The Berkshires Calendar for May 27

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Art

Becket Art Center: Washington-Becket School art exhibit opening. 6 to 8:30 p.m. spaghetti dinner school, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Becket Washington Band at 7 p.m.; chorus at 7:15 p.m. Information: 413-623-6635. 7 Brooker Hill Road, off Route 8, Becket.

Berkshire Museum: Opening reception for "Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies" and "Finding Raven: Art and Stories from the Northwest Coast." 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Explore the galleries, discover the interactive stations, view real fossils and enjoy fine art representations of the lives of the dinosaurs. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 children, and free for members. RSVP: 413-443-7171, ext. 313. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

L'Atelier Berkshires Art Gallery: Art reception for Berkshire artist Kiki Dufault, "Lifeblood." 6 to 8 p.m. Live music by local guitarist Patrick John Tool. On view through June 13. 597 Main St., Great Barrington.

Community

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Brayton School: Memorial Day Celebration. 9:30 a.m. Opening speaker, is Col. James Brosnan (Retired); closing remarks, state Sen. Benjamin Downing (D-Pittsfield); additional speakers, state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi and Mayor Richard Alcombright. Student presentations will include the 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th grades chorus. Barbour Street, North Adams.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

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.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Stamford Elementary School: Preschool registration. 6 to 7 p.m. All registrants must be 3 years of age and potty-trained. Information: 802-694-1379. Main Road, Stamford, Vt.

Film

Mason Library: Family film, "Kung Fu Panda 3." 6:15 p.m. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Family movie night, 6:30 p.m. Screening of a current film suitable for the whole family. Free; call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit. 7 to 8 a.m. Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. 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.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Lecture

Immaculate Conception Seniors: Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Speakers: Mother and daughter volunteers to a remote surgical clinic near Quito, Ecuador. Light lunch follows. Free. Information: 518-733-0469. 732 U.S. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: 2016 Mona Sherman Memorial Lecture, "How On Earth Did We Get Here? The Chaotic Politics of 2016" featuring best-selling author and Time magazine columnist Joe Klein. 6 p.m. Free; reservations strongly recommended, 413-528-0100 or /mahaiwe.org/ollitalk. Mahaiwe Performing Art Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Music

Berkshire Theatre Group: 11th Annual Richie duPont Award Event, featuring The Berkshire Jazz Collective. Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m., at The Garage. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 ages 18 and younger. Colonial ticket office, 413-997-4444, or berkshiretheatregroup.org. 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Village Church: Friday Night Café featuring singer/songwriter Louise Mosrie. 7:30 p.m. Soulful, Southern folk music. Free, donations appreciated. Snacks are provided, BYO drinks. Information: 413-634-5398. 32 Main St., Cummington.

West Stockbridge Historical Society: West Stockbridge Chamber Players spring concert. 6 p.m. Halvorsen: Passacaglia; Prokofiev: Quintet, Op. 39; Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat major, K. 563 Tickets: $35 at weststockbridgehistory.org or 413-232-4270. 1854 Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge.

Theater

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 ghentplayhouse.org. Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.\

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

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