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 Mary Ellen 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.

Monday Aug. 6

ART

Bascom Lodge

Drawing Marathon, public drawfest, draw all through the night until breakfast, all are welcome, free, 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Summit of Mount Greylock, Adams.

Hoffman Pottery

Summer open house featuring new handbuilt and coiled functional ware, garden sculptures of frogs, turtles and gremlin masks by Elaine Hoffman, potter in residence, also plate painting for all ages, 10 to 6, 103 Great Barrington Road/Route 41, downtown West Stockbridge, (413) 232-4646 or www.EHoffmanPottery.com.

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. COMMUNITY

'Anonymous' Meetings

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

Berkshire Carousel

Adult classes on pony painting, two-hour classes offered between 11 and 4, 170 North St., Pittsfield and Berkshire Mall; (413) 499-0342.

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.

Blind Association Meeting

Annual picnic for Berkshire Benevolent Association for the Blind, noon to 3, Dalton VFW, East Housatonic St., Dalton.

Bridge

ACBL-sanctioned bridge, friendly game, everyone welcome, 1 p.m., Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington; information or if you need a partner, call Dan Philip, (413) 637-2452.

Overeaters Anonymous

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

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Tim Joder (504) 722-8015.

Scrabble Club

Berkshire South Scrabble Club, 5:30 to 7 p.m., (during community supper), Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

DANCE

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Fraternal Order of Eagles, Curran Highway, North Adams.

EXHIBITS

The Bookstore

"Kindle-ing: 25 Artists Reflect on Books," works on display through Labor Day at the Shade Gallery at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox; www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

SculptureNow

SculptureNow in Lenox 2012, juried exhibition of large scale, outdoor sculptures, 21 sculptures on display on Main, Kemble and Walker streets through Oct. 27, maps available at Chamber of Commerce; information: (413) 623-2068.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

26th annual season of American and International films and talks with film-makers, "How to Reestablish a Vodka Empire," 4 p.m., and "Free Men," 8 p.m., Lenox Memorial High School, 197 East St., Lenox.

Clark Art Institute

"To Live," 3 p.m. China Looks in the Mirror free film series explores the tumultuous changes of the past 70 years in the world's most populous society. Williamstown.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture Clinic

Community acupuncture treatments for trauma, addiction, pain and stress, sliding fee of $20-$50, Sunrise Studio at Berkshire Healing Arts, (above Berkshire Nautilus), 4 to 7 p.m., 42 Summer St., second floor, Pittsfield, (413) 243-0654.

'Fit to Go!'

Increase your strength and energy with Kas Maroney, American Council on Exercise certified group instructor, for all levels, first class is free, 1 to 1:45 p.m., Unitarian Church, 175 Wendell Av.e, Pittsfield, (413) 841-5834.

Gentle Yoga

For all levels, focus on creating sequencing, breath work and meditation, drop-ins welcome, 9 to 10 a.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine: (413) 822-2034.

Jewish Federation of Berkshires

"Chronic Disease Self-Management Program," offered in collaboration with Elder Services, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 442-4360, ext. 15.

Parkinson's Exercise Group

Medical clearance required, $5 per session, from 10:30 to 11:30, Berkshire Medical Center, Medical Arts Complex, fifth floor, Pittsfield, (413) 447-3075.

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.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, all stages of pregnancy welcome, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street; also at BMC's Hillcrest Campus, Tor Court, Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Lyric Camp

Blafield Children's Chorus Summer Choral Camp, free, intensive music camp for ages 6-13, 9 to noon, First Congregational Church, Dalton, call for more information: (413) 298-5365 or www.BerkshireLyricInfo.org.

Playgroup

"Baby & Me!" for toddlers and parents, social interaction, music and developmentally appropriate play activities for 1 to 2 year olds, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 447-2400.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

"Aladdin," 11 and 2, St. Paul's Church, Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 822-0663.

LECTURE

Friends Meeting House

Dr. Will Tuttle on his best-seller, "The World Peace Diet," on food and our culture, refreshments at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7 p.m., book signing to follow, 280 State Road, Route 23, 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

Historic 1783 farmhouse where author Herman Melville wrote "Moby Dick." Featuring exhibit "So Far from Home: Whalers and Whalers' Art." Open daily through Columbus Day, 9:30 to 5, hourly guided tours from 10 to 4. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, (413) 442-1793 or www.mobydick.org.

