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ART

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.

Berkshire Humane Society

Berkshire Humane Society

To celebrate Veterans Day, adoption fees for both veterans and active members of the armed forces will be waived during the month of November. Please bring your military ID when you complete the adoption application. 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield. Information www.berkshirehumane.org.

Berkshire Stamp Club

No. Ones of the World by Dr. Helitzer. Meet at the Berkshire Mall in the Community Room, 7:30 p.m. Lanesborough. (413) 443-6146.

Bingo

Bingo

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


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Coat Drive

Coat Drive

Coat drive sponsored by The Children's Clothing Exchange, to benefit men, women and children in our community. Donations of men's, women's, and children's winter items will be accepted, including winter coats, boots, snow-pants, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. Items may be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon at the Pilgrim House, 30 Granite Avenue, Canaan, CT. (860) 824-7232.

Crowne Plaza

Luncheon with Gov. Deval Patrick hosted by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. Open to the public, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seating is limited and advance registration is required. Register call (413) 499-4000. Pittsfield.

EPOCH

"Managing Cognitive Deficits," a presentation during which family caregivers will learn how to recognize the signs of memory impairment, and how to provide better support and care for their memory-impaired loved one. Space is limited, RSVP by calling (413) 499-1992. 2 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

First Congregational Church

Community conversation hosted by the Free Legal Clinic of Southern Berkshire County. Video clips shown will focus on conflict de-escalation, empathy and school safety. Discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. Information (413) 854-1955. Great Barrington.

Hawkmeadow Farm

Meditation training and classes for health, happiness and love. Special classes for depression, anxiety, and insomnia are also available. Please call (413) 243-6074 for more information.

Lee Library

Talk with Lee native Catherine Hibbard, focusing on Hibbard's experience as a public affairs specialist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Northeast Regional Office. Free, 7 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee. (413) 243-0385.

Mary Spitzer Center

Home for the Holidays workshop for family caregivers of seniors. This program presents tips for family caregivers of seniors who are struggling to balance holiday expectations with the realities of the current caregiver situation. Presented by Bob Dean of Navigation for Caregivers, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 116 Ashland St., North Adams. Light refreshments served. (413) 662-3125 to register.

Mason Library

Hearing Voices Group, support group, 10:30 a.m. to noon; One-on-one computer class, registration required. 5:30-6:30 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Mount Greylock Regional School

Lynn Lyons, a licensed social worker, will speak to families and community members about anxiety in children and adolescents. 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the meeting room. Information contact Principal Mary MacDonald (413) 458-9582. Williamstown.

Pittsfield Chess Club

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

WilliNet

WillNet, Community TV for Williamstown, will hold its Annual Meeting at 4:45 p.m. in the WilliNet studio, 34 Spring St., Williamstown.

YBar

WordXWord Open Mic, for poetry, spoken word and storytelling. Open to all on a first come first serve basis. Sign ups begin at 7:30 p.m. Event begins at 8 p.m., 391 North St., Pittsfield. 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.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Running workshops, focusing on creating an injury-prevention plan. Located at the Kilpatrick Fitness Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. Information (413) 528-7774.

Berkshire South

Master's Swim Team, prepare to compete in local and regional meets or just get in the best shape you can. For adults, 7-8 a.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

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, 5:15 to 6:15 a.m.; total body conditioning, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Muscle Mix, noon to 12:45 p.m.; Jump & Pump, 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

Impulse Fitness

On The Ball 8-9 a.m.; Body Sculpting 4:30-5:30 p.m., 360 Pecks Road, Pittsfield. (413) 446-7857.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Deep Water Circuit Training, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 11-11:45 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m.; Indoor Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Core & More, 5:40-6:35 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45- 7:45 p.m.; Zumba Toning, 7:45-8:15 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

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

Story time for Toddlers, at 10 a.m., Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield; information: children's library, (413) 499-9480, ext., 5

Berkshire South

Berkshire South

Indoor Soccer, ages 5-8. Playing games to teach the basics of soccer, scrimmage at the end of each class, 4-5 p.m.; Preschool Energy Explosion, ages 3-5. Get energized while learning to play different games each week, 3-4 p.m. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Lanesborough Library

Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, (413) 442-0222.

