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ART

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.

Spencertown Academy

Opening reception for "Off the Beaten Path: Prints by J. Ann Eldridge and Photographs by Bill Duffy," 4 to 6 p.m. Free. Spencertown, N.Y.

Williams College Museum of Art

Field Trip to Field Farm, 2 p.m. Former home of WCMA's Edward Hopper painting, former home of Lawrence H. Bloedel ‘23 and outpost of the museum's collection. Outdoor sculptures, architecture designed by Edwin Goodell, Jr. & Ulrich Franzen ‘42. South Williamstown. COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

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


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Ashley House

Tours at 1 and 2 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3013 or email chenry@ttor.org. 117 Cooper Hill Road, Sheffield.

Battle Day Parade

Bennington Battle Day. 12:30 p.m. Downtown Bennington.

Berkshire South

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; Jump In: Designed for individuals who have trouble participating in traditional land-based exercise programs and who want to support one another in improving their fitness levels. 8:30-9:30 a.m. Members $50, guests $75. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397. berkshiresouth.org.

Breakfast Buffet

All-you-can-eat, take-outs available, 8 to 11:30 a.m., Upton Lodge of Masons, AF&AM, 120 Church St., Cheshire; $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children.

Dalton American Legion

The Kittredge School Reunion Committee will hold its third annual reunion at 4:30 p.m. Dalton.

Hancock Shaker Village

Advanced Oval Box workshop. 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.

Masonic Building

All-you-can-eat breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, pancakes and more. Sponsored by Naomi Chapter No. 17, Order of Eastern Star. 8-11:30 a.m. 172 Church St., North Adams.

Mission House

Tours from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3013 or email chenry@ttor.org. 19 Main St., Stockbridge.

The Mount

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

Naumkeag

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

Annual used book and bake sale. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Midtown Mall, Routes 20 and 22, New Lebanon, N.Y. Information: (518) 794-8844.

Poker Run & Car Show

To benefit Polish Community Club, car show starts at 10 a.m. and the Poker Run begins at noon. Registration fee is $20 per poker player; car show only is $10. A picnic will begin at 6 p.m. Polish Community Club, 55 Linden St., Pittsfield.

Stockbridge Summer Arts & Crafts Show

Featuring 80 artisans and crafters who will display their work ranging from paintings to ceramics, fiberware to glass blowing. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. For show details, call (413) 298-5200 or visit stockbridgechamber.org.

WordXWord Festival

Week-long festival, of words spoken, written & sung, in venues from barbershops to storefronts. Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

DANCE

Jacob's Pillow

"Gotta Dance!," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Open noon-5 p.m.; Doug Elkins choreography, etc., 2:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. A Jazz Happening, benefit for The School at Jacob's Pillow. 5 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. Becket.

Performance Space 21

Dance Omi: Critical Response to Dance Omi Alumni Works-in-Progress. Director Christopher K. Morgan will facilitate a showing of works-in-progress by dance artists who are alumni of Dance Omi. 2 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

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.

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.

Inner Vision

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

Knox Gallery

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

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Work of artist Abby DuBow. Great Barrington.

Meeting House Gallery

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

The Old Stone Store

"The Milt Barnum All American Tool Exhibit." Open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 159 Main St., Sheffield.

Otis Library and Museum

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

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

Free guided tour of "Common Ground," a new, juried exhibition of 25 large-scale, outdoor sculptures by regional, national and international artists, 11:30 a.m. Ongoing from 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.

Thompson Giroux Gallery

"Friend of a Friend," a group exhibition. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. For more information, visit thompsongirouxgallery.com.

The Wit Gallery

"Bodies and Water," an artists' talk and reception, 4-6 p.m. Gateways Inn, 51 Walker St., Lenox. RSVP: (413) 637-8808 or info@thewitgallery.com.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Bullitt and Chapel Brook Reservations

Yoga & Hiking Adventure: Hike to a beautiful waterfall, with yoga on the way. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Pre-register by calling (413) 243-3582 or sign up at tracyremelius.com. Ashfield.

Co-Dependent Meeting

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

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

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

Healing Rhythms

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

Pittsfield Family YMCA

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

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

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

KID STUFF

Bascom Lodge

Nutshell Playhouse, original music, puppets and clownerie. 3 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Seussical," 2 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Naumkeag

Garden Adventures for Children: Children's garden adventure quest - follow the clues up, down and around Naumkeag's stunning landscaped grounds and gardens. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

New Lebanon Country Market

Kid's Market: Children will be selling items they have made. New Lebanon, N.Y. To reserve a spot, contact tistryagrace@gmail.com.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Carnival of the Animals." 11 a.m. Marketplace Cafe, 55 North St., Pittsfield.

