Today

ART

First Congregational Church of Lee

"Love Makes a Family," a photo-text exhibit on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 25 Park Place, Lee.

Oil Painting Class

Taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

COMMUNITY

Adams Internists

Flu shot clinic to be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. This clinic is for patients of the Adams Internists only. Patients are asked to use the side entrance by the parking lot. Adams.

Al-Anon Meeting

Hevreh, 10 a.m., State Road, Great Barrington.

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Van Gogh's Starry Night: Expressive pastel painting with Gregory Maichack. Work in tandem with the artist drawing "Starry Night" with white charcoal pencils on black paper. All materials supplied. Free, all ages welcome. Registration required (413) 499-9480.

Berkshire Stamp Club

Pres. Munch presents the Canal Zone. Meet in the Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, 7:30 p.m. Information (413) 443-6146. Bingo

Pres. Munch presents the Canal Zone. Meet in the Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, 7:30 p.m. Information (413) 443-6146. Bingo

Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.MTEL Classes

Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.MTEL Classes

The Education Department at MCLA will be holding several classes designed to help prepare for the MTEL, which needs to be passed as a requirement for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each test will focus on a specific test. Courses available are Foundations of Reading, Communication & Literacy Skills, and Gen. Curr. Math Sub-Test. Courses are $50 for general public and $25 for MCLA students. Complete registration form and payment at least 14 days before course begins. Information contact the Education Department at (413) 662-5381 or email m.delisle@mcla.edu.

Pittsfield Chess Club

All levels welcome, at 7 p.m., Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield; information: Richard (413) 212-6067.

Scarlet Cord

Free clothing, shoes, books and housewares, 3 to 5 p.m., Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0521.

Study Group

Study Group

"A Course in Miracles," learn to be free of fear, guilt, blame and shame, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Zucco's Restaurant

The 8th Annual Pasta Night presented by the Berkshire Humane Society, 5-8 p.m. Dinner includes your choice of spaghetti or ziti with meatballs, sausages, or a combo, plus bread and butter. 50/50 raffle. Proceeds support Berkshire Humane Society. 451 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Berkshire South

Beginner's Ballroom I, 7-8:30 p.m., for adults. Couples and singles welcome; Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

FILM

Film Group Meeting

Spiritual Wisdom film group, featuring a documentary or film portraying spiritual concepts, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA at the Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village Cafeteria, 11 a.m. to noon.

Lee. Berkshire South

Lee. Berkshire South

Master's Swim Team; for adults, competitive swimmers of those just looking to stay in shape, 7-8 a.m. Tai Chi for Everyone (adults) 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Fitness Swimmer, a total body workout, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pittsfield. (413) 528-2810.

Dalton CRA

Cardio circuit, 5:15 to 6:15 a.m.; total body conditioning, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Muscle Mix, noon to 12:45 p.m.; Jump & Pump, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Dalton United Methodist Church

Dalton United Methodist Church

Kripalu Gentle Yoga with Lorraine Tinger, 4 - 5:15 p.m., 755 Main St., Dalton. (413) 441-9372 or www.gentleyogini.com.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; "Shake Your Soul," dance class featuring music and moves from around the world, 4:30 to 5:40 p.m., and Anusara beginner yoga series, 5:45 to 7 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Impulse Fitness

Impulse Fitness

On The Ball 8-9 a.m.; Body Sculpting 4:30-5:30 p.m., 360 Pecks Rd., Pittsfield. (413) 446-7857.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Zumba Gold, 11 to 11:45 a.m.; Zumba Gold toning, 11:45 to 12:10; All in One, 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.; Core & More, 5:40 to 6:35 p.m.; indoor cycle, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; deep water circuit training, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., and Zumba toning, 7:45 to 8:15 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Yoga

Moderate vinyasa flow, drop-ins welcome, 5 to 6 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

'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.