Lee Library

"Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; (413) 243-0385.

Lenox Library

Toddler Storytime, 11 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 18 months- 3 years old and their caregivers. Enjoy interactive board books, stories, songs, and fingerplays. Free. 18 Main St., Lenox.

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.Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink

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.Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink

The Christmas Brook Figure Skating Club is starting a new session of the learn to skate program, ages 3 and up, from 5 to 5:50 p.m. Rental skates available for a nominal fee. Enrollment forms and cost visit christmasbrookfsc.org or the rink on Tuesday at 5, North 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.

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

"Radical Traditionalism," on view through January; "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, 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.

The Mount

Edith Wharton's historic house and gardens, open daily 10 to 5, Thurs. 10 to 8, through October. Tours, contemporary outdoor sculptures, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer including free music Fri. and Sat. evenings, 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 and special garden tours, 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 exhibitions are "Wendell Minor's America" and "Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4, Sat. and Sun. 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

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

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.

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.

Tomorrow

ART

Clark Art Institute

Conversation with Julie Ault, an artist best-known for her work with the collective Group Material, discusses her practice and current projects with RAP Associate Director David Breslin. 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Williamstown.

Oil Painting Class

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

Sculpture Class

Stone carving with Myrna Lieb Citron, for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, 1 to 4 p.m., 1260 Pleasant St., Lee, (413) 243-4456.

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.

Berkshire Athenaeum

"A Caregiver's Guide for the Holidays," by Robert Dean. 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Humane Society

To celebrate Veterans Day, adoption fees for both veterans and active members of the armed forces will be waived during the month of November. Please bring your military ID when you complete the adoption application. 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield. Information www.berkshirehumane.org.

Bushnell-Sage Library

"Sit and Knit" will resume meetings, 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Caregiving Workshop

Caring for the Caregiver: Help for Family Caregivers of Seniors, 9-10:30 a.m., United Cerebral Palsy of Berkshire County's Pittsfield, 208 West St., Pittsfield. Register or more information, (413) 464-1519.

Coat Drive

Coat Drive

Coat drive sponsored by The Children's Clothing Exchange, to benefit men, women and children in our community. Donations of men's, women's, and children's winter items will be accepted, including winter coats, boots, snow-pants, hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves. Items may be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon at the Pilgrim House, 30 Granite Avenue, Canaan, CT. (860) 824-7232.

Community Lunch

All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-1955.

Contract Bridge

For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: (413) 243-3512.

EPOCH

"Coping with Holiday Stress," a presentation during which attendees will learn about the sources of such holiday stress, typical reasons to stress, signs of depression and tips for coping. Lead by Janic Diggens-Clark, RN, clinical manager for Amedisys Home Health Services. Free and open to all. Information or to RSVP call (413) 499-1992. 2:30 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Information call (413) 854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Green Drinks

Green Drinks

Leslie Reed-Evans to speak on Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, drinks start at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6:15. Freight Yard Pub, Route 8, North Adams. (413) 230-7321.

Hinsdale Lunch

Hinsdale Lunch

Elder Services meal offered every Wed. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., Hinsdale Town Hall, Bingo to follow, South Street, Hinsdale; advance reservations: Meal site at (413) 655-2310 or Nutrition Program at (413) 499-0524.

Mark Twain House

Talk on Rev. Joseph Hopkins Twitchell, chaplain in the army during the Civil War and Mark Twain's friend, 5 p.m. Free. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn. (860) 247-0998.

Mason Library

Stephanie Abrams "Rumors" book signing and reading, 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Library Trustee meeting, 5:30-7 p.m. 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

MCLA

Public Policy Lecture with Andrew Young, diplomat, politician and activist from Georgia, 7 p.m., MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams. (413) 662-5391.

