The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 8

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COMMUNITY

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

Berkshire Conservation District: Open board meeting to discuss district business. 5 p.m. Suite 206, Silvio O. Conte Federal Building, 78 Center St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority: Public meeting on employment-based transportation concept, 10 a.m. to noon, "The Green," 87 Main St., North Adams, and 1:30-3:30 p.m., BRTA Intermodal Center, 2nd floor boardroom, 1 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

Bridge Club: Contract Bridge, all welcome, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-443-0303.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Mah Jongg Night, drop-in, beginners welcome, 5 to 8 p.m., 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Collection of new and lightly used adult's and children's backpacks, school supplies, toys, and toiletries for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, 6 to 7 p.m. at back entrance foyer, 470 East New Lenox Road, Pittsfield.

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, 21 Crossway St., Lee, 413-347-1469.

Court Margaret No. 629: Meeting of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Parish Center, 70 Marshall St., North Adams.

Embroidery Guild: New members welcome, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grace Church Congregational, 1055 Williams St., Pittsfield, 413-464-1506.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m. Games are $6. South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416 or email peter.samsel@verizon.net.

Pittsfield Elks Lodge: Pasta dinner, choice of handmade sausage or meatballs with salad, dessert, $10, 4:30 to 7 p.m., 27 Union St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Recycling:
Paper recycling for curbside pick up this week.

Purple Dragon Games: Magic: The Gathering, $5, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

Stephentown Memorial Library: Brain Boosters Program with Maria Spear, 10:30 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown, N.Y. Register: 518-733-5750.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Beginners, 9 to 10:30 a.m., all ages and absolute beginners welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

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

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's with Megha Nancy Buttenheim, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., 55 North St., No. 201, Pittsfield. Registration required: megha@letyouryogadance.com or 413-329-7887.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA the Tri-Town Board of Health, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox; Porchlight and the Otis Board of Health, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Otis Senior Center, Otis.

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

Sugar Hill Assisted Living: Understanding dementia series, 2 p.m., 45 Main St., Dalton. Information: 413-842-3161.

Williamstown Commons Rehabilitation Center: "Coping with the Holidays," 6 p.m., 25 Adams Road, Williamstown. Register: 413-443-2994.

Yoga Class: Designed for anyone with a cancer experience or their family members, free class with Carol Harty, advanced level Kripalu instructor and certified Yoga therapist, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., HEAL Community Room, BMC Cancer Center, Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield. To register: 413-655-8362.

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

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum:
WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM session for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. Register: 413-443-7171 ext. 334.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Chess Club, beginners welcome, 3:15 p.m.; Children's art workshop for ages 4 and up, printing, 3:15 p.m. today and Thursday, register at 413-229-7004, Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield.

Family Center: Terrific Tots playgroup for children ages 1 to 3, 10 to 11 a.m.; Baby and Me Playgroup for children from birth to walking, 3 to 4 p.m., 210 State St., North Adams.

Lee Library: Teen Chess, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

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, 10:45 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.

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.

Stockbridge Library: "Littles at the Library," bring your "littles" (newborn to 3 years) for songs, fingerplays and bounces, open play to follow, siblings welcome, 10 a.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.

LECTURE

North Chatham Library:
"Making Your Home More Energy Efficient This Winter," 10 a.m. to noon, 4287 NY-203, North Chatham, N.Y. Register: 518-766-3211.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Criminal justice reform with speakers Senator Hinds, Ben Foreman, Christine Rudd, Tom Bowler and Kate Byrne, $45, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. Register: 413-236-2190.

LITERARY

Lee Library:
Back to the Book book club discusses "Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women's Literary Society," by Amy Hill Hearth, 2 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee. Register: 413-243-0385.

Lenox Library: Writers Round Table, bring 5 copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Teen Writing Workshop, 5 to 7 p.m., NBCC Conference Room, 61 Main St., North Adams.

MUSIC

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Berkshire Community College cafeteria, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. For more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

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