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ART

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Gallery Talk: Wood fired ceramics by Visiting Artist Tim Rowan. 5 p.m. at the Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

"The Politics of Tibetan Art." Nepali-born artist Ang Tsherin Sherpa will discuss the Tibetan-Chinese conflict as represented in Tibetan Buddhist culture, art, and imagery. Reception to follow. 5 p.m., Club B-10. North Adams.

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.

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

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

Orientation for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer tutor in English for speakers of other languages, held by the Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County. 7 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.


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, 55 Church St., Pittsfield; Kathy Hazelett, (413) 442-8581.

Berkshire Community College

"Power and its Power" forum: explore how your personal development equals power. 12 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., South County Center, Room S-7. Professor Julianna Spalholz leads a literary panel discussion, "Writer's Talk." 12:15-1:15 p.m., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Hills Country Club

The 2014 Berkshire Career Fair hosted by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

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.

Conversational French

Conversational French

Intended for English speakers having some basic familiarity with French. Ages 18+. 7-8 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Crowne Plaza Hotel

STRIVE Youth Conference. Members of the District Attorney's Youth Advisory Board and guest speakers discuss teen social issues with Berkshire County eighth grade students. 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Pittsfield.

Cumberland Farms

Grand opening ceremony for the newly remodeled store, 3:30-4:30 p.m., 707 Main St., Dalton.

Jewish Federation of the Berks.

Film at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Lasagna Dinner

Berkshire Humane Society's annual Lasagna Dinner. Both meat and vegetarian meals will be served with garlic bread and a salad. A cash bar will also be available, along with a 50/50 raffle. Adults $12, children $6. All proceeds benefit the Purradise Cat Adoption Center. 5-7 p.m. at Crissey Farm, Great Barrington.

Lee Senior Center

Musician, naturalist, and educator John Root performs old favorites of the 1940s and 1950s, members & non-members invited, 7 p.m., corner of Crossway and High streets, Lee.

Masonic Temple

Berkshire North Pamona Grange to meet and Observe Earth Day. Everyone bring snacks. 7:30 p.m., 116 South St., Pittsfield.

Meditation Group

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

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch

All residents of the Westside neighborhood invited to learn how everyone can work together to make the neighborhood safe, refreshments provided. 6 p.m. at the Pitt Park. More information (413) 442-3181.

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.

Southern Vermont College

"An Invitation to Poetry" lecture with Maggie Dietz, Favorite Poem Project Director at Southern Vermont College's Everett Theater, 2:25 p.m. "A Community Reads Favorite Poems" poetry reading, 7 p.m. at Everett Theater. Bennington.

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

Beacon Cinema

Showing of the critically-acclaimed film "Noah" followed by a discussion led by local faith leaders. 6:05 p.m., 57 North St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

"The Royal Tenenbaums" with art director Carl Sprague, concept illustrator for the new film "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Slide talk to follow. Sprague will show his original concept drawings for all three Wes Anderson films on which he worked, as well as several other projects. 7 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

"The Light in Her Eyes," a film exploring conservative Muslim preacher Houda al-Habash's Qur'an school for girls in Damascus. 7:30 p.m. in Club B-10. Q&A to follow with filmmaker Julia Meltzer. North Adams.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture

Pittsfield Community Acupuncture offers treatments for pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and to encourage general well being. 9 a.m to 1:15 p.m., appointments and walk-ins welcome. 42 Summer St., Pittsfield. (413) 243-0654.

Berkshire South

Berkshire South

Jump into Spring, an eight week program for adults. Includes nutrition workshops, fitness classes, as well as ways to motivate you to work out providing a safe, fun environment. For people of all abilities. 6:30-8 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

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

Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Cardio Circuit, 5:15-6:15 a.m.; Spin, 6-7 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Sculpting Strength, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Water Works, 9-10 a.m.; Muscle Mix, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton.

Hillcrest Educational Center

Hillcrest Educational Center

Social Skills Group for school-aged children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders, and other learning challenges. Registration required by calling (413) 499-2031. 6-7 p.m., 788 South St., 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.

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 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.

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.

New Lebanon Library

Family Crafts Night, all materials provided. Ages 5 and up. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

LECTURE

Southern Vermont College

"An Invitation to Poetry" with author Maggie Dietz. A reception will follow. Free and open to the public. 7 p.m. in the Everett Theatre, Bennington, VT.

MUSIC

Desperado's Mexican Restaurant

Drury Jazz Band to host a night of Mexican food and musical entertainment. Tickets available from any Drury band member or at Desperado's. 5 p.m. to closing, Williamstown.

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.

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.

THEATRE

Mill City

North Adams groups to perform three shows, "Under Pressure," "Here For You," and "Realistic Expectations." 7 p.m., 115 State St., Building 4N at Western Gateway Heritage Park, North Adams. (413) 236-8888.

Shakespeare & Company

"Romeo and Juliet," 70 Kemble St., Lenox. shakespeare.org

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," "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

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.

