The Clark Art Insitute’s exhibit of Winslow Homer paintings and illustrations, ‘Making art, making history,’ will run through Sunday at
The Clark Art Insitute’s exhibit of Winslow Homer paintings and illustrations, ‘Making art, making history,’ will run through Sunday at 225 South st. in Williamstown. (Winslow Homer / Clark Art Institute)

Thursday

Sept. 5

HISTORY

Mission House

Mohican Museum and free self-guided walking tour of Mohican sites. Guided museum tours every hour starting at 11 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the Colonial Revival gardens: 100 herbs, perennials and annuals that had culinary or medicinal value. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-3239.

Friday

Sept. 6

ART

First Fridays Artswalk

A free monthly event featuring dozens of artists' work on display in over 20 locations in downtown Pittsfield's Upstreet Cultural District, 5pm-8pm, 413-443-6501, discoverpittsfield.com/firstfridaysartswalk.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Meet Rockwell's Models" program for adults, 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Potluck Monthly Meeting

Bhutan: Birding and Conservation in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, 5:30 p.m., Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, 427 W. Mountain Road, Lenox. Please bring place settings and utensils. (413) 637-0320.

Sheffield in Celebration

Farmers Market from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., CornFest featuring family fun, food, open mike, baby animals, kid's games and races, from 3 to 5 p.m., Old Parish Church, off Route 7, Sheffield. Jack Sobon, nationally recognized expert on traditional timber-framing, will speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield.

HISTORY

Mission House

Mohican Museum and free self-guided walking tour of Mohican sites. Guided museum tours every hour starting at 11 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the Colonial Revival gardens: 100 herbs, perennials and annuals that had culinary or medicinal value. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-3239.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Museum Adventures" songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more, for children 18 months to 3 years. 11 to 11:30 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway meet in L.A., new work by Mark St. Germain, 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane"featuring Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. 8:30 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Better Late" December-December-December romance by Emmy winnder Larry Gelbart. 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8989 thru Sept. 22

Voices Theater Company

"Pittsfield's ‘Glory,' The Civil War World of Pittsfield" presented in collaboration with Berkshire Historical Society. 6 p.m., The Pittsfield Cemetery, 203 Wahconah St., Pittsfield. Tickets available at door. (413) 442-1928 or (413) 442-1793.

Saturday

Sept. 7

ART

Chesterwood

Berkshire County Residents' Family Day! Relax in the garden and explore woodland walks. Children's hands-on activities, and feel free to bring a picnic! 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. (413) 298-3579.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"United States Citizenship Naturalization Ceremony" program for children and families, 10 a.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Music School

Fun Raising Carnival on the Green Lawn, 2 to 4 p.m. Instrument petting zoo, refreshments, games, and more. 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1411.

Explore Lanesborough

Watch migrating songbirds and raptors, check out caves, and more. Meet at 7:30 a.m. the old Brodie Ski Touring Center, 770 Route 7, Lanesborough. Contact leader Matt Kelly at (413) 458-3664.

Sheffield in Celebration

13th annual Sheffield Fair offering food, music, vendors, children's activities, a fire truck, animals, an apple pie contest and more, from noon to 5 p.m. at Town Park; Bagpipe Concert from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Hurlburt Hill; Kiwanis steak roast from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Town Park; Joint Chiefs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Dewey Hall. Information: Kathy Orlando or Dave Smith Sr. at (413) 429-7874 or sheffieldfair01257@hotmail.com.

HISTORY

Mission House

Mohican Museum and free self-guided walking tour of Mohican sites. Guided museum tours every hour starting at 11 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the Colonial Revival gardens: 100 herbs, perennials and annuals that had culinary or medicinal value. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-3239.

Naumkeag

Historic home of the Choate family designed in the 1880s by McKim, Mead & White, with world-famous gardens by Fletcher Steele: Chinese Gardens, Blue Steps. Apples and Pears, Upstairs and Downstairs tours Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., behind-the-scenes look at the world of servants and workers in the Gilded Age. Stockbridge.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time" Interactive look at what it takes to feed some of the most interesting residents; aquarium, 12:30 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-7171.

