The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 3

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Art

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.

Community

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 1 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game, team game only, at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Dance

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

City of North Adams: Naloxone, Rescue Breathing and CPR Training Series. 6 to 9 p.m., at the Greylock Valley Community Room, Angeli Street, North Adams. Preregistration requested; ajusino@northadamsambulance.com, wpenner@nbccoalition.org or 413-663-7588 ext 14.

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.

Flu Vaccine Clinic: Collaboration of town and local health organizations, free, from 5 to 7 p.m., Town Hall, 8 Summit Hill Road, Washington.

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.

History

Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m.; "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 12:30 p.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email naumkeag@thetrustees.org.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Tiny Tots StoryTime for ages 0-2. No registration required except for groups of five or more children. Children under 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult 18 years of age or older. 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

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.

Sheep Hill: Fall nature classes for preschoolers and parents on Mondays, 1 to 2 p.m., through Oct. 3. Nature exploration, outdoor play, crafts, and stories. Pre-registration required. Information or per-session costs, ruraland@wrlf.org or 413-458-2494. Route 7, approximately a mile south of the Williamstown rotary; www.wrlf.org.

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.

Lecture

Bard College at Simon's Rock: Fall 2016 Proseminar Lecture Series on the theme of "Who the People: Punctuating Politics in the USA, Being America in the World" — "The Fire This Time: Writing Black Life" with Professors Wesley Brown and Kristy McMorris of Bard College at Simon's Rock, 5 p.m., Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Hoffmann Bird Club: Birding program, "Monitoring and Conservation of Bicknell's Thrush — From Mountain Birdwatch to Sierra de Bahoruco," Randy Dettmers, senior wildlife biologist, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Open to the public. 7 p.m., Berkshire Life Insurance Co., 700 South St., Pittsfield.

Music

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, aimee@gaiaroots.com.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12. Listings for museums, exhibits, theater, etc., can be found in Thursday's Berkshires Week.


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