The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 6



Clark Art Institute: New Parents Gallery Talk series. 10:15 a.m. Best suited for parents with pre-toddlers; strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. Reservations not required. Free. Permanent collection galleries, 225 South St., Williamstown.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Meet Rockwell's Models, 2:30 p.m. Free with Museum admission, Museum members free. Information: 413-931-2221 or Stockbridge.


Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available, 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 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

BART Charter Public School: Sixth annual fall breakfast. 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Optional student-led tours following the program. Continental breakfast. To attend: 413-743-7311, ext., 168 or e-mail 1 Commercial St., 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.

First Reformed Church of Chatham: Pulled Pork Dinner. 4:40 to 7 p.m. Donations: $10 per person. Take outs available, 518-392-5926. Proceeds benefit the Veterans Miracle Center in Albany. 23 Kinderhook St., Chatham, N.Y.

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.

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.

Pine Cobble School: Ski and Skate Sale. 3 to 8 p.m. 163 Gale Road, Williamstown.

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.

Sheffield Historical Society: Grand opening for Festival of the Holidays featuring Berkshire artisans. 7 to 9 p.m. Sample treats and enjoy a glass of holiday cheer. Old Stone Store, 137 Main St., Sheffield.


Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance. 7 p.m. Featuring the band, Champagne Jam. Admission: $10 per person. Light refreshments. Information: 413-329-3324. 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.

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 favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

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, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission. 4th Annual Pajama Night in celebration of Family Literacy Month. 5:30 p.m. Story reading, story walk, free books and PJ party. 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. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fun and games, gym time and pool time (bring your bathing suit). A movie with a snack will finish the evening. Cost: $5. Information: 413-663-6529, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

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.


Clark Art Institute: Evening of chamber music featuring cellist Edward Arron, pianist Jeewon Park, violinist Jesse Mills and violist Ara Gregorian, performing artists in residence. 7:30 p.m. Artists' reception follows. Tickets: $25, $20 Clark members, free for students with valid ID; 413-458-0524. Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

New Lebanon Library: Linda Worster in concert. 6 p.m. Folk, rock and original covers from the popular local singer/songwriter. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: Faculty recital, "Songs and Dances of Eternal Beauty" with Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, and Doris Stevenson, piano. 8 p.m. Free. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Hubbard Hall: World premiere musical, "Wayward Home: A Musical Folktale." 7:30 p.m. p.m. Tickets: $25 general admission, $10 students. Tickets or information: or 518-677-2495. 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

WAM Theatre: "Holy Laughter" by Catherine Trieshmann. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 413-236-8888, in person during box office, 30 Union St., Pittsfield, or online Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden St., Pittsfield.

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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