The Berkshires Calendar for May 17

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Becket Democratic Town Committee: Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Topics to discuss include planning for the upcoming candidate forum, with all the candidates for State Senate. All town residents are welcome. Becket Room at Town Hall, 557 Main St., Becket.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Colonial Theatre: Dr. Bill Thomas' Age of Disruption Tour. Part 1: Disrupting Dementia, for people living with early dementia, the people who love them, and all front-line caregivers. 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tickets $15. Part 2: "The Lobby Experience!" 5 to 6:30 p.m. Open to anyone interested in redefining what it means to age. Free. Part 3: "Aging: Life's Most Dangerous Game," for young and not young adults. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Tickets at DrBillThomas.org or Home Instead Senior Care, 413-442-0907. 111 South St., Pittsfield.

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

Pickleball: 6 to 9 p.m. Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire Branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Pittsfield Green Drinks: Starting at 5:15 p.m.; talk at 6:30 p.m. Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. Location changes, call Jane, 413-230-7321.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. Noon. Guest speaker: Ed Damon, reporter for The Berkshire Eagle and The Bennington Banner. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at ed@rainbowseniors.org or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org. First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Rental Housing Association of Berkshire County: Monthly meeting. 7 p.m.; optional dinner at 6:30 p.m. for $22. Speaker: Susanna Opper, the publisher of Web Words, a monthly online newsletter about effective online messaging and marketing. To attend meeting or information: 413 499 1330. Zucchini's Restaurant, North Street, Pittsfield.

St. Joseph Church: Thirteen Tuesday devotions to St. Anthony with the Rev. Geoffrey Deeker. 6 p.m. Prayer, scripture, adoration, reflection on the life of Anthony, and singing of psalms and hymns. All welcome. 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Open house. 6 p.m. Come see what Kiwanis is all about. Information: Annie Rand, annierand@att.net. The Bridge Restaurant, Route 7, Sheffield.

Tuesday Club: "The Wilderness of Africa." 2 p.m. Experience the wilderness of Africa through the slides and experiences of Linda Day. Light refreshments. Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Lee Senior Center, at the Crossway Village gymnasium, Lee; with Becket Board of Health, 10 to 11:30 a.m., clinic and presentation, "Talking with Your Doctor" Town Hall, Becket.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, cosponsored 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. 2014

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Monument Mountain: Little Sprouts, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Intimate garden play group for children younger than 5. Trustees Member: $5; non-member: $10. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. Route 7, Great Barrington.

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

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.

Williams College: MidweekMusic, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall. Clarinet Choir, 5 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Jazz Guitar Studio Recital with students of Robert Phelps, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Outdoors

Bartholomew's Cobble: "Monitoring Breeding Birds." 8 to 9 a.m. Participants will walk parts of the cobble and learn the sounds and breeding patterns of local and migrating birds that call the cobble home. Member: $5; nonmember: $10. Registration recommended: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Mount Greylock State Park: Nice 'n Easy Hike. 10 a.m. 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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