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ART

Dalton Art Guild

Dalton Art Guild Exhibition. Miller Supply, 205 West St., Pittsfield.

Oil Painting Class

Taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

Sculpture Class

Stone carving with Myrna Lieb Citron, for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels, 1 to 4 p.m., 1260 Pleasant St., Lee, (413) 243-4456.

COMMUNITY

'The Aging Brain' Program

Sweet Brook of Williamstown Rehabilitation and Nursing Centers will offer a program titled "The Aging Brain: Memory Loss- What's Normal and What's Not" at 10 a.m. Sweet Brook, 1561 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown.

'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.

Auditions

The Town Players of Pittsfield to audition for a reading of "God Of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza, 7 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 443-9279.

BART Information Session

The Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School is enrolling students in grades 6 through 9 for the 2014-2015 school year. Information session focusing on high school experience, from 5:30 to 7 p.


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Bascom Lodge

Big Elm Brewery talk about brews, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Athenaeum

The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum will host a screening of the documentary, "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare." Followed by a short panel discussion. 7 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Bushnell-Sage Library

"Sit and Knit," 6-8 p.m., Sheffield.

Community Lunch

All welcome, at noon, Guthrie Center, 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-1955.

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Sharpening our kitchen skills - developing flavors," 7:30 p.m., 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield. (413) 445-4872, ext. 12.

Contract Bridge

For all levels, from 1 to 4 p.m., Lee Senior Center; information: (413) 243-3512.

Dalton CRA

20th Annual Golf Tournament, benefits the Dalton Youth Center programming and youth scholarships for camp and sports programs. 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Wahconah Country Club, Dalton. Register by June 23. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260, daltoncra.org.

Gamblers Anonymous

First floor conference room at 7 p.m., BMC Hillcrest Campus, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield. Information contact Charlie T. at (413) 637-2550.

Guthrie Center

Free Legal Clinic of Berkshire County, Inc. is holding free legal clinics from 12-1 p.m. during their free lunch program. Information call (413) 854-1955. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington.

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

George Fleck will be the discussion leader in a series of Wednesday summertime lunch-time workshops, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Participants are invited to bring their dairy/vegetarian lunches, but meat is not allowed. Free. Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-6378.

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.

Hinsdale Knit & Crochet Group

Meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m., Old Town Hall, Hinsdale.

Left Bank

Shirley Jackson Day, celebration of writer of ‘The Lottery' and other stories, 7 p.m. with Bennington Center for the Arts, 5 Bank St., North Bennington, Vt.

MotherWoman Support Group

MotherWoman Postpartum Support Group, moms in recovery are welcome. 1 p.m., Holyoke Midwifery Center, 230 Maple St., Holyoke. (413) 534-2700. 

The Mount

"Wharton on Wednesdays," listen to Edith Wharton's short stories read by professional actors on the terrace, $5 general free for Mount Members, at 5 p.m., The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

The Morningside Neighborhood Watch invites residents and community members, at 6:30 p.m. Rice Silk Mill Apartments, 55 Spring St., Pittsfield, use the main entrance.

Parents Group

"Parents Helping Parents," share experiences and get support and encouragement from other parents, free, confidential and anonymous, 6 to 8 p.m., call for location/information: (617) 926-5008, ext. 102.

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 Parade Committee

Certificates are available that will donate 20% of a patron's check at Friendly's to the Pittsfield Parade Fundraiser. The offer is vaild at Friendly's on 841 Dalton Ave., Pittsfield from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Those interested in participating in the Friendly's FUNraising event can download certificates at the Pittsfield Parade website: pittsfieldparade.com or the Pittsfield Parade Facebook page.

DANCE

Country Dance Classes

New beginners from 6 to 7 p.m.; couples/line dances for beginner/intermediate from 7 to 9 p.m., couples and singles welcome, with instructor Cheryl Wendling, Dalton VFW on East Housatonic Street, just past LP Adams; information: (413) 443-6263.

