The Berkshires Calendar for Aug. 30

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COMMUNITY

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.

Columbia County Fair: Petting zoo, camel rides, 4-H rabbit/cavy show, pig races, open talent show, agricultural exhibits, and more, noon to 11 p.m.; demolition derby at 6:30 p.m., 32 Church St., Chatham, N.Y.; www.columbiafair.com.

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 peter.samsel@verizon.net.

Pittsfield Adult Learning Center:
Registration and orientation for all students who wish to prepare for the GED or HiSET exam or wish to earn an adult diploma, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m., 141 North St., Pittsfield. Register: 413-499-9530.

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

DANCE

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.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

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: megha@letyouryogadance.com or 413-329-7887.

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

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.

HISTORY

Great Barrington Historical Society:
"Growing Up in the 50s" with Robert Krol, 7 p.m., Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main St., Great Barrington.

KID STUFF

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

Family Center: Terrific Tots playgroup for children ages 1 to 3, 10 to 11 a.m., 210 State St., North Adams.

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.

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.

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.

LECTURE

Berkshire Museum:
OLLI lecture with Dr. Barry Verkauf, "Sex, Science, Society and Reproduction," $15, $10 for OLLI & Berkshire Museum members, free for 17 and under & BCC students, 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

LITERARY

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.

North Chatham Free Library:
"Pushing the Limits: PLACE," book club/science cafe series orientation, 6 p.m., 4287 NY-203, North Chatham, N.Y.

MUSIC

The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn:
Open mic night, free, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., 17 Main St., South Egremont.

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.

New Lebanon Library: Berkshire Highlanders perform at 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon:
Evening at Beaver Ponds, $4-$8, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Self-guided Nice and Easy Nature Hikes geared towards seniors, 10 a.m.; Kidleidoscope story and activity hours, 1 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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