The Berkshires Calendar for March 17


Berkshire Museum: Tour the "Tell Me More" exhibitions "Time and Travel," "Extreme Exploration" and the "Art of the Armament," with a trained museum docent. Learn about the man who built Pittsfield's town clock; how ocean navigation evolved to make travel safer; and details about Admiral Peary's 1909 expedition to the North Pole. Included with regular museum admission, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield;, 413-443-7171.

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., back room, Cummington Community House, Main Street, Cummington. Information: 413-464-5628.


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.

Book Sale: Hosted by Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. Books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, vinyl records, games, puzzles, 8 track cassettes, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner:
Take-out will be available; $14, $5 children ages 5-10, younger than 5 free; 5 to 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 34 Main St., South Egremont. Information: 413-528-2368.

Lenten Fish Bake: Includes salad, bread and butter, chef's choice of starch and vegetable, coffee and dessert, $10, all proceeds benefit Elks' charities, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield.

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.

St. Patrick's Day Party: Food, fun and festive entertainment with musicians Richard Farren and Woody Printz, space is limited, 3 p.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. To RSVP: 413-499-1992.


Sober St. Patty's Day Dance Party: Retro dance band, License to Groove playing hits of the '70s and '80s. Benefit for the Community Food Pantry. Irish stew with soda bread, light beverages and desserts available for purchase. Admission by donation, $10 to $15 suggested. From 7 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; use entrance off rear parking lot.


American Red Cross:
Blood and platelet drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox. Walk-ins welcome, appointments encouraged at 800-733-2767 or

Cellulitis Nutrition & Exercise:
Presented by Amedisys Home Health Care. A health care professional will discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms of cellulitis, as well as screening and diagnosis and prevention, 2 p.m., Sugar Hill Assisted Living, 45 Main St., Dalton; 413-842-3161.

Easy Exercise:
Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m., 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, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 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 for 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.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: An Evening with Reggie Harris, a deeply rooted singer/songwriter, storyteller, educator and cultural ambassador, $10 suggested minimum donation to benefit the artist, 7:30 p.m., Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

MASS MoCA: The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow rings in St. Patrick's Day weekend with a celebration of brotherhood, spirits, and foot-stomping folk rock, 8 p.m., Club B10, Marshall Street, North Adams. Tickets: 413-662-2111.


Friday Night Live!: Presented by Berkshire Waldorf High School and Alison Larkin. Original teen comedy with guest comedians from Lenox Memorial and Monument Mountain Regional high schools. This event is PG-13. At 5 and 7:30 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge. Tickets: $10 to $100;

Ghent Playhouse: 2014 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play, "Mothers & Sons" by Terrence McNally, 8 p.m., 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. Tickets: 800-838-3006,

Hoosac Valley Middle and High School: The musical "Anything Goes," 7 p.m., school auditorium, Route 116, Cheshire. Tickets $10, $7 students, available at school in advance, at the door, or

Hubbard Hall: Karen Zacarias' comedy, "The Book Club Play," 7:30 p.m., 15 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Tickets:, 518-677-2495.

Shakespeare & Company: "Joan Ackermann: One Playwright, One Weekend" with staged play readings. "Zara Spook and Other Lures" by Joan Ackermann, 7 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets:, 413-637-3353.

Town Players of Pittsfield: Fully staged production of "The Whale" by Samuel D. Hunter, contains strong language, 8 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Tickets: 413-443-9279.

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