The Berkshires Calendar for Jan. 9

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ART

Open Studio: Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge, 413-298-5252, Ext. 100.

COMMUNITY

Community Supper: Free meal prepared by Berkshire chefs, no reservation required, donations accepted, non-perishable food items also collected for food banks, 5-6 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, 413-528-2810.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires: "The Process of Aging" with therapist Maggie Bittman, at 10:45 a.m., preceding noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

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 Sangha: "Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield; Linden Street Mediation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Zonta Club of Berkshire County: Brief networking time, business meeting and dinner. Guest speaker Ellen Merritt, executive director of the Christian Center, 5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1032 South St., Pittsfield. Contact berkshire@zontadistrict1.org or on Facebook at Zonta Club of Berkshire County.

DANCE

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 Lessons: Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m.; ultra beginner instruction at 6 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean, 413-663-9718.

Line Dance Lessons: Dalton Country Kickers, lessons for absolute beginner to improvers, 6 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Dalton, 413-281-4893.

FILM

Winter Film Series:
"A Walk on the Moon" (1999), set in a Catskills bungalow colony against the backdrop of the 1969 Woodstock festival and the moon landing. Film screening, 5 to 7 p.m.; discussion, 7 to 8 p.m., feel free to bring your own dinner, Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington; hevreh.org.

HEALTH AND FITNESS


Chair Yoga: Instructor Vickie Bandoski, certified Kripalu yoga instructor, leads a class appropriate for all ages and levels, including seniors and beginners; exercise option for those with limited mobility; 10:45 a.m., Wingate Residences at Melbourne Place, 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. Space is limited. RSVP at 413-499-1992.

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.

Parkinson's Exercise Group: 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex at Berkshire Medical Center, requires medical clearance, $5 per session, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 777 North St., Pittsfield, 413-447-3075.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum: Tiny Tots Story Time for ages 0-2. No registration required unless your group includes five or more children; children younger than 10 must be accompanied at all times by an adult 18 years of age or older; 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

CHP/South Berk. Kids Playgroups:
"Play N Learn," ages 3-5 years, 9 to 11 a.m., CHP Family Services Building, 442 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, sign-up required at 413-644-0104; "Gym Fun," 9:30 to 11 a.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road, West Stockbridge.

Family Center Playgroups: For infants to 5 years old, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Williamstown Youth Center, 66 School St., Williamstown; Baby Group for birth to walking, 11 a.m., playroom at the Haskins Center, North Adams; Gym Group for children walking to 8 years, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Haskins Center, 210 State 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 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of the Berkshires, 14 Melville St., Pittsfield. Register at bgcberkshires.org.

MUSIC

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: Jake, 518-869-3468; Dan Burkhard, 413-298-4773 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Berkshire Lyric: Rehearsals begin for the spring season, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information: 413-298-5365.

Eagles Band Rehearsals: Eagles Wind Symphony 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, 413-499-2071.

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