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ART

Bascom Lodge

Alchemy Initiative "Knitted Stuffed animals," 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mount Greylock. alchemyinitiative.org.

Egremont Arts and Crafts Fair

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

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.

Williams College Museum of Art

Field trip to Field Farm, 2 p.m. Former home of WCMA's Edward Hopper painting. Sloan Road, South Williamstown. 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.

Ashley House

Ashley House Tour: House tours at 1 and 2 p.m. Trustees Members and children: Free, nonmembers $5.


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Call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3013 or email chenry@ttor.org. 117 Cooper Hill Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire Diner en Blanc

4th Annual. Dress in white, bring your own everything: Tables, chairs, linens, blankets, dining wear, food. Free, except for a $5 donation for the music. 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Berkshire South

Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Jump In: Designed for individuals who have trouble participating in traditional land-based exercise programs and who want to support one another in improving their fitness levels. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Members $50, guests $75; 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.

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.

Mission House

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

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.

Naumkeag

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

Polish Picnic

Polish foods: kielbasa, kapusta, golumbki and pierogi. Music, dancing, raffles, children's activities noon to 6 p.m., free. St. Joseph Church in Pittsfield.

Summer Sundays

Spring Street, 5 to 8 p.m. mobile mural painting, live music, performances. Yoga on Morgan Lawn, 7 to 8 p.m. Williamstown.

Ventfort Hall

Flemish Renaissance Fashion Show, 4 to 6 p.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

Ballet 2014, 2 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Dorrance Dance, 2:15 p.m., Becket.

EXHIBITS

Art On Main

"Mia Le Comte: Somwhere 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 on display is the Becket Historic Quarry Permanent Exhibit. 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. 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. Lenox Library.

FILM

Images Cinema

"Mary Poppins" on Morgan Lawn, Spring Street, starting at sundown. Williamstown.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Co-Dependent Meeting

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.Dalton CRA

12-step meeting every Sunday, 7 to 8 p.m., Congregational Church, Main Street, (use entrance on right of building), Dalton; information: (413) 684-2137.Dalton CRA

Adult Lap Swim, 9-11 a.m.; Family Swim, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Heart-Centered Yoga Flow, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Recovery International

Aquafit, 8-9 a.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 9-10 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.Recovery International

A self-help, after-care method for persons suffering from nervous problems and fears, non-sectarian, meets every Sunday, at 2 p.m., in the Autumn Room at St. Mark's Church, West Street, Pittsfield; use the Albro Street entrance.

KID STUFF

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. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Three Little Pigs." 11 a.m. Marketplace Cafe, 55 North St., Pittsfield.

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.

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. 45 Eagle St., North Adams. (413) 644-6371 or (413) 644-9103.

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

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, 11:30 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.

MUSIC

Adams Town Concert

Live music 4 p.m. Adams Visitor Center. Music, food and fun. celebrateadams.com.

Barrington Stage Company

Songwriters Cabaret #2, "One-Man Band: The Songs of Joel Waggoner," 7 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Sonny & Perley. 8:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Close Encounters with Music

"Masterpieces of the Baroque!" J.S. Bach: English Suites played by pianist Roman Rabinovich. Vivaldi and Boccherini. 2 p.m., Clark Art Institute, Williamstown.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 2 to 5 p.m., Victory Temple Church, Dewey Avenue, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

Gateways Inn

Harvey Granat, popular cabaret singer and historian of the American Songbook appearing at 11:30 a.m. at Gateways Inn, 51 Walker St., Lenox. Accompanied by Alan Simon, noted jazz pianist and arranger. For tickets, call (413) 637-2532.

Lichtenstein Center

"Mostly Jazz" jam session, for musicians of all ages and abilities (except beginners) to play jazz, meet other musicians and socialize, from 3 to 5 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: Art Niedeck, (413) 442-2665.

Music from Salem

"Marriage of Figaro," 4 p.m. talk on Mozart's comic opera. Hubbard Hall, Cambridge, N.Y.

Music Mountain

Orion String Quartet with Peter Serkin, piano. 225 Music Mountain Road, Falls Village, Conn.

Performance Space 21

Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas" and Music for Shakespeare's Plays, 2 p.m., Chatham, N.Y.

Sevenars Music Festival

Lynn Klock, saxophonist, celebrates the 200th birthday of the instrument's inventor, Adolphe Sax. 4 p.m. Worthington.Starving Artist Creperie

Lynn Klock, saxophonist, celebrates the 200th birthday of the instrument's inventor, Adolphe Sax. 4 p.m. Worthington.Starving Artist Creperie

Musical Brunch. Live bluegrass, jazz, funk, classical, and other types of music from talented local performers. Breakfast served until 3 p.m. View the artwork from the adjoined Good Purpose Gallery. 11 a.m., Lee.

