The Berkshires Calendar for May 16

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Wingate Residences:
Art opening and happy hour with Lori Bradley, 3 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Register: 413-499-1992.

COMMUNITY

350MA Berkshire Node: Potluck refreshments at 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting at 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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

Bridge Club: Contract Bridge, all welcome, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-443-0303.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Mahjong Night, drop-in, beginners welcome, 5 to 8 p.m., 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 21 Crossway St., Lee, 413-347-1469.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., games are $6; bridge lesson, 12:45 to 3:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416 or email peter.samsel@verizon.net.

Pittsfield Parade Committee:
Fourth of July planning meeting, 7 p.m., Polish Falcons, 32 Bel Air Ave., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pickup.

Purple Dragon Games: Magic: The Gathering, $5, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

Town of Richmond: Annual town meeting, 7:30 p.m., Richmond Consolidated School, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

Williamstown Chamber of Commerce: "Success on the Front Line" workshop, $40, members first employee free, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., The Orchards Hotel, 222 Adams Road, Williamstown. Register: info@williamstownchamber.com.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: All levels welcome, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

Scottish Dancers:
7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., third floor, Housatonic. Information: Ted, 413-698-2944 or Maria, 413-344-3023.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness:
No Sweat Yoga with Pat Loughlin, gentle introductory yoga poses and restorative, healing poses, by donation, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield. Information: pattieloughlin@yahoo.com.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 9 to 10 a.m., at Guido's, 1020 South St., Pittsfield.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability, 9:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

Wellness Wednesday: Introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program, 3 to 6 p.m., Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. Information: 413-663-6529 or ymcanb.org.

Yoga 101:
Beginners welcome, up to $14, first class free, 11 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-0199.

Yoga Class: Designed for anyone with a cancer experience or their family members, free class with Carol Harty, advanced level Kripalu instructor and certified Yoga therapist, 1 to 2 p.m., HEAL Community Room, BMC Cancer Center, Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield. To register: 413-655-8362.

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

KID STUFF

Berkshire Sings!: For ages 13 and up, under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly, no auditions, open to new and seasoned singers alike, free, $4 suggested donation, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Chess club, beginners welcome, 3:15 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Community Health Programs: Play and Learn with Kim for ages 3 to 5, registration required, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Homework projects for ages 7 to 10, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Information: 413-528-0457.

Family Center: Terrific Tots playgroup for children ages 1 to 3, 10 to 11 a.m.; Baby and Me Playgroup for children from birth to walking, 3 to 4 p.m., 210 State St., North Adams.

Lee Library:
Teen Chess, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Naumkeag: Nature Playgroup, for ages 2 1/2 and up, 9:30 to 11 a.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3 to 6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Pine Woods: Family playgroup led by Sue Ebitz, open to Pine Woods families and nearby community, 10 to 11:30 a.m., community room, 3 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

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: Lenox Play with Roberta, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; New Marlborough Library storytime with Sally, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 1 Mill River Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Stockbridge Library: "Littles at the Library," bring your "littles" (newborn to 3 years) for songs, fingerplays and bounces, open play to follow, siblings welcome, 2:30 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.

LITERARY

Berkshire Community College:
"Telling Your Story" workshop in collaboration with the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires, $35, 10 a.m. to noon, South County Center, 343 Main St., Great Barrington. Register: shop.berkshirecc.edu.

MUSIC

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Berkshire Community College cafeteria, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. For more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon: Birding at Pleasant Valley, 7 to 9 a.m.; Evening at Beaver Ponds, $8, $4 children, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox.

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