The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 3

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ART

Brill Gallery:
"Champions of Illusion" talk, slides and book signing event, 6:30 p.m., Williams Bookstore, 81 Spring St., Williamstown.

Clark Art Institute: New parents talk, free informal guided program suited for parents with pre-toddlers, 10:15 a.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

COMMUNITY

BART Charter Public School:
Fall Breakfast, 8:45 a.m., followed by school tours, 1 Commercial St., Adams. RSVP: 413-743-7311 ext. 708.

Berkshire Food Project: Free community lunch, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

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.

Dalton American Legion: Karaoke night, 8 to 11 p.m., 258 North St., Dalton.

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.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Crafternoon Friday drop in hours, noon to 4 p.m., UNO Community Center, 157 River St., North Adams.

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.

Pickleball: New players welcome, rackets provided, $3 to $5, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams. Information: mcvad@hotmail.com.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for pick up this week.

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.

Purple Dragon Games: Magic Booster Draft, $15, 6:30 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

Western Mass Recovery Learning Community: "Crazywise" film screening and discussion, 2:30 to 5 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance with music by Champagne Jam, $10, 7 p.m., Polish Falcon Hall, 32 BelAir Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Sugar Hill Assisted Living: Paul Carter presents "Escaping the Comfort Zone," 2 p.m., 45 Main St., Dalton, 413-842-3161.

Williamstown Commons: Stephen Roy leads a discussion about accessing veterans' services, 1 p.m., 25 Adams Road, Williamstown. RSVP: 413-458-2111 ext. 245.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites for 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.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, with admission, 11 to 11:30 a.m.; Community Pajama Night, 5:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom, 10 a.m. to noon, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

It Takes a Village: Caregiver and Baby Yoga, 10 a.m., St. John's Corner House, 469 Main St., Ashfield.

Lee Library: Wii Gaming for teens, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

LECTURE

Austen Riggs Center:
"Psychotherapy with Homeless Adults," 6:30 p.m., 25 Main St., Stockbridge.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Photography with Phone or Tablet, 6 and 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield. Register: 413-229-7004.

West Stockbridge/Richmond Historical Societies: "A History of the Community Health Association of Richmond & West Stockbridge," reception follows, 7 p.m., Old Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge.

Hopkins Observatory: Free shows by astronomy students at the Milham Planetarium, 8 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Knosh and Knowledge program presents Abigail Pogrebin, author of "My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew," $5, $11 with brunch, 10:45 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshires, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

LITERARY

Berkshire Athenaeum:
Friends' Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Lynne Vanderpot "Psychiatric Medication and Spirituality, An Unforeseen Relationship," 5:30 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

MUSIC

Castle Street Cafe:
Rob Kelly, Beth Rose, Jeff Stevens and Jay Bradley, 8 p.m., 10 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Firefly Gastropub: The Misty Blues Band performs, 8 p.m., 71 Church St., Lenox.

Halloween Leftovers Bash: Costume contest, Half Past My Sin performs, $10, 8 p.m., Polish National Alliance, 13 Victory St., Adams. This is a 21 and older event.

New Lebanon Library: Coffeehouse Night with Linda Worster, 6:30 p.m., 550 NY-20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Rainbow Restaurant: Blue Light Trio performs, 7:30 p.m., 109 First St., Pittsfield.

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