Today

ART

Oil Painting Class

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

Sculpture Class

Stone carving with Myrna Lieb Citron, for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, 1 to 4 p.m., 1260 Pleasant St., Lee, (413) 243-4456.

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

Spring computer classes to begin. Details are available at www.pittsfieldlibrary.org or by contacting the reference department. Registrants must have a current library card in good standing. Register by calling (413) 499-9480, ext. 202 or emailing pittsref@cwmars.org. Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library

"Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch

All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-1955.

Contract Bridge

For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: (413) 243-3512.

Gamblers Anonymous

First floor conference room at 7 p.m., BMC Hillcrest Campus, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield. Information contact Charlie T. at (413) 637-2550.

Guthrie Center

Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Information call (413) 854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Hinsdale Lunch

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.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group

Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Housatonic Academy

"Tame That Tantrum" workshop. This session will teach parents and guardians that less power sometimes means more. They will learn what skill deficits are, how to recognize a child's pattern of difficulty, and how to effectively prevent tantrums, meltdowns and power struggles. Lunch provided. Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are requested. 12 to 2 p.m., 788 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-2367.

McCann Technical School

Tech Summit 2014. A half day of workshops on topics relevant to businesses. Presentations include search engine optimization, web design options, Google place & Google business photos, how-to-tips for email marketing, and social media marketing. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Adams. Information (413) 458-9077. MotherWoman Support Group

Tech Summit 2014. A half day of workshops on topics relevant to businesses. Presentations include search engine optimization, web design options, Google place & Google business photos, how-to-tips for email marketing, and social media marketing. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., North Adams. Information (413) 458-9077. MotherWoman Support Group

MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group, moms in recovery are welcome. 1 p.m., Holyoke Midwifery Center, 230 Maple St., Holyoke. (413) 534-2700.

Parents Group

"Parents Helping Parents," share experiences and get support and encouragement from other parents, free, confidential and anonymous, 6 to 8 p.m., call for location/information: (617) 926-5008, ext.102.

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.

St. Joseph's Parish

St. Anne Society of St. Joseph Parish to hold monthly meeting. General business meeting; members have the opportunity to sign up to volunteer for various Society activities. A preliminary calendar of events and membership lists will be available. 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center, 414 North St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Country Dance Classes

New beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.; couples/line dances for beginner/intermediate from 7 to 9 p.m., couples and singles welcome, with instructor Cheryl Wendling, Dalton VFW on East Housatonic Street, just past LP Adams; information: (413) 443-6263.

Scottish Dancers

Great Barrington Scottish Dancers, no partner needed, beginners welcome, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

Great Barrington Scottish Dancers, no partner needed, beginners welcome, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Sandisfield Senior Center, 11 a.m. - Noon, Stockbridge.

BMC Cancer Center

"Fighting Cancer with Your Fork," a nutrition program for cancer patients and their families. 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the HEAL Center of the BMC Cancer Center, located at the Hillcrest Campus of BMC. Pittsfield. Information (413) 447-3092.

Center for Healing Arts

All levels yoga and qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 623-8713.

Christian Center

Nutrition Education Program which promotes healthy eating through eating a variety of foods, being physically active, taste-testing healthy recipes, handling food safely and enjoying foods in moderation. 1-2 p.m., 193 Robbings Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 443-2828.

Dalton CRA

Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Cardio and Core, 8:30-9:30 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.; Spin, 4-5 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6 p.m.; Arms, Abs & Tush, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Kicklates, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Water Aerobics, 6-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

'Fit to Go!'

Increase your strength and energy with Kas Maroney, American Council on Exercise certified group instructor, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 841-5834.

Healing Rhythms

Intermediate yoga sculpt, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Gentle Yoga, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Morning Cycle, 6-6:45 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; Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch Cycle, 12:15-1 p.m.; Tabata Kickboxing, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; Ping Pong, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Pilates/Evening Cycle Combo, 7-8 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Tobacco Program

Men's tobacco treatment program, 5 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

Yoga Classes

Teen yoga, for ages 13-19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; and, gentle/beginner yoga, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Connections, Pittsfield; information: Waterfall Perry, (413) 464-1944.

Zumba Class

From 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., Steeple Valley Dance, 195 Ashland St., North Adams.

KID STUFF

Berkshire South

Berkshire Sings! for ages 13+. Sing to your heart's content under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions and no charge. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Get Unplugged, a collaborative event created by Berkshire South and Berkshire Co-op Market offering a series of fun, educational and FREE programs to South County children in grades k-8 during school vacation. Information or to register, call (413) 528-2810, ext. 10. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Big E

"A Day in the Past" Children's Program. Storrowton Village Museum. TheBigE.com or (413) 737-2443. West Springfield.

Chess Club

Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, (413) 229-7004.

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.

New Lebanon Library

Small Wonders Lapsit Storytime, includes age appropriate stories, songs, and movement activities, 10 a.m.; Preschool Story Hour, includes crafts, songs, and movement activities, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY. (518) 794-8844.

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week drop-in art workshops: "Animals Galore!" Find animals real and imagined in the museum's current exhibitions and create a creature of your own design. 1 to 4 p.m., Stockbridge.

North Adams Library

Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, (413) 662-3133.

Playgroup

"Baby and Me!" parent/infant playgroup, for babies ages four weeks to one year, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

West Stockbridge Library

Story and craft activity to celebrate spring. Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are invited to join for a story, craft activity, and more. 11 a.m. to noon. Information (413) 232-0300. West Stockbridge.

