The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 7



Berkshire Paint & Sip: Hosted by Adams Council on Aging to benefit Alzheimer's, "Sunshine Dragonflies"; $35, all painting materials, instruction and donation included. Cash bar. 6 to 8 p.m., Forest Park Country Club, 41 Forest Park Ave., Adams. Reservations: or 413-205-8346.

Bousquet Mountain: Paint for A Cause — A Bousquet Ski Patrol benefit to raise funds of an automated external defibrillator. $30 per person, no experience necessary. RSVP; 413-442-8316.


Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, $1.25 donation, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-637-7265.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m.; Mah Jongg Night, 5 to 8 p.m. Drop-in, beginners welcome, 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 21 Crossway St., Lee, 413-347-1469.

FemCity Berkshires: Networking tea. $5 for members, $9 for nonmembers. 4 to 5:30 p.m., Healing Rhythms 55 Pittsfield Road,Lenox;

Florida Senior Center: Reception for new director, Antoinette M. Alizio; re-opening day of the center and sign up for September activities. Light refreshments. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Route 2, Florida.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee: Meeting on state primaries, ways to assist Christine Canning's run for the state senate seat, and anything else on the public's mind. 5:30 p.m. in the Great Barrington Selectmen Room, Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires: Introduction to Grant Writing Series, Part 1 (Foundations 101), 10 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield;

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 Adult Learning Center: Registration for adult education classes. For those age 16 or older who want to prepare for the HiSET high school equivalency exam (formerly GED), earn an adult diploma, learn or improve English as a second language (ESL), or work on basic skills in reading, writing and math. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 141 North St., Pittsfield; 413-499-9530.


Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners' lessons, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All ages welcome. Information: 413-281-4893. 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton.

Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.


Berkshire Family YMCA — N. Berkshire Branch: SilverSneakers Classic. 6 to 7 p.m. Exercises to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Must be at least 60 years old. Visit the Y at to receive two free passes to SilverSneakers classes. Information: 413-499-7650 x111. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's with Megha Nancy Buttenheim, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., 55 North St., #201, Pittsfield. Pre-registration required; or 413-329-7887.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, noon to 1 p.m., Stockbridge.

City of North Adams: Naloxone, Rescue Breathing and CPR Training Series. 6 to 9 p.m., Northern Berkshire YMCA, Brickyard Court, North Adams. Preregistration requested;, or 413-663-7588 ext 14.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Join Kripalu-certified yoga instructor Kathi Hatch for a yoga class appropriate for all skill levels. 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Included with museum admission. 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, 413-447-3092.


Naumkeag: "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m. Understand Naumkeag within a historical context. Information: 413-298-3239, ext. 3008, or 20 Prospect Hill Road, West Stockbridge.


Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.


Berkshire Concert Choir: Singer registration and rehearsal, no auditions. Dues $40; students free. Last date to join is Sept. 28. 7 to 9 p.m., chorus room at Pittsfield High School, East Street, Pittsfield; 413-442-6120 or

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Lilac Park Concerts: Big and Bigger, acoustic blues, 6:30 p.m., off Main Street, Lenox. Rain location: Town Hall auditorium.


Hoffmann Bird Club: Look for migrating songbirds and sparrows. Leader: Noreen Mole 413-442-6327, 7:30 a.m. Springside Park, meet at the playground parking lot off of North St. (Route 7), Pittsfield.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary: Berkshire residents free admission 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bird walk Jonathan Pierce, Pleasant Valley caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club leader, 8 to 10 a.m. Free coffee, bring travel mug. Evening at the Beaver Ponds, suitable for children 3 to 12 years. Members — Adult, $6, child $3 nonmembers — Adult $8, child $4. 472 W. Mountain Road, Lenox; 413-637-0320.

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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