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ART

Hoffman Pottery

Summer open house featuring new handbuilt and coiled functional ware of the Helix Collection, 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, West Stockbridge, (413) 232-4346. 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 Auto Show

40 categories of cars, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hillcrest Campus, Berkshire Medical Center, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield. Benefits Berkshire United Way. www.berkshireautoshow.com. Rain date: July 14.

Breakfast

Offered by Pownal American Legion Post 90, 7 to 11 a.m., Route 7, Pownal, Vt.

Breakfast Buffet

All-you-can-eat, take-outs available, 8 to 11 a.m., Upton Lodge of Masons, AF&AM, 120 Church St., Cheshire; $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children.

Breakfast Buffet

Including pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and coffee, all-you-can-eat, sponsored by Mystic Lodge, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.


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Meditation Group

Meditation and discussion with Lama Surya Das, 6 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: (413) 358-2626.

Pancake Breakfast

Sponsored by Tyringham Volunteer Fire Co., all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage and juice, 7 to 11 a.m., Terrence Curtin Pavilion, Tyringham.

'Summer Sundays'

Local craft and food vendors, music, children's activities, IS183 art initiative, 4 p.m. to dusk, and movie under the stars with Images Cinema. Williamstown Chamber of Commerce event through July, (413) 458-9077 or www.summersundays01267.com

DANCE

Adams Visitor Center

Swing dancing with live music, 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine, Hoosac Street, Adams.

Berkshire Museum

"La Sylphide," ballet screening, 2 p.m., 39 Souith St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Jacob's Pillow

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, 2 p.m. -- New York City contemporary ensemble, ancers from Brazil, Korea, France, Portugal, Romania, and across the U.S. Shantala Shivalingappa, classical south Indian dance style Kuchipudi, 2:15 p.m., with live music. Master class with Shantala Shivalingappa. Film "Never Stand Still," Jacob's Pillow documentary, 4:30 p.m. Becket.

EXHIBITS

Dewey Hall

"Wall Sculptures by Penny Pitts," abstract sculptures on display through July 27, opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m.; and annual artists' juried show of the Housatonic Valley Art League, opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., on display through July 28, Dewey Hall, Sheffield.

Le Petit Musee

"Sarah Sutro: Watercolors," through July at Wild Sage, 333 North St., Pittsfield; open daily, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; (413) 447-7000.


FILM

Images Cinema

"Family Flicks Under the Stars," featuring "Some Like It Hot," top of Spring Street on Morgan Lawn, starting at sundown; in case of rain, films will show at Images Cinema at 8 p.m., 50 Spring St., Williamstown.

HEALTH & FITNESS

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.

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

Deep water circuit training, 8 to 9 a.m. and vinyasa flow, beginner/moderate, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Reiki Class

Reiki Class

Reiki level 1 class with educator, usui and karuna, Reiki master, Bonnie Strange, 9:30 a.m., 1544 Hancock Road, Williamstown, (413) 458-3076.

KID STUFF

Nature Program

"Rockin' Out!" learn about geology, wildlife, forests and parks, 10 a.m., meet at Balance Rock parking lot, Pittsfield. Information: (413) 442-8992.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

"Firebird," 11 a.m., Marketplace Cafe, 53 North St., Pittsfield.

Youth Baseball

Cal Ripken Youth Baseball League practice, for players ages 8 to 11 of all levels from Great Barrington, Monterey, Otis, Sheffield and surrounding towns, no try-outs, 2 to 3 p.m., Greene Park, Monterey; information: sgraves8@yahoo.com.

LECTURE

Martin Bookspan Talk

"My Friends: Leonard Bernstein & Aaron Copland," with legendary broadcaster of "Live from Lincoln Center," Martin Bookspan, 11:30 to 1, Gateways Inn, 51 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-2532.

LITERARY

Book Group

New Lebanon Book Group, book is "Gone Girl," by Gillian Flynn, newcomers welcome, 11 a.m., 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y., (518) 794-8844.

