The Berkshires Calendar for May 5



Clark Art Institute: Clark After Hours — evening for young professionals. 7 p.m. Silk screening tote bags with a local artist, music, conversation, and craft beers. Tickets: $16, which includes one tote bag for silk screening. To reserve tickets:, or 413-458-0524. Clark Center, 225 South St., Williamstown.


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.

Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.

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.

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: Film, "Watchers in the Sky," in honor of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, 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.

MassDOT: Meeting to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar capital investment plan for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments. 6 p.m. City Hall Council Chamber, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield.

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

Meditation Sangha: Meditation and presentation by Jacqueline Gens: "The Poetics of Uncertainty and the Journey to Wisdom." 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.

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club: Meeting. 10 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts. Information: 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263. Greylock Community Club, State Road, 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 9 p.m. 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.

Town of Becket: "Baby Town Meeting" and Meet the Candidates, 7 p.m. Informational meeting to discuss items on the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting on May 14. Town Hall, 557 Main St., Becket.


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.


Mason Library: First Thursday Film, "Shadows of Liberty." 7 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Oscar Film Series. 6:30 p.m. Screening of one of this year's Academy Award nominees. Call for title; 518-794-8844. Free and open to the public. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Screening of the film "Roshmia," followed by a Q&A with director Salim Abu Jabal. 7 p.m. The film is in Arabic with English subtitles. Free. Paresky Auditorium, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire County Parish Nurse Ministry: "Music & Memory," finding your identity and reconnecting with your memories. An intervention for people with dementia and Alzheimer's. 7 p.m. Presented by Meg Greenawalt, therapeutic recreation director at Springside Rehabilitation and Nursing Home. Film "Alive Inside." to be shown. Father Leonard Hall, behind St. Mark's Church, 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.

Elder Services of Berkshire County: Six-week Alzheimer's Care Partners Education Series — Part 5. 2 to 4 p.m. "Caregiving at Home." Registration required, 413-499-0524, ext. 113. 877 South St., Pittsfield.

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

Mason Library: Reading & Writing Workshop for Homeschoolers. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

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.


Berkshire Community College: Poet and international author Richard Blanco, "Becoming American: An Inaugural Poet's Journey." 12:15 p.m. Free. Information: BCC's Boland Theatre, 1350 West St., Pitsfield.


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.

Lee Middle and High School: Spring concert. 7 p.m. Free. School auditorium, 300 Greylock St., Lee.

Williams College: Log Jam!, 8 to 10 p.m. Kris Allen and the J@W All-Stars in open jam session. Bring your horn, voice, sticks, strings, etc. and join in. The Log on Spring Street, Williamstown.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers, 6 p.m. A casual meal at 5:30, featuring entrees from a variety of local restaurants. Free-will offering. Information: At the church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.


Bartholomew's Cobble: Spring Wildflower Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour guides will leave from the visitors center three times during day. Cost: Member $5; non-member $10. "Wildflowers and Watercolors," noon to 4 p.m. Four-session plein air class with watercolor artist Pat Hogan. Participants may register for any or all of the classes, class size is limited. Trustees member: $28 per class, $100 for all; non-member, $35 per class, $125 for all. Information and to register: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Naumkeag: Art in the Garden, four-session after-school art and nature drop-off program., Thursdays, through May 26, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Trustees member: $60 for series; nonmember: $100 for series. Registration recommended; 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.


Williams College: "Waxworks." 7:30 p.m. An exploration of the tales we're told, the heroes and villains we create, and the life of an extraordinary artist who developed the first world-wide entertainment brand. Tickets: $3; 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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