Lichtenstein Center, beginner to advanced beginner Jazz Tap class with Sherry Hains-Salerno, musician, jazz tap artist, graduate of the Jazz Tap Residency taught by Dianne Walker and Jimmy Slyde, Fridays 5-6 p.m. Cost: $12/class. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Info: 413-528-6728. Valley Park Bowling Lanes, dance, exercise and meet people as 2004 world champion line dancer and instructor Steve Lescarbeau leads dances to country, rock, hip-hop, funk, Latin, jazz music and more, 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $4. Route 8, North Adams. Info: 413-662-2323. Ballroom Essentials, group lessons in waltz, foxtrot, swing, cha-cha, tango, rumba, hustle, & more, 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays. Cost: $10. 191 White Oaks Road, Williamstown. Info: 413-458-3597 or ballroomessentials.com. Quintessential Dance, Tuesdays: beginner ballroom/Latin dance, no partner required, Flavours Restaurant, Econo Lodge,130 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, 7 p.m.; Wednesdays: ballroom/Latin dance lessons, singles and couples welcome, PNA Hall, 13 Victory St., Adams, 7-8 p.m.; open dance, 8-9:30 p.m. Info: quintessentialdance.com or 413-822-1600. Bennington Beledi Tribal Bellydance, Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. for level 1, 6:15 for cues and transitions, 6:45 p.m. for level 2. Bennington Senior center, Pleasant Street, Bennington, Vt. Info: Kat Farnham, 802-442-5331. Kid Stuff Bennington Library, "Baby Rhyme Tyme" for infants 4 months to 18 months, Tuesdays 9:30-10 a.m.; Story Rhythms," an active story hour for children 18 months-36 months, Tuesdays 10:30-11 a.m.; preschool story hour for children 3-5, Wednesdays 10:30-11:15 a.m. Silver Street, Bennington, Vt. Info: 802-442-9051. Milne Public Library, "Playful Parenting" for parents and preschoolers, Mondays 10:30 a.m.-noon. Main Street, Williamstown. Info: 413-458-5369, ext. 11. Williams College Museum of Art, storytime in the galleries, with reading of contemporary and classic children's books selected especially to connect to artwork on view, for preschoolers with guardians, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Main Street, Williamstown. Info: wcma.org. Stockbridge Library, toddler storytime, Tuesdays 10 a.m., and preschool storytime, Wednesdays 11 a.m. Main Street, Stockbridge. Info: 413-298-5501. Berkshire Athenaeum, story time for children 1 1/2-3, Tuesdays 10 a.m.; story time for children 3-5, Thursdays 10 a.m.; videos for preschoolers, Fridays 10 a.m.; videos for school-age children, Saturdays 11 a.m.; chess for kids up to 18, first and third Saturday of the month 10 a.m.-noon starting Sept. 15. Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield. Info: 413-499-9480, ext. 5. Clarksburg Town Library, story hour and craft session for preschoolers, Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. Free. 711 West Cross Road, Clarksburg. Info: 413-664-6050. Dalton Free Library, for ages 3 to 5, features stories, short video, craft activity and a snack, Thursdays 10 a.m. 462 Main St., Dalton. Lenox Library, Tuesday toddler storytime for ages 18 months to 3 years from 11-11:30; Thursday preschool story-craft for ages 3-5 from 10:30-11:15 a.m. 18 Main St., Lenox. Info: 413-637-0197, ext. 105. Lee Library, preschool story hour and craft program for ages 3-5, limited to 20 participants, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. 100 Main St., Lee. Info: 413-243-0385. North Adams Public Library, family preschool story and craft/activity times, Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m.; Todder Time on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. for 1-2 1/2 years. 74 Church St., North Adams. Info: 413-662-3133 or naplibrary.com. West Stockbridge Library, Wednesday stories, crafts and activities for children, 10-11 a.m. Main Street, West Stockbridge. Info: 413-232-0308. Northern Berkshire Family Net playgroups, Mondays: 9-10:30 a.m., Broad Brook Park, Williamstown; Tuesdays: 10 a.m., Cheshire Senior Center; Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m., Adams Preschool Playgroup, Howland Avenue, Adams; 10 a.m., toddler music group, Haskins Community Center, State Street, North Adams; Thursdays, 10-11 a.m., young toddler group, Haskins Center, State Street, North Adams; Fridays: 10 a.m., infant group for birth to 1 year, at Haskins Community Center, State Street, North Adams; 9:45-10:45 a.m. Lanesboro Elementary School, Lanesboro; and 9:30 a.m., Adams Preschool Playgroup, Howland Avenue, Adams. Info: 413-664-4821 or familynetfun.com. CHP Family Network Playgroups, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sandisfield Community Center and Great Barrington Family Center; Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., Becket Town Hall, and 10 a.m.-noon, Lenox Community Center; Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., West Stockbridge Congregational Church, and 12:30-1:30 p.m., Great Barrington Family Center infant/toddler group; Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Sheffield Old Parish Church, 10 a.m.-noon, Otis Town Hall, 5-7 p.m., Great Barrington Family Center. Info: 413-528-0721. Immanuel Community Church, Family Nights each third Friday, featuring family-friendly movies, popcorn, board games and prizes, 6:30 p.m. Cost: $2/children, $3/adults. 