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ART

Artswalk

Shows by regional artists opening 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Pittsfield, party 8-10 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts, Wendell Avenue, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Museum

Winged art workshop inspired by ‘Butterflies' exhibit, 2 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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.

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 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.

Berkshire South

‘Action Adventures Summer Day Camp,' for children entering 1st grade to age 13. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Camp is offered on a weekly basis. Call (413) 528-2819 ext. 34 for more information, members $225, guests $295; Lake Mansfield Lifeguards, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Memorial Field Skate Park Staff, 3-9 p.m., Housatonic Village Playground Activities, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Bridge Club, 12:45-4 p.m. Table fee is $6 per player. For more information, or to request a partner, email Dan Philip at dhphilip1@aol.com. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

CATWALK

CATWALK, Berkshire Humane Society's new resale boutique for women, is holding a holiday weekend sale, proceeds directly benefit the work and mission of Berkshire Humane Society, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., 325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Visit catwalkboutique.org or call (413) 717-4005.

Cheshire Community Center

Quilting session. New members are welcome, beginners can learn to quilt at any time, 1 p.m., School Street, Cheshire. Information: Betty King at (413) 743-3275.

Eastern States Exposition

Yankee Classic Dog Show at the Better Living Center. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

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

Lenox Library

Hampstead Stage Company's "Alice in Wonderland," 11 a.m., free.

Meditation Group

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

Parents Grief Support Group

Parents Grief Support Group

Berkshire County Chapter of Compassionate Friends, a world wide bereavement support group for parents who have lost a child/children, from 7 to 9 p.m., Moments House, 34 Depot St., Suite 301, Pittsfield. Information: Maryellen at (413) 212-2407 or Kenny at (413) 442-3983.

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.

Planetarium Show

Planetarium Show

Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Temple Anshe Amunim

"Eat and Be Satisfied,' folklore of Jewish ritual foods, noon, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Healing Rhythms

Healing Rhythms

Shake Your Soul; Be moved with Sage Peeler. No experience necessary, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lenox Com0mons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Jacob's Pillow

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Compagnia T.P.O. in Bleu!, 4:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free inside/out performance: Amalgamate Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Becket.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, lessons for intermediate/advanced, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information: Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.

EXHIBITS

Good Purpose Gallery

Featuring "Duet in Color," an exhibit of works by Charles Steinhacker and Linda Clayton, 40 Main St., Lee.

Hoffman Pottery

Open house celebrating the latest garden sculptures of frogs, turtles and gremlins, 103 Great Barrington Road, West Stockbridge. ehoffmanpottery.com. (413) 232-4646.

Mason Library

"Great Barrington: The Best Small Town," exhibition and sale features 60 artworks to benefit the Great Barrington Historical Society, 1:30 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Meetinghouse Gallery

Featuring "Wood-Metal-Stone." It showcases eleven artists, working on a large and small scale, who combine their expertise to create an exciting show using wood, metal and stone. Route 57, New Marlborough.

SculptureNow

SculptureNow

"Common Ground," a new, juried exhibition of 25 large-scale, outdoor sculptures by regional, national and international artists, June 1-Oct. 31, at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, (413) 623-2068, annjon@bcn.net, www.sculpturenow.org, www.edithwharton.org.

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.

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.

Berkshire Medical Center

Parkinson's Exercise Group, medical clearance required, $5/session, 2-3 p.m., Fifth Floor, Medical Arts Complex, North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 447-3075.

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.

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.

'Tea and Talk'

A support group for adult women with a brain injury, call (413) 443-0200 before first meeting, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Brain Injury Association-Massachusetts, Western Regional Office, 180 Elm St., Suite C, Pittsfield.

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, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, (413) 445-4747.

YMCA

Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 10:30-11 a.m.; Kick Some Abs, 12-12:30 p.m.; All in One, 12:30-1 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45-7:45 p.m. 292 North Street, Pittsfield. (413) 499-7650, ext. 37.

Yoga Depot

Yoga and meditation class, gentle-all levels, 7-8:15 p.m., 55 North St., Suite 201, 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, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: 55 North St., Suite 201; 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.

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; Children's Summer Reading Program, "Fizz, Boom, Read!" featuring "Alice in Wonderland". 11 a.m. (413) 637-2630.

LITERARY

Lenox Library

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.

Arrowhead

Arrowhead

The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 9:30 a.m. and 5 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. "Butterflies," featuring a live Butterfly Pavilion, on view through September 1, learn all about butterflies and caterpillars, including works by contemporary artists as well as artifacts from cultures around the world. Admission to Butterfly Pavilion is an additional $2 per person. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House Museum

Bidwell House Museum

An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Fully equipped colonial homestead on unpaved country lane. 18th and 19th century furnishings and tools, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens, 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, picnic sites. Museum open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guided tours on the hour. Grounds open daily. 100 Art School Road, Monterey, (413) 528-6888.

