The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 10

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Art

Clark Art Institute: Research And Academic Program fall lecture series, 5:30 p.m. Clark Fellow Maureen Shanahan, "The Orientalist and the Asylum: Gaëtan Gatain de Clérambault's Veiled Photography." Shanahan is a professor of art history at James Madison University. Information: clarkart.edu or 413-458-2303. 225 South St., Williamstown.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Art opening for the exhibit of local painter Michael Cohen. 6:30 p.m. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Community

BCC Student Veterans Alliance: Celebrate the Marine Corps birthday with a speaker discussing the birth and history of the Corps. 12:15 p.m. Student lounge, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire County Parish Nurse Ministry: "Is it Memory loss, Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease?" with Marcia McKenzie, director of Diversity Initiatives from the Alzheimer's Association. 1 p.m. Information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment. St. Agnes Parish Hall, Main Street, Dalton.

Berkshire Stamp Club: Presentation by Elwin Doubleday. 7:30 p.m. Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, Lanesborough.

Bounti-Fare Restaurant: Auction to benefit Kumar the Adams K9 Officer Program. 6 p.m. Auction for painting and sculpture of Kumar by Berkshire Carousel artists and sculptors. Entertainment by Wykyd Band, BHS bloodmobile and more. 200 Howland Ave., Adams.

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.

Housatonic River Initiative: Dr. David Carpenter, internationally recognized expert in PCBs and public health. 7 p.m. Town Hall, 6 Walker St., Lenox.

Mason Library: One-on-One Computer Class. 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. To register: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: mccanntech.org. 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 ed@rainbowseniors.org or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org. First Congregational Church of Williamstown. 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Health & Fitness

EPOCH at Melbourne: Pittsfield Memory Cafe for people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends. 10 a.m. Free. Information and to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364. 1st/3rd Tues. 2014

Moments House: Guided Imagery/Relaxation Group, 2 p.m. Hospice Grief Group, 4 p.m. Information: 413-443-6800. 34 Depot St., #301, Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen;s Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com 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," 2/12 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. 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.

Music

Berkshire Athenaeum: Pittsfield High School Chamber Orchestra holiday concert. 7 p.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. ^;30 p.m. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Free. Information: 413-528-0397. 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 berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

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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