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ART

Housatonic Valley Art League

27 "Artists’ Choice" Show and Sale. Noon-7 p.m. 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Painting Class

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

Pop UP Gallery

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

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

COMMUNITY

’Anonymous’ Meetings

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


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

Berkshire Business Builders

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

Berkshire South

Introduction to Healthy Living: For Adults, 6:30-8 p.m. Members $55, guests $80; Lake Mansfield Lifeguards, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Lake Mansfield Swim Lessons: Free for Great Barrington residents; Memorial Field Skate Park Staff, 3-9 p.m.; Housatonic Village Playground Activities, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Tai Chi Bang Immortal Flute: For adults. 12:30-1:45 p.m. Members $85, guests $100. Single class members $16, guests $19. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397. berkshiresouth.org.

Berkshire South Bridge Club

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

The Bookstore

Rebecca Coffey, "Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story." 7 p.m. Lenox.Cheshire Community Center

Rebecca Coffey, "Hysterical: Anna Freud’s Story." 7 p.m. Lenox.Cheshire Community Center

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

Community Health Programs

Weekly Farmers’ Market, 3-6 p.m. 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Eastern States Exposition

Storrowton Village Open House Tours; Early American Summer Days Session II at the Storrowton Village Museum; Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Game Night

Board & card games taught, open to ages 12 to 99, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Union Block, third floor, Dalton. Info: Jeannie (413)553-3533 or www.2FlightsUp.com.

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.

Literacy Program

Held at Pitt Park, serving children living in the Westside and Morningside neighborhoods. Activities include a literacy curriculum, sports activities and educational field trips. For more information, call Jenna at (413) 499-7650, ext. 45. Free program tickets are available at any Greylock Federal Credit Union branch.

Meditation Sangha

Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m., by donation, Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: (413) 358-2626 or (508) 237-4252.The Mount

Offered by Pittsfield Sangha, 6 p.m., by donation, 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.

Naumkeag

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

Neighborhood Watch

All residents of the Westside neighborhood invited to learn how everyone can work together to make the neighborhood safe, refreshments provided. 6 p.m. at the Pitt Park. More information (413) 442-3181.

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.

Richmond Volunteer Fire Department

The Trustees of the Richmond Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its annual Chicken Barbeque from 6-7 p.m. at the Fire House on Fire House Lane. $15 per person. Tickets are sold weekly by department members door to door and are also available at Bartlett’s Orchard.

Stanmeyer Gallery/Shaker Dam Coffee House

Reading by poets Karen Chase and Irene Willis. 7:30 p.m. 2 Main St., West Stockbridge.

Zucco’s Restaurant

Berkshire North Pomona Grange will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Zucco’s Restaurant. 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. Families Dance Together

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. Families Dance Together

Jacob’s Pillow and the Becket Arts Center offer a weekly intergenerational dance class led by Pillow artist-educator Jeff Bliss. Adults accompanied by a youth aged 5-18 years old discover how simple movements can create an exciting dance. Registration between 4:30-5 p.m. at the Pillow’s Tea Garden every Thursday through Aug. 21. Classes run from 5-6 p.m. $15/class ($10 for members) for 1 adult and 1 youth. $5/class for each additional adult/youth. Jacob’s Pillow, Becket.

Jacob’s Pillow

"Gotta Dance," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Open noon-9 p.m.; Free Inside/Out Performance: Schoen Movement Co., 6:15 p.m. Companhia Urbana de Dança, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Doug Elkins choreography, etc., 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

Line Dance Lessons

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

EXHIBITS

Albany Center Gallery

"The Black & White Show," an exhibition featuring regional artists who explore form and content using a monochromatic palette. Noon-5 p.m. 39 Columbia St., Albany, N.Y. (518) 462-4775. albanycentergallery.org.

Art On Main

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

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

Featuring "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

"Nature Paintings," oil and watercolor paintings by artist John Pirnak. 319 Main St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-1660. emporiumgb.com.

Epoch at Melbourne

Display of photographs by nature photographer Maria Brodeur. Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

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.