Chesterwood

Chesterwood

Summer home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, best known for his sculptures of the "Minute Man" and the seated figure of "Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial." The 122-acre-property includes woodland trails. Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Massachusetts Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Exhibitions: "An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy" through Oct. 13, and "Selected Works by Albert Paley," June 14 to Oct. 13. June hours: Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August: open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The residence is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Information: www.chesterwood.org or (413) 298-3579.

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.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Art Deco home of an artistic couple who championed abstract art in the ‘30s and ‘40s. View their paintings and Cubist masterpiece collection, period furniture and gardens on 46 acre estate bordering Tanglewood. "Points of Contact," an intimate 2-man Studio exhibit featuring Morris and Holtzman, two of the founders of the AAA. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, hourly guided tours, Thursday 10 a.m. tour, half price for Berkshire County residents, 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, (413) 637-0166.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Summer estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths; The Nutrition Center will take advantage of the bounty of local produce and the historic setting, embracing the fun of food and joy of entertaining. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5111 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 "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell"; ‘Historic Property Walks,' explore Norman Rockwell Museum's 36 acre site and learn about the historic buildings on its property, including Linwood House and Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio. Free with museum admission. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Museum of History and Science

Three floors, 25 permanent exhibits - farming, immigration, railroading, industry, education, barracks replica from Fort Massachusetts, Black Light Gallery, military and more, one temporary gallery - now showing Famous Former Residents, children's hands-on Grandma's Attic area, in restored freightyard coal distribution center Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Thurs-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Info 413-664-4700 or nahs@bcn.net or www.northadamshistory.org.

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 a tea and talk series, movies, plays, concerts, lectures and children's programs. 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. "Big Days in a Small Town," an exhibit focusing on how townspeople celebrated important public occasions over the years, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Researchers welcome. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Music from a Turbulent 17th-Century England," Dowland, Purcell, Lawes and more, 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. astonmagna.org, (800) 595-4849.

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.

Liam Geddes Concert

Benefits the Pittsfield Parade committee, 8 p.m., Spice Dragon, 297 North St., Pittsfield.

Manchester Music Festival

"Generations Opening Night," pianists, 7:30 p.m. Manchester.

Manchester Town Green

The Battenkillers, 6-8 p.m., Manchester, Vt.

Music from Salem

Free open rehearsal for "Over There: A Remembrance of World War I," 4 p.m., Brown Farm, 154 Priest Road, Salem, N.Y., (518) 854-7246.

Berkshire Cabaret at Seven Hills Inn

Featuring Robin Gerson Wong. 8:30 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Tanglewood

James Taylor concert, 8 p.m., Shed. Route 183, Lenox. tanglewood.org.

OUTDOORS

Clarksburg State Park

Interpreter guided nature walks around the pond, at 10 a.m., all walks meet at the pond, 1199 Middle Road, Clarksburg, (413) 663-6312.

Mount Greylock

‘Walk on the Wild Side,' join park interpreter Mike for a more aggressive hiking experience. Be prepared for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, bring a lunch, bug spray and drinking water. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Natural Bridge State Park

‘Healthy Heart Walk,' easy 3/8 mile fitness hike on Healthy Heart woodland trail. Designed for seniors but all ages are welcome. Dress for the weather. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. 10 a.m., meet at the visitor center. 1 McCauley Road, North Adams, (413) 663-6392.

Williamstown Rural Lands

Firefly Hike and Campfire, 8 p.m. S'mores before heading out into the meadow. Musician Mike Quinones, Sheep Hill, Williamstown.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Working on a Special Day," 4 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Kiss Me Kate," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Preview, Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, 111 South St., Pittsfield.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," a young man's mysterious disappearance. 2 and 8 p.m., Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Red," six-time Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset, Vt.

Mixed Company

"Table Manners," a comedy, 8 p.m., 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-2320.

Shakespeare and Company

"Shakespeare's Will," life of Shakespeare's wife, 3 p.m. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" set in the Jazz Age, 7 p.m., Lenox.

The Theatre Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 8 p.m., Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., Weston, Vt.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"June Moon," 2 and 8 p.m., Main Stage, Route 2, Williamstown.

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 William Sondrini, 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.

Tomorrow

ART

Bennington First Friday

Live music 5 to 8 p.m., shops open late, gallery tour, art walk. Bennington, Vt.

