Parenting workshops: Parenting workshops in Great Barr ington are free and open to the public:
On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., "Children's Rivalry: Learn how to help children with rivalry, resentfulness, competition, envy and conflict," presented by Scott Noyes of Empower ing Programs, in the Community Room in the administrative building on the CHP campus, 444 Stockbridge Road.
Registration appreciated and child care is available, but must be confirmed by calling (413) 464-5095. Information: www.southberkshirekids.org.
On Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and repeating on Wednesday, from 8:30 to 10 a.m., "Listening and Speaking to Strengthen Relation ship(s), Connectedness and Well Being," in the Monument Valley Regional Middle School Student Center, 313 Monument Valley Road.
Child care will be available on site and Spanish language interpreters will be at the forum (se habla español).
RSVP at email@example.com and indicate: Which session desir ed, number of adults attending, school(s) child(ren) attend(s), number of children who need child care.
Learning about ‘gap year': Today at 7 p.m., the Mount Greylock PTO will sponsor a free presentation, "The Gap Year Option: What Is It, and Is It For You?" led by Jane Sarou han, vice president of The Center for In terim Programs in Northampton. This event will be held in the Meeting Room at Mt. Greylock School, 1781 Cold Spring Road (Route 7), Williamstown.
Sarouhan will be joined by four students who took gap years before coming to Williams College.
Information: Cecilia Hirsch, Cecilia.Hirsch@williams.edu or (413) 458-0934.
'A Festival of Comics': On Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Norman Rockwell Museum will present "Mini-Comic Con: A Festival of Comics." The museum is on Route 183, Stockbridge.
Artist talks and demonstrations, workshops, signings, comic book ap praisals, and tours of "Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross."
The event is in cluded with regular museum ad mis sion (free for members). Dress as a superhero and receive a $2 admission discount.
General public admission is $16 for adults, $14.50 for seniors, $10 for college students, $5 for kids and teens ages 6 to 18, and free for active military personnel and kids age 5 and under. Information: (413) 931-2221 or www.nrm.org.
Fall Festival of Shakespeare: The 24th annual high school Fall Festi val of Shakespeare will run this Thurs day through Sunday at Shakespeare & Company's Tina Packer Play house, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students, per performance. A Festival Pass, which includes all 10 plays, is $60 for adults and $30 for students. Tickets and the schedule of plays to be presenrted: (413) 637-3353 or www.Shakespeare.org.
Edible education: On Wednesday, the Edible Education lecture series continues with "The Politics and Economics of Eating Meat" presented at 7 p.m. at the Lecture Center at Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. This series is free and open to the public.
Information: Matt Novik, (413) 528-9697, Ext. 39 or firstname.lastname@example.org.