The Berkshires Calendar for March 16

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ARTClark Art Institute: "Looking and Lunching." Kathleen Morris, Sylvia and Leonard Marx Director of Collections and Exhibitions and curator of decorative arts, present "Here Comes the General" as she discusses a case of works memorializing George Washington in the new Henry Morris and Elizabeth H. Burrows Gallery. Tickets include admission to the galleries, discussion, and lunch provided by Caf 7. At Noon, Manton Research Center, 225 South St., Williamstown. Tickets and meal options: clarkart.edu, 413-458-0524.Williams College Museum of Art: Raise a glass to celebrate the spring exhibitions: "Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography," "Lex and Love: Meleko Mokgosi" and "Accession Number," 5 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.COMMUNITYBerkshire Athenaeum: Members only evening for the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum Spring Book Sale, join at the door, 4 to 8 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480. Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice: The New England Peace Pagoda of Leverett presentation on 16th annual "Walk for a New Spring," a 28-day walk from Massachusetts to Washington, D.C., 7:30 p.m., Unitarian/Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Regular Park Square vigil at 5 p.m. to which all are invited.Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Be Well Berkshires" with project coordinator Morgan Ovitsky, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.Quilting Session: New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time, 1 p.m., Cheshire Community Center, School Street, Cheshire. Information: Betty King at 413-743-3275.Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m., "Points Of Mind Training" part 2 of 8 sessions, an internet teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.Robert "Bees" Prendergast St. Patrick's Celebration: 16th annual event benefiting Hillcrest Educational Centers. Hillcrest will honor Eugene"Gene" Dellea as Irish Person of the Year, Berkshire United Way will receive the Judge John A. Barry Community Service Award. Hors d'oeuvres & buffet selections, door prizes, silent auction, Irish entertainment, & more, from 6 to 9 p.m., Country Club of Pittsfield, 639 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets: $50 each, http://www.hillcrestec.org/stpats.Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.Women of Spirit in the Berkshires: "Shattering of the Vessels, Gathering of the Sparks," 7 to 9 p.m., Church on the Hill Annex, 55 Main St., Lenox.DANCELine Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.FILMOscar Film Series: "Dr. Strange," free screening of a current Oscar-nominated film, 6:30 p.m., New Lebanon, Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.HEALTH AND FITNESSBlood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-770-0429, 413-822-9593.'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.KID STUFFBerkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-along Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.CHP Family Services/S. 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Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.Dalton Public Library: Preschool storytime, includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks, no storytime during school vacation or on snowdays, 10 to 11 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox, 413-637-0197, ext. 105.Mason Library: Homeschoolers Writing with Pictures, for ages 9 and older, registration required, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers, 2 to 5 years, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.UNO Community Center: After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, registration not required, 4 to 5 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.LECTUREWilliams College: Faculty Lecture Series, "Testing Reality with Quantum Physics" by Frederick Strauch, associate professor of physics, 4:15 p.m., Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry Lab, 47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown. Reception to follow in Schow Atrium.Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation: Program on "Low-impact Lawn Care" with horticulture and environmental educator Dianne Olsen, $3 suggested donation, 7 p.m., Sheep Hill, Route 7, Williamstown, 413-458-2494, wrlf.org.The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.


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