The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 30



Chatham Bookstore: Reception for "Look Again," in which photographer Wendy Noyes and painter Jeremy Oberle exhibit their artwork on similar subjects. 5 to 7 p.m., 27 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.; 518-392-3005;

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Opening reception for "Nancy Rutter Color Fields," the work of local painter Nancy Rutter, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.; 518-325-4101,


2016 Fall Foliage Festival: Annual Children's Parade. This year's theme is "Salute to National Parks and Monuments." Lineup at 5 p.m.; parade: 5:30 p.m. Main Street, North Adams, 413-346-7196.

• Concert of Hope & Healing — a community response to violence at home and abroad, 7 p.m. Dessert to follow concert; good-will offering to support local nonprofits. First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams; 413-652-8466.

Bard College at Simon's Rock: 5th Annual Rock the Community Day of Service. Teams will head to project sites throughout the day to remove invasive species from meadows, trails, and woodlands; prepare gardens for winter; build bridges on the Appalachian Trail; write letters to troops; clean and organize buildings, and more. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Old Security Shack, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

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.

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; Sept. 16 through Oct. 2.

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Dalton Senior Center: Family Fun Field Day; barbecue, vintage cars and fire trucks, lwan bocce, Motion Man opantomine vaudeville show and sidewalk chalk art created live by Dorothy Sabean. Admission: $5; $10 if showing vintage vehicle; children 5 and younger, free. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 40 Field Street Ext., Dalton.

German Community Dinner: Beef rouladen with egg noodles, red cabbage, and green beans with carrots. Dessert: Black Forest cake. Tickets: $12 per person, $6 for kids 12 and younger; or at the door. Beer, wine and take out available. Zion Lutheran Church 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Planetarium Show: Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at 413-597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.


Mason Library: Family Fil, TBA, 6:15 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Health and Fitness

Berkshire Family YMCA, Northern Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Circuit. 7 to 8 a.m. Safe, heart-healthy and gentle on the joints. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650, ext. 111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

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. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or email 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom at Haskins Center, 10 a.m. to noon, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Tots (baby and toddler), 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Bushnell-Sage Library: Butternut squash soup with Marco Belli; learn how to make this delicious soup with infinite variety. Registration required. 6 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield; 413-229-7004.

Clark Art Institute: Neuroscientist Susana Martinez-Conde explores gaze, perception and the brain's powers of observation, with an emphasis on perceptual insights developed by Peter Paul Rubens and other Old Masters. 4 p.m., Michael Conforti Pavilion at the museum, 225 South St., Williamstown. Registration required;, 413-458-0524.

Williams College: Meet and greet with John Jung, author of five books focusing on key aspects of the history of Chinese in America, and H.T. Chen & Dancers 4 p.m., Jenness House, room 103, 10 Morley Drive, Williamstown.


The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar: Cassandra Cleghorn, "Four Weathercocks." Her husband, Jeffrey Levine, will also read from his poetry. They will also give a taste of traditional fiddle and guitar music of Ireland, New England and Quebec. 5:30 p.m., 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


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.

Spectrum Playhouse: CIP Student Cabaret, 7 p.m. $5 students and alumni; $10 general public. 20 Franklin St., Lee;

Williams College: Vocalist/guitarist/percussionist Tendai Muparutsa in a faculty recital, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Batholomew's Cobble: Pipe on the Hill, bag pipes, a beautifulview and a roaring bonfore. Bring your favorite evening refreshment. Members, $5; nonmenbers, $10. 7 to 9 p.m., Sheffield; 413-298-3239, ext. 3013, email

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary: Bird walk, look for migrants of all kinds, especially the wood-warblers. 8 to 10 a.m., Holmes Road, Pittsfield; 413-637-0320.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Mountain Mindfulness, stretch your muscles and your mind, as we explore healthy mind-body techniques, such as various meditations, breathing exercises, yoga and dance, stretching for hikers, and more; open to all ages. 10 a.m., at the Visitor's Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough; 413-499-4262.


Mac-Haydn Theatre: Sale of costumes from overflowing storage; check and the Mac-Haydn Facebook page for special offers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Route 203, Chatham, N.Y. Cash or checks only.

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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