The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 5



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.

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., 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.

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.

High Tea Party: Celebrating the birthdays of Egremont's and Mt. Washington's nonagenarians, as well as all other seniors. Special recognitions and appreciations of this rite of passage, plus tea sandwiches, cookies, scones and tea. Dianne Salamon of Mt. Washington will give a short informative talk about different aspects and the history of tea. RSVP: Egremont Town Hall, 413-528-0182 ext. 17, email to 4 to 5:30 p.m., Egremont Village Inn, Egremont.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires: Consultant Laurie Werner, "Grant Funding for Arts & Culture Organizations" . $25 for NPC members, $35 for non-members. Information:

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.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Mix, mingle and chow down with friends at the Adams Senior Center for the first co-hosted event. Open to friends from the Cheshire and Savoy senior centers also. Noon to 4 p.m., Adams Senior Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams.


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, noon to 1 p.m., Stockbridge Senior Center, Stockbridge.

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.

Parish Nurse Ministry of Berkshire County: "The Nature of Addiction" by Robert Côte, MAN-IADI addiction specialist at Berkshire Medical Center. 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield. Parking in rear of church off Church Street.

Seasonal flu immunization: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Brown Memorial Court, 155 Marble St., Lee, Bring all Medicare and insurance cards with you. If no insurance card or a non-participating insurance, there will be a $25 fee.


Naumkeag: Wednesday Morning Southern Berkshires Gardening Team, 8 a.m. to noon, information, 413-532-1631, ext. 3119 or email; "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


Bartholomew's Cobble: Nature playgroup for children 2 1/2 and older and their caregivers. Not stroller friendly and requires walking on uneven paths in all weather conditions. Families must preregister a week before playgroup; 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

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.


Great Barrington Historical Society: "Jenifer House — A Yankee Tradition" with guest speaker Jill Lipski. 7 p.m., Teague Senior Center, South Main Street, Great Barrington. "

Williams College: Photographer Ashley Gilbertson, "Uncertain Journeys: Images of Refugee Crises," 7:30 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: Concert and talk, "The Critters of Mt. Greylock" presented by Wintergreen and Mike Whalen, a representative of Greylock Reservation. BCC forum credit approved. 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Common Folk Artist Collective: Moon Hooch. Tickets: $12 in advance,; $15 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., at 8 p.m., Elks Lodge, 100 Eagle St., North Adams.


Hoffmann Bird Club: Springside Park, look for migrant songbirds and sparrows in a variety of habitats. Leader: Noreen Mole, 413-442-6327, 8 a.m., meet at the playground parking lot off North Street, Pittsfield.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: Berkshire residents free admission, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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 W Mountain Road, Lenox.

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.

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