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ART

Barbara Prey Gallery

American artist Barbara Ernst Prey will be signing her book, "A Trace in the Mind: An Artist's Response to 9/11" from 4 to 5 p.m., 71 Spring St., Williamstown. Information (413) 884-6184.

Becket Arts Center Gallery

Special Exhibits and POTATO Regional Artists Shop; Daily hours 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., 7 Brooker Hill Rd., Becket. (413) 623-6635.

Berkshire Museum

BeMused: Conversation with the Curator, 11 a.m. Tour the exhibition ‘PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material' with curator Maria Mingalone. Origami Plus: Celebrate paper with the timeless paper folding art form known as origami as well as other innovative paper folding techniques. Each week features new designs and skills. 2 p.m. Free with Museum admission. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Clark Art Institute

Three new shows open in the galleries at Stone Hill Center -- ‘Sacred and Profane: Four Hundred Years of Religious and Mythological Paintings,' ‘Face Time: Portraits and Figures in Paintings and Sculpture' and ‘Land, Sea, and Sky: The Natural World in Art 1600-1900,' all works from the collection. www.clarkart.edu

Gallery Art

New Still Life: Paintings and Drawings by Marion Grant, 12-5 p.m., 25 Union St., Pittsfield. Information call (413) 464-2127.

Good Purpose Gallery

‘Art in the Alley,' 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Main Street, Lee.

Jamaica Plain Open Studios

To celebrate it's 20th year, JPOS showcases 230 artists in 52 sites, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bike Tour to visit six special public art installations will be from 1-4 p.m. and will begin with a free brunch. Bring a bicycle, helmet and curiosity! Information or to preview artists' work visit www.jpopenstudios.com.

MCLA Gallery 51

MCLA Gallery 51

‘A Marriage: I (Suburbia),' an exhibition/performance work by newly married Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, looks at what it means to be a young, same-sex, married couple. Weekend performances include Vaughan and Margolin completely spray painting each other, 4 p.m. Free. 51 Main St., North Adams.

St. Francis Gallery

Local artists through September, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Route 102, South Lee. (413) 717-5199 for information.

Wells Gallery

"Colorscape," 11-5 p.m., Main Street, Lenox. COMMUNITY

Adams High Class of 1953

Class reunion - social hour and dinner at the Williams Inn. Information call Ed Skowron at (413) 743-2881.

'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.

Arrowhead

"I would prefer not to keep this" Tailgate Tag Sale, Flea Market and fundraising event; proceeds from your sales are yours to keep. 10 x 10 space for your tent/table or tailgate $35. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., 780 Holmes Rd., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Co-op Market

Berkshire Co-op Market

Kids can cook: Apple Cider Donuts , 10 a.m. made with coconut flour. Apple tasting activity about local apples in the area. 42 Bridge St., Great Barrington (413) 528-9697, www.berkshire.coop.

Berkshire Wordfest

Berkshire Wordfest

Reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand, National Poet Laureate, 4 p.m., free. High school invitational poetry workshop reading, 1 p.m. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. www.EdithWharton.org, (413) 551-5100. Free tour, 10:30 a.m., 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. (413) 623-2068.

Bidwell House Museum

‘Bee-Hunting on Bidwell Grounds': Learn how farmers historically captured honey bees, and how you can too. Michael White will explain how to hunt for a bee colony and lead a guided walk on the Bidwell grounds in search of pollinators, 10 a.m. ‘From Hinterland to Homestead,' Rob Hoogs on a walk to experience two centuries of settlement at the historic Bidwell homestead and explore the Boston-Albany Post Road,1 p.m. Both free. 100 Art School Road, Monterey www.bidwellhousemuseum.org.

Brigham Center

Basketball Program sign-ups from 9 a.m. to noon, 165 East St., Pittsfield. Leagues available for girls and boys for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

Chess Night

Presented by the "Soldier On" program, all welcome, 7 p.m., main dining room, 360 West Housatonic St., Route 20, Pittsfield. Information: Willie Ledbetter, (413) 822-8530 or 236-5644.

