Calendar, August 23





Field Farm

Drawing Class: Drawing the Landscape workshop 9 a.m. to noon with IS183. Sloan Road, Williamstown.

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 for more details. 25 Union St., Pittsfield.

Vermont Arts Exchange

20th Birthday Party at Clearbrook Farm with The Wiyos. Bennington. 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.

Ashley House

Tours at 1 and 2 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3013 or email 117 Cooper Hill Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire South

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.

Bidwell House Museum

History talk, "Early American Voices," 10 a.m. Letters and diaries compiled by John Demos, professor of American History Emeritus at Yale. Tyringham Union Church, Main Road, Tyringham.

Bondville Fair

Olldest continuous fair in Vermont. New events and more entertainment than ever before. Family-oriented event. Bondville.

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.

Cummington Fair

Animals, contests, horse pulls, music and entertainment, midway rides at Cummington Fairgrounds.

Dalton CRA

Crane Paper Sale, Dalton CRA's annual benefit for CRA and DYC. Fine stationery and specialty papers produced by Crane and Co. of Dalton. Discounts on note cards, invitations, Christmas Cards and large sheets of paper and more. Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260, www.dalton

Eastern States Exposition

Storrowton Village Open House Tours; Newtown Kennel Club Dog Show at the Better Living Center; Northeast Reining Horse Show at the Coliseum. 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.

Field Farm

Tours at noon and 1 p.m. (413) 532-1631 ext. 10. 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown.

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.

French Park

Blue Rider Stables' 20th Annual Fun Day Fundraiser featuring pony rides, hay wagon rides, face painting, games, a bounce house, food and entertainment. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 15 Farm Lane, South Egremont. (413) 528-5299.

GB SummerFest

Berkshire Co op Market, WSBS Radio and the Southern Berkshire Chamber host nine bands on three stages , 3 to 9 p.m. Smaller stages and activities downtown. Food, art and locally made crafts on Main Street. Children's activities, T-shirt cannon.

Green Gargoyle

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

Kelly's Beerfest

Beer festival hosted by Kelly's Package Store, with at least 60 breweries, Holiday Brook Farm, Route 9, Dalton. Beer, live music, farm fresh food. Supporting the Dalton CRA and DYC programs. Tickets at Kelly's and the Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., (413) 684-0260, dalton

Lee Congregational Church

Lee Congregational Church

History tours of the church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday, 25 Park Place, Lee., (413) 243-1033,

Lenox Library

Annual giant book sale--20,000 books, soft and hard covers in 40 categories, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission. Lenox.

Literacy Program

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. Noon to 4 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield.

Mission House

Tours from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3013 or email 19 Main St., Stockbridge.


Tours from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; English Tea in the Gardens, 2-4 p.m.; Apples & Pears: Upstairs-Downstairs Tour, 1 p.m. (413) 298-8138.

North Adams Farmers Market

Weekly market in the St. Anthony parking lot featuring local farmers, food producers, craft vendors and musicians. Those in the SNAP program can get double the amount of food for the regular price. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Motorama: Show featuring all types of vehicles around New England, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District

The Northern Berkshire Solid Waste Management District will be collecting paint at the paint shed at the Cheshire Transfer Station, 8 Main St., Cheshire, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Information: Sandy Totter at (413) 743-8208.

St. Joseph High School Class of 1959

The St. Joseph High School Class of 1959 will hold its 55th reunion at Zucchini's Restaurant. Members will attend the 4 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church prior to the 5:30 cocktail hour and 6:30 p.m. dinner.

Western Gateway Heritage State Park

Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of the Fitchburg Railroad and Boston & Maine Freight House with a walking tour of the Historic Railroad Depot Yard. 2 p.m. Information: (413) 663-6312.

WordXWord Festival

Poetry Slam finals 6 p.m. at Berkshire Museum. Who's Slam Is It Anyway spoken word with with Robbie Q Telfer, Omar Holmon, Thomas Fucaloro, Jive Poetic and Falu, 8 p.m. 39 South St. Pittsfield.


