What's to do today in the Berkshires ...

Tuesday April 17, 2012


Hoffman Pottery: Showcase of the latest pieces of the emerald green family, family plate painting parties, 10 to 5, 103 Great Barrington Road, Route 41, West Stockbridge, (413) 232-4646.

Painting Class: Taught by Gloria Malcolm Arnold, OPA, all levels welcome, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at her studio, 301 East Center St. Lee. Information: (413) 243-1169.

Photographers' Meeting"Show Up Show Off," monthly meeting of photographers from Berkshire County, with presenter Martin Greene, founding member of the Berkshire Photography Group, 6:30 p.m., Y Bar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. 


Al-Anon MeetingHevreh, 10 a.m., State Road, Great Barrington.

'Anonymous' MeetingsAlcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Berkshire Community College"Bullied: A Student, a School, a Case That Made History," sponsored by PRIDE BCC and the Committee for Diversity, 12:15 p.m., Koussevitzky Arts Center, K111, West Street, Pittsfield.

BingoHinsdale Lions Club bingo, refreshments, $250 progressive game and weekly door prizes, doors open at 5 p.m., game begins at 6:30 p.m., Lions Club building, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Breakfast Seminar"Joy in the Workplace: A Morale Booster & Developing Laser Focus," with Adams-based professional speaker, educator and author Richard Fabozzi, 8 to 11:45 a.m., North Adams Commons & Rehabilitation Center, North Adams; RSVP to Maureen Goodreau, (413) 662-4403 or mgoodreau@bhs1.org.

Family NightSponsored by Hoosac Valley High School softball, meet this year's team, percentage of sales go to the team, 4 to 7 p.m., McDonalds, Route 8, Adams.

Kripalu"Healthy Living Lectures: Transform Your Health," this week features "Sugar: America's Favorite (and Most Dangerous) Drug," with Dr.Lisa Nelson, 7 to 9 p.m., Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Stockbridge, (413) 448-3180.

Pittsfield Chess ClubAll levels welcome, at 7 p.m., Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield; information: Douglas Durante, (413) 442-3664.

Pittsfield Green DrinksSponsored by Berkshire Environmental Action Team and Center for Eco-Technology, gathering of people interested in conservation and environmental issues, 5:15 p.m., Baba Louie's, 34 Depot St., Pittsfield; Jamie Cahillane, (413) 445-4556 or Jane Winn, (413) 230-7321.

Quilt Guild MeetingYankee Pride Quilt Guild, includes "Show and Tell" and a demonstration of a chicken pincushion, 7 to 9 p.m., Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

S.L.A.A.Sex and Love Addiction, 12-step program meets locally; call for more information: (888) 395-0270.

Study Group MeetingEdgar Cayce Study Group, discussion of Cayce's readings to develop one's creative abilities and to manfest one's true purpose, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.


Marketplace Cafe"Let There be Lighthouses," solo exhibit of watercolors by Marge Bride, on display through April 30, 55 North St., Pittsfield.


Blood Pressure ClinicsWalk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Lee Regional VNA and Becket Board of Health, 11 to noon, Becket Town Hall; sponsored by Chester Board of Health, 12:30 to 1:30, Chester, and sponsored by Blandford Board of Health, 2 to 3, Blandford School.

Hot YogaYoga class practiced in a heated room to allow for deeper stretch and improved flexibility, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Healing Arts, 42 Summer St., Pittsfield; psaupe@nycap.rr.com.

Loss Support GroupFor people suffering any type of loss, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ralph Froio Senior Center, North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 842-5014.

Meditation ClassFocus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, (518) 929-4364.

Pittsfield Family YMCABoot camp, 6 to 6:30 a.m.; All-in-One, 11:30 to 12:15; Zumba Gold, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; pilates, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Y-Cycle, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

YogaModerate vinyasa flow, drop-ins welcome, 5 to 6 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

Yoga ClassDeeper level yoga focuses on posture flow/alignment, invigorating breath work, meditation and complete relaxation techniques, 5:30 to 7 p.m., South Congregational Church, (use side door), 110 South St., Pittsfield; information: Waterfall Perry, (413) 464-1944.

'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.

Zaanti Yoga StudioMommy & Me yoga, no experience necessary, for ages 6 weeks to 2 years, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.

ZumbaLatin inspired, easy to follow dance fitness class, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore Dance Center, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.


Colonial Theatre"The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE," magic and illusion show, 2 p.m., South Street, Pittsfield, (413) 997-4444.

Kidspace"Spring Break Art Detox" workshop, featuring seed planting, 9 to 11 a.m., Mass MoCA, Marshall Street, North Adams, (413) 664-4481, ext. 8131.

Lanesborough LibraryStory time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, (413) 442-0222.

Lenox LibraryToddler story time for children 2 to 3 years and their caregivers, also will sing songs and learn finger plays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Norman Rockwell Museum"Hold That Pose! Portraiture for Children," for ages 7 and up, 1 to 4 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-4100.

North Adams Public LibraryToddler Time for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, (413) 662-3133.

Pleasant Valley Sanctuary"Spring Stampede," spring vacation week program for ages 6 to 8 to look for new plant growth, bird arrivals and emerging amphibians and reptiles, 10 to 3, through April 20, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox; registration required: (413) 637-0320.

Rhyme TimeRhymes, finger plays, circle games and simple puppetry designed for infants, crawlers, toddlers and young children, drop-in weekly event, 10:30 a.m., Matrushka, 309 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-6911.

Ventfort HallVentfort Kids Spring Break Program, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206.


Williams College"Bluewater Thresholds: Understanding the Resilience of Global Fisheries Governanace," with D.G. Webster, assistant professor of environmental studies at Dartmouth College, 7 p.m., Thompson Biology, room 112, Williamstown.


Writers' Round TableRead your works in progress to get friendly feedback, leadership rotates, meets 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Large Print area on main floor, Lenox Library, 16 Main St.; information: coordinator, (413) 637-1900.


Berkshire Botanical GardenOpen for hiking daily through the 15-acre facility, 9 to 5, educational programs and special events through the fall, corner of routes 102 and 183, West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926 or www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum"Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds," wildlife art of John James Audubon, on display through June 17; Bryan Nash Gill: Byond the Landscape," works by Connecticut-based artist, on display through May 28. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Hancock Shaker Village"Baby Animals on the Shaker Farm," visit piglets, lambs, chicks, calves and more through April 29; village is open daily from 10 to 4 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The MountGrounds open daily from dawn to dusk at no charge throughout winter, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.edithwharton.org or (413) 551-5111.

Norman Rockwell MuseumWorld's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibit are "Everett Raymond Kinstler: Pulps to Portraits," "Pop-Up! The Magical World of Movable Books," "Curator's Choice: Recent Acquisitions from the Norman Rockwell Museum Collection" and "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," open daily from 10 to 4, weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

Ventfort HallMansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 mansion is open daily year-round; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914.104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.


Berkshire SouthBerkshire Ukulele Band, adult and teen beginners and experienced players, ukuleles available, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

Gospel GangContemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, (413) 445-5918.

Sweet AdelinesBerkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Valeri Reynolds, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.


BerkshireWorks"Job Club - Job Fair Success Stories," facilitated by Millie Calesky, offered by Berkshire Chamber of Commerce in preparation for the 2012 Berkshire Career Fair, 1 to 2 p.m., 160 North St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 499-2220, ext. 110 or www.berkshireworks.org.

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