The Berkshires Calendar for May 20


Clark Art Institute:
Gallery talks; members of the institute's education team lead guided walks through the galleries for a personalized look at highlights from the permanent collection, an introduction to the history of the museum, and new insights into some Clark favorites, free with paid admission, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

Hoosic River Watershed Association: Riverworks!, an outdoor art exhibition along the Hoosic River, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cole Field, Williamstown.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: "Art from Farm to Table," opening reception, 4 p.m., 790 State Route 203, Spencertown, N.Y.


Berkshire Botanical Garden:
Plants and answers sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Retirement Strategies: "Aging and its Financial Implications: Planning for Housing," 9 to 11 a.m., 45 Main St., Dalton.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m., food available, St. Mark Church Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield. Information: 413-445-4506.

Chester on Track: 26th anniversary, parade, pet costume and bicycle float contests, derby races, live music, train show and craft fair, petting zoo and more, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 10 Prospect St., Chester.

First Congregational Church: Plant sale, 9 am. to 1 p.m., 134 Main St., North Adams.

Food pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Grave decoration: Volunteers will place flags on veterans' graves, 9 a.m., Bellevue Cemetery, Adams.

Hevreh's Shabbat service: Final tot shabbat of the school year, followed by 5th and 6th grade Hebrew skills students chanting Torah during Shabbat Service, 9 a.m., 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Lions Club: Roast pork dinner, $12, $5 kids, 4:30 p.m., Route 143, Hinsdale, 413-655-2973.

Knit 'n Stitch: Chatting and project help, all ages and all skill levels welcome, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Miss Hall's School: Plant Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Peru Voter Registration: Deadline to register for annual town meeting, 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 8 p.m., Town Clerk's Office, Peru.

Repair cafe: Bring your broken or damaged items to get repaired for free. Anyone is welcome to bring any non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, and other small appliances, and all types of clothing and fabric items, 1-5 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Shred day: Bring up to 4 boxes of paper for shredding by Legal Shred personnel, 9 a.m. to noon, Salisbury Bank, 640 North Main St., Sheffield.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted, Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road, Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Trustees of Reservations: Free open houses at Trustees sites, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information:; volunteer: 413-532-1631 ext. 3119.

United Methodist Church of Lenox: Tag/bake sale, 9 a.m. to noon, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox.

Ward's Nursery: 60th anniversary celebration, face-painting, soil testing and gardening classes, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Lawn care class at 1:30 p.m. (preregistration required), 600 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-0166,

Zion Lutheran Church: Plant sale, 9 a.m to 1 p.m., 74 First St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Ballroom:
Garden Party social ballroom dance, music and ChaCha lesson by Dan DeBennedetto, $15, 7 to 10:30 p.m., 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Center for Justice: Dance for Justice, $50, 6 p.m., Dewey Hall, Sheffield.

Chesterfield Square Dance: Caller Bob Livingston and the Falltown Spring Band, $8, 7 to 10 p.m., Chesterfield Community Center, Main Road, Chesterfield.

Lenox Contradance: Live music and dance, $12, intro lesson at 7:45 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m., 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Line dance lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

Pittsfield Squares: "Graduation" with caller Cliff Brodeur and cuer Dennis Viscanti, 7:30 to 10 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Museum: "20th Century Women," 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.


CPR training:
Official course completion valid for two years, $20, 9 to 11:30 a.m., or noon to 2:30 p.m., 555 North Main Road, Otis.

Weekly meditation: Free, all are welcome, noon, All Saints Episcopal Church library, 59 Summer St., North Adams, 413-358-2626.

Mason Library: Lyme Disease Support Group, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Mayor's Fitness Challenge: Kickoff, 10 a.m., Pittsfield Common off First Street, Pittsfield.


Hoosac Street Gallery:
"The Mill Children" exhibit, noon to 4 p.m., ground floor of the 1889 Berkshire Mill building, 1 Berkshire Square, Adams.

Clark Art Institute: "An Overview of Kalarama Orchards," 10 a.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

Sheffield Historical Society: "Baseball in the Berkshires," free, weekends through July 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.


Berkshire Museum:
"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., "Space Day," 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Muddy Brook Regional Elementary School: Mud Day, activities to play and learn, and play with mud. Bring a change of clothes and a towel, $5, noon to 4 p.m., 318 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 4 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Touch a Truck: Over 20 vehicles and heavy equipment, $5, proceeds benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place, 9 a.m. to noon, 17 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Lee.


Roeliff Jansen Community Library:
"Walking the Dog," reading, 5 p.m., 9091 Route 22, Copake, N.Y.


Berkshire Bach:
Bach on Parade with Gene Wisoff, $35-50, 7:30 p.m., 352 Main St., Great Barrington.

Berkshire Concert Choir: Choral concert, $20, 7:30 p.m., 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Housatonic River Walk: Riverside music, free, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Church and River Street, Great Barrington.


Caretaker Farm:
Bird walk, 7:15 a.m., Hancock Road, Williamstown.

Great Barrington Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

Housatonic Valley Association: One hour paddle trips on the Housatonic River, 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. Register: 413-298-7024 for these or future paddle trips, June 10, July 29, Sept. 30.

Lee Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street, Lee.

North Chatham Library: Annual Books, Blooms and Brunch fundraiser, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Main Street, North Chatham.

Notchview Reservation: Star gazing, $5, dusk until late evening, Route 9, Windsor.

Springside Park Walk: The Wildflowers of Spring, 11 a.m., 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Williamstown Farmers Market: Opening day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spring Street, Williamstown.


Berkshire Community College: "Next to Normal," $15, 8 p.m., 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute:
Live broadcast of London National Theatre's "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead," $18, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown. Tickets: 413-458-0524.

Mount Everett High School: "Into the Woods," $10, 7 p.m., 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield.

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