The Berkshires Calendar for May 11

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ART

Berkshire Community College: Fine Arts/Visual Arts students art show, featuring a variety of works including photos and paintings. 4 to 7 p.m. Free. Koussevitzky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

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 4 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.

Court Margaret 629: Catholic Daughters of the Americas monthly meeting. 6 p.m. St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

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

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Hilltown Democratic Coalition: Candidate Forum. 7 to 9 p.m. Goshen Congregational Church, Main Street (Route 9), Goshen.

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

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.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners' lessons, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

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.

FILM

Ramsdell Library: Documentary Night: Film TBD. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Family YMCA — North Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic. 6 to 7 p.m. Exercises to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Otis Senior Center, in conjunction with the Otis Board of Health, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 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.

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

KID STUFF

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, 3:10 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.

Mason Library: Handwork for Homeschoolers. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Naumkeag: "Nature at Naumkeag," nature-based playgroup, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Rd, Stockbridge.

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.

LECTURE

EPOCH at Melbourne: "The Lives of Songbirds" with wildlife rehabilitator Arlene Kiesler. 2:30 p.m. Free, but space is limited. RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

LITERARY

Berkshire Waldorf High School: Creative Writing Workshop Reading. 7 p.m. An evening of original works written by students of Sion Dayson, Stone Court Writer-in-Residence. 14 Pine St., Stockbridge.

MUSIC

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

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.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Encore performance — Met Opera Live in HD production of Strauss's "Elektra" 1 p.m. Tickets: $18 to $25. Tickets and information: mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Williams College: MidweekMusic. 12:15 p.m. Chapin Hall stage, 62 Chapin Hall Drive. Senior Viola & Harp Recital with Meilu McDermott and Young Sun Lee, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive. Small Jazz Ensembles, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club: A morning walk along the Ashuwillticook Trail looking for migrants in a variety of habitats. 7 a.m. Information: Ed Neumuth, 413-884-4961, eneumuth@gmail.com, or Gael Hurley, 413-281-1017, gael19@nycap.rr.com.

Housatonic River Walk: Birding on the River Walk. 7 a.m. and/or 7 p.m. Bring binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. Information: info@gbtrails.org. Meet at the Du Bois River Garden Park, Housatonic.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group: Laugh Lounge Series — comedian Kevin Meaney. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 the day of at the door. Colonial Theatre, 111 South Street, Pittsfield.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Staged reading of "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters, directed by John Trainor. 7 p.m. Free. Information: townplayers.org. Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

WAM Theatre: Girls Ensemble program original theater piece, "Miss Labeled." 7:30 p.m. The labels young girls feel they are given by society and their peers. The piece explores issues such as bullying, domestic violence and school dress codes. Suitable for ages 10 and older. Free. Spectrum Playhouse, 20 Franklin St., Lee.

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