The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 24
Clark Art Institute: Drop-in series of relaxed figure drawing sessions inspired by the works on view in "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado," all skill levels, lightly guided instruction, live models, all materials provided, free, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Museum Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.
Dirty Brush Painting Parties: Family event — Pottery Painting Techniques class, all ages welcome, 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., 141 North St., Suite 102, Pittsfield. 141 North St., Suite 102, Pittsfield. Reservations: 413-442-9300.
Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-637-7265.
Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m.; Mah Jongg Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Drop-in, beginners welcome, 48 South Main St., Sheffield.
Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.
Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 21 Crossway St., Lee, 413-347-1469.
Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.
Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.
North County Triad: Picnic, members bring side dish or dessert; noon, Greylock Community CLub, State Road, North Adams.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Open house, 1:30 to 3 p.m. Followed by illustrated talk on confronting climate change by Williams College professor Ralph Bradburd; tickets $10 for OLLI members, $15 for members of the public, free for youth 17 and younger and BCC students. Lobby of Koussevitsky Arts Center at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.
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.
Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners' lessons, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.
Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Berkshire Family YMCA — N. Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic. 6 to 7 p.m. Exercises to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.
Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and the Sandisfield Board of Health, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Sandisfield Senior Center, Sandisfield.
City of North Adams: Naloxone, Rescue Breathing and CPR Training Series. 6 to 9 p.m., UNO Community Center at 157 River St., North Adams. Preregistration requested; email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-663-7588 ext 14.
Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.
Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Catholic Charities information and referral service. Open to people age 60 and older or their caregivers. Free. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, New Lebanon, N.Y., and 1 to 4 p.m., Town Hall, Stephentown, N.Y. Information or to schedule an appointment: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469.
Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, 413-447-3092.
Naumkeag: Outside In: "The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens." 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email@example.com. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.
Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Session, designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers, important concepts using sensory exploration. Reservations required; 413-443-7171, ext. 334, or firstname.lastname@example.org. 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.
Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.
CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.
Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.
New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.
Norman Rockwell Museum: Creating Together: A Parent-Child Experience, explore the galleries together during this interactive art experience for children ages 4 and older and their parents/caregivers, $7, $5 for museum members per class, or included with museum admission, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Yoga with Kathi Hatch, appropriate for all skill levels, free, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.
North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.
Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Rumplestiltskin," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.
Bascom Lodge: Music with Wintergreen, 6 p.m.; followed by dinner at 7 p.m.(one seating only), Bascom Lodge, 3 Summit Road, Adams. Dinner reservations required: 413-743-1591 or email@example.com.
Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.
Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.
Concerts at Windsor Lake: The Eagles Band, 6:30 p.m., Windsor Lake, intersection of Kemp and Bradley streets, North Adams, 413-664-6180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lilac Park Concerts: Katherine Winston, American Idol finalist and Lenox native, 6:30 p.m., off Main Street, Lenox. Rain location: Town Hall auditorium.
Live on the Lake: Community concert series, Madison Avenue, 6 to 8 p.m., Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield.
Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice 'n Easy "Generations" Hike, 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors and their grandkids, but all are welcome, 11 a.m., meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.
The Capitol Steps: Political satire, "What to Expect When You're Electing," 8 p.m., Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or cranwell.com.
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