The Berkshires Calendar for May 12


Berkshire Museum: Through The Lens exhibit closing celebration, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.


ART III Celebration:
Community members will gather to celebrate the opening of the Phase 3 extension of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, 2 p.m., "Adams Station" at 4 Hoosac St., Adams.

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Great Barrington Libraries: Open Studio with Sherry Steiner, 11 a.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

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.

Pickleball: New players welcome; rackets provided. Cost $3 to $5. 3 to 5 p.m., North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams; information:

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Dances of Universal Peace: Participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders, no previous experience needed, all ages welcome, donation $5-$10, 7 to 9 p.m., Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.; 518-392-9718,

Line Dance: Dance the night away with new and old familiar line dances. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.


Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative:
Roadshow, a day of demonstrations and hands-on workshops with experts in the film and media industry, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., 1 Monarch Place, Springfield.

Berkshire Museum: Burden, a probing portrait of Chris Burden, an artist who took creative expression to the limits and risked his life in the name of art, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.


Easy Exercise:
Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse leads classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation, deep relaxation; all ages and levels welcome; 10-11 a.m., Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Mayors Fitness Challenge: Kick Off, 5:30 p.m., Main Street, North Adams.


Sheffield Historical Society: Baseball in the Berkshires, 7:30 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield.


Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites for preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families; art and movement activities, educational toys and themes; circle time and snack, 10-11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom, 10 a.m. to noon, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

Family Place: Family Fun Night, 6 p.m., North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Afternoon Legos, for ages 7 and up, 4 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.


Austen Riggs Center: Friday Night Guest Lecture: "Integrating Biological, Developmental, and Social Perspectives on the Impact of Trauma: Implications for Treatment" with Bekh Bradley, PhD, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 25 Main St., Stockbridge.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Knosh and Knowledge program with Ruth Abram, "Museums That Matter (And How They Grow)," 10:45 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.


Monument Mountain Regional High School:
5th annual Monument Girls Write On, 6 p.m., West Stockbridge Historical Society, Main Street, West Stockbridge.


Bushnell-Sage Library: Folk Circle, bring your instrument or voice and have some fun, refreshments and one copy each of "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" provided, 7 to 9 p.m., 48 Main Street, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

New Lebanon Library: Linda Worster and David Grover - Acoustic folk, rock and original tunes. Donations for the performer appreciated, 6:30 pm., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

No. 6 Depot: Modern folk singer songwriter Jen Zimberg, 7:30 p.m., 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

Williams College: Bass Studio Recital, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall; Wind Ensemble, 8 p.m. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Berkshire Community College:
"Next to Normal," $15, 8 p.m., Robert Boland Theater, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group: Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals, featuring 10-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals and over 100 local students., $15, $12 kids, 7 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield.

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