The Berkshires Calendar for March 19



Berkshire Museum: ArtZoo Tour with award-winning wildlife photographers Sally Eagle and Dan Mead and curator Jason Verchot. 11 a.m. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser hosted by the Lions Club to benefit local kids and adults with sight and hearing issues. 6 to 8 p.m. "Rooster," 16x20-inch canvas; $35, all painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Creativity Unleashed: An experiential workshop for artists hungry to take their expression to the next level. 2 to 3 p.m. Free Introductory class. Information:, 413-584-0692 or Boundless, 5 Albany Road, second floor, West Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Pre-opening lecture for "Mac Conner: A New York Life by Douglas Dowd, professor of Art and American Culture Studies at Washington University, 4 p.m. Opening for the exhibit, 6 to 8 p.m. Special appearance by the centenarian artist planned. Reception follows. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Public reception for local fashion designer Vilma MarÄ—, whose work is featured in a show at library. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Infomration: 518-325-4101 or 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Sheffield Historical Society: Reception for the exhibit, "The History of the Plastics Industry: Sheffield & Beyond." 4 to 6 p.m. Refreshments. Information: 413-229-2694, or Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.


Berkshire HorseWorks: Equine-assisted workshop to help voters of all generations work through frustrations, fears and positions during role playing activities with horses. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $65. Berkshire Equestrian Center, 40 Perry's Peak Road, Richmond.

Chester Hill Association: 31st Annual Maple Fest. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Country breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon. Arts and crafts, live music, food cart, maple sugaring, raffle. On the Skyline Trail in old Chester Center.

Dalton United Methodist Church: "Cluck o' the Irish" supper. 5 to 7 p.m. Chicken pot pie topped with a biscuit, soup and dessert. Eat in or take out. Adults, $10; children, 6 to 12, $5; age 5 and younger, free. 755 Main St., Dalton.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help. All ages and all skill levels welcome. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

17th annual Berkshire Robotics Challenge: "Trash Trek." Beginning at 9:20 a.m. Featuring a field of 33 teams with more than 250 students from all over Berkshire County, using programmable robots to complete a variety of hypothetical missions that explore the hidden world of trash, from collection to sorting, to smart production and reuse. Free and open to the public. Duffin Theater, Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

North Adams Democrats: Caucus to elect two delegates and two alternates to the state convention. 11 a.m. Open to all registered Democrats in North Adams. North Adams Public Library on Church Street, North Adams.

Pittsfield Democratic Committee: Wards 1, 2, 4, 5, and 6 caucus to elect delegates and alternates to the 2015 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. 2 p.m. Information: Kevin Sherman, Tavern at the A (GEAA), 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield.

Repair Cafe: Bring your broken or damaged items to get repaired for free. Anyone is welcome to bring any non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, and other small appliances, and all types of clothing and fabric items. 1-5 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

St. Agnes Church: Annual Palm Sunday bake sale. After 4 p.m. Mass. Parish Hall, 30 Carson Ave, Dalton.

St. Mark's Church: Bingo. Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m. Food available. Information: 413-445-4506. Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield.

St. Joseph Church: Easter bake sale. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Butter lambs, Polish babka, Italian Easter bread, quick breads, assorted baked goods, Easter crafts and gifts, raffles. Parish Center, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Veterans of Stephentown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road in Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Ventfort Hall: Slavic Easter egg decorating workshops. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost: $30 for advance reservations, $35 for day-of admission; includes all materials. Children should be at least 12 years of age. Information or reservations: 413-637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

ZenQuest Martial Arts Center: Kids Tourney 2016. beginning at 10 a.m. Spectator tickets: $5 at the door. Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Ballroom: St. Patrick's Day ballroom/social dance. Waltz dance lesson at 7 p.m. General dancing from 8 to 10:30 p.m. Admission: $10 for USA Dance members, $15 for guests, $5 school or college students. Information or directions: Masonic Hall, 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Dalton Benefit Association: Cabin Fever Dance. Doors open at 8 p.m.; music by the Jill Gallagher Band starting at 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 at the door or by calling 413-684-3579. Wahconah Country Club, 20 Orchard Road, Dalton.

Lenox Contradance: Live music by Shindy. Dances called by Dave Eisenstadter. Beginners welcome at 7:45 p.m.; dancing 8 to 11 p.m. Dress lightly and bring clean shoes. Information: or 413-528-4007. Ballroom at Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Pittsfield Squares: "Mad Hatter Dance" with caller Don Bachelder and cuer Walter Wall. 7:30 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.


Mass MoCA: William Tyler, Quindar, Nick Hallett. 8 p.m. Four musicians perform original music to a selection of lost 1960s counterculture films. Tickets: $8 students, $12 advance, $18 day of, and $22 preferred; at box office, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays, 413-662-2111, ext. 1, during box office hours or Marshall Street, North Adams.

Williamstown Community Chest: "Shaun the Sheep." 2:30 p.m. Free. Information: 413-458-2443 or Images Cinema, 50 Spring Street, Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

First Congregational Church: "Healthy Body — Healthy Mind thru Whole Foods" cooking class. 2 p.m. Cost: $10; email or call 413-243-2854. 25 Park Place, Lee.

Ramsdell Library: "Spring Into Healthy Eating with Safara: Healthy Choice Swaps for Everyday Cooking." 1 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Tai Chi for Seniors: Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne, free, space is limited. 11 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Information and RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Story Time. 10 to 11 a.m. Enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe even a song or two. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Lenox Library: Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Lenox Preschool Little Explorers: Open house. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Tour the classroom, enjoy creative free play and organic snacks. Children welcome. To register or more information: Email or call 413-551-9577. 55 Main Street Lenox.

Mason Library: Fairytale puppet show with Steiner School teachers. 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 4 and older. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


The Bookstore: Berkshire Festival of Women Writers:"Animals Are Us." 2 p.m. Jan Conn, "Edge Effects," poetry; Jessica Treat, "Meat Eaters & Plant Eaters," stories; Kathline Carr, "Miraculum Monstrum," art and poetry. Infomration: 413-637-3390 or 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Berkshire Lyric Chorus: Annual Kick the Winter Blues Concert, "Ireland in Song," a musical trip to the Emerald Isle. 7 p.m. Reception to follow. Tickets: $20; children free. Information: Lenox Town Hall auditorium, 6 Walker St., Lenox, Mass.

Close Encounters with Music: J.S. Bach & Sons; Legitimate And Otherwise." 6 p.m. Tickets: $45 (orchestra and mezzanine); $25 (balcony). Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

EPOCH at Melbourne: father and daughter jazz musicians Allen and Katerina Livermore. 2 p.m. Katerina is a violinist, Allen plays saxophone and clarinet, and the pair sings together. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Memory Lane: 'Musical Moments with a DooWop Beat." 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: two for $25, one for $15; available at Wood Bros. Music, Mike's Maytag or Peaslee's Variety (all in Pittsfield) or 413-442-3850. Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. Theater

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.

Nutshell Playhouse: "Mambo and Nemonee's Worldwide Adventure." 11 a.m. BART Charter School, 1 Commercial St., Adams.

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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