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ART

Painting Class

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

Tunnel City Coffee

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown. www.joanpalanociolfi.com.

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown. www.joanpalanociolfi.com.

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.

Bass Water Grill

Meeting for Berkshire County’s Taconic chapter of Trout Unlimited. Social hour will be from 5-6 followed by a presentation by Tom and Dan Harrison who have guided fly-fishing trips in Western Massachusetts since 2007. Dinner follows at 7 p.m. Meeting is free and open to the public. Information contact Bill at (413) 447-9720. Route 8, Cheshire.


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Berkshire Business Builders

For all business people looking for an opportunity to network, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 55 Church St., Pittsfield; Kathy Hazelett, (413) 442-8581.

Berkshire Leadership Program

Alumni event hosted by the Berkshire Leadership Program of the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held to build scholarship funds for future leaders and will include opportunities to reconnect with BLP classmates, network, and sample beer with Wandering Star Craft Brewery. Suggested donation of $10. RSVP to blp@berkshirechamber.com. 5-7 p.m. at the chamber building at 66 Allen St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South

Cooking with Kassie. Learn about clean eating, how to prepare in bulk, and fit it into our busy lives. This is a hands-on, food sampling workshop. Advance registration required. 7-8 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

Cooking with Kassie. Learn about clean eating, how to prepare in bulk, and fit it into our busy lives. This is a hands-on, food sampling workshop. Advance registration required. 7-8 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

"Building for Tomorrow," a financial literacy training program. Learn how to manage money, get out of debt, and improve credit score using the YNAB program. Sign up in advance for an upcoming series of classes by calling Habitat at (413) 442-3181. 314 Columbus Ave., Pittsfield.

EPOCH

Author Kathleen Cleary to discuss non-willed items . Cleary, who specializes in coaching adult children to support aging parents, will lead a question and answer after a presentation on the transfer of non-titled property. Free and open to the public. Wine and cheese will be offered to guests. RSVP: (413) 499-1992. 4:30 p.m. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Freight Yard Pub

Monthly Bike North Berkshire Meeting. Discussion will focus on 6 routes chosen for the bike brochure and more bicycling happenings. 5:30-6:30 p.m., Adams. Information (413) 663-7588 ext. 16

Jewish Federation of the Berk.

"The Process of Aging" with therapist Maggie Bittman at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

MCLA Presents!

‘The Chronicles of Rose: A Serial Puppet Drama,’ 6 p.m., 107 Main St., North Adams. Admission: $5 Information: (413) 664-8718, www.mcla.edu/presents.

Meditation Group

Meditation and discussion, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: (413) 358-2626 or (508) 237-4252.

The Mount

"Society, Scandal, and Double Standards: A Reading and Discussion of New Year’s Day "with Francesca Segal in the Drawing Room on the eve of Wharton’s 152nd birthday. 6 p.m., Lenox. EdithWharton.org or (413) 551-5100.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"A Nation Divided: Getting Past the Impasse," the latest in the Four Freedoms Forum, which examines the idea of finding common ground in today’s political climate. Program for adults. 2:30 p.m., Stockbridge.

Northshire Bookstore

Gary Paul Nabhan, "Growing Food in Hotter, Drier Land: Desert Farmers on Adapting to Climate Uncertainty," reading and discussion, 7 p.m., with world expert on agricultural traditions of arid lands. 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (518) 682-4200.

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.

West Stockbridge Library

Donald McGrory Oriental Rug Program, 7-9 p.m., Town Hall, 21 State Line Road/Route 102. West Stockbridge. DANCE

Healing Rhythms

Healing Rhythms

Shake Your Soul; Be moved with Sage Peeler. No experience necessary, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information call Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.

FILM

Next Stage Cinema

Food Films, Co Sponsored by Next Stage, the Putney Coop and The Gleanery. "Jiro Dreams of Sushi," 7 p.m. Dinner/movie combo tickets available at Putney Coop and The Gleanery. Information visit www.nextstagearts.org.

New Lebanon Library

Sci-Fi Film Series: Big Bugs! featuring the 1957 classic "The Deadly Mantis." 7 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

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), 9 to 2, 42 Summer St., second floor, Pittsfield, (413) 243-0654.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Center for Healing Arts

Yoga/qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information/registration: (413) 623-8713.Dalton CRA

Yoga/qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information/registration: (413) 623-8713.Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.; Cardio Circuit, 5:15-6:15 a.m.; Total Body Conditioning, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Muscle Mix, 12-12:45 p.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton.

