The Berkshires Calendar for Sept. 9

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ART

Chesterwood:
Stages of "Whiplash" artist talk with Amy Podmore, with admission, 11:30 a.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge.

DownStreet Art: TRUST, free events explore issues of gender expression and racism, may contain non-sexualized nudity; performance works by Ana Mendez, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sanchez and T.L. Ford, noon to 4 p.m., Mass MoCA and Colegrove Park, North Adams. Information: downstreetart.org.

Salem Art Works: Open Studios and Pop-up Exhibitions, artist in residence will share work in progress, 6 to 8 p.m., 19 Cary Lane, Salem, N.Y.

Salmon Falls Gallery: "The Figure Speaks: Clayworks," exhibition reception, 4 to 6 p.m., 1 Ashfield St., Shelburne Falls.

Save The Art: Demonstration to protest the Berkshire Museum's plan to sell 40 works, with speakers Carol Diehl, Linda Cleary, Hope Davis and Sharon Gregory, 11 a.m., 1 West St., Pittsfield.

COMMUNITY

Becket Energy Committee:
Informational session, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Becket Town Hall, Main Street, Becket. Register: 413-623-8934 ext. 10.

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

Berkshire Natural Resources Council: Community Celebration Day; there will be hayrides, guided walks, music, food, wine, beer and more, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holiday Farm, 100 Holiday Cottage Road, Dalton.

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.

Brain Injury Association of Mass.: Walk & Roll fundraiser, 9:30 a.m., Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Cheshire. Register: biama.org/walk.

Breakfast: Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon, sausage, and beverages; baked goods available for purchase, 8-11 a.m., Becket Federated Church, Main Street, Becket.

Danny Albano Memorial Picnic: Barbecue, basketball, bocce, swimming, raffle, $10 adults, children free, proceeds benefit local addiction recovery movement, 1 to 5 p.m., Camp Russell, Swamp Road, Richmond. Information: Donna Albano, 413-443-7674.

Drury High School Band: Annual car wash, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Carr Hardware, State Road, North Adams.

Fifth Annual Horse Show: The student of High & Mighty demonstrate skills, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 71 County Road 21C, Ghent, 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.

Hinsdale Lions Club: Stuffed Pork Chop Dinner, $5-$12, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Route 143, Hinsdale. Takeout: 413-655-2973.

Jiminy Peak: Community Day to benefit Berkshire United Way; fee includes adventure park ticket, hot dog lunch and live music, $39, 37 Corey Road, Hancock.

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.

Lee Fire Company: Pig Roast Fundraiser with the Evening Star Lodge of Masons, $20, picnic at 2 p.m., main meal at 4 p.m. at the Evening Star Lodge of Mason's pavilion, 195 Laurel St. Tickets available from any fireman and at 9 Railroad St.

Norman Rockwell Museum: United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony, 10 a.m., 9 Glendale Road, Stockbridge.

Pittsfield Figure Skating Club: Open house information and registration for the Learn to Skate, Intro to Hockey, Figure Skating and Adult Skating programs, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Boys and Girls Club, 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Lions Club: Can and bottle drive. Accepting all soda, beer, tea, juice and water in glass or clear plastic (PETE) bottles or aluminum cans, deposit or no deposit. No wine bottles. Eyeglasses, cell phones and ink cartridges also accepted. Information or for pick up: 413-448-2855.

Richmond Land Trust: Annual Pie Fest, everyone brings a pie, 1 to 3 p.m., Northeast Schoolhouse, Summit Road, Richmond.

Salisbury Bank: Shred Day, bring up to 4 boxes of paper, 9 a.m. to noon, 210 Main St., Great Barrington.

Savoy Loop Race and Color Run: Registration begins at 8:45 a.m., various races begin starting at 10 a.m., $25, Emma L. Miller Elementary School, 26 Chapel Road, Savoy.

Sheffield Fair: 17th Annual Fair, featuring animal showmanship, petting zoo, vendors, food and more, free, noon to 5 p.m., Sheffield Town Park, Frederic Lane, Sheffield.

Texas Hold'em Tournament: Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. Refreshments available. No advance registration is required. A donation of $50 will be accepted, Stephentown Fire Hall, 35 Grange Road, Stephentown, N.Y. Information: John Linton, 518-322-1582.

Williamstown Community Chest: 10th Annual Fun Run, $5-$15 by event, registration begins at 9 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

DANCE

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.

FILM

Mason Library: "Forgotten Farms" film screening with talk-back, 1 to 3 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Josh Billings RunAground:
Ironperson Clinic, bring boat and bike, 9:30 a.m., Stockbridge Bowl ramp, 106 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge; Run Clinic, 8 a.m., Tanglewood, 297 West St., Lenox.

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.

HISTORY

Bidwell House Museum: "Gravestone Art in Monterey's Old Cemeteries" with archeologist Bob Drinkwater, $15 suggested donation, 100 Art School Road, Monterey.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum:
Pop-Up Play Day, with admission, 10 a.m. to noon; "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, 413-443-7171.

Lee Library: "Beauty and the Beast," (2017) screening, 11 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

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

LECTURE

Baseball in the Berkshires:
Baseball Day; "Talkin' Baseball" with Peter Greenbush, noon to 1 p.m.; Steve Krasner creative writing workshop "Nudging the Imagination," 1:30 p.m.; Steven Krasner and Russ Quetti, "The Longest Game," 3 p.m., Berkshire Mall, Old State Road and Route 8, Lanesborough.

LITERARY

Lee Library: Back to the Book Book Club, "The House on Mango Street," Sandra Cisneros, 2 to 4 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee. New members must register: 413-243-0385.

MUSIC

Blafield Children's Chorus:
Auditioned chorus for boys and girls in grades 4 to 9, rehearsals begin, 10 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Meeting House Concerts: Tina Packer and Calliope Renaissance Band, $25, 4:30 p.m., 154 Hartsville-New Marlborough Road, New Marlborough.

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., Cool Whisper Farm, 1011 County Route 21, North Hillsdale, N.Y. Day tickets & camping passes at www.oldtonemusicfestival.com.

OUTDOORS

Clif Enduro East Mountain Bike Race: Multi stage race, spectators welcome, 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. race start, staged on the north side of Route 2, Mohawk Trail, via Thunder Mountain Bike Park, Berkshire East Mountain, 66 South River Road, Charlemont. Info: 413-339-6617 or www.enduroeast.com.

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.

Mount Greylock State Reservation:
Tower Talk, 2 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Western Mass. Master Gardener's Association: Q-and-A on seed saving in the vegetable garden, 10 a.m., Springside Park, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Westfield River Watershed Association:
Introduction to Fly Fishing with the Western Mass. Fly Fisherman, free, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., across from 73 Russell Road, Huntington.

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

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6207, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.




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