Berkshire Arts Festival

Juried artists, demonstrations, food, music, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ski Butternut, Route 23, Great Barrington. berkshiresartsfestival.com.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

‘Painting Demonstrations on the Grounds,' 11 a.m. 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox.Vermont Arts Exchange

‘Painting Demonstrations on the Grounds,' 11 a.m. 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox.Vermont Arts Exchange

Opening of works by painter Matthew Marks, on exhibit in the Sage Mill Gallery through June 30. Bennington.

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.

Bennington Contra Dance

Caller Fern Bradley, music by Tenpenny Bit, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances are taught and beginners are welcome. One World Conservation Center, Route 7, Bennington. benningtondance.org, (802) 447-2173.

Berkshire South

Lake Mansfield Lifeguards, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Memorial Field Skate Park Staff, 3-9 p.m.; Housatonic Village Playground Activities, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CATWALK

CATWALK, Berkshire Humane Society's new resale boutique for women, is holding a sale over the Fourth of July weekend. All proceeds directly benefit the work and mission of Berkshire Humane Society. Noon to 4 p.m. 325 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Information: catwalkboutique.org or (413) 717-4005.

Clark Art Institute

Hot dogs on the East Lawn at noon, live music, balloons, free day to celebrate the Clark's grand opening at 1 p.m. Galleries open until 7 p.m. Eagles Band free concert 7 p.m. Fireworks over Stone Hill at 9 p.m. Permanent collection, new work on loan, exhibits: "Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum"; "Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith." 225 South St., Williamstown.

Eastern States Exposition

Yankee Classic Dog Show at the Better Living Center; Northeast Reining Horse Show at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.Meditation Group

Yankee Classic Dog Show at the Better Living Center; Northeast Reining Horse Show at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.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.

North Adams Fireworks

Fourth of July Fireworks after SteepleCats game at Joe Wolfe Field, 310 State St., North Adams.

Pittsfield Parade

Fourth of July Parade, "Made in America." Historic celebration dating back to 1824. pittsfieldparade.com, (413) 447-7763.

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.

Shakespeare and Company

Fourth of July Celebration. Free and open to the public. Festivities begin at 1 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

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.

Williams College Museum of Art

WTF at WCMA: Actors from the Williamstown Theatre Festival, 10 a.m. reading of the Declaration of Independence and the British reply. Galleries open to show the documents, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Williamstown.

Williamstown Fourth of July

Parade at 11 a.m. on Route 2 and Spring Street. williamstownchamber.com.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

July 4th at the Pillow. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Compagnia T.P.O, in "Bleu!", 4:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free PillowTalk: "Dancing Fourth at the Pillow, 5 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free inside/out performance: Yin Yue Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Becket.

EXHIBITS

Art On Main

"Mia Le Comte: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, 1966-2003," until September 3. The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main St., Great Barrington.

Good Purpose Gallery

Featuring "Duet in Color," an exhibit of works by Charles Steinhacker and Linda Clayton. 40 Main St., Lee.

Hoffman Pottery

Open house celebrating the latest garden sculptures of frogs, turtles and gremlins, 103 Great Barrington Road, West Stockbridge. ehoffmanpottery.com, (413) 232-4646.

Mason Library

"Great Barrington: The Best Small Town," exhibition and sale features 60 artworks to benefit the Great Barrington Historical Society, 1:30 p.m., 231 Main St., Great Barrington.

Meeting House Gallery

Featuring, "Wood-Metal-Stone." It showcases 11 artists, working on a large and small scale, who combine their expertise to create an exciting show using wood, metal and stone. Route 57, New Marlborough.SculptureNow

Featuring, "Wood-Metal-Stone." It showcases 11 artists, working on a large and small scale, who combine their expertise to create an exciting show using wood, metal and stone. Route 57, New Marlborough.SculptureNow

"Common Ground," a new, juried exhibition of 25 large-scale, outdoor sculptures by regional, national and international artists, June 1-Oct. 31, at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, (413) 623-2068, annjon@bcn.net, www.sculpturenow.org, www.edithwharton.org.

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.

YMCA

Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; SilverSneakers Cardio: Senior Cardio: 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.; Yoga: All levels, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m. 292 North St., Pittsfield. (413) 499-7650 ext. 37.

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

Moderate Flow Yoga, 9-10 a.m., "Candle Light Yoga," all levels yoga class in a candlelit studio, drop-ins welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034.

