The Berkshires Calendar for Feb. 8


Paint & Sip Party:
Benefit for Moments House. Create a Valentine's painting, $25 includes all supplies, refreshments, and a donation to Moments House, 5 to 7 p.m., Springside Rehab & Nursing Center, 55 Lebanon Ave., Pittsfield. Space is limited. RSVPs required: Denise Vigna, 413-441-8007 or


Berkshire Food Project: Free community lunch, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.

Bingo: Doors open 3:30 p.m., bingo at 6:30 p.m., Elks Lodge, 27 Union St., Pittsfield, 413-447-9243.

City of Pittsfield:
Mayor Linda Tyer will host meeting to discuss toter initiative, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Conte Community School, 200 West Union St., Pittsfield.

College Planning Night: For Taconic & Pittsfield High School juniors and parents, 6:30 p.m., Pittsfield High School auditorium, 300 East St., Pittsfield.

Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 300 tabletop board, card games and RPGs to enjoy, or bring your own games to play; featured game of the week will be taught to newcomers by staff, 6 to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton. Information: Email or 413-281-4893.

Hampden County Bar Association: Legal Help Hotline, 4 to 7 p.m. Call 413-796-2057 for advice on divorce and family law, bankruptcy, real estate, business and landlord/tenant issues.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Housatonic Heritage Oral History Center at Berkshire Community College," with Judith Monachina, at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lanesborough Democratic Caucus: Registered Democrats in Lanesborough will hold a caucus to elect delegates and alternates to the 2018 Massachusetts Democratic State Convention, 6:30 p.m., Community Room, Town Hall, Route 7, Lanesborough.

Lee Library: Game Night, ages 18 and up, 6 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee. Register: 413-243-0385.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252. Child care upon request.

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.

Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pick up this week.

Purple Dragon Games: Open play board games, 6 p.m., 40 Spring St., Williamstown.

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.


Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.


Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts: "Show Me Democracy!" documentary screening as part of MCLA's Black History Month celebrations, 3 p.m., MCLA Campus Center, 375 Church St., North Adams.


Berkshire Kripalu Community:
Yoga class with Sherrie Howard, open to the public, $10, $6 members, Rhythms Healing Arts Center at Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

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.

Tai Chi: Easy Tai Chi for healthy aging and relaxation, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Dalton, 413-684-2000.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-442-0829 or 413-442-3964.

YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.

Yoga for Healthy Bones: Prevent and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis with a focus on strengthening bones, $10, noon to 1 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance and Fitness, 55 North St., 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 and Learn group for children ages 3-5, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum: South County STEM session for children ages 2 to 8, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Lee Library, 100 Main St., Lee. Register: 413-464-5095.

Bushnell-Sage Library: Sing and Play for children ages 2 and up, 10 a.m., followed by storytime; Art for All, art stations set up for your creative spirit to soar, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

CHP Family Services: Toddler Steps for ages 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Lego Group for kids ages 4 to 12, 6 to 7 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

Lee Library: Brain Builders for children up to age 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; D&D for teens, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee.

Mason Library:
Club Maison Kids Book and Activity Club for grades 4 and up, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

North Adams Public Library: Lego Group for children ages 4 to 12, 6 to 7 p.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.

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.

Stephentown Memorial Library: Playgroup for children ages 5 and under, 10 a.m., 472 NY-43, Stephentown, N.Y.

UNO Community Center: Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's after-school program, for students in grades 4 to 8, 4 to 5 p.m., 157 River St., North Adams.


Austen Riggs Center: "How Contemporary Developmental Science Informs Clinical Work with Pregnant and Postpartum Mothers and Infants," 8 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield.


Bushnell-Sage Library: Library Writing Group, feedback and discussion, 1 p.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.

Lenox Library: Writers Group, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-551-7336.

Writing From the Source: Creative writing workshop for all levels, 7 to 8 p.m., Church on the Hill Annex, 55 Main St., Lenox. Information: 646-396-6692.


Guthrie Center: Hootenanny Nite, 7 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington. Tickets: 413-528-1955.

Northern Berkshire Ukulele Club: Meetup and ukulele jam, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lanesborough Community Room, Town Hall, Route 7, Lanesborough. Loaners available.

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; list the event name and date in the subject line. Questions: 413-496-6207, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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