The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 9



Norman Rockwell Museum: "Norman Rockwell in Detail" with 2:30 p.m. 9 Glendale Road, Route 183, Stockbridge, 413-931-2221 or


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.

Blood Drive: American Red Cross, noon to 6 p.m., Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort, Burbank Children's Center, 36 Corey Road, Hancock. To make an appointment to give blood: Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App.

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.

N.B. Community Coalition: September Needs Assessment Forum, identifying emerging and urgent issues in the community, 10 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church in North Adams, (use the Eagle Street entrance); 413-663-7588.

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.

Sheffield in Celebration: Kick off at the Farmer's Market's Tomatofest, 3 to 6:30 p.m., Sheffield Village Green, Sheffield; information:

William C. Bryant Homestead: Pre-festival concert and barbecue supper opening of "Earthcare," a two-day arts festival and symposium on the human place in nature in a time of climate change. 207 Bryant Road, Cummington. Full schedules and online ticketing,


Dances of Universal Peace: Participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders ; no previous experience needed; all ages welcome. Donation: $5 to $10. 7 to 9 p.m. Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.; 518-392-9718,

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.

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.

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.


Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Knosh & Knowledge — "Jewish Literacy: Seeking Out New Frontiers," noted children's literature author Richard Michelson, who will share stories about his friendship with late actor Leonard Nimoy and his own Jewish journey. Admission: Talk and lunch, $11; program only, $5. 10:45 a.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. Lunch reservations required; 413)-442-4360, ext. 10, or email

Sheffield Historical Society: Jeff Waingrow, American Folk Art dealer, will discuss American weathervanes, particularly those of New England. 7:30 p.m. Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield; 413-229-3691.


The Mount: Amy Clampitt Memorial Reading with Billy Collins, former poet-laureate of the United States, 5 p.m. $18 General, $15 members. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, Mass. 413-551-5111 or

West Stockbridge Historical Society: An evening with best-selling author Simon Winchester. Suggested $10 donation. 6 p.m., 854 Town Hall, Main Street, West Stockbridge;


BOOM: Berkshire Organization for Original Music, the Boom Room, 5 to 8 p.m., 137 North St., in the Crawford Square building, Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Folk Circle. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your instrument or voice and have some fun. Refreshments and one copy each of "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" provided. Information: 413-229-7004. 48 Main Street, Sheffield.

New Lebanon Library: Robin O'Herin in concert, an evening of original and traditional American music that explores the Delta and Piedmont regions of the South. Donations for the performer appreciated. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.; 518-794-8844.

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.;

Williams College: Williams Chamber Players, "Singing Shakespeare, Legacy of Bach," 8 p.m. Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


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., Visitors Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough. 413-499-4262.

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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