The Berkshires calendar for Wednesday, April 20



Norman Rockwell Museum: "Drop In On Art!" school vacation week workshop, 1 to 4 p.m. Free with museum admission; museum members free. 9 Route 183, Stockbridge.


350MA Berkshire Node: Monthly meeting. 5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres potluck; meeting at 6 p.m. Update on fossil fuel divestment work, including the node's May 21 personal divestment forum and the status of statewide legislation. Update on solar net metering legislation recently passed at the Statehouse. UU Church on 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield,

Berkshire Community College: Experience BCC, an open house event that aims to show prospective students what it's like to be a BCC student. 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Observe classes, learn more about BCC sports and clubs, take a tour of the campus, attend a panel discussion with students and enjoy a free lunch in the cafeteria. Walk-ins welcome. Information: or 413-499-4660. 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

BCC Alumni Association: Annual Spring Gathering. 5 to 7 p.m. All former BCC students invited. Free. To RSVP: or online at =ebrowse. J. Allen's Clubhouse Grille on North Street, Pittsfield.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Hancock Shaker Village: Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet and greet the newborn livestock or participate in farm chores. Admission: Adults, $20; youth ages 13 to 17, $8; 12 and younger, free. Route 20, Pittsfield.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

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.

St. Anne Society: Monthly meeting, general business meeting, opportunity to sign up to volunteer for various Society activities, all interested women invited, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Parish Center, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Wahconah Baseball Team: Annual compost and mulch fundraiser. 4 to 7 p.m. To place orders: 413-212 2641 or via email High school parking lot, 150 Windsor Road, Dalton.


Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.

SOMA: Let's Dance! Free-style dance party for fun and exercise to a variety of uplifting, funky music. 6 to 7 p.m. No experience or partners necessary. Information: 413-626-2463 or Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, 243 Union St. (Rt. 2), #407, North Adams.


Ramsdell Library: Creative film, "Rothstein's First Assignment." 7 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Family YMCA — N. Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic. 6 to 7 p.m. Exercises to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. 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.

Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch: Wellness Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. An introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program. Information: 413-663-6529 or visit 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Guido's Fresh Marketplace 9 to 10 a.m. at Guido's, 1020 South St., Pittsfield.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Catholic Charities information and referral service. Open to people age 60 and older or their caregivers. Free. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, New Lebanon, N.Y., and 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Stephentown, N.Y. Information or to schedule an appointment: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, 413-447-3092.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Lego Club. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Children of all ages are welcome. Free, no registration required. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Mad Science — Detective Science. 10 to 11 a.m. Science techniques used to investigate and analyze crime scene evidence. Chess Club, beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Christian Center: School vacation activities. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nutritious lunch, activities including art projects, group games and more. Open to kids 12 and younger; parent or guardian must accompany those 4 and younger. Free, Information:413-443-2828. 193 Robbins Ave, Pittsfield.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

Naumkeag: "Nature at Naumkeag," nature-based playgroup, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Free. Registration recommended. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Ramsdell Library: April Vacation Elf & Faerie Craft Workshop, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call for specifics and to register: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Williamstown Rural Lands: Five-part series, "Woodchuck Wednesdays" afternoon nature play drop-off program. 1:45 to 4 p.m. For kindergartners through fourth graders, siblings outside the age range will also be considered. All sessions: Members $70, non-members $85. Pre-registration suggested, Sheep Hill, Route 7, Williamstown.


Williams College: Panel discussion, "Williams Climate Policy 101," 4 p.m. Part of the college's Earth Week activities. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3. Terry Tempest Williams, author and environmentalist, 7:30 p.m., in Griffin Hall, room 3. Free. Book signing follows. 844 Main St., Williamstown.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Williams College: Visiting Artist Series — Bigmouth. 8 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 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. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3013, or 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Mount Greylock State Park: Story hike — Animal Tracks. Short 1/2-mile hike for children, open to all ages. Be prepared for the weather, wear sturdy shoes. Information: 413-499-4262. Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: The popular comedy, "Noises Off," 8 p.m. Tickets: $2 to $12 at the door or Venable Hall Theater on the MCLA campus, Church Street, North Adams.

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