The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 6

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ART

Berkshire Art Museum:
Art and Soul, lunch at Knesset Israel at 11:30 a.m. and transport to the Berkshire Art Museum for a guided tour with Eric Rudd, $39, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. Register: 413-445-4872 ext. 10.

Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: Art opening and happy hour featuring the work of painter Janet McKinstry, 6 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Register: 413-499-1992.

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.

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 Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic 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.

Blood drive: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., American Legion, 91 American Legion Drive, North Adams.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and the Stockbridge Board of Health, noon to 1 p.m., Stockbridge Senior Center, Stockbridge.

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.

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.

Lee Library: Teen Chess, 3 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

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

Kimball Farms Life Care:
William Newman will discuss issues confronting the ACLU, 2 p.m., 235 Walker St., Lenox. Register: 413-637-7000.

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.

MUSIC

Berkshire Concert Choir:
Fall rehearsals begin, 7 to 9 p.m., following registration, $40, Pittsfield High School, East Street, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

OUTDOORS

Hoffman Field Trip:
Springside Park bird walk, 7:30 a.m., meet at the parking lot off of Route 7, Pittsfield.

Mass Audubon: Fall birding sponsored by the Lenox Cultural Council, free, 8 to 10 a.m.; Berkshire Residents Free Admission Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Evening at Beaver Ponds, $4-$8, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Self-guided nice and easy nature hike, 10 a.m.; Mountain Mindfulness with Bhavani Lorraine Nelson, meditation and mindfulness workshop, 1 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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