Calendar, August 22
Housatonic Valley Art League
27 "Artists’ Choice" Show and Sale. Noon-7 p.m. 420 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington.
Pop UP Gallery
Artists Marguerite Bride, Joanie Ciolfi, Debbie Carter and Scott Taylor exhibit original paintings in 4 mediums ranging from traditional to contemporary. Open daily an hour before every Barrington Stage (mainstage) show and before and after matinees, by chance and always by appointment with an artist. Visit popupunionst.wordpress.com for more details. 25 Union St., Pittsfield. COMMUNITY
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.
Bennington Contra Dance
Caller Fern Bradley, music by Tenpenny Bit, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. All dances are taught and beginners are welcome. One World Conservation Center, Route 7, Bennington. benningtondance.org, (802) 447-2173.
"Free Fun Friday," admission free all day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Lake Mansfield Lifeguards, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Memorial Field Skate Park Staff, 3-9 p.m.; Housatonic Village Playground Activities, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397. berkshiresouth.org.
Every Friday, includes raffles, prizes, food, doors open at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6:30 p.m., St. Mary’s School, Orchard Street, Lee, (413) 243-1079.
Olldest continuous fair in Vermont. New events and more entertainment. Bondville.
Clark Art Institute
Izakaya on the Terrace -- a type of Japanese drinking establishment that also serves food. Casual after-work gathering. 5 p.m. Williamstown.
Animals, contests, horse pulls, music and entertainment, midway rides at Cummington Fairgrounds. cummingtonfair.com
Crane Paper Sale, Dalton CRA’s annual benefit to support CRA and DYC programming. Fine stationery and specialty papers produced by Crane and Co. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260, www.dalton cra.org.
Eastern States Exposition
Storrowton Village Open House Tours; Northwestern Conneticut Kennel Club Dog Show at the Better Living Center; Northeast Reining Horse Show at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.
Gift and thrift shop, good quality clothing from infants to adults, household items and accessories, 10 to 4, bookstore from 1 to 3. First Congregational Church of Dalton, Main Street.
Elder Services meal offered every Wed. and Fri. at 11:30 a.m., Hinsdale Town Hall, Bingo to follow, South Street, Hinsdale; advance reservations: Meal site at (413) 655-2310 or Nutrition Program at (413) 499-0524.
"Assimilation or Independence? Hellenizers and Hasmoneans," 11 a.m. Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox.
Annual giant book sale: Numbers handed out for the 11 a.m. opening, 9 a.m.; Grand Opening "First Look," 11 a.m. $5 donation until 2 p.m. Free admission from 2-6 p.m. 18 Main St., Lenox.
Held at Pitt Park, serving children living in the Westside and Morningside neighborhoods. Activities include a literacy curriculum, sports activities and educational field trips. For more information, call Jenna at (413) 499-7650, ext. 45. Free program tickets are available at any Greylock Federal Credit Union branch.
Lord and Tailor
Gift and thrift shop, array of spring & summer clothing, $2 jeans. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.
Open to all faiths, sit in silence in the sanctuary to enjoy teachings and meditative practices, 8:15 a.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams, (413) 663-5830.
MotherWoman Support Group
MotherWoman Support Group
Circle of Moms: We Are All In This Together. Free childcare, snacks, and parking. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Community Action Family Center, 90 Federal St., Greenfield. (413) 774-1000 ext. 2048; Postpartum Support Group, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MotherWoman Office, 220 Russell St., Hadley. (413) 387-0703.
Writer and cultural commentator Kate Bolick will interview Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic magazine and author of "My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind," 6 p.m. Lenox.
Tours from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; English Tea in the Gardens, 2-4 p.m. (413) 298-8138.
New Moms Group
Sponsored by GROW, drop-in support group for pregnant women and new moms, babes in arms welcome, 10 to noon, Bizzy B’s Boutique, 6 Burbank St., Pittsfield, www.gatheredwomen.org.
Pembury Bridge Club
ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 12:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.
"Meditation in the Chapel," noon to 12:30 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center chapel, 725 North St., Pittsfield. "Buddhism & the 12 Steps," 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., by donation, George Crane Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 358-2626.
"This Is Harder than I Thought," drop-in support group for mothers of infants and toddlers, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Community Room, 48 Elizabeth St., Pittsfield.
Sheffield Farmers’ Market
3rd Annual CornFest, 3-6 p.m. Many different types of corn to be featured. Free Family Fun with baby animal petting, old-fashioned games and race, and much more.
Photography Workshop, 7:30 a.m.-noon. 170 South Kent Road, South Kent, Ct.