Tanglewood

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, conductor; Joshua Bell, violin. Rouse: "Rapture"; Lalo: "Symphonie espagnole," for violin and orchestra; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 2:30 p.m. Shed. Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

"Our Mark on This Land: A Guide to the Legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps in America's Parks," work of the CCC in more than 350 state and national parks, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Beach Party

The Hinsdale Dayz Organization is holding its annual Beach Party from 1-4 p.m. at the Wayne Walton Pavilion. Free. Hinsdale.

Garden Conservancy

Open Days Program: Self-guided tours of two private gardens in Canaan and New Lebanon, N.Y., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. opendaysprogram.org.

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

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. All ages welcome. Be prepared for the weather; bring a light snack and drinking water. 1 and 3 p.m. Meet at Mount Greylock summit; Bear Aware Walking Sticks: Create your own Bear Aware Walking Stick. Take a short hike to find forest sticks or you can bring your own. Materials provided. Open to all ages. Meet at the visitor center. 1:30-4 p.m. For more information on any event, call (413) 499-4262.

Pittsfield State Forest

Nature Walk at Balance Rock. Meeting at Balance Rock parking lot. 10 a.m. For more information, call Steve Antil (413) 442-8992.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

Conversations With: "From Prague to Havana: The Enduring Power of the Golem," Rabbi Josh Breindel on the history of the golem in Jewish folklore. 1 p.m., free, St. Germain Stage. "The Golem of Havana," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Breaking the Code," 5 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

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

Chester Theatre Company

"Annapurna," 2 and 8 p.m. Chester.

Ensemble for the Romantic Century

"Beethoven Love Elegies." 4 p.m. The Stables Theatre at Edith Wharton's The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. romanticcentury.org or call (800) 838-3006.

Mixed Company

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

Oldcastle Theatre Company

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

Shakespeare and Company

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 2 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 4 p.m. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 7:30 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

Sharon Playhouse

"Falsettos," 1 & 5:30 p.m. Sharon, Conn.

The Theatre Barn

"Black Coffee," 2 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," 3 p.m., Weston.

West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall

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

Williams College Theatre Lab

Original company plays, 7 p.m. ‘62 Center, Williams College. (413) 597-4839.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Living on Love," 2 p.m., Main Stage. "A Great Wilderness," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage. ‘62 Center, Main Street, Williamstown.

Tomorrow

ART

IS 183 Art School

Drawing Classes: Draw the structures at Field Farm. Learn about rendering perspective, shape and line. Trustees members: $99, nonmembers: $115. 10 a.m.-noon. Pre-registration is required. Call (413) 298-5252 or sign up at is183.org. 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown.

Open Studio

Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge; information: (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100.

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.

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.

COMMUNITY

Alchemy Initiative

Empty Stein fundraiser, 6 p.m. Local beer, silent auction, lawn games dance party. Receive a handmade ceramic beer stein. Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield. alchemyinitiative.org.

'Anonymous' Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous, main contact number: (413) 443-0212; Narcotics Anonymous, information on daily meeting locations and times: (413) 443-4377; Al-Anon, for family members who have a husband/wife/son/daughter, etc. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

Berkshire South

Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Front Crawl/Alternating Strokes Workshop: For Intermediate/Advanced swimmers. 6:30-8 p.m. Members $15, guests $20; Preschool Scooters: Ages 1-4. Designed to get children moving with a special adult in their life. Tumble, build forts, make obstacle courses and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 4-5 p.m. Members $42, guests $60; Active Kids: Ages 5-8. Come join in on the fun and learn several different way to stay fit. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Members $42, guests $60; Beginning Ballroom I: For adults including seniors. Learn American-style smooth ballroom. Singles and couples are welcome. Advanced registration is required. 7-8:30 p.m. Members $50, guests $60; Tabata Bootcamp: 7:30-8 a.m. Members $55, guests $70; Action Adventures Summer Day Camp: For children entering 1st grade to age 13. Day camp is offered on a weekly basis. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (413) 528-2819 ext. 34 for more information. Members $225, guests $295 per week; 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.

Berkshire South Bridge Club

Join certified bridge director Dan Philip for this ACBL sanctioned. For more information, or to request a partner, email Dan at dhphilip1@aol.com. Table fee is $6 per player. 1-4 p.m. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Clark Art Institute

Enjoy a sampling of the great performances and entertainments by Jacob's Pillow. 5 p.m. Williamstown.Community Supper

Enjoy a sampling of the great performances and entertainments by Jacob's Pillow. 5 p.m. Williamstown.Community Supper

Free delicious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. No reservation required, donations accepted. 5-6 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"DeBlasio's first half year" with Professor and columnist, Leonard Quart at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline

Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, (413) 298-5355.

Meditation Sangha

Pittsfield UU Meditation Sangha, learn how to handle stress and find peace, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

The Mount

Rachel Cohen on "Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade," 4 p.m. with tea. Lenox.

