The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 15

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ART

Guild of Berkshire Artists: Creating Art Outdoors session, bring your own supplies, may require admission fees, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, check Berkshire Plein Air on Facebook for weather and location changes.

Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, $15, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252 ext. 100.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Food Project: Free lunch for all, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5 to 6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Jewish Germany: It's History and Legacy," at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.

Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative: Celebration of life for co-founder Al Nelson, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 131 Main St., North Adams.

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 Girls Softball League: Annual meeting, 6 p.m., Bishop Clapp Building, 725 North St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pickup.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield; Linden Street Meditation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Vico Restaurant and Columbia County Habitat: Deadline to register for the Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser, bit.ly/2Rs2jvD.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.

Line Dance Classes: For seniors over 50, 10 to 11 a.m., Pittsfield Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., beginners from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Lessons for beginner to improvers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

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HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Drive: 1 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: Requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fifth Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

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

KID STUFF

Community Health Programs: Play N Learn, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Bilingual Playgroup, 1 to 2 p.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Information: 413-528-0457; Gym Fun, 10 a.m. to noon, Town Hall building, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: Busy Bees, for infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Lee Library: Babies and Books group for children up to 12 months, 10:30 a.m.; D&D gaming, 3:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

North Adams Public Library: Block Party at the Library, special Lego night, 6 to 7 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

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 bgcberkshires.org.

South Berkshire Kids: Sandisfield Play with Anina, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Sandisfield Community Center, 23 Sandisfield Road.

MUSIC

Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond. Information: Dan Burkhard, 413-281-9727 or Jake, 518-567-3505 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Community Band rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-442-2782 or 413-842-5097.

Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield, aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Williams College: Mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso performs, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.

THEATER

Berkshire Community College Players: Auditions for "Hot L Baltimore" by Lanford Wilson, 7 p.m., Robert Boland Theatre, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

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