The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 20

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COMMUNITY

350MA Berkshire Node: Monthly meeting. 5:30 p.m. hors d'oeuvres potluck; meeting at 6 p.m. Strategic priorities for 2016, achievements in 2015 and ways members can plug into our climate action work in a number of crucial areas. UU Church on 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

American Cancer Society: Relay For Life of Northern Berkshire kickoff. 6 p.m. Light refreshments. Bring canned good to be entered into raffle. Free. Information: relayforlife.org, relayforlife.org/northernberkshirema, 404-327-6560 or stephanie.bosley@cancer.org. Freight Yard Pub, 3 Furnace St, North Adams.

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

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.

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. "Looking for Mr. Green" by Saul Bellow. Bring your own lunch. Free. Information: jlee@hevreh.org or 413-528-6378. 270 State Road, Great Barrington.

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

Laurel Hill Association: Annual meeting. 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Ron Yaple, arborist at Race Mountain Tree Services Inc., on understanding and managing threats to our forests. Free. Senior Center in Stockbridge Town Offices, Stockbridge.

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.

DANCE

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.

SOMA: Freestyle Dance, 6 p.m. Free-style dancing for fun and exercise to a variety of music from around the world. No experience or partners necessary. Information: Mieke Kohl 413-626-2463 or soma.eclise407@gmail.com. Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, North Adams.

FILM

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

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinic: 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.

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.

Berkshire Family YMCA Northern Berkshire Branch: Wellness Wednesday, 3 to 6 p.m. An introduction to Berkshire Partnership for Health, Community Health Workers and partnership organizations, pre-diabetes screening and education, "A Matter of Balance: managing concerns about falls in older adults," pre-hypertension education, tobacco cessation and education programs, blood pressure/Get Cuffed Program. Information: 413-663-6529 or visit ymcanb.org. 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Seniors' Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph: Information and referral help for New Lebanon residents 60 and older and/or their caregivers. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Information: 518-925-0682 or 518-733-0469. Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse: Parent/Child STEM Session. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. For children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers. Older and younger siblings welcome. Free. Reservations: 413-443-7171 ext. 334 or email jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org. 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 Lapsit 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,

LITERARY

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

MUSIC

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

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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