The Berkshires Calendar for May 14

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ART

Open Studio:
Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, $15, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252 ext. 100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Food Project: Free lunch for all, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5 to 6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Great Barrington Fire District:
Elections and annual meeting, 6 p.m., M.T. Cavanaugh Fire District Building,

17 East St., Great Barrington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Current Affairs" with Steven J. Rubin, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

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.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pick up.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield; Linden Street Meditation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Support Group: For those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse, hosted by HospiceCare in the Berkshires and the BMC Pastoral Care Department, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center Chapel, Pittsfield. Register: 413-447-2251.

Zonta Club of Berkshire County: Speaker Patricia Begrowicz, 5 p.m., Mazzeo's Ristorante, 1015 South St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes:
With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Classes: For seniors over 50, 10 to 11 a.m., Pittsfield Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., beginners from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Lessons for beginner to improvers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness:
No Sweat Yoga with Pat Loughlin, gentle introductory yoga poses and restorative, healing poses, by donation, 8 to 9 p.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield. Information: pattieloughlin@yahoo.com.

Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary's School, 115 Orchard St., Lee.

Health Screenings: Walk-in HIV and HepC testing, free, 10 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: Requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fifth Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

Yoga House: LGBTQ and allies yoga, $5 suggested donation, Uptown Studio, 57 Crown St., Kingston, N.Y.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum:
Storytime for children up to age 2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bindlestiff's Cirkus After School:
Spring Cirkus performance, 4:30 p.m., Hudson Department of Youth, 18 South 3rd St., Hudson, N.Y.

Community Health Programs: Play and Learn for kids ages 3 to 5, sign up required at 413-528-04575, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Gym Fun with Jeanne, 10 a.m. to noon, West Stockbridge Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Dalton Free Public Library: Author/illustrator Gina Perry discusses her life and demonstrates drawing, 6 to 8 p.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroups: Busy Bees, for infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

It Takes a Village:
Moms with Mugs social group with child care provided, 10 to 11:30 a.m., St. John's Corner House, 469 Main St., Ashfield.

Lee Library: Babies and Books group for children up to 12 months, 10:30 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

North Adams Public Library: Daycare Provider Storytime for up to age 5, 10 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

South Berkshire Kids: Sandisfield Play, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 23 Route 57, Sandisfield.

MUSIC

Berkshire Hillsmen:
Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Dan Burkhard, 413-281-9727 or Jake, 518-567-3505 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Berkshire Lyric Chorus: Rehearsal for May 27 performance at Tanglewood, 7 p.m., Pittsfield Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Community Band rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-442-2782 or 413-842-5097.

Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Williams College:
Chris Hough Deane, clarinet, 3 p.m.; Cello studio recital, 6 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6207, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.








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