20 Chapel St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-442-8044. North Adams Museum of History and Science, hands-on Gramma's Attic and Science Discovery room, audio in Fort Massachusetts Barracks Room and Black Light Gallery, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 1-4. Info: 413-664-4700. Berkshire Museum, weekly Aquarium Adventures includes playtime in the Discovery Room, followed by a story, ages 2-4, Fridays 10 and 11 a.m. South Street, Pittsfield. Info: 413-443-7171. For older kids Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, after-school program for preteen and teen girls in sixth grade and up, featuring variety of activities, including chorus, theater, literacy skill building, homework help, recreation, health and sexuality, self-defense and violence prevention and leadership opportunities, 2:30-5 p.m. Monday-Fridays. East Street, Pittsfield. Info: 413-442-5174, ext 17. UNITY workshops, The Grooove, teen-led concerts, dance parties, and other arts events featuring local youth talent, teen planning committee, which is open to all Northern Berkshire area high school students, meets year-round, biweekly on Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m; Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, sixth floor, 85 Main St., North Adams. Info: Kate Merrigan, UNITY Program Associate, at 413-663-7588 or email@example.com. Music Berkshire Lyric Theatre, rehearsals for children's chorus and Berkshire Singers teen chorus, new singers welcome, 10:15 a.m. Saturdays. Berkshire Athenaeum, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield. Also, adult rehearsals, 7 p.m Mondays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Info: 413-499-0258 or berkshirelyrictheatre.org. Sweet Adelines, weekly rehearsal for Berkshire Hills Chorus, member Sweet Adelines International, a women's chorus of four-part harmony a capella, directed by Valeri Reynolds, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, 165 East St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-743-2730 or harmonize.com/BerkshireHills. Berkshire Hillsmen, men's barbershop chorus, 7:30 p.m. Mondays St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, East Street at Park Square, Pittsfield. Info: 413-442-7293. Eagles Band, rehearsal for 2007 season, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, 7-9 p.m. Mondays. First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-499-2071. Berkshire Highlanders, pipe band rehearsals, spectators and aspiring pipers and drummers are welcome, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-447-7050. Theater Lichtenstein Center, veteran casting director Jenny O'Haver teaches how to hone your acting skills for the camera, Mondays 6-9 p.m. Cost: $25/class or $100/five classes. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield. Info: 413-528-6728. Main Street Stage, ongoing acting and scene study workshop with Artistic Director Bruce T. MacDonald, recommended for all levels of experience, Wednesday evenings. Free; donation requested. Main Street, North Adams. Info: 413-445-4947. Miscellaneous Ongoing Special Olympics, recreational basketball program for Special Olympics athletes, as well as siblings or friends who want to play as Unified Partners, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturdays. Through Dec. 8. Free. Salvation Army, West Street, Pittsfield. Info: 413-443-9238. Berkshire Museum, 23rd annual Festival of Trees, featuring more than 200 decorated trees celebrating this year's theme, "On the Move," as tree designers look to planes, trains, and automobiles for inspiration, Nov. 17-Dec. 31. Cost: $9/adults, $7.50/seniors, $6/children 3-18, free/children under 3. South Street, Pittsfield. Info: 413-443-7171, ext. 10, or berkshiremuseum.org. Twin Hearts Handworks, adults can make felted ornaments or join the knitting club, 1-3 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 8. Cost: $10. 137 North St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-499-0021. Adams Free Library, Knitting and Crochet Circle, a constructive as well as social outlet for interested knitters and crocheters, 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays. 92 Park St, Adams. info: 413-743-8345. Cafe Latino, North Adams chapter of Drinking Liberally meeting, 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month. Marshall Street, North Adams. Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club, Basic Skills program begins new session, 1-2 p.m. Sundays. Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, Church Street, North Adams. Info: 413-743-7884. Pittsfield Boys Club, open hockey for all levels, helmet required, 9:15-10:45 Sundays. Cost: $10. Melville St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-443.5453. Stockbridge Booksellers, knitting night with Barb Reeves, second Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m. 10 Elm St., Stockbridge. Info: 413-298-3329. Williams College, observe the wonders of our universe at the Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory, 7:30 p.m. Fridays through Jan. 18. Free; reservations recommended. Main Street, Williamstown. Info: 413-597-4277 or williams.edu. Southern Berkshire BNI Chapter of Business Network International, monthly meetings, 7:15-8:45 a.m. Thursdays. 343 Main St., Great Barrington. Info: bniwmass.com or 800-816-1233, ext. 4649. Pittsfield Brew Works, Pittsfield "Green Drinks" club gathering of people interested in some aspect of environmental issues, sponsored by the Center for Ecological Technology and the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, 5:15 p.m. third Tuesday of the month. 