The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 12

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COMMUNITY

Berkshire Lodge of Masons:
Sunday Breakfast, $7-$4, 8 to 11:30 a.m., 63 Center St., Adams.

Dalton American Legion Auxiliary:
Veterans Day dinner dance, $12, 4 p.m., 258 North St., Dalton. Tickets required: 413-623-6698.

Purple Dragon Games: Dungeons and Dragons, $2, 2 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

Stockbridge Grange: Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner, $12-$6, 1 to 2 p.m., Grange Hall, 51 Church St., Stockbridge. Take-out: 413-298-3185.

FILM

Congregation Ahavath Sholom:
Fidel Moreno screens his documentary "Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock," 2 to 3:30 p.m., 15 North St., Great Barrington.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Pilates Fit:
Open house, free demonstrations of the reformer, barre and strength training classes, 9 a.m. to noon, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Sangha: Meditative Book Study, "The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying" by Sogyal Rinpoche, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

HISTORY

Hancock Historical Commission:
Gathering to reminisce, 2 to 4 p.m., Hancock Elementary School, Route 43, Hancock.

Naumkeag: Choose from a garden tour, a "backstairs" tour, a tour designed for younger visitors (families welcome), and for those interested in the architectural and landscape designs of Naumkeag, plus specific historical tour about the Gilded Age in the Berkshires. $5, with admission. As scheduled. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Information: 413-298-8138, email mmoulton@thetrustees.org.

LECTURE

Berkshire Botanical Garden:
"Rooted in Place" garden symposium, keynote speaker James Hitchmough, Michael Nadeau, Jessica Walliser, Tradd Cotter, $95, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Berkshire School, Sheffield. To register: berkshirebotanical.org.

Close Encounters with Music: Conversations With ... Author and Scholar Mitchell Cohen, "The Politicsof Opera," 3 p.m., St. James Place, 352 Main St., Great Barrington. Tickets: www.cewm.org.

LITERARY

WordXWord:
Politics of Identity/Poetry of Inclusion and Exclusion, 3 p.m., MCLA's Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams.

MUSIC

First Baptist Church:
Gospel concert with Williams College Gospel Choir, Berkshire Concert Chorus, Wanda Houston and choir, Berkshire Lyric Chorus, and First Baptist Choir, free will offering, 3 p.m., 88 South St., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Tamarack Hollow: Fall hike, learn about high elevation spruce-fir forests and how to identify evergreen trees and plants, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1515 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor. Register: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

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