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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.


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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.

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ART

Oil Painting Class

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

Norman Rockwell Museum

Summer Sketch Club: Bring a sketchbook, drawing pad, bottled water, insect repellent, hats and sunscreen; other art supplies are provided. For ages 7 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. $6, $4 for members.

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

Al-Anon Meeting

Hevreh, 10 a.m., State Road, Great Barrington.

'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.

Becket Town Hall

The Becket Democratic Town Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Becket.

Berkshire South

Advanced Yoga: Ages 15+. 6:30-8 p.m. Members $55, guests $70; American Red Cross Standard Babysitting & CPR/1st Aid: Ages 11-15. Babysitting course runs from 8:30-2:30 p.m. CPR/1st Aid runs from 2:45-5 p.m. Members $45, guests $55; 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.; Fitness Swimmer: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Members $45, guests $60; Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Tai Chi for Everyone: For adults. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Members $85, guests $100. Single class: Members $16, guests $19. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397. berkshiresouth.org.Bingo

Advanced Yoga: Ages 15+. 6:30-8 p.m. Members $55, guests $70; American Red Cross Standard Babysitting & CPR/1st Aid: Ages 11-15. Babysitting course runs from 8:30-2:30 p.m. CPR/1st Aid runs from 2:45-5 p.m. Members $45, guests $55; 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.; Fitness Swimmer: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Members $45, guests $60; Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Tai Chi for Everyone: For adults. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Members $85, guests $100. Single class: Members $16, guests $19. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397. berkshiresouth.org.Bingo

Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Book Mobile

Free books for kids in the parking lot of the Monroe Town Hall at 1:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the New Ashford Town Hall. Information: (413) 664-4821.

Eastern States Exposition

Storrowton Village Open House Tours. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

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.

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.

Pittsfield Chess Club

All levels welcome, at 7 p.m., Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield; information: Richard (413) 212-6067.

Support Group

Spouse/Partner Loss Group hosted by HospiceCare in the Berkshires. 10 a.m., 877 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-2994.

Ventfort Hall

Robert Asplund, "World War I Breaks Out in Lenox: The Dumba Affair" 4 p.m., Lenox.

WordXWord Festival

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

DANCE

Healing Rhythms

Shake Your Soul; Be moved with Dan Leven. No experience necessary, 4:30-5:40 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Jacob's Pillow

"Gotta Dance!," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Open Noon-5 p.m.2 Flights Up

"Gotta Dance!," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Open Noon-5 p.m.2 Flights Up

Youth Line Dance Class, ages 8 to 16, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Country & Western Couples Dance Classes, waltz, 2-Step & other partner dances, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 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.

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

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 Photography 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.

FILM

Film Group Meeting

Spiritual Wisdom film group, featuring a documentary or film portraying spiritual concepts, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.

Performance Space 21

Choreographers Choice: "Takehiro Ueyama with Frances Ha." 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

Power Yoga w/ Mary Hannah Parkman 7:30-8:30 a.m.; All Levels Yoga w/ Kathy Sprague 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Zumba w/ Rachael Plaine 6:30-7:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by

Dalton CRA

Cardio Circuit, 5:15-6:15 a.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Sculpting Strength, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Water Works, 9-10 a.m.; Adult Learn to Swim, 10-11 a.m.; Spin, 9:45-10:45 a.m.; Muscle Mix, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Combo Cardio, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Spin, 6-7 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Meditation Class

Focus on mindfulness, 7:30 -8:30 p.m., 500 South St., (second floor), Great Barrington; information: Diana Austen, (518) 929-4364.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Zumba Gold, 11-11:45 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; TRX Basics, 12-12:30 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Core & More, 5:40-6:35 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45- 7:45 p.m.; Zumba Toning, 7:45-8:15 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.S. Berk. Brain Injury Support Group

Zumba Gold, 11-11:45 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; TRX Basics, 12-12:30 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Core & More, 5:40-6:35 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45- 7:45 p.m.; Zumba Toning, 7:45-8:15 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.S. Berk. Brain Injury Support Group

Support information, sharing of ideas, education about brain injury, socialization, for survivors, family members and caregivers of those with brain injuries, from 4 to 6 p.m., Community Health Programs, 444 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington. Info: BIA-MA at (413) 443-0200 or (888) 554-5553.

'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.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

Mary Jo Maichack, "Einstein's Favorite Fairy Tales," 1 p.m.; Summer Reading Club: Wear a silly hat to the library to get a raffle ticket.Berkshire South

Mary Jo Maichack, "Einstein's Favorite Fairy Tales," 1 p.m.; Summer Reading Club: Wear a silly hat to the library to get a raffle ticket.Berkshire South

Youth Fit Club, ages 10-14, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Berkshire Ukulele Band, ages 13+. Learn ukulele technique, chord progressions, and songs from many musical genres. Limited number of ukuleles available for loan. 6:30-8 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Dalton Free Public Library

STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Lanesborough Library

Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, (413) 442-0222.

Lee Library

"Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; (413) 243-0385.

Lenox Library

Terry A La Berry and Friends perform free concerts for families at 11 a.m. in the courtyard, rain or shine; Ice Cream Social, noon. Main St., Lenox.

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 Lebanon Library

Simple Science: Explore fun and simple science experiments. All materials provided. 1 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.North Adams Public Library

Simple Science: Explore fun and simple science experiments. All materials provided. 1 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.North Adams Public Library

Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. (413) 662-3133. Summer Parks Playground Program

Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. (413) 662-3133. Summer Parks Playground Program

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

MUSEUMS

Animagic

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

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

The Herman Melville Museum offers hourly tours from 10 a.m. to 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.Chesterwood

"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.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. 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.

Crane Museum

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

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Summer estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths. 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.

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

Sherri James Buxton. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire South

Berkshire Ukulele Band, ages 16+. Learn ukulele technique, chord progressions, and songs from many musical genres. Limited number of ukuleles available for loan. 6:30-8 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Clark Art Institute

Free Concert: Sister City Jazz Ambassadors, 6 p.m. Williamstown.

Gospel Gang

Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, (413) 445-5918.Herbert Arboretum

Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, (413) 445-5918.Herbert Arboretum

Free concert, featuring Wintergreen Concert, donations welcome, bring lawn chairs or blankets & come early to picnic or tour the gardens, at 7 p.m., behind Springside House, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Manchester Town Green

Concerts on the Green featuring So Far & Tripolar, 6-8 p.m., Manchester.

Parkinson's Choir

Choir for people with Parkinson's Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, (413) 770-1975.

Sweet Adelines

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.

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.

Naumkeag

Tuesdays in the Garden: Work Days: Pitch in and help care for the beautifully restored Naumkeag gardens. 9 a.m.-noon. RSVP: bferguson@ttor.org or (413) 298-3239 ext. 3020.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Dancing Lessons," 7 p.m., post-show talk, Mainstage. "Romance in Hard Times," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"A Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Dorset Theatre Festival

Reading: "Utterly Changed" by Nicole Burdette. 7 p.m., Dorset.

The Mount

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

Shakespeare and Company

Talk, "Henry IV," 5 p.m. "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)," 7 p.m. "Shakespeare's Will," 8 p.m., Lenox.

Temple Anshe Amunim

Workshop with HRC Showcase Theatre in Hudson, N.Y. 10:30 a.m. Pittsfield.

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. Weston.

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.