The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 31
Berkshire Paint & Sip: Benefit for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Walk Out of Darkness, "Red Poppies." $35, all painting materials and donation included; cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m. Greenock Country Club, 220 W. Park St., Lee; berkshirepaintandsip.com or call (413) 205-8346
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.
176th annual Columbia County Fair: Fun-filled excitement for fairgoers of all ages. Adults $10, children younger than 12 and active military personnel, free. Noon to 11 p.m., fairgrounds off Routes 66 and 203, Chatham, N.Y.; columbiafair.com.
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.
GE Pensioners: Annual picnic. Coffee and donuts; 9:30 to 11 a.m.; picnic fare, noon to 2 p.m. Door prizes, raffle and bingo. Pensioners $10 at the door; Each pensioner allowed a guest, $15. Camp Russell, Richmond, Mass.
Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.
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 ext. 111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's with Megha Nancy Buttenheim, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., 55 North St., #201, Pittsfield. Pre-registration required; email@example.com or 413-329-7887.
Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Stockbridge Senior Center, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Stockbridge.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.
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.
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.
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.
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: "Aladdin," 11 a.m. And 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.
Bascom Lodge: Ralph Brill, of Project Pangaea, discusses working with the International Appalachian Trail to extend the Appalachian Trail from Maine through Canada, along the Appalachians through Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Scandinavia, Ireland, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, France, Portugal and Spain. Ending in Morocco for a total trail length of around 20,000 miles. Each year more of the IAT is being laid out and defined, 6 p.m. free and open to the public, in the lodge.; 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: Moonshine Holler, 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: Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle, acoustic and blues, 6:30 p.m., off Main Street, Lenox. Rain location: Town Hall auditorium.
Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice 'n Easy Hike, 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome, 11 a.m., meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.
Barrington Stage: Musical Theatre Lab, "Broadway Bounty Hunter," world premiere new musical. $50. 3 p.m., 30 Union St., Pittsfield, barringtonstageco.org, 413-236-8888.
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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