5 things to do if you're on a budget this week


Interactive performance

Monterey folk musician Karl Finger will present the first concert in his American Music Series Thursday. He will perform songs from American history, including colonial times, the Civil War, the Great Depression and more. Audience participation welcome, so come on down and sing along, 7 p.m., Monterey Community Center, Main Road, Monterey. CCMONTEREY.ORG.


Annual sale

Stock up on new-to-you books, DVDs, audio books and more to keep you busy for less this fall, at the Friends of the North Adams Public Library annual book sale, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Saint Elizabeth's Parish Center, 70 Marshall St., North Adams. NAPLIBRARY.COM

Family Fun

Enter the kids

Bring your little runners and enter them into the annual Fall Foliage Children's Races and Family Fair at Noel Field in North Adams on Saturday. There will be prizes awarded in various age groups. Is your little one not a runner? There will be games and activities all morning, with live music provided by Terry A La Berry and Friends, 9 a.m. to noon, 315 State St., North Adams. EXPLORENORTHADAMS.COM

Walks and Talks

Guided hike

Take advantage of the start of the cooler weather with a guided hike sponsored by the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundations on Saturday. The hike will cover the Fitch Trail via the RRR Brooks Trail to the Tenney trails. Dress for hiking and meet at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Road, Williamstown, at 9 a.m. WRLF.ORG

Walks and Talks

Take a tour of the gardens

Take advantage of the chance for a free guided walk or two. Housatonic Heritage is offering over 80 free hikes, walks or tours this month. On Sunday at 3 p.m. join Anne Schuyler for a guided tour of the gardens and woodland trails of The Mount, 2 Plunkett St., Lenox. HOUSATONICHERITAGE.ORG.


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