Hillcrest Educational Center

Annual HillcrestFest, featuring David Grover, Bowey the Clown show, pony rides, face painting, and more. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 788 South St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

Hillsdale Grange

32nd Season of Leaf Peeper Concerts presents the program Flute and Several Other Instruments, 7:30 p.m., Route 22, North Hillsdale, NY. Tickets at door or (518) 329-5613.

Sandisfield Arts Center

Common Thread, a trio of gifted musicians; folk music, 8 p.m., 5 Hammertown Rd., Sandisfield. www.sandisfieldartscenter.com

Tannery Pond

Madalyn and Cicely will perform with Vincent Adragna, a brilliant French pianist, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

OUTDOORS

Ashintully Gardens

Trail through sheltering Berkshires valley to outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a stream. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Free. Sodem Road, Tyringham.

Field Farm

Tours of Folly at Field Farm, post-modernist home and American Modern style Guest House, Saturdays at Noon and 1 p.m., 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown. Trustees of Reservations.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway meet in L.A., new work by Mark St. Germain, 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane"featuring Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer and Elizabeth Aspenlieder. 3:00 p.m., Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Better Late" December-December-December romance by Emmy winnder Larry Gelbart. 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8989 thru Sept. 22

Voices Theater Company

"Pittsfield's ‘Glory,' The Civil War World of Pittsfield" presented in collaboration with Berkshire Historical Society. 6 p.m., The Pittsfield Cemetery, 203 Wahconah St., Pittsfield. Tickets available at door. (413) 442-1928 or (413) 442-1793.

Sunday

Sept. 8

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Rockwell Center Tea and Talk: Food at Home and at War During WWII" program for adults, 2 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

COMMUNITY

Festival of Sharing Roots

The 10th annual event, seven international cuisines from cultures in the communit, music and dance by local players. Kiddy Land, face paint and games, crafts and tag sale, noon to 5:30 p.m., on the lawn at St. Joseph Church, North Street, Pittsfield.

Hancock Shaker Village

Outstanding in the Field will host a dinner with Chef Brian Alberg from The Red Lion Inn. 3 p.m. with a farm tour at 4 p.m. www.outstandinginthefield.com.

HISTORY

Mission House

Mohican Museum and free self-guided walking tour of Mohican sites. Guided museum tours every hour starting at 11 a.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the Colonial Revival gardens: 100 herbs, perennials and annuals. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-3239.

Quaker Meeting House

Built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony. Free tours: Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., July 7 to Oct. 13. Maple Street Cemetery, Adams. www.adamshistorical.us.

MUSIC

Bennington College

Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7 p.m., in Greenwall Auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m., Bennington, VT. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com or (800) 838-3006.

Music Mountain

Shanghai String Quartet with Haochen Zhang, piano, at 3 p.m., 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn. (860) 824-7126.

South Mountain

Borromeo String Quartet will perform at 3 p.m.,Route 7 and 20, Pittsfield. (413) 442-2106.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Canoe trip down the Housatonic, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays to Sept. 8. Sheffield. (413) 229-8600.

Pittsfield State Forest

Look for migrants and visit the hawk watch. Meet at Lanesborough Post Office, Route 7., at 8 a.m. (413) 281-1017.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Dancing Lessons" with Mark St. Germain, Mainstage, 3 p.m. Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

"The Beauty Queen of Leenane," 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Better Late" 2 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8989

Voices Theater Company

"Pittsfield's ‘Glory,'" 2 p.m., Cemetery, 203 Wahconah St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-1928 or (413) 442-1793.

WRITING

Bascom Lodge

Orion Magazine, book signing. Lobby, 6 p.m. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Monday

Sept. 9

FILM

Quaker film

Screening of ‘Gasland II,' 7 p.m., Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 Country Route 13, Old Chatham, N.Y.

Tuesday

Sept. 10

COMMUNITY

Williams College

‘The Brilliance of Honeybees,' with Laurey Masterson, author, chef, and beekeeper. 6:30 p.m., Griffin Hall, Williams College.

Wednesday

Sept. 11

OUTDOORS

Springside Park

Look for migrating songbirds and sparrows in a variety of habitats. Meet at the playground parking lot off of North St., Route 7, Pittsfield at 7:30 a.m. Contact leader Noreen Mole at (413) 442-6327.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

‘Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah,' F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemmingway meet in L.A., new work by Mark St. Germain, 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. ‘Dancing Lessons" with Mark St. Germain, preview of new work, at the Mainstage, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.