Country & Western Dance Night

Includes mini dance lesson, from 5 to 11 p.m., 2 Flights Up, 399 1/2 Main St., Union Block, thrid floor, Dalton. Info: Jeannie (413) 553-3533 or

Dance OMI

Dance OMI Showing in The Fields: Dancers from all over the world come to share ideas with one another and create unique pieces in Omi's International Residency Program. 2-4 p.m. 1405 County Route 22, Ghent, N.Y.

Jacob's Pillow

"Gotta Dance!," an exhibit of vintage posters from throughout the world. Open noon-9 p.m.; Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, 2 and 8 p.m., Ted Shawn Theatre. LeeSaar The Company, 2:15 and 8:15 p.m., Doris Duke Theatre. Free PillowTalk: "Gotta Dance Onscreen," 4 p.m., Blake's Barn. Free Inside/Out Performance: METdance, 6:15 p.m.. Festival Finale, a performance by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet or LeeSaar The Company, plus access to the after-party with drinks, desserts, photo booth fun, and DJ BFG spinning live, 8 p.m. Becket.

Meeting House Gallery

Music & More 2014 series continues with the Berkshire Pulse dancers in collaboration with choreographer Tom Masters, pianist Doris Stevenson and actor Nancy Morrison. 4:30 p.m. Route 57, New Marlborough.

Performance Space 21

TAKE Dance Master Class, 11 a.m. TAKE Dance: "Somewhere Familiar Melodies" choreography set to recorded Chatham residents' memories, 8 p.m. Chatham, N.Y.


5 Hoosac Street Gallery

"The Mill Children," photographs shot by Lewis Hine in 1911 and 1916 at mills in Adams and North Adams, through Dec. 15. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Adams.

Art On Main

"Mia Le Comte: Somewhere Over the Rainbow, 1966-2003," until September 3. The Gallery at Barnbrook Realty, 271 Main St., Great Barrington.

Becket Land Trust

Photography exhibit "Transporting the Stone to the Polishing Shed: The Story of the Becket-Chester Railway." Also showing will be the Becket Historic Quarry Permanent Exhibit. Historic Quarry Galleries, Mullen House Education Center, 12 Brooker Hill Road, Becket. For more information, call (413) 623-2100.

Carrie Haddad Gallery

"Playful," an exhibit featuring new fresco secco art by Phyllis Palmer, Play-Doh constructions by new media artist Fernando Orellana and wooden wall sculpture by Stephen Walling. Reception from 6-8 p.m. 622 Warren St., Hudson, N.Y. (518) 828-1915.

Clark Art Institute

Featuring "Make It New: Abstract Painting from the National Gallery of Art, 1950-1975," "Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum" and "Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith." Williamstown.

Deerfield Community Center

25th annual exhibit of paintings featuring a memorial exhibit of paintings by Elice Davis Pieropan. Open from noon-5 p.m. Free. For more information, call Carol at (413) 665-4332. Memorial St., Old Deerfield.

The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

"Nature Paintings," oil and watercolor paintings by artist John Pirnak. 319 Main St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-1660.

Inner Vision

Exhibit featuring the work of local artists Karen Andrews and Susan Sabino through Aug. 31. Open Sat. & Sun., noon to 4 p.m., corner of Furnace Cone Hill roads, West Stockbridge. Call (413) 232-4027 for private studio visit.

Knox Gallery

LocalView: Monterey Places, People, and Things, a community photography exhibit. 452 Main Road, Monterey, (413) 528-3795.

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Work of artist Abby DuBow. Great Barrington.

Meeting House Gallery

"Portals," twenty-nine local artists explore the theme of doorways offering movement from one condition to another. Open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Route 57, New Marlborough.

Otis Library and Museum

Display of paintings of artist Jim Day. 48 North Main Road, Otis.

Renaissance Gallery

New Photographic Work by Michael Lavin Flower. Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 420 Jenifer House Commons, Great Barrington. (413) 528-9600.

Sanford Smith Fine Art

Paintings by Karen LeSage, featuring LeSage's large, atmospheric, minimal landscapes in vivid, luminous colors. 13 Railroad St., Great Barrington. (413) 528-6777.



