The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 2
Clark Art Institute: "Meet Me at the Clark," a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers. 2 p.m. The Clark is currently closed on Mondays, providing a safe and private atmosphere for participants. To register in pairs (persons with dementia and their caregivers): 413-458-0410. 225 South St., Williamstown.
Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.
Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available. 9:30 a.m. to noon, the 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 Berkshirepb@gmail.com.
Blood Drive: American Red Cross. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lee Middle and High School, 300 Greylock St., Lee. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, redcrossblood.org or 800-733-2767.
Cash for Candy: Trick-or Treaters can bring their excessive candy to dentist Dr. Jon Gotterer. 4 to 6 p.m. Receive $1 per pound up to a 5 pound maximum for all unopened, uneaten candy. Information: 413-447-7923, email email@example.com or berkshiredentist.com. 523 South St., Pittsfield.
Community Supper: Free meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. 5-6 p.m. No reservation required, donations accepted. Non-perishable food items also collected for food banks. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Qigong with Jeffrey Gordon, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.
Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Linden Street Mediation. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.
New Lebanon Library: "Study the Constitution." 7 p.m. Biweekly discussion group. Bring questions and be ready to share opinions. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.
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.
Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.2014
Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718. 2014
Williams College: Second annual German/Austrian Film Festival. 7 p.m. Die Wohnung" ("The Flat"). Directed by Arnon Goldfinger. In German with English subtitles. Free. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown.
Health And Fitness
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.
Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075. 2014
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; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.
Family Center Playgroups: Williamstown Youth Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., for infants to 5 years old, free, 66 School St., Williamstown. Gym Group at Haskins Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For walking to 5 years, free, 210 State St., North Adams.
First Church of Christ, Scientist: "Spiritual Discovery: How you can better the world" by Tom McElroy, CS, free, at 7 p.m., 17 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Hoffmann Bird Club: "Birding Churchill and Southern Manitoba" by Strickland Wheelock and Henry Mauer of Mass Audubon. 7 p.m. Free. Information: Matt Kelly, 413-458-3664. Berkshire Life Insurance Co., 700 South St., Pittsfield.
Stephentown Historical Society: Ken Gypson, illustrated talk on the race tracks the flourished in Rensselaer County in the 1950s. 7:30 p.m. Directions: 518-733-0010. Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, Stephentown, N.Y.
Mason Library: Local Voices: David Jaicks reading. 6 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington,
Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.
Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-499-2071.
Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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