Good Purpose Gallery
Opening Reception for Emerging Light artist Dmitri Freund. 6-8 p.m., meet the artist, Jazz trio & free refreshments. 40 Main St., Lee.
Opening Reception for Stanley Bielen & Janet Rickus, still life paintings. 5-7 p.m., 39 Spring St., Williamstown. Information call (413) 458-1700.
A conversation with Tom Doyle; artist talk with sculptor, whose large scale bronze works are currently on view at Omi. 3 p.m., 1405 County Route 22, Ghent N.Y. (518) 392-4747.
Williams College Museum of Art
Artist Senga Nengudi to deliver the Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art, 3 p.m. Main St., Williamstown. COMMUNITY
The 18th Annual Community Baby Shower co-hosted by Child Care of the Berkshires and Berkshire North WIC. For pregnant women, their partners, parents, and grandparents of young children. Blood pressure screening and craft activities for children and parents. 10 a.m. to noon. Information call (413) 445-4324 or (413) 664-6104. Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough.
'Cash for Candy'
Trick-or-treaters are eligible to receive $1 per pound of their excessive unopened and uneaten Halloween candy, up to a 5-pound maximum. Candy will be shipped to overseas troops via Operation Gratitude. From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the office of Dr. Jon Gotterer, 523 South St., Pittsfield.
Presented by the "Soldier On" program, all welcome, 7 p.m., main dining room, 360 West Housatonic St., Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: Willie Ledbetter, (413) 822-8530 or 236-5644.
Fall Craft Fair: unique wares including jewelry, art, photography, clothes, food and more. Proceeds to benefit several local veterans' organizations. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. (413) 499-1992.
Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-5644.
Hoosic River Conference
Hoosic River Conference
Hoosic River Watershed Association's State of the River conference, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Focus on PCBs in the Housatonic, Hudson and Hoosic rivers. Williams College professors David Richardson and Jay Thoman and students present research. First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Route 2, Williamstown. hoorwa.org
Montessori School of Berkshires
Open house events: meet with faculty, staff, and other Montessori school members, along with receiving a free book, "Montessori Madness." Register visit BerkshireMontessori.org or (413) 637-3662. 9 to 11:45 a.m., 21 Patterson Road, Lenox.
Annual Calico Fair, sponsored by the North Canaan Congregational Church. Vendors, Auctions, Crafts, Books, Baked Goods and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 30 Granite Ave., Canaan, CT. Information (860) 824-7232.
Pittsfield American Legion
Berkshire County's Here at Home Committee is collecting donations of goods, games and food as well as monetary donations to help send care packages to local troops and others still deployed in Afghanistan. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9433.
Richmond Craft & Country Fair
Work of local crafts people and artisans, a silent auction, Chinese auction, bake sale, book fair, and homemade lunches. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richmond School, 1831 State Road, Route 41. Richmond.
Solomon Wright Public Library
Annual Fall book sale-lots of bargains, paperbacks, and hardbacks. 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 97 Main St., Pownal, VT. (802) 823-5400.
St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center
Holiday Craft Fair, holiday and decorative crafts, Chinese raffle, game room, baked goods, hot lunch and more. Free. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1023 Parker St., Springfield.
St. Helena's Chapel
Holiday Bazaar: crafts, white elephant table, baked goods, and basket raffle. Turkey lunch. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 245 New Lenox Road, Lenox. (413) 637-1483.
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Annual Craft Fair, includes unique and boutique items, alpaca wool items and jewelry. Baked goods and food available all day. Proceeds go to St. Stephen's youth program. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Park Square, Pittsfield.
Stephentown Fire Hall
Texas Hold'em Tournament hosted by the Veterans of Stephentown. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 sharp. Free buffet will be served at first break and refreshments will be available. 35 Grange Road, Stephentown, NY. Information (518) 658-2448.
Enchanted Evening: dance hosted by Evelyn and Andrew. Good friends, good music, and good dancing. Light snacks, dance hosts, door prizes and a complimentary Bolero lesson with Andrew at 7:15. 7-10:30 p.m., 2038 State Route 295, Canaan, NY. Information call Evelyn at (413) 446-5505 or Andrew at (518) 312-0734.
Cutie and the Boxer, directed by Zachary Heinzerling, rated R. 4 and 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.
HEALTH & FITNESS
Abs, Arms & Tush, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; flex and flow yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.
Cardio strength fusion, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; slow flow yoga, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.; "Shake Your Soul," dance class, no prior experience necessary, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.
Pilates mat class, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Berkshire Physical Therapy, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 358-1007.
Pittsfield Family YMCA
Tabata, 8-8:45 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 8-9 a.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.
No experience necessary, 10:30 a.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.
Tai Chi Easy/Qigong
For health and relaxation, adaptable for all ages and almost any stage of health practice, free for returning soldiers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information/registration: Sherilyn Mindermann, (413) 446-1791.
"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.
Family Adventures in Reading, a program of Mass Humanities, which unites families through books, reflection and time together. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (413) 528-2403 ext. 4. Great Barrington.
The Colonial Theatre
Solid Gold Saturday Night- Remember the Fifties Concert. A Salute to The Drifters and The Platters plus special guests The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue. 7 p.m., 111 South St., Pittsfield.
