The Berkshires Calendar for Mach 31



Berkshire Regional Planning Commission: Public forums to get feedback on what older people need in order to age in their homes. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield. 1 to 3 p.m. at the Adams Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams.

C.T. Plunkett Elementary School: Art show. 5 to 7 p.m. Over 1,000 pieces of artwork created by students, face painting and free prize giveaways. Information: Terri Cooper, 413-743-0876 Cafeteria and first floor hallway of the school, 14 Commercial St., Adams.

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play. 6 to 10 p.m. Featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff. Information: Email or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Huntington Public Library: Knitting workshop. 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Finding Forgiveness: A Reading and Talk" with writer Carol Ascher, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

Lanesborough Democratic Committee: Caucus to elect delegates to attend the state Democratic Convention. 7 p.m. All welcome, but only registered Democrats eligible to be nominated or to vote. Information: Martha Freedman, Community Room at the Lanesborough Town Hall, Main Street, Lanesborough.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.


BIFF Reel Friends Film Society: Screening of the Sundance documentary hit, "Sembene!" Wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m.; film beginning at 7 p.m. Cost: REEL Friends, $15; not yet a REEL Friend, $20. Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Health and Fitness

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute: After-school art-making sessions for fourth- to eighth-graders. 3 to 5 p.m. "String Theory" — explore the world of fiber art with your own woven wall-hanging. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration required; gallery admission free for one accompanying adult. Young Artmakers Space on the lower level of the Clark Center, 225 South St., Williamstown.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snow days. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten STEM story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Homeschoolers Fall into Fairytales, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: Social Justice Talk: Cathy Wilkerson, member of the 1960s Weather Underground and Susan Tipograph, criminal defense attorney. 6 p.m. Free.Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. Patrick A. Parenteau, senior counsel at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and professor of law at Vermont Law School, "A Shifting Approach to Saving Endangered Species." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams.


Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.


Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: 413-528-1955.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: MCLA Presents! — Emel Mathlouthi. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 general admission, $8 MCLA alumni, $5 staff, faculty and non-MCLA students, $2 MCLA students at Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium at the MCLA Church Street Center, Church Street, North Adams.


Monument Mountain Regional High School: Spring musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone." 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 n advance at the school's front desk or the night of the performance. 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Taconic High School: Spring musical "Chicago." 7 p.m. Tickets: $12 at the door, by calling 413-448-9634 or online at School auditorium, 96 Valentine Road, Pittsfield.

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