The Berkshires Calendar for May 6



Berkshire Museum: "BerkshireNow: Stephen Dietemann, reception and panel discussion. 5 to 8 p.m. Work of architect Dietemann, along with that of three photographers who have documented his work as an architect, Jonathan Hankin, Peter Peirce, and Paul Puiia. Free. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

BINGO! Gallery: Opening reception for "Trois Visages de Fleurs — Three Faces of Flowers." 5 p.m. Music and refreshments. Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Cinco de Mayo Dinner: Featuring chicken enchiladas. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets: $12; children 12 and younger, $6. Takeouts available. Information: 442-3525. Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Confluence: Opening reception. 5 to 7 p.m.; ribbon-cutting ceremony shortly before. Debut show will consist of work by five women photographers: Sue Hartman, Jeanette Eckert, Stacy Birch, Nicki Steel, and Ann Floriani. Historic E.J. Bullock Building, Main Street, Readsboro, Vt.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: Opening for annual Art in Our Schools show, highlighting students at Pittsfield Public Schools. 5 to 8p.m. Students, grades 6-12, from Reid and Herberg Middle Schools, Taconic and Pittsfield High schools and Hillcrest Educational Center showcase their best work in the show. Free. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Meet Rockwell's Models," 2:30 p.m. Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell's own models, who share their personal experiences. Included with admission, members free. 9 Glendale Road (Route 183), Stockbridge.


1Berkshire: BerkChique! used clothing sale. First-dibs shopping party. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, goodie bags. Tickets: or at the door. Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton, Mass.

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.

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.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Sheffield Historical Society: "Traditional Methods of Meat Smoking," a demonstration by Tony Carlotto. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free. Dan Raymond House, 159 Main St., Sheffield, Mass. (Park at the Town Hall parking lot.)

Spring Luncheons: Soup, sandwich, dessert and beverage. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p,m, Cost: $8. All welcome. Takeouts available, 413-499-0866. First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St. , Pittsfield.


Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance. Beginning at 7 p.m. Featuring the band, Champagne Jam. Admission: $10 per person. Light refreshments. Information: 413-329-3324. Polish Falcon Hall, 32 BelAir Ave., Pittsfield.

Williams College: CoDa. 8 p.m. Three new works created by directors Erica Dankmeyer and Janine Parker. Tickets: $3; 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.


Darrow School: 2016 Darrow School Narrative Film Festival, featuring a series of films written, produced, directed, and starring Darrow students. 7:30 p.m. Q&A with the cast and crew of the films. Free. 10 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Little Cinema: "The Animation Show of Shows," program of 11 films. Screenings at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $8. Information: or 413-443-7171. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St. Pittsfield.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting: "The Armor of Light." Potluck at 6 p.m.; film at 7 p.m. Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, 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 Family YMCA: Kids' Night Out. 6-8:30 p.m. An evening of games, sports, pool time (bring a swimsuit) and pizza. Open to youth and teens, ages 7 to 14 years. Cost: $5. Financial assistance is available. Information: 413-499-7650 or at Berkshire Family YMCA's Northern Berkshire branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, and at the Pittsfield branch, 292 North St.

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. Spark!Lab Astronomy Week — Space Day. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with regular 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.

WordXWord: Youth Poetry Festival, "Outspoken." Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. Workshops, team & individual poetry slam, open mics and more. Open to poets aged 13 to 23. Information and schedule: Pittsfield.


Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Knosh & Knowledge — Cantor Robert Scherr, Jewish chaplain for Williams College, "Jerusalem: One City, Two Cultures, Three Faiths, Many Narratives." 10:45 a.m., followed by lunch. Admission: $11, includes lunch; program only $5. Advance reservations required, 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or email 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Pittsfield Grange: "Organic Gardening for Everyone" with naturalist and landscaper John Root. 7 p.m. Free. Perennials for sale after program. Information: $13-442-8592. Masonic Temple (entrance is in the rear), 116 South St., Pittsfield.


Eclipse Mill: Five authors from the artists/residence complex will present a reading and book launch. 8 p.m. The event features recent work by Charles Giuliano, Astrid Hiemer, Vin Jensen (Ien Nivens), Roman Jones and Sarah Sutro. Free. In the gallery at the mill, 243 Union St., North Adams.


Claire Teague Senior Center: "It's Lili's Story" with violinist Lili Harvitt. 10 a.m. Story of her life as a young Jewish child during the Holocaust when she was hidden from the Nazis by a Dutch family. Special performance by Harvitt on violin accompanied by cello during lunch. Reserve a space for lunch: 413-528-4881. 917 Main St., Great Barrington.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: "I Have a Little Dreidel," tribute to Jewish American music. Guest speakers: Dr. Tamar Gordon and Dr. Myron Gordon. 5:30 p.m. Information: 413-528-4197 15 North St., Great Barrington.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Concert by rock singer-songwriter John Hiatt. 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 to $70; or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Linda Worster in concert. 6:30 p.m. Folk covers and original tunes. Information: 518-794-8844 550. State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Gef Fisher '18, guitar, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Concert featuring works of Brouwer, Bach, Dowland and Isaac Albeniz, including Asturias, Tango and Sevilla. Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Williams Percussion Ensemble, 8 p.m. Chapin Hall. Both venues on Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


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. Bonfire on Hurlburt's Hill, 8 to 10 p.m. Trustees member: $5; nonmember: $10. Registration recommended. Information or to register for a program: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Naumkeag: The Hills are Alive: Public Garden Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help replant the hillside behind the soon-to-be-restored greenhouse. Free. Information and to sign: or 413-298-3239, ext. 3008 or email Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Springside Greenhouse Group: Plant sale. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annuals, hanging baskets, container gardens, birdhouses, herbs, vegetable plants, succulents. Rain or shine. Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield.


Hubbard Hall: "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 students; 518-677-2495 or 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

THEatre COmpany: "From Door to Door" by James Sherman. 7 p.m. Information and reservations: 413-854-4400. Lauren Clark Fine Arts Gallery, 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

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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