Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 23


Editor's note: This article has been amended from its original publication on Aug. 22, 2016, to reflect a change in the OLLI program listing.

Meet ...

The Clark Art Institute. 225 South St., Williamstown, will host at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, "Landscape Histories of Stone Hill," a special hike held in conjunction with the summer exhibition, "Sensing Place: Reflecting on Stone Hill." This moderate hike, led by exhibition co-curator and Williams College Biology and Environmental Studies Professor Hank Art, explores the stone walls, fence lines, and hedgerows of Stone Hill and the impacts of human land uses over the past 250 years.

Included with paid museum admission, hikers should meet at the entrance of the Lunder Center and be sure to wear sturdy shoes. Info: or 413-458-2303

Think ...

From 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, OLLI: the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College, 1350 West St., Pittsfield, will host a fall open house in the lobby of the Koussevitsky Arts Center. Meet instructors, members and learn about fall classes and special events. The event will include refreshments. Tthose who choose to become a member of OLLI during the open house will also receive a free ticket to the 3 p.m. Distinguished Speaker Series, featuring Williams College Professor Ralph Bradburd, who will be speaking on climate change. The lecture is otherwise $10 for current OLLI members and $15 for members of the public. Info: 413-236-2190

See ...

The Mason Library, 231 Main St., Great Barrington, will present at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, the 2016 version of "The Jungle Book," as part of its Mason Family Movie series. The event is free and open to the public, and includes popcorn and drinks. Feel free to wear your pajamas. The 106-minute film is rated PG. Info: or 413-528-2403.

Play ...

On Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Lenox Library, 18 Main St., will host its Summer Reading Program wrap-up party with the Terry a la Berry band ad an ice cream social. Info: Pauline Spinrad at or 413-637-0197.

Grow ...

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will offer fall nature classes for preschoolers at its Sheep Hill property, Route 7, in Williamstown, The program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Mondays, from Sep. 12 through Oct. 3. The parent and preschooler classes will include nature exploration, outdoor play, crafts, and stories, led by environmental educator Kathy Chesney. The cost of the four sessions is $55 or $45 for WRLF members. Registration is required, and can be done by emailing or calling 413-458-2494.


If you'd like to leave a comment (or a tip or a question) about this story with the editors, please email us. We also welcome letters to the editor for publication; you can do that by filling out our letters form and submitting it to the newsroom.

Powered by Creative Circle Media Solutions