The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 1

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ART

Clark Art Institute:
Gallery talk for parents with infants, free program designed to give parents a break from thinking about "all things baby," 10:15 a.m., 225 South St., Williamstown.

First Fridays Artswalk: Opening receptions and artists present throughout the "walk" from 5 to 8 p.m., downtown Pittsfield; free guided walking tour at 5 p.m. from Intermodal Center at BRTA, 1 Columbus Ave.; Wreath auction, 5 to 8 p.m., preview from 5 to 6:30 p.m., $10 admission, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Hotel on North: "366iPhone 2016/A Year of Inspiration" by Diane Firtell, opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on view through Jan. 7, 297 North St., Pittsfield.

Kinderhook Group: Rose Tannenbaum exhibit, opening reception 5 to 8 p.m., 137 North St., Pittsfield. On view through Jan. 30.

Richmond-West Stockbridge Artists' Guild: Holiday art show and sale, includes smaller works and unframed pieces, 3 to 7 p.m., Historic 1854 Town Hall, West Stockbridge. The event will feature paintings, photography and ceramics from local artists.

COMMUNITY

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

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Dalton American Legion: Karaoke night, 8 to 11 p.m., 258 North St., Dalton.

Lenox Tree Lighting: Lighting with a visit from Santa, 6 p.m., Lilac Park; cocoa and cookies to follow at the Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Crafternoon Friday drop in hours, noon to 4 p.m., UNO Community Center, 157 River 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.

Pickleball: New players welcome, rackets provided, $3 to $5, 3:15 to 5:15 p.m., North Adams Armory, 206 Ashland St., North Adams. Information: mcvad@hotmail.com.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pick up this week.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Pittsfield Tree Lighting: Taconic High School Chorus performs and Santa visits, 6 p.m., Park Square, Pittsfield. Nonperishable food donations requested.

Purple Dragon Games: Magic Booster Draft, $15, 6:30 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

SerenitTea Cafe: Trivia Night, 8:30 p.m., 303 Ashland St., North Adams.

Stockbridge Library, Museum and Archives: Stories of the season, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

DANCE

Line Dance: Dance the night away with new and old familiar line dances. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance, annual Holiday Ball, music by Champagne Jam, $10, light refreshments, 7 p.m., Polish Falcon Hall, 32 Bel Air Ave., Pittsfield. Info: Janet at 413-329-3324.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Easy Exercise:
Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

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

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites for preschoolers and their caregivers; songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts, 10 a.m., 92 Park St., Adams, 413-743-8345, ext. 103.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families; art and movement activities, educational toys and themes; circle time and snack, 10-11 a.m., East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

It Takes a Village: Caregiver and Baby Yoga, 10 a.m., St. John's Corner House, 469 Main St., Ashfield.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library: Children's Holiday "Polar Express" party, 6:30 p.m., 9091 Route 22, Hillsdale, N.Y.

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.

LECTURE

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Knosh and Knowledge program welcomes Amy Fagin for "Illuminations of Genocide," 10:45 a.m., $11 includes lunch, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

Chester Common Table: Doomsday Ladies perform, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 30 Main St., Chester.

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