The Berkshires Calendar for June 8

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ART

Guild of Berkshire Artists: Creating Art Outdoors session, bring your own supplies, may require admission, fee, 9:30 to 1 p.m., Lenox. Check Facebook for weather and location details.

River Art Project: Exhibition featuring painters from the Berkshire region who work with the river as their subject matter, opening reception, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot Road, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

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.

Five Wishes Living Will Workshop: HospiceCare in the Berkshires presents free informational meeting about important considerations for end-of-life care, noon to 1:30 p.m., Adams Council on Aging, Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams.

Hinsdale Lions Club: Annual book, bake & tag sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., club home, Route 143, Hinsdale.

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.

Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District: Open to all residents of Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Monroe, New Ashford, Peru, Savoy, Williamstown, and Windsor, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 8 Main St., Cheshire.

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: mcvad@hotmail.com.

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

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.

DANCE

Dances of Universal Peace: Participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders, no previous experience needed, all ages welcome, donation $5-$10, 7 to 9 p.m., Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.; 518-392-9718, farid@taconic.net.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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.

Sugar Hill Assisted Living: Brett Beard discusses tips for a healthy diet, benefits and types of exercise and lifestyle adjustments, 2 to 3 p.m., 45 Main St., Dalton.

Yoga 101: Beginners welcome, up to $14, first class free, 9 to 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-0199.

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

KID STUFF

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.

Pine Woods: Pop Up library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 3 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

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 bgcberkshires.org.

LECTURE

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts:
Presentations by Amy O'Leary, ""Early Education fr All," and Jass Stewart, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Social Hall, 375 Church St., North Adams.

Trinity Church: Dr. John Egelhofer, "Forty years of medical practice: What's better? What's not?," 7 to 8:30 p.m., 88 Walker St., Lenox.

LITERARY

The Bookstore:
Reading and book signing with Leslie Wheeler, author of "Rattlesnake Hill: A Berkshire Hilltown Mystery," 5:30 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

MUSIC

The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn:
Novel Ideas, $15, 8 to 11 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Folk Circle, bring your instrument or voice and have some fun, refreshments and one copy each of "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" provided, 7 to 9 p.m., 48 Main Street, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Chester Common Table:
Cartoon Moons, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 30 Main St., Chester.

Freight Yard Pub: Opie Grandchamp, 8 p.m. to midnight, 1 Furnace St., North Adams.

Hotel on North: Lady Di and the Dukes, 8 to 11 p.m., 297 North St., Pittsfield.

The Lion's Den: Eavesdrop Trio, 9 p.m. to midnight, 30 Main St., Stockbridge.

Rainbow Restaurant: Blue Light Trio performs, 7:30 p.m., 109 First St., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Natural Bridge State Park:
Marble Meandering, discover the formation of marble 550 million years ago, 10 a.m.; It's a Blast, guided walk from the Blast Rock through the quarry mill foundation, 2 p.m., Visitor Center, McAuley Road, North Adams.

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