The Berkshires Calendar for May 13

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ART

Clark Art Institute: Gallery talks; members of the institute's education team lead guided walks through the galleries for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, an introduction to the history of the museum, and new insights into some Clark favorites, free with paid admission, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum: An evening with Hanna-Barbera artist Bob Singer, free with admission, 5:30 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.

Spring Enviro Action Fair and Expo: Fundraiser for Berkshire Environmental Action Team, featuring local artists celebrating nature and wildlife in their art and a silent auction, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton.

COMMUNITY

American Legion: Fish Fry dinner, $12, 5 to 7 p.m., Route 7, Sheffield.

Annual Plant Sale: Annuals, herbs, vegetables, container gardens and birdhouses, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Springside Greenhouses, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Clothing Drive: The Zonta club of Berkshire County will hold a drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Goodwill, Tyler Street, Pittsfield.

Food drive: Annual Letter Carriers drive. Place donations in bags or boxes by mailboxes.

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.

Hinsdale Dayz: 2nd annual Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hinsdale Fire Department, Hinsdale.

Knit 'n Stitch: Bring your handwork for an hour of chatting and project help, all ages and all skill levels welcome, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Pittsfield Elks: Hold'Em Poker Tournament to benefit the Lodge Scholarship Fund. 413-449-0568.

Plant Sale: Berkshire Conservation Districts plant sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Sausagefest: 6th annual, featuring local Berkshire pork, food, live music, noon to 6 p.m., Camp Fire Grill, 389 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Voter Registration Deadline: The last day to register to vote for the Annual Town Meeting, 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 8 p.m., Town Clerk's Office, Peru.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow: Dance Lesson with Eduardo Vilaro and Latin Dance Party with Ballet Hispanico, $10, 7 to 10 p.m., Shire City Sanctuary, 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.

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.

Olga Dunn Dance Company: "Bach, Time, Laughs and Gospel," $15/$25, 7 p.m., 352 Main St., Great Barrington.

Pizza Pizzazz: Social dancing and pizza, $10, 7:30 p.m., 2038 Route 295, Canaan, N.Y.

Swing Night: Beginner lesson at 8 p.m., live music and dancing at 9 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield., 413-717-1255.

FILM

The Berkshire Museum: "Burden," $7.50, 1:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Weekly Meditation: Free; all are welcome. Noon, All Saints Episcopal Church library, 59 Summer St., North Adams; 413-358-2626.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum: "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m. "Imagination Playground," 10 a.m. to noon. 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Children's Concert: David Grover, 11 a.m., The Garage, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Fishing Derby: The City of Pittsfield Conservation Commission and Lyon Aviation host a free fishing derby for youth under 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wild Acres, South Mountain Road, Pittsfield.

Happimess: Mother's Day gift craft event for children, $10, noon, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 4 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

LECTURE

Berkshire Museum: Learner's Lab, "Seed Bombs," included with admission, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Holy Conversation on Race: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Pittsfield.

Mason Library: Ann-Elizabeth Barnes reading and discussion: Rev. Samuel Harrison and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, 1 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: "How to Make Kombucha, Vinegar, and Water Kefir with Trevor King, 12:30 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Sandisfield Arts Center: Jennifer Browdy, "What I Forgot... And Why I Remembered," to benefit BEAT, $10, 10:30 a.m., 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield.

Ventfort Hall: "1900 to 1925: Revolutionary Fashion" tea and talk, 3:30 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, 413-637-3206.

LITERARY

The Bookstore: Kimberley Jochl, "Fly Baby: The Story of an American Girl," 3 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Ramsdell Readers Book Group: "The Glass Castle," Jeannette Walls, 1 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

MUSIC

Clark Art Institute: The Met: Live in HD opera performance of Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier," 12:30 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown. Tickets413-458-0524.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Lee Meeting House: Concert: Jack Waldheim and The Criminal Hearts, 7:30 p.m., 25 Park Place, Lee.

Williams College: Piano Studio Recital, 2 p.m. Stephen Ai '18 piano performance, 4:30 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Great Barrington Farmers' Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

Naumkeag: The Three Lives of Naumkeag: general house tour. Learn how the family lived during their summers here in the Berkshires, and how they shared Naumkeag with family and friends. $15, includes admission and general tour. General tours leave on the half-hour; 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Specialty tours; choose from a garden tour, a "backstairs"tour, a tour designed for younger visitors (families welcome), and for those interested in the architectural and landscape designs of Naumkeag, plus specific historical tour about the Gilded Age in the Berkshires. $5, with admission. As scheduled. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Information: 413-298-8138, email mmoulton@thetrustees.org.

Sheffield Land Trust: Volunteer Day to get rid of invasive plants, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Boardman Street, Sheffield.

Wildflower Search: $8, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

THEATER

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

Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School: The 7th and 8th grade classes will perform musical "Nellie Bly," 7 p.m., 330 County Route 12C, Ghent, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival: Community auditions, no experience necessary, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 118 Church St., Williamstown.

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