The Berkshires Calendar for June 24

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Art

Chesterwood: Artist's reception for "The Nature of Glass: Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2016." 4 to 7 p.m. Curatorial walking tour with artists whose works are on view, a silent auction, and refreshments. Admission: $20 for members; $25 general public. Information: chesterwood.org. 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge.

Clark Art Institute: Free admission 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Highland Street Foundation's eighth annual Free Fun Fridays summer event series. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Good Purpose Gallery: Opening reception for "Brilliant Colors," expressive and vibrant paintings by Scott Taylor and Joanie Ciolfi. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On view through Aug. 9. 40 Main St., Lee.

Community

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.

Immaculate Conception Parish Seniors: Ice cream social, featuring "make your own sundae." 1 p.m. Bingo will be available. Open to all interested seniors. Free. Information: 518-733-0469. Parish hall, 732 US Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Italian American War Veterans Post 75: Annual Daisy Drive fundraiser. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walmart at Berkshire Crossing, Pittsfield.

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.

NAPA Auto Parts/Night Cruzers Street Rod Club: Annual Cruz Night. 6 to 9 p.m. Hundreds of street rods and classic cars. Music, hamburgers and hot dogs, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and many more raffles for prizes to support local charities. NAPA/Berkshire Valley Auto Works on Canal Street, North Adams.

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.

Relay for Life: Survivor lap, 6 p.m. Luminary ceremony at 9 p.m. Walking, fun, food and much more. Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Living Hope Community Church: Spaghetti dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $8 per person; $5 children younger than 12; $7 seniors and veterans. All proceeds will go to support a mission in Guatemala. Information: 413-663-9506. 45 River St. North Adams.

Film

New Lebanon Library: Family movie night, 6:30 p.m. Screening of a current film suitable for the whole family. Free; call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Stockbridge Library: Movie Night. 6 p.m. Watch a sports movie and play sports bingo. All ages welcome. Information: 413-298-5501 or stockbridgelibrary.org. 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

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.

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.

The Mount: Free Fun Friday. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children's activities and docent talks throughout the day. Sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation. Free. Information: 413-551-5111 or EdithWharton.org. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

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 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.

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.

Music

Crescendo Vocal Ensemble/Youth Singers: Selections from "Paintings in Song: Visions of Norman Rockwell," with music and text composed by Dr. John Myers, and projected large-screen animations. 5:30 p.m. Free. Information: worldclassmusic.org. Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club: Fourth Annual "Hoffmann Hackers Golf Classic," 9-hole golf tournament. Shotgun start at 4 p.m. Public welcome to participate. $40 per head, which includes placement on a team, 9 holes of golf, with carts included, and a barbecue/cook-out following the event. Donnybrook Country Club, 775 Williamstown Road, Lanesborough.

Theater

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 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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