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Norman Rockwell Museum

Cecilia Beaux: A Modern Painter in a Gilded Age with Alice Carter, 5:30 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge.

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.

Pop UP Gallery

Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibit original paintings in 4 mediums ranging from traditional to contemporary. Open daily an hour before every Barrington Stage (mainstage) show and before and after matinees, by chance and always by appointment with an artist. Visit popupunionst.wordpress.com for more details. 25 Union St., Pittsfield.COMMUNITY

Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibit original paintings in 4 mediums ranging from traditional to contemporary. Open daily an hour before every Barrington Stage (mainstage) show and before and after matinees, by chance and always by appointment with an artist. Visit popupunionst.wordpress.com for more details. 25 Union St., Pittsfield.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.


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who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Bartholomew's Cobble

Help The Trustees of Reservations monitor and care for Cobble trails and plant communities. 9 a.m.-noon. Contact Conservation Ranger Rene Wendell for more information at (413) 229-8600 or email bcobble@ttor.org.

Bennington Midnight Madness

Downtown celebration, shops open late, music and fun. betterbennington.com.

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

Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Preschool Gymnastics: Ages 3-5. 3-3:45 p.m. Members $42, guests $60; Recreational Gymnastics: Ages 5-8: 4-5 p.m. Ages 8-12: 5-6 p.m. Members $42, guests $60; Lake Mansfield Lifeguards, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Lake Mansfield Swim Lessons: Free for Great Barrington residents, Memorial Field Skate Park Staff, 3-9 p.m., Housatonic Village Playground Activities, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397, berkshiresouth.org.

Berkshire South Bridge Club

Join certified bridge director Dan Philip for this ACBL sanctioned. 1-4 p.m. For more information, or to request a partner, email Dan at dhphilip1@aol.com. Table fee $6 per player.

Book Mobile

Free books for children at Monroe Town Hall at 11 a.m. and Gabriel Abbott Memorial School in Florida at noon. Information: (413) 664-4821 or ccberkshire.org.Cheshire Community Center

Free books for children at Monroe Town Hall at 11 a.m. and Gabriel Abbott Memorial School in Florida at noon. Information: (413) 664-4821 or ccberkshire.org.Cheshire Community Center

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

Community Health Programs

Weekly Farmers' Market. 3-6 p.m. 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Information: (413) 528-0457.

Dalton United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School "Wilderness Escape," 6-8 p.m., free, ages preschool to grade 6. 755 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0521.

Eastern States Exposition

Region 6 Championships at the Coliseum; Summer Concert Series featuring the Ethel Lee Ensemble at the Storrowton Gazebo. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Teaching Shalom in the Shadow of Tibet" with Rabbi Everett Gendler and Mary Gendler, Ed.D. at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Meditation Group

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

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

"Backstairs Tour," learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran Edith Wharton's home, $28, includes admission, tour, glass of champagne, at 10 a.m., 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox. Tickets: EdithWharton.org; Bingo Night 5 to 8 p.m. Free. Lenox residents are invited to walk the grounds at twilight. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag Historic House & Garden Tours: Tour Naumkeag, The Trustees of Reservations' Gilded Age mansion, complete with original furnishings, tools and art. Trustees of Reservations member and children: Free, Nonmembers: $15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

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.

PHS Class of 1957

The Pittsfield High School graduation Class of 1957 will hold its 2014 summer luncheon for members of the class and their guests at the Italian-American Club on Newell Street. Socializing will begin at 11 a.m. Those interested can call Paul Venti at (413) 655-0139 or visit the class's website at phs1957.com for information.Planetarium Show

The Pittsfield High School graduation Class of 1957 will hold its 2014 summer luncheon for members of the class and their guests at the Italian-American Club on Newell Street. Socializing will begin at 11 a.m. Those interested can call Paul Venti at (413) 655-0139 or visit the class's website at phs1957.com for information.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.

Third Thursday

Downtown community celebration and street fair, 5 to 8 p.m. Pittsfield.

DANCE

Contra Dance

Friendly dance, 8 p.m. Dewey Hall, Sheffield.Healing Rhythms

Friendly dance, 8 p.m. Dewey Hall, Sheffield.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.

Jacob's Pillow

Free inside/out performance: Emery LeCrone Dance, 6:15 p.m. Dorrance Dance, world premiere, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

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.