Parents Group

"Parents Helping Parents," share experiences and get support and encouragement from other parents, free, confidential and anonymous, 6 to 8 p.m., call for location/information: (617) 926-5008, ext.102.

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.

Ramsdell Library

History Series: "Shay's Rebellion-Reclaiming the Revolution" with Tom Goldsheider, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Suzi Banks will host a free series of Power Keg Sessions Community Writing Workshops. The hour-long workshops create space for women to express themselves through writing and art in the safe company of other women. 6:30 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic. (413) 274-3738.

DANCE

Scottish Dancers

Great Barrington Scottish Dancers, no partner needed, beginners welcome, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Stockbridge Senior Center, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Stockbridge.

Berkshire South

Co-Ed Indoor Soccer League, ages 15+, all skill levels welcome, 6:30-8:15 p.m.; Masters Swim Team, for adults, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Stay Fit, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Cancer Resource & Support Group

Cancer Resource & Support Group

For adults diagnosed with any type of cancer and their loved ones, meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Radiation Oncology Department, Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, park in Radiation Oncology parking lot on Wahconah Street for easy access, (413) 447-3092.

Center for Healing Arts

All levels yoga and qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 623-8713.

Dalton CRA

Pilates, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Abs, Arms & Tush, and Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

'Fit to Go!'

Increase your strength and energy with Kas Maroney, American Council on Exercise certified group instructor, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 841-5834.

Healing Rhythms

Intermediate yoga sculpt, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; gentle yoga, 11 to noon; capoiera, fusion of martial arts and dance, 5 to 6 p.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.Pittsfield Family YMCA

Intermediate yoga sculpt, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; gentle yoga, 11 to noon; capoiera, fusion of martial arts and dance, 5 to 6 p.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.Pittsfield Family YMCA

Indoor cycle, 6-6:45 a.m.; deep water circuit training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; senior strength training, (Silver Sneakers), 9:30-10:45 a.m., Aquafit, 11 to noon; all levels yoga, 11 a.m. to12:15 p.m.; lunch indoor cycle, 12:15-1 p.m.; Tabata Kickboxing, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Pilates/Cycle Combo Class, 6:45-8 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Tobacco Program

Men's tobacco treatment program, 5 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

Yoga Classes

Teen yoga, for ages 13-19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; and, gentle/beginner yoga, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Connections, Pittsfield; information: Waterfall Perry, (413) 464-1944.

Zumba Class

From 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Steeple Valley Dance, 195 Ashland St., North Adams.

KID STUFF

Chess Club

Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, (413) 229-7004.

New Lebanon Library

"Tales for Tots Story Hour," includes movement activities, songs and crafts, 10:30 a.m., and "Hug-A-Bye Babies," age appropriate stories, songs and movement activities for babies and their caregivers, noon, 550 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

North Adams Library

Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, (413) 662-3133.

Playgroup

"Baby and Me!" parent/infant playgroup, for babies ages four weeks to one year, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

New Lebanon Library

New Lebanon Library

Tales for Tots Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 10:30 a.m.; Hug-A-Bye Babies, age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, noon. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

Ramsdell Library

Fun with Fine Arts Drawing, 4-5 p.m., 1087 Main St., Housatonic.

LITERARY

Berkshire Writers Room

Poetry workshop with Bob Balogh and Bob Regnier, 7 to 9 p.m., Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: (413) 842-5014.

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.

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

"Radical Traditionalism," on view through January; "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

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.

The Mount

Edith Wharton's historic house and gardens, open daily 10 to 5, Thurs. 10 to 8, through October. Tours, contemporary outdoor sculptures, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer including free music Fri. and Sat. evenings, 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 exhibitions are "Wendell Minor's America" and "Norman Rockwell: Home for the Holidays." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4, Sat. and Sun. 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

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 Highlanders

Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; call for location details, Bill Irvin, (413) 442-6180.

Berkshire Sings

Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.Williams College

Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.Williams College

Momenta String Quartet, contemporary chamber music, 8 p.m. Williams College Department of music presents MidWeek Music, 12:15 p.m. and Williamstown.

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 Olivia Daly, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.