The Berkshires Calendar for May 16


Berkshire Consumer Services Program:
Free presentation on used car purchases, auto repair scams aimed at seniors, presented by Kate Alexander, 1 p.m., Mary Spitzer Senior Center, 116 Ashland St., North Adams. Register: 413-662-3125.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Bushnell-Sage Library:
"Sit and Knit," 5 to 7 p.m., 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

Child Advocacy Center:
Open house, 4 to 6 p.m., 946 Columbia St., Hudson, N.Y.

Friends of Great Barrington Libraries: Fifty cent book sale through May 26, Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Knitting Support Group: Socializing and simple instruction to get going or for help with a trouble spot on a current project, open to experienced and beginning knitters, 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams; or 413-662-3133.

Labyrinth Around America: Clive Johnson brings his 24-foot labyrinth to Three Sisters Sanctuary, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 188 Cape St., Goshen.

Lee Chamber of Commerce: Community meeting on Bring Back the Trains committee with Nathaniel Karns, 7 p.m., Lee High and Middle School, 300 Greylock St., Lee.

Pittsfield Chess Club: All playing levels; chess sets provided or bring your own, 6 to 8 p.m., UCP Center, 208 West St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-212-6067.

Pittsfield Green Drinks: Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest, starting at 5:15 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m.; location changes, call Jane, 413-230-7321.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting at noon. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church, First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit

Rental Housing Association Meeting: Speaker Laura Fenn, 7 p.m., following an optional dinner, $22, 6:30 p.m., Zucchini's Restaurant, Pittsfield, 413-499-1330.

Senior Citizens' Prom: "Bash on the Bayou" theme, hosted by Drury High School current events classes. Mardi gras dress encouraged, light dinner, baked goods, music & dancing. Free, open to public, 5 to 8 p.m., Drury High School Gymnasium, 1130 Church St., North Adams.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

United Methodist Church: Donations of clothing, books and household items will be accepted for a tag sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Williams College: Construction project discussion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Images Cinema, Spring Street, Williamstown.

Yankee Pride Quilt Guild: Disappearing Hourglass Demo, 7 p.m., Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Zogics: Joey Coleman, "Never Lose a Customer Again," workshop for business leaders, 9 a.m. to noon, 10 Valley St., Lee.


Berkshire Athenaeum:
Yoga, bring your own mat, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Blood Pressure Clinic: A nurse from North Adams Commons will record blood pressure and pulse, and offer a light snack and information about upcoming events, 9 to 11 a.m., Mary Spitzer Senior Center, 116 Ashland St., North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: BP & health counseling sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee; BP, health counseling & presentation, "Protecting Seniors Against Scams," sponsored by Porchlight and the Becket Board of Health, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, Becket.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 500 South St., second floor, Great Barrington. Information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Meditation, all welcome, no charge, 12:15 p.m., Community Room, Berkshire Bank, 99 North St., Pittsfield;, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

St. Anthony Devotions: All welcome to gather for prayer to this beloved saint. A basket for prayer requests available at the St. Anthony image at the front of the church, 6 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Tuesday Club of Stockbridge:
"Home is Where the Heart Is," Bobbie Orsi, MS, RN, will address active aging, 2 p.m., 4 Main St., Stockbridge.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Children's Library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners, explore the world through a child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds, for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, included with regular museum admission, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Cheshire Library, 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: For infants to 5 years old, 11 a.m. to noon, Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Stories, fingerplays, songs and musical instruments, simple crafts for young children, 10:15 a.m., 83 North Main St., Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program with Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee, 413-243-0385.

Lego Club: All ages welcome, 3 to 4 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 South Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group for baby to 5 years old, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in grades 1-7, includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. Register in person during normal business hours or call 413-442-0624.

SMART 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

UNO Community Center: 4-H Wacky STEM Club, free after-school group focusing on interesting and interactive science experiments, as well as other academic-based programming from the 4-H curriculum, 3 to 5 p.m. To register: 413-663-7588, ext. 22, or; After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, registration not required, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.


Trinity Church Parish House:
Paul Hicks, "John Parsons: An Eminent New Yorker in the Gilded Age," 6 p.m., 88 Walker St., Lenox.


Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee. Information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

Williams College: Midweek Music, 12:15 p.m., Chapin Hall; Guitar Studio Recital, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williams College, 54 Chapin Hall Drive.

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