The Berkshires Calendar for June 7

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Art

Berkshire Museum: "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. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Benefit for Florida PTA. 6 to 8 p.m. "Mount Greylock at Dusk"; $35, all painting materials, instruction, and donation included. Cash bar. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. VFW, 573 Mohawk Trail, North Adams.

Community

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 2 to 7 p.m., Council of Aging, 21 Crossway, Lee. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Gold Card Club: Meeting. 12:30 p.m. New members welcome. Information: Laura Morey 413-743-5380. Zucchini's Restaurant, North Street, Pittsfield.

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee: Meeting to reorganize, discuss and plan. 5:30 p.m. Meet & Greet for Christine Canning. All welcome. Selectmen's Room, Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Pickleball: 6 to 8 p.m. Beginners 6 to 6:45 p.m. Two courts. Cost: Members, free; non-members, $5. Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire Branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

St. Joseph Church: Thirteen Tuesday devotions to St. Anthony with the Rev. Geoffrey Deeker. 6 p.m. Prayer, scripture, adoration, reflection on the life of Anthony, and singing of psalms and hymns. All welcome. 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

South Williamstown Community Association: Annual meeting. 7 p.m. Guest speaker: Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed, South Williamstown resident and a professor of History, Political Science and Public Policy at MCLA. Second Congregational Church in South Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Otis Senior Center, in conjunction with the Otis Board of Health, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Otis.

Home Instead: "Men Get Depression: A Community Conversation." 7 p.m. Free; no RSVP necessary. 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Peer-to-Peer Veterans Group, a recovery-focused education program for veterans living with mental health disorders. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. information or to register: 413-242-8176 or email namibc@namibc.org. 333 East St., Room 417, Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, 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.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne: Hearing clinic. 10 a.m. to noon. Representatives from Avada Hearing Care Center will administer hearing screenings, as well as hearing aid check-ups, cleanings and battery changes. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berkshire Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, an 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Monument Mountain: Little Sprouts, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Intimate garden play group for children younger than 5. Trustees Member: $5; non-member: $10. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. Route 7, Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Block Party: Legos in the Library! 4 to 5:30 pm. Lego club for kids. Legos provided; all creations on display in the library until the next club. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.

Lecture

Ventfort Hall: Tea and Talk — "Splendor, Myth and Vision Paintings: Nudes from the Prado at the Clark" with Genevieve Hulley, curatorial assistant. 4 p.m. Tickets: $29 day of event, 413-637-3206 or info@gildedage.org. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Music

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

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.

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.


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