"Common Ground," a new, juried exhibition of 25 large-scale, outdoor sculptures by regional, national and international artists, June 1-Oct. 31, at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox, (413) 623-2068,,,

Susan Geller Photography

Exhibit entitled "Berkshires: Sun, Rain, Snow." Berkshire Medical Center Lobby, 725 North St., Pittsfield.

Thompson Giroux Gallery

"Friend of a Friend," a group exhibition. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 57 Main St., Chatham, N.Y. For more information, visit


Ashintully Gardens

Yoga in the Garden: Each week will feature a new spot in the garden for some yoga. 1-2 p.m. Call (413) 243-3582 to register or sign up at

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

All Levels Yoga w/ Regina Burgio & Kelly Ziemba 9-10 a.m.; Journey Dance w/ Antoinette Simms 10:15-11:15 a.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or

Dalton CRA

Adult Lap Swim, 7-9:30 a.m.; Spin, 7:15-8:15 a.m.; Arms, Abs & Tush, 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Spin, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Flex & Flow Yoga, 9-10 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12:15-1:15 p.m.; Family Swim, 1:15-2:15 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Healing Rhythms

Slow Flow Yoga, 8:30-10 a.m.; 55 Pittsfield Road, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

Laughter Yoga

Join Kathi Riley for this fun, family-friendly workshop. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, 55 North St., Suite 201, Pittsfield. (413) 822-2292 or

Overeaters Anonymous

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


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

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Tabata, 8-8:45 a.m.; Cardio Kickboxing, 9-10 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.



"Stick Your Hands in History," 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. An opportunity for middle school children to curate a one-week exhibit on the theme of Art and Industry. Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer Reading Club: Flap your wings like a bird for a raffle ticket.

Berkshire Museum

"Snow White," 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; "Chow Time," discovery program where staff feed fish, reptiles or amphibians, at 12:30. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Great Barrington Bandstand

Great Barrington Bandstand

"Tanglewood for Tots," David Grover performs every Saturday through Aug. 30 at 10 a.m., behind Town Hall, Great Barrington.


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

New Lebanon Library

Paws-to-Read: Therapy dogs come to the library and children read to their furry friends. 9 a.m. Call to register (518) 794-8844. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.



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.



The Herman Melville Museum hourly tours from 10 to 4 p.m. Visitors are welcome between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. No reservations are necessary. 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

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

Berkshire Museum

"Objectify: A Look Into the Permanent Collection," ongoing. "Butterflies," featuring a live Butterfly Pavilion, on view through September 1, learn all about butterflies and caterpillars, including works by contemporary artists as well as artifacts from cultures around the world. Admission to Butterfly Pavilion is an additional $2 per person; Learner's Lab: Maddie Elling of Hosta Hill will teach an intro to lacto-fermented vegetables using local, seasonal vegetables. 10:30 a.m. Free with museum admission; Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House Museum

An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s. Fully equipped colonial homestead on unpaved country lane. 18th and 19th century furnishings and tools, heirloom vegetable garden, flower gardens, 192 acres of fields, woods and trails, picnic sites. Museum open Thursday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., guided tours on the hour. Grounds open daily. 100 Art School Road, Monterey, (413) 528-6888.



Summer home, studio and gardens of Daniel Chester French, best known for his sculptures of the "Minute Man" and the seated figure of "Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial." Exhibitions: "An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy" and "Selected Works by Albert Paley" through Oct. 13. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The residence is closed from 12:30 to 2 p.m., 4 Williamsville Road, Stockbridge. Information: or (413) 298-3579.

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 of an artistic couple who championed abstract art in the ‘30s and ‘40s. View their paintings and Cubist masterpiece collection, period furniture and gardens on 46 acre estate bordering Tanglewood. "Points of Contact," an intimate 2-man Studio exhibit featuring Morris and Holtzman, two of the founders of the AAA. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to Sunday, hourly guided tours, Thursday 10 a.m. tour, half price for Berkshire County residents, 92 Hawthorne St., Lenox, (413) 637-0166.

The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

Summer estate of the great American writer, Edith Wharton. Daily tours of the house and gardens May-October. Special events, lectures, and performances throughout the year. Trails and walking paths. Please visit or call (413) 551-5111 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

New England Holocaust Institute and Museum

Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 45 Eagle St., North Adams. (413) 644-6371 or (413) 644-9103.

