The Berkshires Calendar for March 20

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ART

Clark Art Institute:
"Meet Me at the Clark," a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers, groups are welcome, 2 p.m. (participants should plan to arrive between 2-2:30 p.m.), 225 South St., Williamstown. To register: 413-458-0410.

Open Studio:
Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Grown:
Celebration of the Season — Spring Supper. A curated farm-to-table menu, hosted by chef Stephen Browning of Prairie Whale. Benefit for Berkshire Grown and its project, Share the Bounty. Beginning at 6 p.m., Cranwell Resort, 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox. Tickets: 413-528-0041, berkshiregrown.org.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5-6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Silver Wellness Series and Strength Training" with Thea Basis, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

New Lebanon Library: "Study the Constitution," biweekly discussion group, bring questions and be ready to share opinions, 7 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

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.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield; Linden Street Meditation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

WRHS College Planning Night: Guidance Department hosts this program for juniors and their parents with guest speaker Joshua Mendel, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts associate director of admissions, 6:30 p.m., Wahconah Regional High School, 150 Windsor Road, Dalton.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes:
With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m.; ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for absolute beginner to improvers, 6 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

American Red Cross: Blood and platelet drive, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. Walk-ins welcome, appointments encouraged at 800-733-2767 or redcrossblood.org.

Fit To Go!:
Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability, 9 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: Requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fifth Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum:
Tiny Tots Story Time for ages 0-2. No registration required unless your group includes five or more children; children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult 18 years of age or older; 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: For infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Gym Group for children walking to 8 years, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

North Adams Public Library: Daycare Provider storytime. Daycare providers looking for an educational outing for their children are welcome. Ages birth to 5 years old, siblings welcome. One to two stories read with lots of songs and gross motor skill activities, 10 a.m. Youth Services Department at the library, Church Street, North Adams, 413-662-3133, ext. 14.

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

LECTURE

Berkshire Athenaeum: Cinema of Law, Lecture on the "History of Law in American Film & TV" by Attorney Jessica Silbey, Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, Berkshire Law Library and Berkshire Bar Association. At 6 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480.

W.E.B. Du Bois Educational Series: Tufts University scholar Kendra Field, "African American Family Histories and Silences after Emancipation." Begins with spoken word arranged by poet Ted Thomas and performed by Monument Mountain, Pittsfield and Taconic high school students. David Levering Lewis, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Du Bois biographer, will introduce Field, 7 p.m., Monument Mountain Regional High School, Route 7, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Berkshire Hillsmen:
Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, aimee@gaiaroots.com.

THEATER

Town Players of Pittsfield: Quarterly Membership Meeting, entertainment and refreshments provided, members and non-members welcome, 7 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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