Jacob's Pillow

Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Free. Inside/Out Performance: Sayat Nova Dance Company, 6:15 p.m., Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

Rhythms

Argentine Tango Beginners 8 week series. No partner necessary, wear comfortable clothes and smooth soled shoes. 7:30-8:30 p.m., 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. (413) 281-9722.

Scottish Dancers

Great Barrington Scottish Dancers, no partner needed, beginners welcome, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

Great Barrington Scottish Dancers, no partner needed, beginners welcome, bring clean, soft shoes, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m., over Crystal Essence, 39 Railroad St., Great Barrington; please confirm with Jean, (518) 672-4243 or Ted, (413) 698-2944.

EXHIBIT

Amy Coyne Exhibit

Exhibit may be viewed during the entire month of June, anytime during regular library hours; 4-8 p.m. Huntington Public Library.

Mason Library

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

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA and Tri-Town Board of Health, 9 to 10 a.m., Porchlight Home Care offices, 21 High St., Lee; Sandisfield Senior Center, 11 a.m.-noon.

Center for Healing Arts

All levels yoga and qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 623-8713.

Dalton CRA

Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Cardio and Core, 8:30-9:30 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.; Spin, 4-5 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6 p.m.; Arms, Abs & Tush, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Kicklates, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Water Aerobics, 6-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

'Fit to Go!'

Increase your strength and energy with Kas Maroney, American Council on Exercise certified group instructor, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 841-5834.

Healing Rhythms

Intermediate yoga sculpt, 8:30 to 10 a.m.; Gentle Yoga, 9-10 a.m., Lenox Commons, Building 8A, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Morning Cycle, 6-6:45 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; Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Lunch Cycle, 12:15-1 p.m.; Tabata Kickboxing, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; Ping Pong, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Pilates/Evening Cycle Combo, 7-8 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Tobacco Program

Men's tobacco treatment program, 5 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

Yoga Classes

Teen yoga, for ages 13-19, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Yoga Depot, 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield; information: Waterfall Perry, (413) 464-1944. Also, Gentle Flow Yoga, 9-10 a.m. and Candle Light Yoga, 6:45- 7:45 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: 55 North St. Suite 201. Information: Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034, email info@berkshireyogadancefitness.com or go to berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

KID STUFF

Chess Club

Beginners welcome, 3 p.m., Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, (413) 229-7004.

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.

Natural Bridge State Park

"Tyke Hike," an easy exploratory hike for families and children's groups, parents/guardians are required to attend. Come for the hike, followed by your own picnic lunch. 11 a.m., meet at the visitor center; "Kidleidoscope," three-part preschool aged program focusing on forest themes. Forest animals, geology and plants will be some of the topics offered by this program. Dress appropriate for the weather and wear closed-toed shoes. Parents must accompany children. 1:30 p.m., meet at the visitor center. McCauley Road, North Adams. (413) 663-6392.

North Adams Library

Preschool story time for ages 3-6, 10:30 a.m., Youth Services Department, second floor, 74 Church St., North Adams, (413) 662-3133.

Playgroup

"Baby and Me!" parent/infant playgroup, for babies ages four weeks to one year, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Route 100 South, Weston, Vt.

LECTURE

Lenox Library

Attorney Lisa M. McCormack will discuss surrogate decision-making & describe the tools available to plan for a time when you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself. A question and answer session will follow, 5:30-7 p.m., Lenox Library Sedgwick Reading Room, 18 Main St., Lenox. RSVP to anigrelli@cainhibbard.com.

LITERARY

Book Reading

Local author Helen Stewart, R.N. and Suzanne D.K. Doswell will read from their stories published in "Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, 101 Stories of Hope," by Amy Newmark and Dr. Carolyn Roy Bernstein, book signing to follow, 7 p.m., The Bookstore, Lenox.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

Museum of Animation, Special Effects and Art showcases Berkshire-based talent that made blockbuster movies like "The Matrix," "X-Men" and "Chicken Run." Original models and technologies from the movies. "Create Your Own Animated Movie" workshop with award-winning special effects creator Eugene Mamut; creations will be posted on Internet. 135 Main St., Lee. By reservation, (413) 243-8095 or (413) 841-6679.

