The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 7

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COMMUNITY

Adams Lodge of Elks:
Burger and Brew Night, $7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Adams Lodge of Elks, 63 Center St., Adams.

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

Berkshire Trans Group: A support/discussion group, 7 p.m., Yellow House Books, 252 Main St., Great Barrington.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m.; bingo at 6:30 p.m.; Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

Family Game Night:
Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Families with Pride: Support Group for caregivers of LGBTQ+ Youth, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Family Resource Center, 480 West St., Pittsfield. Register: 413-442-5333 ext. 262.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Rev. Samuel Harrison" with Ann-Elizabeth Barnes at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition: Downtown Bike Around, for all ages, 6:30 p.m., St. Anthony's Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams. Information: achilson@nbccoalition.org.

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club: Meeting, coffee and doughnuts, 10 a.m., Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams, 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

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

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

Olga Dunn Dance Studio: Fall registration and open house, 3 to 6 p.m., historic train station at 46 Castle St., Great Barrington, 413-528-9674.

Swing Night: Beginner swing lesson with Elizabeth Orenstein and Jason Fenton, 7 p.m., Oldtone Roots Music Festival, Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Road 21, North Hillsdale, N.Y.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice:
"Health Care Reform: Where do we go from here?" with Dr. Michael Kaplan and Dr. Charles Wohl, 7:30 p.m., Universalist Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Blood drive: 1 to 6 p.m., St., Joseph's Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

Blood drive: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dalton American Legion, 258 North St., Dalton.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Chair Yoga: $13 drop in, first class free, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

North Adams Council on Aging: Planning for Medicare seminar, 4:30 p.m., Mary Spitzer Center, 116 Ashland St., North Adams. Register: 413-662-3125.

TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-3964 and/or 413-442-0829.

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

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Children and Families:
Unicorn slim and puppets with Marney Schorr, 5 to 6 p.m., 480 West St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3 to 4 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Hancock Shaker Village: Farm Friends storytime for children ages 2 to 5, this week's theme is cats, $20 parent/caregiver, free for children, 10:30 a.m., 1843 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield.

Lee Library: Brain Builders, for children up to age 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Thursday Crafternoon, making friendship bracelets, 3 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

LITERARY

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

MUSIC

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

Oldtone Roots Music Festival: Four day event featuring national, regional and local bands; dancing, workshops, informal jam sessions, and more; camping festival gates open at noon, Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Route 21, North Hillsdale, N.Y. Day tickets & camping passes at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com.

Panchos Mexican Restaurant: Live music every Thursday, beginning at 6 p.m., 156 North St., Pittsfield.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m., preceded by casual meal at 5:30 p.m., featuring entrees from local restaurants, free-will offering, 74 First St., Pittsfield, zionlutheranpittsfield.org.

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