The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 15



Berkshire Museum: Opening night for "Something Scary." Encounter your fears and phobias during the eerie fall exhibition featuring fascinating and fearsome objects from the museum's collection; from a witch's broom to a pit of snakes, a hall of fears to a mad scientist's lab, and everything in between. On view through Oct. 31. Museum will be free and open to the public 5 to 8 p.m. as part of Downtown Pittsfield's Third Thursday festival. 39 South St., Pittsfield, Mass.; 413-443-7171,


1Berkshire: Annual Celebrate the Berkshires event at Tanglewood; presentation of 2016 Putting the Berkshires on the Map award to Tanglewood. Complimentary tidbits and cash bar. Tickets $60, 6 to 8 p.m., 297 West St., Lenox,

Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.

MassDOT: Public hearing regarding the proposed new gantry prices for All Electronic Tolling, 6:30 p.m., MassDOT Highway Division District 1 Headquarters, Main Conference Room, 270 Main St., Lenox.

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games to enjoy, or bring your own games to play. 6 to 10 p.m. Featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff. Information: Email or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Huntington Public Library: Knitting workshop. 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Our Wise and Intelligent Bodies" with Francine Licata, Jewish Federation of the Berkshires social worker, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

Lee Library: Annual library board meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385,

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Third Thursday: Upstreet Pittsfield's award-winning street festival. Walk A Mile, the 6th annual March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence, 6 p.m., corner of North Street and Columbus Avenue; music, performances, food and community activities. 5-8 p.m. North Street, Pittsfield, will be closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street.

Willliamstown Commons: Career fair for nursing positions; on-site interviews and applications, as well as tours of the facility. Those unable to attend may call 413-458-2111 or visit and click on the "Careers" tab. 5 to 7 p.m., 25 Adams Road, Williamstown.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.


Chatham Real Food Market Co-op: Screening of Josh Fox's new film "How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change," co-hosted by theColumbia County Chapter of the Citizens' Climate Lobby, 7 p.m., upstairs at the Co-op, 15 Church St. (Route 203), Chatham, N.Y.

Richmond Town Hall: Screening of the comedy, "Some Like it Hot." Chairs are hard — bring a cushion or pillow to sit on. 2 p.m., 1529 State Road, Richmond.

Health and Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Sweetbrook Nursing & Rehabilitation Center: Reduced-cost CPR and AED training. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. Hour-long classes scheduled at the top of each hour. $20 per person (usually $50); pay by cash or check day of event. 1561 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. Registration required. Information or to register: 413-458-8127 or email

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.


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. "Naumkeag at Night," 5 to 8 p.m. A variety of live music provided by some of the area's most popular bands. Information: 413.298.3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams. LEGO Group for ages 8 and older, 6 to 7 p.m., NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Hancock Shaker Village: Farm Friends, eight-week program that introduces children ages 2-5 and their caregivers to farm animals. This week" "Meet a Sheep." Join the staff for a story, a craft and time to meet our farm friends. 10:30 a.m. HSV members and children free, parent/caregiver $20; discounts apply. 1843 W. Housatonic St, Pittsfield; 413-443-0188, ext. 100.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

North Adams Public Library: LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.


Williams College: Mathematician and professor Trachette Jackson, talk on mathematical biology as the Oliver Lecturer and Class of 1960 speaker, 7:30 p.m., Wege Auditorium in the Thompson Chemistry building, 47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown.


Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Liz Goodman, "Breaking and Entering: Unexpected Sermons for an Unfinished World," 7 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox; 413-637-3390,


BOOM: Berkshire Organization for Original Music, the Boom Room, performer TBA, 5 to 8 p.m., 137 North St., in the Crawford Square building, Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: 413-528-1955.


Lee Founders Weekend: Historic Cemetery Tour led by Lee Historical Society members, 5 p.m., Fairmount Cemetery, Greylock Street, Lee.

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; 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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