The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 16


350MA Berkshire Node: Potluck refreshments at 5:30 p.m., monthly meeting with speaker Lisa Young at 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum:
EBook Clinic, 10 a.m. to noon, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bridge Club: Contract Bridge, all welcome, 1:15 to 3:45 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-443-0303.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Mah Jongg Night, drop-in, beginners welcome, 5 to 8 p.m., 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.

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.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m. Games are $6. South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416 or email

Pittsfield Recycling:
Paper recycling for curbside pick up this week.


Line Dance Lessons: Beginners, 9 to 10:30 a.m., all ages and absolute beginners welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

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


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., No. 201, Pittsfield. Pre-registration required: or 413-329-7887.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Guido's Fresh Marketplace, 9 to 10 a.m., at Guido's, 1020 South St., Pittsfield.

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

Wellness Wednesday: Introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program, 3 to 6 p.m., Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams. Information: 413-663-6529 or

Yoga 101: Beginners welcome, mats provided, first class free or $14, 11 a.m. to noon or 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Yoga Class: Designed for anyone with a cancer experience or their family members, free class with Carol Harty, advanced level Kripalu instructor and certified Yoga therapist, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., HEAL Community Room, BMC Cancer Center, Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield. To register: 413-655-8362.

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


Adams Free Library:
Tom Sieling, "Take a Tromp Through the Swamp," 10:30 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams.

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

Culture, Identity and Art: Ongoing art group focused on youth empowerment, anonymous art in public spaces and social justice, for ages 13 and up, $10 includes materials, 7 to 8:30 p.m., NU Arts, 311 North St., Pittsfield.

Family Center: Terrific Tots playgroup for kids ages 1-3, 10 a.m., 210 State St., North Adams; Summer Book Mobile, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Clarksburg Elementary School; 12:30 to 1 p.m., Greylock Apartments, North Adams.

Girls Scout Information Night: 6 p.m., Otis Library and Museum, 48 North Main Road, Otis.

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, 10:45 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.

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.

SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at

Stockbridge Library: "Littles at the Library," bring your "littles" (newborn to 3 years) for songs, fingerplays and bounces, open play to follow, siblings welcome, 10 a.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.

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.


Clark Art Institute: "Brought to Light: Works on Paper at the Clark," 1 p.m. Manton Research Center, 225 South St., Williamstown.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute:
Economic Myths, Realities and Opportunities with economist Stuart Schweitzer, $15, 2 p.m., Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

The River Art Project: Cocktails & light refreshments, river-inspired art installation, presentation on river cleanup by Tim Gray, director of Housatonic River Initiative, 6 to 7 p.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot Road, Stockbridge.


Lenox Library: Writers Round Table, bring 5 copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.


Bascom Lodge: Wintergreen concert, free, 6 p.m., 3 Summit Road, Adams.

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, free, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

B'Shalom Chorale of the Berkshires: Concert of Jewish choral music, 7 p.m., Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Live on the Lake: Legal Tender perform, 6 to 8 p.m., Burbank Park, Onota Lake, Pittsfield.


Housatonic Valley Association: Free paddle trip, canoes and equipment provided, $15, 3 to 6 p.m., Lee. Register: 413-298-7024.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Self-Guided Nice and Easy Nature Hike, 10 a.m.; "Kidleidoscope," nature-themed story and activity hour, 1 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.


Hubbard Hall: "L'elisir d'amore," 7 p.m., 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

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