The Berkshires Calendar for May 15

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Art

Clark Art Institute: Interim Curator of Paintings and Sculpture Lara Yeager-Crasselt discusses her newly published book, "Michael Sweerts (1618–1664): Shaping the Artist and the Academy in Rome and Brussels." 3 p.m. Free. Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Community

All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast: Hosted by Naomi Chapter No. 17. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Menu: Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, pancakes, special pancake of the month — chocolate chip. Adults, $8; children younger than 10, $4. Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams.

Stockbridge Grange: Public family-style baked ham dinner. 1 to 2 p.m. Cost: Adults, $12; children younger than 12, $6. Takeout available, 413-298-3185. Church Street, Stockbridge.

tag and Bake Sale: Benefit for National Alliance on Mental Illness Walk. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. No early birds. Lobby of 333 North St., Pittsfield.

Health & Fitness

Dewey Hall: Community Yoga with Beth Seongwan Fehrensen. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Beginner friendly, gentle to moderate, Kripalu yoga class followed by an optional 15-minute zazen meditation practice. Bring your own mats and props. Pay what you can; suggested donation $10. 91 Main St., Sheffield.

History

Naumkeag: House tours. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience Naumkeag as it would have looked like while the servants prepared the house for the Choate family's return from their New York City residence. Cost: Member, $5; nonmember: $15. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

Lecture

Austerlitz Historical Society: Illustrated talk on "Farm Life — Then and Now" by Nancy Kern, who grew up on an Austerlitz dairy farm. 2 p.m. Free. Information: 518-392-0062, oldausterlitz.org or email oldausterlitz. Harvey House at Old Austerlitz, Route 22, Austerlitz, N.Y.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Citizens' Climate Education forum, "Climate: What's the Big Deal? A Community Conversation." 2 p.m. 9091 NY-22, Copake, N.Y.

Roeliff Jansen Historical Society: Edgar Masters of Friends of Taconic State Park, "What's New at the Old Copake Iron Works?" 2 p.m. Roeliff Jansen Historical Society museum, 8 Miles Road, Copake. N.Y.

Literary

Stockbridge Library: Sunday Speaker Series — Author Daniel M. Klein. 4 p.m. Book signing follows. 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

Music

Berkshire Children and Families: Kids 4 Harmony and the Boston String Academy. 3 p.m. Reception with musicians follows. Free. Information: berkshirechildren.org. Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Church of the Immaculate Conception Music: 5th annual The Sounds Of Spring organ concert. 2 p.m. Free-will offering. Reception follows. 732 NY Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Drum/Bugle Corps: Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, 413-281-1216 or Betsy Halla, 413-822-5235.

First Congregational Church: Recently purchased Baldwin grand piano will be featured in a concert. 2 p.m. Tari Wheeler Roosa, flute; Will Hack, double bass; and Joshua Birns-Sprague, piano and flute. Free, donations accepted. 25 Park Place, Lee.

New Lebanon Library: David Grover and Linda Worster in concert, 2 p.m. Acoustic folk, rock and originals. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844 Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Starving Artist Creperie: Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

Williams College: Student Voice Recital with Evelyn Mahon '18, 2 p.m. Senior Viola and Voice Recital with Lauren Yu, 5 p.m., Both in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club: Take a pleasant birding stroll at BNRC's Constitution Hill Reserve along wooded roads and mowed paths, 8 a.m. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack. Meet at the BNRC parking area at the very end of Bridge Street, Lanesborough. Information: dbruce@bnrc.net or 413-499-0596.

Jocelyn E. LeClair Memorial Scholarship Race: a 5K run (or walk) followed by a 1-mile fun run/walk. 10 a.m. Day of race registration: $25, cash only. Parking is available at Clarksburg State Forest. Clarksburg State Forest, Middle Road, Clarksburg.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Summit Hike — Tower Preservation Tour. 1 p.m. Special summit tour featuring detailed explanation of the current tower's renovation project. Meet on Summit, Adams.

Theater

Berkshire Community College: BCC Players, musical comedy "Avenue Q." 2 p.m. General admission tickets: $15; senior citizens, high school and college students, $10; berkshirecc.edu/bccplayers. Also at the door one hour prior to performance. Boland Theatre, Koussevitzky Arts Center, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Community Access to the Arts: Annual performance and gala, "Wallflowers." Beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets: communityaccesstothearts.org or 413-528-5485. Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Playhouse, Kemble Street, Lenox.

Hubbard Hall: Auditions for William Shakespeare's "Othello." Noon to 4 p.m. Prepare one Shakespearean monologue no longer than 2 minutes. Bring a head shot and resume if available. Seeking actors of diverse ages, genders, and ethnicities. Information: Email eeouellette@gmail.com. Freight Depot Theater, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Encore broadcast of London's National Theatre in HD production of "The Audience" by Peter Morgan at 3 p.m. Pre-broadcast tea tasting at 1:30 p.m. with master tea blender Michael Harney of Harney & Sons Fine Teas, Castle Street Café next door to the Mahaiwe. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mount Everett Regional High School: Classic musical tale, "Peter Pan." 3 p.m. Tickets: $9; students and seniors $7. Thomas A. Consolati Performing Arts Center at the school, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield.

Pittsfield High School: Proteus Theatre, " 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $10; students $8. RSVP: 413-499-9535. East Street, Pittsfield.

THEatre COmpany: "From Door to Door" by James Sherman. 2 p.m. Information and reservations: 413-854-4400. Lauren Clark Fine Arts Gallery, 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

WAM Theatre: Fresh Takes Play Reading Series — "Photograph 51." 3 p.m. Portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin (Jennie Jadow) and her — often overlooked — role in the discovery of DNA's double helix structure. No. 6 Depot Roastery and Cafe, Stockbridge.

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