The Berkshires Calendar for March 13



Bartholomew's Cobble: "Smartphone Photography." 2 to 4 p.m. Cost: Members $15; non-members $20. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire Humane Society: Coffee Hour Speaking Series — "Why Horse Slaughter Poses Serious Threats to Human Health and Food Safety" with Susan Wagner, president and founder of Equine Advocates in Chatham, N.Y. 2 p.m. Free. To save a seat and be eligible for the T-shirt raffle: 413-447-7878, ext. 128, or Family Dog School Training Room at BHS, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Congregation Beth Israel: Public workshop and open house to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anna Sobel and Talking Hands Puppetry will introduce the Purim characters, then after a show, enjoy bagels and make puppets. RSVP: or 53 Lois St., North Adams.

Pickleball: Open sessions designed for seniors and adults. 9-11 a.m. Members, free; guest fee for non-members. Information: Berkshire Family YMCA gymnasium, 292 North St., Pittsfield.

Ramsdell Library: Regular library services, 1 to 4 p.m. class on homemade pasta from 1 to 2 p.m. Wim Wenders' biodoc on photographer Sebastião Salgado, "The Salt of the Earth," at 2 p.m. potato block printing for all ages, offered all afternoon. Information: 413-717-0661. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Stockbridge Grange: Corned beef and cabbage dinner. Served family-style, 1 to 2 p.m. Cost: Adults, $12; children younger than 12, $6. Takeouts available, 413-298-3185. Grange hall, Church Street, Stockbridge.


Boys' & Girls' Club of the Berkshires: "Funkdation 10," a break dancing (breaking) competition. Starting at 2 p.m. Judges will select the winner of a $600 prize. Admission: $10 adults, $5 for age 14 and younger. To participate or information: Andres Ramirez, 413-242-2179. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Bolshoi Ballet in HD "Spartacus" at 1 p.m. Pre-broadcast talk by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival Director of Preservation Norton Owen at 12:40 p.m. Tickets: $17; box Office, 413.528.0100 or 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.


Crandell Theatre: Farm Film Fest 8. 1 to 4 p.m. Films that focus on farms, farming, and farming issues from both local and national filmmakers. Free with a non-perishable food item to the Chatham Silent Food Pantry (cash donations accepted). Free reception follows at the Peint O Gwrw, 36 Main St. Information: 48 Main St., Chatham, N,Y.

Project Native: 6th Annual Environmental Film Festival. Feature and short films on a range of current environmental topics. 10 a.m., "Doeville"; 10:30 a.m., Gambling on Extinction; 11:50 a.m. People & Nature (series of shorts); 1:25 p.m. "Overburden"; 3 p.m., Whistleblowers (series of shorts); 5 p.m., "Unbranded" "screening with "Nature Rx"; 7:15 p.m., "Return of the River," screening with "The Important Places." Tickets: Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Kids' Stuff

Bushnell-Sage Library: Kid's Cooking Class with Lia P. Douillet. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Free, for ages 10-13. Bring your own knife and cutting board. Sign-up required for ingredient quantity; 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.


Solomon Wright Public Library: "Armchair Travel" with Pownal residents Wendy Hopkins and Dianne Lamb. 2 p.m. A 12-day trip with 7 days on the Danube River. "Travel" with the 120 on board the ship through locks, past castles, beautiful country sides, historic fortresses and enjoy sightseeing stops in six cities in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Information: 802-823-5400. 97 Main St., Pownal, Vt.


Dalton United Methodist Church: Sing Praise to the Lord Series. 3 p.m., Cross Talk Praise Band. Information: 413-684-0521. 755 Main St., Dalton.

Drum/Bugle Corps: Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, 413-281-1216 or Betsy Halla, 413-822-5235.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Sunday Winter Music Series — pianist Karén Tchougourian performs jazz and classical music. 2 to 4 p.m. Coffee, cappuccinos, hot chocolate and other refreshments. Free, but space is limited. RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: Dublin Porter in concert. 2 p.m. The music of Ireland. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

Richmond Congregational Church: A Recital of American Music for Trombone by Ronald Barron, retired principal trombonist Boston Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m. Tickets not required; donations may be made to Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund. 1515 State Road — Route 41, Richmond.

Starving Artist Creperie: Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

Ventfort Hall: Shamrock Tea & Concert. 3:30 p.m. Rocks and Water to perform. Seating is limited. Reservations: $25 in advance, $30 on the day of the event; or 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.


Town Players of Pittsfield: Fully staged production of "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute. 2 p.m. Tickets: 413-443-9279 or Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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