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ART

Becket Arts Center

"Why This?...Not That? Insights Into Programming a Successful Season" Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle Arts and Entertainment Editor & Theatre Critic, hosts Sue Killam, director of Performing Arts at Mass MoCA; Connie Chin, General Manager, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; and Jason Velazquez, Marketing Director, Shakespeare & Co. Event is free, 7:30 p.m. Dessert & Coffee 7 p.m., $5. Supported in part by grants from the Cultural Councils of Becket, Washington, Hinsdale/Peru, Lee, and Otis, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Great Art in HD: Edvard Munch in an exhibition co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo. 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

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; information: (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100. COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.


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BerkshireWorks

Job club with Millie Calesky, personal and professional coach, allows job seekers to expand their network of contacts and serves as a support group throughout the job search process, from 1 to 2 p.m., optional networking at 12:45 p.m., 160 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 499-2220, Ext. 154 or online at www.berkshireworks.org.

Bridge

ACBL-sanctioned bridge, friendly game, everyone welcome, 12:45 to 4 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington; information or if you need a partner, call Dan Philip, (413) 637-2452.

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.

Meditation Sangha

Pittsfield UU Meditation Sangha, learn how to handle stress and find peace, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Morningside Initiative

Monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.

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., Fraternal Order of Eagles, Curran Highway, North Adams.

EXHIBITS

Housatonic Valley

Annual artists' juried show of the Housatonic Valley Art League, opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., on display through July 28, Dewey Hall, Sheffield.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

American and International Jewish films, 4 and 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School.

Clark Art Institute

Homericana film series: "Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude," 3 p.m. Documentary profile by Steven J. Ross follows the artist from his work as an illustrator in New York before the Civil War into the new century, when he had become a reclusive painter of the Maine coast. Interviews with scholars including Marc Simpson, curator of the Clark exhibition. Williamstown.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture Clinic

Community acupuncture treatments for trauma, addiction, pain and stress, sliding fee of $20-$50, Sunrise Studio at Berkshire Healing Arts, (above Berkshire Nautilus), 4 to 7 p.m., 42 Summer St., second floor, Pittsfield, (413) 243-0654.

Cancer Group

"Women Facing Cancer," for all women facing the challenges of having cancer, Noon to 1 p.m., Health Information Resource Room, near the lobby, Berkshire Medical Center, (413) 447-3092.

Dalton CRA

Hi-Lo infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Hatha yoga, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Gentle Yoga

For all levels, focus on creating sequencing, breath work and meditation, drop-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine: (413) 822-2034.

Healing Rhythms

Breath and fitness yoga, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox; information: (413) 637-2727.

Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Impulse Fitness

"Body Blast," 10 to 11 a.m.; stretch and flexibility, noon to 12:30; cardio kickboxing, 5:30 to 6:30, Porter Plaza, 360 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, (413) 446-7857.

Jewish Federation of Berkshires

"The Process of Aging," with Maggie Bittman, therapist, 1 p.m., 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield, (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.

Overeaters Anonymous

12-step meeting, 7 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Medical clearance required, $5 per session, from 10:30 to 11:30, Berkshire Medical Center, Medical Arts Complex, fifth floor, Pittsfield, (413) 447-3075.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Garage, 1 p.m., Fairview Hospital campus, Lewis Avenue, Great Barrington; medical clearance required, $5 per session; information: (413) 854-9740.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Indoor cycle, 6 to 6:45 a.m.; senior strength training (Silver Sneakers), 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; gentle yoga, 11 to 12:15; Interval Mondays, noon to 1; indoor cycle, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; "Strength and Motion," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; evening yoga, 6:45 to 8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, all stages of pregnancy welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street; also at BMC's Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Yoga Depot

Yoga Depot

All-levels yoga, practice using posture flow, breath work and deep relaxation, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 137 North St., Pittsfield; Waterfall Perry: (413) 464-1944.

