The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 12



Berkshire Carousel: Paint flowers, nature, and landscapes workshop with artist Teri Davis. Learn to paint with acrylics. $35 per person, includes all art supplies. Maximum 6 people per class. Information and to register: 413-499-0457. 1440 East St., Suite #2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Paint & Sip: Fundraiser to benefit St. Mary's School. 6 p.m. "Autumn Train Tracks," $35, all painting materials and instruction included. Donation bar and snacks available. Reservations: St. Mary's School, 115 Orchard St, Lee.


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

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: 7 North St., Great Barrington.

Great Barrington Thursday Morning Club: Guest speaker Charles VanAusdal "Pastor Van", minister of the First Congregational Church of Great Barrington. First Congregational Church Main Street, Great Barrington.

Huntington: Public forum on regional sustainability. 7 p.m. Stanton Hall, Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Your Swallow Mechanism and Voice" with speech and language pathologist Jane Apkin, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Junior League: 8th Annual Taste of the Berkshires, 5 to 8 p.m. Restaurants/food venues, music, photo booth, tea cup raffle and cash bar. $30 per person, and $50 per couple. Information and tickets: Crown Plaza, 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: Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Guest speaker Stephen Batchelor, "After Buddhism — rethinking the dharma for a secular age. 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.

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.

Salvation Army: Sewing Lab. 9 to noon. 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. Information: Major Dulce Fletcher, 413-442-0624. 298 West St., Pittsfield.

Veterans Expo: Designated for military personnel, veterans and their families, as well as those that serve them. 9 a.m. to noon, complimentary breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m. Free. To register: 413-443-1666, email at; day of registration at 8:30 a.m. Crowne Plaza in Pittsfield.


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.


Williams College: Global Studies Film Series — "Long Night's Journey into Day." 7:30 p.m. Free. Paresky Center 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.

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 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.

New Lebanon Library: Fun Family Crafts. 4:30 p.m. Make your own pine cone turkey. All materials provided. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

North Adams Public Library: 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.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Michael S. and Kitty Dukakis Public Policy Lecture — Renowned inventor, author and futurist Ray Kurzweil. 7 p.m. Information:, 413-662-5224. MCLA Church Street Center's Eleanor Furst Roberts Auditorium, Church Street, North Adams.


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.

Williams College: Poet, essayist, and translator Anne Carson will read from her works. 7 p.m. Free. '62 Center's MainStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.


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.

Williams College: Professor Ingrid Monson of Harvard University, "Why Authorial Copyright Matters in Popular Music: the Blurred Lines Case." 4:15 p.m. Free. Bernhard Music Center Room 30 on the Williams College campus, Williamstown.


Williams College: Reimagined production of William Shakespeare's famous last play, "The Tempest: A Gyre." 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $3; box office Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. or 413-597-2425.'62 Center's Adams Memorial Theatre, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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