The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 5

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COMMUNITY

Conversations with Your Councilor: With Ward 5 Pittsfield City Councilor Donna Todd Rivers, 10 to 11 a.m., Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "Silver Wellness Series and Nutrition for Seniors" with Thea Basis, 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.

Quilting Session: New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time, 1 p.m., Cheshire Community Center, School Street, Cheshire. Information: Betty King at 413-743-3275.

Meditation Sangha: Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m., returning speaker, the Rev. Dosung Yoo, "The Meaning of Breath"; 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.

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club: Meeting, coffee and doughnuts, 10 a.m., Greylock Community Club, State Road, North Adams, 413-743-9476 or 413-663-9263.

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.

DANCE

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.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinic: Walk-ins are 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.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m.; Lego Club, building fun for children ages 5 and up, no registration required, 3:30 to 4:30 p.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 snowdays, 10 to 11 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Family Center Playgroup:
Gym Group at Haskins Center, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., for walking to 5 years old, 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.

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.

LITERARY

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.

MUSIC

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church: Zion Lutheran's Jazz Vespers at 6 p.m., preceded by casual meal at 5:30 p.m. featuring entrees from local restaurants, free-will offering, 67 East St., Park Square, Pittsfield.

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