The Berkshires Calendar for May 4


Berkshire Museum:
Opening of "Objects and Their Stories", 5 to 8 p.m.; "Berkshire Now: Images from the Berkshire Museum Camera Club, 5 to 8 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Chatham Bookstore: "Books and Blooms" art exhibit reception, 5 to 7 p.m., 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. On view through May 31.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, live music, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Pittsfield; Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield;

Kimball Farms: Opening reception for artists Martina Muller, Robert Logsdon, Patrick Stolfo and more, 4 p.m., 235 Walker St., Lenox.

NuArts Studios and Gallery: Open studios, with demos, art activities, live music and more, 5 to 8 p.m., 311 North St., Pittsfield.

UpCountry Magazine: Wine, Food and Spirits Celebration, with live music by the Berkshire Jazz Collective, and members of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Jacob's Pillow, Berkshire Theatre Group, Barrington Stage Company, MASS MoCA, Clark Art Institute, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center and the Williamstown Theatre Festival discuss the upcoming season, $35, 6 to 9 p.m., Eastover Estate, 430 East St., Lenox.


Berkshire Community Action Council:
Board meeting, noon, Berkshire Hills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

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

Dalton American Legion: Karaoke night, 8 to 11 p.m., 258 North St., Dalton.

Du Bois Educational Series: State Rep. William "Smitty" Pignatelli will be reading the Massachusetts State House Resolution which honored W.E.B. Du Bois on the 150th anniversary of his birth, with musical performances and speakers, 7:30 p.m., Monument Mountain Regional High School, 600 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Huntington Public Library: Scrapbooking workshop, 6 p.m., 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

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

Pickleball: Open play, rackets available, $3, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams. Information:

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pickup.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Purple Dragon Games: Magic Booster Draft, $15, 6:30 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

United Methodist Women: Spring luncheon, $8 or $3 for items a la carte, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.


Line Dance Fun Night: All levels welcome, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: 413-281-4893.

Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance with live music by Champagne Jam, $10, 7 p.m., Polish Falcon Hall, 32 Bel Air Ave., Pittsfield.


Easy Exercise:
Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m., St. Ann Parish Center, 134 Main St., Lenox.

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


Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites for preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families; art and movement activities, educational toys and themes; circle time and snack, 10-11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Community Health Programs: Skip and Dip, 10 a.m. to noon, Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington; Sing and Play with Jeanne, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroups:
Drop-in playtime, 10 a.m. to noon, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lee Library: Wii Gaming for teens, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Pittsfield Council on Aging: Tours of the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Shrine Circus: Entertaining acts and exotic animals from around the world, $18-$15, 7:30 p.m., Eastern States Coliseum, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

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


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


The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar:
Marie Ohanesian Nardin, "Beneath the Lion's Wings," 5:30 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Berkshire Athenaeum:
Moonshine Holler performs, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Colonial Theatre: "Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals," $15-$10, 7 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield.


Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary:
Birding with Noreen Mole, 7 to 9 a.m., 309 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

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