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

Open for hiking daily through the 15-acre facility, 9 to 5, educational programs and special events, corner of routes 102 and 183, West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926 or www.berkshirebotanical.org.

Berkshire Museum

"Rethink! American Indian Art at Berkshire Museum," contemporary art and significant historic objects, through Jan. 6; "The Big Picture: Berkshire Museum Camera Club 75th Anniversary Exhibition," featuring large scale photographs by members of the Camera Club, through Sept. 16; "Liz Whitney Quisgard: Kaleidoscope," paintings, sculptures, fiber wall hangings, through Oct. 21, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House

Colonial history museum with 18th and 19th-century furnishings, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens and 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s; also, "Early Farm and Garden Tools" exhibit. Open Thurs.-Mon., 11 to 4, guided tours on the hour, grounds open daily, 100 Art School Road, Monterey. Information: (413) 528-6888 or www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

Chesterwood

House, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours on Sats. and Suns., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., open daily through Oct. 10. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25210.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegatable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Featured exhibit is "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 28. Village is open daily from 10 to 4 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Former home of famed writer Edith Wharton, open daily from 10 to 5 through Oct. 31. Featuring special events, guided tours of house and gardens on weekends and self-guided tours also available. 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.Edith Wharton.org or (413) 551-5111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered," "A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio," "Curator's Choice: Recent Acquisitions from the Norman Rockwell Museum Collection" and "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," open daily from 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

Steepletop

Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or www.millay.org.

Susan B. Anthony Museum

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

Ventfort Hall

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

MUSIC

Berkshire Fringe

:30 Live! free music series, 7 p.m. highlighting sonic innovators from the Northeast. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Hillsmen

Men's barbershop chorus meeting, every night is guest night, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, East Street at Park Square, use Allen Street entrance, Pittsfield, (413) 442-7293 or www.NEDistrict.org/berkshirehillsmen/

Colonial Theatre

Musical Monday, 2 p.m. Spotlight on shows from the American Musical canon. Members of the BTG Acting Apprentice Company sing through full musicals. Pittsfield.

Eagles Band Rehearsals

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

Afro-Caribbean and West African hand drum 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.

Mission Bar & Tapas

Adult cabaret intensive workshop public performance, 6 p.m., 438 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 442-1411.

St. John's Episcopal

Summer Noontime Concert series: Trio Cafe Budapest (violin, piano, bass) in a program of jazz standards. Free. 35 Park St. Williamstown.

Williams Inn

"Says My Heart," cabaret with Miss B. Haven, a tribute to love, romance and relationships, music from the 1930s to 1950s, featuring Karen Auge, Wanda Libardi, Michele Marano and pianist, John Sauer, 8:45 p.m., Williamstown.

SPORTS

Suns Baseball

Pittsfield Suns vs. Old Orchard Beach, fan appreciation night with fireworks, 7 p.m., Wahconah Park, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield, (413) 445-SUNS.

THEATER

Berkshire Fringe

"Bathtub Play," 8 p.m., performed by Haerry Kim and Ji Hun Kim and developed at the first black box theater in Seoul, South Korea, uses gesture and fragmented conversations to examine the nature of love. Daniel Arts Center, Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge.

Capitol Steps

Political satire in song, 8 p.m., Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox; (413) 881-1636 or wwwlcranwell.com.

Pythagoras Theatre Works

"The Last Jews - An Apocalyptic Comedy," by Boston writer Larry Jay Tish, noon, The Gateways Inn, Lenox; tickets@thelastjews.com. www.thelastjews.com.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

Special event, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

Becket Arts Center

"Nature and her own Nature: A look at the homegrown poetic politics of Edna St. Vincent Millay," 7:30 p.m. with Peter Bergman, executive director of the Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop in Austerlitz, N.Y. Talk on the Pulitzer prize-winning poet's deep concern about the rise of Fascism and Nazism in Europe. Becket.

The Mount

"Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman," 4 p.m. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian/biographer of the 400-year Romanov Dynasty Robert Massie recounts Catherine's rise to power, tea to follow; also, Monday Night Mystery Tour, 7:30 p.m., Lenox.

Tomorrow

ART

Hoffman Pottery

Summer open house featuring new handbuilt and coiled functional ware, garden sculptures of frogs, turtles and gremlin masks by Elaine Hoffman, potter in residence, also plate painting for all ages, 10 to 6, 103 Great Barrington Road/Route 41, downtown West Stockbridge, (413) 232-4646 or www.EHoffmanPottery.com.