National Museum of Dance

Denise Warner Limoli on Bolshoi Ballet and its "Don Quixote." 7 p.m. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (518) 584-2225 ext. 3001.

EXHIBITS

Albany Center Gallery

"The Black & White Show," an exhibition featuring regional artists who explore form and content using a monochromatic palette. 39 Columbia St., Albany, N.Y. (518) 462-4775, albanycentergallery.org.

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.

Clark Art Institute

Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum: The objects exhibited show the range of artistic expression and variety of sculptural forms realized during China's Bronze Age; Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith: The exhibition explores the crucial role that industrial color and its relationship to nature played in the work of one of the twentieth century's most influential and celebrated sculptors. Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Eclipse Eagle Gallery

"Evolution." Noon-5 p.m. 243 Union St., North Adams. (617) 512-4477.

The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

"Wake Up Assemblage," a multimedia collage with antique/retro imagery by artist Florin Ion Firimita. 319 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-1660.

Geoffrey Young Gallery

"The Meaning of Life," a cartoon-based group exhibition curated by artists Sue and Phil Knoll, featuring 17 artists and 100 paintings, prints, and drawings through Aug. 2. Reading: Geoffrey Young and Peter Gizzi at 5:30 p.m. Summer hours Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment, 40 Railroad St., second floor, Great Barrington.

Good Purpose Gallery

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

Knox Gallery

LocalView: Monterey Places, People, and Things, a community photography exhibit. 452 Main Road, Monterey, (413) 528-3795.

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Solo exhibition featuring the work of Maurice "Pops" Peterson. 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Lee Library Gallery

Artists of the Gloria Malcolm Arnold Studio show paintings in a wide variety of media and subject matter. Main St., Lee, (413) 243-1169.SculptureNow

Artists of the Gloria Malcolm Arnold Studio show paintings in a wide variety of media and subject matter. Main St., Lee, (413) 243-1169.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.

Welles Gallery

Featuring two Berkshire artists, Nina Evans and Barbara Quart. Nina Evans will show paintings on glass for wall or functional table tops and Barbara Quart will show oil paintings of figures and some landscapes. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lenox Library.

FILM

Basilica Hudson

Screening: The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye preceded by Bim Bam Boom + Q&A with the filmmaker Marie Losier. 8 p.m.

Ventfort Hall

"Cider House Rules" starring Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine and Charlize Theron. 7 p.m.

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 Yoga Dance & Fitness

All Levels Yoga w/ Mary Parkman 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Gentle Flow Yoga w/ Kala Gresser 9-10 a.m.; Children's Yoga Age 7-10 w/Susan Barnes 10:30-11:30 a.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St. Suite 201 Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

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.

BMC

Parkinson's Exercise Group, 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex, BMC. 2-3 p.m. Medical clearance required, $5/session. Call (413) 447-3075 with questions.

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.

Crane & Company Blood Drive

At the Dalton American Legion. Call for appointment at (413) 664-2527, email: cagero@crane.com or contact the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE LIFE. A positive ID is required. All walk-ins are welcome. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 258 North St., Dalton.Dalton CRA

At the Dalton American Legion. Call for appointment at (413) 664-2527, email: cagero@crane.com or contact the Red Cross at 1-800-GIVE LIFE. A positive ID is required. All walk-ins are welcome. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 258 North St., Dalton.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.

Free Zumba in Park Square

Every 3rd Thursday May-Oct. All ages and levels welcome. Latin inspired, easy to follow, dance fitness class 6:30-7:30 p.m. Park Square in Pittsfield w/ Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

Healing Rhythms

Intermediate Yoga Sculpt, 8:30-10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.Home Instead Senior Care

Intermediate Yoga Sculpt, 8:30-10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.Home Instead Senior Care

Early Alzheimer's Support Group. Family caregivers can learn more about early staged Alzheimer's disease. This group is co-facilitated by Jay Ellis, DO and Donna Smith. To register or more information, call (413) 442-0907. 364 South Street, Pittsfield. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Early Alzheimer's Support Group. Family caregivers can learn more about early staged Alzheimer's disease. This group is co-facilitated by Jay Ellis, DO and Donna Smith. To register or more information, call (413) 442-0907. 364 South Street, Pittsfield. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Meets from 5-6 p.m. at the MS Resource of the Tri-State Area office, 85 Main St., Suite 212, North Adams. No registration required. Information (413) 664-2011.

