1950." 7 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or bookstoreinlenox.com 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Music

Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Outdoors

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 cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Mount Greylock State Park: Discovery Hike: Wild Gorges Waterfall. Bring lunch, bug spray and water. Wear sturdy footwear. 11 a.m. Meet at the Visitors Center. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Theater

Temple Anshe Amunim: In conjunction with Congregation Knesset Israel, will present a reprise of "The Trial of Aaron," Jesse Waldinger's popular courtroom drama. 7 p.m. The play focuses on the well-known biblical story of the Golden Calf. Discussion, featuring Rabbi Josh Breindel and Rabbi David Weiner follows. Admission: $20; students free. To RSVP or information: 413-442-5910, email templeoffice@ansheamunim.org or ansheamunim.org. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Annual Membership Meeting. 7 p.m. Anyone with any interest in theater, whether on stage, behind the scenes or in the audience is welcome. Members are encouraged to bring friends. Information: townplayers.org, or facebook.com/townplayers. 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 news@berkshireeagle.com; 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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