The Berkshires Calendar for March 17
Becket Federated Church: Fifth Annual St. Patrick's Day dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Corned beef and cabbage, carrots, onions and rutabaga dinner. Cost: $12 adults; $5 children under 12. Parish House, 3391 Main St./Route 8 in the north Becket village.
Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.
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.
First Congregational Church: St. Patrick's Day dinner. 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $12 adults; $5 children 5 to 10. Take-out dinners available. Information: 413-528-2368. 34 Main St., South Egremont.
First United Methodist Church: Irish dinner fundraiser for Rich Murphy's spiritual pilgrimage to South Vietnam. Doors open 6 p.m. No reservations necessary; tickets $10. Fenn Street, Pittsfield.
Hinsdale COA: St. Patrick's Day event for Hinsdale residents. 1 to 3 p.m. Musical entertainment; refreshments. Free Town Hall community room, Hinsdale.
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. Fourth in five-part series, at 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.
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.
EPOCH at Melbourne: Ballroom dancing with Berkshire Ballroom Dancers. 6:30 p.m. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.
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.
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.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
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.
Clark Art Institute: After-school artmaking sessions for fourth- to eighth-graders. 3 to 5 p.m. "Live Wire" — find out if a drawing can be three-dimensional by making a wire drawing sculpture. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free; no registration required; gallery admission free for one accompanying adult. Young Artmakers Space on the lower level of the Clark Center, 225 South St., Williamstown.
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.
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.
Williams College: Annual Faculty Lecture Series. 4:15 p.m. "Constitutionalizing the American Vice State" by Justin Crowe, associate professor of political science and leadership studies program chairman. Free. Reception in Schow Atrium follows. Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, 47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown.
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.
Mason Library: Berkshire Women Writers — Lee Schwartz, 3:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
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.
Williams College: Brass Bash with the Williams Brass Ensemble. 7 p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.
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