The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 7



Bushnell-Sage Library: Opening reception for "Watercolors Wild and Cultivated," watercolors of Andrea Scott. On view through Oct. 30. 6 to 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield; 413-229-7004.

First Fridays Artswalk: 15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts.

Knox Gallery: Opening reception for "Off the Grid," featuring the work of Mark Olshansky. On view through Nov. 26. 5:30 to 7 p.m., Monterey Library, 452 Main Road, Monterey; 413-528-3795,

Memories in the Making: Art show and reception featuring paintings by artists living with Alzheimer's or other dementias. Part of First Fridays Artswalk. Wine, soft drinks and small bites. Live music. 5 to 8 p.m., Downtown Pittsfield Inc., 33 Dunham Mall (across from City Hall), Pittsfield;

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Meet Rockwell's Models," 3 p.m., find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator from Rockwell models, who will share their personal experiences. Free with museum admission. Friday Night at the Movies — "My Man Godfrey," starring William Powell as a homeless man who becomes butler to an eccentric rich family, including actress Carole Lombard, 5:30 p.m. Free with museum admission; film only $10, $5 for members and children ages 12 and younger. 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.

Shire City Sanctuary: Opening reception at the BINGO! Gallery for the current artist of the month. During Pittsfield Artswalk, 5 to 8 p.m., 40 Melville St., Pittsfield; 413-236-9600.


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.

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.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 2 to 7 p.m., Berkshire South, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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.

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.

Peru Congregational Church: Annual Mountain Market Craft event. Music by Cross-Talk band, 6-8 p.m. Homemade baked bean supper. Cabot cheese, Peru maple syrup and honey. Snack bar. 4 to 8 p.m., at the Peru Community Center, 3 E. Main Road (Route 143), Peru.

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.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Richmond Consolidated School: Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo for Books Night. Dinner: 5 to 5:45 p.m., all proceeds go toward the 7th and 8th grade trip to Philadelphia. Bingo for books with Jill Pompi, reading specialist, 6 to 7 p.m. State Road, Peru. Reservations: Stop at school or email

Seventh-Day Adventist Church: Prophecy seminar, 7:15 p.m., 900 Cheshire Road, Lanesborough.


Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance featuring the band, Champagne Jam. Admission: $10 per person. Light refreshments. Beginning at 7 p.m. at the Polish Falcon Hall, 32 BelAir Ave., Pittsfield; 413-329-3324.

Health and Fitness

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

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

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. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

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

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.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

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

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


12th annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival: Spanning two weekends, the lineup includes local musicians; national touring performers Karrin Allyson, Scott Robinson, and the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors big band; jazz brunches, the annual "jazz crawl;" a new discovery in the organization's Jazz Prodigy series, and a new exhibit of jazz photography. Schedule and tickets: Details, and tickets for the Oct. 14 and 15 headline concerts:

BOOM: Berkshire Organization for Original Music, the Boom Room, grand re-opening. Reception for the opening of gallery art show, "Eclectica," featuring work created by local musicians; wine and appetizers served. Television personality John Davidson, a resident of Lenox, will perform his original songs, 6 p.m. Also performing, singer/songwriter Chad Tarves. 5 to 8 p.m., 137 North St., in the Crawford Square building, Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: Linda Worster in concert, an evening of acoustic folk/rock and original tunes. Donations for the performer appreciated. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 518-794-8844.

Williams College: Williams Chamber Players, "High Baroque, Eastern Folk, Bach and Handel, Golijov and Cowell," a concert of delightfully contrasting works with a variety of styles and musicians. 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in Bernhard Music Cneter, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


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.

The Ghent Playhouse: "The 39 Steps," based on John Buchan's 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 film of the same name, a classic spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical magic. Tickets: $10 to $20. 8 p.m., 6 Town Hall Place , Ghent, N.Y.; 800-838-3006.

Mac-Haydn Theatre: Sale of costumes from overflowing storage; check and the Mac-Haydn Facebook page for special offers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Route 203, Chatham, N.Y. Cash or checks only.

Mixed Company: "Season by Season," four Berkshire one-act plays by Joan Ackermann. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8 p.m.; matinees on Sundays, Oct. 9 and 16, at 3 p.m. through Oct. 30 Tickets: or 1-800-838-3006 (say either "Mixed Company" or "Season By Season."). Limited tickets held at the theater, reserve by calling 413-528-2320. 8 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

The Unicorn Theatre: Berkshire Theatre Group and WAM Theatre present "The Bakelite Masterpiece" by Kate Cayley with David Adkins and Corinna May. Tickets: $50. 7 p.m., 6 East St., Stockbridge; 413-997-4444,,

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