Calendar, June 28-29

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ART

Chesterwood

"Contemporary Sculpture at Ches terwood 2012," curators' tour, 3 p.m., and opening reception, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house and studio of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of Lincoln Memorial, Stockbridge.

Downstreet Art

Free community celebration with a wide variety of visual and performing art events, includes unveiling of first of four murals and opening of studio21south with exhibit "Summer," on display through July. Galleries, restaurants and stores stay open late, 6 to 9 p.m. Downtown North Adams. (413) 664-8718.

MCLA Gallery 51

Ven Voisey: "Vs." opening reception 6 to 9 p.m., environment of sound and images, through July 22, North Adams.

Painting Class

Taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-1765. COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics 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 Athemaeum

Poetry Slam workshop and mock poetry slam featuring Jeanicia Smith in the Berkshire Athemaeum Auditorium at 6:30 p.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Business Builders

For all business people looking for an opportunity to network, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 55 Church St., Pittsfield; Kathy Hazelett, (413) 442-8581.

Berkshire Carousel

Adult classes on pony painting, two-hour classes offered between 11 and 4, 170 North St., Pittsfield and Berkshire Mall; (413) 499-0342.

Berkshire Citizens for Peace/Justice

"I AM," a non-fiction film from filmmaker Tom Shadyac, that asks the questions: what's wrong with our world, and what can we do to make it better. Film starts at 7:30 p.m. at the UU Church, Pittsfield.

Chabad of the Berkshires

"All you knead to know about Challah" -- learn how to make traditional Challah, experiment with various braiding techniques, bring home your own handmade Challah braid -- 11 a.m. 450 South St., Pittsfield.

Farmers' Market

Regional growers and food-related vendors, 3 to 7 p.m., village center, near Post Office, West Stockbridge, rain or shine; www.weststockbridgefarmersmarket.org.

Farmers' Market

From 4 to 7 p.m. at Community Health Programs (CHP), 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; (413) 528-0457 or wic@chpberkshires.org.

Holiday Brook Farm

Sustainably grown products including vegetables, meats, maple syrup and yarn, 8:30 to 5:30, 100 Holiday Farm Road, Dalton, (413) 684-0444.

Jewish Federation of Berkshires

"Action is Eloquence," Mayor Dan Bianchi on his first six months in office, 1 p.m., Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.

Meditation Group

Meditation and DVD of 14 questions asked to HH Dalai Lama, part 2, discussion led by Larry Lerner, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: (413) 358-2626.

NAACP Meeting

Berkshire County chapter of NAACP, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 50 Onota St., Pittsfield.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

Pittsfield's Ward 6, hosted by Ward 6 City Councilor John Krol and Westside Neighborhood Initiative, 6 p.m., Community Room, Conte Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield.

Open Table

Stockbridge Open Table, free, weekly community dinner, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Stockbridge Grange, 51 Church St., Stockbridge.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Tim Joder (504) 722-8015.

Thursday Night Out

Community festival: Antique and art dealers antique appraisals, Dewey Hall, Sheffield; food, shops open late, 6 to 8 p.m., downtown Great Barring ton, (413) 528-4284 or www.southern berkshirechamber.com.

DANCE

Jacobs Pillow

Morphoses, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg directs NYC dancers with Bang on a Can score, 8 p.m.; Kid Pivot, mystery thriller in motion, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m.; Pillow tour, 5:30 p.m. Becket.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, intermediate and advanced, all ages welcome, at 7 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles, Curran Highway, North Adams.

EXHIBITS

Dalton Art Guild

13th membership show at Miller's Supply, 205 West St., Pittsfield, through June 30.

Gallery 25

Roselle Chartock, whimsical collages using mixed media, noon to 5, 25 Union St., Pittsfield.

Mad Max Gallery

Sally Tiska Rice, works on display through July 2, 5 to 8 p.m., 21 Union St., Pittsfield.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Aikido

Japanese martial art of self defense, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; information: Kim Rivers: (413) 499-8625.

Acupuncture Clinic

Community acupuncture treatments for trauma, addiction, pain and stress, sliding fee of $20-$50, Sunrise Studio at Berkshire Healing Arts, (above Berkshire Nautilus), 9 to 2, 42 Summer St., second floor, Pittsfield, (413) 243-0654.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Lee Regional VNA, from 10 to 11:30 a.m, Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Blood Pressure Screening

Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems Education Department, no appointment necessary, noon to 2, library in the mansion, Hillcrest Campus of Berkshire Medical Center, Tor Court, Pittsfield.

Cancer Group

"Women Facing Cancer," for all women facing the challenges of having cancer, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Claire Teague Senior Center, 909 Main St., Route 7, Great Barrington, (413) 447-3092.

Caregiver Group

Conversation, support, information and resources, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Spitzer Çenter, 116 Ashland St., North Adams, (413) 499-0524.

Center for Healing Arts

Yoga/qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information/registration: (413) 623-8713.

Gentle Yoga

For all levels, stretching, breathing and meditation, weather permitting, 12:30 to 1 p.m., Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio, 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, (413) 637-0166.

