The Berkshires Calendar for March 9

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ART

Berkshire Museum:
"Youth Art Month" opening reception, 5 to 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: Sunflower tote bag to benefit the Angela Taylor Scholarship Foundation, $35, 6 to 8 p.m., Italian American Club, 203 Newell St., Pittsfield. Register: 413-205-8346.

Berkshire Photographic Portrait Project: Become a part of Thad Kubis' project, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Bushnell Sage Library, 48 Main St., Sheffield. Register for a session: 917-597-1891.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, live music, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Pittsfield; FirstFridaysArtswalk.com.

IS183 Art School: Arts Night Out, 7 to 9 p.m., Citizen's Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: "Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture," soft opening, 5 to 8 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Consumer Services Program:
Kate Alexander discusses National Consumer Protection Week, the Equifax breach and other consumer topics, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Great Barrington Council on Aging, Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 Main St., Great Barrington; Alexander discusses the Equifax breach, how to protect your financial information, and other topics, 2 to 3 p.m., Sugar Hill Living Community, 45 Main St., Dalton.

Berkshire Disability Legislative Breakfast Committee: 18th annual Legislative Breakfast, $16, 7:30 a.m., Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

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

Dalton American Legion: Karaoke night, 8 to 11 p.m., 258 North St., Dalton.

Huntington Public Library: Scrapbooking workshop, 6 p.m., 7 East Main St., Huntington.

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 Education Foundation: Wine and beer tasting fundraiser, $25, 6 to 8 p.m., Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield. Tickets: pittsfieldeducationfoundation.org.

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

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.

Purple Dragon Games: Magic Booster Draft, $15, 6:30 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

St. Agnes Catholic Community: Lenten meal, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Parish Hall, 30 Carson Ave., Dalton.

Zion Lutheran Church: Taste of Germany Dinner, $6-$12, 5 to 7 p.m., 74 First St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Dances of Universal Peace: Participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders, no previous experience needed, all ages welcome, donation $5-$10, 7 to 9 p.m., Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.; 518-392-9718, farid@taconic.net.

FILM

Lenox Library: Friday Films with Frank, 1 p.m., Welles Gallery, Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mount Greylock Ski Club: Screening of "Stories from the Slopes: A Skiing History of Western New England," in conjunction with Williams College Outing Club and the Thunderbolt Ski Runners, free, 7 p.m., Bronfman Auditorium, 18 Hoxsey St., Williamstown.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Easy Exercise:
Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m., St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

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

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites for preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

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 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.

Community Health Programs: Skip and Dip, 10 a.m. to noon, Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington; Sing and Play with Jeanne, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lee Library: Wii Gaming for teens, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Pine Woods: Jenney Maloy hosts a pop-up library and storytime, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 3 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

LECTURE

Milham Planetarium at the Hopkins Observatory:
Astronomy students will host free shows, 8 p.m., 829 Main St., Williamstown. Reservations: 413-597-2188.

Sheffield Historical Society: Hilary Russell gives a presentation on the art of canoe building, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.

LITERARY

Berkshire Athenaeum:
Friends book sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Lenox Library: The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar and the Lenox Library celebrate International Women's Day with "Writing Fire" contributors and editors, 7 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

MUSIC

Bushnell-Sage Library: Folk Circle, bring your instrument or voice and have some fun, refreshments and one copy each of "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" provided, 7 to 9 p.m., 48 Main Street, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

New Lebanon Library:
Will Adams, 6:30 p.m., 550 NY-20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Rainbow Restaurant: Blue Light Trio performs, 7:30 p.m., 109 First St., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Mount Greylock State Reservation:
Finding Your Way in Winter, discover ways to navigate outdoors in winter, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

THEATER

Berkshire Waldorf High School:
"Noises Off!," $10-$15, 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge.

Lee Middle & High School: "Shrek, The Musical," $10, $8 students and seniors, 7 p.m., 300 Greylock St., Lee.

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