The Berkshires Calendar for March 5



Berkshire Museum: Tour the "ArtZoo" galleries 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 to benefit Berkshire Dance Theatre, 6 to 8 p.m. "Wild Mountain Flowers." $35, all painting materials and light snack included. BYOB. Reserations: or 413- 205-8346. Berkshire Dance Theatre, 120 Union St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Art talk, "The Teachings of Harvey Dunn." 5:30 p.m. George Fernandez, associate professor and Visual Communications chairman at SUNY Farmingdale. Admission: Free for museum members or with regular museum admission. Information: 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.

Thompson Giroux Gallery: Artist Reception: for Kingsley Parker, "Oceans Apart." 4 to 6 p.m. 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.


Boy Scout Troop 8 of Pittsfield: Annual Pizza Playoff. 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets at the door: $8 per adult and $6 for seniors and under 12, (free under 5). St. Charles Church Hall, 89 Briggs Ave., Pittsfield.

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Public skate. 2 to 3:45 p.m. Children: $4 with membership; $6 without. Adults: $6. Ice skate rental available, $3 per session. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

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.

Hamfest: MTARA Amateur Radio & Electronics. 8:30 a.m. General admission: Adults, $5; under 12, free. Snack bar. VE exams, 10:30 a.m. Information: Moose Family Center 244 Fuller Road, Chicopee.

High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding: Volunteer training. 10 a.m. to noon. Learn to assist people with special needs through equine-assisted activities. Horse experience not a requirement. Wear sturdy shoes and be prepared to be outdoors. Age 14-plus. Information: 518-672-4202 or email 71 CR 21C Ghent, N.Y.

High Hopes Farm Sugarhouse: Buffet breakfast. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1132 Huntington Road, Worthington.

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.

Lee Democratic Town Committee: Meeting to elect delegates to attend the state Democratic Convention in June. 10:30 a.m. All welcome, but only registered Democrats eligible to be nominated. Information: 413-243-0489. Lee Town Hall, 32 Main St., Lee.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. 2 to 4 p.m. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Sweetwood of Williamstown: "The Art of Right-Sized Living " and "The Space Diet" with Kendra MacLeod, president of Caring Transitions of Berkshires and Hudson Valley. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tips for downsizing, organizing, home staging and moving day. Light refreshments. Free. 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.

Temple Anshe Amunim: Congregational Sabbath led by members of the Religious School, followed by brunch. 10 a.m. RSVP for brunch required, 413-442-5910 or email 26 Broad 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.


Greenwich Free Library: Dance class demonstration event for dancers of all ages. Fundamentals of hip hop and jazz for ages 8-12 at noon; modern jazz demo class for adults and teens at 12:30 p.m. Free. Information: or 518-677-2495. 148 Main St., Greenwich, N.Y.

Olga Dunn Dance Co.: "Bring on the Cake!" 7 p.m. Live dance and cake refreshments for the 40th anniversary celebration. Tickets: $15 at the door. Infomration: 413-528-9674. Great Barrington Train Station, 46 Castle St., Great Barrington.


Mass MoCA: Alloy Orchestra's Ken Winokur, new film and live music project, "Psychedelic Cinema," which revitalizes cult filmmaker Ken Brown's Super 8 films from the late 1960s (once used as light shows for Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and Sly Stone). 8 p.m. Tickets: $5 for members, $10 for students, $16 in advance, $22 day of, and $28 preferred; available at box office on Marshall Street, 413-662-2111 or at North Adams.

Music in Common: "From Madness to Music," short documentary film. 7 p.m. Free. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: "Sweet Dreams." 7 p.m.; potluck at 6 p.m. Free. Refreshments and a moderated discussion follow. Information: 518-766-2992. Directions: Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.

Project Native: Kick-off for 6th Annual Environmental Film Festival. Feature and short films on a range of current environmental topics. Beginning at 10 a.m. Free. Information and schedule: Tower Theaters, located in the Village Commons, 19 College Street, South Hadley.

