The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 2
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.
Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.
College Financial Aid Programs: With Ann Murtagh Gitto of Vassar College, 6:30 p.m., Monument Mountain Regional High School, Great Barrington. Snow date: Dec. 9. With Anne Moore and Karrie Trautman of Berkshire Community College, 6 p.m., Taconic High School, Pittsfield. Snow date: Dec. 9. With Courtney Hatch Blauvelt and Paul Boyer of Williams College, 6:30 p.m., Wahconah Regional High School, Dalton. Snow date: Dec. 3.
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; information: 413-243-3512.
Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.
Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.
Mount Greylock Regional School: Community discussion about preventing youth substance abuse. 6 p.m. Panel of experts to speak and answer questions. Pizza at 6 p.m. Appropriate for students grades 4 and up. Childcare available. Free. Registration requested: nbccoalition.org, http://tinyurl.com/KeepYouthSafe, Mount Greylock PTO Facebook page, or 413-663-7488 ext. 14. Transportation available from North Adams to and from the event. Route 7, Williamstown.
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.
Ramsdell Library: Vegetarian Cooking with Lia Douillet: Soup, 5:30 p.m. Powder Keg Session for Mothers and Others, 6:30 p.m. International Solidarity Film Series — "The Milagro Beanfield War," 6 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.
Worthington Finance Committee: Broadband option meeting. Informational meeting and interview with Wired West Option, 6:30 p.m., R.H. Conwell Elementary School, Worthington.
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.
Williams College: Social Change Film Series — "Blood Fruit," a documentary directed by Sinead O'Brien. 7 p.m. Faculty discussion after film. Free. Images Cinema, Spring Street, Williamstown.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
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, noon to 1 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. Information: 413-447-3092. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield.
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 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.
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.
Williams College: Croghan Bicentennial Visiting Professors in Biblical and Early Christian Studies. J. Albert Harrill, "'Exegetical Torture' in Early Christian Biblical Interpretation," 5 p.m. David Brakke, "From Rewriting to Exegesis: Gnostics, Valentinians, and the Birth of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation," 7 p.m. Both lectures will take place at the Faculty House, 968 Main St., Williamstown.
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.
Williams College: Midweekmusic, 12:15 p.m., music for cello, harp, and jazz voice. Bring your lunch. Chapin Hall stage. Violin studio recital with students of Joanna Kurkowicz, 4 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Chinese Music Ensemble, 7 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. All free. Williamstown.
Berkshire Theatre Group: Laugh Lounge Series: Kevin McCaffrey. 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door. The Garage, Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.
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