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

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

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

'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.

KIDS' STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Play & Learn with Jenn, 10 a.m.; Robb Preskins - "Comedy & Magic," 1 p.m. Summer Reading Club: Recite a poem or sing a song to get a raffle ticket. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.Dalton Public Library

Play & Learn with Jenn, 10 a.m.; Robb Preskins - "Comedy & Magic," 1 p.m. Summer Reading Club: Recite a poem or sing a song to get a raffle ticket. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.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.

Huntington Public Library

Ed the Wizard performance, 2:30 p.m.

Lenox Library

Lionheart Puppet Company, "The Reluctant Dragon." 11 a.m. 18 Main St., Lenox, (413) 637-2630.

Naumkeag

Garden Adventures for Children: Children's garden adventure quest-follow the clues up, down and around Naumkeag's stunning landscaped grounds and gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trustees members and children: Free. Nonmembers: $15; Children's Discovery Days: A fun-filled afternoon including a Children's tour of the house, Edwardian-era lawn games and a Garden Adventure in the landscaped grounds. 2-5 p.m. Trustees members and children: Free. Nonmembers: $15. (413) 298-8138, naumkeag@ttor.org.

New Lebanon Library

Family Crafts Night: Make seashell treasure boxes. All materials provided. For ages 5 and up. 6:30 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.Summer Parks Playground Program

Family Crafts Night: Make seashell treasure boxes. All materials provided. For ages 5 and up. 6:30 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.Summer Parks Playground Program

Playground leaders will provide "drop-in" activities for children, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., at Clapp Park, Pitt Park and Deming Park, Pittsfield. Information: Rebecca Tefft at (413) 499-9370.

LITERARYLenox Library

LITERARYLenox 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

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.

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

"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

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

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. 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

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

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." Historic Walk 2:30 p.m. 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." Historic Walk 2:30 p.m. 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 Susan B. Anthony Museum

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

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

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

From Berkshires to Broadway. 8:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire Summer Strings

The community is welcome to join a community sing at 9 a.m. under the Pavilion at French Park. Community members are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join the Community Orchestra Hour at 4 p.m. Additional information is available at berkshiresummerstrings.com.

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.

Manchester Music Festival

"Vim, Vigor and a Touch of the Modern," chamber music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Kenji Bunch. 7:30 p.m. Manchester.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag at Night: Music & Sunsets: Enjoy beautiful sunsets from the Top Lawn with a jazz band, lectures and stunning gardens. Wine & beer cash bar. $10. 5-8 p.m. (413) 298-8138.

Party in the Park

Phil N the Void performs, antique cars, 6 to 8 p.m. Noel Field, North Adams.

Tanglewood

2014 Festival of Contemporary Music will highlight works by American composers, as part of Tanglewood's season-long focus on American music. Through July 21.

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.

In Search of the Mohicans Quest

Use the clues and follow the map to find a hidden story of the Mohican tribe along Main Street in Stockbridge. Take a walk and learn about local history. Download map at thetrustees.org/in-search-of-the-mohicans.

Natural Bridge State Park

Healthy Heart Walk: Easy 3/8 mile fitness hike on Healthy Heart woodland trail. Designed for seniors but all ages welcome. 10 a.m., visitor center. 1 McCauley Road, North Adams. (413) 663-6392.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Golem of Havana," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Breaking the Code," Alan Turing who solved German Enigma Code in World War II, 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"A Little Night Music," 2 and 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield. "The Mystery of Irma Vep," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Benefactors," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

Political parody, 8 p.m. 55 Lee Road, Route 20, Lenox (413) 881-1636.

Chester Theatre Company

"Annapurna" on the persistence of love, 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

World premiere, "Out of the City," a comic play about late-life identity. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset.

Mass Live Arts/14

"Crime or Emergency" by playwright Sibyl Kempson and Composer Mike Iveson Jr., 8 p.m., Bard College, Great Barrington.

