The Berkshires Calendar for March 2



Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.

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.

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.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Neil Hirsch — "The Torah of Money." 11:45 a.m. How we talk about and think about money matters. Bring your own lunch. Free. Information: or 413-528-6378. 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

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

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.

South Berk. Kids/CHP Family Network: Parent workshop — "Raising Independent Kids" with Bill Corbett. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Workshop and child care registration required; 413-464-5095 or Community room of the administrative offices, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Williams College: Day 1 of two-day symposium featuring activists working to abolish the prison industrial complex. Gender and sexuality workshop with Emani Love, 4:30 p.m., Hardy House, 20 Morley Drive. Panel discussion with CeCe McDonald and Jason Lydon, 7 p.m., Goodrich Hall, 863 Main St. Williamstown.


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: Creative Women Series — "A Ballerina's Tale." 2 p.m. Documentary examining the rise of dancer Misty Copeland — the first African American principal ballerina in the American Ballet Theatre's 75-year history — alongside themes of race and body image in the elite ballet world. Cost: $7.50, $5 for museum members. Berkshire Museum, 39 South 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." "Alphaville" (1965). 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 Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Stockbridge Senior Center, noon to 1 p.m., Stockbridge.

Devonshire Estates: Paul Carter, lifestyle coach for seniors — "Five Steps to an Amazing Day or Life in your 80s." 3 p.m. Information: 413-637-1700. 329 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

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.

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.


Saints Patrick & Raphael Parish: Lenten lecture series, "Rediscover Your Spiritual Roots." 7:30 p.m. "The Treasure of Laudato Si: Pope Francis' Seminal Achievement," Christopher Thompson, academic dean, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas. Free. Parish Center, Southworth Street, Williamstown.

Stockbridge Library: "Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Stockbridge." 6:30 p.m. Current Stockbridge homeowners talking about the families who lived in their houses before them. Jim and Cathy Daily will share the long history of their home, Windemere, at 8 Prospect Hill Road. Jack Spencer will explain the emergence of Church Street, including his house at #14. $5 suggested donation. Jonathan Edwards Room at the First Congregational Church, 4 Main St,, Stockbridge.


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: Talk with Prof. Tendai Maparutsa. 12:15 p.m. Bernhard Music Center, room 30, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, "A Doll's House." 8 p.m. Tickets: $2 to $12, or at the door. Venable Hall, 375 Church St., North Adams.

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