Recess: What to do the week of July 19


Meet ...

Flying Deer Nature Center presents, "Bird Language: Listening for Connection: An Evening Talk with Jon Young," at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, at Berkshire South Regional Community Center, 15 Crissey Road, Great Barrington. Young is a master tracker, naturalist mentor, author, and the founder of the 8 Shields Institute.

The cost of this workshop is $25, and registration can be completed online at

Think ...

The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has announced the offering of a new concentration in biochemistry, within its chemistry major program.

The concentration can support students interested in the medical field, including pharmacy, and those who are interested in researching subjects such as the molecular basis for disease, environmental toxicology, or the bioengineering of microbes to produce drugs or biofuels.


See ...

Concluding the free summer concert series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown is Berkshire folk singer-songwriter Bernice Lewis, who will perform music for all ages tonight, starting at 6.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and picnic meals; barbecue fare will also be available for sale.


Play ...

The LEGO Club meets from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave., in Pittsfield.

Children ages 5 and up are welcome to drop in and play and create with LEGO building blocks.

This club is free and open to youth. Info: 413-499-9480, ext. 5.

Grow ...

The Bidwell House Museum, located at 100 Art School Road in Monterey, will host from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a craft workshop, "Plant Dyes and Fibers."

Learn about dyeing fabrics and skeins of cord with plant-based pigments and making cordage from native materials.

The family-friendly program will teach participants how to make cordage from dogbane, milkweed and nettle, and practice using a drop-spindle.

Camille Roos, a graduate of Bard College at Simon's Rock and Goddard College, will lead the program.

The cost of the program is $10 for museum members, $15 for non-members, and includes museum admission.

Registration is required can be done online at, or by calling 413-528-6888.


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