The Berkshires Calendar for March 1


Berkshire Food Project: Free community lunch, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

Family Game Night:
Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Spirituality of Aging" with Wren Bernstein, at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252. Child care upon request.

North Adams Democratic City Committee: Election of a male co-chairman and an affirmative action and outreach advisor on the executive committee, 6 p.m., Richmond Grille at the Holiday Inn, 40 Main St., North Adams.

Northern Berkshire Retirees: Guest speaker John Meaney Jr., general manager of the North Adams Ambulance Service, 10 a.m., Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams.

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.

Pittsfield Beautiful: Open house, volunteers needed to help plant and maintain city gardens, 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Recycling: Paper recycling for curbside pick up this week.

Purple Dragon Games: Open play board games, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

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.

Support Group for Cancer: Meets at 9 a.m., first and third Thursday of the month, St. John's Episcopal Church, Park Street, Williamstown.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.


North Adams Public Library: Screening of a film about an aborted moon landing, 5:30 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.


Berkshire Kripalu Community:
Yoga class with Sherrie Howard, $10, $6 BKC members, 6:15 p.m., Rhythms Healing Arts Center, Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

Blood Drive: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairview Commons, 151 Christian Hill Road, Great Barrington.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Tai Chi: Easy Tai Chi for healthy aging and relaxation, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Dalton, 413-684-2000.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-0829 or 413-442-3964.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

Yoga for Healthy Bones: Prevent and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis with a focus on strengthening bones, $10, noon to 1 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness, 55 North St., Pittsfield.

'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.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Play and Learn group for children ages 3-5, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Sing and Play for children ages 2 and up, 10 a.m., followed by storytime; Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Community Health Programs:
Toddler Steps for children ages 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Lee Library: Brain Builders for children up to age 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Pittsfield Girls Softball:
Registration night, 6 to 8 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

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.

South Berkshire Kids: Richmond Reads, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond School, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

Stephentown Memorial Library: Playgroup for children ages 5 and under, 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown, N.Y.

UNO Community Center: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's after-school program, for students in grades 4 to 8, 4 to 5 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: "Green Living Seminar Series" presentation, "Using Forest Models to Guide Sustainable Forestry Practices" by Dr. Charles Canham, forest ecologist, 5:30 p.m., room 121, Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, North Adams.

Williams College: Joshua McCabe, "The Path Not Taken: Conservative Approaches to Tackling Child Poverty in the U.S. and Canada," 7:30 p.m., Griffin Hall, 844 Main St., Williamstown.


Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Poetry reading by acclaimed poet Ocean Vuong, 7 p.m., Murdock Hall, room 218, Church Street, North Adams.


Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m., preceded by casual meal at 5:30 p.m., featuring entrees from local restaurants, free-will offering, 74 First St., Pittsfield,

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