Norman Rockwell Museum

World's largest collection of original art by Norman Rockwell, as well as changing exhibitions on the art of illustration. Featured exhibitions are "The Unknown Hopper: Edward Hopper as Illustrator," "Norman Rockwell's 323 ‘Saturday Evening Post' Covers," and "American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell". Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: or (413) 931-2221.

North Adams Museum of History and Science

North Adams Museum of History and Science

Three floors, 25 permanent exhibits -- farming, immigration, railroading, industry, education, barracks replica from Fort Massachusetts, Black Light Gallery, military and more, one temporary gallery -- now showing Famous Former Residents, children's hands-on Grandma's Attic area, in restored freightyard coal distribution center Building 5A Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Thurs-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sun 1-4 p.m. Info 413-664-4700 or or

Porter-Phelps-Huntington House

Porter-Phelps-Huntington House

Fourty Acres, an 18th-century farm on the banks of the Connecticut River that showcases life in rural New England over three centuries. Guided tours from 1 to 4:30 p.m., 130 River Drive, Hadley. (413) 584-4699.

Rudd Art Museum

"Figuring In" - work by 14 regional artists; "Works by Viola Moriarty," "A Chapel for Humanity." Free admission. Open noon-5 p.m. 159 East Main St., North Adams.

Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

Shaker Museum at Mount Lebanon

North Family guided tour at 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m., 1824 Meetinghouse tour at 1 p.m.; "The Great Stone Barn: Past, Present, Future" exhibit in Poultry House, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday to Monday, free admission, Mount Lebanon Shaker Village, 202 Shaker Road, New Lebanon, N.Y.

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 a tea and talk series, movies, plays, concerts, lectures and children's programs. 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


Bartholomew's Cobble

Sunset Serenade, 5 to 7 p.m. Piicnics welcome. Wheatogue Road, Sheffield.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Robin Gerson Wong. 8:30 and 10:45 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire Community College,

"Interview with Stefan Asbury, Conductor and faculty member of the Tanglewood Music Center,"10:30 a.m. OLLI talk, Pittsfield.

Dalton CRA

Free live concert to benefit the Homeless Shelter in Pittsfield. 6:30-9 p.m. For more information, call Michelle Pullano at (413) 684-4255.

First Congregational Church

An Evening of Entertainment To Stop Hunger: Free Concert to benefit CROP, 6:30 p.m. Donations appreciated. 514 Main St., Dalton.

Guthrie Center

Nutopians, folk music at site of Alice's Restaurant, 8 p.m. Great Barrington.

Haflinger Haus

Tom Corrigan, 7:30 p.m. 17 Commercial St., Adams.

Mass MoCA

The Lost Bayou Ramblers, 8 p.m. southern Louisiana fist-pumping, hot-blooded cajun-rock, North Adams.

The Mount

Music After Hours, 5 to 8 p.m. on the terrace. 2 Plunektt St., Lenox.

Porter-Phelps-Huntington House

Same Old Blues, 4 p.m. 130 River Drive, Hadley.


Pre-rehearsal talk, 9:30 a.m. Shed. Rehearsal, Sunday program, 10:30 a.m., Shed. Family Concert, 2:30 p.m. Ozawa Hall. Boston Symphony Orchestra with Charles Dutoit, conductor, and Kirill Gerstein, piano. Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture; Rachmaninoff: "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini"; Respighi: "Roman Festivals; "Fountains of Rome"; "Pines of Rome," 8:30 p.m. Shed. Lenox.

Tanglewood Talk

Pre-Concert Lecture:"What Beethoven Thought Was Wrong with Beethoven's Ninth" Lecture with Professor Jeremy Yudkin. 2:30-4 p.m. Lenox Library, 18 Main St., Lenox. Reservations: or at the door.

Tannery Pond Concerts

Trio Virado: Amy Porter, flute, Juan-Miguel Hernandez, viola, and Joao Luiz, 8 p.m., music by Francesco Molino, Maurice Ravel, Frederic Hand, Sergio Assad, Leo Brouwer, Astor Piazzolla and Stephen Dodgson. Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.


