Bits & Bites: Dinners, breakfast, lunch program slated



Roeliff Jansen Community Library area restaurants are hosting Community Dine Out meals and donating 10 percent of revenues to benefit the library programs for all ages. Funds raised support resources for the library's outreach programs to encourage early literacy and learning skills as well as educational and entertainment programs, including lectures, concerts, and movies for all ages.

Dates and participating restaurants are listed below. The Dine Out meal is dinner unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, April 4 — Clock Tower, 1682 County Route 7A, Copake, N.Y.

Monday, April 8 — O's Diner, 9276 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Wednesday, April 10 — The Pond, 711 Route 3, Ancramdale, N.Y. (Reservations required.)

Wednesday, April 17 — Swiss Hutte, 3290 Route 23, Hillsdale, N.Y. (Reservations required.)


The First Congregational Church of Becket will hold a roast pork dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.Saturday at the Guild Hall on YMCA Road in Becket.

The dinner will include roast pork, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted carrots, salad and homemade blueberry gingerbread with real whipped cream.

Adults, $12; children $5. For dinners to go, call 413-623-8300.


Williamstown Elementary School will host its annual Camp Fair in the gymnasium from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, along with the annual third-grade pancake breakfast, across the hall in the cafeteria.

The camp fair features over 40 different local camps and organizations, offering brochures and registration packets. Ask questions, browse photos and videos and learn first-hand about the wide variety of local summer camp opportunities. To learn more about the camp fair and browse the online directory, visit

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The pancake breakfast will include a variety of breakfast options, served by third-grade student volunteers and their parents.

All profits from this meal go to fund the third grade end-of-year trip.

WES is at 115 Church St., Williamstown. The main parking lot is off School Street.


State Sen. Adam Hinds and Berkshire Grown chefs will celebrate the coming of spring at the spring supper Monday at the Country Club of Pittsfield. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.

Host chef Alex Hammond of the Mezze Restaurant Group has assembled a group of local chefs: Daire Rooney Corcoran from Morgan's at Interlaken Inn; Alex Hammond from Mezze Catering; James Lowe of the Pittsfield Country Club; Peter Platt from The Old Inn on The Green; and Doria Polinger of H.R. Zepplin Fine Handmade Chocolates.

The chefs are collaborating on a farm-to-table menu.

This year's event will benefit Berkshire Grown and its project, Share the Bounty.

Tickets, by reservation only, are $125 for Berkshire Grown members; $150 for nonmembers.

To make a reservation or for more information, visit or call 413-528-0041. The Country Club of Pittsfield is at 639 South St..


The Clark Art Institute's popular Looking and Lunching program will be held at noon Tuesday. Chief Curator Esther Bell will discuss Guillaume Guillon Lethi re's masterpiece, "Brutus Condemning His Sons to Death." A half-hour talk in the galleries will be followed by continued discussion over lunch with fellow art lovers. Free with gallery admission; arrive early to pre-order and purchase your meal or bring your own lunch. Limited seating available.

The Clark is at 225 South St., Williamstown. Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $20; free year-round for Clark members, children 18 and younger, and students with valid ID. Free admission is available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; EBT Card to Culture; and Blue Star Museums.

For more information, visit or call 413-458-2303.


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