The Berkshires Calendar for March 15



Adams Arts Advisory Board: Reception for Town Hall Group Show. 6 to 8 p.m. Town Hall, Park Street, Adams.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Opening for the exhibit of local artist Zoe Doucette. 6:30 p.m. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.


Becket Democrats: Caucus on to elect 1 delegate and 1 alternate to the 2016 Mass. Democratic Convention. 6:30 p.m. Open to all registered Democrats in Becket. Information: Michael Lavery, or 413-623-5164 or Becket Town Hall, 557 Main St., Becket.

Berkshire Athenaeum: "Living Well with Hearing Loss" workshop for those who with hearing loss and their family members. 2-4 p.m. Light refreshments. RSVP requested: or 413-464-3392. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Community Discussion: Housatonic River Initiative — Stop the Dumps. 7 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire, Main Street, Housatonic.

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

Milne Public Library: Knitting in the Afternoon, a knitting group with group coordinator Carole Thompson. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Information: 413-458-5369. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

Pittsfield Green Drinks: Starting at 5:15 p.m.; talk at 6:30 p.m. Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. Location changes, call Jane, 413-230-7321.

Pittsfield Public Schools: Kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2016. Last names beginning with: A through M, 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. (also March 16 and 17). Required: child's birth certificate, a utility bill or a rental/lease agreement for proof of address, child's immunization records and a copy of the last doctor's physical exam, parent/guardian photo ID. Pre-register:, but must also register in person. Information: 413-499-9507. School Administration Center, 269 First St., Pittsfield.

Rabies Clinic: Dr. Keith Beebe will provide rabies shots to cats and dogs. 5 to 6 p.m. Fee: $10. Proceeds benefit the Lanesborough Agricultural Commission. Information: 413-443-0524. Town Garage, Maple Court, Lanesborough.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. Noon. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Rental Housing Association of Berkshire County: Monthly meeting, 7 p.m.; optional dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $22. Guest speaker: Mayor Linda Tyer of Pittsfield. To attend or join RHABC: 413-499-1330. Zucchini's Restaurant, North Street, Pittsfield.

Tuesday Club: Megan Whilden, executive director of Lifelong Learning in the Berkshires, will present the educational, social and volunteer opportunities for people over 50, including a sneak preview of the spring classes. 2 p.m. Stockbridge Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.

Yankee Pride Quilter's Guild: Meeting and trunk show from the "Button Box" in Wellesley with quilts, handbags and jackets with "mountains of samples." 7 p.m. Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Cinema of Law series — "The Stolen Spirits of the Haida Gwaii" (2004), introduced by Attorney Kathleen Brown-Perez. 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Berkshire Law Library, Berkshire Bar Association and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Free. Eligible for BCC Forum Credit. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Williams College: Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson, "Cameraperson." Q&A with Johnson will follow the screening. 7 p.m. Free. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinic: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and the Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village gymnasium, Lee. Clinic and presentation, "Diabetes Review," sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Becket Board of Health, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Town Hall, Becket.

Home Instead Senior Care: "The Aging Brain" with Jay Ellis, D.O., and Bobbie Orsi, M.S., R.N. 10 a.m. Light refreshments. Information or to register: 413-442-0907.66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. After School Chess Club, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.


WIlliams College: Christina Williams '75, professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University, "Neuroplasticity: How Food and Fitness Boost Your Memory." 7 p.m. Free. Reception will follow. Thompson Physics, room 203, 33 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown.


Mason Library: Berkshire Women Writers — Sheela Clary, 3:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.


Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.


Town Players of Pittsfield: Auditions for a staged reading of "Spoon River Anthology." 6:30 p.m. Information: Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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