The Berkshires Calendar for May 17

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Berkshire Paint and Sip: "
Fireworks Over Lake," to benefit the Otis Reservoir Property Owners Association, $35, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Knox Trail Inn, 1898 East Otis Road, East Otis.

Mary's Carrot Cake & Vintage Clothing: Ilene Richard exhibition, 5 to 8 p.m., 21 Union St., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

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

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

Family Game Night:
Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Firefly Gastropub: Schmooze or Lose: Networking Bingo for a Cause, $25, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 71 Church St., Lenox.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Billy Budd in the Breadbox" with Jana Laiz at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lee Library: Grown-Up Game Night, 6 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee. Register: 413-243-0385.

Mary Jane Pignatelli Scholarship Fund: Celebrity Bartender Bash, 5 to 10 p.m., Old Heritage Tavern, 12 Housatonic St. 201, Lenox.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252. Child care upon request.

Mildred Elley: Graduation Commencement, 6 to 8 p.m., Barrington Stage Company, 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Northern Berkshire United Way: The Spirit of Caring Awards & Celebration fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams. Registration required.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Purple Dragon Games: Open play board games, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

FILM

Austen Riggs Center:
"Disrupted Gender" Film Forum Series, Dr. Andres Abreu will introduce the film & lead discussion afterward, free, 7:15 p.m., large conference room, Medical Office Building, 25 Main St., Stockbridge.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness:
Journey Dance Workshop, $15, 2 to 3 p.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield.

Blood Drive: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dalton American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Chair Yoga:
Chair exercises, up to $13, first class free, 11:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Diabetes Program:
"The Latest Trends in the Management of Diabetes," 6 p.m., St. Charles Church Hall, Briggs Avenue, Pittsfield.

Gentle Yoga: Bring your own mat, 5:15 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Mass Audubon: Nature Walk for Health and Happiness, $5, 10 a.m. to noon, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Register: 413-637-0320.

Tai Chi: Easy Tai Chi for healthy aging and relaxation, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Dalton, 413-684-2000.

TOPS:
Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-0829 or 413-442-3964.

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

Yoga for Healthy Bones: Prevent and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis with a focus on strengthening bones, $10, noon to 1 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness, 55 North St., Pittsfield.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge. For more information, call Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play and Learn group for children ages 3-5, 10 a.m.; Lego club, 3:30 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: South County STEM for scientists ages 2 to 8 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Sing and Play for children ages 2 and up, 10 a.m., followed by storytime; Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Community Health Programs:
Toddler Steps for children ages 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Getting to Know You with MaryBeth, signup required at 413-528-0457, 11 a.m. to noon; Mi Vecindad con Marcela, 3 to 4 p.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lee Library: Brain Builders for children up to age 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; D&D Gaming for teens, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

UNO Community Center: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's after-school program, for students in grades 4 to 8, 4 to 5 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.

LITERARY

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

Williams Bookstore: Slate Roof poet Janet MacFadyen reads with David Giannini, 6 p.m., preceded by a reading by Colin Harrington, 5 p.m., 81 Spring St., Williamstown.

MUSIC

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

OUTDOORS

Great Barrington Land Conservancy:
Guided Birding on the River Walk, 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Volunteer Work Days at River Walk, Upper River Walk, Dresser Ave., Great Barrington. Register: river@gbriverwalk.org.

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