Knox Gallery

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

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Work of artist Abby DuBow. Great Barrington.

Otis Library and Museum

Display of paintings of artist Jim Day. 48 North Main Road, Otis.

Renaissance Gallery

New Photographic Work by Michael Lavin Flower. 420 Jenifer House Commons, Great Barrington. (413) 528-9600.

Sanford Smith Fine Art

New Paintings by Karen LeSage, featuring LeSage’s large, atmospheric, minimal landscapes in vivid, luminous colors. 13 Railroad St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-6777. sanfordsmithfineart.com.SculptureNow

New Paintings by Karen LeSage, featuring LeSage’s large, atmospheric, minimal landscapes in vivid, luminous colors. 13 Railroad St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-6777. sanfordsmithfineart.com.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.

Susan Geller Photography

Exhibit entitled "Berkshires: Sun, Rain, Snow." Berkshire Medical Center Lobby, 725 North St., Pittsfield.

FILM

Ventfort Hall

"All This, and Heaven Too," starring Bette Davis, Charles Boyer and Barbara O’Neill. 7 p.m. Lenox.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture

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

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

Gentle Flow Yoga w/ Kala Gresser 9-10 a.m.; Children’s Yoga Age 7-10 w/ Susan Barnes 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Zumba w/ Rachael Plaine 6:30-7:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Stuie 201, Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

Blood Pressure Clinic

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

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.

Healing Rhythms

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

NAMI Support Group

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

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

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

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

Blood pressure checks by Emilie Jarrett of Community Health Association, 3 to 4 p.m., State Road, Richmond.

Tobacco Program

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

TOPS

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

’Yoga for You’

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

KIDS’ STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer Reading Club: Recite a poem or sing a song to get a raffle ticket; Play & Learn with Jenn, geared for ages 11/2 to 31/2, 10 a.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480, ext. 5.

Berkshire Museum

Winged Art, 2 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Seussical," 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

The Christian Center

Free haircuts from 9 a.m.-noon. No appointment necessary. For more information, call the Christian Center at (413) 443-2828. 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield.Dalton Public Library

Free haircuts from 9 a.m.-noon. No appointment necessary. For more information, call the Christian Center at (413) 443-2828. 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield.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

Nutshell Playhouse, "Mambo & Nemonee’s Adventure" family theater, 11 a.m., free. info@lenoxlib.org. 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.

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.; Children’s Discovery Days: Includes a children’s tour of the house, Edwardian-era lawn games and a garden adventure in the landscaped grounds. 2-5 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

New Lebanon Library

Zoo on the Go!: Wildlife program in which participants get up close and personal with animals and reptiles. Ice cream social and balloon animals to follow. 1 p.m.; Family Crafts Night: Make a sunflower wall hanging. All materials provided. For ages 5 and up. 6:30 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.

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

Lee Library

Robert A. Welcome, "Relativity Simplified," 6:30 p.m. 100 Main St., Lee. Free. For more information, visit leelibrary.org or call (413) 243-0385.

Pittsfield Sangha

Aro Ngakma Yeshe Zertsal: Wisdom Eccentrics, Unconventional Teachings of Great Masters. 6 p.m. 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

LITERARYLenox Library

LITERARYLenox Library

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

MUSEUMS

Animagic

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

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

The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 & 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield.

Becket Land Trust

Historic quarry and forest featuring hundreds of artifacts and dynamic vistas, year-round outdoor quarry museum and expansive nature preserve, self-guided historic walk, open daylight hours year round, free admission, coordinating exhibits and programs at 12 Brooker Hill Road, Route 8, Becket; quarry is off Route 20, 456 Quarry Road, Becket, (413) 623-2100 or www.becketlandtrust.org.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Garden features 15 acres with 23 display beds representing over 3,000 regionally appropriate plant species, significant trees, unique shrubs and exotic botanical collections. Open year-round to visitors, corner of routes 102 and 183, Stockbridge. Information: (413) 298-3926 or visit www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. "Butterflies," featuring a live Butterfly Pavilion, on view through September 1, learn all about butterflies and caterpillars, including works by contemporary artists as well as artifacts from cultures around the world. Admission to Butterfly Pavilion is an additional $2 per person. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.Bidwell House Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. "Butterflies," featuring a live Butterfly Pavilion, on view through September 1, learn all about butterflies and caterpillars, including works by contemporary artists as well as artifacts from cultures around the world. Admission to Butterfly Pavilion is an additional $2 per person. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.Bidwell House Museum

