The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 28
Adult Pickleball: Advanced and intermediate levels, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email: Berkshirepb @gmail.com. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton.
Congregation Ahavath Sholom: Nosh and Drosh with Spiritual Leader Barbara Cohen. Noon to 2 p.m. Free. Bring a vegetarian lunch and a willingness to listen and to share interpreting our ancient texts. Information: ahavathsholom.com. 7 North St., Great Barrington.
Huntington Public Library: Knitting workshop. 6 p.m. Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced. Bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer. 7 E. Main St., Huntington.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "How to Stay Young: The First 100 Years!" with Britney Danials, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Knitting Circle at Dottie's: Meet with like-minded knitters at this open circle. 2 to 4 p.m. All levels welcome. Free. Dottie's Coffee Lounge, 444 North St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-443-1792.
MassDOT: Western Mass. Turnpike state of good repair and tolls public meeting. 6:30 p.m. To view report: massdot.state.ma.us/highway/DoingBusinessWithUs/ManualsPublicationsForms.aspx. Highway District 1 Headquarters, 270 Main St., Lenox.
Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, "Mental Health from the Tibetan Medicine Perspective" with Dr. Lusham Gyal. Yeshe from the Shang Shung Institute will translate. 6 p.m. Young People's Sangha (for children) also at 6 p.m. By donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.
Parlor Cafe: Comedy Open Mic. 7 p,m. Free. 303 Ashland St., North Adams.
Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416.
Sewing Lab: Learn how to use a sewing machine, bring in a project or do some mending. No reservations are needed. Donations of fabric, patterns or notions are welcome. Experienced sewers are welcome to share their expertise, 9 to noon, Salvation Army, 298 West St., Pittsfield. Information: Captain Darlene Higgins, 413-442-0624.
Town of Stockbridge: Community Visioning Workshop, "Time to Dream." 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments. Child care with advanced request. RSVP: stockbridge-workshop1.eventbrite.com. Stockbridge Town Offices, gymnasium, 50 Main St., Stockbridge.
Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.
Health and Fitness
Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.
'Yoga for You': Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, 413-298-3319.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-a-long Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.
CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Dalton Public Library: Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.
Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 210 State St., North Adams. Lego Group, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 6 to 7 p.m., for 4 to 12 years, free, North Adams Library 3rd floor, 74 Church St., North Adams.
Lenox Library: STEM-themed preschool story hour, 10:30 a.m. Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: 413-637-0197, Ext. 105.
North Adams Public Library: LEGO Group (ages 8 and older). 6 to 7 p.m. NAPL 3rd floor meeting room, Church Street, North Adams.
Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers. 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. 2 to 5 years. 1087 Main St., Housatonic.
Richmond Play & Read Group: Offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Richmond Consolidated School Library, 1831 State Road, Richmond.
Lenox Library: Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion, 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.
Drury Performing Arts Center: Drury After Dark. 7 p.m. Jazz singer/songwriter Matt Cusson; opening by Drury's own Alyssa Richardson and friends. Tickets: $5 students, $10 adults; mattcusson.brownpapertickets.com or at the door. Drury High School, South Church Street, North Adams.
Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: 413-528-1955.
Williams College: Performance by winter study class led by local musician and music educator Andy Kelly. 7 p.m. Benefit to assist Pittsfield Public School students with obtaining musical instruments. Free, but "tips" accepted. Goodrich Hall, Main Street, Williamstown.
Mahaiwe Performimng Arts Center: The London's National Theatre in HD live broadcast of Donmar Warehouse's highly anticipated new production of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses." 7 p.m. Tickets: $17. Tickets and information: mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: Green Living Seminar Series, "Living with Wildlife: Conflicts and Conservation." 5:30 p.m. Susannah Lerman, a research ecologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, "Improving Relations between People and Urban Wildlife." Room 121 of the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation, North Adams.
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