Zumba

Latin inspired, easy to follow dance fitness class, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore Dance Center, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Story time for toddlers, 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, (413) 499-9480, ext, 5.

Berkshire South

Berkshire South

Indoor Soccer, ages 5-8; teaching the basics of soccer, with scrimmages, all levels welcome, 4-5 p.m. Preschool Energy Explosion, ages 3-5, from 3-4 p.m. Pittsfield.

Lanesborough Library

Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, (413) 442-0222.

Lee Library

"Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 1 to 2 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; (413) 243-0385.

Lenox Library

Toddler story time for children 2 to 3 years and their caregivers, also will sing songs and learn finger plays, from 11 to 11:30 a.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

North Adams Public Library

North Adams Public Library

Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m. in the NAPL Youth Services Department, 2nd floor. For more information call (413) 662-3133, ext. 14.

Rhyme Time

Rhymes, finger plays, circle games and simple puppetry designed for infants, crawlers, toddlers and young children, drop-in weekly event, 10:30 a.m., Matrushka, 309 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-6911.Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink

Rhymes, finger plays, circle games and simple puppetry designed for infants, crawlers, toddlers and young children, drop-in weekly event, 10:30 a.m., Matrushka, 309 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-6911.Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink

The Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club is starting a new session of the learn to skate program, ages 3 and up, from 5 to 5:50 p.m. Rental skates available for a nominal fee. Enrollment forms and cost visit christmasbrookfsc.org or the rink on Tuesday at 5, North Adams.

W. Stockbridge Library

Story time for preschoolers ages 2 and up, stories, short videos, crafts, songs and more, 10:30 a.m., West Stockbridge Public Library, 21 State Line Road, (413) 232-0300, ext. 308.

LECTURE

Clark Art Institute

"Feedback: Notes on the Behavioral Turn" with Clark Fellow Judith Rodenbeck, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at Sarah Lawrence College. 5:30 p.m., Williamstown.

Williams College

Novelist Diana Abu-Jaber to discuss ‘Crescent,' 8 p.m. at the Mainstage, ‘62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Free, tickets required. www.williams.edu.

LITERARY

North Adams Public Library

Edward Lodi, author of "Curious Incidents of King Philip's War" will talk about his newest title "The Angel of Hadley, a legend of King Philip's War." 2 p.m., North Adams. (413) 662-3133 for information.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Arrowhead

Museum in the house where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of the house on the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits include "Edwin Hale Lincoln, Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield, Massachusetts," architectural and natural images, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," through Oct. 26; "Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Crane Museum

Exhibits include 19th century letterhead artistry, hand-bordering station and moments in Crane history captured on Crane paper, 1 to 5 p.m., South Street, Dalton, (413) 684-6380.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegetable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Featuring "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 27. Village is open daily from 10 to 5 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Edith Wharton's historic house and gardens, open daily 10 to 5, Thurs. 10 to 8, through October. Tours, contemporary outdoor sculptures, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer including free music Fri. and Sat. evenings, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag House & Gardens Gilded Age mansion, 20 acres of landscaped grounds, guided house tours and special garden tours, 10 to 5. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-8138.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic," "Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion and Us" and "Norman Rockwell: Happily Ever After," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Steepletop

Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or www.millay.org.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Bennington College

The Carriage Barn Series presents a performance by Yoshiko Sato and Allen Shawn, 8 p.m., Deane Carriage Barn, Bennington College, Bennington, V.T.

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 acapella harmony directed by Julie Bertelli, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.

Tomorrow

ART

First Congregational Church of Lee

"Love Makes a Family," a photo-text exhibit on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 25 Park Place, Lee.

Oil Painting Class

Taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

Sculpture Class

Stone carving with Myrna Lieb Citron, for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, 1 to 4 p.m., 1260 Pleasant St., Lee, (413) 243-4456.

COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Banned Book Week

‘Banned!' 7 to 9 p.m. On Banned Books Week, join Conn. Center for the Book, Syllable Reading Series, and the Mark Twain House & Museum as we dive deeper into the meaning of the word ‘banned.' An evening of writers reading original pieces. Mark Twain House & Museum Auditorium, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn. www.cthumanities.org.

Berkshire Museum

Wine and cheese reception while enjoying an opportunity to reunite with colleagues and meet teachers new to our community. Tour the Paperworks exhibit and learn about upcoming programs for the spring 2014. 4:30-6:30; free to all educators, please RSVP to Julia Symonds at (413) 443-7171, ext 21. Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library

"Sit and Knit" will resume meetings, 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Caregiving Workshop

Caring for the Caregiver: Help for Family Caregivers of Seniors, 9-10:30 a.m., United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County's Pittsfield, 208 West St., Pittsfield. Register or more information, (413) 464-1519.

Community Lunch

All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-1955.

Contract Bridge

For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: (413) 243-3512.

Egremont Country Club

Bryan Ayars, CEO of Community Health Programs, will be the guest speaker for the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce "Networking Before Nine" chamber breakfast. 7:45 to 9 a.m., RSVP to ed@rnetworx.com or call (413) 528-4284.

Hancock Shaker Village

Dave Carlon and Jack Sobon's Timber Framing: A Traditional Approach workshop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until September 29. To register call (800) 817-1137 or visit hancockshakervillage.org.

Hinsdale Lunch

Hinsdale Lunch

Elder Services meal offered every Wed. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., Hinsdale Town Hall, Bingo to follow, South Street, Hinsdale; advance reservations: Meal site at (413) 655-2310 or Nutrition Program at (413) 499-0524.

MTEL Classes

The Education Department at MCLA will be holding several classes designed to help prepare for the MTEL, which needs to be passed as a requirement for licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Each test will focus on a specific test. Courses available are Foundations of Reading, Communication & Literacy Skills, and Gen. Curr. Math Sub-Test. Courses are $50 for general public and $25 for MCLA students. Complete registration form and payment at least 14 days before course begins. Information contact the Education Department at (413) 662-5381 or email m.delisle@mcla.edu.

Parents Group

"Parents Helping Parents," share experiences and get support and encouragement from other parents, free, confidential and anonymous, 6 to 8 p.m., call for location/information: (617) 926-5008, ext.102.

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.

DANCE

Rhythms Center

Tango Pulse, a series of 8 week classes that will prepare you for an Argentine Tango Dance. 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., 55 Pittsfield Lenox Rd., Lenox. Partner not necessary. Series cost $80; for further questions contact Jackie at (413) 281-9722 or www.tangopulse.net.

Scottish Dancers

Great Barrington Scottish Dancers, no partner needed, beginners welcome, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

Great Barrington Scottish Dancers, no partner needed, beginners welcome, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Sandisfield Senior Center, 11 a.m. to Noon, Sandisfield.

Berkshire South

Master's Swim Team, for adults - competitive swimmers or just those looking to stay in shape., 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Tai Chi Fusion, for adults, 7:15-8:15 a.m.; Co-Ed Indoor Soccer League, 6:30-8:15 p.m., all skill levels welcome; Get Fit Challenge - 8 week program for adults. (413) 528-2810.

Cancer Resource & Support Group

Cancer Resource & Support Group

For adults diagnosed with any type of cancer and their loved ones, meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Radiation Oncology Department, Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, park in Radiation Oncology parking lot on Wahconah Street for easy access, (413) 447-3092.

Center for Healing Arts

All levels yoga and qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 623-8713.

Dalton CRA

Pilates, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Abs, Arms & Tush, and Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

'Fit to Go!'

Increase your strength and energy with Kas Maroney, American Council on Exercise certified group instructor, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 841-5834.

Gentle Yoga

For all levels, focus on creating sequencing, breath work and meditation, drop-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine: (413) 822-2034.