Church Tours

Tours of 1857 historic Lee Congregational United Church of Christ with Romanesque architecture and "trompe l'oeil" (fool-the-eye) stenciling, tallest wooden frame steeple in New England; sanctuary tours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 25 Park Place, Lee, (413) 464-8308.

Dalton United Methodist Church

Hallelujah Hoe-Down! Pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, baked beans, fruit, and dessert. 5-7 p.m., eat in or take out. 755 Main St., Dalton. (413) 684-2373. Reservations accepted.

Food Pantry

Sponsored by Berkshire Veterans of Soldier On, veterans and public invited, every Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m., 360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield, (413) 236-5644.

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Saturdays through October, 9 to 1, First Street, across from the Common, Pittsfield.

Farmers Market

Great Barrington farmers market, 9 to 1, behind Great Barrington train station, corner of Castle Street and Taconic Avenue, just behind town hall.

Friends of Lanesborough Public Library

Book sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hardcover and paperbacks along with audio books. Information (413) 442-0222. Lanesborough.

Green Gargoyle

Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., All summer clothing buy one get one free. First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.

Hinsdale Lion's Club

Chicken BBQ; Chicken, corn on the cob, baked potato, apple cobbler, and beverages. 4-6:30 p.m., Route 143, Hinsdale. Reservations or takeout call (413) 655-2973.

Lanesborough Public Library

Gregory Spatz will read from "Half as Happy" from 2-3 p.m., 83 Main St., Lanesborough.

Lee Founders Weekend

Two One Mile races - one is competitive, the other is just for fun. Begins at 10:15 a.m., followed by a parade along Main Street at 11 a.m. Giant tag sales around town from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Latino festival 4 to 8 p.m., Lee idol talent finals 7:30 p.m. Information LeeFoundersWeekend.com

Lord and Tailor

Gift and thrift shop, quality brand name clothing, gifts and collectibles, noon to 4, South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Park Square

Re-dedication ceremony for the Civil War monument, 10 a.m.

Purradise Feline Adoption Center

Berkshire Human Society is hosting a canine adoption fair at Purradise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet the wonderful adoptable dogs and find your next BFF! 301 Stockbridge Rd., Great Barrington. Information (413) 447-7878.

Stephentown Fire Hall

The Annual Stephentown Fireman's Muster kicks off with the Kid's Water Polo competition followed by the Firefighter Water Polo; 4 p.m., 35 Grange Hall Rd., Stephentown, NY.

Stockbridge Land Trust

Joseph FireCrow, one of the top three Native American flute players in the world today, will play his music following the organization's annual meeting. There will also be a brief discussion on Native American culture, past and present, by Barbara Allen. Sally Begley Property at 30 Yale Hill Rd., Stockbridge. Free and open to public. (413) 329-1067.

Stoneware Collectors' Group

Stoneware Collectors' Group

Gathering and sale on the grounds of Camelot Village Bennington, Vt. www.madriverantiques.com.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

The 21st annual Walk raises funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Children's activities, refreshments, and a post walk lunch. Registration opens at 8 a.m., ceremony at 9:30, walk at 10. Farnams Rd., Cheshire, along the Ashuwillticook Trail. Additional parking with shuttle at Sears end of Berkshire Mall. Information (413) 499-0691.

What's Out There -- River Walk

River Walk joins more than 30 tours of the region's landscape legacy at 3 p.m.. Meet at the W.E.B. Du Bois River Garden Park at Church and River Streets, Great Barrington. www.gbriverwalk.org

What's Out There -- Springside

Hebert Arboretum will host activities as part of What's Out There Weekend, a series of free tours of locations throughout the Berkshires in collaboration with The Cultural Landscape Foundation and Berkshire Synergy Project; 10 a.m. to noon Bluebird Restoration Workshop; 1 to 4 p.m. Hebert Arboretum self-guided walking tour; 2 p.m. Explore Elmhurst and The Vincent J. Hebert Arboretum at Springside Park Hike. Springside Park, Route 7, Pittsfield. Weekend includes tours at more than two dozen cultural landscapes.

