Recess: What to do the week of May 17

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The Berkshire Museum, located at 39 South St., in Pittsfield, will host three special events on Saturday, included with regular museum admission: "Learner's Lab: Beekeeping," will be held at 10 a.m., with beekeeper Alethea Morrison and a live observation hive. Build with giant blocks in Imagination Playground, from 10 a.m. to noon. "Meet the Inventors" in demonstrations from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: berkshiremuseum.org or 413-443-7171.

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July 15 is the deadline for eligible women to apply for a Berkshire Business & Professional Women career advancement scholarship of up to $500. Eligibility criteria: Applicants must be Berkshire County residents who are age 25 or older, working part- or full-time, while enrolled in an accredited educational program. Applications and info: www.berkshirebpw.org or contact BBPW Scholarship Committee Chair June Roy-Martin at 413-464-1839 or jroymartin@berkshire.rr.com.

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The Trustees of Reservations will present from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, free admission to the following properties, as part of "Home Sweet Home Day": The Col. Ashley House in Sheffield, William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington, Field Farm in Williamstown, Mission House and Naumkeag Estate and Gardens in Stockbridge. Info: thetrustees.org

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Lee Premium Outlets will host a Touch A Truck event, from 9 a.m. to noon, with other children's activities, live music, the Roaming Railroad, and more. Quiet hour, no lights or sirens, goes until 10. Admission is $5 per person, free for children age 2 and under; $15 for a family of four and $20 for a family of five or more. All proceeds benefit Berkshire County Kids' Place. Children's and parenting book can also be donated to the Berkshire United Way Book House program. Info: 413-243-8186 or www.premiumoutlets.com/lee.

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The all-ages Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center Spring Wildflower Full Moon Arts & Music Fest will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Mt. Greylock State Reservation Visitor's Center, 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesborough. Enjoy world music, hula hooping, nature activities, and more. There's a suggested donation of $10 to $20 per adult/teen; free for youths. Proceeds benefit the center. Tickets and info: www.tamarackhollownatureandculturalcenter.org


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