The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 9



Berkshire Diva's Quarter Auction: Doors open at 6 p.m. Eagles on Curran Highway, North Adams. To benefit local charity or organization (chosen each month). 50/50 raffle.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

College Financial Aid Programs: With Ellen Mammen of Simon's Rock of Bard College, 5 p.m. Mount Everett Regional High School, Sheffield. Snow date: Dec. 16.

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.

Eagle Santa Fund: Spaghetti supper hosted by Soldier On. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Adults, $10; seniors, $5; children, $5; families, $25. Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield.

Embroidery Guild: Meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grace Church Congregational. All new members welcome. Information call 413-464-1506. 1055 Williams St., Pittsfield.

Friends of David and Joyce Milne Public Library: Annual meeting, 7 p.m. Members invited to attend and elect new board members and the 2016 executive committee. Refreshments. In the library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown.

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.

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.

WilliNet: Annual meeting. 4:45 p.m. At its studios, 34 Spring St., Williamstown.

Worthington Finance Committee: Broadband option meeting. Informational meeting on Holyoke Gas & Electric 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.


Alzheimer's Association: Legal and financial workshop. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. Information or to register: 800-272-3900 Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Berkshire Health Systems, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Stop & Shop, Dan Fox Drive, Pittsfield. 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; Lenox Community Center, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Walker Street, Lenox; with the Otis Board of Health at the Otis Senior Center, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Otis.

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.


Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Session for Mothers and Others, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

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.

Canaan Seniors: Christmas music program. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live music with singing. All seniors (60 and over) are welcome. Canaan Town Hall, 1647 County Route 5, Canaan, Conn.

Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: Berkshire-based duet Moonshine Holler (Paula Bradley and Bill Dillof) in a family friendly concert of old-time root music. 7 p.m. Free. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Williams College: Jazz at Williams — Small Jazz Ensembles, 7 p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive on the college campus, Williamstown.

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