DANCE

Lenox Contradance

Live music by Alan Thomson's Little Big Band, caller Katy Heine, 8 to 11:30 p.m., new dancers come at 8. Lenox Community Center, 65 Walker St. www.lenoxcontradance.org, (413) 528-4007.

Masonic Hall Ballroom

"Back to School" Ballroom Social Dance with live music by the Champagne Jam Trio, 7 to 10:30 p.m. with a free dance lesson with Andrew Brown at 7 and general dancing at 8. Generous snack table. 116 South St., Pittsfield.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Berkshire South

Get Fit Challenge - 8 week program for adults, (413) 528-2810, Chrissey Road, Great Barrington.

Dalton CRA

Abs, Arms & Tush, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; flex and flow yoga, 9 to 10 a.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Cardio strength fusion, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.; slow flow yoga, 8:45 to 10:15 a.m.; "Shake Your Soul," dance class, no prior experience necessary, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Overeaters Anonymous

Meets from 11:30 to 12:30, Fairview Hospital, fourth floor, 29 Lewis Ave., Great Barrington.

Pilates

Pilates mat class, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Berkshire Physical Therapy, 740 Williams St., Pittsfield; registration: (413) 358-1007.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Deep water circuit training, 8 to 9 a.m.; cardio kickboxing, 9 to 10 a.m., and performance cycle, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

Prenatal Yoga

No experience necessary, 10:30 a.m., Zaanti Yoga Studio, 449 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 496-9642.

Tai Chi Easy/Qigong

For health and relaxation, adaptable for all ages and almost any stage of health practice, free for returning soldiers, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information/registration: Sherilyn Mindermann, (413) 446-1791.

HISTORY

Richmond Center Cemetery

Gloria Morse of the Richmond Historical Society will lead a walking tour of the oldest part of town burial grounds in Center Cemetery, 1 p.m. Register (413) 698-2560. 1101 State Rd., Route 41, park at rear of cemetery.


KID STUFF

Berkshire AthenaeumBlafield Children's Chorus rehearsals begin for the new season, 10 a.m., auditorium. Open to children ages 6-13. More info at berkshirelyricinfo.org or call (413) 298-5365.

Berkshire AthenaeumBlafield Children's Chorus rehearsals begin for the new season, 10 a.m., auditorium. Open to children ages 6-13. More info at berkshirelyricinfo.org or call (413) 298-5365.

Berkshire Museum

"Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30, 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Berkshire South

Three Ring Circus, ages 3-5. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Play activities include games, bubbles, hula hoops, stories and art projects. Craft Club, ages 6-10, 11-11:45 a.m. Explore a different craft each week. Sign up for one or all. (413) 528-2810, Chrissey Road, 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 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

"PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," through Oct. 26; "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

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 & Studio

Frelinghuysen Morris House & Studio

Art deco home and studio of artists George L.K. Morris and his wife Suzy Frelinghuysen set on a 46 acre estate. View their paintings and master Cubist collection including Picasso and Leger. Hourly guided tours 10-3 p.m. 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox. Information (413) 637-0166.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegetable 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.

Mass MoCA

Mass MoCA

"Xu Bing: Phoenix," on view through Oct. 27; Year-Round Gallery House hours and Kidspace, the child-centered gallery, open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Tuesdays. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 662-2111.

The Mount

Edith Wharton's historic house and gardens, open daily 10 to 5, Thurs. 10 to 8, through October. Tours, contemporary outdoor sculptures, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer including free music Fri. and Sat. evenings, 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 and special garden, 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," "Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion and Us" and "Norman Rockwell: Happily Ever After," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

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, open Thurs., Fri. and Sat., 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 Bach Society

The Orchestra of St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., performing Mozart Clarinet Quintet, Beethoven Septet, and Bach. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, wwww.mahaiwe.org.

