The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 12
EPOCH at Melbourne: Opening for the exhibit of the local painter Janet Richardson. 6 p.m. Portraits, still lifes and landscapes. Free, but space is limited. Information or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.
Good Purpose Gallery: Opening reception for "Selected Works by CATA Artists, 40x30x8." 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. On view through Feb. 16. Information: Goodpurpose.org. 40 Main St., Lee.
Berkshire Stamp Club: Single Page Night — "Start the New Year Right." 7:30 p.m. Community Room at the Berkshire Mall, Laneborough.
Milne Public Library: Knitting in the Afternoon, a knitting group with group coordinator Carole Thompson. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels of experience are welcome. Information: 413-458-5369. 1095 Main St., Williamstown.
Health & Fitness
EPOCH at Melbourne: Pittsfield Memory Cafe for people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends. 10 a.m. Free. Information and to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.
Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. 12:15 p.m. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529. St. Stephen's Church, Allen Street, off Park Square, Pittsfield.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
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: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.
Family Center Playgroup: Adams Youth Center, 11 a.m. to noon, for infants to 5 years old. Free. 20 East St., Adams.
Lanesborough Library: Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.
Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385.
Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Baby to 5 years old. MCBA Book Club, 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Grades 4 to 6. Information: 413-528-2403. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. 413-662-3133.
Berkshire Organization for Original Music: Organizational meeting. 7 p.m. Open to area musicians who write and perform their own music and anyone who supports local music. Information: facebook.com/boomberkshires. Robert Boland Theatre at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.
Berkshire Ukulele Band: Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan. Free, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead. Information: 413-528-0397.
Drury Performing Arts Center: Drury Chorus, NAPS All-District Concert Band and University of Maine's Maine Steiners a capella group. 7 p.m. Free. Drury High School, South Church Street, North Adams.
Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.
Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.
Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop a capella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Evangelical Free Church, 389 Cheshire Road, Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.