The Berkshires Calendar for Dec. 11


Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Allendale Elementary School PTO. 6:30 p.m. "Red Winter Bridge." $35 for 1 ticket or $60 for 2 tickets. All painting materials and light snack included. BYOB. Reservations: 305 North St,, Pittsfield.

Shire City Sanctuary: 9th annual Holiday Shindy preview party. 5 to 8 p.m. Cost: $25 at the door, includes two drink passes. First 25 people through the door receive a special goodie bag featuring products from some of the vendors. Information: at 40 Melville St., Pittsfield.


Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Dalton CRA during the winter and inclement weather, and at a private outside tennis court, spring through fall. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email

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.

First Baptist Church: Live Nativity. 5 to 8 p.m. 131 Main St., North Adams.

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.

nbCC: December forum, "Community Asset Mapping." 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the Friendship Center Food Pantry. Information: 413-663-7588 or email First Baptist Church, Main Street, North Adams. (Use the Eagle Street entrance).

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.

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.

Health and Fitness

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

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.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Cheshire Elementary School: Kids' Holiday Concert with Terry a al Berry. 6:30 p.m. Visit and refreshments with Santa. Free, but bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to those in need. School cafeteria, 191 Church St., Cheshire.

Lenox Library: Holiday Pajama Night. 6 to 8 p.m. Bring your children dressed in PJs for storytelling, followed by a concert by David Grover. Free. 18 Main St., Lenox.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library: Family Movie Night. 6:30 p.m. Free screening of a current film suitable for the whole family. Call for title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Northern Berkshire YMCA: Kids Night Out for ages 8 to 14 years. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fun and games, gym time and pool time (bring your bathing suit). A movie with a snack will finish the evening. Cost: $5. Information: 413-663-6529, 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Kids Create! Star Wars crafts. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

Stockbridge Library: Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories and a craft, no pre-registration necessary, 10 a.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.


The Bookstore: Reading by Patty Crane (Translation), "Bright Scythe" by Tomas Transtromer, 7 p.m. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.


Darrow School: Annual Winter Concert. 7:30 p.m. Students performing a diverse and wide-ranging selection in multiple genres. Free. and open to the public. Information: 518)-794-6000. The Tannery at the school, 110 Darrow Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Williams College: "Singing Winds" with the Williams College Wind Ensemble. 8 p.m. Free. Chapin Hall, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, on the college campus, Williamstown.


Berkshire Community College: The BCC Players present Moliere's "Tartuffe." 8 p.m. General admission: $15; $10 students and seniors. Seating is extremely limited. To reserve tickets: 413-499-0886 or BCC's Boland Theatre, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

Mill City Productions: "Fireside Yuletide." 7 p.m. A dramatic reading of classic Christmas stories for the whole family. Admission: $2 for all ages. Tickets at the door. Building 4N (next to the Visitor's Center) in Western Gateway Heritage State Park, Route 8, North Adams.

Pittsfield High School: Proteus Theatre, the romantic comedy "Almost, Maine." 7 p.m. Adults $10; students $8. Reservations: 413-499-9535.

WAM Theatre: Performance by's new Girls Ensemble. 7 p.m. Free. Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre at Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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