The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 11

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COMMUNITY

Berkshire Diva's Quarter Auction: To benefit local charity or organization (chosen each month), 50/50 raffle, doors open at 6 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams.

Bridge Club: Friendly Bridge, all welcome, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox, 413-443-0303.

Brunch and Bingo: Breakfast casseroles, waffles, eggs, sausage, dessert and more, hosted by the Friendly Mission Circle at noon; $3 suggested for seniors; all others $4.50. Those interested in playing bingo before the brunch should arrive about 10:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Main Street, Readsboro, Vt.

Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m.; Mah Jongg Night, 5 to 8 p.m., drop-in, beginners welcome, 48 South Main St., Sheffield.

Community Lunch: All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-1955.

Contract Bridge: For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center, 21 Crossway St., Lee, 413-347-1469.

Court Margaret 629 CDA: Monthly meeting. Guest speaker Wendy Champney will discuss her book, "The Forgotten Ledge of Fort Massachusetts," social to follow, 6 p.m., St. Elizabeth Parish Center, St. Anthony Drive, North Adams.

Embroidery Guild: New members welcome, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grace Church Congregational, 1055 Williams St., Pittsfield, 413-464-1506.

Free Legal Clinic: Attorney Eve Schatz will answer legal questions and conduct intakes for the Berkshire Center for Justice Inc., offered by Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County Inc. from noon to 1 p.m. during the free lunch program at The Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, 413-854-1955.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group: Meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Pembury Bridge Club: ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m. Eight-week bridge lesson series for beginners or returning players and social players who want to learn modern bridge, 12:45 to 3:45 p.m. Each session includes the lesson, followed by a guided novice game. Lessons, handouts and refreshments are free; ACBL games are $6. South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, 413-655-2416 or email peter.samsel@verizon.net.

Pittsfield Elks Lodge: Pasta dinner, choice of handmade sausage or meatballs with salad, dessert, $8, 4:30 to 7 p.m. 27 Union St., Pittsfield.

Special Education Surrogate Parents Orientation:
Volunteers make special education decisions for students in the care of a state agency, whose parents are unknown or unable to be located, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Adams Public Library, Church Street, North Adams. Registration required: dhardin@fcsn.org or 617-399-8342 or online fcsn.org/rtsc/events.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons: Absolute beginners, 9 to 9:30 a.m.; beginners, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., all ages welcome, 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

Scottish Dancers:
7:15 to 9:15 p.m., Berkshire Pulse, 410 Park St., third floor, Housatonic. Information: Jean, 518-672-4243, or Ted, 413-698-2944.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's with Megha Nancy Buttenheim, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., 55 North St., No. 201, Pittsfield. Pre-registration required: megha@letyouryogadance.com or 413-329-7887.

Blood Pressure Clinics: Blood pressure & health counseling sponsored by Porchlight VNA & Tri-Town Board of Health, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, Walker Street, Lenox; Blood pressure & health counseling sponsored by Porchlight & Otis Board of Health, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Otis Senior Center, Otis.

Fit To Go!: Functional Fitness class for all levels of ability, 9 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, 413-464-0064.

Yoga Class: Designed for anyone with a cancer experience or their family members, free class with Carol Harty, advanced level Kripalu instructor and certified Yoga therapist, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., HEAL Community Room, BMC Cancer Center, Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield. To register: 413-655-8362.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum: WeeMuse Parent/Child STEM Sessions designed for children ages 2 to 4 and their caregivers to explore science, technology, engineering, and math, 10:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. Advance registration: 413-443-7171, ext. 334 or jwilliamson@berkshiremuseum.org.

Berkshire Sings!:
For ages 13+ under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly, no auditions, open to new and seasoned singers alike, free, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Chess Club: Beginners welcome, 3:10 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, 413-229-7004.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups: "Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, sign-up required at 413-644-0104, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington; Playgroup, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox; Storytime, 10 to 11:30 a.m., New Marlborough Library, 1 Mill River-Great Barrington Road, New Marlborough.

Family Center Playgroups: Toddler Playgroup for 1 to 3 years old, 10 to 11 a.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.

Mason Library: After School Kids' Chess, open to Grades 1 to 6; 3:30 to 5 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington; 413-528-2403.

New Lebanon Library:
Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., 518-794-8844.

North Adams Library: Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, 413-662-3133.

Stockbridge Library: "Littles at the Library," bring your "littles" (newborn to 3 years) for songs, fingerplays and bounces, open play to follow, siblings welcome, 10 a.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge, 413-298-5501.

LECTURE

Berkshire Museum: "Scams, Fraud and Con Artists: Coming to a Computer Near You" with Elliott Greenblott, Vermont Fraud Watch Network coordinator. Sponsored by The Berkshire Eagle and the Berkshire Museum, in cooperation with AARP Fraud Watch Network. The program identifies the current scams and tactics being used today to commit fraud over the internet and provide helpful tips on staying out of the grip of con artists, 1 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

LITERARY

Ramsdell Library: Powder Keg Sessions: Writing Workshop for Women, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic, 413-274-3738.

MUSIC


Berkshire Highlanders: Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit berkshirehighlanders.org.

Berkshire Sings!: Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered, everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary, free, 6:45-8:15 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

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