Mixed Company

"Table Manners," 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

The Mount

"Romeo and Juliet," 6 p.m., outside in the Dell, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"4,000 Miles" by Amy Herzog, winner of the Obie Award for Best Play and a finalist for the Pulitzer, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Julius Caesar," 3 p.m., Lenox. Midusmmer Night's Dream," 7:30 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 8:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Sharon Playhouse

"Falsettos," 2 & 7 p.m. Sharon, Conn.

The Theatre Barn

"Black Coffee," 8 p.m. New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8989.

Town Players of Pittsfield

"Applause, Applause!" songs 5:30 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 7 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Free.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Living on Love," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Main Stage. "A Great Wilderness," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. "Robin Hood," 7:30 p.m., Poker Flats Field. Williamstown.

Williams College Museum of Art

Williamstown Theatre Festival actors, 4 p.m. 15 Lawrence Hall Drive, Williamstown.

Tomorrow

ART

Clark Art Institute

Annabelle Selldorf, principal of the firm Selldorf Architects, in conversation about her redesign and renovation of the Clark's original musueum building. 2 p.m. Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum

"Experimental Painting: Mixed Media." 10 a.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. (413) 931-2221.

Pop UP Gallery

Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibit original paintings in 4 mediums ranging from traditional to contemporary. Open daily an hour before every Barrington Stage (mainstage) show and before and after matinees, by chance and always by appointment with an artist. 25 Union St., Pittsfield. Visit popupunionst.wordpress.com for more details.Vermont Arts Exchange

Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibit original paintings in 4 mediums ranging from traditional to contemporary. Open daily an hour before every Barrington Stage (mainstage) show and before and after matinees, by chance and always by appointment with an artist. 25 Union St., Pittsfield. Visit popupunionst.wordpress.com for more details.Vermont Arts Exchange

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

COMMUNITY

Adams Council on Aging

Farmers Market coupons distributed at the Adams Council on Aging, 3 Hoosac Street, Adams. Booklet value $25, eligibility guidelines apply. 1:30 p.m.

'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

Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Ballet I & II: Ages 3-6, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Ages 5-8, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Members $42, guests $60; Lake Mansfield Lifeguards, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Memorial Field Skate Park Staff, 3-9 p.m., Housatonic Village Playground Activities, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Lego Club: Ages 5+. Light snack and Legos provided. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Members $3, guests $5. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397, berkshiresouth.org.

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.

Dalton United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School "Wilderness Escape," 6-8 p.m., free, ages preschool to grade 6. 755 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0521.

Eastern States Exposition

Region 6 Championships at the Coliseum; N.E. Sheep Sale & Northeast Youth Sheep Show at Mallary Complex. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.Green Gargoyle

Region 6 Championships at the Coliseum; N.E. Sheep Sale & Northeast Youth Sheep Show at Mallary Complex. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.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, array of spring & summer clothing, $2 jeans. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Meditation Group

Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 8:15 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.MotherWoman Support Group

Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 8:15 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.MotherWoman Support Group

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

Naumkeag

Naumkeag Historic House & Garden Tours: Tour Naumkeag, The Trustees of Reservations' Gilded Age mansion, complete with original furnishings, tools and art. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trustees members and children: Free. Nonmembers: $15; English Tea in the Gardens: Enjoy a cup of tea and nibble tea-time treats in Naumkeag's newly-restored Afternoon Garden. $10. 2-4 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

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.

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.

Pittsfield Grange

The Pittsfield Grange will meet at 116 South Street at 6:15 for a covered dish picnic supper and to present the George E. Ballard scholarship to Tyler Ellsworth. Meeting at 7:30 p.m. Priscilla Peck (413) 443-3978.

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.

Summer Outdoor Movie Series

"Despicable Me 2." Movies begin at dusk. Free. Clapp Park, 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.

WordXWord Story Slam and Teen Open Mic

Storytellers tell fantastic, true tales. 7 p.m. Spoken Word poet Robbie Q. Telfer headlines. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Free PillowTalk: "Legacies of Robbins and Balanchine," 5 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free inside/out performance: OUI Danse, 6:15 p.m. Ballet 2014, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Dorrance Dance, world premiere, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

EXHIBITS

Albany Center Gallery

"The Black & White Show," an exhibition featuring regional artists who explore form and content using a monochromatic palette. 30 Columbia St., Albany, N.Y. (518) 462-4775, albanycentergallery.org.

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.

