The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 7
Berkshire Paint and Sip: "Paris in Winter." 6 p.m. $30, all painting materials and light snack included. BYOB. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.
Adult Pickleball: Instruction and equipment for beginners is available, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Dalton CRA during the winter and inclement weather, and at a private outside tennis court, spring through fall. Free for CRA members, $2 per session for non-members. Information: Email Berkshirepb@gmail.com.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Discussion "You Can Quit Smoking!" presented by the Tobacco-Free Community Partnership. 7 p.m. Information: 413-499-4980. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Berkshire County Beekeepers: Learn about the different varieties of honeybees to choose from and where and how to purchase packages and nucleus hives. 6 p.m. Free. Berkshire Bank Community Room, 99 North St., Pittsfield.
Cheshire Community Center: Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at 413-743-3275. Cheshire.
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.
Great Barrington Green Drinks: Speaker: Judy Eddy, who leads 350Mass Berkshire's natural gas pipeline opposition campaign. 5:30 p.m. The Prairie Whale, 178 Main 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: "Current Events: Updates and Discussion" with Edward Insley, attorney and financial planner, 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.
Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 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.
N.B. Retirees Club: Meeting. 10 a.m. Speaker: Officer from the North Adams Police Department with an update on what is happening in North Adams. Question-and-answer period follows. Coffee and doughnuts. Information: 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263. Greylock Community Club, State Road, 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.
VFW Post 448: Benefit for the relief fund that supports youth programs and those in need. 4 to 9 p.m. Copy of the flyer required; must be presented prior to ordering meal to have 15 percent credit to Post 448. Applebee's, 555 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield.
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.
Mason Library: First Thursday Film, "Groundswell Rising." 7 p.m. Information: 413-528-2403 231 Main St., Great Barrington.
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: Pre-kindergarten story time, 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.
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: I/O Fest '16, three-day festival of adventurous new music from around the globe. Oscar Bettison's blues-infused Requiem Mass "O Death," and works by Pierre Jodlowski, Ornette Coleman, and Frederic Rzewski, 8 p.m., CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance. "After Hours," featuring music by Terry Riley, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, John Cage and others, 10:30 p.m., Dance Studio, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance. 1000 Main St., Williamstown.
Zion Lutheran Church: Jazz Vespers, 6 p.m. A casual meal at 5:30, featuring entrees from a variety of local restaurants. Free-will offering. Information: zionlutheranpittsfield.org. At the church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.