The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 29

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Art

Open Studio: 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, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Beginning Art Class, local artist Mike Cohen will teach techniques for painting portraits with gouache, an opaque watercolor, free, space is limited, 2 to 4 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Community

Berkshire Community College: State representative debate (Third Berkshire District) with Democratic candidates Michael Bloomberg and State Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, 6 to 7 p.m. State Senate debate (Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District) with Democratic candidates Rinaldo DelGallo, Andrea Harrington and Adam Hinds, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Koussevitzky Arts Center, room K-111, on BCC's main campus, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, hosted by Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Berkshire County. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5-6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Duplicate Bridge: Fun, friendly game is sanctioned by the ACBL and intended for players at all skill levels. 12:45 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Information or if you need a partner: Dan Philip, 413-551-7922.

Friends of the North Adams Library: Meeting. 3:30 p.m., community room at the library, Church Street, North Adams.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Process of Aging" with therapist Maggie Bittman, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Men's Breakfast

Lee Senior Center: Senior men's breakfast club; guest speaker, Harry Desmond of the Berkshire River Fly Fishing Club. 8:30 a.m., 21 Crossways St., Lee.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Linden Street Mediation. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden 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.

Dance

Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for absolute beginner to improvers, 6 p.m. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

Health And Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — N. Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic, 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, 6 to 7 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, 413-499-7650 ext. 111.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability, 9 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

History

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.; Yoga with a View, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email naumkeag@thetrustees.org.

Kids' Stuff

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: For infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Gym Group for children walking to 5 years, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

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

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

Lecture

Bard College at Simon's Rock: "Who the People: Punctuating Politics in the USA, Being America in the World" fall speaker series — "American Democracy & Economic Rights," Professor Gerald Friedman, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 5 p.m., Blodgett House; Book One Lecture with Don Mee Choi, author and translator of contemporary Korean women poets. 7 p.m. — Daniel Arts Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Music

Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

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, 413-499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center: 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, aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Outdoors

Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: Gerard Miller Children First Golf Tournament, Shotgun start is 11 a.m.; registration begins at 10 a.m., Country Club of Pittsfield, South Street, Pittsfield, bgcberkshires.org, 413-448-8258, or email khuggins@bgcberkshires.org.

Mount Greylock State Park: Discover Greylock Hike, moderate to strenuous hike, bring lunch, bug spray and water, wear sturdy footwear, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet at Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, 413-499-4262.

Theater

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.

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 news@berkshireeagle.com; 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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