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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.

Thomas Giroux Gallery

Kate Hamilton's "Big Shoes to Fill," which creates a world where giant beings seem to have left in a rush, their crumpled clothes still in place. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 57 Main St., Chatham, NY.

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

American Legion

Spaghetti Supper sponsored by the Historic Valley Campground. Menu includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, and dessert. There will be raffles, a bake sale, and more. 4:30-7:30 p.m., 91 American Legion Dr., North Adams.

'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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Berkshire Athenaeum

Public hearing on Sustainable Berkshires plan, 5:30 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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 Festival of Women Writers

"Take Good Care!" community writing workshop, led by Janet Reich Elsbach, 5:30 p.m., Mason Library, 231 Main St.,, Great Barrington. Second and third sessions on March 13 and 20. Free, advance registration encouraged: seewhocares@gmail.com. "Balancing the Personal and the Political," panel discussion with Carol Ascher, Laurie Lisle and Marnie Mueller, 7 p.m., Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Route 183, Lenox. "The Belly Monologues," workshop led by Grace Rossman, 7 p.m., Alumni Performance Center, Student Union, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. For women only.

Berkshire Hills Country Club

Midterm Reception hosted by The Committee to Elect Tom Bowler Sheriff. Bowler will give an update on the advances in programs and services at the Berkshire County Sheriff's Department. Reservations/Information contact Mary Murphy at (413) 445-6747. 5 p.m., 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

Berkshire South

Cooking with Kassie, food for fitness. For adults. 7-8 p.m., Great Barrington.

Central Berk. Habitat for Humanity

Central Berk. 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.

Cheshire Community Center

Cheshire Community Center

Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at (413) 743-3275. Cheshire.

Fairview Hospital

Free program for area families who provide care to a family member with Alzheimer's disease, featuring the topic "Understanding Dementia" 5 to 7 p.m. in the Conference Room. Great Barrington. (413) 854-9609.

Greylock Community Club

Northern Berkshire Retirees Club to meet. A reminder to members that dues for 2014 are now due. Tickets for the March 12 luncheon at Boston Seafood Restaurant will be on sale. Coffee and doughnuts will be available. 10 a.m., North Adams.

Jewish Federation of the Berks.

"Virtual Trip of Hadassah's Israel" with Hadassah Chapter president, Julia Kaplan at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lenox Town Hall

The Home Builders & Remodelers Association of Berkshire County are conducting CSL Continuing Education Classes. Information/registration contact Sandra Doucette at (413) 733-3126 or email sdoucette@hbrawn.com. Lenox.

Meditation Group

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

Mocha Maya's Coffee House

Poets Karin Gottshall and Joan Larkin continue the seventh season of the Collected Poets Series, 7 p.m. 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls.

New Lebanon Library

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners with John Senger of Windswept Farm. Senger will share tips on garden planning such as site selection, plot size, which vegetables to grow, and other gardening how-tos. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

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

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

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Tournees French Film Festival: La Grotte des Reves Perdus (Cave of Forgotten Dreams) 7 p.m., Lecture Center. 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

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

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.

Lunchtime Yoga

Bring your mat, comfortable clothes, and water. Sign up for the six week session or walk in. 12:10 to 1 p.m., Berkshire Music School Taft Recital Hall, 30 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Turbo Kick, 5-6 a.m.; Healthy Backs, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 10:30-11 a.m.; Kick Some Abs, 11:45-12:15 p.m.; All in One, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 5:30-6;30 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45-7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

'Tea and Talk'

A support group for adult women with a brain injury, call (413) 443-0200 before first meeting, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Brain Injury Association-Massachusetts, Western Regional Office, 180 Elm St., Suite C, Pittsfield.

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., Crawford 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.

Berkshire South

Preschool & Recreational Gymnastics. Ages 3-5, 3-3:45 p.m.; ages 5-8, 4-5 p.m., ages 8-12, 5-6 p.m. Great Barrington.

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.

