The Berkshires Calendar for March 3



MCLA Gallery 51: Opening reception for "What's Next?", a solo show by Karen Moss. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. 51 Main St., North Adams.


Alzheimer's Association: Workshop to cover the basic information on Alzheimer's and related dementias. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. To register or information: 800-272-3900 or visit Timberlyn East, 320 Maple Ave., Great Barrington.

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.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Nosh and Drosh with Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Bring a vegetarian lunch and a willingness to listen and to share interpreting our ancient texts. Information: 7 North St., Great Barrington.

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, second 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: Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Returning speaker Arnie Kozak, author of "Mindfulness from A to Z." 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.

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club: Meeting. 10 a.m. Speaker: Stephen Roy, Veteran Services director for North Adams, on how to apply for benefits and fill out claims, as well up-to-date information on what is available for veterans and their families. Question-and-answer period followings. Coffee and doughnuts. Information: 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263. Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams.

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.

St. Elizabeth Family Rosary: Meeting. 6 p.m. New members welcome. Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

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.

Williams College: Day 2 of two-day symposium featuring activists working to abolish the prison industrial complex. Lunch discussion with CeCe McDonald, Jason Lydon, dream hampton, and Emani Love, at noon, Jenness House, 10 Morley Drive. RSVP: Screening of hampton's film, "Treasure," 7 p.m., Paresky Auditorium, 39 Cahpin Hall Drive. A post-film discussion with hampton, Emani Love and Aishah Shahidah Simmons. Williamstown.


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.


New Lebanon Library: Oscar film series. 6:30 p.m. Weekly screening of this year's Academy Award nominees. Free, call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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.

Fairview Hospital: Eight-week program, "Eating With Awareness: An effective way of changing eating behavior." 6 p.m. Robert Hoechster of Fairview's Outpatient Nutrition Services. Cost: $100. Information or to register: 413- 854-9661. Conference Room at the hospital, Great Barrington.

'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.

Kids' Stuff

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.

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.

Clark Art Institute: Youth Art Month after-school artmaking session for fourth- to eighth-graders. 3 to 5 p.m. "Quick Draw" — make your own thumbnail sketchbook. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with admission to galleries; no registration is required. Young Artmakers Space, lower level of the Clark Center, 225 South St., Williamstown.

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.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation: Late winter nature classes for preschoolers. 10 a.m. Nature exploration, outdoor play, crafts, and stories. Weekly through March 31. Cost: Five sessions, $70; $50 for WRLF members. Come to one session or all. Pre-registration required; or 413-458-2494. Sheep Hill property, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. Becky Cushing, director of Berkshire Sanctuaries for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, "Protecting the Nature of Massachusetts." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams.

Williams College: Annual Faculty Lecture Series. 4:15 p.m. Professor of Art Laylah Ali, "Relieving the Tedium: On My Attempts to Overthrow a Small Government and More Reflections from my Time as an Artist." Free. Reception in Schow Atrium follows. Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, 47 Lab Campus Drive. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jonathan Weiner, "In Darwin's Footsteps: Witnessing the Origin of a New Species in the Galapagos," 7:30 p.m., Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St. Book signing to follow. Free. 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.


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: Piano master class with Vassily Primakov. 4:15 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers, 6 p.m. 5th Annual Chili Cook Off will precede the service, starting at 5:30 p.m. Free-will offering. Information: At the church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.


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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