The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 8
Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, $15, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252 ext. 100.
Berkshire Food Project: Free lunch for all, noon to 1 p.m., First Congregational Church, 134 Main St., North Adams.
Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5 to 6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: Chair Yoga with Linda Novick at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Lenox Community Center: Mondays With Me Coffee Hour with a spokesperson from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Berkshire County, 1:30 p.m., 65 Walker St., Lenox.
Master Gardener Hotline: Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, 413-298-5355.
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 2018 State of the City: Mayor Linda Tyer delivers work of the past year and upcoming initiatives, 5 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.
Pittsfield Recycling: Cans, bottles and plastic for curbside pick up this week.
Pittsfield Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield; Linden Street Meditation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.
Support Group: For those who have lost a loved one to substance abuse, hosted by HospiceCare in the Berkshires and the BMC Pastoral Care Department, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center Chapel, Pittsfield. Register: 413-447-2251.
Zonta Club of Berkshire County: Megan Bossong, director of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Williams College, 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South St., Pittsfield.
Line Dance Classes: With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St. Ext., Dalton, 413-443-6263.
Line Dance Classes: For seniors over 50, 10 to 11 a.m., Pittsfield Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.
Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., beginners from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wheel Estates Hall, 1588 Church St., North Adams. Information: Mel, 413-663-9718.
Line Dance Lessons: Lessons for beginner to improvers, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Blood Drive: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Great Barrington Healthcare, 148 Maple Ave., Great Barrington.
Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability, 9 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.
Health Screenings: Walk-in HIV and HepC testing, free, 10 a.m. to noon, Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Parkinson's Exercise Group: Requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Fifth Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.
YogaDance: $5 for Berkshire residents, noon, Kripalu, 57 Interlaken Road, Stockbridge. Register: 866-200-5203.
Berkshire Athenaeum: Storytime for children up to age 2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.
Family Center Playgroups: Busy Bees, for infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown.
Lee Library: Babies and Books group for children up to 12 months, 10:30 a.m., 100 Main St., Lee.
Mason Library: "Read and Wag" program, school-aged children read to reading dogs, registration requested, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington. Register: 413-528-2403.
North Adams Public Library: Daycare Provider Storytime for up to age 5, 10 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams.
SMART Girls: Girls ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.
Berkshire Hillsmen: Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; Information: Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or Jake, 518-567-3505 or berkshirehillsmen.org.
Berkshire Lyric: Rehearsals begin for spring concerts, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; BerkshireLyric.org.
Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Community Band rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield, 413-442-2782 or 413-842-5097.
Mount Greylock State Reservation: "Finding Your Way in Winter," 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.
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