The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 11
Norman Rockwell Museum: Love a Vet: A Special Veterans Day Celebration. 1 to 5 p.m. Featuring songwriter Mary Verdi, members of Soldier On, gallery tours, and panel of "Love a Vet" artists. Free for all veterans and museum members and active military, or with regular museum admission. Information: 413-931-2221 or nrm.org. Stockbridge.
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. Admission: $3 per paddle or 2 for $5.
Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.
City of North Adams: Annual Veterans Day Parade. Parade will form and start from the American Legion Home at 10:40 a.m. (line up at 10 a.m.), move north on American Legion Drive, east on Main Street, left on Eagle Street to the Veterans Memorial, where the ceremony will take place. North Adams.
City of Pittsfield: Annual Veterans Day Parade. Beginning at 10 a.m. Line-up will take place 9 to 9:45 a.m. on Fenn, Pearl and Allen streets. Parade will leave from City Hall on Fenn Street at 10 a.m. The group will proceed to North Street, and head south to the Veterans' Memorial for a ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Pittsfield.
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.
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.
EPOCH at Melbourne: Veteran's Day Ceremony. 2 p.m. Awards, recognition of service and speeches from local veterans groups, followed by apple pie, ice cream and a performance by Woody Printz and Chris Scott. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.
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.
Mason Library: Vegetarian Cooking with Lia Douillet: Soup, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Make and eat a butternut squash soup and a vegetarian chili. Bring a knife and a cutting board. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
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.
Petersburgh Community Center: Veteran's Day Appreciation Dinner: Doors open 5 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m. Pot-luck supper, music by the Hill Hollow Band and dancing. Bring a dish to share. 50/50 raffle. Free. Information: 518-658-3260. 71 Main St., Petersburgh, N.Y.
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. 7 p.m. "The Wanted 18." Animated documentary about the efforts of Palestinians in Beit Sahour to start a small local dairy industry during the First Intifada, when the dairy collective was deemed a threat to Israel's national security. Discussion follows. 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; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox.
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.
Moments House: Reiki Drop-in, 11 a.m. to noon. Ask a Lawyer, noon to 1 p.m. Weight Bearing Exercise, 3 p.m. Santa Workshop, 5 to 7 p.m. Restorative Yoga @ Zaanti, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Information: 413-443-6800. 34 Depot St., #301, 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. april 2014
North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.2013
Williams College: David Brakke, Croghan Bicentennial Visiting Professor in Biblical and Early Christian Studies, "The Gospel of Judas: Gnostic Truth and Apostolic Heresy in Early Christianity." 5:30 p.m. Free. Griffin Hall, room 7. James D Fernández, professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University, Spanish emigration to the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries. 6:30 p.m. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3. 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: Pianist Marc-André Hamelin. 8 p.m. Free. Chapin Hall in Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, on the college campus, Williamstown.