Teen Book Club

"This Is Not Your Mother's Book Club!" for teens and young adults, first book is "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk, Otis Library; information: www.facebook.com/nymbookclub.

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 in the house where Herman Melville wrote "Moby-Dick," hours 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours of the house on the hour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibits include "Edwin Hale Lincoln, Home City: Photographs of Pittsfield, Massachusetts," architectural and natural images, 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. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 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. 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

Summer home of public sculptor, 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 offered daily at 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30, open daily through Oct. 31. 4 Williamsville Road, off Route 183, Stockbridge, (413) 298-3579, ext. 25216.

Clark Art Institute

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

Frelinghuysen Morris House

"Exploring Shapes," summer show featuring interactive exhibits using IPADS and/or cardboard shapes. Home of abstract artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen with frescoes, sculptures and murals, their work and their collection. Hourly guided tours Thurs.-Sun., 10 to 3. 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox. Information: (413) 637-0166.

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. Featuring "A Promising Venture: Shaker Photographs from the WPA," works of photographer Noel Vicentini, on display through Oct. 27. Village is open daily from 10 to 5 for self-guided visits through Oct. 28. Route 20, Pittsfield, (413) 443-0188.

The Mount

Former home of famed writer Edith Wharton, historic house and gardens, grounds open daily, 10 to 5. Tours, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer, 2 Plunkett St., off Route 7, Lenox; information: www.EdithWharton.org.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag House & Gardens Gilded Age mansion, 20 acres of landscaped grounds, guided house tours on the hour beginning at 10:30 a.m., last tour at 4:30 p.m., special garden tours on Thursdays at 11 and 1, open daily through Oct. 15, 10 to 5. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, (413) 298-8138.

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 "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic" and "R.O. Blechman: The Inquiring Line," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 298-4100.

Quaker Meeting House

Built in 1782 by the East Hoosuck Meeting of the Society of Friends, place of worship of the family of Susan B. Anthony. Free tours: Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., July 7 to Oct. 13. Maple Street Cemetery, Adams. www.adamshistorical.us.

Steepletop

Former historic house and garden museum of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, tours at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 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, 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 "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

Congregation Beth Israel

"A Summer Celebration of Jewish Music," featuring "Transposing Broadway: The Jewish Influences on the Broadway Musical," 3 p.m., 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.

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.

Tamarack Hollow

West African & Caribbean Hand Drum class for all ages at the Mount Greylock Summit, 5 p.m. www.tamarackhollow.com. Dinner available afterwards at Bascom Lodge. www.bascomlodge.net.

Tanglewood

Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart, conductor, and country singer/songwriter Vince Gill, 2:30 p.m. in the Shed. Lenox.


OUTDOORS

Mountain Meadow Preserve

"Discovering Butterflies" walk, 1 to 3 p.m., Williamstown.

Mount Greylock

"Summit Ramble," short hike on summit of Mt. Greylock to discover landscape and ecology, for all ages, 1 and 3 p.m., meet at summit, Adams, (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"On the Town," Leonard Bernstein musical, 5 p.m., Mainstage. Mr. Finn and his all-star songwriters, original songs, 8 p.m. Mr. Finn's Cabaret, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 2 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Chester Theatre

"Arms on Fire," a young singer in search of a career break who meets a factory worker living in New York's Hell's Kitchen. 2 p.m., Chester.

Jewish Federation of Berkshires

"Transposing Broadway: The Jewish Influences on the Broadway Musical" with Stuart Hecht, Professor of Theatre, Boston College, 3 p.m. Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois Street, North Adams. (413) 663-5830.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

"The Audience" starring Helen Mirren, London's National Theatre in HD, 3 p.m. Great Barrington.

Performance Space 21

"Long Ago and Far Away and other short plays by David Ives," an evening of comedic short plays by contemporary American playwright of verbal dexterity, theatrical invention and quirky humor, 8 p.m. Walking the dog Theater production, Chatham, N.Y.

Shakespeare & Company

"Richard II," 2 p.m. "Heroes," 3 p.m. "Love's Labour's Lost," 7:30 p.m. Lenox.

