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Opening Reception for Bennington artist Maggi Randall's new exhibit. 6 p.m. at the Armory in Hoosick Falls, NY.

Sheep Hill

Artist's reception for the works by Williamstown artist Edward Scofield. 5:30 p.m., Williamstown. Information (413) 458-2494.

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.

Big E

"A Day Away in the Past" Children's Program, located at the Storrowton Village Museum. Times and updates visit TheBigE.com (413) 737-2443. West Springfield.

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.

GCTV Studios

"Youth and Addiction" with author, child/family therapist and transformational facilitator Anne Maxwell. 3:30-6:30 p.m., Greenfield. (413) 773-7899.

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.

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.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Spring clothes are here. 50 % off Easter gift items. Last of winter sale, 50% off. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Mark Twain House & Museum

Keynote Conversation with Meg Wolitzer and a book signing of her novel "The Interestings; The Uncoupling; The Ten-Year Nap; The Position and The Wife." Welcome Reception at 6 p.m., Conversation at 7 p.m., and book signing at 8 p.m. 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford, CT.

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.

National Shrine of the Divine Mercy

Devine Mercy Sunday weekend, free and open to all denominations. 2 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

New England Air Museum

Blimp Maze: Design and build a blimp using a helium balloon that will float at shoulder height. The blimp should be designed to be blown through a simple maze in the fastest time possible. 36 Perimeter Road, Route 75, Windsor Locks, Conn.

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.

Parkinsons Support Group

Monthly meeting of the Parkinson's Support Group at 10:30 a.m. at the Williamstown Savings Bank, Main Street, Williamstown. (413) 458-8427.

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.

Spring Luncheon

Hearty soups, freshly made sandwiches, and sweet desserts featuring homemade pies. Complete meal is $7 and a la carte is $3. To-go orders, call (413) 499-0866. 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., 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.

Williamstown Elementary School

Milne Public Library annual Book Sale featuring a silent auction, cafe, bake sale, raffle of an iPad Mini, and over 25,000 used books. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 115 Church St., Williamstown. (413) 458-4639.

Williams Inn

The Northern Berkshire Business & Professional Women Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. 6:30-8:30 p.m., 1090 Main St., Williamstown. Information (413) 652-2982.

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.; 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.

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.

New Marlborough Library

CHP on Wheels, a mobile outreach van that offers routine physicals, sick visits, follow-up care for chronic illnesses, health education and free screenings. All insurances accepted. Walk-ins welcome or schedule ahead, (413) 528-8580. 12:30-3:30 p.m., One Mill River, Great Barrington Road, Mill River.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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.

LITERARY

Good Purpose Gallery

Writers Read featuring Dennis Barone & Steve Straight. 5:30 p.m., 40 Main St., Lee.

New Lebanon Library

Poetry Reading & Open Mic. Selected readings by Trina Porte and Howard Kogan, followed by poetry open mic. All welcome. 7 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, NY.

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.

MUSIC

BCC

Annual Spring Concert featuring K111, the BCC Chorale, the BCC Jazz Ensemble, and the cast of the BCC Players' spring musical Young Frankenstein. 7 p.m., Pittsfield.

Petersburgh Community Center

Duo Eamon featuring fiddler Cassandra Cleghorn and guitarist Jeffrey Levine performing original arrangements of Irish, French Canadien and American folk tunes, 7 p.m., Petersburgh, NY.

South Congregational Church

Coffee House Concert featuring David Grover and Linda Worster performing original songs plus a mix of folk and rock. 7 p.m., 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Williams College

The Department of Music presents the Chamber Choir, 4 p.m.; Berkshire Symphony in concert. Pre-concert talk with guest conductor Andrew Massey and student soloists at 7:15 p.m., concert at 8 p.m. Chapin Hall, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Canoe Meadows

Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows with instructor Noreen Mole. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars. 8-10 a.m., Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Pine Cobble School

Dr. Peter Smallidge, one of the co-authors of the Cornell research, will lead a woods walk followed by a presentation in the Pine Cobble Dining Room. The presentation will be followed by an affordable dinner prepared by Wild Oats. Information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/OEoy0i. 4 p.m., Williamstown.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sactuary

Spring Stampede Salamander Search, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 3 and up. Lenox.

THEATRE

Bennington College

A showing of Belarusian Dream presents five short plays which explore human rights in Belarus. 8:30 p.m., Studio D207, VAPA, Bennington, VT.

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.

Shakespeare & Company

"Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World," followed by an exciting, hands-on workshop, during which audience members will get their own shot at playing with scenes from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 2 p.m. in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield presents a fully staged production of "Months On End" by Craig Pospil, 8 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 443-9279.

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Sanctuary Art Gallery

Things Seen and Unseen: Photographs by Steve Wildermuth opening reception. 2 to 4 p.m. located at the Canaan Congregational Church, Canaan, NY. (518) 781-3621. 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 Museum

Meet the Collectors, in conjunction with Berkshire Collects, featuring "The Odd, the Unexpected, (un)Natural, and Art," with C. Barre Hellquist, 10:30 a.m. Gallery talks; learn about bird decoys, contemporary art, vintage pedal cars and toy soldiers, duck sculpture, paper bag bottoms, decorated eggs, and water lilies, 11 a.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

The Big E

Wholesale Gem & Jewelry Show, located at Mallary North (trade only); A Taste of Table and Vine & 5k Grape Chase, located at the Young Building. Times and updates visit TheBigE.com or call (413) 737-2443. West Springfield.

Canoe Meadows

Cleanup Day with instructor Rick Prew, Jr. Sponsored by Berkshire Sanctuaries. Tools and gloves will be available for use and a pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers. To register, contact the office at (413) 637-0320 or email berkshire@massaudubon.org. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holmes Road, 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.

