The Berkshires Calendar for July 11

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Art

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

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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.

Dalton Lions Club: Zerbini Family Circus. 5 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets at gate: $15 adult; $10 child. American Legion Field, Route 9, Dalton.

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: "A Stop at the Red Apple Restaurant" with author Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, 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.

Stephentown Historical Society: Summer potluck picnic. 6 p.m.. Hamburgers, hotdogs, rolls and condiments, usual table service and beverages provided. Bring appetizers or side dishes. Free. Directions: 518_733-0010. Stephentown Firehall Pavilion, 35 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, N.Y.

Dance

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.

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.

Film

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival: American, Israeli and International Films. "Projections of America" and "The Cummington Story," 4 p.m. "On the Map, 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

Health And Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA — Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers 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 SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Berkshire Food Project: "ChokeSaver" course intended to teach the lay-person how to recognize a choking victim and to respond using abdominal thrusts (aka Heimlich Maneuver). 4 to 5 p.m. $15 per person. To register: 413-664-7378. First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Boundless: "Alternative Approaches to Menopause." 6 p.m. Learn how herbs and acupuncture can lower your internal thermostat naturally and help you attain the focus and tranquility needed to more easily transition through menopause. Bring questions. Information: 413-822-7394, info@bound-less.com or bound-less.com. 5 Albany Rd, West Stockbridge.

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 classes with instructor Vickie Bandoski. 10:45 a.m. Free. Space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

History

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 naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: "Circus Minimus — The One-Man Circus in a Suitcase", performed by Kevin O'Keefe. 10:30 a.m. Free. An adult must accompany children younger than 8. Information: 413-743-8345. 92 Park St., Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum: "Circus Minimus — The One-Man Circus in a Suitcase", performed by Kevin O'Keefe. 2 p.m. Free, no registration required. Children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 1 Wendell Ave., 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: "Carnival of the Animals." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Music

Berkshire Concert Choir: Summer Sing: Sing along with the choir, directed by Paula Nuss. Music provided. Donations of non-perishable food for local pantries requested. Information: 413-442-6120 or berkshireconcertchoir.org. First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Summer Strings: Community Sing, 9 a.m., free. Community Jam, all ages, all acoustic, 4 p.m., free. Information: berkshiresummerstrings.com. French Park, North Egremont.

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: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century. Summer Sings with David Smith, Director of Concerts in the Village. 7-9 p.m. The first in a series of three summer sings focuses on choral works by Handel. $10/$8 members, $25/$20 members for the series of three. Information: 518-392-6121, www.ps21chatham.org. 2980 Route 66, Chatham, N.Y.

Springside Park: Concert by Eagles Band. 7 p.m. Free. Information: hebertarboretum.com. Hebert Arboretum, 874 North St. (Route 7), Pittsfield.

Outdoors

Mount Greylock State Park: Discovery Hike: Magic Triangle. Bring lunch, bug spray and water. Wear sturdy footwear. 11 a.m. Meet at the Visitors Center. Information: 413-499-4262. Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Theater

Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort: The Capitol Steps. 8 p.m. To reserve tickets and an optional dinner: 413-881-1636 or online cranwell.com. 55 Lee Rd, Lenox.

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 news@berkshireeagle.com; 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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