LECTURE

Clark Art Institute

Hollis Clayson on how her long relationship with the Clark has helped shape recent scholarship and perspectives. 3 p.m. Williamstown.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

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

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

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

Becket Land Trust

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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

Berkshire Museum

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

Bidwell House Museum

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

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

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

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

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

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

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

New England Holocaust Institute and Museum

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell". Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.North Adams Museum of History and Science

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell". Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.North Adams Museum of History and Science

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

Rudd Art Museum

Wine, Cheese and Art, 3-5 p.m.; "Figuring In" - work by 14 regional artists; "Works by Viola Moriarty," "A Chapel for Humanity." Open noon-5 p.m. 159 East Main St., North Adams.Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

Wine, Cheese and Art, 3-5 p.m.; "Figuring In" - work by 14 regional artists; "Works by Viola Moriarty," "A Chapel for Humanity." Open 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, 11:30 to 4, 67 East Road, Adams; private tours: (413) 743-7121.

Ventfort Hall

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

MUSIC

Adams Farmers & Artisans Market

Jazz at the Visitors Center with Nana Simopoulos & Friends. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Adams town concert

Live music 4 p.m. featuring Champagne Jam. Adams Visitor Center. Music, food & fun.

Barrington Stage Company

10-Minute Musicals starring BSC's Musical Theatre apprentices. 7 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Bascom Lodge

Old-time Americana roots music with duet "Moonshine Holler." 6-7 p.m. For dinner reservations following the program, call (413) 743-1591 or mail@bascomlodge.net. Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Jacque Carnahan. 8:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Drum/Bugle Corps

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

Lichtenstein Center

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

New Lebanon Country Market

Featuring Katerina and Allen Livermore from The Limbshakers. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Sevenars Music Festival

Lynelle James, piano, 4 p.m. A program of Bach, Chopin, Ravel, and Ligeti. Worthington.Starving Artist Creperie

Lynelle James, piano, 4 p.m. A program of Bach, Chopin, Ravel, and Ligeti. Worthington.Starving Artist Creperie

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

Sugar Hill Folk Festival

10th annual Sugar Hill Folk Festival, 2-4:30 p.m. Free. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments will go to the Alzheimer's Association. Information: (413) 684-0100. 45 Main St., Dalton.

Tanglewood

Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert by Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, 2:30 p.m., Shed. The Last Southern Gentlemen with Ellis Marsalis & Delfeayo Marsalis, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Lenox.

Whitney Center for the Arts

Finding Henry Purcell concert. 7 p.m. Suggested donation: $20. tix@t hewhit.org or (413) 443-0289. 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

OUTDOORS

Bartholomew's Cobble

Housatonic Canoe Trips: Paddle the winding Housatonic as it passes through fields and floodplain forests. 8:30-11:30 a.m. Pre-register by calling (413) 229-8600 or email bcobble@ttor.org. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

In Search of the Mohicans Quest

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

Mount Greylock

Scenic Summit Tours: Short, easy walks and talks with Park Interpreter Mike to discover the landscape, ecology and history of the highest point in Massachusetts. Bring a light snack and drinking water. 1 and 3 p.m. Meet at the Mount Greylock Summit. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

Natural Bridge State Park

Love, Death, and Literature: A story of Inspiration: Educator and researcher Linda Neville will take visitors on an exciting journey into the events that brought Nathaniel Hawthorne to North Adams and discuss how places like Natural Bridge inspired his work. Free. 10 a.m. 1 McCauley Road, North Adams. (413) 663-6392.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Romance in Hard Times," 3 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield." Dancing Lessons," 5 p.m., Mainstage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Fringe

Free clowning workshop with Pi Clowns, 1 p.m. Pi Clowns perform, 3 p.m. Live music, 5 p.m. ‘Thanks for the Scabies, Jerkface!' and ‘33.' Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

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

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady," 2 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

"Henry IV, Parts I & II," 2 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 3 p.m., Lenox." The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7:30 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Theater Barn

"I Love A Piano." An evening of Irving Berlin tunes. 2 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.

WAM Theatre

"Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England," staged reading, 3 p.m. No. Six Depot Café and Roastery, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge.

West Stockbridge 1854 Town Hall

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

Williamstown Theatre Festival

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

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ART

Open Studio

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

Pop UP Gallery

Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibit original paintings in 4 mediums ranging from traditional to contemporary. Open daily an hour before every Barrington Stage (mainstage) show and before and after matinees, by chance and always by appointment with an artist. Visit popupunionst.wordpress.com for more details. 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. who is impaired with alcohol/drugs, (413) 445-5852.

BerkshireWorks

Job club with Millie Calesky, personal and professional coach, allows job seekers to expand their network of contacts and serves as a support group throughout the job search process, from 1 to 2 p.m., optional networking at 12:45 p.m., 160 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 499-2220, Ext. 154 or online at www.berkshireworks.org.

Berkshire South

Beginners Ballroom II: For adults including seniors. 7-8:30 p.m. Members $50, guests $60; Action Adventures Summer Day Camp: For children entering 1st grade to age 13. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (413) 528-2819 ext. 34 for more information. Members $225, guests $295; 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; Tabata Bootcamp: 7:30-8 a.m. Members $55, guests $70. 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.

