The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 10

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ART

Sheep Hill: "Watercolor Techniques and Composition" with artist Ann Kremers, $240 for eight three-hour sessions, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 671 Cold Spring Road, Route 7 South, Williamstown. To register, email annjkremers@yahoo.com; class limited to 10 people.

COMMUNITY

Great Barrington Republican Town Committee:
Meeting; agenda includes upcoming elections, warrant articles, school and town budget, Sanctuary cities and towns, and possible recall; all are free to speak; 5:30 p.m., Selectmen's Room, Town Hall, Great Barrington.

Knitting Support Group: Socializing and simple instruction to get going or for help with a trouble spot on a current project. Open to experienced and beginning knitters, 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams; naplibrary.com or 413-662-3133.

Sheffield Kiwanis: Dinner at 6:15 p.m.; meeting at 7:15 p.m. The Bridge Restaurant, Sheffield.

FILM


Tuesday Night Film Series: "Chef" (2014). A head chef quits his restaurant job and buys a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family. Starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson. Refreshments available for purchase, 5 p.m., Stockbridge Library, Morris Stockbridge Room, 46 Main St, Stockbridge, 413-298-5501, stockbridgelibrary.org.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics: Blood pressure & health counseling sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, walk-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Crossway Village Gymnasium, 21 Crossway St., Lee.

North Chatham Library: "Exercises for Seniors: Helping Prevent/Reduce Back & Joint Pain" with Doreen Frank of Columbia Physical Therapy PC, 10 a.m. to noon, Malden Bridge Community Center, 1087 Albany Turnpike, North Chatham, N.Y. To register: 518-766-3211, email nclibrary@fairpoint.net.

Pittsfield Memory Cafe: For people with early-stage memory impairment and their caregivers, partners, family and friends, 10 a.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.

Pittsfield Sangha: Park Square Mediation, co-sponsored with St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 12:15 p.m., St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Park Square, Pittsfield, pittsfieldsangha@hotmail.com, 413-358-2626, 413-209-5529.

KID STUFF

4-H Fair Association: 4-H Fair Teen Leadership meeting; any youth, 12 to 18, is welcome, 6:30 p.m., Brattle Farm, 600 Williams St., Pittsfield, 413-448-8285.

Berkshire Athenaeum: Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Children's Library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum: "WeeMuse: Littlest Learners," explore the world through a child's eyes while reading stories, singing songs, learning sign language, and stretching bodies and minds, for ages 6 to 18 months and their caregivers, included with regular museum admission, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Cheshire Library: Pre-K Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m., Cheshire Library, 23 Depot St. (Town Hall), Cheshire.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Next Steps," 2 1/2 to 3 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9:30 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Town Hall, 1 North Main Road, Otis; "Baby Steps," birth to 17 months, 11 a.m. to noon, CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton Free Public Library: STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup: For infants to 5 years old, 11 a.m. to noon, Adams Youth Center, 20 East St., Adams.

Lanesborough Library: Stories, fingerplays, songs and musical instruments, simple crafts for young children, 10:15 a.m., 83 North Main St., Lanesborough, 413-442-0222.

Lee Library: "Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program with Toby, a 8-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; 413-243-0385.

Lego Club: All ages welcome, 3 to 4 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, 48 South Main St., Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

Mason Library: Brain Builders, play and learn play group for baby to 5 years old, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.

New Lebanon Library: Block Party: Legos in the Library! Lego club for kids, Legos provided, all creations displayed in the library until the next club, 4 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

North Adams Public Library: Toddler Time for ages 1-3, 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Salvation Army: Kid's Club for children in grades 1-7, includes supper, Target Ever-Fi Digital Learning Program, crafts, field trips, gym time and Bible lesson, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 298 West St., Pittsfield. Register in person during normal business hours or call 413-442-0624.

SMART Girls: Ages 8-18 talk about growing up, self-esteem, healthy eating, healthy relationships, healthy attitudes, etc., club membership required, 4 to 5 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

LECTURE

Williams College: "Freedom of the Press in the Age of Trump" with David E. McCraw, New York Times vice president and assistant general counsel, 7:30 p.m., Griffin Hall, room 3, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Berkshire Athenaeum: The Banulis and Miller Jazz Trio with Dave Banulis, bassist/guitarist, and Gary Miller, vibraphonist, and Brian DeAngelo, percussionist, in concert, 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480.

Berkshire Ukulele Band:
Ukulele technique, chord progressions and songs. Limited number of ukuleles for loan, 6:30 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Registration requested; drop-ins encouraged, call ahead, 413-528-2810.

Gospel Gang: Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, 413-445-5918.

Parkinson's Choir: Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee. Information: Megan Cook, 413-770-1975.

Sweet Adelines: Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop, a capella weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., lower level of the Tierney Building, 66 West St., Pittsfield. (Use door at the driveway between Laurin Publishing and Berkshire Bank. Information: Marianne, 413-743-0604 or visit berkshirehillschorus.com. Call ahead to see if rehearsal has been canceled.

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