The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 11

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Adult Pickleball: Advanced and intermediate levels, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email: Berkshirepb @gmail.com. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Nosh and Drosh with Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Bring a vegetarian lunch and a willingness to listen and to share interpreting our ancient texts. Information: ahavathsholom.com. 7 North St., Great Barrington.

Editorial Freelancers Association: Upper Hudson Chapter, "WordPress in a Nutshell." 4 p.m. Freelance editors, proofreaders, writers, indexers, translators, and other editorial professionals welcome. Free for EFA members; $10 suggested donation from nonmembers. Information: the-efa.org. Chatham Town Hall, 488 State Route 295, Chatham, N.Y.

Great Barrington Thursday Morning Club: Special program, Christine Ward of Ward's Nursery of Great Barrington. 2 p.m. First Congregational Church, Great Barrington.

Huntington Public Library: Knitting workshop. 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Film, "Paperclip," at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.

McCann Tea Room: 10:45 a.m. to noon. Schedule and menu: mccanntech.org. Hodges Crossroad, North Adams.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m. Meditation and DVD, "Entering the Mountain Gate" with John Daido Loori, Roshi. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.

Multicultural Bridge: Social Justice in Action fund-raising campaign — "Berkshire Mosaic" book launch with readings and signing. 5:30 to 7:30 MCLA's Gallery 51, 51 Main St., North Adams.

The Nutrition Center: Cooking class, "Eating Well for Less" with Danielle Debye, registered dietician. 1 to 2:15 p.m. Information: 413-443-2828. Christian Center, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

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.

Dance

Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Film

Home Instead Senior Care: Screening of "The Age of Love." 1 p.m. Post-screening discussion and refreshments. Information or to RSVP: 413-442-0907. Free. 66 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: Oscar film series. 6:30 p.m. Weekly screening of this year's Academy Award nominees. Free, call for movie title, 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Health and Fitness

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.

St. Joseph Church: "World Day of the Sick." The Rev. John Close will celebrate a Mass especially for the intentions of the sick. Noon. State Route 43, one-half mile west of the intersection of Routes 43 and 22, Stephentown, N.Y.

'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.

Kids' Stuff

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams. Lego Group, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m., for 4 to 12 years, free, North Adams Library 3rd floor, 74 Church St., North Adams.

Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

New Lebanon Library: Fun Family Crafts. 4 p.m. Make a pony bead animal to decorate a backpack or coat. All materials provided. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

North Adams Public Library: LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.

Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

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.

Lecture

Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. "What to Do When There Are Too Many Deer in the Suburbs" by Allen Rutberg, research assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, and director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy. Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation. North Adams.

Williams College: Annual Faculty Lecture Series. 4:15 p.m. David Gurcay-Morris, associate professor of theater, "The Garden of F_ _ king Paths: Choice and Chance in Performance." Free. Reception in Schow Atrium follows. Wege Auditorium, Thompson Chemistry, 47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown.

Literary

Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.

Music

Berkshire Athenaeum: Doug Schmolze and Eric Martin, "Songs of Stage and Screen" — a sing-along. 7 p.m. Free. Information: 413-499-9480. 1 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.

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: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12.


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