The Berkshires Calendar for May 5

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ART

Art Lenox:
Open studio tours, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kathy Winstanley, 58 East St., Lenox; with Scott Barrow, 17 Housatonic St., Lenox; 1 to 3 p.m., meet and greet with Elisabeth Ladwig, The Wit Gallery, 27 Church St., Lenox; 2 to 8 p.m. with John Clarke, 29 Church St., Stockbridge.

Lauren Clark Fine Art: Artful Projections After Dark, $10, 8 to 11 p.m., 325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Paint and Sip: 4 Star General, $35, 2 to 4 p.m., Sky Farm Barn, 226 Carson Road, Millerton, N.Y. Register: 413-205-8346.

COMMUNITY

5th annual Walk for MA Children:
Sue and Tim Crane complete the Walk in Pittsfield, end of walk celebration, 11:30 a.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden: Roy Boutard Day, free admission, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Berkshire County Branch of the NAACP: "Speaking Truth to Power," standout protesting police violence against people of color, noon to 2 p.m., Park Square, East Street, Pittsfield.

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.

Bousquet Mountain: "Music Mayhem" fundraiser for the Montessori School, Cinco de Mayo dinner, guacamole contest, silent auction and music by Rob Sanzone, Jack Waldheim, Chris Meranda, Tantrum and DJ BFG, $50, 6:30 p.m., 101 Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield.

Boutique: Gently used clothing, proceeds benefit missions, all welcome, 9 a.m. to noon, Stamford Community Church, Route 8, Stamford, Vt.

Columbia County Habitat for Humanity: Women Build Day with Tina Williams, New Lebanon, N.Y. Sign up: womenbuildsignup@columbiacountyhabitat.org.

First Congregational Church of Becket: Turkey dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Guild Hall, YMCA Road, Becket. Take-away: 413-623-8300.

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.

Meet the Candidate: Meet Jay McMahon, candidate for Attorney General, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Pete's Gun Shop, 9 Grove St., Adams; 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Overwatch Outpost, 97 Main St., Charlemont.

Mildred Elley: Medical Career open house, 10 a.m. to noon, 100 West St., Pittsfield.

New Life Community Fellowship: A Night of Worship featuring Jenn Wilson and Nick Winnard, 7 p.m., 172 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting, 2 to 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at ed@rainbowseniors.org or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org.

South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative: Paint and oil collection for the towns of Alford, Becket, Egremont, Great Barrington, Lee, Lenox, Monterey, Mount Washington, New Marlborough, Otis, Richmond, Sheffield, Stockbridge, Tyringham, and West Stockbridge, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Great Barrington Recycling Center, 601 Stockbridge Road. Register: cetonline.org/events.

Town of Richmond: Baby Town Meeting, public Q-and-A about the 2018 warrant vote and town elections, 10 a.m., Town Hall, 1529 State Road, Richmond.

Wahconah Baseball Team: Mulch fundraiser, 2 cubic feet bag for $4.50, or $42 a yard, 8 a.m. to noon, Wahconah Regional High School parking lot, 150 Windsor Road, Dalton.

DANCE

Bard College:
Spring Dance Concert, 7:30 p.m., Daniel Art Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9:30 to 10 a.m.; beginners, 10 to 11 a.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

FILM

Mason Library: "Little Stones," 7 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Home Instead Senior Care:
Weekend support group for families and friends of people living with dementia, 11 a.m., 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Register: 413-442-0907.

South Berkshire Community Health Coalition: "An Invitation to Change: Parent Training for Helping a Child Struggling with Substances" session, with Railroad Street Youth Project and the CMC: Foundation for Change, second of three sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Wingate Residences: Tai chi class, 11 to 11:45 a.m., 104 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Register: 413-499-1992.

HISTORY

Field Farm:
"Mid-Century Modern Architecture Tour: The Folly at Field Farm," $10, noon and 1 p.m., 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown.

Great Barrington Historical Society Museum: "School Days in Great Barrington," a look back at the history of public and private schools in Great Barrington, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main St., Great Barrington.

Mission House: "Revisiting Indiantown: Stockbridge Mohican History Seminar," 9 to 5 p.m., tours from 1 to 4 p.m., Main Street, Stockbridge.

Naumkeag: The Three Lives of Naumkeag house tour, $20, hourly 10:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Shaping a Landscape garden tour, $5, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead: Historic Quilt Documentation, $15, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 207 Bryant Road, Cummington. Reserve a time: 413-634-2158.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Children and Families:
Celebrate Families day, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse Art Lab, with admission, 11 a.m.; Chow Time, discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Camp Ashmere: Spring open house, 1 to 4 p.m., 822 Peru Road, Hinsdale. Information about summer camp programs: campashmere.org.

Notchview Reservation: Kids Meet the Kids, $10-$6, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Route 9, Windsor. Register: events.thetrustees.org.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 3 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Shrine Circus: Entertaining acts and exotic animals from around the world, $18-$15, 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., Eastern States Coliseum, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

LECTURE

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute:
"Navigating Climate Change in Uncertain Times: Cultivating Personal and Political Resilience for a Thriving Future" with Jennifer Browdy, $15-$10, 3 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

LITERARY

Chatham Bookstore:
Historian Jon Michael Varese, author of "The Spirit Photographer," 5 to 7 p.m., 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

Clinton Church Restoration:
Author Ray Anthony Shepard discusses his new book, "Now or Never! 54th Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery," 6 to 8 p.m., First Congregational Church, 251 Main St., Great Barrington.

Hancock Shaker Village: Food for Thought with Francis Greenburger, $100, 6 p.m., 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Firefly Gastropub:
The Misty Blues Band, 8 to 11 p.m., 71 Church St., Lenox.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center: Rob Fisch's Intentional Jazz Ensemble, $20-$15, 7:30 p.m., 790 NY-203, Spencertown, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble:
Wildlife Festival, guided tours of the Ledges Trail, $10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Hancock Shaker Village: Walk and Wonder on the Farm and Forest Trail, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary: Birding walk, $3, 7 to 9 a.m.; Spring Wildflower Walk, $8, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Silver Street, Sheffield.

Notchview Reservations: Star gazing, $5, beginning at dusk until late night, Route 9, Windsor.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation: Sheep to Shawl Festival, with local artisans and food producers, farm animals, and a focus on the region's historic fleece and fiber industry, $12-$7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.

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