5 things to do if you're on a budget this week
The Festival of Emerging Artists presents a program of chamber music chosen by Next Festival students at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Egremont Village Inn, 17 Main St., South Egremont. Admission is free, donations welcome.
Don't miss Opera Saratoga's Walt Whitman Bicentennial Celebration, featuring a variety Whitman song settings by Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Marc Blitzstein, Ned Rorem, Ernst Bacon and William Bolcom and more, free, 7 p.m. Friday, Hubbard Hall, 25 E. Main St., Cambridge, N.Y. Register: 518-677-2495 ext. 311.
You can bring the whole family along to Mass Audubon's Free Fun Family Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring nature exploration activities, live animal presentations, music and arts and crafts, at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road, Lenox.
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Take a hike
The Great Barrington Land Conservancy invites young adult hikers (and the young at heart) to join them for a hike on the Benedict Pond loop trail in Beartown State Forest, connecting to the AT and crossing Lake Buel Brook to Lake Buel Road and on to East Mountain, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Registration required.
Mass MoCA offers admission to the galleries free to residents of the 01247 area code with ID, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams.
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