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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.


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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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ART

ART

Chesterwood

Albert Paley on "Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood 2014," 4 p.m. Stockbridge.

Clark Art Institute

"A Good Meal: Ancestors, Gods and Gifts," talk to highlight exhibit of ancient Chinese bronzes, 4 p.m. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Egremont Arts and Crafts Fair

Artists and crafters on the grounds of the Egremont Village Inn. Hand-crafted pottery, artwork, jewelry, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 17 Main St., South Egremont. (413) 528-1474.

IS 183 Art School

Drawing Classes: Take the leap from admiring to drawing the extraordinary botanical life which surrounds us in mid-summer. Materials provided. Trustees members $40, nonmembers: $60. Pre-registration is required. Call (413) 298-5252 or sign up at is183.org. 9 a.m.-noon. Field Farm, 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Experimental Painting, 10 a.m.; "Illustrating the 1920s: Artist Murray Tinkleman Speaks," 2 p.m.; "Hopper's Drawings," Carter E. Foster to speak 5:30 p.m. Hopper exhibit. Stockbridge.

Pop UP Gallery

Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibiti 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.

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.

Arrowhead

Country Fair #2, craft fair on the grounds of Melville's historic house, Pittsfield.

Ashley House

Ashley House Tour: Tours at 1 and 2 p.m. Trustees members and children: Free, nonmembers: $5. Call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3013 or email chenry@ttor.org. 117 Cooper Hill Road, Sheffield.

Barrington Outfitters

Barrington Outfitters will be hosting a satellite adoption for Berkshire Humane Society. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 289 Main St., Great Barrington. For more information, call (413) 447-7878 or visit berkshirehumane.org.

Berkshire Historical Society

The Berkshire Historical Society at Herman Melville's Arrowhead is hosting a country/craft fair featuring some of the finest artisans and artists in the region. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call Arrowhead at (413) 442-1793.

Berkshire South

Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; 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. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-0397, berkshiresouth.org.

Block Dance

The Hinsdale Firemen's Association/Muster Team will host from 6-11:30 p.m. its annual Block Dance. Gates open at 5. Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12 and free for kids under 5.

Bryant Homestead

Bryant Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Civil War re-enactors camp with cooking, storytelling, singing. Children's activities, quit show and raffle. Poetry readings by actors playing William Cullen Bryant and Emily Dickinson. Walks in old growth forest. House tours at noon and 3 p.m., Cummington.

Chess Night

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

Dalton United Methodist Church Dinner

July Jamboree Dinner: Chicken parmesan with cavatelli, salad, dessert and beverage, $10; kids 6-12 $5; ages 5 & under free. 5-7 p.m., dine in or take out. 755 Main St., Dalton. Information: (413) 684-0521.

Deerfield Lions Club

23rd Annual Antique, Classic Auto Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yankee Candle Village, 25 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield.

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.

Food Pantry

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

Gather-In Festival

The 42nd annual Gather-In neighborhood festival will be from noon to 6 p.m. at Pitt park in Pittsfield. Free.

Green Gargoyle

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

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

History tours of the church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, 25 Park Place, Lee., (413) 243-1033, www.ucc-lee.org.

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, array of spring & summer clothing, $2 jeans. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Mavis Discount Tire Family BBQ

Fun & free food. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 868 Dalton Ave, Pittsfield.

Mission House

Mission House Tour: Trustees members and children: Free, nonmembers: $6. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 19 Main St., Stockbridge. For more information, call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3013 or email chenry@ttor.org.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag Historic House & Garden Tours: Tour Naumkeag, The Trustees of Reservations' Gilded Age mansion, complete with original furnishings, tools and art. Trustees members and children: Free, nonmembers: $15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, email naumkeag@ttor.org; Apples & Pears: Upstairs-Downstairs Tour: Visit the world of housemaids and farmworkers and see how the servants of yesteryear made the Gilded age "shine". Space is limited; $15. 1 p.m. RSVP, call (413) 298-8138; English Tea in the Gardens: Enjoy a lovely cup of tea and nibble tea-time treats in Naumkeag's newly-restored Afternoon Garden. $10. 2-4 p.m. For more information on any event, call (413) 298-8138. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

North Adams Farmers Market

Weekly market in the St. Anthony parking lot featuring local farmers, food producers, craft vendors and musicians. Those in the SNAP (food stamp) program can get double the amount of food for the regular price. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Polish Picnic

The annual Polish Picnic will be held on Sunday, July 20 from noon to 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 414 North St., Pittsfield. Free. Polish and American foods can be purchased. Entertainment for listening and dancing will be provided by "The Rymanowski Brothers." A Kiddy Land and Bouncy Bounce will be set up as well.

Project Native

Lou Kratt will lead a hands-on workshop "Introduction to Propagation," from 10 a.m. to noon. 342 North Plain Road, Route 41, Housatonic. Tickets: $25. To register, call Berkshire Community College at (413) 528-4521.