Arrowhead

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," learn about butterfly habitats and observe the butterfly's metamorphosis in a chrysalis display, explore the live Butterfly Pavilion, through Sept. 1, 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.

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.

Crane Museum

Exhibits include 19th century letterhead artistry, hand-bordering station and moments in Crane history captured on Crane paper, 1 to 5 p.m., South Street, Dalton, (413) 684-6380.

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. "Wharton on Wednesdays," enjoy summer afternoons on the Terrace while listening to Wharton's short stories read by professional actors. $5 general; free for Mount members. 5 p.m. 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 Norman Rockwell's original Stockbridge studio. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.

Williamstown Historical Museum

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 Highlanders

Band rehearsals, bagpipes and drums, from 7 to 9 p.m.; call for location details, Bill Irvin, (413) 442-6180.

Berkshire South

Berkshire Sings! for ages 16+. Sing to your heart's content under the guidance of musician and teacher Robert Kelly. No auditions and no charge. Open to new and seasoned singers alike. Free. 6:45-8:15 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

The thirty-third season of Wednesday Folk Traditions continues at 6:30 p.m. 130 River Drive, Hadley. (413) 584-4699. pphmuseum.org.

Windsor Lake Concert

Featuring Rev Tor Trio, 6:30 p.m. 200 Windsor Lake Road, North Adams, (413) 664-6180 or email tourism@northadams-ma.gov.

OUTDOORS

Alford Springs Hike

Moderate hike partially off-trail, 10 a.m. with Berkshire Natural Resources Council. Alford Springs Trailhead, Alford.

Butterfly Garden Workshop

Project Native Staff explain host and nectar plants that attract butterflies, then plant the Berkshire Museum's first butterfly garden. Suitable for adults, first 10 to register will participate in planting, 9 a.m., Berkshire Museum, South Street, Pittsfield. To register: (413) 443.7171, ext. 10.

Holiday Brook Farm

Naturalist and landscaper John Root will lead an edible wild plants walk at 6:30 p.m. Free. Holiday Brook Farm, 100 Holiday Cottage Road, Dalton.

Mount Greylock

"Nice & Easy Hike," Easy-paced, one to two-hour, one to two-mile walks geared especially for seniors, but open to all ages. Various hikes including a butterfly walk; tree and wildflower identification; bird viewing or healthy heart trail hike. Be prepared for the weather, wear sturdy footwear, bring a light snack, bug spray, sunscreen, and drinking water. 10 a.m. Meet at the Visitor Center, Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, and carpool to location.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Kiss Me Kate," 2 and 7 p.m., Mainstage. "Working on a Special Day," 7:30 p.m., discussion, St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 7 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

"Madagascar," 8 p.m. Chester.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," with Tim Daly, 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset, Vt.

Shakespeare and Company

Preview: "A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m., outside in the Rose Footprint, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. shakespeare.org.

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ART

Dalton Art Guild

Dalton Art Guild Exhibition. Miller Supply, 205 West St., Pittsfield.

DownStreet Art

Art openings across downtown North Adams, including Awaa Alad at Gallery 51 and local artist Grier Horner in the Eagle Gallery at 6 p.m. Street performances and public art works.

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Pioneers of American Modernism - Morris and Holtzman," founding members of the American Abstract Artists in 1936, opens today. Historic home of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen. Lenox.

MCLA Gallery 51

Alaa Awad, Egyptian painter and muralist, "Thebes: What the Ancients have to say about Contemporary Egypt," June 26 to July 27. Reception 6 p.m. North Adams.

Painting Class

Watercolor painting class taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

Watercolor painting class taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

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

Berkshire Business Builders

For all business people looking for an opportunity to network, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 55 Church St., Pittsfield; Kathy Hazelett, (413) 442-8581.