Clark Art Institute

Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum: The objects exhibited show the range of artistic expression and variety of sculptural forms realized during China's Bronze Age; Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith: The exhibition explores the crucial role that industrial color and its relationship to nature played in the works of one of the twentieth century's most influential and celebrated sculptors. Williamstown. (413) 458-2303.

Eclipse Eagle Gallery

"Evolution." Noon-5 p.m. 243 Union St., North Adams. (617) 512-4477.

The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

"Wake Up Assemblage," a multimedia collage with antique/retro imagery by artist Florin Ion Firimita. 319 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-1660.

Geoffrey Young Gallery

"The Meaning of Life," a cartoon-based group exhibition curated by artists Sue and Phil Knoll, featuring 17 artists and 100 paintings, prints, and drawings through Aug. 2, summer hours Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and by appointment, 40 Railroad St., second floor, Great Barrington.

Good Purpose Gallery

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

Knox Gallery

LocalView: Monterey Places, People, and Things, a community photography exhibit. 452 Main Road, Monterey, (413) 528-3795.

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Solo exhibition featuring the work of Maurice "Pops" Peterson. 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Lee Library Gallery

Artists of the Gloria Malcolm Arnold Studio show paintings in a wide variety of media and subject matter. Main St., Lee, (413) 243-1169.

Mass Live Arts/14

Blind contour portrait art installation "Drawings" by Anne Gridley on view, Free, as part of Mass Live Arts/14 at The Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Information: masslivearts.org or (413) 274-8645.SculptureNow

Blind contour portrait art installation "Drawings" by Anne Gridley on view, Free, as part of Mass Live Arts/14 at The Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. Information: masslivearts.org or (413) 274-8645.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.

Welles Gallery

Featuring Nina Evans and Barbara Quart. Nina Evans will show paintings on glass for wall or functional table tops and Barbara Quart will show oil paintings of figures, and some landscapes. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Lenox Library.

FILM

Bennington Museum

Award-winning director Jay Craven will present his most recent Vermont film, "Northern Borders," at 7:30 p.m. Route 9, Bennington.

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.

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

Moderate Flow Yoga w/ Rachael Plaine 9-10 a.m.; Qigong w/ Carol Link 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Candlelight Yoga w/ Rachael Plaine 5:30-6:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201 Pittsfield (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

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, 11-12:15 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, 11-12:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Gentle Yoga

Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-8371.

Yoga for Babies

"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," for babies eight weeks to crawling, 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield. Preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Yoga

Kripalu-style yoga with integrated breathing techniques, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Chatham, N.Y.; call for location: Hildy Kronen, (518) 781-4483.

KIDS' STUFF

Adams Free Library

Ukulele storytimes with guest Julie Stepanek, sponsored by the Friends of the Adams Free Library Inc., 10 a.m., Park Street, Adams, (413) 743-8345.

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

Summer Reading Club: Blue Shirt Day, wear a blue shirt to the library to get a raffle ticket; Films for preschoolers, 10 a.m. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Mac-Haydn Children's Theatre

"Aladdin," musical, 10:30 a.m., $10 for children of all ages, special rates for groups, 1925 NY 203, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-9292, machaydntheatre.org.

Mount Greylock

Little Explorers Nature Discovery Hour: For families with children ages 10 and under. Go for a short hike, listen to a story or play a nature learning game. Wear sturdy shoes or sneakers and weather appropriate clothing, bring a snack and water. Meet at the visitor center. 10 a.m. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

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 the animal. For children of all ages. 3:30 p.m., visitor center. 1 McCauley Road, North Adams. (413) 663-6392.

Naumkeag

Garden Adventures for Children: Children's garden adventure quest-follow the clues up, down and around Naumkeag's stunning landscaped grounds and gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trustees members and children: Free. Nonmembers: $15. For information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

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.

Pittsfield State Forest

Meet Smokey Bear. Stories, arts and crafts, environmental education for children under 11 years old. With an adult. Meet at the ski lodge. 10 a.m. For more information, call Steve Antil (413) 442-8992.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Rumplestiltskin." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 29 Main St., Stockbridge. Stockbridge Library

Featuring "Rumplestiltskin." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 29 Main St., Stockbridge. Stockbridge Library

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

Summer Parks Playground Program

Playground leaders will provide "drop-in" activities for children, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., at Clapp Park, Pitt Park and Deming Park, Pittsfield. Information: Rebecca Tefft at (413) 499-9370.

