The Berkshires Calendar for March 9

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ART

Eclipse Mill Gallery: Opening reception for "inDIVISIBLE," featuring works in all media by local as well as national artists, 6 to 8 p.m., Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, Union Street, North Adams.

COMMUNITY

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Writer and lecturer Hugh Black will tackle the question, "Was Shakespeare an Anti-Semite?" at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, "7 Points of Mind Training," Part 1 of 8 sessions, an internet teaching by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

FILM

Berkshire Museum: Okin Khan, director and producer behind the Robert Hite documentary, "Living on Earth," to screen three of his short films: "Stray Tales" (2012), "Filling the Void" (2016) and "Jackpot" (2016). Q&A session with Khan follows. 7 to 9 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. Tickets: $10; $6 museum members, berkshiremuseum.org, 413-443-7171.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m.; Lego Club, building fun for children ages 5 and up, no registration required, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-along Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Preschool storytime, includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks, no storytime during school vacation or on snowdays, 10 to 11 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup:
Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox, 413-637-0197, ext. 105.

Mason Library: Homeschoolers Writing with Pictures, for ages 9 and older, registration required, 10:30 a.m. to noon; Club Maison: Book Club and activity for grades 3 and up, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

North Adams Public Library: Lego drop-in group for families of children ages 4 to 12, siblings welcome, 6 to 7 p.m., third floor Community Room, Church Street, North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers, 2 to 5 years, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

UNO Community Center: After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, registration not required, 4 to 5 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.

LECTURE

Lee Historical Society: The story of Dresser Hull Lumber, a downtown anchor store, by Dick Shields, company president, 7 p.m., Lee Senior Center cafeteria, corner of High and Crossway streets, Lee.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Kathryn Buckley-Brawner, executive director of the Catholic Charities Agency in Springfield, "Refugee Resettlement in Western Massachusetts," 5 p.m., Murdock Hall room 218, Church Street, North Adams; Green Living Series: "Science and Management of Invasive Species." Chris Politan of Politan Ecological Services in Turner's Falls and Land Stewardship Inc. presents "Restoring Ecological Integrity to Your Land: Management Strategies to Curtail Invasive Plants," 7 p.m., Center for Science and Innovation, Room 121, Blackinton Street, North Adams.

Williams College:
Theatre Nohgaku will offer a lecture demonstration, "Be Here Now: a Primer on Watching and Enjoying Noh," no tickets required, 2 p.m., '62 Center CenterStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown; Fifth lecture in the Williams College 2017 Faculty Lecture Series, "Finding Elsa" by Amy Podmore, professor of art, reception follows in Schow Atrium, 4:15 p.m., Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry Lab, 47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown.

Williams College Museum of Art: Hybrid Practice Series Talk with Caroline Woolard. Woolard's performative talk will discuss the connection between objects and contexts of circulation, 7 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown; wcma.williams.edu.

MUSIC

Williams College Faculty Talk: "Breaking Eurydice" by Zachary Wadsworth, assistant professor of music. Wadsworth will present his recent composition, "Eurydice" for soprano and strings & discuss how old stories can be reframed and reimagined in contemporary music, 4:15 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, Room 30, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

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