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ART

Bascom Lodge

Art talk with gallery owner Leslie Ferrin and artist/curator Julia Morgan-Leamon, 6 p.m. Free. Mount Greylock.

EPOCH at Melbourne

Watercolors class with Victoria Kosakowski. 2:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP, call (413) 499-1992. 140 Melbourne Road, Pittsfield.

IS183 Art School

Learn about rendering perspective, shape and line. Trustees members: $99, nonmembers: $115. 10 a.m.-noon. Call (413) 298-5252 or sign up at is183.org. Field Farm, 554 Sloan Road, Williamstown.

Moments House

Art Workshop: "Let’s Make Subway Art." 2 p.m. 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Art Lab: Daily Workshop 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring sketchbooks. Register (413) 931-2221.

Open Studio

Life drawing with live model for practicing artists, bring own materials, from 6 to 9 p.m., IS183, Art School of the Berkshires, 13 Willard Hill Road, Stockbridge; information: (413) 298-5252, Ext. 100.

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.

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

Adams fair

Susan B. Anthony Street Fair, Adams Visitor Center, Depot Street, 6 to 9 p.m. Adams

’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 Environmental Action Team

Pipeline Presentation to Pittsfield Public Health and Safety Committee. 7 p.m. City Council Chambers, Pittsfield City Hall, 70 Allen St., Pittsfield.

Berkshire South

Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Front Crawl/Alternating Strokes Workshop: Improve your front crawl and backstroke. 6:30-8 p.m. Members $15, guests $20; Beginning Ballroom I: For adults including seniors. Learn American-style smooth ballroom. Singles and couples are welcome. 7-8:30 p.m. Members $50, guests $60; Tabata Bootcamp: 7:30-8 a.m. Members $55, guests $70; Action Adventures Summer Day Camp: For children entering 1st grade to age 13. Day camp is offered on a weekly basis. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Call (413) 528-2819 ext. 34 for more information. Members $225, guests $295 per week. 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. Community Supper: 5-6 p.m. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397. berkshiresouth.org.

Berkshire South Bridge Club

Join certified bridge director Dan Philip for this ACBL sanctioned. 1-4 p.m. For more information, or to request a partner, email Dan at dhphilip1@aol.com. Table fee $6 per player.

BerkshireWorks

Job club with Millie Calesky, personal and professional coach, allows job seekers to expand their network of contacts and serves as a support group throughout the job search process, from 1 to 2 p.m., optional networking at 12:45 p.m., 160 North St., Pittsfield; preregistration: (413) 499-2220, Ext. 154 or online at www.berkshireworks.org.

Clark Art Institute

Welcome performers from Mass MoCA. Come and enjoy a sampling of the greatest performances and entertainments that are available throughout the Berkshires. Williamstown.

Community Supper

Community Supper

Free delicious meal prepared by some of the finest chefs in the Berkshires. No reservation required, donations accepted. 5-6 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Jewish Federation of the Berkshires

"Living Like Water: Nature’s Powerful Secrets for Transforming Stress into Ease, Flow and Joy" with Janita van der Walt and Rebecca Lord at 1 p.m., following noon lunch, at Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.

Literary 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. The free program tickets are available at any Greylock Federal Credit Union branch. Pittsfield.

Master Gardener Hotline

Gardening questions answered by Master Gardeners, 9 to noon, leave a message and call will be returned the following Monday between 9 and noon, (413) 298-5355.

Meditation Sangha

Pittsfield UU Meditation Sangha, learn how to handle stress and find peace, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., George Crane Memorial Center, 81 Linden St., Pittsfield.

The Mount

Rebecca Mead, "My Life in Middlemarch," 4 p.m. with tea; Ghost Tour, 7 p.m. Lenox.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag Historic House & Garden Tours: Tour Naumkeag, The Trustees of Reservations’ Gilded Age mansion, complete with original furnishings, tools and art. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trustees members and children: Free, nonmembers: $15. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

Pembury Bridge Club

ACBL-sponsored duplicate bridge, open game at 6:45 p.m., South Congregational Church, 110 South St., Pittsfield; Peter Samsel, (413) 655-2416.

