The Berkshires Calendar for May 2
Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.
Community Supper: Free meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. 5-6 p.m. No reservation required, donations accepted. Non-perishable food items also collected for food banks. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.
EPOCH at Melbourne: "The Space Diet and the Art of RightSized Living" with Kendra MacLeod, Caring Transitions certified relocation and transitions specialist. 2;30 p.m. How to sort, arrange, allocate and purge excess possessions from your home. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Jewish Commitment to Civil Rights" with Rabbi Israel Dresner, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Lee Recycling Committee: Informational meeting on the proposed tow bylaws regulating use of single-use retail plastic bags and polystyrene food and drink containers. 7 p.m. Proposed bylaws are being voted on at the Lee Annual Town Meeting, May 12. Lee Middle and High School auditorium, 300 Greylock St., Lee.
Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.
New Lebanon Library: "Study the Constitution." 7 p.m. Biweekly discussion group. Bring questions and be ready to share opinions. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.
Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, team game only, at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.
Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Linden Street Mediation. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.
Stephentown Historical Society: Steve Trimm of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage in Wilton, N.Y., portraying Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. 7:30 p.m. Free. Directions: 518-733-0010. Stephentown Heritage Center 4 Staples Road (corner of Garfield Road), Stephentown, N.Y.
St. Elizabeth Rosary: Crowning of Mary after 6 p.m. Mass. Information: 413-663-3900. St. Elazabeth of Hungary Church, Marshall Street, North Adams.
Town of Hillsdale: A community meeting to discuss whether or not the town should adopt a Climate Smart Community Pledge. 7 p.m. Hillsdale Town Hall, 2609 State Route 23, Hillsdale, N.Y.
Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.2014
Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718. 2014
Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers. 6 p.m. Lessons for absolute beginner to Improvers. Information: 413-281-4893 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.
Health And Fitness
Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern 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 ext. 111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.
Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.
Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075. 2014
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.
CHP/South Berkshire 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; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.
Family Center Playgroups: Williamstown Youth Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., for infants to 5 years old, free, 66 School St., Williamstown. Gym Group at Haskins Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For walking to 5 years, free, 210 State St., North Adams.
"Politics, Policy, and Partisanship: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Chris Murphy." 7 p.m. Murphy '96 is junior U.S. Senator for Connecticut. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3,844 Main St., Williamstown.
Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.
Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-499-2071.2014
Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: email@example.com.
Williams College: Voice Studio recital with students of Kerry Ryer-Parke, 5 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.
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