The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 27



Clark Art Institute: "Communicate with Color," a five-session painting class. 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor Michael Cohen of IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. Tuition: $210 ($180 for Clark and IS183 members). Information and to register: or 413-298-5252. ext. 100. Hunter Studio at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark's campus.


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. holds free legal clinics from noon to 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. "The Magic Barrel" by Bernard Malamud. 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.

Morningside Initiative Neighborhood Watch: join Morningside community members to discuss ongoing steps to take as a community to build a safer neighborhood. 6 p.m. Information: or 413-464-9044. Rice Silk Mill Apartments, 55 Spring St., Pittsfield. Use main entrance on Burbank Street.

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.

Stockbridge Library: Michael Harney, vice president of Harney & Sons Master Tea Blenders. 6:30 p.m. Talk and tea tasting. $5 suggested donation. Jonathan Edwards Room of the First Congregational Church of Stockbridge, 4 Main St., Stockbridge.

Town of Cheshire: Water department users meeting. 6 p.m. Community/Senior Center, Cheshire.

VFW Post 448: Benefit for the relief fund that supports youth programs and those in need. 5 to 10 p.m. Copy of coupon required; must be presented prior to ordering meal to have 15 percent credit to Post 448. For coupon: 413-443-0309 or at American Legion, 41 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Also 50/50 raffle. Ninety-Nine Restaurant, 699 Merrill Road, 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.

SOMA: Free-style dancing for fun and exercise to a variety of music from around the world. No experience or partners necessary. 6 to 7 p.m. Contact: 413-626-2463 or Eclipse Mill Artist Lofts, Union Street, North Adams.


Little Cinema: Special Film Screenings: Woody Allen Wednesdays. "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger." 2 p.m. $7.50, $5 for museum members. 39 South St., Pittsfield.


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; Porchlight VNA and the Sandisfield Board of Health, 11 a.m. to noon. Sandisfield Senior Center, Sandisfield.

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.

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.


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.

Marty's T-Ball: Registration. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Open to boys and girls, ages 5, 6 and 7, in North Adam and surrounding towns, including Adams and Williamstown, and Stamford and Readsboro, Vt. Children must have turned 5 by Sept. 1, 2015. Cost: $30 per player; $35 per family. Information: Ryley Gaudreau, 413-329-6060, or Jim Lipa, 413-662-2682. North Adams Armory on Ashland Street, North Adams.

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: Four sessions — members $40/non-members $55; 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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