The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 9



Clark Art Institute: "Meet Me at the Clark," a free gallery talk program specially designed for persons with dementia and their caregivers. 2 p.m. The Clark is currently closed on Mondays, providing a safe and private atmosphere for participants. To register in pairs (persons with dementia and their caregivers): 413-458-0410. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.


Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available. 9:30 a.m. to noon, 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

BCC Student Veterans Alliance: Reading on the history of the American flag and posting of the colors by Tyrone Belanger of VVA Chapter 65. Noon. All veterans and their spouses welcome to attend. Student lounge, Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. 5-6 p.m. No reservation required, donations accepted. Non-perishable food items also collected for food banks. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

The Family Center: Final in three-part series, "Active Parenting of Children Ages 1 to 4 Years." 5:30 to 7 p.m. Positive discipline methods, developmental stages, how to prevent tantrums, routines to make life easier and ways to take care of yourself so that you can better take care of your family. To register; 413-664-4821. Child care and transportation available upon request. Haskins Center, State Street, North Adams.

Greylock ABC: Public forum to discuss recent changes to and the future direction of the organization. 7 p.m. Meeting room of Mount Greylock Regional High School, Cold Spring Road (Route 7), Williamstown.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Tax and Estate Planning for Seniors" with accountaint and management consultant Edward J. Insley, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Linden Street Mediation. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Zonta Club of Berkshire County: Meeting. 5 p.m. Brief networking time, business meeting, speaker and dinner. Speaker: Dr. Ellen Kennedy, President of Berkshire Community College. Information: or on Facebook at, Zonta club of Berkshire county. Mazzeo's Ristorante, 1015 South St., Pittsfield.


Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.


Berkshire Community College: Screening of the "Empire of Dreams" segment from the PBS/NEH documentary "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History." 3 p.m. Followed by Dr. Leyla Rouhi of Williams College on themes of memory, heritage and the intersection and formation of cultural identities. Reception follows. Free. Room K-111 at the college, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Williams College: Second annual German/Austrian Film Festival. 7 p.m. "Atmen" ("Breathing") directed by Karl Markovics In German with English subtitles. Free. Images Cinema, 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

Health And Fitness

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

Moments House: Reiki, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Healing Touch, 2 to 4 p.m. Reflexology, 6 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-443-6800. 34 Depot St., #301, Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

Kids' Stuff

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; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: Williamstown Youth Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., for infants to 5 years old, free, 66 School St., Williamstown. Gym Group at Haskins Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For walking to 5 years, free, 210 State St., North Adams.


Williams College: James MacGregor Burns Distinguished Speaker Series. Panel discussion on the legacy and leadership of President Barack Obama, "Obama: Leadership, Legacy, Lessons." 7 p.m. Free. Griffin Hall, room 3, on the college ccampus, Williamstown.


Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information:

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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