The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 22



Berkshire Paint and Sip: Fundraiser to benefit People's Pantry in Great Barrington. 6 p.m. "Bird Tree" Cost: $35 and one non-perishable food item; all painting materials and instruction included. Reservations: or 413-205-8346. VFW, 800 Main St., Great Barrington.


Adult Pickleball: Advanced and intermediate levels, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email: Berkshirepb Dalton CRA, 400 Main St. Dalton.

Bingo: Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's School, Orchard Street, Lee, 413-243-1079.

Meditation Group: Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 9 to 9:30 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, 413-663-5830.

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 Public Schools: "Hoops for Troops." City Championship Basketball Series, between Pittsfield and Taconic high schools. 4 p.m. — junior varsity girls; 5:30 p.m. — junior varsity boys; 7 p.m. — varsity girls; 8:15 p.m. — VFW color guard; 8:30 p.m. — varsity boys. Free admission for veterans, active duty and reserve military personnel. 50/50 raffle to benefit Soldier On. Pittsfield High School, East Street, Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Sangha: "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-358-2626.

Health and Fitness

Easy Exercise: Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Gentle Yoga: Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, 413-458-8371.

Kids' Stuff

Adams Free Library: Interactive storytime featuring classic children's tales and new favorites. 10 a.m. For preschoolers and their caregivers. Songs, rhymes, stories, fingerplays and crafts. Free. Information: 413-743-8345, ext. 103. 92 Park St., Adams.

Adams Youth Center: Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse Adventures," songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time for ages 18 months to 3 years, 11 to 11:30 a.m., free with museum admission, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South Regional Community Center: "Skip & Dip," program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10 a.m. to noon, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "English/Spanish Discussion Group," 8:15 to 9:15 a.m.; "Early Intervention Group," 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Art & Nature," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Lenox Library: Toddler story time for children ages 18 months to 3, program features stories, songs and fingerplays, 10:30 to 11 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.

Mason Library: Sing-a-long Playgroup, program of CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Stockbridge Library: Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories and a craft, no pre-registration necessary, 10 a.m., Stockbridge Station, 2 Depot St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.


Berkshire Music School: Music@theTaft — Blue Jazz Quartet. 7 p.m. Cost: $10; wine and beer available for purchase. Free snacks. Reservations: 413-442-1411. Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

EPOCH at Melbourne: Ethan Stone and Adam Bergeron in a dueling piano concert. 1:30 p.m. Free, but space is limited. I(nformation or to RSVP: 413-499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

New Lebanon Library: The Bernice Lewis Trio. 6:30 p.m. Free, donations for the performers appreciated. Information: 518-794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

N. Berkshire Chorale: Evening of American music. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 seniors and students, children free. Information: Chapin Hall, on the Williams College campus, 54 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown.


Ghent Playhouse: Conor McPherson's award-winning "The Weir." 8 p.m. Tickets: $20, $17 for Friends of the Playhouse, $10 for students with ID; 1-800-838-3006 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, N.Y.

Hubbard Hall: Second Annual Winter Carnival of New Work. 8 p.m. General admission $10, students $5. Carnival all-access tickets $25. Information, tickets and schedule of plays: 518-677-2495, or 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y.

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