The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 19



Berkshire Paint & Sip: To benefit Berkshire United Way, "Autumn Reflections"; $35, all painting materials and donation included. Raffles. Cash bar. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Crissey Farm, 426 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Reservations:, 413-205-8346.


350MA Berkshire Node: Potluck refreshments at 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting at 6 p.m., state Sen. Ben Downing will be there for an "exit interview." Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

BART Charter Public School: "Shadow Day" for students interested in enrolling at BART for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year or transferring into BART during this current 2016-2017 school year. Grades 6, 8 and 9: 8:30 to 11 a.m.; Grade 7, noon to 2 p.m. Advance registration required; 413-743-7311, ext. 732 or e-mail

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.

Drury High School Class of 1951: Monthly luncheon; all class members, spouses and guests are invited; 12:30 p.m., Cozy Corner Restaurant, Williamstown. Information: 413-663-9171.

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.

IUE Retirees: Spaghetti dinner fund raiser; $7 adults, children 6 to 12, $3, children 5 and older, free. Bring a non-perishable food item to support the area food pantries. One sitting at 5:30 p.m., Kennedy Hall, 789 Tyler 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.

Voter Registration: For the state election, 9 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., town clerk's office, Newton Memorial Town Hall, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.


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 Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch: Wellness Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. An introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program. Information: 413-663-6529 or visit 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

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 Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 9 to 10 a.m. at Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 1020 South St., Pittsfield.

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, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Mary Spitzer Center, 116 Ashland St., North Adams. 12:30 to 2 p.m., Friendship Food Pantry, 45 Eagle St., North Adams.

Seasonal Flu Immunization: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and the Middlefield Board of Health, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Middlefield Senior Center, Middlefield. Bring all Medicare and insurance cards with you. If you do not have your insurance card or have a non-participating insurance there will be a $25 fee.

Yoga Class: Designed for anyone with a cancer experience or their family members, free class with Carol Harty, advanced level Kripalu instructor and certified Yoga therapist; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., HEAL Community Room, BMC Cancer Center, Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield. To register: 413-655-8362.


Naumkeag: "Shaping a Landscape: The Gardens of Naumkeag," daily tours, 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 20 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or


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. Fun family crafts, make a mummy action figure for Halloween; all materials provided, 4:30 p.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.


Wild Oats: "Post Modern Nutrition & Clean Eating: How Diet & Mindfulness Can Transform Your Life" with Dr. Rachaele Carver. Followed by Q&A and refreshments in the café at the store. 6 p.m., 296 Main St. (True North building next door to Wild Oats), Williamstown.

Williams College: Professor Ellen Harris of MIT, "George Frideric Handel: A Life with Friends — Being a Sherlock in the Archives," 4:15 p.m., in room 30 of the Bernhard Music Center. Former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Arthur Levitt in conversation with William Brough Professor of Economics Gerard Caprio, "Regulating Wall Street: Priorities for the Next Administration." 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music Center. 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Stonover Farm: Paul DeForest Hicks, "John E. Parsons: An Eminent New Yorker in the Gilded Age," 5 p.m., 169 Under Mountain Road, Lenox.


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.


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.


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.

Herman Melville's Arrowhead: "Melville ... on the Light Side," written and directed by J. Peter Bergman; a different look at the novelist, short story writer and poet who lived at Arrowhead from 1850 to 1863. Tickets: $25, advance reservations suggested; 413-442-1793, ext. 14, or before each performance. 7 p.m., red barn at Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

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