The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 18



350MA Berkshire Node: Monthly meeting at 6 p.m.; hors d'oeuvres potluck at 5:30 p.m.; Conversation on climate change continues, screening of "Groundswell Rising." Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

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, 413-243-3512.

Festival of Trees: "Westward Ho Ho Ho!" More than 100 holiday trees decked out in this year's American West theme fill the galleries, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Free Legal Clinic: Offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc., from noon to 1 p.m., Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Information: 413-854-1955.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

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.

Resume Writing Workshop: Power the Way for Education Inc. resume writing workshop, 9 to 11 a.m., Canaan Fire House, Route 295, Canaan, N.Y. To register:

Vegetarian Cooking Class: "Food Allergies & Substitutions" with Lia Douillet, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington. To register: 413-528-2403 or, click on calendar.

Worthington Finance Committee: Broadband option meeting. Informational meeting and second interview with Crocker Communications, 6:30 p.m., R.H. Conwell Elementary School, Worthington.


Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944.


Ramsdell Library: Creative film, "Ballet Boys," 7 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, Information: 413-274-3738.


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; with the Otis Board of Health, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Otis Senior Center, Otis.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability, 9 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

Home Instead Senior Care: Let's Talk — Legal and Health Care Discussion Club, free, 10 a.m., 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Pre-registration suggested: 413-442-0907.

Moments House: Massage, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Weight Bearing Exercise, 3 p.m.; Restorative Yoga at Zaanti in Lenox (free for Moments House members), 7 to 8:30 p.m., 34 Depot St., Suite 301, Pittsfield, 413-443-6800.

Northern Berkshire YMCA: Wellness Wednesday, open to all residents of Northern Berkshire. Free open swim and fitness classes; call for times and descriptions. Fitness Center available 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Health and wellness practitioners on site 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams, 413-663-6529 or visit

Springside of Pittsfield: "Diabetes: Is Sugar The Enemy" presented by Laurel Cinelli, clinical manager for Amedysis Home Health; Types, causes & symptoms of diabetes; blood sugar control; meal and exercise programs for those with diabetes, diabetes medicines, treatments and management; 2:30 p.m., 255 Lebanon Ave., Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-2334, ext. 141.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, 413-447-3092.


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., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 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.

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.

South Berkshire Kids/CHP: Parent workshop, "No I Won't and You Can't Make Me!" with Bill Corbett, child care available with registration, 6 p.m., CHP campus, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. To register: 413-464-5095 or


Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Session for Mothers and Others. 6:30 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m., for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary, free, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

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