DANCE

Line Dance Classes

With instructor Cheryl Wendling, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton Senior Center, 40 Field St., Ext., Dalton, (413) 443-6263.

Line Dance Lessons

Berkshire County Line Dancers, for beginners of all ages, at 6:30 p.m., Eagles Hall, Curran Highway, North Adams. Information call Mary Ellen Dean (413) 663-9718.

EXHIBITS

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.

Clark Art Institute

Featuring "Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum" and "Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith." Williamstown.

The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

"Wake Up Assemblage," a multimedia collage with antique/retro imagery by artist Florin Ion Firimita. 319 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-1660.

Good Purpose Gallery

"Duet in Color," an exhibit of works by Charles Steinhacker and Linda Clayton. 40 Main St., Lee.

Knox Gallery

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

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Solo exhibition featuring the work of Maurice "Pops" Peterson. 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Lee Library Gallery

Artists of the Gloria Malcolm Arnold Studio show paintings in a wide variety of media and subject matter. Main St., Lee, (413) 243-1169.

Meeting House Gallery

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

Renaissance Gallery

New Photographic Work by Michael Lavin Flower. 420 Jenifer House Commons, Great Barrington. (413) 528-9600.

SculptureNow

SculptureNow

"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, annjon@bcn.net, www.sculpturenow.org, www.edithwharton.org.

FILM

Berkshire Jewish Film Festival

"Brave Miss World," 4 p.m., Israeli beauty queen who was raped embarks on a quest for jglobal awareness against sexual violence. " Hunting Elephants," 8 p.m. Sir Patrick Stewart in Israeli film, comic bank heist caper. Lenox.

HEALTH AND FITNESS

Acupuncture

Pittsfield Community Acupuncture offers treatments for pain, anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and to encourage general well being. 4-6:15 p.m., appointments and walk-ins welcome. 42 Summer St., Pittsfield. (413) 243-0654.

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

Gentle Flow Yoga w/ Rachael Plaine 9-10 a.m.; Moderate Flow Yoga w/ Waterfall Perry 5:30-6:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201 Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

BMC

Parkinson’s Exercise Group, 5th Floor Medical Arts Complex. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Medical clearance required. $5/session. Questions call (413) 447-3075. Pittsfield.

Cancer Group

"Women Facing Cancer," for all women facing the challenges of having cancer, Noon to 1 p.m., Hillcrest Campus, 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, (413) 447-3092.

Dalton CRA

Fitness Boot Camp, 5:30 to 6:30 a.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Hi-Lo Infusion, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.; Splashercise, 9-10 a.m.; Family Swim, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Spin, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Sculpting Strength, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 5-6 p.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Vinyasa Yoga, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Water Aerobics, 6-7 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Moments House

Walk for Wellness, 11 a.m. 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Overeaters Anonymous

12-step meeting, 7 p.m., 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield.

Parkinson’s Exercise Group

Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Garage, 1 p.m., Fairview Hospital campus, Lewis Avenue, Great Barrington; medical clearance required, $5 per session; information: (413) 854-9740.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Indoor Cycle, 6:15-7:15 a.m.; Deep Water Circuit Training, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Senior Sneakers Classic, 9:30-10:45 a.m.; Aquafit, 11 to noon; Gentle Yoga, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; Cycle, 12-12:30 p.m.; Tabata Boot Camp, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Evening Yoga, 6:45-8 p.m., 292 North St., Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650, ext.13.

Summer Health Series

"Knee Pain" presented by Doreen Frank, owner/director of Columbia Physical Therapy, program of Parish Health Ministry of Immaculate Conception/St. Joseph, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., New Lebanon Parish Hall, 732 US Route 20.

