The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 27

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Adams Free Library: Adult Coloring Social; small supply of coloring pages and pencils for your use or bring your own favorites. 6 p.m., 92 Park St., Adams; 413-743-8345.

Berkshire Humane Society: 11th Annual Pasta Night. Choice of spaghetti and ziti, plus bread and butter. "To-go" orders available. Lottery Tree and Subaru Car and 50/50 raffles. Adults, $10; kids, $5. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society. 5 to 8 p.m., Zucco's Family Restaurant, 451 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield; 413-447-7878, ext. 131.

Berkshire Stamp Club: Meeting; presentation by Mr. Cancilla. 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.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 1 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Dalton American Legion Auxiliary: Dining to Donate fundraiser. Guests must present a coupon to the server for the auxiliary to receive 15 percent of the diner's check. All auxiliary members have coupons or they may be picked up at the Dalton Legion. 4 to 9 p.m. Applebee's restaurant, 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield.

IUE 254/255 Retirees Union: Monthly meeting. Coffee and doughnuts, 9:30 a.m.; meeting, 10 a.m. Speaker: Charles Cahoon of North Adams Historical Commission, "History and Construction of Hoosic Tunnel." Bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry. Kennedy Hall, 789 Tyler St., Pittsfield.

Lenox Garden Club: "Beehive of Activity," flower show and exhibits celebrating pollinators, such as bees and birds. 2 to 5 p.m., Berkshire Room of the Mansion at Cranwell Resort and Spa in Lenox.

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires: Mary Nash will educate participants in using surveys for program evaluation. $25 for NPC members, $35 for non-members. Information: npcberkshires.org.

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.

Health & Fitness

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Crossway Village Gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee.

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.

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

Lecture

Congregation Beth Israel: "Are American Jews on Campus Still Singing Hatikvah?" talk and discussion with Robert Scherr, Jewish chaplain at Williams College. 7:30 p.m., 53 Lois St., North Adams.

Williams College: Professor Lewis Porter of Rutgers University, "Louis Armstrong in Context — What Made Him Stand Out?" 4:15 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, 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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