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ART

Norman Rockwell Museum

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

COMMUNITY

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.

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.


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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

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.

The Art Garden

Hilltown Families presents a free family workshop, Flowers for Friends. Families are invited to join neighbors & friends in a free community art event, painting terracotta flower pots to plant with pansies and pass along to another in their communityn. 4-7 p.m., Shelburne Falls.

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.

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

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

Stockbridge Library

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

MUSIC

Berkshire Lyric

Choral Scholar Vocal Recital. Featuring outstanding high school age scholarship singers of the Berkshire Lyric Chorus. 7:30 p.m. at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield.

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.

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

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.

'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. 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.

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

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.

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Bridge Street Theatre

Opening Reception for #CatskillBalloons. 12-4 p.m., 44 West Bridge St., Catskill, NY.

OMI

Education OMI will host a 1/2 off Children's Art Workshop at 10 a.m. and a Slow Art Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, NY

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.

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Racing Against Racism. Run and/or swim, benefit to combat racism and promote social justice. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kilpatrick Athletic Center, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Athenaeum

A public conversation among people and organizations working to put more farmers on the land and more land into farming. Lunch, RSVP required. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

"Northeast Wildflowers to Brighten Your Spring Garden." Learn about the importance of native wildflowers and how to bring them into the garden setting. 10 a.m. to noon, corner of Routes 102 & 183, Stockbridge.

Berkshire Mall

Easter Bunny will greet and take pictures with children of all ages. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Lanesborough.

Bottle Drive

Pittsfield Lions Club to host can & bottle drive. Accepting all soda, beer, tea, juice & water in glass bottles and clear plastic or aluminum cans. Eyeglasses, cell phones, and ink cartridges also accepted. For pick up call (413) 448-2855. Pittsfield.

Chess Night

Presented by the "Soldier On" program, all welcome, 7 p.m., main dining room, 360 West Housatonic St., Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: Willie Ledbetter, (413) 822-8530 or 236-5644.

Dalton Parish Hall

Saint Agnes to have their annual Palm Sunday Bake Sale after 4 p.m. Mass, 30 Carson Ave., Dalton.

Dalton United Methodist Church

Tag, Book & Bake Sale, 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pancake breakfast from 7:30-10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 155 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0521.

Food Pantry

Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-5644.

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Lenox Memorial High School

The Western Mass Master Gardeners Association's 10th annual Berkshire Garden Symposium. Offered will be 12 gardening topics plus a book sale, plant sale, and other informational vendors. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Lenox.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Spring clothes are arriving! 50% off all winter clothes, jeans $2. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

McAndrews King

Car wash hosted by The Hoosac Valley Leo Club. All money raised will be donated to The Berkshire Humane Society. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Route 8, Adams.

MCLA

The 22nd Annual Community Day of Service. Registration will begin in the lower level of the MCLA Church Street Center at 9:30 a.m. to be followed by an official welcome and assignments. The focus will be on community health and wellness. North Adams.

Moments House

Walking for Wellness, noon; Easter Egg Hunt and Art with Heart for Kids, 10 a.m. to noon. 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

The Mount

Writing workshop, "What's Your Story? Steps to Self-Publication for Young Authors," with local writer Nik Davies. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. EdithWharton.org.

Sandisfield Arts Center

Spring Fever dinner and auction benefiting the Sandisfield Arts Center. Enjoy a three-course meal prepared by guest chef, Adam Manacher, followed by a silent and live auction of unique items for every budget. Tickets include dinner, wine, and auction. Information visit www.sandisfieldartscenter.org. Sandisfield.

Taconic High School

Walk MS, presented by Biogen Idec. This fun, 5 mile spring walk raises money to help create a world free of MS. 10 a.m., 96 Valentine Road, Pittsfield.

Ventfort Hall

Two Slavic Easter egg-decorating workshops, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Advance registration suggested, (413) 637-3206. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

West Stockbridge Public Library

First annual National Library Week Open House. Celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians to promote library use and support. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., West Stockbridge.