Folk Concert Series
Sponsored by the Friendly Union, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Dewey Memorial Hall, Sheffield; www.deweyhall.com.
Stockbridge Railroad Station
Music for the Mutts, concert to benefit Irie's Pet Food Pantry. Featuring 6 bands. 8 p.m., cash bar and fare by Naji's. Stockbridge.
Becket Quarry and Forest; hike 5-6 miles of easy to moderate trails in historic area of Becket. Information contact Ann Krawet (413) 623-6069.
Petticoat Hill Hike
Join naturalist and founder of the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center in Windsor on an early fall hike. Moderate to strenuous 3.5 mile hike. Register/directions email email@example.com. Williamsburg.
"Grandma Moses: An American Primitive" by Stephen Poulit. Tickets call (802) 447-0564. 2 & 8 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington, VT.
Shakespeare & Company
"Accomplice," 2 & 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.
Wahconah Regional High School
Apollonian Players to perform "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In." The show consists of rapid fire one-liners, news of the past, present and future. 7:30 p.m., Dalton.
Craft fair hosted by the Northern Berkshire Cat Rescue, noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds used to continue to fund area cat rescues. Pittsfield.
Move to Amend the US Constitution, speaker and documentary presentation, featuring Lee Ketelsen and the documentary ‘Greedy, Lying Bastards.' 2-5 p.m., 55 North St., 2nd Floor, Pittsfield.
All-you-can-eat, take-outs available, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Upton Lodge of Masons, AF&AM, 120 Church St., Cheshire; $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children. Information contact Vern Emerson (413) 743-3874.
Fiber Festival of New England
Vendors and fiber enthusiasts come together to promote the use of wool and other natural fibers and related products to the general public. Shopping opportunities and fun for the whole family. Hosted by the Eastern States Exposition and the New England Sheep and Wool Growers Association. In the Mallary Complex, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., West Springfield. visit FiberFestival.org.
Hancock Shaker Village
Family Fun Day sponsored by The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires and the PJ Library. Rain or shine. Food activities, animals, arts and crafts. Teen/parent hike. Donate new PJs for the holiday pajama drive. 1-4 p.m., Information and pre-registration call (413) 442-4360 ext. 14. Route 20, Pittsfield.
North Adams Museum
"Haunts, Legends and Ghost Stories" exhibit, North Adams Museum of History and Science in Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park. North Adams. (413) 664-4700 or visit www.northadamshistory.org.
Stage Road Walkabout
Local arts and crafts walking tour. The one-mile round trip tour may begin at 494 Stage Road or 556 Stage Road. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cummington.
Stephentown Historical Society
40th Anniversary Celebration featuring activities, displays, hors d'ouevres, children's activities, genealogy consultations, and a gift basket drawing. Cake and ice cream. 2-5 p.m. at the Heritage Center, Garfield Road, Stephentown, NY. (518) 733-0010.
Tierney Conservation Area
Help clean up the Tierney Conservation Area. Wear old clothes and sturdy footwear. Berkshire Environmental Action Team and the City of Pittsfield. 1 to 3 p.m. Pittsfield.
New Lebanon Library
Book group, discussing Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Newcomers welcome. 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.
Bard College at Simon's Rock
The Simon's Rock Faculty Recital Series presents Anne Chamberlain and Hilda Shapiro playing music for piano four-hands. 6 p.m., Kellogg Music Center. Great Barrington.
Seven local bands perform to benefit Berkshire Carousel, 1 to 7 p.m. Unveiling of painted panels for the carousel. Beer tasting by Kelly's Package Store. Wahconah Country Club, Dalton. (413) 499-0342.
Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
World Blues with Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela, and Fredericks Brown. 7 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets call (413) 528-0100.
Rock ‘n' Roll Benefit Concert
Carousel Benefit Concert for the Berkshire Carousel project, hosted by the old Crane stationery factory. Featuring Just-n-Kace, Mountain Breeze, Phil N The Void, Rushmore and Black Water. Beer tasting sponsored by Kelly's Package store and food by Ozzie's Steak & Eggs. Tickets and information visit berkshirecarousel.eventbrite.com. 1 to 7 p.m., Flansburg Avenue, Dalton.
Stockbridge Festival Chorus
Rehearsals for Annual Christmas Concert, 1-3 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Congregational Church, Stockbridge. Last day for registration is October 13. Information contact Tracy Wilson at (413) 243-6076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hoffman Bird Club
67th Bartlett Hendricks; join the annual census of central Berkshire lakes and wetlands. Meet at Berkshire Museum, bring lunch and a scope. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tom Tyning at (413) 236-4502. Pittsfield.
Summit, for all ages, 1 and 3 p.m., meet at summit, Adams. Information: (413) 499-4262.
Pine Cobble Hike
Guided natural history hike on the new section of the Pine Cobble trail and lesser-known areas, 1 p.m., with Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation and geoscientist David Gethier. Rock ledges, Bear Spring, two ancient shorelines -- one formed by Lake Bascom 14,000 years ago and the other a tropical shoreline from 500 million years ago. (413) 458-2494, www.wrlf.org.