The Berkshires Calendar for March 18



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.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.

Hillcrest Educational Centers: 15th Annual Robert "Bees" Prendergast St. Patrick's Celebration. 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $50 each;, 413-499-7924, ext. 133, or email ] to be sent an electronic invitation. Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St., Pittsfield.

Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Seniors' Ministry to pray the Stations of the Cross. 11:30 a.m. Short Lenten reflection and a light lunch follow. Information: 518-733-0469. 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Legislative Breakfast: A legislative breakfast forum for people with disabilities, their families and support organization staff. 7:30 a.m. Continental breakfast: $11 per person; ITAM Lodge, 22 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield.

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.

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.

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 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.

St. Joseph Central High School: A Mass for deceased alumni 9 a.m. All deceased alumni will be remembered in prayer; those who died in 2015 will be announced by name. Open to the community. Information: 413-447-9121. St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Richmond Recreation Committee: Seventh Annual Town of Richmond Community Ping-Pong Tournament. Registration at door only, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Play starts at 6 p.m. Entry fee: $7 per player, $15 family cap. Pizza and refreshments available. Information: Richmond Consolidated School gym, State Road, Richmond.

Salvation Army: Easter EggStravaganza Family Night. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Games, food, prizes. Free. Information: 413-442-0624. 298 West St., Pittsfield.


Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Community Read 2016 — Single episodes of two popular British miniseries, "Island at War" and "Enemy at the Door," set during the Nazi occupation of the British Channel islands. 7 p.m. Information: 518-325-4101 or 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

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.

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.


The Bookstore: Reading and book signing with Ashley Mayne, "Tiger," and Tamas Panitz, "Blue Sun." 7 p.m. Information: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: Donnell Joseph, author of a new memoir "Under the Walnut Tree." 7 p.m. Free. Refreshments. Information: 518-766-2992. Directions: Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.

WordXWord: Opening Poetry Slam of the 2016 series. 7 p.m. Featuring Providence-based writer and farmer Laura Brown-Lavoie. To compete: Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield.


Bread & Roses Coffee House: Bobby Sweet. 7 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the George B. Crane Memorial Center. South Congregational Church, UCC, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Crescendo: "Ars Perfecta — The Perfect Art of Renaissance Polyphony." Sacred vocal works. 6 p.m. Tickets: First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington.

Drury Performing Arts Center: Drury's student band, Maple Cap, as well as the Bad News Blues and both Drury jazz bands. 7 p.m. Interactive Zumba session for the audience.

Tickets: $5; Drury High School, South Church St., North Adams.

New Lebanon Library: Bruce Mandel in concert. 6:30 p.m. Acoustic folk. Infomration: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire: "Long Journey" performing new folk/old folk music. 7 to 9 p.m. Suggested donation: $10. Information: 1089 Main St. Housatonic.


Ghent Playhouse: The French farce, "Boeing, Boeing." 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 each, $17 for Playhouse members,$10 for students with ID; 1-800-838-3006 or 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.

Mount Greylock Regional School District: Annual musical theater production, "Nice Work If You Can Get It." 7 p.m. Tickets at the door: $6 students and seniors; $8 adults.'62 Centre for Theatre and Dance at Williams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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.

WAM Theatre: "Special," workshop production/play in development, created and Performed by Rachel Siegel. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20; 413-997-4444 or Unicorn Theatre (Berkshire Theatre Group), 6 East St., Stockbridge.

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