Citizen's Climate Lobby

Meeting at 6 p.m. All are welcome. 11 Kinderhook St., Chatham, N.Y. For more information, contact Iona Lutey at ccl.columbiacounty@gmail.com.Community Supper

Meeting at 6 p.m. All are welcome. 11 Kinderhook St., Chatham, N.Y. For more information, contact Iona Lutey at ccl.columbiacounty@gmail.com.Community Supper

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

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Ben Shahn and the Joy of Letters" with Analesa Bressler Berg and Shema Productions at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Knesset Israel

"The Art of Prayer in the 21st Century," 11 a.m. Shakespeare & Company, Lenox.

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.

Master Gardener Hotline

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

Meditation

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

The Mount

Carl Rollyson on book "Amy Lowell Anew: A Biography," 4 p.m. with tea. Lenox.

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.

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.

WordXWord Festival

Week-long festival, of words spoken, written and sung, in venues from barbershops to storefronts. Pittsfield. wxw365.com.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes

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

Line Dance Lessons

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

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

From 6:30 to 8 p.m, at 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Union Block, third floor, Dalton. Info: Jeannie, (413) 553-3533 or www.2FlightsUp.com.

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.

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

Photography work 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.

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.

Thompson Giroux Gallery

"Friend of a Friend," a group exhibition. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

"Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory," 4 p.m. "Zaytoun," 8 p.m. Lenox.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture

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

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

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

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

Cancer Group

"Women Facing Cancer," for all women facing the challenges of having cancer, Noon to 1 p.m., Hillcrest Campus, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, (413) 447-3092.

Dalton CRA

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

Healing Rhythms

Nia, 9-10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox; information: (413) 637-2727.

New Lebanon Parish

Rev. Thomas Konopka, "Dealing with Anxiety and Depression," 6:30-8 p.m. 73 U. S. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. For more information, call Mary at (518) 733-0469.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Parkinson's Exercise Group

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

Pittsfield Family YMCA

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

Zumba & Yoga at Springside Park

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

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

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

Berkshire Museum

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

Hilltop Orchard

Children's event featuring a painting class and an ice cream tasting. 10 a.m.-noon. Richmond. For more information, call (413) 499-0457.

Kindergym & Swim

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

Naumkeag

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

New Stage Performing Arts

Summer acting classes for kids ages 11-14 taught by Barby Cardillo. One-week session. 9 a.m.-noon. Held at the Meeting Hall at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting of South Berkshire. $125. For more information, call (413) 464-5781 or email barbymagicat@yahoo.com.

North Adams Public Library

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

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Carnival of the Animals," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.Sheep Hill

Featuring "Carnival of the Animals," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul's Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.Sheep Hill

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

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

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

LECTURE

Berkshire Grown

"Beyond Farm to Table: The Future of Food," with chef/writer Dan Barber. 7 p.m. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington.

MUSEUMS

Animagic

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

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

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

Becket Land Trust

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

Berkshire Botanical Garden

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

Berkshire Museum

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

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

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

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

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

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

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

New England Holocaust Institute and Museum

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell". Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221. Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell". Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221. Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

North Family guided tour at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., 1824 Meetinghouse tour at 1 p.m.; "The Great Stone Barn: Past, Present, Future" exhibit in Poultry House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday, free admission, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

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

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

One-woman show starring Shakina. 8 p.m., Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Jacque Carnahan. 8:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire Hillsmen

Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting. All men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7-9:30 p.m., Richmond Congregational Church, Route 41, Richmond; information: Dan Burkhard, (413) 298-4773, Jake at (518) 869-3468 or berkshirehillsmen.org.

Close Encounters With Music

"Music from High Peaks!" guest artists & the Festival Chamber Orchestra from CEWM's summer residency in the Northern Catskills varied program of chamber music, 5:30 p.m., Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge.

Drum/Bugle Corps

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

Eagles Band Rehearsals

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

Lichtenstein Center

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

Music from High Peaks: Renowned faculty and international young artists will perform chamber music, and the High Peaks Festival Orchestra will present Grieg's Holberg Suite. 5:30 p.m.

St. John's summer concert

Free noontime concert, violinist Sofia Hirsch, cellist Perri Morris and pianist Scott Bailey in music by Schubert and Mendelssohn. Free. 35 Park St., Williamstown. (413) 458-8144.

Tanglewood

The Beach Boys, 7 p.m. Koussevitzky Music Shed, West Street, Route 183, Lenox. Tickets $26-$56. Purchase at (888) 266-1200, tanglewood.org or at the Tanglewood Main Gate box office.

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

Trails and Tales: Fun guided hikes with Park Interpreter Mike that explore the human side of Mount Greylock. Wear sturdy footwear, bring a light snack, bug spray, sunscreen and drinking water. 1-3 p.m. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe

5 p.m. Shire City Sanctuary, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"A Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Sing-throughs of American musicals. 2 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

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

Most of these listings represent nonprofit or not-for-profit organizations and are printed as a public service. Prices vary for arts and entertainment events. Ongoing events must be updated monthly. Information must arrive at least a week before the date of publication and be sent to William Sondrini, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to news@berkshireeagle.com, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5.