The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 6

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ART

Berkshire Botanical Garden: Opening reception, "Wonder World: Three Artists Define Nature's Magic," exhibition of paintings and photographs, 5 to 7 p.m., Anna and Frederick Henry Leonhardt Galleries, Center House, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Museum:
Photographs by the members of the Berkshire Museum Camera Club on view in the BerkshireNow gallery, 5 to 8 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Cummington Community House:
Jeanne Johns art exhibition "The Heart of the Hilltowns III" oil portraits, 7 to 9 p.m., 33 Main St., Cummington.

Ellen Lynch Gallery:
"Common Ground," a photography exhibition by Ellen Lynch opens, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 34 A Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

First Fridays Artswalk: Art shows and work by regional artists, live music, 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Pittsfield; Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; FirstFridaysArtswalk.com.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: "Through the Lens" exhibit, a story-based portrait series featuring youth in the Pittsfield community, 5 to 8 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

NuArts Studios & Gallery: NuArts Reunion Show, 5 to 8 p.m., 311 North St., Pittsfield.

Sohn Fine Art Gallery: "Into the Woods" group multi-media exhibition opens, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 69 Church St., Lenox.

Whitney Center for the Arts: "Not Just Pink" fundraising art event with Berkshire Breast Health Team, 5 to 8 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Dalton Public Market: Locally-raised meats, vegetables and eggs, vendors and food, 4 to 7 p.m., CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

Mountain Market Craft Fair: Food, vendors and live music, 4 to 8 p.m., Peru Community Center, 3 East Main Road, Route 143, Peru.

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.

Pickleball: New players welcome, rackets provided, $3 to $5, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams. Information: mcvad@hotmail.com.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pick up this week.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Purple Dragon Games: Magic Booster Draft, $15, 6:30 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

South Berkshire Hazardous Waste Collaborative: Registration deadline for Saturday collection in participating towns, register at 800-369-3333, ext. 142.

DANCE

Line Dance: Dance the night away with new and old familiar line dances. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

Social Ballroom Dance: Hosted by Votre Soiree, music by Champagne Jam, $10, 7 p.m., Polish Falcon Hall, 32 BelAir Ave., Pittsfield.

Square Dancing: Caller Karl Finger, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Drive:
2 to 7 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Flu Drive: Richmond and West Stockbridge residents over the age of 19, noon to 2 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, 1515 State Road, Richmond.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites for preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families; art and movement activities, educational toys and themes; circle time and snack, 10-11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom, 10 a.m. to noon, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

Haunted Hancock: After-hours tour, hear of ghostly sightings and learn about the Shakers' role in the spiritualist movement, for ages 13 and up, $30-$37, Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

Lee Library: Wii Gaming, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

LECTURE

Hopkins Observatory: Free shows by astronomy students at the Milham Planetarium, 8 p.m., Main Street, Williamstown.

LITERARY

Berkshire Museum:
Fiction of Now, poetry reading in response to "Morgan Bulkeley: Nature Culture Clash" exhibition, 8 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Dalton American Legion: Karaoke night, 8 to 11 p.m., 258 North St., Dalton.

New Lebanon Library:
Coffeehouse Night with Linda Worster, 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

THEATER

Ghent Playhouse:
"Greater Tuna," $22, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y. Tickets: 800-838-3006.

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