The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 11
Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Art opening for Meagan Burrato's "Papelitos" exhibit, featuring unique portraits of animals and birds, as well as abstract images of flowers and landscapes. RSVP: 413-499-1992. 6 p.m., 140 Melbourne Place Road, Pittsfield.
Berkshire Stamp Club: Member's meeting, 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Mall Community Room, Lanesborough.
Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.
Knitting Support Group: Socializing and simple instruction to get going or for help with a trouble spot on a current project. Open to experienced and beginning knitters. 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams; naplibrary.com or 413-662-3133.
Last Word Toastmasters: Open house. Refreshments and socializing, and then members and guests will enjoy a regular Toastmasters meeting. Joke of the day, prepared speeches and fun improvisational speech games. 6 to 8 p.m. Reid Middle School, 950 North St., Pittsfield; lastword. toastmastersclubs.org.
Pickleball: Open to men and women 18 and older; free for members, $5 per night for non-members. 6 to 8 p.m. (beginners 6 to 6:30 p.m.), Northern Berkshire YMCA, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. email@example.com.
Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.
The Nature Institute: "Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story." Bruno Follador will introduce the film and lead the conversation afterward. 7:30 p.m., 20 May Hill Road, Ghent, N.Y.
Health & Fitness
Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village Gymnasium.
Pittsfield Memory Cafe: For people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends, 10 a.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.
Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 12:15 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Park Square, Pittsfield, firstname.lastname@example.org, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.
Seasonal Flu Immunization: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and the Tri-Town Board of Health, Heaton Court, Pine Street, Stockbridge, (street parking only). 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring Medicare and insurance cards. $25 without insurance card or a non-participating insurance.
Naumkeag: The Gardens of Naumkeag, 2 and 4 p.m. 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email email@example.com.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Children's Library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners, explore the world through a child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds, for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, included with regular museum admission, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Cheshire Library, 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.
CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.
Family Center Playgroup: For infants to 5 years old, 11 a.m. to noon, Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., Adams.
Lanesborough Library: Story time & craft for preschoolers ages 2 and up, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.
Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program with featuring Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385.
Lego Club: All ages welcome, 3 to 4 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library: 48 South Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.
Lenox Library: Lego Club. 4 to 5 p.m. Children's Room, 18 Main St., Lenox.
Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group for baby to 5 years old, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.
Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in 1st to 7th grade; includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson. 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. To register: In person during normal business hours or 413-442-0624.
SMART Girls: Ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org
Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Refire to Retire!"; Get the tools and direction to help you find sustainable practices to constantly re-fire your life with life coach Paul Carter. 1-3 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington; 413-528-0397, berkshiresouth.org.
Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.
Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.
Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee. Information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.
Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.
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