Zumba/Yoga

Zumba/Yoga

Outdoors at Springside Park, Zumba from 5:15 to 6:16 and yoga from 6:30 to 7:30, for all ages and levels, enter at upper North Street, Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Magic, Juggling and Music," with Scott Jameson, 10 a.m.; school-aged videos, 2 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

Dalton Free Library

Picture book writing camp for ages 7 to 12, five-day workshop through Friday, 1:30 p.m., Main Street, Dalton; information: (413) 684-6112.

Playgroup

"Baby & Me!" for toddlers and parents, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities for 1 to 2 year olds, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

LECTURES

Bascom Lodge

Paul Graubard and Karen Chase, creative residents at the lodge, on their experiences on the mountain and their present work, 6 p.m., Mount Greylock, Adams.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run."Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Arrowhead

Museum in the house where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of the house on the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits include "Edwin Hale Lincoln, Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield, Massachusetts," architectural and natural images, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House

Colonial history museum with 18th and 19th-century furnishings, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens and 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Open Thurs.-Mon., 11 to 4, guided tours on the hour, grounds open daily, 100 Art School Road, Monterey. Information: (413) 528-6888 or www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegatable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Featuring "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 27. Village is open daily from 10 to 5 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Former home of famed writer Edith Wharton, historic house and gardens, grounds open daily, 10 to 5. Tours, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag House & Gardens Gilded Age mansion, 20 acres of landscaped grounds, guided house tours on the hour beginning at 10:30 a.m., last tour at 4:30 p.m., special garden tours on Thursdays at 11 and 1, open daily, 10 to 5. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-8138.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" and "R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

Steepletop

Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or www.millay.org.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Possibilities" starring Tony and Globe award-winner Linda Lavin, with Billy Stritch on piano, Broaway stanards and cabaret songs, 8 p.m. on the Mainstage, Pittsfield.

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., Town Hall, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; information: Dan Burkhard, (413) 298-4773.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 6 to 8 p.m., Pilgrim Memorial Church, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

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. Information: (413) 499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center

Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

Performance Space 21

Summer community sing led by Gwen Gould accompanied by Michael Clement at the piano, 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows: Turina Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22; Kodály, Dances of Galánta; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Shakespeare & Company

"Broadway in the Berkshires," on and off-Broaway stars sing to benefit Shakespeare & Company education and training programs, 6 p.m. Lenox.

WRITING

The Mount

"Margaret Fuller: A New American Life," author's talk and tea with Megan Marshall, 4 p.m., on America's first female war correspondent, Thoreau's editor, and Emerson's close friend -- a woman who forever changed women's sense of how they could think and live. Lenox.

Yiddish short stories

Three-part course begins, 10 a.m., at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield.

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ART

Berkshire Museum

"Origami Plus," learn designs and skills, 1 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Oil Painting Class

Taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

Taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

COMMUNITY

Al-Anon Meeting

Hevreh, 10 a.m., State Road, Great Barrington.

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Bingo

Bingo

Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Pittsfield Chess Club

All levels welcome, at 7 p.m., Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield; information: Richard (413) 212-6067.

Planetarium Show

Wonders of the universe from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector, 8:30 p.m., doors open at 8:10, Hopkins Observatory, Williams College, 829 Main St., Williamstown. Reservations: Michele Rech, (413) 597-2188.

Scarlet Cord

Free clothing, shoes, books and housewares, 3 to 5 p.m., Dalton United Methodist Church, 755 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0521.

DANCE

Berkshire Museum

"La Sylphide," ballet screening, 7 p.m., 39 Souith St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

EXHIBITS

Housatonic Valley

Annual artists' juried show of the Housatonic Valley Art League, opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., on display through July 28, Dewey Hall, Sheffield.

FILM

Film Group Meeting

Spiritual Wisdom film group, featuring a documentary or film portraying spiritual concepts, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.Performance Space 21

Spiritual Wisdom film group, featuring a documentary or film portraying spiritual concepts, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.Performance Space 21

"Humoresque," based on a Fanny Hurst: talented violinist from the slums and the wealthy socialite who becomes his patron and lover. 8:30 p.m., free. Chatham, N.Y.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Brown Memorial Court, Marble Street, Lee, and noon to 1, Heaton Court, Stockbridge.