Health & Fitness

Ramsdell Library: "Spring Into Healthy Eating with Safara: Digestion Friendly Gut." 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: WeeMuse: Art Lab, 11 a.m., activities that create art with a science approach, offering kids chance to learn and explore. Included with regular museum admission. "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: Cabin Fever Intergenerational Playshop with Jeanne Bassis. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free for all ages. No registration required. 55 Main St., Lenox.

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

Spectrum Playhouse: Families First Series — CIP Puppet Troupe with their own retelling of two fairy tales for children. 11 a.m. Free, suggested donation $5. Information: 20 Franklin St., Lee.


Austen Riggs Center: Jack Drescher, M.D., "From Bisexuality to Intersexuality: Rethinking Gender Categories." Saturday, March 5, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration at 9 a.m. Fee: $20 for WMAAPP members, $25 for non-members, and free for students with ID. Information or to register online: 25 Main St., Stockbridge.

Berkshire Athenaeum: Local author and retired police captain John O'Neil introduces his new book, "50 Murders: History of the Pittsfield Police 1690–2007." 2 p.m. Free. Eligible for BCC Forum Credit. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Heritage State Park: Illustrated lecture, "A Line in the Sand." 3 p.m. March 6th marks the 180th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo. Re-live the heroic 13-day siege and its eventual fall. Information: 413-663-6312. The park is south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. The Visitors Museum is in building #4.

Ventfort Hall: "Snow Crash: Lenox's True Story of Ethan Frome." 3:30 p.m. Victorian tea and talk by local historian and author Cornelia Brooke Gilder. Reservations: Advance, $22; day of, $27, 104 Walker St., Lenox.


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.

Hubbard Hall: Blues & Brews fundraiser. 7 p.m. Music by the Roadside Blues Band and chili, corn bread and desserts. All ages. Admission: $20, includes food, music and soft drinks; cash bar available. Tickets:, 518-677-2495, or at the door. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Lenox High School: "A '60s Flashback." 7 p.m. A historical journey 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.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Met Opera Live in HD production of Puccini's "Manon Lescaut." 1 p.m. Pre-broadcast lecture by Scott Eyerly, 11 a.m. Tickets: $18 to $25. Tickets and information: or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mason Library: "The Perfect Art of Renaissance Polyphony" with Christine Gevert. 11:30 a.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Trio Nota, "Shepherds' Heights to Neon Nights," a recital of music by Meyerbeer, Brahms, Arne, Cooke, Hovhaness, and Gottlieb. 5 p.m. Information: 518-325-4101, or 9091 Route 22, Copake, N.Y.

Williams College: Berkshire Symphony Family Concert, 2 p.m., Chapin Hall. Free. Faculty Recital: Joana Genova, violin, 4 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Free. 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Berkshire Knapsackers: Thunderbolt Ski Race Outing, Mount Greylock, Adams, Mass. B.3.C. Combination of snowshoeing and ski race festivities on the Thunderbolt and various trails, depending on conditions. Meet: Greylock Glen parking area, Gould Road. Information: 413-281-3303 or

Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society: Sip & Swirl, beer and wine tasting. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Valid ID required. Tickets, $25 in advance, or 413-442-7769; $30 at the door. Lichtenstein Center, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Sheep Hill: Winter Snow Animal Tracking with naturalist Dan Yacobellis. 9 to 11:30 a.m. A family friendly walk around the bottom of the hill identifying tracks and sign of animals that have been through. For those that want to take it a little further we'll venture up into the forest and look for some of the more secretive creatures like fisher and bobcat, Noon to 4 p.m. For adults and kids 8 and older. Registration required. Cost: Individual $5, family $10, free to WRLF members, Information: 413-458-2494 or 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.


Lee Middle & High School: "Legally Blonde the Musical." 2 and 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." 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $2 to $12, or at the door. Venable Hall, 375 Church St., North Adams.

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