Zumba & Yoga at Springside Park

All ages, levels & drop-ins welcome. Zumba 5:30-6:30 p.m. & Yoga 6:45-7:45 p.m. Enter on upper North Street near the Springside House. Rachael Plaine (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

KID STUFF

Barrington Stage Company

Youth Theater, "Hairspray Jr." 1 p.m., Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Summer Reading Club: Bring an original drawing about a book to get a raffle ticket; Films for school-aged children will be shown at 2 p.m.

Berkshire Museum

Caterpillar Chat, 2 p.m. 39 South St., Pittsfield.

Camp Humane

Summer program for "kids who love animals." For children entering fourth through eighth grade. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information or to download a registration package, visit berkshirehumane.org.

Kindergym & Swim

Open play, group games and activities, circle time, songs, crafts, snacks and swimming for toddlers and their parents/guardians, follows Central Berkshire school schedule, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Dalton CRA, 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Naumkeag

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. Trustees members and children: Free, nonmembers: $15. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org. 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge.

New Stage Performing Arts

Barby Cardillo to teach acting classes for kids ages 11-14. 9 a.m.-noon. Each class will include acting, theatre games, vocal training, improvisation and scene study. $125 per week. 1089 Main St., Housatonic. For more information, call (413) 464-5781 or email barbymagicat@yahoo.com.

North Adams Public Library

Summer Gardening Program. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Suitable for ages 7 and up. For more information, or to register, call the NAPL Youth Services Department at (413) 662-3133 ext. 14.

Robbins-Zust Marionettes

Featuring "Rumplestiltskin." 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saint Paul’s Church, 29 Main St., Stockbridge.

Sheep Hill

Sheep Hill

Weekly nature classes for preschoolers featuring nature stories, crafts, and activities focusing on nature in winter and first signs of spring. 10-11 a.m., Williamstown. (413) 458-2494.

Summer Parks Playground Program

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.

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

Arrowhead

The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 & 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 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. "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. Art, history and natural science museum, open 10-5, Mon.-Sat., noon-5, Sun. 39 South St., Pittsfield, (413) 443-7171.

Bidwell House Museum

Bidwell House Museum

Colonial history 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.

Chesterwood

Chesterwood

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." The 122-acre-property includes woodland trails. Site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Massachusetts Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Exhibitions: "An Oasis of Beauty: Photographs by Julie McCarthy" through Oct. 13, and "Selected Works by Albert Paley," June 14 to Oct. 13. June hours: Thursday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July and August: 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: www.chesterwood.org or (413) 298-3579.

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 EdithWharton.org or call (413) 551-5111 for more information. 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox.

New England Holocaust Institute and Museum

Private tours. 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 Norman Rockwell’s original Stockbridge studio. Open Mon.-Fri. 10 to 5; weekends 10 to 5; family creativity center. Information: www.nrm.org or (413) 931-2221.

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 www.GildedAge.org.

MUSIC

Barrington Stage Company

"Tommy Tune: Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales." 8 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Beth Kirkpatrick. 8:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire Concert Choir

Summer Sings Program. 7:30 p.m. Zion Lutheran Church, 74 First St., 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.

Berkshire Lyric

Children ages 6 to 13 are invited to sing with The Blafield Children’s Chorus at their 2014 Summer Choral Music Camp. The week-long camp will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. First Congregational Church, 514 Main St., Dalton. Parents may register children at the Dalton church at 9 a.m. July 28. Information: (413) 298-5365.

Drum/Bugle Corps

Pittsfield Red Knights Drum and Bugle Corps practice, 6 to 8 p.m., Pilgrim Memorial Church, Wahconah Street, Pittsfield. Information: Paul Christopher, (413) 281-1216 or Betsy Halla, (413) 822-5235.

Eagles Band Rehearsals

Eagles Wind Symphony rehearsal, new members welcome to sit in, bring a music stand, from 7 to 9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. Information: (413) 499-2071.