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

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

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

Clark Art Institute

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

Crane Museum

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

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

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

The Mount, Edith Wharton’s Home

Summer estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths. Please visit EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5111 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

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 Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio. 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 Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio. 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.

Rudd Art Museum

"Figuring In" - work by 14 regional artists; "Works by Viola Moriarty," "A Chapel for Humanity." Free admission. Open noon-5 p.m. 159 East Main St., North Adams.Susan B. Anthony Museum

"Figuring In" - work by 14 regional artists; "Works by Viola Moriarty," "A Chapel for Humanity." Free admission. Open noon-5 p.m. 159 East Main St., North Adams.Susan B. Anthony Museum

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

Ventfort Hall

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring a tea and talk series, movies, plays, concerts, lectures and children’s programs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.Williamstown Historical Museum

Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 1893 Morgan mansion with extraordinary plaster ceilings, stained glass and hand carved wood; open daily year-round for tours; featuring a tea and talk series, movies, plays, concerts, lectures and children’s programs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-3206 or www.GildedAge.org.Williamstown Historical Museum

Visitors find a diverse collection of artifacts, documents and photos related to Williamstown’s past. "Big Days in a Small Town," an exhibit focusing on how townspeople celebrated important public occasions over the years, is currently on display. Free. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Researchers welcome. Located in the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St., Williamstown. (413) 458-2160.

MUSIC

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

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

Eagle Band

Summer Band standards, 7 p.m. Spectrum Playhouse, 25 Franklin St., Lee. Free.

Guthrie Center

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

Manchester Music Festival

"Rising Stars from the Metropolitan Opera," 7:30 p.m. Manchester.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag at Night: Music & Sunsets, 5-8 p.m.

Party in the Park

Featuring Blackwater. 6-8 p.m. Noel Field, North Adams.

Tanglewood

Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Handel: "Teseo," Extended concert; 7:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew’s Cobble

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

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.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Romance in Hard Times," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. "Dancing Lessons," 8 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

Pi clowns, 3 p.m. Live music, 5 p.m. ‘33,’ 7 p.m. British-themed Pub Quiz, 9 p.m. Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

A Reading of Lincoln’s Favorite Scenes from Shakespeare, 4 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Design for Living," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge. "A Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

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

Chesterwood

Staged reading of "Lincoln’s Favorite Shakespeare" to benefit Chesterwood and Berkshire Theater Group. 4 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, 6 East St., reception follows at Chesterwood. Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival

"The Mousetrap," 8 p.m., Dorset.

The Mount

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

Shakespeare and Company

"Julius Caesar," 3 p.m. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7:30 p.m. "Shakespeare’s Will," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"I Love A Piano." An evening of Irving Berlin tunes. 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Weston Playhouse. Preview: "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

Williams College Theatre Lab

Annual open lab weekend -- a festival of presentations and performances from the summer workshops. Student work. (413) 597-4839.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"The Visit," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, "The Old Man and the Old Moon," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage. Williamstown.

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ART

First Fridays Artswalk

15 art shows, work by 40 regional artists, opening 5 to 8 p.m. downtown. Live music. Pittsfield. Artswalk After Party, 8 to 10 p.m., Whitney Center for the Arts. FirstFridaysArtswalk.com.

Housatonic Valley Art League

27 "Artists’ Choice" Show and Sale. Noon-7 p.m. 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.

Pop UP Gallery

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

COMMUNITY

’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

Lego Club: Ages 5+. Light snack and legos provided. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Members $3, guests $5; 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.; Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70. 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.

The Bookstore

Despina Crist, "Emily Dickinson: Goddess of the Volcano." 7 p.m. Lenox.

