The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 11
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.
Chester Town Hall: Coffee & Conversation public forum with state Sen. Benjamin B. Downing (D-Pittsfield). 2 to 4 p.m. 15 Middlefield Road, Chester.
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. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.
Hoosic River Watershed: Annual meeting. 7 p.m. in the. Learn about flumes and flowers, parks and Route 2 projects. Board members will present river-related initiatives in the watershed. Information: Steve McMahon, 413-458-2742 or email@example.com. Community hall of the First Congregational Church, Main Street, Williamstown.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Core Stability, Flexible Feet and Balance" with Carol Bennett, 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.
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.
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.
Williams Collge: Williams Reads and the Berkshire Immigrant Center host Rebecca Cammisa's documentary film, "Which Way Home." 7 p.m. Q&A with Brooke Mead, program coordinator and case manager at BIC, about immigration in the Berkshires today. Free-will donation. Paresky Auditorium, 39 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.
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. 2014
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.
Williams College: Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Dan Barry, "Baseball, Bunkhouses and Burlesque: Travels Across America." 4 p.m. Barry's experiences traveling throughout all 50 states to report for his column. Room 3 of Griffin Hall. Free. 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.
Berkshire Lyric Chorus: Rehearsals for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 season. 7 p.m. Information: BerkshireLyricInfo.org or 413-298-5365. Unitarian Church on Wendell Avenue and Broad Street, Pittsfield.
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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