The Berkshires Calendar for March 11



Norman Rockwell Museum: Art talk, "Norman Rockwell in Detail," 2:30 p.m. Free for museum members or with regular museum admission. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Sheffield Senior Center. 6 to 8 p.m. "Beach Chairs," 16x20-inch canvas. $35, all painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Bogies, 935 S. Main St., Great Barrington.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Spectacular Spring Book Sale of the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Civitan Club of Pittsfield: 10th Annual "Soup Fest" benefit. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Soup tasting, music by DJs Larry Kratka and Joe Mindlin, appetizers, desserts, a cash bar, raffles and more. Tickets: $25 per person. Mike's Maytag, Gordon Street, Pittsfield; Dave Bubriski, 413-281-0796, or at the door. Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

C.T. Plunkett Elementary School: Kindergarten registration. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Children must be f5 years old by Aug. 31, 2016. Bring child's birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residence. Information: 413-743-0876. Office at the school, 14 Commercial St., Adams.

Lenten Fish Bake: Hosted by Pittsfield Elks. 4:30 to 7 p.m.; doors open 4 p.m. Salad, bread and butter, chef's choice of starch and vegetable, coffee and dessert. $10 per person. 27 Union St., Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA: High Mud Comedy Fest. Featuring Tig Notaro, Sean Patton, Ophira Eisenberg, Dave Hill, and more, including local comedians. Schedule at Two-day festival passes are $32 for students, $42 advance, $55 day of, and $75 preferred. Tickets and information: 413-662-2111, ext. 1, or the box office, Marshall Street, North Adams.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

N. Berkshire Community Coalition: Monthly forum. 10 a.m. to noon. Topic: Parent/Youth Engagement. First Baptist Church, North Adams (use Eagle Street door).

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Evangelical Free Church: Faithlift 2016, a non-denominational women's two-day retreat with Biblical teaching, praise music, fellowship, workshops and food. Main speaker: Judy Reamer, "The Parable of the Junk Drawer!" Information and to register; Lakeside Christian Camp, 195 Cloverdale St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Darrow School: Screening the 2015 film, "Most Likely to Succeed," 7:30 p.m. The history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of "the traditional school model" in today's world. Free. RSVP: 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Taconic Chapter of Trout Unlimited: International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Doors open 6 p.m.; film at 6:30 p.m. 50/50 raffle, door prize and auction. Refreshments available. Cost: $16.82 online; $19 at the door. Tickets: 413-447-9720 or online at Wahconah Country Club, 20 Orchard Road, Dalton.

Health and Fitness

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Bone density screenings. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Continental breakfast. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. 6-8:30 p.m. An evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost: $5. Financial assistance is available. Information: 413-499-7650 or at Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. After School Legos, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Stockbridge Library: Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories and a craft, no pre-registration necessary, 10 a.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.


Dewey Hall: Rick Stover, president of Custom Extrusion Inc. on the nearly 60-year history of the company. 7:30 p.m. In conjunction with exhibit, "The History of the Plastics Industry: Sheffield & Beyond." Free. 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Williams College: Spring Sigma Xi lecture — Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Sixth Extinction." 4:15 p.m. Free. Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, 47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown.


The Bookstore: Reading and Music — William Belcher, "Lay Down Your Weary Tune" with folk singer Krista Baroni. 7 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


New Lebanon Library: Norm Schaffer in concert. 6:30 p.m. Popular songs from the 1960s and 1970s, along with classic country. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

Spectrum Playhouse: Open Mic Night. Sign ups, 6:30 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. All singers and acoustic musicians welcome. Snacks and beverages available. Free for performers, $3 general admission. Information: 20 Franklin St., Lee.

Williams College: Alex Ross — Class of 1960 Lecture, 4:15 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, Room 30. Williams Chamber Players, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Hoosac Valley Middle and High School: "Gypsy". 7 p.m. Tickets: $8 students, $10 adults; at the door or School auditorium, Savoy Road, Cheshire.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Fully staged production of "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute. 8 p.m. Tickets: 413-443-9279 or Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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: '62 Center's CenterStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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