The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 8
Dirty Brush Painting Parties: Family event — Pottery Painting Techniques class, 1 to 3:30 and 6 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. 141 North St., Suite 102, Pittsfield. Reservations: 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Suite 102, Pittsfield.
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. 2 to 4 p.m. Local artist Mike Cohen will teach techniques for painting portraits with gouache — an opaque watercolor. Free. Space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.
Community Supper: Free meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. 5-6 p.m. No reservation required, donations accepted. Non-perishable food items also collected for food banks. 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.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Julius Rosenwald: How One Man Effected Changed" with Laura Ferber-Hazen, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
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. 2014
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.
South Williamstown Community Association: Get to Know Your Neighbors Barbecue. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share; burgers chicken, beverages, tableware and melon for dessert provided. Cash bar. SWCA members, $5; children under 12, $3. Non-SWCA members, $6 and children under 12, $4. Rain date is Tuesday, Aug. 9. Under the tent at Waubeeka Golf Links, Route 7, Williamstown.
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. 2014
Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers. 6 p.m. Lessons for absolute beginner to Improvers. Information: 413-281-4893 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.
Berkshire Jewish Film Festival: American, Israeli and International Films. "Je Suis Charlie," 4 p.m. "Very Semi-Serious," 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.
Health And Fitness
Berkshire Family YMCA — N. Berkshire Branch: Silver Sneakers 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 Silver Sneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 ext. 111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.
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.
Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Chair yoga with instructor Vickie Bandoski, certified Kripalu yoga instructor. 10:45 a.m. Appropriate for all ages and levels, including seniors and beginners, and are a great exercise option for those with limited mobility. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Place Road, Pittsfield.
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. Yoga with a View, 9 to 10:30 a.m. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.
Barrington Stage Youth Theatre: "The Wiz," a musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." Children ages 5 and older welcome. Tickets and performance times: $16 adult, $12 youth; 413-236-8888 or barringtonstageco.org. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.
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; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.
Family Center Playgroups: Williamstown Youth Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., for infants to 5 years old, free, 66 School St., Williamstown. Gym Group at Haskins Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For walking to 5 years, free, 210 State St., North Adams.
Robbins-Zust Marionettes: "Little Red Riding Hood." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.
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. Information: 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; information: email@example.com.
Shire City Sessions: Eli "Paperboy" Reed with special guests the Easy Ridin' Papas. 6 p.m. Free, all ages. Information: shirecitysessions.com. The Common, First Street, Pittsfield.
Mount Greylock State Park: Discover Greylock Hike. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Moderate to strenuous hike. Bring lunch, bug spray and water. Wear sturdy footwear. Meet at Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, 413-499-4262.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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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