Berkshire Paint & Sip: "Autumn Maple Tree"; $30, all painting materials and instruction included; cash bar. Mount Washington House, 2627 NY-23, Hillsdale, N.Y. Reservations: or 413-205-8346.

Clark Art Institute: Scholarly symposium, "Whose Nudes? Painting, Collecting, Displaying the Body in Early Modern Europe." Advance registration required; or 413-458-0524. Free with admission. 1 to 5 p.m., Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Eclipse Mill Gallery: Opening reception for "Sew'l eWitt: Quilts Inspired by Sol LeWitt" presented by the Northampton Modern Quilt Guild, 6 to 8 p.m. Gallery hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. 243 Union St., North Adams, Mass.

Hancock Shaker Village: Quilt Days featuring gallery talks led by Gerald E. Roy, renowned quilt collector, designer appraiser and historian; Harvest of Quilts show, quilt marketplace and quilting demonstrations. Discounted two-day passes available today only, $25. Kids 12 and younger, free with a paying adult. 1843 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield; countryfair.hancock shaker, 413-443-0188.


Berkshire County Arc: Accepting gently-used coats, scarves, hats and mittens, as well as winter clothing items that have been knitted or crocheted, through Oct. 14. Drop-off locations at: Berkshire County Arc's Community Apartments, 189 First St., Pittsfield; 288 Pecks Road, Pittsfield (one of the agency's residential facilities); main office, 395 South St., Pittsfield.


The Big E: Gates open 8 a.m. Regular gate admission: Adults $15, children ages 6-12, $10; children 5 and younger, free. 1305 Memorial Ave. West Springfield; 413-737-2443; Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Friends of the North Adams Public Library: Book sale, thousands of clean, well-sorted books, silent auction, taste some of our baked goods. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Elizabeth's Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

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: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA, Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit. 7 to 8 a.m. Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650, ext. 111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m.; "The Three Lives of Naumkeag: General House Tour," 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., tours on the hour; "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 12:30 p.m.; "The Gardens of Naumkeag," 2 and 4 p.m.; "Behind the Velvet Curtain: Backstairs at Naumkeag," 2:30 p.m. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom at Haskins Center, 10 a.m. to noon, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Lisken Van Pelt Dus, "What We're Made Of," 5:30 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


BOOM: Berkshire Organization for Original Music, the Boom Room, performer TBA, 5 to 8 p.m., 137 North St., in the Crawford Square building, Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: Berkshire musician Doug Schmolze, songs from the 1920s, '30s, '40s and '50s. All ages welcome. 6:30 p.m., 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Cellist Ronald Feldman with pianist Doris Stevenson, "From Baroque to the Tango," an exploration of the continuum of music that reaches back from 16th century Gabrieli, to the Romantic style of Dohnanyi, and arrives to the 20th century composer Astor Piazzolla. 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary: Bird walk, look for migrants of all kinds, especially the wood-warblers. 8 to 10 a.m., Holmes Road, Pittsfield; 413-637-0320.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Mountain Mindfulness, stretch your muscles and your mind, as we explore healthy mind-body techniques, such as various meditations, breathing exercises, yoga and dance, stretching for hikers, and more; open to all ages. 10 a.m., at the Visitor's Center. "The Spirit of Mountains!" an enlightening journey of discovery as we explore the deeper nature of Mount Greylock with park interpreters Mike Whalen and Meshell Bordeleau. For ages teen to adult; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Be prepared for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and bring a lunch, bug spray and drinking water. Rain cancels. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough; 413-499-4262.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.