There's plenty of family fun ideas for this weekend in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont. Who doesn't love a parade? Join the Battle Day celebrations in Vermont where you can see a living encampment re-enactment. Or, if wildlife is more your thing, stop by the Berkshire Botanical Garden on Friday for a chance to learn about the unique behaviors of raptors. For your little reader, make a trip to meet the author of 'Uncle Andy's Cats,' who also happens to be the nephew of famed Pop artist, Andy Warhol.

Celebrate the Battle of Bennington all weekend long in Vermont with cannons, soldiers and a parade. Festivities run Saturday and Sunday, with a living history encampment at the Bennington Battle Monument.

Learn about birds of prey — how cool is that? — at the Berkshire Botanical Garden's Family Fun Day on Friday. From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi will be on hand for raptor fun.


Enjoy storytelling and art-making with James Warhola, illustrator of more than two dozen children's picture books, at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass., from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday.