The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 15

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Art

Clark Art Institute: "First Sundays Free." Adult admission (normally $20) is free. Galleries open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Information: clarkart.edu or 413-458-0425. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Community

All-U-Can-Eat Breakfast: Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of the Eastern Star. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, pancakes, special pancake of the month — pumpkin, plus more. Adults, $8; children younger than 10, $4. Masonic Building, 172 Church St., North Adams.

Compressor and Pipeline Opposition in Windsor: "The Health Effects of Gas Compressor Stations" with Dr. Curtis Nordgaard and Dr. Sheila Bushkin-Bedient. 3 p.m. Windsor Town Hall, Route 9, Windsor.

Hancock Historical Commission: Annual Gathering. 2 to 4 p.m. Featuring Hancock native Bruce Southard reading from his recently published book, "A Final Harvest." Information: 413-738-5956. Hancock School, Route 43, Hnacock.

Hoosac Valley Leo Club: Pancake and sausage breakfast. 8 to 11:30 a.m. Adults $5, senirs $4, children younger than 12 $3. Proceeds benefit the Create A Dream project. Hoosac Valley Middle and High School, Route 116, Cheshire.

Sheffield Historical Society: Festival of the Holidays featuring Berkshire artisans. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Pancake breakfast to benefit Warm Children. 8 to 11 a.m. Adults, $8; chidlren 12 and younger, $5. American Legion Hall, Route 7, Sheffield.

Temple Anshe Amunim: 18th Annual Read Hebrew America and Canada. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Five-week course will focus on teaching the Hebrew alphabet and basic reading skills to Jews with little or no background in Hebrew. Information: 413-442-5910. 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

Dance

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center: Bolshoi Ballet in HD — "Jewels," with choreography by George Balanchine and music by Gabriel Fauré, Igor Stravinsky, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. 1 p.m. Tickets: $17; 413-528-0100 or mahaiwe.org. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Lecture

Miss Hall's School: Berkshire Human Rights Speaker Series. "Black Lives Matter" with Delores Jones-Brown. 2 p.m. 492 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Music

Berkshire Hills Chorus: "Home for the Holidays." 2 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. St. Mary's Parish Ceneter, 159 Church St., Cheshire.

Close Encounters with Music: Conversations With ... Ken Moore, curator in charge of musical instruments at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, "Inside The Met's Instrument Collection." 2 p.m. Tickets: $15, cewm.org or at the door. The Mount, Lenox.

Crescendo: "Remember and Rejoice! A Te Deum and a Requiem for a Prince." Pietro Torri "Missa Pro Defunctis" (1726), Gottlieb Heinrich Stölzel, "Te Deum." 4 p.m. Pre-Concert talk 30 minutes prior to performances. Trinity Church Lime Rock, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, Conn. Tickets: /worldclassmusic.org/buy-tickets.

Drum/Bugle Corps: Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, 413-281-1216 or Betsy Halla, 413-822-5235.

New Lebanon Library: Together in concert, David Grover and Linda Worster. 2 p.m. An afternoon of acoustic music. Donations for performers appreciated. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Starving Artist Creperie: Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

Zion Lutheran Church: Organ recital by the Rev. Timothy Weisman. 4 p.m. Works by Charles-Marie Widor, Edward Elgar, Louis Vierne and Felix Mendelssohn, including arias from Mendelssohn's oratorios sung by John Demler, bass. Free-will offering. Reception follows. 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Outdoors

Monument Mountain: "Art & Science of Nature: Mountain Magic, You and Your Camera." 2 to 4 p.m. Hike the boulder-strewn trails of Monument Mountain with a geologist and a photographer. Appropriate for ages 14 and older; advance registration required. Call 413.298.3239, ext. 3013 or email westregion@thetrustees.org. Member: $20, free parking; non-member: $30; parking: $5 per car. Route 7 Great Barrington.

Notchview Reservation: Late Fall Tree Identification Hike. 9 a.m. to noon. Learn the secrets to identifying local trees. To register: 413-532-1631, ext. 10 or email westregion@thetrustees.org. Trustees members, $5; non-member, $10; child, free. Meet at the Notchview Visitor Center, Route 9, Windsor.

Theater

Berkshire Waldorf High School: Shakespeare's "The Tempest" 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 for individuals and $40 for a family; berkshirewaldorf.brownpapertickets.com or at door. Unicorn Theater, Stockbridge.

Hubbard Hall: World premiere musical, "Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale." 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students. Tickets or information: hubbardhall.org or 518-677-2495. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

WAM Theatre: "Holy Laughter" by Catherine Trieshmann. 2 p.m. Tickets: 413-236-8888, in person during box office, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, or online tickets.barringtonstageco.org. Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

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