The Berkshires Calendar for March 6


Berkshire Consumer Services Program:
Consumer Counselor Kate Alexander and Assistant Attorney General Ann Lynch will present information on National Consumer Protection Week, ways to be a savvy consumer and avoid being scammed, the Equifax breach, and how to protect yourself from identity theft, includes Q&A, from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., Berkshire Community College, Susan B. Anthony Lounge, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Food Project: Free community lunch, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Evening Star Lodge of Masons: Corned beef and cabbage fellowship dinner, $12, 6:30 p.m., 195 Laurel St., Lee.

Gold Card Club:
Club meeting, 12:30 p.m., Boston Seafood's, 160 American Legion Drive, North Adams.

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee: Discussion of the town and school budgets, school safety and upcoming election, 5:30 p.m., 334 Main St., Great Barrington.

Knitting Support Group: Socializing and simple instruction to get going or for help with a trouble spot on a current project, open to experienced and beginning knitters, 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams; or 413-662-3133.

Literacy Network of South Berkshire: Workshop, "Understanding the High School Equivalency Certification Process in Massachusetts," 3:30 p.m., Berkshire Community College South County Center, 343 Main St., Great Barrington.

Mason Library: One-on-one computer sessions, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Sign up at Main Circulation Desk.

New Lebanon Library: Tech Talk: Library catalog and overdrive session, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 550 NY-20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Pittsfield Chess Club: All playing levels; chess sets provided or bring your own, 6 to 8 p.m., UCP Center, 208 West St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-212-6067.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Optional dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:15 p.m., The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

South Berkshire Friends Meeting House: Welcome the Grafton Peace Pagoda Walkers to Great Barrington, with potluck and talk-back, 5 p.m., 280 State Road, Great Barrington.

Williamstown Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center: Philomena Demo inherits the Boston Post Cane, 11 a.m., 25 Adams Road, Williamstown.


Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 6:30 to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Cinema of Law screening of "The Crucible," 6 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee; sponsored by Porchlight and the Tyringham Board of Health, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Town Hall, Tyringham.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington. Information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Recycling:
Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pick up this week.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Meditation, all welcome, no charge, 12:15 p.m., Community Room, Berkshire Bank, 99 North St., Pittsfield;, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Basic Hands-on Genealogy with Alan Doyle Horbal, 2 or 5:15 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Attendees to the 5:15 p.m. class must bring their own device.


Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners, explore the world through a child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds, for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, included with regular museum admission, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Cheshire Library, 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

Community Health Programs: Toddler Steps with Sally, for children 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 a.m.; Sips and Tips with Cynthia, child care provided, 10:45 a.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroups: After School Lego Club for kids ages 4 to 12, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Adams Free Library, 92 Park St., Adams.

It Takes A Village: Caregiver and Baby Yoga, free yoga class for parents of babies birth to crawling, 11 a.m. to noon, Sunflower Yoga, Berkshire Trail Elementary School building, 2 Main St., Cummington.

Lanesborough Library: Stories, fingerplays, songs and musical instruments, simple crafts for young children, 10:15 a.m., 83 North Main St., Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lego Club: All ages welcome, 3 to 4 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 South Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Lenox Public Schools: Early childhood open house, visit preschool and kindergarten classrooms, learn about programs, 6 p.m., Morris Elementary School, 129 West St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group for baby to 5 years old, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

New Lebanon Library: Block party, brick building in the library, 4 p.m., 550 NY-20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1 to 3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in grades 1 to 7, includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. Register in person during normal business hours or call 413-442-0624.

South Berkshire Kids: Brain Builders with Michelle, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Undermountain Elementary School, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield; Explore and Play with Anina, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., 1 North Main Road, Otis.

UNO Community Center: After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, registration not required, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.


Bushnell-Sage Library: Introduction to Khan Academy, an online resource (, for parents, students and teachers, 4 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.


Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing with Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee. Information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

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