Healing Rhythms

Intermediate yoga sculpt, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; gentle yoga, 11 to noon; capoiera, fusion of martial arts and dance, 5 to 6 p.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.Lanesborough Town Hall

Intermediate yoga sculpt, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; gentle yoga, 11 to noon; capoiera, fusion of martial arts and dance, 5 to 6 p.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.Lanesborough Town Hall

Kripalu Gentle Yoga with Lorraine Tinger, 4:30-5:45, 755 Main St. More information call (413) 441-9372 or www.gentleyogini.com.Pittsfield Family YMCA

Kripalu Gentle Yoga with Lorraine Tinger, 4:30-5:45, 755 Main St. More information call (413) 441-9372 or www.gentleyogini.com.Pittsfield Family YMCA

Performance cycle, 6 to 7 a.m.; deep water circuit training, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; senior strength training, (Silver Sneakers), 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Aquafit, 11 to noon; all levels yoga, 11 to 12:15; lunch indoor cycle, 12:15 to 1 p.m.; Christine's DVD workouts, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Tobacco Program

Men's tobacco treatment program, 5 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

Yoga Classes

Teen yoga, for ages 13-19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; and, gentle/beginner yoga, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Connections, Pittsfield; information: Waterfall Perry, (413) 464-1944.

Zumba Class

From 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Steeple Valley Dance, 195 Ashland St., North Adams.

HISTORY

Bascom Lodge

"A Brief History of the Charcoal Industry: Charcoal production on Mount Greylock, its history and impact." Explore the process of wood distillation, the influence on ecology and industry, and what charcoal is used for today. 6 p.m. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

KID STUFF

Chess Club

Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, (413) 229-7004.

New Lebanon Library

"Tales for Tots Story Hour," includes movement activities, songs and crafts, 10:30 a.m., and "Hug-A-Bye Babies," age appropriate stories, songs and movement activities for babies and their caregivers, noon, 550 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

North Adams Library

Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, (413) 662-3133.

Playgroup

"Baby and Me!" parent/infant playgroup, for babies ages four weeks to one year, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

LECTURE

IS183 Art School

Conversations on Creativity: a discussion between the artists Tom O'Neil and Pedro de Movellan. Moderated by Joanne Yurman. 6-7:30 p.m. at Citizen's Hall, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge. To pre-register or for information call (413) 298-5252.

LITERARY

Literary Volunteers of Berkshire County

Orientation for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tutor in English for speakers of other languages. Includes information about the services offered by Literary Volunteers, what a typical tutoring experience is like, and what is involved in a volunteer commitment. 7 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum. Information call (413) 499-9487.

MUSIC

Berkshire Concert Choir

Rehearsal for November 23 concert. All singers of high school age and above welcome, no audition required. 7-9 p.m., Fellowship Hall of the First Church of Christ, Pittsfield. Information (413) 442-6120.

Berkshire Highlanders

Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; call for location details, Bill Irvin, (413) 442-6180.

Berkshire Sings

With pianist Robert Kelly, adult and teen beginning and experienced singers welcome, includes pop, folk, jazz standards and show tunes, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

Ventfort Hall

Folk music and local craft beer on the porch: Billy Keane and The Misdemeanor Outlaws. The Pittsfield based band has shared the stage with such acts as James Taylor, Jackie Greene, Barefoot Truth and has played venues from Boston, to New York. 104 Walker St., Lenox. (413) 637-3206, GildedAge.org

OUTDOORS

Mount Greylock

"Nice and Easy Hike," easy-paced, two-hour, one to two-mile walk geared for seniors but open to all ages, different trail featured each week, 9 a.m., call Visitor Center for location and meeting place, (413) 499-4262; Discover Greylock Hike, 1 to 4 p.m., meet at Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, carpool to location.

THEATER

Bascom Lodge

Preview of WAM Theatre's "Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" by Lauren Gunderson, 6 p.m., Summit of Mount Greylock.

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to Olivia Daly, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.