The Berkshires Calendar for May 20

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Art

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser to benefit the Josh Bressette Commit 2 Save a Life. 6 to 8 p.m. "Golden Lighthouse Wine Glasses," two wine glasses, $35. All painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash bar and wine raffle. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams.

Hubbard Hall: opening reception for the Main St. Arts Project Exhibit, featuring the work of more than 20 Cambridge Central School students, in grades 3-6, on the theme of "What Cambridge Means to Me." 5 p.m. On view through May 27. Freight Depot at Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall: Opening reception for Cornelia Brooke Gilder's exhibit, "Vent Fort and the Legacy of Robert Gould Shaw." 7 p.m. Actress Anne Undeland, appearing as Annie Haggerty, will read a selection of letters, some unpublished, written by her husband, Col. Shaw, to her and to their family. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Community

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Board and Card Games: For all ages. 7 to 9 p.m. Light refreshments available, feel free to bring your favorite game. Information: uumsb.org. Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire, 1089 Main St., Housatonic.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

New Lebanon Foundation: Trivia Night. 6 to 9 p.m. New Lebanon Jazz Band, 6:30 to 7 p.m.; trivia play at 7 p.m. Bring a team of up to six members or join a team at the event. Door prizes, silent auction, refreshments and raffles. $10 per person. All proceeds benefit Arts and Humanities program for the New Lebanon Central School children. New Lebanon Junior/Senior High School on Route 22, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Dance

Shire City Sanctuary: Shire City Rhythm Club with The Lucky 5. 8 to 11 p.m. A night of swing dancing with a free swing dance lesson from 7 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Beer, wine and pizza available. Tickets: $15 at the door. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit. 7 to 8 a.m. Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. 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.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. 6-8:30 p.m. An evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost: $5. Financial assistance is available. Information: 413-499-7650 or at vbemiss@pittsfieldfamilyyymca.org. Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Literary

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Reading and signing with Peter Steiner, "The Capitalist" (a novel). 7 p.m. Information: Bookstoreinlenox.com or 413-637-3390. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Music

Berkshire Theatre Group: On The Stage Series — Cabaret group Miss B. Haven, singing tunes from the '20s to the present. 8 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre. Tickets: $25; 413-997-4444, berkshiretheatregroup.org or at the Colonial ticket office, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Bread & Roses Coffee House: Mollie Glazer. 7 p.m. Donations at the door to benefit The Kids' Place. In the parlor, South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Hubbard Hall: Youth Chorale and Women's Chorale Spring Sing. 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 general admission, $5 student; hubbardhall.org, 518-677-2495 or at the door. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

New Lebanon Library: The Limb Shakers in concert. 6:30 p.m. An evening of old time jazz and swing. Information: 518- 794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Theater

Berkshire Community College: BCC Players, musical comedy "Avenue Q." 8 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.

The Ghent Playhouse: "The Imaginary Invalid — The Hypochondriac." 8 p.m. Translated and directed by Barbara Leavell Smith; original music composed by Catherine Schane-Lydon. Tickets: $20, $17 Playhouse members, $10 students with ID; 1-800-838-3006 or ghentplayhouse.org. Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.

Miss Hall's School: Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." 8:30 p.m. W. General admission: $6; reservations recommended; 413-395-7108. Woods Theater of the Elizabeth Gatchell Klein Arts Center on the Miss Hall's School campus, 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Mt. Greylock Regional School: Spring drama, "You Can't Take It With You." 7 p.m. Tickets at the door. Lanesborough Elementary School at 188 Summer St., Lanesborough.

Pittsfield High School: Proteus Theatre, " 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". 7 p.m. Tickets: Adults $10; students $8. RSVP: 413-499-9535. East Street, Pittsfield.

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