The Berkshires Calendar for March 16



350MA Berkshire Node: Monthly meeting. 5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres potluck; meeting at 6 p.m. UU Church on 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

Egremont Democratic Committee: Caucus to choose the candidates to support in the May 10 town elections. 7 p.m. Polls will be open for one hour. Egremont registered Democrats are encouraged to participate. Information: Rosemarie Siegel, chairwoman, 413-528-1120. Town Hall, Route 71, North Egremont.

Grow Dalton: Open meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments. Information: Grow Dalton's Facebook page. Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave, Dalton.

Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

McCann Technical School: Alumni Basketball Game; alumni vs. the McCann varsity basketball team. 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration for players required. Suggested donation to play: $5 per person; leave a message for Peg Andrews at 663-5383 (main office) or email School gymnasium, Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

NoCo Pastaria: NoCo Community Night to benefit Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. 10 percent of bill to be donated; newsletter from nbCC Facebook page or email required. Reservations: 413-749-2900. 896 State Road, North Adams.

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.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Session on using Microsoft Word, part of a series of classes, "Tech Labs." 4 p.m. Hands-on introduction to getting the most out of digital devices, starting with computers. Free and are designed with beginners in mind. To register: 518-325-4101. 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.


Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.


Little Cinema: Special screening: Creative Women Series — "Twenty Feet from Stardom." 2 p.m. Winner of an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Tickets: $7.50, $5 for museum members. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

MS Support Foundation: Dinner and showing of the documentary, "When I Walk — An MS Story. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Followed by a discussion by William A. Goodman, Psy.D. Free. To register: 1-844-280-7292 or Crowne Plaza, 1 West St., Pittsfield.

Williams College: 2016 Tournées/Williams College French Film Festival. 7 p.m. This year's theme, "In / dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema." "L'Apollonide/House of Pleasures" (2011). In French with English subtitles. Free. Paresky Auditorium, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 9 to 10 a.m.,at Guido's, 1020 South St., Pittsfield,

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch: Wellness Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. An introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program. Information: 413-663-6529 or visit 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Information: 413-447-3092. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield.


Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Temple Anshe Anunim/Knesset Israel: Purim carnival for young children. 4:45 to 6 p.m. With dress up and games. Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.


Saints Patrick & Raphael Parish: Lenten lecture series, "Rediscover Your Spiritual Roots." 7:30 p.m. "Our Suffering and Christ's Passion," Ryan Topping, fellow, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts. Free. Parish Center, Southworth Street, Williamstown.

Williams College: Diversity-Equity-Social Justice: Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education series — Cultural sociologist Ellen Berrey, "The Enigma of Diversity: The Language of Race and the Limits of Social Justice." 7 p.m. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Williams College: MidweekMusic. 12:15 p.m. Free. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


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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