The Big E

Symphonic Sounds of Elvis feat. Maestro Joe Guercio, 7:30 p.m., xfinity arena; Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

FreshGrass Festival

Bluegrass weekend with Devil Makes Three, Sam Bush, The Deadly Gentlemen, Sarah Jarosz, Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush and more, through Sunday. MASS MoCA stages in North Adams. www.massmoca.org.

Hillsdale Grange

Clarion Concerts of Columbia County Celebrates the 32nd Season of Leaf Peeper Concerts with "Presenting Half the Catalyst String Quartet," 7:30 p.m., Route 22, North Hillsdale.

Joseph FireCrow

Stockbridge Land Trusthosts Joseph FireCrow, one of the top three American Indian flute players in the world, at the Sally Begley Property at 30 Yale Hill Road in Stockbridge at 11 a.m., at annual meeting. Talk on American Indian culture by Barbara Allen, Curator of the Stockbridge Library's Museum & Archives. Free. (413) 329-1067.

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., 14 Castle St., Great Barrington. Tickets (413) 528-9277.

Madjacks BBQ

Arthur Holmes Band, 8 p.m. No cover. 295 North St., Pittsfield.

Music & More

Apollo Trio, 4:30 p.m., program of piano trios by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Schubert. Route 57, New Marlborough Meeting House.

Reid Middle School

Oldies but Goodies Rock ‘n Roll Show to benefit the Fourth of July Parade. 7 p.m., 950 North St., Pittsfield. Tickets available at Wood Bros. or www.pittsfieldparade.com

Spectrum Playhouse

Lee Idol: Come see local budding performers sing in front of a panel of three judges, 5 p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee. (413) 394-5023, www.spectrumplayhouse.org

Tannery Pond Concerts

The Brentano String Quartet, playing Beethoven, Debussy and Mendelssohn, 6 p.m., grounds of Mount Lebanon Shaker Village and Darrow School, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Ventfort Hall

"Music of the Night" gala with a 6 p.m. performance at Trinity Episcopal Church by Jeff Keller, the first American singer-actor to perform the title role in "The Phantom of the Opera." 104 Walker St., Lenox.

OUTDOORS

Bascom Lodge

Shaping the Landscape: Mt. Greylock Summit, The CCC's "Parkitecture" & Bascom Lodge, 1 p.m., meet at the lodge. Free. Summit of Mount Greylock.

Berkshire Knapsackers

Tri-State Hike, MA, CT & NY Nike starts on East St/Mt Washington Rd at the CT/MA boundary line. Climb Round & Frissel Mtns, great views. Information contact Bob Balboni (413) 232-4433 or rabalb@verizon.net.

Freedleyville History Walk

Bob Salerno and Barbara Dowling will lead a walk of this interesting area, beginning at 11 a.m., East Alford Road, Stockbridge.

Hancock Shaker Village

Two trail races: a marathon (26.2 miles) and a 50-mile ultra-marathon will start and finish at the Round Stone Barn, and will use trails in the Pittsfield State Forest, which borders the Village to the north. Routes 20 and 41, Pittsfield. www.ultrasignup.com

Heritage Walks

The 12th Annual "Heritage Walks Weekends" more than 60 free guided tours offered throughout Berkshire County and Litchfield County. Walks schedule can be found at heritage-hikes.org.

Housatonic Heritage Hike Series

Tamarack Hollow will host a "Boreal Forest Ghost Town Hike" from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Email aimee@gaiaroots.com to register. Free/donations accepted.

Mount Greylock

"Nice and Easy Hike," easy-paced, two-hour, one to two-mile walk geared for seniors but open to all ages, different trail featured each week, 10 to noon, and "Wild Waterfalls," strenuous hiking and wet, slippery conditions, 1 to 4 p.m., meet at Visitor Center; "Wild Waterfalls," 1 to 4 p.m., meet at Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough, (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway meet in L.A., new work by Mark St. Germain, 7:30 p.m.; "Love & Take Out," with guest star Heather Mac Rae, 9:30 p.m., Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

‘Accomplice,' comic and elusive thriller in which nothing is as it seems, 7:30 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"Better Late" by Larry Gelbart, 8 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. Tickets call (518) 794-8989.

Tomorrow

ART

Becket Arts Center

"Nouveau Brut" party for fall show, 2 to 4 p.m., during noon to 4 autumnal equinox party. Route 8, Becket.

Clay Forms Studio

Exhibit of Sculpture, vintage boxes, furniture, collectibles. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 30 Austerlitz Road, West Stockbridge. (413) 232-4349.

MCLA Gallery 51

‘A Marriage: I (Suburbia),' an exhibition/performance work by newly married Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, looks at what it means to be a young, same-sex, married couple. Weekend performances include the complete reading of the famed Supreme Court case on gay marriage, "Perry versus Schwarzeneger," by 25 students. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 51 Main St., North Adams.

COMMUNITY

Adams High Class of 1953

Class reunion continues with a luncheon at Bass Water Grill in Cheshire. Information contact Ed Skowron at (413) 743-2881.

'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.

BerkShares Anniversary

Region's local currency celebrates seventh anniversary at 7:30 p.m.. Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington.

Berkshires Diabetes Walk

Walkers will gather at the Farnums Crossing for the walk which will run north on Route 8 and back for a total of three miles. Walk begins at 9:30 and proceeds will support the BMC Diabetes Patient Needs Fund. Advanced registration is encouraged. To register or for more information call the BHS Diabetes Education Program at (413) 395-7942.

Breakfast

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

Dower Square

"Car Detailing Demo," 1 p.m. with Kevin McGinnis and Pittsfield Police Department, 253 Wahconah St., Pittsfield.

Farmers Market

Adams farmers market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., located in the Depot Street parking lot, Adams.

Lee Founders Weekend

The Kiwanis Club of Lee will serve its annual Pancake Breakfast form 8-11 a.m. at St. Mary's Parish Hall, followed by an afternoon duck race to benefit the Lee Youth Association. Two bands will play that afternoon under the tent on the town green from 1-3:30 p.m. Information visit LeeFoundersWeekend.com

Meditation Class

Introduction to meditation and relaxation practice, 4 to 5 p.m., Church on the Hill annex, 55 Main St., Lenox. Information: (413) 358-5755.

Meet & Greet with Rick Latura

Meet with the Candidate for Ward 3 Council and have coffee and dessert for free with Rick. Ask him any questions and tell him your concerns. From 1 to 4 p.m. at the Italian American Club, 203 Newell St., Pittsfield. Questions call Teresa at (413) 997-2744.

Stephentown Fire Hall

The Annual Stephentown Fireman's Muster continues with the parade at 11 a.m. followed by the Fireman's Muster Competition. Come support your local fire departments as they battle each other in head-to-head competitions. 35 Grange Hall Road, Stephentown, NY.

Western Regional Equestrian Qualifier

Equus Theraputic Inc will host the Qualifier for the Massachusetts Special Olympics at Wedgewood Stable at Wirtes Farm. Spectators are welcome. Information or to volunteer call Janet Renard, program director, (413) 841-2709. www.equustherapeutic.org.

EXHIBITS

The Mount

"Confluence," a juried exhibition of large, outdoor sculptures, free with entry fee to The Mount. Pre-registration recommended. 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. Information (413) 623-2068.

FILM

Berkshire Museum

"Carmen" Opera in Four Acts, performed live on April 2, 2013 from Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Australia. Sung in French. 2 p.m., 39 South St., Pittsfield.

