The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 8
Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.
Adult Pickleball: Beginner and intermediate levels. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Instruction and equipment for beginners available. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email: Berkshirepb @gmail.com. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton.
City of Pittsfield: Public input session to obtain comments and suggestions on how to improve the community in preparation of the city's 2017 CDBG Annual Action Plan. 5:30 p.m. Morningside Community School, Community Room, 100 Burbank St., Pittsfield.
College Planning Night: For Taconic and Pittsfield high school juniors and their parents/guardians, 6 p.m. Three college representatives on hand. Question-and-answer session follows. Pittsfield High School auditorium, East Street, Pittsfield.
Community Supper: Free meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. 5-6 p.m. No reservation required, donations accepted. Non-perishable food items also collected for food banks. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Independent Living in Your Community"with Catherine Carchedi and Nancy Rumbolt-Trzcinski of Ad-Lib, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355. 2014
Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Linden Street Mediation. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.
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.
Zonta Club of Berkshire County: Meeting. 5 p.m. Speaker: Jennifer Browdy. Jennifer is head of Berkshire Festival of Women Writers and the new Butterfly Leadership Program for Teen Girls and Young Women. brief networking time, business meeting, speaker and dinner. Mazzeo's Ristorante, 1015 South St., Pittsfield.
Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.
Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.
Health And Fitness
Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.
Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.
Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires: SMART Girls 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc. Club membership: $10. No additional fees. Register at bgcberkshires.org. 14 Melville St., Pittsfield.
CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.
Family Center Playgroups: Williamstown Youth Center, 10 to 11:30 a.m., for infants to 5 years old, free, 66 School St., Williamstown. Gym Group at Haskins Center, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., For walking to 5 years, free, 210 State St., North Adams.
Mass. College of Liberal Arts: Author and analyst David S. Abraham, "The War over the Periodic Table." 6 p.m. Information: D.Cupery@mcla.edu or 413-662-5493 Murdock Hall room 218, Church Street, North Adams.
Williams College: "Diversity-Equity-Social Justice: Difficult Dialogues in Higher Education." 7 p.m. "Being Color Brave NOT Color Blind: Creating an Inclusive Academy in the 21st Century" by Evelynn M. Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann-Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African-American studies at Harvard University. Griffin Hall, room 3, 844 Main St., Williamstown.
Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.
Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-499-2071.
Lichtenstein Center: Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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