The Berkshires Calendar for June 6

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Art

Berkshire Museum: Opening reception for "Women and Their Olive Trees." 5 to 7 p.m. The art of 40 Israeli women from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, including Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Circassian, who through their love of art have created an environment of tolerance, friendship and sharing. On view today and Tuesday, June 6 and 7. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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: 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

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: Israeli Women of the Olive Trees Project — meet the artists, 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, team game only. 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, 413-443-6263.2014

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. 2014

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.

Film

Images Cinema: Centennial Film Series — "Dog Day Afternoon." 7 p.m. David Fear, senior editor, culture at Rolling Stone, will present the film and lead a post-screening discussion about the film and the cinema of the 1970s. 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

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: 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. Member: $5; nonmember, $10. 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 Berkshire 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

Stephentown Historical Society: The history of steam automobiles with Chris Coon. 7:30 p.m. He will also display his 1912 Stanley Steamer, weather permitting. Free. Directions: 518-733-0010. Stephentown Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road (corner of Garfield Road), Stephentown, N.Y.

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. 2014

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.

Bascom Lodge: Birding Breakfast. 6 a.m. Join Ed Neumuth of the Hoffmann Bird Club for a birding trip up Rockwell Road. The trip will conclude with a gathering in the Bascom Lodge dining room for breakfast. All who are interested welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet at the Mount Greylock Visitors Center, Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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