The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 13

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Community

Berkshire County 4-H Fair Association: Meeting for youth 12-18 interested in planning all aspects of the annual Youth Fair, 6:30 p.m.. Robinson Hall at the Berkshire County 4-H Fairgrounds on Utility Drive (off Holmes Road), Pittsfield.

Berkshire Stamp Club: General meeting. Stamps to identify and questions. 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Mall Community Room, Lanesborough

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.

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. jlevesque@bfymca.org.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

Williams College: Session for members of the public to give input to the design of the new Williams Inn, 7 p.m. at the current inn, 1090 Main St., Williamstown.

Williamstown Garden Club: "Art in Bloom Roadshow," speakers Penny Paquette and Carolyn Ellis from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 10 a.m., Lunder Center, Stone Hill, Clark Art Institute, 225 South St., Williamstown. Information: Claudia Ellet, claudiaellet@msn.com.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village Gymnasium. Lee.

Pittsfield Memory Cafe: For people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends, 10 a.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.

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, pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

Springside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center: "Caring for the Caregiver" — "Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior" by Marcia McKenzi from the Alzheimer's Association. Caregivers welcome to discuss the common concerns caregivers encounter. 2 to 4 p.m., 255 Lebanon Ave., Pittsfield; RSVP: 413-441-8007.

History

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 naumkeag@thetrustees.org.

Kid Stuff

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.

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.

Monument Mountain Reservation: Little Sprouts, intimate garden play group for children younger than 5, Trustees members $5, non-members $10, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Route 7, Great Barrington. Registration recommended: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

New Lebanon Library: Block Party: Legos in the Library! Lego club for kids. Legos provided; all creations on view in the library until the next club. 4:00-5:30 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 518-794-8844.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

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

Lecture

The Clark Art Institute: Research and Academic Program, "Thinking in Film" with Mieke Bal, cultural theorist, critic and video artist, who created "Reasonable Doubt," a multilingual docudrama. 5:30 p.m., Michael Conforti Pavilion, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Music

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.

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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