LECTURE

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

The Jewish Federation of the Berkshires will present "Navigating the Challenges of Friendship Through Illness, Grief, and Sickness of Heart," with author and editor Letty Cottin Pogrebin at 10:45 a.m. at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington. For reservations and information, call Nancy Maurice Rogers at (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.

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.

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

"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

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

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Featuring Holly O'Brien. 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire Summer Strings

The community is welcome to join a community sing at 9 a.m. each day under the pavilion at French Park. Community members are welcome to bring acoustic instruments and join the Community Orchestra Hour at 4 p.m. The program will culminate with a free performance by the youth and adult students at 5:30 p.m. Additional information is available at berkshiresummerstrings.com.

Chesterwood

"Chesterfest" new Americana music series held outdoors. 6:30 p.m. Stockbridge.

Egremont Fiddlers

Community concert with young string players and singers, 5:30 p.m. French Park, North Egremont.

EPOCH at Melbourne

Dueling pianists Ethan Stone and Adam Bergeron will face off at EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne at 3 p.m. Free but space is limited. RSVP by calling (413) 499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

FarmOn!

Hoedown by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Club Helsinki Hudson, Hudson, N.Y.

Guthrie Center

Sarah Guthrie and Johnny Irion, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Love songs with William Bolcom and Joan Morris, John Musto and Amy Burton, 7 p.m. Charlemont.

The Mount

Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. Lenox.

New Lebanon Library

David Grover in concert. Donations for the performer appreciated. 6:30 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.

Tanglewood

First-hand, behind-the-scenes experience: Come to the Beer Garden at 9:30 a.m. Listen to a short pre-rehearsal talk, and then enter The Shed for a closed BSO rehearsal. Concludes by 11:30. Reservations required: Contact dwhite@bso.org. Prelude concert: Members of the BSO, 6 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Panel with Martin Bookspan, 7:15 p.m., Shed. BSO, Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor; Thomas Hampson, baritone. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's "Merry Pranks," Copland: "Selection of Old American Songs," Beethoven: Symphony No. 7. 8:30 p.m. Shed. Lenox.

Tanglewood Talk

Pre-Concert Lecture: "A Close Look at Beethoven's Own Favorite Symphony: The Seventh." Lecture with Professor Jeremy Yudkin. 2:30-4 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. Reservations: yudkinjaf@gmail.com or at the door.

OUTDOORS

Dalton CRA

Fifth Annual Dalton CRA Invitational Softball Tournament through July 20, with dozens of teams from the Northeast. Games played on fields throughout Dalton, schedule www.daltoncra.org. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260.

In Search of the Mohicans Quest

Use the clues and follow the map to find a hidden story of the Mohican tribe along Main Street in Stockbridge. Take a walk and learn about local history. Download map at thetrustees.org/in-search-of-the-mohicans.

Mount Greylock

Discover Greylock Hikes: 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. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at visitor center and carpool to location. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Golem of Havana," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Breaking the Code," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

Political Parody, 8 p.m. 55 Lee Road, Route 20, Lenox. (413) 881-1636.

Chester Theatre Company

"Annapurna," 8 p.m., Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"Out of the City," 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset.

Ensemble for the Romantic Century

"Beethoven Love Elegies," 8:30 p.m. The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Mass Live Arts/14

"Crime or Emergency," 8 p.m., Bard College, Great Barrington.

Mixed Company

"Table Manners," 8 p.m. 37 Rossetter St., Great Barrington.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"4,000 Miles," 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Performance Space 21

Comic Ventriloquist/Magician Steve Charney and Harry, 1 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare and Company

"A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m., "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m., Lenox.

Sharon Playhouse

"Falsettos," 8 p.m. Sharon, Conn.

Spectrum Playhouse

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," 7 p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee.

The Theatre Barn

"Black Coffee," 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," 7:30 p.m., Weston.

West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall

"The Bear (of the Berkshires)" and "The Rembrandt." 6 p.m. Vaber Hall, West Stockbridge.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Squeaky Wheel" 3 p.m., Nikos Stage. "Robin Hood," 7:30 p.m., Poker Flats Field. "Living on Love," 8 p.m., Main Stage. "A Great Wilderness," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. Williamstown.

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