Repair Cafe

Bring your broken or damaged items to get repaired for free. Anyone is welcome to bring any non-working but repairable lamps, vacuum cleaners, and other small appliances, and all types of clothing and fabric items. 1-5 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.

Sheffield Historical Society

"18th and 19th-Century tools," show opens. Old Stone Store, Route 7, Sheffield.

South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collaborative

Collection for member towns from 9 a.m.-noon at the Lee Waste Water Treatment Facility, 379 Pleasant St., Lee. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit cetonline.org/events/paint-oil-collection-preregistration-required-2/, email Jamie.Cahillane@cetonline.org or call (888) 577-8448 ext. 14.

Stamford Community Church

The Seventh Annual Praise and Worship Celebration will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1059 Main Road, Route 8, Vermont. For more information, call (262) 290-6679.

Steepletop

Edna St. Vincent Millay Society open house noon to 4 p.m. Free. Tours of the poet's house and gardens, seasonal exhibition of Millay's artifacts and rare photos. Austerlitz, N.Y.

Stephentown Fire Hall

Texas Hold'em Tournament hosted by the Stephentown Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open at 5:30, close at 6 and play begins at 6:15. For more information, call John Linton at (518) 733-0469.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Civil War re-enactors will camp out and offer cooking demonstrations, conduct soldier recruitment, tell stories, sing and display food and supplies of that period. Also, Hilltown Choral Society performance, house tours at Noon and 3 p.m., old growth forest walks (self-guided), poetry readings by Bryant and Emily Dickinson re-enactors, children's activities, quilt show and raffle. $5. Full schedule at ttor.org/bryanthomestead. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 205 Bryant Road, Cummington.

Word X Word Poetry Slam

Spoken word competition with slam poet Robbie Q. Telfer, 7 p.m. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Ballet 2014, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Dorrance Dance, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free PillowTalk Film: "Afternoon of a Faun," 4 p,n,m Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out: Contemporary Program, The School at Jacob's Pillow, 6:15 p.m., Becket.

Lenox Contra Dance

Live music by Tidal Wave/Raz de Maree: Sabin Jacques accordion, Eric Favreau fiddle, Rachel Aucoin keyboard, Stuart Kenney bass; Calling by Bill Olsen, 8 to 11:30 p.m. Community Center, 65 Walker St., Lenox.

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. Noon-5 p.m. (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.

Becket Land Trust

Photography exhibit: "Transporting the Stone to the Polishing Shed: The Story of the Becket-Chester Railway." Also showing will be the Becket Historic Quarry Permanent Exhibit. Opening reception 2-4 p.m. in the Historic Quarry Galleries, Mullen House Education Center, 12 Brooker Hill Road, Becket. For more information, call (413) 623-2100.

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.

Inner Vision

Exhibit featuring the work of local artists Karen Andrews and Susan Sabino through Aug. 31. Open Sat. & Sun., noon to 4 p.m., corner of Furnace Cone Hill roads, West Stockbridge. Call (413) 232-4027 for private studio visit.

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 as part of Mass Live Arts/14 at The Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. Free. 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 as part of Mass Live Arts/14 at The Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. Free. 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

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. Lenox Library.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

All Levels Yoga w/ Regina Burgio & Kelly Ziemba 9-10 a.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield, (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

Dalton CRA

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

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

Slow Flow Yoga, 8:30-10 a.m.; 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Laughter Yoga

Join Kathi Riley for this fun, family friendly workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield, (413) 822-2292 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Pilates

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

Pittsfield Family YMCA

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

Prenatal Yoga

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

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

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

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

KID STUFF

Arrowhead

"Stick Your Hands in History," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer Reading Club: Flap your wings like a bird for a raffle ticket.

Berkshire Museum

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

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

Mass MoCA

"Kids Can, Too" interactive music making 11:30 a.m. North Adams.

Naumkeag

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

New Lebanon Library

Paws-to-Read: Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. Call to register. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.

Pittsfield State Forest

Junior Rangers: Fishing at Berry Pond: Fishing poles available on loan. Meet at Berry Pond. 10 a.m. For more information, call Steve Antil (413) 442-8992.

LECTURE

MCLA

"Public Education: Voice, Activism and Uprising." 6:30-8:30 p.m. Presented by M. Francyne Huckaby in Murdock Hall, room 218, North Adams. Information: Call (413) 662-5203.

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

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, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

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.

New England Holocaust Institute and Museum

Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (413) 644-6371 or (413) 644-9103. 45 Eagle St., North Adams.

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 Porter-Phelps-Huntington House

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 Porter-Phelps-Huntington House

Fourty Acres, an 18th-century farm on the banks of the Connecticut River that showcases life in rural New England over three centuries. Guided tours from 1 to 4:30 p.m., 130 River Drive, Hadley. (413) 584-4699. Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

Fourty Acres, an 18th-century farm on the banks of the Connecticut River that showcases life in rural New England over three centuries. Guided tours from 1 to 4:30 p.m., 130 River Drive, Hadley. (413) 584-4699. 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.