Chez Nous Bistro

French Gluten-free Baking Workshop. Email Alchemy.Initiative@gmail.com. to register. 9:30-11:30 a.m., 150 Main St., Lee.

First Baptist Church

Turkey Dinner with all the fixings and homemade pies for dessert, sponsored by the Campership Committee and Women's Ministries Fellowship of the First Baptist Church. 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Church, 88 South St., Pittsfield. Reservations (413) 442-8592.

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.

Hudson Opera House

Songs for Unusual Creatures, with quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, along with his five-piece band. Highly-geeky audio visual presentation of some of the most bizarre animals that roam the planet. 2 p.m., 327 Warren St., Hudson, NY.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles. Spring clothes are here. 50% off Easter items, all winter items. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Monterey Church Basement

Meet, greet, ask questions, and listen to the candidates running for Monterey Select Board, 5 p.m., located at Tyringham Road and Route 23, Monterey.

National Shrine of the Divine Mercy

Devine Mercy Sunday weekend, free and open to all denominations. 2 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Dynamic Duo: An Afternoon with Florence and Wendell Minor. Readings and talks about the art on view in "Wendell Minor's America," with a book signing, music, and art-making to follow. 1 to 4 p.m., Stockbridge.

Relay for Life

Homeward Bound Tag Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 65 Meadowview Drive, Cheshire.

Stephentown Fire Department

All you can eat Roast Beef Dinner. Adults $12, children $7. Take out available. 4-7 p.m., 35 Grange Road, Stephentown, NY.

Williamstown Elementary School

Milne Public Library annual Book Sale featuring a silent auction, cafe, bake sale, raffle of an iPad Mini, and over 25,000 used books. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 115 Church St., Williamstown. (413) 458-4639.

Worthington Town Hall

Worthington Library Spring Book Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Worthington.

DANCE

Bennington College

The Senior Dance Concert presents performances by senior Bennington College dance students. 8 p.m. in the Marth Hill Dance Studio, VAPA, Bennington, VT.

Mass MoCA

A co-presentation by Jacob's Pillow Dance and Mass MoCA features and evening of solos, including tough the tough (redux) and I Understand Everything Better. 8 p.m., Hunter Center, North Adams.

West Cummington Parish House

Spring Fling Contradance with music provided by the Cummington Dance Band. All dances will be taught by caller Sadie Stull. No experience necessary. Fun for the whole family. 7-10 p.m., information call (413) 624-5013. Cummington.

The Yoga Place

Fusion Belly Dance Workshop, facilitated by Laura Nash. The class is for women and men of all ages, sizes, shapes and abilities. Wear comfortable yoga/dance clothing, bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and some sort of scarf to accent the waist. 2-3:30 p.m., 532 Main St., Bennington, VT. (720) 298-7910.

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.; 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.

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.

Pittsfield YMCA

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day along with more than 1,900 Y's across the country. The day will be filled with fun, active play and educational activities that help parents improve their kids' lifestyles for the long term. 12-2 p.m., Pittsfield. (413) 499-7650.

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.

LECTURE

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

"The Illuminated Dog," an illustrated lecture that will seek out images of dogs in illuminated manuscripts and the nature of the medival dog. 3 p.m., south of the Hadley Overpass on Route 8, North Adams. (413) 663-6312.

LITERARY

Water Street Books

Aaron Thier book reading featuring his new novel, "The Ghost Apple." 5 p.m., 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

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

EPOCH

Performance by The Eagles Big Band featuring music from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Open to all, 2 p.m., 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield. (413) 499-1992.

N. Lebanon Congregational Church

Andy Gullhorn and Jill Phillips, a Christian singer-songwriter duo, to perform. 7 p.m., located at the junction of Route 20 and Route 22, New Lebanon, NY.

Sand Lake Center for the Arts

The Honey Dewdrops in Concert with opening act Ashley and Emma Meyer. 7:30 p.m., reservations call (518) 674-2007. 2880 NY 43, Averill Park, NY.

Williams College

The Department of Music presents the Williams Gospel Choir, 7 p.m., in Chapin Hall. Free. Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Amazing Spring Wildflowers guided walk. Greet the rich variety of wildflowers, and leave with an understanding of how to help identify and protect these gems of our native flora. 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Sheffield.

Cole Field

Earth Day bird walk, led by Williamstown Rural Land Foundation's Leslie Reed-Evans. Focus on returning migrants and identifying birds by song and habitat. Wear sturdy footwear and bring binoculars. 7:30 a.m., Williamstown. Information (413) 458-2494.

Grafton Lakes State Park

Silent Hike with Your Camera. Pre-register by calling (518) 279-1155. 10:30 a.m., Grafton, NY.

Lanesborough Community Clean-Up

The sixth annual clean up day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants can meet at the Lanesborough Elementary School to get bags and gloves. Information (413) 447-8010. Lanesborough.

Tamarack Hollow

Volunteer Trail Work Days. Come and help clear and blaze trails, prep the building site for the nature center and clear outbuildings for storage and building materials. RSVP at aimee@gaiaroots.com. Food provided. Please bring your own work gloves. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Windsor.

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. 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Mahaiwe

The Met: Live in HD presents Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte," 1 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-0100.

MCLA

"Angels in America: Millenium Approaches," a controversial play on AIDS and Gay America in 1985. 2 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.

Shakespeare & Company

"Shakespeare and the Language that Shaped a World," followed by an exciting, hands-on workshop, during which audience members will get their own shot at playing with scenes from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream." 2 p.m. in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 637-3353.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Town Players of Pittsfield presents a fully staged production of "Months On End" by Craig Pospil, 8 p.m., 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 443-9279.

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