The Berkshires Calendar for June 3


Berkshire Museum: Opening reception for "BerkshireNow: Daniel Brody." 5 to 8 p.m. Admission to the BerkshireNow gallery is free during Pittsfield's First Fridays Artswalk. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: Graduate Program in the History of Art 21st annual Spring Symposium. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. Michael Conforti Pavilion at the Clark, 225 South St., Williamstown.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Meet Rockwell's Models," 2:30 p.m. Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell's own models, who share their personal experiences. Included with admission, members free. 9 Glendale Road (Route 183), Stockbridge.


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.

Dalton Fair: Amusement park, food and game booths. Advance ride tickets (book of 10) $7 at Dalton CRA, Dalton General Store, Greenridge Variety, all in Dalton. Fireworks tonight. American Legion field, Route 9, Dalton.

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.

Women's Fund of Western Mass.: Networking event to support ongoing collaborations and activism in the region. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres, cash bar. RSVP: Patrick's Pub, 26 Bank Row, Pittsfield.


Berkshire International Film Festival: Opening night. Berkshire Bank presentation of the 7th Annual "Next Great Filmmaker Award" and the screening of "Life, Animated," followed by a Q&A with filmmakers. 7 p.m. Beacon Cinema, 57 North St., Pittsfield. Films being shown at the Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington. For films, times and ticket information: or 866-811-4111.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: "The Aogiri — The Phoenix Tree." Potluck at 6 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. Information: or 518-766-2992. 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.

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.

Richmond Historical Society: Annual meeting with a presentation, "Why Are We Keeping this? The Care and Feeding of a Historical Collection" by Barbara Allen, curator of the historical collection at the Stockbridge Library, Museum and Archives. Short business meeting at 7 p.m.; presentation, 7:30 p.m. Richmond Congregational Church's Fellowship Hall (lower level) on State Road, Richmond.

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.


Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Knosh & Knowledge — "The Jewish People vs. the Assyrians Kings: How virtual reality helps us understand and preserve what has now been lost" with Donald Sanders, Ph.D., architect, architectural historian, and archaeologist who helped pioneer the discipline of virtual heritage in the early 1990s. 10:45 a.m.; followed by a buffet advance reservations for lunch required, 413-442-4360, ext. 10, or email Admission: $11 with lunch; program only, $5. 270 State Road, Great Barrington.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Joel Sturz: Acoustic Guitar. 7 p.m. Information: or 413-637-3390. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Colonial Theatre: Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret in celebration of GLBTQ Pride Month. 8 p.m. $35, $75 for all inclusive VIP admission attendees. Must be 21-plus to attend; proof of age at the door. Information: 111 South St., Pittsfield,


Mount Greylock State Park: Fun and Nature. 11 a.m. A series of fun and interactive activities designed to connect the user with their nature, these programs feature a variety of themes. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.


Berkshire Waldorf High School: "Uncle Vanya," presented by the Class of 2016. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15; or at the door. Berkshire Pulse, 420 Park St., Housatonic.

The Ghent Playhouse: "The Imaginary Invalid — The Hypochondriac." 8 p.m. Translated and directed by Barbara Leavell Smith; original music composed by Catherine Schane-Lydon. Tickets: $20, $17 Playhouse members, $10 students with ID; 1-800-838-3006 or Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.\

Mac-Haydn Theatre: Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece, "My Fair Lady." 8 p.m. Tickets: $34; 518-392-9292 or 1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.

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