New Lebanon Library

Learn to draw still life with Columbia County artist Michael Cohen, 6:30 p.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

Painting Class

Taught by Gloria Malcolm Arnold, OPA, all levels welcome, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at her studio, 301 East Center St. Lee. Information: (413) 243-1169.

Williams College Museum of Art

Gallery talk: "Highlights of the Collection," 2 p.m. Highlights of the museum collection from a fresh perspective in this tour guided by Williams students. Williamstown.

Gallery talk: "Highlights of the Collection," 2 p.m. Highlights of the museum collection from a fresh perspective in this tour guided by Williams students. Williamstown.

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.

Bingo

Bingo

Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, refreshments, $250 progressive game and weekly door prizes, doors open at 5 p.m., game begins at 6:30 p.m., Lions Club building, Route 143, Hinsdale.

Holiday Brook Farm

Sustainably grown products including vegetables, meats, maple syrup and yarn, 8:30 to 5:30, 100 Holiday Farm Road, Dalton.

Parenting Discussion Group

For parents and primary caregivers, topics include parents sharing about parenting, personality development, respect and discipline, childcare provided, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Christian Center, 193 Robbins Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 443-2828.

Pittsfield Chess Club

All levels welcome, at 7 p.m., Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield; information: Douglas Durante, (413) 442-3664.

Study Group Meeting

Edgar Cayce Study Group, discussion of Cayce's readings to develop one's creative abilities and to manfest one's true purpose, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.

EXHIBITS

The Bookstore

"Kindle-ing: 25 Artists Reflect on Books," works on display through Labor Day at the Shade Gallery at The Bookstore, 11 Housatonic St., Lenox; www.bookstoreinlenox.com.

Lynda's Antique Clothing

"Petite Nudes: The French Connection," collages by Roselle Kline Chartock, opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m., 39 Park St., Adams.

SculptureNow

SculptureNow in Lenox 2012, juried exhibition of large scale, outdoor sculptures, 21 sculptures on display on Main, Kemble and Walker streets through Oct. 27, maps available at Chamber of Commerce; information: (413) 623-2068.

FILM

PS/21

Movie Tuesdays: "The Company," inside look at the world of ballet, directed by Robert Altman, 8 p.m. Free admission. Chatham, N.Y.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Blood Pressure Clinics

Walk-ins are welcome, sponsored by Porchlight VNA, 11:30 to 12:30, Tyringham Town Hall.

Fibromyalgia Group

FMS/CFS support group, 6:30 p.m., Community Room, Berkshire Mall, Route 8, Lanesborough. Information: Delly, (413) 442-8980; Peter, 443-0296; Tom, 637-3242 or Marilyn, 443-5057.

Meditation Class

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

MS Self Help Group

South County Multiple Sclerosis self help group, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Hevreh of S. Berkshire, 270 State Road, Great Barrington, (413) 229-3621.

Parkinson's Dance Class

"Dance for P.D.," movement and fitness to music for those with Parkinson's Disease, 1 p.m., $10, Berkshire Training Station, 6 Depot St., West Stockbridge, (413) 717-2387, www.berkshiretrainingstation.com.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Kick Some Abs, 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Hooping aerobics, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Y-Cycle, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Yoga

Moderate vinyasa flow, drop-ins welcome, 5 to 6 p.m., Yoga Depot, 137 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

'Yoga for You'

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

Zumba

Latin inspired, easy to follow dance fitness class, drop-ins welcome, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Terpsichore Dance Center, 395 North St., Pittsfield; Rachael Plaine, (413) 822-2034.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

"Beauty and the Beast," 2 p.m., presented by BSC Youth Theatre, Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Kids' Yoga

Call to register, 10:15 a.m., New Lebanon Library, 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

Kids' Yoga

For ages 6-12, 3 to 4 p.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 448-YOGA.

Lanesborough Library

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

Lego Club

Weekly from 11 to noon, Bushnell-Sage Library, Sheffield, (413) 229-7004.

The Mount

"Pinocchio," by Berkshire Theatre Group, 7 p.m., Lenox.

N. Chatham Library

"Insects and Water Quality," search for creepy, crawly critters, for all ages, 10 to noon, 4287 Route 203, North Chatham, N.Y., (518) 766-3211.