KIDS' STUFF

Mount Greylock

‘Little Explorers Nature Discovery Hour,' for families with children ages 8 and under (children must be accompanied by an adult). Wear shoes and weather appropriate clothing, bring a snack and water. Meet at the visitor center. 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

Natural Bridge State Park

‘Forest Friends Learn and Play,' a nature lesson focusing on a different animal friend every week followed by a fun craft and/or game based on that animal. For children of all ages. 3:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 1 McCauley Road, North Adams.Northern Berkshire YMCA

‘Forest Friends Learn and Play,' a nature lesson focusing on a different animal friend every week followed by a fun craft and/or game based on that animal. For children of all ages. 3:30 p.m., Visitor Center, 1 McCauley Road, North Adams.Northern Berkshire YMCA

Friday Night Fun Club, for kids 8-14. Gym activities, swimming, Wii games and more. Information/to register call (413) 663-6529. 6-8 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.

Friday Night Fun Club, for kids 8-14. Gym activities, swimming, Wii games and more. Information/to register call (413) 663-6529. 6-8 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, 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.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: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 9:30 a.m. and 5 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.

Bidwell House Museum

An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Fully equipped colonial homestead on unpaved country lane. 18th and 19th century furnishings and tools, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens, 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, picnic sites. Museum open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guided tours on the hour. Grounds open daily. 100 Art School Road, Monterey, (413) 528-6888.

Chesterwood

Summer home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, best known for his sculptures of the "Minute Man" and the seated figure of "Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial." The 122-acre-property includes woodland trails. Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Massachusetts Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Exhibitions: "An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy" through Oct. 13, and "Selected Works by Albert Paley," June 14 to Oct. 13. June hours: Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August: open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The residence is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Information: www.chesterwood.org or (413) 298-3579.

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.

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Art Deco home of an artistic couple who championed abstract art in the ‘30s and ‘40s. View their paintings and Cubist masterpiece collection, period furniture and gardens on 46 acre estate bordering Tanglewood. "Points of Contact," an intimate 2-man Studio exhibit featuring Morris and Holtzman, two of the founders of the AAA. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, hourly guided tours, Thursday 10 a.m. tour, half price for Berkshire County residents, 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, (413) 637-0166.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Summer estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5111 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 "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221. North Adams Museum of History and Science

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell." Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221. North Adams Museum of History and Science

Three floors, 25 permanent exhibits - farming, immigration, railroading, industry, education, barracks replica from Fort Massachusetts, Black Light Gallery, military and more, one temporary gallery - now showing Famous Former Residents, children's hands-on Grandma's Attic area, in restored freightyard coal distribution center Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Thurs-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Info 413-664-4700 or nahs@bcn.net or www.northadamshistory.org.

Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

North Family guided tour at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., 1824 Meetinghouse tour at 1 p.m.; "The Great Stone Barn: Past, Present, Future" exhibit in Poultry House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday, free admission, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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 a tea and talk series, movies, plays, concerts, lectures and children's programs. 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 a tea and talk series, movies, plays, concerts, lectures and children's programs. 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. "Big Days in a Small Town," an exhibit focusing on how townspeople celebrated important public occasions over the years, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Researchers welcome. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

"Music from a Turbulent 17th-Century England," Dowland, Purcell, Lawes and more, 6 p.m. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. astonmagna.org, (800) 595-4849.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Featuring Sonny & Perley, 8:30 and 10:45 p.m., 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

EPOCH Assisted Living

Musical duo "The Grey Divas," at 3 p.m., open to the public, but space is limited, RSVP to (413) 499-1992, at EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne.140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Great Barrington Summer Bandstand

John Myers Trio. 5:30-7 p.m. at the gazebo behind the Great Barrington Town Hall.

Guthrie Center

Steve Katz, folk music, 8 p.m. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Jazz luminary John Clark's Odd Couple Quintet, pairing his French horn with Michael Rabinowitz's bassoon, 4 p.m. Outdoors and free. Route 2, Charlemont.

The Mount

Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. on the terrace. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Tanglewood

Annual James Taylor concert, 8 p.m., Shed. Fireworks to follow. Tanglewood, Route 183, Lenox. tanglewood.org.

OUTDOORS

Mount Greylock

‘Discover Greylock Hike,' this hike with park interpreter Mike explores many of the exciting and hidden features on Mount Greylock. Be prepared for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, bring a lunch, bug spray and drinking water. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 2 p.m., Mainstage. "Working on a Special Day," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Mystery of Irma Vep," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. "A Little Night Music," 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset, Vt.

Mixed Company

"Table Manners," 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-2320.

Shakespeare and Company

"Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7:30 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

The Theatre Barn

"You Should Be So Lucky," a laugh-out-loud farce, 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

World premiere of the pop-rock musical, "Analog and Vinyl," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"June Moon," 4 p.m., Main Stage, 1000 Main St., Williamstown.

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 William Sondrini, 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.