Story Slam finals 6 p.m. at Berkshire Museum. Encyclopedia Show with Robbie Q Telfer, Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Jive Poetic and Falu, 8 p.m. 39 South St. Pittsfield. wxw365.com.
"Gotta Dance!," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Open noon-9 p.m.; Free PillowTalk: "The Denishawn Centennial," 5 p.m., Blake’s Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: Tina Croll + Company, 6:15 p.m. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. LeeSaar The Company, 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Becket.
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TAKE Dance: "Somewhere Familiar Melodies" choreograph7 set to recorded Chatham residents’ memories 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.
HEALTH AND FITNESS
Japanese martial art of self defense, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield; information: Kim Rivers: (413) 499-8625.
Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness
Moderate Flow Yoga w/ Rachael Plaine 9-10 a.m.; Qigong w/ Carol Link 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Candlelight Yoga w/ Rachael Plaine 5:30-6:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.
Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Boot Camp, 5:45-6:15 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Spin, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6:30 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.
Easy exercise class offered by Kim Conley, certified instructor, $5 donation, 9 to 10 a.m. at St. Ann Parish Center, Lenox.
Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, cardio, strengthening and stretching class, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.
12-step support group for families and friends of addicts, 7 to 8 p.m., St. Stephen’s Church, 67 East St., Pittsfield.
Fairview Hospital, noon to 1, 29 Lewis Ave., ambulance building, Great Barrington.
Pittsfield Family YMCA
Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Silver Sneakers Cardio, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Yoga, 11-12:15 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.
Yoga for Arthritis, Injuries and Anti-Aging. Instructor Sonya Boesse will lead classes that include centering, breath work, guided movement therapy, stretching, strengthening, balancing, meditation and deep relaxation. All ages and levels welcome. 10-11 a.m. at Sweetwood of Williamstown, 1611 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown. (413) 458-8371.
Yoga for Babies
"Itsy Bitsy Yoga," for babies eight weeks to crawling, 2 to 3 p.m., Berkshire Medical Center, North Street, Pittsfield. Preregistration: (413) 447-2400.
Kripalu-style yoga with integrated breathing techniques, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Chatham, N.Y.; call for location: Hildy Kronen, (518) 781-4483.
Adams Free Library
Ukulele storytimes with guest Julie Stepanek, sponsored by the Friends of the Adams Free Library Inc., 10 a.m., Park Street, Adams, (413) 743-8345.
Adams Movie Night
Movie outdoors, featuring "Frozen." Adams Town Hall Lawn, 6 p.m., free.
Adams Youth Center
Play & Learn Group for young children and their families. Art and movement activities, educational toys and themes. Circle time and snack. 10-11 a.m. East Street, North Adams.
Summer Reading Club: Wear a blue shirt to the library to get a raffle ticket; Films for preschoolers, 10 a.m.; Short Story Contest Awards Ceremony & Reception, 1 p.m.
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Family Fridays: Tom Tyning on Fabulous Snakes of Berkshire County, 11 a.m. Stockbridge.
Berkshire Children’s Theatre
Featuring "Snow White," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $15 adult, $8 child; Museum members: $5 adult, $3 child, children 3 and under free. Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield.
WeeMuse Adventures, 11-11:30 a.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.
Mac-Haydn Children’s Theatre
Original musical version of "The Pied Piper," tickets $10, at 10:30 a.m., 1925 NY 203, Chatham, N.Y., (518) 392-9292, machaydntheatre.org.
Little Explorers Nature Discovery Hour: For families with children ages 10 and under. Go for a short hike, listen to a story or play a nature learning game. Wear sturdy shoes or sneakers and weather-appropriate clothing, bring a snack and water. Meet at the visitor center. 10 a.m. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.
Natural Bridge State Park
Forest Friends Learn and Play: A Nature lesson focusing on a different animal friend every week followed by a fun craft and/or game based on the animal. For children of all ages. 10:30 a.m., visitor center. 1 McCauley Road, North Adams. (413) 663-6392.
Garden Adventures for Children: Children’s garden adventure quest - follow the clues up, down and around Naumkeag’s stunning landscaped grounds and gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Berkshire YMCA
Friday Night Fun Club, for kids 8-14. Gym activities, swimming, Wii games and more. Information/to register call (413) 663-6529. 6-8 p.m., 22 Brickyard Court, North Adams.
Featuring "Beauty and the Beast," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul’s Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.
Pre-school storycraft; songs, stories, and a craft. 10 a.m., no pre-registration necessary. 46 Main St., Stockbridge. (413) 298-5501.
Summer Parks Playground Program
Playground leaders will provide "drop-in" activities for children, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m., at Clapp Park, Pitt Park and Deming Park, Pittsfield. Information: Rebecca Tefft at (413) 499-9370.
Jewish Federation of the Berkshire
Great Debates in Judaism, "Assimilation or Independence," with Rabbi Eliezer Diamond from the Jewish Theological Seminary, $25 at door or in advance, a program of Congregation Knesset Israel in cooperation with the Jewish Federation, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Elayne Bernstein Theater of Shakespeare & Company, 70 Kemble St., Lenox. Information: Myrna Hammerling, (413) 445-4872, ext. 16.
Petersburgh Veterans Memorial Community Center
Historian Kathryn Sheehan of the Rensselaer County Historical Society will present a Lecture and Slideshow on "The History of the Fox Hollow Folk Festival," 7 p.m. Petersburgh, N.Y.
Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn
Sherri James Buxton. 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.
"Chesterfest" new Americana music series held outdoors, Liz and Jim Beloff. 7:30 p.m. Stockbridge.
E.J. Bullock Building
Jeanine Marie Quartet in concert, 8 p.m. 7012 Main St., Readsboro, Vt. Information/tickets: (802) 423-7706 or email@example.com.
Nutopians, folk music at site of Alice’s Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.
Greylock the band, 8 p.m. 293 Main St., Great Barrington.
Gina Coleman, 7:30 p.m. 17 Commercial St., Adams.
Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. on the terrace. Lenox.
Music & More
Berkshire Pulse dancers and choreographer Tom Masters, 4:30 p.m., program From Satie to Gershwin: Music, Dance, and the Spoken Word: A Program for All Ages, a re-imagined version of Erik Satie’s humorous Sports et Divertissements (Sports and Diversions) for piano, narrator, and dancers. Music by Gershwin, William Bolcom’s Graceful Ghost Rag and Frederic Rzewsky’s Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues. New Marlborough.
New Lebanon Library
David Grover and Linda Worster, 6 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.
Behind-the-scenes Experience: Come to the Beer Garden at 9:30 a.m. Listen to a short pre-rehearsal talk, and then enter The Shed for a closed BSO rehearsal; Prelude concert with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor, 6 p.m., Ozawa Hall. This Week at Tanglewood panel discussion with moderator Martin Bookspan and guest artists, 7:15 p.m., Shed. Boston Pops Orchestra with Keith Lockhart, conductor, "Oz with Orchestra." "The Wizard of Oz," brilliantly restored, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen’s lost scores with Judy Garland’s original 1939 vocals. 8:30 p.m. Shed. Lenox.
Pre-Concert Lecture: "Harold Arlen, the Wizard!" Lecture with Professor Jeremy Yudkin. 2:30-4 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or at the door.
Whitney Center for the Arts
Opera Notte, "Deception & Desire." Evening of arias from various popular operas with tapas available, 7:30 p.m. Pittsfield.
In Search of the Mohicans Quest
Use the clues and follow the map to find a hidden story of the Mohican tribe along Main Street in Stockbridge. Take a walk and learn about local history. Download map at thetrustees.org/in-search-of-the-mohicans.
Discover Greylock Hikes: Explores many of the exciting and hidden features on Mount Greylock. Wear sturdy footwear, bring a lunch, bug spray and drinking water. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.
Barrington Stage Company
"Dancing Lessons," 2 and 8 p.m., Mainstage. "Romance in Hard Times," 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage. Pittsfield.
Berkshire Theatre Group
"Hatful of Rain," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.
Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort
Political parody, 8 p.m. 55 Lee Road, Route 20, Lenox. (413) 881-1636.
Dorset Theatre Festival
"The Mousetrap," 60th anniversary revival of murder mystery. 3 and 8 p.m., Dorset.
Oldcastle Theatre Company
"My Fair Lady" 7:30 p.m., Bennington.
Shakespeare and Company
"A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m., "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," 7 p.m. "Henry IV, Parts I & II," 7:30 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m., 70 Kemble St., Lenox.
Taconic Stage Company
"The Portable Dorothy Parker," 7 p.m. Tickets: $20, seniors and students pay what you can, available at taconicstage.com, (518) 325-1234 or or email email@example.com. St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y.
The Theater Barn
"The Addams Family." They’re creepy and they’re kooky! 8 p.m., New Lebanon, N.Y.
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
"A Chorus Line," 7:30 p.m., Weston Playhouse. "The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps and Gowns," 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.
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