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.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can contemporary music festival: World Premiere Composer Concert, 4:30 p.m. Performances daily in the galleries: Fellows 1:30 p.m., faculty 4:30 p.m. North Adams.

Performance Space 21

Community Sing: Rounds with Sheri Bauer Mayorga, 7:30 p.m., Chatham, N.Y.

Plainfield Congregational Church

Preludes and Ballads: Chopin, Viardot-Garcia, Rachmaninoff, Irina Bazik, piano, Junko Watanabe, soprano. 7 p.m. Main St., Route 116, Plainfield.

St. John’s summer concert

Free noontime concert, violist Michael Strauss, guitarist Wiktoria Strauss, and pianist Scott Bailey in works by Telemann, Bach, Serghi, and Bloch. Williamstown.

Ventfort Hall

Concert Pianist Boaz Sharon. 7:30 p.m. 104 Walker St., Lenox.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Skivvies. Center Stage, 7:30 p.m.

OUTDOORS

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.

Mount Greylock

Trails and Tales: Fun guided hikes with Park Interpreter Mike that explore the human side of Mount Greylock. All ages welcome. Be prepared for the weather; wear sturdy footwear, bring a light snack, bug spray, sunscreen and drinking water. Meet at the visitor center and carpool to location. 1-3 p.m. For more information, call (413) 499-4262.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Maids in the Mills," 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"Presto Change-O," A staged reading of a new musical about illusionists. 7 p.m., St. Germain Stage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Cedars," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge. Talk-back follows performance.

Capitol Steps at Cranwell Resort

Political Parody, 8 p.m. 55 Lee Road, Route 20, Lenox. (413) 881-1636.

Mac-Haydn Theatre

Carl Ritchie’s "The Real Desperate Housewives of Columbia County"; original musical telling it like it is about the locals, the weekenders and their country life. 8 p.m. $25. 1925 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y.

Town Players of Pittsfield

The Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for "Clean Up Your Act, a Talent and Variety Show" from 6-8 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. For more information, call (413) 447-8352.

Tomorrow

ART

Becket Arts Center

"What do I See?" talk on art masterpieces, 7:30 p.m. Becket.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Art Lab 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Route 183, Stockbridge. Register (413) 931-2221.

Oil Painting Class

Taught by Charlotte Weed Gerwaski, for all levels, 7 to 9 p.m., 225 Pittsfield Road, Lenox, (413) 344-7096.

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.

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

Al-Anon Meeting

Hevreh, 10 a.m., State Road, Great Barrington.

’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 South

Fitness Swimmer: Swim for fun and fitness. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Members $40, guests $60; Swim Lessons: Ages 6 months and up. All abilities and levels. Members $50, guests $70; Lake Mansfield Lifeguards: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Lake Mansfield Swim Lessons: Free for Great Barrington residents, Memorial Field Skate Park Staff: 3-9 p.m.; Housatonic Village Playground Activities: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Tai Chi for Everyone: For adults. 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Members $85, guests $100. Single class: Members $16, guests $19; Preschool Sports: Ages 3-5. 3-4 p.m. Members $42, guests $60; Indoor Youth Soccer: Ages 5-8. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Members $42, guests $60. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-0397. berkshiresouth.org.

Bingo

Bingo

Hinsdale Lions Club bingo, dinner/refreshments available, $250 progressive game, doors open at 5 p.m., Lions Club building, Maple Street, Route 143, Hinsdale.

The Bookstore

Susie Dwarkin, The Commons. 7 p.m. 11 Housatonic St., Lenox.

Charlemont Forum

Attorney Buz Eisenberg will draw on his experience representing Guantanamo detainees since 2004, as the basis for examining the broader implications of a judicial system, which operates outside American constitutional guarantees. 7 p.m. Charlemont Federated Church, Charlemont. Information: Peter J. Purdy, (413) 339-4301.

