The Berkshires Calendar for May 12

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ART

Thompson Giroux Gallery:
Opening reception, "Adam Brent: Heroic Faces," 4 to 6 p.m., 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

COMMUNITY

Averill Park Firehouse:
Poker tournament, $250 buy-in, doors at 10 a.m., 35 Eastern Union Turnpike, Averill Park, N.Y.

Basilica Hudson: Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 110 South Front St., Hudson, N.Y.

Berkshire County Education Task Force:
Meeting, 9 a.m. to noon, Nessacus Middle School, 35 Fox Road, Dalton

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m., food available. St. Mark Church Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield. Information: 413-445-4506.

Columbia County Habitat: Mother's Day fundraiser, "Racing 101," $25, 5:30 p.m., Lebanon Valley Speedway, 1746 US-20, West Lebanon, N.Y. Reservations: 518-828-0892.

Downtown Pittsfield Farmers Market: Local meats, eggs, cheese, vegetables, baked goods, coffee, art and more, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Street Common, Pittsfield.

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Great Barrington Farmers Market: Vendors sell organic vegetables and flowers, artisan cheeses, sourdough breads, Massachusetts maple syrup, heirloom quality crafts, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Lions Club: Roast pork dinner, $12, $5 children, 4 to 6:30 p.m., 337 Maple St., Hinsdale.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: 119th Commencement, 11 a.m., Amsler Campus Center Gymnasium, 375 Church St., North Adams.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: "Sewing 101," free workshop for parents/caregivers and children 8 and up, 10 to 11:30 a.m., UNO Community Center, 157 River St., North Adams.

PopCares: Pancake breakfast, free for cancer survivors, $7, $5 kids and seniors, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., McCann Tech, 70 Hodges Cross Road, North Adams.

Sheep Hill: Repair Cafe, 1 to 4 p.m., 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.

Sheffield Boy Scout Troop 28: Fish fry dinner, $12, $6 children, 5 to 7 p.m., American Legion, Route 7, Sheffield.

Springside Greenhouse: Plant sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive: Letter carriers collect non-perishable items at mail boxes.

United Methodist Church of Lenox: Spring tag, book and bake sale, 9 a.m. to noon, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox.

WAM Theatre: BerkChique, annual pop-up clothing sale and fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 4 pm., Red Lion Inn, 30 Main St., Stockbridge.

Western Massachusetts Master Gardener Association: Meet and ask master gardeners your questions, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lanesboro Farmers Market, Berkshire Mall, Old State Road and Route 8, Lanesboro.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons:
Absolute beginners, 9:30 to 10 a.m.; beginners, 10 to 11 a.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

FILM

Lee Library: "Paddington 2," 11 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse: "Served Like a Girl," screening, potluck begins at 6 p.m., 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.

HISTORY

Grace Hall Memorial Library:
1908 Tea with Rita Parisi, $5, 1 p.m., 160 Main Road, Montgomery. Register: 413-862-3894.

Great Barrington Historical Society Museum: "School Days in Great Barrington," a look back at the history of public and private schools in Great Barrington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main St., Great Barrington.

The Mount: Opening day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., house tours hourly starting at 11 a.m., garden tour at 11 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum:
Pop Up Play Day, 10 a.m. to noon; sensory-friendly screening of "Toy Story," ages 3-6, 11 a.m.; Chow Time, discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

City of Pittsfield Conservation Commission: Fishing derby for youth 14 and under, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wild Acres Conservation Area, South Mountain Road, Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Roleplay! Dungeons & Dragons, with admission, 1 to 4 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 3 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Williamstown Youth Center: Make for Mom, $5 child, $15 family, 9 a.m. to noon, 66 School St., Williamstown.

YMCA Camp Hi-Rock: Open house, meet camp directors, tour the camp, talk with camp staff, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 162 East St., Mount Washington.

LECTURE

Berkshire Waldorf High School in Stockbridge:
Stephen Keith Sagarin presents "The Perpetual Crisis in U.S. Education," 12:30 p.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Strawberry Jam Making, 1 to 3 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield. Register: 413-229-7004.

Lee Library: Computer and Gadget help, 10 a.m. to noon, 100 Main St., Lee.

Stockbridge Library, Museum and Archives: Jeremy Yudkin on Bob Dylan, "Highway 61 to Blonde on Blonde," 4 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

Sugar Hill: Taking Control of Your Future series presents "Understanding Veterans' Benefits," 9 to 11 a.m., 45 Main St., Dalton. Register: 413-842-3161.

LITERARY

Ramsdell Library: Ramsdell Readers discuss "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

MUSIC

Berkshire Hills Country Club:
Oldies But Goodies show presents "On a Carousel," $20, 7 p.m., 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

Close Encounters with Music: Acronym Baroque, "The Faux and the Fabulous," $27-$50, 6 p.m., Mahaiwe, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Firefly Gastropub: The BTUs, 8 to 11 p.m., 71 Church St., Lenox.

First United Methodist Church of Hillsdale: Concerts at the Church series, Ellen Katz-Willner, oboe, and Michael Clement, piano, $10 suggested donation, 4 p.m., NY-22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

Spencertown Academy: Finals Competition/Concert of the Uel Wade Music Scholarship, $10, 3 to 4 p.m., 790 NY-203, Spencertown, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon:
Birding at Lime Kiln Farm, $3, 7 to 9 a.m., Silver Street, Sheffield; Spring Wildflower Walk at Canoe Meadows, $8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 309 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. Register: 413-637-0320.

Steepletop: Annual Audubon Bird Walk, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., 440 East Hill Road, Austerlitz, N.Y.

THEATER

Berkshire Waldorf High School:
"Room for IMPROVment," comedy night, 2:30 and 7 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 6 East St., Stockbridge.

Mixed Company: "QWERY," $25, 8 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

Proteus Theater: "Fame," $12, 7:30 p.m., Pittsfield High School Auditorium, 300 East St., Pittsfield.

PS21: Staged reading of "Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End," $20, 8 p.m., 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

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