The Berkshires Calendar for May 8

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COMMUNITY

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

Berkshire Stamp Club: "One Cent Magenta," 7 p.m., Berkshire Mall, Old State Road and Route 8, Lanesborough.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game and two 50/50 games, $3.50 admission, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale, 413-655-2973.

Knitting Support Group: Socializing and simple instruction to get going or for help with a trouble spot on a current project, open to experienced and beginning knitters, 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams; naplibrary.com or 413-662-3133.

Pittsfield Chess Club: All playing levels; chess sets provided or bring your own, 6 to 8 p.m., UCP Center, 208 West St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-212-6067.

Pittsfield Council on Aging: Tours of the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; ice cream social for seniors, 1 to 3 p.m., 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Optional dinner at 6:30 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m., The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

Town of Lenox: Public input session on preservation priorities, opportunities and challenges, 7 p.m., Town Hall, 6 Walker St., Lenox.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 6:30 to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Myofascial Release Workshop, 5 to 6:30 p.m., UNO Community Center, 157 River St., North Adams.

Pittsfield Memory Cafe: For people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends, 10 a.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Meditation, all welcome, no charge, 12:15 p.m., Community Room, Berkshire Bank, 99 North St., Pittsfield; pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

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

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners, explore the world through a child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds, for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, included with regular museum admission, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Cheshire Library, 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

Community Health Programs: Toddler Steps with Sally, for children 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 a.m.; Sips and Tips with Cynthia, child care provided, 10:45 a.m.; breastfeeding support group, 1 p.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroups: Preschool Pals, 1 p.m., 210 State St., North Adams.

It Takes A Village: Caregiver and Baby Yoga, free yoga class for parents of babies birth to crawling, 11 a.m. to noon, Sunflower Yoga, Berkshire Trail Elementary School building, 2 Main St., Cummington.

Lanesborough Library: Stories, fingerplays, songs and musical instruments, simple crafts for young children, 10:15 a.m., 83 North Main St., Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lego Club: All ages welcome, 3 to 4 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 South Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group for baby to 5 years old, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1 to 3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in grades 1 to 7, includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. Register in person during normal business hours or call 413-442-0624.

South Berkshire Kids: Brain Builders with Michelle, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Undermountain Elementary School, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield; Explore and Play with Anina, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m., 1 North Main Road, Otis.

UNO Community Center: After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, registration not required, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 157 River St., North Adams.

LECTURE

Lee Library: "Erica Fay's 3 Essentials for Preparing a Successful Home Project," 6 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

MUSIC

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, $4 suggested donation, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee. Information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Natural Resources Council: Constitution Hill History Hike, 10 a.m. to noon, Bridge Street, Lanesborough.

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