Berkshire Young Professionals

June Networking Social at Ramblewild Forest Adventures, 5-7 p.m. at 110 Brodie Mountain Road, Lanesborough. Free for BYP membership cardholders and $5 for nonmembers. To register, go to berkshirechamber.com, call (413) 499-4000 or email byp@berkshirechamber.com.

Events at Eastern States Exposition

Arabian Horse Show of New England at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Farmers' Market

Weekly market from 3-6 p.m. at Community Health Programs, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Ageless Grace" with certified teacher, Jane Rosen at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Meditation Group

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

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

"Backstairs Tour," learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran Edith Wharton's home, $28, includes admission, tour, glass of champagne, at 10 a.m., 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox. Tickets: EdithWharton.org.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.Planetarium Show

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.Planetarium Show

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

Sugar Hill

Summer party with wine, sangria, beer, hand-crafted appetizers, tours of historic mansion by request, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., 45 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0100.

DANCEHealing Rhythms

DANCEHealing Rhythms

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

Jacob's Pillow

Free inside/out performance: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, 6:15 p.m.; Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. "Unreal Hip-Hop," 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. 358 George Carter Road, Becket.

Line Dance Lessons

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

EXHIBITS

Amy Coyne Exhibit

Exhibit may be viewed during the entire month of June, anytime during regular library hours; 2-8 p.m.

Mason Library

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

FILM

Berkshire Athenaeum

Screening of the documentary ‘Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare,' 7 p.m., with talk. 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. (413) 499-9480.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture

Pittsfield Community Acupuncture offers treatments for pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and to encourage general well being. 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., appointments and walk-ins welcome. 42 Summer St., Pittsfield. (413) 243-0654.

Blood Pressure Clinic

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Stop & Shop, Merrill Road, Pittsfield.

Caregiver Support Group

Available for caregivers, family and friends of persons with dementia and memory impairments, directed by Neurologist Dr. Jay Ellis, from 2-3 p.m., Sugar Hill, 45 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-0100.

Center for Healing Arts

Yoga/qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information/registration: (413) 623-8713.Dalton CRA

Yoga/qigong, 5:30 p.m., Center for the Healing Arts and Energy Medicine, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. Information/registration: (413) 623-8713.Dalton CRA

Boot Camp, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Cardio Circuit, 5:15-6:15 a.m.; Spin, 6-7 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Sculpting Strength, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Water Works, 9-10 a.m.; Muscle Mix, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton.

NAMI Support Group

Confidential support, education, advocacy, information and referrals for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. Support groups meet second Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. John's Church, (use red door entrance), 35 Park St., Williamstown, and private dining room, (next to cafeteria, use Wahconah Street entrance), Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-1666.Pittsfield Family YMCA

Confidential support, education, advocacy, information and referrals for individuals with mental illnesses and their families. Support groups meet second Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., St. John's Church, (use red door entrance), 35 Park St., Williamstown, and private dining room, (next to cafeteria, use Wahconah Street entrance), Berkshire Medical Center, 725 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-1666.Pittsfield Family YMCA

Turbo Kick, 5-6 a.m.; Healthy Backs, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 10:30-11 a.m.; Kick Some Abs, 11:45-12:15 p.m.; All in One, 12:15-12:45 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 5:30-6;30 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45-7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Tobacco Program

Women's tobacco treatment program, 6 p.m., conference room, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington; preregistration: (413) 854-9608.

TOPS

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, weight loss support group, every Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Morningside Community School, Burbank Street, Pittsfield, (413) 445-4747.

Yoga Depot

Yoga and meditation class, gentle-all levels, 7-8:15 p.m., 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield; (413) 281-9775.

'Yoga for You'

Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, (413) 298-3319.

Zumba

Latin-inspired, easy to follow, dance fitness class, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness: 55 North St., Suite 201; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KIDS' STUFF

Adams Community Night

Community Night, free, 6 p.m., Adams Visitor Center, Depot Street, Adams.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Play & Learn with Jenn, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Family Crafts Night

Decoupage notebooks, all materials provided, for ages 5 and up, 6:30 p.m. New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.Dalton Public Library

Decoupage notebooks, all materials provided, for ages 5 and up, 6:30 p.m. New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.Dalton Public Library

Pre-school storytime. Includes stories, videos, crafts and snacks. 10-11 a.m. No storytime during school vacation or on snowdays. 462 Main St., Dalton.

