Recess: What to do the week of June 7


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Kiwanis Club of Pittsfield will host from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday a free, public Bike Rodeo and Family Safety Day at The Common on First Street in Pittsfield, for kindergarten through Grade 4.

There will be a bicycle course, a free helmet giveaway, bike raffle, and a Bike Doctor.

There will also be Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Zumba dance; members of the city police and fire departments and area ambulance squads; stations on water and boat safety station, children's health, fitness, dental hygiene, and more. Info: or 413-242-6363.

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"Find Your Focus!" an IS183 Art School arts immersion program for youths ages 13 to 18, led by Michael Rousseau, will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, from June 21 to July 26, at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts in Pittsfield.

The cost is $200, and includes all materials.

Visit or call 413-298-5252 for information on this and other summer arts programs.

See ...

Railroad Street Youth Project will host on Sunday, its "Generation Block Party," in two Great Barrington locations.

From 1 to 2:30, check out the pop-up art gallery, RSYP Youth Awards Ceremony, and W.E.B. Dubois mural project in the alley by Rubiner's Cheesemongers & Grocers (264 Main St.). From 3-8, the party moves to the skate park by 60 Bridge St., with live music, an intergenerational basketball tournament starting at 3; a skate jam at 6; and a cookout from 3 to 5. Admission is $5 for youths and $10 for adults. Info: or 413-528-2475.

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The Big Splash Carnival at Sand Springs Pool, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at 158 Sand Springs Road in Williamstown. This old-fashioned carnival-themed festival will feature live music, a bounce house, dunk tank, Gaga ball game pit, carnival games, a fire hooper, balloon artist, face painters, and more. There will also be locally-sourced food and drink available for purchase. Admission is $35 per family, $10 per individual. Register at

Grow ...

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts this summer will host youth camps for creative writing, science and robotics, advanced robotics, as well as volleyball and basketball sports clinics, and the "Young Hacks Academy," problem-solving skills program. Scholarships available. Info: 413-662-5575, or


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