The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 20



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit the Josh Bressette Commit to Save a Life. "Tree of Life," all painting materials and instruction included, $35, 6 to 8 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. Reservations:


Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., 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

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

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.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Knosh & Knowledge with Susan Dworkin, "Becoming Your Subject: The Magical Journey of a Collaborating Writer." 10:45 a.m. Followed by buffet lunch. Admission: $11, which includes the lunch; program only, $5, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. Advance reservations required, 413-442-4360, ext. 10, or email

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

Mr. Taconic Man Pageant: "Uptown Funk!," 14 young men compete in formal wear, talent, public speaking, and physical coordination & fitness, $7 in advance, $10 at door, proceeds benefit Taconic chapter of Business Professionals of America, 7 p.m., Taconic High School auditorium, 96 Valentine Road, Pittsfield.

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.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Annual observance honoring the memory of individuals whose lives were lost in acts of transgender violence, 7 p.m., n front of the First Congregational Church, Route 2, Williamstown.


Williams College: "Pachedu" presented by Dance Department, 8 p.m., 'Main Stage, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-2425.


Berkshire Museum: "Paul Taylor: Creative Domain," documentary of how the acclaimed choreographer creates a single dance, 4 & 7 p.m., Little Cinema, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Family Movie Night: Free screening of a current film suitable for the whole family, call for title, 6:30 p.m., New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

Health and Fitness

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favoritesfor preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays, and crafts; 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

'Amazing Pajama Night': Featuring local author Ty Allan Jackson, literary activities for birth to third grade, readings, free books, PJs optional, 6 to 8 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Northern Berkshire YMCA: Kids Night Out for ages 8 to 14 years. Fun and games, gym time and pool time (bring your bathing suit). A movie with a snack will finish the evening. Cost: $5. From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. Information: 413-663-6529,

Stockbridge Library: Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories and a craft, no pre-registration necessary, 10 a.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.


The Bookstore: Reading by Greg Hrbek, "Not on Fire, But Burning," 7 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


South Congregational Church: Linda Worster in concert to benefit Thanksgiving Angels, 14 faith-based groups providing Thanksgiving meals to those in need, donations accepted, 7 p.m., 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Whitney Center for the Arts: Justin Hillman and his band, Good Company, celebrate the release of Hillman's album, "Have I Not Found You Yet?" Ryan Hommel opens with a solo acoustic set. $15 cover. Doors at 6:45 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield. Reservations: 413-443-0289.

Williams College: Berkshire Symphony concert at 8 p.m. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive; Pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman, 7:15 p.m., in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.


Fall Festival of Shakespeare: "The Tempest" by Berkshire Waldorf High School at 6:30 p.m.; "Macbeth" by Mount Greylock Regional High School at 8:30 p.m., Tina Packer Playhouse, Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Tickets: $16 general; $10 student, or 413-637-3353.

WAM Theatre: "Holy Laughter" developmental workshop production, recommended for ages 13 and up, 7:30 p.m., Sydelle & Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield. BSC Box Office, 413-236-888,

Williams College: Cap & Bells: "El Nogalar," 7 p.m. Center Stage, '62 Center for Theatre & Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown, 413-597-2425.

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