The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 12



Berkshire Paint & Sip: To benefit Busy Bee Preschool, "Night Campfire"; $35, all painting materials, instruction and donation included; cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., 51 Park Restaurant, 51 Park St., Lee. Reservation: or 413-205-8346.


Berkshire County Arc: Accepting gently-used coats, scarves, hats and mittens, as well as winter clothing items that have been knitted or crocheted, through Oct. 14. Drop-off locations at: Berkshire County Arc's Community Apartments, 189 First St., Pittsfield; 288 Pecks Road, Pittsfield (one of the agency's residential facilities); main office, 395 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Diva's Quarter Auction: To benefit local charity or organization (chosen each month), 50/50 raffle, doors open at 6 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m.; Mah Jongg Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Drop-in, beginners welcome, 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

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 CDA: Monthly meeting with guest speaker George Crane, Ph.D., a political science professor at Williams College, who will speak about the Catholic Church in China. Chinese food luncheon. 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, 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 every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

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.

Pittsfield Lodge of Elks 272: Pasta dinner. Adults, $9; children 10 and younger, $5. 4:30 to 7 p.m., Union Street, Pittsfield.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Meet and greet with state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier of the 3rd Berkshire District; Q&A about policy and representation for her hometown. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 3 p.m., 140 Melbourne Place Road, Pittsfield.


Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners' lessons, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.


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., #201, Pittsfield. Pre-registration required; or 413-329-7887.

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

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

Flu Vaccine Clinic: Collaboration of town and local health organizations, free, from 4 to 7 p.m., Fairview Hospital, small conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington. Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccination also available.

Seasonal Flu Immunization: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and the Porchlight VNA and the Otis Board of Health at the Otis Senior Center, Otis, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; with the Becket Board of Health at the Becket Town Hall, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring Medicare and insurance cards. $25 without insurance card or a non-participating insurance.

United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County: First of six-session workshop, "Powerful Tools for Caregivers" for anyone who might be a full-time or part-time caregiver to a child or adult with physical or developmental disabilities or senior relatives. Participants must commit to all six sessions. 5:30 p.m., UCP, 208 West St., Pittsfield. To register: 413-664-9345, ext. 23 or


Naumkeag: The Gardens of Naumkeag, 2 and 4 p.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email


Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

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; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

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, 11 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.


Williams College: Mark Tercek '79, president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy, "No Time to Waste: A Conservationist's Perspective on How Best to Address Climate Change." 7:30 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810. 2013


Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice 'n Easy Hike, 1.8-mile hike designed for seniors, but all are welcome, 11 a.m., meet at the Visitor Center. 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: Evening at the Beaver Ponds. Enjoy an evening in the valley visiting the beaver ponds, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Members: Adult $6, child $3. Nonmembers: Adult $8, child $4. 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox.


Barrington Stage Company: Mark St. Germain's award-winning play, "Camping with Henry and Tom," directed by Christopher Innvar. Through Oct. 23; Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20-$49; 413-236-888, 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Rona Jaffe's "The Best of Everything," a work adapted for the stage by Julie Kramer. Tickets: $5 to $15; 413-662-5123, 8 p.m., Venable Theater, Church Street, North Adams.

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