The Berkshires Calendar for March 9



Williams College: Visual artist Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne name: Hock E Aye VI), to speak. 4:30 p.m. Free. Lawrence Hall, room 231, 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School: Enrollment information session. 6:30 p.m. Boys & Girls Club, 11 Melville St., Pittsfield..

Berkshire Diva's Quarter Auction: Doors open at 6 p.m. Eagles on Curran Highway, North Adams. To benefit local charity or organization (chosen each month). 50/50 raffle.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 3:45 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

Embroidery Guild: Meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grace Church Congregational. All new members welcome. Information call 413-464-1506. 1055 Williams St., Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Lee Middle and High School: An evening with Jeff Bauman. 6 p.m. A pivotal witness in helping the FBI to identify the Boston Marathon bombers. Bauman lost both his legs in the bombing. Free. Appropriate for students in grades 5 and up. School auditorium, 300 Greylock St., Lee.

NoCo Pastaria: NoCo Community Night to benefit Northern Berkshire Community Coalition. 10 percent of bill to be donated; newsletter from nbCC Facebook page or email required. Reservations: 413-749-2900. 896 State Road, North Adams.

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.

Williamstown Community Chest: 89th annual meeting. 5:30 p.m. Special presentation by North Adams Kids 4 Harmony. Social time and refreshments. Information: 413-458-2443 or The Williams Inn. Williamstown.

Windsor Democrats: Caucus to elect one delegate and one alternate to the 2016 Massachusetts Democratic Convention. 7 p.m. Open to all registered Democrats in Windsor. Information: Charles Sturtevant, 413-684-3268. Windsor Town Hall, Route 9, Windsor.


Hubbard Hall Irish Dancers: Watch and/or learn traditional Irish Step dancing. 7 p.m. Free. Bake Sale to support the Irish Dance Costume Fund. Information: or 518-677-2495. Cambridge Central School auditorium, 24 S. Park St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.


Williams College: 2016 Tournées/Williams College French Film Festival. 7 p.m. This year's theme, "In / dependence: Capturing Women in (New) French Cinema." "La religieuse/The Nun" (2013). In French with English subtitles. Free. Paresky Auditorium, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox; with the Otis Board of Health, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Otis Senior Center, Otis.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Mason Library: Get Cuffed hypertension program. 1 to 3 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Information: 413-447-3092. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield.


Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM Session. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free. To register: 413-443-7171, ext. 334, or email 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.


Saints Patrick & Raphael Parish: Lenten lecture series, "Rediscover Your Spiritual Roots." 7:30 p.m. "Getting the Year of Mercy: Gems from Pope Francis' Jesuit Heart," Bryan Norton, S.J., visiting instructor of Classics, Xavier University. Free. Parish Center, Southworth Street, Williamstown.


Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Session for Women, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Williams College: MidWeekMusic. 12:15 p.m. Chapin Hall. Master Class: Stephen Hough, piano — Visiting Artist Series, 3:30 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall; Master Class: Steven Isserlis, cello — Visiting Artist Series, 3:30 p.m., Chapin Hall; Stephen Hough, piano; Steven Isserlis, cello — Visiting Artist Series, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall. 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

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