The Berkshires Calendar for March 11

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ART

Clark Art Institute:
Gallery talks; members of the institute's education team lead guided walks through the galleries for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, an introduction to the history of the museum, and new insights into some Clark favorites, free with paid admission, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

Diana Felber Gallery:
Opening reception for "Six Women," 4 to 7 p.m., 6 Harris St., West Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum:
Saturday Morning Cartoons; enjoy classic animated cartoons from Hanna-Barbera studios and a continental breakfast, free with museum admission, $5 for cartoon programs only, 10 a.m. to noon; "Cartoon Conversations: Hanna-Barbera and the Golden Age of Television Animation" with Curator of Exhibitions, Jesse Kowalski, included with museum admission, $10 for program only; Special day for families of Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School students, who recently completed the museum's education outreach program, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; "From Dexter's Laboratory to The Powerpuff Girls," an evening with Hanna-Barbera President/Producer Fred Seibert, included with regular museum admission, 5:30 p.m.; 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge; nrm.org.

COMMUNITY

Arts, Crafts, Fabric Swap: Bring unused fabric, yarns, needles, patterns, notions, and arts and crafts; take home materials whether you donate or not, bring a bag, at noon, Lenox Community Center, 65 Main St., Lenox.

Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice:
Training on non-violent action, presented by the America Friends Service Committee. The focus will be on affinity groups, the basic building blocks of non-violent action planning and implementation, bring a lunch, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield. Register in advance: drewherzig@yahoo.com.

Berkshire Museum:
Learner's Lab Quilting, Roxi Fowler-Matson will teach quilting basics and lead a small quilting project, included with regular museum admission, 10 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. Reservations requested: 413-443-7171, ext. 360.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.,games at 6:20 p.m., food available, St. Mark Church Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Ext., Pittsfield. Information: 413-445-4506.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner: All-you-can-eat; $15, children, $7 ages 6-10, ages 5 and under free, $15 takeout, advance tickets not required, 4 to 7 p.m., Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, N.Y.

Corned Beef Dinner: Served family-style and with continuous serving, $12 adults, $6 children 12 and younger, 4:30 to 6 p.m., First Baptist Church assembly hall, 88 South St., Pittsfield. Reservations: Evelyn Laragione, 413-442-8592.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Great Breakfast Buffet: Two kinds of pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage and home fries, juice and coffee, to benefit programs of the Rotary Club of Williamstown, tickets at the door, $9, $7 seniors, $5 kids under 12, 9 to 11 a.m., Williamstown Commons, Adams Road, Williamstown.

High and Mighty Therapeutic Riding: Third in four-part series of lectures designed to introduce teachers, parents and instructors to new strategies in working within an educational environment. "Music Therapy" with Lisa Sandagotoa, MA, MT-BC; $10, fees waived for High & Mighty volunteers, 1 to 3 p.m., 71 CR 21C Ghent, N.Y. To register: high-n-mighty.org/2017-winter-lecture-series.

Hoosick Falls St. Patrick's Parade and Irish Festival: Parade features over 40 marching units & floats, kick-off at 1 p.m. in Wood Park, down Main, John, Church Street, Willard and back down Main. Irish Festival follows with Hill Hollow Band, Hubbard Hall Irish Dancers, The Taconic Pipe Band, The Galloway Gaelic Pipes and Drums, and more, Immaculate Conception Church Hall, 67 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help, all ages and all skill levels welcome, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Maple Fest: 32 annual event sponsored by the Chester Hill Association; country breakfast, craftspeople and artisans, music, magic show, wagon rides to sugarhouse, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Skyline Trail in old Chester Center.

Pittsfield Figure Skating Club: Fantasy on Ice presents "An International Skating Tour." Guest skater Bulgarian-born Teodora Markova, silver medalist in the 2017 Bulgarian Championships, $10 at door, 1 and 6 p.m., Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club rink, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner: Corned beef or ham, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and cornbread, $12, $8 children 12 and under, takeout available, 5 to 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 131 Main St., North Adams. Use the Eagle Street entrance to the church.

Shire City Sanctuary: Sewing workshop; focus on mending and repair. Bring in something you've been meaning to mend and instructor Lauren will walk you through it, $15, 1 p.m., 40 Melville St., Pittsfield; lboogie16@gmail.com.

Swim-athon Fundraiser: To benefit adaptive needs programing and equipment at Berkshire South, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Winter Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lighthouse Cafe, Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons:
Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for beginners, 9 a.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

FILM

Images Cinema: In honor of the Clark Art Institute's special exhibition, "Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection," a screening of the film "Miss Hokusai," the story of the daughter behind one of history's most famous artists, 2 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown. Tickets: imagescinema.org.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Weekly Meditation: Free; all are welcome. Noon, All Saints Episcopal Church library, 59 Summer St., North Adams, 413-358-2626.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum:
"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Open Art, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 11 a.m. to noon, 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute: Start with Art program, designed for ages 3-6 and their parents; "Light and Dark" theme includes a gallery talk and art-making activities, art project appropriate clothing encouraged, no registration required, 10 a.m., Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown; clarkart.edu, 413-458-2303.

Mason Library: "The Magic Flute" by the Great Barrington Steiner School's 5th Grade Class, 12:45 and 1:45 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Registration required: 413-528-2403.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 4 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

LECTURE

Heritage State Park: Daylight Savings Time illustrated lecture, "Journey to the Center of the Sun," 3 p.m., Visitors Museum, Building 4, Route 8, North Adams.

Stockbridge Library: Speaker Series, "Partisanship, Gerrymandering and the Right to Vote" by John Hyson, who taught at Villanova Law School for 36 years, 4 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

LITERARY

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Ramsdell Library: Ramsdell Readers Book Group, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

MUSIC

Berkshire Music School: Contemporary Music Recital from various studios, 2 p.m., 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute: "La Traviata," Giuseppe Verdi's operatic masterpiece, broadcast live in HD from the Metropolitan Opera, 12:55 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. Tickets: clarkart.edu or 413-458-0524.

Dewey Hall: Jordan Tice & Horse County with Pepper & Sassafrass, 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield. Tickets: $20, eventbrite.com.

Williams College: Chamber Music Master Class with Takacs Quartet and Williams music students, 5 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS


Hopkins Memorial Forest: Annual Maplefest celebration; observe and take part in the process of producing maple syrup from the tree to the bottle, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., junction of Bulkley Street and Northwest Hill Road, Williamstown.

THEATER

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Purim celebration and presentation of "Esther, A Purimspiel Musical." The timeless story of Queen Esther's triumph over Haman, with new lyrics sung to the music of Broadway's "Hamilton," performed by Hevreh's Religious School Confirmation Class, 6 p.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington, hevreh.org.

Hubbard Hall:
Karen Zacarias' comedy, "The Book Club Play," members of a local book clubs can save $5 on general admission, 2 and 7:30 p.m., 15 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets: hubbardhall.org, 518-677-2495.

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

Williams College: Theatre Nohgaku will present a Noh performance of "Blue Moon over Memphis," dedicated to those lost and still recovering from March 11, 2011, Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, on its sixth anniversary. Performance is currently sold out, but tickets will be released 10 minutes prior to start time, 2 p.m. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, CenterStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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