Recess: What to do the week of June 28

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"Natural History of the Berkshires: A Field Course for Adults and Youth," will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 5-8, at various locations in Pittsfield and Lanesborough. Meet with scientists and local naturalists to explore and learn about the natural world of the Berkshires. Anyone interested who is age 16 and up is welcome to apply. Tuition ranges from $125 for a two-day portion of the program or $250 for the full four days. Info: berkshirebioblitz@gmail.com or https://draugies.wordpress.com/teacher-professional-development

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Fans now have the opportunity to enter the "Staples for Students Sweepstakes" for a chance to win a $50,000 scholarship. The grand prize winner — in addition to four lucky first prize winners and one guest each — will also win travel to Los Angeles, where they'll attend an exclusive VIP Winners Celebration with pop artist Katy Perry. Enter at: staples.com/staplesforstudents.

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Williams College summer shows at its Milham Planetarium, located inside the Old Hopkins Observatory in Williamstown, will be held at 8 p.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays: June 28, 30; July 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; and Aug. 2 and 4. The Department of Astronomy will host the free shows for the public, which will last approximately 50 minutes. For reservations (recommended) contact Michele Rech at 413-597-2188 or mcr4@williams.edu. More info: www.williams.edu

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"Home Run! An All-American Baseball Day" will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Activities include hands-on art making, special presentations, an outdoor clinic, and barbershop quartet. The event is included with museum admission.

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Terry a la Berry Kid's Concert and Summer Reading Kick-off will be held at 11 a.m. today, in the Roche Reading Park at the Lenox Library, 18 Main St. He and his band can be found in the Reading Park (weather permitting) at 11 a.m. every Tuesday through Aug. 23, performing original songs as well as classics.

This year's summer reading theme is "On your Mark, Get Set, Read!" The library will give numerous prizes for participation, as well as host a number of sports or STEM-themed performances every Thursday, including Science Tellers on July 28 and Rainforest Reptiles on Aug. 4. Info: 413-637-0197 or pspinrad@lenoxlib.org.


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