Gentle Yoga

For beginners or for those who need to unwind, focus is on soft posture flows, gentle breathwork and guided relaxation, 5:30 to 7 p.m., South Congregational Church (use side door), 110 South St., Pittsfield; Waterfall Perry, (413) 464-1944.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Medical clearance required, $5 per session, from 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, Medical Arts Complex, fifth floor, Pittsfield; information: (413) 447-3075.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Bootcamp, 6 to 6:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Core & More and Y-Cycle, 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.

Tobacco Program

Women's tobacco treatment program, 6 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight loss support group, every Thursday from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, (413) 822-9593.

'Yoga for You'

'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.

Zumba

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

KIDS' STUFF

Adams Free Library

Summer reading program, "Dream Big: Read," with Mary Jo Maichack, minstrel storyteller, those attending are urged to wear pajamas, 6 p.m., Park Avenue, Adams, (413) 743-8345.

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Musical Hat," with Nutshell Playhouse, 1 p.m.; also, registration open for July 5 craft, "Shoot for the Stars Rocket Ship," free, registration required, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Dalton Public Library

Kick off for summer reading program "Dream Big - Read," with "Magic by Scott Jameson," 1 p.m., Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St.

Ioka Valley Farm

Uncle Don's Barnyard, pet and feed farm animals, hay tunnel, farm-themed playground and more, 10 to 5, 3475 Route 43, Hancock, (413) 738-5915.

New Lebanon Library

"Bright Beginnings," story hour and play group, for infants through age 5, stories and socialization in an unstructured, educational setting, 11 to 2; build a sunflower sandcastle, 1 p.m., and family crafts night, all materials provided, 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

North Adams Library

Summer reading kick-off program, "Dream Big with a Book," magic show by Domino the Great, 6:30 p.m., third floor meeting room, 74 Church St., North Adams, (413) 662-3133.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run."Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Arrowhead

Historic 1783 farmhouse where author Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick." Open daily through Columbus Day, 9:30 to 5, hourly guided tours from 10 to 4. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, (413) 442-1793 or www.mobydick.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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

Berkshire Museum

"The Big Picture: Berkshire Museum Camera Club 75th Anniversary Exhibition," featuring large scale photographs by members of the Camera Club, through Sept. 16; "Liz Whitney Quisgard: Kaleidoscope," paintings, sculptures, fiber wall hangings, through Oct. 21, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House

Colonial history museum with 18th and 19th-century furnishings, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens and 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s; also, "Early Farm and Garden Tools" exhibit. Open Thurs.-Mon., 11 to 4, guided tours on the hour, grounds open daily, 100 Art School Road, Monterey. Information: (413) 528-6888 or www.bidwellhousemuseum. org.

Chesterwood

House, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours on Sats. and Suns., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., open daily. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25210.

Frelinghuysen Morris House/Studio

Art deco home located on a 46-acre es tate bordering Tanglewood; European and American cubist art collection of American abstract artists Suzy Frelinghuy sen and George L.K. Morris is on display. Hourly guided tours, Thurs.-Sat., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Half-priced tours are offered every Thursday at 10 a.m. for Berkshire County residents. 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegatable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Featured exhibit is "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 28. Village is open daily from 10 to 4 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Open daily from 10 to 5 through Oct. 31. Guided tours of house and gardens available weekends. Self-guided tours also available. 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.edithwharton.org or (413) 551-5111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered," "A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio," "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 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

Steepletop

Home of famed poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, open for tours daily except Wednesdays, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or www.millaysociety.org.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion 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.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center

Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 4 Van Deusen ville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: (413) 528-1955.

Tanglewood

Mark Morris Dance Group, 8 p.m., Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dr. Ruth, All The Way," 3 and 7:30 p.m., Stage 2; "Fiddler on the Roof," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Puppetmaster of Lodz," Jewish man escaped from concentration camp creates imagineary world, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

New Stage

"Death and the Maiden," by Ariel Dorfman, psychological thriller, 8 p.m., New Stage Performing Arts Center, 55 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 418-0999.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," portrayal of iconic journalist Dorothy Thompson, 3 p.m.; "Endurance," Antarctic exploration meets Hartford insurance, preview 7:30 p.m. "The Allergist's Wife," once-vivacious woman rediscovers flamboyance, 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Town Players

Auditions for play reading "Lives of the Great Waitresses," by Nina She ngold, women of all ages, 6:30 to 8 p.m., gym, Morn ingside Community School, 100 Burbank St., Pittsfield.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Importance of Being Ernest," Oscar Wilde's satire -- with gangsters, 2 and 8 p.m., main stage; "The Blue Deep," mother and daughter seek reconciliation in the Hamptons, with Blythe Danner, 2 and 8 p.m., Nikos stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

Tomorrow

COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics 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.

Bingo

Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, (413) 243-1079.