Brain Injury Support Group

For people and family members affected by traumatic or acquired brain injury, 4 to 6 p.m., Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts at Center for Rehabilitation, Medical Arts Complex, 5th floor, 777 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-0200.

Dalton CRA

Cardio circuit, 6 to 7 a.m.; total body conditioning, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Musicle Mix, noon to 12:45 p.m.; Summer Strollers, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; "Shake Your Soul," dance class featuring music and moves from around the world, 4:30 to 5:40 p.m., and Anusara beginner yoga series, 5:45 to 7 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Impulse Fitness

"On the Ball," 8 to 9 a.m.; senior strength, 9 to 10 a.m.; Abs Express, noon to 12:30 p.m., Porter Plaza, 360 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, (413) 446-7857.

Yoga

Moderate vinyasa flow, drop-ins welcome, 5 to 6 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

'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.

Zumba

Latin inspired, easy to follow dance fitness class, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore Dance Center, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Hats Off to Ya! Construction Hats," for ages 5-12, under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, 1 p.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, (413) 499-9480, ext, 5.

Lilac Park

Terry A La Berry and Friends, 11 a.m., Lenox.

New Lebanon Library

Build a sunflower castle, 1:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

N. Chatham Library

"Marvelous Mutts," dog show, part of summer-themed program, "Arts and Animals," 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 4287 SR 203, North Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

Rhyme Time

Rhymes, finger plays, circle games and simple puppetry designed for infants, crawlers, toddlers and young children, drop-in weekly event, 10:30 a.m., Matrushka, 309 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-6911.

Stockbridge Library

"Beneath the Surface: Book Mates," talk about and share summer reading books in fun activities and discussions, 1 p.m., 46 Main St., Stockbridge.

W. Stockbridge Library

Story time for preschoolers ages 2 and up, stories, short videos, crafts, songs and more, 10:30 a.m., West Stockbridge Public Library, 21 State Line Road, (413) 232-0300, ext. 308.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run."Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Arrowhead

Museum in the house where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of the house on the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits include "Edwin Hale Lincoln, Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield, Massachusetts," architectural and natural images, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Chesterwood

Summer home of public sculptor, Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Crane Museum

Exhibits include 19th century letterhead artistry, hand-bordering station and moments in Crane history captured on Crane paper, 1 to 5 p.m., South Street, Dalton, (413) 684-6380.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegatable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Featuring "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 27. Village is open daily from 10 to 5 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Former home of famed writer Edith Wharton, historic house and gardens, grounds open daily May through October, 10 to 5. Tours, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" and "R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

Steepletop

Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or www.millay.org.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Berkshire South

Berkshire Ukulele Band, adult and teen beginners and experienced players, ukuleles available, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

Clark Art Institute

Free concert with Across the Pond, Beatles tribute band, 6 p.m., 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Eagles Band

Eagles Concert Band will perform free concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday All-American program with a couple of native Brits, Bob Hope and James Bond. Springside Park, Pittsfield.

Gospel Gang

Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, (413) 445-5918.

Lilac Park concerts

Miss B Haven, 6:30 p.m. Main Street, Lenox. (413) 637-3646.

Parkinson's Choir

Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, (413) 770-1975.

Sweet Adelines

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Julie Bertelli, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.Ventfort Hall

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Julie Bertelli, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.Ventfort Hall

Andranik Gaybaryan, master violin maker/restorer, and Michael Zaretsky, first violist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, make music with a show-and-tell on "Violins Made New and Restored." Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 7 p.m., Mainstage. Musical theater apprentices perform, 10 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

Tuesday talk with the cast of "Les Faux Pas," 5 p.m. "Richard II," 7:30 p.m. "Master Class," 8:30 p.m. Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 7:30 p.m., with talkback, Main Stage, Williamstown.

WRITING

Memoir reading

Reading by local author Titian Papachristou from "Other Times, Other Places: Growing up in Peace and War," 5 p.m. The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox. www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

Tuesday project

WordXWord Story Slam Semi-final 1, 8 p.m., yBar, 391 North St., Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to Mary Ellen Sondrini, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.