The Berkshires Calendar for May 26



Hancock Shaker Village: Opening reception for "Living on Earth: The Work of Robert Hite." 4 to 6 p.m. Join artist Robert Hite for a walking tour of his newest site-specific sculptures. 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

MCLA Gallery 51: Opening reception for "Waiting: A Camera Phone Photography Show," a collaborative effort between the campus and Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah. 5 to 7 p.m. Free. 51 Main St., North Adams.

Spectrum Playhouse: Berkshire Museum PechaKucha Night. 7 p.m. World-wide celebration; format is 20 images x 20 second. Wine and beer available. Tickets: $5. Information: 20 Franklin St., Lee.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Scrabble Thursday. 6 to 8 p.m. Opportunities for adult Scrabble players to meet for open play. All skill levels welcome; informal guidance available. No registration required. Information: 413-499-3591 or 413-344-3815. The library's Food Zone, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice: Program describing a recent trip to South Africa by members and mentors of the Rites of Passage and Empowerment program (ROPE). 7:30 p.m. Free. Unitarian/Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play. 6 to 10 p.m. Featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff. Information: Email or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Great Barrington Lions Club: Informational meeting on fomration of specialty Lions Club to support area veterans and their families, and to provide support to local VFW posts and American Legion posts. 7 p.m. Information: James A. Modolo VFW Post 8348, 800 S. Main St., Great Barrington.

Huntington Public Library: Knitting workshop. 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Plucked from the Headlines" with Edward Insley, attorney and financial adviser, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County: An adult-to-adult literacy tutoring program, will hold an orientation for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tutor in English for speakers of other languages. 7 p.m. Information:, 413-499-9487 or email Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Mass. Attorney General's Office: Energy and Environment Listening Session. 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

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

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Morningside Initiative Neighborhood Watch: Discuss ongoing steps we can take as a community to build a safer neighborhood including strengthening the Neighborhood Watch efforts in the Morningside Neighborhood. 6 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. RSVP to: Rice Silk Mill Apartments, 55 Spring St., Pittsfield. Use main entrance on Burbank Street.

Mount Carmel Care Center: "A Chocolate Spring" with specialty chocolatier Joshua Needleman. 4 to 6:30 p.m.; networking, select chocolates from Chocolate Springs and light refreshments, 4 to 5 p.m. Free. RSVP: 413-637-2660 or email 320 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

New Lebanon Jr./Sr. High School: Fifth annual Memorial Day Assembly to honor our servicemen and women and all who gave their lives in defense of our country. 9 a.m. All veterans and current members of any branch of the military are invited as honored guests. Family and community members also welcome. 14665 NY-22, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Parlor Cafe: Comedy Open Mic. 7 p,m. Free. 303 Ashland St., North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

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.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

Shire City Sanctuary: Western Mass. Recovery Learning Community, "Voice Dialoguing with Rufus may and Elisabeth Svanholmer. 1 to 4 p.m. Free. 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.


New Lebanon Library: Community Film Night. 6:30 p.m. Screening of a current documentary; call for title, 518-794-8844. Free. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative: "The Teen Brain and Risk Taking" with Dr. Ruth Potee. 6:30 p.m. Teen brain development and its impact on risk-taking behavior, including the use of opiates, other drugs and alcohol, and what this means for parents of teens. Free. Taconic High School auditorium, 96 Valentine Road, Pittsfield.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Sugar Hill Assisted Living: The Memory Clinic of Bennington, Vt., will present exciting new research on the prevention of Alzheimers. 3 to 5 p.m. To RSVP: 413-684-0100, Ext. 161. 45 Main St., Dalton.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten STEM story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

North Adams Public Library: LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.


Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.


Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: 413-528-1955.


Hoffmann Bird Club: Take a birding walk at BNRC's The Boulders. 7 a.m. Bring water and a snack. Information: or 413-499-0596. Meet at the Appalachian Trail parking area at the Dalton side of Gulf Road.


Mac-Haydn Theatre: Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece, "My Fair Lady." 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets: $34 evenings, matinees $31; 518-392-9292 or 1925 NY-203, Chatham, N.Y.

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