Clark Art Institute

Izakaya, a type of Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food. 5 p.m. Williamstown.

Congregation Knesset Israel

"Wisdom of the Cantors Who Love the Berkshires: The Art of Prayer in the 21st Century: Not Your Zayde’s Chazzen" by Cantor Chaplain Robert Scherr 11-12:30; donation. E. Bernstein Theatre Lobby, Shakespeare & Co 70 Kemble St., Lenox. (413) 445-4872 ext. 16.

Eastern States Exposition

Storrowton Village Open House Tours; Early American Summer Days Session II at the Storrowton Village Museum; Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.Green Gargoyle

Storrowton Village Open House Tours; Early American Summer Days Session II at the Storrowton Village Museum; Massachusetts Morgan Horse Show at the Coliseum. 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.

Literacy Program

Held at Pitt Park, serving children living in the Westside and Morningside neighborhoods. Activities include a literacy curriculum, sports activities and educational field trips. For more information, call Jenna at (413) 499-7650, ext. 45. Free program tickets are available at any Greylock Federal Credit Union branch.

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.

Morningside Baptist Church

Annual barbeque on Saturday, August 16, 4-7 p.m. $5 per person. MotherWoman Support Group

Annual barbeque on Saturday, August 16, 4-7 p.m. $5 per person. 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.

The Mount

Writer Kate Bolick interviews Joanna Rakoff, author of "The Fortunate Age" & the forthcoming memoir "My Salinger Years," 6 p.m. Lenox.

Naumkeag

Tours from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; English Tea in the Gardens: 2-4 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

New Lebanon Library

Special preview sale for the annual used book and bake sale, 2-6 p.m. $5. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. Information: (518) 794-8844.

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 Sangha

"Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 358-2626.

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.

DANCE

Jacob’s Pillow

"Gotta Dance!," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Exhibit open noon-9 p.m.; Free PillowTalk: "How to Structure Dance," 5 p.m., Blake’s Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Laurie M. Taylor/Soul Movement, 6:15 p.m. Companhia Urbana de Dança, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Doug Elkins choreography, etc., 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.

Performance Space 21

Jamal Jackson Dance Company: "Bask in the Shade." 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

The Yoga Place

Bennington Dance Community Gathering: 7:30-9 p.m. $5 donation; proceeds will be donated to The Greater Bennington Interfaith Council’s Food Pantry or the Homeless Shelter. 532 Main St., Bennington, Vt. For more information, call (720) 298-7910.

EXHIBITS

5 Hoosac Street Gallery

"The Mill Children," photographs shot by Lewis Hine in 1911 and 1916 at mills in Adams and North Adams, through Dec. 15. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Adams.

Albany Center Gallery

"The Black & White Show," an exhibition featuring regional artists who explore form and content using a monochromatic palette. Open noon-5 p.m. 39 Columbia St., Albany, N.Y. (518) 462-4775. albanycentergallery.org.

Art On Main

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

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

Featuring "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

"Nature Paintings," oil and watercolor paintings by artist John Pirnak. 319 Main St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-1660. emporiumgb.com.

Epoch at Melbourne

Display of photographs by nature photographer Maria Brodeur. Free. Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Knox Gallery

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

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Work of artist Abby DuBow. Great Barrington.

Meeting House Gallery

"Portals," twenty-nine local artists explore the theme of doorways offering movement from one condition to another. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Route 57, New Marlborough.

Otis Library and Museum

Display of paintings of artist Jim Day. 48 North Main Road, Otis.

Renaissance Gallery

New Photographic Work by Michael Lavin Flower. 420 Jenifer House Commons, Great Barrington. (413) 528-9600.

Sanford Smith Fine Art

New Paintings by Karen LeSage, featuring LeSage’s large, atmospheric, minimal landscapes in vivid, luminous colors. 13 Railroad St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-6777. sanfordsmithfineart.com.

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.

Susan Geller Photography

Exhibit entitled "Berkshires: Sun, Rain, Snow." Berkshire Medical Center Lobby, 725 North St., Pittsfield.