Lenox Library

Preschool story/craft for children ages 3 to 5, program features stories, songs and a craft related to the stories, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., Youth Department, Main Street, Lenox. Information: (413) 637-0197, Ext. 105.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

The WPTC Young Company, "The Three Little Pigs," 4 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club, 982 Route 100 South, Weston, Vt.

LECTURE

BMC Lecture

The Center for Rehabilitation at Berkshire Medical Center will hold a free community lecture on your voice, how to identify problems and when to seek treatment,5:30-6:30 p.m., Center for Rehabilitation, BMC Medical Arts Complex, fifth floor, North Street, Pittsfield. Free. Pre-registration required: (413) 447-2238.

LITERARY

Berkshire Writers Room

All genre, 1-3 p.m. Third Floor of the Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield. Lenox Library

All genre, 1-3 p.m. Third Floor of the Ralph Froio Senior Center, 330 North St., Pittsfield. Lenox Library

Writers Round Table. Leadership rotates weekly. Bring copies of new work for discussion. Information call coordinator at (413) 637-1900. 2-4 p.m., 18 Main St., Lenox.

Writers Read

Featuring Shira Dentz and Jessica Treat. 5:30 p.m., Good Purpose Gallery, 40 Main St., Lee.

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, includes 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, includes works by contemporary artists as well as artifacts from cultures around the world. Admission to Butterfly Pavilion is an additional $2 per person. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.Bidwell House Museum

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

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

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

Clark Art Institute

Art museum and international center for research and scholarship features public and educational programs. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Crane Museum

Exhibits include 19th century letterhead artistry, hand-bordering station and moments in Crane history captured on Crane paper, 1 to 5 p.m., South Street, Dalton, (413) 684-6380.

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. Backstairs Tour, learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount. Ticket includes admission, tour and glass of champagne. 4 p.m. Tickets: $28. For tickets, go to edithwharton.org. 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 Norman Rockwell's original Stockbridge studio. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; 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 Norman Rockwell's original Stockbridge studio. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 4; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221. North Adams Museum of History and Science

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

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

Childhood home of the legendary human rights leader, features a portrait gallery, legacy room and birthing room, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 10 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.Williamstown Historical Museum

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring "Les Petite Dames de Mode" exhibit featuring women's fashions from 1855-1914 as well as plays, concerts, and a tea & talk series. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.Williamstown Historical Museum

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

Guthrie Center

Hootenanny Nite, doors open at 7 p.m., music at 8 p.m., 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington; tickets: (413) 528-1955.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire," arias from popular operas with tapas available, 7:30 p.m.; Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for a reading of God Of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. 7 p.m. For more information, call (413) 443-9279. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire," arias from popular operas with tapas available, 7:30 p.m.; Town Players of Pittsfield announces auditions for a reading of God Of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. 7 p.m. For more information, call (413) 443-9279. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Mount Greylock State Reservation

‘Walk on the Wild Side,' Ridge Runners Ramble Hike and phenology talk for ages 18 and up, more aggressive hiking experience led by a park interpreter, ideal for advanced hikers, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Meet at the Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, and carpool to location, (413) 499-4262.

Natural Bridge State Park

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

Sandisfield State Forest

Conrad Ohman and Jeffrey Martin, DCR Foresters will lead a tour of the York Lake South Timber Sale, 4-5:30 p.m., York Lake Recreation Area, New Marlborough. Information: William Hill at (413) 545-3891.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

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

Berkshire Theatre Group

Preview, "The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Chester Theatre Company

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

Dorset Theatre Festival

Main stage: "Red," Tony Award-winning drama about artist Mark Rothko. 8 p.m., Dorset, Vt.

Performance Space 21

Walking the Dog Theatre's Long Form Improv, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

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

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.