The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 8

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Norman Rockwell Museum: Historic Property and Build a Better Baby Carriage Walks, 2 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge.

Community

Adams Community Bank: Walk To End Alzheimer's Team "Mangia Mangia" Night, includes Italian food stations, red and white sangrias, as well as a complimentary italian wine tasting. Tickets: $25 at any Adams Community Bank branch location. 5:30 to 8 p.m., Richmond Grille at Holiday Inn in North Adams. Information: 413-743-0001.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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.

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: "Hiding Horst," a play reading with Laura Ferber-Hazen, 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, speaker: Ngakma Yeshe from the Aro Nyingma Tibetan tradition, 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.

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.

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.

Naumkeag: "The Gilded Age in the Berkshires," 2:30 p.m., understand Naumkeag within a historical context. 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.

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

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.

'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.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 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.

Hancock Shaker Village: Farm Friends, eight-week program that introduces children ages 2-5 and their caregivers to farm animals. 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.

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

Sweetwood of Williamstown: Guest speaker Elder Law Attorney James J. Sisto of the Berkshire Elder Law Center, 4:30 p.m., 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. To register or information: 413-458-8371, ext. 13, or email aplaine@care-one.com.

Literary

Bard College at Simon's Rock: Poetry and Fiction Series: Joshua Cohen, author of four short-story collections and four novels, will read excerpts from his fiction. 7 p.m. — Blodgett House, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

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.

Stamford Community Library: Stamford resident author Peter Grudin will discuss his book, "Right Here." Light refreshments. 6:30 p.m., Main Road, Stamford, Vt.

The Mount: A Poetry Reading with Community Access to the Arts, 5 p.m. Guest readers share selected works from the CATA Writers Workshop — funny, poignant, and reflecting the unique perspective of writers with disabilities. Portrait exhibit by photographer Julie McCarthy. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox; 413-551-5111, EdithWharton.org.

Music

BOOM: Berkshire Organization for Original Music, the Boom Room, with Sam Rosen/Starseed, 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.

Oldtone Roots Music Festival: Traditional mountain fiddling, bluegrass, hot swing, classic country, brass, Cajun and contra music. A family-friendly full camping festival with kids activities, dancing, hands-on instrument workshops led by world-class musicians, instrument and band contests, Hudson Valley farm-to-table food, libations, and exceptional national and regional acts. Day passes: $10 to $48 at the gate. 2 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Cool Whisper Farm, North Hillsdale, N.Y.; oldtonemusicfestival.com

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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