Recess: What to do the week of April 26

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The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's UNITY Teen Writing Workshop will be hosting their final public performance of the year at 5 p.m. on Friday, at The Common Folk Gallery, 18 Holden St., North Adams. Light refreshments will be provided.

The youths will read from "Somewhere Between," a compilation of some of their best-written material from the year, which includes poetry and short stories. Note: There will be some material that may be sensitive to younger children. Info: Contact UNITY Program Associate, Adam Tobin, at atobin@nbccoalition.org or 413-663-7588.

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From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, naturalist educator and certified Project Learning Tree instructor, Aimee Gelinas, M.Ed, director of the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center will lead a professional development points-eligible workshop for educators at the center, based at Notchview Reservation in Windsor. The focus is on lessons for kindergarten through Grade 8. Participants will get a hands-on experience learning about trees, plants and forest ecology and receive a guidebook. Register by emailing aimee@gaiaroots.com, or visit www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org.

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Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, starting at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, will host a May Day celebration and conclude its Spring Puppet Series on its campus, 35 West Plain Road, Great Barrington. A performance of "The Little Rosebud" will begin the event, followed by May Pole dancing and picnicking on the lawn. The event is free and open to the public. Info: Contact Robyn Coe at 413-528-4015, ext. 106 or visit gbrss.org.

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The First Sunday Free program at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, concludes with a free family-friendly May Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy live music, art, flower arranging and sales, hiking and more. For more details, visit clarkart.edu or call 413-458-2303.

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The Trustees of Reservations' naturalist Pam Weatherbee will lead at 1 p.m. on Sunday, an easy-paced spring wildflower walk at Field Farm, 554 Sloan Road, in Williamstown. The walk is free and open to the public. Info: 413-684-0148, email pvregion@ttor.org, or visit www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/berkshires/field-farm.html.


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