The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 8

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Art

Berkshire Paint and Sip: Live male model — Ladies Night! 6 p.m. "Figure Painting, $35, all painting materials and light snack included. BYOB. Reservations: berkshirepaintandsip.com or 413-205-8346. 305 North St., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Opening reception for Berkshire artist Anthony Nordoff as the first monthly exhibitor on the newly installed Art Wall. 6 to 8 p.m. Information: bushnellsagelibrary.org. 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Clark Art Institute: New Parents Gallery Talk series. 10:15 a.m. Best suited for parents with pre-toddlers; strollers and front-style baby carriers are permitted. Reservations not required. Free. Permanent collection galleries, 225 South St., Williamstown.

IS183: Arts Night Out Series — "Smartphone Photography" with Thad Kubis. 7 p.m. BYOB and snacks. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Preregistration required; 413-298-5252, ext. 100 or at is183.org. These events are for adults aged 21 and older. Citizens' Hall Studios, Stockbridge.

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts: Opening reception for "Out of the Studio." 4 to 6 p.m. Work of eight area painters, sculptors and dancers. Live music and an appearance by Gypsy Layne Cabaret & Company. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum: "Meet Rockwell's Models." 2:30 p.m. Rockwell models share their personal experiences. Free with museum admission; museum members free. Information: 413-931-2221, or nrm.org. Stockbridge.

Community

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@gmail.com. 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 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.

Dance

Votre Soiree: Social ballroom dance. 7 p.m. Featuring the band, Champagne Jam. Admission: $10 per person. Light refreshments. Information: 413-329-3324. Polish Falcon Hall, 32 BelAir Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Lecture

Sheffield Historical Society: "Boss Roraback's Damned Dam," with Bernard Drew. 7:30 p.m. Free. Information: sheffieldhistory.org, email sheffieldhistoricalsociety @gmail.com, or 413-229-2694. Dewey Hall, 91 Main St., Sheffield.

Music

Village Harmony Alumni Camp: Concert of traditional music from Corsica and the Balkans; American shape-note, Applachian and Shaker songs; plus renaissance works by Guerrero and works by contemporary Estonian composer Urmas Sisask. 7:30 p.m. Suggested admission: $10 to $12; $5 to $6 students and seniors. Information: 802-426-3210. West Cummington Community Church, 27 W. Main St., Cummington.

Williams College: I/O Fest '16, three-day festival of adventurous new music from around the globe. Professor Ed Gollin, "Idea and Machine: Process in Steve Reich's Music for Pieces of Wood," 3:15 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, room 30, 54 Chapin Hall Drive. New York quartet "loadbang" presents "monodramas," featuring dramatic works by Hannah Lash and Andy Akiho composed for their lineup of trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, and baritone voice. 8 p.m., CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St.,Williamstown.

Outdoors

Ski Butternut: $10 Learn-to-Ski or Learn-to-Snowboard package. 10 a.m. Part of the Guinness Book of World Records — World's Largest Ski and Snowboard Lesson event. No reservations required. Information: 413-528-2000, ext. 150. Includes rental equipment, first-timer 1 1/2-hour lesson and a beginner's area lift ticket. 380 State Road, Great Barrington.

The Eagle calendar publicizes free or low-cost community-oriented events of broad public interest. These listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. The calendar puts a priority on publishing one-day events. The deadline is seven days prior to the date of the event. Emailed entries (no attachments) are preferred to news@berkshireeagle.com; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6298, Monday through Friday, 8 to 12.


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