LECTURE

MCLA

"Sustainable Business as a Vehicle for Social Change" with Dean Cycon, founder and CEO of Dean's Beans Organic Coffee, as part of the "Green Living" series seminar. 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall, room 218. North Adams.

New Lebanon Library

John Senger to conduct a workshop on vegetable gardening. Topics discussed will include benefits and rewards of starting plants from seed, how to select plants when seeds are not an option, necessary equipment, and soil and site requirements. This workshop will help both novice and experienced gardeners start planning their best gardens ever. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

Williams College

Faculty Lecture Series featuring Associate Professor of Religious Studies Jason Ananda Josephson, who will talk about "Dialectic of Darkness: The Magical Foundations of Critical Theory." 4:15 p.m. in Wege Auditorium, Williams College, Williamstown.

LITERARY

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) 551-5100 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," "Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson," The 28th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show, Highlights from "Norman Rockwell, Behind the Camera," and "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Williamstown Historical Museum

Williamstown Historical Museum

Visitors find a diverse collection of artifacts, documents and photos related to Williamstown's past. "The Legendary Mount Hope," an exhibit that highlights the home of the late Alta Rockefeller Prentice, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

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.

Kirby Theater

Five College Dance Department's Faculty Dance Concert. The evening consists of original works by faculty members and guest artists representing all five campuses. Free. Early reservations can be made by emailing fcddancereservations@gmail.com. 6-8 p.m., Amherst.

Richmond Congregational Church

Singer/Guitarist Doug Schmoize and Friends in Concert: Recording Live with singer Vikki True and violinist Eric Martin. Great classics from the American Song Book, including sing-a-long favorites. All ages welcome. 7 p.m., 1515 State Road, Route 41, Richmond.

Vespers Service

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

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.

THEATER

Lenox High School

The Broadway musical "Pippin" to be performed by high school students. 7:15 p.m. in the Duffin Theater, 197 East St., Lenox.

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ART

Lichtenstein Center for the Arts

"Forty Shades of Green: Celebrating Ireland & Irish Culture." Opens today, noon to 5 p.m. 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Model Citizens Find out what it was like to pose for America's favorite illustrator. 2:30 p.m., Stockbridge.

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

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

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

Whitney Center for the Arts

Michael Boroniec's "Berkshire Thrown" ceramics exhibition. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Colt Gallery, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Michael Boroniec's "Berkshire Thrown" ceramics exhibition. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. in the Colt Gallery, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

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 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.

Berk. Festival of Women Writers

"Here on Earth: Poetry and Song," by Rosemary Starace and JoAnne Spies, 7 p.m., Six Depot Roastery and Café, 6 Depot St. West Stockbridge.

Central Berk. Habitat for Humanity

Central Berk. 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.

Cheshire Community Center

Cheshire Community Center

Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time. 1 p.m., School Street. Information contact Betty King at (413) 743-3275. Cheshire.

Lenox Town Hall

Kate Bicego from Health Care For All presents "Find Out What the ACA (Obamacare) Means for You and Your Family." Learn how the Affordable Care Act makes the health insurance marketplace in Massachusetts better. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 6 Walker St., Lenox.

Meditation Group

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

Northshire Bookstore

In-store seminar with Bruce Piasecki, "Doing More with Less: The New Way to Wealth." 5-7 p.m. with a book signing and reception. 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. (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.

Pittsfield Grange

Meeting featuring a country store and an agricultural program. 7:30 p.m., 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Soup Fest

The 8th Annual Soup Fest hosted by The Civitan Club of Pittsfield. 5:30-8 p.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club. There will be soup tastings from over 20 local restaurants and culinary programs along with music by DJ Larry Kratka, appetizers, desserts, cash bar, raffles and more. 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

DANCEHealing Rhythms

DANCEHealing 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.

St. Patricks Day Dance

Luck of The Irish Dance, featuring the music of Champagne Jam. 7:30-10:30 p.m., 32 Bel Air Avenue, Pittsfield.

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.