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 Movie Night

"The Smurfs." Town Hall Lawn, 6 p.m., free.

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: Wear a blue shirt to the library to get a raffle ticket; Films for preschoolers will be shown at 10 a.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Family Fridays: ‘Wonderful Mammals of Fields and Forests,’ 11 a.m. Stockbridge.

Berkshire Museum

WeeMuse Advenures, 11-11:30 a.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Seussical," 7 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

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. 10 a.m. Meet at the visitor center. 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. 10:30 a.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. For more 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.

Performance Space 21

West African Dance with the Jamal Jackson Dance Youth Workshop. 1 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Rumplestiltskin," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul’s Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge. Stockbridge Library

Featuring "Rumplestiltskin," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul’s Church, 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

Bascom Lodge

Ralph Brill will talk about "The Mill Children," an exhibition currently on view at a former mill building in Adams. 6 p.m. For more information, call the Bascom Lodge at (413) 776-7487 or visit facebook.com/5hoosacstreetgallery.

Sweetwood of Williamstown

Gregg Swain "Mahjong Symbolism and Why Chairman Mao Planned the Game." 4 p.m. 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. Information: (413) 458-8371.

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.

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 Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio. 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 Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio. 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.

Rudd Art Museum

"Figuring In" - work by 14 regional artists; "Works by Viola Moriarty," "A Chapel for Humanity." Free admission; Noon-5 p.m. 159 East Main St., North Adams.

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

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

Chesterfest

Bruce Mandel, 6:30 p.m.; The Frontmen, 7:30 p.m. Chesterwood, Stockbridge.

Coffee House Concert

David Grover and Linda Worster, 7 p.m. South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Epoch at Melbourne

Vocalist and pianist Jessica Roemischer, 3 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (413) 499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

Guthrie Center

Troubador series, folk music at site of Alice’s Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Mass MoCA

Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, 8 p.m. North Adams.

The Mount

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

New Lebanon Library

The Ladies Auxiliary Ukulele Orchestra, 7 p.m. Donations appreciated. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.

Old Parish Church

"Finding Henry Purcell: Music for a While; Beguiling Songs for a Summer’s Eve," 7 p.m. 125 South Main St., Sheffield. Suggested donation: $20. (413) 229-8173.

Starving Artist Cafe & Creperie

Appalachian Roots Music Duo Moonshine Holler will perform from 6-8 p.m. 40 Main St., Lee. Information: (413) 394-5046 or starvingartistcreperie.com.

Tanglewood

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. Reservations required: Contact dwhite@bso.org; Prelude Concert, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, 6 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Panel with Martin Bookspan, 7:15 p.m. Shed. Boston Symphony Orchestra. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" and Prokofiev: "Alexander Nevsky." 8:30 p.m. Shed. Lenox.

Tanglewood Talk

Pre-Concert Lecture: "The Special Circumstances and Compositional Secrets of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto," 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

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: Explores many of the exciting and hidden features on Mount Greylock. Wear sturdy footwear, bring a lunch, bug spray, and drinking water. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dancing Lessons," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. "Romance in Hard Times," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

‘Thanks for the Scabies, Jerkface!’ 7 p.m. Pi Clowns, 9 p.m. Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Design for Living," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre. "A Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Main Stage. Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

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

Dorset Theatre Festival

"The Mousetrap," 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset. Opening night reception follows.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady," 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7 p.m. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," 8 p.m., Lenox.

Shakespeare and Young Company

Two performances, "Marina" and "Love Dance." 6 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults, free for students. Call the box office at (413) 637-3353 or visit shakespeare.org for tickets and additional information. Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"I Love A Piano." An evening of Irving Berlin tunes. 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall

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

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Weston Playhouse. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

Williams College Theatre Lab

Annual open lab weekend. (413) 597-4839.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Fridays @ 3, featuring tanya Barfield’s "Half Life" at 3 p.m., Nikos Stage. "The Visit," 8 p.m., Main Stage. "The Old Man and the Old Moon," 8 p.m., Nikos Stage. Williamstown.

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