Ashintully Gardens

Ashintully Afternoons: Wander through an intimate setting of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a glistening stream. 1-5 p.m. For more information, call (413) 298-3239 ext. 3008. Free; donations appreciated. Sodom Road, Tyringham.

Bartholomew's Cobble

Sunset Serenade: Enjoy a great view with a bagpipe serenade. Bring a picnic supper and blanket. 5-7 p.m. To register, call (413) 229-8600. 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield.

Church on the Hill

Walking tour of Church on the Hill in Lenox to tour the newly-restored cemetery. 11 a.m. Information: (413) 441-7902 or email

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

Mount Greylock

Scenic Summit Tours: Short, easy walks and talks with Park Interpreter Mike to discover the landscape, ecology and history of the highest point in Massachusetts. Bring a light snack and drinking water. 1 and 3 p.m. Meet at the Mount Greylock Summit; Family Friendly Hikes: Suitable for families with children able to walk one to three miles on an easy to moderate trail. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wear sturdy shoes, bring a snack, bug spray, sunscreen and drinking water. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

Natural Bridge State Park

Marvelous Marble Tour: For all ages. Easy walk to explore the geological history and remains of the 19th to 20th century marble quarry. Multiple times, visitor center. 1 McCauley Road, North Adams. (413) 663-6392.


Stargazing and Planet Spotting: Astronomers from Arunah Hill Natural Science Center train their telescopes on planets, moons, stars and galaxies - fun and learning for all ages. Dusk-11 p.m. (413) 532-1631 ext. 10.

Project Native

Butterfly and bug safari: Find eggs, caterpillars and butterflies to bring into the Butterfly House. Learn to identify host plants, find eggs and caterpillars and ecologically harvest food for caterpillars. 10:30 a.m. to noon, Free. Housatonic.

Sheep Hill

Nature program with summer interpretive naturalist, Maria Dunlavey. 10 a.m.; Hike on the Phelps Trail, 1 p.m. Williamstown. (413) 458-2494.

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

Morning drop-in nature discovery programs, explore the Dietze Interpretive Center, and afternoon hikes. Pond and meadow exploration led by interpreter/naturalist Maria Dunlavey at 10 a.m. Guided nature hike along Hemlock Brook at 1 p.m., wear water shoes, swimming at Margaret Lindley Park to follow. Hikes meet at 1 p.m. at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, and carpool to the trailhead., (413) 458-2494, e-mail


Barrington Stage Company

"Romance in Hard Times," 3 and 7:30 p.m., St. Germain Stage, 36 Linden St. Pittsfield. "Dancing Lessons," world premiere of a new romantic comedy, 8 p.m., Mainstage, 30 Union St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"A Hatful of Rain," 2 and 8 p.m.,Main Stage, Stockbridge. "A Lover's Tale: Scenes by Giuseppe Verdi, Charles Ludlam and Alexandre Dumas," 8 p.m., Unicorn Theatre, 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,"3 and 8 p.m., Dorset.

The Mount

"Romeo and Juliet," 12:30 p.m., outside in the Dell, Lenox.

Oldcastle Theatre Company

"My Fair Lady" 2 and 7:30 p.m., Bennington.

Shakespeare and Company

Behind-the-scenes tour, 10:30 a.m.; "A Midsummer Night's Dream," 2 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 3 p.m. "A Servant of Two Masters," 5:30 p.m., outside in the Rose Footprint. "Henry IV, Parts I & II," 7:30 p.m., "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," 8:30 p.m., Lenox.

Taconic Stage Company

"The Portable Dorothy Parker," 7 p.m. St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls, N.Y.

The Theater Barn

"The Addams Family." 4 and 8 p.m., Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"A Chorus Line," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston Playhouse. "The Marvelous Wonderettes," 2 and 7:30 p.m., Weston Rod & Gun Club.

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 William Sondrini, Calendar, The Berkshire Eagle, P.O. Box 1171, Pittsfield 01202; emailed to, or faxed to (413) 499-3419. Questions: (413) 496-6238, Monday through Friday, 9-5.


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