The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 3

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Art

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.

Dirty Brush Paint Parties: "Snow Pals", 16x20-inch canvas, Three-hour, instructor-led class. 6 p.m. All materials and instruction included, $30. Reservations required; 413-442-9300. 141 North St., Lower Level, Pittsfield.

MCLA Gallery 51: Opening reception for "Spectacle 99: The Affordable Art Show," 5 to 8 p.m. All art priced between 99 cents and $99.99. 51 Main St., North Adams.

Community

Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Dalton CRA during the winter and inclement weather, and at a private outside tennis court, spring through fall. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email Berkshirepb@gmail.com.

Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.

College Financial Aid Program: with Betsy Hobson of Williams College and Karrie Trautman of Berkshire Community College. 6 p.m. Pittsfield High School, Pittsfield. Snow date: Dec. 10.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Nosh and Drosh with Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Bring a vegetarian lunch and a willingness to listen and to share interpreting our ancient texts. Information: ahavathsholom.com. 7 North St., Great Barrington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Bursting the Bubble of the Bubbe Meises of Chanukah" with Rabbi Jan Kaufman, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

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

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club: Meeting. 10 a.m. Coffee and doughnuts. Tickets available for Christmas luncheon on Dec. 9, at noon, at the Boston Seafood restaurant. Cost: $15 members; $17.70 non- members. Information: 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263. Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

St. Paul's Church: Blue Advent, a prayer-filled gathering that will include reflection, singing, and prayer related to the challenges that Christmas can present. Fellowship afterward. All invited to attend. 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

Dance

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Film

Mason Library: First Thursday Film: "Field Biologist." 7 p.m. Free. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Williams College: Screening of the film "Dear Mandela." 7:30 p.m. Free. Paresky Auditorium on the college campus, Williamstown.

Health and Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams. Lego Group, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m., for 4 to 12 years, free, North Adams Library 3rd floor, 74 Church St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Miss Hall's Storytime & Activity. 10:30 a.m. Free. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Stargazers Club for ages 8-14 (under 10 must bring an adult), 6 to 7:30 p.m. Free, but pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Youth Services Department or 413-662-3133, ext. 14. LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

Literary

Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

Music

First Reformed Church of Chatham: Half-hour musical concerts of organ music at the church to benefit Heifer International Project. Noon and 7 p.m. Free-will offering. Information: 518-392-5926 23 Kinderhook St., Chatham, N.Y.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: 413-528-1955.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers, 6 p.m. A casual meal at 5:30, featuring entrees from a variety of local restaurants. Free-will offering. Information: zionlutheranpittsfield.org. At the church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Theater

Drury Stage Company: Frank Loesser's hit musical, "Guys And Dolls." 7 p.m. Tickets: Students $5; general admission $7, dpacguysanddolls.brownpapertickets.com. Drury High School, South Church Street, North Adams.

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