Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 2


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From 4 to 8 p.m. today, North Adams residents are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the "32nd Annual National Night Out" crime and drug prevention event.

This year, National Night Out is sponsored by North Adams Emergency Services, Northern Berkshire Community Coalition's Northern Berkshire Neighbors, United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), Brayton Hill Action Committee, Mohawk Forest, and Greylock Valley Apartments.

This event is free and open to the public.

This year, National Night Out will be held at Noel Field for food and safety activities including car seat checkpoint, Touch a Truck, and more.

Info: or 413-663-7588.

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The Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter Public School is currently enrolling students in grades 6 through 9 for the 2016-17 school year. The next enrollment deadline is at noon on Friday.

More information on the school's enrollment and lottery process can be found at or by contacting BART Enrollment Counselor Monique Nottke at 413-743-7311 ext.132 or

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From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Bidwell House Museum, located at 100 Art School Road in Monterey, will host a wigwam and shelter building workshop.

Visit the wigwam at the Bidwell House Museum, and learn to build your own shelter with supplies from the forest floor.

The cost is $15; $10 for members. Admission to the museum is included.

Registration is requested and can be done at or by calling 413-528-6888.

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From 3 to 4 p.m. on Friday, the Lee Library invites tweens and teens to come together to hang out and play Nintendo Wii interactive video games at the library.

The goals is to give the opportunity to still play games, but get out of the house and make new friends. Info: or 413-243-0385

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Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will host a Junior Field Naturalist program for 8-11 year olds at Sheep Hill, on Route 7 in Williamstown, beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 9.

Led by interpretive naturalist Jessie Rack, will help kids look at the outside with a scientific eye.

The program will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $120 and includes snack and supplies. Info:


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