Theater Barn

"Don't Dress For Dinner," farce, 2 p.m. Bernard plans for a rendezvous with his mistress, and his wife stays in town for a tryst of her own. New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Morgan O-Yuki: The Geisha of the Gilded Age," 10 a.m., 104 Walker St., Lenox, (413) 637-3206.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Animal Crackers," 2 p.m., Main Stage, Williamstown. "American Hero," 2 p.m., Nikos Stage, Williamstown.

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ART

Becket Arts Center

"Why This?...Not That? Insights Into Programming a Successful Season" Jeffrey Borak, Berkshire Eagle Arts and Entertainment Editor & Theatre Critic, hosts Sue Killam, director of Performing Arts at Mass MoCA; Connie Chin, General Manager, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival; and Jason Velazquez, Marketing Director, Shakespeare & Co. Event is free, 7:30 p.m. Dessert & Coffee 7 p.m., $5. Supported in part by grants from the Cultural Councils of Becket, Washington, Hinsdale/Peru, Lee, and Otis, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. 7 Brooker Hill Road, Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

Great Art in HD: Edvard Munch in an exhibition co-hosted by the National Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo. 7 p.m. Great Barrington.

EXHIBITS

Housatonic Valley

Annual artists' juried show of the Housatonic Valley Art League, opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m., on display through July 28, Dewey Hall, Sheffield.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

American and International Jewish films, 4 and 8 p.m. Lenox Memorial High School.

Clark Art Institute

Homericana film series: "Winslow Homer: Society and Solitude," 3 p.m. Documentary profile by Steven J. Ross follows the artist from his work as an illustrator in New York before the Civil War into the new century, when he had become a reclusive painter of the Maine coast. Interviews with scholars including Marc Simpson, curator of the Clark exhibition. Williamstown.

KID STUFF

Berkshire Athenaeum

"Magic, Juggling and Music," with Scott Jameson, 10 a.m.; school-aged videos, 2 p.m., 1 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (413) 499-9480.

Dalton Free Library

Picture book writing camp for ages 7 to 12, five-day workshop through Friday, 1:30 p.m., Main Street, Dalton; information: (413) 684-6112.

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.

LECTURES

Bascom Lodge

Paul Graubard and Karen Chase, creative residents at the lodge, on their experiences on the mountain and their present work, 6 p.m., Mount Greylock, Adams.

MUSEUMS

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. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Possibilities" starring Tony and Globe award-winner Linda Lavin, with Billy Stritch on piano, Broaway stanards and cabaret songs, 8 p.m. on the Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Hillsmen

Pittsfield's men's barbershop chorus meeting, all men who like to sing a capella in four part harmony are welcome, 7 p.m., Town Hall, Route 41 and Church Lane, Richmond; information: Dan Burkhard, (413) 298-4773.

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.

Performance Space 21

Summer community sing led by Gwen Gould accompanied by Michael Clement at the piano, 7:30 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.

Tanglewood

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor, and Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows: Turina Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22; Kodály, Dances of Galánta; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5, at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall, Lenox.

THEATER

Berkshire Theatre Group

"The Lion in Winter," Christmas 1183 -- King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John, play political chess, 8 p.m. Fitzpatrick Main Stage, Stockbridge. "Oklahoma!" Rogers & Hammerstein musical, 8 p.m., Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield.

Capitol Steps

Political comedy in song, 8 p.m., 55 Lee Road/Route 20, Lenox, (413) 881-1636 or www.cranwell.com.

Shakespeare & Company

"Broadway in the Berkshires," on and off-Broaway stars sing to benefit Shakespeare & Company education and training programs, 6 p.m. Lenox.

WRITING

The Mount

"Margaret Fuller: A New American Life," author's talk and tea with Megan Marshall, 4 p.m., on America's first female war correspondent, Thoreau's editor, and Emerson's close friend -- a woman who forever changed women's sense of how they could think and live. Lenox.

Yiddish short stories

Three-part course begins, 10 a.m., at Congregation Knesset Israel, Pittsfield.

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