The Berkshires Calendar for May 23

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Art

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

Adams Lassie League: Spaghetti supper fundraiser. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Adults, $9; seniors amnd children younger than 10, $7. Takeout available. Chinese auction, raffles, bake sale, lottery tree. 200 Howland Ave., Adams.

Berkshire Waldorf High School: Student presentation of photographs and stories from the 10th and 11th grade travel to Cuba this spring. 7 p.m. Free. Information: waldorfhigh.org or 413-298-3800. 14 Pine St., Stockbridge.

City of Pittsfield: Monthly Ward 2 meeting, hosted by City Councilor Kevin Morandi. 6:30 p.m. Topics to be discussed include street improvements, public safety concerns, upcoming FY 17 fiscal municipal budget, proposed extended TIF agreement for the Beacon Cinema and agenda items for Tuesday's City Council meeting. Information: 413-499-0108 or kmorandi@pittsfieldch.com. Allendale Elementary School, Connecticut Avenue, Pittsfield.

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.

Friends of the North Adams Public Library: Meeting. 3:30 p.m. Open to the public; those interested are encouraged to attend. Community room at the library, Church Street, North Adams.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Looking for Strangers: The True Story of My Hidden Wartime Childhood" with author Dori Katz, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

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.

Our Lady of Hope: Potluck supper and prayer service as a memorial to the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, peace activist, poet and Jesuit priest who passed away April 30. Dinner and storytelling at 6 p.m. Prayer service with songs, readings, and reflection on passages from Berrigan's writings at 7 p.m. Free-will offering to help defray expenses. Information: 518-329-4711. 8074 Route 22, Copake Falls, N.Y.

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.

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.

Sweetwood of Williamstown: "Meet the Candidate" with state Senate hopeful Adam Hinds. 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments. Free. RSVPs appreciated; 413-458-8371 or emoore@care-one.com. 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.

Dance

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 — 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.

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

Kids' Stuff

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 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; "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.

Music

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: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

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.

Theater

Aglet Theatre Company: Fundraiser for the Sheffield Senior Center, two one-act plays, It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" by Jason Miller and "Save Me a Place at Forest Lawn" by Lorees Yerby. 7 p.m. Tickets: $15; 413-229-7037. Sheffield Senior Center, 25 Cook Road, Sheffield.

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