The Berkshires Calendar for March 18


Berkshire Paint & Sip:
To benefit Truth Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church in Pittsfield. "Mount Greylock at Dusk," 16x20 canvas, $35, all painting materials, light snack, non-alcoholic drinks and donation included, ages 12 to adult, 2 to 4 p.m., 305 North St, Pittsfield. Reservations:, 413-205-8346.

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 extraordinary 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.

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.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell: Paintings in Song." Composer John Myers, Crescendo artistic director Christine Gevert, and documentary producer Rich Bradway discuss "Paintings in Song," nine musical works inspired by the art of Norman Rockwell, 5:30 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge. Information:


Berkshire County Education Task Force: Public meeting at 9 a.m., Nessacus Regional Middle School, 35 Fox Road, Dalton.

Berkshire HorseWorks Inc.:
Open house, interactive demonstration of the EAGALA Model of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Team building. Join ground-based (non-riding) activities and experience how horses have been impacting individuals, families, inmates, and veterans. Wine and cheese will follow. All ages are welcome. From 1 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Equestrian Center, 40 Perry's Peak Road, Richmond.

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.

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.

Fake News Educational Program: Fake news is a sign of the times we live in, learn about the different forms it can take and ways to minimize its effect on our thinking, 3 to 5 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 Main St., Sheffield; 413-229-7004;

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 Barrington Democrats: Registered Democrats in Great Barrington & Housatonic hold caucus to elect delegates to the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention, 9:30 a.m.; Democratic Town Committee hosts conference of local Democratic committee members and other activists, 10 a.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

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.

Mason Library: Barter Market, bring home-grown/home-made food stuffs, arts and crafts, books, clothes, jewelry, eggs, seeds, plants, herbal tinctures, ferments, services, music, and anything else you can give, share or barter, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

Pancake Breakfast: Featuring local maple syrup; $10, $5 children 8 to 12, free for children 7 and younger, proceeds support the roof repair project at the church, 8 to 11 a.m., St. Peter's Church, 2519 County Route 7, Spencertown, N.Y.;

Repair Cafe: Bring your broken or damaged items to get repaired for free. Anyone is welcome to bring any non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, and other small appliances, and all types of clothing and fabric items, 1-5 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Democrats: Three consecutive meetings: State caucus to elect delegates to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention; members meeting of the Stockbridge Democratic Town Committee; town caucus to consider endorsing as "Democratic Caucus Nominee" candidates who are running for town offices, 10 a.m., Town Offices, 50 Main St., Stockbridge.

Swedish Meatball Supper: With noodles, soup and dessert; $10, $5 for kids 6 to 12, free for ages 5 and younger, 5 to 7 p.m., Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St., Dalton. Information: 413-684-0521.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted, Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road, Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Vegan Cooking Class: "Roll Your Own: Homemade Vegan Sushi," first of four classes in "Smart Vegan Cuisine," featuring Japanese healing foods with Edward Esko, former director of the Kushi Institute, and Naomi Ichikawa Esko, founder of Macrobiotics Japan in Tokyo. Tuition: $35 per class; $100 prepaid for series of four (includes food tasting). At 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Pre-registration required: 413-442-1360 or


Albany Berkshire Ballet:
Open house performance and reception with ABB Junior Company, and Academy Dancers and competition teams of the Cantarella School of Dance, 3 p.m., Reid Middle School auditorium, 950 North St., Pittsfield; 413-445-5382, email

Lenox Contradance:
Live music by The Guiding Star Ramblers. Come alone or with someone, all welcome, dress lightly and bring clean soft-soled shoes; $12, $6 students; Beginner instruction, 7:45 p.m., dancing 8 to 11 p.m., Lenox Community Center ballroom, 65 Walker St., Lenox;, 413-528-4007.

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

Pittsfield Squares: "Funny Hat Night" with caller Gene King and cuer Walt Wall, 7:30 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.


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


Berkshire Museum:
Imagination Playground, 10 a.m. to noon; "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: Story Time, enjoy stories in the gazebo and maybe a song or two, 10 to 11 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

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


Berkshire Lyric Chorus:
Kick the Winter Blues Concert, "Happy Trails, Songs from the American West," featuring Berkshire Lyric Chorus and Blafield Children's Chorus, reception follows, 7 p.m., Lenox Town Hall auditorium, Lenox;

Berkshire Theatre Group:
Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years, 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets: Colonial Ticket Office, 413-997-4444 or

Clark Art Institute: Duo Yumeno, composed of New York-based koto/shamisen player and singer Yoko Reikano Kimura and cellist Hikaru Tamaki, special program in conjunction with the exhibition "Japanese Impressions: Color Woodblock Prints from the Rodbell Family Collection," included with gallery admission, 3 p.m., lower level of the Clark Center, 225 South St., Williamstown;, 413-458-2303.

Close Encounters With Music:
"Beethoven Journey — Early, Middle, Late," Michael Brown, piano; Rachel Lee Priday, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello, 6 p.m., Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-0100,

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.

Memory Lane: Musical Memories with a Doo-Wop Beat, to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Music of the '50s, '60s, Country & Comedy, directed by Elayna Collias. Tickets: $15 or two for $25. At 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Community College, West Street, Pittsfield.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Armen Donelian Trio playing selections from the American songbook, jazz standards and Armenian songs, 4 p.m., 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.; 518-325-4101,

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place:
Eagles Big Band, space is limited, 2 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.


Hike with Healers: With guest healer Ed O'Malley, integrative sleep specialist, master neurofeedback trainer, interfaith minister and naturalist, 10 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Natural Resources Council's Housatonic Flats, 433 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Preregister:,, 413-591-9355.

Irish Olympics: Cookie race (ages 12 and under), kiddie cardboard box race, obstacle course races, slush run, live music, Torch Light Parade, fireworks. Events open at 10 a.m.. Bousquet Ski Area, Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield. For a full schedule:

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop with Dale Abrams, Berkshire Sanctuaries education coordinator, for all ages, suitable for children 5 to 12 years, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. To register:


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 at the door or

Hubbard Hall: Karen Zacarias' comedy "The Book Club Play," 2 and 7:30 p.m., 15 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y., 518-677-2495.

Shakespeare & Company: "Joan Ackermann: One Playwright, One Weekend" with staged play readings. "Stanton's Garage," 1 p.m.; Short Plays, 4 p.m.; "The Batting Cage," 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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