The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 8

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COMMUNITY

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 Public Market: Locally-raised meats, vegetables and eggs, vendors and food, 4 to 7 p.m., CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton.

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: Needs Assessment Forum, interactive discussion to share thoughts on emerging issues in our community, 10 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church, Eagle Street, 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 Figure Skating Club: Open house, information and registration for Learn to Skate, Intro to Hockey, Figure Skating and Adult Skating, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

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.

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

Stanton Home Open House: Residential care and comprehensive day program for adults with special needs, 4 to 6 p.m., Orchard House, 138 Jug End Road, South Egremont. RSVP: 413-528-0506 or info@stantonhome.org.

DANCE

Dances of Universal Peace: Participatory simple circle dances and songs drawn from diverse sacred traditions. Each dance is taught by certified dance leaders, no previous experience needed, all ages welcome, donation $5-$10, 7 to 9 p.m., Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation, 403 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y.; 518-392-9718, farid@taconic.net.

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.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Easy Exercise:
Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m., 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.

Family Center Playgroup: Drop-in Time in the playroom, 10 a.m. to noon, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

Lee Library: Wii Gaming, 3 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Mount Greylock State Reservation: "Furry Friends Friday," 1 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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

Austen Riggs Center: Daphne Merkin, "Sad Stories: What We Talk About When We Talk About Depression," 6:30 to 8 p.m., 25 Main St., Stockbridge.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Knosh & Knowledge hosts Helen Epstein, "How an established author and her techie husband embraced electronic publishing," $5, 10:45 a.m., Hevreh, 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

MUSIC

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

Oldtone Roots Music Festival: Four day event featuring national, regional and local bands; dancing, workshops, informal jam sessions, and more; gates open at 9 a.m., main stage hours 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Route 21, North Hillsdale, N.Y. Day tickets & camping passes at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com.

West Stockbridge Historical Society: "Fallin' in Love," performance by Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, reception to follow, $15 donation, 6:30 p.m., Old Town Hall, 9 Main St., West Stockbridge.

OUTDOORS

Mass Audubon:
Fall Birding at Canoe Meadows, free, 8 to 10 a.m., Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

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