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. The free program tickets are available at any Greylock Federal Credit Union branch. Pittsfield.

Naumkeag

Naumkeag Historic House & Garden Tours: Tour Naumkeag, The Trustees of Reservations’ Gilded Age mansion, complete with original furnishings, tools and art. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Trustees members and children: Free, nonmembers: $15. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

Pittsfield Chess Club

All levels welcome, at 7 p.m., Hillcrest Hospital cafeteria, Tor Court, Pittsfield; information: Richard (413) 212-6067.

Planetarium Show

Planetarium Show

Williams College astronomy students host free shows from the high-precision Zeiss Skymaster ZKP3/B opto-mechanical planetarium projector at 8 p.m., Milham Planetarium, Old Hopkins Observatory at Williams College, Williamstown. Reservations recommended: Michele Rech at (413) 597-2188. Others admitted as space permits. Large groups should call for special appointments.

Support Group

Spouse/Partner Loss Group hosted by HospiceCare in the Berkshires. 10 a.m., 877 South St., Pittsfield. (413) 443-2994.

Ventfort Hall

Susan Gillotti, "Women of Privilege: 100 Years of Love and Loss in a Family of the Hudson River Valley" 4 p.m. tea and talk, Lenox.

DANCE

Healing Rhythms

Shake Your Soul; Be moved with Dan Leven. No experience necessary, 4:30-5:40 p.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox. (413) 637-2727.

EXHIBITS

Albany Center Gallery

"The Black & White Show," an exhibition featuring regional artists who explore form and content using a monochromatic palette. Noon-5 p.m. 39 Columbia St., Albany, N.Y. (518) 462-4775. albanycentergallery.org.

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.

Clark Art Institute

Featuring "Cast for Eternity: Ancient Ritual Bronzes from the Shanghai Museum" and "Raw Color: The Circles of David Smith." Williamstown.

The Emporium Antiques & Art Center

"Wake Up Assemblage," a multimedia collage with antique/retro imagery by artist Florin Ion Firimita. 319 Main St., Great Barrington, (413) 528-1660.

Good Purpose Gallery

"Duet in Color," an exhibit of works by Charles Steinhacker and Linda Clayton. 40 Main St., Lee.

Knox Gallery

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

Lauren Clark Fine Art

Solo exhibition featuring the work of Maurice "Pops" Peterson. 25 Railroad St., Great Barrington.

Lee Library Gallery

Artists of the Gloria Malcolm Arnold Studio show paintings in a wide variety of media and subject matter. Main St., Lee, (413) 243-1169.

Meeting House Gallery

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

Renaissance Gallery

New Photographic Work by Michael Lavin Flower. 420 Jenifer House Commons, Great Barrington. (413) 528-9600.

SculptureNow

SculptureNow

"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, annjon@bcn.net, www.sculpturenow.org, www.edithwharton.org.

Welles Gallery

Nina Evans and Barbara Quart. Nina Evans will show paintings on glass for wall or functional table tops and Barbara Quart will show oil paintings of figures, and some landscapes. Lenox Library.

FILM

Film Group Meeting

Spiritual Wisdom film group, featuring a documentary or film portraying spiritual concepts, 7 p.m., 1409 County Route 5, Canaan, N.Y.; information: Bob Connors, (518) 781-4686.

Performance Space 21

Lionel Popkin with Films of Georges Melies: "A Trip to the Moon," "Impossible Voyage," "Palace of the Arabian Nights," "Baron Munchausan’s Dream," 8:30 p.m. Free. Chatham, N.Y.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness

Power Yoga w/ Sue Parsley 7:30-8:30 a.m.; Children’s Yoga Age 4-6 w/ Susan Barnes 10:30-11:30 a.m.; All Levels Yoga w/ Kathy Sprague 5:15-6:15 p.m.; Zumba w/ Rachael Plaine 6:30-7:30 p.m. Drop-ins welcome. 55 North St., Suite 201 Pittsfield. (413) 822-2034 or berkshireyogadancefitness.com.

