The Berkshires Calendar for July 27

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ART

Becket Arts Center: Drawing workshop, $40, 2 to 5 p.m., 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket.

Chesterwood: "Painting on the Prowl," a plein air painting class, 9:30 to 12:30 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Register: is183.org.

DownStreet Art:
Thread Ensemble performance, The Matchstick Architects and Heart of Gold perform at BOOM Music Stage, art exhibitions and more, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown North Adams.

MCLA Design Lab: "Like Riding a Bicycle," stop in for a recorded interview to share skills, knowledge and what things you'd like to learn, 5 to 7 p.m., 49 Main St., North Adams.

MCLA Gallery 51: "3 Second Stories," opening and reception, 5 to 8 p.m., 51 Main St., North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Draw In! Sketching Our World" family art workshop, $7, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School, 1:30 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Adams Lodge of Elks:
Burger and Brew Night, $7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 63 Center St., Adams.

Berkshire Amistad: Reception for Honduran visitors and inspection of the mobile Medical Clinic and equipment being prepared for shipment; bring donations of school supplies, medical supplies and sports equipment, 6 to 8 p.m., warehouse, 186 Great Barrington Road, West Stockbridge.

Berkshire Carousel: Open noon to 6 p.m., 50 Center St., Pittsfield, 413-499-0457.

Berkshire South Bridge Group: Duplicate bridge, all skill levels welcome, refreshments provided, $7 per player, 12:45 to 4 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Info or request a partner: 413-551-7922.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

Family Game Night:
Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Japan's Attack on America at Pearl Harbor," with David Rutstein and Elaine Friedman, at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, returning speaker Ngakma Yeshe Zertsal, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Milham Planetarium: Williams College astronomy students host free show, 8 p.m., Hopkins Observatory, 829 Main St., Williamstown. Register: 413-597-2188.

Morningside Initiative Neighborhood Watch:
Making Morningside Stronger discussion, 6 p.m., Berkshire Dream Center, 475 Tyler St., Pittsfield. Register: petewhite78@yahoo.com.

Open Office Hours: Staff from the office of Congressman Richard E. Neal, 4 to 6 p.m., City Hall, 10 Main St., North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pick up this week.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow: Ballet Hispanico, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre; AteNine Dance Company, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre; Gemma Bond Dance performance, free, 6:15 p.m., Inside/Out Stage; Zumba class, all levels ages 16 and up, $10, 8 to 9 a.m., Ruth St. Denis Studio, 358 George Carter Road, Becket.

PS21: Parsons Dance open rehearsal and work-in-progress, 6:30 p.m., 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 7 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1600 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Athenaeum:
Yoga with Kate Fortier, bring your own mat, free, 7 to 8 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness: Summer Shape-Up with Tammy Rose, $12, 6 to 7 a.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield.

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

Catholic Charities Support Services:
Information and referral help for people age 60 and up and caregivers, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., New Lebanon Library, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Stephentown Library, Stephentown, N.Y.

Chair Yoga: $13 drop in, first class free, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-770-0429, 413-822-9593.

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

'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.

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library:
Girls with Grit book club for students entering grades 3 to 6, 1 p.m.; "Drum to the Beat" with Otha Day, community drum circle, 6 p.m., 92 Park St., Adams.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3 to 4 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute: "Off the Wall: Soak Stain" family art-making activity, 1 to 4 p.m., Lunder Center at Stone Hill, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Columbia County Youth Theatre: "Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon," $7, 7:30 p.m., Chatham High School, 50 Woodbridge Ave., Chatham, N.Y.

Dalton Public Library: Preschool through second grade storytime, includes stories, crafts and snack, 10 to 11 a.m.; Artists' Workshop for kids in grades 2-6, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Lee Library: Sweet Strings Sing-Along, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Lenox Library: Debbie O'Carroll, "Build a Better World Magic Show," 11 a.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

North Adams Public Library: Summer reading program storytime, this week focuses on mazes and marbles, 6 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

Playground Program: Variety of recreation activities for Pittsfield kids ages 6-13, drop-in program with playground leaders, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street; Deming Park, Elm and Newell streets, and The Common, First Street, Pittsfield.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

UNO Community Center: Summer playground program, outdoor recreation, arts, crafts and games, staff supervision, kids under 8 with an adult caregiver, 9 a.m. to noon, 157 River St., North Adams.

LECTURE

Temple Anshe Amunim: Lunch and Laugh with Phil Halpern, presentation on Jewish Comedy, $5, 11:30 a.m., 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

LITERARY

The Bookloft:
Community poetry night; read your favorites or some of your own, or just listen. Arrive early to sign up to read. Refreshments provided. 6 p.m., 332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Bushnell-Sage Library:
Library Writing Group, feedback and discussion, 1 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

The Mount: Le Cafe Francais, $10, 8:30 a.m.; Literary Roundtable, with admission, 3:30 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

MUSIC

Becket Arts Center:
"The Hilltown Sing-along," family-friendly event, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket.

BU Tanglewood Institute: Percussion Ensemble, BUTI student recital, 6 p.m., West Street Theatre, 45 West St., Lenox.

The Down County Social Club: Kala Farnham, $10, 8 to 11 p.m., 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield.

Firefly: Freddi Shehadi, 8 to 11 p.m., 71 Church St., Lenox.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Huntington Free Summer Music: The Hot Shot Hillbillies concert, 6:30 p.m., the gazebo at Route 20 and Route 112, Huntington.

Panchos Mexican Restaurant: Live music every Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., 156 North St., Pittsfield.

Party in the Park: Critical Mass performs, 6 to 8 p.m., Noel Field, 310 State St., North Adams.

Tanglewood: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano, "Birds in Music," 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall, 297 West St., Lenox; Recital by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Messiaen "Catalogue of the Birds," 7 a.m., Pleasant Valley Barn, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox; "Birds in Music" with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall, 297 West St., Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Downtown Bike Around: Flat tire clinic, 5 p.m., bike tune ups 5:30 p.m., Main Street; Biking around North Adams, 6:30 p.m., meet at the St. Anthony's Parking Lot, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

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