Impulse Fitness

Abs/Arms/Butt 9 to 10 a.m., 360 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, (413) 446-7857.

NAMI Support Group

Confidential support, education, advocacy, information and referrals for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. Support groups meet second Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. John’s Church, (use red door entrance), 35 Park St., Williamstown, and private dining room, (next to cafeteria, use Wahconah Street entrance), Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-1666.

Parkinson’s Exercise Group

Medical clearance required, $5 per session, from 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, Medical Arts Complex, fifth floor, Pittsfield; information: (413) 447-3075.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 10:30-11 a.m.; All in One, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Aquafit, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Indoor Cycling, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Step Into Shape, 5:45-6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45-7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Public Health Clinics

Health clinics offered by the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Northern Berkshire. Clinics include blood pressure and blood sugar screening, medication reviews, heights and weights, and health teaching. 3-4 p.m. at the VNA & Hospice’s headquarters, 99 Hospital Avenue on the NARH campus, and at the Adams Council on Aging from 10-11 a.m. North Adams. Information (413) 664-4536.

Tobacco Program

Women’s tobacco treatment program, 6 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight loss support group, every Thursday from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, (413) 822-9593.

Yoga Depot

Yoga and meditation class, gentle-all levels, 7-8:15 p.m., Branford Square, 137 North St., Pittsfield; (413) 281-9775.

’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 with live drumming, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KIDS’ STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Play & Learn with Jenn, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Country Day School

"BCD & Me," an ongoing program series for preschool-aged children that is free and open to the public. Advance registration is suggested but not required. Includes stories, music, dance, and creative play. 9-9:45 a.m. in the school’s newly renovated library, located on Route 183, Stockbridge. (413) 637-0755 ext. 116.

Dalton Public Library

Dalton Public Library

Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton

Lenox Library

Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, Main Street, Lenox. Information: (413) 637-0197, Ext. 105.

LITERARY

Berkshire Writers Room

All genre, 1-3 p.m. Third Floor of the Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Writers Round Table

Read any work in progress for feedback; leadership rotates, 2 to 4 p.m., Lenox Library, 16 Main St., Lenox. (413) 637-1900.

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

"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.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Summer cottage of the great American writer, Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. Open daily May-October. Grounds are open to public from dawn to dusk November-April. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5115 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

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.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 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

Guthrie Center

Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: (413) 528-1955.

Vespers Service

Sunset evening prayer service with candles and silence, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., Pittsfield.

Williams College

Singer/songwriters Joe Crookston, Bernice Lewis, and special guest Lucy Davis will perform at Goodrich Hall, 7:30 p.m. at Williams College, Williamstown

Zion Lutheran Church

Zion Lutheran Church

Jazz Vespers, a brief time of worship which incorporates elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into the ancient tradition of Evening Prayer, 6 p.m., 74 First St., Pittsfield.

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 (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.

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ART

Good Purpose Gallery

Opening reception for Justin Canha, whose work first appeared in the New York art scene in 2005, in the Autism/Aspergers/Art exhibition at Ricco/Maresca Gallery. 6-8 p.m., 40 Main St., Suite 1, Lee.

Tunnel City Coffee

Joanie Ciolfi’s Berkshire inspired oil paintings. On display daily, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., 100 Spring St., Williamstown. www.joanpalanociolfi.com.

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 Outdoor Center

Annual Winter Women’s Wellness Weekends at the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA. Activities with other women in the Berkshires include cooking classes, yoga, meditation, cross-country skiing, writing workshops, crafts and more. Information or to register, visit www.bccymca.org /women. Becket.

Bingo

Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s School, Orchard Street, Lee, (413) 243-1079.

Dower Square Community Center

Meet Ticket the Pomeranian, learn about dogs, and enjoy special goodies. 3:30-5 p.m., hosted by the Berkshire Humane Society. Pittsfield.

Green Gargoyle

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 to 4, bookstore from 1 to 3. First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

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.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Christmas decorations and winter coats 50% off; pants, jackets, and pant suits. 10 to 4, South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Meditation Group

Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 8:15 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.

