Best Bets: Fun in the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont, Sept. 8 -14


Screening of docudrama

Join the Clark Art Institute at Images Cinema for a free showing of 'Reasonable Doubt,' about the relationship between French philosopher René Descartes and Queen Kristina of Sweden. Screening starts at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Something to bark about

Support your four-legged friends on Sunday, at the Berkshire Humane Society's annual Woofstock. Registration for the walk starts at 10 a.m. at The Common on First Street in Pittsfield, Mass. Fun for the whole family — woof!


Enjoy the art of politics

See more than 30 editorial cartoons by the 'Father of the American Cartoon' in the Norman Rockwell Museum's new exhibit "Presidents, Politics, and the Pen: The Influential Art of Thomas Nast." It opens Saturday.

Art Fest

Readsboro art festival fun

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, stop by the annual Readsboro, Vt., Arts Festival. In addition to some great local art, there will be live music and activities for the kids. The fun takes place at the Readsboro Central School.


Celebrate town's roots

Show Sheffield, Mass., some love this weekend at the 16th annual Sheffield in Celebration. It's a three-day event, starting Friday with the farmers market and a Sheffield Fair on Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., at the Sheffield Town Park.


Learn all you need to can

Not sure what to do with all those tomatoes? Take a class in canning in an ideal spot on Sunday. Join a how-to-begin home pressure canning workshop at Hildene in Manchester, Vt. All participants get to take home their own sauce. Yum!


World premiere

There is still time to see "The Consul, the Tramp & America's Sweetheart," by John Morogiello at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, Vt. The play, which follows Germany's attempts to prevent "The Great Dictator" from being made, runs through Sept. 18.


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