Dalton CRA

Cardio Circuit, 5:15-6:15 a.m.; Spin, 5:30-6:30 a.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 6-9 a.m.; Sculpting Strength, 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Water Works, 9-10 a.m.; Adult Learn to Swim, 10-11 a.m.; Spin, 9:45-10:45 a.m.; Muscle Mix, 12-12:45 p.m.; Adult Lap Swim, 12-1 p.m.; Combo Cardio, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Spin, 6-7 p.m.; Family Swim, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 400 Main St., Dalton, (413) 684-0260.

Healing Rhythms

Mindful cycling, sculpting and yoga, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Lenox Commons, 55 Pittsfield Road, Building 8A, Lenox, (413) 637-2727.

Moments House

Walk for Wellness, 11 a.m.; Manicures, 1-3 p.m.; Hospice Grief Group, 4-5 p.m. 34 Depot St., Pittsfield.

Pittsfield Family YMCA

Zumba Gold, 11-11:45 a.m.; Zumba Gold Toning, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; TRX Basics, 12-12:30 p.m.; Insanity, 12:30-1 p.m.; Evening Cycle, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Core & More, 5:40-6:35 p.m.; Zumba, 6:45- 7:45 p.m.; Zumba Toning, 7:45-8:15 p.m., North Street, Pittsfield, (413) 499-7650.

’Yoga for You’

Small classes exploring the use of your breath, with flexibility, strength and endurance postures, followed by complete guided imagery relaxation, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m., takes place in Stockbridge, call for more information: Nancy Simanson, (413) 298-3319.

KID STUFF

Adams Free Library

"Science Magic." This program investigates the science behind the "magic" of several classic magic tricks. Ages 5 and up, younger children may attend if they sit with an adult. 1 p.m. Information: (413) 743-8345.

Berkshire Athenaeum

Author of the hit series "Magic Tree House," Mary Pope Osborne will be at the children’s library. She will discuss her inspiration for the series and be answering questions. 10 a.m.; Registration is open for the August 5th craft activity "Jellyfish Decorations."; Summer Reading Club: Wear a silly hat to the library to get a raffle ticket.

Berkshire South

Berkshire South

Youth Fit Club, ages 10-14, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. (413) 528-2810.

Dalton Free Public Library

STEAM program (science, technology, engineering, art & mathematics) for ages 3-6, at 10 a.m., 462 Main St., Dalton.

Lanesborough Library

Story time, for preschoolers ages two and up, story and craft, 10:15 a.m., Route 7, Lanesborough, (413) 442-0222.

Lee Library

"Toby on Tuesdays," free weekly reading program featuring Toby, a 5-year-old chocolate Labrador retriever, therapy dog, 4-5 p.m., 100 Main St., Lee; (413) 243-0385.

Lenox Library

Toddler Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m. for children ages 18 months - 3 years old and their caregivers. Enjoy interactive board books, stories, songs, and fingerplays, free; Terry A La Berry and Friends perform free concerts for families at 11 a.m. in the courtyard, rain or shine, through August. 18 Main St., Lenox.

Naumkeag

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. Trustees members and children: Free, nonmembers: $15. For more information, call (413) 298-8138 or email naumkeag@ttor.org.

New Lebanon Library

Write with Author Jana Laiz. Kids ages 8-12 learn to write with local children’s author Laiz. Bring a notebook and pen. 1 p.m. 550 State Route 20, New Lebanon, N.Y. (518) 794-8844.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Summer Sketch Club: Bring a sketchbook, drawing pad, bottled water, insect repellent, hats and sunscreen; other art supplies are provided. Ages 7 and up. 10 a.m.-noon.

North Adams Public Library

North Adams Public Library

Toddler Time, ages 1-3. 10:30 a.m., 74 Church St., North Adams. (413) 662-3133.

