The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 28

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Berkshire Paint and Sip:
"Trees of Color" fundraiser to benefit Pittsfield students in need of glasses, $35, 6 to 8 p.m., 305 North St., Pittsfield. Bring your own drinks. Register: 413-205-8346.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Athenaeum
: Unions and community organizations hold a public forum on the state of public education in Berkshire County, 6 to 8 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.; bingo at 6:30 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

Downtown Bike Around:
Bike Rodeo and bike safety demonstration, 5 p.m., "Light Up Your Bike Parade," 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony's, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

Fall Foliage Ziti Supper: $7-$10, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Elizabeth's, 70 Marshall St., North Adams.

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "A Conversation About Art Appropriation During WWII" with David Lane at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Kimball Farms Life Care: Presentation on identity theft, the Equifax security breach, computer fraud and scams, 2 p.m., 235 Walker St., Lenox. RSVP: 413-637-7000.

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

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, 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.

Pittsfield Adult Learning: GED/HiSET exam preparation course registration, 5 to 7 p.m., Pittsfield Adult Learning Center, 141 North St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Recycling: Paper recycling for curbside pick up this week.

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 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness:
Free Fall Zumba Sampler, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Chair Yoga: $13 drop in, first class free, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., 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.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-3964 and/or 413-442-0829.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

'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.

KID STUFF

Bushnell-Sage Library: Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3 to 4 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Lego Group for kids ages 4 to 12, 6 to 7 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

Lee Library:
Brain Builders playgroup for children up to age 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Thursday Crafternoons for teens, learn to make origami, 3 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

North Adams Public Library:
Lego Group for kids ages 4-12, 6 to 7 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

Purple Dragon Games: Open play board games, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

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.

UNO Community Center: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's after-school program, for students in grades 4 to 8, 4 to 5 p.m.; Book Club for Girls in the 5th and 6th Grade, free books will be given, 6 to 7:30 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams. Register for Book Club at regina.velazquez@storey.com.

LITERARY

The Bookloft:
Community poetry night; read your favorites or some of your own, or just listen. Arrive early to sign up to read. Refreshments provided. 6 p.m., 332 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

North Adams Public Library: "On Tyranny" book group, 6 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Monterey Community Center: American Music Series with Karl Finger, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Main Road, Monterey.

Panchos Mexican Restaurant: Live music every Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., 156 North St., Pittsfield.

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