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. 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.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes

With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Ext., Dalton, (413) 443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information call Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.

EXHIBITS

Art On Main

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

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. Historic Quarry Galleries, Mullen House Education Center, 12 Brooker Hill Road, Becket. For more information, call (413) 623-2100.

Clark Art Institute

Featured exhibits are "Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975," "Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum," and "Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith." Williamstown.

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.

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

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.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

"The Real Inglorious Bastards," 4 p.m., successful mission by two Jewish ex-pats and OSS recruits to strike back at the Nazis. "The Return of the Violin," 8 p.m. Lenox High School.

Mass Live Arts/14

Screening of Reza Abdoh's "The Bogeyman Trilogy, Part 3 - The Law of Remains," 7 p.m., Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington. Tickets and information: masslifearts.org or (413) 274-8645.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture

Pittsfield Community Acupuncture offers treatments for pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and to encourage general well being. 4-6:15 p.m., appointments and walk-ins welcome. 42 Summer St., Pittsfield. (413) 243-0654.

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

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

BMC
Parkinson's Exercise Group, 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Medical clearance required. $5/session. Questions call (413) 447-3075. Pittsfield.

Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Family Swim, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Sculpting Strength, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6 p.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Vinyasa Yoga, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Water Aerobics, 6-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Overeaters Anonymous

12-step meeting, 7 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Garage, 1 p.m., Fairview Hospital campus, Lewis Avenue, Great Barrington; medical clearance required, $5 per session; information: (413) 854-9740.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Indoor Cycle, 6:15-7:15 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Senior Sneakers Classic, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Cycle: 12-12:30 p.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 6:45-8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.

Zumba & Yoga at Springside Park

All ages, levels and drop-ins welcome. Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Yoga 6:45-7:45 p.m. Enter on Upper North St. near the Springside House. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

All ages, levels and drop-ins welcome. Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Yoga 6:45-7:45 p.m. Enter on Upper North St. near the Springside House. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer Reading Club: Bring an original drawing about a book to get a raffle ticket; Films for school-aged children will be shown at 2 p.m.

Berkshire Museum

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

Camp Humane

Berkshire Humane Society's summer program for "kids who love animals." Sessions run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, visit berkshirehumane.org.

Kindergym & Swim

Open play, group games and activities, circle time, songs, crafts, snacks and swimming for toddlers and their parents/guardians, follows Central Berkshire school schedule, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

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. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge. For information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

New Stage Performing Arts

Summer acting classes for kids ages 11-14. 9 a.m.-noon. $125 per week. 1089 Main St., Housatonic at the Meeting Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire. For more information, call (413) 464-5781 or email barbymagicat@yahoo.com.

North Adams Public Library

Summer Gardening Program, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Suitable for ages 7 and up. For more information or to register, call the NAPL Youth Services Department at (413) 662-3133 ext. 14.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Three Little Pigs." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.Sheep Hill

Featuring "Three Little Pigs." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.Sheep Hill

Weekly nature classes for preschoolers featuring nature stories, crafts, and activities focusing on nature in winter and first signs of spring. 10-11 a.m., Williamstown. (413) 458-2494. Summer Parks Playground Program

Weekly nature classes for preschoolers featuring nature stories, crafts, and activities focusing on nature in winter and first signs of spring. 10-11 a.m., Williamstown. (413) 458-2494. 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.

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

Colonial history 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

Colonial history 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.

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

Private tours. 45 Eagle St., North Adams. (413) 644-6371 or (413) 644-9103.

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. Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

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. 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

Barrington Stage Company

Songwriters Cabaret, Songs of Joel Waggoner. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Rich Remsberg on banjo with friends. 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Robin Gerson Wong. 8:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire Hillsmen

Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; information: Dan Burkhard, (413) 298-4773.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 6 to 8 p.m., Pilgrim Memorial Church, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

Eagles Band Rehearsals

Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 499-2071.

Lichtenstein Center

Folkloric and contemporary Afro-Caribbean and West African drumming, percussion and singing class with Aimee Gelinas of Gaia Roots, beginner/intermediate class at 6 p.m., intermediate/advanced class at 7 p.m., 28 Renne Ave., Pittsfield; information: aimee@gaiaroots.com.

St. John's Summer Concert

Free noontime concert. Flutist Nicole Schroeder, violinist Emily Kalish and pianist Robin Kibler. Park Street, Williamstown.

OUTDOORS

In Search of the Mohicans

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

Trails and Tales: Fun guided hikes with Park Interpreter Mike that explore the human side of Mount Greylock. Be prepared for the weather; wear sturdy footwear, bring a light snack, bug spray, sunscreen and drinking water. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Maids in the Mills," 7 p.m. at Road Scholars at the Crown Plaza, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Benefactors," 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.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Living with Lewis," 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, 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 to 5.