The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 17

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COMMUNITY

Adams Elks Lodge:
Burger and Brew Night, $7, 63 Center St., Adams.

Berkshire Carousel: Open noon to 6 p.m., 50 Center St., Pittsfield, 413-499-0457.

Berkshire Paint and Sip:
Tanglewood fundraiser, "Tanglewood Landscape," bring your own food and drink, $35, 6 to 8 p.m., Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox.

Berkshire South Bridge Group: Duplicate bridge; all skill levels welcome, refreshments provided, $7 per player, 12:45 to 4 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Info or request a partner: 413-551-7922.

Berkshire Trans Group: A support/discussion group, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire, 1089 Main St., Housatonic.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield, 413-447-9243.

Family Game Night:
Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Families with Pride: Support Group for caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Family Resource Center, 480 West St., Pittsfield. Register: 413-442-5333 ext. 262.

GE Pensioner Picnic: GE Pensioners and Quarter Century Club Annual Picnic, pensioners $10, guests $15, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Richmond Pond, Richmond. Register: 413-443-4701.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Elder Scam and Fraud Prevention" at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Office Hours: Staff from the offices of U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and state Sen. Adams Hinds meet with constituents, 4 to 6 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Peach Shortcake Supper: Family-style dinner includes grilled chicken breasts and thighs, baked ham, pineapple sauce, baked beans, salads, peach shortcake; $12, $6 for kids 4-10 years, free for ages 3 & under; takeoutavailable for $12, $6 for half-portion; 5 p.m., Pownal United Methodist Church, corner of Route 346 and Church Street, Pownal, Vt.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Recycling: Paper recycling for curbside pick up this week.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

Vet Ruck New England: Veterans march 200 miles through Massachusetts to bring attention to suicide prevention in veterans. March begins at noon at Bates Memorial State Park in Hancock, passing through Park Square, Pittsfield, around 2 p.m. on their way to Dalton, Windsor & Cummington.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Chair Yoga: $13 drop in, first class free, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Fairview Hospital: Dr. Marcin Zygawksi, "Cataract Surgery and Your Options," 4:30 p.m., 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington. Register: 413-854-9609.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-3964 and/or 413-442-0829.

Yoga at the Athenaeum: Instructor Kate Fortier, bring a mat, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

'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 in the Park: Third Thursday event, free, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Park Square, Pittsfield.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum:
Folk Songs for Kids performed by Bill Staines, 1 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3 to 4 p.m.; Pop-Up Kindergarten class, registration required, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield. Register: 413-229-7004.

Dalton Public Library: Artists' workshop for kids in grades 2-6, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Girl Scout Info Night: 6 p.m., Lanesborough Public Library, 83 North Main St., Lanesborough.

Lee Library: Thursday Crafternoon, Learn to Knit, 3 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Lenox Library: Knucklebones Community Play and Playspaces fills the library lawn with a variety of unique equipment and activities, 10 a.m. to noon, 18 Main St., Lenox.

New Lebanon Library: Fun family crafts for kids ages 5 and up, 1:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

North Chatham Free Library: Hip Hop Dance with Anthony Molina, with an ice cream social to follow, 10 a.m. to noon, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, N.Y.

Playground Program: Variety of recreation activities for Pittsfield kids ages 6-13, drop-in program with playground leaders, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street; Deming Park, Elm and Newell streets, and The Common, First Street, Pittsfield.

Richmond Play and Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

UNO Community Center: Summer playground program, outdoor recreation, arts, crafts and games, staff supervision, kids under 8 with an adult caregiver, 9 a.m. to noon, 157 River St., North Adams.

LECTURE

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell and the American Ideal: A European Viewpoint," 5:30 p.m.; Historic Property Walk, 2 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.

Williams College Museum of Art: "Seed Library" with Ken Greene, Hudson Valley Seed, free, 5 p.m., 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

LITERARY

413 Heart:
Staged reading of "Harvest" by Michael Dowling, 7 to 8:30 p.m., The Stationary Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave., Dalton.

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

The Mount: Le Cafe Fran ais, reservations required, $10, 8:30 a.m.; Literary Roundtable, each week will feature different Wharton works or themes, with admission, 3:30 p.m.; Women Writing Through Loss with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, Rebecca Soffer, and Emily Rapp Black, $20, 4 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

MUSIC

Berkshire Theatre Group:
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

The Down County Social Club: Slow Pony performs, $10 donation, 8 to 11 p.m., 864 South Undermountain Road, Sheffield.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Huntington Free Summer Music Series: The Rockin' Robin performs hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, 6:30 p.m., at the gazebo, intersection of Route 20 and Route 112, Huntington.

Panchos Mexican Restaurant: Live music every Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., 156 North St., Pittsfield.

Party in the Park: The Brave Brothers Band performs, 6 to 8 p.m., Noel Field, 310 State St., North Adams.

Summer Celebration of Jewish Music: The Summer Celebration of Jewish Music collaborates with Youth Alive, Wanda Houston and Knesset Israel to celebrate "Until" at Mass MoCA, with admission, 5:30 p.m., 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.

Tanglewood: Schubert's Summer Journey Program 5, 8 p.m., Seiji Ozawa Hall, 297 West St., Lenox.

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