DANCE

Berkshire Hills Country Club

Masquerade Dinner Dance. Cocktails from 6-7 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Music and dancing provided by Ron Tritto of Learntadance Dance Studio. 500 Benedict Road, Pittsfield.

Hubbard Hall

One-time dance workshop: Slow Grooves World Dance taught by Kathleen Oliver. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Beacon Feed Dance Studio, 25 East Main St., Cambridge, NY.

IS183

Red Hot annual dinner, dance party, and auction. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and dancing will be from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. featuring music by Dave Leonard of JTD Productions. Stockbridge.

FILM

Mahaiwe

"Funny Girl," the 1968 classic film featuring Barbara Streisand and Omar Sharif. 7 p.m., Great Barrington.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Dalton CRA

Adult Lap Swim, 7-9:30 a.m.; Spin, 7:15-8:15 a.m.; Arms, Abs & Tush, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Spin, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 9-10 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Family Swim, 1:15-2:15 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.Healing Rhythms

Adult Lap Swim, 7-9:30 a.m.; Spin, 7:15-8:15 a.m.; Arms, Abs & Tush, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Spin, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 9-10 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Family Swim, 1:15-2:15 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.Healing Rhythms

Cardio Strength Fusion, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Slow Flow Yoga, 8:45-10:15 a.m.; 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets from 11:30 to 12:30, Fairview Hospital, fourth floor, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington.

Pilates

Pilates Mat Class, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Berkshire Physical Therapy, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 358-1007.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Tabata, 8-8:45 a.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 9-10 a.m.; Mid-Morning Cycle, 10-10:45 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, 10:30 a.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

For health and relaxation, adaptable for all ages and almost any stage of health practice, free for returning soldiers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information/registration: Sherilyn Mindermann, (413) 446-1791.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

New Lebanon Library

Paws-to-Read. Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. Call to register. 9 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

Rudolf Steiner School

"Akimba and the Magic Cow," a puppet play based on a folktale from Ghana. 10:30 a.m. in the Early Childhood building, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. Information (413) 528-4015.

LECTURE

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

A Slightly Tipsy History of Wine, an illustrated lecture series tracing the scientific and cultural history of one of our most ancient and enduring libations. 3 p.m., south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8 in North Adams.

Williams College

The 65th Annual Metaphysical Society of America Conference, open to the public. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Griffin Hall, room 3; Political activist and scholar Angela Davis, "Leadership in the 21st Century." Her talk will focus on activism and developing a social consciousness. 6:30 p.m., in Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

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

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

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.

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.

MUSIC

Bard College at Simon's Rock

South Berkshire Concerts' Frederick Reynolds Memorial Concert. Boston-based pianist Stephen Porter performs "Late Style," works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Schubert. 8-10 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, Great Barrington.

Elks Lodge

Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo, aka American roots-rock outfit honeyhoney, to perform. 8 p.m., North Adams.

First Congregational Church

Berkshires Jazz Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with a wide range of performance activities. The event kicks off with a double header matinee featuring two remarkable musicians in small-group surroundings. 1 p.m., Park Square, Lee.

Mass MoCA

Banda Magda with Athens-born accordionist and musical polymath Magda Giannikou. 8 p.m., Club B-10. North Adams.

Vermont Arts Exchange

Singer-songwriter Francesca Blanchard at Basement Music Series. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Sage Street Mill, Bennington.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Life in a Vernal Pool. Visit a vernal pool and look for egg masses of wood frogs and salamanders, fairy shrimp and fingernail clams, and learn about the ecology of this complex natural community. 10 a.m. to noon, Sheffield.

Hilltop Orchards

Full Moon Hike and Bonfire. A guide will lead the group on a hike of approximately 1-1.5 hours beginning at 7:30 p.m. A bonfire, wine tasting and live music will follow. Adults 21 and older. Pre-register by calling (413) 698-3301. 508 Canaan Road, Route 295, Richmond.

Hoffman Bird Club

A leisurely morning walk looking for birds in Williamstown and South Williamstown. Meet at Field Farm on Sloan Road, South Williamstown. Information: Carrie at (413) 664-2004.

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.