The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 20

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Community

Adams Arts Advisory Board: Monthly meeting, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Town Hall, Park Street, Adams. All are welcome.

Becket Democratic Town Committee: Meeting, 6:30 p.m., in the Becket Room. at Town Hall, 557 Main St. Becket. All Becket residents welcome. Information: 551-208-0215.

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.

Berkshire Museum Camera Club: "An Editor's Perspective" with Berkshire Magazine editor Anastasia Stanmeyer. 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club: Eight-week learn-to-skate program for boys and girls ages 3 and older. Rental skates available. Enrollment forms and cost: christmasbrookfsc.org or at the rink prior to lesson. 5 to 5:50 p.m., Peter Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink, South Church Street, North Adams. Information: Lori Fuller, 413-743-9805.

Clarksburg V.F.W.Post 9144: Spaghetti dinner benefit for Walk to End Alzheimer's. $8 per person; children younger than 7, free. 4 to 6:30 p.m., Bounti Fare Restaurant, Howland Avenue, Adams.

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.

Pittsfield Green Drinks: Starting at 5:15 p.m.; talk at 6:30 p.m. Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. Location changes, call Jane, 413-230-7321.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting at noon. Celebrate Rainbow Seniors' first anniversary at a potluck party. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church, First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at ed@rainbowseniors.org or 413-441-6006 or visit rainbowseniors.org.

Rental Housing Association of Berkshire County: Monthly meeting; speaker Joshua C. Hochberg of Hochberg Law Offices in Pittsfield. Optional dinner at 6:30 p.m., $22. 7 p.m., Zucchini's Restaurant, Route 7, Pittsfield. To attend: 413-499-1330.

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

Yankee Pride Quilt Guild: Meeting; Karen Pratt on machine quilting. 7 p.m., Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield; 413-445-4676.

Film

Berkshire Community College: Screening of "The Hunting Ground," a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. Panel discussion follows. 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., Koussevitzky Arts Center, Room K-111 – 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Crossway Village Gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee. 10 to 11:30 a.m., co-sponsored by the Becket Board of Health, blood pressure clinic, health counseling and presentation, "Diabetes Review, "Becket Town Hall, Becket.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington. Information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

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" — "Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body" 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

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

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in 1st to 7th grade; includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson. 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. To register: In person during normal business hours or 413-442-0624.

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

Literary

Mason Library: Book Lover's Book Club, "We Are Not Ourselves" by Matthew Thomas, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington; 413-528-2403.

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.

Williams College: Bruce Williamson/Art Lande Duo, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Outdoors

Hoffmann Bird Club: A morning walk at a location of the leader's choice. Beginners encouraged. 8 a.m., meet at the Lanesborough Post Office on Route 7, Lanesborough. Leader Noreen Mole; 413-442-6327, smole@berkshire.rr.com.

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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