The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 15


Naumkeag: "Evening Plein Air Studio," $10, 5:30 to 8 p.m., 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum: Summer Sketch Club, $12, 10 a.m. to noon, 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.


Berkshire Paint and Sip:
"Mount Greylock Monument From Above," $35, to benefit Hoosac Valley Football Team, cash bar, 6 to 8 p.m., Forest Park Country Club, 41 Forest Park Ave., Adams.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 5 to 7 p.m., 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

Knitting Support Group: Socializing and simple instruction to get going or for help with a trouble spot on a current project, open to experienced and beginning knitters, 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams; or 413-662-3133.

Pittsfield Chess Club: All playing levels; chess sets provided or bring your own, 6 to 8 p.m., UCP Center, 208 West St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-212-6067.

Pittsfield Green Drinks: Informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest, featuring Matt Kelly, starting at 5:15 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., J. Allen's Clubhouse, 41 North St., Pittsfield. Info: Jane, 413-230-7321.

Pittsfield Recycling: Paper recycling for curbside pickup this week.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting at noon. Confidentiality is assured. Parking is available behind the church, First Congregational Church, 906 Main St., Williamstown. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m., The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

Trauma Informed Berkshires: Speakers Michael Skinner, Raul Almazar and Joan Gillece, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield. Register: 413-997-4444.

Yankee Pride Quilt Guild: Ice cream social, 7 p.m., Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.


Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 6:30 to 8 p.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.


Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness:
Summer Shape Up, $12, 6 a.m., 55 North St., Pittsfield.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Lee Senior Center at the Crossway Village gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee.

Blood Pressure Clinic & Presentation: "Simple Ways to Health Improvement," sponsored by Porchlight and the Becket Board of Health, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, Becket.

Canyon Ranch:
Outdoor Yoga, bring a mat, free for Berkshire residents, 11 a.m., 165 Kemble St., Lenox.

Meditation Class: Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington. Information: Diana Austen, 518-929-4364.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Meditation, all welcome, no charge, 12:15 p.m., Community Room, Berkshire Bank, 99 North St., Pittsfield;, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

Yoga 101: Especially for those new to yoga, no experience necessary, $15, sixth class free, 4 p.m., Chin Bo Jok Martial Arts Academy, 10 Lyman St., Pittsfield.

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


Berkshire Athenaeum:
"Wall-E," 3 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Littlest Learners, explore the world through a child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds, for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, included with regular museum admission, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Cheshire Library, 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

Clark Art Institute: "Piece by Piece: Cubist Portraits" family art-making activity, 1 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

Family Center: Playtime Pals, for walking kids up to age 5, 11 a.m., Russell Field Playground, 500 Harmony St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Stories, fingerplays, songs and musical instruments, simple crafts for young children, 10:15 a.m., 83 North Main St., Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: Teen Chess, 3 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Lego Club: All ages welcome, 3 to 4 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 South Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Lenox Library: Terry A La Berry and Friends perform, 11 a.m., Courtyard, 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group for baby to 5 years old, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

The Mount: Books & Blooms book group, for children ages 2 to 8, free, 10 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

New Lebanon Library: Makerspace Workshop, 4 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m.; "Lost and Found Cat" storytime, 1 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

North Chatham Library: "Under One Sky," songs and stories with Davis Bates, 10 a.m., 4287 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

Playground Program: Variety of recreation activities for Pittsfield kids ages 6-13, drop-in program with playground leaders, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Clapp Park, West Housatonic Street; Deming Park, Elm and Newell Streets, and The Common, First Street, Pittsfield.

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in grades 1-7, includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. Register in person during normal business hours or call 413-442-0624.

UNO Community Center: Summer playground program, outdoor recreation, arts, crafts and games, staff supervision, kids under 8 with an adult caregiver, 9 a.m. to noon, 157 River St., North Adams.


Lenox Library:
Presented with The Bookstore & Get Lit Wine Bar, Karen Chase, "FDR On His Houseboat: The Larooco Log, 1924-1926," 6 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Mystery Book Club, "Memory Man," by David Baldacci, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.


Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.

Eagles Band: Free concert, 7 p.m., The Common Park, 100 First St., Pittsfield.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee. Information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.


Mount Greylock State Reservation:
Find Your Way, kids learn how to use a map, compass and more, 10 a.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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