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.

MUSIC

Aston Magna Music Festival

Italian trio sonatas and a new work by Nico Muhly, 6 p.m. Tickets: $35/$40 at the door; discounts available. Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. astonmagna.org.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

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

Berkshire Choral Festival

Rollo Dilworth and Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Brahms, Requiem (German). Sheffield.

Berkshire Jazz

Miro Sprague, jazz pianist, composer, 8 p.m. Baba Louie's, Pittsfield. berkshiresjazz.org.

Guthrie Center

Lucy Kaplansky, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Netsayi in concert, Zimbabwean contemporary folk, 8 p.m. Bang on a Can contemporary music festival in the galleries: Fellows 1:30 p.m., faculty 4:30 p.m. North Adams.

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Love songs with William Bolcom and Joan Morris, John Musto and Amy Burton, 7:30 p.m. Route 2, Charlemont.

The Mount

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

Music Mountain

Gunsmoke. 6:30 p.m. 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn.

Performance Space 21

Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," Incidental Music for Shakespeare's Plays, 8 p.m., Chatham, N.Y.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

"High Definition," women's a cappella ensemble, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. 130 River Drive, Hadley.

Seeds of Harmony

Concert series at the Coop on Bradley Farm. Featuring Jaime Kent. $20. Coop opens at 4 p.m., concert begins at 6:30 p.m. 545 North Main St., Lanesborough.

Spice Dragon

Greylock the band, 8 p.m. North St., Pittsfield.

Tanglewood

Talk, 9:30 a.m., Shed. Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m. Shed. BSO, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Hakan Hardenberger, trumpet. Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Martinsson: Bridge, Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien. 8:30 p.m., Shed. Lenox.

Tanglewood Talk

Pre-Concert Lecture: "Brahms's Third Symphony (His "Pastoral") and The Real Way to Listen to Beethoven's Fifth." 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

Ashintully Gardens

Ashintully Afternoons: Wander through an intimate setting of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a glistening stream. Free, donations appreciated. 1-5 p.m. Sodom Road, Tyringham. Call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3008.

Housatonic Valley Association

Paddle Fred Garner Park (Pittsfield) to Decker Landing, New Lenox Road, Lenox, 9 a.m., with Upper Housatonic Valley Heritage Area and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Families welcome. Free.

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.

Massachusetts Audubon

Canoe Trip on the Housatonic River, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Lenox.

Mount Greylock

Scenic Summit Tours: Short, easy walks and talks with park interpreter Mike to discover the landscape, ecology and history of the highest point in Massachusetts. Be prepared for the weather; bring a light snack and drinking water. 1 and 3 p.m. Meet at Mount Greylock summit; Thoreau Hike: Trace the path of American writer and early environmentalist Henry David Thoreau. Bring a lunch, snack and water. Wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy hiking shoes. Pre-registration is requested. Begins at Notch Road gate parking lot. 10 a.m.; Summit Star Party!: On the summit of Massachusetts' highest peak for night sky observing. Participants should wear appropriate clothing and have a flashlight. Meet on the summit near the War Memorial Tower. 9 p.m. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

Sheep Hill

Free nature program, 10 a.m.; Fitch Trail Interpretive Hike. 1-4 p.m. Meet at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-2494. For more information, go to wrlf.org or interpreter@wrlf.org. Free.

Tamarack Hollow

Northern Boreal Forest Tree/Plant Hike 10 a.m. at Tamarack Hollow, Windsor.Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Northern Boreal Forest Tree/Plant Hike 10 a.m. at Tamarack Hollow, Windsor.Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Morning drop-in nature discovery programs, explore the Dietze Interpretive Center, and afternoon hikes. Pond and meadow exploration led by interpreter/naturalist Maria Dunlavey at 10 a.m. Guided nature hike along Hemlock Brook at 1 p.m., wear water shoes, swimming at Margaret Lindley Park to follow. Hikes meet at 1 p.m. at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, and carpool to the trailhead. www.wrlf.org, (413) 458-2494, e-mail interpreter@wrlf.org.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Golem of Havana," 3 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Breaking the Code," 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

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

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Selected Shorts: "Wishes and Dreams." 8 p.m. 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Mixed Company

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

The Mount

"Romeo and Juliet," 12:30 p.m., Lenox.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"4,000 Miles" 2 and 7:30 p.m. Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 2 p.m. "A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7:30 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Sharon Playhouse

"Falsettos," 3 and 8 p.m. Sharon, Conn.

Spectrum Playhouse

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," 2 and 7 p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee.

The Theatre Barn

"Black Coffee," 4 and 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston.

West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall

Featuring "The Bear (of the Berkshires)" and "The Rembrandt". 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Vaber Hall, West Stockbridge.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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