The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 17
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.
Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.
Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5-6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.
Flu Vaccine Clinic: Collaboration of town and local health organizations, free, 2 to 4 p.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field Extension St., Dalton.
Friends of the North Adams Public Library: Meeting, 3:30 p.m. in the community room at the library, Church Street, North Adams. Open to the public.
Mass. Association of Agricultural Commissions: Program on bee health, "Bee Informed," for farmers, bee keepers and members of the public. 6 to 8 p.m., Community Room at the Lanesborough Town Hall, 183 N. Main St., Lanesborough.
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.
New Lebanon Library: "Study the Constitution," biweekly discussion group, Bring questions and be ready to share opinions, 7 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.
Pittsfield Prevention Partnership: TIPS training session, open to local alcohol servers. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Family Resource Center, 480 West St., Suite #2, Pittsfield. To register: "Upcoming events" on berkshireunitedway.org.
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 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.
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.
Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for absolute beginner to improvers, 6 p.m. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.
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.
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.
Naumkeag: "Shaping a Landscape: The Gardens of Naumkeag," daily tours, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 20 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email@example.com.
CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.
Family Center Playgroups: For infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Family Center Playgroups: For infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Gym Group for children walking to 8 years, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Gym Group for children walking to 5 years, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.
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 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.
Bard College at Simon's Rock: Fall 2016 Proseminar Speaker Series, "Who The People: Punctuating Politics in the USA, Being America in the World" — Speaker: Deena Guzder of Democracy Now, "Myth or Meaning? Media & 2016 Elections, 5 p.m., Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.
Lee Library: Workshop on the concept and use of the light from the "golden hours" with local photographer Thad Kubis. 5:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; leelibrary.org.
Lenox Library: Astronomy lecture, "Our place in the Stars," and telescope viewing with amateur astronomer Rick Costello and his 16-inch reflecting telescope. All ages are welcome. 7 to 9 p.m., Welles Gallery & Roche Reading Park, 18 Main St., Lenox,;413-637-0197, firstname.lastname@example.org
Williams College: Will Allen, farmer, founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., "Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution," 7:30 p.m., Paresky Auditorium, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, 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 berkshirehillsmen.org.
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, 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, email@example.com.
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