Recess: What to do the week of Sept. 6


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"From Shore to Shore, the 500-million-year Geologic History of Stone Hill," a hike open to all ages, will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Clark Art Institute on Saturday. Williams College Geosciences Professor Bud Wobus leads the travel in geologic time, revealing to hikers the story of Stone Hill and its landscape. Hikers should meet at the entrance to the Lunder Center at Stone Hill and wear sturdy shoes. The hike is included with regular admission to the Williamstown museum. Info: or 413-458-2303

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"Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments," conceived by mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, will launch the South Berkshire Concert Series at 8 p.m. on Saturday, in the Daniel Arts Center's McConnell Theatre at Bard College at Simon's Rock, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington. There's a suggested donation of $10, but all are welcome. The libretto is drawn from the words of scientists, teachers, and science writers; it's a live, theatrical science show set to original music. Info: or 413-644-4400

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"Take a Friendly Look Into a Beehive," this Saturday at 2 p.m., at the Berkshire Athenaeum, 1 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield. Susan Robinson from Buzz 10 Honey Co. in Medway, will give an overview and show a live hive. This program is free and open to the public. Info: or 413-499-9480

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Teen chess club returns to the Lee Library, 100 Main St., from 3 to 4 p.m., starting this Wednesday, and continuing on Wednesdays, Sept. 14-28. Info: or 413-243-0385

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"Knosh & Knowledge" at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire will host noted children's literature author Richard Michelson at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, at 270 State Road, Great Barrington. His talk, "Jewish Literacy: Seeking Out New Frontiers," will include stories about his friendship with the late actor Leonard Nimoy and his own Jewish journey, and the long road to publication of his latest book, "Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy." Lunch will follow.

Michelson is the owner of R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, where he recently served two terms as poet laureate.

The talk and buffet are $11, or $5 for the talk only, and all are welcome. Register for lunch at 413-442-4360, ext. 10 or email Author info:


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