The Berkshires Calendar for March 10

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Art

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Lanesborough Bulldogs baseball team. 6 to 8 p.m. "Red Sox, Fenway Park, Baseball." $40, all painting materials and light snack included. Cash bar. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: Youth Art Month after-school art-making session for fourth- to eighth-graders. 3 to 5 p.m. "The Original #Selfie." Take a different kind of selfie in our self-portrait salon. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with admission to galleries; no registration is required. Young Artmakers Space, lower level of the Clark Center, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Williams College: Conceptual artist Vitaly Komar, "Word and Image: My Experience of Being an Artist in Soviet Russia and in the West." 4:15 p.m. Lawrence Hall, room 231, Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Community

Berkshire Athenaeum: Members only night of the Spectacular Spring Book Sale of the Friends of the Athenaeum. 4 to 8 p.m. Join at the door. Information: 413- 499 9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

City of Pittsfield: Public forum to discuss the need for a peer driven, non-clinical Recovery Support Center in Pittsfield. 4 p.m. Guest speaker: Debbie Gonzalez, director of "Hope for Holyoke" Recovery Support Center, Holyoke. For Information: Mary McGinnis, 413-464-2127. City Council Chamber at Pittsfield City Hall, Allen Street, Pittsfield.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Nosh and Drosh with Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Bring a vegetarian lunch and a willingness to listen and to share interpreting our ancient texts. Information: ahavathsholom.com. 7 North St., Great Barrington.

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 jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Great Barrington Thursday Morning Club: Linda Baxter, retired nurse and midwife of Fairview Hospital, will speak about her experiences, when she spent a year in Rwanda, Africa, as a consultant for the American Association of Nurse Midwives. 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, Main Street, Great Barrington.

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: "Small Steps to a Healthier You" with katie Mead of Berkshire Health Systems. Third in five-part series. 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.

McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: mccanntech.org. Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

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.

MGRSD SEE Fund: Student/faculty Quiz Bowl and telethon to be broadcast live, 6:30 to 8 p.m. To raise $5,000 to fund grants for programs at Mount Greylock not covered by the regular school budget. Information: John Gerry, 413-458-9106. Channel 16 (WilliNet) in Williamstown.

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.

Town of Lenox: Public meeting and open discussion regarding the potential regulation of plastic shopping bags and polystyrene drink and food containers. 7 p.m. Lenox High School auditorium, 197 East St., Lenox.

Dance

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.

Film

Mass MoCA: Third installment of the annual documentary series, "Love is Complicated" — "Love Marriage in Kabul." 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $5 students and members, $9 general admission; at box office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, 413-662-2111, ext. 1 during box office hours or massmoca.org. Marshall Street, North Adams.

Health and Fitness

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.

"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. 3-D print a selfie, for ages 13 to 17. 3 to 5 p.m. Free, all materials will provided. No prior 3-D software experience necessary. Space is limited; to register, 413-499-9480, ext. 5. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,

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.

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 snowdays. 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. Lego Group, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m., for 4 to 12 years, free, North Adams Library 3rd floor, 74 Church St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten 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.

Lecture

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. Elia Del Molino, program manager at the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, "Roads and Wildlife: Reducing Human Impacts on Habitat Connectivity." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams.

Williams College: Annual Faculty Lecture Series. 4:15 p.m. Morgan S. McGuire, associate professor of computer science, "Virtual Reality: The Actuality of 'Total Cinema.'" Free. Reception in Schow Atrium follows. Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, 47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown.

Literary

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.

Music

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.

New Lebanon Library: Norm Schaffer in concert. 6:30 p.m. Popular songs from the '60s and '70s, along with classic country. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Theater

Williams College: Samuel Beckett's "Endgame." 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $3; at the box office, Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p m., or 413-597-2425. Information: 62center.williams.edu. '62 Center's CenterStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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