The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 26


Open Studio:
Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, $15, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, ext. 100.


Berkshire Botanical Garden:
Annual bulb show opening, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fitzpatrick Greenhouse, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Food Project: Free lunch for all, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5 to 6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Conte Community School: Feedback sought on how to improve the community with the city's Community Development Block Grant funding in preparation of the 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan, 5:30 p.m., 200 West Union St., Pittsfield.

GE Pensioners and Quarter Century Club: Roast beef dinner, $5, $15 guest, 1 p.m., Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Flexibility Training" with Thea Basis, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lenox Council on Aging: Mondays with Me Coffee Hour, Beverly Prentice from United Cerebral Palsy will discuss Berkshire Talking Chronicle, 1:30 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Marty's T Ball: Registration open to boys and girls ages 5-7, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Elks Hall, North Adams.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Effective Discipline 101: Introduction to the 1-2-3 Magic Discipline Strategy, 9 to 11:30 a.m., The Family Place, 61 Main St., Suite 208, North Adams.

Pittsfield Recycling: Paper recycling for curbside pick up this week.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield; Linden Street Meditation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Dine out program, 10 percent of proceeds will benefit the library's youth programing, 5 to 8 p.m., O's Hillside Country Diner, 9276 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

STRIDE Adaptive Sports: 3rd Annual 100K Vertical Challenge, 12-hour team relay to benefit adaptive sports programs for youth and Wounded Warriors, 8 a.m. until lifts close, Jiminy Peak, 37 Corey Road, Hancock.


Lee Senior Center: Tap recital by the seniors for the Claire Teague Senior Center, 2:30 p.m., 21 Crossways St., Lee.

Line Dance Classes:
With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Classes: For seniors over 50, 10 to 11 a.m., Pittsfield Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., beginners from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Lessons for beginner to improvers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.


Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness:
No Sweat Yoga with Pat Loughlin, gentle introductory yoga poses and restorative, healing poses, by donation, 8 to 9 p.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield. Information:

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Matter of Balance program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels, 9 to 11 a.m., Williamstown Council on Aging, Harper Center, 118 Church St., Williamstown.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: Requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fifth Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.


Berkshire Athenaeum:
Storytime for children up to age 2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Community Health Programs:
Play N Learn with Kim, for ages 3 to 5, registration required, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; potluck lunch, noon to 1 p.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Gym Fun, 10 a.m. to noon, West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: Busy Bees, for infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

It Takes a Village:
Moms with Mugs social group with child care provided, 10 to 11:30 a.m., St. John's Corner House, 469 Main St., Ashfield.

Lee Library:
Babies and Books group for children up to 12 months, 10:30 a.m.; teen advisory board, 6 to 7 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Marty's T-ball: Registration, $35 per player, $40 families, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Elks, 100 Eagle St., North Adams.

North Adams Public Library: Daycare Provider Storytime for up to age 5, 10 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at

South Berkshire Kids: Sandisfield Play, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 23 Route 57, Sandisfield.


All Saints Episcopal Church of the Berkshires:
"Martin Luther and Lutheranism," 7 p.m., 59 Summer St., North Adams.

Berkshire Medical Center: Ira Helfand discusses the danger of nuclear war and necessity of prevention, 7 p.m., 725 North St., Pittsfield.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: The UNITY Youth Leadership Program discusses "Mental Health and Youth," 5 to 7 p.m., The Green, 87 Main St., North Adams.


Mason Library:
Bagels and Books group discusses "Pachinko," by Min Jin Lee, 9 to 10 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.


Berkshire Hillsmen:
Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or Jake, 518-567-3505 or

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Community Band rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-442-2782 or 413-842-5097.

Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield,

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