Recess: What to do the week of Aug. 9


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Berkshire South Regional Community Center, located at 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington, will host from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, a "Bubble Fun" event, as part of its "Parents' Night Out" series. Parents can drop off their kids, ages 3 to 12, for a fun night at the center, while parents enjoy a little break. The cost is $15 for members, $17 for guests, and includes a pizza dinner, swimming, and bubble-themed games and art. Parents should register their children for the night out by Wednesday, and send along a swimsuit, towel and change of clothes. To register, call 413-528-2810, ext. 34 or email

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Volunteers are needed to continue building a home at 5-7 Hall Place in Pittsfield through Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity. Building hours are from 8 a.m. to noon on Fridays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. Lunch will be provided. To sign up as an individual or group, call 413-442-3181. For more information, visit

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Mike the Bubble Man will be at The Lenox Library, located at 18 Main St., in Lenox, with his magic and science spectacular. This event is free and open to the public. Info: 413-637-0197 or

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Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St., Great Barrington, will present a Free Fun Friday this week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the statewide Highland Street Foundation series.

Beloved Berkshire entertainer David Grover and Grover's Gang will celebrate family favorite songs with a concert at 10. At 1 p.m., the classic 1964 musical film, "Mary Poppins" will be screened, singing along encouraged. In addition, there will be face painting, chalk painting, arts and crafts in the theater, as well some pop-up surprises throughout the day. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Info: or 413-528-0100.

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The Lee Library Association, located at 100 Main St., in Lee, will from 2 to 4 p.m. today, hold a finale celebration for its six-week children's Summer Reading Program. The event, which is free and open to children and their families, includes "Magic by Bowey," the handing out of reading certificates and prizes, and a make-your-own ice cream sundae social. Info: 413-243-0385 or


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