The Berkshires Calendar for March 4

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Art

Berkshire Art Association: 2016 BAA College Fellowship Show awards reception. 5 to 8 p.m. Work of 18 student artists. Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Paint & Sip: "Eiffel Tower, Paris, France." 6 to 8 p.m. $30, all painting materials and light snack included; BYOB. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: New Parents Gallery Talk series. 10:15 a.m. Best suited for parents with pre-toddlers; strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. Reservations not required. Free. Permanent collection galleries, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Community Access to the Arts: Opening reception for exhibit of framed paintings, drawings and pastels created by artists with disabilities. 5 to 8 p.m. Free after-party and social gathering 8 to 10 p.m. with live music by singer/songwriter Alan Monasch. Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

The Christian Center: Art show and reception for Family Art Therapy Project exhibit, "family Expressions." 5 to 7 p.m. The Kinderhook Group, Crawford Square, 137 North St., Pittsfield.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts. FirstFridaysArtswalk.com.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Meet Rockwell's Models." 2:30 p.m. Rockwell models will share their personal experiences. Free with museum admission; museum members free. Information: nrm.org. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.

Shire City Sanctuary: Bingo! Gallery opening reception for the work of John ffrench. 5 to 8 p.m. Music of Duo Eamon. Corned beef dinner, 6:30 p.m., $12 per person. Reservations: Eventbrite.com, 413-236-9600 or email shirecitysanctuary@gmail.com. Showing of the film, "John ffrench — A Life In Colour," 7:30 p.m. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Worthington Historical Society: Felice Caivano, fine arts curator and collections manager of the Department of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 7:30 p.m. Caivono will speak about her work on wall plaques. Donations appreciated. Information: 413-238-5349 or pcmclean70@yahoo.com. 6 Williamsburg Road, Worthington.

Community

Berkshire Museum: Fourth annual Berkshire Award presentation to Jane Burke, Sandra Burton, Don Quinn Kelley and Lola Jaffe. 5:30 p.m. Tickets: berkshiremuseum.org/support/berkshire-awards/ or 413-443-7171, ext. 313. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

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.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Dance

Vote Soiree: Social ballroom dance. 7 p.,m. Music by Champagne Jam. Admission: $10 per person. Light refreshments. Information: 413-329-3324. Polish Falcon Hall, 32 BelAir Ave., Pittsfield.

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 vbemiss@pittsfieldfamilyyymca.org. 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.

Hub Youth Center: Drum leader Otha Day will lead a drum circle for all Pittsfield youth. 3:30 p.m. Lean how to make a drum. Free. 243 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Music

Berkshire Community College: BCC New Voice Festival. 8 p.m. Live music, visual arts and storytelling. Seating is extremely limited. To reserve tickets: 413-499-0886. General admission: $15; $10 for students and seniors. Boland Theatreon the campus, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Lenox High School: "A '60s Flashback." 7 p.m. A historical jpurney through music that transformed a generation. Tickets: #15 at door; Alliance Appliance, 579 Fenn St.; Wood Bros. Music, Aleendale Shopping Center. Proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Duffin Auditorium at the school, 197 East St., Lenox.

Monument Mountain Regional High School: 33rd Annual Pops Concert. 8 p.m. $12 general admission. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Linda Worster in concert. 6 p.m. Folk, rock and original covers. Free. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

West Cummington Congregational Church: "Lyric," a performance of spontaneous rounds of original songs and poetry. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door; portion of proceeds to benefit the pro-renewable energy group NOFRACKEDGASINMASS.org. Q&A, book and CD signing follow. Information: 413-320-5553. 27 W. Main St., West Cummington.

Williams College: Inaugural lecture in the Theory in Practice lecture series with Composer Nico Muhly, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Free. Berkshire Symphony featuring Vassily Primakov, piano, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall. Free. Pre-concert talk with Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, 7:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Free. Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Theater

Lee Middle & High School: "Legally Blonde the Musical." 7 p.m. Students and seniors, $8; adults. $10. School auditorium, 300 Greylock St., Lee.

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

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