The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 1

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COMMUNITY

Berkshire Food Project: Free community lunch, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield; 413-447-9243.

City of Pittsfield: Mayor Linda Tyer will host neighborhood meeting to discuss toter initiative, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Ralph J. Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Spirituality of Aging," a six-session course and conversation about love and death, at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lacrosse League Signups: The Boys and Girls Lacrosse League is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires. Visit www.bgcberkshires.org, look for Programs, Sports and Recreation. Volunteer coaches are needed at all levels. Coaches may email stchhill07@gmail.com.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha; Lama Glenn Mullin will give a dharma teaching, 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252. Child care upon request.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Berkshire County: Fourth annual Cupcake Wars, $40 includes dinner and tasting, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Berkshire Kills Country Club, 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

Northern Berkshire Retirees: Monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.

Pittsfield Recycling: Paper recycling for curbside pick up this week.

Purple Dragon Games: Open play board games, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.

Tapestry: Open house celebrating the first anniversary of its syringe access and disposal site, site tours & refreshments, center hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6 West Main St., North Adams.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Kripalu Community:
Yoga class with Sherrie Howard, $10, $6 members, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Healing Rhythms, Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Tai Chi: Easy Tai Chi for healthy aging and relaxation, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Dalton, 413-684-2000.

TOPS:
Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-0829 or 413-442-3964.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

Yoga for Healthy Bones: Prevent and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis with a focus on strengthening bones, $10, noon to 1 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness, 55 North St., Pittsfield.

'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play and Learn group for children ages 3-5, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: South County STEM session for ages 2 to 8, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Sing and Play for children ages 2 and up, 10 a.m., followed by storytime; Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.

Lee Library: Brain Builders for children up to age 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Mason Library:
CHP SMART kids for ages 2 and up, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Register: 413-528-2403.

Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.

Stephentown Memorial Library: Playgroup for children ages 5 and under, 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown, N.Y.

UNO Community Center: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's after-school program, for students in grades 4 to 8, 4 to 5 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.

LECTURE

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: "Treatment Technologies for Small Water Systems: Innovation at the Water-Energy Nexus," part of Green Living Seminar Series, 5:30 p.m., Feigenbaum Center Room 121, 375 Church St., North Adams.

LITERARY

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

MUSIC

Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m., preceded by casual meal at 5:30 p.m., featuring entrees from local restaurants, free-will offering, 74 First St., Pittsfield, zionlutheranpittsfield.org.

OUTDOORS

Mount Greylock State Reservation: Nice and easy trail hike, self-guided two- to five-mile hike geared toward seniors, 10 a.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

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