Rhyme Time

Rhymes, finger plays, circle games and simple puppetry designed for infants, crawlers, toddlers and young children, drop-in weekly event, 10:30 a.m., Matrushka, 309 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-6911.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

"Peter and the Wolf," 11 and 2, St. Paul's Church, Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 822-0663.

LITERARY ACTIVITIES

Writers' Round Table

Read your works in progress to get friendly feedback, leadership rotates, meets 1:30-3:30 p.m. in Large Print area on main floor, Lenox Library, 16 Main St.; information: coordinator, (413) 637-1900.

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

Historic 1783 farmhouse where author Herman Melville wrote "Moby Dick." Featuring exhibit "So Far from Home: Whalers and Whalers' Art." Open daily through Columbus Day, 9:30 to 5, hourly guided tours from 10 to 4. 780 Holmes Road, Pittsfield, (413) 442-1793 or www.mobydick.org.

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

Open for hiking daily through the 15-acre facility, 9 to 5, educational programs and special events, corner of routes 102 and 183, West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926 or www.berkshirebotanical.org.Berkshire Museum

Open for hiking daily through the 15-acre facility, 9 to 5, educational programs and special events, corner of routes 102 and 183, West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3926 or www.berkshirebotanical.org.Berkshire Museum

"Rethink! American Indian Art at Berkshire Museum," contemporary art and significant historic objects, through Jan. 6; "The Big Picture: Berkshire Museum Camera Club 75th Anniversary Exhibition," featuring large scale photographs by members of the Camera Club, through Sept. 16; "Liz Whitney Quisgard: Kaleidoscope," paintings, sculptures, fiber wall hangings, through Oct. 21, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Chesterwood

House, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, sculptor of The Minute Man in Concord, and Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Tours, workshops, artist demonstrations and guided tours on Sats. and Suns., 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., open daily through Oct. 10. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25210.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegatable gardens, Shaker furniture, crafts, tools and clothes; also, craft and cooking demonstrations, lectures and workshops. Village is open daily from 10 to 4 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Former home of famed writer Edith Wharton, open daily from 10 to 5 through Oct. 31. Featuring special events, guided tours of house and gardens on weekends and self-guided tours also available. 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org or (413) 551-5111.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration, featured exhibits are "Howard Pyle: American Master Rediscovered," "A Day in the Life: Norman Rockwell's Stockbridge Studio," "Curator's Choice: Recent Acquisitions from the Norman Rockwell Museum Collection" and "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," open daily from 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

Steepletop

Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 2:30 and 3:30, 436 East Hill Road, two miles in from Route 22, south of Route 203, Austerlitz, N.Y., (518) 392-3362 or www.millay.org.

Ventfort Hall

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

MUSIC

Berkshire South

Berkshire Ukulele Band, adult and teen beginners and experienced players, ukuleles available, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Crissey Road, Great Barrington, (413) 528-2810.

Clark Art Institute

Hermitage Piano Trio, 8 p.m., chamber concert of Haydn, Arensky, and Tchaikovsky. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Eagles Big Band

Free concert at Springside Park, 7 p.m. Music of the big band era. Route 7, upper North Street, Pittsfield.

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.

Sweet Adelines

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women's chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by interim director Gail Wojkoviak, 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.

Tanglewood

Chamber Music, 2:30 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Chamber Music, 5 p.m., Ozawa Hall; Tanglewood on Parade, 8:30 p.m., Shed; fireworks will follow the concert. Lenox.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"The North Pool," 7:30 p.m., Stage 2, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Edith," President Wilson's wife holds the country together in 1919, 8 p.m. Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Homestead Crossing," young lovers shelter with an older couple, 8 p.m. Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge.

Shakespeare & Company

"Cassandra Speaks," 3 p.m.; Tuesday talk about "Cassandra Speaks," 5 p.m.; "The Tempest," 7:30 p.m.; "The Allergist's Wife," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"A Month in the Country," by Ivan Turgenev, young married woman meets desire, tranlated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, 7:30 p.m., Main Stage, ‘62 Center, Williamstown.

WRITING

The Mount

"The Age of Desire: the Love Affair That Transformed Edith Wharton's World," 5 p.m. Novelist Jennie Fields reads from her new book, a fictional glimpse into Wharton's life, Lenox.

Ventfort Hall

"Tea and Talk," with Francis Marrone of New York Public Library, followed by a Victorian Tea, 4 p.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox.