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The threat of  wide-spread severe weather — including a tornado — all but fizzled Saturday evening as a line of thunderstorms swept through the Berkshires with some high winds and heavy downpours.

The National Weather Service in Albany, N.Y. issued a tornado warning for the northern part of the county around 6 p.m.  However, no tornado touchdown and authorities in North Berkshire reported on Sunday no significant damage from the storms.

The Lenox Library's Distinguished Lecture Series continues on Sunday, Oct. 24, via Zoom with Peter Lazes and Dr. Marie Rudden, authors of "From the Ground Up: How Frontline Staff Can Save America’s Healthcare."

The 22nd FilmColumbia Festival at the Crandell Theatre will offer its trademark collection of movies that have made a splash at festivals around the nation and world this year, some of which will be heard from again when awards season arrives in a couple of months. The festival will screen just under 40 films from Oct. 22 to 31.

The division between the worlds of craft, decorative and fine arts has been slowly dissolving for the past decade. A new exhibition at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art aims to shatter what's left of those barriers. 

"Ceramics in the Expanded Field," opening Saturday, Oct. 16, brings together eight artists who integrate ceramics with other artistic practices, including photography, video, painting and performance. 

Things to do this week in Berkshire County

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