The Berkshires Calendar for Oct. 16



Guild of Berkshire Artists: Creating Art Outdoors session, bring your own supplies, may require admission, fee, 9:30 to 1 p.m., Great Barrington. Check Berkshire Plein Air on Facebook for weather and location details.


Becket Athenaeum: The talk with state Sen. Adam Hinds is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

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

Berkshire Museum: Talk by former astronaut Cady Coleman, free, 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. Reservations requested: 413-443-7171, ext. 360.

Bingo: Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game and two 50/50 games, $3.50 admission, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale, 413-655-2973.

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee: Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Selectmen's Room, Town Hall, 334 Main St., Great Barrington.

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.

Mason Library: One on One computer session, 4:30 to 6 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Sign up at the main circulation desk.

McCann Tea Room: Serving lunch from 10:45 a.m. to noon, McCann Technical High School, 70 Hodges Cross Road, North Adams.

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, starting at 5:15 p.m., "Know Thy Enemy: Ticks in the Berkshires" talk by Tonya DeFriest at 6 p.m., J. Allen's Clubhouse, 41 North St., Pittsfield.

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

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: Optional dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7:15 p.m., The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

Yankee Pride Quilt Guild: Program: Making fabric pumpkins; potluck at 6 p.m., meeting at 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.


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 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; sponsored by Porchlight and the Becket Board of Health, with a presentation, "Here Comes Flu Season!" 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, Becket.

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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.

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


4-H Information Session:Learn more about the new 4-H club in Lanesborough, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Lanesborough Community Room in the Town Hall Building, 83 North Main St., Lanesborough.

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.

Family Center Playgroups: Every Child Ready to Read, 2 p.m.; Parenting with Positive Discipline eight-week series, 5:30 to 7 p.m., 210 State St., North Adams. Register: 413-664-4821.

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.

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

Lenox Library: A Night of Astronomy with Rick Costello for ages 8 and up, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Registration required: 413-637-0197, ext. 105, or

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1 to 3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in grades 1 to 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.

South Berkshire Kids: Brain Builders with Michelle, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Undermountain Elementary School, 491 Berkshire School Road, Sheffield; Explore and Play with Anina, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Otis Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis.

UNO Community Center: 4-H Wacky STEAM Club, free after-school group focusing on interesting and interactive science experiments, as well as other academic-based programming from the 4-H curriculum, 3 to 5 p.m. To register: 413-663-7588, ext. 22, or; After-school tutoring for students grades 4 to 8; tutoring, homework assistance, creative activities, computer access and healthy snacks, registration not required, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 157 River St., North Adams.


Tuesday Club of Stockbridge: Ellen Merrit, executive director of the Christian Center in Pittsfield, speaks on the secular, humanitarian work of the organization, 2 p.m., Congregational Church, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.


Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, $4 suggested donation, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.

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: Leslie, 413-881-4059 or visit Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.


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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