The Berkshires Calendar for May 22



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Open house and student exhibit. 6 to 8 p.m. Owner Michelle Iglesias and many of the exhibiting artists will talk about their works and answer questions. No reservations needed. Information: or 413- 205-8346. Free. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: Porcelain expert Meredith Chilton, "Stolen Secrets: Vienna Baroque Porcelain of Du Paquier." 3 p.m. Chilton discusses the whimsical and exuberant porcelain produced in Claudius Innocentius du Paquier's 18th-century Viennese porcelain factory. Free. Michael Conforti Pavilion on the Clark campus, 225 South St., Williamstown.


Community CPR Classes: CPR (adult and child) training. Each hour-long class will start at the top of each hour, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following each class, participants will receive an official course completion card, valid for two years, from the American Heart Association. Cost: $20 per person. No prerequisite training, text books or testing required. Information or to register:, then click on "Register for Berkshire Mall Seminar." Registration recommended, but not required. Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough.

Hancock School: Plant and bake sale. 9 a.m. to noon. Annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, shrubs, bushes, vegetables and baked goods. Proceeds benefit Hancock Community Dollars for Scholars. 3080 Hancock Road, Hancock.

Ye Olde Towne Lebanon Militia: Colonial Encampment. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Musket firings and 18th century soldiering, colonial cooking, weaving, spinning, carpentry and tin work programs; colonial games. Free. Farmington River Elementary School, 555 N. Main St., Otis.

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.

Pittsfield Sangha: Meditative Book Study. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Currently reading together "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche. Information:, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252 Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.


Geer Village: Emmy Award-winning Elaine Bromka will perform "Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty," revealing life and love in the White House. 4 p.m. Free, but seating it limited. RSVP: 860-824-2625 or Hollenbeck Room, 77 South Canaan Road, Canaan, Conn.

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 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Reading and signing with David Fromm, "The Duration: (a novel). 2 p.m. Information: or 413-637-3390. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Chatham Synagogue: Reading And discussion of his new book, "Mark Rothko: From The Inside Out," By famed artist's son, Christopher Rothko. 11 a.m. Information: 518-392-0701 or email 1536 County Route 28, Chatham Center, N.Y.

The Mount: Stone Court Writer-In-Residence Sion Dayson will read from her work, including the upcoming "When Things Were Green." 3 p.m. Refreshments and conversation with the author will follow. Free. Information: 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.


Berkshire Concert Choir: Annual spring concert, "Great Poets/Great Composers" 4 p.m. Tickets at the door: $15; $12 seniors and students. Information: 413-442-6120 or St. Mark Church, 400 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Sings! / Berkshire Ukulele Band: Concert. 2 p.m. Complimentary refreshments. Tickets: $8 adult, $5 child; at the center's front desk or 413-528-2810, ext. 10. Jaffe Auditorium at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Close Encounters with Music: Professor and Inventor Edgar Choueiri, "Making Waves: Sounds of the Future." 2 p.m. New lifelike 3-D audio system in picture-perfect fidelity. Tickets: $15, includes light refreshment; 1-800-843-0778 or Hudson Opera House 327 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.

Crescendo: "Elizabethan Music and the Sounds of Hamlet." 4 p.m. Tickets: $10 to $50; Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, Conn.

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.

Hubbard Hall: TriBeCaStan. 7 p.m. Eclectic elements of jazz, world music, psychedelia and folk, using a wild variety of ethnic instruments from around the globe to create a sound that is completely original. Tickets: $20, $10 student;, 518-677-2495 or at the door. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

New Lebanon Library: Paul de Jong in concert. 3 p.m. A program of original and traditional works for cello. 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.

Zion Lutheran Church: Renak in a German Cabaret. 4 p.m. Tickets: $15, includes entertainment and appetizers. Cash bar. 74 First St., Pittsfield.


Hoffmann Bird Club: A birding walk along roads and trails around wetlands and through forests. 7 a.m. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack. Contact: Dale, or 413-637-0320. Directions and Information: 413-429-6539. Meet at Myrin Institute Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington.


Berkshire Community College: BCC Players, musical comedy "Avenue Q." 2 p.m. General admission tickets: $15; senior citizens, high school and college students, $10; 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 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.

Miss Hall's School: Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." 2 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.

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.

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