Recess: What to do the week of May 10

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The "Little Sprouts" garden playgroup meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, through June 28, at Monument Mountain on Route 7 in Great Barrington. Children under 5 and caregivers will learn all about the seasons through this intimate garden playgroup that will last the entire season. The session is $10 general admission. Registration is recommended, and can be done by calling 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or by emailing cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

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The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington will present at 7 p.m. on Friday, a talk by acclaimed science writer Michael Specter titled "The Possibilities and Perils of Editing the Human Genome," based on an article he published in "The New Yorker" last year. Tickets are $10 general admission and free for students and Mahaiwe members. Info: www.mahaiwe.org or 413-528-0100.

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Berkshire Community College's fine and visual arts students will showcase from 4 to 7 p.m., a student art show, featuring dozens of works, including photos and painting, in the Koussevitzky Arts Center, located on the main campus, 1350 West St., in Pittsfield. The event is free and open to the public.

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Norman Rockwell's first "Saturday Evening Post" cover, the Norman Rockwell Museum will present from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, "Rockwell and The Post," a family day event included with regular admission. View the original painting, "Boy with Baby Carriage," as well as the entire collection of 323 original cover tear sheets created by the artist. At 1 p.m., meet the contemporary sculptors who are in the new outdoor show, "Build a Better Baby Carriage." From 2 to 4, there will be art making led by Pat O'Donnell, as well as storytelling, talks and refreshments throughout the day. Info: www.nrm.org.

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From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Mission House, located at 19 Main St., in Stockbridge, will present "Family Fire-building from Scratch." The workshop, designed for children ages 6 and older, and accompanying adult, will teach participants how to build a fire without matches, experimenting with a variety of historic tools. Admission ranges from $12 to $20. Registration is recommended, and can be done by calling 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.


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