The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 1



Clark Art Institute: Book sale of discounted art books. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wide selection of remainders, markdowns and sale books about artists, art history, architecture, photography, gardening, decorative arts, and other illustrated topics. Clark Center's Michael Conforti Pavilion, 229 South St., Williamstown.


Berkshire County Beekeepers: "Choosing the Proper Beekeeping Equipment to Fit Your Needs." 6 p.m. Free. To register: Lower level of Monterey United Church, 449 Main St., Monterey.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Gold Card Club: Meeting, 12:30 p.m. New members welcome; information, Laura Morey, 413-743-5380. Freight Yard Pub, Route 8, North Adams.

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee: Discussion of the hotel proposal, CPA, school and town budget and views from the public. 5:30 p.m. All welcome to attend. Selectmen's Room at Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Josh Bressette Commit To Save A Life foundation: Holiday Food Drive and Chinese Auction 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the foundation, Berkshire Food Project, Friendship Center Food Pantry of Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action, both in North Adams, and the Pope John Paul The Great Charity Center in Adams. 67 Main St., (corner of Holden and Main streets) North Adams.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Reception for this year's Berkshire County John and Abigail Adams Scholarship recipients. 6 p.m. Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation on the college campus, North Adams.

McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting. 1 p.m. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tyringham Board of Health, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Town Hall, Tyringham.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.

Kid Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385. 2014

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. MCBA Book Club, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. (grades 4-6) Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.


Clark Art Institute: Clark Fellow Joanna Smith, "Buried, Layered, Lasting, and Lost: Bronze Age Perspectives on the History of Art." 5:30 p.m., Lunder Center at Stone Hill, Clark Art campus, 225 South St., Williamstown.


Berkshire South Regional Community Center: Berkshire Ukulele Band and Berkshire Sings! seasonal mini-concert. 1 p.m. Refreshments. Free. Information: 413-528-2810, ext. 10. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

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