The Berkshires Calendar for May 8

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ART

Open Studio:
Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Dialogue Through the Lens," a photography exhibition and public reception featuring the works of 30 Israeli Arab and Jewish photographers, depicting life in the Afula-Gilboa region, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Charles Flint Fine Art, 52 Housatonic St., Lenox.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Talk about the challenges of raising grandchildren, resources, guest speakers, meals and child care provided, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Fenn Street, Pittsfield, use the Pearl Street entrance. Information: Michelle 413-446-8224, michellazzo@aol.com, or Genie 413-447-7734, ebr914@Yahoo.com.

Community Supper:
Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5 to 6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Great Barrington Libraries: Introduction to Fermented Wine and Mead with Trevor Ring, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Senator Adam Hinds and His First 5 Months" at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

New Lebanon Library: "Study the Constitution," biweekly discussion group, bring questions and be ready to share opinions, 7 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield; Linden Street Meditation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Zonta Club of Berkshire County: Guest speaker Holly Palardy, speaking about the Haiti Plunge Project, 5 p.m., Mazzeo's Ristorante, 1015 South St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes:
With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m.; ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for absolute beginner to improvers, 6 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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

Parkinson's Exercise Group: Requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fifth Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

Yoga at the Athenaeum: Class with Kripalu-certified instructor Kate Fortier, bring your own mat, 7 to 8 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: For infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

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 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

MUSIC

Berkshire Hillsmen:
Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-499-2071.

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