The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 4



Berkshire Carousel: Paint Feathered Friends Workshop with artist Jean O'Hearn. 6 p.m. Learn to paint the hummingbird. $35 per person, includes all art supplies. Maximum 6 people per class. Information and to register: 413-499-0457. 1440 East St., Suite #2, Pittsfield.


Brayton Elementary School: North Adams Public Schools and the Family Center of Northern Berkshire County, parent workshop, "Dealing with Behavior Issues at Home." 6 p.m. Led by renowned behavioral specialist Polly Bath. To register for child care or transportation: 413-664-4821. School library, 89 Barbour St., North Adams.

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; information: 413-243-3512.

Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

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

Mason Library: Vegetarian Cooking with Lia Douillet: Food Preserving, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

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.

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County: Final session in six-part workshop, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers." 5:30 p.m. For full-time and part-time caregivers to a child or adult with physical or developmental disabilities, or senior relatives. Free. 208 West St., Pittsfield.


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


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; Stockbridge Senior Center, noon to 1 p.m., Stockbridge.

Fairview Hospital: Flu vaccination clinic. 3 to 7 p.m. All residents 6 months of age and older welcome. There is no charge to receive a flu vaccination, but bring an insurance card if you have one. Monument Valley Middle School gym, 313 Monument Valley Road, Great Barrington.

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

Mason Library: Seminar, "Understanding Long Term Care: The secure solution for your future, your finances and your independence. 3 p.m. With Andrew Krous, long term care insurance specialist, and Dorothy Phillips, geriatric care manager. Information: 413-717-0642. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

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


Ramsdell Library: International Solidarity Film Series: "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs." 6 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire South: 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., 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.

Mason Library: Craft ornaments for the Festival of Trees: "Westward Ho, Ho, Ho." 3:30 to 5 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

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.


Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Elizabeth and Lawrence Vadnais Environmental Issues Lecture. 7 p.m. Andrew Vadnais, South Kent School's Head of School, "What Should Education Look Like in the 21st Century?" Information: or 413-662-5224. Murdock Hall's Sammer Dennis Room (218), Church Street, North Adams.


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


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. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.


Williams College: Roger Guenveur Smith's "Rodney King." 8 p.m. The odyssey of King from the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality to his involuntary martyrdom that ignited the L.A. riots to his death at the bottom of a swimming pool. Tickets: $10, $3 students; box office Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. or 413-597-2425. '62 Center for Theatre and Dance MainStage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.


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