Tomorrow

ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Humorous Tales and Little-Known Facts." with Curator of Education Tom Daly. 2:30 p.m., Route 183, Stockbridge.

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.

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.

Blood Drive

Hosted by Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School's junior class, from noon to 5 p.m., BART, 1 Commercial Place, Adams. Appointments: redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED-CROSS (733-2767). Walk-ins welcome.

The Family Place

"Dollar Cents: Stretching your Dollar," a free workshop which will teach participants how to understand their credit score and effectively manage their credit. Snacks will be provided. 10:30-11:30 a.m., 61 Main St., North Adams.

First United Methodist Church

Spring Luncheon with your choice of soup, sandwich and dessert for $7 or a la carte for $3. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For to go orders call (413) 499-0866. Pittsfield. Green Gargoyle

Spring Luncheon with your choice of soup, sandwich and dessert for $7 or a la carte for $3. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. For to go orders call (413) 499-0866. Pittsfield. 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.

Italian Night

Wine tasting, Italian pasta stations hosted by Adams Community Bank Northern Berkshire Relay for Life team, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Orchards Hotel, Williamstown. Tickets $15, sold on a first-come first-serve basis, all proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Info: Kris Bona (413) 749-1165 or kbona@adamscommunity.com.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Sweaters, buy one get one free. 50% off pants, jackets and pant suits. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 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.MotherWoman Support 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.MotherWoman Support Group

Circle of Moms: We Are All In This Together. Free childcare, snacks, and parking. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal St., Greenfield. (413) 774-1000 ext. 2048; Postpartum Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MotherWoman Office, 220 Russell St., Hadley. (413) 387-0703.

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.

Northshire Bookstore

Anyen Rinpoche leads a discussion on meditation and why it is important. 7 p.m., 4869 Main St., Manchester Center, VT.

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.

Relay for Life

Paint for a Cure brought to you by Kira and Sarah from Progressive Palette. 2 hours of painting and 1 canvas, all supplies and light appetizers. To register visit www.progressivepalette.com. Located at Mingo's Sports Bar & Grill, North Adams.

Skully's Kitchen

Paint with the Ponies Paint-n-Sip, as well as a Meet and Greet with the organizers of Gabriel's Place, Inc. 7-9 p.m., 543 South Main St., Lanesborough. Information (413) 281-9472.

Temple Anshe Amunim

Rev. Sheila Sholes-Ross, minister at the First Baptist Church of Pittsfield will offer a sermon on the themes of Freedom and Partnership. All are welcome to this free service of faith, 5:30 p.m., Broad Street, 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.

DANCE

Williams College

Contemporary Dance Ensemble re-imagines dance on the campus by fostering collaboration across artistic and academic disciplines. 8 p.m.,'62 Center, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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

Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Boot Camp, 5:45-6:15 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Spin, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6:30 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.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.

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.

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.; Silver Sneakers Cardio, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Yoga, 11-2:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Gentle Yoga

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

HISTORY

Dewey Hall

"Charcoal Making on Mt. Washington," history of the local charcoal industry. Refreshments. Free. 7:30 p.m., 91 Main St., Sheffield. (413) 229-2694.

KIDS' STUFF

Adams Youth Center

Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, North Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Berkshire Mall

The Easter Bunny will be available for greetings and pictures with children of all ages from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lanesborough.

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.Berkshire South

"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.Berkshire South

Creative Dance, ages 5-8. 4:30-5:15 p.m.; Ballet, ages 3-6. 3:30-4:45 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.Stockbridge Library

Creative Dance, ages 5-8. 4:30-5:15 p.m.; Ballet, ages 3-6. 3:30-4:45 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.Stockbridge Library

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

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) 551-5100 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, 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

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

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

EPOCH

Dueling pianists Adam Bergeron and Ethan Stone to perform, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., open to all. Information or to RSVP call (413) 499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Meetinghouse Cafe

Contemporary and traditional folk music duo Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangson, with Lou and Peter Berryman, 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, School Street in Bennington.

New Lebanon Library

Doug Schmolze in concert, featuring an evening of traditional folk and sing-along favorites as well as songs from the American songbook from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

Northern Berkshire Chorale

Spring concert, directed by Andrea Goodman. Features Bob Chilcott's Requiem accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. 7:30 p.m. in the Thompson Memorial Chapel at Williams College, Williamstown.

Whitney Center for the Arts

"Our Time," NYC Cabaret singer and pianist Ron Ramsay and Berkshire vocal artist Samantha Talora. 7:30 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Also Saturday at 7:30 p.m. (413) 212-4459.

Williams College

Borromeo String Quartet, 8 p.m., Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Canoe Meadows

Bird walks, sponsored by Mass Audubon, with instructor Noreen Mole, 8-10 a.m., Pittsfield.

THEATER

Shea Theater

A New Renaissance Players production of "WOLF! Trial of the Big Bad Wolf." Directed by Jillian Morgan, created by the New Renaissance Players. 7:30 p.m., 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Also Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

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.