The Berkshires Calendar for May 15

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ART

Clark Art Institute: "Meet Me at the Clark," a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers, 2 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. Register: 413-458-0410.

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

COMMUNITY

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

Driver Safety Course: AARP course designed to help drivers age 50-plus familiarize themselves with the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate vehicles more safely in today's increasingly challenging driving environment, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3 Hoosac Street, Adams. Register: 413-394-4427.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "NAACP is not an ANACHRONISM" at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Marijuana Panel Discussion: A panel discussion and Q-and-A will take place about Williamstown's proposed zoning bylaw for recreational and medical marijuana to be voted at town meeting on May 16, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, Williamstown.

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.

New Lebanon Library: "Study the Constitution," biweekly discussion group, bring questions and be ready to share opinions, 7 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

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 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.

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 Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m.; ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

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

FILM

Berkshire Museum: "Burden," $7.50, 1:30 and 7 p.m., 39 South St., Williamstown.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability, 9 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

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.

KID STUFF

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

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

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 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

LECTURE

Clarksburg Elementary School: From Democracy to Dictatorship: A Holocaust Exhibit about Anti-Jewish Legislation in Nazi Germany. Holocaust survivor Magda Brown will share personal testimony about surviving the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp during the Holocaust, 6 to 9 p.m., 777 West Cross Road, Clarksburg.

Mason Library: How to Make Wild Soda, Kvass, and Starter Cultuers with Trevor King, 5:30 p.m., 231 Main Street, Great Barrington.

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: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony 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, 413-499-2071.

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: Jordan LaMothe, baritone, and Nathan Leach, tenor, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall; cello studio recital, 6 p.m., Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

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