Craft fair hosted by the Northern Berkshire Cat Rescue, noon to 6 p.m. Proceeds used to continue to fund area cat rescues. Pittsfield.
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.
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.
Introduction to meditation and relaxation practice, 4 to 5 p.m., Church on the Hill annex, 55 Main St., Lenox. Information: (413) 358-5755.
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.
Local vendors: caterers, photographers, jewelers, entertainers, bridal shops. National Museum of Dance, 1-4 p.m., free and open to the public. (518) 584-2225 ext. 3003. 99 South Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Cutie and the Boxer, directed by Zachary Heinserling. Rated R. 4 and 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. HEALTH & FITNESS
12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.
Heart-centered yoga flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.
Pittsfield Family YMCA
Aquafit, 8-9 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.
Edith Wharton's historic house and gardens, open daily 10 to 5, Thurs. 10 to 8, May-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 House & Gardens Gilded Age mansion, 20 acres of landscaped grounds, guided house tours and special garden, 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, Mon.-Fri, 10 to 4 and Sat.-Sun. 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.
Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 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.
Susan B. Anthony Museum
Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, 11:30 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
"Grandma Moses: An American Primitive" (802) 447-0564. 2 p.m., 331 Main St., Bennington, VT.
Shakespeare & Company
"Accomplice," 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.
Impressionist-style pastel workshop for adults, lead by Gregory Maichack. 6 to 8 p.m. in the library's J. Peter Scolforo Gallery. Open to the public. Registration required, call (413) 243-0385. Lee.
Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge; information: (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100.
Free delicious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. No reservation required, donations accepted. 5-6 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.
Meeting for the members of the Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind, 7:30 p.m. New members welcome. 366 Housatonic St., Dalton. Information call (413) 443-3270 or (413) 442-9086.
Jewish Fed. of the Berkshires
Integrative Health Solutions Autumn Harvest Nutrition with Deborah Phillips, MS, LDN, at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Stephentown Memorial Library
"Introduction to Grant Research Online" workshop. Ideal for people who want to find and apply for grants, people who are interested in writing a business plan, and those who want to enhance their resume by adding these skills. 6:30 p.m. Register by calling the library at (518) 733-5750. Stephentown, NY.
Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; information: Dan Burkhard, (413) 298-4773.
Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 6 to 8 p.m., Pilgrim Memorial Church, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.
Eagles Band Rehearsals
Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 499-2071.
Hilltown Choral Society
Hilltown Choral Society
Rehearsals from 7:30-9 p.m., at the Worthington Historical building at the intersection of Routes 143 and 112 in the Worthington Town Center. Information contact Jeff Hunt at (413) 499-7320 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: email@example.com.
Northern Berkshire Chorale
Northern Berkshire Chorale
Mixed-voice choir; rehearsals at 7:15 p.m. in Presser Hall on the Williams College Campus, Williamstown.
Department of Music presents Alash Ensemble, Tuvan throat-singing masters, 8 p.m. Williamstown.
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