New Moms Group

Sponsored by GROW, drop-in support group for pregnant women and new moms, babes in arms welcome, 10 to noon, Bizzy B’s Boutique, 6 Burbank St., Pittsfield, www.gatheredwomen.org.

Parlour Cafe

Open Mic Night. Have a coffee, tea, beer or wine while you enjoy poetry, music, and so much more in the relaxing company of friends. 8 p.m., 303 Ashland St., North Adams.

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.

Postpartum Group

"This Is Harder than I Thought," drop-in support group for mothers of infants and toddlers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Room, 48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield.

Weekly Meditation

"Meditation in the Chapel," by Pittsfield Sangha, noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 358-2626.

West Stockbridge Library

Donald McGrory Oriental Rug Program, 7-9 p.m., 21 State Line Road/Route 102, West Stockbridge.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Aikido

Japanese martial art of self defense, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: Kim Rivers: (413) 499-8625.

Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:45-6:15 a.m.; Dynamic Yoga Plus, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Easy Exercise

Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.

Frog Lotus Yoga

Enjoy yoga with the local community. 6-7:15 p.m., 189 Beaver St., North Adams. $5 Suggested donation. (413) 664-8686.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, cardio, strengthening and stretching class, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Impulse Fitness

Brazilian Butt Lift, 9-10 a.m.; Abs/Arms/Butt, 9-10 a.m.; On The Ball 2:45-3:45 p.m., 360 Pecks Road, Pittsfield, (413) 446-7857.

Nar-Anon Meeting

12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Overeaters Anonymous

Fairview Hospital, noon to 1, 29 Lewis Ave., ambulance building, Great Barrington.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Senior Cardio Circuit, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; All-levels Yoga, 11-2:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Friday, at 8 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark’s Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.Gentle Yoga

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Friday, at 8 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark’s Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.Gentle Yoga

Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-8371.

Yoga for Babies

"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," for babies eight weeks to crawling, 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield. Preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Yoga

Kripalu-style yoga with integrated breathing techniques, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Chatham, N.Y.; call for location: Hildy Kronen, (518) 781-4483.

Yoga Depot

"Candlelight Yoga," all levels yoga class in a candlelit studio, drop-ins welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 137 North St. Pittsfield. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034.

KIDS’ STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Preschool videos at 10 a.m., children’s library, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum

"Museum Adventures," geared toward children 18 months to 3 years, playtime, songs, stories and scavenger hunt, 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Church on the Hill

Lenox Preschool Little Explorers to host the third annual Wintry Romp, a six week parent/toddler creative movement, dance and music class. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Children from birth through 5 years are welcome. Enrollment is necessary. (413) 551-9577. Lenox.

Lenox Community Center

Lenox Community Center

Food Adventures, a hands-on experience for students in grades 2 to 5 to learn about nutrition and healthy food choices. Children will be assigned rotating jobs throughout the program. At the end of the program, students will engage in an "Iron Chef" activity. 3:45-5 p.m., 65 Walker St., Lenox.

Stockbridge Library

Stockbridge Library

Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories, and a craft. 10 a.m., no pre-registration necessary. 46 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.

LECTURE

Berkshire Botanical

Working with Wood: Build Your Own Double Paddle Canoe. To register, call the office at (413) 298-3926. 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge.

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

"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.

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Summer cottage of the great American writer, Edith Wharton, best known for her Pulitzer prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. Open daily May-October. Grounds are open to public from dawn to dusk November-April. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5115 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

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.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 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

Dewey Hall

Berkshire Songwriters in the Round concert series: Justin Hillman, Ryan Foss, John Clarke from Bell Engine, and host Todd Mack. Tickets available at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sheffield.

The Linda

Garland Jeffreys, a confessional singer-songwriter. 8 p.m., 339 Central Ave., Albany, N.Y. Tickets: thelinda.org.

New Lebanon Library

The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra performing both originals and reinvented standard favorites with a set list featuring songs from every musical era. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

Williams College

Singer/songwriters Joe Crookston and Bernice Lewis offer a master class on songwriting, 10 a.m. to noon, Makepeace Lounge, Greylock Dining Commons, Williams College, Williamstown.