The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 13



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit Busy Bee Preschool. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. "Red Winter Bridge." $40, all painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. Locker Room, 232 Main St., Lee.

Berkshire Rehabilitation & Skilled Care Center: Painting social with Renaissance art instructors. 1:30 p.m. Free. RSVP: 413-258-4731. 7 Sandisfield Road, Sandisfield.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Dr. Andrew Vidich to teach "Meditation Techniques for Total Health and Happiness." 7 p.m. Information: 413-499-4980. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Diva's Quarter Auction: Doors open at 6 p.m. Eagles on Curran Highway, North Adams. To benefit local charity or organization (chosen each month). 50/50 raffle.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Monthly series on emergency preparedness. 6:30 p.m. "How to Start a 72-Hour Emergency Kit." Information: Rhonda Chivers, 413-684-1042. 470 East New Lenox Road, off Williams Street, Pittsfield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: 413-243-3512.

Embroidery Guild: Meets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grace Church Congregational. All new members welcome. Information call 413-464-1506. 1055 Williams St., Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center: Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Information call 413-854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire: Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Jodie Gordon, "Short Stories: The American-Jewish Encounter in the 20th Century." 11:45 a.m. "Gimple the Fool" by I.B. Singer. Bring your own lunch. Free. Information: or 413-528-6378. 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

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.

Pittsfield Family YMCA: Session of Pickleball for seniors and adults. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Interest at the event will gauge whether the Y establishes a Pickleball Clinic. Information: or 413-499-7650. 292 North St., Pittsfield.


Scottish Dancers: 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944. Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., 3rd floor, Housatonic.


Blood Pressure Clinics: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; with the Otis Board of Health, Otis Senior Center, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Otis.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability. 9 a.m. Information: 413-464-0064. Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield.

Yoga: Gentle yoga for cancer survivors to help improve strength and sleep. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Registration encouraged, but walk-ins welcome. Information: 413-447-3092. Community Education conference room, first floor of the BMC Cancer and Infusion Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield.


Little Cinema: Special Film Screenings: Woody Allen Wednesdays. "Magic in the Moonlight." 2 p.m. $7.50, $5 for museum members. 39 South St., Pittsfield.


Berkshire Athenaeum: Lego Club. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Theme, "Wild and Wacky Creations." Children of all ages are welcome. Free, no registration required. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult over 18 years of age. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Parent/child STEM session. 10:30 a.m. Designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free. Reservations: 413-443-7171 ext. 334 or by email at 39 South ST., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South: Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

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; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup, 10 to 11 a.m., for 1 to 2.5 years old, Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams. Lanesborough Town Hall, 10 to 11 a.m., for walking to 5 years old, free, Community Room, 83 N. Main St., Lanesborough.

New Lebanon Library: Small Wonders Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Sheep Hill: Woodchuck Wednesdays winter session for first through fourth graders. 1:45 to 4 p.m. Outdoor and nature drop-off program. Pre-registration suggested. Fee: Individual session, members $12; non-members $15. Route 7 , Williamstown,


Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Session for Women, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Information: 413-274-3738 1087 Main St., Housatonic.


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; for more information, visit

Berkshire Sings: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

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