The Berkshires Calendar for March 8

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COMMUNITY

Berkshire Diva's Quarter Auction: To benefit a local charity or organization (chosen each month), 50/50 raffle, doors open at 6 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, all welcome, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-443-0303.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m.; Mah Jongg Night, drop-in, beginners welcome, 5 to 8 p.m., 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

Citizen Input Sessions: Representatives from state Sen. Adam G. Hinds' office to meet with constituents, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington, and Town Hall, 1 Russell Stage Road, Blandford. Appointments not necessary, but can be booked in advance, 413-344-4561 or 413-768-2373.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 21 Crossway St., Lee, 413-347-1469.

Court Margaret 629 CDA: Monthly meeting. "The Eggplant Lady" DVD, social to follow, 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

Embroidery Guild: New members welcome, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grace Church Congregational, 1055 Williams St., Pittsfield, 413-464-1506.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Graduate program information night for students interested in the Master of Business Administration or Master of Education programs, 6 p.m., Murdock Hall, Room 218, MCLA campus, Church Street, North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., games are $6, South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416 or email peter.samsel@verizon.net.

Pittsfield Elks Lodge: Pasta dinner, choice of handmade sausage or meatballs with salad, dessert, $8, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 27 Union St., Pittsfield.

Purim Carnival:
Sponsored by Yachad, the joint youth group of Temple Anshe Amunim and Knesset Israel. David Grover and Grover's Gang perform a free concert at 4 p.m., followed by the Purim Carnival featuring games, arts & crafts, face painting, costumes, & refreshments at 5 p.m., carnival costs $8 per child, $20 per family maximum, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Tax Prep Help: Open to all people with lower or moderate income. Special attention given for those 60 or older. Sign-up required so a volunteer can call and discuss what needs to be brought to the session, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Roeliff Jansen Community Library, 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y. Appointments: 518-325-4101 or visit the library.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

Scottish Dancers:
7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., third floor, Housatonic. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's with Megha Nancy Buttenheim, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., 55 North St., No. 201, Pittsfield. Pre-registration required: megha@letyouryogadance.com or 413-329-7887.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA the Tri-Town Board of Health, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox; Porchlight and the Otis Board of Health, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Otis Senior Center, Otis.

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

Yoga Class: Designed for anyone with a cancer experience or their family members, free class with Carol Harty, advanced level Kripalu instructor and certified Yoga therapist, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., HEAL Community Room, BMC Cancer Center, Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield. To register: 413-655-8362.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Sings!: For ages 13+ under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly, no auditions, open to new and seasoned singers alike, free, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup for 1 to 3 years old, 10 to 11 a.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

Mason Library: After School Kids' Chess, open to Grades 1-6, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

New Lebanon Library:
Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Stockbridge Library: "Littles at the Library," bring your "littles" (newborn to 3 years) for songs, fingerplays and bounces, open play to follow, siblings welcome, 10 a.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.

LECTURE

Williams College: "Global Climate Change: How Can Young People Take Charge of Their Future?" by James Hansen, who directs the Program on Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions at Columbia University, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

LITERARY

Lenox Library: Writers Round Table, bring 5 copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.

MUSIC


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

Berkshire Sings!: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered, everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary, free, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Williams College: Midweek Music, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall stage, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

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