The Berkshires Calendar for May 24

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Art

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Benefit for Dalton American Legion Women's Auxiliary. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Lean On Me," $35, includes all painting materials, instruction and donation. Cash bar. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton.

Community

Adams-Anthony Center: Presentation on "Regionalization." 5:30 p.m. Featured speakers: North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright; State Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams; Adams Selectman Richard Blanchard, and John Hockridge, chairman of the Berkshire County Education Task Force. Free. GAR Memorial Hall, second floor, Adams Free Library, 92 Park St., Adams.

Berkshire Community College: County-wide resource fair for providers. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Forty-seven vendors who provide resources in the areas of health, education and financial stability exhibiting. Attendees will be encouraged to add or update their Mass 2-1-1 listing. College cafeteria, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Stamp Club: Members' meeting. 7:30 p.m. Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: mccanntech.org. Hodges Cross Road, North Adams.

Pickleball: 6 to 8 p.m. Beginners 6 to 6:45 p.m. Two courts. Cost: Members, free; non-members, $5. Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire Branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

St. Joseph Church: Thirteen Tuesday devotions to St. Anthony with the Rev. Geoffrey Deeker. 6 p.m. Prayer, scripture, adoration, reflection on the life of Anthony, and singing of psalms and hymns. All welcome. 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Drury Senior Citizens Prom: Hosted by Drury High School Sociology classes. 5 to 8 p.m. An evening of fun. The theme is "A Dance for the Decades" to help celebrate the decades (1920s-2016). Dress to the theme (roaring '20s, hippies, sock hop, disco, etc.) Free. Drury High School gymnasium, South Church Street, North Adams.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Crossway Village Gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee.

Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

Sugar Hill Assisted Living: "When Is A Good Time?" with Dr. Jay Ellis, neurologist; Mary Jane Marinakis, LPN, and Denise Vigna LSW, Clinical Liaisons for Bane Care facilities. 2 to 3 p.m. When to place a loved one in a nursing facility. Question-and-answer period will follow. Information: 413-684-0100. 45 Main St., Dalton.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners. 10:30 a.m. Explore the world through your child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds. For children 6 to 18 months and their caregivers. Included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Lego Club for all ages. 3 to 4 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 S. Main St., Sheffield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour. 10 to 11 a.m. 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Monument Mountain: Little Sprouts, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Intimate garden play group for children younger than 5. Trustees Member: $5; non-member: $10. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. Route 7, Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.

Literary

Mason Library: Book Lover's Book Club, "A Killing in Antiques" by local author Mary Moody, who will lead the discussion. 5:45 to 7 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Music

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

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.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12.


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