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.

West Stockbridge Library

Summer reading program concludes with "Dragons and Dreams," a presentation by Sciencetellers. 10 a.m. For more information, call the library at (413) 232-0300 ext. 308, or visit weststockbridgelibrary.org.

LITERARY

Lee Library

Poetry Reading and Book Signing. Mr. Cohen will read poems from his newest book "Collage" and his previous book of poetry "Many Colors of Love." Also reading will be actress Arlene Perlman. 7-8 p.m. 100 Main St., Lee. Information: (413) 243-0385.

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

Arrowhead

The Herman Melville Museum offers new hours for tours: 10 & 11 a.m., 12, 1, 2, 3 & 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 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.

MUSIC

Berkshire Cabaret Series at Seven Hills Inn

Sherri James Buxton. 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. 40 Plunkett St., Lenox.

Berkshire South

Berkshire Ukulele Band. Ages 16+. Learn to play the ukulele. Free. Open to members and guests. 6:30-8 p.m. 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington.

Clark Art Institute

Free Concert: Misty Blues, 6 p.m. on the lawn. 225 South St., Williamstown.

Gospel Gang

Contemporary Christian and gospel choir and band, rehearsals for upcoming events, singers and musicians of all ages welcome, no audition required, 6:30 p.m., United Methodist Church of Lenox, 6 Holmes Road, Lenox, (413) 445-5918

.Herbert Arboretum

.Herbert Arboretum

Featuring To Be Announced. Free concert, donations welcome, bring lawn chairs or blankets & come early to picnic or tour the gardens, at 7 p.m., behind Springside House, 874 North St., Pittsfield.

Mass MoCA

Bang on a Can contemporary music festival: "Art of Ann Hamilton," 4:30 p.m. North Adams.

Manchester Music Festival

Young Artists Concert. Chamber music 7 p.m. Manchester.

Manchester Town Green

Concerts on the Green, Dana & Sue, 6 to 8 p.m., Manchester.

Parkinson’s Choir

Choir for people with Parkinson’s Disease, their friends and families and anybody who loves to sing, Vikki True, choir director, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, Lee; information: Megan Cook, (413) 770-1975.

Sweet Adelines

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women’s chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.

Berkshire Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines, a women’s chorus of four-part barbershop acapella harmony directed by Gail Wojtkowiak and Pat Feldman, weekly rehearsal, all women who like to sing are invited, at 6:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 175 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield, (use front entrance). Information: Marcy, (413) 499-5945 or visit bhcsings.org.

OUTDOORS

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.

Naumkeag

Tuesdays in the Garden: Work Days: Pitch in and help care for the beautifully restored Naumkeag gardens. Volunteers will gather every Tuesday morning to plant, prune, weed and water. 9 a.m.-noon. New and experience gardeners welcome. RSVP: bferguson@ttor.org or (413) 298-3239 ext. 3020.

THEATER

Arrowhead

"Maids in the Mills," 7 p.m. Pittsfield.

Barrington Stage Company

"The Golem of Havana," 7:30 p.m., post-show discussion, St. Germain Stage. "Breaking the Code," 7 p.m., Mainstage, Pittsfield.

Berkshire Theatre Group

"Cedars," 8 p.m., Main Stage, Stockbridge.

The Mount

"Romeo and Juliet," 6 p.m., Lenox.

Shakespeare and Company

Tuesday Talk, "Julius Caesar," 5 p.m. "Julius Caesar," 8 p.m., Lenox.

Town Players of Pittsfield

The Town Players of Pittsfield will be holding auditions for "Clean Up Your Act, a Talent and Variety Show" from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave., Pittsfield. For more information, call (413) 447-8352.

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company

"Stoop Stories," 7:30 p.m., Rod & Gun Club.

Williamstown Theatre Festival

"Fool For Love," 7:30 p.m., Nikos Stage, Main Street, Williamstown.

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