34 Depot St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-445-4556, ext. 14, or 413-230-7321. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, "The Poetry of Women's Lives," featuring storytelling, poetry reading, journaling and consciousness-raising, 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Church Street, North Adams. Info: 413-662-5216. BerkshireWorks Job Club, meeting of ongoing support group that focuses on job-seeking strategies that have been proven successful, with Millie Calesky, a business coach and trainer, Mondays 1-2 p.m. Free; registration required. 160 North St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-499-2220, ext. 154, or berkshireworks.org. Berkshire Singles Network, singles mingle every Monday, 7-9 p.m. Williams Inn, Williamstown. Info: 413-664-3442. Lenox Toastmasters, meetings on first and third Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Lenox Library. Info: 413-637-0236. Last Word Toastmasters Club, meetings on second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield. Info: 413-655-2555 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pownal American Legion Post 90, bingo, Thursdays, doors and kitchen open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Route 7, Pownal, Vt. VA Pittsfield Outpatient Clinic, Returning Veterans Support Group, no appointment needed but must be enrolled in the VA, second Thursday of the month, 5:30-7 p.m. 73 Eagle St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-499-2672. Al-Anon meetings, Sundays: 9 a.m. at the Firehouse, Route 23, Monterey; 7:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Route 41, Richmond. Mondays: 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 59 Summer St., North Adams; 8 p.m. at the Firehouse on Main Street, South Egremont. Tuesdays: 10 a.m. at Hevreh of South Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington; 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 88 South St., Pittsfield (newcomers' meeting, same time and place); 8 p.m. at the Congregational Church on Main Street, Stockbridge. Wednesdays: 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Church on Commercial Street, Adams; 7:30 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church on Main Street. Dalton; 7 p.m. in the Parish House (upstairs) behind St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street in Stockbridge. Thursdays: 10 a.m. at Hevreh of South Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington; 8 p.m. at Christ Church, Route 7 and Maple Avenue, Sheffield; 7:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, Water and Main Street, Williamstown (newcomers' meeting first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.). Fridays: 8 p.m. at Claire Teague Senior Center, Route 7 South, Great Barrington. Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield. Al-Anon 24-Hour Information Line: 413-445-5852 or al-anonberkshire.org. Gold Card Club, monthly meetings 1 p.m. first Tuesday of every month. New members welcome. Info: Dot Russett, 413-663-5594. La Leche League of Berkshire County, second Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Redfield House, 48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield. Info: 413-458-2853 or 413-443-9599. EPOCH Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Support Group meets 7-8:30 p.m. on third Wednesday of the month. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Info: 413-499-1992. North Adams Public Library, Knitting and Crochet Circle, an informal gathering offering a chance to share ideas, ask questions, and knit and crochet together in the relaxed atmosphere, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Church Street, North Adams. Info: 413-662-3133 or naplibrary.com. North Adams Regional Hospital, confidential and anonymous HIV testing, 1 p.m. on first and third Thursdays of the month. Free; donations accepted. Hospital Avenue, North Adams. Info: 413-447-2654. Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of Northern Berkshire, public health clinics with blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, medication reviews and health teaching, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 p.m., 535 Curran Highway, North Adams; Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Route 2, North Adams. Info: 413-664-4536. Pownal Fire Protective Association, bingo every Thursday, 6 p.m. Church Street, Pownal. Toastmasters International, public speaking group, first and third Thursday of the months, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Hoosac Bank Williamstown Financial Center, Main Street, Williamstown. Info: Chantal Leven, 413-445-3578; Ann Bloch, 413-637-0958; Emiliano DeLaurentiis, 413-458-5611. Berkshire Writers Room, all meetings at 7 p.m.: Nonfiction, first Wednesday (Melville Room 217, Berkshire Community College); poetry, second Wednesday (Wild Sage, North Street); fiction, third Wednesday (Melville Room 217, Berkshire Community College); writing for children and young adults, second Monday (BCC, Melville 217); all-genre, third Thursday (Mason Library, Main Street, Great Barrington); cancelled until January. Info: 413-236-2191 or email@example.com. North Berkshire Chess Club, Wednesdays 6-9 p.m., membership free and open to all. Mass MoCA, 85 Marshall St., North Adams. Info: Rick Dovey, 802-823-5545. Pittsfield Chess Club, all levels welcome, Thursdays 7 p.m. Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield. Info: 413-448-6165.