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


Take a hike

Join Berkshire Natural Resources Council for a fall hike at Stevens Glen, today at 10 a.m. Wear warm clothes and orange safety clothing. Meet at the pull off on Lenox Branch Road, Richmond. BNRC.ORG


Catch a concert

Williams College Wind Ensemble will present "Cathedrals," Friday at 8 p.m., Chapin Hall, 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. The concert will feature pieces by Debussy, Wagner and Ron Nelson. They will be joined by sopranos and altos from the Williams Chamber Choir for a performance of Alfred Reed's "Russian Christmas Music." 62 Chapin Hall Drive, Williamstown. MUSIC.WILLIAMS.EDU


Reserve a pass this weekend

Head to Mass MoCA and catch a last look at Barbara Takenaga's "Nebraska," visit Berkshire Museum's "Whimsical, Wonderful Festival of Trees," see Hancock Shaker Village decorated for the holidays. Museum passes for reduced or free admission to local museum are available at Berkshire Athenaeum, Great Barrington Libraries, North Adams Public Library, Lenox Library, Bushnell-Sage Library and more. Visit your local library or reserve online.


Open house

The Williamstown Historical Museum is holding a holiday open house, Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., preceding the lighting of the tree at the Store at Five Corners. Enjoy a tour of the museum, refreshments and music by Singing School. 32 New Ashford Road, Williamstown. WILLIAMSTOWNHISTORICALMUSEUM.ORG


Get into the holiday spirit

Don't miss the annual Eagles Band holiday concert, Sunday at 3 p.m. The Eagles Trombone Ensemble will get the audience warmed up, followed by a program of seasonal favorites. There will be a bake sale and sing-along at intermission. First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St., Pittsfield. EAGLESCOMMUNITYBAND.ORG


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