The Berkshires Calendar for Nov. 9

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Berkshire Paint and Sip:
"Pumpkin Bucket" to benefit St. Mary's School, $38, 6 to 8 p.m. St. Mary's School, 115 Orchard St., Lee. Register: 413-205-8346.

COMMUNITY

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

Berkshire North Pomona No. 6:
Monthly meeting in conjunction with Pittsfield Grange No. 14, with annual turkey dinner, 6:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, South Street, Pittsfield. Reservations: 413-442-8592.

Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority: Public meeting on employment-based transportation concept, 10 a.m. to noon, Great Barrington Fire Station, 37 State Road, Great Barrington.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.; bingo at 6:30 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

Family Game Night:
Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Framework: Grand opening, learn more about Framework Pittsfield Coworking, 5 to 8 p.m., 437 North St., Pittsfield.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Cellblock Visions: Set Free in the Penitentiary" with Phyllis Kornfeld, at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Kimball Farms: "Berkshares, A Local Currency, A Great Economic Experiment," with Rachel Moriarty, 2 p.m., 235 Walker St., Lenox. Register: 413-637-7043.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

North Adams Democratic City Committee: Organizational meeting and election of officers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., North Adams Public Library, 74 Church St., North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

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

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

Dept. of Veteran Affairs: VA Community Clergy Training Program, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield. Register: 413-584-4040 ext. 2281.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

FILM

Berkshire Museum:
"Dog by Dog," documentary on puppy mills presented by Berkshire Humane Society & Berkshire Voters for Animals, $7.50, $5 for Berkshire Museum members to benefit BHS, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness: Yoga for Healthy Bones, $10, noon to 1 p.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield.

Blood Drive: Red Cross, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dalton American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Chair Yoga: $13 drop in, first class free, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., UU Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Gentle Yoga: Bring your own mat, 5:15 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Tai Chi: Easy Tai Chi for healthy aging and relaxation, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Dalton, 413-684-2000.

TOPS:
Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-770-0429.

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

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

HISTORY

Lenox Land Trust: Annual meeting and community conversation, "What Story are we Telling?" 7 to 9 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play and Learn group for children ages 3-5, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Sing and Play for children ages 2 and up, 10 a.m., followed by storytime; Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Lego Group for kids ages 4 to 12, 6 to 7 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

Lee Library:
Brain Builders for children up to age 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Mason Library: STEAM for Homeschoolers, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Registration required: 413-528-2403.

New Lebanon Library: Legos in the library for children ages 5-12, 4 p.m., 550 NY-20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Purple Dragon Games: Open play board games, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

Stephentown Memorial Library: Playgroup for children ages 5 and under, 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown, N.Y.

UNO Community Center: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's after-school program, for students in grades 4 to 8, 4 to 5 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.

LECTURE

Williams College: Astronaut Mae Jemison presents "STEM: The Importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," 7 p.m., '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown. Registration required: 413-597-2425.

LITERARY

Bushnell-Sage Library: Library Writing Group, feedback and discussion, 1 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

North Adams Public Library: Book club is reading Alice McDermott's "Someone," 2 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

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