Art

Bard College at Simon's Rock: Artist's talk and reception with painter Robin Williams, "Trailing Off," an exhibition of five large-scale oil on canvas paintings, Hillman Jackson Gallery in the Daniel Arts Center. 6 p.m., Hillman Jackson Gallery in the Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Community

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.

Gold Card Club: Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Zucchini's Restaurant, North Street, Pittsfield; Laura Morey, 413-743-5380.

Pickleball: Open to men and women 18 and older; free for members, $5 per night for non-members. 6 to 8 p.m. (beginners 6 to 6:30 p.m.), Northern Berkshire YMCA, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. jlevesque@bfymca.org.

Pittsfield Adult Learning Center: Registration for adult education classes. For those age 16 or older who want to prepare for the HiSET high school equivalency exam (formerly GED), earn an adult diploma, learn or improve English as a second language (ESL), or work on basic skills in reading, writing and math. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 141 North St., Pittsfield; 413-499-9530.

St. Elizabeth Rosary: Meeting, 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center, North Adams. New members welcome.


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

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Crossway Village Gymnasium, 21 Crossway Street, Lee; with the Tyringham Board of Health, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Town Hall, Tyringham.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington. Information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 12:15 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Park Square, Pittsfield, pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

Springside Rehab & Nursing Center: Dementia education series, "Caring for the Caregiver," Part 1 — Effective Communication Strategies, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 255 Lebanon Ave., Pittsfield. RSVP: Densie Vigna, 413-441-8007.

History

Naumkeag: "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 2:30 p.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email naumkeag@thetrustees.org.

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.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: For infants to 5 years old, 11 a.m. to noon, Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time & craft for preschoolers ages 2 and up, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program with featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385.

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

Lenox Library: Lego Club. 4 to 5 p.m. Children's Room, 18 Main St., Lenox.

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

Monument Mountain Reservation: Little Sprouts, intimate garden play group for children younger than 5, Trustees members $5, non-members $10, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Route 7, Great Barrington. Registration recommended: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

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

SMART 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

Lecture

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Convocation address, Monique Symes '11, a Boston Public Schools teacher and a member of MCLA's Alumni Association board of directors, noon, Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, Church Street, North Adams.

Music

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, 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.

Theater

Aglet Theatre: Auditions for "The Velocity of Autumn" by Eric Coble, Oct. 1 staged reading. Casting for feisty 80-year-old artist and her son, 40-50. 6 p.m., Dewey Hall, Sheffield. Appointment: 860-435-6928, aglettheatre@comcast.net.

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