Recess: What to the do the week of Aug. 16

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In celebration of its 30th year, the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation continues its free series of monthly guided hikes. Today at 9:30 a.m., explore the Sara Tenney Trail, two miles of moderate terrain and open meadows. Meet your guides at WRLF's Sheep Hill headquarters on Route 7 in Williamstown. Participants should dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes that can get wet or muddy, and bring water, snacks, sunscreen, hats, and insect repellent. Info: 413-458-2494.

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The Berkshire Museum, 39 South St., Pittsfield, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, presents its fourth annual "Kindergarten Night," designed for families with children who are preparing to enter kindergarten. The free community event includes activities, music, games, and a free copy of the activity book, "In Kindergarten." Info: berkshiremuseum.org or 413-443-7171.

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"Paddle the Housatonic: Guided Canoe Trips" is a series offered every Saturday and Sunday, through Sept. 25. Trips are offered twice a day, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m, at Bartholomew's Cobble, 105 Weatogue Road, Sheffield. This Saturday, from 9 to 10:30 p.m., you can also join a guided full moon canoe trip. Paddles, life preservers and boats are provided. Cost is $40 general admission, $32 for members of the Trustees of Reservations. Info and registration: 413-298-3239, ext. 3013 or cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

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Todd Broduer, a two-time world champion freestyle Frisbee expert will be at the Lenox Library at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Learn basic tricks, catches and combinations. See rare and unique frisbees, and learn the history of tossing circular objects. This program is free and open to the public. The library is located at 18 Main St., in Lenox. Info: Pauline Spinrad at 413-637-0197 or pspinrad@lenoxlib.org.

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Guest speaker and scholar of Latin and Greek languages, Ruth Breindel, presents at noon on Thursday, "It All Depends On How You Look At It!" at Temple Anshe Amunim, 26 Broad St., Pittsfield. The multimedia talk explores recent discoveries of how statues from the ancient world were not the pristine white but painted; medieval palimpsests can reveal ancient texts, and more. Admission is $10. Bring your own lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Info: 413-442-5910 or templeoffice@ansheamunim.org.


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