The Berkshires Calendar for March 5


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 Community College:
Berkshires 100 Percent Renewable Energy Summit presented by Berkshire Communities Green Network, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, 350 MA Berkshires, MASSPIRG Students, BCC and Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center. Speakers will present the technologies, policies, and new ideas that will help achieve 100 percent renewable energy for all sectors, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Susan B. Anthony Student Center Room G12, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

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.

Hoffmann Bird Club: Ed Neumuth presents "Birding Adventures in Peru," 7 p.m., Guardian Life Insurance Co., 700 South St., Pittsfield.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Purim Spiel: The Whole Megillah!" at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: City of Pittsfield, Pittsfield Cultural Council, and Pittsfield Cultural District formally enter statewide cultural agreement, 1:30 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, team only play at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

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.

Town Hall: State Sen. Adam Hinds will answer questions about issues facing the state and the nation, 6 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Williamstown Youth Center: Organic lawn care workshop, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 66 School St., Williamstown.


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:

Blood Drive: 1 to 6 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: Gentle hatha yoga, 10:30 a.m., 550 NY-20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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, 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.

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., 100 Main St., Lee.

Mason Library: Read and Wag program, school-aged children read to reading dogs, registration requested, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.; Flying Clouds Girls Lego Robotics Club for girls grades 5 and 6, 3 to 5:30 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Register: 413-528-2403.

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


All Saints Episcopal Church of the Berkshires:
"John Calvin and the Reformed Church," 7 p.m., 59 Summer St., North Adams. Register: 413-664-9656.

Bard College at Simon's Rock: Timothy Oakes presents "Ideology vs. Infrastructure: China's Urban Revolution and Planetary Urbanization," 7 p.m., Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

BART Charter Public School: Physicist Sylvester James Gates Jr., "What Does Math Have to Do With Reality?" 6 p.m., 1 Commercial St., Adams. Register: 413-743-7311, ext. 708.


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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