The Berkshires Calendar for March 21

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ART

Adams Arts Advisory Board: Meeting and a presentation by Richard Tavelli about "Marketing Your Work on Social Media Platforms," 6 to 8 p.m., first floor, The Mahogany Room, Town Hall, Park Street, Adams.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place:
Opening for the exhibit of realist painter Betty Jones. Jones has been a painter since the 1960s and primarily paints watercolor landscapes. At 2 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.

COMMUNITY


Berkshire Waldorf High School: Open house. Student work, brief presentation on school programs, questions and answers, refreshments, 7:30 p.m., 14 Pine St., Stockbridge.

Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner:
Family-style meal hosted by Evening Star Lodge of Freemasons, $12 donation, seating is limited to 68 people, to-go orders should be available after the serving, 6:30 p.m., 195 Laurel St., Lee, next door to the State Police barracks.

Knitting Support Group:
Socializing and simple instruction to get going or for help with a trouble spot on a current project, open to experienced and beginning knitters, 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams; naplibrary.com or 413-662-3133.

Pittsfield Green Drinks: Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest, starting at 5:15 p.m.; talk by Tory Hanna, urban planner, renewable energy professional, and former Pittsfield planner, at 6:30 p.m., J Allen's Clubhouse, back room, 41 North St., Pittsfield, 413-230-7321.

Public Meeting: For public input toward an update for Pittsfield's Open Space and Recreation Plan, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting at noon. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church, First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at ed@rainbowseniors.org or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m., The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

Wahconah Renovation/Rebuild: Information session for Becket and Washington residents, 6 p.m., Becket/Washington School, 12 Maple St, Becket.

Yankee Pride Quilt Guild: Meeting and program on hexagons, 7 p.m., at the Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinic: A nurse from North Adams Commons will record blood pressure and pulse, and offer a light snack and information about upcoming events, 9 to 11 a.m., Mary Spitzer Center (North Adams Council on Aging), Ashland Street, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee; Blood pressure & "Diabetic Sick Day" presentation sponsored by Porchlight and Becket Board of Health, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, Becket.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 500 South St., second floor, Great Barrington. Information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Meditation, all welcome, no charge, 12:15 p.m., Community Room, Berkshire Bank, 99 North St., Pittsfield; pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m. Sensory Story Time for families with children on the autism spectrum, no registration required, 11 a.m. to noon, Children's Library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners, explore the world through a child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds, for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, included with regular museum admission, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Cheshire Library, 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: For infants to 5 years old, 11 a.m. to noon, Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Stories, fingerplays, songs and musical instruments, simple crafts for young children, 10:15 a.m., 83 North Main St., Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program with Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee, 413-243-0385.

Lego Club: All ages welcome, 3 to 4 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 South Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group for baby to 5 years old, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in grades 1-7, includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. Register in person during normal business hours or call 413-442-0624.

SMART 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.

UNO Community Center: 4-H Wacky STEM Club, free after-school group focusing on interesting and interactive science experiments, as well as other academic-based programming from the 4-H curriculum, 3 to 5 p.m. To register: 413-663-7588, ext. 22, or gpawlowski@nbccoalition.org; After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, registration not required, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.

LITERARY

Mason Library: The Book Lover's Book Club: "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

MUSIC

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs, limited number of ukuleles for loan, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee. Information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

Tuesday Club of Stockbridge: Concert pianist Hilda Banks Shapiro will discuss and perform selections from her new CD and repertoire, refreshments follow program, 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.

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