The Berkshires Calendar for May 18
Norman Rockwell Museum: Art Museum Day. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m Free admission for visitors; not applicable for group visits. 9 MA-183, Stockbridge.
Stephentown Volunteer Fire Dept.: Painting For a Cause fundraiser. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $35 includes instruction, all supplies and a donation to the fire department. BYOB. Food and soft drinks available. Preregistration required; 413-588-2864 or ProgressivePalette.com. Fire Hall, 396 NY 43, Stephentown, N.Y.
350MA Berkshire Node: Monthly meeting. 5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres potluck; meeting at 6 p.m. UU Church on 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Berkshire Chamber Nite: Hosted by BFAIR (Berkshire Family & Individual Resources, Inc.). 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments and a cash bar. To register: 1berkshire.com. Information: bfair.org or 413.664.9382. BFAIR satellite campus, 26 Roberts Drive, North Adams.
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 Action Hours: With Attorney General Maura Healey. 8 to p.m. Staff members will answer questions on a variety of topics including civil rights, workers' rights, health care and insurance. Staff will also conduct a training in Spanish for community members on workers' rights. St. Peter's Church, 16 Russell St., Great Barrington, Mass.
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.
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.
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.
St. Anne Society of St. Joseph parish: Monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. Speakers: Deacon Frank Ryna and his wife, Kathleen, of the Take and Eat program. 414 North St., Pittsfield
Town of Dalton: Master Plan Steering Committee public information meeting to review the findings of the master plan and the proposed actions. 6:30 p.m. Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field Street Ext., Dalton.
Town of Lanesborough: Voter registration for the annual town meeting. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town Clerk's Office, Newton Memorial Town Hall, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.
Ventofrt Hall: Nejaime's Wine Cellars seminar with world-renowned French winemaker and owner, Olivier Humbrecht. 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $40 per person, includes wines, served with cheese and charcuterie. $15 tickets for optional guided tours of the mansion offered at 4:30 p.m. Reservations: 413-637-2221. 104 Walker St., Lenox.
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.
Ramsdell Library: Film: "Because I Was a Painter." 7 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Berkshire Family YMCA — N. 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.
Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch: Wellness Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. An introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program. Information: 413-663-6529 or visit ymcanb.org. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.
Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 9 to 10 a.m., at Guido's, 1020 South St., Pittsfield.
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.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Lego Club. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Theme, "Wild and Wacky Creations." Children of all ages are welcome. Free, no registration required. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 1 Wendell Ave., 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, 3:10 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, 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.
Great Barrington Historical Society: "Lost Highway" presentation by award-winning artist and photographer Jim Bremer. 7 p.m. The human connection people have with cars and trucks. Free. Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 S. Main St. (Route 7), Great Barrington.
Solomon Wright Public Library: Speaker Amy Schram, Better Business Bureau senior community outreach specialist serving Vermont. 7 p.m. Common and current scams, major "red flags" to be aware of in daily financial transactions, etc. Free. Information: 802-823-5400 97 Main St., Pownal, Vt.
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 berkshirehighlanders.org. changed Oct. 2014
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.
Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: UBU Theater Production, "A Fly in my Soup and Other Works." 6 p.m. Free. Lighthouse Café, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.
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