The Berkshires Calendar for May 25

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Berkshire Paint & Sip: Benefit Falls Village Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Blossoming Apple Trees," $37, all painting materials and snacks included. BYOB. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. Falls Village Children's Theater, 103 Main St., Falls Village, Conn.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire United Way: Community forum, "Marijuana: What We All Need to Know." 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. International expert Bertha Madras, Ph.D., professor of psychobiology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will speak about the myths v. reality of marijuana, the biology of marijuana and its effects on the youth brain. Free. To register: http://conta.cc/1WnZbP9. Robert Boland Theater at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: Meet the lead authors of the recently published book, "Pittsfield, a Postcard History Series," Barbara Bell and Eileen Myers and Peter Bergman, director of communications for the Historical Society. 5:30 p.m. Free. Eligible for Berkshire Community College Forum Credit. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

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.

Town of Lanesborough: Voter registration. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Town Clerk's Office, Newton Memorial Town Hall, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

Western Mass. Dial-A-Lawyer: Volunteer lawyers from the Massachusetts Bar Association will field phone calls. 4 to 7 p.m. only. Open to residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties who have legal concerns or problems. Free. 413-782-1659. Normal telephone charges will apply.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners' lessons, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.

Stop the PCB Dumps: An organizational and informational meeting. 7 p.m. GE seeks to create toxic waste dumps of PCBs in Lee, Lenox and Housatonic. Information: Tim Gray, 413-446-2520. First Congregational Church, 25 Park St., Lee.

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.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Sandisfield Board of Health 11 a.m. to noon, Sandisfield Senior Center, Town Hall Annex, Sandisfield.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Catholic Charities information and referral service. Open to people age 60 and older or their caregivers. Free. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, New Lebanon, N.Y., and 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Stephentown, N.Y. Information or to schedule an appointment: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, 413-447-3092.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Lego Club. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Theme, "Wild and Wacky Creations." Children of all ages are welcome. Free, no registration required. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

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; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

Mason Library: Handwork for Homeschoolers. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Naumkeag: "Nature at Naumkeag," nature-based playgroup, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

LITERARY

Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Session for Women, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

MUSIC

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Berkshire Waldorf High School: In-school concert. 1:20 to 2:20 p.m. The chorus will sing, the jazz ensemble will play, and, possibly, some individual students will perform. 14 Pine St., Stockbridge. (Park on Main Street and walk up.)

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School: Annual Spring Showcase Concert. 7 p.m. Jazz Ensemble, sixth grade band, middle school band, chorus, and high school band, as well as small ensembles and solos from students in the band and chorus. Free. School auditorium, 125 Savoy Road, Cheshire.

OUTDOORS

Hoffmann Bird Club: Search for summer residents at several sites in the Tyringham Valley. 7 a.m. Information: Ed Neumuth, 413-884-4961 or eneumuth@gmail.com. Meet at the Big Y on Route 102, Lee.

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