The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 2


Becket Arts Center:
Art Exhibition 3 opening reception, highlighting the work of Ben Porway, Nathan Hanford, Ilene Spiewak, and Roz Sommer, 2 to 4 p.m., 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket.

Meeting House Gallery: "20th Annual New Marlborough Artists" exhibition, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough.

OLLI Art Show: Art show featuring OLLI artists reception and silent auction, 2 to 5 p.m., Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker St., Lenox.

Richmond-West Stockbridge Artist's Guild: Fine Art Show, noon to 7 p.m., 1854 Historic Town Hall, West Stockbridge.

The Sandisfield Arts Center: "Freedom from Fear: Yellow Bowl Project," by Setsuko Winchester opening reception with artist talk, 2 to 4 p.m., 5 Hammertown Road, Sandisfield.


Berkshire Carousel: Open noon to 6 p.m., 50 Center St., Pittsfield, 413-499-0457.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.; games at 6:20 p.m., food available. St. Mark Church Parish Center, 400 Columbus Ave. Extension, Pittsfield. Information: 413-445-4506.

Columbia County Fair: Petting zoo, camel rides, pig races, agricultural exhibits, midway rides, games, music, Firefighters Parade, from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., 32 Church St., Chatham, N.Y.;

Food Pantry: Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, 413-236-5644.

Knit 'n Stitch: Chatting and project help, all ages and all skill levels welcome, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ramsdell Library, 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County: Meeting, 2 to 4 p.m., Berkshire Athenaeum Conference Room, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information: Ed Sedarbaum at or 413-441-6006 or visit


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

Swing Night: East Coast swing lesson with Elizabeth Orenstein and Jason Fenton at 8 p.m.; Oldtone Productions' Swing Night, freestylers welcome, partner not required, 8:30 p.m., Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield; 413-717-1255.


Berkshire Museum: "Whose Streets?" 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

First Saturday Free Films: "Everything is Copy," documentary and discussion, 7 p.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington.


Weekly Meditation: Free; all are welcome. Noon, All Saints Episcopal Church library, 59 Summer St., North Adams; 413-358-2626.

Wingate Residences: Tai Chi with Doreen Black, free, 11 to 11:30 a.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Register: 413-499-1992.


Stockbridge Library: Cemetery Walk, "Final Words, Lasting Images," $5 donation requested, 4 p.m., Stockbridge Cemetery, Main Street, Stockbridge.


Berkshire Museum:
"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Ramsdell Library: Fun with Fine Arts, ages 4 and older, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Mason Library:
"Medicinal Foods from Backyards, Parks and Interstitial Spaces," registration required, 1 to 3 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Register: 413-528-2403.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Painting Like Rockwell," with Dan Howe, with admission, 1:30 p.m., 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.


Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.


Great Barrington Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 18 Church St., Great Barrington.

Lee Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Main Street, Lee.

Mass Audubon:
Berkshire Summit Hiking Series: Lenox Mountain, $10, 9 a.m. to noon, Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox. Register:

Williamstown Farmers Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spring Street, Williamstown.

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