The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 22

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Art

Berkshire Paint and Sip: "Cowboy Fence," $30, all painting materials and instruction included; cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., Adams Ale House, 8 E. Hoosac St., Adams. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346.

Community

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.

The Big E: Gates open 8 a.m. Regular gate admission: Adults $15, children ages 6-12, $10; children 5 and younger, free. 1305 Memorial Ave. West Springfield; 413-737-2443; www.thebige.com. Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.

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 jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum: Cooking demonstration with the Berkshire's own, Chef Marco Belli preparing ratatouille. Tasting follows. 7 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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: Fredderikke Borge speaks of her father, Victor Borge, 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.

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.

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.

Dance

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.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Area Health Education Center: Continuing education workshop, "Memory Matters 2016," 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Registration at 1 p.m.

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.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph Parish: Catholic Charities information and referral service. Open to people age 60 and older or their caregivers. Caregiver support program for those who are caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease. Free. 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., New Lebanon Library, New Lebanon, N.Y., and 1 to 4:30 p.m., Stephentown Library, Stephentown, N.Y. Information or to schedule an appointment: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469.

'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.

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. ; "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 naumkeag@thetrustees.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m. Lego Club, no sign-up required, 4:30 p.m. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18. 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 Chicken." 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.

Lecture

Bard College at Simon's Rock: Poetry and Fiction Series: Jennifer Barber, author of three books of poetry, 7 p.m., Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Constitution Day talk, "Bioethics, the Constitution and the Wizard of Oz" by Douglas Mishkin, a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm Venable LLP, where he works in its labor and employment practice group. 4 p.m., Murdock Hall, room 218. Election forum, "The Rhetoric of the Campaign," 7 p.m., Murdock Hall room 218. Church Street, North Adams.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Four Freedoms Forum series — "What's in Our Water?" Featured speakers include Jane Winn, executive director, Berkshire Environmental Action Team; Lee Hauge, president, Friends of Pontoosuc Lake; and Tim Gray, founder, Housatonic River Initiative. 4 p.m. 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge; nrm.org.

Williams College: Andrew Morris-Singer '00, founder and president of Primary Care Progress, "Revitalizing Healthcare: Relational Leadership," 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Literary

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.

Music

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.

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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