The Berkshires calendar for March 8

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Community

Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School: Enrollment information session. 6:30 p.m. Mohawk Forest Community Room on Mohawk Forest Blvd., North Adams.

Berkshire Stamp Club: "Oh, Canada" with Mr. Munch. 7:30 p.m. Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, Laneborough.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mount Everett Regional School, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.

Community ReStart: Annual membership meeting. 6 p.m. Information: 413-445-4700 or communityrestart.org. Berkshire Athenaeum, second floor, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee: Meeting. 5:30 p.m. The upcoming caucus, town election and town meeting, and a chance for candidates to introduce themselves. Everyone welcome. Information: Andy Moro, amoro47@gmail.com, or Patrick Fennell, 413-528-9106. Selectmen's Room, Town Hall, Great Barrington.

McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: mccanntech.org. Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

Milne Public Library: Knitting in the Afternoon, a knitting group with group coordinator Carole Thompson. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Information: 413-458-5369. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

Film

Berkshire Athenaeum: Cinema of Law series — "Woman in Gold" (2015), introduced by Attorney Paul Rapp. 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Berkshire Law Library, Berkshire Bar Association and the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Free. Eligible for BCC Forum Credit. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Health & Fitness

EPOCH at Melbourne: Pittsfield Memory Cafe for people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends. 10 a.m. Free. Information and to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

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

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

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

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. MCBA Book Club (grades 4 through 6), 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

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

Lecture

Williams College: A panel, "Staging Urban Environmental History." 7 p.m. The showdown between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs in 1960s New York City, and that conflict's ongoing significance to the history of urban planning and to the city's downtown. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown.

Music

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.

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, 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 harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

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