The Berkshires Calendar for May 11


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 or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Family Gene: The Story of a Pittsfield Family's Rare Disease," at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

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.

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.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.


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.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-770-0429, 413-822-9593.

'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, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m.; Lego Club, building fun for children ages 5 and up, no registration required, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Country Day School: Open house and information session for parents and caregivers, 9 to 11 a.m., 55 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge, 413-637-0755.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-along Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3 to 4 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Preschool storytime, includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks, no storytime during school vacation or on snowdays, 10 to 11 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox, 413-637-0197, ext. 105.

Mason Library: Homeschoolers Writing with Pictures, for ages 9 and older, registration required. 10:30 a.m. to noon, 231 Main St., Great Barrington; 413-528-2403.

North Adams Public Library: Lego drop-in group for families of children ages 4 to 12, siblings welcome, 6 to 7 p.m., third floor Community Room, Church Street, North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers, 2 to 5 years, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

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: After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, 4 to 5 p.m. Registration not required. 157 River St., North Adams.


Adams Free Library: Through a series of vignettes, the late Adams native Paul C. shares his story. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Memorial Hall, 92 Park St., Adams.

Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice: A presentation by Tarak Kauff on his recent VFP delegation to Israel-Palestine, 7:30 p.m. UU Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave.

Stamford Community Library: "Going Zero Waste" with Amy Johns, director of the Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives at Williams College, 6:30 p.m., 986 Main St., Stamford.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield: Returning speaker Sam Trumbore, pastor of the UU Church in Albany, N.Y., 6 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave.


Lenox Library: Writers Round Table, leadership rotates weekly, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.


Bard College at Simon's Rock: Simon's Rock Chamber Orchestra presents its spring concert, 7:30 p.m. Kellogg Music Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Williams College: Jazz Repertory Ensemble, 7 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School: 7th and 8th-grade musical, "Nellie Bly," 7 p.m., 330 County Route 21C, Ghent, N.Y.

Williamstown Theatre Festival auditions: No prior experience necessary. If cast, you must be available from July 17- Aug. 16. Auditions, 5 to 8 p.m., Berkshire Community College, 1350 West. St.

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