Duplicate Bridge

Bridge classes with Irving Marks, life master and noted duplicate bridge teacher, intermediate level or better, 2 to 4 p.m., Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St., Lenox; reservations requested: epanmd@yahoo.com.Green Gargoyle

Bridge classes with Irving Marks, life master and noted duplicate bridge teacher, intermediate level or better, 2 to 4 p.m., Ventfort Hall, 104 Walker St., Lenox; reservations requested: epanmd@yahoo.com.Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 to 4, First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Hinsdale Lunch

Elder Services meal offered every Wed. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., Hinsdale Town Hall, Bingo to follow, South Street, Hinsdale; advance reservations: Meal site at (413) 655-2310 or Nutrition Program at (413) 499-0524.

Lenox Farmers' Market

Every Friday from 1 to 5 p.m., Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles, 10 to 4, South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Meat Raffle

Sponsored by Pittsfield Lions Club, special mixed meat packages, 7 p.m., Polish Community Club, 55 Linden St., Pittsfield; information: (413) 997-3179.

New Moms Group

Sponsored by GROW, drop-in support group for pregnant women and new moms, babes in arms welcome, 10 to noon, Bizzy B's Boutique, 6 Burbank St., Pittsfield, www.gatheredwomen.org.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Tim Joder (504) 722-8015.

Postpartum Group

"This Is Harder than I Thought," drop-in support group for mothers of infants and toddlers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Room, 48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Becket Arts Center

"Folk Dances from Israel, Traditional European Klezmer Dance, Jewish Sacred Dance," talk and dancing, 1 to 3 p.m. Becket.

Images Cinema

‘80s Dance Party fundraiser, with DJ-dance music and also featuring films of John Hughes including "Pretty in Pink," "The Breakfast Club" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," 7 p.m., Spring Street, Williamstown, www.imagescinema.org.

Jacobs Pillow

Morphoses, Swedish choreographer Pontus Lidberg directs NYC dancers with Bang on a Can score, 8 p.m.; Kid Pivot, mystery thriller in motion, 8:15 p.m.; free performance on Inside/Out stage 6:15 p.m.; free Pillowtalk, 5 p.m. Becket.

PS21

"Swing and Other Dances," with the Berkshire Bop Society, lesson for beginners at 7:30 p.m., open dancing at 8 p.m., 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-6121.

EXHIBITS

Berkshire Museum

Gala celebration of site-specific artworks in glass by Tom Patti, welcome and remarks at 10 a.m.; talk by Patti at 11 and book signing at noon; cake and lemonade at 1 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Dalton Art Guild

13th membership show at Miller's Supply, 205 West St., Pittsfield, through June 30.

Gallery 25

Roselle Chartock, whimsical collages using mixed media, noon to 5, 25 Union St., Pittsfield.

Mad Max Gallery

Sally Tiska Rice, works on display through July 2, 5 to 8 p.m., 21 Union St., Pittsfield.

SculptureNow

SculptureNow in Lenox 2012, juried exhibition of large scale, outdoor sculptures, 21 sculptures on display on Main, Kemble and Walker streets through Oct. 27, maps available at Chamber of Commerce; information: (413) 623-2068.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Easy Exercise

Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

'Lunch and Learn'

Program on osteoporosis, breast cancer and screenings, offered by North Adams Regional Hospital's Medical Imaging Department, includes pizza lunch, noon, Mary Spitzer Center, 116 Ashland St., North Adams, (413) 662-3125.

Nar-Anon Meeting

12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Group

Northern Berkshire Parkinson's support group, 10:30 a.m., lower level board room, Williamstown Savings Bank; information: Bob Morrow, (413) 458-8522.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Senior Cardio Circuit Silver Sneakers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; all-levels yoga, 11 to 12:15 p.m.; lunch Y-cycle, 12:15 to 1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Friday, at 8 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark's Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.

Yoga for Babies

"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," for babies eight weeks to crawling, 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield. Preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Yoga

Kripalu-style yoga with integrated breathing techniques, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Chatham, N.Y.; call for location: Hildy Kronen, (518) 781-4483.

Yoga Depot

"Candlelight Yoga," all levels yoga class in a candlelit studio, drop-ins welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 137 North St. Pittsfield. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034.

KIDS' STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Preschool videos at 10 a.m., children's library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum

"Aquarium Adventures," for pre-schoolers, playtime, a story and meet a different aquarium animal each week, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Ioka Valley Farm

Uncle Don's Barnyard, pet and feed farm animals, hay tunnel, farm-themed playground and more, 10 to 5, 3475 Route 43, Hancock, (413) 738-5915.

Stockbridge Library

Preschool storycraft, stories, songs and a craft,10 a.m., Main Street, Stockbridge; information: (413) 298-5501.

Temple Anshe Amunim

Free Tot Kabbalat Shabbat for families of all backgrounds and preschool children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult, stories, songs and crafts, 3 to 4 p.m., 26 Broad St., Pittsfield, (413) 442-5910.

'Tyke Hike'

For ages 8 and under with parent/guardian, short hike to experience nature then listen to a fun children's story, 10 a.m., meet at Visitors' Center, Mount Greylock, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, (413) 499-4262.

LITERARY

Barnes & Noble

Book signing with Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 4 p.m., 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield.


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