The Berkshires Calendar for May 8

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1Berkshire: BerkChique! used clothing sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton.

American Legion Auxiliary: Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. French toast or pancakes with eggs, home fries, sausage, toast, juice and coffee. Donation: $6. Tunnel Street, Readsboro, Vt.

Film

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

History

Naumkeag: House tours. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Experience Naumkeag as it would have looked like while the servants prepared the house for the Choate family's return from their New York City residence. Cost: Member, $5; nonmember: $15. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Museum: Spark!Lab Astronomy Week, noon to 5 p.m., included with regular museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Lecture

EPOCH at Melbourne: The Old Testament with Mitch Chmura — "Jacob and His Brothers" with Mitch Chmura. 10 a.m. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Music

Battenkill Chorale: "The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" by Carol Barnett with bluegrass band Monroe Crossing. 4 p.m. Tickets: $15; 518-692-7458 or email jen.braucher@gmail.com. Immaculate Conception Church, 73 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Drum/Bugle Corps: Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, 413-281-1216 or Betsy Halla, 413-822-5235.

Starving Artist Creperie: Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

Williams College: Piano Recital with Celeste Pepitone-Nahas, '17, 1 p.m. Program of classics, including Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7; Debussy Images; and Chopin Ballade No. 4. Woodwind chamber music studio recital with students of Stephen Walt, 7 p.m. An evening of Beethoven, Lalliet, Poulenc, and the "Mr. Croft's Aires in the Comedy call'd the twins Rivalls" by William Croft. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Zion Lutheran Church: Blood Drum Spirit jazz ensemble. 3 p.m. Concert of original and traditional music in jazz and global traditions to honor and remember those loved ones we have lost through death or separation. People are invited to bring photos, poems, writings, or other remembrances for display in the church during the concert. Free-will offering. 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Outdoors

39th Annual Women's Running Race: Prizes to the top three overall in each race, as well as the top finisher for each age division. Registration: $25 day of race; berkshirerunningcenter.com or in person at Berkshire Running Center, 42 Summer St., Pittsfield.

Bartholomew's Cobble: Mother's Day Wildflower Walk, 2 to 4 p.m. Trustees member: $5; member family: $15; nonmember: $10; nonmember family: $20. Registration recommended Spring Wildflower Festival. Daily through May 21, 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. Information and registration: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Bryant Homestead: Afternoon Tea, a proper afternoon tea with all of the refinery and delight of Bryant's era. 1 to 3 p.m. Trustees Members $24; nonmembers $30. Registration recommended; 413-628-4487, ext. 3 or email hltoutreach@thetrustees.org. 205 Bryant Road, Cummington.

Hoffmann Bird Club: Post Farm Marsh at 7:30 a.m. Information: 413-281-1017, gael19@nycap.rr.com. Meet at the Price Chopper parking lot on the Pittsfield-Lenox Road, Lenox.

Mount Greylock State Park: Nice 'n Easy Hike. 10 a.m. 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Theater

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

THEatre COmpany: "From Door to Door" by James Sherman. 2 p.m. Information and reservations: 413-854-4400. Lauren Clark Fine Arts Gallery, 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

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