The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 4
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.
Gold Card Club: Meeting, 12:30 p.m., Mingo's Sports Bar and Grill, Roberts Drive, North Adams. Information: Laura Morey, 413-743-5380.
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.
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.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Rosary Society: Meeting, new members welcome, 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.
Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.
Health & Fitness
Flu Vaccine Clinic: Collaboration of town and local health organizations, free, from 9 to 11:30 a.m., Egremont Town Hall, 171 Egremont Plain Road, Egremont; 4 to 6 p.m., Great Barrington Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington.
Hinsdale COA: Health and Wellness Fair and Flu Clinic, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hinsdale Fire Station, Maple Street, Hinsdale.
Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington. Information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.
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. .
Naumkeag: "Outside In: The Architecture and Design of Naumkeag House and Gardens," 10:30 a.m.; "The Three Lives of Naumkeag: General House Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., tours on the hour; "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," understand Naumkeag within a historical context, 12:30 p.m.; The Gardens of Naumkeag, 2 and 4 p.m.; Behind the Velvet Curtain: Backstairs at Naumkeag, 2:30 p.m. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, 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 first 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.
Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Launch of Minecraft, a game in which kids learn the basics of play, coding and architecture, in-game engineering, game design and more, at an After Hours Minecraft Party. For ages 8 to 18. Registration required; 518-325-4101. 6 to 7 p.m. 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.
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
Clark Art Institute: "Looking at Lunchtime" gallery talk: Williams College Professor of Romance Languages Leyla Rouhi on some of the fascinating intersections between text and image inspired by the world of the paintings in the special exhibition, "Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado." Free with paid admission, 12:30 p.m., special exhibitions gallery on the lower level of the Clark Center. Clark Fellow Martha Buskirk, "The Convenient Fiction of Authorship (On the Interwined Fortunes of Art and Copyright)," 5:30 p.m. in the Michael Conforti Pavilion. 225 South St., Williamstown.
Bard College at Simon's Rock: Mark Wunderlich, author of three books of poems, The Anchorage, Voluntary Servitude, and The Earth Avails, will read his poetry. 7 p.m., Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.
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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