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ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Hats Off!" Explore what hats revealed about their wearers during the 20th century. Dr. Joyce K. Schiller. Tea and treats will be served. 2 p.m., for adults. Stockbridge.

Southern Vermont College

Opening reception for "Still Standing." New paintings and works by Melissa Rubin. 1 p.m. in SVC's Burgdorff Gallery. Vt. COMMUNITY

American Legion

Benefit breakfast for Children, Youth, and Veterans Programs offered by The American Legion. Adults $6, children $3. 8 a.m. to noon at 160 Forest Park Ave., 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.

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

"Before I Forget.. A Workshop in Memoir Making," led by Sally-Jane Heit. 2 p.m. at The Mount, Lenox.; "Channeling Rachel Carson: Finding Your Inner Muckracker." Lecture and discussion with psychologist Carol Goodman Kaufman, 2 p.m., Congregation Kenesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.; Special event: "ENUF!" produced by R.O.P.E. 7 p.m. at Bard College of Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

The Big E

The Original Western Mass Home Show. Home and garden show. Information: www.westernmasshomeshow.com. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Better Living Center, Young & Stroh Buildings and Outdoor Area, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Bushnell Sage Library

Monotype Workshop with Abby DuBow. All are welcome. Registration call (413) 298-3121. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sheffield.

New England Air Museum

Annual Space Expo featuring more than 15 exhibitors from across New England. Exhibits will include demonstrations and hands-on activities. Visitors can meet an astronaut, design a mission patch, try on a real space suit, pilot a space craft simulator, touch a meteorite, learn about the atmosphere of Mars, build a rocket, meet R2D2, and more. NASA Astronaut Daniel Burbank will make two presentations, one at 11:30 a.m. and the other at 1:30 p.m. Space Expo will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., located near Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, CT.

Northshire Bookstore

Gabriel Sherman: "The Loudest Voice in the Room." 5 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester, Vt. (802) 362-3565.

Williamstown Commons

Pancake breakfast, also featuring scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee, and juice. Proceeds from the breakfast and 50/50 raffle will benefit the Rotary Club of Williamstown scholarship and community programs. Adults $8, seniors $6, and children $4. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 25 Adams Road, Williamstown.

FILM

Triplex Cinema

Project Native's 4th Annual Film Festival. Tickets available at the Triplex box office. 10 a.m., Great Barrington.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.

Dalton CRA

Dalton CRA

Adult Lap Swim, 9-11 a.m.; Family Swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-centered yoga flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Couch to 5k Program, 11 a.m. to noon; Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m.; Zumba, 4-5 p.m.; North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Recovery International

Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark's Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.

LECTURE

Temple Anshe Amunim

Alan Cooperman, director of religion research at the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, presents "Jewish Identity in the United States." Reception and Q&A to follow. 2 p.m., 26 Broad St., Pittsfield. (413) 442-5910.

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

Arrowhead

The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 11 a.m., 12, 1 and 2 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 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.

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," "Baseball, Rodeos, and Automobiles: The Art of Murray Tinkleman," 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

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, 11:30 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

Dalton United Methodist Church

"Sing Praise the Lord" series featuring Nick Winnard. Free and open to the public. Refreshments to follow in the Fellowship Hall. 3 p.m., 755 Main St., Dalton.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

Richmond Congregational Church

"Recital of American Music for Trombone and Piano" featuring Ronald Barron, retired principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. 3 p.m., Richmond.

Starving Artist Creperie

Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

United Congregational Church

Experience Music at United presents The Pioneer Consort with Chris Devine: Violin, Michael Nix: Banjar and Greg Snedeker: Cello. 2 p.m. in Skinner Memorial Chapel. 300 Appleton St., Holyoke. (413) 532-1483.

OUTDOORS

Berkshire Knapsacker

October Mountain State Forest Hike. Information: Kathy Lee at (413) 443-9562 or klee@nycap.rr.com.

Hoffman Bird Club

Leader's Choice. A search for signs of spring in Berkshire County. Meet at Price Chopper parking lot on Pittsfield/Lenox Road. Information: Jonathan Price, (413) 281- 2398. 7:30 a.m., Pittsfield.

THEATRE

Monument Mt. Regional High School

"Into the Woods," the spring musical. 2:30 p.m. at the Kathleen E. McDermott Auditorium at MMRHS, Great Barrington.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

Circle Theatre Players presents "Fiddler on the Roof." (518) 674-2007 or www.slca-ctp.org. 2:30 p.m., 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

Shakespeare & Company

"Private Lives" 2 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield to present a staged reading of "Waiting for Lefy" by Clifford Odets. 2 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Tomorrow

COMMUNITY

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers

Special event: Gala festival closing party. 5-7 p.m. at Jae's Asian Bistro, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox.

Community Supper

Community Supper

Free delicious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. No reservation required, donations accepted. 5-6 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Jewish Fed. of the Berkshires

"Ageless Grace" with certified teacher Jane Rosen at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

North Adams Public Library

Friends of the North Adams Library to meet in the community room. Open to the public, all those interested are encouraged to attend. 3:30 p.m., North Adams.

Public: Eat+Drink

Eat+Think Trivia. Test your skills and knowledge against others while enjoying a pint from Public's fine beer selection.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Family Swim, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Sculpting Strength, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6 p.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Vinyasa Yoga, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Water Aerobics, 6-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

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, 6:30-7:30 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Senior Sneakers Classic, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch Cycle, 12-12:30 p.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; All in One, 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 6:45-8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.


KID STUFF

Berkshire South

Fitness Exploration, 5-6 p.m., ages 8-12; Basketball Basics, 4-5 p.m., ages 5-8. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Kindergym & Swim

Open play, group games and activities, circle time, songs, crafts, snacks and swimming for toddlers and their parents/guardians, follows Central Berkshire school schedule, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

LECTURE

BCC

"The Climate Crisis: Only a Movement can Save Us!" Introduction by Mass State Senator Ben Downing, presentation by Craig Altermost, executive director of the Better Future Project. Sign in at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m. Room K111, 1350 West St., Pittsfield.

MUSIC

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.

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 to 5.