The Berkshires Calendar for March 12

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COMMUNITY

Annual Baked Potato Fest:
Baked potato bar includes a variety of toppings from chili to lentil stew and more, tossed salad and homemade desserts, $10, $5 children under 12, $30 family maximum. Includes slide show of historic Windsor photos in memory of Jim Kiersted, sponsored by the Windsor Historical Commission, 5 p.m., Town Hall, Route 9, Windsor.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner:
Served family-style; $12, $6 kids under 12, under 5 free; takeout available at 413-298-3185, 1 to 2 p.m., Stockbridge Grange, 51 Church St., Stockbridge. If inclement weather, call to see if postponed.

Dining To Donate: Benefit for St. Joseph Central High School junior class, no coupons needed, inform your server you are dining for St. Joe and the class will receive 20 percent of the proceeds for the class trip, includes lunch, dinner & takeout, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Arizona Pizza, 395 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Tiny Talmidim, a family program, most appropriate for children aged 3 to 5, crafts and treats, 10:15 a.m.; Willy Wonka's Delicious Purim Carnival, costume contest with prizes, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Rabies Clinic: Rabies and other shots for dogs and cats will be given, 1 to 3 p.m., Stamford Volunteer Fire Department, Stebbins Lane, Stamford, Vt. Information: 413-652-4420.

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. Matinee screening followed by a discussion with Clark curator Jay A. Clarke, Manton Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, at noon and 8 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown. Tickets: imagescinema.org.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Pittsfield Sangha: Meditative Book Study, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

LECTURE

Growing Marijuana: Talk/slideshow "Introduction to Growing Dispensary-Grade Marijuana at Home for Personal Use, Under the New Massachusetts Law" by Easthampton resident Marty Klein. For adults 21-plus, 2 to 5 p.m., Tavern at the A, 303 Crane Ave., Pittsfield. Tickets and registration: bestbuds-pittsfieldtalk.eventnut.com.

MUSIC

L'Ensemble Chamber Musical Group: First of two-part concert series, "Schubert: Follow the Lied," featuring the music of Franz Schubert, Heidi Jacob and John Harbison. Two-concert series, $40; individual concert tickets, $25, and $10 students. At 3 p.m., Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main St., Bennington, Vt. Tickets: oldcastletheatre.org or 802-447-0564.

Plainfield Congregational Church: "Winterreise" (a winter's journey), song cycle by Franz Schubert, featuring Dario Coletta, tenor, and David Kramer, piano, free admission, donations benefit Plainfield Historical Society, 4 p.m., 356 West Main St., Plainfield.

Richmond Congregational Church: A recital of American Music for Trombone with Ronald Barron, retired principal trombonist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, assisted by Larry Wallach, piano; Pamela Wolfe, soprano, and Larry Wolfe, contrabass. Tickets not required; donations accepted. At 3 p.m., 1515 State Road, Route 41, Richmond.

Ventfort Hall: St. Patrick's Day tea with Stockbridge guitarist and singer Todd McLeod; folk songs of Ireland and Scotland, along with original songs from coastal Maine. A special Irish tea will be served, 3 to 5 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information or reservations: 413-637-3206 or gildedage.org.

Williams College: The Takacs Quartet perform three quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven: B-flat Major, op. 18, No. 6; F Major, op. 135; C Major, op. 59, No. 3 "Rasumovsky," 3 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

THEATER

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

WAM Theatre: 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series, "The Flora and Fauna" by Alyson Mead, winner of the Arizona-based Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre New Work Contest. Only 30 tickets available; $20 each, includes post-show conversation and the opportunity to meet the cast and director, 3:30 p.m., No. 6 Depot, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge. Tickets and information: wamtheatre.com/fresh-takes-2017.

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