The Berkshires Calendar for March 10


Hilltown Arts Alive Drawing Group: Anyone interested in drawing the clothed figure welcome. Everyone takes a turn modeling; poses vary from 1 to 20 minutes. Bring your own art materials. Tables and chairs supplied, bring a snack to share, all ages and experience welcome, 2 to 4:30 p.m., in the back room of the Cummington Community House, Main Street, Cummington. Information: 413-464-5628.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell in Detail." Celebrate Rockwell's unique brand of humor during this series exploring the artist's adventures in illustration with Curator of Education Tom Daly, included with museum admission, 1:30 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge. Information:


11th Annual Soup Fest:
Soup tastings from approximately 20 local restaurants and culinary programs along with music, appetizers, desserts, cash bar, silent auction, raffles and more. Sponsored by the Civitan Club of Pittsfield. Tickets $25 per person; 413-281-0796, 413-822-0535 or at the door. Reservations available for tables of 10. From 5:30 to 8 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 1 West St., Pittsfield.

Basics of Email Class: First of two-part "Lazarus Family Tech Labs" series with Farid Gruber, a local educator and technology advisor. Classes are for beginners and advanced beginners, 4:30 p.m., Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y. Register at the library or call 518-325-4101.

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

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: New players welcome, rackets provided, $3 to $5, 3 to 5 p.m., North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams. Information:

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

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Relay for Life: Silent Auction to benefit Northern Berkshire Relay for Life, sponsored by Freight Yard Pub and team Soul Sisters and Brothers. Starting at 6 p.m., highest bidder selected at 8:45 p.m., upstairs at Freight Yard Pub, Western Gateway Heritage State Park, off Route 8, North Adams.

Science Fair: 13th Annual Massachusetts Region I High School Science and Engineering Fair. Keynote speaker, Elizabeth Bocchino, General Dynamics systems engineer and member of the Berkshire STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Network Steering Committee, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Mass. College of Liberal Arts, Amsler Campus Center gymnasium, Church Street, North Adams.

Sister City Celebration: Mayoral reception for 19th anniversary of relationship between Ballina, Ireland, and Pittsfield with Councilor Michael Loftus from Ballina, Mayor Linda Tyer, City Council Vice President John Krol, and members of the Pittsfield Irish Sister City Committee, noon, Council Chambers, City Hall, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield.


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,


Bartholomew's Cobble: "Living Downstream" — Women, Nature & Toxicity; A Women's History Movie Night. Documentary of the life of Dr. Sandra Steingraber, a famous scientist who left her career to find the relationship between environmental toxins and cancer after her own battle with the disease. Members $5; nonmembers $10; 7 to 9 p.m., Visitor's Center, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield; 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email


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

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse leads classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation, deep relaxation; all ages and levels welcome; 10-11 a.m., Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.


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, free with museum admission, 11 to 11:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom at Haskins Center, 10 a.m. to noon, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Afternoon Legos, ages 7 and older, 4 to 5 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.


Hoosic River Watershed Association: Discussion, "PFOA: The Hoosic Watershed Community Responds," 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown; 413-458-2742 or

Sheffield Historical Society:
A presentation on beekeeping by Jan Johnson of Berkshire Wildflower Honey. She will talk about what it is like to tend to her hives at the Mill River Farm and produce and sell organic raw honey, beeswax skin care products and beeswax candles, 7:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St. Sheffield.


Berkshire Theatre Group: The TEN Tenors: The Power of TEN, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 11 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets: 413-997-4444,

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 St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

New Lebanon Library: Dublin Porter in concert, an evening of music alight with the dance and aires of Ireland, donations for the performers appreciated, 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

Williams College: Williams Chamber Players, program with Romantic piano quartets by Turina and Faure, as well as a work for cello and piano by Beethoven. 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Hubbard Hall:
Karen Zacarias' comedy "The Book Club Play." Members of a local book clubs can save $5 on general admission, 7:30 p.m., 15 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets:, 518-677-2495.

Mount Greylock Regional School District: Musical theater production, "The Pajama Game"; $8, $6 students and seniors, at door; 7 p.m., '62 Centre for Theatre and Dance, Williams College, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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