LECTURE

Bard College at Simon's Rock

The Future of Seeds: GMO & Heirloom Seeds. 7 p.m. in the Lecture Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

New Lebanon Library

"The Presence of Extraterrestrial Life: We Are Not Alone," 6:30 p.m., discussion to follow. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

LITERARY

Williams College

Author and journalist Elizabeth Kolbert to speak and read from her new book, "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" about mass extinctions past and present. A discussion to follow. 5:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown.

MUSIC

Berkshire Highlanders

Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; call for location details, Bill Irvin, (413) 442-6180.

Berkshire Sings

Opportunities to sing as a soloist, duo or small ensemble will be offered. Everyone is welcome, no prior musical training is necessary. 6:45-8:15 p.m., free. Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

Ventfort Hall

"Folk by the Fire" concert series featuring Justin Hillman, a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer with a performance sound rooted in folk music. 5:30-7 p.m., featuring snacks and a cash bar. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

"Folk by the Fire" concert series featuring Justin Hillman, a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer with a performance sound rooted in folk music. 5:30-7 p.m., featuring snacks and a cash bar. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Evening at the Beaver Ponds, 6:30-8 p.m., Lenox.

THEATER

MCLA

"Angels in America: Millenium Approaches," a controversial play on AIDS and Gay America in 1985. 8 p.m., North Adams.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

The Recruitment, Training, and Support Center offers orientation trainings for parents, professionals, community members, and others interested in becoming Special Education Surrogate Parents. 12:30-3:30 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.

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.

Congregation Ahavath Sholom

Philip Roth's Short Story "The Conversion of the Jews" presented by Irene Goldman-Price. 7 p.m., 15 North St., Great Barrington.

First Congregational Church

Discussion, "Facing Shame: Straight Talk on Child Sexual Abuse" with Gabrielle Senza and Jean Clarke-Mitchell. 7 p.m., Great Barrington.

Gallery 51

MCLA celebrates a fresh new group of emerging artists, as they exhibit their thesis work, the culmination of their capstone course, Senior Art Project. 5 p.m., North Adams.

Jewish Federation of the Berks.

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

Mass MoCA

The Poetry of Agha Shahid Ali. Izhar Patkin collaborated with the late Kashmiri-American poet, Agha Shahid Ali on his series of "veil" paintings, transforming Ali's musings on love and loss into visual form. 6 p.m., Club B-10, North Adams.

Meditation Group

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

New England Air Museum

Zip Line Challenge; design and build a vehicle that can carry a Ping-Pong ball the fastest from the top of a zip line string to the bottom. 36 Perimeter Road, Route 75, Windsor Locks, Conn.

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.

Sugar Hill Senior Living Community

Caregiver Support Group for caregivers, family, and friends of persons with dementia and memory impairments. This gathering offers participants mutual support and education along with resources on the latest medical advances to assist those with dementia. 2-3 p.m., 45 Main St., Dalton.

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. 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.

Healing Rhythms

Healing Power of Yoga: Level 2 with Todd Norian. Take your knowledge of Ashaya Yoga Therapeutics to the next deeper level of understanding. Investment: $450. 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727. Hillcrest Educational Center

Healing Power of Yoga: Level 2 with Todd Norian. Take your knowledge of Ashaya Yoga Therapeutics to the next deeper level of understanding. Investment: $450. 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727. 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

Get Unplugged, a collaborative event created by Berkshire South and Berkshire Co-op Market offering a series of fun, educational and FREE programs to South County children in grades k-8 during school vacation. Information or to register, call (413) 528-2810, ext. 10. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Dalton Public Library

Get Unplugged, a collaborative event created by Berkshire South and Berkshire Co-op Market offering a series of fun, educational and FREE programs to South County children in grades k-8 during school vacation. Information or to register, call (413) 528-2810, ext. 10. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. 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.

Norman Rockwell Museum

School Vacation Week drop-in art workshops: "Animals Galore!" Find animals real and imagined in the museum's current exhibitions and create a creature of your own design. 1 to 4 p.m., Stockbridge.

West Stockbridge Library

Story and craft activity to celebrate spring. Children up to age 12 and their caregivers are invited to join for a story, craft activity, and more. 11 a.m. to noon. Information (413) 232-0300. West Stockbridge.

LECTURE

Huntington Public Library

Robert Tougias to discuss the "extinction" of cougars and the recent sightings of them. Program will last 45 minutes followed by a Q&A. 6 p.m., 7 E Main St., Huntington.

MCLA

"Green Living" seminar featuring a panel discussion on "Successes, Opportunities, and Challenges Farming in the Berkshires." 5:30 p.m. in Murdock Hall, North Adams.

New Lebanon Library

"Grains on the Brain," discuss the negative impact of grains on our health and learn more traditional ways to prepare them to improve their digestibility. All are welcome. 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

Williams College

Annual Sigma XI lecture with biologist Claire Ting. She will speak on "The Alphabet of Revelations: (Meta)Genomics as a Means to Understand Microbes and their Complex Ecosystems." 4:15 p.m. in the Wege Auditorium. A reception to follow in Schow atrium. Williamstown.

LITERARY

Berkshire Writers Room

All genre, 2-4 p.m. Third Floor of the Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield.

Lenox Library

Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion. Information call coordinator at (413) 637-1900. 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

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

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

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

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

Berkshire Museum

Berkshire Children's Theater presents "Disney's Aladdin JR." All of your favorite characters from the hit Disney Film are here for a musical adventure filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides. 11 a.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

MCLA

"Angels in America: Millenium Approaches," a controversial play on AIDS and Gay America in 1985. 8 p.m., North Adams.

Mixed Company Theatre

"Fully Committed" by Becky Mode, staring Daniel Osman. The show centers on an out-of-work actor named Sam, who is a reservationist at a trendy restaurant in NYC. 7:30 p.m., Great Barrington.

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.