Pittsfield:

Elder Services director
to discuss programs

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will present "What Can Elder Services Do For You?" with John Lutz, executive director of Elder Services of Berkshire County, at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road.

Noting that Berkshire County is "older and aging quicker than the rest of the state," Lutz will discuss that demographic’s impact on the Berkshire community while offering an overview of the programs and services offered by ESBC and how they might apply to the circumstances and needs of attendees.

The program is open to the public at a cost of $3.

Information: Nancy Maurice Rogers at (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.

Pittsfield:

Meditation workshops
offered in January

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum will host meditation workshops with Andrew Vidich at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 and 14.

Vidich, an author, educator, consultant and international speaker, has been meditating for over 30 years. He offers workshops and lectures on meditation, personal transformation and spirituality.

The events are free.

Ideally, participants will choose to attend both sessions, however, each program is designed to teach the basics of meditation.

Information: (413) 499-9480.

Pittsfield:

Club to offer
Italian lessons

Italian lessons under the instruction of Alex Nardacci will continue from January through April at the Italian-American Club, 203 Newell St. The series of nine lessons are offered Mondays through Thursdays.

n Beginners Part 1 for new beginners or those with very little knowledge of Italian will start Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6:30 p.m.

n Beginners Part 2 for those who completed Beginners Part 1 or equivalent will start Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 5 p.m.

n Intermediate Part 1 for those who completed Beginners 1 and 2 or equivalent will start Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

n Intermediate Part 2 for those who completed Intermediate Part 1 or equivalent will start Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 p.m.

n Advanced Level 1, Part 2, for those who completed all previous levels or equivalent will start Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m.

n Advanced Level 3, Part 2, for those who completed all previous levels or equivalent will start Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m.

n Advanced Conversational Part 2 for those who completed all previous advanced level classes or equivalent will start Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 6:30 p.m.

Call Nardacci at (413) 243-2382 to register for any of the classes. Tuition rates are $50 for club members and $60 for non-members.

Checks should be made payable to Alex Nardacci; bring cash or a check to the first class.