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

The 30-Day Challenge: Thrive No Matter What; Set one goal for your health, career, or business. Take one daily action and post it on a private Facebook page. Contact Chantal at (413) 522-3621. 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.

KID STUFF

Williams Inn

"Barbie and Me" tea party for girls in kindergarten and first grade, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts. Girls are invited to bring their favorite Barbie or other doll and come dressed for a tea party. 2-3:30 p.m., Williamstown. Information contact Membership Development Specialist Rebecca Dravis at (413) 588-2071.

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

Lenox's Distinguished Lecture Series

"Changing Perceptions: Norman Rockwell and America," 4 p.m. Free but donations are accepted.

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

"PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," through Oct. 26; "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

"PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material," through Oct. 26; "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. Open Tues.-Sun. through June, 10 to 5. 225 South St., Williamstown, (413) 458-2303.

Hancock Shaker Village

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegetable 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.Mass MoCA

Living history museum includes 18 historic buildings, heirloom medicinal and vegetable 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.Mass MoCA

"Xu Bing: Phoenix," on view through Oct. 27; Year-Round Gallery House hours and Kidspace, the child-centered gallery, open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Closed Tuesdays. 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams. (413) 662-2111.

The Mount

Edith Wharton's historic house and gardens, open daily 10 to 5, Thurs. 10 to 8, May-October. Tours, contemporary outdoor sculptures, outdoor cafe and gift shop, special events throughout the summer including free music Fri. and Sat. evenings, 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 and special garden, 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," "Jarvis Rockwell: Maya, Illusion and Us" and "Norman Rockwell: Happily Ever After," open Mon.-Sun., 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

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

Bard College at Simon's Rock

The Simon's Rock Piano Quartet with Guest Violinist; program features Brahms' great Piano Quintet in F minor along with works by Mozart and Prokofiev, 3 p.m., McConnell Theater, Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington.

Bascom Lodge

‘Wind and Rain: An Evening of Poetry and Song' -- celebrate the elements on Mount Greylock in an evening of songs, poems and stories with poet Rosemary Starace and singer-songwriter JoAnne Spies, with, Shawn Stevens, Mohican storyteller and musician. Guitar, dulcimer, rattles, flute and chimes. (413) 743-1591.

The Big E

Randy Houser, 7:30 p.m., 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

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.

FreshGrass Festival

Bluegrass weekend with Devil Makes Three, Sam Bush, The Deadly Gentlemen, Sarah Jarosz, Greensky Bluegrass, Sam Bush and more, through Sunday. MASS MoCA stages in North Adams. www.massmoca.org.

Lichtenstein Center

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

South Mountain

Pianist Menahem Pressler, 3 p.m. in the South Mountain Concert Hall located on Routes 7 and 20, Pittsfield.

Spectrum Playhouse

Open Mic Night hosted by local musician Robin O'Herin, 7 p.m. 20 Franklin St., Lee. (413) 394-5023, www.spectrumplayhouse.org

Stockbridge Festival Chorus

Rehearsals for spring concert April 27 which is to feature Mendelssohn's "Elijah," 1 to 3 p.m., church sanctuary, First Congregational Church, Main Street, Stockbridge, (413) 243-6076.

OUTDOORS

The Mount

What's Out There -- a walking tour and talk exploring the landscape of the property, 3-4:30 p.m., Lenox

Mount Greylock

Summit, for all ages, 1 and 3 p.m., meet at summit, Adams. Information: (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Barrington Stage Company

"Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah," F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway meet in L.A., new work by Mark St. Germain, 7:30 p.m.; "Love & Take Out" with guest star Heather Mac Rae, 9:30 p.m., Pittsfield.

Shakespeare & Company

‘Accomplice,' comic and elusive thriller in which nothing is as it seems, 2 p.m. 70 Kemble St., Lenox.

The Theater Barn

"Better Late" by Larry Gelbart, 2 p.m., 654 Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. Tickets call (518) 794-8989.

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 Olivia Daly, 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.