The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 26



Berkshire Museum: Free Fun Friday. Admission to the Museum is free all day, as part of the Highland Street Foundation's statewide and summer-long Free Fun Fridays program. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield; or 413-443-7171.

Chatham Bookstore: Reception for Jerry Freedner, landscape photographs, "The Farmer's Art," 5 p.m., 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. 12037; 518-392-3005;

Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild: Fine art show and sale, 30-plus local artists in diverse media. 3 to 7 p.m., 1854 Historic Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge, 413-441-6372.


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.

Kimberly-Clark Corp.: Gathering of former employees, noon, Greenock Country Club, 220 W. Park St., Lee, 413-243-1188.

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.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Tech Lab, basics of using an iPad. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y. To register: At the library or 518-325-4101.


PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century, Dance Heginbotham, choreographer John Heginbotham creates work celebrated for its vibrant athleticism, humor, and theatricality. $35/$30 members/$18 students. 8 p.m. 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y. 518-392-6121,


Mason Library: Family film, "The Jungle Book" (2016), 6:15 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

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. and 1:30 p.m. Experience highlights of the Naumkeag as Mabel Choate and Fletcher Steele planned for visitors to see it, weaving in and out of the house and gardens. "Family Friends: Interactive House tour for Young Explorers," 11:30 a.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.

Berk. South Regional Community Center: Berkshire South Play Group. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Ages 2 months to 5 years. Drop-in play program with age-appropriate toys and equipment. Parents/caregivers must accompany children. No pre-registration required. Free for members, $5 per family guests. 5 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.

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.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Little Explorers, 11 a.m.; for families with young children. Fun and Nature. 2 p.m. Activities designed to connect children with nature. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Kids Create!, interactive hands-on art experiences for ages 3 to 6 and their caregivers, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-931-2221 or

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

Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Peter and the Wolf," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Stockbridge Library: Preschool storycraft with Miss Vicky, no pre-registration necessary. 10 a.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501 or


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Darra Goldstein, "Fire and Ice Classic Nordic Cooking," 7 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox;, 413-637-3390.


Great Barrington Bandstand: Summer concert by Bobby Sweet Band, 5:30 to 7:15 p.m., 334 Main St., behind the Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Hoosac Valley Train Ride: Friday Night Cabaret Trains with Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay, bring snacks and beverages, 6:30 p.m. departure, North Adams Station, 98 Crowley Ave. (behind Brien Center), North Adams. Tickets: $25,, walk-ins welcome based on availability.

Lenox Library: Lectures For Tanglewood 2016, presented by Jeremy Yudkin, professor of Music at Boston University, on Fridays and Saturdays,"Bernstein, Yo-Yo, and Resphighi's 'Pines of Rome.'" 2:30 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

New Lebanon Library: Aaron Nathans and Michael Ronstadt in concert, folk and rock for cello, mandolin and guitar. Donations for the performers appreciated. 6:30 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.


26th Annual Cookie Bowl: Canoe/Kayak/SUP Race. Entry fee: $10 per paddler. Racers should be sure boats are zebra mussel-free. Registration at the boat ramp, 5 p.m.; race at 6 p.m. Stockbridge Bowl, Stockbridge, 413-298-3411 or 413-717-1401.


Taconic Stage Co.: "Lombard" by Michael B. Druxman, starring Susan Fullerton. Tickets: $20 (senior citizens and students pay-what-you-can). 7 p.m., St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y., or 800-838-3006.

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

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.


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