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.Pittsfield Family YMCA

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.Pittsfield Family YMCA

Turbo Kick, 5-6 a.m.; Healthy Backs, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 10:30-11 a.m.; Kick Some Abs, 11:45-12:15 p.m.; All in One, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 5:30-6;30 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45-7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

'Tea and Talk'

A support group for adult women with a brain injury, call (413) 443-0200 before first meeting, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Brain Injury Association-Massachusetts, Western Regional Office, 180 Elm St., Suite C, Pittsfield.

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., Crawford 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.

Berkshire South

Berkshire South

Preschool & Recreational Gymnastics. Ages 3-5, 3-3:45 p.m.; ages 5-8, 4-5 p.m., ages 8-12, 5-6 p.m. Great Barrington.

Boys & Girls Club

Middle school dance or karaoke, 6:30 p.m. Those attending must purchase a wrist band to attend, a snack and drink are included. 16 Melville St., Pittsfield.

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 Community Center

Food Adventures, a hands-on experience for students in grades 2 to 5 to learn about nutrition and healthy food choices. 3:45 to 5 p.m., 65 Walker St., Lenox.

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

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) 551-5100 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," "Dancing Princesses: The Fairy Tale Art of Ruth Sanderson," The 28th Annual Berkshire County High School Art Show, Highlights from "Norman Rockwell, Behind the Camera," and "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 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.

Williamstown Historical Museum

Williamstown Historical Museum

Visitors find a diverse collection of artifacts, documents and photos related to Williamstown's past. "The Legendary Mount Hope," an exhibit that highlights the home of the late Alta Rockefeller Prentice, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

MUSIC

Adams Elks Lodge

The Memory Brothers to perform, 7-10 p.m. in the Antlers Den. Open to the public. Adams.

Billstock

Williamstown music festival with 12 local bands, music starts 7 p.m. at the old Methodist Church at 777 Main St. Gentlemen Art Thieves, Good Good, Jane Hudson, Jen Crowell, Joe Sparta and the Sneak Attack, Mommyheads, Oxenofthesun, Skylab, The Devil in the Delta, The Grizzlies, the Jeff Daniels Project. billstock.wordpress.com

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.

Mahaiwe

The Monument Mountain Regional High School Band and Jazz Ensemble, present the 31st Annual Pops Concert with guest artist Livingston Taylor. 8 p.m., Great Barrington.

Mountain Dulcimer Music Festival

Workshops from 3 to 5:15 p.m., concert by workshop leaders at 7 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Place, Latham, NY. Information (518) 762-7516.

New Lebanon Library

Music Coffeehouse Night with Linda Worster. 6 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

UMASS Amherst

The 32nd Annual New England Saxophone Symposium. Free. Amherst.

Vespers Service

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

Williams College

Williams College Department of Music presents Williams Chamber Players, 8 p.m., in the Brooks-Rogers Recital, 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.

THEATER

The Colonial Theatre

Nationally acclaimed comedienne, Loni Love, brings her stand-up tour to Berkshire County. 8 p.m. Tickets: (413) 997-4444 or visit www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Dorset Players

‘I Am My Own Wife' by Doug Wright, performed by Tom Ferguson 7:30 p.m. at the Dorset Playhouse, Dorset. (802) 867-5777, dorsetplayers.org

Hubbard Hall

"King Lear," 8 p.m. 25 East Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. (518) 677-2495

Lee High School

"Once Upon a Mattress" presented by the Lee Wildcat Drama of Lee Middle High School. 7 p.m., Zukowski Performing Arts Center, 300 Greylock St., Lee.

Lenox Memorial High School

The Broadway musical "Pippin" performed by high school students. 7:15 p.m. in the Duffin Theater, 197 East St., Lenox.

New Life Community Fellowship

"The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" presented by children from multiple churches. 7 p.m., 172 Hubbard Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 358-3758.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives," 7 p.m., Elayne Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Williams College

"Guys and Dolls" presented by the Mount Greylock Regional School District, 7 p.m. at the 62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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