The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 12
Berkshire Country Day School: Winter open house for parents and caregivers for all grades, 9 to 11 a.m., 55 Interlaken Road, Route 183, Stockbridge. Registration: berkshirecountryday.org/events.
Family Game Night: Choose from a library of over 185 tabletop board and card games 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 jeannie@2FlightsUp.com or 413-281-4893.
Immigrant Rights Workshop: "Know Your Rights" hosted by BCC, Berkshire Immigrant Center and Literacy Network of South Berkshire. For all immigrants in Berkshire County who want to understand more about their rights, both now and under the new presidential administration. A representative from the Mass. Immigration and Refugee Advocacy Coalition of Boston will lead the discussion and take questions. Spanish language translation available. At 5:30 p.m., Berkshire Community College, Koussevitzky Arts Center, Room K-111, 1350 West St., Pittsfield. Information: 413-243-0471.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Who Was Festus Campbell?" with author Bernard Drew, at 10:45 a.m. preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Knitting Workshop: Open to all knitters, beginners to experienced, bring projects, old and new, and questions another knitter may be able to answer, 6 p.m., Huntington Public Library, 7 East Main St., Huntington.
Lanesborough/Hancock Community Meeting: "There Ought to be a Law," hosted by state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, D-North Adams, to allow participants to share ideas about local and district issues, state government, and legislation — particularly what laws should exist and what laws, if any, should be repealed, 6 p.m., Town Hall, 83 North Main St., Lanesborough.
Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, meditation and a presentation by Phlox Laucher, 6 p.m.; Young People's Sangha for children, also at 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-358-2626 or 508-237-4252.
Parent Education Workshop: Leslie Fisher-Katz, LMHC, will lead a discussion about anxiety, depression, and other issues concerning children's emotional health. Child care and refreshments provided. Donations welcome. 5:30 to 7 p.m., The Family Center at The Children's Study Home, 3 Birch Lane, Great Barrington. To register: 413-645-3400, ext. 200.
Parent Workshop Series: "Guiding Good Choices," first in five-week series. Parents will learn how to strengthen their bonds with their children and reduce the risk that their children will use drugs. Open to parents of children in grades 4 to 8. Dinner and child care are provided. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, second floor conference room, 61 Main St., North Adams. Information: Chris Griffin, 413-663-7588, ext. 24.
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.
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.
Stockbridge Community Preservation Committee: Public informational hearing. The committee will invite comments on the needs, possibilities and resources of the town regarding community preservation, 6 p.m., Town Hall Community Room, Stockbridge.
Line Dance Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.
Berkshire International Film Festival: Wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m., screening of "Brave New Jersey" written by Berkshire resident, filmmaker and writer Michael Dowling at 7 p.m., followed by Q&A with Dowling and actor Evan Jonigkeit, Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St., Great Barrington. Tickets: $20, $15 for REEL Friends, first-come, first-served, at the cinema.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.
TOPS: Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight loss group, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, 413-770-0429, 413-822-9593.
'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 & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, 413-499-9480, ext. 5.
Bushnell-Sage Library: "Sing-along Playgroup" offered by CHP Family Services/South Berkshire Kids, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 48 Main St., Sheffield.
CHP Family Services/S. Berk. Kids: "Toddler Steps," 18 months to 3 years, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; "Kids' Kitchen," 21/2 to 5 years, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Dalton Public Library: Preschool storytime, includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks, no storytime during school vacation or on snow days, 10 to 11 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.
Family Center Playgroup: Gym Group for walking to 5 years old, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State St., North Adams.
Lenox Library: Pre-kindergarten story time, 10:30 a.m., Youth Department, 18 Main St., Lenox, 413-637-0197, ext. 105.
Mason Library: Homeschoolers Writing with Pictures, for ages 9 and older, registration required, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, 413-528-2403.
North Adams Public Library: Lego drop-in group for families of children ages 4 to 12, siblings welcome, 6 to 7 p.m., third floor Community Room, Church Street, North Adams, 413-662-3133.
Ramsdell Library: Storytime for Toddlers, 2 to 5 years, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.
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.
Williams College: Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and chair of the Democratic National Committee, on political leadership, 7:30 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.
Lenox Library: Writers Round Table, leadership rotates weekly, bring copies of new work for discussion, 2 to 4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox. Information: Coordinator at 413-637-1900.
Stamford Community Library: Adam Boyce will discuss his book, "Because I Loved the Daffodil: The Writings of a Vermont Farm Wife, Mildred F. Boyce," light refreshments, 6:30 p.m., 986 Main Road, Stamford, Vt., 802-694-1379.
Williams College: I/O Fest 2017, a four-day festival of adventurous new music from around the globe; tickets and reservations not required. Talk: "Musical Process in Tom Johnson's Nine Bells" by Prof. Ed Gollin, 4:15 p.m., Bernhard Music Center, Room 30, 54 Chapin Hall Drive; I/O Ensemble — "Winternacht," Hans Abrahamsen's masterpiece "Schnee" (Snow) and music of Tristan Murail and Zachary Wadsworth, 8 p.m., CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance; "After Hours": "Coming Together," Bad Planets performs late-night music, 10:30 p.m., CenterStage, '62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.
Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place: "The Singing Trooper," Sgt. Daniel Clark performs Broadway, opera, Elvis, patriotic numbers, and more, 3 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. RSVP: 413-499-1992.
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